3 Baby/Toddler Gadgets that Frill Me


I am not a gadget girl by choice. But, when it comes to making my job as a Mama a little more convenient, I’m on the lookout for those simple gadgets that make life easier.   Here are a few of my favorite helpers, that also make great shower gifts:

The Nose Frida Snot Sucker

Bulb syringes are OUT!  The Nose Frida is IN!  So much easier to use, easier to clean, and it actually SUCKS!  I’d had it with bulb syringes after about ten seconds of trying to use them, to no effect.  Get/give a Nose Frida Snot Sucker. 

The Dropper Stopper

Oh, how I wish I’d had this months ago!  I recently picked one up in a little boutique, and Oh how I WISH I’d gotten two!  You attach one end to your stroller (or carseat), and the other fastens around a toy, bottle, or sippy cup.  No more picking up, then cleaning up, toys and cups off the street. The drops are stopped.

The Innobaby Packin’ Smart Original

This is a set of BPA-free food containers that stack and lock together.  I love it for toting around toddler (yep, I have a toddler now) snacks.  It’s compact and easy to grab out of the diaper bag.  Here I have it filled with on-the-go baby munchies (freeze-dried peas, dried apples, raisins, rice puffs, arrowroot teething cookies):

They come in a bunch of colors.  I have “Transportation” theme, because that was what the store had in stock.

And speaking of toddlers, here she goes!

(can’t resist throwing that in there, blurry photos and all…)

Do you have any baby/toddler gadgets/helpers that FRILL you?  Share in the comments. We’d love to hear about them!


January 4, 2012 9:11 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: ,

Oooh, Pretty: Huck & Jo


Go check out my friend Dani’s lovely Etsy shop, Huck & Jo.  She makes adorable baby items like crib sheets, blankets, burp cloths, bibs, etc. as well as home-greening items like cloth napkins and, my personal favorite, reusable sandwich bags.  And her fabric choices are always so right on. Next time you need a lovely handmade baby gift, look no further than Huck & Jo.

Some of my favorites:

Cowboy Bib

This guitar-themed blanket with coordinating crib sheets

Huck&Jo’s signature reusable baggie. Not just for sandwiches!  And you get to choose your fabric!

And adorable burp cloths; trust me, when you have a baby, you can never have too many burp cloths.  We keep one in every room of our house.

I LOVE buying handmade.  It’s good for the earth, good for the crafters, and good to own lovingly-crafted items.  Yay for everyone!  If you’re not convinced, check out Simple Mom’s post on why handmade makes sense.


March 16, 2011 6:52 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: , , , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.