Some sweet and smart baby products to coo about
Are you spending more time washing your bottles than using them? No more! The one-of-a-kind Baby Brezza Bottle Washer was designed specifically to give you more time with baby and less time at the sink. The 4-in-1 Bottle Washer is the first of its kind to wash, rinse, sterilize and dry – with a simple push of a button. Holds up to four bottles at once and can also clean and sterilize feeding utensils, pacifiers and breast pump accessories. For retailers, visit babybrezza.com.
Show your state pride with this Alaska State Baby Rattle. Made from hardwood cherry using responsibly harvested woods, this rattle is sure to last long enough to be passed down through several generations in your family. The finish is safe yet durable and made from an organic mix of flaxseed oil and locally grown beeswax. Leave the rattle plain, or have it permanently laser engraved with a single name or a child's birth stats (full name, birth date, time, length, and weight). Choose from a variety of color combos for the middle disks too. For info, visit bannortoys.com.
The Sleepsie is one ingenious jammy. It’s made with super soft, yet breathable, quilted cotton that keeps baby warm and cozy without overheating. Midnight diaper changes are made simple with the easy-zip feature. This second zipper runs from the inside of one ankle up the leg and down to the inside of the other ankle, so baby’s body from the waist up stays cozy inside the pajamas. What’s more, Sleepsies are irresistible with their non-skid soles. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan or visit babydeedee.com.
Cetaphil’s Baby Skincare products are specially formulated to protect and nourish your little one’s delicate skin. These products are paraben free, mineral oil free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested. They also contain calming organic calendula, derived from the marigold flower. This extract has been used for centuries to soothe sensitive and irritated skin. Keeping your baby’s skin soft, smooth and moisturized never felt so good. For local retailers, visit cetaphil.com.
KinderGlo’s Quarter Moon Night Light is made for little hands to grab and hold on to. The easy-to-carry design makes it the perfect comforting bedtime companion and a practical, portable daytime toy. His soft glow and friendly smile are sure to get your little ones grinning too! Set it for continuous lighting or use the 30-minute timer for auto shut-off. Choose from continuous color cycling or a solid color of red, blue or green. Includes charging station. Visit kinderglo.com.
Whether you need to blend up a milkshake or puree cooked vegetables directly in the pot, the KitchenAid Immersion 2-Speed Hand Blender gets the job done with ease. Two speeds provide blending control for more delicate foods, such as smoothies and baby food. The blending arm twists off for quick and easy cleanup. This hand blender comes with a 3-cup BPA-free jar with lid, so mom can blend away, safely. For a gift idea, get it in pink or blue for the new mom! Available locally at Bed Bath & Beyond or visit kitchenaid.com.
Snuggle Baby is the perfect cuddly companion that comes in three designs: Bear, Bunny or Lion. The soft plush doll is dressed in comfy jammies, just like baby, and comes swaddled in an adorable sleep sack. So incredibly cute, it’ll be hard to choose just one. For ages 6+ months. Available locally at Over the Rainbow Toy Store and Classic Toys or visit manhattantoy.com.
You can’t outgrow a Height Right. The wooden Height Right High Chair from Keekaroo adjusts in 1" increments to ensure a perfect fit. Grows with your child, from 6 months up to 250 pounds! When used with the wooden tray, this system is JPMA certified to the highest ASTM standards for children up to 3 years old. The Height Right High Chair also aids with proper seating posture. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan or visit keekaroo.com.
Products to coo about
Why purchase multiple swaddles in every size? The Nuroo Swaddler, with its 3-sizes-in-1 design, grows with your baby and is the only swaddle you’ll need from birth until baby rolls. Found locally at Fiddleheads and Ferns. $24.99. nuroobaby.com.
The Noodle & Boo Favorites Gift Set has everything you need for pampering baby’s delicate skin, including cleansing cloths, soothing ointment, hair and body wash and super soft lotion. Makes a great baby shower gift. Found locally at Tiny Ptarmigan. $48. noodleandboo.com.
There is a stylish Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag for every age and stage of modern motherhood. Comes in an array of styles and patterns. Found locally at Sweet Innocence. $100-$200. petunia.com/diaper-bags.
The convertible Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One provides four different carry positions, and allows you to shift your little one from the front to the back position without help. $199. For local retailers, visit babybjorn.com.
The Radio Flyer’s Ultimate EZ Fold Wagon sports the usual features but also adds easy portability through a fold-up design. Found locally at Classic Toys. $199. radioflyer.com.
Soap Sox turn reluctant bathers into bath lovers. Babies enjoy lathering up with a lovey while older children like “feeding” a bar of soap to their bath buddy. Machine washable. Found locally at Nordstrom. $14.95. soapsoxkids.com.
Help your child transition seamlessly from breast to bottle feeding with Comotomo Baby Bottles. Skin-like, silicon material offers a soothing grip for baby’s hands. $13.99. comotomo.com.
Accommodate close-in-age siblings with the GB Evoq Travel System Stroller. The height easily adjusts for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Also comes with a click-in car seat for nap-to-stroller transitions. $429. For local retailers, visit gbchildusa.com.
The portable Snuza Hero Movement Monitor clips to your baby’s diaper and tracks abdominal movements. It sends an alert if your baby’s breathing becomes weak or stops. $129.99. snuza.com.
Keep your budding walker safe, comfortable and stylish in Robeez shoes. They come in many designs to match every tot’s look. Found locally at Classic Toys and Providence Medical Center Gift Shop. $26 and up. myrobeez.com.
With its unique, air-permeable material, the SafeSleep Breathable Crib Mattress allows baby to breathe freely through the mattress and eliminates the need for potentially harmful bumpers, pads and sheets. Machine-washable sleep surface. $149. For local retailers, visit securebeginnings.com.
TriDerma Eczema Itch & Dryness and Stubborn Diaper Rash Cream help clear up skin irritations common to baby. $6.99 and up. For local retailers, visit triderma.com.
The Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad helps parents accurately track doctor-recommended baby information including: feedings, weight, diaper changes and sleep. The mobile app allows parents to view baby’s information from their smartphone anytime, from anywhere. hatchbaby.com.
The Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe Embrace Infant Car Seat communicates with your car, sounding a gentle alarm if your baby becomes unbuckled during transit, and if baby is still in seat after arrival at destination. $149.88. evenflo.com/sensorsafe.
Ez-pz Happy Mats, with their built-in compartments, make meal times as mess-free as possible. They suction to the table and are dishwasher safe, too. Found locally at Fiddleheads and Ferns. $19.99 and up. ezpzfun.com.
Products to coo about
Shoulder snaps and an over-sized zipper make it easy to place baby in the Sleep Nest, even when asleep. The unique cocoon shape provides a cozy environment and is intended to be worn over regular sleepwear. Found locally at Tiny Ptarmigan. $38-$48. babydeedee.com
Made from fully certified organic cotton, the Organic Burpy Bib works as a burp cloth too providing maximum coverage for baby and you. Found locally at Tiny Ptarmigan and The Nursing Boutique at Providence, and Cribs, Cradles and Things. $14.95. adenandanais.com
The Siliskin Top stretches over and covers the top of most standard size straight sided glass, plastic or metal cups. It’s the perfect solution for turning a cup into a sippy. Found locally at Arctic Baby Bottoms. $4.95. silikids.com
The ergonomic Babybjörn Limited-Edition Bouncer Balance provides fun and natural bouncing movement that develops baby’s motor skills and balance. Suitable for babies and toddlers ages 0-2 years. $199.95. babybjorn.com
These burping cloths from Milkbarn come in colorful palates and adorable animal prints. Packaged in cute clear buckets, they make great baby shower gifts and liven up any nursery’s decor. $21. For local retailers, visit milkbarnkids.com
Forget those nursing pads that are scratchy, ill-fitting and don’t stand up to leakage. CupCake’s ultra-soft and comfy nursing pads can be customized to manage light, medium and heavy milk flow absorption. $16.90-$32.90. For local retailers, visit cakematernity.com
The Cybex Aton 2 Infant Car Seat integrates innovative safety features with an extremely lightweight and roomy seat. It features Linear Side-Impact Protection that provides 40-percent additional safety in the event of a side-impact collision. Found locally at Tiny Ptarmigan. $330. cybex-online.com/us
Fisher Price Breastfeeding Pillow grows with your baby. In the beginning, moms place the baby on the larger side to bring them closer to the breast. As baby grows, mom uses the smaller side. And when baby’s not nursing, the pillow can be used as a play spot with the attached bar. Found locally at all major retailers. $40. fisher-price.com
Fashionable jewelry that’s safe for teething! Chewbeads are made with FDA-approved silicon (similar to pacifiers and nipples), which is soft on babies’ gums and emerging teeth. Free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, heavy metals, cadmium and lead. $29.50-$36.50. For local retailers, visit chewbeads.com
Babycook Pro 2x makes over 9 cups of food at one time. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then simply defrost and reheat right in Babycook – all with total one-handed operation. Includes a multi-purpose mixing blade and a timer to alert you when meals are ready. Found locally at Habitat Housewares, Simply Bella and Tiny Ptarmigan. $150. beabausa.com
The Boba 3-Carrier Combo Box is the first-ever baby carrier combo pack with three options for finding adventure every day and every way. A great gift idea for new moms and dads, the pack includes a Boba Wrap (for ages 0-36 months), a Boba 4G Carrier (for ages 0-48 months) and a Boba Air (for ages 3-48 months). Found locally at Butterfly Boutique. $199. boba.com
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms can lounge in comfort in the Apple Crumb nursing camisole and lounge maternity pants. The camisole, with gathers in the front and sides, is soft and stretchy with room for a growing tummy. The pants, trimmed in lovely lace, are perfectly shaped to sit below the belly. $49.90 each. For local retailers, visit cakematernity.com
The new Boon Soak Tub grows with kids. The infant insert can be reversed for bigger kids, providing support where they need it. Available May 2015 for $36.99. booninc.com
The Ergobaby Swaddler’s innovative features help prevent your baby from startling awake while the ergonomic design allows for natural movement of baby’s hips and legs as recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Found at many local retailers, including Tiny Ptarmigan and The Nursing Boutique at Providence. $25 or $45 for a set of two. ergobaby.com
Alaska Sweet Cheeks Baby Balm is a soothing, healing balm to make your babe’s sweet cheeks more comfortable. Made from only the finest of ingredients, obtained organically, grown and produced locally or derived from fair trade efforts. Found locally at several retailers, including Tiny Ptarmigan and The Nursing Boutique at Providence Maternity Center. $9. etsy.com/shop/snowdandi