Heavy metal

By Published On: November 15th, 2011

No matter your taste in music, you’ll love these rockstar products.
I’m a country music fan (it’s true!), but I do have an appreciation for heavy metal—especially when it comes to tough-as-nails goods that make my life easier (or prettier, or otherwise better). Today, I’ve rounded up 10 such goods that are particularly parent- and baby-friendly. Let’s start at the top, shall we?
It’s no secret that baby comes with paperwork, and you’ll need a designated place to store the documents that aren’t ready to be permanately filed away quite yet—this hanging organizer is just the spot. A stainless steel rattle offers heirloom quality with a tarnish-free promise, and adorable pewter utensils make for equally adorable shower gifts. The pennant pendant reminds a mom of her most precious gems, which are a good thing to keep in mind, considering how quickly time flies (yep, there’s a clock to prove it).

From the pretty, we move to the practical (though still aesthetically pleasing): A stainless steel soap pump looks sleek in the bathroom where you send guests to wash their hands before holding your newborn. And an eco-friendly, BPA-free, 100 percent recyclable sippy cup stands up to your rough-and-tumble tot’s use and abuse. This brushed aluminum rocker fits the bill for modern clans, and the round step can makes for discreet diaper disposal. Finally, an aluminum safety gate keeps baby out of harm’s way yet remains in tune with most families’ decor. (Before you gasp too loudly at the price tag, check out our parent review to see if it might be worth the splurge.)
1. The Container Store wall pocket, $22
2. Nambe rattle, $50
3. Beehive Kitchenware utensils, $48
4. The Rusted Chain neckace, $37
5. Umbra clock, $43
6. The Container Store soap pump, $15
7. Klean Kanteen sippy cup, $18
8. Room & Board rocking chair, $715
9. The Container Store trash bin, from $49
10. Munchkin safety gate, $130