Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star just hit The Rock Father with details on their 91st collection of rock-inspired "lullabies for all-ages," LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE ROLLING STONES. Available today on iTunes, this nursery-ready collection features 13 classic hits by Mick Jagger and Co., reworked into "lush instrumental versions" pefect for baby or relaxation. Check out the cover art and tracklisting below.
Earlier this month, I mentioned that the DEFTONES were about to get lullabied, and as of today it's happened. LULLABY VERSIONS OF DEFTONES (get it on iTunes) has been released by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star as a part of their popular, and fast-growing lineup of lullabies (currently 89 titles). The Rock Father has the full rundown on the tracklisting below. If your baby is a little rocker, you'll love this one!
It's two days 'til new baby (scheduled for delivery on Friday) and the excitement is getting going. Today I made the 160-mile round-trip to pick up my Mom, and after returning home, she and the munchkin spent time playing while I hit a bunch of last-minute to-do items. The crowning achievement of the afternoon? Putting together the new Pack 'n Play. This isn't like the old one we sold on the garage sale last summer, it's more like someone said ''Pimp my Pack 'n Play.''
Since I'd written a piece last month about the adventure of buying baby furniture, I figured it was time for a follow-up: The crib and changing table have been purchased. After hunting around and flip-flopping between Babies R Us and buybuyBaby, we ended up over at Cribs.com (a Hayneedle store), but since they declined my application for their affiliate program, I'm not hyperlinking that text. I can be a jerk like that.
You've heard of The Great Rock N Roll Swindle? Well, let me tell you something - buying a crib in 2012 is like The Great Baby Furniture Swindle. Around every corner, it just feels like someone, somewhere, is taking advantage of parents-to-be. With Daughter #2 set for release in June, the clock is ticking to get the new nursery in order, and it's baby furniture time.
It's 2am and as I was updating The Rock Father™ facebook page, I happened to see a post in my feed from The Baby Gizmo Company stating that Maclaren USA was going under. Specifically, that Maclaren (famous for inventing the Umbrella stroller) had quietly filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Liquidation back in December. Bloomberg Businessweek confirms that ''on December 29, 2011, American Baby Products, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.'' Maclaren USA is a "DBA" of American Baby Products, Inc. but this story gets a lot more interesting.