Big Sister Shirts & Big Brother Shirts AND Tips for Twins & Multiples

After helping a friend with newborn twin girls for a few hours a couple of years ago, one thing was very clear – two babies are MUCH harder than one! So if you’re a mama to multiples or about to become one, the tips PopSugar Moms recently posted can be especially helpful. Some are great tips for parenting in general too and we’ve highlighted a few here along with our big sister shirts and big brother shirts that make nice visuals for each.

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Babies are notorious night owls, so this is great advice: “… we alternate nights for who has to get up. That way you do get a full night’s sleep every other night.” (Shown: Playful Owls Big Sister Tshirt and Big Brother T shirt)

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We’re suckers for twins that are dressed alike, but coordinating outfits are just as cute as matching ones: “Don’t forget each child is their own person. Just because they are twins doesn’t mean they will like everything the same.” (Shown: Over the Rainbow Big Sister Tshirt and Super Big Sister Tshirt; Under Construction Big Brother T shirt and Super Big Brother T shirt)

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Good advice for any mom with more than one child, twins or not: “Give them ten minutes a day of ‘special’ time with mom.” (Shown: Kids Play Big Sister Tshirt and Big Brother T shirt)

Read all of the tips here (and see some seriously cute twin pix too!).

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Get Inspired in Your Nursery: Exposed Brick Walls

If you live in an urban area or an old refurbished building, chances are you’re lucky enough to have exposed brick walls. While they can pose some challenges, we’re willing to look past them and admire their natural beauty and many design opportunities.

We found some amazing nurseries with exposed brick walls and were so in love with them that we had a hard time choosing which personalized growth chart to pair with them so we decided to show two for each!

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Bursts of bright colors paired with a chic brick wall creates the perfect balance of whimsy and style for this baby’s space.  We’re a little torn and not sure if we’d choose either the Doodle It Up or Animal Crackers personalized growth charts to accent this space.  (Cush and Nooks)

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Cheeky Dot or Picture Me. Which of these personalized growth charts would you add to this sweet and sophisticated nursery whose color scheme is inspired by its rustic brick walls? (Grey Likes Baby)

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The faded brick wall adds a lovely rustic charm to this eclectic nursery design and the white background and various hues of the Balloon Party and Up Up Away personalized growth charts would nicely tie the room together. (HomeStilo)

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This combo bedroom/nursery  utilizes strong black and white graphics to pop against a dark brick wall so we would choose the Design for Minikind personalized growth chart or simple red Perfect Pennant to complement it. (via Pinterest)

Let us know which personalized growth charts are your favorite with each of these rooms.

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Big Moments in Time

Did you see our post last week featuring all of the photos of the birthday infographics our readers sent to us? If not, check it out here – it’s so cool! Having our creations being used and appreciated and having an impact on the lives of little ones and their parents is truly the inspiration for designing our line of personalized baby gifts.

That collage got us thinking about other big moments in wee ones’ lives – birthdays, first steps, welcoming a new sibling, the first day of school – and how thrilled our personalized growth charts, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, and 1st birthday shirts have been there to help celebrate those times.

We love that baby June was wearing one of our personalized onesies when she took her first steps!!

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Jake wore a big brother t shirt to the hospital to meet his sister Grayson.

Petite Lemon in Real Life is featuring a mother of twin boys that just turned one! See what she loves about having boys at the same age, some challenges, and what Petite Lemon personalized gear she loves!

Twins Graham and Eric celebrated their big day wearing their My 1st Birthday shirts.

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Moving into a new house meant this little girl got her own room and the 1 To 10 personalized growth chart to accent it.

Have our personalized baby gifts been a part of your child’s big moment? If so, please share how our big sister shirts, big brother shirts, etc have had an impact, we’d love to hear from you!

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Joint Birthday Party Ideas

If your children have birthdays close together or by coincidence share the same birth date (though different years), it often makes sense to throw one party. But how do you recognize each child while celebrating at the same time? We have a few ideas to create a special day for both.

  1. Choose a color scheme using each child’s favorite hues that will work well together – like aqua and orange, blue and green, yellow and purple, etc.
  2. Allow each child to invite the same number of friends.

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  1. Have each child wear their own birthday tee emblazoned with their age and name or choose a big brother t shirt or big sister tshirt with the coordinating little sibling personalized onesies or tees. (Shown: Colorful Number and Bulldozer 1st birthday shirts; Stitched Style Big Sister Tshirt and Little Brother shirt; Modern Fun Big Brother T shirt and Little Sister shirt)

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  1. Cupcakes are easy to decorate in various themes at the same time, but separate cakes in coordinating themes is also a great idea to allow each child to feel special. (Cupcake image The Shopping Mama; cake table image Cake Central)

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  1. Signs for each child also make great photo opps, like this one from Hostess with the Mostess.

Do you have any tips for joint birthday parties? Let us know how you combined two or more birthdays with décor, cakes, personalized baby gifts, etc.

 

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Personalized Baby Gifts: Prince George’s 1st Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday Prince George!!

To celebrate the future heir’s first birthday, People.com put together a fun gift guide for Prince George inspired by his travels and adventures over the past year and we’d like to suggest a few of our personalized baby gifts we thought would be perfect as well.

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This recent family portrait is beyond adorable and as designers of personalized baby gifts, we’re crazy about his name sweater! Some other options that would fit this royally cute tyke? The customizable I Love (You Pick) and I Love Grandma tees, as well as these other personalized baby gifts:(photo credit: Jason Bell/Camera Press/Redux)

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Either of the Zoo Friends or Animal Crackers personalized growth charts would make a perfect gift to record even more milestones for this little animal lover, shown here at the Taronga  Zoo in Australia.

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Purple may be the color of royalty, but the little prince seems to prefer blue. The Classic Monogram and Modern Name personalized onesies would make great gifts to pair with the various rompers he’s often seen wearing. (photo credit John Stillwell/Getty Images)

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Of all of our 1st birthday shirts, we think the Playful Party Hat photo tee would be ideal for the chubby cheeked prince to wear on his big day.

We hope Prince George has a very happy birthday and wonder if a big brother t shirt will be in order by his second birthday!

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Get Inspired: Water-themed Nursey & Kids Décor

From lakes to pools to rivers and beaches, summertime is all about being near the H2O. And for those due this time of the year, your little water baby will feel right at home in a space inspired by H2O.

To help give you some design ideas, we’ve found some gorgeous nurseries inspired by time spent by the water and paired them with our personalized growth charts.

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Pretty in pink with accents of coral and seashells gives this nursery a sweet feeling of being by the sea. Either of the Under the Sea or Mermaid Delight personalized growth charts would add a nice touch of whimsy to this otherwise sophisticated space. (Cute and Company)

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Adding boats and trucks to this blue, green, and red beach inspired nursery keep it from being too “theme-y,”which is why we’d add theOn the Go personalized growth chart to tie it all together. (The Sweet Life)

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The Monkey Pals personalized growth chart nicely accents the watery hues and circular accents of this gender-neutral nursery. (Ok Dani)

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A perfect mix of pink and blue brings this sailboat themed nursery together and the My Town personalized growth chart would round out the whole seaside setting. (Project Nursery)

Has a waterside spot inspired your nursery design? Which personalized growth chart would work best

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4 Ways a Big Sister Tshirt or Big Brother T shirt Can Help

If you have a toddler, you understand the challenges and awe-inspiring moments that come with the territory. It can be frustrating one minute and smile-inducing the next. Watching your babies become little individuals with personalities is amazing, which is why we connected with the recent post on Babble called 7 Ways My 4 Year Old is Changing (read it here).

It’s a special thing to experience as a parent, but when you add a new baby to the mix, it can also be difficult. You want your child to be excited about the addition, but they’re going through a lot of changes already themselves. There are different strategies to help with the transition, like special one-on-one time, and we’d like to think that our big brother shirts and big sister shirts are one way to create excitement and help reduce some of the anxiety a toddler can feel when their role in the family changes.

A big brother t shirt or big sister tshirt can reinforce kids are:

  1. Not a baby, they’re a big kid now
  2. Still special and that will never change
  3. More capable of helping out and being independent
  4. Proud to take on a new role and have a little one to help watch over

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(Shown: Only Child Expiring Big Brother T shirt; Color It Up and Taped Up big sister shirts; Something to Say Big Brother T shirt)

How did you help your toddler adjust to having a new sibling?

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Great SAHM juggling ideas from Ever Clever Mom

It’s not easy juggling work and parenthood.  That goes without saying, which is why we’re always thankful for mommies and daddies that share their tips and tricks for making life a bit more manageable. And we’re especially in awe of those that do it all while raising little ones with special needs, severe allergies, physical disabilities, etc.

Our fantastic Brand Enthusiast Carly of Ever Clever Mom is an impressive juggler in our opinion. In addition to being a full time blogger, wife, and mother to two wee ones, she is also now a homeschooler since daughter Eva has a severe nut allergy. Adding this large responsibility to her already full schedule meant getting super organized!

Carly recently shared her tips for creating a functional, organized system, and in a small space nonetheless, on her blog.

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A 10-drawer Mobile Organizer keeps all five preschool subject areas (life skills, language arts, science, mathematics, and arts/crafts) easily accessible for Carly, as well as Eva.

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Here are Carly’s adorable kids, Eva and Calvin, wearing their coordinating Kids Play Big Sister Tshirt and onesie.

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How smart! Carly used our Hello personalized name tag style tshirt to create a school “uniform” for Eva to wear on field trips and customized it so it says “I’m busy learning.”  We love that we can help be a  part of Eva’s educational experience!

Read the rest of her blog with great tips here.

If you’ve used any of our personalized baby gifts, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, etc to make a family trip even more special, to help an anxious child get excited to welcome their new sibling, or other memorable event, please share! Email us at buzz (at) petitelemon (dot) com and we may feature your story in an upcoming post.

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What We Love Now: Your Birthday Infographic Pictures

In addition to designing personalized baby gifts, we also have fun creating freebies for mamas, daddies, and wee ones to enjoy. We get a lot of joy ourselves when our customers send us photos of their little ones in our big brother shirts, big sister shirts, 1st birthday shirts, etc., but we weren’t prepared for the amazing response we received from the birthday infographic freebie we made (click here to download). We have received so many photos of children (even an adult or two to be honest) posing with their completed infographics and we just had to share!

Look at these photos that have us smiling from ear to ear!

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We love that parents got creative with it as well, coloring it all in or framing it so they can write on it with a dry erase marker and reuse it.   Some parents have even Photoshopped the information on AFTER taking the photo in order to save it. This makes our hearts sing! The whole reason we design personalized growth charts, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, and 1st birthday shirts (and freebies!) is to create keepsakes so parents can have a tangible piece of those precious childhood memories.

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Yellow Baby Shower Themes & Personalized Baby Gifts

When you don’t find out your baby’s gender ahead of time, people often assume you’ll go with yellow and can grumble about the “generic” hue. But boy (or girl), do we disagree! There are so many gorgeous shades of yellow, from soft and buttery to bright and cheery. And while yellow can easily stand alone, it also pairs well with a whole array of pretty colors or basic neutrals. So to get you inspired to create a gorgeous yellow baby shower, here are ideas for décor, favors, desserts, and personalized baby gifts.

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We “heart” this yellow, gray, and white shower with a birdy & heart theme. The Heart 2 Heart Dad and Heart 2 Heart Mom personalized onesies would be ideal gifts! (Hostess with the Mostess)

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Oh baby this shower’s neon yellow with cool green accents is adorable! We’d definitely give the Happy Hearts and Modern Monogram personalized onesies at a baby shower with this color scheme. (Project Nursery)

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This black & white shower with yellow highlights feels so fresh and pretty, we want to head out to the garden right now! Perfect personalized baby gifts for this soiree? We’d say the equally color contrasting Playful Hello and Classic Monogram personalized onesies. (Style Milk)

Is a yellow baby shower theme on your horizon?

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