February 28, 2009
This past month at Super Cool Baby we discovered a bunch of cute baby products. Here is a look back:
Chairs and Bouncers
Clothing and Accessories
DVDs, CDs, and Software
Diapering and Diaper Bags
Slings and Carriers
February 27, 2009
If your child wants a stroller of their own to push around, check out the SIBI Troll. It's a great way for them to push their toys and stuffed animals around the house, and it can also be used as a push toys as they are learning to walk. It's made of laminated and molded plywood, and is good for ages 1 and up.
February 26, 2009
When we get around to needing a second monitor, we decided to get a video monitor like the Summer Infant Baby's Quiet Sounds Color Handheld Video Monitor. This monitor has night-vision capabilities and has a range of up to 350 feet. It runs at 900 MHz which means that it won't interfere with your wireless internet (although it may interfere with some cordless telephones, etc). Each receiver can see up to three different cameras (which you have to purchase separately). You could have them set up so you can easily monitor up to three different rooms without having to move your base station around.
February 25, 2009
Looking for an extra cuddly rug for your daughter's room? I adore this Floral Shag Rug. It has a pretty floral print and great texture. It's also available in three different sizes. If your nursery needs a little more pink in it, this is a great option.
February 24, 2009
The Thinkbaby Feeding Set seems like a really neat baby feeding set. It contains a water-tight bento box, baby bowl, soup bowl, mug, and a fork and spoon. The bento box and bowls all come with orange lids that will let you seal up your meals for traveling. Best of all everything is free of BPA, phthalates, lead, pvc and melamine!
February 23, 2009
I think the Bird Rattle is just too cute to pass up. It is hand knit and made in Peru. It's easy for little hands to hold, and we love the colors. Make the little bird sing by shaking it, or pretend to make it fly around your little one's head while she looks on.
February 20, 2009
If your little one is into cars as much as mine is, he may adore the Car Blanket. This blanket has a picture of cars on it, and it's made from a cashmere and silk blend so it'll be quite soft and cozy. It's 100% washable and rolls up small enough to fit into your diaper bag, so it's a great blanket to take wherever you go.
February 19, 2009
Anderson, like many kids his age, is fascinated with the TV show Max and Ruby. I think that he might really like a few of the books by Rosemary Wells that inspired the series. For example, in Bunny Cakes, Max learns a invaluable lesson--in his irresistible way! For Grandma's birthday, Max wants to make her an earthworm birthday cake. His sister Ruby is going to make an angel surprise cake with raspberry-fluff icing. When Grandma ends up with two cakes, guess which one she'll eat first? This full-color paperback book has all the delightful illustrations that inspired the unique TV show.
February 18, 2009
All kids love water, so they would probably all love the Sights 'n Sounds Splash Table. There's lights and sounds, a working crane and dam, a foundatin, lighthouse, glugging gas pump, and more. It is for indoors or outdoors, and only requires 3 AA batteries.
February 17, 2009
We've covered a few iPhone and iPod Touch applications in the past. I recently discovered an application that is great for toddlers: Peekaboo Barn. The concept behind this application is simple: click the barn, and it opens to reveal a different farm animal: horse, dog, rooster, etc. The animal makes its noise and then the animal's name is said outloud. Andy has been obsessed with our phones lately, and this is a great way to keep him entertained for a few minutes.
Peekaboo barn costs $2.99 at the time of writing, and it also comes in a free version: Peekaboo Barn Lite.
February 13, 2009
Inspired Crib Bedding is a company that sells very modern prints for their crib bedding. They have styles for boys, girls, and unisex. Each set comes with a crib bumper, crib skirt, blanket, and crib sheet. The bumper is in four pieces and has slip covers that can be taken off and washed, and the crib sheets have elastic all around them for an extra secure fit. All the bedding is machine washable. You also have the option of buying pillows, hooded towels, wall prints, and much more in your favorite design. They have fun and unique color color combinations too. If you are on the fence, order a fabric sample at only $1.50! It's all made in the USA too.
February 12, 2009
Step stools are indispensible in our house. We never seem to have enough, and we end up dragging chairs all over the place! This hand-carved and painted Wooden Flip Stool over at Lily Pad Baby makes a great stool and even doubles as a chair. When your child is a little older, this looks like it would make a great "time out" chair.
February 11, 2009
Having only a boy, I never needed hair clips, but I know they are essential for little girls when their hair is being grown out. You don't want it in their eyes, but many clips don't stay in their hair. I recently was able to see a Butterfly clip from Polka Dots & What Nots, and it did the trick. My friend's daughter wore one that stayed in her hair. It was an adorable clip too. Besides the Butterfly clip, this company also sells snap clips, head bands, bows, hats, and more.
February 10, 2009
This Boppy Cradle In Comfort Bouncer looks like a really comfortable bouncer. It has lots of soft fabric for your newborn to nestle against, and it offers soothing music and two plush toys to keep your child entertained. This bouncer is made for babies between 6 and 25 pounds and comes in both blue and pink.
February 9, 2009
The On the Right Racetrack is the perfect toy for your little one if he likes cars or just likes to watch them move. This racetrack is built so you can watch the cars go all the way down the track. Just place it at the top and watch it go! It has four numbered cars and is made with a non-toxic finish.
February 6, 2009
The Perlina Wooden Clutching Toy by Haba is a cute little toy for you baby. It has a flower center, elastic beads on either side that can be stretched and pulled, and a jingle bell on either side. It's for babies six months and older, and it has great reviews too!
February 5, 2009
We received a copy of Animal Tales: Raccoon, Bear and Coyote the other day. The 48 minute CD contains 3 stories about Hazard the coyote, Lotor the raccoon, and Osa the brown bear. The stories are read aloud by Tavia Gilbert and Stephen McLaughlin, and contain lots of rich details about real animal behaviors. This kind of CD is a great alternative to listening to kids music in the car. Music can be nice, but listening to the same thing over and over again gets old pretty fast (especially if you don't appreciate the music yourself). If you like this CD, be sure to check out the entire PlainTales series.
February 4, 2009
One problem we have during winter is that we want Andy to wear socks to keep his feet warm, but with our hardwood floors he is always slipping and falling as he runs around our house. If this is a problem for you too, check out Grippies. They add a non-slip surface to your child's socks either by sticking them on the sock or ironing them on. They come in neat designs such as stars teddy bears that your child is sure to love.
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February 3, 2009
We had something like this Kiddopotamus Deluxe ChageAway Changing Kit that we used when we were out for a diaper change. It's a very convenient thing to have in your diaper bag. It'll give you a nice clean surface to change your baby's diaper on, and the pockets give you a spot to keep wipes, washcloths, ointment and so on. All it needs is a good way to open up with one hand, 'cause I always had trouble holding Anderson in one hand, while fishing this out and opening it up in the other in a restaurant rest room. But its definitely worth the effort, since who wants to put their child down on those dirty changing tables!
February 2, 2009
Serene Sling is a new baby sling that has just arrived on the market. Already a hit in Japan, this sling is unique because it allows the mother and baby plenty of room to move while also not having any buckles or straps. As Andy is almost 3 years old, I had a good friend review the sling for me.
My friend definitely likes this sling. The instructions were easy to read and understand. It's made of a sturdy, stretchy, soft, and flexible material that she said really did allow her son to move around. She can easily walk around with it on and do her household chores with it. It also has a good air flow while still being an thicker material, so she thinks it'll be great for the summer months.
The sling is also very high quality. My friend thinks it is put together well and would last for a long time. It also came shipped very well in a box full of peanuts so it won't get damaged in transit. There are also many different color choices for the sling.
The most important part of the sling is that it comes in a few different sizes. I believe the sizes are for the parents as the sling isn't adjustable. My friend received a large, which was a little too big for her and a little small for her husband. So be careful about what size you choose. You may also need two if your spouse also wants to wear the sling and is a much different size than you are.
February 1, 2009
We started off Super Cool Baby this year with a bunch of wonderful baby product finds. Here is a quick look back at January:
Chairs and Bouncers
Clothing and Accessories
Sales and Sweepstakes!