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 6, 2006
Anderson has just recently started eating solid foods. He's still eating his pureed sweet potatoes, carrots, pears, etc. Someday he'll move up to Cheerios. And when that day comes this Cereal-on-the-Go container will definitely be a life saver. Available at Brylane Home, it includes a 12 ounce cereal bowl with a spoon hidden in the lid. Then when it comes time to eat simply pour in the milk from its spill-proof container. Pop out the spoon and enjoy. There is a freezer pack sandwiched in between the cereal in the milk to help keep the milk cold, but I would personally use more additional freezer packs to keep the milk below 40 degrees if you're not going to eat it within 2 hours.
September 22, 2006
I didn't use bibs with Andy the first few months. I didn't see the point. Sure he started drooling after a while, but I just wiped it up with a burp cloth. Now that he watches some tv while I leave the room (yes, I'm a bad parent who lets her son watch Sesame Street, but I would have cracked up if I didn't get that personal time) and is starting solid foods, I need something to keep the drool from getting all over his clothes. I would love to have these bibs from Baby Star. My favorites are the Bubbles Bib and the Full Bloom Bib, but all of them are cute and stylish. Baby Star also has their own website, check out their cute burp clothes too.
September 20, 2006
These spill proof sippy cups have a freezable center to help keep your beverages cool and fresh for up to 4 hours. That seems like a nice way to keep a glass of fruit juice from warming up too much. However, I wouldn't necessarily trust it to keep a glass of milk below 40 degrees for very long. It's not entirely clear from the description how you freeze the center. Do you put the whole cup in the freezer, or is it removable? If you have one of these, please let us know!
September 10, 2006
I love my Nalgene. I was really upset when I left it at the airport check-in counter. The thing is virtually indestructible and holds the perfect amount of water. It's nice to see that they make one for kids too, in the form of a sippy cup called the Grip N Gulp.
- Side indents are easy for tiny hands to grasp
- Rubberized lid and smooth plastic mouthpiece make drinking comfortable
- Superior threading on cup and lid is engineered to prevent spills
- Durable Polycarbonate resists odors, stains, and residue
- Cup, lid, and removable sipper valve are all top rack dishwasher safe
- Lid loop can be clipped to backpack, diaper bag, or stroller
- Twelve-ounce cup is compatible with OTG, ATB, and wide-mouth closures
Hydration is very important in our house. As soon as our son is old enough, he’ll now be getting his very own Nalgene!