Puppy for Christmas?

It seems that every holiday season brings the “must-have” toys or gifts for kids, but there is one that tends to be a perpetual crowd-pleaser: a puppy.

Sienna and Buddha from CutieandtheBeast

And if your kids want a pup this year, you may want to first consider the following six tips to help find the ideal pup to join your family. Dr. Yasmine Mortsakis, DVM, Director of Health & Wellness at NY Vet Practice, which offers full-service veterinary care at Biscuits & Bath, and Biscuits & Bath Behavior Counselor Tito Rivera advise:

  • Consider your child’s age. Puppies are a lot of work, and families with small children should consider adopting an older dog, as these pooches are already trained and make great companions.
  • Be mindful of your child’s temperament. Companion breeds are usually a better choice for small children or children with disabilities. Also, regardless of the breed, small children tend to do better with calmer dogs.
  • Supervise puppy play. Before their first interaction with the new pup, children should be taught the proper way to handle and treat their new four-legged friend. Interactions between a dog and a young child (under 10 years) should always be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Be prepared to train your new pup. Keep in mind that there will be an adjustment period for your new dog while he/she gets acquainted with its new family, and most dogs will need some level of training upon entering a new home. The Biscuits & Bath Training and Behavior Department offers a complimentary phone consultation prior to getting your new pup. This is an important first step that can lead to many years of enjoying your dog successfully.
  • Visit a vet ASAP. It’s important to the long-term health of your new dog to get him/her a veterinary exam early on. Then schedule annual checkups to maintain good health. NY Vet Practice offers a complimentary phone consultation prior to picking up your new dog.
  • Adopt from a shelter or pet rescue. So many loveable dogs are abandoned, and they are in need of a good home and make great companions. Also, most of these dogs have already had their behavior evaluated, so you can more easily find the dog that’s the best fit for your family.

SHARPE brings Queer-Centric Custom Suits to Brooklyn’s (un)Heeled Fashion Show

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Sharpe Suiting is a queer-centric, high quality dresswear line.  Sharpe specializes in fitting masculine clothing for female bodies. The company uses a trademarked “andropometrics” system to tailor clothing to an androgynous silhouette. Originally created with andro, butch, trans and masculine-of-center bodies in mind, Sharpe has seen interest from gay men, femmes and cis men.  The company welcomes anyone who wants to feel confident expressing their individual identity through fashion.  www.sharpesuiting.com
About Sharpe founder and CEO Leon Wu


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New @Evenflobaby ExerSaucer #WorldExplorer

Guestblog by Adalhi Mittnacht – Check out my Facebook Mom Group -Baby, Bébé, Bambino!  here  

 New York mamas all share one thing, LACK OF STORAGE. I am always looking for toys that will convert and grow with Miss D, and also toys that can be used for baby dos (no-we are not pregnant again-yet)! Our little love bug is almost turning 1 this month and a new adventure is in store! Winter time in NYC means lots of indoor time but that’s okay because we found something really fun to show you.
We have recently discovered the Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer. We were one of the lucky families picked to review this product and write a sponsored post. Once we received the package, it took us about an hour to put this together and then it was ready for testing.

 The ExerSaucer Triple Fun World Explorer is a safe alternative to walkers. Perfect for allowing children to explore their world and expand their mind with a variety of age-appropriate toys with lights, sound and music.

This awesome toy can convert into 3 forms – The play mat, the bouncing play station and then the play table. The one we got was the World Explorer Edition and there is also a Jungle, Barnyard and Beach version too. Each version has their own types of learning, songs, music and fun!
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My mom commented on how far these have come along-and how much easier it is to clean. We missed the play mat stage, but taking full advantage of the bouncing stage.  It is designed to help your baby achieve important developmental milestones. Unique developmental toys include a story book pod, featuring 12 pages, 36 different sounds and 4 languages.  In a few short weeks I am sure we will be setting it up as the table, since little miss has begun taking steps! Something we are both excited for and scared.  It is fun to know I can set her in there and she will entertain herself. Being a bi-lingual family, I love that this toy speaks a few languages and the World Traveler theme is one that fits our family perfectly.
The electronic toy bar has two pull toys to make lights and sounds. A soft cushioned mat is included for care or tummy play. The rock, spin and bounce actions provide your baby with plenty of exercise to strengthen legs, back and neck muscles. Offering parents extended use with three stages and easy conversion, your baby can use this product to learn and play from newborn to 24 months! Includes three height positions, a built in carry handle and washable seat pad.
Her grandfather just came back from being in Antarctica-so penguins are definitely a thing in our casa. Looking forward to learning and playing with Evenflo this Holiday season!
Use http://bit.ly/1xVpCgC for 20% off at BabyRUS between Dec 5 – 24, 2014
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New @MOSCOT Holiday Collection

MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections — today announced a precious new addition to the MOSCOT family: The Jewel Tone Collection.

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 10.53.42 PMPerennial favorites from The MOSCOT Originals Collection, The HYMAN, LEMTOSH, and MILTZEN, are now available in jubilant Jewel Tone Colors, Ruby and Sapphire, and Emerald.

Offered in ophthalmic, or with MOSCOT’s real Grey Glass Sun Lenses, these beautifully saturated, and festive gemstone hues arrive just in time for the holidays.

“We are extremely excited about this unprecedented offering, and new edition to the MOSCOT Collections,” said Harvey Moscot, Co-President of MOSCOT. “Styles in our MOSCOT Originals Collection are always true to form, and faithfully reproduced from our Moscot family archives, but we decided to step out of the box, ushering in a colorful new era, just in time for the holiday season, and our 100 year anniversary.”

The MOSCOT Originals Jewel Tone Collection retails for $240 USD in ophthalmic and $270 USD with real Grey Glass Sun Lenses. The HYMAN is available in ophthalmic sizes, 48 and 51, and 51 with real Grey Glass Sun Lenses. The LEMTOSH is available in ophthalmic sizes 44,46, and 49, and sizes 46, and 49 with real Grey Glass Sun Lenses. The MILTZEN is available in sizes 44, and 46, and size 46 with real Grey Glass Sun Lenses.

For more information on new and existing styles from all MOSCOT Collections, and for a complete list of shops selling MOSCOT eyewear, please visit moscot.com.

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