Monday, 27 June 2011

Animal print for babies

We've seen it in on every runway, on every celebrity, in all glossy magazines.... but who said the animal print trend was only for adults? Check out baby Harlow rocking her purple zebra legging. She is such a fashionista... well the perks of being Nicole Richie's daughter.

Want your child to look as stylish as baby Harlow? Shop our animal print collection at BB Luvs Me.



Wednesday, 22 June 2011

First proper blog post...

Was struggling for subjects to write about and decided that i will not do a marketing post but something more in the vein of a discourse.

Read an article yesterday titled "Bringing back horseplay" in The Star 2 section about this book called "The Art of Roughhousing"...basically a parenting guide on how to roughhouse with a child.  In this article, I learnt a new term..."helicopter parents"...which are basically parents that hover over their children, being overly protective and restricting their children from doing things that could potentially cause harm to the child.

In the book, the protagonists are very credible, a PhD and an MD, both fathers, and they consider it crucial to kids' self-esteem and physical development that parents cut loose with their kids and.  My question is, how did parenting come to this?  Where we need a manual for this most natural of a child's urges?

The book claims that "technology has taken over playtime" and while my natural instinct would be to disagree, I have seen the most hyper of children, running around nonstop with unparalleled imagination coupled with boundless energy, fighting aliens and chasing bad guys, more than happy to sit quietly with an ipad and play games for hours while their parents sit around a cafe and chit-chat wth their friends.  I feel that this "caging" of the child is unfair and selfish on the parents' part.

The proponents of the book say that roughhousing is "rowdy, but not dangerous" and I agree.  It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that the playing environment is as safe as possible.  You might ask, then WHY get rowdy and roughhouse in the first place?  As the authors have eloquently put it:

"when we roughhouse with our kids, we model for them how someone bigger and stronger holds back.  We teach them self-control, fairness and empathy.  We let them win, which gives them confidence and demonstrates that winning isn't everything".

Parents out there, let me know what you think on this subject...I would like to think if I were blessed with a child one day that I will neither be a helicopter parent...nor a parent that needs to read a book on how to have spontaneous, improvisatory fun with my child.

BB Luvs Me Giveaway

In conjunction with the launch of our new website BB Luvs Me, we are doing a little giveaway. 

Winning prize consists of:
- Yellow with ruffle bottom leggings for baby girl age 3-6 months
- White Carter's onesie age 3 months
- Carter's zebra print ruffle top for baby girl age 3 months
- A set of six wash cloth
(All 100% cotton for the comfort of your little cutie pie)

1. You must be a follower of the BB blog.

2. Join the BB Luvs Me facebook fan page here (if you have a facebook account).

3. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog.

4. Leave a comment under this post only with:
- The url link to the blog post on your own blog, and
-Your email address (otherwise you will be contacted via your blog)

5. Giveaway is open until 20th July 2011.

6. This is a lucky draw.  Winner will be picked via on 21st July 2011.

7. Giveaway is open to Malaysian residents only.

8. Any comment complying with the above rules will count as one entry.

9. You can comment as many times as you wish.