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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
April 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.

cloud bTwighlight Keylights

cloud b friends have soothed, calmed, and lulled our babies to sleep for years, and now you canCloud b take a little friend on the go. Twilight Keylights are perfect for your stroller, diaper bag, tote or backpack. The Twilight Keylight shines a soft blue light that projects out of the top of its plush shell. To turn his light on, simply push down on his soft shell.


BuggyGuard
Ever parked your stroller at the mall, park or zoo and worried if it will be there when you get back? We’ve never found a stroller lock that we have been excited about, until we saw the VIP gift bagBuggyguard. Buggyguard features a universal attachment, so it fits all strollers. Smart and easy, with push-button retraction, a resettable combination, and over 4 feet of vinyl-coated stainlessBuggyguard cable that won’t scratch your stroller, Buggyguards don’t interfere with stroller operations like seat removal or collapsing and storing stroller. Each one comes with 3 interchangeable bows that you can personalize. If you love it, lock it!

JazzyToes Hampton CollectionJazzyToes

This year, whether you’re on vacation, or just wishing you were, JazzyToes® has the perfect footwear solution for babies. The JazzyToes Hamptons 6 Packs are inspired by weekend getaways to the Hamptons. Both the boys and girls variety set come with six brand-new JazzyToes designs. Each six pair set available in 0-12M or 12-24M sizes. Brilliant!

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Odd Ducks by Boon
Yes, they have hip, mod graphics and bold colors, but these ducks are more than just fashionable. Boon's new Odd Ducks are completely PVC and phthalate-free, and no BpA either!





ORE OriginalsO.R.E. Originals Silverware SetsThe VIP gift bagtwo-piece silverware set by o.r.e. originals is made from ABS plastic and stainless steel. The fork and spoon are 5.5 x 1 inches - perfect for little hands - and are dishwasher safe. The sets are non-toxic and lead-free, and are available in several delightful patterns. We love the whimsical ladybugs. Or your child can be transported back into time with the dinosaur set, where the dinosaurs are nicer and a whole lot cuter.


BornFree Twist ‘N Pop Straw Cup
BornFreeIs your BornFree Baby growing up? Introducing the new Twist ‘N Pop Straw Cup, from the name we have trusted since baby’s birth. The 14 fl oz toddler cup with twist straw mouth and pop-up soft silicone straw is child-friendly, safe, and of course, BPA-free. Coming soon to stores near you, but even sooner to MetroMoms!







Sippy Straw CleanerSippy Straw CleanerAustin mom Jennifer, like most of us, has dealt with the constant frustrations of trying to clean the insides of her children's sippy, thermos, accordion, and sports bottle straws. After finding moldy apple juice and curdled milk in those pesky little straws, she never felt confident that they were fully clean and able to be reused. So she invented the Sippy Straw Cleaner, a one-of-a-kind straw brush cleaner that is BPA FREE and universally fits all major sippy cup brands. Yeah Jennifer!





Baby Banz Swim GogglesBaby Banz, Inc. set the global standard for children’s sunglasses with their unique wrap-around, banded design and 100% UV protective lenses. We now proudly introduce the VIP gift bagBanz SwimBaby Banz Goggles. Designed for ages 3+ and just in time for swimming lessons or at the beach this summer, Banz Swim Goggles are made tough and durable with 100% UV protective lenses. The Anti-fog system prevents the lenses fogging under all conditions, and the soft silicon cups ensure maximum comfort to the wearer! Child-friendly as always, Banz goggles come with 2 nose piece extensions for a custom fit.




beginning by Maclaren Belly Balm
Support a changing belly with moisturizing Shea Butter to help prevent stretchmarks, while Rosehip oil promotes cell regeneration and skin elasticity. The beginning . . . by Maclaren Belly Balm contains Orange, Mandarin and Nesoli, which assist inBeginnings by Maclaren hydrating and repairing the skin.  Embracing your belly every day plays an important role in maintaining your self-esteem as your body changes. Continue to use Belly Balm after the baby is born to support your belly as your body slowly readjusts.
Catwalk Your Highness Shine Spray
Catwalk by TIGI

From Catwalk by TIGI, the Volume Collection, comes the weightless
Your Highness Shine Spray. The finishing touch for any voluminous style is healthy shine. This practically weightless spray eliminates frizz while adding conditioning, luminous shine and thermal protection.


Safety 1st ProGrade Swing Shut Outlet Covers
From the company synonymous with making your home safe for your child comes a new line of babyproofing products that are sleek and trendy. The ProGrade Swing Shut Outlet Cover from Safety1st automatically blocks the outlet when a plug is removed. Two mounting plates are included to meet all types of sockets. A spring loaded closure secures the outlet from curious children. Its sleek design blends with home décor and it even has a SecureTech™ locking indicator.Safety 1st


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Every mom will take home a "best & hottest" product (get the details on how moms will choose):
*** colors & patterns may vary and products are subject to change
CYBEX"Wow," we uttered when we first saw the new line of strollers from Cybex. Brilliant colors, simple yet functional.
CYBEX Callisto
It is fun and uncomplicated to maneuver the ultra lightweight and agile luxury Callisto strollerCYBEX Topaz through the city streets. The compact measurements of the one-hand fold make it extremely space-saving while its effortless comfort functions (e.g. the one hand adjustable harness system and back rest) make parents’ lives a little easier. The continuous height adjustment, the forward and rearward folding function as well as the additional sun visor on the canopy offer various adjustment possibilities and ensure maximum UV protection.

Topaz is the fashionable top model stroller of the Gem stroller collection. Its luxurious timeless design is perfectly suitable for the elegant lifestyle of the cosmopolitan family. Additionally, its convenient functions make the Topaz an indispensable accessory for the colorful life in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

The Onyx is a true urban Buggy which meets all demands of city families. CYBEX OnyxThe design is really fashionable. Thought through functions and a lighweight and agile frame make this all-rounder a perfect companion forCYBEX Ruby today’s city parents. The Buggy combines great comfort, design and enjoyment of driving.

Weighing an ultra-light 11 pounds, the Ruby stroller is the absolute lightest among the Cybex strollers. Its uncomplicated design makes the Ruby an extremely flexible and lively stroller for the city and on-the-go. Available in six fresh colors it adds a summery-fresh feeling to the otherwise scorching Texas summer.


Britax Chaperone Infant CarrierMoms have been fans of Britax car seats for years and we are thrilled that Britax now protects your children from Birth to Belt. The Britax Chaperone infant carrier offers True Side Impact Protection (distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, contains the head and body, and keeps the head, neck and spine "in true" or aligned, to limit injury), Quick-Adjust Head Restraint & No-Rethread Harness (easily adjust the harness shoulder height and head restraint without disassembling the harness) and Anti-Rebound Bar (stabilizes child seat by minimizing rotational forces associated with front and rear collisions). You can easily adjust the harness height without having to re-thread the harness straps, and the seat has an Easy-to-Install Base with LATCH Connector Storage. It has a 30-pound Weight Capacity, Height Adjustment Knob (on base) for proper seat angle and positioning, Plush, Premium Cover Set with matching belly pad for extra comfort, Easy-to-Read Level Indicators (on base) that provide quick reference for proper angle of recline, an Easy-to-Install Seat-to-Base Design that self-guides carrier into a proper locked position, Ergonomic Carry-Handle designed to contour to your forearm to allow for more comfortable carrying of your child in carrier, an Extra-Large Canopy that blocks wind, rain and harmful UV rays from baby’s sensitive skin, a Front Harness Adjuster that provides effortless front adjustment when loosening the harness system, Built-in Lock-Off(s) that secure the vehicle seat belt so that the child seat does not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back at the belt path, High Density Comfort Foam that provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion the child, anBritax Advocate CS Convertible Car Seat Energy-Absorbing Foam Liner (EPS) that absorbs and distributes crash forces, Premium, Push-Button Lower LATCH Connectors for a quick, simple, and tight installation and a Five-Point Harness makes contact with the strongest parts of the body. Britax definitely did not leave anything out!

The Britax Advocate™ CS is a high weight capacity convertible car seat which introduces the revolutionary energy-managing Side Impact Cushion™ Technology, reducing incoming side impact crash energy by 50 percent by diverting crash forces away from the child. It also offers protection to the adjacent passenger in the event of a side impact crash. The seat features the Britax tangle-free, five-point harness, a rear- and forward-facing recline, and accommodates children rear facing from 5 to 35 pounds and forward facing from at least one year old and 20 pounds up to 65 pounds. It is also equipped with Britax True Side Impact Protection®, Versa-Tether®, HUGS™, premium LATCH connectors, and the Click & Safe® Snug Harness Indicator, which provides extra assurance when the harness is withiBritax Frontier 85n range of appropriate snugness.

Britax just introduced a new combination booster seat that offers the highest harnessed weight and height capacity in the industry. The Frontier® 85 Combination Harness-2-BoosterTM with True Side Impact Protection® allows children to remain in a five-point harness up to 85 pounds with a seated shoulder height of up to 20 inches. As a belt-positioning booster, the seat can accommodate children up to 120 pounds and 65 inches tall. Designed to keep children in a five-point harness for as long as possible, the Frontier 85 helps safely graduate children who are at least 2 years old and weigh at least 25 pounds from their convertible car seats. The True Side Impact Protection technology on the Frontier 85 includes deeper side walls, and works to distribute crash forces, shield from vehicle intrusion, contain the head and body, and keep the head, neck and spine aligned. The Frontier 85 includes a number of parent-favorite features: a quick-adjust head restraint, no-rethread harness, color-coded vehicle belt guides, Versa-Tether®, Harness Ultra Guard System (HUGS™) and premium LATCH connectors. The seat also offers big, comfortable armrests, dual cup holders, and a durable, washable cover. 

Britax Parkway SG
The The Parkway® SG belt positioning booster  introduces the SecureGuard™ Seat Belt Anchor. The SecureGuard — also known as an anti-submarining clip — helps prevent the child from sliding under the lap belt (or submarining) during a collision, reducing the risk of abdominal injury. The Parkway SG easily converts to a backless booster while maintaining the SecureGuard feature, and fits children from 40 pounds and 38 inches up to 120 pounds and 63 inches.The advanced safety features of the Parkway SG also help absorb energy in a crash, offering maximum safety to children. When used with the seat back, the Parkway SG provides Britax True Side Impact Protection® — a combination of deep side walls and head wings made from energy-absorbent material and an adjustable head restraint — which transfers energy away from the child during a side impact crash. Approximately one in four of all motor vehicle crashes that involve children occur from the side, and these crashes result in a significantly higher injury rate than front or rear crashes, according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. True Side Impact Protection, combined with the SecureGuard, helps to ensure that children are properly positioned in the event of a collision, reducing the risk of life-threatening injuries.

BabyBjorn Carriers

Building on its reputation for sleek, stylish baby products, BabyBjörn has introduced a variety of new colors to its popular mobility product line. Our favorites include the Original Classic in Graphite and the Active in dark blue and pink. Also new is the BabyBjorn Comfort Carrier which features an adjustable, ergonomic waist belt that distributes the child’s weight to the wearer’s hips, so parents can carry older and heavier children more comfortably. Because the baby carrier can be used with children up to the age of 2, parents can enjoy the infant-parent bonding and hands-free mobility benefits of babywearing longer. Known for its commitment to the safety and well-being of babies and children, BabyBjorn now has a line that’s also mindful of the environment. The Baby Carrier Original Organic and the Carrier Active Organic enable parents to be kind to the earth for the next generation, while keeping their little ones safe and contentBaby Bjorn using BabyBjörn favorites.
phil&teds High PodFiesta & siesta: smart easy-seat with feed & snooze adaptability that really grows with your little tiger. Rarrr! The highpod by phil&teds is safety certified in all 3 positions – full recline to upright. It allows your child to feed then snooze (from newborn to 30 lbs). Aerocore seat insert provides ultra supportive cushioning. It’s also hypo-allergenic, easy-care, washable and antislip. Its telescoping legs offer 5-position seat adjustability. Unique seat design means junior can join you at the dinner table. The addition of high-heels and lumbar jack distributes weight evenly and provides optimum support, keeping them fidget-free for longer. phil&teds metoo

Want something more portable? The metoo is the world's smallest folding highchair! Flat packing portability makes it an essential for parents on the go.Phil&Teds
Delta Princess Toddler Bed with CanopyDelta Children's ProductsDelta brightens up your child's bedroom with favorite characters. All girls want to be a princess for a day. The Princess Toddler Bed with Canopy will have the little princess in your life excited about getting her beauty rest. The Princess toddler bed with sheer canopy is not only adorable its functional. The bed is built low to the ground for easy child access and comes with side rails for safe and secure sleeping. Your child's favorite Disney Princess characters adorn the headboard and footboard and the sheer canopy completes the look fit for her heinous. The bed uses a standard crib mattress (not included) and requires some assembly. Meets all JPMA safety standards. Delta Cars Wood Toddler Bed

Disney Pixar Cars' story shows life is about the journey, not the finish line. Equipping your child's room with a Cars Wood Toddler Bed will brighten up the room but it will also remind you and your child that we should relish in our daily adventures and discoveries because life is a wonderful journey. Delta hangers

Made of solid wood construction the bed uses a standard crib mattress. JPMA and ASTM certified.

We are coupling each set with coordinating hangers to add some pizzazz to your toddler's closet!
Pacific Playtents "Dino" Tent & Tunnel
The Tent & Tunnel Combos by Pacific Play Tents can be used separately or together. Tunnels are constructed of spring steel with nylon cover. Sturdy shock-corded poles offer easy assembly. They have a durable and washable polyethylene floor, and a "T" style door opening for easy access. It folds flat for storage. Our favorite combo patterns are the Dino, LadyBug and "Hide Me" Play Tent. Let your child's imagination soar!

Pacific Playtents LadyBug Tent & Tunnel      Pacific Playtents "Hide-Me" Play Tent & Tunnel



 Pacific Play Tents

Zillio Games

Children fall in love with Zillio at first sight. The large colorful rotating structure is not only beautiful and exciting, but it is a powerful model of math based on two critical math concepts: times tables and number lines. What truly sets Zillio apart from all the rest of educational games and math manipulatives is that Zillio provides the missing link necessary to succeed in critical thinking. The designZillio behind this playful structure allows children to see, touch and systematically manipulate numbers to reveal the meaning behind math.
Educo My Creative Cookery ClubHaPe gets our praise for educational, innovative and imaginative toys that will becomeHaPe Pallina. heirlooms for your family. The award winning Educo My Creative Cookery Club is more than one little chef can prepare, cook and clean up. The all-in-one sturdy wood unit has an oven with a see-through door, cupboard/refrigerator, cook top, sink and utensil rack. Velcro veggies and bread, pots and pans, and the essential salt and pepper are included. Just add imagination!  

Be careful when pulling out these sticks! With Pallina you need a very sensitive touch and thoughtful strategy. Excitement and challenge awaits young players with this bamboo game of strategy, designed for ages 3 and up.
HaPe Stormy Seas
Watch out for Stormy Seas! In this stacking game the boat is ready to be loaded with cargo and the seas are moving the boat up and down and sideways. Players must carefully load the boat while balancing the cargo. This bamboo game includes 1 boat with flag, 25 cargo pieces and 1 die, and is appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Creative Peg PuzzleCreative Peg Puzzle captures the attention of little problem solvers working on their skills with brightly colored shapes and endless fun. It is made from natural materials such as plywood and maple, and is decorated with nontoxic paint. HaPeThe Puzzle encourages problem-solving and fine motor skills.
Summer Infant's Slim&Secure Handheld Color Video MonitorFor parents looking for the ultimate stylish color video monitor that allows them to view baby both day and night Summer Infant's Slim&Secure Handheld Color Video Monitor is it. It's small, sleek and stylish design makes parents feel like they're watching the little one on their cell phone. It's today's most sought after baby monitor and gives parents the reassurance they need by allowing them to hear and see baby - day or night.
Stylish&Secure™ 6 Foot Extra Tall Metal Expansion Gate
Looking for a secure metal gate that will fit in those larger openings between 3.5 and 6 feet wide? Summer Infant Stylish&Secure™ 6 Foot Extra Tall Metal Expansion Gate includes hardware that mounts securely in place and has a convenient walk-thru door for easy access between rooms. Best of all, it will integrate with your home decor with style!
3-Stage SuperSeat® from Summer Infant
The 3-Stage SuperSeat® from Summer Infant offers 360 degrees of floor time activity fun & booster in one. The first stage offers an Infant Support Seat, followed by a Floortime Activity Seat andSummer finally, a Booster Seat. It’s a secure and comfortable area for your growing infant to learn to sit up and interact with the environment around them. With the Summer Infant 3-Stage SuperSeat®, your baby can experience play while also sitting up. It’s the ideal place to keep baby entertained, safe and happy. It includes removable soft foam insert for your growing child and all stages have a 3-point crotch restraint for baby’s safety.
Amy Michelle Poppy™ Clutch BagAmy Michelle Bags, Totes, and Clutches carry fashion, function, and finance to a new level. Perfect for baby and mom; from changing diapers to making a fashion statement, Amy Michelle helps you keep up with it all. 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, work and travel clutch combined into one. From working, traveling,Amy Michelle Sweet Pea™ Bag 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.

The stunning Sweet Pea™ Bag is also smart! With quick release pacifier holder, washable changing pad, 2 Internal & 2 external bottle pockets, stroller attachments, magnetic closure, credit card slots, easy to find key ring and protective feet underneath, you can keep up with all your baby’s needs and your sense of style.
exclusive MetroMoms logo’d Madison Avenue
The Madison Avenue™ Bag offers maximum organization and personalization with monogramming. An adjustable shoulder strap can converts this hip bag to a quick backpack, or stroller bag. MetroMoms will see the exclusive MetroMoms logo’d Madison Avenue, designed by Amy Michelle for MetroMoms. Amy Michelle

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. Many companies claim to sell organic mattresses…not true. Natural Mat is handcrafted in England and everything from the packaging to the product is 100% organic. This hand crafted mattress collection combines 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. We are featuring Coco Mat,NaturalMat Natural Mat’s most breathable and organic mattress.  
Puj 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. Puj TubThe super soft flexible material wraps around delicate body, protecting skin from any cold surface, and keeping baby insulated and warm. 

Space-saving, stylish and functional.











Momma Couture Stinky Bum

Sometimes you just don't want to bring the whole diaper bag! Stinky Bum is an insulated clutch made for those quick trips out or to throw into a larger Momma Couture bag to help stay organized. It has a compartmentalized interior toMomma Couture directly store wipes, snacks and other items that may need to stay moist and fresh, as well as no-mess zip compartment for non-kid essentials.

 

Medela Punp In Style Advanced

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced, available in a classic black and butter yellow multi-purpose Metro Bag design, is a double-electric, personal-use breastpump that features Medela’s research-based 2-Phase Expression® Technology, which is proven to help moms get more milk in less time. The Pump In Style Advanced comes with everything a mom needs to pump. Like all Medela products, all parts of the Pump In Style Advanced that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free. The Pump In Style Advanced is available for purchase at mass and independent retailers .Medela
Hoppop Bato Baby BathWelcome to the wonderful world of Hoppop. Where beautifully designed, comfortable baby and toddler products make you wish you were little again. Hoppop products are created with an eye for beauty, a dedication to quality, a passion for design and a devotion to meaningful innovation. The Bato Baby Bath is easy to clean and has high supportive sides. Lime safe, cheerful and friendly, theHoppop Donut Potty Bato bathtub has a safe and innovative design and is fun to use.

This cute compact Donut Potty is quick to empty, easy to clean, and has a built in "Splash Guard" to protect from little accidents that happen when potty training. The smooth, concave seat surface gives your tot a comfortable experience.
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Bambino Mio Nappy System

Bambino Mio is a cloth nappy system that goes beyond cloth nappies (or what you may know as cloth diapers). The system includes products such as nappy cleanser, nappy buckets, laundry bags and the Birth to Potty Set that make cloth diapering simple for parents who have never been exposed to cloth diapering. Bambino Mio cloth nappies and covers are designed with comfort and simplicity in mind. The nappies are two-piece andBambino Mio prefolded. Simply place the nappy into the diaper cover for a convenient way to cloth diapering. Parents in 70 countries have already chosen the Bambino Mio system because of the great benefits: substantial cost savings, less diaper rash, six months earlier potty training, and less waste into landfills.

SoftSpot by Wozzy

SoftSpot by Wozzy is a lightweight, easy to fold and transport, simple to carry, hang off your stroller handle or throw in the back of the car plush play mat. The patented design ensures the top side never touches the bottom side when folded – keeping all the “yuck” away from your kiddos. With six trendy styles of CoziCovers, there’s one to suit every décor! CoziCovers pop on and off just like a round fitted sheet and are simple to toss in the wash. The SoftSpot grows with your family, not only will your baby use it for tummy time and learning how to roll and sit,SoftSpot by Wozzy but your family will continue to use it for toddler tumble time, story time, nap time – and outdoors at soccer games, parks and picnics ... Large enough for adults too!

Kalencom Coated Double Buckle Bag and A Step Above Double Buckle Bag

Is it a purse or a diaper bag?" Your friends will ask, as you sport the Coated Double Buckle Bag by Kalencom. This stylish tote will not only keep all of your little one's necessities at hand, but it will keep you looking hip and functional at the same time! The Step Above Double Buckle Diaper Bag brings fun style to amazing function so you can get the most out of your diaper bag. A magnetic clip keeps the top flap closed and adjustable shoulder strap ensures a perfect fit for your height. Two outside pockets holdKalencom essentials like your cell phone, wallet, sunglasses, bottles and snacks for your baby. The roomy interior with three pockets and two elastic bottle loops is just the beginning! The coordinating zippered pouch, insulated bottle bag and large fold-out padded changing pad finish this diaper bag to make it the total package.

KidsCraft Playhouses

A playhouse that your child truly can call his or her own! We can't rave enough about KidsCraft Playhouses. These eco-friendly products will encourage creative play in any child. All playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials.

The Creation Cottage has a  white exterior that provides a blank canvas that will provide hours, days, even weeks of fun and allow your child to create his or her own "home." The Shuttle Imagination will take your child on a new adventure every day. Fantastic!KidsCraft
HABAHABA Toys Discovery WagonA toddler's fist step is a great step towards growing up. Getting there is the job of the HABA Toys Discovery Wagon, helping children from 9 months on to pull themselves up, to find a firm hold and to walk with confidence. At the same time children's curiosity is triggered by all the elements to turn, push and examine. Includes fabric mouse, 4 colored prisms, mirror, spiral disc and pushing toy with car/flower.
Seating Cube in Pirates Treasure and Rose Fairy
The Seating Cube in Pirates Treasure and Rose Fairy are the perfect addition to your child's room. The padded lids are comfortable to sit on and inside there is lots of room for building blocks, snuggling animals or secret treasures.

My First OrchardOne of HABAs best selling games is now available specifically for little hands. My First Orchard introduces ripe, crunchy cherries, juicy apples, sweet pears and luscious plums. The bold raven knows the fruit is ripe and children ages 2+ must harvest quickly. The beautiful and handy wooden pieces are also very suitable for free play and fostering better motor skills.
Microscope with LED Light
Kids 8 and older will love the Terra Kids collection by HABA. If daylight is poor, just open the green battery compartment flap and the Microscope with LED Light will start shining to help you magnify items 30 times. The bag includes tweezers, three microscope slides, Telescope with Bagcover foil, four compound capsules, 1 microscope sample "grass hopper," 1 microscope sample "textiles," microscope casing made of plastic, bag made of neoprene with aluminum carabiner. The HABA Telescope with Bag magnifies live bugs and critters 10 times. It includes mini compass and aluminum snap link.
cloud b Aroma Pillowscloud b introduces the new Sleep Sheep & Friends™ Aroma Pillows, aromatherapy pillows that will help lull children to sleep with a soft and relaxing scent. Ideally sized for use in your home or on the go. Easy to clean with a removable lavender blend scented pouch and machine washable bamboo fiber pillowcase . Twilight Sea Turtle transforms any room into a starry night sky. This fun and educational nightlight is Twilight Sea Turtledesigned to help children sleep easier and also help bring awareness to endangered sea animals.

Twilight Sea Turtle's beautiful shell illuminates in three soothing colors while also highlighting five endangered sea friends,...the Blue Whale, California Sea Otter, Knysna Seahorse, Leatherback Turtle and Vaquita Dolphin. The Twilight Storybook includes a Twilight Sea Turtle storyCloud b which teaches children about endangered sea animals, a helpful Star Guide and an adoption certificate. Stars project in Ocean Blue, Emerald Green or both colors together.

Stride Rite Sensory Response Technology

Stride Rite’s Sensory Response Technology, or SRT shoes are designed to optimize the movements of the foot to allow babies to develop a healthy and natural gait during the critical learning-to-walk period. SRTs offer eco-friendly dri-lex linings or leather linings that act as a wicking agents, extracting moisture to help keep baby’s foot dry, comfortable, and breathing naturally. The upper is designed with ultra flexible materials throughout, that conform to the baby's' foot naturally. The outsole is engineered to allow babies to feel the ground beneath them and adapt to uneven surfaces while providing the proper support. The forefoot of the outsole allows for multi-directional flex, while the mid-foot provides stability and the heel provides cushioning. For stability, the mid-foot features an hourglass construction that mirrors baby’s foot, supporting bones and muscles in baby's feet that are not fully formed. The sensory cushioning system conforms to baby’s foot: sensory pods provide the ultimate feedback system because they move independently allowing the child to adapt to uneven surfaces. Finally, SRT has a removable foot bed with our unique check fit system that allows mom or dad to know if it is time to see a fit specialist. Stride Rite

Reisenthel

Although the good old wicker basket makes us feel as if we'd stepped out of a fairytale, there is no doubt that tear proof polyester and sturdy aluminum really are superior to the material properties of woven twigs - also more elegant when combined. The Reisenthel carrybag pops up when needed, has large capacity and low empty weight. Go to the market in style! reisenthel

FourPeas Backpacks

Do you cringe when you see kids' backpacks plastered with Spongebob? We found the answer. FourPeas School Backpacks look good to both parents and kids. Sleek, stylish and fun, these bags are certain to delight even the most discriminating little scholar! Our favorite patterns include Blue Monkey, Rocker, Fairy, Save the Blue and Pink on Earth. Four Peas

Boon Frog PodBoon Bug PodboonSpring is in the air at Boon!

We love the Bug Pod. It provides a drainable scoop for collecting and rinsing toys and attaches to the wall with strong adhesive strips or screws for easy storage. The Bug Pod makes bath time clean-up fun & easy, stores & organizes bath accessories and reduces mold & mildew.

Boon GrassThe sleek and stylish Grass drying rack can be used with a wide variety of baby accessories. The two-piece design makes it easy to clean. Water drains into the lower tray while baby accessories rest on flexible grass blades to air dry. Grass is great for everything from bottles to pacifiers, and even breast pump accessories. Grass and tray are both dishwasher-safe.

Boon FliLooking for an extraordinary mobile for your child's room? Introducing 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 and fantastically whimsical!
Ladybug and Tiger Trunki
Holiday travel with the kids will be more fun with the bright new Ladybug and Tiger Trunki by trendyKid, the only ‘ride-on’ children’s suitcase on the market made for globe trotting kids and parents who know the stresses of having kids in tow at the airport. Trunki will provide the young little traveler with a safe place to store in flight essentials and other personal favorites up to a 5-gallon capacity and is carry on approved. And when children are tired of pulling their suitcase, they can ride their Trunki or get mom or dad to pull them to the gate. Trunki is durable and can hold up to 110lb capacity so you can even double up with little sister on the back. Trunki has a practical shoulder and pull strap for parents to pull for the last gate call and can easily be shoulder carriedTrendiKid weighing less than 5lb. “All A Board!” Trunki is available in child size (3-6 year olds).
 

pediped originals

Pediatricians and podiatrists agree: soft, flexible footwear is best for children’s developing feet. Pediped Originals are the “next best thing to bare feet” and allow children to feel the ground and grip as they walk while adding gentle protection to their feet. pediped’s roomy toe box makes Originals the most comfortable shoe that a child will wear and won’t want to take off. Embossed and slip resistant soles make pediped Originals ideal for indoor and outdoor wear. Finally, a shoe that is comfortable and healthy for your child, pediped Originals™ offers its Originals line for pre-walkers ages 0-2+ (sizes 0-24 months).



pediped Originals
Varsity Baby Flush and Cheer PottyEvery child loves a game. Why not turn potty training into a game that boys and girls will want to play? The new Flush and Cheer Potty™ Chair by Varsity Baby plays a recording of cheers alongside the fight song from your favorite university. You’re literally cheering your child’s potty training efforts whether or not you’re really there. This is great for helping your babysitter to keep up with your child’s toilet training progress, too.  The chair comes with anVarsity Baby exciting Reward Certificate, which you can personalize for your child once potty trained!
BabyBanz SwimwearBaby Banz swimsuits were originally designed in Australia for one of the world’s toughest UV environments. Cool Banz suits are long sleeved to provide maximum protection and comfort. All Banz swimwear has been clinically tested to a rating of UPF 50+. From babies to big kids, one or two pieces, plus coordinating hats - they’re covered! Baby Banz

ZipBins

ZipBins by Neat-Oh! let your kids unleash their imaginations yet contain the toys. ZipBin® Shape Trucker is shaped like and looks like a long-haul truck. It's the perfect way to store and carry your trucks, and cars. And then it opens to reveal a side-by-side racetrack. Trucker includes two 3 inch die cast cars and parking pockets for four vehicles. ZipBin® Shape Airport opens to reveal an operating airport with runway, control tower, heliport and hanger and includes a 3 inch die cast propeller-driven plane. ZipBin® Train Depot Softie is a soft-sided, portable roundhouse that opens to become a small village surrounded by train tracks with the same gauge as all popular wooden trains. The town, which borders farmland, includes several buildings, roadways and a construction zone. The Country Stable Playset features Safari Ltd.® collectible Replicas! The soft-sided horse barn converts to a rider's delight. It features two barns, a pond, a training paddock and ample corral. ZipBin®ZipBin Softie™ Wheelie looks like and is shaped like a mag wheel and transforms to a working side-by-side race track for fast racing action. It includes a garage area and a winner's circle and built-in parking for 12 vehicles. Two sturdy die cast sports cars are included. ZipBin® Shape Ice cream Dreams™ looks like and is shaped like an ice cream truck. But then it opens to reveal an ice cream parlor. Serve up your favorite frozen desserts with the four dough tubs, an ice cream scoop, waffle cone maker, ice cream bar maker and two cutters. Neat-oh!
Fair Indigo JooblesWe love discovering that our favorite products are made fairly, with organic cotton and eco friendly dyes. Part of the Fair Indigo award-winning Joobles collection, Jiffy the Giraffe, Roar the Lion and Mel the Monkey hand-woven toys are made of soft organic yarns and Oeko-tex certified safe dyes. So soft and squishy, you won't be able to let go! We are coupling each with a blankie made of soft organic yarns and Oeko-tex certified safe dyes. The approximately 12"x12" size is the perfect "lovie" size for tiny hands.

Fair Indigo
Gro-EggThe Gro-egg Color Changing Digital Room Thermometer by Keen Distribution is a clever solution for monitoring your baby's room temperature, which is vital in creating a safe sleeping environment (temperature should be maintained at 61-67°F to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)). The gro-egg glows yellow if the room temperature is within recommended guidelines. If the room temperature is outside this range, the gro-egg acts as a visual reminder for you to take action to cool or heat the room, or to adjust the baby’s bedding or clothing. Gone are the days of wondering if baby's room is too hot or cold! Keen Distribution
My Art Desk by AlexMy Art Desk by Alex is a dream desk for the aspiring young artist! This distinctive, durable hardwood desk features an adjustable tilt top surface which makes drawing and painting more comfortable for little ones. The chalkboard tabletop surface features 4 recessed cups and a paper cutter that also serves as a rest to prevent supplies from rolling away. A paper roll holder and paper roll conveniently are tucked beneath. It is easy to assemble with the included tool.Let's Pretend School The tilt surface is carefully designed to prevent pinched fingers.


School time is fun time with the Let's Pretend School. This 225-piece set includes lots of school activities: wipe-away boards with letters, numbers, colors, shapes, world map and food pyramid; pointer, 9 pencils, dry erase marker and eraser. And it folds into an easy carrying case.


Hopscotch RugThe non-skid Hopscotch Rug will bring back your own childhood memories. Best part - it can be used indoors or outdoors. It includes 3 bean bags and can be rolled up for storage.

Tub Tunes Symphony
Tub Tunes Symphony is comprised of 3 real instruments for the tub in a deluxe gift set that includes Xylophone, Drum, and Flutes, as well as laminated music sheets for each instrument. It also includes mallets for drumming and playing the Xylophone.
Alex Toys

Sillikids silicone products

Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating children’s products that are germ free, mold and toxin free, hypoallergenic and made entirely of silicone. Silikids combines need-based innovation with the technological advances of silicone, making them pioneers in the children’s market. The Silikids collection of innovative, clean and safe silicone-based products includes Silipads, Siliskin Glasses, Silibibs, Universal Siliskins and bottles. We are featuring an assortment of the line.Silikids

Oilo Pillows

Oilo offers a chic, new solution for fashionable nurseryOilo décor. We have chosen spring fashion pillows that will infuse your nursery with a sophisticated blend of Scandinavian warmth and modern design that exudes simplicity and style.
Kushies RaingearKushies Rainwear for infants and toddlers are soft and light weight and do not restrict movement for busy toddlers. The jacket has two cute pockets on the front and one cute larger pocket on the back. The top halves are fully lined with 100% soft cotton fabric, and the bottom halves are lined with breathable cotton mesh. They have Reflectors around the hems for safety, a 100% vinyl exterior and can be worn over light or heavy clothing.It’s My Planet 2

Environmentally friendly fashion is taken to new heights with Kushies fun and playful It’s My Planet 2 organic layette. KushiesMade from 100 percent Certified Organic Cotton Interlock, It’s My Planet 2 layette features oversized graphics of the planet’s most beloved animals including tigers, elephants, zebras and rhinos. Each piece in the collection displays a fantastic multi-lingual print. A palette of soft colors is offered including pink, natural and blue. Layette items in the collection include bodysuits, long johns, sleepers, unionsuits, footed pants, gowns, hat, reversible bibs and blankets. Available in sizes preemie to 18 months.
Sophie Giraffe
Hollywood is in a buzz over a product that has been a  popular staple in Europe for 40 years - meet Sophie, a slender, flexible and soft giraffe that babies can squeeze and chew in complete safety. We are thankful that callison inc. has made Sophie available in the U.S.! Made from 100% natural rubber and food paint, Sophie is lovable and amusing. She makes a happy sound when squeezed to stimulate baby's hearing, helping baby understand the link between cause and effect. Sophie is perfect for soothing sore gums during teething.

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SleepyWrapWe all know that babies love to be carried, and have found a versatile wrap that is stylish and functional. The Sleepy Wrap baby carrier securely holds your little one close to you. This baby wrap is specially designed for your baby's first year of life, yet you may comfortably carry your baby for as long as you both desire. Time and time again you will find your baby sleeping peacefully against your chest. Both the Organic and Classic Sleepy Wrap are custom fit- simply tie the wrap carrier snug against your body and no matter what body type you are, it will fit! They are made from a soft and durable, heavierSleepyWrap cotton knit with a touch of spandex-the ideal material for babywearing.
Scribble & WriteLeapFrogLight the way to early writing with Scribble & Write by LeapFrog. Children trace the lights to get practice drawing simple shapes and pictures, then graduate to learning upper- and lowercase letters with step-by-step guidance. Fun learning games help reinforce letter recognition and pencil control skills. Best of all, Scribble & Write uses a single retraceable surface for ease of use and portability. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.

Text & LearnText and Learn is designed to let little learners play in a grown-up way. Children can exchange text messages with their puppy pal Scout, check Scout's planner to see what his week entails and more in the pretend browser mode. Other learning modes offer practice with letter matching, shape identification and QWERTY keyboard navigation through silly animations and sound effects. Children also explore letter names and sounds. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.
 
LeapFrog Chat & Count Cell Phone
The Chat & Count Cell Phone by LeapFrog equals fun learning in a smart little phone! Kids can sing along to songs about counting and phone routines, explore more than 15 phone activities and call on Scout for learning fun as they trade calls and voicemails with their puppy pal. For ages 18 months to 3 years. My Pal ScoutWhat's not to love about LeapFrog's new Scout line?!

My Pal Scout
gives learning a personal touch with this soft, cuddly green puppy named Scout. Scout connects to the computer so you can customize the music and personalize the learning with your child's name and favorite food, animal and color. Scout comes with 5 pre-loaded songs, or you can select and download your choice of learning tunes and lullabies from an online list of 30 songs. Press a paw to play music, learning songs or games! Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.

Bebe au Lait Burp Sets & Bibs

Bebe au Lait Burp Cloths sets are a ‘must-have’ for new moms. Each burp cloth is crafted with two layers of plush 100% cotton terry and embellished with piping and a swatch of 100% cotton fabric featuring the signature Bebe au Lait prints that you love. Use as a burp cloth now and a soft wash cloth later. We have coupled the Burp Cloth sets with the Reversible Double Bib. The two-sided Double Bib features Bebe au Lait's signature chic prints on one side and plush terry cloth on the other. Perfectly oversized, it has two double sided magnets that seamlessly and securely fasten the bib across the chest with zero hassle. The absence of Velcro and cumbersome closures also mean Baby's skin and clothes are protected. This innovative bib allows for super clean feeding every time,bebe au lait even when busy moms and dads haven't had a chance to wash it. (And yes, it's 100% machine washable!)
Buggies

Buggies is a collection of infant and toddler playwear with Insect Shield® technology to protect children from pesky, potentially dangerous insects including mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, flies and midges (no-see-ums) that may carry diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease. It's a great alternative to spray repellents and lasts up to 70 washings. Available Spring 2010, the Buggies collection is made with our exclusive Soy Genius fabric and includes T-shirts, hats, shorts/skorts and pants for both boys and girls. We know how the mosquitoes are in Texas - this product is long overdue!
Juvenile Solutions Bubble Fish by ThermobabyJuvenile Solutions stays true to its name with the ultra-cute solution to all those bath toys: The Bubble Fish from Thermobaby. It suctions easily onto bathroom wall or tiles and is the perfect height for children. Bubble Fish contains no BPA or Lead. Adorable “Fins” enable fish to detach.
Puree For Baby
Puree for Baby is a collection of healthy recipes for making homemade baby food. The recipes are simple and easy to prepare, and use fresh fruits and vegetables easy to obtain from a local grocer. Meals from all food groups are included in this book such as pasta, rice cereal, yogurt and chicken as an introductory meat source. Most recipes use the steam cooking method, which allows food to retain the highest amount of nutrients. We’ve included Baby Cubes for easy portioning, from freezer to microwave. Stackable, airtight, and dishwasher safe, Baby Cubes are great for storing snacks or meals. Juvenille Solutions
HALO Chenille SleepSack™ Swaddle 3-Piece Set The new chenille 3-piece SleepSack™ Swaddle set by Halo is a great starter set for your little one. This set includes a SleepSack Swaddle with removable swaddle feature and coordinating 100% cotton body suit and long-sleeve coverall (not shown). Made with plush chenille fabric that is super-soft, the SleepSack Swaddle will keep your little one warm and cozy all night long and you’ll have added peace of mind knowing they're sleeping safely. The Swaddle is trimmed with soft satin with adorable white and sage polka dots. Little Scotty dog embroidery adds extra special touch. HALO
Sound BeginningsThe Sound Beginnings Pre-Natal Sound Delivery Device from Creative Baby is a comfortable nylon/lyrca band with built-in high quality speakers that allow expectant parents to play music, voice or soothing sounds using any MP3 player. The comfortable band can be worn on the go and there is no need to remove the band when not in use. The high quality speakers are designed to keep total sound output to a level that is safe for baby. Low power output means no risk of shock to mom or baby. With no assembly – or disassembly required, the band is machine washable on the gentle cycle using cold water. Just tuck the wire into the convenient front pocket, secure the Velcro and wash on gentle using cold water (Air dry only). No batteries required, Just plug in any MP3 device and play. May be used with Creative Baby’s Sound Delivery System, offering parents, friends and family a simple and unique way to bond with an unborn baby through the sound of loving voices. All you need are a telephone, a quiet place to record and a love message to baby-to-be.Creative Baby

 


 

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, April 22, 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 April 15. Please see our cancellation policy.

Other:

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

 



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