April 5, 2007
After seven months of use, our high chair cover is getting kind of gross. There are stains of i-don't-know-what all over. It didn't even occur to me that you could buy a replacement cover until I saw this universal high chair replacement cover at Simple Me Boutique. This stain-resistant cover can be machine washed, and fits almost all brands of high chair. It definitely looks like it would fit our high chair. It is available in chocolate spirodot as seen above as well as natural spirodot and spring circles.
March 30, 2007
Our infant seat wasn't nearly this cool looking. Of course, we got ours as a hand me down, but if I had to buy one, I certainly wouldn't mind the Coco Rocker in any room of our house. This rocker comes in a variety of different colors. You can get a cappuccino, or natural finish on the base and a coconut, black, or henna cushion. Eventually there will be an option for a crystal clear plexiglass base as well. The seat features a 5 point safety harness and is for babies from birth up to 20 pounds.
March 13, 2007
What a coincidence that we have an ad from Baby Dagny right when we wanted to write about them anyway! They sell The Buddy, which is such a cool baby product I'm not sure how we've lived without it all these months. This product is a high chair, changing pad, elevated floor pad, and shopping cart seat all in one. It's under 3 lbs, stores easily in a diaper bag, and has a great restraint system that makes sure your baby doesn't fall or roll off. Check out the website for videos on all the great ways you can use The Buddy. It's available in blue, red, and a blue and red combo.
February 5, 2007
The Panton Junior chair is a favorite of children everywhere. Made of polypropylene with a matte surface, kids love its bright cheery colors and its smooth curves. And while its super fun to sit on this chair, its even more fun to play with it! The Panton Junior chair is a small version of the regular Panton chair, so with a little planning, the whole family can be sitting in these comfy chairs. The Panton Junior comes in seven different colors, as seen above.
February 2, 2007
This seat seems very similar to the Bumbo Baby Sitter that we wrote about a while ago. The BebePOD uses the baby's own weight to help sure a safe, secure, and comfortable seating position. The pommel, besides making it seem like your baby is riding in a saddle, is uniquely designed to keep your baby in place. While it looks hard, its actually made out of a soft foam, much like the Bumbo seat. So don't worry about it being too uncomfortable for your little one. The BebePOD is great whenever you need a hands-free and safe place to put your child, and is especially useful at restaurants before your child is big enough for a real highchair!
January 29, 2007
We love multi-functional high chairs, especially when they look as cool as this. The Nest highchair, designed by Sally Dominguez, has three different modes. When your child is 6 months to 2 years old, you use the tray to feed your baby. Then from 2 to 4 years, you can use it without a tray as a booster seat. And finally the whole chair lowers so your child can continue to use it until they're 6 years old! The chair is made from polyethylene and powder-coated steel, so its built to last that long as well. I bet this would look really cool at the breakfast bar, next to a set of matching stools.
January 16, 2007
The Rinki is a new type of highchair. It's a stool that, with a quick pull, changes into a highchair. If you're like us, your highchair is enormous, and probably takes up way too much room in your kitchen. The Rinki is nice and small, and best of all, you can use it as a regular stool when your child isn't in it. The only problem of course is the lack of tray. However, if you have a bar or island in your kitchen this might not be a problem. In fact, it might just be a great place to feed your child. The only problem? This chair doesn't seem to be available online, at least in the U.S. If you live near a Seimi distributor, give them a call and see if they can get it for you.
January 3, 2007
Looking back at Andy's infancy, there are products I wish I didn't get (or think that I needed) and there are others that I really wish I had. The Bumbo Seat is one I wish I had as I desperately wanted to put Andy down in a sitting position for some reason, but he was a late sitter. Another is a product that has just been released, the SnugGlider by Graco. Like thousands of other mothers, I bought a Travel-System from Graco. I know some people don't like them, but I was actually very pleased with this purchase. Sure, the stroller is huge and I bump into things all the time when I go to the mall, but it's sturdy and did very well on walks. The SnugGlider is an accessory to the car seat part of the Travel-System. You place the car seat into the frame, turn it on, and you have yourself a swing! If you have a baby that is ok sleeping in his car seat and you don't want to wake him up when you get home from doing your errands, you can put him in this to keep his nap going. I can think of countless times when this would have worked for me. Andy loved his swing, and he always woke up within 10 minutes of getting home because he would notice that he was no longer moving. I could have gotten so much done if I'd been able to put him in the SnugGlider. The frame has variable swing speeds, music and nature sounds, and a two speed vibration. It's also easy to travel with, so you can take it wherever you're going! If you purchase one of these, please come back and tell us what you think!
November 21, 2006
The Tripp Trapp High Chair from Stokke is truly innovative. It was designed by Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik after he couldn't find a chair that would allow his growing son to sit naturally at the family dinner table. The chair features an adjustable footrest and seat that allow your child to sit in a natural position with his feet resting on the ground while still supporting his back. As your child grows the chair grows with him, getting you through that awkward time between highchairs and adult chairs. And when your child has grown up, one more quick adjustment and you can use the seat as well! Besides natural beechwood, the Tripp Trapp comes in a variety of colors, including black, lime, blue. And if you're going to have your infant use the Tripp Trapp, be sure to get the baby rail.
November 20, 2006
I think we're the only family these days without a Bumbo Baby Sitter. Due to its ingenious design, it lets babies as young as three months sit unaided as soon as they've developed the appropriate head and neck control. It may not be the best seat for playing as your child will be a few inches off the ground and may not be able to easily reach the toys in front of him. However, it can be used as a meal-time seat and can be especially useful when your infant is too small for the high-chairs at restaurants. The Bumbo seat is also available in green, blue, and yellow.