Update December 2014

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

Donald McDermott

LoxiGold Decor

LoxiGold Decor Handmade Pallet Signs and Furniture features designs with reclaimed wood. Its rustic signs and furniture are perfect for your home, office, nursery, living room, man cave, and more. www.facebook.com/LoxigoldDecor

DayDreamer Sleeper

Napping and sleeping at the perfect incline has never been easier thanks to the DayDreamer Sleeper. The innovative sleeper gently cradles babies in comfort, creating a more natural sleeping position, which helps babies fall asleep faster. www.daydreamersleeper.com


Available in fun patterns or in a modern look, the Energy Shot from myCharge is a compact cell phone charger that fits perfectly in a pocket or purse. It's designed to charge phones up to 25 percent faster than standard methods. www.mycharge.com/products/energy-shot

SodaStream Play

With more than 70 flavors from which to choose, SodaStream Play's carbonated beverages are sure to please all of your family's palettes. The Play is available in four fresh, bold colors. It is the first soda maker in the world that can be color customized to fit the preferred design choice of the consumer. www.sodastreamusa.com

Thames and Kosmos

Complete with three motors, a remote control unit, a battery holder, and building blocks, the Remote Control Machines kit from Thames and Kosmos enables junior engineers to create ten different models. www.thamesandkosmos.com

Tommee Tippee

Tommee Tippee is proud to introduce the Best of British collection. Available exclusively at Babies “R” Us, the limited-edition designs from “across the pond” are featured on assorted bottles, pacifiers, and cups. www.babiesrus.com

Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer

The Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer is a size-adjustable toilet training seat, ensuring children feel secure and comfortable. It has a unique squeeze-flex action and adjustable prongs so that it fits securely onto the toilet seat. www.pourty.com

Pish Posh Baby's Nuna Leaf Curv

Pleasing for moms, dads, and babies alike, the Nuna Leaf Curv is comfortable, convenient, and adjustable. It provides a chic and contemporary design that is ideal for the modern-day family. www.pishposhbaby.com

Lumi Dough

Introduce your family to the dough that glows! Specially designed to awaken a child's imagination while improving fine motor skills, Lumi Dough offers the perfect way to pass the time when you're stuck inside on cold winter days. www.lumidough.com

Vintage Marquee Lights

Brighten up your child's room with Vintage Marquee Lights. Created with a rustic antique look, the lights come in the form of letters, symbols, shapes, and three different sizes. They are perfect for indoor and outdoor use. www.vintagemarqueelights.com

This column appeared in the December 2014 issue.