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We introduced them earlier this year, but Re-Play has a few new items in their collection of recycled children’s tableware. A photo of their colorful booth was one of my most liked photos from the Expo on Instagram, so Re-Play is definitely a brand you should take a look at.
I was introduced to the extremely clever line of products from b.box and you should particularly take a look at these travel bibs! The dirty side of the bib and the flexible soft spoon zip right up into the bib when you’re done. With the brilliant design and cute patterns, you’re going to want a couple of these in your diaper bags at all times.
Silikids is significantly expanding it’s product line. Where they used to only have their special silicone covers for drinking glasses, now they have a much more complete feeding system that includes a snack bag, bib, bowl, sippy cup, sippy cup top, spoon, and my very favorite– the silimap placemat.
The new Silikids products will be available in December.
OXO debuted the Seedling High Chair. This new high chair will be coming out in December and should retail for about $150 ($100 less than their Sprout High Chair). While the Seedling is a really nice looking high chair, I’m not sure there’s anything that special about this seat other than its lower price.
I think their new bib is a good addition to their feeding collection though. This is another bib that folds up to trap the mess.
So are you looking forward to any of these new products?
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In case you want your stroller to look like your great-grandmother’s favorite armchair, Maclaren’s Cath Kidston Spray Flower Quest Buggy is back. $335
Nothing against Cath Kidston, I just prefer her modern vintage English style in smaller doses…
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And now please excuse me as I redecorate my son’s bedroom to suit that penguin bedding!
While browsing a few online shops last week, the Toddler Company brand of feeding gear jumped off the screen to me with its simple beauty, so I wanted to share them here with you.
The colors are bold and fresh, the lines are clean and smooth, and the pieces even look like a breeze to clean. Toddler Company has created a cup, bowl, plate, and set of utensils that deserves your attention, and that can be hard to say for children’s place settings.
Plus, the design stands out as modern and fun.
The cutlery ($30) was designed ergonomically for little fingers that prefer chubby objects. Gripping these utensils looks easy and comfortable, which means better maneuverability, and for anyone that has ever cleaned up after a toddler’s meal, you know maneuverability is key in this beginning phase of eating!
The bowl ($20) is designed in a scooping-friendly manner, with sloped sides and an easy-to-hold rim. All of their products are available in red, orange, blue, or green.
The plates ($20) are also wide and easy to carry or hold in place.
The outside of the cup ($15) is made of a slip-resistant surface (as are the utensils, bowls, and plates), but the bottom of the cup is weighted and smooth, made for easy sliding across the table and less spills.
The Toddler Collection can be found in the US at modernmini.
I don’t usually post products from Slovenia, but they assured me that they ship the Froc High Chair all over the world and most of them head to the US, so we’re going to have a look.
The Froc High Chair is a fun and funky adjustable high chair that should work for most kids from 6 months to 10 years of age.
They boast superior stability and maximum safety and the picture has me sold on that point.
Available in 5 colors, the Froc can be ordered from their website for 199,00 €, which is about $270.
If you’re looking for something practical but a little out of the ordinary, this might be just the high chair for you.
Why is it that the foreign dining rooms are so much more fun than the ones we typically see in the US? This colorful Swedish interior adds fun vintage fabrics to an otherwise white backdrop to create a warm family space. (photo by Lina Ikse)
To complete the table setting, I’ve added…
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I love the look of this sturdy chair through all its stages. It’s a truly modern, stylish seat both as a high chair and as a child’s chair.
It comes in three color combinations and I’d say if there’s any room for improvement for the Zaaz it lies in the color choices. I’d love to see all 7 of the European colors brought here as well.
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Picnic season is upon us, and if you’re looking for a good excuse to have a fashionable lunch at the park or the beach, here are some products that would make for a fabulous presentation. My son and I are frequenting the beach this month with family in town, and sand toys are always a huge hit — but this entire grouping was designed around this amazing grill.
1- The Rucksack by Gin & Luck- Coming Soon
Though this bag is geared towards those who like to imbibe, with the bags made of heavy canvas, leather, and waterproof compartments, this is easily also a bag that every parent or caregiver would love. The openings for wine bottles on the side bags could be used for those perfect bubble wands, and the gadget compartments could also be functional for storing sunscreen or outdoor flatware. This bag is on my must-see list for this summer!
2- Scoppi- $30
A clever new product that can be used year-round to shovel or sift snow and sand, and it appeals to all ages? Count me in.
3- Thermos Foogo- $10
A straw cup with the classic thermos style, design, and quality made for active toddlers.
4- City Boy Picnic Grill- $229
The design is incredible, sleek, sophisticated, and everything you would want in a portable product. The price is hefty, but if you live in an apartment or in a city space with grill restrictions, or just love to travel, this would be the perfect splurge.
5- West Elm Tassel Blanket- $49 (on sale now $35)
Throw this on the sand, grass, tabletop, or even living room floor to create a beautiful instant place setting.
6- Skip Hop Bento Mealtime Kit- $24
Always a great choice for packing baby and toddler lunches along with rationing out treats!
7- Monbento Single- $26
This Bento box is airtight, BPA-free, microwave and dishwasher safe, making it a nice option for home, work, and on-the-go.
Now you’re all set. Where is your favorite place for a picnic? Mine is the beach, provided we bring enough fresh water to rinse off before adding sand to all of our food!
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For part two of our baby registry series sponsored by Babyli.st, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite high chairs for 2013. When I’m looking for high chairs, I’m looking for a compact, simple design and a chair that’s easy to clean. Things like footrests, height adjustments, cushions and five point harnesses are additional bells and whistles that you may or may not care about.
1- BABYBJÖRN High Chair- $300
This sleek and simple design is lightweight and folds up to save space. The curved backrest hugs the child and the adjustable table is designed to fit snugly against baby’s belly. It is available in white as well as red.
2- Babyhome Eat- $175
This lightweight chair (7.5 lbs) features a seat in 7 different fabric color options. To clean, the entire seat can be removed and thrown into the washing machine. The chair also folds flat for easy storage.
3- Ikea Antilop- $20 (+$5 for a tray)
This is the ultimate high chair stripped of any bells and whistles whatsoever. Even the tray is optional. For the price, this easy to clean, easy to assemble seat does the job. This is what we used for our two boys and I would make the same choice again. Also currently available in blue and red.
4- Boon Flair- $280
The Flair features a one piece sleek seat that is east to clean and the tray even fits in the dishwasher. Pneumatic height adjustment makes it easy to lift and lower and with locking wheels, it’s easy to move around.
5- Stokke Tripp Trapp- $250
Designed in 1972, the Tripp Trapp is a modern design classic. It is designed to work from baby to adult and comes in a rainbow of colors. This is the ideal combo if you’re going for equal parts look, function and longevity.
6- Bloom Fresco Chrome- $450
This is your Ferrari of high chairs. Its got your fancy finishes, flashy colors and price tag to match, but you’ve also got top performance and functionality to go with it. With 4 frame options and 14 seat pad options, you can get the look you love. Then you also get 3 recline positions, 360-degree swivel, pneumatic height adjustment etc…
7- Svan Signet High Chair- $260
The Signet features solid bentwood construction. The durable seat is designed with adjustable seat depth, seat height and footrest to provide ergonomic support for your growing child. The handle on the back makes it easy to move.
8- OXO Sprout High Chair- $250
This is a comfortable padded high chair with a lovely simple design. It is adjustable for 6 month to 5 years with the removable tray and adjustable height footrest. There are five color combinations with walnut or birch frames and green, orange, pink and taupe cushions.
9- Phil & Teds Highpod- $200
The Highpod is designed to tilt from upright to relax mode and all the way down into sleep position. It’s called “the ultimate feed and snooze high chair.” The height is adjustable at five different levels and the seat is insulated but easy to clean.
10- Monte Tavo High Chair- $300
Without a tray, this stylish seat pulls right up to the table. It blends into your decor and doesn’t scream baby. The base is a compact 19″ x 19″ and is available in natural or espresso. You can choose brown, black or white bonded leather for the easy to wipe seat. This would have been a beautiful option for our dining room.
Those are my top 10, but I have a few more modern options on our complete list of modern high chairs and boosters.
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