Music for Tots
As parents we all know how difficult it can be to keep track of your child’s bottles, clothes, shoes, lunch bags etc when you are out and about. Mabel’s Labels saves the day. With these handy labels you can be sure you come home with all the right belongings in place. We recommend the Camp School Pack for $34 or Sticky labels, clothing label pack for $18.50 – $21. Mabel’s Labels
Reisenthel Shopper XL
An extremely generous companion, there’s plenty of room for a big shop in there. And even if it’s storing other important items, the shopper XL won’t become a burden, but proves its worth as a true spatial prodigy. We can thus, certainly recommend it as a travel bag for longer journeys, or as a sports bag. A big bag is always a must for a parent. This fabulous bag can be purchased at Touch of Europe and the retail price is $29.99
Are you tired of using disposable lunch bags for sandwiches and snacks for the kids? You’ll never need -or want- to use a Ziplock bag again! LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bags are a colorful, high-quality alternative to plastic sandwich baggies for $8.95. They come in all kinds of colors and designs. This was only one of the highlights of their “reusables”- they have everything from grocery bags, to bottles to household items. Check out Reusable Bags
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why can’t lunch can be the most fun and stylish?! Tote your lunch in style with this smart Lunch Tote. features an extra interior pocket for an ice pack or snack. This tote is water-resistant, durable and machine-washable, all cinda b’s are proudly made right here in the USA. Lunch’s do lunch! Price for this fantastic bag is $39 and from 12/1-12/31 you can get 10% off with this code- cbNEXT
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Once little ones have mastered the hi-tech mechanics of the Alfi Kids Sino Monkey isoBottle, the leak-proof design with a pop-up cap with stopper and spout system offers continuous drinking, perfect for kids on the go. Made with a doubled-walled BPA-free stainless steel liner. $30.00. Alfi Carafes
- Tired of rushing to hit “off” when inappropriate mating scenes from Animal Planet pop up while channel surfing with the kids? The
One for All Kid’s Universal Remote
- defaults to eight kid-friendly channels or can be custom programmed. It also has a compartment where you can put a fun pic of the kiddo. $19.99. Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics and Lowes.
Kids Will Be KidsAccept it: kids draw on walls. But now you can give them a designated draw zone with Wall Candy Arts Chalk Boards, removable and reusable stick-on chalk boards that won’t damage walls, available in fun animal shapes like elephants and giraffes. Kits from $18 to $60. Wallcandyarts.com
- Remember those old clay-mation Christmas TV specials as a kid? Watching them with the family was a holiday tradition, just like trimming the tree. And now you can share them with the next generation with
Vizit Wi-Fi Photo Frame
- , and you can update their photos for them, using the same wireless network as cell phones. The frame also has the capability to forward, reply and print directly from the frame. $279.00.
- Some little hipsters are just too cool for school, but even the trendiest kiddie cat will dig the
Pirate Skull Tee
- and other punkster styles for hip kids and tattooed mommas and papa rockers at Too Fast Clothing. $18.00.
Boys Day Out
- Your little outdoorsman will stay toasty in his
REI Boulder Ridge Vest
- , made of warm and breathable mid-weight fleece. The pockets and collar are lined with soft tricot for comfort and warmth, and a chin guard protects against zipper abrasion. Sizes for infant to 3T. $19.50. REI.
Give It A Twirl And A Shuffle
The Original Reversible Twirly Dress is made from super soft fabrics in vibrant prints consisting of 2 full circle skirts for maximum twirlage. And each side is completely different so you can flip it for a new mood. The perfect gift that’s great for any occasion, all year round. Beware – she won’t want to take it off. TwirlyGirl is proudly made in the USA and (http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/stores). They can also be purchased online at www.TwirlyGirlShop.com. Price: $70.00
Baby it’s cold outside…check out the shivers snowman and Rowdy Reindeer holiday collection in both tennis shoes and mary janes infant/toddler sizes 1-10. Shoes are each individually hand painted and are all machine washable. Available online at www.monkey-toes.com or by calling 720-231-8726. Price $31/pair
It will be a Charlie Brown Christmas they will remember with the Peanuts New Balance 574 running shoe for pre-schoolers, featuring a winter-themed snowflake design with Peanuts characters on the uppers and comics on the insoles. $52.99. NBwebexpress.com.
Create your own wooden family tree with these customized dolls. My wife and I even got customized cake toppers- talk about a cool wedding gift. Price ranges- $35.00 Goose Grease Shop
Start a family tradition of adding a special decoration to the tree each year, from Ornaments With Love, which offers more than 1,400 custom, personalized ornaments to give to loved ones. Choose from categories such as “family,” “couples,” “friends,” and “weddings” to celebrate your own alternative family configuration. $4.95 to $18.95. ornamentswithlove
For Kids Big Small
Create a “drive in” movie night at home with the EyeClops Mini Projector by JAKKS Pacific, a palm-size projector that can make a wall, ceiling or backyard tent into a 60-inch big screen to show movies, TV, video games and images from any multi-media device. Ages 8+. $99.99. Sold at toy stores nationwide.
Kids can carry out their covert operations and nocturnal maneuvers with EyeClops Night Vision 2.0 Goggles by JAKKS Pacific, with an action-styled hand held design and the power to see in complete darkness up to 50 feet. Ages 8+. $59.99. Sold at toy stores nationwide.
Just For Mom
For colder climates, the Mommy Mitten is the must-have weather accessory for baby strollers. The water-resistant fleece-lined hand warmer secures around the stroller handle bar to keep hands toasty, and a zipper pocket keeps pacifiers, keys and cell phones handy. $29.99. Womentorz.com
Don’t be sad when baby outgrows that sling or newborn front carrier, you can still get that warm closeness with baby on your back (or front) with Boba by NAP, Inc. , the first soft structured baby carrier to feature foot straps for baby’s legs, made for babies age 1 to 4 years. Made of organic materials. $99. bobacarrier.com
They Like To Move It
Get kids moving with Italtrike Outside Series Scooter A wide non-slip foot plate and convenient foot brake make the scooter safe and easy to use, even for small children. The plastic wheels have rubber tires and no spokes to protect from pinched feet. Powder-coat paint on the steel tubing frame won’t chip so your scooter looks good year after year. Ages 3 to 5. $69.99, Italitrike.com
Get the kids off the computer and engaged in a good old-fashioned interactive game with Cahootie, the timeless folded paper fortune-telling game with cool graphics and themes like “BFF” and “Sporty Girls.” Makes a great holiday gift for families, party favor or fun time-killer on a holiday road trip. $6.99. cahootie.com
Soft and Plush
Give a kid an adorable plushy from IKEA and give joy to kids everywhere. For each cute and cuddly IKEA Soft Toy purchased during the holiday season, the company makes a donation to UNICEF and Save the Children to support educational programs in developing countries around the world, raising more than $6 million last year. $1.49 to $19.99. IKEA.
Parents love to share photos of their kids with family and friends, and now with FOTOBOX Plus, both novice and computer-savvy parents can edit their photos, apply themes and add background music and narration to slideshows, then upload to YouTube or Facebook. OfficeMax and Amazon.com
Lil’ buckaroos will love this Cowboy Hat ($42) for kids in black or pink. SanDiegoHat.com
Keep your little tot warm with the REI Fleece Peruvian Toddler Boys Hat, with cute multi-color panels and built-in earflaps for added comfort. Made with double-layer, quick-drying fleece that insulates even when wet. Size 1 to 3. $14.50. REI.