March 13, 2008
When we first brought Anderson home, we tracked everything we could in a little notebook that we carried around the house. We did this because we had no idea what we were doing, and we wanted to answer the "how often" questions they ask you at your first pediatrician visits. Well, if you're bringing a newborn home soon, check out this Baby Tracker: Round the Clock. It's a specially designed spiral-bound journal to keep track of feeding, sleeping, diaper changes, and play time. You can keep all your facts, figures, todo's and notes all in one place. Plus, it'll be a neat keepsake for when your child is older.
January 4, 2008
Anderson got some
construction equipment toys this past Christmas and he seems to like them a lot. I bet he'd love this construction utensil set. It's comprised of a bulldozer pusher (to push those last few peas on to your fork), a fork
lift, and a front-loader spoon. The easy grip handles are textured, allowing small hands to grasp easily. And best of all, they're dishwasher safe.
via Rare Bird Finds
December 20, 2007
The Tip 'n Sip uses a unique design so that toddlers don't have to tip their cup back too far in order to get a drink. This will hopefully help the switch to real cups, where tipping it too far would be a mess. The handle allows toddlers to learn to drink one handed as well. Unfortunately, this product is for sale in the UK, so shipping to the US can be a little expensive, but for our European readers, this is a great find!
November 30, 2007
One of our biggest problems going out to eat is what to do to keep Andy entertained. The Miracles & Milestones: Table Top Playmat is perfect for this problem. It is made of vinyl so it's easy to wipe clean. The sides have suction cups to stick to the table. The activities on the sides include tracking beads, a pop up lid with mirror, a clicking toggle, and a textured roller. It can be washed with or without the side toys as the actual mat unbuttons. And it folds for easy storage.
November 20, 2007
The Silikid Bibs at Baby Dagny seem to be a much better designed bib than most of the ones I currently own. This one is designed to lay flat against your baby, is made of a wipe-away material that won't stain, and it's even dishwasher friendly. It's perfect for someone on the go! It's even available in four colors.
November 8, 2007
Is your dining room floor getting a little messy like ours is? Well, this Road Work Mess Kit comes with everything you need to keep meal times tidy. A 42" square laminated splat mat keeps spills (deliberate or accidental) off the floor, and the bib and terry wash cloth keeps the little devil in the high chair clean too.
November 6, 2007
This is the perfect thing for your diaper bag. The Kipiis Bib Clips make almost anything into a bib. We've found ourselves eating out not prepared many many times before, and if we had this product, we could have just turned a napkin at the restaurant into a bib. It also works for making toddler aprons, it's dishwasher safe, and it's available in four colors.
October 22, 2007
I breastfed for most of Andy's first year, so he rarely got a bottle. Therefore I don't know much about how hard it is for a baby to hold his own bottle, but I have noticed that there are a lot of bottle grips out there on the market. It seems like more than there used to be too. I found the Bottle Mate, and I think it sounds like a good product. It was designed for a mother after her premature baby had a hard time gripping his bottle. If your baby needs some help learning how to hold a bottle, you might want to try this. It's available in six different colors too.
October 2, 2007
Remember Plum Organics, who we reviewed back in January? They are now selling Stage Three flavors as well. They are Harvest Vegetables with Turkey and Black Bean Tomato Ragout. There's also two new Stage One and Two flavors: Pumpkin Banana and Mango Muesli. We really liked Plum Organics and wish we'd discovered them sooner. They heat up easily in a microwave and have resealable containers. They are sold at Wild Oats, Whole Foods, and more markets. We suggest you give them a try if you haven't already!
October 1, 2007
We eat a lot of our meals with chopsticks, and while Andy isn't using any utensils yet (yes, we're working on that), he's going to have to learn how to use chopsticks sooner or later. These training chopsticks by Combi are a great way to learn. Your child uses them in 3 different stages, each getting progressively more complex. At the end, your child should be able to use chopsticks perfectly! These chopsticks are recommended for children ages 3 and up.