January 30, 2009
Yojo Mama is a new website that helps you find child friendly and centric places near where you are. Need a public bathroom? Want to find a near by playground? This is the website for you. This website also can keep you up to date on child friendly events, activities, and services available in your city. You can use your mobile phone or computer to look up what you need. Right now they are only in two cities, San Francisco and New York City, with Los Angeles coming soon. We hope they will expand to other cities as this is something that we all could use!
January 29, 2009
I really like the look of this BabyBjörn BabySitter Balance bouncer seat. It seems a lot more upright than the bouncer that we used, and it has a much more stylish look. The seat accommodates babies from 8 to 29 lbs, and is designed to help sooth babies using their own motion. The chair can be easily adjusted without disturbing the baby, and will even fold flat for easy storage. The only question is, can the cover be taken off for washing? I can't tell you how many times we had to wash our bouncer seat cover after a blow-out!
January 28, 2009
The Beetle Trixie Clutching Toy by Haba is an adorable toy for your baby. It is a rattle and is covered with crinkly foil. Your baby can shake it or chew on it. The flower petals can also fold up around the beetle. Good for ages six months and older.
January 27, 2009
We have to get Anderson new shoes already. Luckily this coupon to save $5 at StrideRite stores or online arrived in our mailbox recently. Just click on the picture and print out the coupon for use in stores, or you can use the coupon code 5OFFNMS to get $5 off any Natural Motion System shoes between now and March 31st.
January 26, 2009
Do you have a child that loves cars? These Karz would be a great gift. They have a roly-poly ball under the shell of the car, so it can move in any direction. They are sized for little hands, but they look like they'd be a lot of fun for children of all ages! Three come in the pack: a race car, taxi, and fire truck.
January 23, 2009
Does your child like blocks but is now past the state of boring square ones? The Sevilla Building Blocks by Haba are a great option for next step blocks. They allow your child to use his imagination while creating a castle. Each block has its own shape and design, and some blocks even have unique features like a bell, mirror, or prism. Twenty-five blocks are included, each made with smooth edges and safe paints and lacquers.
January 22, 2009
Andy loves playing with our washing machine. He'll put dirty clothes in, and turn all the knobs. Luckily he's never accidentally run it for a cycle. There's no danger of that with a Wooden Washing Machine by Nathan. It has a round plexiglass door with an anti-pinching system, rotating window with fixed inside drum. It includes two pressable buttons, with 1 four color adjustable button for selecting just the right setting on your machine. Rounded corners and edges along with an anti-pinching system help to keep your child safe from harm. It is made for children between 18 months and 3 years of age, and can be combined with other parts of the manufacturers modular kitchen set.
January 21, 2009
Bonne Bonnets is a new company that sells a great bunting that I think would be great for lots of moms. Just because it's cold outside does not mean we can always avoid being outside with our newborn and the stroller. Whether you live in a city or just want to talk a walk in your neighborhood to work off that baby weight, keeping your baby warm in the winter while in her stroller can be hard. This bunting is a luxurious footmuff with an interior pocket for your child's hands (especially great if they refuse to wear mittens!), an adjustable zipper to allow more room for shoes or a longer child, and a cushioned headrest. It stays in the stroller without a problem, and it looks great too.
This company also sells the BonneBonnet canopy, which is a replacement canopy for the Bugaboo.
January 20, 2009
The 4moms Cleanwater Infant Bath Tub with Digital Thermometer seems like the ultimate word in infant bathtub technology. Its unique design enables running faucet water to create a gentle circulating flow within the tub, cradling baby in clean, warm water. The fast responding digital thermometer makes it easy to set and maintain a comfortable water temperature, so baby stays warm throughout bath time. The water resistant backlit display is color coded to indicate when the water is cold (blue), warm (green) or hot (red). A graphic Comfort Zone, which is part of the display, and audible high temperature alerts take the guesswork and constant checking out of monitoring the water temperature. This tub is sized to fit in single and double sinks, as well as your bathtub.
January 19, 2009
One of the most annoying things for me when I was pregnant was not being able to drink. I'm not a crazy drinker, but once I passed my "morning" sickness, I found myself missing a glass of wine with dinner or having a drink with my friends when I went out to a nice restaurant. A new book has just been written to help the moms to be with this issue. Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-be is a drink cookbook that is all alcohol free. But the recipes, such as Mocktails for Moms-to-Be and Hot Buttered Mum's Rum, look a pretty interesting and fun to drink. There's also an option for de-virginizing the drinks for anyone not pregnant that you are drinking with. Also check out a similar book, Margarita Mamas: Mocktails for Moms-to-Be, which also looks promising with recipes that sound more similar to what we were drinking before becoming pregnant.
via Liquor Snob
January 16, 2009
I forgot to use a growth chart on Andy until recently, and I really regret it. Don't let yourself make the same mistake! I really like the Surf Board Growth Chart. It has two stripes down the center that are intentionally left unfinished so you can mark you child's growth on that part. Also, when it is rotated 180 degrees it works as a coat hook! It's made of real wood with a non-toxic and eco-friendly finish. It has an easy assembly too!
January 15, 2009
Looking to add some character to your child's bed? I adore the Zoo Care Rhino. This cute animal is made of wool felt, is colorful and a lot of fun. He can become a companion and toy for your child as she grows and is a great addition to any stuffed animal collection.
January 14, 2009
Parents Digest is a great resource for all parents that you should look into if you haven't already. It's basically a Cliff Notes of all the parenting books out there. Someone else reads the books for you and summerizes all the great information in them. I think this is a brilliant idea. I have lots of parenting books, but I have read very few of them straight through. I never have the time! You can find anything you need, from temper tantrums and hitting to divorce and health.
January 13, 2009
Marmalade Ink is a photo announcement site with birth announcements as well as invitations, stationary, Valentine's Day cards, and much more. I have fallen in love with the vintage look of the Lilyrose design. I want to use it when I have my next child. The design allows for four pictures as well as the beautiful bird design. It is also available in blue. Each order ships in two business days, and teh website is very easy to use.
January 12, 2009
The 1-2-3-4 Bird Puzzle Game from Djeco is a great way to help your child learn shapes, numbers, and colors. The pieces are the perfect size for little hands and has a knob at the end. It is made of a non-toxic finish and has nine pieces total.
January 9, 2009
As its website states, Booda Brand is a new children's t-shirt line of
"conversation clothing" that embodies WISDOM, WONDER & the WILL to make a difference.
Their sizes range from 12 months to 4T and have such inspiring messages as Dream, Believe, and Courage. For each t-shirt sold, the company donates a book to Room to Read
. I love companies that care about helping others. Their designs are very cute as well, especially Paradise Garden Dream
and Under One Sky Peace
. They will also soon be coming out with a line for babies too.
January 8, 2009
The "Traveller" is an incredibly lightweight full size cot/crib. Its ideal for travelling, obviously, but also great at home too. It seems like a great idea for a camping trip. The Traveller features a self-inflating mattress, and the whole thing is simply and quickly assembled.
January 7, 2009
The The Royal Tower Wooden Blocks by Haba are great because while they can be stacked in many different ways, only one way can erect the Royal Tower. So your child can learn order as well as stacking. The tower is made up of seven wooden pieces, each with a non-toxic finish.
January 6, 2009
We had one of these Fisher-Price Infant To Toddler Swings on our swing set until recently when Anderson became too large for it. The swing is great; you can attach it in place of a regular swing on any swing set. It has two positions, reclining for infants as young as six months, and upright for kids up to 45 pounds. The seat has a three-point harness and a try that snaps on in front of your kid. You can allegedly put snacks on the tray, but if you do, you're not going to do much swinging. It also stands up pretty well to the weather. We had ours outside for several years before the straps broke, but we definitely got a lot of fun out of it.
January 5, 2009
Why didn't this book exist when Andy was first born? The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems is for you if your child is not taking naps. We all know that naps are so important both for the child and for the mother's sanity. It took me four months to get Andy napping on his own, and they were the four hardest months of my life. This book is helpful for more than just infancy though. It'll help you out through the preschool years. It is definitely something I will buy and read before I have my next child!
January 2, 2009
Musical instruments were a big hit this Christmas at the Super Cool Baby household. Anderson received a LeapFrog Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum. This drum features three learning modes: Alphabet, Dance Along and Musical Play. In the alphabet mode, the drum will light up with all the letters of the alphabet as your child beats the drum while saying the letter in English or Spanish. In Dance Along, a fun rhythm plays, encouraging your child to play along or simply move to the music. And finally, in Musical Play mode, your child is free to beat the drum however he wants while a new interesting pattern appears on the top of the drum on each beat. This drum is not nearly as noisy as a real drum, and it still seems pretty satisfying to Andy as he plays it.
January 1, 2009
We're taking the day off to celebrate today's holiday. We'll be back tomorrow. Happy New Year!