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Enter to win a Stork Craft Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Crib

ENTER HERE TO WIN! (please post entries on the Blush Magazine Blog by clicking this link)

Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Fixed Side Crib by Stork Craft- The beautiful solid construction of the Tuscany crib, with its magical sleigh design, makes this a royal centerpiece for your nursery. The attached trundle drawer provides ample storage for your babies’ necessities and has a solid wood product construction, offered in beautiful finishes. All four sides are staionary and include an adjustable one piece mattress support bsae to add to the security and stability of this versatile crib. Designed for multiple stages of life; it converts from a full size stages crib to a toddler bed, to a daybed, to a full-size bed (bed rails not included). Set-up this extravagant piece effortlessly with it’s easy to follow directions into a crib that’s perfect for your babies’ sweet, delicate slumber.

Citrus Full Bedding Set by Babylicious- This amazing package includes 2 Fitted Sheets, a Blanket, Quilt, Crib Skirt and Bumper, all in fabulous Sorbet and Polka Dot designs. This sets you up with all you’ll need for your little one to have the some of the most fashionable bedding available.

Enter to win by telling Blush Magazine your favourite bedtime experience, whether it’s from your childhood or your little one’s.

Contest ends: September 1, 2010.

"Harnessing the Power of Digital Mums"

**pictured above on either side of me are Erin and Annemarie from YoyoMama

Last night at the Opus Hotel in downtown Vancouver, myself and 30 mum bloggers gathered together to meet one another and discuss the relationships between bloggers and marketing/pr firms. I came in with a different perspective than most of the people there, as I was representing the Stork Craft brand, which is why this event was so intriguing to me. I wanted to hear what moms had to say about their own personal blogs, their reasons for having the blog, their values, the importance of their followers, and how they would like to be treated by companies seeking product reviews.

What was great about last night was the openness of the discussion. There was a panel of 5 very insightful women, and everyone in the room was encouraged to speak up, ask questions and give their opinion on some very controversial topics. I sat and listened to various perspectives before I piped up myself and joined the conversation. Again, I felt like I had a unique take on mom bloggers and some different experiences with them that I could draw upon.

I was asked what type of mom blogger was ideal to work with, and truthfully any of the mothers I met last night would have fit the bill. I was impressed with the candidness, integrity and passion that these women had for their blogs. I definitely learned a ton last night, and wanted to thank everyone involved with organizing the event, specifically Jeanette from Limelite PR.

My first experience with a crying baby

I went over to my sister’s place last night to visit my 6 week old niece Kacey. She was lying in her bassinet swinging back and forth and seemingly happy. Instead of leaving her be, I became a selfish uncle and wanted to pick her up and hold her. So i put her in my arms, started rocking her back and forth and I could see her face scrunching. I think she was realizing that I was not her mom or dad and that must have upset her, because the tears started streaming down her face! My sister told me that it could have been because she was hungry, so I’m hoping that it was for that reason and not something personal against me :p

This was my first challenging experience with Kacey and this gave me a very small taste as to what parents with babies have to go through each and every day (and hour). I certainly have a new-found respect for new parents.

Meet Jorge!

Since I know so many of you enjoyed reading bios on our employees, I decided to bring back this feature on our blog. Jorge is one of the most friendly, interesting and entertaining people in our office. Whenever anyone’s feeling down, they just need to walk over to Jorge’s desk and they’ll be sure to walk away with a smile on their face.

Meet, Jorge…

1) Where are you from?

Jorge: NICARAGUA!

2) What do you do at Stork Craft?

Jorge: Breaking knee caps with my little friend for those people that don’t pay…Just kidding! Accounts Receivable.

3) How long have you been working at Stork Craft?

Jorge: Almost 2 years.

4) What do you like to do in your spare time?

Jorge: Spend time with my family and enjoy the outdoors, batting cage every once in a while, winter time is Vancouver Canucks hockey time!!!

5) Tell us a weird/quirky fact about you that we might not know.

Jorge: I have been in around 7 car accidents (5 as a passenger) and have survived so far…

I hope you enjoyed meeting Jorge, just stay away from him on the road!

Meijer.com: Free shipping on Stork Craft products, extended for 1 week!

For one week only (extended from 1 day) enjoy free shipping on all Stork Craft baby furniture on meijer.com. Give your baby the best with baby bedroom furniture from Meijer.com. So why wait?

Free shipping ends Thursday, June 3rd.

Win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider…coming soon!

So, you voted to win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider for the next big contest giveaway. This was a great choice! With some of the highest ratings for gliders online, the Tuscany Glider is an easy-to-assemble, comfortable, durable glider that will last you for years. Here are what some of the customers that own this glider are saying about it:

Great Rocker!
I love this rocker! I’m a new mother and my baby and I have spent many nights sleeping in this chair. It was very easy to assemble, fits great in our limited space and the arm rests are perfect hieght for you to fall asleep with your baby and boppy pillow. Its a perfect nursing chair! The cushions are comfortable enough for a 2 hour nap, the color is great and its a great value. I couldnt be happier with it.

Rocking my baby to sleep
This rocker and ottoman is fantastic! Assembly was fast and easy! Good price and the quality is much better than expected! I’m a big guy and even I get to use this piece often without any worry of it breaking. Fabric is nice and easy to clean and suffice it to say I am a very satisfied customer.

Great and Comfortable!
What a great buy! I’m so glad I ordered this chair out of all of the ones out there. It was easy to put together and so comfortable! I spend most of my nights in this chair now a days with our newborn and the cushioning is so comfortable and the ottoman is perfect! Great buy!!

For me, what’s great about this glider is that it was comfortable for someone of my size (over 6 feet and more than 200 lbs). This really is the perfect product to compliment a baby nursery. Stay tuned to this blog for more details on this great product giveaway, as it will be up and running very soon!

The people have spoken…Tuscany Glider wins!


In a poll that was not even close, the Stork Craft Tuscany Glider defeated the Stork Craft Sheffield Crib (getting more than 4 times as many votes)!!! What does this all mean? It means that Jennifer Leigh Designz will be hosting this glider review and giveaway. Stay tuned to both this blog and her blog for more information on this exciting giveaway…

Happy Friday everybody!

Getting baby to sleep in crib


Getting your baby to sleep in a crib during the first few months can be both frustrating and challenging. The reality is that every baby has different tendencies and needs, most of which take time to get used to (for both the baby and the parents).

I recently sat down with my sister Haley, who has a 4 week old baby girl named Kacey. I was interested in her perspective as a first-time mother and if she had any successful tips to give other moms trying to get their newborns comfortable sleeping in a crib. This is what she had to say:

For many reasons, it is common for parents to put their baby next to their bed in a bassinet to sleep for the first few weeks or months of the baby’s life. This is what we are currently doing with our four week old baby, however during the day when she goes for short naps, we put her in her beautiful nursery to sleep in her ‘Status‘ crib. This way, we know that when we are ready to transition her to sleeping in her own room, she will have no problems sleeping in her crib. We have friends who’s babies have had very difficult times making the switch to sleeping in their cribs after never having been in a crib for the first three or more months of their lives. We believe we are preventing that sort of struggle from happening to us in the future, as she is able to sleep happily in her crib already.

There are some good articles available online on getting your baby to sleep in a crib easier:

The Fussy Baby Site

Ask Dr. Sears – 31 WAYS TO GET YOUR BABY TO GO TO SLEEP AND STAY ASLEEP EASIER

Buzzle.com – Getting Baby to Sleep in Crib

Today’s Parent – Everything you need to know about baby sleeping

MyChildHealth – How To Get Baby To Sleep In Crib?

We encourage you to leave a comment on this blog and post your own advice on what has worked for your baby, which may help other first-time mommies out :)

Win a crib or glider…you choose!


**I had to replace the Soom Soom Toddler Bed with the Tuscany Glider because the bed is currently sold-out everywhere

I really enjoy leaving it up to the Stork Craft blog readers to choose our next contest giveaway. I’m having a really difficult time choosing which one of these products to giveaway next because they’re both so great! Here is a little bit of info on both of these products to help with your decision.

Storkcraft – Sheffield Stages Crib (in espresso or white)

This espresso (or white) crib offers timeless and elegant style at very affordable price. The crib features a static-side design for stability and also converts to a full-size bed providing years of use. The clean and simple lines make this crib a perfect fit in any nursery.

Storkcraft Tuscany Glider and Ottoman (in cherry, espresso, cognac)

The Storkcraft Tuscany set offers gentle motion at feeding time. Enclosed metal ball-bearings allow for an incredibly smooth motion. Microfiber spot-cleanable cushions ease the worry about spills, while the solid wood construction gives the Storkcraft glider and ottoman a sturdy fit and finish you’ll appreciate far beyond the baby years.

Go ahead and vote now! We need a minimum of 50 votes to determine a winner.

Answering your Canwood Questions


One of my previous Canwood posts from October had almost 40 responses so this will be a newer place to voice your questions or comments about this furniture line. The interest in Canwood is huge, as can be seen from sales and number of inquiries about Canwood products. I’m not surprised, as we just did a photoshoot here and I had the opportunity to see some Canwood in person: it is beautiful, high quality pine furniture priced very reasonably. The sturdiness of these beds is evident when you see and feel them; I’m 210 lbs and these beds could even accommodate a person my size (although not for a loft bed or the top of a bunk bed, these have a 165 lb maximum).

So here’s your chance to ask me whatever you want to about Canwood. I will answer you promptly and as best I can.