The grass is always greener on the other side of the pond. Our nurseries may be filled with the coolest, most design-oriented products, but a glance at the offerings overseas can leave a mama wanting more! Brother Max, a 6-year old London-based company, designs products to "make everyday tasks simpler and less time consuming." Whether it's a thermometer that can be used in-the-ear or on the forehead or a high chair seat that doesn't hide crumbs, the innovative ideas will be welcomed in the United States later this year.
With Wimbledon in full swing for the rest of the week, the British stroller company is introducing a tennis-themed pushchair liner designed for the ultimate grass-court fan. The inexpensive Sports Fan (Tennis) Liner ($25) features faux suede material embroidered with a tennis ball and court and fits all single-seat Maclaren strollers. For now, the reversible liner is only available in the UK, but it is scheduled to make its stateside debut in August, just in time for the US Open. And for those soccer fans whose teams are still playing, the buggy company is also offering a soccer version of the liner in the UK.
There are high chairs, and then there are child chairs with flair! As baby product manufacturers move to more decor-friendly designs, mama finds herself wanting to swap out items she already has.
BabyBjörn, a brand known for its minimalist and functional design now offers a high chair. The sleek, black and white molded seat forgoes the typical fabric harness, using a foldable table (otherwise known as a tray) that locks into place to secure tots in the chair. The lack of harness makes it easy to wipe down and eliminates the cruddy fabric that just never seems clean. Unfortunately, like many products we envy from afar the seat is not available stateside yet, but if you are intrigued by the design, check out the similar Nano that is sold here.