November 2, 2006
I went food shopping the other day, and we put Anderson's car seat on top of the shopping cart. It fits well there, so I haven't thought twice about it. But now that Andy's about to move up to a bigger car seat, one that we leave in the car at all times, I realized that he will now be sitting in the cart. And really, that just turns my stomach. I think shopping carts are one of the most disgusting things out there, and I even remember reading once that there are more germs on a cart than on a public toilet. So I really really want the Cart Cover by 2 Red Hens. It has a waterproof exterior, fleece lining, loops for attaching toys, and holes to allow the safety straps through. It also zips up into a small square so you can stash it away in your diaper bag. It is machine washable and works on restaurant chairs as well. We like all the fabrics it comes in, especially Egg Drop Soup. There are also a bunch of similar products available at Amazon, including the highly rated Shop n Dine Shopping Cart Seat and even one for twins!
October 25, 2006
Okay, I admit it. I'm a sucker for really cool design. And let me tell you, the Trioli Upside Down Chair is very cool. I had a tiny little wooden rocking chair growing up. The kind whose wooden slats would always pinch you. This chair definitely doesn't have that problem. In fact, its much more than just a simple chair. Your child can use it in any of three ways: as you see above, inverted to reveal a second seat, and laid flat and rocked. This is definitely way better than a simple little wooden rocking chair, although at $118 it's a little on the pricey side.
October 16, 2006
I love this high chair, the Flair Standard by Boon. It has a diner feeling to it I think, which makes it seem very retro. It has a pneumatic lift, so height adjustment is easy. It also has an easy to clean, waterproof pad, which is also soft for your baby to sit on, a tray that is adjustable to three positions, a five point harness, wheels that lock, and the tray is dishwasher safe. As your child gets older, it can also be used as a chair, with the tray, harness, and cushion detachable. You may also like the Flair Elite. It seems to be very similar to the Flair standard except instead of a plastic base and frosted glass colored seat, the Elite has an opaque high gloss seat and a stainless steel base. I don't know if it's worth an extra $200 for those features, but either way, both seats are pieces of art to me! Both high chairs are available at some point this fall, but you can preorder them now!
October 13, 2006
One thing that I really enjoy about having a baby is seeing all the things out there for them that are just smaller versions of adult objects. Like little pairs of jeans, little spoons, and more. So I just love these little Booster Seats from Dottie Doolittle, little chairs are so cute! These seats can be used in a variety of situations and are easily cleaned. They come in a variety of colors: diner pink, diner blue, gingham pink, gingham red, hibiscus red, pink polka dot, red polka dot, pink strawberry, and yellow strawberry.
October 11, 2006
Since Andy's starting to get bigger and not fuss as much, I'm hoping to take him out to eat once in a while. It's one of the things I miss most since becoming a mother as Peter and I would eat out once or twice a week before I gave birth. I would love to get this next item so that I can stash it in the car so we can make impromptu stops at restaurants whenever we want. The MeToo! Chair is an instant high chair, so wherever you go, you don't have to worry about seating for a little one. It can be attached to most tables, it's lightweight, holds up to 40 lbs, has a three point webbing belt with side release buckle keeps child secure, is easily cleaned, and it's fully collapsible. Also, you don't have to worry about germs on restaurants' high chairs. It's availabel in three colors: red, blue, and black.
October 10, 2006
I have a friend who is pregnant and doing research on all the baby products she wants to get. I wish I had done this before giving birth, but I had no idea what I would need, what I liked and didn't like, and what I would and wouldn't use. I'm trying to nicely help her without giving her too much advice (we all know how much advice you receive when pregnant!), but since she brought up modern looking high chairs, I suggested this next one to her, the Svan High Chair. It can be used by children of many ages as the tray can be taken away as they get older, is much less of an eye soar than your typical high chair, comes with a plastic tray cover, and can be pulled right up to your dining room table. This chair has great reviews on amazon, so you know you'll probably love it for your little one. It comes in mahogany, natural, whitewash, and cherry. Also, if you want a cushion on the chair as it does look a little hard, they come in many colors: red, black, lime, pink, sage, chocolate, blue, light blue, and orange.
October 2, 2006
We were lucky enough to inherit a bouncer from Peter's sister. I like it, especially how we can hang things on it since Andy loves to reach out and put anything and everything in his mouth. But it's sort of an eye sore, so it's mostly kept in our kitchen. The Bouncer from Svan, however is so sophisticated looking it could go anywhere. The chair bounces either from a tap of your foot or the movement of the baby. It goes from fully sitting position to a reclined position for sleeping or anywhere in between, and it also folds up easily. We just adore the color combinations, black/watermelon, black/baby blue, chocolate/lilac, and especially chocolate/orange as that is perfect for the fall and all my Halloween decorations!
September 27, 2006
The exersaucer is fine and good, and we do use it with Andy every day. But I'm more interested in finding him something he can bounce in. The bounces that hang from the ceiling can be dangerous, so we are looking for something more stationary. So I'm looking for something like an exersaucer that is a little more bouncy. This may be the ticket, the Fisher-Price Take-Along Hop 'n Pop. Here's what is said about this product:
As your baby bounces, the corn popper pops, lights twinkle, songs begin to play and whimsical sound effects kick in. The more your baby moves, the greater the rewards...more lights and sounds, more music and more popping action. Plus, your baby can reach for seven eye-catching toys designed to stimulate her visual, tactile and auditory skills. It folds right up, so you can take it anywhere. Seat adjusts to three different heights for baby's comfort. Designed only for babies who can sit up without assistance, but can't climb out of the seat.
This sounds perfect for us, so I might be buying it today!
Subscribe - RSS