shopping guide: black and white feeding high chair modern kids dining
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We’ve started exploring the black and white trend for nurseries, but it works in any room of the home. This clean modern dining room from alebesso.com features a stokke tripp trapp in black. I imagined setting the table in this space and added a little fun for the child at the table. I couldn’t help myself with the pandas. There were just too many great panda items. Believe me when I say I restrained myself! But the plates and place mat are simple and classic and can be used for the whole family beyond the toddler years.
To complete the table setting, I’ve added…
Utensil: Panda Fork Set- $9
Placemat: Chilewich Jet Black Rectangular Bamboo Placemat 0025-BAMB-JETB- $15
Plate: Kate Spade New York Melamine Dinner Plate- $20
Cup: Panda Bear Kids Water Bottle- $11
Bib: Panda Baby Bib- $17
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In case you worried that special editions in the baby gear world were restricted to strollers, Bloom is coming out with special edition high chairs.
This limited edition collection features bright pops of color on the oh-so-modern Bloom Fresco Chrome high chair. 5 colors– blue, pink, orange, green and yellow– are available with either a black or white.
Like all Bloom Fresco Chromes, the Giro edition starts as a cradle and converts to a high chair. Retail price for the Bloom Fresco Chrome Giro is $650 and includes all accessories. Contact bloom for preorder information. These should be available before the end of the summer.
Stokke Steps is the first (at least that I know of!) bouncer and high chair combination.
I love this as you need the high chair just at the time when your child is getting too big for their bouncer, and like everything else Stokke, its Scandinavian design looks beautiful in the modern home.
Stokke’s Tripp Trapp high chair is a design classic, and this multifunctional marvel is the first product worthy of swaying your attention away from the original.
You can see more photos on Stokke’s Steps board on Pinterest.
Stokke Steps should be available in the US in March. Suggested retail for the Bouncer is $199 and the High Chair Solution which grows with the child from 6 months is $450. While it seems efficient gear-wise, buying a Tripp Trapp (about $370 even with tray and baby set as accessories) and a bouncer separately looks like the more affordable way to go. What do you think?
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?
coming soon! shopping guide: ABCKids glider high chair nursery furniture seating
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We spotted two new items from one of our favorite modern nursery brands, Monte Design at the ABC Kids Expo 2013.
First, they’re introducing a walnut base on the Tavo High Chair. This adds even more opportunity for you to match your highchair with your adult dining furniture, and the walnut just looks spectacular, no?
While giggle currently is the exclusive retailer for the beautiful new Como Glider, this will be more widely available in 2014. In our last post we showed the Pebble Gray, but here you can see it in Sand.
Don’t you even just want one of these for your living room?
Everyone gets excited when a sleek European brand crosses the Atlantic, and this year that brand is Mima. The Dutch brand has only been around since 2009, but with its sleek, high-end look, it’s getting everyone’s attention.
The Kobi is a versatile single, double or twin stroller that starts at $1300. It’s available now with tons of color options and accessories.
The Xari is a $1200 stroller that is only available as a single… but a beautiful single.
What do you think of the special edition plaid versions?
Mima’s lightweight stroller is called Bo. This one should be out in January and retail for $350.
Mima’s Moon transforms from newborn lounger to high chair to junior chair and features multiple recline positions as well as easy height adjustment. This sleek modern high chair will retail for about $450 and should be available in January.
I’ll be very interested to see how Mima catches on in North America.
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.
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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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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