Also fond of Scandinavian brands in your nursery? Done by Deer’s such a beautiful brand that launches a fine collection every year with special graphic designs in the most beautiful color combinations like pink, blue and other pastels. But always with a spicy accent like black and gray. Everything is designed by Helen Hjorth and her Danish design team. The collection consists of bedding, baby care products such as changing mats and nursing pillows, melamine tableware, cutlery and nice long bibs for the meal, soft stuffed animals in funny stripes, toys but also many accessories that you don’t mind if it litters in your house, because they look so beautiful!
In the current collection elephant Elphee plays the leading role. Additionally Done by Deer also introduces a lovely polka dots print: Happy Dots.
I love practical things for on the go. On holiday I cannot help looking in French supermarkets for handy nursery and cooler bags. The weather there is a lot brighter and sometimes I see some very handy bags. In my basement you will find some necessary copies. Although my children are no babies anymore, some nursery bags still prove their service on the beach and on the go!
In this context I like to mention the delta baby nursery bag from Belgium. Not not just a nursery bag, but also a travel cot and now completely renewed! The disadvantage of many nursery bags is that they are quite heavy because of the insulation material. And this material is necessary to keep baby’s nutrition and bottles cool. delta baby managed to make this bag 45% lighter, so for 1.5 kilos you have a heck of a diaper bag and a travel crib all in one. Such a handy accessory for all the trips you will make with your baby! But that’s not the only thing that’s new, it got a completely fresh look with new fabrics and colors. Definitely a design to stay!
Nest is a US company (owned by Google / Alphabet) that develops products that makes the life of people a little easier. Like a thermostat that automatically adjusts to the rhythm of life as it programs itself during operation. Or a smoke detector that tests itself and where you can turn off the alarm with your phone.
Nest has now applied for a new patent for a product that excites my curiosity: a crib with sensors. The patent application is a huge list of features for this connected crib, too extensive to treat them all here. In short, it means that all movements and the baby’s body can be monitored. The crib sensors are processed everywhere as well as technique that can be connected to anything. Think of a camera that you can use as a baby monitor, but also sensors that measures your baby’s sleep and temperature, if your baby has a cold or has a full diaper, it can even play a song or a movie to soothe your baby. There are LED lights which enables you to put your baby back in its crib to sleep. And if your toddler dares to climb out of his crib then a closing mechanism starts working. No idea how this works.
Do we want this as parents, I wonder? Developments in baby technology go fast, I know. I am aware of the fact that more and more sensors are processed in sensors in clothes and diapers. But this digital cradle is very over the top. Do we want a digital watchdog where parents hardly are involved anymore? There have been long discussions about the possible danger of radiation from baby monitors. With these techniques your child will definitely get an overdose of electron radiation…
Looking for new baby toys? In this blog I give you some ideas for new and interesting toys for your baby or toddler!
Very beautiful are the new toys of the Spanish label Oli & Carol. They are made of organic rubber and biodegradable. It is also ok with the pigments because this toy is colored with safe dyes from foods. There are Oli & Carol teethers, toys, cars, boats and a nice retro line.
Also worth mentioning is the new range of Skip Hop. There is a push toy, rattle, phone and stack tower with owls motif. For all young musicians there is a bee rattle a hedgehog accordion and clickclack hedgehog.
The brand Fresk introduces its own toy collection that blends nicely with the beautiful designs of their textile and accessory line. There are nice stacking blocks for training the fine motor skills and learning colors, animals, numbers and letters.
Finished playing? For easy storage there are storage baskets and boxes of Lässig. All made from eco-friendly material and by buying you support charity too. You can choose from different prints: a fox, deer, crocodile, shark, elephant, tortoise or birdie!
If you don’t like fussy children stuff but prefer sports and adventure, consider the Swedish outdoor brand Thule! Whether you go hiking, cycling or jogging, Thule is completely specialized in the active lifestyle of parents. At Thule no complicated techniques, decorations or a exclusive collaboration with a fashion designer. If you choose for Thule you choose for simplicity, easy to use and a sleek and stylish design. This brand will increase the heart beat of a lot of men, when my husband saw this brand on one of the biggest trade fairs, he went straight for it.
Thule collection strollers, trailers, bicycle seats, back carrier
The collection consists of baby strollers, trailers, bicycle seats and a back carrier. Thule Urban Glide is a tough, versatile tricycle suitable for one or two children in a mono or duo version. There’s an adjustable push bar, a foot brake and adjustable hood. When you go jogging then you just put secure the front wheel. There’s a good rear suspension and the padded seat is adjustable to almost horizontal so that children can have a nap. With the Thule Bassinet carrycot you transfer this in a stroller that can be used from day one.
Besides strollers Thule also has a collection of trailers including the new Coaster XT. These trailers come with various conversion kits so they are ideal for after the bicycle, to walk behind, jogging, hiking or cross country skiing. There is even a conversion kit with skis ready to transform a trailer into a handy sled!
On the bike Thule has the Ride Along Mini and Ride Along for the back. Including one-hand adjustable footrests and protective edges for children’s hands.
And for the hikers among us there is the Thule Sapling, with many luxury features such as a height-adjustable seat and mirror to keep an eye on your child.