Good-Buy, Baby!

Some sweet and smart baby products to coo over

With 30 songs and 18 activities, including a noise-making elephant, teething toy and rattle, your baby won’t fuss about tummy time with the Tiny Love Gymini Deluxe. Plus, since the mat is machine-washable, it easily doubles as a changing pad in a pinch. $65. Available locally at Target and Walmart or online at

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. $25 and up. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan or at

Why leave the crib mobile at home? With Tiny Love’s Take-Along Mobile, you can attach the mobile to car seats, strollers and bassinets for on-the-go fun. It also plays five different melodies to help soothe and entertain your baby. $25. Available locally at Target and Walmart or online at

Soft, plush pages with rhymes and fun activities for babies makes the Sunny Day Activity book from Manhattan Toys a must-have for all new parents. $20. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys or online at

Containing natural beeswax, aloe, vitamin E, shea butter and calendula infused oil, the Happy Bottoms Diaper Salve will leave your babies with, well, happy bottoms. Made locally in Alaska. $10 for a 2 oz tub. Available locally at Happy Bottom’s Diaper Service or online at

Introducing your baby to new foods is easy – and relieving – with the Haakaa Fresh Food Feeder and Teether. The soft silicon pouch allows small portions of food through its tiny holes, and gives baby independence and a chance to teeth while eating. $12.99. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska or visit

Breasts chaffing or drying from breastfeeding? Try out Earth Mama Organic Nipple Butter, lanolin-free and full of natural, GMO-free plants, so there’s no need to wash off before feeding. Bonus: It also works wonders on baby eczema. $13. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska and Sunshine Health Foods or visit

Think a stroller is just a stroller? Consider the Nuna MIXX2 with its three modes (parent-facing, front-facing and flat for sleeping) and all-terrain tires. This sleek stroller accommodates babies from birth with the Pipa Infant Car Seat (sold separately) through toddlerhood (up to 50 lb.) and includes a large storage basket. $600. Available locally at Nordstrom or

Onesies designed and created in Alaska with whimsical sealife, Octopus Ink is a brand you and the kids will enjoy. $26. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan and online at

It’s a backpack; it’s a messenger bag; it’s a rolling suitcase – it’s the Nuna Convertible Diaper Bag. Store all of baby’s needs on the go while keeping your hands free. Also features an insulated bottle holder, keeping liquids warm/cold for hours and a clutch to hold your changing mat. $180. Available locally at Nordstrom or visit

Haba's Gallivanting Goose is a simple soft and snuggly teething toy ideal for both cuddles and play. For added fun, the goose has a small hole in the back of its head, allowing you to bob its head around and interact with baby. $20. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys and Over the Rainbow Toys or online at

Make brushing teeth easy and fun for your baby – put on the 100-percent food-grade Jack N’ Jill Silicone Finger Brush and gently rub their teeth with a little baby toothpaste. You can also massage their gums with the dimpled side. $7. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska or online at

Make bath time a blast with the new washcloth: Soapsox. These adorable animals are soft antimicrobial sponges with built-in finger pockets for secure scrubbing and an opening for liquid soap. $9.99 and up. Available online at or

You may have purchased Columbia jackets for yourself, but did you know they make jackets, snowsuits, gloves and more for babies and toddlers? Prices vary, $20 and up. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan, REI, Cabela’s and Big Ray’s or visit

When heading outdoors, keep baby warm and covered with the Chimparoo Babygloo. Made from Downtec fabric, lined with polyester fiber performance for cold winters, the Babygloo zips up both sides, fitting most baby carriers, strollers and car seats. $95. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska or online at

Little fingers will practice fine motor skills and learn about cause and effect when pushing Dimpl’s silicone bubbles to pop them out to the other side – and they’ll have a blast fidgeting with a quiet toy. $13. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska or online at

Make on-the-go feeding mess free with the Haakaa Silicone Baby Food Dispensing Spoon. Simply fill the tube with whatever food you choose and pop on the lid. Food will stay trapped inside the silicone tube until it’s time for a snack, and the cap will keep the spoon clean. $12.99. Available locally at the Baby Store Alaska or visit

Baby socks vanishing around your home? Try Zutano fleece booties. They’re warm, stylish (like all Zutano clothes), stay on your kid’s feet and withstand the test of time. $15 and up. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan or at

The Original Yoee Baby has an easy-to-grip handle, making it simple for baby to shake the soft rattle and practice fine and gross motor skills. The playful plush face on the front and gentle, feather-like tail make it perfect for caressing, creating characters and storytelling. $24.99. Available locally at Over the Rainbow Toys or visit

Relieve stress on your back, neck and shoulders by using the Boppy Pillow while nursing or bottle-feeding your baby. The pillow is also great for propping up babies to see the world around them or for extra support during tummy time. $30 and up. Available locally at Nordstrom, Target, Walmart or visit

Bead mazes, spinning gears, woodland critters – all of your favorite table activities – all on a giant tree tabletop. Your baby will love manipulating all the pieces of the Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center and will discover something new every time he plays with it. $100. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys and Classic Toys or online at

The Mamas & Papas Armadillo Stroller is collapsible and compact, making it perfect for a jog at a nearby park or a trip to the airport and beyond. It’s also chic and sturdy. $340. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan or visit

With its colorful and easy-to-grasp loops, the Winkel teether rattle is a must-have for teething babies up to 6 months. Refrigerate it for added soothing relief. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys or visit

Teach your baby about farm animals and the noises they make while peeking through the Farm Faces book as a mask. You and baby will have a blast. Available locally at Just Imagine toys or visit

Your baby and her Snuggle Pod Sweet Pea from Manhattan toys will be two peas in a pod – she’ll love snuggling her and putting her to bed in her pod, teaching valuable nurturing skills. $19. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys and Classic toys or online at

The Haba Magical Clutching Toy is made from beechwood balls threaded on elastic, making it easy for small hands to grasp and exercise their fine and gross motor skills while manipulating the shapes and rotated the colored balls. $16. Available locally at Just Imagine Toys or visit

MORE products to coo about

If your little ones are fussy eaters, engage them at mealtime with the Amusemat from Marcus & Marcus. This BPA- and phthalate-free, dishwasher-safe food playground stimulates kids’ appetites by giving them a chance to play with their food. You might end up with a small mess, but it might just be the fun they need to enjoy mealtime. For babies 6 months or older.

Make feeding time a lot less messy and teething easier with this Teething Bib from Marcus & Marcus. Each animal-themed bib is made with 100-percent certified organic cotton and comes with a BPA-free and phthalate-free silicone chew.

Always dropping pacifiers onto the ground? The machine-washable Binki Band is a stylish solution. With over a dozen fabric options, each band features a color-coordinated universal attachment that snugly clips onto pacifiers. Keep pacifiers off the ground and keep germs out of your baby’s mouth. Available locally at Something Special or visit

The Munch Mitt is a “handy” teething solution that prevents the constant dropping of teething toys. Made with food-grade silicone to withstand your little one’s tiny teeth, it’s BPA and phthalate free for safety. Strap it on to either the left or right hand, and your baby’s hands (and yours!) are protected from all that saliva and chewing. Designed for babies 3-12 months. Available at Over the Rainbow Toys, and Classic Toys, or visit

Baby Butz cream is one of the strongest, safest baby rash creams available without a prescription. Used in hospital neonatal units on preemies with the most fragile of skin, it’s made entirely with natural ingredients, and guaranteed to eliminate most diaper rashes within 4-6 hours. For local retailers, visit

Tumzee’s slight incline allows infants to see the world around them during tummy time – and its “T” support and contoured walls keep them from sliding down. It’s soft enough for babies to be comfortable, but hard enough that it requires babies to still develop their neck, back and arm muscles. For ages 6 weeks to 6 months. Visit

The Baby K’tan Diaper Bag is the only diaper bag to feature a built-in wet bag with anti-microbial lining. When baby has a blowout or a spit-up soaked onesie, just throw those stinky wet items into the wet bag pocket, and seal it with a watertight zipper. Made of germ-resistant nylon, the bag is completely washable. It also includes insulated bottle pockets, a cell phone holder, and many more compartments. Comes with a comfortable cross-body strap and an anti- microbial changing pad. Available locally at Tiny Ptarmigan, or visit

Nanobébé is changing the bottle game with its breast-shaped bottles designed to mimic breastfeeding. The bottle includes a breast pump adapter that allows mom to pump right into the bottle, and its unique design helps preserve breastmilk nutrients by enabling rapid cooling and warming. Plus, the nipple is triple-vented to prevent gassiness and colic.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.