It’s Friiiiiiiday! Even better, it’s Friday of a long weekend. Believe it or not, we’re actually keeping it local this weekend, and are really truly looking forward to some downtime at home to get things done, and enjoy our local neighborhood for a change.
So, without further ado, some of our current favorites:
This crib we recently discussed in our Europe trip report (so far). It’s easily one of our favorite buys to make travel with our little one easier. We can’t overstate how much nicer it is to travel with than a full size pack n’ play, and Baby Flyer seems to sleep as well in it as she ever did the pack n’ play or hotel cribs. Honestly, some of the only (!!) times she really slept though the night this summer was in this crib. We woke up one morning on our Europe trip and had to check on her to make sure she was still okay since she hadn’t been up at her usual 3am that night!
It only weighs about 8-9 pounds, and disassembles into a bag you can easily put over your shoulder, or even zip into a car seat bag (along with the car seat). We hauled it though Europe to three cities, and it was no worse for wear, even being checked through on some of our flights. Plus, it’s smaller than the alternatives- such as the Baby Bjorn crib, and is priced competitively.
Okay, so when we first had Baby Flyer we were entirely sure that when she wasn’t wearing her washable and oh-so-trendy cloth diapers, she’d DEFINITELY be sporting these eco-friendly, bleach free ones. Spoiler- it didn’t entirely go that way for awhile. Honestly as brand new parents, some things just seem easier than others, and we’ve been through plenty of Huggies. For the tiny ones, the Bambo just didn’t seem as snug, and we chickened out. However, on our recent trip to Copenhagen, we needed to replenish our our supplies and they were one of the only options. What’s more, everything there was biodegradable, and green approved (the Danes are better people than us, let’s just face it).
As it turned out, they were great! They lasted a totally respectable amount of time between changes, and fit well. We had to buy a sizable pack, so we are still using them in our day to day, and yes, we do feel just a little less guilty on trash day.
Ittikid is a US online retailer of fun Scandinavian designed baby and kid clothes. Their catalog is full of bright patterns and soft fabrics. Baby Flyer has several outfits from their collection, and we love how she looks in them! They’re also pretty unique, and so we get some compliments on her ‘look,’ both at home, and on our travels.
We’ve been just a little obsessed with this stuff this summer….maybe. It’s a great treat when it’s hot out, and comes in a bunch of flavors. Our current favorite is the caramel. It’s concentrated, so it lasts awhile and mixes well with milk or water. We’ve recently been adding a splash of it into regular brewed iced coffee as a treat for a little flavor.
Bonus Favorite, Baby Flyer’s Pick: Douglas Toys ‘Sassy Sak’ Puppy
This toy is a little silly, but she loves it so, so much. She’s also currently learning to say dog (pronounced ‘Dogdo’), so that makes it just a bit extra cute. ‘Dogdo’ has been out on the town lately traveling well in it’s bag, usually along with Baby Flyer’s cell phone (a permanently dead iphone4), and any number of small trinkets. The perfect accessory for a Baby Flyer on the go….
Have a great weekend & let us know some of your current favorites!!
~CAR, CET & Baby Flyer