Check out these great finds that we just can’t live without
Encourage your fledgling crawler or walker to follow along with Chicco’s Baby Space robot. The smiley-faced toy lights up, giggles, and waddles forward with the push of a button that’s big enough for even your 1-year-old to handle. ($22; chiccousa.com)
Loads of Laughs
With the eebee’s Laundry Time Adventures cloth book, your baby can take towels from the hamper to the washer and hang pajamas on a clothesline, then put them away in drawers. If only he could do the real laundry! ($15; bn.com)
Three easy-to-change reclining positions make the BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance a sweet spot for relaxing, bouncing, or snoozing — and your baby can use it until he’s 29 pounds. ($170; babiesrus.com)
Nix the annual Christmas letter: Everyone would rather see what your cutie’s been up to with captioned photos on Minted’s Time Line Holiday Cards. ($200 to $250 for 100 cards; Babytalk readers can enter code BABYTALK at minted.com and pay only $170 to $212.50 for 100 cards)
High Style For Less
For a decked-out,
mod nursery that won’t break the bank, check out Amy Coe’s
new line of cribs, hampers, storage boxes, and more. ($5 to $350; babiesrus.com)
Watching the colorful water
animals spinning around the pond in Tiny Love’s Nature’s Serenade could put you to sleep! When your baby outgrows the mobile, the base becomes a musical nightlight. ($55; tinylove.com)
Both Sides Now
Give your aching shoulders a break: Infantino’s Front 2 Back Rider lets you tote your tot three different ways, and it’s a fraction of the price of other carriers. ($30; target.com)
A laugh-out-loud DVD you and your hubby will love, Being Dad follows 40 guys as they learn about pregnancy sex, epidurals, and parenthood. ($30; beingdadusa.com)
We loved these Discovery Balls, but they’ve been recalled by the manufacturer, Haba. There have been no reported injuries associated with their use, but mirrors on a similar toy made by Haba can become loose and pose a choking hazard, so Haba is recalling Discovery Balls as well. To find out how to get a refund if you bought this toy, visit this page.
Use It or Lose It?
Of course you want a germ-free eating
surface for your baby when you
dine out, but would you lug along the Neatnik Saucer ($48.50; neat
niksaucer.com) and slide it onto a restaurant high chair to keep things clean?