March 19, 2009
We have a small toy chest in Anderson's room that looks just like this KidKraft Limited Edition Toy Chest. This chest has a large, generous space for organizing toys, games, and books. The flip-top lid has a secure safety hinge to protect kids fingers from getting caught. Plus, with a gracefully arched back, the toy chest is sturdy enough to double as a bench for extra seating in your child's room!
March 6, 2009
Looking for a crib that is a little different? The Sam Crib with Blossoms by Muu is simply stunning. I love the red flower design o the side. But if you get sick of the design, it is interchangeable and attach easily via magnets. The crib also has three mattress levels, fits standard crib mattresses, and can be converted into a toddler bed with a conversion kit.
March 5, 2009
I always found sanitizing things with a pot of boiling water was just a little too inconvenient to do regularly. That meant that things either weren't available for use (toys) or weren't as clean as they could be. If we had the Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer we wouldn't have had any problems. With the push of a single button, you can sanitize breast pump attachments, bottles, bottle nipples, hard toys (includes metal, wood, rubber and plastic toys), soft/plush toys, stuffed animals, dolls (Will not shrink or fade colorful fabrics), rubber toys, and plastic toys. (You can't sanitize toys with electronics or toys filled with water). The Germ Guardian sanitizes using a 30-minute dry heat cycle that has been independently proven to kill 99.9% of germs. Pretty good if you ask me!
March 2, 2009
Andy hated his bassinet, and I think it was because it rocked but had to be pushed. As I didn't want to stay up all night doing that, we had a few issues early on. The Fisher Price Zen Gliding Bassinet can fix this problem though. It has a smooth gliding motion that has a variable speed control knob, so you can custom it to what your baby prefers. There is a large tray underneath for storage, two wheels so it can be moved from room to room as needed, and a waterproof pad and washable cover. There's also 16 songs available as well as other noises, including nature sounds and simulated sounds from the womb. It's also very good looking, so it will match your home's decor.
February 26, 2009
When we get around to needing a second monitor, we decided to get a video monitor like the Summer Infant Baby's Quiet Sounds Color Handheld Video Monitor. This monitor has night-vision capabilities and has a range of up to 350 feet. It runs at 900 MHz which means that it won't interfere with your wireless internet (although it may interfere with some cordless telephones, etc). Each receiver can see up to three different cameras (which you have to purchase separately). You could have them set up so you can easily monitor up to three different rooms without having to move your base station around.
February 25, 2009
Looking for an extra cuddly rug for your daughter's room? I adore this Floral Shag Rug. It has a pretty floral print and great texture. It's also available in three different sizes. If your nursery needs a little more pink in it, this is a great option.
February 13, 2009
Inspired Crib Bedding is a company that sells very modern prints for their crib bedding. They have styles for boys, girls, and unisex. Each set comes with a crib bumper, crib skirt, blanket, and crib sheet. The bumper is in four pieces and has slip covers that can be taken off and washed, and the crib sheets have elastic all around them for an extra secure fit. All the bedding is machine washable. You also have the option of buying pillows, hooded towels, wall prints, and much more in your favorite design. They have fun and unique color color combinations too. If you are on the fence, order a fabric sample at only $1.50! It's all made in the USA too.
January 16, 2009
I forgot to use a growth chart on Andy until recently, and I really regret it. Don't let yourself make the same mistake! I really like the Surf Board Growth Chart. It has two stripes down the center that are intentionally left unfinished so you can mark you child's growth on that part. Also, when it is rotated 180 degrees it works as a coat hook! It's made of real wood with a non-toxic and eco-friendly finish. It has an easy assembly too!
December 18, 2008
Ben the Bear Mini-mobile by Haba would be the perfect toy to hang above a changing table. The little bear is detachable, so your child can have a toy to play with during diaper changes, or he can hang there so your child has something to look at. It can be handwashed too, just in case a little accident makes it dirty!
December 16, 2008
Looking to jazz up your child's nursery? We like the Read Between the Bunnies Bookends. They are available in four different colors, so they'll work for either a girl or boy and match many nursery themes. Each bookend is made of faux leather and have attached aluminum plates that slide under the books for stability.