Update March 2015

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

Donald McDermott

Gluten Free Around the World: Creative Recipes from Far Off Places

Gluten-free chef, best-selling author, and world traveler Aviva Kanoff offers a wonderful collection of tantalizing recipes from India, Ecuador, and other parts of the globe in Gluten Free Around the World: Creative Recipes from Far Off Places (Brio Books). www.amazon.com

Marked Private

Discover a new way for your kids to send out party invites with Invite Bandz from Marked Private, a set of uniquely coded collectible silicone wristbands that allow party guests to access the host's personalized and secure online party page and private social community. www.markedprivate.com

Tutem Masks

Mother and entrepreneur Jody Vitelli has created Tutem Masks. These chic, individually wrapped, single-use masks help prevent the spread of germs and come in 10 different stylish prints. www.tutemmasks.com


Available now online and in stores, Anolon Authority Hard Anodized Cookware features advanced engineering for optimum cooking results and convenience. It is dishwasher safe and built to withstand years of rigorous kitchen duty. www.anolon.com

Todo Math

Available at the app store and on iTunes, the Todo Math app is a parent-teacher favorite designed to help your child master kindergarten through second grade math. It features 19 multi-level games, curriculum-based activities, and much more! www.todomath.com


DuneCraft brings learning to life for kids of all ages through a diverse and educational line that includes everything from terrariums and gardens to jungle kits, dinosaur plants, and herb gardens. www.dunecraft.com

Rockin' Green

The team at Rockin' Green continues to support families in their efforts to be healthier with new additions to its eco-friendly line. Check out the Rockin' Green Athletic Wear Detergent and Rockin' Green Stinky Gear odor-neutralizing spray. www.rockingreensoap.com


Made from the most exclusive fibers that exist for baby apparel and accessories today, the new bundlKit from bundl™ offers a collection of newborn necessities, such as blankets, mittens, onesies, and burp cloths. For each bundlKit sold, a cozy bundl blanket is donated to a child in need. www.bundlbaby.com


In the last trimester when a mom-to-be's feet are hurting and swollen, slip on a comfy pair of Skidders. The luxurious and eye-catching brand offers soft ballet slippers, plush booties, gripper socks, comfort flats, and foamy flip flops. www.skidders.com

Teaching Kids to Think

Why making mistakes is a good thing, the instant gratification generation, and the importance of sports are just a few of the topics that are tackled in Teaching Kids to Think (Sourcebooks) by the husband-and-wife psychology team of Darlene Sweetland and Ron Stolberg. www.sourcebooks.com

This column appeared in the March 2015 issue.