The three things that we consider when buying baby products for Atticus are functionality, minimalism and if it sparks joy. The first time we saw Tiny Bud’s Tiny Garden on their online store, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it.
It is functional.
When Atticus started eating solid food, we realized that we need to allocate space for his utensils near the kitchen sink. After sterilizing, the baby bottles and other feeding utensils need to be air-dried to remove moisture.
This Tiny Garden drying rack perfectly caters to our needs as it can hold all the utensils and at the same time contain the excess water on the bottom tray.
When we were still looking at the product online, we thought that it’s cute with those grass blades but we also wondered how on earth can we clean those things. Abi and I were very happy when we saw that the grass pieces can be removed from the tray and can be washed easily.
Also, we thought that the grass blades would be shorter in the actual product. We were surprised that they have a height of 2.25 inches (about 5.70 centimeters) which is high enough to properly hold the baby bottles. True enough, when we tried, we thought it was smartly-designed.
It has a minimalist design.
While we have no problems with bright colors on baby products, we prefer the “less is more” adage both for the number of color combinations or add-ons (like a gazillion stickers). This Tiny Garden is such a pretty addition to the kitchen as it’s only in bright apple green and white.
Also, if you’re the kind of parent who is particular on how a baby’s drying rack will complement your kitchen’s theme then having the Tiny Garden wouldn’t be much of a problem since it just looks like a potted plant.
It sparks joy.
Whenever we look at the baby things that Atticus has outgrown, we always think if it’s for giving away or for keeps. This Tiny Garden is surely for keeps as we can think of a number of ways to use it even when our baby doesn’t use baby bottles anymore.
Lastly, having a drying rack that looks like a garden can brighten anyone’s day and evidently sparks joy.
- As of writing, the Tiny Garden comes in one size only ( 9.5 x 9.5 inches). So, if you want a bigger drying rack, you have to buy another piece. I hope one day they will release a bigger version of this.
- The drying rack does not have a cover. So, after a few minutes of drying the utensils, you can transfer the utensils to a sealed container.
- Keep it out of reach of children because the blades are a bit pointy.
- We like that the grass blades are not evenly spaced so it gives a natural look to it.
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Disclosure: The bloggers would like to thank Tiny Buds Baby Naturals for the complimentary Tiny Garden. Even so, they maintain full editorial control of this product review.