October 30, 2009
Not all babies are content to sit in the pack and play with a few toys after they get mobile. That's why the Little Playzone can be a lifesaver for a busy parent. Bright colors and sounds keep your baby entertained and safe in an enclosed area. The play area is 13 square feet and and can be used indoors or outdoors. Also, unlike boring circular gates, the Little Playzone is a welcoming place for your child. Now there's no excuse not to get those chores done.
See Play Gyms.
October 29, 2009
I remember my husband's grandmother telling me how a mom would weigh her baby so many years ago. Basically, a mom would get on the scale, weigh herself and then hold her baby and weigh herself again. Then, based on a simple math equation, you would have the weight of the baby. Whew, I'm glad those days are over. I don't know a single post partum mother that wants to get on a scale. But most moms do want to track the weight of their baby. This electronic baby scale has a unique design that holds the weight steady even as the baby wiggles around. Then as your baby turns into a toddler, you can take the basket off the base to reveal a cute teddy bear shaped scale your little one will love to use.
See baby scales.
October 28, 2009
I wrote about the sleep sack recently, but since we've had pretty cold weather lately, I thought I would revisit it. It's one of my favorite baby items. This one has an adorable dog pattern. Of course it has the same safety features that you trust. Plus it's warm and toasty. As the nights get colder and longer, don't forget to keep your little one warm too.
See Halo Fleece SleepSack - Dog Print.
October 27, 2009
I inherited a Graco Travel System from a friend who was getting rid of hers. She said she was giving it to me because she was tired of seeing me wrestle with another brand that I already had. She swore by her Graco stroller. It was so easy to maneuver. I have to say, she was right! I don't know why I spent so much time tolerating my other system. This one was so much more mom-friendly. It has a one handed folding and unfolding feature and the storage is so much more accessible. There's even plenty of space on the tray for toys, sippy cups, and snacks. I can appreciate that when I'm out shopping with my friend.
See Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System.
October 26, 2009
Studies show that babies hear music and sound in the womb. This prenatal belt allows you to plug in your iPod or iPhone and get your baby started listening to the great tunes you love. It's available in pink or blue and fits comfortable around your waste. Don't worry if you spill anything on it. It's all machine washable.
See Lullabelly Prenatal Belt.
October 23, 2009
Shopping for car seats can be a daunting task. There are so many features that might be important to you, it's easy to get confused. But then, sometimes you just need the basics, a simple car seat to keep in grandma's car for emergencies. That's when you look for a car seat that may not have all the bells and whistles, but it's safe and affordable. This Evenflo Car Seat is just that. Safe and affordable, there are no cup holders or secret storage compartments. If you are just going on a short ride, maybe that's all you need.
See Evenflo Tribute.
October 22, 2009
Okay, I admit, it looks strange. It's not your typical baby seat. There are no bright colors or sounds that are normally included in baby accessories. But this seat is designed to be so comfortable, you will be wishing you had one. It's built to outlast other baby seats too; it holds up to 50 pounds. You just have to wait a little longer to use it. Babies need to be 8 to 12 weeks old before you place them inside. Since you can use it longer, it's actually more economical than the small, more colorful seats and bouncers. In this economy, that's something mom and dad can appreciate.
See Hushamok Organic MySeat, Natural.
Where is that other mitten? Don't you hate that feeling? You are on your way out the door and you can't find the matching mitten, ugh! These super soft and comfy fleece mittens have a reliable tether to keep then from getting lost. Even better, it keeps them from slipping off your baby's tender hand. So hit the road, you're probably already running late.
See baby mittens.
October 20, 2009
With so much baby safety advice out there, do you ever feel like you can't win? Crib bumpers used to be a staple in the nursery, now some claim they are a hazard. This Breathable Baby Universal Crib Bumper gives you the best of both worlds. It safely wraps around the crib to keep little hands and feet inside. But it attaches without dangerous ties and is collapsable to prevent climbing and tumbling. It is available in a variety of colors so complement any nursery design. It's safe and it looks good. What's not to love?
See nursery safety, crib bumpers.
October 19, 2009
If you where anywhere on the east coast this weekend, you know the cold weather is here. Instead of watching leaves turn colors, some were watching snow fall. This weather just reinforces my obsession with all things that keep me and my kids warm. My baby's drawers are packed with pajamas like the Carter's Sleep N' Play outfit. These are great because they keep the baby warm and can go from the crib to the car pool if necessary. The snap up front makes changing diapers a breeze. Need it in pink, no problem. Carter's has it all covered.
See Carter's Monkey Sleep N' Play.
October 16, 2009
During these tight economic times, it is great when you can get something that has more than one purpose. Check out this Rock N' Play Center from One Step Ahead. It is a play gym, a travel bed, a rocker, and a mat for tummy time. The bright colors will keep your baby interested and the soft fabric will make him feel comfy. This toy has too many great features to list. The good news is, you can take your time finding them all.
See play gyms.
October 15, 2009
Cold weather is coming and the days are getting shorter. The days of playing outside are coming to an end. Unfortunately, cabin fever can set in pretty quickly, even for babies. This Eezy Peezy Slide is a great way to keep your little ones entertained while the rain drops hit the window. It beats watching DVDs over and over, and you will be encouraging motor development as well.
See indoor play gyms.
October 14, 2009
Are you ready to move past butterflies and sunflowers for your little girl's nursery? Then check out this cabana bedding set. This brightly colored set includes a reversible Bumper Set, Crib Sheet, and a lined Crib Skirt. The quilt is optional and can be purchased separately. The soft fabric will give your baby extra comfort and the beach scenes will get you in the mood for a vacation.
See crib bedding.
October 13, 2009
When choosing a mobile for your infant's crib, don't felt trapped by the theme of your nursery. This Infant Stim-Mobile may look unconventional, but the shapes and colors are designed to stimulate your baby's visual development. Best if all, the images are reversible, so as your baby grows you can change the patterns around to keep your little one interested in the designs.
See infant mobiles, sensory development.
October 12, 2009
I still love the glider that I bought when my first son was born 7 years ago. I think this is one of the most functional purchases you can make when you are pregnant. When you no longer need it in the nursery, you can move it to the family room. This model has ample cushioning on the arm rest, which provides comfort when your baby falls asleep on your arm. There are also pockets on the sides so you will always know where the important items are. Finally, the ottoman is included, which is a good thing because you will definitely want to put your feet up at night!
See Glider and Ottoman.
October 9, 2009
Attention early bird Christmas shoppers! Little ones can't help but get excited when they see the Christmas tree start to go up. The down side is that they usually end up under foot and in the way. Why not give your child their own tree to decorate so they will stay out of the way. This adorable tree can be a keepsake for your little one for years to come. It has 33 ornaments and 2 tree toppers. Best of all, it's machine washable so it can be easily cleaned for use year after year.
See My First Christmas Tree.
October 8, 2009
Do you need a wipe warmer? I never considered this a must have. There are so many other baby items that you need, why spend money on something that seems like a luxury? But if you have a baby that is sensitive to cold temperatures than this could become one of your personal must haves. This warmer has a pop up push button for easy access to wipes and the insulated pillow will keep the wipes from browning while they warm.
See Prince Lionheart Ultimate Wipes Warmer.
October 7, 2009
Dress your little girl up in a timeless 50s style costume. The poofy poodle skirt will make any little girl twirl around all day long. You can even personalize it so it can be her special outfit forever. Add your own leotard to make the perfect outfit for trick or treating.
See Infant Halloween costumes.
It's not too late to get the cutest costumes for your little guy. What little boy hasn't dreamed about growing up to an astronaut? Indulge your little hero's fantasy with this adorable Junior Astronaut Romper. It's cute and functional. It has covered feet and snaps in the middle for easy diaper changes. Who wants to interrupt trick or treating for dirty diapers anyway?
See Infant Halloween Costumes.
October 6, 2009
A car seat is an expensive long term purchase. It's also probably one of the most important decisions you will have to make. This convertible car seat by The First Years has all the standard safety features you might expect from a car seat plus a few extras. The padding is removable to make cleaning easier after messes occur. The pads are extra deep to ensure your baby's comfort as he grows. Plus, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given this car seat its highest available rating. That's great news.
See The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat.
October 5, 2009
Fall is officially here. It's time for cool breezes, chilly mornings, and toasty pajamas. Now is a good time to stock up on the basics. This thermal pant and shirt set is a great item to have in the house for lazy days or for layering on really cold days. The stretchy materials also make these versatile enough for sleepwear. Of course, they are so comfy, your baby will love them.
See Baby Clothes.
October 2, 2009
These unique looking bouncers are showing up in a lot of baby boutiques and websites. Although they look unconventional, the soft fabric is super comfortable for your baby. The form of the wood is ergonomically friendly, bending to your baby's body. You won't sacrifice safety with this bouncer either. It has the same 5 point safety harness you've seen on other bouncers. As a bonus if earth friendly is your thing, it's made of bamboo wood, one of the earth's most sustainable substances.
See baby bouncers.
October 1, 2009
Have you ever noticed that your baby's favorite toys also make obnoxious noises? Well brace yourself for the pop pop pop of the Poppin' Push Car. All your little one has to do is pull back and watch it go. Look at the bright side, at least it will be hard to lose this toy.
See infant toys.