July 31, 2007
Here's a neat set of plates. When the Ogi Plates are placed side to side (as shown) it creates one continuous piece of artwork. The stripes and scribbles connect on each plate. And the hand-screened box the plates come in is very pop art as well. These plates are made from melamine, so they're dishwasher safe, but they're not microwave safe.
July 26, 2007
The Nano Highchair is made for urban parents living in tight spaces. This European designed highchair is sleek, small, and stylish. It folds up for easy storage, so it takes up less space between meals. It has an adjustable footrest so the chair will grow with your child. And the micro-leather upholstery will be comfortable for your child and easy to clean. Even if you don't live in a tiny apartment, his chair might be perfect for you!
July 12, 2007
Here's a great product for new breast-feeding mothers. The Nurse 'n' Glow Pillow is a nursing pillow that includes a small LED light that casts a soft glow allowing a breast-feeding mother see what she's doing without disturbing her partner. The pillow is constructed to promote proper spinal and pelvis alignment in your baby, resulting in a easier time nursing. The pillow is safe to use in a co-sleeping environment as well, as it provides a barrier between your baby and your sleeping partner. And best of all, there is a small pocket to hold those nursing necessities like a burp cloth, and lanolin!
July 11, 2007
Looking for some dining room table protection? The Animal ABC Placemat is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. Its a colorful and educational placemat that will teach your child and protect your table at the same time. I wonder if you could stuff one of these in your diaper bag to bring out to a restaurant? We're still trying to figure out how we're going to feed Anderson when we bring him to family-friendly sit-down restaurants, and this might be just the thing!
July 10, 2007
I knew that I wanted to do my best to nurse Andy when he was born. I researched nursing pillows, and because of all the good reviews out there, I decided on My Brest Friend. Sure, it had a silly name, but everyone seemed to think it was great. And more importantly, it had a pocket for your remote control or your stash of granola bars, which I ate up like crazy after giving birth. What makes this pillow different than the Boppy is that it actually attaches around you, and you can adjust the strap. And there are bumps on either side to help lift your baby's head to the appropriate position for nursing. Doesn't that sound great?
Too bad it was too good to be true for me. I could never get the pillow to stay where I wanted it, so it always fell to my hips. When I sat down with it the pillows made Andy's head too high for nursing, so it's not built for short women like myself. And it says that the pillow is great for sitting in chairs with armrests, but I could never fit in any of those, and I'm not very large! I also couldn't leave my hands free because it felt like Andy was about to roll off it all the time. But the worst part about it in my opinion is that it is hard. I learned how to nurse using old pillows that we had laying around in my house. Andy hated using My Brest Friend after that because it felt like a rock to him. There is nothing cozy about it.
This pillow has great reviews at Amazon, so I may be in a huge minority here. But if you are looking to get a nursing pillow, consider the Boppy instead. It's softer, easier to get in and out of, and doesn't have the weird bumps. I used it a bit near the end of my time nursing, and Andy and I liked it much better.
Travel Meal Pack in Disco Dot and Pink and Brown is such a great idea! We go on picnics often, and I always forget something, whether it be the bib or something to wipe up Andy with after we are done. This pack includes a fork and spoon, a pocket for your bib, place mat, and hand wipes, which are all included, and it folds up so it can easily be carried in your diaper bag. If you and your little one eat on the go a lot, this is perfect for you!
July 6, 2007
Next time you give your baby something with ketchup, dress him up in this awesome Vampire Bib. The ketchup, of course, adds that extra bit of realism. The bib is made from 100% cotton, and will fit babies up to 36 months.
via Nerd Approved
July 5, 2007
Looking for a high chair to match your modern decor? This high chair, designed by Philippe Starck and Maclaren would look great at anybody's dinner table. One of the best features of this high chair — it folds into one of the smallest and lightest profiles available. And at $200, its not much more than an
ordinary Graco high chair.
June 22, 2007
Looking for a great baby shower gift? Well, the Welcome to the World Baby Wagon is a great choice. Available in pink and blue, it has all sorts of treasures inside perfect for parents of a new born. It includes a hooded terry cloth towel, a receiving blanket, a sleeping gown, long- and short-sleeved onsies, a bib, a burp cloth, a terry velour washcloth, a pair of booties, and a hat all in a bear theme. I'm not so sure you'll be using the wagon to pull your child around, but it will make a great place for storing toys.
June 13, 2007
Jill over at Alex Casey Baby wrote in to let us know about her new upscale baby boutique. There are lots of cool baby products available, but we especially like the Sippy Rocket and the Bottle Rocket. The Sippy Rocket is a molded mini cooler for your child's sippy cups. It zips up to keep the cold or hot inside. As an added bonus it perfectly fits a 12 ounce soda can. It's 3" wide and fits just about all sippy cups without handles. The Bottle Rocket is similar. It fits tall and short bottles up to 2" wide. Keep the pair of these in your diaper bag, and you'll never have to worry about having a cool drink handy!