Update September 2013

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

Kristan Morley

Sitting on Cloud Nine

If you are looking for a way to keep your baby sitting upright and comfortable, Mega Seat is the perfect match for you. The Mega Seat is made of soft and durable foam, with a high back and a seat belt to ensure your baby won’t go anywhere. It also has an easy-to-install Mega Tray that attaches right to the front of the seat. The high back offers the right neck support, there is plenty of arm space, and it features a wide leg area for more comfort. For more information and to see the variety of colors, visit www.themegaseat.com. The seat can also be purchased at Walmart and Buy Buy Baby.

All-In-One Blanket

Follow the latest baby trend with the Babee Covee, a new baby blanket that has six uses in one. The Babee Covee has been featured on Good Morning America and was invented by accident during a playdate. The versatile blanket can be used as a car seat cover, stroller cover, blanket, shopping cart cover, high chair cover, nursing cover, and playtime blanket. The Babee Covee makes running errands with your baby easier. To see the wide range of print and designs, visit www.babeecovee.com.

A Comfortable Cover

Nursing your baby is easier and more comfortable with the San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow. The pillow fits right on your lap and offers a privacy cover, comfort bolster, detachable back pillow, and dual pockets. The pillow is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable, recyclable, odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free. It was designed with your baby in mind, and the surface design helps angle the position of your baby’s head and body to encourage proper feeding. Check out www.sandiegobebe.com.

Educational Read

Bullying is a scary and thriving issue, and Animal Farm (PublishAmerica) by Tony Rubino is a new children’s book dedicated to helping the cause. Using the love children have for animals, this book shows bullied victims to unite and stand tall in an entertaining way. It provides a way for children to learn life lessons while enjoying a story about lovable pet dogs. Purchase a copy at www.amazon.com.

Family Game Night

Start family game night with txTylz, a new game created by model/actress Joan Serverance. Using pictures, symbols, letters, and words, you have two minutes to get your point across. This game promotes outside-of-the-box thinking and strong interaction, and it conveys messages in all languages. Learn more at www.txtylz.com.

Bath Time

Give your newborn baby a bath with the Original Puj Tub. It offers a soft and reliable way to keep your newborn happy during bath time. Both sides snap together and fit in any sink. Using this tub will help keep you from bending over and hurting your back. The Puj Tub is made with a non-slip material, and it cradles your little one to keep him protected. The soft material is free of PVC and BPA. For more information, visit www.pujbaby.com.

Easy-Carry Grocery Bag

Carrying groceries from the supermarket to your home has never been easy, but now it can be. The Grocer from ADK Packworks is a revolutionized way to bring your groceries home via public transportation, taxi, car, or on foot. The bag has an internal frame, flat bottom, adjustable straps to wear as a backpack, and a variety of other ways to carry it. It has an insulated liner for any food that needs temperature control. It is eco-friendly, durable, lightweight, and can be folded up and stored in an easy fashion. It takes up little space, but can carry a lot of weight. Check out The Grocer at www.adkpackworks.com to see the range of colors and to purchase.

Joyful Gelli

Gelli Plates, available at www.gelliarts.com, offer a new way for you and your children to create crafts together. The jelly-like base comes in a variety of sizes and allows you to make unique prints with just a bit of paint and tools like stamps or even cups and straws! Visit the website to view galleries of Gelli works and techniques, then snag your own to get started on fun projects.

Fun in a Box

Keep your children’s minds flowing with Happy Trunk, a box filled with craft and science projects. There is a kit delivered once a month that includes all the supplies and directions for the projects inside. Happy Trunk offers a different theme each month, and the kits are structured for boys and girls. The projects are developed by a team of teachers, a child psychologist, and a designer. Happy Trunk helps your children learn new and exciting information. It is available for kids ages 3-7 or 7-11 at www.thehappytrunk.com.

Nice and Cozy

Are you worried about your baby’s transition from the womb to the world? The Original Woombie swaddle helps relieve that worry. All Woombie products are made with their signature bebeflex ECO cotton, which is 100-percent organic. The swaddles help prevent overheating, colic, face scratching, and waking due to the Moro reflex. Their fabric is stretchy, soft, and light for good airflow. Visit www.woombie.com to purchase the Original Woombie and to see other Woombie items.

This column appeared in the September 2013 issue.