Update August 2014

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

Donald McDermott

Available at your local Whole Foods Market for babies on up, Everyday Coconut Shampoo & Body Wash contains a moisturizing blend of coconut oil, coconut water, calming yarrow, and chamomile. www.everdaycoconut.com

Whether at a tailgate party to relaxing on the beach, The Wine Traveler is an asset. The plastic wine sippy cup keeps things cool, is dishwasher safe, and allows you to enjoy your favorite beverage on the go. www.theproductfarm.com

Jungle Jam Swaddles from Aden + Anais are a must have for all new families. These pre-washed, 100-percent cotton swaddles are soft, comfy, and perfect as stroller or nursing covers, burp cloths, changing pad covers, tummy time blankets, and more. www.adenandanais.com

Serenity Star from Aden + Anais offers safe sleep for baby and peace of mind for you. This multi-tasking machine is a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, night light, and clock all in one. www.adenandanais.com

For a small monthly fee, Hatchery Tasting Boxes will show up right on your doorstep complete with a tasty combination of condiments, cooking sauces, jams, oils, spices, baking ingredients, and more. www.hatchery.com

Dragonwing girlgear empowers girls to play their best through an assortment of age-appropriate sports attire, including bras, camies, compression shorts, and accessories. www.dragonwinggirl.com

Peter Caliendo, technical commissioner for the International Baseball Federation, offers more than 100 drills that cover essential skills like hitting, fielding, and pitching in his new book Youth Baseball Drills (Human Kinetics). www.amazon.com

Designed to keep babies warm in the winter and cool in the summer, the All Seasons Carrier from Lillebaby is lightweight and durable with breathable 3D mesh. www.lillebaby.com

Organizing for your baby just got easier thanks to the Universal Baby Bottle and Sippy Cup Organizer and the Universal Baby Food Jar Organizer. The products are stackable and extremely convenient. www.prkproductsinc.com

The Aqueduck Single Handle Extender controls hot and cold water flow, features "Ducky" wings to help keep the water temperature just right, and a fun extender that makes it both easy and safe for kids. www.peachyco.com

This column appeared in the August 2014 issue.