Our family is thankful for the arrival of Joshua Adam Campbell on April. Our newest addition tipped the scales at 10 pounds and made me the proud mother of a teen boy, 7 year-old identical twin boys and now a newborn baby boy (4 boys)! The past two months have been filled with feedings every 2-3 hours, many diaper changes, doctor appointments, smiles, hugs and kisses as our family accommodates our newest member.
If you are a parent, then you understand that trying to accomplish anything when having children underfoot requires the strategy of a military logistical maneuver. Having innovative products can help to make the days and nights more manageable with young children. The following are a list of some recommended (stylish) baby and juvenile products:
B.Box: The award-winning b.box collection of innovative design led everyday baby essentials includes The b.box Essential Sippy Cup, The b.box Essential Diaper Wallet, The b.box Essential Baby Bottle and Dispenser, The b.box Essential Diaper Caddy, The b.box Essential Travel Bib and Flexible Spoon, The b.box Essential Snack Pack, The b.box Essential Mesh Feeder and The b.box Essential Baby Spoon. All products are BPA, Phthalates and PVC free. Among my favorites are the Essential Diaper Caddy, a light and portable change station which ensures you have everything you need for diaper changing wherever you are around the home; Essential Diaper Wallet , a compact, plastic container that holds everything for a quick diaper change on the go; and Essential Travel Bib with Spoon perfect for eating on the go, the Travel Bib with Spoon set comes with a plastic pocket bib, a flexible soft bite spoon and a zippered carrying case. (It is the only bib that zips closed and comes with a soft silicone spoon.)
Babyhome: Based in Barcelona, Spain with U.S. headquarters in Budd Lake, New Jersey. Babyhome is committed to creating carefully crafted high quality affordable products that combine quality, safety and functionality with unique design, meeting the exacting demands of parents and their children. The new Babyhome Taste High Chair, is a lightweight (only 7.7 lbs) and simple high chair featuring a unique tray system and large comfortable seat. The Taste chair features a novel system that enables a parent to remove the tray on one side with just one hand without having to remove it entirely so baby can easily be put in the chair or attached securely. Additionally, the tray can be totally detached in an easy, practical way to be put into the dishwasher. The seat is large and comfortable with a quilted liner. Another great product is Babyhome Side Light Bed Rail. Side Light’s fabric is made from a mesh that enables parents to see their child without the need to get too close. Its aluminum structure and high-tech washable fabric make it a lightweight, easy to disassemble product, which also means that it is easy to transport. A rechargeable battery lasting 24 hours is included. It can be completely folded so parents can place their children comfortably on the bed. Side Light’s compact size makes it ideal for travelling and for storage as it comes complete with a convenient travel/storage bag.
MAM: Young children use a lot of pacifiers, sippy cups and toothbrushes throughout their early years (and can lose twice as many). MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. MAM’s baby care range of award-winning (and affordable) pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items and coordinating accessories. All of their products are available in vibrant colors and many with funny sayings and quotes on them. Since MAM developed its first soother in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 50 countries and on five continents.
Natural Mat: In preparing for a baby, one of the important decisions to make is what kind of mattress your precious one will be sleeping on. A truly organic and natural bedding company is the Natural Mat Company. Naturalmat was founded with the aim of helping babies and children sleep safely and comfortably in the best, most natural environment possible. Naturalmat has created a collection of the finest organic bedding – handcrafted bedding that is superbly comfortable, breathable, washable and non-allergenic. Their mattress are hypo allergenic wool through essential oils of lemon, eucalyptus & lavender; certified organic coir; certified organic lambswool; NO “food grade polyethylene”, NO PVC or synthetics and entirely non toxic. Naturalmat offers an array of bedding products, including The Coco Mat (perfect for newborns and small babies); The Latex Mat (suitable for newborns through older babies); The Mohair Mat (ideal for older and heavier babies); Spring Mat (Dual support mattress. Use the supportive coir side for newborns and then turn the mattress over and use the springier latex side as babies grows); Top Mat (The Top Mat is an economical way of turning your crib into an organic one. This lightweight quilted mattress is two layers of organic lambswool. The natural and breathable materials contained within the Top Mat regulate your baby’s temperature and help them to sleep soundly); and Organic Cotton Bedding.
Pacapod: When you become a parent, especially a mother, functionality is key. Trying to carry a baby, purses, laptop bags, diaper bags and more will make a person feel like they really don’t have enough arms. PacaPod, the only baby changing bag on the market with a unique and ingenious 3- in-1 organization system. Inside every PacaPod is the brain behind the bag, a Feeder and Changer pod to hygienically separate feeding from changing. PacaPod’s award-winning bags work as a designer baby bag, cool bag, mini changing bag and changing mat all rolled into one. Founded by mom and clothing designer Jacqueline Waggett, U.K.-based PacaPod offers more than 13 bag styles in three collections with bags. For example, even when racing home from the school gate, fashion conscious moms will be noticed carrying this classic chic Napier bag. This is a clutch style tote featuring a funky pod print made from a mat coated canvas that easily wipes clean. Hidden inside is everything needed for baby, toddler and beyond. This is a baby changing bag, cool bag and tote bag all rolled into one. Design features include durable cotton coated canvas print with hardwearing wipe clean finish; pebble leather trims; chunky silver hardware and ribbon labels; clutch style two tone webbing handle and detachable over the shoulder strap; three parent pockets, one with key fob and mobile dividing pockets; inner cargo hold which stores the unique feeder and changer pod; changer pod includes five pockets and separate clothes bag plus much more; padded baby changing mat; feeder Pod includes insulated bottle cover (keeps fluids warm/cold for up to four hours – depending on outside temperature); all three bags clip onto the pram handle or can be used on their own; pods can be removed so bag can be used on its own, most laptops fit inside cargo area.
Pediped: I’m always in search of quality, durable and cost efficient products for my family and that is why I am fan of the award-winning pediped footwear line. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped has received numerous industry awards and accolades. pediped launches its collection of American Podiatric Medical Association accepted children’s footwear with more than 100 new styles and color combinations across its three signature lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex® available in sizes newborn to 36 (US Youth 4.5). The spring collection highlights over 20 new styles with Memory Foam Technology™ including new favorites, the Sidra sandal and Angie ballet flat. The selection of machine washable styles expands with 20 new ultra-light athletics including six fully lace-up styles in sizes 29-36, the first lace-up styles ever offered by pediped. Best-selling Sahara is reinvented with new color options and Canyon makes its highly anticipated debut into the water-friendly Adventure Line.