The bath products from Puj are so deceptively simple that on first glance it might be easy to overlook them, but their simplicity is exactly why they deserve a closer look. The original Puj Tub is a soft infant bath that folds up to fit in the sink. This year, the Flyte is even more compact and perfect for travel.
Folded up, it can be easily dropped into the bottom of a suitcase. The Flyte is available right now for $35.
I was also impressed with the Hug and Big Hug Hands-Free Hooded Infant and Toddler Towels. These are super soft and hang conveniently on a Puj Nub. The Big Hug was designed to fit a 6 year-old, so as I have one of those in my house and these are so soft and lovely, I totally want a few of these.
Finally, have you ever seen a more stylish set of anti-slip bath stickers? These stick on the floor of your tub to keep you from slipping the the bath. Puj will have several different sets of these, but I like the ones shown below the most.
Puj has truly created a full collection of modern, fun and functional bath items and I congratulate them.
Skip Hop is constantly coming up with new and exciting additions to their product lines. This year was no exception and they had lots to see at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo.
They are going to be rounding out their bath line with the non slip bath lining mat and a bathtub elbow saver you can lean on at the edge of the tub. So now between the kneeling mat and the elbow saver to lean on, there’s no reason that bathtime should be a pain.
The Treetop Friends collection is expanding to include a bunch of new wooden toys. Any and all of these will make great gifts!
There are tons of cute zoo friends feeding products including these bibs, utensils and straw bottles.
Of course that’s not all. There are a few great new diaper bags coming up as well. I love the look of these Grand Central diaper bags. I could see myself with one of these for sure. There’s also a new Jonathan Adler Bag that will come in three patterns as well as a fancier version of the Bento bag.
It’s turning into one-stop shopping for all your baby needs over there at Skip Hop. Gotta love it.
Like all their other toys, these vehicles are made from 100% recycled plastic, are BPA, phthalate and PVC free and are made in the USA.
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I’ve loved the Flexi Bath since I first spotted it. With its space-saving folding design and fun colors, it has been a favorite baby gear item of mine for years. I love its size and how you can bathe a good sized toddler in it without having to fill up your full sized tub (or even HAVE a tub in the house). There was just one problem with it. It was really for babies that could already sit up, so you’d have to have an infant tub in addition to a Flexi Bath. Well, not anymore! Prince Lionheart is now offering an infant support piece that snaps right into your Flexi Bath.
This ingenious swoosh of molded plastic fits over the edge of the tub and snaps into place. With this simple $17 addition to your Flexi Bath, the tub can last your child from birth until (depending on their size) they are about four!
If you love the Flexi Bath, like I know so many of you do, I highly recommend adding the Infant Support. This week you can get one from Fab.com and they’ll be released more widely very soon. You can also win a Flexi Bath with the Infant Support as part of our Begin With the Best: Ultimate Baby Registry Sweepstakes. Don’t forget to enter to win loads of great prizes worth over $430!
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I’m excited to begin working with our new advertiser, a baby registry, BabyLi.st this month. BabyLi.st is your all-in-one baby registry site. You can add items from any store on the web and save them all on one list. There’s no need to limit your choices to just what is available at the national chain retailers! Add your favorites from etsy, Ikea, a local boutique that you love or directly from the manufacturer. BabyLists are easy to create and easy to share. If you’ve figured out how to add a “Pin It” button to your toolbar, you’ll be able to add the easy “Add to Babylist” button as well.
To test BabyLi.st out, I created a sample baby registry at babyli.st/buy-modern-baby with 10 of my favorite registry items. It was easy to add the items, change the pictures, add descriptions and sort the list how I wanted it to appear. If you’re expecting, make sure you give BabyLi.st a try when putting together your gift registry!
I had such a great time putting together my “Ultimate Baby Registry,” that BabyLi.st and I will be giving away EVERYTHING on the list to one lucky winner!
If you have any friends or family who are expecting, you will want to send them our way because this is an incredible prize package! You can see all the items on BabyLi.st and I’m going to tell you a little something about all my picks right here as well.
1. First we have the Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper- $100
This stylish multi-functional rocker converts from a baby seat to a comfy napper without disturbing your baby.
2. Loop Diaper Caddy from Boon Inc.- $50
This is one diapering accessory that I really wish we had when my kids were babies. The Loop stores all your diapering tools in an organized, stylish and easy-to-carry caddy.
We love our Soapster and I think it’s a must-have for any child’s bath. Parents can get foamy soap with just one hand and eventually, kids can get their own soap and wash independently.
Aden + Anais swadding wraps are known far and wide to be the softest, most beautiful and best natural muslin swaddling wraps for your modern baby. These are an absolute must-have on any baby registry.
Wearable blankets are another must-have in my book and I really love this bamboo/cotton one from Gunamuna. The material is lightweight and SUPER soft. The Gunapods are designed with the Wonderzip system that has 4 zippers all around the blanket so that you can change or dress baby easily.
It’s never too soon to start baby proofing. I’m impressed with the modern baby proofing products from Rhoost and had to add a starter set of cabinet locks, outlet covers and table corner guards to my Ultimate Baby Registry.
7. Flexi Bath from Prince Lionheart- $44 + $17 for the Infant Support
One of my favorite baby bathtubs is the Flexi Bath. It stores flat but pops open into a nice sized tub with a convenient drain in the bottom. With the addition of the new Flexibath Infant Support, this is the only baby bathtub you will need! This tub can be used for children up to 4 years old and will save water over using your regular bathtub. Take your pick of either a blue, green, pink or white Flexi Bath.
8. WallCandy Arts Gift Certificate- $50
Get started decorating the nursery with a $50 gift certificate for WallCandy Arts. Take your pick from their collections of wall decals, chalkboard and dry erase decals or removable wallpaper.
Everyone loves those monthly baby photos and take it from me, if you’ve got a set of these handy stickers ready to go, you’ll be so much more likely to actually capture a set of these precious moments before they fly by… because believe me… they do!
I wish I had an official set of monthly photos for my boys’ baby books. And speaking of baby books…
10. The last prize is a copy of This Is Your Book by Ryan Maconochi- $17
“This is Your Book” is the modern baby book you don’t have to be intimidated about filling in. It is easy to complete and will become a fun keepsake for your child when they are grown.
I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to share all of these great items (with a total retail value of over $430) with a lucky follower! The giveaway is open to US residents over the age of 18. It starts right now and ends June 11th, 2012 at 12:01 am EST. There are several ways to enter via Rafflecopter below.
Prizes provided courtesy of Babyli.st, Boon Inc., Skip Hop, Aden + Anais, Gunamuna, Rhoost, Prince Lionheart, WallCandy Arts and Sticky Bellies. I made the choices and these companies generously agreed to share the items with you.
This is a fun category… “Niftiest Bath Toy Organizer.” I remember the day I discovered the need for a bath toy organizer. We have so many bath toys that one really isn’t enough, but we just cycle the toys through and don’t use all of them at once!
Boon‘s Bug Pod wins for cutest design for sure. The bug pod is a nice large size and scoops, drains and stores small bath items. The frog and whale (coming in April) designs are cute as well. Retail for $35.
The Bath Toy Organizer and Storage Basket from One Step Ahead may not be much to look at, but this is the one I purchased years ago to solve our bath toy situation. I wanted something that went across the tub and this one expands to fit most bathtubs perfectly. With two boys, I sometimes place the basket between them to give them each their own space in the tub. It helps avoid some conflict. Retails for $13.
The Spout Guard Organizer from Summer Infant is a smaller container that is more for your soap and sponges, but it also has the added functionality of a spout guard to protect little heads from bumps. It retails for $10.
Do you have a favorite that didn’t make the list? Which one are you voting for?
You can see my entire baby bath product guide at BuyModernBathroom.
Yup, the Naked baby bathtub from boon is now available for purchase. We saw its debut in September at ABC Kids and the wait is over. With its modern, innovative design, the Naked can recline, expand, collapse and hang to dry.
Retailing for $70, the Naked is available in blue, green, purple, red and orange (exclusive to Giggle).
I’m happy to have included it in our bath guide on Buy Modern Bathroom.
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With Skip Hop’s bath line, bath time will never be the same. Their bath line more than doubled this year with new items like the Starfish Stay Stay-Put Stacker, Octopus Ring Toss, Turtle Island Playset and Soapster Foaming Soap Dispenser.
And the winner of all four of these wonderful new items is Lace who also discovered the Skip Hop Spout Covers and loves them! Congratulations Lace!
There are two other new bath accessories in the collection (which some of you have already commented about): The Moby Bath Kneeler and the Moby Bath Spout Cover. The Moby spout cover joins the Ducky spout cover so I’m going to venture to guess that we’ll see a Ducky Bath Kneeler eventually. I’m just speculating though.
And your Skip Hop update would not be complete if I didn’t let you know that the Complete Sheets are on the Skip Hop website and should be shipping any day now! The Complete Sheet features a different design on the top and on the sides of the sheet so that you can enjoy all the designer fun without the risk associated with crib bumpers.
I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of copycats of this idea in the years ahead, but for now, Skip Hop is blazing the trail and I’m excited and impressed.
In this last week of our Happy Holidays Giveaway series, we’ve got three wonderful giveaways for you. To kick it off, I’m thrilled to share this bundle of bath time goodies from Skip Hop. This year Skip Hop has introduced a number of new bath toys and accessories to their already fantastic bath collection including these four fabulous items…
The Starfish Stay-Put Stacker is the cutest bath stacking toy ever. The stacker can be attached to the floor of the tub using a suction cup attached to a post or it can float freely in the bath. The starfish rings can also cling to the wall of the tub. $15
The Octopus Ring Toss is another new bath toy that’s destined to become a classic. There are two ways to play. First, pour water into the octopus head and water sprinkles out of his arms. Second, throw the rings and see if the octopus to catches them! $13
The Turtle Island Playset is a foam cube that is home to 3 squirty turtles. You can unfold the cube into a floating mat where the turtles can play! They can dive through the cutouts as well. $15 So many great new toys, right?!
Finally, to round out your bath time experience, every tub (or shower!) needs the Soapster Foaming Soap Dispenser. $24
I really wanted one of these after I saw it at ABC Kids, so the folks from Skip Hop were kind enough to send one for my boys. It’s been a hit all around. I was a little worried that our fancy all-natural baby soap wouldn’t work in it or that a lot of the product would get wasted, but I was pleased with our results. The Soapster attached firmly to the wall using the 4 attached suction cups. There is an alternate screw method for attaching it if the cups don’t work with your wall. We filled the dispenser according to the instructions. It’s super easy– just fill the soap to the line about halfway into the window. This took a full bottle of our soap. Then fill the rest with water. Stir using the bubble wand under the penguin’s head and it’s ready to use. Foamy soap came out from the very first pump. The kids get their own squirt of soap and wash themselves. Without supervision I’m sure they’d keep taking more and more, but they’re learning and I’m always there.
I’m really excited about the great bath collection Skip Hop has put together. They’re on a roll and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
For now, we’re giving away all four of the new Skip Hop bath products that I talked about! To win the Skip Hop bath collection with a Starfish Stay-Put Stacker, an Octupus Ring Toss, a Turtle Island Playset and a Soapster (prize package worth $67):
Visit Skip Hop’s bath collection online and then leave a comment telling us either your favorite item or a product that you think they’re missing.
Be sure to enter your email address in the form when you comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, December 13th at 8 am EST.
The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) from among the unique entrants. The giveaway is open to readers in the US only and who are over the age of 18. Show your appreciation to our giveaway sponsor by liking them on Facebook, and following them on twitter. Good luck and tell your friends! *full rules
I think there were some of you out there who hadn’t ever visited booninc.com and explored their line of beautifully designed and useful products. I consider that a shocking state of affairs and I’m glad to have rectified the situation.
One of their most fun new items is the Glo nightlight and I’m excited to announce that the winner is…. Missy L. who also likes Boon’s Bug Pod.
Congratulations Missy! Your kids will love this. The Glo makes an amazing holiday gift. Some other Boon items I think would make cute gifts for kids are:
Thanks to Boon for sponsoring this fun giveaway. Please follow them on twitter and visit their Facebook page. You can be assured that I’ll let you know about any and all of Boon’s new product releases because they represent exactly what buymodernbaby.com is all about.