December 26, 2007
The AirCrib is a great way to keep your infant contained whether your travelling, heading to the beach, or out in the woods camping. This crib can be set up in less than a minute, and fits infants up to 28 pounds. You could use this as a play pen, a crib, or both! It comes with a fitted sheet, hand pump, mattress and a carrying sack.
December 24, 2007
A friend of mine recently bought the Skuut Walking Bike for her toddler. I was surprised since I thought that was a little young for a two wheeler! But this is a great idea. It's a walking bike that helps your child learn balance and eventually to ride a real bike. The seat height can be adjusted, it is made otu of heat-treated soft and hard woods, and it is coated with a non-toxic lacquer. It's also safe too. To start or stop, all your child has to do is put his feet down. There's felt filling that won't let the front wheel turn too sharply, and there are no sharp parts or places for little fingers to get stuck. This bike is great for indoors or outdoors, and it's light and therefore very portable. I know my friend is very happy with this bike, and when Andy gets a little older I will probably be buying it for him too.
December 17, 2007
If your toddler needs a car, consider the Plasma Car. This car is made from state of the art plastics so it's rugged and durable. It doesn't use batteries or any other power supply besides your child's energy, so it's quiet too! All you need is a flat surface to use. We love the sleek look of it and know that your child will too!
December 10, 2007
We've moved to an area that rarely gets snow. While I don't miss it, I do for Andy's sake. I loved sledding as a child. If your children are lucky enough to have snow to play in during the winter, here are two sleds we've found at Sensational Beginnings that seem to be good options for toddlers. First is the Kringle Sled. It's in the shape of Santa's sleigh and has a a back and sides to keep your child from falling out and safe from the snow. Good for kids up to 30 lbs.
There's also the Bambino Pull Sled, which is great because it holds babies as young as 4 months old. It's made of kiln-dried birch plants, has hand carved willow rails on the back and sides, and has a slippery plastic bottom that guarantees a smooth ride. It holds up to 100 lbs and comes completely assembled. The pad is not included but is available on this site.
Head out on the trail to the wild fronteir on this Moulin Roty Ride-On Truck. This solid wooden scooter is made of varnished beech and built by hand to last for years. The truck comes nearly fully assembled, you'll just have to add the canopy and you're ready to go. The canopy covers a nice little storage area to tote around blocks, stuffed animals and so on.
December 5, 2007
I've said before that Andy loves being thrown around and anything that moves. He's still a little young for this next toy, but I'm sure it'd be a favorite of his. The Whirly Bounce Rider is three toys built into one. It is a bouncer, seesaw, and merry go round! It's sturdy with a tough, inflatable bouncing ball and stay put base (which must be weighted). It's good for single child families because another child isn't needed for the seesaw part. And it supports children up to 70 lbs, so even the heavier and older ones can take part!
November 23, 2007
The problem with most swing sets is that they are way too big for the little kids. One came with our house, but Andy is still a couple of years away from fully getting use out of it. I think the Eezy Peezy Toddler Swing And Slide would be much better if your toddler wants to play but is too young to climb. It is low to the ground, safe, and much less inexpensive than we were expecting. I also love how high the weight restrictions are. For those of us with large babies, we don't have to worry about them growing out of it before they are ready, like so many other products.
November 19, 2007
Looking for a sled this winter? We've already seen one, but the Bambino Grande Pull Sled by Mountain Boy Sledworks is in a whole different category. This heirloom quality, hand crafted pull sled is built to last for generations. It's made of thick birch planks with hand-carved willow hand railes. The bottom is made from a high-quality black plastic that glides easy over snow while its wide stance keeps it stable. The sled supports up to 150 pounds, and the extra long pull rope will make it easy to pull up those hills!
November 9, 2007
Excited about going sledding this winter? Well, with the cozy cruiser baby sled babies 18 months and up can sled too. This soft, inflatable sled has a three sided security enclosure and tough, welded-on rubber handles. It's got an extra-long tow rope, for those long trudges up the hill, and a reinforced base to help guard against popping. It supports up to 100 pounds, so you can probably fit a couple of babies on there!
June 18, 2007
I never had anything like this growing up, but I definitely love it. This speedster is made from metal and foot powered. Put your toddler in the seat, and watch as they zoom around the house. And you don't have to worry about your floors: the wheels are made from rubber. Want something other than a speedster? You can also get a firetruck, and a pink flower car.