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Children’s Accessories

Rosa Rocker

Okay, child development specialists, is it better for a kid to have a rocking horse that looks like a horse, or a minimalist version with just a handle for a head? (Technically, it’s a rocker, not a rocking horse, but my traditional sensibilities keep looking for a horse’s head or tail.) Will their imagination grow in leaps and bounds with the lack of exterior input? In any case, it’s nice to see such a considered, spare interpretation of a toy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $270.00
Available from: Horne

Wired Alphabet Square Blanket

I bet there’s a depressing amount of bad baby blankets out there. So many that it’s best not to look, I think. So, it’s up to you: make sure that newborn babe of yours/your friend/your relative develops their eyesight on this highly approved Wired Alphabet Square Blanket. It’s made of 100% GOTS-certified four-ply organic cotton muslin, and it’s reversible with the alphabet printed on both sides. The very lucky recipient may use the blanket as a stroller or nursing cover or even a soft play blanket.

Purchase Information:

Price: $124.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Fundamental Party Collection

Hats off to you, Meri Meri, for providing a science-themed party kit for all of those parents beleaguered by the not-so-great current offerings at the local big box store. However, why is the Fundamental Party Collection only in the boys’ section? Grumble, grumble. It could be under the ‘general’ category, or a gender neutral section, couldn’t it?

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.50 and up
Availability: Buy Fundamental Party Collection here

Kid O Beach Tools

If I say ‘beach’ and you say ‘sandcastles!’ then you probably need to investigate these tools by Kid O. Yes, they’re for kids, but you can use them too. You and your little ones can shovel, sift, and rake using the Triplet Toy Shovel and Rake (pictured above/below), or dig and sift using the Scoppi Toy Shovel. There’s also the Ballo Toy Water Bucket with a spherical shape for easier transport from sea to sandcastle.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00 - 30.00
Available from: Dwell Store


Whether you’re a parent or not, you can probably recognize the genius in these SipSnap silicone tops. They make any drinking cup spill-proof, so simply stretch them over whatever glass/tumbler you have at hand and let the kiddos roam free. BPA- and Phthalate-free, they’re available in either a spout (SipSnap Tot) or straw version (SipSnap Kid). Currently a Kickstarter campaign, you can pledge $18 to receive one of the first sets of 3.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: SipSnap

Feed Your Dreams Piggy Bank

Smart! Here’s a piggy bank that helps kids grasp the idea of “fullness” when it comes to their savings. Instead of rattling around a breakable ceramic bank, this felt bank allows kids to feel how many coins are inside and thus understand the concept of volume. Also, if you’re handy with a sewing machine, consider it for your next DIY project.

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Available from: Baum-kuchen

Fine Little Day Baby Blankets

Soon-to-be parents, relax, and don’t worry about finding the right sort of baby blanket, because Fine Little Day has it covered. Irregular dots (or little mountains) scattered about is just the thing for your little one’s room, and they’re refreshingly gender neutral, meaning that her or his not-quite-developed eyes won’t be drowned in an overwhelmingly pink or blue color scheme. And, if you’re not a parent yet, or don’t plan to be, just quietly spread the word that kids shouldn’t be subjected to this, ever.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Fine Little Day

Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings

If you have kids, or are friends with people who have kids, you know those kids grow like weeds. What better gift to give them than a Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings? (Call it what it is, right?) Made from birch plywood, each ruler is individually screen printed by hand in two colours. As it is from Rob Ryan, a nice little poem threads throughout the imagery.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Peanut Butter Dynamite Rugs

How. cute. are. these. For real, at these prices, I’m seriously thinking I could find a spot for one somewhere in our kid-less abode. They’re just too darn adorable.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Peanut Butter Dynamite

Wee See DVDs

These dvds are intended for a baby’s developing mind and vision, though if you take a look, you might find your very own self attracted to the black and white animations and accompanying music. Basic shapes move slowly and methodically while maintaining a sense of playfulness that borders between entertainment and meditation, which seems an unlikely sort of mix, but there you go. If you’ve got a little one, it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. You can order directly through Wee See.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Wee See

Flexi Bath

A child’s bathtub that folds away…clever, isn’t it? If you don’t have little humans, you might consider it for your pets. It looks like the perfect size for mid-sized animals, and might make the whole bathing experience a bit easier, outside or indoors.

Design: a Real Cool World
Size: L 66,5cm x W 38,9cm x H 23,8cm
Amount of water: 39 liters when full

Purchase Information:

Price: SEK479.00
Availability: Buy Flexi Bath here

Wolf and Deer Kid’s Duvet Cover

What is up with this only being available in kid’s size? Are they trying to make people angry? It would be absolutely majestic in a standard queen size. And how about the text pillow case, pretty freaking great, right?

Made from 100% Ecotex certif. cotton.
Size is 100x140cm. A 40x45cm pillow case (with text in Danish) is included.

Deer Duvet, โ‚ฌ79.95, Buy it here.
Wolf Duvet, โ‚ฌ79.95, Buy it here.

Also, not shown, Squirrel Duvet, โ‚ฌ79.95,Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: โ‚ฌ79.95
Availability: Buy Wolf and Deer Kid’s Duvet Cover here

Akanbe Folding Basket

A basket that becomes a rug…you can’t say that for all those wicker versions out there, but you can for this little guy. Seems like it would be really handy for toting around a little one’s toys and miscellany; unfold it and it becomes a play surface, fold it back up and it’ll corral everything all over again.

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD125.00
Available from: Mimoto

Flensted Swallow Mobile

Rose and Radish is having a moving sale, and there are some mighty nice discounts on their delightful array of items. I’d recommend taking a look.

Your child will be fascinated with these swallows flying overhead. Suspended by a single point, Flensted takes great care to make sure each mobile is carefully balanced.

Size: 13.75″x 19.5″

$27.00 $18.90, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $27.00
Availability: Buy Flensted Swallow Mobile here

minui HandySitt

This is just about the smartest high chair ever seen. It folds flat for easy transport and fits onto most regular chairs with extendable arms and sturdy straps. You can also add back legs to make it stand alone as a small chair. To see more info, visit their site.

For kids 6 months – 5 years old, the European-designed HandySitt, tranforms any adult chair into a high chair. Extendable arms allow it to be secured to most styles of chair, even those with rounded backs. It works on chairs with a back height of 12-19” and back width greater than 13.5”. The HandySitt folds flat so you can toss it in a closet or trunk, hang it on a wall, or pack it in a suitcase. Folded, it measures 21” x 3” x 12”, and at 5lbs, it’s ultra-compact and an easy haul…

7 different finishes: Natural or black painted birch, with red, brushed steel or black metal arms, or Antique.

$149.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy minui HandySitt here