October 5, 2006
In our tiny New England apartment, sound carries a little too well. As a result we've learned to turn the ringer on our phone way down. Still, sometimes that's not even enough. Like when we accidentally leave a portable phone in Anderson's room. Something like the Silent Light Phone Sensor, available at One Step Ahead would be ideal for our living room. The device flashes whenever you have an incoming phone call, so you might actually see it when you have your ringers turned off. It's even cheap enough at $19.95 to buy a few for different locations around your house.
September 28, 2006
Anderson loves his Frog Snuggle Friend. He brings it with him any time we take a trip in the car or the stroller. Okay, in reality, we stick it on top of him, but he always seems a little extra bored when we forget it.
These Snuggle Friends are made from really soft fabrics. If it wasn't always covered in drool, I'd probably love to sleep with it myself. It is available in Lion, Puppy, Pink Poodle, Duck, Frog, Pink or Blue Lamb and Tiger from KooKoo Bear Kids.
September 22, 2006
For a good 3 months, we swaddled Anderson every night for bed (which is another post in itself), but now we simply dress him in a footsie pajamas and a Halo Sleep Sack. That way we don't have to worry about the possibility of Anderson suffocating under a pile of blankets.
It's good to see that, should Anderson grow addicted to his sleep sack, he can continue wearing them for many years to come with the Big Kids Sleep Sack. I don't quite get how this is different than a set of loose pajamas, especially with the leg holes. But in the dark, cold winters up here in New England, I wouldn't mind sleeping in one of these myself.
HALO works hard to prevent SIDS and with the SleepSack they have made tremendous strides. With each SleepSack sale HALO donates a portion of the sale toward SIDS medical research, education and family services.
September 15, 2006
When I was growing up, I had glow in the dark stars on my bedroom ceiling. I put them up myself, so I didn't quite get the constellations right. Of course, since I didn't wear my glasses to bed, I couldn't really see them anyway. But regardless, the Twilight Turtle by Cloud B simplifies the whole process by projecting constellations in a variety of colors directly onto the ceiling.
Twilight Turtle, the first and only plush constellation nightlight ever created, gently transforms nurseries and bedrooms into a starry night sky that comforts and calms children and adults alike. From within his plastic shell, Twilight Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room. Twilight comes with three soothing color options blue, green, and amber to create magical, tranquil environments that are ideal for helping children of all ages fall asleep easier.
Of course, since the turtle runs on 3 AAA batteries, I would have to think that you'd be replacing batteries fairly often. Furthermore, its usefulness as a nightlight is diminished if it automatically shuts off after 45 minutes. I'm sure it helps children fall asleep, but what about when they wake up in the middle of the night in a pitch black room?