Update January 2015

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

Donald McDermott

Colorful Cooking: Healthy and Fun Recipes That Kids Can Make

Author Jacque Wick is pleased to present Colorful Cooking: Healthy and Fun Recipes That Kids Can Make (Cedar Fort). Enjoy quality time together with inspiration from the book while getting youngsters to eat more fruits and vegetables. www.barnesandnoble.com


The stylish FiLIP 2 is a wearable phone, locator, and watch for children ages 4-11. It gives parents the ability to locate their child while still allowing kids the freedom to be kids. www.myfilip.com


Toddlers to teens who are constantly connected to technology are sure to love PetPods. The adorable plush critters have a Velcro pouch for storing ear buds, as well as a clip for easy fastening. www.educationoutdoors.net/pet-pods

Peeve, My Parents' Pet

In Peeve, My Parents' Pet (Mirror Publishing), author Tom Ryan offers a humorous look at a young boy's journey to hunt down Peeve, the mischievous pet his parents so often mention. www.thomaspatrickryan.com

Gold Rush Panning Kit

Based on the hit Discovery Channel series, the fun Gold Rush Panning Kit includes everything you need to strike gold. www.paydirtgold.com/store/

Zoe b Organic

Available at www.amazon.com, the innovative, eco-friendly Sleepy Hats from Zoe b Organic are designed to keep baby happily asleep in the stroller, in the car, or on the plane thanks to a fold-down mask that blocks out light. www.zoeborganic.com


Retale is a free app that offers in-store sales and promotions for 130 of the top retail brands in the United States. www.retale.com


The Stokke® Flexi Bath® is a foldable baby bath specially designed for little ones ages birth to 4 years. Its space-saving design makes it easy to store and convenient to use. www.stokke.com/USA

Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer

Created to make kids feel comfortable and more secure, the Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer is a full-size, adjustable toilet training seat that comes complete with a unique squeeze flex action, adjustable prongs, and a full splash guard. www.pourty.com


An amazing solution for parents with babies ages 3-11 months old, Hugaboo is a 360-degree support system designed to aid little ones with sitting up. It also provides them with a safe and cuddly environment for playing at ground level. www.myhugaboo.com

This column appeared in the January 2015 issue.