Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eating Out - Containers

Whenever we'll be away from home at mealtime, we have to pack food for Rowan. We always seem to have a million tupperware containers shoved into our diaper bag. I just found these adorable Bento Boxes made by Kamio Japan. What a great way to pack food and keep it all together! I ordered the frog and the panda. So cute!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Milk allergy - ingredients to avoid

Here's a list of ingredients to avoid for milk allergies.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Little Lark

Little Lark is a company owned and operated by a mom in Portland, Oregon...selling hand-printed baby clothes and letterpressed cards. All of the designs are modern, hip and non-gender specific. I've ordered a few of these as gifts, and the quality is really nice. All onesies are printed on soft organic cotton. Check out all of their designs!

Mix it up at Mealtime

I love the simplicity and cheeriness of this Palette Plate by Skip Hop. It's a feeding set for babies and toddlers. The bottom is skid resistant, and it includes three drop-in bowls that are microwave safe. Translucent covers snap right onto to the bowls for leftovers. BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Little Pea

Jen Corace is one of my favorite illustrators. I just can't get enough of her stuff! I was so excited when I found Little Pea, illustrated by Jen and written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents won't let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate. This is one of Rylie's favorite books (and mine too!) Also look for Little Hoot. Ages 2-5

Immunizations and Food Allergens

If your kids have severe food allergies, don't forget to talk to your pediatrician about the ingredients in their vaccines.
The food related ingredients of lactose, gelatin, egg protein and yeast protein may be available in sufficient quantities to cause reactions in susceptible kids. Rowan had to skip the influenza and MMR vaccine due to her egg allergy. She received the DTaP and Hep-A vaccine, which made her wheeze on the way home.
Next time she gets vaccines, we'll have to stay in the office and have her observed to make sure there are no reactions.

Stainless Steel Sippy Cups

I finally bought a stainless steel sippy cup for Rowan. They're free of BPA plastics and they keep liquids cool for 6 hours. With her allergies, it might help to have her cup stand out from the rest so we know she's drinking the right drink! I read reviews on 3 different brands and decided to get the Foogo by Thermos. It was $15.99 at Target. ($12.99 on Amazon) The Safe Sippy is around $16.50 and the Klean Kanteen is around $14. Parents complained about leaking with all 3 brands, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Charley Harper for kids

I've always been a big fan of Charley Harper. Harper was a Cincinnati- based Illustrator best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints and posters. Now you can introduce your kids to his cool illustrations. Check out Charley Harper ABC's. I like it as much as the girls do! Thanks to Sarah V. for sending this our way.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Attitude

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson