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Special car mirror keeps baby in view

brica baby mirror“It’s the little moments that make traveling together better,” says Brica. “With the Baby In-Sight Mirror, connecting in the car is as easy as a glance in the rear-view mirror.”

This wide-angle mirror is designed to ensure you can always see your baby in the back seat — and the infant can see you as well.

The extra-large convex “Clear-Sight” mirror provides superior reflection and a distortion-free image, Brica says. The soft-touch frame is lightweight, and its multiple attachment options fit most vehicles. The mirror is crash-tested and shatter-resistant. It’s $15 here.


SoundSpa soothes with audio

home medics sound spaSometimes just the right sound is all that needs to make your baby calm and happy. The SoundSpa offers four soothing sounds: heartbeat, white noise, ocean, and lullaby.

The “on-the-go” mobile device from HoMedics has a clip to attach to strollers, diaper bags, cribs and more. There’s also an auto-off timer. It’s $10 here.




Rainforest-themed fun and educational gym

fisher price rain forestIt’s a fun, interactive, and educational activity center with a natural theme: Fisher-Price says its Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym “encourages healthy development while entertaining and calming baby.”

The gym has a soft quilt and offers music, lights, and nature sounds to keep your baby safely occupied. The activity gym “stimulates growing babies with music, lights, nature sounds, games and textures, the company says. It includes a spinner with rattling beads, spinning butterflies, shiny mirror, crinkly leaf for peek-a-boo fun, movable and stationary activity toys. “A cushy monkey, jingly toucan, cute elephant, and parrot with spinning paddle invite baby to bat them around, an action that helps develop gross motor skills.”

It’s designed for use from new-borns on up, and it’s $59 here.


Tubs takes temperature

baby tubA portable tub makes bath time easy — and the color-coded digital thermometer shows you the water temperature at a glance to make it safe as well.

The Infant Baby Bathtub fits into most single and double basin sinks. The spout cover fits most faucets and is easy to install.

It’s made for newborn babies up to 7-year-old toddlers: the Infant Tub “is designed for use with running water, so you’re always bathing your baby in clean, fresh water. And when your baby’s ready for the big bathtub, the Spout Cover will protect from bumps and bruises on the faucet.”

It’s part of the Cleanwater Collection from 4moms, and it’s $99 here.


Don’t dry out the baby

safety humidifierEspecially in Winter, the heated air in your baby’s room can quickly get too dry, causing discomfort and other potential problems. Instead, you can easily keep it at a healthy level of humidity with the Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier from Safety 1st, and “gently sooth baby with moisture-rich air.”

The humidifier “brings moisture-rich air to the nursery or any room of the house you choose,” the company says. “With variable mist control and 2 fully rotating outlets, it’s easy to adjust the moisture to the level you prefer.” It’s quiet, and it’s water tank lasts for 12 hours.
It’s $30 here.



Baby bed on the go
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nest bedKeep your baby safe and comfortable wherever you go with the Nest Bed.

It’s a baby gear tote and a bed all in one, says maker Nest. “This compact bag and bed is perfect for overnights with the grandparents, a nap at the park or beach, gear for the parents and baby, a toy bin, and more.”

One side is storage bag, and the other side unzips a pop-up bassinet. The Nest Bed will fit in the overhead bin of an airplane.
It’s $100 here.




Keep your Baby Upright


Hang your baby on the wall? Well, in so many words… Yes. Mommy Essentials says its Babykeeper Basic is an infant carrier that hangs from a wall.

It’s most useful in the stall of a public restrooms, and can also be used in fitting rooms and locker rooms, the company says. It can also provide a safer and more reliable means of restraining your child in a shopping cart, “making it practically impossible for little ones to climb out of their seat.”

It’s $24 here.


This Leopard will Hug your Baby

hugaboo leopard

This plush seat is more than just comfortable: it’s upright seating position helps stabilize your infant’s back, sides and legs while they learn to sit up, Hugaboo says. “This upright position also helps prevent against after-meal reflux.”

The 360-degrees of comfy support “safely wraps your baby in plush comfort as they observe their surroundings.” It also has two toy attachments that are “perfect for floor time activities that develop sensory and motor skills.”

It’s $90 here.


Beaba cooks for baby


This could be a simpler way to cook fresh food for your child: The Babycook from Beaba is a compact countertop appliance that functions as a steamer, blender, warmer, and defroster. Beaba says it starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits and meats in less than 15 minutes, “while preserving their vitamins and flavors. It then purees and blends them to the desired consistency.”

You can also use the Beaba to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods. “The defrosting function is ideal if you prepare and freeze food in batches,” the company says. It has a 2½-cup bowl, cooking basket, spatula, and recipe booklet.
It’s $120 here.