Friday, April 30, 2010

Socks the fox

This adorable little guy is just one of the new Blabla dolls we just got in. Isn't he the cutest?


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Yes, I know it seems nuts...

but it's Eco-nuts (oooh...that was corny, sorry)! I've been waiting patiently to get this great product in and now that it's here I can't wait to go home and try it out! What is an Eco Nut you ask?

Well, Eco nuts are completely sustainable dried fruit shells that come from the Sapindus mukorossi tree in Nepal, India and Indonesia. These fruit shells have been used in India and China for centuries, and are just now gaining popularity in America and Europe as a renewable, biodegradable and organic alternative to chemical detergents and expensive "green" laundry soaps.

Eco nuts contain saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water to be rinsed away. They are gentle on both clothes and skin, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies and psoriasis. Because they are so mild and leave no residuals, they are perfect for baby clothes and cloth diapers! The antimicrobial properties also make them great for septic and grey water systems as well as in both regular or high efficiency machines.

And the best part? The money savings! One medium box of Eco Nuts can be used for up to 50 hot or 90 cold loads of laundry and retails for just $12 (trial size are also available for just $5)!!! The reviews I've gotten from people who have used them have been really positive so I can't wait to go home and do laundry. Wait...did I really just say that?


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hats, hats and more hats!

From newborn to toddler we've got LOTS of new hats in stock(and new ones arriving nearly every day)!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A natural way to clean their teeth...or lack there of.

Before your little guy or girl sprouts teeth you don't need to worry about caring for their dental hygiene right? Well, that's what I thought until I learned more about Xylitol and it's benefits for your child's overall health. Xylitol is a naturally occuring substance known to inhibit cavity causing & plaque forming bacteria. Other studies have also shown that when certain bacteria are exposed to xylitol, they lose their ability to stick to the tissues in the mouth, nose and upper respitory tract. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, today we got in a few xylitol products to help start your child off right and support their good oral health.

Tooth tissues were invented by two dentists that knew that although cleaning your child's teeth and gums everyday is necessary to prevent decay, it's not always that simple. These tissues make it a bit easier. Not only do they contain Xylitol but they are also uniquely textured for plaque removal, can be used begining at birth, and are flouride, paraben, and sugar-free!

If tooth tissues aren't your thing, we also got in Spry tooth gel which provides a rich source of dental xylitol and can either be rubbed on the gums & teeth or administered through their specially designed pacifier. As your child sucks on the pacifier, teeth and gums are coated with the xylitol and tooth strengthening calcium.

For older children, you can even use the tooth gel on their toothbrush which unlike toothpaste, Spry is SAFE TO SWALLOW.

Pretty interesting huh?


Monday, April 26, 2010

NEW Zoo packs!

As if the monkey, puppy, mouse and penguin weren't cute enough, look at the NEW toddler back packs we got in this morning!

I also want to send BIG hugs to our little Isabelle who landed herself in the hospital this weekend with PNEUMONIA! Poor little peanut is feeling better and should be out later today. Lucy and I went to visit her yesterday and they had lots of fun "riding" on the hospital bed. She looks so small in that big bed and as Holly said, it really makes you thankful for healthy kids. We love you Izzy!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

You put WHAT in WHERE???

I've heard of other kids doing stuff like this so I don't know why I was surprised this morning when I realized Lucy had stuffed a LONG piece of string IN HER NOSE!?! I mean, this is the kid that almost choked on a band-aid that she pulled off her owie and tried to EAT in the middle of the night. I so blame this on her dad's genes...

Anyway, I got part of it out but after many attempts to suck the rest of it out, we were off to the walk in to have it removed. She was really broken up about it. She could hardley enjoy the fish in the waiting room.


and it's out! Even Lucy looks a little disgusted with herself!

Thanks to the wonderful Dr. Kooyer at Urgent Med for letting me take pictures during my bouts of laughter about the whole situation! I swear, part of me thinks she might've done it all for the sticker!

In other news, my adorable but drooly little nephew is staying with my parents this weekend and last night we tried the Amber Teething bracelet/anklet on him and it works like a charm! His poor little chin has been breaking out from the constant drooling and since we put it on he's DRY! I'm totally a believer!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 23, 2010

more Amber!

For those of you haven't seen the new Amber teething anklet/bracelets we have in stock, check them out.

And of course we still have the necklaces as well...

I also wanted to let everyone know that we are excited to have the opportunity to host a Kindermusik class here at Pout! The class is "Creatures in my Backyard" which is for newborn to age 7.

The classes will begin on June 5th and run for five sessions every other week from 10:30am - 11:15am. There are only 12 spots available so please email me at for rate info and to sign up.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

love your momma earth

In honor of Earth Day Pout is offering 15% off all items in our "Eco-friendly" section (not including cloth diapers). This includes all of our organic/eco-friendly clothing, skincare, sunscreen, bottles, teething products, sippy cups, and TOYS!

Part of our mission when we opened this store was to be able to offer safe, earth friendly products for the ones who matter most...our little ones. We are proud to continually strive to carry the most unique and safe products and appreciate all of our customers giving us the opportunity to do so. We have some GREAT all natural products arriving soon so I will be sure to keep you all posted.

Happy Earth Day!


Monday, April 19, 2010

girls night out!

Because Holly's hubby Luke is still deployed, it makes it hard for us single mommas to get out on the town very often. This past Saturday that is exactly what we did and we were excited to have Holly's big sister along with us! She drove all the way up from Eureka, SD to come to the Indigo Girls show at the Fargo Theater.

Aside from being "shushed" by a very unpleasant older woman that apparently thought we were at a library rather than a concert, it was complete and total AWESOMENESS! I had forgotten how beautiful the Fargo Theater is and it was so great to have a night out. I even saw a few of you customers there which is always fun too.

On the store front, we finally got in the Melissa & Doug Apple Pie set which I can't wait to give Lucy for her upcoming birthday!

All of our Melissa & Doug food sets are such a big hit and if Lucy's LOVE for the ice cream cone set is any indication, she is going to LOVE this one too. It even comes with a mini oven mitt!

Stop in and check them out as these always go quickly!

Have a great day and enjoy this beautiful weather.


Friday, April 16, 2010

a funky (and organic) spin on nursery rhymes

Peace, love, and rock n’ roll! Crank up the volume and let your rock star baby perform his nursery rhymes for a cause with 100% certified organic cotton Rockin’ Onesies. Just like dad’s old favorite concert t-shirt, these rock onesies feature baby’s all-time favorite superstars on silky soft organic cotton. Made with non-toxic azo-free dyes and nickel-free snaps,they give love to baby’s sensitive skin and back to our mother earth. Each design is printed on a vibrant and electrifying color and uses a metallic silver ink for the cha-ching factor!

Your little guy or girl can wear these alone or pair them with some funky legwarmers to make an outfit!

Happy Friday everyone!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

teach me time

When we saw this product we knew we had to have it!
Teach Me Time! is an adorable child's bedside alarm clock, time-teaching tool and dual-color nightlight all in one. The collective features of this educational toy are designed to grow with your child from the day they are first out of the crib.

Not only is it a great tool to help kids learn how to associate both analog & digital clocks, but it also helps them determine when it is ok to get out of bed in the morning. Holly has been using it with Isabelle who has been known for getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning and crawling in with mom. Now, she knows that until the light on the clock changes color, it's not time to get up! Seriously awesome! Plus, when your little ones are no longer little, you can use it just like a regular alarm clock.

It also comes with three different color plates - blue, yellow, and pink.

Also, look at a few of these great baby boy rompers we got in yesterday!

Enjoy the great weather!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

and the winner is...

comment #7 Katy Joy! Please call me at 701-356-POUT (7688) or email at will your contact info so I can pass it along to Stephanie for your FREE BabySigns tuition. Congratulations!

for the newbies

Need the perfect hat for your newborn's first pictures? Well, here you go....

They also come in pink, blue, and chocolate brown. Beautiful!


Monday, April 12, 2010

toddler trap?

Before anyone calls CPS on me, let me explain. This is what I found last night at 10:45pm when I went in to check on Lucy before I went to bed. She's laying in her hamper! I had taken the bag that lines the hamper out to throw in the laundry so apparently she couldn't resist playing with the dark...completely silently. I didn't hear a peep out of this girl after putting her to bed so she must've been in stealth mode while getting herself into this position. I'm still laughing about this one!

On the store front, we received some adorable "big kid"(sizes 10-12) sandals for both boy & girl from See Kai Run's sister line Eleven.

These last ones come in both black & brown and are the perfect basic but cute sandal!
Happy Monday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

look at our little Izzy!

So if you haven't picked up your new issue of On the Minds of Moms, you better get out there and grab one. I just had to share the ADORABLE picture of Holly's little Isabelle in the table of contents that Ria captured. CUTE! Not to mention the adorable picture of her in our Pout ad! And then there is the announcement of our CUTEST BABY CONTEST winner, my friends Kate & Stacy who are featured as "mompenuers" this month, and the cover story by Patricia Carlson that made me cry (as usual), and the article on teen dating (which I am dreading by the way), and the sweet pic of one of my favorite mommy & daughter customers in the back, and...well, it's too much to list all of the great stuff. If you aren't in the Fargo-Moorhead area (or even if you are in Fargo-Moorhead and just want a fresh issue delivered to your door) and want info on how to subscribe, go to their site at

Don't forget to post an answer on yesterdays post for a chance to win a free tuition for a babysigns class. Hopefully we'll see you for story time tomorrow!


Thursday, April 8, 2010


So, normally I wouldn't do TWO POSTS in one day but who doesn't love a CONTEST?

Stephanie from Baby Signs® is offering free tuition for a Baby Signs® Parent Workshop for someone who can help give her some insight. She's wondering...which of the following would be your first, second, and third choice for class times? We will draw one of you for the free tuition so good luck!

Weekday morning
Weekday afternoon
Tuesday or Thursday evening
Sunday afternoon
Other (please indicate)

And don't forget to stop in the store this Saturday for Baby Signs® storytime with Stephanie @ 10:30 - 11:00am. Hope to see you then!


more bamboo!

Aside from all of our yummy bamboo clothing, we just got in the most beautiful and luxurious bamboo blankets. They are the same great size and quality of the muslin blankets that are all the rage right now but have the added softness of bamboo fibers. Nearly everyone that feels these can't resist buying one! The softness and easy care of this fabric is part of why bamboo is also becoming the latest and greatest sustainable eco-fabric.

This is a perfect baby gift for any mom but you'll have to feel it to believe it.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Summer Daily Tea

Our Summer shipment of girls Daily Tea is here and it's ADORABLE!

The baby boy rompers should be in sometime early next week so I'll keep you posted when they arrive.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

what's in a name

We got in a brand new girls line yesterday called Chatti Patti! With that seriously cute name, I wasn't surprised at how much I LOVED it.

More new stuff coming every week for both boys & girls so I'll definitely keep you posted! We had another snag pop up while putting on the online shopping finishing touches but that will hopefully be worked out soon as well. I can't wait to announce that it's up and running!

Have a great Easter weekend!

Friday, April 2, 2010

World Autism Awareness Day

Today, World Autism Awareness Day, shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.

By bringing together autism organizations all around the world, we will give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help. Please join us in our effort to inspire compassion, inclusion and hope.

For those of you in the Fargo/Moorhead area, visit to see how you can get involved with local events or visit for more information.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

easter basket goodies

Are you still looking for unique thing to fill up your little ones' Easter basket? How about some of these....

And of course there's lots more to choose from so stop in! We'll be open regular hours Friday & Saturday.