Best Baby Products
Sorting through the bajillions of buys for your babe can be tough -- not to mention keeping up with the latest and coolest. We've done your homework for you. Here, the newest smart-cookie products for moms of babies.
Aden + Anais Muslin Wraps
Make like a celeb mommy and try Aden + Anais muslin wraps, seen swaddling the babes of Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts, and Tori Spelling. With its semi-sheer weave, these 100 percent muslin cotton blankets give opaque cover but are wonderfully breathable too, so your baby can be completely wrapped up without getting overheated.
Playspot Floor Tiles from Skip Hop
You want baby to play safe, but those ubiquitous, garishly colored ABC foam tiles? So not matching the Eames chair.
Enter Skip Hop and their new Playspot foam floor tiles. They're smooth and squishy, safe for babes of all ages, and fab-looking to boot. Like most other floor tiles, you just link the graphic tiles up to create a soft play area where your tot can sit, crawl, reach, and tumble without your being on constant high-alert.
Let's face it: Baby's first Halloween is really just for you guys. So don't stress over a Halloween costume -- but don't let the photo op pass you by either. Our favorite inexpensive, laugh-until-it-hurts, 5-second costume solution? Baby Toupee. Available in The Bob (shown), The Donald, The Lil Kim, and The Samuel L. (no F-bombs in front of the baby, please), these pint-sized wigs fit baldies from 1 to 9 months.
Photo courtesy of Jane Hanstein Cunniffe
Picture Books to Make and Print
You love taking pictures of your kid -- and you've got a stack of photo albums to prove it. But what to do with all of those random snaps? Create a personalized, drawn-from-your-own-life alphabet book for your kid with PROJECTalphabet.com. When you sign up for this site, you can personalize and print photo books for free -- yup, totally gratis.
Courtesy of NOGGIN
Round-the-Clock Educational TV for Tots
As a good mama, you know that too much TV is a no-no. But sometimes you need some babe-distracting options, quick. Problem solved: NOGGIN, Nickelodeon's preschool-age station, recently upped its programming from 12 to 24 hours a day. Instead of airing between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., NOGGIN -- and such shows as Oobi, Jack's Big Music Show, and Wonder Pets! -- is now available around the clock.
Courtesy of Exergen
A Fuss-Free Thermometer for Toddlers and Preschoolers
To save your kid (and yourself) from more temperature-taking trauma of rectal penetration, try Exergen's TemporalScanner Temporal Artery Thermometer. This foolproof, noninvasive thermometer reads your kid's temperature by measuring the heat that runs across her forehead. Simply swipe the TemporalScanner near your child's hairline and within two seconds you'll be able to read her temperature -- no discomfort required.
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