Falling on the floor, getting up on your feet, its all part of growing up and if the fall wasn’t too bad, you can comfort your kid with this new Swedish invention: Tröstisar hugging band aids! They offer comfort when children are in pain or are upset. First cover the wound with a standard sterile band aid, then simply stick the cuddly band aid on top, or any other place on the skin where your child can reach. A hugging band aid is soft and comforts your kid just like a pluche! A normal band aid in combination with a cuddly band aid does miracles! However, I would recommend using the first-aid kit in more severe cases! The cuddly band aids are the perfect solution for when your kid loses his stuffed animal and even a visit to the GP, the dentist or the hospital!
What do Jessica Alba, Selma Blair, Sarah Jessica Parker, Khloe Kardashian and Gwen Stefani all have in common? Exactly, they all share the same interest for Apple Park. I encountered this brand for the first time at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg. It was not because I knew that these celebrities love this brand (many brands their products to celebrities in the hope that they will be photographed with their products, for publicity purposes!), but because they immediately caught my attention. Very original, with an eye for detail and beautiful packaging. I fell in love with ‘Who The Owl’, but his little friends Cubby, Lamby, Monkey, Bunny and Ducky are adorable as well. Apple Park has a special and luxurious collection of plush and baby-children’s products which are produced using 100% organic cotton, and stuffed with natural fibers. Apple Park’s animal club are available as a cuddle-cloth, pacifier buddy and of course, as a cuddly creature. Unfortunately, they are not yet available on the Dutch market, but will be soon hopefully!
Denmark is not only known for leading fashion brands, but also in terms of furniture design and specific designs for children. The label ‘Roommate’ is a good example. The design team Christine Schwarzer and Anne Birgitte Balle design new and innovative products to stimulate a good environment for kids to play in their world of fantasy. The versatile and attractive designs fit in with the rest of the interior, since children don’t exclusively play in their room. They have designed small backpacks Zoobags, comical beanbags HappyCat, owl clothing hooks UhhUhh. Besides all this, they offer a colorful collection of textiles, dolls and wall lamps. For once a non-standard room with pink accessories, but for all the boys-mothers (I am one as well) accessories in shades of brown, yellow and turquoise!
Nowadays, children seats are not only for eating meals, but actually make your kid part of the social family life. This Evolu children’s highchair, produced by the Belgian brand Childwood, easily slides next to your cooking island (90 cm) or any other ordinary dining table (75 cm), and besides this, the chair can also be used as a small seat (30 cm). I recognize various elements from great furniture designers, but the Evolu certainly has its own twist to it and the stability and safety belt sure add to the safety of this chair. Adjusting heights is a piece of cake and can easily be done by modifying the chairs’ legs. The Evolu is produced as 2-in-1 (99,95 euros, retail price) and with an extra set, even the table height is adjustable. An extra table board or seat cushion will be available in stores separately. However, you should wait until your little tablemate is able to sit, as the chair is designed for children of 6 months to 6 years in age.