Baby’s playmat adventures needn’t stop when he’s 18 months, or one, or two, or three years old. The Everywhere Playmat is a true piece of eye candy—with a colorful zoo scene on one side and a busy city scene on the other—that grows with and lasts through the developmental stages of your child. A quilted foam cushion provides perfect tummy time play. Or unfold it to its full 6.56 x 4.9 ft size and let pre-k kids zoom around the city with their toy cars. The mats provide endless opportunities for developing imaginations. The Everywhere Playmat is particularly portable. It folds and adjusts to narrow and big, or side and small spaces. We were surprised at how lightweight the mat is, and it fits nicely into a clear zippered carrying case with handle. This is a quality piece that will last your kids year and years. $60 princelionheart.com
Babyganics’ therapy cream wash is made with colloidal oatmeal for soothing relief for treatment of baby’s rough patches. Available for $4.99 for the wipes and $7.99 for the cream wash at www.babyganics.com.
The joy and excitement of your baby’s first solid food can easily wear out with all the waste and mess that comes with baby not really getting the whole spoon idea. Spuni is thoughtfully designed as a latching spoon with a patented ridge that triggers a baby’s natural latching instinct. The Spuni design also allows a baby to suck and swallow food off the spoon, creating less waste while improving feeding. Available for $16 (set of 2 in case) at www.spuni.com.
The Vapur drinking pouches are BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher safe. And let’s not forget fun! Each pouch comes with funny-face stickers that little sippers can use to decorate their pouches, thereby tickling their fancy while they quench their bodies. Available for $11.99 at www.vapurquenchers.com/.
FirstBIKE is an innovative balance bike that encourages children 22 months to 5 years old to enjoy hours of activity. FirstBIKE’s lightweight, durable and flexible design enables pint-sized riders to cruise for several miles at a time and even run up hills, all while developing their balance and gaining self-confidence. Available for $129-$199 at www.firstbike.us/.
The Free Like Birdie Travel System is a three-piece system that includes a Quick Change Diaper Pouch with Deluxe Changing Pad, Quick Change Clothes Bag and Weekender Bag. Available for $85.00 (Travel System, On the Go Series) and $45 (Weekend, On the Go Series) at www.freelikebirdie.com.
Baby Fresh Foods is a Houston-based company specializing in handmade, nutritious, made-to-order meals for infants and toddlers delivered weekly. Starting at $27 and available at www.baby-freshfoods.com.
You’ll love this Belinda Hoodie Nursing Top by Majamas. Available for $72.00 at A Woman’s Work, 4101 Greenbriar, Suite 210, Houston 77098.
A new fashion-forward diaper bag, the Hideaway Hobo discreetly totes baby’s essentials with a smartly designed interior and hidden front pocket. Available for $179 at Nine Maternity, 2518 Rice Blvd or 7900 Fannin, Suite 1490.
Combining function and fashion, this True Black Xplory Limited Stroller handles rough and uneven surfaces while the two easy swivel front wheels make for seamless maneuvering in tight spaces. Available for $1400 exclusively at Neiman Marcus.
Avoid grimy, sweaty hands with these durable and washable City Grips. Available for $12.95 at www.choopie.com.
Mom will love this Little Tikes Sit ‘n Play Bouncer as much as baby. Available for $39 at www.walmart.com.
This Cowtastic ExerSaucer Soft N Snuggley Doorway Jumper will help baby jump over the moon. Available for $59.99 at www.toysrus.com.
Keep their little knees protected while crawling with these Mullberry Owl Knee Pads. Available for $23 at www.crwlings.com.
Great for when mom has to be away from baby, this Medela Freestyle Breastpump is available for $399 at www.rightstart.com.
A diaper bag can be both fashionable and functional. This Kate Spade Nylon Stevie Baby Bag is available for $398 at www.katespade.com.
Little ones will love to touch and feel these Jellykitten Library Farm Tails Cloth Books. Available for $17.95 at www.mastermindtoys.com.
Milkmakers Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies help boost breast milk supply. Available for $21.99 at www.milkmakers.com.
Easy setup, and it only weighs 11lbs. The BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light 2 is available for $300 at www.amazon.com.
Seal in odors beautifully with the Ubbi Diaper Pail. Available for $79.99 at www.target.com.
With over 20 available, these Baby Animal Portraits are so sweet! Available for $199 each at www.rhbabyandchild.com.
These Crane Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifiers come in a variety of colors to match any nursery. Available for $49.99 at www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
This Baby’s Angel ID Bracelet makes a great baby gift. Available for $59 at www.jamesavery.com.