Woolies: Knitting is my passion – the colors, the textures, I love it all and hope that you do too! My favorite things to knit are animals – we have ten animals here on our little ranch!
Does your baby love balloons? Are they just spellbound by how they magically float over head. Unlike a ball, a balloon moves slowly, gently, perfect for little hands & eyes that want to bat that thing back up in the air. But there is a problem with balloons and babies. They are a choking hazard. They can pop and eject the latex into the mouth, blocking the airway.
I’m always anxious when babies & toddlers are around balloons. Of course my kids have all adored balloons to distraction. Even though I sometimes wonder if my own risk of heart attack from the stress of watching babies bite balloons is worse than the actual choking risk, I still cannot get over the fear and worry every time I see an infant bite a balloon. Makes my blood run cold!
Fortunately, there is a simple elegant solution for us all, from SDK Designs that brings balloons back into play. Fabric balloon slipcovers! These are so clever I do wish I’d thought of it myself. The balloon goes in, you blow it up, you slip the knotted end inside and you have an attractive, covered, and safe balloon for baby to bat at. Genius. It’s a neurotic mommy’s best friend and a great gift as well!
Are you lonely and seeking companionship? While this isn’t that kind of a robot, it will probably do. He can live on your desk as a conversation starter — better than that bowl of candy. He can charm your children. He can’t wash the dishes, but really that would be too much to ask anyway. By Tiny Minds.
Once, when my girls were littler, a well meaning relative bought them a box of those really inexpensive molded plastic playfood items that sort of, kind of, resemble food shapes but leave you wondering if they are beets or potatoes. My girls tried to muster up a little enthusiam for the strange little plastic beetatos but barely a week passed before someone decided to use the plastic play food in the tub (soup?). Shortly thereafter, beetatos went bye bye. Since then I’ve been super picky about playfood. I don’t need any more rejected toys gathering mold in the bath. I’ve got a no plastic play food rule. It’s all wood, crocheted or felt. For felt food I have a new obsession. The play food from One & Only is not just play food. It’s art!