Baby stuff moms and their little ones will love
Jennifer Ong (The Philippine Star) - January 15, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - There’s a whole world you don’t step into until you become a mom. It takes you into a maze of different colors, shapes, sizes, and levels of cuteness. Yes, baby stuff is all this. But as a mom, you’ve got to be able to take a step back and pick out the safest options for your baby. And trust me, safe and practical can also be cute! Here are some of the safest  (and most adorable) baby stuff that can add a splash of fun to your baby’s daily routine.


 â€¢ Dr. Brown’s feeding bottles. From the very beginning, Dr. Brown’s has been my feeding bottle of choice. I learned about it from a mommy friend who, just like me, was determined to find the best products for her littlest one. Dr. Brown’s bottles are fitted with a unique (blue) internal vent system that reduces instances of colic and gas. Plus its latest bottle design offers a curvy wide-neck bottle that makes it super easy for babies to hold. Available in all major department stores.

• Munchkin infant spoons. I have to admit that the first thing that attracted me to these little soft spoons was that they’re so colorful and they come in an astounding set of six! These infant spoons are perfect for when your baby is just starting to eat solids. They are very soft so you don’t have to worry about injuring your little one’s ultra sensitive gums or teeth. Available at Rustan’s Department Store.

• Boon fluid sippy cup. This is actually the very first sippy cup I got for my son and he took to it immediately. I love that its shape allows for little hands to grasp it easily so that they can learn to drink on their own. This Boon sippy cup also comes in three fun color combinations. Available at Rustan’s.

• Boon catch bowl. This bowl is perfect for when your little one starts to eat on his/her own. It comes with a suction cup at the bottom so that it stays still on the table no matter what your toddler tries to do with it. Also, this bowl is outfitted with a unique spill catcher that catches every little bit of food mess that drips down. Smart, huh? Available at Rustan’s Department Store.

* OXO baby food mill. This is one of my favorite kitchen tools! This food mill comes with three discs that allow you to control the texture of your homemade baby food — from fine to medium to coarse. Go ahead, experiment and see what your baby enjoys best! Available at Rustan’s.


• Boon Odd Ducks. They’re definitely not the typical rubber duckies. Boon’s ducks may not squeak, but what they lack in sound, they more than make up for in cuteness and safety. These ducks come in an array of designs and sizes. Boon Odd Ducks are also PVC-free. What’s more, their design prevents water from going into the toy, which means your favorite duck will never develop mold and your child can enjoy his bathtime toy for years. Available at Rustan’s.

• Boon Scrubble. These bath toys sure pack a lot of squirt power. Let your child mix and match these toys however he/she wants. Load it up with water for some squirt fun in the bathtub. It’s also a great way to rinse your baby gently. Available at Rustan’s.


• Happy Baby Organic Puffs. When my son started eating, this was one of his favorite treats. Happy Baby puffs come in five flavors so there’s plenty of options for your picky little one. They melt in the mouth quickly so you don’t have to worry about choking (although you must always watch your baby when he/she is eating something). What’s more, they are made only of whole grains and fruits or vegetables. My son’s favorite is the Happy Baby Green Puffs, made with kale, spinach, and collard greens. Available at Healthy Options.

• Healthy Times Hugga Bear Cookies. These cookies are a sure hit with babies as they come in different shapes and designs. They are also made of organic wholesome ingredients and come in different flavors: vanilla, cinnamon, graham, and chocolate. Available at Healthy Options.


• Dr. Brown’s food storage pods & stackable freezer tray. These pods are very useful when you’re making baby food in batches. Each pod is a perfect serving size for a baby who’s just started exploring solid foods. Just make a batch of your baby’s favorite food, portion them into the pods and plop them into the freezer tray to make storage a breeze! These pods are easy to clean, too, but please note that they are not sterilizer-safe. Available at Rustan’s.

• Boon snack ball container. Now, I love this snack ball! It’s a handy snack container and a little toy all in one. What’s more, it’s available in different fun color combinations! Available at Rustan’s.

• Safe Sippy 2 by Kid Basix.  Safe Sippy is perhaps the best travel sippy cup there is. This sippy cup is made with food-grade stainless steel, making it very safe and durable.  It also transforms from a sippy cup to a straw cup by interchanging the valves that come with every purchase. It also comes with a travel plug that allows you to travel leak-free. The Safe Sippy has cute orange handles that can be removed later on when your child can already grasp the cup itself. Also, this cup is partially covered with a thermo plastic rubber sleeve that keeps your child’s drink insulated for a long time. Available at Youji & Me.

So there you have it, the safest (and cutest) baby stuff readily available for your baby. When choosing stuff for your baby, just remember that safety should always come first.

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