The secret to successful, frugal family living is to view your efforts as a means to enhanced enjoyment of family life rather than as an endurance test. Making your money go further will ensure you’re left with a little more at the end of the month for fun family treats and activities. Why not follow a few of these handy hints to help reduce your outgoings?
Last year, Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbanna launched its first ever collection for kids, which they said to be a miniature version of their signature line. Now, the luxury brand has revealed its plans to roll out a kids’ luxury fragrance that has been inspired by one of best smells in the world – the baby smell. Grazia Daily notes that Stefano Gabbanna has recently posted a photo of a fragrance box on Instagram bearing a cherub and a caption that reads “per I bambini!!!” (meaning “for the children”).
Polaroid, the company most famous for its instant film cameras, has now introduced a 7-inch Android 4.0 internet tablet specially designed for kids. A CES Innovations 2013 “Design and Engineering Awards” Honoree in the Tablets, E-Readers & Mobile Computing product category, the Polaroid kids tablet enjoys a fun white and blue design, and boasts Wi-Fi connectivity, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, USB port, 2-megapicel rear camera and 8GB of internal storage space with an SD card slot.
This gorgeous ride-on car will let your kid drive a Bugatti even without license. Offered by Kids Car UK, this Bugatti Veyron style ride-on car is every budding racer’s dream come true and it comes complete with parental remote control, so that the parents can handle the ride themselves until they think their junior has got it right. Attention has been paid to every single detail and the design is quite close to that of the real Bugatti Veyron.
If you have little kids in your house, you know how difficult it is to keep their clothes clean when they are eating/drinking something from a spoon. Most of the time, the food gets spilled. To address this problem, designers Zou Zhenmeng, Zhu Yunlong and Hua Zhuzhao have conceptualized the rotating Tumbler Spoon, which keeps its bowl balanced all the time to avoid any food spills. It comprises of two parts – a handle with a semi-circular frame and a ring that marks out the spoon bowl.
At the VIP ASIA 2012 event hosted by AVING, the New Rayqueen baby bottle sterilizer from the house of Jung Hwan has been selected for the ‘2012 Product of the Year’ award. Boasting water drop shape and a minimalist design, New Rayqueen dries and sterilizes baby bottles, kids’ toys, children’s cutting boards and other kids stuff with UV rays and hot-air function. It not only takes care of children’s health, but is also convenient for mothers, thanks to the jog button and the feature to set up the course and motion. The RAYQUEEN employs a low-noise fan and has wide inner parts, which makes it easy to sterilize big water bottles and thermos.
With the holiday season in full swing, shopping for presents must be on the top of your to-do list. It’s more than a challenge to find the right holiday present for kids. Considering the fact that the shelves are flooded with a range of products for the little ones, you might find it a bit hard to pick the just right thing. Here we have compiled a list of the Best Holiday Gift Guides from around the web, which might help you with some nice gift selections for kids. Hit the jump to check them all.
Baby monitors are an important alarm system, alerting parents to cries from their infants sleeping in another room. Working like a two-way radio, they let parents to speak to children, even have a music system incorporated where soothing tunes can be played to put a baby to sleep, and also feature cameras so that they can keep a mindful eye on their children. Below are six of the best baby monitors we’ve come across in recent times, each offering different features for a price.
For the visually impaired, Braille is the only writing system that allows them to gain access to written information so easily accessible by those who can see. It takes a while to learn, longer to master which can be frustrating for children. To help make the learning process easier, product designer Lau Shuk Man has conceived a toy called Read & Match Braille Learning.
Who doesn’t love a good remote-controlled toy especially if it’s a little creepy or totally off-beat? Kids – and adults – love the sense of control it gives them and some, no doubt, even inspire children to gain an interest in the workings of these much-loved devices. We’ve compiled a list of some of the more interesting RC toys we’ve seen which you and your child will spend hours enjoying.