September 22, 2006
I think, short of a closed-circuit broadcast of Anderson's nursery, the DECT Baby Monitor by Philips is about an ideal a monitor as you can get. It's digital, so there's no interference, and it uses encrypted communications so your nosy neighbors can't listen in on your private conversations.
- Indicates a continuous connection between the baby and the parent unit with visible and audible link indicators.
- Provides the ability to allow you to talk back to the baby.
- Uses lights to indicate if the baby makes noise, even with volume off.
- Safely monitor baby room temperature from parent unit.
- Gives you a minimum of 24 hours of cordless monitoring with a range of up to 300m (900 feet).
It's a bit pricey at nearly $200, but when you consider all its cool features, it doesn't sound so bad.
September 21, 2006
Tip toeing is very important in our house as it's the old New England type with wooden floors that creak all the time. I feel like I can't walk around the house during naps because it might wake Andy up. So I really like this next idea, the Asleep/Awake Doorknob Sign. I could put it on his door handle or on our kitchen door if we don't want anyone going anywhere close to his room. We have people over a lot, so it's a great reminder to our friends not to scream their heads off after 8pm!
If Laura and I lived in a place without textured walls, I would put these up in an instant. Plain walls are so boring, and I don't think Anderson appreciates the picture of the Comet Hale-Bopp over Stonehenge hanging in his room quite yet. These high contrast wall graphics by Wee Gallery are designed to appeal to newborns and babies. They're cool enough that I wouldn't mind them hanging in my room either.
Quickly and easily create custom wallscapes with these oversized self-adhesive and removable wall graphics - just peel and stick! These patterns are fully removable and may be repositioned as needed with no damage to your wall.
Now all we need to do is move to a new house, so I can get them!
September 19, 2006
When I originally had ideas for Andy's nursery, it was going to be all teddy bears. Unfortunately, it can be a lot harder to find teddy bear items than you'd think. So he ended up with a lot of solid blues instead. I love these Teddy Bear Bookends though, they would have fit in great. Of course, we still need to buy the bookcase first, and I wish they came in blue (they're available in red, pink, green, and orange), but they're still very cute!
September 7, 2006
Here's another cute rug, and it's on sale too! The Labyrinth Rug from Haba is only $129 and has free shipping! If your child likes mazes, this is a great one to consider!
September 4, 2006
Right now we need a rug for Anderson's room. Currently, there's an old one we got for $10 off of craigslist in there, and it's stained and definitely not something we want our baby crawling on when he starts that shortly. So I've been looking around to see what is out there for nursery rugs. The Macaroni Rug is one I really like. I think it'd be better for when he's slightly older, but it's fun and playful, perfect for a child!