To-Die For Gifts for the Fashionista Turned New Mummy

You may be struggling to shed your post-pregnancy weight, can’t remember the last time you showered, have spit-up covering your clothes and dark circles under your eyes from too many sleepless nights, but becoming a mom doesn’t have to mean losing your fashion sense completely.

This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade ($19.99)  

Gone are the days of lounging around reading mindless chick-lit without a care in the world, but Amy Allen’s irresistible This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade is a book you don’t have to fake liking as you read aloud to your brand new bff. Filled from cover to cover with sumptuous full color illustrations by Eun-Kyung Kung, This Little Piggy Went to Prada presents classic nursery rhymes with a thoroughly modern and charmingly ironic spin that will make the most sleepless fashionista mom smile, even when she’s knee-deep in diapers.  72 pages; hardcover.

Charmed to Meet You

Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, a very trendy “Mom Obsession” of the moment is personalized jewelry, particularly your child’s initials.  Here are few options at various price points:

Jewelry designer (and Tobey Maguire’s wife) Jennifer Meyer makes initial disc charms which are available in rose, white or yellow gold.  Available at Barney’s.  Warning:  At $1,500, you may have to auction off your first-born to be able to afford it!

A less expensive option, yet still highly stylish is LETTER from Albeit Jewelry ($310)

Create a Beautiful Heirloom with Life Cast Sculptures of Your Baby’s Hands And Feet

With Wrightson & Platt life cast sculptures you can turn the tiny perfection of your newborn into a timeless keepsake. Master artists work with parents to create sculptures in gold, silver, lead crystal glass and bronze that are intricately detailed and beautifully personal, from every small wrinkle of your child’s hands right down to the curve of her toes. The next time you sit marveling at how fast your baby is growing up, let Wrightson & Platt step in and help you capture these precious pieces of your child’s life. For more information, visit

It is highly recommended that you print out this post and/or forward via email, post on Facebook or do whatever else you need to so that your baby’s daddy rewards you appropriately for giving him the gift of life.

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Lainie Gutterman - Before giving birth to her son in 2009 and becoming a stay-at-home mom, Lainie was a founding partner of a Public Relations firm. Lainie describes herself as "a natural born publicist who is constantly spreading the word about new products, activities and events." When Lainie is not chasing after her son or they are not watching Nick Jr or reading together, she scrapbooks and writes posts for her blog, "Me, Myself & Baby I" at Lainie and her family live in New York City, where she sacrifices living space (but not style) to be in the center of it all in "the city that never sleeps." (Fortunately, her toddler is a sound sleeper who doesn't rise until after 9am, on most days.)

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