Category Archives: Furniture & Deco

Foam Mats Health Risk: The Test Results Are In!

Baby Foam Mats

On July 15, 2011, ANSES published its final report and recommendations regarding the potential health risks of formamide exposure from EVA foam mats. The short answer is that: Yes, formamide was found in these mats. But it’s not as simple as that.

PASS: BT 150 Baby Monitor; how a phone company made a great baby product

BT 150 Baby Monitor

The baby monitor is an indispensable item to add to the newborn shopping list. Since it’s a piece of electronics, it’s also something that a tech or gadget loving expecting father parent can get excited about. So here’s how I went along evaluating which baby monitor to purchase and a review of the one I…

UPDATE: Foam mats banned in Europe, why not here?

EVA foam floor mats

It’s been relatively quiet on the floor mat topic since it first became news in Europe in December. I was glad to see that it was picked up in other parts of the world in January as well, but not overwhelmingly so. It’s been mainly a word-of-mouth online campaign in North America. You can read…

PASS: Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo Review with Video

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumpereoo

While many of you may not have memories of being in an exersaucer or jumperoo, it is likely that there is photographic evidence somewhere of you as a baby stuffed in a pouch and hanging from a doorway by some metal springs of some sort. So our urge to put our children in bouncy contraptions may be somewhat innate or at least subconsciously understandable given our own past.

PASS: Fisher-Price Rainforest crib mobile review – doesn’t make calls though

[singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=left]The first time I looked over a list of baby “must-haves”, I was really confused as to the need for a mobile for the crib. I just couldn’t figure out why you need a phone in there. Was it to hear it crying? Did the baby really need to start texting…

FAIL: Foam floor mats banned in France, Belgium. Shouldn’t we all know about this?

EVA foam floor mats

Ordered off the shelves in parts of Europe; all is quiet in the U.S. I actually love these mats. They were great to give some cushion to a crawling baby or unsteady toddler. I was even going to do a post on these being must-haves. Then a couple weeks ago I received news from family and…

A unique gift idea your spouse will love: custom portrait by Tuesday Mourning

Tuesday Mourning Portrait

I wanted to get my wife some artwork for her office. I didn’t want your desktop framed family photo, but rather something to put on her wall. I take a fair amount of photos so I thought maybe get one enlarged and framed would be nice. That was until I came across a very cool…

PASS: Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym

[singlepic id=3 w=320 h=240 float=]  This is the first of a number of Fisher-Price products we’ve purchased from their “Rainforest” series.  We liked the series a lot because, in a world of baby products where everything tends to be either blue or pink in the early months, it’s a  gender neutral scheme that’s fun and…