A Manny & Simon push toy is pretty much a requirement for any modern nursery (just search our archives to prove it!), so I know their teethers are going to be standard for any well equipped toy box and diaper bag.
We got to preview the teethers ($14) at last years ABC Kids Expo, but I really love the shakers ($24) as well.
BEST OF MARKET:
“Pirasta (Brooklyn, NY) for its Let’s Color America: Really Big Coloring Poster, a giant poster that takes users on a tour of the USA while coloring a map, illustrated by Allison Kerek, depicting the 50 states. The poster is made in USA, and printed with vegetable ink on recycled content paper.”
Winner: “Candylab Toys LLC (New York, NY) for its Woodie + Caravan, wooden toy cars inspired by vintage American automobiles, which are made of solid beech wood, real walnut veneer sides and rubber tires. This particular model features a Woodie wagon with a canoe trailer and a magnetic surfboard on top.”
Winner: “Tree by Kerri Lee (Long Eddy, NY) for its Photo Holder Block, made in the USA from solid hardwood. The hand painted and laser engraved block has a slot on top for easy slip-in of photographs and has felt pads on the bottom.”
Winner: “Innobaby LLC (Barrington, Il) for its Aquaheat On-the-Go Food Warmer, adding water activates the heat in this on-the-go food warmer, with no batteries/electricity required. This warmer accommodates all types of bottles, food jars or pouches.”
Which items are you most excited about?
This is blowing my mind. I never dreamed minted would get more involved in the home decor space, but as of today, welcome minted home. We already LOVE minted for art, but add their selection of designs to pillows, curtains, lampshades etc… and I’m getting giddy! With dozens of patterns and plenty of colorways, the possibilities are endless.
The minted home pillows come in five different sizes with several choices of fabric as well.
I don’t think there another place online where you can order so many beautiful custom curtains. I’ll be spending the rest of MY evening tonight shopping for curtains for our new house! There are so many different sizes patterns and colors to choose from!
Let me know what you’re ordering!
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It’s been a long time since we’ve posted about an activity center, not because we forget to look for them, but because there aren’t too many worthy of mention. Today I’m happy to show you the Portaplay Convertible Activity Center from Oribel. You might as well put this one up on your registry right now. Go ahead… I’ll wait…
The activity center starts out as a great entertaining area for infants 5 to 12 months. Face it, sometimes you just need a safe place to put the little one down for a few minutes. But after 12 months, the Portaplay converts into a Play Table that will grow with your child through their toddler years.
I love how the legs fold up for storage, the gender neutral colors and extended life of this affordable activity center. At $150 this makes a great gift.
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The 4moms version of the bouncy seat, the bounceRoo is lightweight, portable and features three vibration modes and intensity settings. $100-$120
I love this scaled back seat from 4moms.
Formerly known as Flink, KidWild is re-branded, refreshed and full of new modern organic kids bedding options.
Crib sheets like this Trees pattern retail for $46.
If you’re looking for a really unique blanket to use as a lovey, perhaps one of these Bu! Blankies from Little Red Stuga will do the trick. They’re half blanket and half toy, perfect for nap time, peekaboo as well as pretend play.
Take a look at their new Panda as well! It’s totally my favorite! $29
The ultra-popular Pixie camera from The Twig Co. has recently been updated to this new interlocking, interchangeable design! You can select different colors for the top, bottom, lens and dial to create your own unique toy. Add additional parts and pieces and customize at will.
You can also select a pre-made color combination to keep things simple, and add additional pieces as needed. $40
I just love the additional layer of fun with this new mix-n-match design!
We’ve been admiring Nobodinoz from afar for a long time, but their lovely collections are starting to trickle into US retailers.
Carrito Mapachito (raccoon trolley),
and a couple of their full sized play tents.
I love the color palette Nobodinoz uses. It’s fresh and modern (of course), a little bit tropical, and all goes together perfectly. I’m starting to think I should use their colors as the scheme in my new house! I can’t wait to see what else becomes available. Most of all I’m hoping to see the furniture! Who’s with me?!