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Don’t dry out the baby
Feb 19, 2014 03:35 PM
Especially 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
Feb 19, 2014 03:33 PM
Keep 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.
The Bib Expresso lets you prepare a bottle in 90 seconds with one hand. “It doesn’t get easier than this,” maker Beaba says.
The 3-in-1 Baby Bottle & Food Warmer also warms bottles (pre-mixed or breast milk), warms jarred food, and sanitizes bottles with a “unique self-cleaning option to ensure a healthy baby.”
It’s $150 here.
Keep your Baby Upright
Feb 19, 2014 03:28 PM
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 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
Feb 12, 2014 01:44 PM
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.