Baby Booty: American Baby's New Picks
If you want your newborn to doze in your bedroom, say, to make nighttime feedings more convenient, check out Chicco's LullaGo portable bassinet. Keep it next to your bed and you can peek in on him without your feet hitting the ground! (birth to 6 months, $100)
Your Banner Year
Show off your new addition with a personalized holiday card, from Pear Tree Greetings, which can double as seasonal décor. ($100 for 24)
Details on this super-silky maternity/nursing tunic from Loyal Hana hide two openings for easy and discreet breastfeeding. ($105)
Feel-good Tote Bag
We love the velvety fabric on this St. Jude bag! Plus, all the profits from the sale of this fun reversible tote benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and its research work. ($46)
Keep one of these animal pals from The Container Store in your freezer, ready to soothe little boo-boos. ($5 each)
This detergent from The Laundress is biodegradable and nontoxic, and it works in high-efficiency and regular machines. ($21; TheLaundress.com)
The Seventh Generation Touch of Cloth Diapers are made with cotton that hasn't been treated with chemicals. ($9)
CupCake organic Nursing Pads from Cake Maternity are washable and reusable. ($17 for 4)
Noodle and Boo's Heavenly Honey Wash has added Vitamin E to moisturize. ($12)
Safe and Clean
Babyganics dish and bottle soap features plant-based cleansers that target milky residue. ($7)
Originally published in American Baby magazine in November 2014.
This Nike bodysuit from Kohls is a total touchdown for game days, and it could be a winning strategy for Halloween. Dad can dress up as his favorite quarterback and be in charge of his baby football! Maybe Mom can join the team as the receiver or the referee? ($26, includes a matching cap)
Pregnancy and motherhood ask a lot of your skin. Shea Moisture's new Mommy line, from Buy Buy Baby, targets all your trouble spots with both a cream and an oil for your belly, a balm for breastfeeding that you won't need to wipe off before nursing, a body scrub, and an allover lotion. ($10-$15)
Infinity scarves dress up your look, and this stripy Nursing Happens one from Itzy Ritzy Store does double duty as your breastfeeding cover-up. Plus, it's lightweight enough to maintain airflow when over your baby, but no one can see through it. ($25)
Nuk's Smoothie and Baby Food Maker from Walmart comes with a fleet of accessories, including food storage jars and a sippy with a straw. ($45)
All in One
The One Step Baby Food Maker Elite from Baby Brezza steams and blends all in one container. ($110)
Reheat and Eat
Beaba's Babycook Pro from Diapers.com also steams and blends in one bowl; use it to reheat too. ($150)
Cook then Sterilize
Nutribaby's new Babymoov from Diapers.com can defrost, cook, blend, and sterilize. ($119)
Oxo's Good Grips Food Mill goes old-school for preparing purees manually. ($50)
Add some glow!
One of these nightlights from Kushies would look adorable on Baby's dresser. (Hippo, $20; minis, $9 each)
This Lamaze Sit Up and See Activity Gym works as a seat when one side is propped up, so your sweetie can sit and play (pictured here), or as a flat mat for tummy time. When your baby grabs or kicks the colorful mobile, she'll be rewarded with lights and sounds. $80
Spread the News!
Share your big news with long, oversize cards from Paper Culture—the latest trend with birth announcements! Personalize both sides with your little one's photos and details. (Set of 30, $2.70 each)
With its swivel wheels and a compact frame, GB's Ellum stroller is easy to maneuver all around your neighborhood. Plus, the raspberry color is easy to spot and the back is made of cushy foam! ($230)
Oh so, Luxe!
These bright Niche pillows from Nook Sleep Systems are comfy and organic—and made for nursing. ($100 each)
Peekaboo! This dish set from Skip Hop will make your little one excited for dinnertime. As your child works through her puree, this friendly face will begin to appear. ($4 bowl, $6 Zootensils)
Zoö B Organic's modern three-piece set is unbreakable and made in the U.S.A. from corn-based materials—pretty and cool! ($17)
Food for Thought
Let him sing the ABC's with this funky alphabet-strewn set from Five Stripes, which includes five pieces designed by French Bull. ($32)
Enjoy the best summer has to offer with this lightweight Kaia stroller from Maxi-Cosi. It stands upright even when it's folded, so it's easy to store. (6 months and up, $235) Plus, this Baby Sun Blanket from CooliBar is designed with a soft, stretchy material which has a UPF of 50-plus. ($25)
Need a final step to Baby's bedtime routine? Turn on Firefly Frog from Cloud B! His soothing sounds and glowing belly will help your sweetie drift into dreamland. ($35)
Love your Baby's stroller and want to keep it looking nice? Spiff up your gear with BuggyLove's Organic Stroller Cleaning Kit. These nontoxic products can tackle fabric stains, de-junk the wheels, and shine the stroller frame! ($50)
This colorful Sit and Play bouncer from Little Tikes keeps your little sunshine in an upright position. Plus, it can be set to vibrate. ($50)
The ballet flats may look delicate, but they are made for moving! These Clarks for the under-1 set are great for styling your little fashionista. ($30)
Let him run through the sprinklers in these water-safe sneakers from PediPed. ($49)
Stride Rite partnered with the Splendid label for this preppy little number! ($25)
Originally published in American Baby magazine in August 2014.
So much fun!
Bring the excitement of the playground to your own backyard with the Hide & Seek Climber & Swing. This sweet starter set is easy to assemble and nicely compact. Too hot outside? It's designed for use inside the house as well. (12 months to 4 years, $130)