02.16.2011

Dream bag

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Black is such an under-used colour in the baby world that when you see a piece like this, it jumps out at you. The Dream Bag is just one of several striking and innovative products from Swedish site Little Red Stuga - it also comes in black and aqua or black and yellow variants.

And just like a real flower, at the end of the day, its petals can recede back into a bud shape for easy storage (it comes with a bag).I can imagine it looking, to a young kid, even more appealing as a play den when it's in this state.

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Oooh, total Anne Geddes-style photo opportunity for those who are so inclined...

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01.10.2011

Toy Saver Give Away

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We've all been there. Bubba, passy, favorite toy, whatever falls out of stroller, high chair, car seat, whichever onto a less than sanitary surface. Ewwwww!

It certainly happened to Mom Erinn Conn, and when she witnessed a friend attempt to secure a toy with an ordinary string, Erinn thought, "there has to be a better way!" Further research led her to other toy leashes. Yet with just a couple fasteners, most only fit around small objects. Long story short, enterprising Erinn invented the Toy Saver.

With a total of 8 snaps, the Toy Saver allows you to secure baby items of any size to just about anything. Snap a teether to the highchair or a teddy bear to a tree! It even comes with an extender so you can hold two things at once, making it the most versatile toy leash of its kind. Made of sturdy polyester straps and CPSIA compliant snaps, Toy Savers are also safe, durable and machine washable. And they come in a variety of patterns and colors from pink polka dots to animal prints, camos, and solids - all for only $8 a piece.

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And for a short time only, Erinn is offering Babygadget readers a chance to win a Toy Saver of their choice. Just log on to the Toy Saver facebook page and leave a comment telling of your most horrifying dropped toy disaster. (Mine was a sippy cup hurled into the New York City subway.) Or simply let her know which one you like best. Erinn will pick a winner on Jan. 24.

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12. 8.2010

Popgadget Holiday Giveaway - Total Tech Makeover!

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Hoyun from Popgadget here. In case you haven't heard, Intel is giving away loads of state-of-the-art technology for the home of one lucky Popgadget reader, and I don't want Babygadget readers to miss out. It's easy to enter, so come take a look now. It's the biggest giveaway in Popgadget history.

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12. 2.2010

Breastvest

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The Breastvest: I ain't keen on the name, but I can certainly see the sense in it. Effectively allowing you to wear any top as nursing-wear, it covers your tum as you hitch up your topmost layer of clothing.

Another in the long line of products invented by intelligent mums spotting a gap in the market (and in this case, a gap in the coverage of postpartum tums), this has the added benefit of keeping you snug over the winter months.

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11.11.2010

Elodie Details stripe frenzy

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The Elodie Details design ethos is based on full-on colour and pattern... no doubt about it. It's a brave mama indeed who kits out her child in bright swirls of clashing tones, from hat to booties, not forgetting the stroller sack and diaper bag.

So, I guess what most people do is buy one or two pieces, right? I mean, I'm crazy for stripes, but even I'd draw the line (ha, get it?) at getting every element of this particular set.

These booties, though? On their own? Gorgeous. Same goes for the hat. Darn it, maybe you do just buy the whole line, and rotate them.


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10.13.2010

Soothing bird

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This simple wooden bird is designed as a teething aid - and is so much more attractive than the garish plastic teethers you usually see. When it isn't being gummed, it'd be a lovely thing just for baby hands to hold, and explore.


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09.24.2010

Toys everywhere? Smidgebox to the rescue

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Some prefer more formal storage solutions, but in nigh on six years of parenting, I've found nothing more effective than a tub you can quickly throw small toys into: kids can easily get involved, too.

Here's one such tub that is also an attractive addition to the room, from Etsy seller Smidgebox . No, don't thank me. Well, all right, next time you don't step on a small toy car, you may indeed thank me.

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09. 9.2010

Snuggles and safety, all in one - with Baby Hoodie

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The Morrck story began when two mums met in the Special Care Baby Unit in a UK hospital: both had just given birth, and they became firm friends.

As is so often the way, in time, they also became business partners, designing a new range of products based around keeping babies warm but safe while in a car seat. As a click around their site will soon teach you, over-bulky outerwear on babies can be a hazard, leading to carseat straps that are too slack.

The Morrck baby blankets and hoods are both the correct thickness, and are quickly removed if the baby should start to overheat, making for a piece of safety equipment that's also rather stylish.

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08.10.2010

Hamster bags - no more stroller-tip.

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The Hamster buggy bag does rather make one wonder why we even bothered with buggy weights. Yes, the tipping-over pushchair is a nightmare, but is adding several pounds to an already hefty burden really the answer? The beauty of this product is that it redistributes the weight of your shopping, thus enabling it to become its own answer, rather than the source of the problem. Looks good to me.

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07.29.2010

White animal night lights

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Two things prevent me from dashing to place these stunning white animal night lights in my basket. First, their material: they're made of bone china and I can foresee their breakage all too clearly.

Secondly, the cost: at GBP 60.00 each, they're substantially more than your average nightlights. Of course, there is one solution: forget the child and buy them for myself... but I'm not sure I'd be allowed to get away with that.

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