Baby Dagny is having a 15% off sale on their bamboo products right now, so I decided to take a look. I know very little about bamboo, but they have a big write up about all its benefits on their site. It sounds very soft and it's very good for the environment, so if you are looking for any of these products, consider taking advantage of the sale. My bamboo picks include the Organic Orange Robe with Turquoise Trim (I like the colors together!), and the Timboo Super Soft Bamboo Bib Set.
April 4, 2007
I've recently weaned Andy, which means we need more bottles as we use them so quickly. When I discovered the Shake Away Latte Travel Bottle in Cookie Magazine last month, I knew I needed it. The bottle has a separate compartment where you can keep your formula. So you can put water in the bottom, not have the formula mix in right away (and therefore don't need to keep it cold), and when it's bottle time you just twist the top and shake it up. This is perfect for when you have to feed your baby outside of the house. It isn't yet available to the public, but you can preorder it so it'll ship when it is finally released by the manufacturer.
April 3, 2007
Anderson is starting to really enjoy feeding himself. We've been giving him pasta, and black beans, and lots of other really messy things. We've been going through bibs, shirts, and clothes like crazy. The Bibbity Rinse & Roll Bib sounds like a great bib for anybody with self-feeding kids. It's soft and flexible, made of durable waterproof material. Best of all, to clean it, you can just wipe or rinse it off. It doesn't get much easier than that!
March 29, 2007
If you're like me, you don't know whether to be creeped out or fascinated with this Cow Baby Bottle. This bottle has all the things you would normally expect from a bottle, measuring marks, replacable nipple, high temperature plastic, etc. But if you dig the udder, then this would be a great bottle to take out in public. Imagine taking this thing out in a fancy restuarant to help calm your fussy baby? That would be awesome. I wouldn't expect many people to get this for themselves, but this would make a great shower gift. So buy a few and give them out to all your breeding friends!
March 21, 2007
You may remember The Bottle Tamer, which I wrote about earlier this month. We were lucky enough to secure a review of this product, and we couldn't wait to try it out. As Andy is getting older and I'm nursing him less, I am finding it difficult to make sure he's getting enough to drink. I give him sippy cups often at home while he's playing on the floor as well as at mealtimes, but when we are out and about, I don't as often because he is in the stage where he loves to throw everything he can get his hands on to the ground (if it doesn't end up in his mouth at least!).
To refresh your memory, The Bottle Tamer is a strap that goes on your child's bottle or sippy cup to keep it from falling on the ground. You can attach it to a stroller, car seat, or high chair, and it ensures that the bottle is always within your child's reach and doesn't get dirty by hitting the ground.
Continue reading: "Review: The Bottle Tamer"
March 14, 2007
Cooking together as a family is a great way to spend time together. And the results of your hard work can be delicious and rewarding as well. The only problem is, younger children sometimes have a hard time time with full sized utensils, and many parents don't necessarily want to let there kids have at their nice bakeware either. Kids Central Kitchen tackles both of these problems with their full line of kids sized bakeware and utensils. You can get kid friendly mixing bowls, measuring cups, and measuring spoons. And you can get a set of kid sized kitchen tools that includes a wooden turner, spatula, mixing spoon, rolling pin and stainless steel whisk. And finally, Kids Central Kitchen carries a full line of natural, whole grain baking mixes for kids and their families. These mixes contain no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives. And they do all sound really yummy too!
March 8, 2007
A week ago, we embarked on an 800 mile car trip with Anderson. Previously, the longest we had been in the car with him was 3 hours. That trip didn't go so well, so we were definitely anxious about this trip. In anticipation, we bought the Snack & Play Travel Tray. We were hoping that it would allow Anderson to feed himself, and play with some toys while we were on the road.
We ordered from Traveling With Kids because they were able to guarantee that the item would arrive before we left. Their customer service people were nice and friendly, and were able to help us through a billing issue (since we had already changed the billing address on our credit card, but the item had to be shipped to our old address).
The problem we had with the tray is that Anderson's car seat still faces backwards. While facing backwards, car seats are still reclined fairly far back. So, when the tray was placed in front of him, Andy could only reach the first few inches of the tray. So any food or toys that rolled away from him were out of reach, and caused him to get frustrated. I think that once his car seat is turned around the tray will be much more useful as he won't be reclined as much.
The tray is made of 100% nylon with a foam insert which creates a relatively firm surface to play with toys and eat dry snacks. At the same time, this allows it to collapse on impact, so it will not present a hazard in a car accident. However, make sure that you don't use any toys that can become dangerous missiles in the event of an accident.
The Snack and Play Travel Tray is also available at Amazon.com
March 5, 2007
I haven't taken Andy on a long walk in a long time because it was just too cold in Boston, and he was afraid of strangers and screamed nonstop when I tried walking with him at the mall. Now that we're in North Carolina and it's warm, I'd like to start again. And this product would be a huge help. The Bottle Tamer is a strap that goes around your child's sippy cup or bottle that keeps it from falling onto the ground when they inevitably drop it. I don't mind when they fall on the ground in my home, but when walking I would find it hard to give the sippy cup back to Andy. I don't ever want to think about what dirt he'd be sucking on after that! The Bottle Tamer is very affordable at $8.50, and you can also buy it with an accompanying sippy cup. We are hoping to do a review in a few weeks as well, so keep an eye out for it!
March 1, 2007
* baby star * has some new fabrics out in time for Spring. I always love the fabrics that they choose, it's hard not to buy something in every design! You can choose between bibs, blankets, burp clothes, diaper burps, minis, and throws in these great fabrics.
February 16, 2007
We are trying to feed Andy as much finger food as we can, not only so he can learn how to pick up food on his own, but also so we can stop buying so much jarred food. Unfortunately though, he loves to pick up his plates and bowls. We put all the food on the tray of his high chair, but that means I have to try to clean it in our small kitchen sink after every meal, which is a huge pain. So I love the idea of this next product, the Stay Put Suction Bowls. There are three different sizes of bowl, each with a snapping lid. The bottom of each has a suction base to keep it attached to the high chair tray or to your table. They are also dishwasher safe as well.