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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
January 2008

 

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TinySmarts Baby Crab▬the goody bag

Every mom
will
receive a goody bag that includes a Tiny Smarts™ from Tiny Love, a DRY Soda, a Bellybar and more.

Tiny LoveStimulate and delight your baby's senses while building fine motor skills with an ever-so-cute Tiny Smarts™ from Tiny Love. These colorful toys are delightfully fun, small enough to pack in the diaper bag, for travel and restaurant outings, and have enough features to promote exploration by your child without being overwhelming.

 DRY Soda     
Dry SodaInvented by a mom who was craving a sophisticated non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverage during her fourth pregnancy, DRY Soda is a gourmet accompaniment to a great meal or simply a night out with friends. This all-natural, low-calorie, culinary-inspired soda is carbonated in the style of champagne and is available in four sophisticated flavors -- Lavender, Lemongrass, Rhubarb and Kumquat. Each of the flavors is derived from the extract of fruit, herb, etc, rather than containing juice. The taste is light, clean and refreshing. Every mom at the event will choose a flavor to take home - whether you enjoy it from a champagne flute is up to you!

Bellybars

A nutrition bar designed specifically for moms! Bellybar is uniquely fortified to provide key prenatal vitamins and minerals women need before, during and after pregnancy. Keep one in your diaper bag for extra nutrition and energy. BellybarThe best part - they taste great! The "Baby Needs Chocolate" is our favorite, but the Mello Oat, Berry Nutty Craving and Burstin' Chocolate are also sinfully addictive.

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Every mom will take home a "best & hottest" product (get the details on how moms will choose):
* colors & patterns may vary and products are subject to change

Stokke Xplory

Baby is close to momYes, there are so many strollers on the market, and we have seen and tried most of them. Why do the founders of MetroMoms both drive the Stokke™ Xplory®? Because it is the best, hands down! Stokke has done it - built a stroller that builds a relationship between parent and baby!

While a number of today's modern strollers may accommodate for the growth of your child, none but the Xplory accommodate for her development. The unique design of the Xplory allows your child to feel secure and close to you from birth. As your child develops, she can be stimulated by panoramic views, as well as comfortable The stroller turns into a highchairseat and footrest positioning.

This versatile stroller adjusts in height, raising yourRaises your child high child high enough to see the animals at the zoo, the fish at the aquarium and basically the world around us. When the seat is lowered, the stroller becomes the perfect high chair at a restaurant! Imagine - you don't have to pull out the wipes to clean a restaurant high chair and, when your child is finished eating, you can easily push the stroller back and forth while you finish your meal. And there's more, the wheels tuck in for stairs! Don't take the Xplory out if you don't want to be noticed, because all who see it (especially dads) grow green with envy and want to know more about it.
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Evenflo Triumph ConvertibleevenfloThe Evenflo Triumph Advance™ Convertible Car Seat offers a first-to-market InfiniteSlide™ Harness Adjustment that can be easily adjusted as your child grows. The car seat is Rear Facing for infants 5 to 30 lbs., Forward Facing for infants 20 to 50 lbs., has a ComfortPad system with memory foam cushioning and a four-position recline for your child's comfort. And there's more good news - this convertible seat has visually highlighted safety points for easy installation!

Evenflo ExerSaucer Mega Farm

The brand new ExerSaucer Mega Farm from Evenflo provides a variety of age-appropriate toys in a fun farm theme that helps babies achieve 10 important developmental milestones such as motor skills, object exploration, cause/effect learning, self-awareness and hand-eye coordination. The ExerSaucer Mega Farm rocks, spins and bounces to provide exercise for baby's muscles, and folds easily for storage or travel!

Evenflo 123 Tea For Me ExerSaucer
New to the market, the 1-2-3 Tea For Me ExerSaucer from Evenflo has all the features of the Mega Farm ExerSaucer in an adorable tea party theme. Perfect for a little princess!

Evenflo Mimi One-Piece Neo Pacifier

Hitting the market in January 2008, the Mimi One-Piece Neo Pacifier from Evenflo was designed with special features to help soothe baby, including an all new hospital-grade round-tip nipple that provides a safe outlet for baby's natural sucking instincts. Every mom in attendance will receive one of these new pacifiers!
sweetpeace newborn soothing centerFinally, a newborn soothing center! The sweetpeace™ by Graco combines motion, low frequency sound and swaddle to calm and comfort baby. The motion is adjustable to customize the sensations, and an MP3 connection allows parents to customize sound! If baby falls asleep in sweetpeace, the seat can be lifted like a carrier, and rocks when set on the ground. The base is compatible with most Graco infant car seats so if baby falls asleep in the car, you can snap the infant car seat in the sweetpeace frame to continue motion!Graco

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Inglesina Zuma high chairInglesina has introduced its M’Home modern collection, and we are impressed. The Zuma high chair unites sophisticated design with technical excellence with an 8-position easily adjustable height, 3-position reclining backrest, 2-position adjustable footrest, 5-point harness and an adjustable snack-tray for easy removal of baby with two removable dishwasher safe overlays.  Anterior wheels allow for Zuma to be easily moved and a “Comfort Plus” pillow helps to keep baby content and comfortable during mealtime. InglesinaThe stylish chair folds compactly and washable seat covers are available to change Zuma’s look.
Skip*Hop City Chic in Flatiron Floral

Skip*HopWe've found the chicest diaper bag for both mom & baby! Introducing the new City Chic from Skip*Hop, the perfect bag for the stylish mom on the go! The exclusive removable clutch is great for quick trips or when mom just needs her essentials. Matte laminated canvas wipes clean and luxurious leather trim adds a touch of style. You can wear City Chick as a tote or attach it to the stroller. It comes in four great patterns for the luckiest moms.

Skip*Hop Via Backpack in Black

Durable. Comfortable. Versatile. Style on the go. The Skip*Hop Via Backpack combines great style with lots of function for parents on the go. The perfectly proportioned pack has a pocket for everything; no more digging into a bottomless pit! The easy-access changing station opens up like a book for maximum viewing and includes a cushioned changing pad. An added plus is stroller clips that let it attach perfectly to your stroller.

Skip*Hop Via Messenger in Lime

Function never looked so sleek! The Skip*Hop Via Messenger is an amazingly organized and functional diaper bag with a super sleek style. With eighteen pockets, the Via Messenger has spots for everything you and baby need when you hit the road. There are bottle pockets, compartments for food, cups, toys and more. There’s also a special AgION™ antimicrobial pocket to help keep germs away from your clean things. The Via Messenger includes the new Shuttle Clips; a unique strap and fastening system that allows the bag to attach neatly and conveniently to the handlebars of any stroller and then convert into a cool, hip messenger-style diaper bag. When attached to the stroller, you can leave the shoulder strap attached or remove it for a cleaner look. The Via Messenger includes magnetic closures throughout and a comfy shoulder pad.

Table FunSkip*Hop Table Fun in Circus Pals patternSkip*Hop Table Fun in Sea Critters patternThe Table Fun feeding set is great for babies and kids alike. Made of solid melamine—a durable, hard plastic—the set includes a plate, bowl, sippy cup with removable top and matching utensils, and of course is dishwasher top rack safe! The sets are illustrated by Eleanor Grosch.
 

Skip*Hop Diaper Bag Details in Black Geo

Skip*Hop Diaper Bag Details in Flora
Skip*Hop Diaper Bag Details in Ocean Stripe
Skip*Hop's Diaper Bag Details contains five great items for Mom’s diaper bag in a stylish gift tote! The set contains an Insulated Bottle Bag, Laminated Zip Case & Detachable Strap, Pacifier Pocket that holds 2 pacifiers, See-through Wipes Case and a Diaper Holder that holds 4 diapers. You’ll never have to dig through your bag for baby’s essentials— everything is now organized and easy to find.
The lillebaby EuroToteTraveling just got easier with the lillébaby EuroTote™! Ideal for parents on the go, the EuroTote does far more than any single function baby carrier or bunting bag on the market. Specially designed to fit the American parent’s lifestyle, the EuroTote marries stylish Scandinavian design with easy-to-use American functionality and safety requirements. The versatile intelligent design provides the functionality of five products in the convenience of one system: a carrying bag, a car seat blanket bag, a stroller blanket bag, a sleeping bag and a changing mat. Ingenius!
Black Silk Butterfly sling by Oopa BabyThrough touch and smell, a baby bonds to his parents, beginning the foundation of the parent-child relationship. Holding, talking, singing, rocking, cuddling and other nurturing interactions all help to strengthen this bond. Babywearing also frees up mom's hands. So why not do it in style? Black silk shantung with black rings and canary edging, canary yellow lining with large butterflies in turquoise, red, and black - simply gorgeous! The Black Silk Oopa BabyButterfly sling by Oopa® Baby is unique, elegant and fabulous! Mom will look stylish when carrying baby, and the sling even hangs like a shawl or scarf when worn without baby.
Cariboo Bassinet with Baby Star fabricSimple and fabulous! The Cariboo gentle motions™ bassinet is as innovative as it is stylish. The bassinet hangs from a folding stand which allows parents to easily rock babies back to sleep. The gentle motions™ bassinet also rocks gently according to baby's own movement. The straps can be adjusted so colicky babies can sleep with their heads elevated. for parents transitioning their baby out of the bassinet into a crib, the bassinet can be removed from the folding stand and attached to the rails of a crib for an easier move into the nursery. The bassinet is complimented by the lovely and stylish Cariboofabric from Baby Star. The Baby Star fabric zips off and is machine washable for easy care and cleaning.baby star the gentle motions™ bassinet is also environmentally friendly, made from sustainable new zealand radiata wood. Weight limit 22 lbs.  
Snuggle BubProtectABubWarm and stylish! We adore the Snuggle Bub by Protect-a-Bub. With 100% Australian Lambswool, the Snuggle Bub is like a luxurious baby bunting bag that attaches right to your jogger or stroller. The Snuggle Bub fits all strollers and for added protection, the outside is water resistant. Its breathable insulator keeps baby from overheating and of course it's machine washable! The small size is perfect for newborns and the large size fits up to 4 years! We're ready for winter!
Svan BouncerThe Svan Bouncer is the perfect seat for your baby from birth up to 30 lbs. The fully-adjustable, bentwood bouncer provides a safe and comfortable seat for baby and gives discerning parents a stylish and natural alternative to mechanical bouncers. SvanWith an unlimited range of motion, your baby can sleep in a reclined position or sit completely upright for feedings. The best feature about the Bouncer? It folds flat to fit easily in your trunk. It is perfect for visits to grandparents or friends!
bebe POD plusPrince LionheartPrince Lionheart has a pulse on what moms and kids want. We love the bébé POD® plus, the ultimate in infant positioning and support. It features an adjustable tray with 2 reusable placemats and an attachable toy specially designed by Sassy®! Ergonomic design provides optimal support in helping baby learn to sit, and it is lightweight, durable, non-toxic, and easy to wipe clean.
Wheely Bug

What toddler wouldn't love Prince Lionheart's Wheely Bug, Wheely Cow or Wheely Bee? The bright, soft, friendly, unisex design is an instant attraction to little girls and boys alike and they encourage gross motor skills while being Wheely Fun!
Wheely Bug, Wheely Cow, Wheely BeeKudos to Prince Lionheart!

Bumble car seat cover in Buttercup BlissBumble Car Seat Cover in Lemon Lime DotBumble Car Seat Cover in Blue Latte

Transform an old toddler car seat or stylize a new one with this comfy, cozy and lightly cushioned car seat cover from The Bumble Collection. The lightweight breathable fabrics allow your toddler to look and stay cool, Bumble Etc. by the Bumble Collectionand are machine washable. Fits standard toddler car seats. Our favorite patterns are the Buttercup Bliss, Lemon Lime Dot and the Blue Latte.

Pediped Andrew BootThese fur-lined winter booties will keep little feet toasty warm on even the most bone-Pediped Hannah Bootchilling of days, and they are so darned cute! Made with a double layer of leather Pedipedplus a foam pad on the soles for extra cushioning, pediped™  footwear provide infants with the ultimate in comfort and protection and are suitable for both indoor & outdoor use. The Andrew and Hannah boots are available in four sizes from newborn-24 months.
DadGear cell phone pocket, internal diaper pockets, bottle pockets, wipes access pocket and moreWe've found DadGear fit for 007 himself - stylish, practical and room for all the necessary gadgets.

DadGear Diaper Vest
The DadGear™
DadGear Cargo Jacket
Diaper Vest™ Wearable Diaper Bag and the Cargo Jacket Wearable Diaper Bag are the hottest innovation in parenting gear since the diaper bag itself. This "hands free" line combines comfort and style - Dad can change, feed, and entertain your child with ease and no one will be able to tell he is wearing a diaper bag. Strategically placed pockets canDadGear carry all of the baby-care essentials that a traditional diaper bag would hold. The Vest and Jacket are constructed with high quality materials for ultimate durability and longevity. They are better looking than most fleece vests and jackets available in sporting goods stores but wit
h specific functionality for carrying all of your essential dad gear!

 

HALO Big Kid SleepSackGreat news! Your toddler can continue sleeping in the comfort and safety of a SleepSack™ after he turns 2! The Big Kid's SleepSack™ wearable blanket by HALO was designed for toddler's nighttime comfort and routine. It helps prevent kids from kicking off their blankets, so they stay warm and comfortable all night long! Foot openings provide mobility and comfort for Toddler. Made of premium micro-fleece, it comes in a reusable vinyl pouch with fun handle HALOthat can be used as a travel bag for toys or to take the wearable blanket with you.
Time Out Spot in pinkTime Out Spot in blueFinally, some sanity for the terrible two's, three's and beyond! Time Out Spots are designed to help discipline children ages 18 months and up. When a behavior problem arises and children ignTime Out Spotsore your warning, you now have a place to send them - the "Time Out Spot." Simple genius!
The Plush Pad by Ah Goo BabyThe name says it all - the Plush Pad® by Ah Goo Baby is luxury at its best. This portable and plush diaper changing station has body-contouring memory foam for baby's comfort. Its patented rolling system makes it perfect for on-the-go parents. The Plush Pad® fits easily in a diaper bag, can be left open on a hotel bed during travel or used as a second diaper changing station at home. It is available in a variety of fashionable styles.
Available in a variety of fashionable styles
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Follow Me FredWe love Tiny Love's toys! To inspire crawling, Tiny Love® has created Follow Me Fred, a motorized self-rolling puppy that engages baby and stimulates physical movement and interaction. Follow Me Fred features a multi-directional, accordion-shaped body that can be set to move in a straight line as well as in a circular motion and has colorful buttons that summon music and cheerful doggie sounds. Tiny LoveGrip & Grasp

 


The Grip & Grasp stroller toy from Tiny Love makes any outing a cause & effect adventure with a fun bounce-back grasshopper with crinkly wings, a baby-activated woodpecker and more.

My Little SeatA compact fabric travel baby high chair that folds down to the size of a diaper? That's right moms - here's a product that many of us wish was around a long time ago, and are happy that a resourceful and fashionable mom finally invented it!

My Little Seat is a must for every diaper bag. Gone are the days of carrying bulky portable booster seats! My Little Seat is available in a variety of fashionable fabrics, comes with a matching carry bag and can be used from the time a baby sits up unassisted up to 35 lbs!

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Seat Belt Snoozer by KalencomKalencomCar booster seats may not offer the cushion of a convertible car seat, but Kalencom has a solution to make your child more comfortable - meet the Seat Belt Snoozer. The one-size fits all original soft, plump, “Lucky 7-shaped" seat belt pillow by Kalencom attaches to the seat belt shoulder strap with Velcro and cradles your child’s head for a comfortable and safe snooze, while her seatbelt remainsOn the Go Potty by Kalencom securely buckled. The pillow is machine-washable and available in a variety of fabrics. Recommended age: Child must be out of car safety seat and able to use car’s seat belt shoulder strap.

Dreading getting in the car when potty training? Kalencom's On the Go Potty is great for travel or to take anywhere that you may not have access to a sanitary bathroom. The seat is contoured for your child's comfort and the sturdy, well-balanced base helps your child feel secure. The legs lock into place when opened and it folds flat so it can fit in a purse or diaper bag! The On the Go Potty uses self-absorbing, disposable liners that discard like a diaper, are lightly scented to absorb odors and hold up to 5 ounces of liquid.

Up & Away MobilesGone are the days of fishing in the back seat and floorboard for lost toys. Invented by a mom, Up & Away Auto Mobiles attach easily to your car's ceiling, and simple patterns, bright colors and expressive characters dangle from car’s ceiling, hold your child’s interest— even while you put her into the car seat or belt.Up & Away Mobiles

Kushies Newborn Essential Gift Set KushiesA high-quality gift set that really has all the essentials! The Newborn Essential Gift Set from Kushies contains a super-soft receiving blanket, burp pad, two flannel bibs, mittens and 3 wash cloths.
Kushies Gift Bath SetKushies has made bath time a breeze. The Bath Gift Set contains a hooded towel and 7 wash cloths. Luxurious and soft, these sets are a sure hit at any baby shower.

Sleep SheepDesigned for babies and adults, the award-winning Sleep Sheep by Cloud b is the perfect nighttime companion to help soothe the whole family to sleep in a safe, calming and effortless way. A sound box tucked safely inside of Sleep Sheep lulls you to sleep with soft sounds from natureCuddle Cub and the reassuring sound of a mother's heartbeat. And great news - Sleep Sheep has several friends that are perfect for children of all ages! Helping soothe the sense of touch, Cuddle Cub’s tactile sensations are carefully chosen to comfort, calm and provide a sense of security with a unique heart-shaped vibration - andTwighlight Turtle its unique patchwork design makes each cub a genuine one-of-a-kind friend. Twilight Turtle, the first and only plush constellation nightlight ever created, gently transforms nurseries and bedrooms into a starry night sky to create magical, Twighlight Ladybugtranquil environments that are ideal for helping children of all ages fall asleep easier. Twilight Turtle is more than just a soothing bedtime companion, he is also an interactive and educational toy. Within the star pattern are 8 actual constellations that parents can identify to their children using the wonderfully illustrated Twilight Turtle Star Guide. Twilight Ladybug also makes bedtime fun and helps ease children’s fear of the dark by projecting a starry night sky onto bedroom ceiling and walls. Lavender LabLavender Lab can be placed on baby's crib or your bed during the day, then moved to bedside for naps and nighttime sleep. Nestled inside Lavender lab's plush head, back and bottom are packets filled with our exclusive blend of Lavender and aCloud bromatherapy scents which produces an aroma that lasts up to five years. The all natural sleep benefits for Lavender are time tested and scientifically proven. This is one Labrador you will always want on your bed.

MomSpitWe're betting everyone has had a mom use spit to clean his or her face or anything else that required polishing in a pinch. Now moms can get clean anywhere and anytime without the need for the kitchen or bathroom sink. MomSpit fits effortlessly into a purse, gym bag, golf bag, hiking pack, picnic basket, briefcase or glove compartment. It sits beautifully on a desk at school or the office and travels well to the theatre, the stadium, the cottage and, dare we say, the dreaded but essential visit to the MomSpitport-a-potty. Easy to use and easier to install than plumbing, it's about immediate gratification with style in the elimination of dirt, wherever you are and whenever you need it most.

peekaboobabynursing coversBreastfeeding in public is not always easy, but can be private with a Peekaboobaby nursing cover. Simply slide it over your head, and it's mealtime ... easy as that! The 100% cotton nursing covers are made in a non-smoking home setting by stay at home moms. With 14 high-quality fantastic designer prints to choose from, you're sure to find one (or two!) you'll love! And they are offered in two packs so you can always keep one in the diaper bag and one at home.
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Sassabies' Sashay lets you wear non-maternity shirtsAdd variety to your maternity wardrobeHip. Fun. Stylish. Comfortable. Practical. We've found a way to stretch your wardrobe during pregnancy and look great! The sashay by Sassabies allows you to wear your regular, non-maternity shirts until the very day you give birth. So even when your regular shirt barely covers half of your belly, you can slip on the sashay and nobody knows the difference. Want to add a little variety to your maternity wardrobe? Slip the sashay over your favorite piece and voila - you just gave yourself a new look. Not to mentionSassabies that you can hide those unflattering panels on your pants and skirts.

The Essential Nursing Kit

The Essential Nursing Kit from Bravado! Designs has you covered, wherever your life as a new mom takes you! Whether you’re lounging around the house, busy at workBravado Designs, on a special date or getting some well deserved shut-eye, you can rest assured this kit has a nursing bra for all of your needs. The kit includes The Real Deal On Breastfeeding DVD, The Original Nursing Bra, The Lifestyle Microfiber Nursing Bra and The Essential Nursing Bra Tank.

Mustela Nursing Comfort BalmThe Nursing Comfort Balm by Mustela® is a soothing, dermo-repairing cream, intended for moms who have chosen to breastfeed. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic, it quickly soothes irritations and sensations of tightness, protects, hydrates and purifies, with Shea butter, glycerin and sea salt, making the nipples' skin more supple and helps restructure and regenerate skin that may have cracked. Best part - it does not have to be rinsed off before nursing.  

 

 

       

 

the details
Who: Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 4
What: Lunch, laughter and opportunities to view the Best & Hottest products from pregnancy through preschool, and to meet and mingle with other moms/expectant moms
When: Thursday, January 17 from 11am-1pm
Where: Blue Mesa Grill near the Dallas Galleria at Village on the Parkway, 5100 Beltline, Addison, TX 75240
How: Moms will draw numbers at the event to determine the order in which they each will choose one Best & Hottest product. Every mom also receives a gift bag.
Cost: $35/mom; children's meals are separate. Metroplex Baby Savings Card holders receive a $5 discount off their tickets.
RSVP: Space is limited. RSVP by January 10. Tickets are not transferable. Please see our cancellation policy.
Other: Highchairs are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Strollers are welcome.

 


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