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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
January 2010

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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.
Baby BjornSoft Bib by BabyBjorn
The Soft Bib by BabyBjorn is both practical and luxurious. It is ergonomically designed to fit your child’s body perfectly and has a deep pocket to catch food spills. The neck is designed like a bead necklace with continuous fastening, so it can be individually adjusted to fit your child. The Soft Bib is easy to clean and is dishwasher-safe. Perfect.

Mandy and Pandy
Mandy and Pandy Visit ChinaFebruary 14 begins the Year of the Tiger! Celebrate the Chinese New Year by introducing your little one to the culture and language of China. Mandy and Pandy Visit China takes your child through a tour of China, showing colorful pictures of the key attractions, sights to see and things to do. You and your children will start to learn Chinese effortlessly as you read together. A great way to learn about Chinese culture and language, this book includes words for eating, traveling and hiking. Famous locations such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall are drawn in colorful kid-friendly ways. A CD is included, with audio of the author himself reading the book aloud.
ZipperBack Gloves
ZipperBack GlovesDid you know that children’s hands are not the same as adult hands? The space between the thumb and the forefinger on a child’s hand is up to a half-inch smaller. Yet most "children's" gloves are merely shrunken down versions of adult gloves. That's why we were so excited to learn about VIP gift bag ZipperBack Gloves. Their patented design is unique in the fact that it places the thumb opening closer to the finger openings. The zippered backs not only provide for an easier time in putting the gloves on, but also provide for a more sleek and secure closure than a velcro back. And because the gloves can fully open, they can be washed and dried. Most importantly, ZipperBack Gloves are safer because they fit little hands. They don't have the excess fabric at the tips of the fingers so if a child were to get their hand caught in a rope-tow, nylon pull on a sled, or in the door of a gondola, they will feel that they are caught and be able to react and pull their hand away. If the glove does get caught, there is no strap cinching the glove on at the wrist so they can get out easily.

Safety 1stSafety1st ProGrade Ear ScopeThe ProGrade™ Health Clear View Ear Scope by Safety 1st helps you easily detect ear infections. It features superior lens quality for wider viewing and illuminates and magnifies the ear canal for easy viewing. It includes 3 tips, replaceable alkaline batteries and an Ear Infection Guide.

Bed Head by TIGITIGI Some Like it HotDallas knows heat and MetroMoms know what heat can do to your locks. But VIP gift bag
Some Like it Hot and can rely on TIGI to soothe and smooth with heat and humidity resistant sulfate-free Shampoo, Conditioner, and Serum. The Some Like it Hot line of products blend refreshing avocado, grape, aloe and cucumber to form a barrier to make hair smooth and guard against humidity, UV rays and thermal damage. With scents of Sun Kissed Citrus, Shimmering Star Fruit, and Tahitian Coconut, you can cool it and banish bad hair days forever!

Mama Mio Lucky Legs

Supermoms carry all kinds of loads while running around on hard-working legs and feet. But who will take care of our exhausted, swollen and limp legs when our stride slows? Mama Mio of course!mama mio Legs just got Lucky with the brand-new VIP gift bag
Lucky Legs, a mini-spa treatment that instantly cools and eases weary limbs from knees to tippy toes and leaves a super-subtle sparkly-shimmer on your shins and a spring in your step. So strut your stuff and don’t dread the tread. Proven ingredients improve circulation while the incredible blend of cooling Menthol and Spearmint, Zesty Lemon, and soothing Lavender and Chamomile will let your legs know they are loved.

Keen Distribution
CoolkidzYou can’t always protect your kids from bumps and bruises, but you can put a smile back on their face—with Coolkidz by Keen Distribution. A Coolkidz cold pack is an effective and fun alternative to ice treatment for kids. With its unique combination of gel that remains soft and flexible when frozen and its soft feel surface and edges, Coolkidz is a gentle option for cold treatment. Plus, with the fun shapes and colors available, your child will be smiling in no time! Each cold pack is reusable, hypo-allergenic PVC-free and BpA-free. Coolkidz stays soft when frozen, has unique smooth edges and gives 30 minutes of cooling relief.

EZ SOXLearning to put on socks can be frustrating for young children. EZ SOX® can help! It's unique design lets your child put on their socks with ease. Each pair has double reinforced loops that give tiny fingers a strong grip for pulling over tiny toes. The cute animal faces act as a guide for your little one, showing them which way is up. And the sticky grip non-skid bottoms makes EZ SOX® safer on slippery surfaces. A seamless version for sensitive little toes just hit the market.

BornFree Drinking Cups 
BornFreeTime after time we count on BornFree for natural feeding accessories for our children. Perfect for 9 months and up, the 9 oz Drinking Cup is Bisphenol-A Free and combines a hard spout with a low vacuum valve, allowing a free flow of liquid and reducing the risk of ear infections.

MAMMAM Starter & Clip Teether
First teeth coming through? – Not a problem with the Starter & Clip teether from MAM. The teether is always on hand thanks to the innovative combination with clip. It is very easy to hold, especially for very small babies, and it quickly soothes sensitive gums.

Boon Snack BallKids and parents love the fun, sphere-shaped VIP gift bag Snack Ball snack container by Boon, and we're wild about the new blue color. The rigid form protects snacks from crushing, making the Snack Ball great for travel. boonTwo halves unscrew for easy cleaning and the lid snaps in place to keep snacks inside.

beginning by Maclaren Hand Sanitizer in Lavendar
A must have for every mother, gentle enough to be used by toddlers ~ introducing beginning Hand Sanitizer with Organic Lavender. beginning, a well being collection for mother and baby by Maclaren, just introduced this this nursery ‘must have’ to its line. TheBeginnings by Maclaren antiseptic properties of Alcohol eliminate up to 99.99% of germs; is proven safe for toddlers and is bacterial against a wide range of pathogens. beginning Natural Hand Sanitizer also nourishes the skin with vitamin-rich moisturizing Organic Aloe Vera and soothes with Organic Lavender. The hand sanitizer is available in a convenient purse size bottle that can be attached to key chain or lanyard.

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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
phil&teds inline strollersPhil&Tedsphil&teds strollers are distinct, easy to spot and fun, fun, fun. The in-lines fit a newborn or toddler, or a newborn and toddler/2 toddlers with the double kit. Our favorites include the vibe - the uptown inline. What makes it hot are its smart handle with multi-position adjust and in-handle one-touch brake, the multi-position ezy seat that fits a lie flat newborn to a 5 year old, the multi-position sunhood that shields the paparazzi flash, and the fact that it folds even with the double kit attached. The dash is the active urban inline. It has a multi-position active seat for infinite snooze and cruise for newborn to 5 year olds, a sunhood with peek-a-boo flaps, a removable active seat insert for cushy cruisin' and trigger fold and hand brake. Fun!
Mountain Buggy swiftMountain Buggy
Mountain Buggy Urban JungleFor moms looking for an all-terrain stroller, Mountain Buggy truly is the Range Rover of strollers. Beneath swift’s compact, light and narrower exterior; is the tough engineering and functional style of the urban jungle. What else makes it hot? it’s hard to know where to start – just for starters, it now comes with its very own carrycot. swift – designed light and built compact, to carve a path from downtown to outta town. Urban Jungle is the versatile buggy that is easy to maneuver in the city streets and easy to handle across rugged terrain. Features include 12” tires and rear wheel suspension to handle all terrain without compromising on the smooth ride. This stroller is engineered for the mountains and designed for the city.

BonavitaBonavita Seaside Lifestyle CribThe Bonavita Seaside Lifestyle Crib has a truly transitional design that fits well into any decor. Fresh. Charming. Practical. The honest lines and relaxed vintage appeal capture the peaceful feel of modern cottage, the epitome of casual elegance. With natural accent baskets keeping all your necessities within easy reach, this personality rich crib is sure to add comfort and style to your child's nursery.Daniella collection by CoCaLo

The Daniella collection by CoCaLo is so gorgeous - it belongs in a palace... or in your precious girl's nursery. This enchanting collection is made of beautiful tastefully coordinated fabrics, including embroidered organza, taffeta and crinkled voile enhanced by a lovely floral print. A dreamy arrangement of fabrics in a romantic color way with mauve, cream and accents of brown creates a perfect nursery for your little princess. CoCaLo
mamaRooWe've never seen a parent vibrate their child like a bouncy seat and hardly seen one swing a baby around like a swing. BUT, we've seen thousands of parents scoop their little ones up in their arms and bounce and sway. And that's what the mamaRoo by 4moms does. It moves like you do. Some seats claim two motions, but really, they just turn their seat to the side. When we say unique, mean we it. 5 different motions. 5 ways to soothe and entertain your little one. And say goodbye to pastel bears or monkeys hanging over your child's head. The mamaRoo is complete with plush toy balls decorated in the style of Van Gogh, Monet, and Seurat. Black and white on one side for infants.4moms Color on the other side for older babies. They easily pop in and out of the mobile so babies can chew.. err... study them. Groovy!
Bloom NanoYou'll flip over the new nano highchair by Bloom. Its sleek, minimalist design will fit any decor, and its space-saving flat-fold mechanism provides easy storage in any room. The nano has ‘up-to-the-table’ and traditional (tray) feeding modes and a super sized adjustable feeding tray (3-position) with deep lip to prevent spills. The tray is made of FDA compliant food contact grade plastic and stainless steel, and is removable and dishwasher-safe. A 5-point padded safety harness is adjustable for growing baby, and the nano has leatherette seat upholstery for comfort and easy clean in contemporary colors. The 2-position adjustable footrest helps the chair grow with your child. It is light weight for easy carry. Told you you'll flip! Bloom
P'kolino Chalk TableWe continue to be amazed with the playfully smart and clever products of P’kolino that meet the needs of little explorers and their parents in every room of the house. What have they thought of now? A Chalk Table of course! This sleek and modern table is the perfect place for little artists and workers. The chalk board table top flips over for easy and fast clean-up. Underneath is aP'Kolino large, hidden storage area keeping supplies within reach yet neatly put away. Two playful benches will store underneath the table. True to P’kolino quality and sturdy construction and easy to assemble. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Black Floral Jacquard Carry AllBlack Giraffe ToteChocolate Studded Tote
Chocolate Gloss Jacquard Hobo
Sand Dot Hobo

OiOi Baby BagsOiOi Baby Bags are so stylish and sophisticated that you'll forget they are diaper bags. Our favorites include the Black Floral Jacquard Carry All, the Black Giraffe Tote, the Chocolate Studded Tote, the Chocolate Gloss Jacquard Hobo and the Sand Dot Hobo. The bags have ample internal and external pockets. Each bag contains an OiOi hard wipes case, micro fiber change mat, an insulated bottle holder providing 2 hours of insulation, stroller straps, protective metal feet on the base.
Red Mohican GYMBOXRed MohicanRed Mohican products offer moms a breath of fresh air. GYMBOX lets you have a soft play & activity center inside your own home without having you home taken over. Seventeen brightly colored pieces allow you to mix and match and reconfigure the fun and learning for babies, toddlers and young children. Red Mohican Hip & GoLet them climb, slide, balance, rock, and roll for hours in the safety and peaceful quiet of your own home. All the modular pieces fit snugly together in a small cube for light and easy storage. What a wonderful and entertaining way for little ones to be active and gain confidence. Comes with exercise recommendations for each stage between birth and 6 years.

The stylish and sophisticated Hip & Go solves a major dilemma while wearing a front or back baby carrier – how to carry your essentials. The modern, hands and shoulder free Hip & Go is worn across the hips and has lots of pocket space and clips for your essential baby and mommy items.
Safety 1st® onBoard™35 Air Infant Car SeatThe Safety 1st® onBoard™35 Air Infant Car Seat with Air Protect™ Side Impact Technology brings revolutionary protection to infants all the way from a tiny 4 to a full 35 pounds. Rear-facing 4-35 pounds and up to 32” in height Featuring Air Protect™ revolutionary side impact technology - LEARN MORE Immediately reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air Extended use from a tiny 4 to a full 35 pounds 17% more leg room than most infant car seats Customizable insert and low harness slots make the seat ideal for preemies and adjustable for growing babies Carry Curve™ Handle features ergonomic design Base Belt Lock easily secures your vehicle seat belt during installation One Click LATCH installation system

Safety 1st Air ProtectSafety 1st's Complete Air convertible car seat is the first car seat with Air Protect Technology, providing revolutionary protection for children in side impact crashes. Through the precise release of air, Air Protect™ shields children from side impact intrusion and immediately reduces crash forces at the most critical spot: around a child’s head. Air Protect™ does this by extending ride-down, the amount of time it takes to slow a child’s movement in a crash. In addition to offering the best side impact protection, the Safety 1st Complete Air with Air Protect™ is easy to install, with Safety 1st's QuickFit™ Harness System, among other features. For children 5 to 50 pounds.

Safety 1st Prism Digital Color Video MonitorSafety 1st makes life easier for parents everywhere with the Prism Digital Color Video Monitor. Fully loaded with innovative parent-assist features like Remote Zoom, Quick View and more, the Prism Monitor ensures a private and clear connection between you and your baby with superior digital technology. Digital leaves less room for static to sneak in to the audio and video channels, Safety1tletting you feel like you're right in the room with your little one without having to disturb their slumber to know that they're okay. Wow!
Clek Olliclek™ booster seats have received multiple Best & Hottest nods. The clek™ LATCH system locks the booster seat into place quickly and easily using your vehicle’s LATCH anchorage system. The cozy and plush olli booster seat is full of comfortable extras like padded arm rest, removable clek oobrand washable seat cover, and underside fabric that protects your vehicle seat. Kids will love cargo-thingy™, olli’s™ adaptable storage pocket which grabs drinks, MP3 players and more. It installs in less than 10 seconds and offers quick-release as well. It weighs 5 lbs for easy portability between vehicles and includes a carrying strap.

We’ve been waiting patiently and excitedly for the newest clek seat – oobr, a full back booster seat that provides superior protection for your child without sacrificing comfort, convenience orclek style. Designed with a removable back, Oobr easily converts to a backless booster to grow with your child.
Educo My Creative Cookery ClubHaPe gets our praise for educational, innovative and imaginative toys that will become 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!  HaPe

Pacific Play Tents

Sleep in the tree tops inside your very own “Tree House”; hide away in a “Secret Castle”; or race your imagination in a “Rad Racer” bed tent by Pacific Play Tents. Between the leaves and branches, the rumble of the race, or the monster-proof fort, you will find warm colors and secret windows, making play time or bed time comfortable and fun. The removable and washable poly-cotton washable twin sheet fits easily and securely. The exclusive patented “G-3” poles are safe and easy to use, making set up effortless. You can even separate the tent from the sheet and use it alone on the ground. When night falls comes, just put it atop the bed and secure via the Velcro tabs. What an experience sleeping inside your very own play tent without leaving your bedroom! Pacific Play Tents
BabyBjörn Travel Crib LightReady. Steady. Sleep! The BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light is the perfect crib to take with you on trips. It can be set up in record time, in one easy movement. It weighs only 11lbs and is light and easy to carry in its carrying case. Soft fabric makes it snug and cozy for your child. Both the mattress cover and the bed fabric can be machine-washed, and have been approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1. You can use the Travel Crib Light for newborns and up until your child is about three years old. Babysitter Balance Organic

The Babysitter Balance is one of the BabyBjörn favorites that they’ve chosen to create with fabric made from organically grown cotton. The fabric complies with the GOTS standard and, like all BabyBjörn fabrics, is certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex, Standard 100, class 1 for baby, a health and safety certification that guarantees it is free from hazardous substances. For the child, rocking in the babysitter is both fun and soothing. When a child rocks and moves on his or her own in the babysitter, it helps develop motor skills and balance in a natural way. The Babysitter Balance Organic is easy to fold and bring with you. It has three positions: play, rest and sleep. Baby Bjorn
Delta Cars Square Table and Chair SetDelta Children's ProductsDelta offers the Cars Square Table and Chair Set for little ones who love the movie. The colorful set includes a table and two matching chairs with fun die-cut backs in Cars theme. The set is fashioned from solid wood to remain strong and beautiful for years. Built to the latest in safety standards, all pieces, paint and finishes are kept safe for toddlers. The large table top surface is so versatile! This table set is sure to be a big hit!Delta Dora the Explorer Table & Chair Set

The Dora the Explorer Table & Chair Set is ideal for your little girl's bedroom or play room. Perfect for games, reading, eating, playing or craft projects! This table set features sturdy wood construction, a storage compartment and two chairs. Some assembly is required. Meets all JPMA/ASTM safety standards.
Tyke Rider Ridgeback Scoot Tyke Rider is the first to offer the Ridgeback Scoot balance bike in the US. The Ridgeback Scoot is an aluminum learner bike of superior quality with the look and feel of a real bike. Your child will easily learn to balance while keeping up with the big kids on the block. The Scoot’s rear brake establishes early understanding of how to slow down. Once balance is mastered, it’s just a small step to move onto a bike with pedals, without the need for training wheels. This is a no-compromise beginner bike with lightweight alloy frame, alloy rims, 12 inch Kenda tires, full bearings throughout, domed wheel nuts and safety tabs, weighing just 11 pounds.Little Nutty Helmet Perfect for 2 to 5 year olds.

We are coupling with the Little Nutty Helmets, aimed at providing the right kind of creativity to inspire children of all ages toTyke Rider want to wear helmets, rather than being told to wear them. Little Nutty helmets are ‘Dial-to-Fit’, just turn the dial on the back of the helmet to make it fit your child’s head exactly. Little Nutty helmets are suitable for most children 2-5 years old. Children love the helmets for their cool bomber shape and flashy, fun designs. Parents love the helmets for their safety and one size fits all design.
Fisher PriceGeoTrax Remote Control Timbertown RailwayWelcome to the GeoTrax Remote Control Timbertown Railway by Fisher-Price! It all begins at the Easy Rail Station—just drop the train on the orange part of the track, the wheels automatically line up with the track, and you’re ready to go! Push it around the curve and up the hill to the mountain, smokestack “puffing” as the train moves like a real old-fashioned steam engine! Use the crane to pick up logs and head back to the station. It’ll be a real adventure fueled by your child’s imagination—and a little help from Steamer and Samuel™—the hardest working team in GeoTown™. Includes Easy Rail Station, Elevation Mountain with tunnel and working crane, Remote Control, classic Steam Engine, Caboose, poseable figure, block of wood, and 15 pieces of durable, Snap-Lock™ track.
TRIO™ Building Set
The TRIO™ Building Set is easy to build in so many ways. Easy-click bricks, sticks, and panels, plus a play figure, make building a “snap” for kids ages 3-5. They can buildTRIO™ City System suggested designs, or build things all their own! Includes 84 pieces. All pieces in the TRIO™ Building System work together. Collect them all and build a world of fun.

Kids ages 4-7 can build can build practically anything and create a place where they can make anything happen with the action-packed City System. Just snap together the bricks, sticks and panels, following the instructions or creating unique designs. Then kids start imagining "What if...?" and coming up with amazing adventures!
TRIO™ Castle System
The Castle System building sets take on a medieval, fantasy theme, adding imaginative role-play to the building fun. Imaginative role-play prepares children ages 5-9 not only for understanding what happens in a story, but for creating their own. When kids use these sets and their own creativity to transform ideas into make-believe stories of increasing complexity, just imagine the adventures!
LassigLassig Messenger Bags
The Lässig Messenger Bag brought to us by Trends for Kids USA is the ultimate in versatility. Change the flap to any of the dozens of fashionable choices to match you or your mood. Features include changing mat, well-organized inner-compartments, single bottle holder, zip pouch, wet pocket, removable bottle holder compartment, stroller hooks and more! All products are made of 100% pollutant-free materials and contain no PVC, nickel, AZO dyes or phthalates.
Stash & Go by Momma CoutureEvery mom needs a Stash & Go, the one hit wonderful by Momma Couture. It's fully insulated and can carry one diaper, bottle/sippy cup and a few wipes. Perfect for those quick trips out with your little one. It can also be used for the big kids because they always need snacks and drinks. The Stash & Go has an easy to carry handle and can be hung from any standard stroller clip/hook. Its wipeable lining allows easy cleaning. Other features include: Zip-top closure; an internal pocket that can hold a few wipes; back slip pocket to hold oneMomma Couture diaper; a side hook that can be used for keys or any other baby essential such as pacifier or small toy. It is available in Navy and khaki linen with coordinating leather & Grey and Olive nylon with coordinating faux-leather.
Boon GrassBrand new to the market, the sleek and stylish Grass drying rack by Boon 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
Kalencom Backpack Diaper BagsKalencomMoms on the go will love the Backpack Diaper bags from Kalencom. Both the Doodlebugs and Black backpacks feature insulated exterior bottle pocket, zippered feeding compartment, access to interior from top and side, zip down changing station with large diaper changer pad, outside gathered pocket, adjustable backpack straps and dirty duds pouch.

Quick Change Kit with Baby Wipes Box
The Quick Change Kit with Baby Wipes Box stores everything needed to change baby in one convenient kit. It opens to a large diaper changing pad with two zippered compartments that fold-out for easy access to diapers and wipes. Clear vinyl protects changing pad and easily wipes clean. It stores in your purse, diaper bag, or car and comes with baby wipes storage box. Best of all, it is eco-friendly -- the Quick Change Kit is AZO-free and utilizes no Phthalates.  

Stride Rite Jessica Simpson and Saucony collections 

The Jessica Simpson children's footwear line by Stride Rite offers young girls the opportunity to wear the hip, youthful trends inspired by the adult line while offering a kid-friendly look and feel.

Boys will kick it up a notch with the Saucony Canyon, designed for boys who love outdoor adventures. With a lightweight rubber outsole, flex grooves and cushioned heel, thisStride Rite durable sneaker is ready to tackle any terrain.

Organic Sojourn Sling by petunia pickle bottom

It’s only natural to want the best for you and your little bundle. The Organic Sojourn Sling by petunia pickle bottom is the perfect way to pair what’s good for your baby and what’s fashionable for you. An innovative pouch-style sling designed for comfort and versatility. Our favorite patterns include the Tranquil Tibet, Parisian Pansy, Dancing in Dublin and Rhone Blooms. petunia pickle bottom
Prince LionheartweePOD® by Prince LionheartThe weePOD® by Prince Lionheart is the "Mod Pod for Training Time." Toilet training can be a long and painful process for some families. That is why Prince Lionheart created the weePOD® toilet trainer: toddlers love the look and feel of the cushiony seat while parents love the security and ease of use. And it's adjustable to fit most toilets – simply “twist.”  pottyPOD

The pottyPOD soft, cushiony seat provides ultimate comfort. Because it looks similar to a real toilet and is familiar to your child, the pottyPOD™ makes the transition from a potty seat to a grown-up toilet easier. It's the only Anti-Microbial pottyPOD™ on the market! The soft, cushiony surface of the pottyPOD™ is treated with an EPA approved additive to inhibit the growth of microorganisms that may cause spoilage, odors and mildew. Its height adjustable base grows with your child, and it has a rigid base with non-slip grip strips that provide strength & stability.

Digi Baby Memory Book

Whether you are going green, going digital, or just not the traditional scrapbooking type, you will love the My Baby Book Digi Time Capsule, the only All-in-One digital baby memory book, journal, time capsule and scrapbook for new moms. The adorable USB is filled with hundreds of guided questions to engage you through every stage of your baby's first five years including unlimited entries in the baby journal, a baby's Arrival & Photo Collage, Monthly Milestones/Growth Chart, Media Center to uploadDigi Time Capsule photos, videos, audio, Medical Center and Immunization Schedule, Baby's Family Tree/ Letters for the Future and all of your new arrival’s firsts from the first coo to the first day of school. You can event create Baby Videos in under 5 Minutes.

Halo Coverall and Sleepsack Set

When we're asked about absolute must-haves for new moms, Halo is on the top of our list. Used in hospital nurseries nationwide, the SleepSack™ wearable blanket replaces loose bedding in the crib that can cover your baby's face and interfere with breathing. The 100% cotton interlock long sleeve coveralls, which match the entire SleepSack™ line, feature turn-back cuffs at the sleeve, which prevents babies from scratching their adorable little faces. The zipper is inverted just like the SleepSack™ wearable blanket, so that diaper changes are easier than ever. Plus, they are so cute and cudddly!HALO
Alex ToysALEX My Tabletop EaselWe 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.

Suitable from age 2, My Tabletop Easel is a double sided easel with a chalkboard on one side and wipe-off board on the other. It has a simple, modern design and assembles easily with no tools, no hinges, and no small parts. My Art ShowIncludes 12 inch x 100 foot paper roll, 4 non-spill paint cups, 4 beginner brushes, and a removable storage tray in the base.

Kids can show off their art in style with My Art Show. Put your favorite pictures in the 6 picture frame sleeves. Funky ArtistMove them around. Then hang it on a wall. Change the pictures as often as you like! Each frame has a Velcro back and is interchangeable.

Everything you need to let the kids' imagination soar, the Funky Artist kit from let kids make fun patterns and textures with big unique brushes. Pour paint into the plastic plates, dip the brush and dab onto paper. Comes with 3 unique textured brushes, 3 bottles of washable paint and 4 paint plates.First Painting Set

ALEX even has a first painting set that has everything little artists need to begin working on their masterpieces. The First Painting Set is appropriate from 18 months and has 3 beginner brushes, 3 bottles of washable paint and 3 non-spill paint cups.


Sozo™, the company that delivers a whole new world of kid stuff with style, has introduced a line of infant and toddler apparel that will have eyes turning. Rich, detailed embroidery, bright colors and 100% cotton fabrics will delight both kids and moms. Our favorite patterns are the monster, race trax, ladybug and leopard prints.

Arm & HammerTM Diaper PailThe design team at Munchkin partnered with Arm & HammerTM to create the new Arm & HammerTM Diaper Pail, designed specifically with mom in mind. Bags are easy to load, and tossing dirty diapers is quick and easy. The patented self-sealing system tightly seals the bag and locks odors away, while the Arm & Hammer® baking soda cartridge safely absorbs odors and dispenses natural baking soda each time the lid is closed. A full cartridge lasts over 90 days, and refilling is simple (no need for a separate deodorizer). Each bag holds up to 25 diapers and is easy to snap, seal and toss when full. The pail comes fully assembled and includes 3 Arm & Hammer® Diaper Pail Refill Bags. The odor-eliminating power of Arm & Hammer® baking soda combined with this clever and easy-to-use design make TheMunchkin Arm & HammerTM Diaper Pail by Munchkin® the perfect diaper pail system for today's busy parents and caregivers.
Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump by AmedaThe Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump by Ameda is as unique as each breastfeeding mom. CustomControl™ dual adjustability has separate suction and speed dials that let you choose from 32 different combinations to customize your pumping experience for the best results every time. Ameda takes customization a step further with its CustomFit Flange System™. Moms need their breast pump flange to fit properly for greatest comfort and better milk flow. Because flange fit can change with birth, breastfeeding and pumping, the three most popular flange sizes are included ensuring a good flange fit as long as you continue to pump. Purely Yours Ultra includes everything needed to pump comfortably and effectively while on the go…all tucked neatly into the Ultra Suede & Faux Leather tote.
 ExerSaucer® Splash™ Active Learning Center™evenflo
The ExerSaucer® Splash™ Active Learning Center™ by Evenflo has spin and bounce actions that provide baby with plenty of exercise to strengthen legs, back and neck. It helps baby develop motor skills, object exploration, cause/effect learning, self-awareness and hand-eye coordination, and allows baby to exercise without the dangers of walkers. Evenflo SnugliThe ExerSaucer® Mega™ Splash tabletop toys provide a variety of entertaining play functions to keep baby interested. The machine washable seat pad with bubbles create a fun, beach play experience for baby that’s also easy to clean. Three height adjustments accommodate growing baby, and no tools required for quick and easy assembly.

The Snugli® Hug™ Soft Carrier by Evenflo allows for two carrying positions – baby can face in or out. Secure-lock buckles keep baby safe and innovative pull-forward straps allow for easy adjustability. It's plush interior is comfortable for baby, and an adjustable seat grows with your baby. The fabrics are cleanable, sturdy and breathable, and the carrier has a slimming design. For infants 7-26 lbs.


For those that take their comfort items seriously, we introduce the cozy blanket with options. Meet Nuddle, the most luxurious, warm, comfortable and functional lounging blanket you will ever own. Never choose between having to keep your feet warm or your shoulders covered. Read, write, eat, play and stay nestled and cozy from your neck to your tippy toes. Use it as a throw or customize your comfort, for anyone in any size Kid or Adult. Nuddle Baby can be used as a functional stroller blanket designed with an exclusive foot pocket and opening for 5-point harnessNuddle – never falling off the stroller. Rich colors like Chocolate, Merlot or Latte match any décor or mood.

Teach My

Teach My Baby is the first and only all-in-one learning kit for babies 6-18 months. 15 innovative tools help babies learn the basics. The kit is divided into 4 sections; First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sounds and Touch. Each section contains coordinated teaching tools that encourage natural repetition. The teaching tools are modern and multicultural. The kit has an assortment of everything educational; nesting blocks, finger puppets, board books, textured and mirrored flashcards, a story board, one and two piece puzzles and more. It is all neatly organized in a portable and storable carrying case. Similarly, Teach My Toddler is the award-winning, first and only all-in-one pre-school learning system for toddlers 18 months+. The kit has 17 teaching tools to help toddlers master the basics; alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. Each section is fully-coordinated with a total of 5 puzzles, 4 board books, 4 posters and 4 sets of flashcards. The tools are neatly organized in a portable & storable carrying case. The aim of Teach My Toddler is to give toddlers a head start and to encourage one-on-one time between toddlers and their parents, grandparents and caregivers. It only takes 20 minutes a day, making it the 'smart' educational toy for toddlers.
Big Eye SinglepocketMagazinboardReisenthel provides moms the art of keeping things tidy. The Big Eye Singlepocket looks almost as good as a painting and provides very real-istic solutions to a number of organizational problems, whether to hold knick-knacks in your child's bedroom or for any other room in the house.

The magazinboard neatly holds your child's school papers or any other needs. It flattens against the wall to keep papers out of the way and includes a pocket for pencils, crayons or other small objects.reisenthel

Dabbawalla Bags

Frustrated by the lack of functional, appropriately-sized bags available for children, sisters Susan Givens and Carol Mack teamed up to create Dabbawalla Bags. Inspired by the functional simplicity of European design, the launch product line is sized specifically for pre-school and early elementary school children. You’ll find no cartoon characters or action figures, no utilitarian oversized styles that mimic adult packs – just simple, colorful designs that kids of all ages can relate to. Our favorites include the Fast Track, Mod Pod, Go Fetch and Trunk Show. Dabbawalla Bags are constructed entirely out of durable neoprene, which protects, insulates and cushions without worry of lead or PVC. They are machine washable, stain-resistant and built to last in colorful, fun designs sure to please theDabawalla Bags young and young at heart. Well-designed features include cushioned handles, reinforced seams for added strength, wide zipper openings, and inside pockets for stashing gear. The backpack features straps that adjust from the inside.
Quick N Ready Steam Sterilizer
Feeding baby is easier with products from NUK. Boil bottles? Ha! The Quick N Ready Steam Sterilizer holds up to 6 bottles and offers a particularly gentle method of sterilizing that uses hot steam and requires no chemicals. It can be used for baby bottles, baby accessories or breastfeeding items.
Ready to Feed Baby Bottle Warmer Universal
The NUK Ready to Feed Baby Bottle Warmer Universal can be used for all bottle and food jars. It is a fast, clever bottle warmer that combines technology with aesthetics to provide easy everyday use in the home.

TummyTubCoined "the magical bucket", the Original TummyTub is a unique womb-shaped and sized bath that eases baby’s transition from a familiar, safe place to an unknown world. Enormously popular in Europe, this alternative to the standard baby bath makes bath time stress-free for babies and parents alike. Baby feels warm, safe, and relaxed within its soft boundaries. The TummyTub eases indigestion, gas, and colic while calming baby. It stimulates cognitive and physical development and is ultra light weight, easy on your back. It is Phthalate, BPA, lead free and uses less water, energy, and space than traditional baby tubs. The optional stand raises baby to a comfortable sitting position and doubles as a stool, with clever design for storage inside. TummyTub
Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier by Snazzy BabyThe Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier by Snazzy Baby is specially designed for today' s busy parents and their hectic lifestyles. This cool, lightweight, ergonomically designed hip carrier lets parents choose the most comfortable position for themselves and and their baby. And it has two more uses! It simply converts to being a portable high chair restraint to use on any type of standard style chair, and can be used on shopping carts to secure your child while shopping. It is specially designed to assist moms while breast feeding, and has an ergonomically Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier by Snazzy Babydesigned gel based shoulder strap that evenly distributes your baby's weight giving you long use comfort. Front storage compartments offer convenient storage of spare diaper, wipes, pacifier, cell phone, leg warmers etc. It is perfect for use by the pool or beach as the material is chlorine and salt water resistant. Snazzy BabyUse from 4+ months when your baby has good head control to age 3+ - to 37lb.
Hooter Hiders by bebe au laitAll-new Hooter Hiders by bebe au lait have been redesigned using feminine design embellishments and new patterns. These well-known covers allow for discreet, stylish nursing in public. Moms, celebrities, and medical professionals agree - the award winning Hooter Hiders nursing covers are a true 'Mommy must-have.' They are 100% Cotton, machine washable, and have a unique rigid neckline that allows for ventilation, as well as direct eye contact with the baby. Generous sizing keeps mommy completely covered during breastfeeding. It can also be used as a sunshade to protect baby’s fragile skin from harmful UV rays when in a baby carrier or car seat/stroller. bebe au lait

yubo lunch boxes

Great ideas are often born from necessity. While making lunches for their two daughters, yubo creators became frustrated with the amount of plastic baggies used every day. The typical store bought lunchboxes they owned were impossible to clean, they collected crumbs and foul old-food odors. Worst of all, their kids were over the novelty of their lunchboxes less than a week after buying them! That was the start of a journey to re-invent the lunchbox. And yubo was born - a lunchbox that is customizable,yubo interactive, fun, flexible, functional, washable, ecological, colorful, beautiful, and of course, very cool and loaded with personality. At last, a lunchbox that’s simple, clean, functional, eco-friendly and fun!
LeapFrog Chat & Count Cell PhoneLeapFrogThe new 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.
LeapFrog Counting Candles™ Birthday Cake
The new Counting Candles™ Birthday Cake makes every day a birthday! Five candles light up one by one, and children can blow them out, just like on a real cake. They can sing along to a counting song, five songs about growing up or add birthday lyrics to an instrumental tune. They can also listen to children's thoughts on the best things about birthdays. For ages 12 months-3 years.

Both toys allow parents to connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. 

Eazz Baby Wraps Blanket 

Hand made from 100 percent organic cotton, bamboo and hemp by a mother of four, Eazz Baby Wraps all-in-one Blankets are soft, hypo-allergenic and machine washable. We love the unique, rich colors and generous size perfectEazz Baby Wraps for newborns to age 5. Attach easily to your stroller, or attach toy links – these blankets are ideal for nursing, traveling, and playing.

nomie baby 'cozy up' stroller blanket

The nomie baby 'cozy up' stroller blanket is a comfy and warm blanket that zips around your little one to keep them cozy and warm. It easily fits all strollers, and won't slip off or get caught in the wheels. The 'cozy up's' a wind resistant outer layer, and super soft fleece lining are washing machine and dryer friendly, so it looks as great after hundreds of washings. It comes in two sizes: infant, which fits both strollers and infant carriers, and toddler size.Nomie Baby
 Harmony by Medela
by Medela is the newest technology in an easy-to-use manual single pump. It is lightweight & portable for on-the-go pumping. It has comfortable, massaging SoftFit™ Breastshield, and allows for more milk in less time with 2-Phase Expression® technology. Medela
Robeez Patriotic Bootie
Proudly sport your country's colors in this Robeez Patriotic Bootie. A super-soft, snow white lining will keep little feet warm, while an elasticized ankle and non-slip, suede outsole ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

Baby Zoo Sleep TrainerBaby ZooWhat's a sleep trainer? Imagine giving your child Momo the monkey. At bedtime, show your child that Momo is going to sleep. With one push on the button you close Momo’s eyes. You whisper: “Momo is sleeping. Be quiet now otherwise you wake him up.” Then you explain that as long as Momo is sleeping he/she needs to stay quiet and try to catch some more sleep. Only when Momo opens his eyes, it is time to wake up! This unique and cute Sleep Trainer by Baby Zoo shows in an intuitive way when your child is allowed to get out of bed or still needs to catch some sleep: Eyes Closed – “I should be sleeping”, Eyes Open -”Rise and shine!” Each Sleep Trainer is an Analogue & Digital clock with opening/closing eyes at the time you set. Momo makes a jungle alarm sound, with adjustable volume (or you can switch off completely). 
Baby Zoo Gus Nightlight
Turtle Gus is an adorable nightlight which helps children to fall asleep. Gus also provide nightly comfort. It’s safe to take Gus to bed because the nightlight does not get warm and automatically shuts off at the time set by the parent (the timer function prolongs a long battery life). You can set the timer to stay on all night or for 10 min, 20 min, 30 min. Gus is safe to use from 10 months onwards.
Hush A Bye Baby hooded towelThe Hush A Bye Baby hooded towel from innovative Juvenile Solutions is extra long and wide for toddlers too. You will love how plush these cute animal bath towels are. With 100% terry cotton and satin trim.Juvenille Solutions
Little Pim language seriesTeach your baby, toddler or preschooler a foreign language at home with Little Pim. These three-disc sets now include more languages! French, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic or Chinese. This designed for children system introduces 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 teach vocabulary to express basic needs and desires such as I’m hungry, let’sLittle Pim play, or time to wake up. Parents will enjoy watching too and may pick up a few words themselves! 



the details


Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 5


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


Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm; VIP entry at 6pm


The Dream Cafe 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. 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.


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


Space is limited. Tickets are not transferable. Last day to cancel for a full refund is January 15. Please see our cancellation policy.


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



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