May 27, 2008
As the weather is starting to get really warm where we are, all I can think about are pools. Here is an adorable one that is really versatile too. The Baby Activity Pool has a sea creature theme and even includes four inflatable sea creatures (a turtle clip with rattling ball, seashell reflective mirror, removable baby crab, and attachable coral fish). It has a stingray canopy for sun protection, but you can also bring it inside and fill it with balls, so it can be used all year long.
May 21, 2008
It's getting hot down here in North Carolina, and we're starting to thinking about cooling off. This Soft Seat Baby Pool would be a welcome addition to our backyard. It has a cushioned floor and well padded side walls andhe removable canopy will be great for keeping you child out of the sun on those sunny summer afternoons. The pool is for babies aged 6 months and up, just make sure that you never leave the side of those pools this summer!
May 13, 2008
One of my biggest issues the first summer of Andy's life was how to take him outside. I was told not to allow him to be in direct sunlight until he was six months old, but I didn't know how to keep him out of the sun without keeping him indoors. I wish I'd known of the Sun Smarties Parasol. It has UPF 50+ protection, and can clip to almost anything, including all sizes of stroller tubing. It can also be used as a freestanding umbrella. I feel this is an essential product for any baby this summer.
May 2, 2008
Thinking about going swimming as the weather gets warmer? Well, last year another mother told us about these great "sunsuits" that eliminate the need for constantly applying sunblock when you're at the pool or beach. This High Tide Long-Sleeved Sunsuit
is rated UPF 50+. It has a zippered front for easy access, and its made from a lightweight nylon/lycra material that is light, comfortable, and quick-drying. This sunsuit is available in sizes from 6-12 months all the way up to 6T.
April 25, 2008
We received the Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon
a few months ago as a Christmas gift, and I wanted to tell you all what we thought of this great little wagon.
The wagon comes unassembled, and requires you to do a little assembly involving a screwdriver and a hammer. For the most part this was easy but there were two parts that tripped me up. First, although they are marked, the left and right front wheels are easy to get confused. I ended up putting them on backwards, and it required an email to customer service and a new part in order to fix. The other difficult part was attaching the handle. For some reason I couldn't get all the holes lined up in order to put a pin in. It took some persistence and a little elbow grease and I was finally able to get the pin through to attach the handle to the body. The rest of the assembly was easy.
The wagon features two seats, one forward facing, and one rear facing. In between the seats is a place for your passengers to put their legs. There are four cup holders inside the wagon too. We usually stick a sippy cup in there and a few water bottles whenever we go for a walk. The seats fold down to form a flat bottomed wagon. This will be great when Andy has outgrown the wagon: we can use it to bring a picnic to the beach, and so on. There's also a small compartment at the back of the wagon that you can use for extra storage.
The wagon itself is very smooth. It has hard rubber wheels, so they absorb a little of the bumpy ride, and they also offer decent traction. The front wheels rotate 360 degrees, so you can always turn in every direction. I find that its pretty easy to pull the wagon. I usually pull it behind me, although it can get uncomfortable after a long walk. It's definitely less comfortable than pushing a stroller around, but Anderson definitely seems to love it a lot more.
April 8, 2008
A great way to cool off in the summer is with a baby pool. But if you would rather not have one of those in your backyard for whatever reason, another good option is the Li'l Squirt Baby Pool. There is a mat area that keeps a small amount of water on it, so it's safer than a regular baby pool, there's 3D floating fish and other entertaining undersea graphics, and there are sprayers on it too. I think this would be a lot of fun for an older baby or young toddler, and all you need to attach is a garden hose!
February 28, 2008
I love this Plasma Car! It's made from durable ABS plastic, and relies solely on
foot power. It'll go zooming on any smooth level surface, and it'll even hold up to 220 pounds so Mom and Dad can take a spin too. Don't be surprised, though, when your toddler starts asking to watch more Jetsons.
January 14, 2008
In our part of the country, it's going to start warming up in a few weeks and we'll be looking for fun activities to do outside again. This water table from Step 2 would make a great toy for hours of imaginative and fun outdoor play. It's got a waterwheel to create falling water and two separate sections that function as canals, moats or lakes. A cup and two toy boats are also included. The durable all-plastic construction means this toy is suitable to leave outside in all weather, I'd just leave it out of the sun so it doesn't discolor or become brittle.
January 10, 2008
This looks like a great little toy for the sandbox or beach. This Sand and Water Trowel has a shovel on one end and a scoop on the other. It's perfect for digging holes and trenches, as well as fetching water. And at only $4, it's a perfect addition to every beach bag.
December 28, 2007
Andy received a car just like this classic metal speedster for Christmas. He loves getting on it and riding around, even if he hasn't quite mastered the art of pushing himself forward yet. This car is a high quality metal car with the colors and decals of a classic speedster. It is solidly built and will last for generations and will only look better as it develops a few scuffs and a patina. If you use the code
FILLY10 at checkout, you can receive 10% off your order!