A New Place to Note the Daily Routine

my bum book baby journal!

You’ve been told to make note of your newborn’s every nap, feeding, and diaper deposit. But round-the-clock record keeping requires something more substantial than Post-Its.

Turn a new page with The Bum Book. The modern journal is packed with columns, charts, and fill-in-the-blanks for noting your precious bundle’s every move.

Don’t mistake it for a scrapbook; there’s no space for photos or personal messages from Great Aunt Maude. Instead, it looks like a planner, with hourly slots in which to jot down diaper changes, sleep and wake times, and feeding durations. Because the pretty letterpress cover is bendable, you can slip it in your bag for a trip to the park or pediatrician’s office (there’s a page for immunization records).

Obsessive types, rest assured: With only two months’ worth of space, you’re forced to put down the pen when the time is right. And just appreciate it as a special place where those memories of early motherhood stick around.

Available online at bumblestuff.com, $20.

this week’s kids deal!

lunchskins!

25% off Lunchskins
Stop wasting your time with disposable plastic sandwich bags. Send them back to school this year with their PB&J’s packed in reusable, dishwasher-safe cotton baggies. Get 25 percent off everything on the site with code DCKids2010 at checkout; good thru Aug. 31.

Photos: Courtesy of Bumble; Courtesy of Lunchskins

this week on swirl!
edun!
Up to 75% off Edun
The Bono-backed line aims to empower Africa by sourcing organic cotton and producing clothing on the continent. The artsy printed tops, minimalist tunics, edgy silk dresses, and sexy leggings are up to 75% off today on Swirl.