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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
April 2009
 

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▬the goody bags

Every mom
will receive a goody bag. Moms with VIP tickets will receive all items in a regular gift bagSippy Express plus additional items designated in orange and marked by VIP gift bag.

Sippy ExpressUnbelievably Genius! The Sippy Express turns almost any plastic water, milk, or juice bottle into an instant no-spill sippy! In fact, it fits 99% of plastic water bottles. Just pop it on and twist down – no valves to mess with, no soft parts to chew off, no choking hazards or small pieces to loose. Toddlers will love to use the “big kid” bottles and you will love the space you can save in your diaper bag. Dishwasher safe and BPA Free, The Sippy Express makes life that much easier for on-the-go families, and comes in handy at zoos and other straw-free places.

Think King Soft Buggy CupNeed a cup holder for your stroller? Introducing the VIP gift bagThink King Soft Buggy Cup. We are wild about this cup holder and “everything pocket” that fits most strollers. Like a 3rd hand, it holds drinks, keys, snacks & more. It also works on shopping carts, high chairs, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs,Think King and beds. It is easy to attach and detach with velcro straps, has a sturdy hold, will not tip over, shake loose, or pop off. The soft material flattens when the stroller folds and the drawstring closure keeps contents inside. Simply rinse to clean and air dry. A definite must-have for every MetroMom!



TIGI Love, Peace & Planet lineTIGI Love Peace & The PlanetDon’t panic. It’s organic! Pamper yourself and Mother Earth too with the new Love Peace & The Planet line from TIGI. Go green and get gorgeous with organic ingredients, no artificial colors or synthetic fragrances, and containers made with Post Consumer Recycled Material. MetroMoms will get green with one of these products from the line: the Freak of Nature Lavender Citrus Eucalyptus Volumizer & Thickener; Free Ur Mind Cherry Almond Hairspray; Let It Be Cherry Almond Leave in Conditioner; or the Eco Freako Cherry Almond Texturizer. VIP gift bagVIP bags also will include the Eco Awesome Cranberry Orange Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Eco Awesome Cranberry Orange Mint Moisturizing Conditioner.


Plein de Vie On-the-go Renmedy Stickplein de vieBumps, bruises, scrapes, cuts, sunburn, windburn, rashes, chapped lips, bug bites, mild eczema, skin irritations, diaper rash, itchy skin, baby massage, razor burn, and ragged cuticles - no longer a problem with the handy plein de vie on-the-go remedy stick. This easy to use healing balm is in a twist-up tube that is small enough for a diaper bag, purse, or first aid kit. It is made with 85% Certified Organic ingredients, which makes it perfect for newborns, kids, expectant moms and women who love luxurious skincare.



Pop PalsPop PalsWhat's a Pop Pal? It's America's first insulating ice pop holder designed to help keep hands warm and ice pops cold. Pop Pals hold most major ice pops, yogurt tubes, and electrolyte pops. MetroMoms will receive  Jumbo size Pop Pals for those larger sized ice pops. Pop Pals are made from a soft flexible FDA -approved plastic, are lead-free and contains no PVC, phthalates, and Bisphenol-a. It's also dishwasher-safe. The unique design and flexible material allows children of any age to use Pop Pals. Perfect for the Texas heat!mama mio


Mama MioWhen the first of three beauty experts became pregnant, they set out to research how to keep their tummies free from stretch marks. Having access to very best biochemists, aromatherapists and skincare experts in the business, and sharing the same passion and vision for the super mama skin care industry, they created Mama Mio. TodayMama Mio Shower Cream super mamas across the globe can indulge in the most miraculous of products, each a true Best & Hottest pick. Super MetroMoms will take home a sample of these picks. VIPs also will take home VIP gift bag Mama Mio’s Moisturizing Shower Cream, a gentle cleanser made to baby mama’s skin without stripping it of moisture. It is free of yucky skin irritants. Nourish and hydrate your skin, take in the scent. Aloe and Chamomile calm and soothe you too. So go ahead, indulge. Forget for just a few minutes what is waiting for you on the other side of the bathroom door. Put it in your bathwater - if you ever get a bath again...


Bazzle Baby Pacifier ClipsBazzle BabyWe love the bright colors and trendy designs of the Bazzle Baby Paci Clips! This round clip helps baby feel secure by keeping the sacred binky close at all times. You will love our round clip & gorgeous designs. The best part is that each clip has a plastic protector to keep clothes in good shape. *Enter code BBABY09 to receive 20% off at Bazzle Baby.


Skip*Hop Pacifier Protectors
The VIP gift bag Pacifier Pockets by Skip*Hop hold up to two pacifiers and keeps them clean and handy. The Agion® antimicrobial-protected lining helps reduce odor-causing bacteria. With its convenient strap, you can attach it to your stroller, diaper bag or anywhere else to keep your pacifiers within arms reach. This lil' pocket has a zipper closure and includes a small front pouch. Perfect for other little mom-necessities as well! Skip*Hop




Boon Squirt The Squirt baby food dispensing spoon by Boon allows for convenient feeding, one bite at a time. The easy-to-fill bulb holds up to 3 ounces of baby food and attaches firmly to the spoon end. Simply squeeze the bulb to dispense just the right amount of food. Squirt comes with a protective cover to seal food in and keep the spoonBoon Splat boonclean between feedings. By combining the spoon and food container into one product, Squirt makes one-handed feeding a snap! The new VIP gift bagSplat makes bath time fun! This floating ring toss game includes one floating post and three colorful rings.


Born Free BPA free 9oz bottle BornFreeBornFree has set a new standard for bottles. This 9 oz. Bisphenol-A Free bottle features a new innovative air vent that helps eliminate colic symptoms symptoms such as gas and spit-up by reducing the build up of vacuum, and is also medically acknowledged to reduce the risk of middle ear infection. The unique inner valve prevents side-leaks, and unlike other vented bottles, allows you to shake freely when mixing. The BornFree nipples are extremely soft and gentle their flow rates that prevent the hard suckling needed with conventional bottles.


Uberstix
Uberstix UberPak#1
The award-winning Uberstix continues to impress us. They are engineered to work independently and/or integrate with all other major building systems. This VIP gift bagUberPak#1 is a 10 piece set that includes basic Uberstix parts and a simple machine lesson plan which allows you to build 6 different models: a minipult, parallel hinge, scissor hinge, spinner top, hawk and phoenix.
Supergoop


Doctor T's Supergoop SPF 30  All the sun protection of a Supergoop! Single, packaged twice the size. The flat, flip top tube is the perfect size for diaper bag, beach bag or purse, and allows easy one-handed application. Packed with powerful antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, Doctor T's Supergoop! is Aloe Vera based for calming and soothing sensitive skin. The PABA, Oil and Alcohol-Free formula acts as an anti-irritant and protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays (SPF 30) using only "SuperGreen" eco-friendly ingredients. New SP3 Technology won't break down as quickly when exposed to sunlight as most other sunscreens. It is very water resistant, pediatrician and dermatologist approved and is not tested on animals.

Delivering FitnessDelivering Fitness, Your Guide to Health and Strength Training During Pregnancy contains information on how to get back in shape after delivery, guidelines and workouts for each trimester, medical truths about pregnancy and exercise, nutrient chart and weight gain chart, exercise and strength training benefits, information about exercise equipment, exercise precautions to prevent injury, nutritional guidelines and information about nutrition, as well as useful tips about exercise benefits, the precautions you need to take, and the right foods to eat.

the raffle

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
EasyWalker QTRO in limited edition SilverEasyWalker QTRO in AquaThe 2009 line of EasyWalker strollers will be available next month, and we are impressed with the new features and simply adore the limited edition silver series. The EasyWalker QTRO is a unique maneuverable 4-wheel stroller with excellent performance on any surface. Designed to meet the needs of both child and parent, the QTRO has an adjustable footrest for the child’s ultimate comfort, full 4-wheel suspension (front and rear) and is added with safety features such as UV protection for child's safety. The optional spacious carrycot as well as seat adds value and comfort to the child's development, making the QTRO suitable from birth up to 4 years old. This 4-wheeler stroller offers a perfect combination of comfort for the child and ease of use for the parent.

EasyWalker DUO in AquaLarger families will love the look and versatility of the EasyWalker DUO. EasyWalker DUO in fuschiaFor duo babies, duo infants or duo toddlers, the EasyWalker DUO can be adjusted for the smallest to the biggest, in any combination. For example, you can use both seats, a carrycot and buggy or two carrycots, or you can attach a Maxi Cosi or Cabrio car seat. The DUO is fitted with two 12 inch, 360 degree swiveling wheels, adjustable handlebar, a spacious shopping basket and suspension. The seats can be easily and independently adjusted to four positions, including horizontal! The EasyWalker DUO is just 29.5 inches wide, which means that it can fit through any standard door. The frame is made of extremely strong, lightweight aluminum and weighs 37EasyWalker pounds with wheels, seats and suncanopy.
Delta Bows & Laces collection crib in whiteAn exclusive brand to Delta™ Children’s Products, Disney Furniture introduces the Disney Princess Bows and Lace Collection, an elegant line of furniture that is perfect for your little princess. With soft lines and dainty details, Bows and Lace pairs charming style with inspired functionality for a truly classic collection that will grow right along with your newborn. Adorned with crystal-like embellishments at the top of each bedpost and pedestal legs, the Bows and Lace 5-in-1 crib grows with your child-transforming from crib to toddler bed to full size headboard and footboard. This beautifully designed piece of furniture also converts easily to a loveseat. So, when your little one wants a more sophisticated and ‘grown up’ bedroom, the crib easily converts to a toddler bed and ultimately can be used as a full sized headboard. Delta Children's Products
P'Kolino Silly Soft SeatingThe founders of P’kolino believe children learn and grow through play. P’kolino is an entirely new concept in play furniture. Smart, multi-purpose products are designed to be fun, functional and stylish.

Silly Soft Seating is a fun loving combination of stuffed toy and modular toddler seating that has many features designed to support your toddler's developmental needs. Compromised of three soft, sturdy, light weight pieces that can be configured in a myriad of ways; from seats of varying heights to tiny tables, these make a playfullyP'Kolino Little Reader smart addition to any growing home, and let little ones work on creativity and gross motor development in comfort. The snuggly fabric is durable, removable and washable.

P’kolino’s Little Reader is fabulously cozy, supremely stable, and fashionably funky! This feathery light chair, with its two pockets for “stuff” and a handle to take it all wherever they go, will soon be your child’s favorite. Perfectly sized for toddlers this durable chair is upholstered in cozy, stain-resistant faux suede and is available in several magnificent color combinations.

P'Kolino Book BuggyThe playfully smart P’kolino Book Buggee is a fantastically fun way to make books a part of your child’s everyday play. Story-time, quite-time or anytime, children can load their favorite books into their Buggee’s book holders, add their other treasures, and pull it to destinations of their imagination. In addition to the P'kolino Book Buggee being super cute, it is also ergonomically designed for easy use. The "V" shaped book holders are wider at the top for easy loadingP'Kolino and unloading and narrow at the bottom to hold the book in place. With four book holders and plenty of "head" room for other treasures, see how much you can fit into your Book Buggee!

Blossom 4-in-1 highchair by Graco

Available in retail stores soon, the Blossom™ 4-IN-1 Seating System by Graco is an extremely versatile all-in-one seating system  designed to assist you and your little ones until they’re not so little anymore. It transforms seamlessly from an extremely functional highchair to an infant feeding booster, a toddler booster, and even a big kid’s chair. Should your familyGraco suddenly grow, it can even accommodate a baby and a toddler at the table all at once - which, in today's economy, is a blessing! We love the soft fabric, adjustable footrest, style and functionality of this chair! Bravo, Graco!

kemby sidekick

Presenting the Sidekick by Kemby - the world's only dual-function baby bag and child carrier. With all the organizational elements you expect in a well-made diaper bag – plus innovative features to simplify your outings – the Sidekick is a must-have for families on the go. Features include separate compartment for diapers and wipes, a changing pad, baby-friendly fabric that easily wipes clean, custom-designed patterns, double side pockets that are roomy enough for bottles or sippy cups, a cell phone pocket, key clip and plenty of easily accessed pockets for yourKemby essentials. Wear it over the shoulder, across the shoulder or on the waist. For infants up to 35 pounds.

Step2 Nature Station Playhouse


What better way to encourage your child's love of nature than with a roomy playhouse full of adventure and imagination? Step2's Nature Station Playhouse's features shelf for examining flowers, bugs and other cool things found in nature. The round window with working shutter is great for peek-a-boo fun. Other features include a molded in sink with swivel faucet, fenced area "hiddenStep2 lookout" to observe nature and the playhouse includes a plastic shovel, bug collector, butterfly net, working lantern, microscope with two slides, tweezers, bug trap shovel and binoculars, and play Periscope. 
Puj TubPuj Tub
Infants tubs are a necessity, but up until now have taken up unnecessary space. Introducing the revolutionary new
Puj Tub, a soft tub you can use in any standard sink but dries fast and stores flat! The anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic Puj Tub is safe & easy to use for infants 0-6 months, and supports and cradles baby in warm, soft foam at comfortable height for mom. It fits both pedestal and countertop sinks even in the smallest of bathrooms. When a MetroMom showed us this, we knew it was one of the best & hottest sink tubs we’d ever seen. Bath time in no time!
Quinny Curbb hip carrier Hands-free has new meaning with the Quinny Curbb. The ergonomic design of this hip carrier provides optimal comfort for parent and child. The Curbb is easily adjustable, can be worn on either the right or left side and has a soft shoulder and neck pad to alleviate the weight of your precious cargo. The Curbb can hold children between 8 and 20 pounds.Quinny
Inglesina LOFT bouncer in GraphiteThe ultimate in baby-indulgence, LOFT is the ultra-modern lounge chair for babies from Inglesina's M’Home collection. Lightweight and luxuriously padded yet simple and contemporary in design, LOFT features a four-position backrest, a 3-point safety harness, on-off rocking motion, and practical handles for portability. AvailableInglesina accessories include modern-design covers and sun protection canopy.
Skip*Hop Wishbone In the bathroom of his family’s 20th floor New York apartment, industrial designer and stay-at-home dad Richard Latham set out to build a bike that would enable his young son to keep up with him on their daily walks in Central Park. And so the Wishbone Bike by Skip*Hop evolves as the ultimate “pre-bike,” a pedal-less bike that teaches children to balance before they pedal. Unlike any other running bike on the market, the WishboneSkip*Hop Studio Tote Starter Bike evolves with a child’s different stages of development. Without pedals, it begins as a lightweight and stable tricycle; it can then be converted to a bike that teaches 2 and 3 year olds to balance on two wheels. Finally the frame flips over to grow with children up to 5 years old. Environmentally sustainable, the Wishbone Bike has 60% post-consumer recycled plastic wheels, is made from sustainably managed woods and is bonded and finished with eco-friendly products. The Bike box and all printed material inside is recycled and printed with non-toxic inks.

New to the Skip*Hop family, the Studio diaper tote is both stylish and practical for today’s mom. Fourteen pockets & zip-top closure gives you plenty of room for all the essentials, and even most laptops! Side bottles pockets are insulated and this hot accessory is water-resistant inside & out! Hangs neatly on a stroller and can be worn over the shoulder and nickel feet keep Studio off the ground & scuff-free.

Skip*Hop Cherry Blossoms Duo and DashWe love the new Cherry Bloom design on the Classic Skip*Hop bags. The updated Duo Deluxe is larger than the original and new Shuttle Clips easily allow you to attach the bag to the handle bars of your stroller. These are also available on the hip and stylish Dash bag, converting it from a messenger-style bag to a stroller bag. BothSkip*Hop bags have a multitude of pockets to keep baby and parent’s items separate, clean and dry.

All New Materials Dollhouses

We love the Eco-friendly dollhouses by All New Materials. The original A-Frame house was designed as a leisure-time house by architect Andrew Geller in postwar America. This sturdy doll's house with easy access comes pre-assembled and is scaled for use with Playmobil or similarly sized furniture & figurines. Those wanting a more traditional look will love the Brownstone. Kids can build their own main street with these flat-packed, fully recyclable cardboard dollhouses featuring removable windows and an open back for play. The exterior of the Brownstone dollhouse features an image of a real New York City building front, while the interior is a blank slate for your child to decorate, paint and sticker with their own style.All New Materials Fantastic!

Clek Booster Seats

It’s guaranteed. When parents go in search of the “next” stage of car seat for their kids, they are always surprised to learn that booster seats are only lap positioners and are not anchored with LATCH. Until clek™. The clek™ LATCH system locks the booster seat into place quickly and easily using your vehicle’s LATCH anchorage system. We are so impressed with the feature-packed olli booster seat and its plush and cozy seat cover fabric - not to mention that it is available in stylish Paul Frank prints! It’s built like the seat in your car with an additional layer of padding that protects against numb-bum! Even the arm rests are padded. Fabric on the underside protects your vehicle seat, the plush seat cover is removable and washable, and is easy to customize with optional clekjacket™ seat covers in kid-friendly colors and patterns. Kids will love cargo-thingy™, olli’s™ adaptable storage pocket which grabs drinks, MP3 players and more. It installs in less than 10clek seconds and offers quick-release as well. It weighs 5 lbs for easy portability between vehicles and includes a carrying strap. Wow!
Fisher Price Smart CycleIt’s a stationary bike, a learning center, and an arcade game system—all rolled into one! The Fisher Price Smart Cycle plugs right into your TV, ready to take kids on learning adventures like no other. As they pedal, favorite character friends guide them through learning discoveries, games, and even exciting races. The Smart Cycle brings the arcade experience home, with multiple levels of play for different ages and stages, and is a great way to letFisher Price Precious Planet Jumperoo children burn energy inside the house.

 Fisher Price gathered the most precious baby animals from all over the planet to play with your precious little one! Everywhere baby looks from the Precious Planet Jumperoo (in the spinning seat, he can look all around!), there’s something fun to do with an animal friend—spinning, jumping, button-pressing and more. It’s safe jumping fun rewarded with lights, sounds and music.
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Table
Busy, busy … there’s so much to do, with four corners full of learning fun in the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn™ Fun With Friends™ Musical Table. Each corner has an entire interactive learning center with lights and a friendly character who invites baby to play, encouraging movement and exploration all around the table. Baby can learn letters, numbers, counting, first words, colors, shapes, opposites, animals and much more—in English and Spanish. Musical fun includes sing-along songs, tunes, real instrument sounds and a variety of music styles. Fisher Price
Mama Mio Get WaistedMama Mio? Mama Geniuses! Introducing the newest products in this magical line of skincare for everywhere: Haze your fat cells and get a sleeker silhouette with the Get Waisted Body Shaper. It works by increasing the breakdown of fat stored in the fat cells within your skin. It’s packed with sevenMama Mio Bootcamp For Tummies clinically proven waist-whittling actives and two anti-aging skin tighteners. 

You could just lay there and let Mama Mio do the work, or you could spend an extra 4 minutes in Bootcamp for Tummies for a complete ab-overhaul. Bootcamp for Tummies is a skincare and exercise system which includes the new Get Waisted, the amazing Tummy Toner, and Tupler Technique abdominal exercises, created just for this Bootcamp by certified trainer ab rehab™ guru Juliemama mio Tupler, RN. Waist-Not any time in the gym. They make it so easy, don’t they? Not slated to hit stores until bikini season – but we’ve been granted a head-start!

Snazzy Baby Travel Chair


The Snazzy Baby Travel Chair is a portable, soft and slip-resistant high chair seat for babies and toddlers that turns an ordinary chair into a temporary high chair restraint system. Adjustable straps and features allow it to attach to most chairs, including outdoor furniture and shopping carts! The simple roll up feature of the 7 ounce Travel Chair with its own attached storage bag makes it truly portable. Perfect for sitting babies and toddlers weighing up to 35 pounds. A definite must-have for every diaper bag.  Snazzy Baby
Kokopax CarrierThe kokopax classic carrier offers a fresh new take on the traditional framed carrier. Designed as the go-to gear for the cheers and chores of daily life, the fashionable, lightweight and easy-to-use carrier offers a safe and comfortable ride for baby. It is made with 100% cotton canvas, an anodized aluminum frame, and has comfortable shoulder straps, adjustable frame, padded waist support, handy storage pocket, a kickstand for easy loading, 5-pt. safety harness, ties to secure pax protector™ and a toy ring. It weighs approximately 2.7 lbs., fits in airline overhead bins and can be used from 6 months to 2 years (or up to 35 pounds). It even comes with a green carry bag! kokpax tote

What says spring more than a tote bag? The kokopax tote offers style and convenience. It comes with an attachable mini-tote, is made of 100% cotton canvas, has durable nylon lining, three deep convenient pockets, a separate zipper pocket, key fob and bottle/beverage compartment.

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Rockin Baby SlingsThis baby is rockin! We are wild about Rockin' Baby's slings and pouches. Rockin’ Baby Slings are reversible ring slings that can be adjusted while on. They are one long piece of fabric that you loop through rings at one end. You can adjust the sling while you are wearing it by pulling on the tail or sides of the tail. You also have the tail to shade baby from the sun or use as a cover while nursing. Rockin’ Baby Pouches are a single loop of fabric that you put over your head. They are fully adjustable and reversible. They can be adjusted to four different sizes via hidden zippers before they are putRockin Baby on and usually reverse from a print pattern side to a very dad-friendly, solid color.
Kelty Kids FC3.0Kelty set the standard in active back-carriers and only Kelty has out-done them. A favorite among dads and active moms, the new FC 3.0 features patented no-pinch hinges, an adjustable five-point harness, auto-deploy kickstand, padded shoulder straps, and a patented waistbelt system. This phenomenal carrier allows you to adjust the height of the padded child’s seat and the back panel torso length. It includes an under-seat storage, toy loops, changing pad, sun/rain hood, and GPS/cell phone pocket. As if that wereKelty not enough, this feature-packed lightweight carrier also includes a zip-off diaper bag! A weight-limit of 50 pounds makes this classic a top gear must-have.
Medela Swing BreastpumpNursing moms have always trusted Medela for superior performance, comfort and ease in pumping and storage. Now occasional pumping moms can bring home Swing, the only single electric, personal-use pump with the breakthrough 2-Phase Expression® technology, proven to reduce pumping time. This Portable single-pump can be used on table top, belt clip, or shoulder/neck strap and for collection, storage and feeding of breast milk. It comes with an AC adapter but runs on batteries too! It’s no wonder Medela is the number #1 brand among moms and hospitals.



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Baby Lovin Paisley Dots & Stripes Bedding

Your baby is unique. Why should his bedding be any less extraordinary? We love the custom-made nursery bedding by BabyLovin, and they are made right here by a Dallas mom! The fabric patterns are both current and classic. Our favorite pattern is the Paisley Dots & Stripes, pictured above. This machine washable set features a fun bubble bumper andBabyLovin.com colors that are soothing to both baby and parent.

LeapFrog DidjHow many times have you heard other parents say "my child learned to [read/spell/the alphabet/phonics etc] with LeapFrog"? We've made similar comments ourselves - LeapFrog offers by far the best educational toys. The Didj handheld is the first grade-school system that lets kids (ages 6-10) create the game and parents customize the learning. Multiplication hard to master? Kids can choose to be quizzed on the 6s, 7s and 8s tables. Spelling a stumbling block? Kids can create a custom spelling list from the 10,000-word database and practice for next week’s test. Continuing the standard set with the Leapster® Learning Game System, the Didj handheld auto-levels, adjusting games to children’s particular skills and progress, so players are appropriately challenged. All this is delivered in a sleek unit offering the high-quality graphics and classic gameplay that kids demand.

LeapFrog Leapster2The Leapster2 handheld is the newest member of the Leapster® family of Learning Game Systems—the number-one educational gaming platform. The USB-enabled Leapster2 system offers a sleek new form and online connectivity to give parents the inside track on what their little gamers are learning. Using the included PC- and Maccompatible LeapFrog® Connect Application, parents can create customized profiles for their kids on LeapFrog’s Learning Path, then connect the Leapster2 handheld to the computer to see the skills and concepts kids are practicing every time they play. As children progress along their individualized Learning Path, parents can help guide the learning and access further content to match their kids’ interests and needs. When kids connect, the points they’ve earned during gameplay upload and unlock online rewards—and a sneak peek at further rewards to work for. The Leapster2 handheld auto-levels, adjusting games to children’s particular skills and progress, so players are appropriately challenged.
LeapFrog Tag
LeapFrog revolutionized learning to read with its LeapPad® Learning System. That legacy is now available to the next generation with the all-new, web-connected Tag Reading System. QuiteLeapFrog simply, the Tag reader brings books to life. Easy to use, amazingly responsive and small enough for a child to take anywhere, the Tag reader takes just one touch to make words talk and pictures sing. A small, sophisticated infrared camera at the tip of the reader “reads” letters, words and symbols printed on the special dot-patterned pages of books in the Tag reader collection. Designed for children four to eight, the Tag Reading System works with a diverse library featuring classics, as well as activity storybooks with popular characters.
JJ Cole Collections BlanketWhat's not to love about the JJ Cole Collections blanket travel accessory? The blanket is great for the whole family at any occasion. It is perfect for the park, the beach, and even sporting events as a stadium blanket. Its durable outer fabric is ideal for any surface, and the inner lining quickly wipes clean. The blanket is 5 ft x 5 ft when opened, has water-resistant material perfect for any outing and is stylish and compact when folded.JJ Cole Diaper Caddy

The JJ Cole Collections diapers & wipes caddy is an ideal addition to any nursery. The Caddy makes it easy for parents to keep all the necessary changing supplies in one easy-to-access place. Simply grab and change. The Caddy has room for diapers, wipes case and lotion and a drawer for cotton balls, balms and other items. A coordinating changing pad is included.

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Aden+Anais Sleep BagsWe love aden+anais's signature muslin wraps, but what can we offer baby when she outrgows the swaddle? Introducing the Sleeping Bags by aden+anais, made with the same lightweight breathable fabric that allows body temperature to adjust naturally to prevent overheating. They take the place of blankets inside the crib or bed for a cozy, safe, and secure sleep. aden + anaisThe Sleeping Bags are pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. They are suitable from infants to toddlers.

Hoohobbers

Kids love having their own things - it's p[art of a toddler's independence. We love the fun, bright and colorful Kids Rockers by Hoohobbers! The rocker is lightweight, so children can easily pick it up and take it from room to room. They are: joined to eliminate pointed tips, extra stable on the sides to hold it steady as toddlers climb in to sit, 100% watersafe, made of canvas or mesh (fabric used on outdoor furniture) and made of solid polypropylene. The rockers canHoohobbers even be personalized with a child's name!
Baby Bjorn Bib & PlateThe BABYBJÖRN Plate and Spoon helps children to eat by themselves. The three-leaf clover shape of the plate makes it easier for the child to scoop up food with his spoon rather than pushing it around in circles. The plate has a rubber base that makes sure it stands steadily on the table, and the shape of the edge makes it harder for small hands to grab the plate and throw it away. The Spoon has a short handle that is easy for small hands to grip. It can naturally be used with either hand, and both the BABYBJÖRN Plate and Spoon are dishwasher-safe and can be heated in the microwave. We have paired each of the five vibrant colors with the BABYBJÖRN Soft bib, which is ergonomically designed to fit your child’s body perfectly and has a deep pocket to catch food spills. The neck is designed like a bead necklace with continuous fastening, so it can be individually adjusted to fit your child, and it is easy to clean.

Baby Bjorn SmockThe BABYBJÖRN Eat & Play Smock provides soft yet hardwearing protection at mealtimes, but can also be used when your child is painting, drawing or perhaps helping out in the kitchen. The smock has an easy button-fastening system at the back, is durable and easy to wipe clean or machine-wash. The BABYBJÖRN Eat & Play Smock is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1, eco-certification.

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gr8x inflatable nursing pillowThe gr8x Nursing Pillow is a self-inflating portable feeding pillow that makes nursing more convenient for moms. Finally, a compact pillow that allows you to comfortably feed baby without the need to take bulky feeding pillows with you! It inflates automatically and quickly. A compact carry case with drawstring closure allows you to carry it on a stroller. Its machine washable pillow cover has soft natural color velour for baby to lie on.gr8x
Lille Baby Everywhere CarrierThe líllébabyEveryWear™ is a versatile child carrier, featuring multiple sitting positions and all-in-one carrying (outward facing/inward facing, hip or back) from newborn to toddler. The contoured seat offers ergonomic sitting positions and promotes healthy spine development. The Gentle Motion Suspension System™ helps absorb weight and movement, making it comfortable for both parent and child. Made from wind/water repellant microfiber, the EveryWear is lightweight and compact, easilyLille Baby fitting into a diaper bag. It also features pockets for keys, cell phone, and diapers for parents' convenience.
Kushies MobiloKushiesLull baby into a fanciful dream world with the zolo mobilo from Kushies. Hang it over the crib or playpen to delight and stimulate little minds. It features 5 cuddly characters which attach to a colorful mirrored canopy (and the characters are detachable!). 

Kushies BoaSurprise! squeeze each boa™ ring and guess what animal sound you hear! The Kushies zolo boa features squishy rings, each with a different sound and texture, a spine to stack the rings on and a giggling head to congratulate baby when stacking is done.
Kushies hugbug
A huggable, sensory pleasing toy, the Kushies Hugbug's bright colors and fun sounds will inspire the imagination and make your little one giggle with delight! It contains body chimes, squeaking head, rattling feet, arms that pull short to long, magnetic hands and stretchy curl.
Balboa Baby Nursing CoverSimple and fashionable, the innovative Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. It is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse at ease. Baby is nestled close to mom while nursing in their private cocoon, allowing babies to focus on nursing by eliminating outside stimulation. The structured, reinforced neckline holds the fabric away from mom and baby, permitting eye contact. The easily accessible pocket is just the right size to hold your nursing pads and burp cloth. It is available in fashion prints to coordinate with your diaper bag, baby carrier or just to help you and your baby make a statement!


Trebimbi Feeding SetsFrom the Italian design house Rivadossi Sandro comes the whimsical Trebimbi Tablewear and Cutlery sets.  You're not supposed to play with your food, but these plates and utensils are made for mealtime fun! Made to rouse a child’s imagination and interest in eating, they all snap together and the colors mix and match brilliantly. They are, of course, dishwasher safe.  Trebimbi
Protect-a-bub swimsuitsWe love the vibrant colors and feel of the Protect-a-Bub Swimwear for Infants & Toddlers. This sun protective swimwear comes in a two piece swimsuit with a rating of UPF 50+, the highest available for sun protection products. Available in a combination of fun colors, the swimwear is made from a breathable polyamide fabric that provides the ultimate in comfort and protection for your baby and toddler. Protect-a-Bub does not use lycra based fabrics which can break down from prolonged exposure to chlorine or sun, reducing the UV protection of the fabric. Their sun protective swimwear fabric is designed to withstand sun, surf andProtect-a-Bub stroller shade chlorine, making Protect-a-Bub a great way to introduce FUN sun safety to your children. It can be worn all day as an adorable shorts and t-shirt set or as a swimsuit, and the two piece design allows for easy diaper changes.

The Stroller Sunshade easily ties to any canopied stroller, jogger, carriage or car seat and is made from specially woven 50+UPF rated breathable fabric, providing 98+% protection from the sun's rays and full air circulation. It provides shelter in both sunny and overcast conditions and reduces glare on sensitive young eyes. The mesh side vents/windows allow for 70% sun protection, cross ventilation and maximum viewing. The sunshade can be left attached to the stroller or folds away easily for storage in an included fabric bag.

Protect-a-Bub Paint Your Own Sun Hat

Protect-a-BubDo your kids despise sun hats and have the tendency to pull them off? Add more fun to protection from the sun with this fun "Paint Your Own" Sun Hat kit from Protect-a-Bub! Each UPF 50+ sun hat set comes with: one, lightweight adjustable hat with a colored brim, 6 non-toxic paint colors and 4 disposable brushes. A new meaning to fun in the sun!!

Kiddie Kangaroo Seat ProtectorKiddie Kangaroo's™ Universal Seat Protector with Adjustable Pockets Accessory solves two common car seat and stroller annoyances: keeping baby’s essential within their reach, and having to remove the seat cover just to clean a few spots. It provides easy to reach storage pockets next to the child while protecting their seat from spills and accidents. The pockets haveKiddie Kangaroo velcro strips to be placed where needed for best fit and offer a Velcro divider that can divide the pockets for specialized storage or folded flat to allow for larger items such as books and toys. You can wash or simply wipe clean.

Pediped

We love pediped™ footwear’s new spring styles in both the originals land the Flex line of larger, rubber-soled footwear. Our favorites, pictured here, are the Abigail and Harvey originals, and the Leilali and Noah Flex. pediped™ footwear is designed to be the "next best thing to bare feet." They allow children's feet to develop naturally and provide optimal support and protection during the developmental stages of babies' feet – from initial crawl to the first steps and beyond. Pediped
Rock GearFrom the crystal clear rivers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies comes Little Life by Rock Gear. Rock Gear knows its gear! The company began as a guiding and expedition business running outdoor trips and tours through the Canadian Rockies. Quality, function, and design rein in the Toddler Run-About Daysacks. Lots of pockets lets tots tote their essentials in their very own packs. The adorable Toddler Animal Daysacks with animal patterns Little Lifehide a play hood. We love the removable child safety strap. Finally available in the States!
Potty Tots KitThe Potty Tots Program is the most FUN children will have when potty training! Based on the common little toddler phrase, “I can do it, all by myself,” these potty training kits encourage independence and helpPotty Tots children build confidence and self esteem. The interactive program features the adorable Potty Tots that sing and dance to teach the six steps of potty training, story/guide book and rewards game.
Kuster Bath Toy StoreBaby and Toddler bath toys can really be an untidy nuisance once bath time's over. Thankfully, the Küster Bath Toy Store™ solves two problems at once. It is cleverly designed to scoop and hold the wet toys and allow them to drain free of water - you simply tip it away afterwards. And it's compact and attractive enough to sit happily in the bathroom neatly and tidily storing the toys - so you'll barely notice they're there - ready for use next time. The Küster Bath Toy Store™ looks nice in any bathroom with stylish color combinations to choose from.Kuster

Child To Cherish Keepsake Handprint TowersChild to CherishWe can't help but to let out a wistful sigh when we see the Child to Cherish Handprints Tower Of Time. These Handprint Kits capture memories for the 1st 5 years. They include nontoxic plaster, instructions and decorative ribbon.

Child To Cherish BanksBanks have come a long way since the pig! We love these bright and colorful Froggie, Soccerball, Ladybug and Baseball banks that are sure to put a smile on your child as he begins to save!


Safety1st Nature Next™ Bamboo GateYou want to do your part to make the planet a better place for your children, but you also care about giving them the best products. The Safety 1st® Nature Next™ Bamboo Gate makes it easy by providing an earth-friendly way to restrict access between rooms. The gate can be used in doorways and openings anywhere from 28 to 42 inches wide where it provides a barrier that is 24 inches tall. Pressure mounting ensures that this gate is easy to install, and also allows you to easily move it between rooms. Safety1st Secure Top Bed Rail

The Secure Top Bed Rail secures to the top of the mattress for 15" of total protection. It folds down for easy bed making. The SofTech™ foam bottom rail offers complete comfort and the SecureTech™ indicator lets you know it's locked in the proper position.

Safety 1st Little Men Working PottyYour little one will love the 3-in-1 Little Men Working Potty from Safety 1st! The truck design of this potty, step stool and trainer seat is ideal for capturing your child's interest, and the real truck sounds they get for doing the job right will have them eager to come back and try again. Later on, the trainer seat will help to ease the transition between potty and adult toilet. Cleaning up is also simplified. Just use the step stool mode to help get little hands under the faucet of that hard-to-reach sink. It even comes with bonus stickers to help you potty train!

Safety1st Nature NextSafety 1st Nature Next Infant-to-Toddler Bathtub is made with bio-plastic SlideGuard™ that helps keep baby steady while bathing. A shower hook makes storing and drying the tub easy, and it comes with two convenient accessory holders. Safety 1st
Summer Infant Body Support PillowSummerThe Body Support Pillow by Summer is a soft, supportive body-length pillow designed to comfort mom during and after pregnancy. The patented shape contours mom’s body to support her tummy, back and hips. Soft cotton cover is cool and breathable to keep mom comfortable. The patented zipper insert makes this a versatile body pillow for mom and baby. Roll into a pillow for baby’s tummy time, a toddler’s reading chair, or mom’s feeding pillow.
Summer Infant RestEZ II
The Rest EZ® II is both comfy and supportive for the deserving prenatal mom. Offering two pillows, both are filled with supporting foam and have a soft, removable cover. The first pillow gently supports mom’s tummy and connects to the second pillow supporting mom’s back. Both work together giving mom a great night’s sleep.

Summer Heart-to-Heart Prenatal Listening SystemThe Heart-to-Heart Prenatal Listening System is a wonderful way to hear and share the precious sounds of your unborn baby's tiny heart. The monitor unit allows you to hear your unborn baby's heartbeat, kicks and hiccups. It includes two sets of headphones for Mom and loved ones and cables to record precious sounds that can also be emailed.
Summer Deluxe Folding Booster
The Deluxe Comfort Folding Booster Seat from Summer Infant provides an ultra compact folding design for easy storage and portability. Multiple height adjustments allow for easy mealtime feeding at the table along with a full sized tray and restraints. As the child grows, it can be used as a toddler chair for playroom or living room “just my size” comfort.

 


 

the details

Who:

Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 5

What:

Dinner, 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, April 16, 2009 from 6:30-8:30pm; VIP entry at 6pm

Where:

The Dream Cafe 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. VIP reserved priority seating is available, and VIP ticketholders will draw first. Every mom also receives a gift bag. Moms with VIP tickets will receive extra items marked with VIP Bag.

Cost:

Regular tickets $50/mom; VIP tickets $65/mom. Metroplex Baby Savings Card holders receive a $5 discount off their tickets.

RSVP:

Space is limited. RSVP by April 9. Tickets are not transferable. Please see our cancellation policy.

Other:

This is a mom's night out; no children will be permitted; no exceptions.

 



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