There are plenty baby carriers but in this Mini Monkey carrier you wear your baby really in a substantially different way. To experience the difference you have to try this baby carrier yourself. Founder Margot Visser has done years of research on this subject. A Mini Monkey baby carrier may look like other carriers, but next to the hip belt there is also a back belt and you don’t wear the weight on the shoulders. In this way you wear the weight of your baby down, around your center of gravity. As a result, the carrier wears light and feels very comfortable. It gives you the feeling that you’re pregnant! Immediately as you have put the baby in the carrier your baby sits safely without having fastened any straps yet. You don’t have to close straps between the blades and there are no other actions needed. The baby sits in an ergonomical way in a seat with the weight located at your lower abdomen. On the front there is a protective flap where you can fold your hands around the baby. Available in black and gray with bright accent colors for the lining.
Author: Carola Siksma-Ruiters
This beautiful illustration represents one of the themes of a new toy line: Oops! Oops is colorful, creative and educational toy collection specifically designed for babies and toddlers. Eight cheerful characters, including Mr. Wu the Owl and Cookie the turtle, taking children along in fantasy worlds where they live extraordinary adventures: City and Forest. The entire collection consists of wooden and fabric toys that do what toys are intended for: to stimulate playing and learning.
A cradle or crib is not complete without a nice blanket and for my first child I searched and searched until I found the right one. Of course made of natural materials and good quality. If you find one then you better buy more of them because they are so easy to use: in bed, in the car, for a nap on the couch and of course traveling. Klippan is a Swedish family company that make blankets since 1879. The blankets are made of natural materials and have the most beautiful prints for adult interiors but also for babyrooms and childrens rooms! Such as these soft chenille cotton blankets made from 100% organic cotton. With large and small owls, sheep or stars in beautiful colors.
The hip Dutch label Joolz releases a new stroller on the market: the Joolz Geo. With this versatile powerhouse you can upgrade the stroller with a few changes from a mono to a duo or twin version with in total five configuration options. You only need an extension consisting of a low seat or crib. These are easy to install on the chassis.
Joolz is famous for its ‘positive design’ such as the large cradle, hood with air top mesh, high positioned crib and ergonomic seats which can be taken off without straining your back, the safety bar which can be opened from both sides and the leatherette handlebar that can be adjusted so that even tall people can walk behind the stroller without problems (this is a problem here in the Netherlands). Also a big plus is the fact that you can fold the Joolz without the need of taking off the seats. Add to that the benefit of an XL shopping basket (let’s face it: when you go shopping you always buy more than planned) so no more hassle with small shopping baskets and it seems to me that you have a great stroller that is ready for the future of your family life!
I just got back from a short holiday on Sicily! I enjoyed a few days of sun, rides with our rented Fiat 500, delicious food and sniffing some culture. Unfortunately, I have some bad memories of our flight Amsterdam – Catania. Behind us there was a foreign familiy: mother with two little children, next to the aisle there was her partner with their youngest child of 1,5 years old. We had to get up early and tried to get some sleep, but that was not easy with trampling children in the back of our seats and very loud voices. We were not too hard on them, as you know what it is when you are traveling with small children. Up to one hour before landing … then the youngest child started to scream and didn’t stop until we landed. The poor father tried everything but he failed to calm his son who cried himself completely upset and only wanted to go to his mother. While all passengers were wondering what was going on, the mother pretended not to hear anything, she just kept her eyes closed! When we finally managed to catch her eye, she shouted at us: ‘What is your problem?‘ A very strange occurrence, especially when the father apologized that his son probably suffered from earache. Didn’t the parents know that in this case you should give your child a pacifier or something to drink? By swallowing movements, the pressure on the ears disappears, if that was the case because I am not sure…
So for all the mothers and fathers who travel by plane with their baby and small children, take pacifier or a bottle along with you, but also have a look at thess new and trendy, colored baby cups for small mouths! Your baby will learn to sip rather than suck and you also learn your child to drink independently! It is also good for development of the jaw and much better for their teeth!