Haven’t you always wanted your baby to look like a Cabbage Patch Kid? You haven’t? Well, this is awkward, because you can buy a custom-made Cabbage Patch Kid Inspired Crochet Wig/Hat for your baby. And then make the baby wear it. [Geekologie]
Here’s a good idea from Family Fun Magazine: turn a plastic dinosaur into a kid-friendly toothbrush holder.
Pick a hollow dinosaur toy (they can often be purchased for about $1), trace the size of the toothbrush on the dinosaur, and use a craft knife to cut out the hole. Make sure to cut a hole all the way through the dinosaur for easy cleaning. Voila! A fun way to make tooth brushing more inviting for your kid.
How cute are these Paris Shadow Puppets? From the site:
Bring storytime to new heights with our charmingly unique Paris Shadow Puppets designed in France. With a simple flashlight or lamp and a little imagination, children can create endless new adventures with these sturdy shadow puppets. Comes with 11 figures including the Eiffel Tower, moon, airplane, chimney cleaner, thief, buildings, sleepwalker, and more.
Of course, since these shadow puppets are laser cut cardboard attached to wooden sticks, you could always make your own shadow puppets instead.
Great gift potential here.
Another thing I could have used this summer: a Car Seat Sun Shade.
Spread it over the car seat when you’re not using it and it will keep the seat an average of 26 degrees F cooler. And it’s reasonably priced at $7.99.
Here’s a free pattern to knit your child a cat sweater. The site says “it’s a pretty quick knit — and once you have the cat chart completed, the rest is simple and plain sailing.” Just in time for fall, too.
You can buy plans from this site to make the above castle, if you’re so inclined. Either way, this is a great use for a refrigerator box. I want one!
Here’s another clever product for a baby: the Baby Bathwater Dam.
It takes a lot of water to fill the bathtub enough for the baby to take a bath, but not with this handy dam! Put it in the bathtub and you only have to fill it up halfway, saving on time and the water bill at the same time.
This is a great baby shower gift. It seems to be only available in the UK, but you can get it on Amazon UK.
Now here’s a handy gadget: It’s a bottle nipple that adapts to a regular water bottle. Screw it into any water bottle to turn it into a baby bottle. $3.95.
I could have really used one of these this summer.
With fall approaching, here is a cute sweater pattern for a baby. The pattern is free, and can be knitted for a boy or a girl.
I’m fascinated with this Bottle Sling, which will hold the bottle for you during that brief period where the baby is too weak to hold the bottle himself.
(Obviously, you would not want to leave the baby alone with this device.)
I admit, this would have been handy to have awhile back, although I’m not sure it’s worth it for $40.
What do you think?