Just because there's a baby in the family doesn't mean the living room has to look like a Fisher Price factory. These are a few pieces we have around our house that I realized were purchased because of baby but are perfectly functional and attractive to us adults too:
Enjoying the outdoors when you have a newborn can be quite a challenge. Worries about the bugs, the heat, the UV rays all feel amplified when it comes to a tiny baby's comfort and health. That's why we really like the idea of this product.
As an apartment dweller I'm always on the lookout for space-saving furniture and this new high chair by BabyBjorn caught my eye. It folds up slim enough to stow in a closet or your car trunk for trips and boasts an ergonomic design meant to "hug your baby's body." I'm also a fan of the shell design which has few crevices for food to get in.
OXO is known for functional, basic products that just happen to be pretty good looking so an extension into the baby and toddler market seems like a perfect fit. They're thinking big (their Sprout high chair) and small (bottle brushes and spoons) for feeding, cleaning, bathing and storing.
It's color month at Ohdeedoh and it's got me thinking about a color I'm starting to see crop up more and more in the home. I'm talking about the color purple. Admittedly, it's a hard color to use in large amounts. But when done right, it's truly eye catching.
A reader tipped us off to this multipurpose product which she saw on Unclutterer. In theory we love the idea of both a space-saving and money-saving ($150) product that can be used through birth as a seat or swing and then as an infant and toddler high chair and finally as a chair. But we wonder if this is a case of the whole being less than the sum of all parts?
No, you're not California Dreamin', "Britain's #1 Baby Brand" Mamas & Papas is hitting our shores and they're bringing their "A" game. The British Invasion includes strollers, high chairs, bouncers and accessories.
Do you remember the post we did last year about pristine, well-designed high chairs in a McDonalds in France? We still can't get over that image. A clean, safe high chair says as much about a restaurant as does the cleanliness of their restrooms. And if it's good looking to boot, we won't complain. Check out this little row of beauties in a restaurant in, you guessed it, France (at Bonpoint).