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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
October 2008

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will receive a goody bag which includes the following:
* colors & patterns may vary and products are subject to change

WubbaNub Kitten
It's a pacifier, it's a toy, it's a WubbaNub™! Invented by a mom and dad who were frustrated that their baby fussed and cried all night long, the WubbaNub™ is a simple yet ingenious way to help baby keep pacifier (and plush friend) close. They are available in a variety of animals and colors and are just so cute! Don't forget to send in a photo of your baby with his/her favorite WubbaNub™ (send to customerservice@wubbanub.com). 
Tigi S Factor Health
  From pregnancy to preschool and beyond, sometimes
kids make us want to pull out our hair. Moms will feel better instantly with the luxurious TIGI line. We love the Health Factor Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Shampoo, a sulfate-free shampoo that nourishes and strengthens while promoting healthy hair and adding lustrous shine. The Health Factor Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Conditioner is designed to help repair damage and smooth the hair while maintaining natural body. Both contain a fortifying Healthy Hair Complex of Nettle, Yucca, White Ginger, Horsetail and Rosemary designed to promote healthy hair and scalp for fuller, stronger hair. Boon Snack Ball
          Kids and parents will love the Snack Ball by Boon, a fun, sphere-shaped snack container. The rigid form protects snacks from crushing, making the Snack Ball great for travel. Two halves unscrew for easy cleaning and the lid snaps in place to keep snacks inside. It's perfect for those little hands! Baby Bliss

Epicuren Baby Family PacksEpicuren Baby has launched a new line of skincare products in conjunction with famed photographer Anne Geddes. The award-winning photographer’sEpicuren Baby unpublished images adorn the company’s new line of luxuriously all-natural baby skincare products. These all natural, certified organic ingredients and signature episencial aromatherapy are designed specifically to enhance the bonding experience between baby and mom. The products include daily wash, daily lotion and zinc diaper spray.

Baby Human Play & Learn Baby SpoonBaby HumanThe innovative Play & Learn Baby Spoon by Baby Human is a dual-ended spoon that is ergonomically-shaped to reduce frustration for our budding table eaters. The spoon is intended to be used prior to an infant/toddler actually needing it to eat. This allows a child to target the path from table to mouth so when they are full fledged table eaters there are less mishaps and increased success.

MD Moms Baby SilkEver wonder what great products pediatrician moms could come up with? Meet MD Moms, board-certified pediatricians and moms who were inspired by the needs of their patients and own children to create Baby Silk, the first pediatrician-developed skincare line for babies. We love the sunscreen towelettes which areMD Moms convenient for travel and to toss in a diaper bag. They offer a mess-free and convenient all-over sun protection and are made with ingredients that are safe and gentle for baby.Spot Me ID Safety Temporary Tattoos

With so many ways for kids to be distracted, even the most attentive parents find it challenging to keep track of their children. Created by a mom who briefly lost her own child, Spot Me ID is a unique line of child safety ID items, including the Temporary Tattoos thatSpot Me ID you write your name and cell phone number on. Spot Me ID is “Keeping Kids Safe in Public Places.”

 Safety 1st Press and PullSafety 1st Press and Pull Plug ProtectorPlug covers were a necessary evil. Difficult to put in, harder to pull out. We love the Safety 1st Press 'n Pull Plug Protectors because they have an easy pop-out tab for parent-only use. Say goodbye to chipped nails. Also, don't worry about losing them - they clip right to yourSafety 1st vacuum cord when cleaning so you'll know just where you left them. Genius.
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* colors & patterns may vary and products are subject to change

Orbit BabyOrbit Baby Stroller SystemOrbit Infant System

Orbit BaseIt may not go up in space (yet), but it does travel everywhere else. Families looking for the most advanced, most convenient, and most secure car seat and stroller system on the market can find it in the Orbit Infant System. The 3 piece starter kit forms a complete mobility solution for you andOrbit Stroller your baby - the Infant Car Seat (the only US infant car seat with a full EPP foam liner for maximum energy absorption) easily docks into both the Stroller and Base. The Base fits easily in cars and installs quickly with a turn of a knob. The patented SmartHub™ lets you dock the car seat at any angle without needing to line up grooves and notches. The infant seat is certified for use on planes and in cabs without the base. When placed in the stroller, the seat rotates 360° so your baby can face in, out or sideways. The stroller folds easily, maneuvers with grace and offers a smooth ride. The toddler seats will allow the kit to grow as your baby grows and will still go from car to stroller. Other add-ons are a basinet and rocker. The folks at Orbit Baby thought of everything. Brilliant.Baby Bliss

Stokke Sleepi

StokkeBaby Bliss

There are so many great products for today's parent, and then there are some that stand above the rest. The Stokke™ Sleepi™ crib system grows with your newborn from a bassinet, to a crib, to a toddler bed, to a junior bed or sofa, to twin chairs. The Stokke™ Sleepi™ bassinet is only 26.5 inches wide, making it very easy to move from room to room. By gently rocking the bassinet on its wheels, you can also simulate stroller motion that will soothe your baby and help her to sleep (the wheels are lockable for safety). The basic crib can be used from birth. As your child develops and grows, you can change and adjust the mattress height positions to grow along with her. When your child is old enough to get out of the bed, you can remove one side for easy access. This converts Stokke™ Sleepi™ into an ideal toddler bed. The Stokke™ Sleepi™ can convert into comfortable bed at night, and a relaxing sofa during the day. It’s great for play areas, and fun for your child.  No other crib has this versatility - Stokke™ Sleepi™ can be used from birth through approx. 7 years of age and can eventually be converted into two stylish chairs.

Stokke Table Top
Brand new, the Stokke® Table Top promotes family life around the table, which enhances social contact and learning by conversation and observation. It can be attached directly onto the table and has 6 interchangeable templates which were developed with guidance from an educationalist. The templates are great tools for interaction and bonding. You can use them as backdrops for storytelling, challenging the imagination; and learning about animals, colors, shapes, sizes, numbers and the alphabet. The Table Top has a smooth surface that is easy to clean by simply wiping with damp cloth, and has a spilling rail to prevent liquid from leaking and suction cups to keep it in place while a child can enjoy a meal and practice feeding herself. It’s all about growing, developing, and bonding.

Maclaren Twin TechnoHave two kids? Appropriate from birth with an independent 5-position recline, the Maclaren Twin Techno is built for comfort and performance. We love the dual hoods (trust us, these will help avoid sibling bickering) and that it comes with a choice of two colorful comfort packs. It is lightweight, has a carry handle for easy portability, can be folded with one hand in 5 seconds and has front wheel suspension, extendableMaclaren Volo leg rests, height adjustable shoulder harnesses, a raincover and fits through standard doorways.

The Maclaren Volo is the lightest and simplest stroller on the go. Appropriate from 6 months, this 8.6 pound stroller has all of Maclaren's usual safety features as well as a breathable mesh seat (perfect for the Texas summers).

Maclaren Junior Techno XTFor your little one, check out Maclaren's Junior Techno XT. This doll-size stroller is styled in fresh navy and apple green and has true-to-life size details and functionality.

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Bloom Fresco LoftFits infantsto child

fresco bloom is the only contemporary chair that stays with baby from birth to school age. The loft™ version of this 3-in-1 resting, feeding and play chair puts baby in command at the breakfast bar or counter top with an extra 6 inches in height. The endless features include super-sized adjustable feeding tray and second play tray made of FDA compliant food contact grade plastic and stainless steel, removable and dishwasher-safe; 360-degree swivel seat for easy access; pneumatic-assist, easy-lift height adjustment allowing infinite positions; multiple-position reclining seat; 5-point padded safety harness, adjustable for growing baby; seat upholstery available in vibrant micro-suede™ colors and elegant, understated tones of leatherette; multiple-position footrest and enclosed castor wheels in base for easy 'lift and glide.' Baby Bliss

Medela Freestyle Breast PumpIntroducing Freestyle® by Medela®, the first rechargeable, hands-free, double-electric breastpump that weighs less than a pound, is truly portable and powerful enough to empty both breasts simultaneously. Freestyle offers a number of new features including a rechargeable battery that affords three hours of pumping time with a single chaFreestylerge, a bright LCD screen, making it easy to read pumping information during night use. Its programmable memory allows moms to record their preferred pumping pattern, and a one-touch let-down button allows for faster milk flow. Freestyle’s hands-free accessories attach easily to most nursing bras and the motor can be worn on the waist with the adjustable belt, or placed on mom’s lap or a table. And it comes in a stylish black microfiber tote bag for discreet and easy portability. Freedom is born. MedelaBaby Bliss
Maxi-CosiMaxi-Cosi Priori Convertible Car SeatThe Maxi-Cosi Priori convertible car seat  with your child from infant to toddler mode. It offers European style while providing the ultimate in comfortableMaxi-Cosi Rodi and secure transportation. This car seat has five harness heights and dual harness holders to hold the harnesses out of the way while getting your child in and out of the seat. It also has Trigger LATCH for ease of installation. It is appropriate in rear facing for 5 to 35 lbs.; forward facing for 22 to 40 lbs. It also has a four independent recline positions that can be adjusted while seat is in use, removable, padded fabric seat and buckle pad.

The Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR booster seat accommodates children ages 4 – 8 years old, 34 – 57” or 30 – 100 lbs. It converts to a backless booster for use 40 –100 lbs. The backrest of the seat is easily adjustable in both height and in width ensuring that correct support is delivered at all stages of growth. Along with support, the Rodi offers excellent protection for the child's hips, lower back and head at all times. Includes side impact protection. For extra comfort, the Rodi can be easily reclined while the seat is in use. It is lightweight and can easily be moved from car to car. The seat cover is easily removed for washing. Bravo!
      OiOi Baby Bags            OiOi Sophisticated Baby Bags
OiOi Sophisticated Baby Bags are the brainchild of Lisa Bennetts. More than 10 years ago she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Isabella, who gave her the inspiration to create a label that empowered mothers to have the confidence to look amazing and feel equally as good. With a wealth of experience in fashion and accessories product development, the birth of Lisa's daughter sparked the idea for a stylish yet functional baby bag. OiOi bags have led the way for over a decade and are the original and essential style accessory that mothers around the world love almost as much as the little ones themselves. They are stylish, innovative and practical bags known for their superb quality and reliability. Our favorites are the Messenger in Grey Dot/Lime, the Hobo in Black/White Floral, the Cocoa Giraffe Tote and the Carry All in Black/Off White Canvas Eyelet.
Baby Bjorn BalanceIntroducing the new Babysitter Balance, an improved model of the BABYBJÖRN® Babysitter 1-2-3. BABYBJÖRN® Babysitter Balance cradles your child while transforming baby's smallest movements into a soothing, rocking motion. Sitting cozy and secure your child can sleep, rest, or take part in the things going on around him/her. There is no need for batteries as your baby's movements are converted into a comfortable rocking motion. And, when baby falls asleep, the motion stops so baby does not become accustomed to needing movement to sleep. With the restraint removed, the sitter becomes a comfortable rocking chair for an older child. All fabrics are machine washable and contain noBaby Bjorn harmful substances. Adjusts to three positions for play, rest and sleep.
Evenflo Snugli By My SideThe Snugli By My Side Baby Carrier by Evenflo holds up to 35 lbs. and is built with child and parental comfort in mind. The Carrier can be worn in 3 different carrying positions (side, front and back) to allow baby to see the entire world. A zippered side vent helpsEvenflo Smart Steps Exersaucer to keep the baby cool and comfortable during the summer months. It has a cup holder that can work for the child or the parent, a padded seat, backrest and head support.

The Evenflo ExerSaucer® SmartSteps™ Active Learning Center™ includes a variety of activities especially designed with fun and learning in mind, and which aid baby in achieving 10 developmental milestones such as hand-evenfloeye coordination, object exploration and more. Patented folding technology makes travel and storage easy and baby can rock, spin or bounce, sit or stand. For babies 4 months to walking age; maximum height 30".
Infantino Shopping Cart CoverInfantino is a household name with its wide array of infant and toddler products. Moms at the event will see some brand new products not yet on the market. We also are featuring some classics, such as the Shopping Cart Covers. Baby will always be prepared for adventures at the market with the Infantino Shopping Cart covers. These activity-filled shopping cart covers wrap around shopping carts to protect baby from dirt and grime. Padded fabric covers shopping cart seat, handle and side bars, toys entertain baby and roomy storage pockets are great for mom. Infantino Moves & Shakers

We love the Movers & Shakers. One simple press activates music and motion. Baby will giggle with delight as this adorable plush pal shakes, scoots and plays a fun musical tune. 

Infantino Colors & Shapes PuzzleRecommended for ages 1-3, the Infantino Color & Shapes puzzle teaches children sorting and matching skills while helping them to become familiar with basic shapes and colors. Young children will love completing these nine colorful puzzles, each one featuring a different shaped outline and charming illustrations of objects that share the puzzle's shape. InfantinoThis fun kit includes 3 two-piece, 3 three-piece and 3 four-piece puzzles.
Mutsy Grow-Up! Mutsy Grow-Up!Say bye bye to plastic booster seats and hello to soft cushioning in eye-catching colors. The grow-up! from Mutsy flexible seat reducer with base allows your baby to sit comfortably on the average grown-up chair. A clever harness makes sure your child can be fastened safely. This bright and modern looking seat is suitable for children up to 4 years of age.Mutsy

Kelty TC3.0 CarrierWhen it comes to back carriers, one name stands above the rest: Kelty. We love the lightweight TC 3.0 carrier for little shopping excursions, travel, or long hikes with your little one. Features include 5-point adjustable safety harness, sun/rain hood, child-view mirror, padded,Kelty adjustable-height child’s seat, toy loops, carry/lift handles, zip-off diaper bag with shoulder straps. It carries children up to 40 pounds.

Skip*Hop MateBrand new to the market, Skip*Hop's Mate is a stay-put place mat and plate in one. With Mate, baby can now have his or her very own table setting, complete with a place mat, dish and utensils. Bright and fun, Mate just might make kids excited to eat their veggies, and with its non-skid sturdy place mat, more will end up in baby’s mouth than on the floor! Mate’s secure plate pops in and out easily for cleaning and offers three compartments for meals with less mess. Mate also includes a fork and spoon that pop on and off for easy storage. And, as a special surprise, there is a happy face hidden underneath the plate, sure to make little ones smile. All parts of Mate are dishwasher safe and the plate is microwave safe. Mate is available in three vibrant colors–orange, raspberry and sky blue.

Skip*Hop BinGo Have bin, will travel. Introducing Skip*Hop's Bin-Go, a soft-canvas catch-all that is strong and stylish: tough enough to hold tons of stuff, and chic enough to complement your playroom or nursery. A space-efficient storage solution, Bin-Go has room for everything-toys, books, blankets, you name it. And when you're ready for a change of scenery, so is Bin-Go. Its large circle handles and lightweight frame make it easy to tote from room to room or all the way to Grandma's house. Done with the fun? Bin-Go folds flat, so it's a cinch to stow away. And it comes in a table-top size also!
Skip*Hop Log Book
The only baby log that lights up at night, the Skip*Hop Day to Night Baby Log was designed with the new parent in mind. With sections to record daily feedings, changing times and sleeping schedules, this six-month book helps new parents keep track of baby's busy schedule. The patent pending illuminated Time Capsule is perfect for those diaper changes and feedings in the middle of the night. The four LED lights cast a gentle glow across the pages, making it easy to add entries when the lights are off. The light-up clock helps parents know theSkip*Hop date and time for every entry, especially late at night when they're half asleep. The handy built-in timer makes monitoring nap and feeding times a breeze. Sections for recording doctor visits and baby gifts are included. With its simple design and unique features, this Baby Log will add a bit of order to your life and makes tracking your baby's day a little easier! Baby Bliss
Lascal Buggy Board MaxiThe Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi, the newest generation of the popular BuggyBoard, has been re-designed to be easier to use, and fits even more strollers than before. The BuggyBoard Maxi fits easily to most umbrella type strollers with upright tubing, giving your toddler a safe and secure place to ride along for the stress free outings in crowds, high traffic areas or when you're just in a hurry. The board remains in a fixed position in relation to the stroller, ensuring comfort and safety for the child, allowing you to pass over bumps and curbs without affecting the balance of the stroller. It is easy to attach and features include larger wheels that offer a smoother ride; a waffled, anti-slip surface that offers your toddler a safe, anti-slip foothold;Lascal "sunken" surface that offers extra protection, preventing children from slipping off the side. Side Reflectors make the board more visible at night and the Lift-n-Store system lifts your board up and out of the way when not in use. Suitable for children from two to five years.
GoBaby Outdoor Mat Go Baby in bag

Make days at the park fun and easy with the Go Baby water-resistant OutMat outdoor play mat. When fully opened, it offers a large, soft surface for picnic or play time. It quickly rolls up into its own bag for easy transportation,Go Baby making it the perfect outdoor blanket to take with you anywhere! It can be tossed in the washer and the soft terry cloth interior surface keeps you cool on hot summer days. Top quality materials, modern designs and stylish colors make this a must.

Bananafish Cocoa beddingBananafish Pinwheel Bedding SetSince its founding over 15 years ago, Bananafish has become a leading manufacturer of infant bedding and nursery decor. It brings the latest in trends and style while maintaining a balanced collection that appeals to both traditional and contemporary tastes. We love the Cocoa 4-Piece Baby Bedding Set which features a luxurious combination of imported jacquard and plush minky fabrics that coordinate with a printed floral cotton scrim creating the ultimate deluxe nursery.

 BananfishEmbellished with embroidery and chenille fabric accents, the Pinwheel pale aqua & taupe bedding set offers classic styling for any little boy’s nursery.
4moms Infant TubThis is not your ordinary infant tub! The 4moms Cleanwater Infant Tub with Built-in Digital Thermometer™ brings a fresh approach to infant bathing. The unique design enables running faucet water to create a gentle circulating flow within the tub, cradling baby in clean, warm water. The fast responding digital thermometer makes it easy to set and maintain a comfortable water temperature. The water resistant backlit display is color coded to indicate when the water is cold, warm or hot. A graphic Comfort Zone, which is part of the display, and audible high temperature alerts take the guesswork out of monitoring the water temperature. With the additional benefits of sidewall drains through which dirty water is continuously expelled and a contoured bottom that enables4moms the tub to be used in single- and double-basin sinks and all bath tubs, this infant tub stands far above the rest.
Room To Grow 4-in-1 Playard
It's a Play Yard - it's a Pool - it's a  Resting Space - it's a Changing Area: it's the 4-in-1 Playard by Room to Grow™. This safe area for indoor or outdoor play can be used with or without a removable 4" inflatable cushion, and has two handles for easy transport without breakdown. The Playard has mesh window ports for cross ventilation and viewing. When you remove the mattress and add water, you create a splash pool or tub. Simply turn play yard upside down with or without the removable cushion to create a changing table. Voila.

Room To Grow
Time Out Pad by Keen DistributionKeen DistributionThe Time Out Pad™ helps parents make the most of the time out technique. To help children learn when their behavior is not acceptable, many parents use the 'time-out' technique, sitting the child quietly for a few minutes to calm down. Time-outs are a great way for the parents to stay calm too, especially with the help of the Time Out Pad. Simply set the built-in timer to the desired time-out duration (usually one minute per year of the child's age) and sit the child on the pressure sensitive pad. If the child gets up before the end of the programmed time, an alarmGrobag sounds to alert the parent or caregiver, and the countdown will pause until the child sits back down. Once the full time-out countdown has elapsed, the finish tune is played to let everyone know that the session has ended. Easy!

Grobag® Baby Sleeping Bags help keep your baby covered all night long, even if he's is an active sleeper. These “wearable blankets” help to keep your baby comfortable and warm throughout the night and are a safe alternative to loose blankets and bedding, which means peace of mind and more sleep for you.They are available in a wide variety of sizes and dGrobag Eggesigns to suit boys and girls, as well as unisex versions.

The Grobag® Egg™ Color Changing Digital Room Thermometer 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 grobag® egg™ glows yellow if the room temperature is within recommended guidelines. If the room temperature is outside this range, the grobag® 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.
Anka Mini Furniture SetAnka Mini Furniture is built to host a lifetime of tea parties, coloring marathons and games. But it's not just for children. It also provides a place for parents to join in and create lasting memories. Crafted of high-quality birch wood, Anka Mini Furniture stands up to year after year of children's play, Anka by Svanand it's sturdy and stylish enough to pass down from generation to generation. Baby Bliss
Beaba BabycookThe French baby-food maker that has won praise throughout Europe is finally available in the US. The Beaba babycook is a compact countertop   steamer, blender, warmer and defroster used to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits, meat and fish in less than 15 minutes, preserving their vitamins and flavors, then purees or blends them to the desired consistency. It also can be used to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods. The bowl and basket are dishwasher safe.Baby Bliss
Safety 1st Prograde Thermometer, Aspirator, Nail Filer and Ear ScopeEven if you just had a baby, chances are you are seeing new products on the market and wish that they had been invented before. That's how we feel about Safety 1st's new ProGrade line. The ProGrade Complete Family Thermometer is the only thermometer you will need for your entire family. It can be used orally, rectally, or under the arm. Features include an auto-sensor, which recognizes which tip is attached to the thermometer, a memory that recalls the last 10 readings for temperature and time taken and a Fever Flash Bar lights up red to indicate a fever. It even has a “Clean Me” alert. Tips can be easily stored in the thermometer. The ProGrade Clean Collection Nasal Aspirator quickly and easily removes excess mucus from your little one's nose. Contoured shape for easy mucus removal, it includes 3 reusable tips and 9 disposable filter tips. Safety 1st's ProGrade Gentle Vibes Nail Filer offers a faster alternative to nail clipping. FeaturesSafety 1st include an easy grip handle and a file head that never needs to be replaced. The ProGrade Clear View Ear Scope helps easily detect ear infections. Superior lens quality illuminates and magnifies the ear canal, and it includes a guide to ear infections. Icing on the cake - these all include batteries!
  Mama Mio Bootcamp For Butts    Mama Mio Bootcamp For Boobs
Introducing the Bootcamp in a Box series, a complete skincare and exercise system from Mama Mio. At last, time-starved women can get the targeted results they need with the ideal combination of these hard-hitting bodycare products and no-gym required exercise routines. Great skincare will make a big difference to the tone, texturemama mio and elasticity of your skin, and for even better results, you can now go beyond skin deep with Mama Mio's Bootcamp exercises to strengthen and tone the muscle structure beneath. Baby Bliss
 Inglesina Fast Inglesina Fast

Light, foldable and conveniently transportable in a spacious bag, the Fast Seat by Inglesina is the ideal solution to allow babies to sit at the table with the family when a highchair is not available: when traveling, on holidays, or at the restaurant. It has a safety harness with crotch strap, rear storage pocket, and comes with a carrying bag. The chair clamps to tables easily and the fabric can be removed for washing. The seat can be used for children 6–36 mos. or up to 45 lbs.


Cold SeatA must for every Texan, Cold Seat™ is a car seat cover that provides cooling relief for your child. In the hot weather months, a vehicle's internal temperature can soar to over 100 degrees. With Cold Seat™ there's no more waiting for the air conditioner to cool that seat down. Using freezable ice packs tucked into an attractive cover, Cold Seat™ provides a durable, reliableCold Seat, and affordable way to protect your child from burns or other heat-related injuries. Simply take it from the freezer, put it over a booster, convertible, or regular car seat and remove it before putting your child in the seat.
Baby Zabu
From tummy time, lounging time to simple floor time, the baby zabu™ by Wagamama Baby offers a fun new way for your baby to lounge and play! Its uncomplicated practicality and convenient design are a perfect companion for any stylish baby on the go. The baby zabu™ cushion fits perfectly into any standard portable playpen to create an integrated bumper and mattress pad system. Each baby zabu™ is proudly crafted in the US and with safety always in mind to please the most discriminating moms and their wagamama (means 'spoiled rotten' in japanese) babies. Wagamama Baby
Alex Learn To Dress MonkeyAlex ToysWe love ALEX®, the premier brand of creative toys and children’s lifestyle products. ALEX Little Hands® is the only line that offers craft kits with quality art materials for preschoolers.

The Learn To Dress Monkey teaches 11 dressing activities that help develop fine motor skills. Lean to zip, snap, button, buckle, tie and more! The 22” long, colorful plush doll comes with real socks and lace up sneakers. Shirt and overalls are removable too! Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

Alex Paper Bag PuppetsPaper Bag Puppets
allow children to create 5 playful paper bag puppets and put on a show. Just peel, stick, and glue to make cow, lion, frog, bird and elephant puppets.
Recommended for ages 3+.
Alex Busy Bee Discovery Flower
The new ALEX Jr. line offers luxurious plush developmental products for baby! With exceptional quality fabrics and creative designs, the new collection is an array of toys that are bright, colorful, educational and entertaining. The Busy Bee Discovery Flower takes plush to new levels. Teeny hands can peel the 5 petals to reveal the fun in the flower. Each petal has a different surprise to advance baby’s interest. Pull, poke, squeak, rattle, reflect and sing the ABC’s. With colorful velour and bright patterns on jersey knit, the interactive flower features loops, knots, finger holes and Alex Play and Learna tethered rattling bee! Recommended for ages 6 months+.

Alex is going green with several new products. Products made of recycled paperboard with a water-based varnish and printed with soy ink include the Play & Learn, 3 boxes of fun all in one. This beautiful 3-tiered box of games and puzzles includes 10 different activities – a 28-piece double-sided Domino game, 6 big lacing cards and a 25-piece, double-sided alphabet puzzle. The easy-to-carry handle lets you take it anywhere. Recommended for ages 2+. Alex Learn To Write

Learn To Write is a double-sided erasable board and a fun introduction for learning to write your ABC’s. Turn a wheel, select an A to Z picture and trace the letter. Includes a safe washable water-based blue ink marker! Your work wipes clean with a damp cloth. Grab the handle and take it anywhere. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
Take Along TetherTired of picking up items your child drops or throws from stroller, car seat, highchair, or shopping cart? Afraid of losing his most prized possession? Do you have to chase your energetic toddler when he wants to walk instead of ride in his stroller? The Take Along Tether is a hip and attractive, designer elastic band, with an adjustable loop on one end to hold almost any item (pacifiers, teethers, bottles, sippy cups, toys, etc), along with a quick-release buckle for safety and convenience. Attach the other end to any seating device (stroller, highchair, shopping cart, cart cover, etc.) or it can be connected to a caregiver when using a baby sling, strap-on carrier, or even to their waistband. When your child is ready to walk along side you, easily convert it into a child tether.
Boon Frog PodWe love the Frog Pod by Boon. It provides a drainable scoop for collecting and rinsing toys and a wall-mounted base for storing bath products. The Frog Pod makes bath time clean-up fun & easy, stores & organizes bath accessoriesBoon Bath Goods and reduces mold & mildew. The Bath Goods, sold separately, are phenomenal. This collection of fifteen bath appliqués, three balls, and two mini-scrubbies makes bath time a creative and playful experience. boonThey do not absorb water, reducing mold and mildew and have contemporary colors and funky forms. The mini-scrubbies are designed to fit little hands perfectly. Baby Bliss
Learning TowerLearning Tower Art EaselFor a child, the world around them is a magical and curious place. They learn by mirroring Mommy and Daddy with the ultimate goal being "to do it myself" and feel like an active member of the family. That's why Little Partners created the Learning Tower: a sturdy, non-tip structure that welcomes the child to safely participate with parents, caregivers, and siblings by raising them to countertop height. Brand new to the market, the Art Easel accessory set attaches easily to The Learning Tower, and features a dry-erase board on one side with a chalkboard on the other for twice the artistic fun. From abstract squiggles to family portraits, your child can color their own world in the safe environment ofLittle Partners The Learning Tower and within the contained space of The Art Easel.
Measure-UpWe all have the best intentions of measuring our children's growth, but cute as they may be, traditional growth charts are difficult to maintain. Introducing Measure-Up, the handy and portable height recorder that allows you to keep a permanent record of your child's growth. Now, instead of marking up walls, mark your child's growth on the writable Measure-Up tape. When you are done, simply wind up the tape and store Measure-Up in its keepsake box which includes a place for photos, footprints and vital statistics.Measure-Up
BellyLaf GrippeesWe love BellyLaf’s eco-friendly, anti-microbial, softer than the softest cotton wash mitts! Grippees™ wash mitts help parents bathe their children with confidence and amusement from behind the ears to between the toes. They incorporate softBellyLaf Mini Mitts gripping dots on the lower palm of each mitt that aid in holding slippery children of all ages. MiniMitts™ make learning to wash during bath time fun and interactive for kids aged 2-5. MiniMitts™ are a thumb-less easy on aBellyLafnd easy off pair of child size wash mitts designed for "little hands" mastering personal hygiene skills. Baby Bliss

Play Tents by Bazoongie KidsBazoongi KidsCircus tents, spaceships, giant bug tents, oh my! Your child’s imagination will soar with the Bazoongi Kids Play Tents. These are not your average play tents – we love the extra detail, superior craftsmanship and high quality materials that mean these products will last between siblings or play dates.  

SnoozeeSnoozee makes naptime fun! The unique nap pad folds inside the backpack for easy storage and on-the-go kids. It makes perfect sense! The perfect size and weight for the little ones, Snoozee will have your tot saying, “I can do it myself,” and waterproof materials make them a breeze to clean. Your kids will love the patterns!

Dozie Dolphin by Cloud bThe new Dozy Dolphin by Cloud b is the perfect night-time companion to help soothe children to sleep in a safe, calming and effortless way with peaceful water based soft sounds. Dozy Dolphins Features earth friendly, huggably soft bamboo fabric with naturally antibacterial hypoallergenic stuffing, four soothing sounds with simple push-button soundCloud b selection with volume and on/off controls, two sleep timer options and a velcro tab to secure Dozy Dolphin to the outside of a crib.
Think Baby Bottles
Not all bottles are made the same... thinkbaby
bottles are free of BPA, PVC, lead and several other "bad things" that we cannot pronounce. The result of the work of many experts, and tons of testing, is this innovative, safe and healthy bottle. The designs are sleek and eye-catching, and we love that thethinkbaby bottles are packaged in recycled materials.Baby Bliss
Little Pim language seriesTeach your baby, toddler or preschooler a foreign language at home with Little Pim. These three-disc sets for French, Spanish or Chinese introduce more than 180 words and phrases for familiar objects and activities. Each 35-minute DVD features short episodes that star the animated panda Little Pim and real children who teachLittle Pim vocabulary to express basic needs and desires such as I’m hungry, let’s play, or time to wake up.
Hedvig Bourbon Amelie stroller linerDon't want to wrestle your stroller to remove and wash the fabric? Want to change the look of your stroller quickly? Not a problem. Hedvig Bourbon offers a washable liner! Hedvig Bourbon stroller liner in SageThe Amelie stroller liner blends function and style creating a clean and cozy environment for your baby in the stroller. It is reversible and designed to fit the harness of most strollers. The front is in deluxe 100% cotton terry velour with cotton canvas for tHedvig Bourbonhe back lining and borders in print fabric matching the diaper bag and other accessories. And we love the array of colors! 
StrollAwayThrough clever storage and cool new modern designs in children's gear, you finally have a place where your children and your style can happily coexisit ...except for...that stroller.... It's huge, it cost you a fortune, and it's a necessity. But where do you put it? It folds, but the fact that it's on wheels makes it impossible to stay upright in a closet and the garage gets dusty. Under the heading of 'Why didn't someone think of that sooner?' comes the StrollAway, an over the door (no wall or door damage from screws) stroller storage system. Constructed of sturdy steel, the StrollAway will accommodate most stroller models, and folds flush to the door when not in use. Hang it on the back of theMetroTots closet door and voila! Out of sight until your next outing.
Makeda DollEthiDolls was founded on the idea that strong, smart and confident girls needed relevant role models that are reflections of themselves. Inspired by African women leaders from history, EthiDolls adapted these women leaders’ stories and developed authentic doll representations for entertainment, learning and exploration. Makeda®, The Queen of Sheba, is the first woman leader from Ethiopia. This doll is both elegant and inspiring. EthiDolls

So Easy Baby Food KitThe So Easy Baby Food Kit by Fresh Baby takes all of the guesswork out of making baby food. This all-in-one kit shows you how to prepare fresh, natural meals for your baby in less than 30 minutes a week. This complete system includes a cookbook, how-toFresh Baby video, freezer storage trays, and nutrition tips card. 

Parking PalsMost moms with two or more kids know the drill. Take one child out of the car and remind him that he is in a parking lot and must stand still. Then you unload a second child, school backpack, etc. while trying to keep an eye on everything. Thank goodness for the new Parking Pals! For use in parking lots, the Parking Pal™ magnetic hand isParking Pal designed to help busy parents keep their child out of harm’s way while tending to other tasks. So simple, yet brilliant and necessary.
Cleanoz Nasal AspiratorGone are the days of those awkward, intimidating, difficult to hold and use, unsanitary nasal bulb syringes! Cleanoz® from UBIMED® is a battery-operated child nasal aspirator that uses disposable reservoir nozzles and  is speciallyubimed designed to eliminate bacteria build-up inside the mechanism to safeguard children from potentially harmful germs and other contaminants.
Slumber Bear by Prince LionheartInvented by a doctor, and effectively used in hospital nurseries for over 25 years, the Original Slumber Bear by Prince Lionheart contains the only actual intra-uterine, recorded womb sound to help lull your Baby to sleep in minutes.Prince Lionheart Sound and motion sensors re-activate recording when Baby cries or jostles the bear. Additional hook and loop straps allow you to secure the removable audio box to crib rails, strollers and more.



the details


Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 5


Lunch, laughter and opportunities to view the Best & Hottest products from pregnancy through preschool, and to meet and mingle with other moms/expectant moms


Thursday, October 16 from 6:30-8:30pm


Blue Mesa Grill near the Dallas Galleria at Village on the Parkway, 5100 Beltline, Addison, TX 75240


Moms will draw numbers at the event to determine the order in which they each will choose one Best & Hottest product. Every mom also receives a gift bag.


$45/mom; children's meals are separate. Metroplex Baby Savings Card holders receive a $5 discount off their tickets.


Space is limited. RSVP by October 10. Tickets are not transferable. Please see our cancellation policy.


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



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