I’ve tested many nursery products while raising my four children. This means I can look at a product and know its worth in terms of parenting. I love finding products designed to add value to parenting rather than being a prop.
Your Cheeky Monkey is an Australian company run by Monique, mother of two boys aged 3 and 4 (yes, only 12 months apart). A mother’s touch is obvious while browsing through the store; the products are both practical and appealing. I’ve picked out four of my favourite products.
Monique and her boys
If I could go back I would buy…
Burp Cloths $17.95 (set of two)
Trust me, every parent needs these burp cloths. I wish I had them when my children were infants. They are shaped beautifully to fit over your shoulder and come in trendy prints. Practical and appealing.
Sophie Giraffe Teether Toy $34.00
If you are looking for an ideal first toy, this is it. Sophie The Giraffe is made in France and is the ONLY 100% natural rubber teething toy in the world. This toy is popular with celebrities and, although I don’t advocate buying a product because of its celebrity status, it can be a indication of a great quality product; like in this case.
Cuski Baby Comfoters $39.95
Don’t freak at the price. I can hear you say, “That’s a lot for a toy.” Ah, but it’s not just a toy. I’ve taken time to study this product and it’s beautiful! Why?
* Design: Cuski is made with the softest cotton and shaped, just right.
* Concept: A key idea behind Cuski is comfort = smell. Mum and Dad can sleep with Cuski first so this comfort is transferred.
* Practical: Cuski is lightweight and easily transported.
* Imaginative: Cuski’s face is blank. I like this for two reasons: firstly, babies can be scared of toys with faces; secondly, Cuski is a blank page and can be transformed by a child’s imagination.
When you buy a Cuski, you are not only buying a toy, you are buying comfort for your baby, and, dare I say it – a friend (that sounds really mushy but it’s true).
The Fregie Sack from $10.00 (set of four)
I’ve been looking for you for so long! This high quality tight mesh bag is brilliant! Originally designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to fruit and vegetable plastic bags, The Fregie Sack has proved to be much more. I’ve been hunting for the perfect shell collecting bag and now I’ve found it. Read here for more uses.
Your Cheeky Monkey is offering one Be A Fun Mum reader a $15 gift certificate. All you need to do is leave a comment below with your opinion about these products. I’ll choose the winner randomly at 7pm on Wednesday, 12 May 2010. Open to Australian and New Zealand only.
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