I love baby products that look cool and don't stick out like a big ugly sore thumb in your decor. This drying rack ($18) is great because it not only looks cool but it holds all of the little pieces from baby's sippy cups as well as spoons and pacifiers. It's also simple to clean, the grass lifts right out of the tray. I just wish they made a bigger size! Sometimes it fills up quickly.
Feed your baby with one arm tied behind your back? You can do that! When lil ones are first introduced to solids, moms can spend most of the meal batting their hands away from the oncoming food and ending up with a lap full of pureed veggies. Using their experience with the Squirt Dispensing Spoon, Boon has teamed up with Plum Organics to introduce the Plum Dispensing Spoon ($4 for two), a set of two BPA and phthalate-free spoons that attach directly onto squeezable pouches, to allow for one-handed feeding. The company recently sent us a set to try out.
Who is this product designed for? The spoons are ideal for busy moms of infants who are starting solid foods.
Is it practical? Yes. The spoon twists onto any pureed food pouch (not just Plum Organics) in a matter of seconds and eliminates the need to dirty a bowl when feeding a tot. Once baby is done, the spoon is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
What sets it apart? The Plum Dispensing Spoon is the first of its kind.
What could be better? I wish the actual distance from the stem to the bowl of the spoon was longer, allowing parents to place it further into the lil one's mouth, and at more of an angle. At the current length, I felt like the pouch (which came from a dirty store shelf) was too close to my tot's lips.
Would you buy it? Yes for on the go feeding and traveling it eliminates the need to pack bowls. At home, I would stick with my regular baby spoons.
Would you give it as a gift? It would make a fun gift, along with a few pouches of food for a mom who is introducing solids for the first time.
Mama and papa get to dine in swanky digs every now and then so why not give baby a daily dose? Parents looking to treat their sweet buns to a posh seat need not look any further than these 10 high-end high chairs. Mums willing to drop a few Benjamins will love the eye candy in these drool-worthy table additions.
Chic moms at the playground want to be the trendsetters of baby paraphernalia. You can spot them — the Orbit pushing, latte sipping, couture wearing mamas. They try all of the latest, but not always greatest, baby products and then report back to their entourage on the "must haves" and "steer clears." Check out my slideshow of some of the cool products that I wouldn't recommend and why.
Have you ever been at the store poised to buy a slew of bottles for babe when you suddenly wonder, "Are these Bisphenol A free?" While you can ask the clerk for information, you may not have faith in their response.
If that's the case, just pull out your cell phone and text "zrecs" and the company name to 69866. They will shoot back a BPA report for you right away.
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Life can get hectic for a mom on the move with a new babe; she's got to be quick on her feet and ready for the unexpected.
Boon, a company dedicated to "innovations for modern parents," created a gadget to make our lives a little easier. The Boon Squirt ($8) is a food dispenser and a utensil. You just put up to three ounces of baby food in the device and squeeze the goods out into the spoon. All it takes is one hand to get your baby fed. So when she starts to fuss while you're in the check out lane, you'll be armed and ready.