Here are a few more cool baby products I came across. The first - "crib grass" by Boon. I don't think it is readily available yet, and if it is, please let me know. We read everywhere that we shouldn't put bumpers in cribs because a baby's face can become pressed against it and the fear of SIDS sets in. But without a bumper, A- the pacifier falls on the floor, and B- it hurts when the baby slams his/her head against the rails. A solution for A is a crib mesh bumper that I know is available, but that doesn't help with the B part. Anyway, this "crib grass" seems like it would be a great solution. It looks padded, and it wouldn't keep the pacie in the crib 100% of the time, but it would be better than nothing, and it looks like it would have enough breathing room and cushioning. And hey, it looks cool.
Update 02/09/11: I contacted Boon this past week to ask where Crib grass could be purchased or if it is even manufactured, and their response was as follows:
Crib Grass is a very innovative concept in crib bedding, however, due to both the poor performance of crib bedding recently and the economy as a whole, we decided to hold off on it and stick to our core categories (bath, feeding, organization, decor) at this time.
On the topic of grass, Boon also has a "grass" drying rack. It seems like a great idea. I also would like to have my son try out Boon's bendable spoons and sporks which are more ergonomic for toddlers and the way they hold their utensils.
Emily became a mommy on her birthday in July of 2008 to a wonderful son named Sam. She has since become rather obsessed with all things related to babies and baby items.