Small in Space, Big in Style
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Phil & Teds is a great company for City Babies. They have great design, reasonable prices and have really been at the forefront of designing products that are small, user-friendly and useful. I love their Lobster portable high chair. Not only can you bring this to restaurants, but there is no reason why you couldn’t have this as your main high chair and save the room! The greatest part feature of the lobster is the ease of which it can be attached to a table. With a simple twist on and twist off, it’s done. The lobster has a 5 … Continue reading
If you have very little space, it is possible to create a mini room within a room just for your baby or your growing child. These two options combine a bed, a dresser and more! Source: modernparentsmessykids.com via Emily on Pinterest As Peep is 4.5, this larger bed is very appealing. At 5′ x 8′ in size, it seems like a potentially magic place. Source: rosenberryrooms.com via Emily on Pinterest Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
I kind of stalked a mom yesterday as she was leaving the library. Stalk is a bit harsh, but I did hasten my walk so that I could catch up at the street crossing and check out the brand of stroller she was pushing. It’s a Micralite Fastfold Super-Lite and it’s really cool looking! It has a very triangular seat and a big basket below for storage. The canopies come in basic black, gray, red, blue and yellow. Best of all, it is only 14lbs and can be maneuvered with just one hand! The Micralite company is located in the UK … Continue reading
If you’re a reader, you know I love a convertible bed (from infant through toddler) because you only have to purchase one and it lasts for so long. But, if you used a co-sleeper or mini crib for your infant, you may like this option for when they get a bit bigger. The P’Kolino Toddler Bed & Chair is a very small, and very stylish toddler bed. And, it does turn into a chair when they out-grow it! As with everything on CityBaby Living, this has a small footprint – 30″ x 52″ x 20″ (WxLxH). In fact, it … Continue reading
More crib envy here. The p. pod 5 in 1 companion crib from Gro Furniture is both small and smart. It is one of my favorite types of baby furniture to write about here on CityBaby Living, because it is a convertible product. Not only will it grow with you as your child goes from infant to toddler, but then it can become a play space or even a desk. The dimensions 32.38″ x 55.38″ x 37.25″ (DxLxH) will fit nicely in a small space but is slightly larger than the Stokee Sleepi and the Leander 4 in 1 cribs I’ve already written about. … Continue reading
Ok, so I have a 4 year old and I’m still coveting baby items. Look at this new item from one of my favorite brands, Stokke! It’s called the Trip Trap® Newborn Set™ and I am so jealous of parents that will get to use this! I mean look at it! It uses the Tripp Trapp base (which I love) and then there is a baby seat that attaches to it! The beauty of the Tripp Trapp is that the child is right at the table with you – and now you can do this with your baby? It also … Continue reading
I’m really loving the company Bloom right now. They were started by 4 dads who wanted to bring function and form together. And they did. They have a number of products that I’ll be showcasing, but the first is their Bloom Luxo Sleep™ which comes with adjustable sides or not. The size is small, slightly larger than the Stokke and Leaner cribs (mostly in length) coming in at 55.25″W x 29.75″D x 36.25″H. As with the Stokke and Leander, the Luxo also grows with your child from age 0 to age 5. While the Luxo is a bit larger, it does come with a smaller price … Continue reading
My office threw me a great baby shower about 3 weeks before I gave birth. My dear friend insisted that instead of individual gifts, they all pitch in and get me one nice thing (she knew my theory on fewer, better items). I hadn’t registered for a highchair, but she steered the group that way. They bought me the Stokke Tripp Trapp in bright red. I loved the chair, but did exchange it for the Cherry to match our dining room. It has proved to be a great chair, and is still used daily. Pros: Small footprint – 13.3″ x 30.7″ x 18.1″ (DxHxW) Pulls right to … Continue reading
I’ve seen this Leander 4-in-1 Convertible Crib from Tulip in a couple of store, and it is beautiful. The curvy lines are lovely. And it’s compact. The dimensions (48L x 28D x 38H) are just an inch or two smaller than the Stokke Sleepi. One of the best features is that it converts from a newborn crib to a junior bed and everything you need is included when you purchase it. The ability for one child to grow with it for such a long time really makes this bed. The last thing anyone wants is to keep buying beds! The colors … Continue reading
Once the heat turns on, I forget how dry my apartment becomes. The static hair should be my first clue, but every year I forget. Humidifiers for the apartment and especially one at night makes all the difference – particularly when your little one gets a cold (as in they get it in November and it goes away in May). Most that you can buy today are cool mist, although I chose a warm mist one as it helped my daughter’s colds more. Here are a few that I love – some for adult space and some for kids. Stadler Form Fred … Continue reading