Kids (at the worst of times) are like cats. Give them a teensy window of opportunity for escape, and they’ll disappear before you’ve even blinked a weary eyelid – usually remaining invisible just long enough for you to launch into call-the-national-guard-panic.
Then the little tykes suddenly materialise out of nowhere; totally oblivious to the pandemonium they’ve caused, and cheekily expecting a welcome-back snack.
When it comes to weaning, the first thing you need to do to keep your sanity is to succumb to the versatility of food by accepting that it does look great as wall art or clothing embellishment – if observed at a certain angle or in a certain light.
Another thing you might to is check out Kidsme’s weaning product range.
Welcome to the world’s first infant car seat with fully integrated wheels! It’s a real thing – its name is Doona; it’s won awards and it’s pretty, gosh-darned awesome.
The Doona switches from car seat chair to pushchair with the push of a button – in one simple motion. The product has four wheels that collapse under the seat base; a button is pushed, the wheels are released and a pram emerges. It’s genius – no more hauling weighty car seats in and out of cars!
When little ones graduate from bottles to sippy cups, it’s about a new level of independence and fun. But what it also usually means is yet more plastic detritus crammed into overstuffed kitchen cupboards.
But, oh, happy days! Two product designer mums have come to save us from the Tupperware tidal wave, with an ingenious alternative to those sippy cup space invaders –the SipSnap.
Children walk (dive, fall, run) into tables – it’s a fail-safe certainty. Small children are the worst – they’re wobbly, clumsy, clutzy and worst of all, over-confident, which makes corner protectors a home-essential!
Now, babyproofing does not have the greatest rep for being aesthetically ingratiating but there are some products that are fun if not fashionable. Trait-Tech’s Cartoon Silicone Child Baby Safety Corner Protectors are one such item.