Monday, November 24, 2008

Tot Lok

We had a babyproofing (or lack of babyproofing) incident this week when Charlie decided to suck on a dishwasher gel tablet and I found him with blue soap oozing out of his mouth. I haven't quite gotten around to babyproofing (actually toddler proofing) the new kitchen cabinets so I need to get on that. My favorite cabinet lock is the Tot Lok made by Safety 1st. I discovered this when we moved into our house last year and the previous owner had one on the bathroom cabinet. It uses a magnet to open up the door. My favorite part though is when you don't need it you can just flip a switch and turn it off.

Disclaimers -
1) Grandparents don't seem to understand how it works.
2) It scratched the paint a bit on our really old, yucky white cabinet, along with everything else that touches it.
3) If you lose the magnet you can be in a bit of a predicament.

You can purchase a four lock set at BabyCenter.

If you talk to me this week, remind me to babyproof!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Bjorn Soft Bib

I'm going to let the description on the BABYBJORN website speak for itself. We just love our new Baby Bjorn bib we found at a new consignment shop this week. It is the only bib we use now. The little pocket catches most of Charlie's messes and then he just digs them back out with his fork and puts them in his mouth. This is the only plastic bib that we have ever used that is worth speaking of! If you have a messy little eater you need two!

The BABYBJÖRN Soft bib is ergonomically designed to fit your child’s body perfectly and has a deep pocket to catch food spills. The neck is designed like a bead necklace with continuous fastening, so it can be individually adjusted to fit your child.The BABYBJÖRN Soft Bib is easy to clean and is dishwasher-safe, but be careful not to put it close to the dishwasher’s heater coil.

Are you wondering why it is shown in pink? I am in pink (and purple) mode as we found out last week we are having a baby girl in March!