Homemade meals are great, but every once in a while, mom and dad want to be waited on too. When new moms and dads head out for dinner with their newborn in tow, there is always the question of where the tot should go. While pulling the stroller up to the table is an option in some restaurants, it isn't practical in others. In those instances, there's always the "flip the high chair over and rest the car seat in base" trick, but many parents don't feel comfortable resting their precious cargo in an upside down seat. While dining out over the weekend, I saw our waiter bring out an option I had never seen before. The Koala Infant Seat Kradle ($103) is a mesh sling, attached to steel tubing, designed to hold infant car seats at table height. The contraption appeared to keep baby comfortably in place while mama and papa enjoyed their meal. Would you try out the Kradle?
This must have totally made David Tree's day. Fighting fires during Australia's devastating heat wave, David suddenly spied a disoriented, thirsty Koala. (He keeps calling her a "he," but it was only later that they discovered her sex.) She seems wary at first, but as soon as he gives her some tasty H2O, she perks up and even extends her burnt little paw. He makes a joke about how once the Koala's thirst is slaked, it will probably rip him to shreds, but I bet he was just trying to hide how absolutely touched he was. Pick up a hanky — you're going to need one.
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Oh, crikey, the cute is killing me! Victoria, a state in the southeastern portion of Australia, has been experiencing a crippling heat wave. Power is failing, trains have stopped running because tracks are buckling under the heat — and disoriented Koalas are abandoning their little babies! This little guy had to leave his tree because he couldn't find his mom, and look what he found: a little Koala wading pool left by this family who couldn't be happier to help out. He will be returned to the wild soon enough, and hopefully will find his mom when the sun chills out a bit. Click here to see the adorable slideshow.
This woman has the best job ever! She gets to hold this tiny baby koala, feed her some kind of liquid, and then hold the eucalyptus leaves up to her mouth for her to nibble on. I'd hold leaves for this little joey any day. Ridiculous.
Who could ever turn down a heaping helping of koala cuteness? This furry youngin' is all wrapped up and ready to grub. You can tell our gal is pretty pampered, but with them beady eyes and big ol' ears, there's no resisting her charm. From the looks of it, that blankie is about ready to swallow her whole! Yum, yum, yum. (Thanks, College Humor!)
One word: adorable. You're looking at the world's only blue-eyed koala. This nine-month old beauty makes his home at Dreamworld in Australia's Gold Coast. Initially worried that this light peepers were a sign of a sight problem, tests revealed that he has perfect vision despite that reduced pigmentation. The joey's name is Frankie, after ol' blue eyes himself. I'm not embarrassed to admit to my love of both Frankie and Frank Sinatra – see the koala flash his baby blues closeup in another piccy when you read more
Be still my heart! Teeny, tiny little Doodlebug here is only seven months old! Other selling points? His ears move when he chews on eucalyptus leaves, he's got silly half eyebrows, and that might be the smallest blankie I've ever seen! Any other questions?
Your body aches and your head is a fog, but the laundry is not giving you a break. Babies spit up and and have blowouts (sorry it's unavoidable) so Koala Sheet Savers ($10) are a new parent's lifesaver.
Each plush quilted cloth has four ties on each corner for attaching to the crib rails. Place one of these sheet savers by the baby's head (or rear if that's where it's more dire) and give your back and laundry pile a break.
Clearly, this koala missed the memo on how to properly "hit" on someone. He thought a friendly slap to the rear would get her attention and it did, but he got way more than he bargained for...