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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

babycook

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.

 

To soothe and project

FP projectorThe Projector Soother from Fisher-Price is a 3-in-1 device: It has three customizable music and light modes, including an overhead starlight projection.

 

The Projector Soother provides up to 30 minutes of “soothing music and lullabies,” Fisher-Price says, and can “help strengthen your baby’s sense of hearing and visual skills, and provides a sense of comfort and security.”
It’s $25 here.

 

 

Sterilize that pacifier

pipila sterilizer

 

“Nobody likes to see their baby sick,” Pipila says, “and a pacifier is a common breeding ground and transporter of harmful germs. Sterilizing your baby’s pacifier is essential in preventing the spread of these germs.”

To help prevent the spread of germs, the Pipila sterilizes your baby’s pacifier in about 3 minutes with simple ultraviolet. It helps eliminate up to 99.9 percent of germs, the company says, and is ideal for parents and babies on the go.

It’s $35 here.

Woombie blanket swaddles baby

woombieWith the Woombie, you can “swaddle your baby safely and effectively,” and “ease your mind and comfort your baby so you may both achieve a better night sleep.”

The Woombie is the original cocoon-like swaddle, its maker says, and is recommended by doctors, nurses, doulas and countless moms and dads. It “is the safest and most natural way to swaddle your baby, encouraging baby to softly stretch extremities as needed, just like in the womb.” The Woombie comforts, softly confines arms and gently compresses baby’s unique curves to hug baby preventing startling issues, face scratching, overheating and also preventing dangerous loose unraveled blankets from covering baby’s face, the company adds.
It’s $28 here.

 

Bustier for hands-free pumping

medala 2Mandela says its Expression bustier “gives you the freedom to do other things while pumping.” It’s made mostly of cotton, and is compatible with most electric breast pumps.
It’s $26 here.

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