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StartingOutSmall Review

As consumers, we have many choices when it comes to where we purchase our products. As more and more superstores crop up, I find myself moving towards supporting local and small businesses. This is why I was very pleased to have the opportunity to review StartingOutSmall, an online boutique created by former teacher and mother of three, Rebecca Barkai. Barkai always dreamed of having her own business and decided to make that dream a reality when she was pregnant with her third child. She is excited to offer practical yet unique and special baby gifts through her online store. In addition to providing easy and affordable baby gifts, she seeks to inspire other moms who want to go into business for themselves. She also provides an easy shopping experience that fits into our busy lifestyles.


I received the adorable PJ Cupcakes for review. Packaged as a little box of cupcakes, this product makes a wonderful present that everyone will ooh and ahh over. Inside you will find a pajama set (top and pants) bundled to look like two cupcakes nestled within the box. These pajamas come in blue or pink and are 100% soft cotton. The top is solid colored and the pants are striped. They are sized for up to 12 months (20 pounds). The box is beautiful and makes a lovely keepsake. This product is sure to be a hit at any shower! A similar item is the box of two or four cupcakes, which includes two or four 0-6 months onesies in your choice of pink, blue or yellow. I think any new mom would love to receive any of these sets as a gift!

Another unique product line on StartingOutSmall is the Teething Bling jewelry. Available in a pendant, bangle, or key chain style, these attractive and affordable products are also safe for your baby to teethe on. Moms can feel stylish without worrying about baby breaking their fancy jewelry. A variety of colors and patterns are available.

For a new spin on the traditional layette, try one of the Baby Bunches, a bouquet that is constructed out of all the things new moms need, including a bib, two onesies, socks, t-shirt and hat. These are sized 0-6 months and come in yellow, pink or blue. The clothing is encircled with fabric, wooden rosebuds and green leaves that make a keepsake bouquet.

Check out StartingOutSmall today and browse the wide range of products offered, including paci clips, hair accessories, socks, Wimsik onesies, and rattles. Quality products and excellent customer service await you! Check out their blog for more product information and parenting tips from CEO Rebecca Barkai.


*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. This giveaway is not related to Facebook in any way. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Nicole lives in Columbus, Ohio. She loves reading, writing, playing music, and just being creative in general. She lives with her amazing husband Jeff, her lovable dog Kira and her entertaining cat Jim.

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