Monday, November 12, 2007
Do they make this Chair in Adult Size?
The Fresco High Chair by Bloom Baby features multiple grow-with-baby modes. From newborn to 6 months it acts like a resting cradle. At 6 months and up it becomes a feeding chair with optional up to the table, or tray modes. The Fresco can also be a play seat from 2 years and up holding a child up to 79 lbs.
The Fresco also features; super sized adjustable feeding tray & second play tray that are dishwasher safe, 360 degree swivel with resistor, pneumatic assist easy lift height adjustment for an infinite range of positions, mulitple position reclining seat, 5 point harness with heigh adjustable straps, microsuede seat upholstry available in vibrant colors, multiple position foot rest, and enclosed castor wheels in the base for easy lift and glide.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I Want This Stroller!
I'm not sure why, but I want this stroller. I would love to put on a black cape and mask and pull up next to some moms in the park pushing their weak jog strollers and challenge them to a race. I would fire up my Ipod in the custom Ipod dock. Then I would press play on the DVD player and roll the intro to Top Gun and shout Go! They Don't stand a chance.
This is a real stroller. It is The Limited Edition Harmony. A joint project of Pinstripe Prep, makers of fine baby and kid gear ["country club couture without the snobbery"], custom car guru Joe Iacono and the mastermind Jason Albert, whose expert hands bring each custom Harmony into the world.
The price tag you ask? It can be yours for around $3000. It all depends on wether you want the Ipod and DVD, the retractable cup-holders, the self-regenerating power-assisted drivetrain and brakes, the custom paint and custom wheels and custom luggage.
I say I want it all. College fund be damned. I'm making my cape while I wait the estimated 2 months for it to be produced.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
My son and daughter came into the store and were instantly attracted to this cool new imaginative toy. I can't wait to try sled riding with it! This is definitely a new kind of toy.
The elementary shells leave room for the child's imagination. Instead of imposing a specific play pattern, Bilibo is open for a wide range of interpretations and encourages the children to invent their own games, to play and have fun in an active and creative way. Indoors and outdoors, in the sand-pit, in the water or even in the snow... Bilibo is full of surprises.
Both boys and girls can find virtually unlimited ways to play with Bilibos - from rocking, spinning, and sitting to hiding under, carrying with, and peeking through... Bilibo provides hours of open-ended play.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Summer Travel with the Kids
It has been a very busy summer of travel for our family. With the kids hitting ages 6 and 8, we have reached our travel tipping point. Our children are now self sufficient little units, with the power to feed, dress, wash, brush, ask nicely, not throw a fit, and enjoy life as a child should. Our hard work has payed off, and it's nice to see the results.
Road trips are now a lot of fun. Music cranking windows down kinda fun, with only the occasional threat from me to pull the car over on the highway.
We have less equipment restraints with our children now. Car seats, which gave way to booster seats are now not needed. No more switching seats from car to car, or checking them at the airport with the embarrassingly large plastic bag.
The dreaded pack-n-play is long gone. Diaper bags have become travel and computer bags. Strollers, as my son told me 3 years ago, " are for babies." Front carriers, slings, backpacks, travel cot, infant sun tent, sippy cups...not needed.
I wonder how my mother raised the four of us without the convenience of all the safety and child products we have today. I remember fondly, long summer drives to a lake somewhere far away with the four of us jumping around the back of our giant Ford wagon unrestrained. My mother smoking a cigarette and driving 85mph (the speed limit was 75mph) telling us all to settle down or she would pull the car over. I knew she wouldn't. Did I also hear the tinkling of ice in a tumbler?
No car seats, no DVD, Game Boy, PSP, or other mind numbing device. Just us the open road and a lot of fun. I spy, the alphabet game, 3 thirds of a ghost, and harassing my sisters were games we played as we whizzed by farms and cornfields.
My children are very fond of the alphabet game, except my son wants me slow down so he can read the signs better. I can't wait for our next road trip. And for the parents of smaller children and allot of gear, it is still absolutely worth it. Now let's drive.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
We are excited to announce the launch of our new interior design service: Real Baby Interior Design Studio!
Real Baby is partnering with the fabulous duo Katherine Schroder and Erica Rundiks of Atelier Interior Design.
Real Baby Interior Design Studio will be the only place you need to go to create, design, and build your dream nursery. We can also help you convert your child's nursery into a room they will cherish for years to come.
You will be able to choose from a vast selection of furniture and decor from Real Baby at a special discount, as well as having Atelier Interior Design guide you through the entire design and installation process!
For details please stop into Real Baby or contact Erica and Katherine at Atelier interior Design. Complete details can be found on our web site in the News section.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
This is a great chair for your child to use at home or when you are on the go. Throw it in your car to use at restaurants or at your friends house. Produced in Denmark, the HandySitt is a stylish alternative to a highchair. The HandySitt provides comfort and support while allowing your child to sit with you at the table.
The adjustable arms fit almost every square and curved backed chair.
The HandySitt folds flat when not in use and packs perfectly into the travel bag, making it perfect for a trip to Grandma's or dining out. Suitable for children from 7 months to 4 1/2 years.
Made of solid wood, the HandySitt comes with a three year warentee.
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Quinny is coming The Quinny is Coming!
The Quinny Zapp offers a striking contemporary design that is a lightweight full sized stroller when open, and yet the smallest stroller in the world when folded. The Quinny Zapp comes in a range of fun colors and comes complete with a travel bag, rain cover, and sun canopy. Convert the Quinny Zapp into a travel system with the addition of a Maxi Cosi infant car seat.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Our thanks goes out to Spring and Erinn for bringing their BabyLegs, go green bio diesel powered, caravan to Real Baby this past Sunday. They showed off their new organic line of BabyLegs for the kids and gave away lots of great gifts and helped spread the word and vision of going a bit geener to save the planet. We had a blast. Thank you and good luck with the rest of your tour.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
In celebration of the launch of BabyLegs new organic line, in honor of Earth Day, and in support of the sustainable energy effort, BabyLegs has decided to embark on a cross-country biodiesel roadtrip.
Real Baby has graciously decided to host one of BabyLegs' promotional events. The BabyLegs drivers will handout sponsors' donated items like hats, tees, organic onsies, healthy snacks and drinks - there will also be a Create Your Own BabyLegs Contest - and educational materials will be provided on how to live green.
Come check out this fun event! Sunday April 15th from 12 to 2pm @ Real Baby, 3616 w32nd Ave. Denver Co. 303-477-BABY
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
RUN, WALK AND WADDLE
Please join us for the 1st annual mothers day race
Benefiting the Kempe Center's Department for Postpartum Depression
Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2007
Schedule of Events:
8:00 - Day of Event Registration
9:00 - Pre-5K Yoga
9:30 - 5K starts
10:00 - post-5K expo and raffle
There will be lots of kids' activities during the event:
Real Baby will have a booth for kids to do art and posters to cheer on their parents and friends.
There will be a fun run, face painting and more for the kids to do!
Location: Sloan's Lake (Sheridan and W.29th Denver)
Fee: $25.00 pre-registration (only accepted if post marked by May 8, 2007)
$30.00 race-day registration
All registrants get a women's-fit t-shirt!
t-shirt and 5k bib number can be picked up on race day
The Goodnight Glider designed by Truck Product Architecture for Nurseryworks
Glide your little one into la la land with this stylish new rocker from Nurseryworks. It will look great with any of the cribs as all the new colors for 2007 mix and match. This Rocker will look stylish in your home long after your done sharing it with your child.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Finger Puppet Fun
I get to spend a lot of time searching for unique and special toys and gear for children. Every once in awhile I laugh out loud when I find a special something. These finger puppets kill me. Some parents won't understand the humor and that's ok, but damn I love em!
Their all here. Brahma, Ganesha, Garuda and Kali. Teach your children about Hindu theology or just have fun reincarnating yourself.
Axis of Evil Puppets
The Axis of Evil in a succinct package (Kim Jong Il, Khamenei, Saddam and George W.). They're finger puppets , and they are magnetic. Put the Axis on your fridge!
Great Philosophers Puppets
What would these Greats say to each other? What would they say to you? Now you can be playwright, actor, and director, putting on countless productions. The Philosopher set includes Hegel, Nietzsche, Plato and Kant. They're magnetic too, so, when you're done, you can stick them to the fridge!
The Ten Plagues of Egypt Finger Puppets
With plague puppets this cute, you'll want to keep the blood-on-the-door-jamb joy of Passover alive the whole year through.
Friday, February 23, 2007
I have to say that we have the best selection of kids shoes that we have ever had.
Super cool Converse and Puma, fun and functional Morgan and Milo, Ecco and See Kai Run. Soft and well constructed first shoes for the little ones by Pedoodles and Pedi Ped.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I am constantly in search of new music for myself and for my kids. I like to find tunes that are appropriate for all of us. Fun, moving, interesting, clever, clap hands, rump shakin good music. Please, not Barney blurting, or Dora slaughtering both the English and Spanish musical language. These two characters are fine if my kids want to listen to them alone or with friends, but when we are listening, dancing, and air banding together, I want something substantial.
There are many more options today for the music obsessed parent. Great artist from the near past like Replacements front man Paul Westerberg, Lisa Loeb, They Might Be Giants, and former Del Fuegos principal Dan Zanes have all cut albums for the under 10 set in recent years. Jason Ringenburg, frontman of Jason and the Scorchers, has reincarnated himself as farmer Jason.
Most of their music fits my criteria, but some of it can make you want to smash your sons Lego tower. It's all a matter of taste and tolerance when it comes to sharing music with your children.
Here are some of my children's favorites:
The Beatles-classic choice I know but it gets them every time
Micheal Franti and Spearhead- uplifting,positive, reggae vibe. My daughters absolute favorite
Andrew Bird-hauntingly beautiful, great chill down music, and he whistles!
Jack Johnson- my son is convinced that it's curious george singing
The Young Dubliners- they can't help that they have some Irish blood coursing through them
Ray Charles- they love the song Mess Around
Elvis- you cant go wrong with the king
Putumayo compilations- they love them all-a especially Reggae for Kids
Green Day- they like the rock.
The Reals- they love it because their dad plays in the band.
Dan Zanes- rocket ship beach is alot of fun
Boogie Nights Sountrack- Disco baby!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Things to do with your kids on a snowy day in Denver...
Children's Museum of Denver
A hands-on educational and entertaining experience for children and their caregivers. Programs and playscapes are designed for newborns to eight-year-olds. Children can participate in theatre, dance and movement, cultural activities, science activities, games and team activities. Other programs enhance cognitive functioning for babies, and real-life roleplaying activities for older kids.
Web site: www.cmdenver.org
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is world famous for its American Indian art collection. Visitors can view outstanding architecture, graphics and design galleries, or explore stunning Asian, Modern & Contemporary art, pre-Columbian, and Spanish Colonial galleries.
Web site: www.denverartmuseum.org
Denver Firefighters Museum
The museum houses an extensive archive of old photographs, documents, journals and news stories about early Denver and the development of firefighting technology. Many artifacts date from 1866, including hand-drawn schematics and two early motorized vehicles. A unique gift shop offers books, toys, collectibles and antiques.
Web site: www.colorado2.com/museum
Enjoy a tour of Denver's U.S. Mint, one of only two full-service mints in the nation. Producing between 14 and 20 billion coins each year, the Denver Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world. The gift shop offers exciting numismatic coin and money-related collectibles. Call 303-405-4766 for information about tour scheduling procedures, or visit the Mint's Web site.
Web site: www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/index.cfm?action=StartReservation
Forney Museum of Transportation
A "must see" for train buffs! Visit the museum in its new location on Brighton Boulevard. Enjoy over 500 exhibits featuring early-model carriages, automotives and locomotives, including the Big Boy Engine and the Forney Locomotive 040-T Engine built in 1897.
Web site: www.forneymuseum.com
Molly Brown House Museum
Costumed guides lead visitors through the 1889 home of the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" - Denver's famous socialite, philanthropist and Titanic survivor.
Web site: www.mollybrown.com
Museo de las Americas
The museum preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Latinos in the Americas.
Web site: www.museo.org
Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver's first and only contemporary art museum. MCA is a non-collecting space that functions like the European model of a kunsthalle, offering ongoing presentations of innovative and challenging art of our time. Multi-disciplinary programs. Tours upon request.
Web site: www.mcartdenver.org
Denver’s interactive aquarium and the only marine sciences center in an eight-state region. Explore waters and wildlife from the Continental Divide to the Sea of Cortez, and from an Indonesian rain forest to the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Web site: www.oceanjourney.org
Denver Public Library
The Denver Public Library (DPL) is the information resource for the people of Denver and the greater metro area. It also acts as the official Resource Center for the state of Colorado and is a regional depository for publications of the U.S. government. The Library is world-renowned for its collection of western Americana and its model Children's Library.
Web site: denver.lib.co.us
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Claim: You Can Predict the Sex of a Baby by the Way the Mother Is Carrying
By ANAHAD OCONNOR in The New York Times
Published: January 2, 2007
THE FACTS If a pregnant woman is carrying low, it's a boy. If she is carrying high, it is a girl. And if she is carrying all the weight out front in the shape of a basketball, then it's probably a boy.
This refrain has been around for centuries, repeated in various forms and used by some women to decide whether to go with pink or blue for the baby's room. The claim has its origins in Hippocratic times, when it was believed that male fetuses were conceived on the right and girls on the left, said Dr. Jonathan Schaffir, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University.
But revered as it may be, the method has no scientific basis. Most experts say the only reason it has persisted for so long is that, much like flipping a coin, there is a 50/50 chance of its being right.
In a large 1999 study, researchers at Johns Hopkins recruited 104 pregnant women who did not know the sex of their babies and put the maxim to the test: They found that the shape of the abdomen was a poor predictor of a baby's sex.
But some findings were unexpected. Women with more than 12 years of education correctly predicted the sex of their babies about 70 percent of the time, compared with 43 percent of the time for less educated women. And predictions that were based on dreams and feelings, it turned out, were more accurate than those based on the way a woman carried.
THE BOTTOM LINE The shape of a pregnant woman's belly is a poor predictor of a baby's sex.