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Grou – The Coat Rack that Grows with the Children

A lot of furniture can be changed as the children grow up. Menuts Grou is a very clever one of such.

Grou is a minimalistic tree that functions as a coat rack. All the knobs can be moved around the tree, as the children grows.

Bambi children’s chair from Kamina&C

Inspired by the rather famous Disney movie, japanese designer Kamina&Cs has made the “Bambi chair” – a small and charming chair which will look great in any nursery or childrens room.

Eco-Friendly Convertible Cribs

Convertible cribs are a good investment since they allow you to convert them into other pieces of furniture (usually a toddler bed) as the baby grows. You’ll save both money and time by buying a convertible crib and therefore you might want to find a really nice crib, as it’ll be with you for a long time.

Here are two eco-friendly and very practical convertible cribs that you might want to take into consideration.

Most of us know of Stokkes Trip Trap chair which has followed many children and childrens children through their childhoods. Stokke Sleepi is the Trip Trap of convertible cribs. I’ll go as far as considering it the king of convertible cribs!

The Stokke Sleepi is four beds and two chairs in one. It starts out as a mini crib or bassinet suitable for infants and small babies (0-6 months). When the baby has outgrown the mini crib it can be converted into an baby crib (0-18 months), thereafter it converts into a toddler bed (18 months – 3 years), and at last it converts into a junior bed (3-10 years).

When the Stokke® Sleepi™ has outdone its use as a bed it can be converted into two chairs!

After 10 years  or more with Stokke® Sleepi™ I would not be surprised if the children one day would like to use it for their own children, so make sure to keep it safely stored away when not in use.

Another practical convertible crib is the Argington Bam Bassinet, which has a clean look that will suit most nurseries.

The Argington Bam Bassinet starts out as a bassinet or mini crib suitable for infants and small babies. It converts into a large baby crib for larger babies, and at last it converts into a toddler bed. It can not be converted into a junior bed and chairs, like the Stokke Sleepi can though.

Product discontinued.

Win a Custom Made Wooden Rocking Horse

The GiggleBrush Designs store is filled with beautiful furniture, bedding and decor for the childrens bedroom. They carry beautiful products by Bebe Chic, DwellStudio and Caden Lane, amongst others, but what caught my eye, when I stopped by the website, were all the cute custom made products they offer for children.

They have a great selection of custom made furniture, toys and decorative items and all their products are hand painted using non-toxic water based paints and sealants. Many of the bedding companies, from which GiggleBrush Designs carry bedding, lets them copy their patterns, and this allows them to make custom made products that matches the bedding you find in their store!

Amongst the custom made GiggleBrush Designs products you’ll find are drawer knobs, picture frames, letters, step stools, wall shelves and toys. My favorite custom products in the store are the rocking horses, which can be custom made with the kids name painted on the side of the bow rocker.

There are several different rocking horse designs to choose from and I’m especially fascinated by the Plaid Rocking Horse and the Pastel Rocking Horse. Both have fun patterns and bright colors that will stimulate the child’s brain. The rocking horses cost between 119.95 USD and 179.95 USD.

If you’re thinking of getting a custom made gift for a child this Christmas, you should keep in mind that the delivery time on custom made products is longer than on other products, so you should order in good time!

Giveaway – Win a White Custom Made Wooden Rocking Horse!

GiggleBrush Designs was more than happy to sponsor a giveaway for our readers, and have offered to give away one of their white custom made rocking horses! A perfect opportunity to win a special Christmas gift.

If you want a chance to win this rocking horse you can send an email marked “GiggleBrush Designs” to marianne@alifemoreinteresting.com, with your name and address.

Last chance to enter the giveaway is December 10th. 2008.

Note: Your information will be used for this giveaway only, and will not be shared with anyone. Only US residents can enter the giveaway, and only one submission from each household will be accepted.

The Giveaway is over and the winner is…

ducduc Blankets

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ducduc offers stylish and durable blankets for kids, toddlers and babies. There are both merino wool and cotton knit blankets.

The 100% Italian merino wool double-side ducduc blankets comes in light blue and light pink. Both versions have a chocolate brown stripe in the middle, which on the blue blanket is adorned with a white B for boy and on the pink blanket its adorned with a white G for girl. Both blankets are orange with a cream colored stripe on the reverse side. The blankets are simple and beautiful and can follow the kid as it grows due to the design that allows for kids to use them even though they are not babies anymore. (more…)

Boon Animal Bag

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Most kids nowadays have that great “too-many-toys” problem. The problem is often storage, where to put all the toys? Boon has made an excellent product that takes care of this problem and adds a piece of furniture in the process.

The Boon animal bag is simply a beanbag without the beans. You stuff the bag with all the soft toys lying around taking up space, and whoops, you’ve got more space and have even made yourself a comfy bean-, or shall I say soft toy-bag, at the same time.

The Boon Animal Bag comes in three different versions, Oval, Otto and Trio. Oval is basically a bright green ball. Otto is the shape of a small ball and a bigger ball merged together and has a bright turquoise color.

The trio is the shape of three balls merged together and has a bright orange color. All versions have round “windows” that allow the kids to keep an eye on where the soft toys are so they can easily get a hold on the right one, without having to look through the whole bag. Because the Boon Animal Bag comes without the beans it is very light and therefore inexpensive when it comes to shipping.

This product has been discontinued.