Time to add a new volume to our list of favorite baby books. Featuring Arne Jacobsen’s famous typography, Design Letters has been putting out a series of fun, modern products that are perfect in their bold simplicity. The pink and mint baby books are the definition of a modern baby book and I think you’ll love them.
The books include 12 milestone cards and retail for about $60.
The 4 moms High Chair is finally here– literally. After previewing the high chair at the ABC Kids Expo months ago, one recently arrived on my doorstep (ah, the perils of being a blogger) and of course I had to try it out!
Opening the giant box was the toughest part of the high chair assembly. Basically you snap the seat onto the legs and screw them together with the included hardware and tool. This photo of the chair in my kitchen was taken less than ten minutes after I opened the box. Beautiful, no?
The best part of the high chair is what makes it unique. The 4moms High Chair uses magnets both in the tray latches and on the tray top. You can easily attach the tray with one hand and the magnets guide and lock it in place. The tray top is also magnetic and is perfect to use with the magnetic 4moms bowls and plates.
The chair also features an adjustable 5-point harness and the tray can be installed in three different positions as your children grow. There are also three different height options. The sleek seat is easy to clean with the removable foam insert and a dishwasher-safe tray liner.
The 4moms High Chair is available in three color combinations including black/grey, white/grey and white/green, and retails for $300. It comes with one bowl and lid. Additional plates, bowls and utensils are sold separately.
Since ezpz burst on the scene (less than 2 years ago! starting just before their kickstarter campaign), their simple, stylish and totally useful Happy Mat has been blowing up worldwide! It’s high time we talk about why you want one and how ezpz has expanded their product line.
There’s nothing better to introduce you to the ezpz Happy Mat than their intro video.
So a one piece placemat/dish that’s 100% silicone, dishwasher safe, BPA, PVC and pthalate free and it sticks to your table… I think there’s not much more that needs to be said to convince you that you need at least a couple.
The Happy Mat is available in 4 colors and retails for $25.
But then sometimes you don’t want to serve a whole divided plate of food and one single bowl will do the trick. Then you also want a Happy Bowl ($20).
But some ezpz fans had the problem that their mats were too large to fit on the tray of their favorite high chair so ezpz introduced the Mini Mat ($20).
I’m thrilled about the success of ezpz and encourage you to give one of their mats a try!
Now you can also choose Supper Hero,
or Enchanted Forest.
These fun melamine dinner trays turn trying new foods into a game with a hidden treat waiting at the end. Retail for about $20.
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Light shades and pastels are a growing trend this year and this modern dining room featuring the pretty shades of Muuto’s NERD chair is a cozy family space. BabyBjörn High Chairs are a good start in light green or light pink.
To complete the table setting, I’ve added…
Utensils: Bambu Baby’s Fork & Spoon- $10
Placemat: Cloud Placemat- $24
Plate: Petits Et Maman Kids’ Wood Plate, Rabbit- $24
Cup: Rice DK Pastel Coral Melamine Cup- $7
Bib: Pastel Clouds Bandana Bib- $12
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In addition to the new 4moms high chair, there were some other items worth mentioning in the world of baby feeding.
In the highchair world, OXO’s Sprout High Chair has gray and white frames in addition to the current walnut and birch…
… and Stokke’s Tripp Trapp will be available in two new colors as well.
From Boon, you can look forward to the new Bento lunch box…
… as well as the Forb Mini dish brush.
Boon’s straw cup tops and sippy cup tops are also available right now.
We have high expectations for 4moms, and when they debut a new product, we expect to be impressed. But what could be so impressive about a new high chair? Magnets!
One of the trickiest parts of a high chair is removing the tray, right? If you’ve ever tried to teach your parents how to get your child out of their high chair, you know what I’m talking about. But the 4moms high chair is so easy, you can remove the tray with one hand.
The chair is extremely easy to clean and the foam insert can be removed and washed in the sink. The tray liner comes off and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
The tray top is also magnetic and their high chair comes with a bowl that sticks to the tray. Other magnetic dishes will also be available for purchase.
The 4moms high chair also features 3 height settings, 3 tray positions, a 5-point harness than can be changed to a 3-point harness and it will retail for a reasonable $300. Look for it in early 2016!
While we wait for our little boy to be born in October, we have been spending time decorating the room our preschooler will eventually share with his baby brother. Their space revolves around camping, canoeing, and nature. When Esther told me about the new My Natural Eco Feeding Collection, I knew it was something I wanted to both own AND share with you all. Let’s take a peek!
The pieces are created using corn, potato, and sugar cane starches, and the entire collection is free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and Latex. The Safety & Health page is detailed and explains everything a parent wants to know about giving their child something safe for mealtime.
A modern Fox, Deer, Owl, and Raccoon are displayed in a on each uniquely shaped bowl and plate. Little anti-slip feet create a fun visual of the animals’ feet, while keeping the feeding-friendly plate in place. Both bowls and plates are designed with a contoured front-edge lip and an anti-topple structure, with the plate geared towards more developed eaters.
The chunky, bistro-style spoon and forks are perfect for little hands learning to self-feed. With rounded tips on the fork, I would feel safe letting my infant explore his plate with these versus other, more pointed options on the market. I’m already adding the Raccoon set and blue utensils to my baby list!
Now, where would we put these adorable creatures on our table? On the Eco Place Mat, of course!
I am dying over the green forest landscape and how fun the place setting looks on this clever layout. This would even be a great mat for using modeling dough or creating animal crafts. I see many uses for this piece.
What do you think? I am excited about this new collection! Which animal would you like to see setting on your forested placemat?
There is an exciting new company entering the juvenile product market. Welcome, Nenu!
Nenu creates thoughtful and simple products for you and your family. We like their clean aesthetic and modern color choices (Sky and Watermelon) that suit both boys and girls.
Founded by family friends seeking well-designed, safe, and functional products for their babies, Nenu set out to develop products completely designed, manufactured, sourced, and packaged in the USA.
Nenu Spoons and Teether Bugs are FDA-rated, medical-grade materials which are free of phthalates, latex, vinyl, and BPA products. The Spoon is not your ordinary baby spoon. The spoon depression is designed with a ramp so that the food collects in the front, decreasing changes of spills and messes.
It is simple for infant and toddler use.
Nenu was generous enough to send me samples of their new line, Spoon and Teether Bug, for my thoughts in person, so let’s take a look! I was immediately impressed by the sleek, modern packaging design and mature choice of colors. It’s often hard to find shades of red and blue that seem gender neutral, but they made excellent decisions on both, in my opinion. The Spring 2015 Catalog was fun to browse through for a glimpse inside the design process and to get a sneak peek at some new products (hopefully!) coming soon.
The Teether Bug makes helping a teething infant look easy. The flexible loop is easy to grasp with tiny fingers, and little bumps on each leg will help soothe baby’s sore gums. If you have more than one Teether Bug, they can be stacked and played with beyond the teething years. My three-year-old immediately grabbed it and set it off on bug-escue rescue missions.
The Spoon has little leg rests so that you can set it on the table if baby prefers to feed himself or if you want to prop the spoon on the edge of the plate without having it roll over. The narrow handle of the Spoon creates an easy finger-like size for infants and toddlers to grasp. As you can tell from the photo, the Spoon is not flexible like the Teether Bug. You can see my thumb applying pressure and there is no give. If you’ve ever given your infant a flexible spoon for use (food flinging all over), you know how much more helpful this firm design can be for eating and clean-up.
It’s not every day that a product line launches that impresses me so much in terms of design, function, packaging, and my scrutinizing in-person impressions, but Nenu has proven itself worthy of our strong recommendation. Also worthy of a mention is the fact that they donate to the charities Water for Life and No Kid Left Hungry to help provide children with food and water. I love supporting a generous company.
If you would like to try Nenu’s new Spoon and Teether Bug out for yourself or as a shower gift, they are offering BuyModernBaby readers a discount code for purchase until July 2 — this Thursday!
SAVE 20% ON ANY ORDER WITH CODE: BUYMODERN20
This expires Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
I hope you enjoy this new brand as much as I do!