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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
October 2010
 

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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 bag plus additional items designated in orange and marked by VIP gift bag. Vive Vita Bandettes

ViveVitaViveVita makes a mom’s life easier with mom-invented products such as the Bandette label. You can personalize your child’s cups and bottles, alert others to allergies, and help your child recognize their own cups – but you have the option of making your message permanent or rubbing off the markings to create another message. Non-toxic, dishwasher, and microwave safe, you can use these from one cup andMama Mio Omega Body Buff one child to another.




Who wants smooth skin? Be kind to your armor with Mama Mio’s VIP gift bag Omega Body Buff, an extremely gentle blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E with micro-ground pumice; it is incredibly kind but very effective,Mama Mio removing dead skin cells and encouraging cell renewal. So smooth and touchable, whether you’ve tanned your hide all summer, shriveled in the winter dryness, or are just gracing time.




Hoppop PiplaHoppopWe love the bright, modern designs from Hoppop, where beautifully designed, comfortable, innovative and quality baby and toddler products make you wish you were little again. The fun and bright Pipla Bath Toys are soft and foamy shapes, perfectly sized for little hands, inspiring creativeness by clinging to bath surfaces.




BooginHeadSippiGripBooginHead products help moms get a grip and the award winning SippiGrip means no more lost or germy, dirty cups, bottles or toys on the floor, in the car, or anywhere on the go. It’s adjustable, washable, durable, and non-toxic so it safely attaches high chairs, strollers, car seats, and more. Get a grip!





MAM
MAM Anti-Colic bottle




In less than 2 years after introduction, the MAM Anti-Colic bottle is number one in France and is quickly becoming a bestseller throughout Europe. Innovative features include the unique vented base, wide openings for easy filling and cleaning, the patented softest-silicone Silk Teat, and the Leak-proof cap. And are you ready for this? The bottle doubles as a microwaveable steam cleaner!

Buggyguard B-HOOK
Got Bags? Secure them with the VIP gift bag B-HOOK from Buggyguard. This buggy hook goes above and beyond with a combination lock so you can really secure your belongings when you go to parks, malls, grocery stores, gyms, aquariums or are simply traveling.Buggyguard Perfect for strollers, shopping carts, bicycles, back packs, golf bags, and anywhere else you can think of.







Happy BabyHAPPYBABY Organic PuffsHAPPY BABY PouchesHAPPYBABY is committed to making baby and toddler food as healthy and delicious as homemade with the essential nutrients needed for optimal growth and development. It was the first on the market with all organic, 100% natural ingredients, and no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetic modification, or preservatives. Moms will receive two products new to the line: Organic Puffs, made with organic whole grains and vegetables, sweetened only with fruit juice; and Pouches, filled with organic super-foods for tots and tykes from simple solids, to flavor combos, to full balanced meals.


Juvenile Solutions Sip N StrollJuvenille SolutionsJuvenile Solutions brings us yet another unique product with the Sip N Stroll insulated stroller cup holder. Collapsible, and compatible with most strollers, Juvenile Solutions Baby Cubesthe Sip N Stroll also features a front mesh pocket, key hook, and underneath hook for a bag. Moms will also receive Baby Cubes, which makes baby food storage easy. Each individual freezer cube has its own attached lid and sits perfectly in the storage tray. They are stackable, dishwasher and microwave safe, airtight and BPA- and Phthalate-free. Baby Cubes are ideal for storing small snacks too.



Neat-Oh!Small Playmats by Neat-Oh! VIP gift bag Small Playmats by Neat-Oh! are the perfect size to take anywhere, and give little imaginations a colorful, durable, and easy to clean backdrop for their adventures. Assortments include Fly Zone, Dino Land, Wild Animal Park, and Sea Life and each playmat includes two toy figures. Neat-oh!


BornFree Twister Bottle & Nipple BrushBornFree
BornFree's leak proof BPA-Free bottles were designed for safe and comfortable feeding. The Twister Bottle & Nipple Brush is designed to safely and thoroughly clean your bottles. Each brush features an easy twist handle with a soft sponge to make cleaning faster and eliminate the risk of scratching.  

CleanWell All Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes

CleanWellCleanWell has always been trusted by moms to be safe for kids and kill 99.99% of the harmful germs on contact. The new All Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes in a pop-up canister are made with a patented formulation of essential plant oils, with no toxic chemicals or alcohol, and can be used on hands, faces, and bottoms. Safe and Convenient!



Mom-Invented TP SaverMom-Invented Potty HooksMom-Invented Tinkle TargetsThe products that convenience motherhood the most are often created by moms, and the Mom-Invented brand of products includes the most smart, innovative, and fun of them all. Moms will receive three items from the line. Save money and toilet paper with the Mom Invented TP Saver. Prevents unrolling by children and pets and keeps your bathroom toilet paper mess free. TheMom-Invented Mom-Invented Potty Hooks attach to the side of the toilet and keeps the potty seat up and out of the way. Easy for children and adults to use. Mom-Invented Tinkle Targets are a fun, flushable potty training aid that are easy to use, teach aiming and encourage boys to stand.



BritaxLimited edition Britax ToteBritax fashions have always been smart and classic. VIP ticket holders will take home their Best & Hottest goodies in VIP gift bag Britax totes made especially for them. The perfect size for your day to day necessities, laptop, or quick trip, and with the same smart fashion to match any mood.

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*** colors & patterns may vary and products are subject to change
BritaxParents have come to trust the Britax brand for safety, comfort, fashion and detail. We are so impressed with this line that we are featuring both their car seats and new strollers.

The industry leader continues to raise the bar when it comes to safety and comfort features in seats. Introducing the Next Generation of car seats, protecting your baby from birth to belt. The redesigned line features revolutionary safety technology.
Britax Chaperone Infant Carrier
The Chaperone infant carrier offers True Side Impact Protection®, the Britax anti-rebound bar, a no-rethread five-point adjustable harness (that means you can easily adjust the harness height without taking seat out), and premium LATCH connectors. It also features an ergonomic handle that offers more wrist and forearm comfort when carrying the seat, level indicators on both sides, a single-pull LATCH strap, and a built-in lock-off. The Chaperone Infant Car Seat is compatible with Britax Strollers for a complete system. It can also be used with other major brands of strollers with the use of an adaptor strap (included). The Chaperone Infant Car Seat can accommodate children between 4 and 30 pounds and up to 32 inches.
Britax Advocate CS Convertible Car Seat
The Advocate 70 CS is a high-weight capacity convertible car seat that introduces the revolutionary energy-managing Side Impact Cushion Technology™, reducing incoming side impact crash energy by 45 percent by diverting crash forces away from the child. It also achieves revolutionary head safety through the use of Britax SafeCell Technology™, integrated steel bars, and energy-absorbing Versa-Tether® that work together to minimize head excursion and reduce the risk of head injury during a frontal impact. The Advocate 70 CS is equipped with Britax’s proprietary True Side Impact Protection®, HUGS™ and a Click & Safe® Snug Harness Indicator. It features a five-point no-rethread harness, a quick-adjust head restraint and harness, multiple buckle and recline adjustments, and a body pillow for comfort and infant positioning. An easy access cover and access to belt paths from the front of the seat make it easier to install. The Advocate 70 CS is designed for children between 5 and 40 pounds rear facing, and forward facing for children up to 70 pounds.
Britax Frontier 85
The Frontier 85 offers children who are at least 2 years old and weigh between 25 and 85 pounds True Side Impact Protection® with a five-point harness. The combination harness-2-booster™ can also accommodate children between 40 and 120 pounds as a belt-positioning booster. In addition to providing 10 harness positions and three buckle strap positions, the Frontier 85 includes and energy-absorbing Versa-Tether®, HUGS™ and premium LATCH connectors. As a belt-positioning booster, the Frontier 85 is compatible with the new Britax SecureGuard™ Belt Positioning Accessory Clip. The SecureGuard, which is sold separately, helps prevent the child from sliding under the lap-belt portion of the safety belt duringBritax Parkway SG impact. A quick-adjust handle adjusts the height of the head restraint and five-point harness without re-threading the harness straps. It also has comfortable armrests, dual cup holders, and a durable, washable cover. This could be the last seat you purchase for your child!

The Parkway SG is a belt positioning booster that features SecureGuard™ anti-submarining technology, which helps prevent the child from sliding under the lap belt (or submarining) during a collision. The Parkway SG offers True Side Impact Protection® and easily converts to a backless booster while maintaining the SecureGuard feature. It also provides supportive high-density comfort foam to cushion the child, a quick-adjust mechanism to easily adjust the head restraint, and color-coded vehicle belt guides to help correctly position the vehicle seat belt. The Parkway SG is designed for three-across seating in many mid- and small-sized vehicles, and fits children from 40 pounds and 38 inches up to 120 pounds and 63 inches.

The new Britax strollers are thoughtfully deigned to fit your child and your lifestyle, and deliver the quality, comfort, detail and fashion parents expect from the Britax name.
Britax B-READY
The B-READY Stroller is a modular stroller that can be converted from a single-child system to a two-child or twin system utilizing any combination of seats, bassinets and infant car seats in 14 possible configurations. The B-READY functions as a complete travel system from birth when used with the B-READY Bassinet or an infant car seat (both sold separately). When used with the lower infant car seat adapter kit, the stroller also becomes a complete twin travel system. The stroller features a removable seat that can be positioned forward or rear facing (from 6 months to 55 pounds) as well as an adjustable, no-rethread five-point harness system; multi-position recline; large canopy; rain cover; and cup holder. A second child seat (sold separately) can accommodate a child from birth up to 35 pounds, and does not have to be removed to fold the stroller. The B-READY features a large storage basket and removable parent pouch; an automatic chassis lock that locks the frame in a folded position; and a one-foot anti-scuff linked rear brake with red and green indicators. The B-READY is fullyB-NIMBLE Stroller integrated for use with the Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat using the Britax Click & Go Infant Car Seat Adapters (included) and can also be used with other infant car seat brands.

The B-NIMBLE Stroller is a compact-fold umbrella stroller that can accommodate newborns and children up to 55 pounds. The stroller weighs less than 13 pounds and includes a canopy to block UV rays, rain cover and cup holder. It features a unique rear wheel auto-lock fold release mechanism so you can fold it and lean it against a wall without it falling down. It also includes an easy-to-use five-point harness that offers three heights, a storage pouch and a one-foot anti-scuff linked rear break that locks the rear wheels with a single step. The B-NIMBLE is fully integrated for use with the B-SCENE StrollerBritax Chaperone Infant Car Seat using the Britax Click & Go Infant Car Seat Adapters (included) and can also be used with other infant car seat brands.

The B-SCENE Stroller is a versatile three-wheel stroller that can accommodate newborns using an infant car seat or Britax Bassinet (sold separately), as well as children from six months old up to 55 pounds using the B-SCENE’s removable seat. The B-SCENE features an automatic chassis lock that locks the frame in a folded position; an adjustable, no-rethread five-point harness system; lightweight expanded rubber tires; a rain cover; and a one-foot anti-scuff linked rear brake with red and green indicators. The B-SCENE is fully integrated for use with the Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat using the Britax Click & Go Infant Car Seat Adapters (included) and can also be used with other infant car seat brands.

BonavitaBonavita Francais CribThe Bonavita Francais Crib is reminiscent of treasures found in the French Countryside, with a vintage feel and understated elegance. The details found in the scalloped apron, cabriolet legs and hand distressed finish allow you to create a soothing and lovely Villa style nursery.Daniella collection by CoCaLo

The Daniella collection by CoCaLo is so gorgeous - it belongs in a palace... or in your precious girl's nursery. This enchanting collection is made of beautiful tastefully coordinated fabrics, including embroidered organza, taffeta and crinkled voile enhanced by a lovely floral print. A dreamy arrangement of fabrics in a romantic color way with mauve, cream and accents of brown creates a perfect nursery for your little princess. CoCaLo

Delta Toy Story Bedroom Set 

T-O-Y spells DeltaToy Story Bedroom Set. Little movie fans may never leave their rooms with this complete set of Disney-themed furniture. The set includes a toddler bed (mattress not included), perfect for that big kid transition, built low to the ground and with side rails for safe and secure sleeping. The included Toy Story Table and Chair Set makes a perfect place to color, play, or read, and the Wooden Toy Box with hinged safety lid to make putting away toys fun. Complete the scene with the Toy Story Room Décor in a Box – the perfect way to accessorize with fabric storage bins, 4 peg coat rack, a picture frame, Delta Children's Products2 bookends,4 child hangers and a height chart. Assembly required, no lead, and meets all ASTM safety standards and requirements.
mamaRooWe've never seen a parent vibrate their child like a bouncy seat and hardly seen one swing a baby around like a swing. BUT, we've seen thousands of parents scoop their little ones up in their arms and bounce and sway. And that's what the mamaRoo by 4moms does. It moves like you do. Some seats claim two motions, but really, they just turn their seat to the side. When we say unique, mean we it. 5 different motions. 5 ways to soothe and entertain your little one. And say goodbye to pastel bears or monkeys hanging over your child's head. The mamaRoo is complete with plush toy balls decorated in the style of Van Gogh, Monet, and Seurat. Black and white on one side for infants. Color on the other side for older babies. They easily pop in and out of the mobile so babies can chew.. err... study them. Groovy! 4moms
Chicco Lullaby LX PlayardChiccoThe #1 Rated Playard in America is the Chicco Lullaby LX Playard. Perfect for your child’s playtime or naptime, the Lullaby LX Playard comes with a thickly padded, quilted mattress that can be removed for easy machine washing. To meet the needs of smaller babies, the Lullaby LX includes a bassinet with an elevated changing table. The Lullaby LX also has a toy gym with plush toys that can be used on the bassinet or as a playmat. Electronics that feature music, vibration, and a nightlight help your child sleep. It even includes a remote control that allows you to adjust the electronics from a distance. With its push-button folding mechanism, compact fold, and matching cargo bag, the Chicco Lullaby LX Playard is perfect for use at home and on the road.

chicco 360 Rotating Hook On ChairDesigned in Italy, Chicco's 360 Rotating Hook On Chair has an innovative seat that locks in 6 positions for happy and interactive mealtimes. Face baby toward parent for one-on-one feeding. Face baby out to keep him happy and let others entertain him. Face him forward toward the table for regular mealtimes with snap-on tray. Snap on serving tray provides a neat and clean surface for meals at home or away. Machine-washable fabric seat pad and dishwasher-safe tray make clean up easy. Rubber grips clamps to table quickly and securely negotiating table skirts up to 5.5" thick. The yellow highlighted buttons won't leave you searching for how to adjust the chair. With a compact fold and deluxe carry bag, the Chicco 360 is great for picnics, restaurants or the grandparents! Chicco puts safety first by including a 3-point safety harness.
 

Tripp Trapp® from Stokke™, the children’s chair that grows with the child™ and allows baby to sit at the family table. We absolutely adore this innovative and trendy chair that allows children as young as 6 months to join the family table. The grow-with-me design means it can even go to college with them! It’s sturdy and gives perfect support at every stage. With adjustable seat and footrest for comfort and fit, and the confidence to move around freely. 12 colors to Stokkefit any décor and MetroMoms will be among the first to see the brand-new Purple!

BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light

Ready. Steady. Sleep! The BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light is the perfect crib to take with you on trips. It can be set up in record time, in one easy movement. It weighs only 11lbs and is light and easy to carry in its carrying case. Soft fabric makes it snug and cozy for your child. Both the mattress cover and the bed fabric can be machine-washed, and have been approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1. You can use the Travel Crib Light for newborns and up until your child is about three years old.


Baby Bjorn
P'kolino Chalk TableP'KolinoWe continue to be amazed with the playfully smart and clever products of P’kolino, that meet the needs of little explorers and their parents in every room of the house. We fell head over heels when we first saw the sleek and modern Chalk Table, the perfect place for little artists and workers.Chalkboard Storage Bench The chalk board table top flips over for easy and fast clean-up. Underneath is a large, hidden storage area keeping supplies within reach yet neatly put away. Two playful benches will store underneath the table. True to P’kolino quality and sturdy construction and easy to assemble. We said we couldn’t wait to see what they come up with next, and the wait is over. The new Chalkboard Storage Bench has it all. With wheels for easy maneuverability, a reversible chalkboard lid and convenient storage space, it is lightweight enough to move from one room to the next, large enough to store plenty and small enough to save space.
Maclaren Netto RockerMaclaren’s Netto Collection is inspired by architecture, modern design, and children. Rufus the Polar Bear is a rocking horse straight from the Arctic Circle! Designed to be subtle yet stylish, this rocking horse brings hours of fun to your child's play room. Made from solid natural oak and finished with White lacquer detailing, this rocking horse will last through generations. Rufus is also eco-friendly, made from sustainably harvested wood and with finishes that are non-toxic and non-VOC emitting.
Maclaren
Gold Label CollectionThe Lässig Fashion Collection is amazing – stylish, fresh, and functional. The Gold Label Collection includes Reversible Diaper Bags with well-organized inner compartments, changing mat, All-in-One Pouch with wet pocket, compartments for jars and bottles, separated insulated zip pocket, hooks for buggy and many other features in a sleek style. Global Bags

LassigThe smart, crisp and glam Global Bags include changing mat, well-organized, inner-compartments, single bottle, holder, zip pouch, wet pocket, removable bottle holder compartment, hooks for buggy and more.

Medela Punp In Style Advanced

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced offers portable convenience for quiet, discreet pumping anywhere. The double-electric, personal-use breastpump features Medela’s research-based 2-Phase Expression® Technology, which is proven to help moms get more milk in less time because it mimics a baby’s natural nursing pattern. Designed for moms who pump several times a day, the Pump In Style Advanced comes with everything a mom needs to pump. Like all Medela products, all parts of the Pump In StyleMedela Advanced that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free.  
Summer Tummy Comfort Positioning SeatFinally, there is a way to keep baby comfy after feeding with the new Summer Tummy Comfort Positioning Seat. This innovative and unique seat gently elevates your little one at the recommended 30-degree angle for optimal comfort after feeding. The unit folds easily for portability, has a secure, 5-point harness system and the seat cover is machine washable for added convenience. The Tummy Comfort Positioning Seat also includes a two-speed soothing Summervibration feature to help your little one relax and give you extra peace of mind.
Amy Michelle Poppy™ Clutch BagBroadway BagAmy Michelle Bags and Totes are an expression of every you. From the sophisticated elegance of the Classic to the sassy elegance of the Chic, these bags are about baby and you. The Poppy™ Clutch Bag is the all-in-one clutch for today's busy lifestyle. Perfect for Baby, Work and Travel. Your purse, diapers and wipes bag, Madison Avenue Bagwork and travel clutch combined into one. From working, traveling, running errands, going out, changing diapers, you can have one clutch that does it all while keeping up with your sense of style. Features Baby’s Section with a washable changing pad, and Mom’s section with a cell phone pocket; wrist strap attaches to stroller.

Finally, a Baby Bag that is lightweight, durable, stylish and smart. The Broadway Bag features a front section for cell phone and wallet, baby's organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. An adjustable shoulder strap converts it to a quick backpack, and key ring keepsEco Baby Bags makes your keys easy to find every time.

The Madison Avenue Bag offers maximum organization with 5 pockets and personalization with monogramming. An adjustable shoulder strap can converts this hip bag to a quick backpack, or stroller bag.

Eco Baby Bags make green look good. Eco Friendly, made from 11 recycled plastic bottles and 8.5 oz of reused fabric. All bags feature front section for cell phone and wallet, baby's organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. Amy Michelle

mama mio Bootcamp for Boobs, Bootcamp for Tummies & Bootcamp for Butts 

Get a perky profile with the Bootcamps from Mama Mio.

Bootcamp for Boobs is a revolutionary 30 day system of skincare and exercise that seems to turn back time by lifting, tightening, firming, and reshaping the muscles under your boobs in only 3 minutes a day! Remember your boobs before pregnancy? Time to give yourself a lift and perk those pecs with a combination of specially-targeted exercises created by celebrity trainer Efua Baker, the magical Tummy Toner, and award-winning Boob Tube.

Spend just 4 minutes daily 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 Julie Tupler, RN. Waist-Not any time in the gym.

Boost those booties with the Bootcamp for Butts. This kit includes the three step skincare wonder-combo to smooth, soften, tone, tighten, increase circulation and decrease the appearance of cellulite. Two little teeny easy exercises combined with Omega Body Buff, Tummy Toner, and Shrink to Fit – with just a 3Mama Mio minutes a day commitment from you equals one kick-ass rump-around.

NaturalMat Coco Crib Mattress

At our August 2009 event featuring Dr. Alan Greene, we learned that if we could choose only one organic item for our babies, it should be an organic mattress and sheets as babies spend most of their time in a crib. Natural Mat is handcrafted in England and everything from the packaging to the product is 100% organic. These hand crafted mattresses combine the finest natural and organic raw materials such as lambswool, natural rubber latex foam, coir, mohair and cotton, offering parents peace of mind that they are doing what’s best for their baby and the environment. Natural Mat’s mattresses are hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant and naturally fire retardant. Each mattress has naturally sprung cores which provide for superb comfort and a longer lasting level of support than any other synthetic foam or coil springs.

NaturalMat
Boon Otto Animal BagDoes your child have too many stuffed animals? The Boon Animal Bag is a fun and practical solution for rounding up all those soft critters and putting them to work. The Animal Bag is an oversized, plush bag that's covered with large, zippered windows made out of transparent, durable mesh. Children can fill the bag with stuffed animals of all sizes, and then use the Animal Bag as a soft seat. Made from high quality, breathable fabrics, the Animal Bag is machine washable, or it can be dry-cleaned. In addition to solving the stuffed animal storage dilemma, the Animal Bag is earth-friendly because - unlike most beanbag chairs - it does not require any foam fillers.

Boon FliLooking for an extraordinary mobile for your child's room? The Fli ceiling-mounted mobile. This stylized modern dragonfly floats gracefully over baby's crib. Articulating wings can be adjusted to various positions. Simply elegant andboon fantastically whimsical!

Boba Baby Carriers

Boba is a Soft Structured baby carrier (SSC) that is intended for toddlers 15 pounds and up. Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one's back. The innovative Boba carrier features foot straps attached to the waist belt for the child’s feet to sit in enabling a healthy sitting position for the child. The footstraps not only give little tired legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexedboba abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets, and aligns the spine.

Chopstix Kids faux denim

Love the look of denim on infants, toddlers, and little kids but fed up with the compromised fit? Jeans are a staple wardrobe item in the Metroplex but they just don’t fit right or feel right for little crawlers, walkers, and climbers. Enter Chopstix KIDS, faux denim that offers the look of fitted jeans without any of the compromises. They fit like your child’s favorite leggings, but have the look of jeans!


Chopstick KIDS
Prism Digital Color Video MonitorSafety 1st® makes life easier for parents everywhere with the Prism Digital Color Video Monitor. Fully loaded with innovative parent-assist features like Remote Zoom, Quick View and more, the Prism Monitor ensures a private and clear connection between you and your baby with superior digital technology. Digital leaves less room for static to sneak in to the audio and video channels, letting you feel like you're right in the room with your little one without having to disturb their slumber to know that they're okay. Baby’s unit zooms in for aSafety 1st Soothing Bouncenette closer view and features auto night vision. Parent’s unit displays baby’s room temperature, alarm, date and time, can be set to sound-activation, accepts additional cameras and is rechargeable.

The Soothing Bouncenette from Safety 1st gives you multiple ways to sooth and entertain your littleSafety 1st Alarm Security Gate one, both indoors and out! With 5 soothing melodies, 5 nature sounds, a 2-speed vibration and adjustable volume, the Bouncenette reclines to bassinet for naps and folds for travel. Features a comfortable head rest and pad that removes for washing, and a netted canopy for outdoor use.

The Safety 1st Alarm Security Gate gives parents the peace of mind with a handy alarm feature that sounds an alert if the gate is left open. It also features the SecureTech™ indicator to let you know that it's securely locked. Parents can turn off the alarm.Safety 1st Hardware mounted and with a swing open, the gate is expandable from 29” to 42” and is 28” tall, perfect for crawlers to 24 months.
Balboa Baby® Nursing PillowDeveloped with lactation consultants, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Pillow makes nursing easier and more comfortable. The innovative pillow is contoured to fit around mom easily without the use of complicated zippers, buckles, or straps. Designed to help ease stress on your back, neck, and shoulders, the Nursing Pillow lifts baby up to the proper level for more relaxed feeding. The unique contoured design encourages correct feeding position by naturally rolling baby towards mother. Pillow is soft, comfortable and just firm enough to support your baby while nursing. The Nursing Pillow features a removable, 100% cotton cover for easy cleaning and comes in prints to coordinate with your nursery and home. Shopping Cart Cover

The soft, quilted Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover provides a clean and secure surface environment for babies by creating a comfortable “nest” for baby with a 360 degree germ free zone. Combining simplicity and convenience, the Shopping Cart Cover features four elastic corners that secure Cover to the cart while providing easy one-hand installation. Toy loops allow you to attach baby‘s favorite playthings, and an extra wide safety strap comfortably keeps baby secure while attaching Cover to shopping cart or high chair. And unlike other bulky covers, the ultra soft quilted material of the Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover folds up so small that it can fit into your diaper bag so you will always have it with you. It also doubles as a restaurant highchair cover.
   
Jeep® 2-in-1 Baby CarrierThe Jeep® 2-in-1 Baby Carrier from Kolcraft is designed with baby's comfort and safety in mind to give you the freedom to explore with your baby close by. The Baby Friendly Features include a patent pending Secure-Fit® indicator that turns red to confirm a locked latch, soft brushed cotton interior and leg bolster, cool- climate roll-up that exposes mesh for better air circulation, reflective trim for night visibility, carrier seat & leg openings that easily adjust to grow with baby, and an option to face forward or face parent. Parent Friendly Features include wide, extra padded shoulder straps with bolster to evenly distribute baby's weight, easy in / easy out buckles and self-adjusting straps, and small mesh storage pocket for essentials. Carrier stores easily in its own travel bag when not inJeep® 2-in-1 Booster Seat & Everyday Bag use.

Go anywhere with the Jeep® 2-in-1 Booster Seat & Everyday Bag! Great for restaurants or while eating away from home, this bag easily carries your necessities for dining out and then transforms into a portable booster for your child! It features a large main storage compartment with organizational pockets, three exterior cargo pockets for quick reach items, adjustable, padded shoulder strap for a customized fit, and three point safety restraint harness. The bag is constructed of lightweight and durable fabric, the padded seat is comfortable, easy-to-clean and holds up to 45 lbs. The shoulder strap & seat strap easilyKolcraft secures booster seat to most dining chairs.  

Baby GoGo Goes Home

Baby GoGo™ is reinventing the look of the baby doll for the 21st century. Outfitted in bright, gender-neutral colors and patterns, the 13-inch Little Sib doll is the perfect playmate for a girl or a boy, and like most children today is bright and on the move. Dolls are a valuable tool for teaching nurturance. By removing the traditional ruffles and pastel pink and blue, Little Sib is working to remove gender-bias in toys. Get big brother or big sister ready for the new baby. The Baby GoGo Goes Home set includes a story book following baby’s experience coming home from the hospital. The Diaper Bag is just the right size for children to carry, and Moses Bed gives big sibling a place to tuck baby doll in. BabyBaby GoGo™ GoGo™ meets toy safety requirements and is packaged in recycled materials.

Tegu Blocks

These aren't your ordinary building blocks! tegu blocks made of a hardwood with a unique grain, are perfect for creating masterpieces. Sets include Cubes, Long Planks, Short Planks, and Jumbo Planks for creative masterpieces. The blocks come in various finishes. Magnetic connections between the blocks make for novel play that defies gravity and increases a child's creative freedom. teguEven adults will spend hours building things never possible with traditional blocks!

Bed Bolster by The Shrunks

Making beds safe for little ones to sleep in is a challenge when traveling. Experts warn against pushing a bed up against a wall or using pillows to keep your child safe from rolling off the bed. The inflatable Bed Bolster by The Shrunks solves this problem. Inflates (to 48" long, 7" high and 4" wide) and slips conveniently under the fitted sheet of a standard size twin, queen or king size bed. The design creates the required barrier to prevent "roll-offs" but still allows room for parent or guardian to sit or lay next to the child for story time. When finished, simply deflate and fold up for compact storage. The ShrunksCleans with mild soap and water and is free of phthalates, lead and BPA. Includes manual pump and repair kit.

Naturepedic Organic Pillows and Changing Pads

Naturepedic certified organic Mattress and Bedding Company was founded by parents, grandparents and scientists, and is recommended by pediatricians. Organic Pillows are available in toddler and standard sizes. With 100% Organic Cotton filling and a 100% Organic Cotton Dust Mite Barrier Fabric, the pillows are impenetrable to dust mites and other allergens. Organic Changing Pads are available with Two-Sided Contour or Four-Sided Contour, are filled with pure, organic, chemical-free cotton and feature a luxurious cotton fabric with a clear 100% polyethylene food-grade waterproof coating. Firm Support, non-allergenic and easy-to-clean. Made in the USA.
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Alex ToysMy Magnetic Tabletop Easel
We love ALEX®, the premier brand of creative toys and children’s lifestyle products offering art and craft kits with quality materials for the brightest of imaginations. Suitable from age 3, My Magnetic Tabletop Easel is a double sided easel with a chalkboard on one side and magnetic dry-erase board on the other. It has a simple, modern design and is fully assembled. Includes 12 inch x 100 foot paper roll, 4 non-spill paint cups, plastic cup holder and chalk tray. My Art Case


My Art Case includes crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, paintbrush, glue, scissors, ruler, sponge, and more, so your little artist can create any picture, and store materials in the perfect case in between each creation.

Art BoxFor the most serious of little artists, Art Box is the deluxe, colorful wooden storage and creativity center. The 113 piece set is loaded with a colorful assortment of arts and crafts accessories, including markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, fold-out drawing board and easel clips. The box has two drawers to keep supplies and opens up to reveal a fold-up easel.

Deluxe Painting & Easel Set
Kindergartners will love the Deluxe Painting & Easel Set with a preprinted 16” x 16” canvas, a real wooden easel, 10 tubes of acrylic paint, 4 brushes, mixing palette, and painting guide. Easel is easy to assemble.



Deluxe Pottery WheelKids (and adults) can let their imaginations spin free with the Deluxe Pottery Wheel. Become a pottery pro with the real pottery wheel and a variety of tools to sculpt, carve, and decorate your clay. Includes attachments, carvingPinball Painter blades, shaping tools, 2 pounds of grey and terra cotta clay, paint, sponge, paint palette, mosaic tiles, glass jewels, AC adapter and instructions.


Pow! Zing! Paint! It’s painting and pinball in one finger-powered Pinball Painter kit. Includes pinball tray, 3 balls, 3 colors of paint, splash guard and paper.



Fantastic SpinnerWho doesn’t remember the always unique spin art? The Fantastic Spinner is kid-powered so no batteries are needed! Rev up and make spintacular works of art. Comes with paint and cards, splash shield and easy instructions.My Art Show & My Art

Kids can show off their art in style with My Art Show and keep all their beautiful pictures neatly stored in the My Art. Put your favorite pictures in the 6 picture frame sleeves of My Art Show, then hang it on a wall. Change the pictures as often as you like from those stored in My Art, a great big colorful accordion storage case with 9 expandable pockets.

Pacific Play Tents Fair Maiden Castle & Club House  

The little villagers will love the Fair Maiden Castle play tent by Pacific Play Tents. Big enough for many little lads and ladies, kids can play with all of their toys inside. The circular design allows the tent to be taken indoors or out. Easy to assemble and no batteries needed – just add imagination!

You’ll need the secret password to gain access to your very own Club House play tent. “Keep Out” is clearly posted to let the unwanted know they can’t come in. This life like Club House comes complete with “secret” windows and doors. Oversize space is big enough for the entire club and all their secret stuff. Ventilation panels are at the top for airflow on hot days as well as for easy viewing and color coded poles make for easyPacific Play Tents assembly.
Belly Bandit®, Mother Tucker™From the Hollywood must-have Belly Bandit®, Mother Tucker™ is the ultimate compression tank that smoothes and shapes your middle. Mother Tucker™ uses a soft tubular knit, designed with three zones of varying compression. The center section - with the most compression - flattens your tummy, promoting a slimmer silhouette. The 3" anti-roll bottom applies muffinology™ technology to help smooth your "muffin top", while the upper section provides the perfect amount of support; helping to eliminate that squeezed feeling. With no vertical seams, it easily stretches to conform to your curves but won't lose its shape or crease, is undetectable under clothing and can even be worn alone.Belly Bandit “Don’t nip it or suck it, simply mother tuck-it!”
HasbroBaby Alive Bouncin' Babbles dollWith her big eyes open wide and a loveable smile on her face, Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles doll by Hasbro can't wait to play with her "mommy!" Hold her hands and watch this adorable, energetic tot bounce up and down while giggling and making playful baby sounds. She will also "chuckle" and "coo" just like a "real" baby when "mommy" comes near.

Musical Gear CenterSpinning colorful gears and merry music make the Playskool Musical Gear Center toy perfect for lively babies! Press the cheerful critter to start the action of the swirling gears, balls, and music! Drop the ball through the shoot for put ‘n take fun or spin the side gears to send the happy face turning round and round. As baby’s fine motor skills begin to develop, the toy offers exciting new ways to play – baby can now stack and reconfigure the interchangeable gears for even more silly, spinning fun. The Musical Gear Center includes five interchangeable gears and two Explore 'N Grow balls, compatible with most other gear and ball products in the line.
Shape & Spin Elmo
The Shape & Spin Elmo is an educational electronic Play-Doh playset that brings the loveable monster to life as the real Elmo's voice encourages kids to learn about counting and shape recognition. In the Count Shapes mode, tots spin a dial to select one of six shapes, Elmo announces the name of the shape and counts out the number of shapes the child has made. In the Find A Shape mode, Elmo asks kids to select and mold a specific shape or a shape with a certain number of sides, and the playful monster rewards correct matches with a giggle or positive phrase. Set includes three 3-ounce cans of colorful Play-Doh.
Play-Doh Creations 3-D Flash Art
Watch your creation “come to life” with the unique and exciting flash art set, Play-Doh Creations 3-D Flash Art. Press the neon colored Play-Doh compound onto the design board and the spinner will form a 3-D design right before your eyes! Kids can also drop paint or press bendable sticks onto the design board to make a 3-D creation. Set includes four design cards, four 1-ounce cans of Play-Doh compound, three bottles of paint and five Bend-N-Build Stix.
DX14 SEMI-HAULER
Conquer unbelievable challenges with this tricked out Mod Machines system truck, the DX14 SEMI-HAULER! Kids can create a custom street or all-terrain style vehicle with a variety of cool parts and accessories such as monster tires and nitro tanks. This 14-inch terrain tackling vehicle features a two-speed removable motorized engine with sound effects that can fit into any of the other vehicles in the Mod Machines system, each sold separately, converting them into powered machines.

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Sweet Styles playsetFuture fashionistas will love picking out fancy clothes and sparkly accessories inside the Strawberry Shortcake Berry Sweet Styles playset! Girls can mix and match party dresses, playful skirts, stylish shirts and more to create any of 40 different possible outfits for their Strawberry Shortcake doll. No look is complete without a trendy hairdo, and girls can style Strawberry Shortcake's hair with butterfly clips and additional accessories. One final look in the wardrobe mirror, and then Strawberry Shortcake is ready for a night on the town!
My 1st Career Gear LineDo your kids love to dress up like grownups? The My 1st Career Gear Line by Aeromax is one size fits 3-6 year olds, and perfect for the any little Police, Firefighter, Doctor, Chef or Road Crew. Velcro tabs make these screen printed tops easy to wear right over their clothes We’ve bundled a few to keep your little worker busy for a while! Junior Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle

Now kids can climb aboard for a journey to wherever their mind wants to take them with the Junior Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle. Bay doors open and close to show genuine looking instrument panelAeromax and gauges for added play value. Great fun in the house or for the big splash down in the pool. For both boys & girls ages 2-6, with max weight of 60 lbs. Roger, Roger. Prepare to orbit the imagination galaxy!
 

Groovy Tube Books 

Readers will dig these Groovy Tube Books from Innovative Kids because they offer more than just a book- they allow children to learn on many levels through reading and playing. An educational book, with fascinating facts, zany illustrations, and photographs or realistic art, provides the base of this three-tiered package. Activities at the back of the book and a game board folded into the box with fact-filled quiz cards will provide hours of fun. The play creatures in the spine tube extend the learning in a tactile way, as all components work together to familiarizeinnovativeKids children with the subject matter. Many topics of interest to choose from: Dino-Might!, Bug Blast!, Dogs, Horses, Arctic Chill, and Africa Wild!
Little Amsterdam Wooden Block SetToys Domino RaceJust add imagination to the durable, quality and creative HABA toys for years of fun. Little Amsterdam Wooden Block Set is 166 pieces of beech wood building blocks and figure sets for endless play possibilities.

Setting up the colorful pieces (blocks) and accessories of the HABA Toys Domino Race and then pushing the first piece to start the chain-reaction of tumbling dominos is a perfect activity for children of a variety of ages. This set comes with 190 colored dominos, 12 Domino Critters and 19 accessories including bridges and a bell. A great set with lots of play value!

Kaleidoscope BlocksAcrylic BlocksWe are fascinated with HABA’s Kaleidoscope Blocks – 12 wooden building cubes with plastic kaleidoscope screens.

Build a transparent wall with Acrylic Blocks! HABA Acrylic Glass Blocks include 7 glass blocks, 1 flower window and 2 flower pots for the winter garden. HABA
Lascal KiddyBoard-Maxi Is your child outgrowing the stroller but gets too tired to walk? Does your oldest need a ride sometimes too? With the Lascal KiddyBoard-Maxi attached to your stroller, you can have the best combination for stress-free, safe outings. It provides security for your child in crowds and high-traffic areas and when they are too tired to walk, or when you are in a hurry, the KiddyBoard-Maxi makes it easy for both of you because they can justLascal hop on. Designed to attach easily to the rear of you stroller without tools, it can be adjusted in length and height to fit most strollers. Suitable for children from 2-5 years of age or max 44 pounds.

Nuddle

We take our comfort items seriously and will not part with our Nuddles, the most luxurious, warm, comfortable and functional lounging blanket you will ever own. Never choose between having to keep your feet warm or your shoulders covered. Read, write, eat, play and stay nestled and cozy from your neck to your tippy toes.Nuddle Use it as a throw or however toasts your toes.

 

pediped

pediped™ creates footwear that most closely resembles the natural shape of a baby’s foot. The Grip ‘N’ Go technology includes a specialized soft rubber sole, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a child's foot, heel stability and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. Grip 'n' Go provide active toddlers with the ideal combination of protection and flexibility as they improve their walking ability. Pediped

Kushies My Bag

My Bag from Kushies is the ultimate daycare, grandma’s house, or overnight bag that contains everything your child needs to make packing for going away easier. My Bag contains cool compartments for your stuff, an insulated snack box, insulated medicine box, clean clothes bag, Kushiesdirty clothes bag, soiled clothes bag with laundry bag insert, spare shoes bag, a pillow and a blanket, plus a handy hook for hanging it! As kids grow they will enjoy the fun and responsibility of packing their very own bag.
KidishesToday’s parents are looking for an alternative to plastic dishes. Mismatched, non-microwaveable, melt-in-dishwasher and perhaps containing BPA, they are taking over cupboards, yet we fear serving the little ones with breakables. Solution: Kidishes from zoë b. Plates, cups and bowls in a retro, no-nonsense design. zoë bThey’re 100% recyclable, great in the dishwasher, don’t leach chemicals and are microwave-friendly. Best of all, they are amazingly durable. Made form tempered glass, they are 4 to 5 times stronger than standard glass. So get back to basics. Give your child a glass that’s actually a glass.
sleep nest baby duvet sleeping bagThe sleep nest baby duvet sleeping bag by baby deedee keeps baby cozy and safe with no blankets to lose or bunch up. We love the extra details the mom-creator included, from the quilted duvet material and clever shoulder straps, to the 100% cotton exterior and lining and unique cocoon shape. Choose from traditional pink or blue in modern style or most amazing of all – the Glow in the Dark Zipper styles. No more struggling with zipper in the dark! baby deedee
BabbaMatBabbaMat from BabbaCo is a self-inflatable multi-functional mat for all stages from infant to toddler to whole family use. No more lugging heavy blankets around or limiting yourself to carpet areas! Use the BabbaMat for tummy time, diaper changes, play time, and even nap time! It has enough room for the whole family and travels well indoors and out. It self-inflates into a 2-inch cushioned foam surface – not just air- with no batteries or blowing. The carrying bag keeps it from taking over your spaceBabbaCo when not in use, and makes it so easy to transport.

Totseat by trendyKid

The award-winning Totseat by trendyKid is the portable squashable, washable portable highchair that allows you a meal anywhere! Totseat adjusts for high and low backed chairs, has an integral cummerbund which offers additional support (so works on open backed chairs too)TrendiKid, fits almost any adult chair and is suitable for children who can sit unsupported (8-30 months). 
Hooter HidersHooter Hiders by bebe au lait help moms nurse discreetly and in style. Moms, celebrities, and medical professionals agree - the award winning Hooter Hiders nursing covers are a true 'Mommy must-have.' They are 100% Cotton, machine washable, and have a unique rigid neckline that allows for ventilation, as well as direct eye contact with the baby. Generous sizing keeps mommy completely covered during breastfeeding. It can also be used as a sunshade to protect baby’s fragile skin from harmful UV rays when in a baby carrier or car seat/stroller. bebe au lait 
Marshmallow Fun Company’s Camo Crossbow

Fun for all ages 6 & up, the Marshmallow Fun Company’s Camo Crossbow shoots large marshmallows 30 feet! It’s dishwasher safe, and since marshmallows are the ammo, it can be used indoors or out, year-round. Marshmallow Fun Company
Discovery Toys Playtown SchoolDiscovery ToysLet your preschooler discover the world around her with Discovery Toys. Be seated in the wooden school room of Playtown School and let your child be in charge of learning fun. The wooden play set includes 16 school-inspired pieces to help your child strengthen hand-eye coordination while developing vocabulary, story-telling skills, and more.

Discovery Toys Playtown Pet HospitalThe animal doctor is in the Playtown Pet Hospital, along with 13 wooden pieces of pretend pets and professionals. Little ones practice development while caring and nurturing their pretend pets. Discovery Toys Playtown Restaurant

The colorful Playtown Restaurant dishes up hungry customers, gourmet treats, a chef and equipment for a deliciously playful way to strengthen small motor skills.

dabba walla bags

Get carried away on a stylish adventure with Dabbawalla Lunch Bags. Ideal for school lunches or toting snacks to the park, these bags have an easy to grip handle on top, two mesh pockets inside, and outside back pocket. Lightweight yet standing upright, these bags are crafted from eco-sponge, an innovative neoprene-like fabric that Dabawalla Bagshas undergone an ecological certification process that tests for over 100 harmful substances. The insulated fabric is stain-resistant and helps retain food temperatures. Completely machine-washable!
Daddy Diaper Changing ToolboxFun Stuff 4 Babies knows dads need help too. We all know “that” dad that has taken diaper changing to an inventive, creative level, and for him, we feature the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox. This state of the art “gift set” is chock full of useful and humorous dad-to-be gifts that combine functionality and fun! Fun Stuff 4 BabiesShow dad you are thinking of him (and laughing with him) with this kit packed from staples such as baby wipes to the poopie poncho! The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox is the box that changed it all for dads.
Stomp WalkersStep up to the Stomp Walkers stilts that are making walking wacky and hold on tight. These soft foam stilts with oversized funny feet from Monkey Business Sports make it easy to walk tall and stomp big! You'll be making tracks all over town! Balancing is easy with ultra-wide foot stands and the flexible & durable soft foam base is ideal for indoor or outdoor play. Set includes 1 pair of Stomp Walkers™ for ages 6 and up, up to 100 pounds. Top Spin Table Tennis™

The non-stop action of traditional tennis can now be served up whenever, wherever with Top Spin Table Tennis™, the ultimate active indoor game! Serve, smash and volley your way through a manic match in mere minutes. Set includes 4 net segments, 2 net stands, 3 net connectors, 2 balls, 2Monkey Business Sports paddles and 1 mesh bag for storage or travel. Soft foam is table/furniture safe.

 


 

the details

Who:

Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 5

What:

Pre-set buffet 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, October 21, 2010 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. Tickets are not transferable. Last day to cancel for a full refund is October 14. Please see our cancellation policy.

Other:

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

 



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