When it comes to baby gear I am all about LONGEVITY. Whether it’s to keep for future babies, for friends with future baby plans or to sell and recoup part of my investment back. For me I look at the company and brand, are they reputable, do they make a quality product and have they lasted the TEST OF TIME?
Just off the top of my head, a few brands that come to mind when I think quality baby gear, I think Fisher-Price, Graco, Britax, Peg-Perego, Munchkin… all these are companies that have been around the (baby) block. They have lasted the test of time through not only our own children, but our parents children too… WAIT! WHAT? Yes! That’s right, I’m lookin’ at you kid! I know, as adult as that threat you used on your oldest last night, “I have eyes on the back of my head”, remember you were a kid once. These are some of the brands I’m sure you parents used with you as a child.
Personally we own a few great Fisher-Price toys, quite a few vTech, our stroller (which we’ve used for both girls) is a Peg-Perego and Munchkin pretty much runs my mamahood day-to-day (with diaper changes, bath time and beyond). However 2 brands I couldn’t live without that I have sourced, researched (to no end) and used with both Sofia and Stella, standing my TEST OF TIME are Chicco and Baby Brezza. With Sofia I swore by my Baby Brezza Kettle that kept distilled water at the perfect temperature to make her formula in a snap at any UNGODLY hour of the night. Now with Stella, I couldn’t live without their One Step Baby Food Maker.
This patented, multi-functional baby food maker allows you to steam and blend fruits, vegetables, meats and fish all in one bowl quickly and easily. In as little as fifteen minutes, you can have a healthful, nutritious and delicious meal ready for your baby – and the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself!
It’s one small appliance that will both STEAM and PUREE all foods to make baby food. It’s simple to use, easy to clean and totally compact so to not take up too much space in your kitchen. It makes the smoothest of baby foods you guys, I can’t even tell you… and Stella completely approves.
Chicco is the other company we love and could not live without. They have a portable table seat that we had with Sofia and now have with Stella. It’s called the 360° Table Seat and it leaves nothing to the imagination as far as the name goes. It’s a seat that attaches to any table that can turn and adjust 360° around.
Chicco 360° is the only table seat which can rotate through 360 degrees so that mother and baby never lose sight of each other. This innovative seat locks in 6 positions for happy and interactive mealtimes. Safely secures to most tables in seconds! Easy clean up with snap-on serving tray and washable fabric seat pad. Great for picnics, restaurants, and the grandparents! Includes zippered carry bag.
For us we take this traveling or on-the-go, eating out, it’s just nice to know that we have a seat not only to feed Stella while we’re out but a place she can sit and be apart of the fun, whatever it maybe. It’s also very compact, for both home use and traveling, takes up zero real estate in your home (unlike a high chair) and when you take it with you it comes apart and carries in a small little travel bag. One of my favorite items for baby, hands down.
Both products and companies withstand OUR test of time and I’m sure they will yours too. DID I MISS ANY? Any other companies I missed that have amazing products, both in quality and price?
Disclosure: We received product for review, but as always the opinions made are my own. As mentioned in our post we are have been customers of both brands, Baby Brezza and Chicco since Sofia was born back in 2011. It’s so nice to get the opportunity to work with companies we love and believe in.