March 31, 2009
March Monthly Round Up: Farewell, and Welcome to Tricia!
We have had a glorious two and a half years writing here at Super Cool Baby, but the time has now come to pass the torch on to another. Please welcome the new writer of Super Cool Baby, Tricia! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and help you find the best baby products out there to make your lives as parents a little bit easier. We will miss writing for this blog, but we know Patricia will do an excellent job writing this blog.
~ Laura and Peter
Clothing and Accessories
DVDs, CDs, and Software
Diapering and Diaper Bags
Slings and Carriers
March 31, 2009
Small Gift Basket by Oompa
Don't want to give out candy this Easter? Well this Small Gift Basket for Baby seems like a great alternative, as its filled with fun toys, perfect for your little one. This particular basket comes with a 6 inch Jellycat Pudding Frog, Keptin Jr Rattle Ring Zmooz, and a Haba Tra La La Clip Red.
March 30, 2009
Once you are no longer changing diapers every time you leave the house, you don't really need a huge wipe carrier in your diaper bag. I think that Swipe is a great idea. It has a quick draw opening that you can use one handed, and it's not too big. Easy to even throw in your purse along with a single diaper. Or you could leave it in the car and fill it up when needed.
March 27, 2009
Caden Lane Lola Diaper Bag
I am looking for a new diaper bag for #2 that is on the way, and I really like the Lola Diaper Bag by Caden Lane. It has exterior side pckets, a key chain holder, water proof interior, stain resistent exterior, and an adjustable strap. It also comes with a matching zippered mama sack. I love the pink and brown combination. If I have a girl, it's at the top of my buying list!
March 26, 2009
Boon Water Bugs
Boon makes some innovative and unique toys, and these Boon Water Bugs are no different. This toy will make bath time lots of fun for your toddler. Float the little bugs in the water, and catch them up with the little net!
March 25, 2009
Want to give the gift of literature to a child you know? if so, Gift Lit is the perfect idea for you. You buy a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and every month a new book will be sent. You can choose the age you are interested in, and there are categories you can choose from there such as picture books or books for boys. If you like the idea, this can go way past childhood. You can buy for young adult, adults, family books, or even create your own package. You can also be reassured that only the best books are being chosen. They have literary experts who make the choices, so you don't have to worry about something inappropriate being sent. The company also donates 10% of their profits to organizations that promote literacy. We think this is such a great idea and will be using it for all the gifts we give in the future.
March 24, 2009
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
This high chair is a great idea. It's a regular high chair, but instead of a big in bulky base, it sits right on top of a kitchen chair. The Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair provides a full-size feeding experience for a small-size place. It easily straps to most kitchen or dining chairs and has three height adjustments and reclining positions. Best of all the pad is machine washable for an easy cleanup.
March 23, 2009
KidKraft Beau the Elephant
Who doesn't love rocking toys? Beau the Elephant by KidKraft is adorable and cuddly, so your child will love it! It comes with a baby elephant that fits into the back pouch and plays music when squeezed. It's made not to tip over, and it has a quick assembly.
March 20, 2009
What's Inside? Toy Box
Who doesn't love a surprise? The What's Inside? Toy Box is exciting and fun because your baby doesn't know what he is pulling out of the box. It comes with eight textured and embroidered toys that your baby can learn to take out and put back in. Helps teach object permanence as well s providing tactile stimulation.
March 19, 2009
KidKraft Toy Chest
We have a small toy chest in Anderson's room that looks just like this KidKraft Limited Edition Toy Chest. This chest has a large, generous space for organizing toys, games, and books. The flip-top lid has a secure safety hinge to protect kids fingers from getting caught. Plus, with a gracefully arched back, the toy chest is sturdy enough to double as a bench for extra seating in your child's room!
March 18, 2009
Jumbo Nod Baby Gift Bag at The Land Of Nod
Need to buy someone a baby present but don't know what to get? The Jumbo Nod Baby Gift Bag does all the guess work for you. This canvas tote has tons of fun things for a newborn, including blocks, a stuffed giraffe, puzzles, a cd, and more. Tons of great gifts that a baby, and mother, would love!
March 17, 2009
We are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band
Anderson loves listening to the Laurie Berkner Band in the car. I think he'd really like this DVD: We are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band. It features 11 original songs, and a couple of DVD extras: behind the scenes, a choreography tutorial, etc. The best part about Laurie Berkner is that her songs are so accessible. We love singing right along with Andy in the car. That accessibility is also present on this DVD. From the playful rhymes that declare Tuesday "snooze day" in "I'm Gonna Catch You" to the absurd image of fish taking showers and brushing their teeth in "The Goldfish," Laurie Berkner's songs celebrate a child's love of the ridiculous. The uninhibited trio performs live onstage or within simply animated scenes.
March 16, 2009
Stack n Smile Photo Blocks
I think the Stack n Smile Photo Blocks are great because babies love pictures. Whether you want to put other pictures of babies in the blocks, pictures of your family, or anything else, your little one will love to look at play with these. Each set includes four soft foam cubes that can hold up to six 4" by 4" photos.
March 13, 2009
Color Me Hungry Plate by Skip Hop
Bring some fun into meal time with the Color Me Hungry Plate. The plate, which is in the shape of an art palette, is perfect for serving finger foods. It comes with three drop in bowls, translucent bowl covers, matching utensils, and the plate. It is microwave safe, has a skid resistant base, and is dishwasher safe top rack.
March 11, 2009
Cool Aller-Roo Pouch by Allerhand
I think the Cool Aller-Roo Pouch by Allerhand looks like it would be extremely handy to have on hand. It has an insulated drawstring interior, outer pocket, detachable arm strap, and velcro clip. Use it as a belted money bag, stroller pouch for toys or bottles, bike bag, car activity bag, and much more.
March 10, 2009
If there's one thing about newborns that's true its that they do three things really well: sleep, eat, and poop. Celebrate the latter two with this cute shirt. The front says "Input" with an arrow pointing up to your child's face. The back says "Output", and you can guess where the arrow points back there. Of course, as a software developer I think this shirt is hilariously awesome, and I'm thinking it might find its way onto Anderson at some point in the future.
March 9, 2009
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase at Giggle
Want to get your toddler involved when you are traveling? We think the Trunki Ride-On Suitcase at Giggle would do the trick. It can store all your child's toys for your trip, and it has a contoured shape that allows your child to rid on it while mom and dad pull. It has a low center of gravity and end stabilizers, so it will stay upright while your child is riding on it. It comes in two colors, pink and blue.
March 8, 2009
Anderson loves playing with rockets and spaceships. He imagines them flying around the room with great velocity. I think he would really love this Liftoff Rocket Playset. The rocket has an on/off switch and volume control so it doesn't have to be too loud. This 16" rocket features a cockpit with room for two astronauts, a kitchen with a murphy bed and toilet, a stowaway dune buggy. And when you push a button, its engines light up and plays "realistic" rocket sounds. The rocket comes with an alien, a moon crater, a dune buggy, a space dog and two astronauts.
March 6, 2009
Sam Crib with Blossoms by Muu
Looking for a crib that is a little different? The Sam Crib with Blossoms by Muu is simply stunning. I love the red flower design o the side. But if you get sick of the design, it is interchangeable and attach easily via magnets. The crib also has three mattress levels, fits standard crib mattresses, and can be converted into a toddler bed with a conversion kit.
March 5, 2009
Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer
I always found sanitizing things with a pot of boiling water was just a little too inconvenient to do regularly. That meant that things either weren't available for use (toys) or weren't as clean as they could be. If we had the Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer we wouldn't have had any problems. With the push of a single button, you can sanitize breast pump attachments, bottles, bottle nipples, hard toys (includes metal, wood, rubber and plastic toys), soft/plush toys, stuffed animals, dolls (Will not shrink or fade colorful fabrics), rubber toys, and plastic toys. (You can't sanitize toys with electronics or toys filled with water). The Germ Guardian sanitizes using a 30-minute dry heat cycle that has been independently proven to kill 99.9% of germs. Pretty good if you ask me!
March 4, 2009
Silent Light Phone Sensor
The Silent Light Phone Sensor is one of those products that would have saved my sanity the first year of Andy's life. Living in a small apartment, it was impossible to keep the phone far enough away from his room so it wouldn't wake him up. This would have allowed me to know the phone was ringing while keeping Andy asleep. You can turn the ringer on and off so that it still rings if needed.
March 3, 2009
My Tot Clock
We recently realized that when Anderson wakes up in the morning he sits quietly in his bed until we come and get him. Perfect for us, sure, but probably a little boring for him. That's where the My Tot Clock would come in handy. My Tot Clock is an all-in-one sleep aid, alarm clock, nightlight, and timer for children ages 2+. It teaches little ones when to sleep (blue light) and when it's okay to get out of bed (yellow light). It also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake music, and even white noise (like ocean sounds)! As an added bonus, My Tot Clock has a light blue light for nap time, a red light for timeout, and a green light for any positive timed activity. Perfect for those young enough to start learning a daily routine, but not old enough to be able to tell time.
March 2, 2009
Fisher Price Zen Gliding Bassinet
Andy hated his bassinet, and I think it was because it rocked but had to be pushed. As I didn't want to stay up all night doing that, we had a few issues early on. The Fisher Price Zen Gliding Bassinet can fix this problem though. It has a smooth gliding motion that has a variable speed control knob, so you can custom it to what your baby prefers. There is a large tray underneath for storage, two wheels so it can be moved from room to room as needed, and a waterproof pad and washable cover. There's also 16 songs available as well as other noises, including nature sounds and simulated sounds from the womb. It's also very good looking, so it will match your home's decor.