Update April 2015

All the gear infants, tots, children and parents need.

Donald McDermott

Melody Mates™

Nightly bedtime battles are no more with Melody Mates™. The collection of sweet, slumber-inducing cushions come complete with a soft pillow, detachable blanket, soothing lullabies, and LED lights that gently evoke starry skies. www.mymelodymates.com

Endless Games

Endless Games encourages families to give their kids a Passover or an Easter gift that will last a lifetime. Check out board games like the physically challenging Crazy Legs or Cupcake Race, the game that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. www.endlessgames.com


The ultimate baby mat, the Gymotion™ Activity Playland from Yookidoo® is a colorful, on-the-go fun activity gym specially designed for multiple stages of your baby's development. www.creativekidstuff.com


Dedicated to decking out your little hero or heroine, Superherostuff.com is the wildly popular superhero-themed site for everything from tees, hoodies, hats, and shoes to backpacks and lunchboxes. www.superherostuff.com

Daycare Dance Party

Available now at Amazon.com and iTunes, Daycare Dance Party is a brand-new CD with an exciting mix of pop, hip-hop, and country styles from Hailey, Bailey, and Jazz. www.preschoolpopstars.com

Lupe Toys

Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) come together for kids in exciting and educational new activities such as the DIY Prisma Paper Chess Set and the Rami tree-building kit from Lupe Toys. www.lupetoys.com

Kid Lid

Equipped with molded plastic and a removable elastic strap, the Kid Lid offers a simple and innovative new way to protect computer keys from little fingers and unwanted typing that disrupts movies, games, and video chats. www.kidlid.com


GooseWaddle baby blankets are unbelievably soft, available in classic colors, and come in full and blankie sizes. And for every product purchased, the company will donate a super soft receiving blanket to a child in need. www.goosewaddle.com

LOVE by Little Giraffe

Offering the comfort and quality all babies deserve at a price all parents will appreciate, LOVE by Little Giraffe is your new go-to brand for everyday plush blankets, toys, and more. www.littlegiraffe.com/shop/love-little-giraffe

Baby K'tan

Dedicated to providing families with carriers and accessories that are smart, simple and stylish, Baby K'tan's new Nifty Shades of Grey limited-edition print is a versatile, eye-catching wrap that slips on like a T-shirt. www.babyktan.com

This column appeared in the April 2015 issue.