Thirsty Totes by Built NY (available in blue and pink) are really neat bottle holders. They are made out of the same material as wet suits, are machine washable, insulate and protect your child's drink while also soaking up spills, have a handle that can snap to strollers and diaper bags, and they even stretch to fit sippy cups, juice boxes, and bottles. Sounds perfect to us!
September 13, 2007
This would make a great gift for a new mom. The Bucket of Burpies is a reusable pail with three large and thick burp cloths inside. There's a bunch of fun prints available, which is a lot more fun than your every day white burp cloths.
September 4, 2007
Boon is one of our favorite baby gear companies. We've written about their Bath Goods, Frog Pod, Flo, Animal Bags, and the Flair high chairs. Not only does the stuff they make work, but their designs are stylishly modern. Well, they've got a bumper crop of new products out, and they're branching into some new areas as well.
For feeding, we've got the Squirt, a spoon that dispenses its own food from a reservoir inside the handle; Fluid, a new take on a spill proof toddler cup; Catch Bowl, a suction-bottomed bowl with a large food catch to help keep things clean; Snack Ball, a fun take on a snack container you can stash in your diaper bag; Benders and ModWare, a set of toddler friendly utensils; finally Groovy, a set of interlocking plates and bowls. I definitely dig the idea behind Squirt, and we could use a set of Benders, and Groovy here at Super Cool Baby.
Boon is also debuting a new line of baby jewelry. Its all made from sterling silver, and features playful designs that are appropriate for both boys and girls. I'm not too sure we could get Anderson to wear one of these, he hated the wrist rattles that we tried a long time ago, and we haven't really tried anything since.
Boon is also introducing a new line of clothing called Boon Layette, appropriately enough. These aren't just your standard onesies — they're packed with some neat features that i've never seen before. There are hidden snaps for attaching bibs, a drool patch that attaches with a hidden Velcro fastener (Anderson always used to soak the front of his onesies, so I definitely see the need for this), and the footsies have a neat snapless design.
Most of these products will be available in October, and some next spring. So be sure to keep an eye out for them!
August 16, 2007
Here's another really well designed high chair. The Fresco Hi-Chair from Bloom is designed with a baby's entire babyhood in mind. First, it can swivel 360 degrees and has a pneumatically assisted height adjustment that can be set in any position. From 3 months on, you can recline the seat all the way to make a sleeping pod. From 6 months on, you can use it as an infant seat, a play chair, and for feeding. You can also remove the tray and pull your baby right up to the table. And finally, from 2 to 4 years, you can use it as a child's chair. (And by then it's probably time to start all over again!). While $400 is on the expensive side, this well made high chair will last for years, if not generations. The Fresco hi chair is available in Bermuda Blue, Rock Red, Orange Harvest, Rosey Pink, and Frost Grey.
We have certainly been known to pretend Andy's baby spoon is a plane zooming into his mouth. This tactic has worked quite well for us when he didn't want to eat, although luckily that wasn't too often. If your baby needs a little bit of coaxing, the Plane Spoon might be perfect for you! It is literally a spoon with an airplane attached. It slips off easily for cleaning too!
August 14, 2007
Looking for the perfect gift for your brand new geeky offspring? Check out this great chenille bib: Computer Code in Crashed. The front is a computer code print on a black background, and the reverse is a plush chenille. Each order is custom sewn, so it may look a little different than the sample pictured above.
via Shiny Shiny
August 13, 2007
I am very afraid of ants, yet I still cannot help but love the Ant Bib at Two Blue Peas. The bib is handmade so each one is unique. It ties behind the neck (which is good if your child pulls off his bib like mine!) and is coated with a clear vinyl for easy wiping. If you're buying it for someone else as a gift, consider the Life's a Picnic gift set which has the bib plus wool felt food for the child to play with!
August 9, 2007
Tired of doing extra laundry every time you sit down for a meal? Does the thought of spaghetti sauce make you tremble in fear? Well, the Hi-Chair Bib is just for you! Designed to cover much more of your child than a regular bib, the Hi-Chair Bib is designed to go down past the knees of your child. Yet, its still lightweight around your toddler's neck. An added benefit is, this bib is probably too large for your child to take off himself, as babies love to do.
Thank you to our reader, Rachel, for this tip!
August 8, 2007
Check out this matching set of monster plates and juice cups from French Bull. Decorated with colorful monsters, these plates and cups are sure to delight any toddlers in your house. This set is made from melamine — they're dishwasher safe, but don't put them in the microwave. The plates also come with color coordinating bowls. And if you buy the whole set together it'll only cost $50. All four designs come with this set, so that's 12 pieces altogether.
August 1, 2007
One of our current problems taking Andy out to eat is that he wants to throw the plates and everything else on the floor. Of course, this means potentially braking them as well as spoiling his food, so we feed him right on the table. And I think this is putting a little too much trust in the restaurant cleaning their tables off well. So I really think that Messy Mats are a great option. These placemats attach to restaurant tables via suction cups. It's covered in vinyl so it's easy to clean, it has a matching pouch, and it fits easily into your diaper bag or car glove compartment. And there are a ton of different designs to choose from, so you're sure to find one that fits your and your baby's personalities!