Maisonette was founded by two moms in 2017 with the goal of helping modern families raise the next generation. We are an expertly-curated baby and kids’ marketplace featuring the best products from around the globe: stylish clothing, top toys and gear, and home décor – plus, trusted guidance and inspiration.
We are a fast-growing venture-backed start-up with a unique positioning in the kid’s market. We believe what you consume matters for your kids. So, whether you’re looking for the safest car seat, the latest STEM toy, or tips on how to sleep train, we’re here for you.
“When Luisana and I started Maisonette, our goal was to make it easier to find high-quality products for our kids, so we could spend less time scrolling, and more time on the good stuff. But today, our mission goes well beyond the product itself; it’s a commitment to family. To empower parents to make the best decisions for their families. And to bring a little bit of magic into family life every day.” – Sylvana Durrett, CEO
Here are some of the important topics we would like to cover in this feature:-
- The Ultimate Guide to Baby Registry
There’s no doubt that creating a baby registry can be overwhelming. Even if—especially if—your friend insisted on sharing their list of 100 must-haves, 99 you’ve never heard of. WTF is a wipe warmer, and do you need one? Our ultimate baby registry checklist will guide you through the essentials, the nice-to-haves, and what you can live without.
How Baby Registries Work
Think of a baby registry as an opportunity to curate what you need for the first few months of your baby’s life. In addition, a registry can serve as a wishlist for friends and family that want to support you and help you keep track of the more significant purchases like a crib or stroller. Our baby registry checklist also includes smaller items like a baby thermometer or onesies – it’s helpful to have a mix of price points and types of baby registry items.
While you can create unique registries as a range of stores, many parents use a universal registry that pulls the best baby registry items from any site into one list these days.
- What Is RIE Parenting, Exactly?
From celebrity endorsements to an infamous Vanity Fair article, you may have heard bits and pieces about the RIE method. Here, Dr. Nanika Coor shares a more comprehensive run-down of this respectful parenting approach—from where it started and what it is, to the pros, cons and how to tell if it’s right for your family.
The most common parenting problem I encounter in my practice is the conflict that occurs when parents are rushing to get a child ready in the morning. Imagine that it’s time to get your 14-month-old dressed for the day, and they resist at every turn. Running away, hiding, throwing, and squirming you as you wrestle their socks on.
They laugh hysterically at your growing anger and finally you snap. You slam a hard toy to the ground yelling about how difficult they’re being, resulting in an intense toddler meltdown. In the end, you feel frustrated, overwhelmed, helpless and guilty. When parent clients wonder how to skillfully respond in these situations, I tell them about the RIE® approach to parenting.
Developed by infant development specialist and parent/caregiver educator Magda Gerber in 1978, RIE® (pronounced “wry”) stands for Resources for Infant Educarers – a set of principles and practices guiding parents and professional caregivers in the education and care of infants and young toddlers.
RIE® parenting is a way of seeing, relating to and being with children that prioritize parental acceptance, empathy, patience and sensitivity. Parents are invited to relax, slow down, observe and admire who their child already is rather than try to mold the infant into something else. Providing tools that help parents experience more confidence in the parent-child relationship, the foundational principle of the RIE® parenting method is respect for the infant as a unique and competent human being. As such, the RIE® parent demonstrates respect in every interaction with the infant.