Posts Categorized: baby

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gift guide : something for the kiddos

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for the kiddos

this year we have TWO kiddos to shop for. Orin will just be getting a few necessities and fun goodies but he doesn’t really need much. Wolf however has made it very clear what he wants for Christmas: a tow truck, a bike basket and a punch buggy. here’s a few things that have made our boys’ lists and would be great for any kiddos.

one : a warm body suit to keep the littlest ones warm / two : a ball pounder to keep the babies busy / three : a set of magnetic tow trucks for imaginative play / four : a fun letter game to encourage spelling / five : a colorful beanie / six : a soccer ball with a sweet bell inside / seven : a warm hoodie for the big kid / eight : a snuggly critter / nine : go to sleep little farm / ten : a colorful stacker / eleven : a sweet new ride / twelve : once upon an alphabet / thirteen : a bike basket for collecting leaves, flowers and other things along the ride

more from the 2014 gift guide tomorrow!
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}

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family adventures made easy with Ergobaby and Orbit Baby

family adventure | photos by Alyson Brown in collaboration with Ergobaby  & Orbit Baby for Unruly Things

over the weekend we went on a little family adventure to Dillon Falls, one of our favorite hiking spots along the Deschutes River. it’s just minutes outside of Bend and open year round when most other hikes are closed due to snow. it’s an easy hike and has incredibly rewarding views.

one of the most useful things in my opinion when hiking with a new baby is the Ergobaby carrier. we used one with Wolf from day one up until out grew it and wanted to run along side us on the hike. Ergobaby makes a handy infant insert to keep even the tiniest baby snug. it offers head and neck support for wobbly newborns and a pillow at the base of the insert to make sure they are ergonomically seated. and, it works with every carrier so you’ll never need anything different. my newest carrier is the Bundle of Joy package, which includes the carrier and insert – and makes a perfect gift for any expecting mama.

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and since it seems that my babies always fall asleep in the carrier, the Ergo to carseat transfer needs to be smooth. enter the Orbit Baby infant carseat system. it’s incredible. the revolutionary SmartHub ring allows you to dock and harness the carseat from a sideways position – meaning, the carseat is facing you while you strap the baby in. then it rotates into the rear-facing position. so easy. I never thought I’d be so excited about a carseat!! but seriously – it’s a life changer.

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{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things for Ergobaby and Orbit Baby. this post is in partnership with Ergobaby and Orbit Baby but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. we’ve been long-time fans of Ergobaby and Orbit Baby and continue to support them. thank you to companies like Ergobaby and Orbit Baby for keeping this little blog alive.}

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little things : hanna andersson

little things : hanna andersson | photos by Alyson Brown in collaboration with Hanna Andersson and Unruly Things

if there’s one thing I LOVE about dressing boys, it’s dressing them in stripes. and now that I have two boys, matching stripes is even cuter. we’ve always been big fans of the clothing from Hanna Andersson – a Portland-based children’s company with Swedish roots. we especially love the pjs. they’re super soft, come in perfect colors and they’re 100% pure organic cotton. so when they offered to send us some matching pjs for Orin and Wolf, naturally I couldn’t have been more thrilled and had a lot of fun snapping photos of these two sweet boys.

if you haven’t heard of Hanna Andersson, check out their site as well as on Facebook and Instagram, too.

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our duvet cover and shams are from Parachute Home – and the SOFTEST linen ever!

{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things & Hanna Andersson. this post is in partnership with Hanna Andersson but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. we’ve been long-time fans of Hanna Andersson and continue to buy their cute clothes. thank you to companies like Hanna Andersson for keeping this little blog alive.}

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little things : Orin’s first bath

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

last week we gave Orin his much belated first bath, one day short of him turning a month old!! time seriously flew by. his expression as we dunked his little body into his warm little tub was priceless! but just like his big brother, he loves the water. he was definitely confused at first but was soon totally into it and his face showed it. we lathered him up with our favorite baby wash from Seventh Generation on a super soft wash cloth. we’ve been using Seventh Generation soap for Wolf for as long as I can remember and have really enjoyed it – especially the bubble bath!

needless to say, Orin’s first bath was a big hit. even big brother got to help! he sat on the counter and sang songs for Orin. it was pretty sweet.

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{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things & Seventh Generation. this post is in partnership with Seventh Generation but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. thank you to companies like Seventh Generation for not only making the world a better place, but for keeping this little blog alive.}

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say hello to Orin Otto

say hello to Orin Otto : photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this handsome little fellow entered our lives in the wee hours of the morning on September 22 after a speedy labor. {more on that soon!} he weighed in at 8lbs even and measured 21 inches long. we’re so in love with this new guy, especially his big brother. Wolf has settled right into the role of big bro seamlessly and gives Orin a million hugs and kisses every day.

new adventures ahead! in the mean time – we’re snuggling Orin and taking in every second.

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mama things : leader bag co.

mama things : leader bag co. | unruly things

during my pregnancy with Wolf, I hunted high and low for a stylish diaper bag that I’d feel happy carrying. I never did find one that was specifically a diaper bag and ended up using a simple backpack that worked out just fine, but it was definitely missing that diaper bag element.

enter Leader Bag Co., founded by three sisters-in-law who all had baby boys within the same year. a few months back, I met with one of Leader Bag Co.’s founding mamas, Meghan Nesher, for a sneak preview of their new US-made bag – the Julien Backpack. I was literally drooling over every single detail. they’ve seriously thought of everything when it comes to creating a diaper bag that’s not only stylish, but über functional with all the necessary bells and whistles. it’s hand-crafted of water repellent 14oz duck canvas paired with vegetable tanned leather and a wipe clean nylon interior. each backpack comes with a matching leather change pouch and padded change mat, plus it’s got plenty of pockets and interior space to keep all the stuff you need for baby {or toddler} packed tight.

just perfect, right? the Julien Backpack is now available in limited quantity on their site. I dare you to take a peek and tell me you’re not in love.

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{images courtesy of Leader Bag Co. | life style images by Dan McMahon | product images by Leah Verwey}