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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
January 2011

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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.

Tiny Love Jungle Park Activity GymTiny LoveTiny Love has been a MetroMoms favorite since our first year of hosting events. Their bright colors capture baby's attention and, even better, each toy or mat promotes developmental skills. The Tiny Love VIP gift bag Jungle Park Activity Gym is a developmental activity gym that fully surrounds your child during playtime, offering an extra large play surface with plenty of activities to choose from. Innovative sliding rings allow you to place the set's four hanging toys-- soft elephant and lion rattles, a leaf teether, and a wind chime--within your baby's reach, which provides baby with frustration-free play and exploration while developing hand-eye coordination. As babies get older, parents can change the placement of the toys periodically to encourage them to reach out and grasp toys. Includes a two-sided electronic toy that can also be used as a free-standing toy as well as a Tummy Time pillow for extra comfort.

The Tag-a-Long attachment is a bright, simple, fun way for kids to walk comfortably next to a stroller, shopping cart, or even your diaper bag. The Tag-a-Long allows little ones just enough independence to interact with the world around them at zoos, parks, amusement parks, museums, and playgrounds while keeping them close. It gives children a place to hold while moving about and their very own spot to come back to when the fun is done. Requires no tools, lead and PBA free, and will fit on most strollers.

Oh Baby SkincareOh, Baby Organic Skincare provide a natural skincare choice that is wholesome, natural, organic and safe. MetroMoms will receive a product from the line, which includes: Baby Butter, a lotion rich with natural emollients, moisturizers and antioxidants; Bathtime Baby, a very gentle combination body wash and shampoo that cleanses without disrupting the skin's natural moisture balance; Bottom Balm, a safe and gentle cream to protect the skin in this harsh moistOh Baby Organic Skincare environment; and Bubbly Bath, a luxurious bathing experience with foaming bubbles that is free of harsh ingredients formerly associated with bubble bath health problems.

Brica Baby Snack PodBrica BabyThe VIP gift bag Snack Pod from Brica Baby is the ultimate snack & drink organizer is the perfect answer for kids on the go. Installation is quick and easy with the adjuster knob. The new design works on virtually all car seats on the market, and also on strollers, shopping carts and portable high chairs, accommodating most drink sizes. Two removable snack cups with snap close lids are top rack dishwasher-safe. No assembly – just clamp and go.

Beginnings by Maclarenbeginning... by Maclaren Embrace Travel Kit One of the most popular products from beginning... by Maclaren is the Embrace Travel Kit for baby. Each travel kit contains a special selection of seven trial size products with lavender essential oil to calm and comfort. Natural ingredients are infused with organic essential oils for an introduction to holistic baby care. Now you can take what so many MetroMoms have written us about with you wherever you travel. Kit includes Absorbing Dusting Powder, Cocooning Massage Oil, Comforting Room Mist, Protecting Nappy Change Balm, Soothing Delicate Soap, and Celebration Natural Wax Candle for Baby and You.

 D P (de-pee)® Stain & Odor Remover D P (de-pee)®Potty accidents, spit-up, diaper malfunctions, food stains, look-what-I-made stains - Stains happen. D P (de-pee)® Stain & Odor Remover "De-activates," "De-composes," and "De-stroys" even the toughest stains and odors – permanently - using the power of nature's enzymes. Use it on bedding, clothing, mattresses, carpets, upholstery, furniture, sealed wood, tile, linoleum, and most any water safe surface... it’s guaranteed!

Sassy Stay-Clean™ Silly SquirtsSassyThe Sassy Stay-Clean™ Silly Squirts inspires stay-clean fun. 2-piece stay-clean™design helps prevent mold growth and makes cleaning easy . Silly mix & match characters encourage creative and imaginative bathtime fun. Snap together to play or snap open to clean. They are even top rack dishwasher safe!

paciplayToes For EyesLittle ones can Play, Pacify and Teethe with the all-in-one playful paciplay teether pacifier keeper from Toes For Eyes. These keepers fit most pacifiers and are made from non-toxic , BPA + phthalate free, FDA approved silicone. Soft and flexible, paciplay is fun to grasp, stretch, squeeze and chew. The unique design allows little one to guide pacifier into mouth with ease and raised edges plus textured surfaces soothe teething gums. Easy to clean, bacteria resistant, odorless and tasteless.

Piggyback Bandz

Piggyback BandzPiggyback Bandz at first glance looks similar to many other band bracelets, until you slide it on your wrist and watch it stand at attention, upright. Layer the bandz with one, two or a half-dozen more to create a word, a secret code, a design or whatever the imagination whips up. We love the fun shapes - Cool Rides, Football, Glam, Groovy, Sealife, Safari, Alphabet and Letters.

Sassy On The Go Formula Dispenser

SassyThe Sassy On The Go Formula Dispenser has four sections that provide capacity for a full day of feedings. Each section holds enough powder for an 8oz bottle. When baby no longer needs a bottle, it holds snacks for easy dispensing. The dispenser comes in blue, green and pink, and is BPA Free & Phthalate Compliant.

Mom-InventedCoverPlug by Mom InventedThe products that convenience motherhood the most are often created by moms, and the Mom-Invented brand of products includes the most smart, innovative, and fun of them all. CoverPlug™ protects little fingers and your décor. It’s made of paintable materials so you can paint it to match your surrounding walls – over and over again! Repaint and reuse. Simply press it in to place, no tools needed, and outlets are camouflaged to the curious child. Removable by an adult, secure enough that a child cannot pull out.

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phil&teds explorerPhil&Tedsphil&teds strollers are a favorite among active parents, and they just got better! The new explorer in-line offers ultimate flexibility from newborn to older toddler. New terrific features include one hand fast fold, new car seat plus second seat mode, a large follow-the sun sunhood, a double kit (2nd seat) sunhood, new Seat Performance System™, interchangeable colors, and an easy-to-use pedal brake. Explorer is designed to let you live the life you want, see the places you want to see, do the things you want to do and all with the kids in tow. The explorer™ has an innovative one hand fast fold, which enables you to quickly fold the stroller in one smooth action, pop it in the car and get going. The simple pull & slide release is safely out of junior's reach, yet still convenient for you. The explorer's new follow the sun hood design provides protection in any direction of travel. There's huge coverage, complete with flick-out sun visor and handy side pockets for extra storage. You can configure the stroller to have the second seat and your car seat, all at once! Explorer's contoured, vented Seat Performance System™ provides increased postural support for a super-comfy ride. And an all new one-handed seat-recline provides infinite adjustability between upright and lie-flat positions. We love how Flip-flop friendly the explorer's all new brake system is, with an easy on/off pedal that is engaged with a flick of your foot. Colors and accessories allow you to add a splash of you with interchangeable Buggy liner™, zip-on sun covers,phil&teds smart saddle bags, and cup holder. You're all set!

It may sound like an oxymoron but the new smart is a complete compact stroller system. So lightweight, so easy to use, so versatile – it just may be the smartest little stroller around. Attach a peanut™ bassinet, change the direction the seat faces or add a car seat....what more could you want? How about multiple recline positions, and the aerocore™ seat - a super easy clean, hypo-allergenic, ventilating and insulating, UV resistant, waterproof and non toxic, cushioning and supportive seat. You could just rinse it off in the sink! A flick of the switch and the smart™ glides into fold mode. Incredibly easy for storage and travel. Wheels can be removed if desired. The large follow-the-sun sun hood works perfectly in rear-facing or front facing mode, providing complete adjustable coverage wherever you need it.
Mountain Buggy Swift
For 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. Hot features include a multi adjustable handle, compact stand fold with quick release wheels, and the quick release harness clip with safety button so only parents can release. It’s compatible with carrycot and travel system items. Active pushers will love the gear tray and bottle holder, the zip in sun cover, and the water repellent and durable easy to remove fabric seat. Mountain Buggy Duo

The duo is a slimline side-by-side double stroller with the maneuverability of a single. Double the adventure but not the width, and take on rugged terrain with your two in tow. You can build your own system with single or double carrycot, seats, or car seat adaptability. Individual follow the sun canopies let your little explorers take in the views as they want. Same great water repellent and durable fabric! Mountain Buggy

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

The Parkway SGL features ISOFLEX, a Flexible Lower LATCH Connection System that secures the booster seat to the vehicle, preventing it from becoming a projectile when not in use, and stabilizing it during a crash. The belt positioning booster still features SecureGuard™ anti-submarining technology, which helps prevent the child from sliding under the lap belt (or submarining) during a collision. The Parkway SGL offers True Side Impact Protection® and easily converts to a backless booster while maintaining the SecureGuard feature. It also provides supportive high-density comfort foam to cushion the child, a quick-adjust mechanism to easily adjust the head restraint, and color-coded vehicle belt guides to help correctly position the vehicle seat belt. The Parkway SGL is designed for three-across seating in many mid- and small-sized vehicles, and fits children from 40 pounds and 38 inches up to 120 pounds and 63 inches. And yes, it has retractable Cup Holders.

alma urban crib from bloomThe beautifully designed folding alma urban crib from bloom is all about style, mobility and storage. A wooden bassinet/mini-crib with stainless steel detailing; the perfect choice for parents looking to bring a little contemporary chic to the nursery or home. Designed for urban spaces, elevated living, co-sleeping and grandparent/second homes, alma's unique and simple patented fold is as appealing as its ease of mobility. alma has two mattress heights combining the benefits of a newborn bassinet or cradle with a mini-crib; a modern easy folding bed that can be used comfortably from newborn to 12 months. Bloom 
Black & White Dots & Stripes crib bedding set from CarouselBoldly contrasting Black & White Dots & Stripes crib bedding set from Carousel is an adventurous baby bedding collection that is stylishly smart as well as charming. Perfect for baby's developing sense of vision and offering endless decorating possibilities for the nursery, this stunning combination of opposite black and white shades offers a modern appeal to baby's room. For more than 22 years Carousel Designs has offered one of the broadest selections in the category of high quality baby bedding. Set includes crib comforter, crib sheet, crib bumper, and crib skirt. Carousel Designs is also the only baby bedding company that allows parents to design their bedding with their innovative design tool, Nursery Designer®, and view their virtual nursery for an accurate depiction of what it will look like.Carousel Designs

GoCrib by guava family 

The GoCrib by guava family has its roots in the action sports industry. Based on the rigid-inflatable Kiteboarding kite that has a lightweight yet solid frame when setup, but is easily packed down into a small backpack when not in use, the GoCrib is light, portable, easy and fast. When inflated, it is sturdy and stable, with a wide base. No hinges, no mechanisms, no large metal or plastic components make it is super lightweight and incredibly compact. And, since it comes with its own backpack, it's easy to take with you anywhere you go for a day outing or an overnight stay. The dual action pump inflates the GoCrib in seconds, and the pressure gauge tells you when it's ready to use. When packing, the GoCrib valves lock open to make deflation a snap, and the Crib can be stuffed Guava Familyinto its backpack just like a sleeping bag. No folding or rolling. It's that simple.
Joovy Cocoon
The Cocoon stroller-jogger-bicycle trailer from Joovy offers the versatility and flexibility that active families are looking for in great family gear – all in one multi-functional product. Little one sits in the cocoon-like seat compartment and out of the elements with plenty of leg room, a 5-point harness, and two mesh pockets for easy-reach items. Entry is through the zippered door/cool mesh window for great ventilation and a vinyl window for when the weather is less cooperative. Kids will love the two huge windows on either side that allow incredible visibility and views! Parents will love the extra large storage compartment and compact fold. Rides are super smooth – for parent and child.

Delta Disney Pixar Cars Toddler Bed and Table & Chairs setKids can now literally immerse themselves in the stories of their favorite fictional characters through Delta's toddler beds and chair and table sets. The Disney Pixar Cars Toddler Bed lets them sleep and dream in the Disney Pixar Cars universe. A decal of the character appears on the headboard and footboard. The bed is perfect for that big kid transition, built low to the ground and with side rails for safe and secure sleeping. We have coupled it with the Cars Table and Chair Set, which make a perfect place to color, play, or read. Delta Dora Toddler Bed and Table & Chairs set

Little girls will love to explore with Dora and the 10th anniversary design, solid hardwood, brightly-colored Dora Table and Chair Set. Perfectly coordinates with the Dora Toddler Bed with which we coupled it. Both beds use a standard crib mattress (sold separately) and are recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years, up to 50 lbs. Delta Children's Products
Step2 Deluxe Art Master DeskReady to unleash your child's creative side? The Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk is a sturdy art desk with plenty of storage. It features a large work surface with molded-in compartments, hinged dry-erase writing surface that wipes cream easily and opens to a storage area, a raised shelf and storage bins to hold art supplies, and vertical compartments to store books and tablets. Includes one New Traditions Chair. Step2
Summer Lil' Luxuries™ Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & ShowerPampering a baby comes naturally to parents. We that in mind, Summer created the Lil' Luxuries™ Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower. Within this unique dual-wall and comfortably contoured tub design, your little one will enjoy a luxurious spa experience. It features a motorized jet that creates a relaxing whirlpool. The swirling waters, coupled with instantly calming vibrations, pamper your baby like no other tub can. The jet also sends massaging bubbles up from the floor to further embrace your child. An ultra-soft plush sling can be used with newborns, while the integrated shower unit detaches to give your growing baby more leg room.Summer The shower unit, with its oversized water basin to hold more clean rinse water, can also be used in an adult tub for extended use.
Smart TrikeThe Smart Trike grows with your child from 10 months to over 2 years. Little adventure seekers will ride in a safe and secure position with the seat belt and safety bar, parents can take control with the telescopic steering handle. The seat offers long back support and a comfortable padded cover. The detachable, adjustable canopy offers sun protection. Release the clutch to give your little driver freewheeling control, or push it in to direct the trike yourself. The foldable footrest provides comfortable support for young passengers. Later, your child will graduate to the pedals, which have a non-slip surface for safety. The trike is equipped with rubber wheels and metal components forSmart Trike durability and ideal performance. A tipping bucket provides space for toys and supplies, while the included bag offers convenient storage. A bottle holder helps the two of you stay hydrated, and the play phone keeps your child amused. The removable hand rest protector offers rigid support for extra safety. Ride Happy!
Mutsy easygrow high chairThe Mutsy easygrow high chair is an innovative new child seat that brings life to your interior and gives your child a safe and comfortable place at the table. Both the seat and foot rest can be easily adjusted to perfectly fit your child as he grows. Eating tray and bumper bar are included, even a flexible seat reducer and a 5-point harness. New is the pivoting eating tray and bumper bar which makes is very easy to place your child in the seat. Mutsy Grow-Up!

Say bye bye to plastic booster seats and hello to soft cushioning in eye-catching colors. The Grow-up! 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

Krooom Don SetInnovative and modern Krooom products are made of coated cardboard that is strong and sturdy but lightweight and folds flat. Advanced patented technology ensures that no corrugated edges are visible, is moisture resistant, and of course environmentally friendly. This Don Set of table and two stools is as cute as it is strong – each stool can hold 220 lbs!

P'kolino Zebra Rocking ChairAlways a MetroMoms favorite, the playfully sophisticated and clever products of P’kolino meet the creative needs of little imaginations and their parents in every room of the house. We are wild about the new Safari Collection Zebra Rocking Chair. Zebra silhouettes on stable wooden rocker match the entire P’kolino line and meet or exceed safety standards. Let creativity run wild or take a quiet break. P'Kolino
Medela Punp In Style AdvancedThe Medela Pump In Style Advanced offers portable convenience for quiet, discreet pumping anywhere. The double-electric, personal-use breastpump features Medela’s research-based 2-Phase Expression® Technology, which is proven to help moms get more milk in less time because it mimics a baby’s natural nursing pattern. Designed for moms who pump several times a day, the Pump In Style Advanced comes with everything a mom needs to pump. Like all Medela products, all parts of the Pump In Style Advanced that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free. Medela Labeling & Storage SystemMedela’s new Labeling and Storage System makes it easy to protect, organize and locate breastmilk bottles in the fridge or freezer, avoiding waste. Track and label breastmilk bottles with day of the week and time of day. The organizer tray holds up to 6 Medela breastmilk bottles and is also compatible with Pump & Save breastmilk bags.

timi&leslie Charlie bag

Charlie, Charlie, oh how I love thee! The timi&leslie Charlie bag is made from faux leather (PVC free) and features custom hardware in an antique brass finish. Charlie comes with many functional and fashionable accessories and features a cross body, adjustable detachable strap so you can wear it hands free whenever you need to; a specially designed changing pad with a front mesh pocket where you can store your diapers, wipes and creams when you need to make a quick diaper change trip; a stylish clutch that you can use as your purse (who wants to carry a purse and a baby bag?) with interior credit card slots and an inside zipper pocket; an insulated bottle tote to keep your babies bottles warm or cool; maatching stroller straps so you can hang your bebe bag from your stroller and a protective timi & leslie duster bag. Charlie has a water resistant, light colored lining so you can easily see everything in your bag, two exterior back zipper pockets, six interior organizational pockets and an inside key fob.
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Babysitter Balance OrganicThe BabyBjörn 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.

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Safety1st Nod-A-Way® BassinetThe Nod-A-Way Bassinet from Safety 1st is a dream come true for parents—and baby too! Quiet your restless baby with Smart Soother™ technology that activates music, sounds, and gentle vibration when it hears baby becoming restless. See your baby from across the room or when lying down with the peek-a-boo window—helps to keep you from hovering over baby and risk disturbing a light sleeper. The bassinet also includes convenient wheels for portability.
Safety1st Clic!
Make travel simple with a Clic! The Clic! is an innovative stroller frame that's been specially designed to fit Safety 1st, Cosco and Eddie Bauer infant car seats. A comforting click lets you know that your infant car seat is safely secured to the frame and you're ready to stroll. The Clic! stroller frame folds compactly to fit easily into your car or home and features the amenities you'dSafety 1st expect a full size travel system to offer.

Baby BrezzaTM One Step Baby Food Maker

The Baby Brezza™ One Step Baby Food Maker is the one and only baby food processor that automatically blends food after steaming, for a true one step, simple homemade baby food-making process. This patented, multi-functional baby food maker allows you to steam and blend fruits, vegetables, fish and meats to create healthy, homemade purees for your baby. Just load your food and water into the machine, set your steam time, and in minutes the Baby Brezza will automatically steam and puree your food into a delicious meal for baby. With the included recipe book and website full of information and tips on feeding your baby, Baby Brezza makes mealtime preparation a breeze! Baby Brezza

Skip*Hop Versa Bag

Stylish and lightweight, the Versa bag from Skip*Hop expands to fit your life. Versa is the high style diaper bag that keeps up with you and baby through errands, playdates, work and even the gym! Pack it, grab it and go.Two insulated front pockets are roomy enough to store baby's bottles, sippy cups and food. Nine more pockets easily organize diapers, toys, clothes and all of your personal items – keeping everything safe and dry. A quick zip down the center provides over 20% more storage capacity. How cool is that?
Balboa Baby® Nursing CoverThe Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse at ease. Baby is nestled close to mom while nursing in their private cocoon. This helps babies focus on nursing by eliminating outside stimulation. The structured, reinforced neckline holds the fabric away from mom and baby, permitting eye contact which is essential between mothers and nursing babies. The easily accessible pocket is just the right size to hold your nursing pads and burp cloth.
Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover
The soft, quilted Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover provides a clean and secure surface environment for babies by creating a comfortable “nest” for baby with a 360 degree germ free zone. Combining simplicity and convenience, the Shopping Cart Cover features four elastic corners that secure Cover to the cart while providing easy one-hand installation. Toy loops allow you to attach baby‘s favorite playthings, and an extra wide safety strap comfortably keeps baby secure while attaching Cover to shopping cart or high chair. And unlike other bulky covers, the ultra soft quilted material of the Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover folds up so small that it can fit into your diaper bag so you will always have it with you. It also doubles as a restaurant highchair cover.
Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling
The Adjustable Sling is so soft and comfortable that “slinging” your baby will feel totally natural for both of you. Designed to grow as your baby does, the Balboa Sling offers parents hands free motion and promotes bonding. The unique contoured padded strap features a sleek design, yet evenly distributes your baby’s weight. The covered elastic trim ensures your baby is safe and positioned close to you, while the deep pocket design keeps baby snug and secure, allowing you to move freely without worry.
Kokopax city carrierThe city carrier by kokopax is the perfect option for the urban family. It positions baby at eye-level, making it a great way to see and interact with the world. It’s made with a lightweight aluminum frame and high quality custom designed fabric. The 5-point harness, adjustable frame and kickstand for easy loading and unloading are all features that make the kokopax city carrier a comfortable, safe ride for baby and parent.kokpax
Angeles Midi MyRider TrikeTwo years in the making, the sleek, modern, advanced design of the Midi MyRider Trike from Angeles makes it a durable grow-with-me must have that grows with your family from child to child. The innovative Vario Seat™ allows for children of various sizes and ages to ride comfortably. The yellow powder-coated frame resists rust and scratches and the trike offers comfort back support for riders. The construction beats the competition, with no protruding hardware, a durable welded steel frame, sturdy, solid rubber tires on spoke-less wheels, heavy-duty rubber handgrips and recessed no-pinch hub design. AngelesAdults will find it super easy with the grooved Vario Seat™ handle for easier carrying, and no assembly!
ALEX In My KitchenAlex ToysWe love ALEX®, the premier brand of creative toys and children’s lifestyle products offering quality materials for the brightest of imaginations. The In My Kitchen coupled with the Cooking Set gives kids the opportunity to create a huge feast in their own kitchen, then clean it all up in the sink. Jumping Jr. - First TrampolineKids can hang pots and pans on the hooks. Perfect for little chefs.

The Jumping Jr. - First Trampoline is suitable from ages 12 months and offers great exercise for infants. The trampoline helps children develop balance and strength. It has a rubber handle bar for secure grip. The legs are foldable, pad is sewn on ~trampoline for easy assembly.

Groovy ScrapbookPeace, love and memories! The Groovy Scrapbook includes 10" x 10"  48-page hardbound spiral scrapbook, 10 patterned paper sheets, 333 stickers, frames and borders, 5 buttons, multicolored sequins, 2 ribbons, marker, stencil, zig zag scissors, fabric flower, glue stick and easy instructions.

Crane Cool Mist Humidifiers 

Dry air, hot air, stuffy noses and little coughs. Just some of the many reasons doctors recommend Cool Mist Humidifiers. Crane makes some of the best. We love the new tear-drop shapes and modern colors of these traditional humidifiers. Whisper quiet operation and convenience features such as auto-off, variable mist control and removable water tank make use super easy. No filters needed means no costly replacements. Energy efficient, these humidifiers use less energy than a regular household light bulb. Crane

Boppy Pillows

Boppy makes comforting products that support parents and babies. The Boppy Pillow has become the essential, must-have item for every new parent and it’s easy to see why. It fits so well, and not only supports parents as they feed baby, but gives baby a safe boost for tummy time and just lounging. Though you can match any décor with the various color and fashion choices, you will cherish the luxurious Heirloom Collection. The two-sided fabrics features ultra-soft minky, appliqué and coordinating piping. Boppy
Prince Lionheart Original Slumber Bear The Original Slumber Bear from Prince Lionheart is the only actual intra-uterine, recorded womb sound. Invented by a doctor and used in hospital nurseries for over 25 years, the Slumber Bear lulls baby to sleep in minutes. Sound and motion sensors reactivate recording when baby cries or jostles bear. The audio box is removable, and straps allow you to secure the bear to crib rails and strollers. Prince Lionheart Back to Sleep Bear

The Back to Sleep Bear is the original audio pacifier with actual sounds recorded in a mother’s womb. Parents can also record their own soothing messages. Invented by a doctor, recommended by midwives and used in maternity hospitals worldwide for over 30 years. The soundbox has a 5 minute auto-shutoff timer to save batteries, with sound and motion sensors that reactivate recording when baby cries or the bear is moved. Also includes Silkie, the Natural Bonding Aid. Parents can bond with Baby by transferring their scent to the Silkie. EvenPrince Lionheart when Mom and Dad cannot be with Baby, their scent remains to reassure and comfort Baby. Baby loves the soft and smooth Silkie texture that provides beneficial tactile stimulation! 

DRIA Cover

A hot, versatile fashion accessory for expecting and nursing moms, the DRIA Cover is unlike any other. With incredible style and flowy, breathable, durable fabrics with 4-way stretch, pregnant moms will love to wear it as a top and nursing moms can cover in style. So wrinkle resistant you can toss it in your purse or bag and still look great in it. DRIA Cover

Plush Pad® by Ah Goo Baby®

The Plush Pad® by Ah Goo Baby® is a multi-purpose memory foam surface for your baby...bringing the comfort of a nursery into any room and any place. Perfect for diaper changes, tummy time and infant/parent classes. Ultra-portable, ultra-plush, water resistant and machine washable. We love the vibrant colors and patterns that are sure to match any personality. Ah Goo Baby

phil&teds lobster

Dinner out for the family? May we suggest lobster for the little one? Get a taste for the long awaited, smart and stylish portable highchair from phil&teds, the lobster. The brushed stainless frame and easy care fabric will have heads turning at every bench and table top you latch your lobster onto. Smaller children often have trouble sitting securely in most regular highchairs. The comfy padded shoulder straps and 5-point safety harness allow for wriggle room - not wriggle through! No more yucky restaurant highchairs or boosters. The easy twist on and off gives a secure fit and the wide food tray slides securely under the clamps to protect the table surface. It stores flat in a compact carry bag and you can take the seat off the frame and toss it in the wash. Pick it up by the frame, and the lobster will literally fall into position. Once it’s detached, flip the handles inwards and it folds neatly back onto itself so you can slide it into the carry bag. And you’re off!Phil&Teds
Galt Trampoline from Giddy UpKids have so much energy! The Galt Trampoline from Giddy Up is the perfect energy burner made just for little ones 3 years to 77 pounds. A junior trampoline with an easy grip handle, to encourage children to exercise and keep fit! Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the trampoline has a tough weatherproof mat and tubular steel frame with a durable coated finish. For extra safety, the padded cover around the mat cushions the frame and prevents children from stepping through the bungee cord. This won’t take up all the space in your home though - the handle simply screws off and the legs fold down for ease of storage! Giddy Up
Boon Potty BenchFunction, more function, even more function, and cute to boot. The Potty Bench by Boon is a training potty featuring two enclosed side storage spaces for organizing potty training supplies, and a pull-out drawer for easy sanitary clean-up. Simply close the lid to use as a large, sturdy stool that supports up to 300 lbs. The sleek, modern design includes a built-in toilet paper holder and a removable soft deflector shield.boon
GoVinci from benbatGoVinci from benbat is the one of a kind “Look what I made” backpack that lets kids express themselves. A clear outer display frame showcases their best art and doubles as a solid stop and draw work surface. Just slide your favorite sketch, drawing, or painting to show it off. With ample storage for essentials and shoulder strap safety reflectors, GoVinci is ahead of the packs. benbat
Smithsonian Science and Activity kits from NSI InternationalNSI InternationalThe Smithsonian Science and Activity kits from NSI International embrace the uncompromising quality, enduring value, and ultimate authenticity of the Smithsonian name.

50X telescope
Young astronomers can explore and learn about space with a real working, high-quality 50X telescope. Objects viewed through the telescope appear 50 times closer than they really are. See the details of the moon and planets. Includes a booklet of about our solar system and beyond written by an astronomer from the Smithsonian Institute.  900X Microscope

The real, metal 900X Microscope with mirror illuminator is the perfect lab tool for young scientists. It has 3 interchangeable objective lenses with powers of 100x, 450x and 900x. Also included in the kit are all the tools you need to make real specimen slides including a magnifying glass, pair of tweezers, slides, Petri dish and spare bulb.
Eco Dome Habitat
The Eco Dome Habitat lets young biologists construct and manage four exciting nature habitats. View an ant hill for ants, a rainforest chamber for frogs, an aquarium for fish and a bug chamber for insects or other creatures they collect. Includes a full color poster and information about nature, written by an expert from the Smithsonian institution.

Mega Science LabThe Mega Science Lab is the perfect set for the young scientist who is into it all. The set includes all you need to build a real working volcano, an ant or insect habitat, grow a crystal, and excavate dinosaur "fossils". You can also monitor rainfall and temperature with the weather station and paint a model of the earth and moon. Includes an informative full‐color poster written by experts from the Smithsonian Institution.
Crystal Growing
With Crystal Growing you can grow 10 crystals in any color you choose or grow white crystals that when placed on the electronic base change colors before your eyes. The included full color poster, written by an expert on crystals from the Smithsonian Institution, includes amazing crystal images and information about how crystals are formed and used in everyday items.
Motor Works
Motor Works lets you build a real working model of a 4 cylinder engine. Watch the spark plugs fire and the valves open and close. See how the pistons fire with the correct timing and watch the belts and fan turn. Set includes over 100 parts that screw together easily and full color poster about engines and combustion written by an expert from the Smithsonian Institution.
Foam Saddle Scooter from Fun and FunctionMade of high density foam, the soft and comfortable Foam Saddle Scooter from Fun and Function enables children under 5 to ride and play fearlessly and build their confidence in a variety of positions and activities. Highly durable and safe for gliding indoors and outdoors. Use in sitting, kneeling or prone positions to improve strength, balance, posture, and coordination. Non-marring rubber castersFun and Function swivel 360°. Supports up to 160 pounds.

PortaChair from Bambinoz

The PortaChair from BambinOz is great for using at home or out and about because it’s compact, lightweight and folds small enough to fit in a baby bag. The innovative design fits a wide variety of chairs and is flexible to accommodate your growing child from 5 months to 2 ½ years. Take the PortaChair with you to restaurants and avoid exposure to germs on highchairs or keep children secure when you are travelling through busy airports or malls when there's no highchair in sight. All of the straps are fully adjustable for maximum safety and the soft cushioning will keep your child comfortable. Features 5-Point safety harness for maximum support and is machine washable. BambinOz
Sakar International Caryola USB KeyboardCrayola Digital Video CameraMake learning fun! With its vivid Crayola colors and oversized keys specially designed to make typing easier for kids, the Crayola USB EZ Type Keyboard by Sakar International will make learning fun! System Requirements: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP or Vista; Mac OS X (10.1 or higher).

Do you have a future film-maker in your midst? Find out with the the Crayola Digital Video Camera. It features a 1.5" TFT preview screen, built-in microphone, SD memory card slot, and video genie software. Uploading the videos to your computer is a cinch.
Sakar Gummy Bear line
Sakar International is electrifying the Gummy Bear brand with a new line of Gummy-textured electronics that are not yet on the market. MetroMoms will be the first to see the Gummy Bear Ear Buds!Hello Kitty Walkie Talkie set

The Hello Kitty Walkie Talkie set is great for a pair of friends. During the night the antenna lights up and during the day the walkie talkie open up to a mirror, so you can see who is behind you.

Hello Kitty Digital Photo FrameBring your Hello Kitty Digital Photo Frame out with you and show all your friends your pictures. Connected to a keychain, this item has easy accessibility to carry around with you. The screen is 1.5", perfect size for a mini portable photo frame. iCarly Digital Camcorder

Have the ability to film whatever you want with the iCarly Digital Camcorder. Be part of the show as you film your own video, and then edit it with our iCarly software. Hey!!! You never know, your video might be put on iCarly one day.

Sakar International
dreamGear Sesame Street Cookie Monster and Elmo Travel Kits for DS Lite, DSi &DSi XLThe Sesame Street Cookie Monster and Elmo Travel Kits for DS Lite, DSi &DSi XL from dreamGear are adorable and functional must-haves for the tech-generation. Each kit includes includes a stylus, universal soft case, vinyl decals, wrist strap, headphones, cleaning cloth, and DC charger with images of your child's favorite fuzzy monster.

dreamGear Elmo and The Cookie Monster Cases for iPod Touch and Cases for iPhone 4Moms, how often do you use your iPod, iPhone or iPad to entertain your toddler? We know there are lots of great apps to keep them entertained, and dreamGear just introduced a line of cases to protect these devices while adding Sesame Street style! The Elmo and Cookie Monster Cases for iPod Touch and Cases for iPhone 4 protects your 2nd or 3rd generation iPod touch or iPhone 4 from nicks, scratches, and short falls. They fits snuggly and are made from food grade silicone for safety.
Elmo Plush Portofolio for iPad
The Elmo Plush Portofolio for iPad has an adorable fuzzy exterior that makes it more comfortable to hold and is soft to the touch. Cookie Monster Silicone Case for iPadIt allows you to use it as a stand for your iPad as you watch videos and movies. The iPad slides easily into the portfolio and is securely held, making it difficult for the iPad to fall out. The sleek and soft Cookie Monster Silicone Case for iPad is made from food grade silicone, fits snuggly and protects.
Baby Zoo Night LightsThe adorable BabyZoo Night Lights offer little ones 10 months and up comfort at night while falling asleep. It’s safe to take them to bed because the nightlight automatically shuts off and does not get warm. Works on batteries and the timer can be set for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes or continuous with a variable light intensity. Baby ZooIt’s also very huggable.  
BornFree Microwave SterilizerBornFree™ set the standard with safe and smart feeding products and accessories and they continue to surpass it. The BPA-Free Microwave Sterilizer fits up to four bottles and bottle parts and steam sterilizes in up to 5 minutes. Side grips make opening and removing the sterilizer from the microwave easier. Simply add water, bottles and parts,BornFree pacifiers, and anything you need sterilized. Set the microwave and you can walk away.
GeoWorld Dino Excavation Kit T-Rex SkullKids can live the experience of being a real paleontologist with the GeoWorld Dino Excavation Kit T-Rex Skull from Wild Creations. Dig out of a gypsum brick, the detailed skull bone replicas of the most ferocious dinosaur predator who lived during the end of the Cretaceous period. Clear the pieces delicately, and assemble them to reproduce a faithful replica of the skull of a ferocious T-REX! The kit comes complete with the paleontologist’s tools (hammer and chisel), plus an authentic T-rex fossil bone fragment and a colorful booklet about T-rex.
Mining Kit Crystals & Gems
With the help of the given special hammer and chisel, digging up crystals and gemstones hidden in the gypsum brick will be easy and exciting with the Mining Kit Crystals & Gems. Then, like a real geologist, try to identify and catalogue the different crystals and gemstones you have found with the help of the colorful leaflet included in the package.
Mining Kit Geodes
Just like a real geologist, kids can discover the mysteries of the origin of our planet, formed by the impact of large meteorites on the surface of the Earth with the Mining Kit Geodes. The kit has everything kids need to dig up geodes hidden in the gypsum brick.
Wild Creations
Family Ties JewelryFamily Ties Jewelry by bebe au lait is the perfect gift for any parent and child. Inspired by the emotional and spiritual attachment between parent and child, the bracelet set will help you express this most precious of bonds. Fully adjustable for parents and child 6 months and up. bebe au lait 
Reisenthel storagebox MReisenthel provides moms the art of keeping things tidy. The storagebox M is the king of all storage boxes. Small and large boxes to help you organize, store, and tame your every day chaos, while peacefully blending in with decorative fabrics. We love the two carry handles and memo area. Empty boxes can disappear – simply fold it up and tuck it away.

AnitomeNot your average Baby Book, the Anitome book from Anitome Publishing spans 100 years of your bundle’s life. Over 1000 archival pages record your child’s life as it unfolds. When passed from you to them, it allows them to continue to record their experiences year after year, and maybe pass down to their children. The hard-bound cover allows for personalization. Inside parents record the family story, advice to their child, and significant events, then turn it over to the child in the adolescent years so that they become the storyteller and record events, thoughts, and lessons learned. Filled with designated prompts of the events you wish you remember, inspirational quotes, and areas for close friends and family to help celebrate birthdays and milestones. Anitome is a keepsake and a foundation of a gift to be passed through the generations.

Anitome Publishing

FunToSee Room Décor

Celebrate the new year with a new room. FunToSee Room Décor quickly and easily transforms the little one’s room into a magical, sporty, fun, artsy, or royal adventure. The Room Makeover Kits decorate an entire room in minutes and can easily be removed in the same amount of time. Just peel and stick – a great alternative to a wall mural. The Princess Room Makeover Kit transforms a room into a magical kingdom. Boys will have a blast on the intergalactic adventure with the Outer Space Room Makeover Kit, and who wouldn’t love the Very Hungry Caterpillars’ Transformation into a beautiful butterfly withFunToSee Room Décor the Room Décor kit? All are beautifully illustrated, removable, re-stickable, splash-proof and washable.
Adventure Science series by the Young Scientists ClubThe popular Adventure Science kits by the Young Scientists Club let little explorers experiment, observe, learn, and test. Young Scientists discover volcanoes and their structures in Volcano Madness by creating and designing a volcano and by getting to touch, feel, and experiment with real volcanic rock called pumice. Ultimate explosion solutions are created by measuring and mixing different substances in test tubes. This kit finishes with the roaring experience of volcanic eruptions that Young Scientists will want to repeat over and over again. Explore crystal shapes, create crystal art, grow ice crystals, design a salt crystal garden, and grow crystal stars in the Zany Crystals kit. This crystal adventure is at its best with the creation and growing of real rock candy! The Ultimate Illusions kit lets kids build a periscope to spy around corners, create an underwater rainbow, delve into concave and convex mirrors, explore tricky illusions, make reverse reflections, and have fun with rainbow glasses. This kit finishes with kaleidoscopes galore that will excite Young Scientists with hours of illusionary fun as they explore the world of light and mirrors. The Water Splash kit lets Young Scientists perform amazing water tricks, construct a submarine, build water towers on pennies, learn about siphon science, make pepper jump, mold boats out of clay, create rain in a sponge, and use water drops as a magnifier. This kit is a “splash” in the sink or tub and will delight Young Scientists with hours of water fun. Awesome Bubbles kit lets kids make the ultimate bubble solution and use this solution to make many amazing bubbles - giant bubbles, bubble chains, three-dimensional shaped bubbles, bubbles coming out of a bubble harmonica, and much more. Create sticky ice, remove gas from soda, and make a flower change colors with the Chemistry Blast kit. The kit finishes with Young Scientists using test tubes, filter paper, and a funnel to separate a mixture of materials and making an explosion that will excite The Young Scientists Clubany budding scientist. Kids become true meteorologists when they build their own wind meter, scientifically measure rainfall, and use a real thermometer to read daily temperatures with the Wacky Weather kit. All measurements are then recorded with colorful stickers on a fun wall chart. The kit finishes with fun classic weather sayings that explain real weather concepts. Make pins magically jump, create magnetic faces, construct an underwater magnet, and fish for metal objects with Magic Magnets. Magnetic puppets will delight all during the puppet show and magic finger soccer finishes the kit with a GOAL!


pediped™ creates footwear that most closely resembles the natural shape of a baby’s foot. The Grip ‘N’ Go technology includes a specialized soft rubber sole, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a child's foot, heel stability and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor. Grip 'n' Go provide active toddlers with the ideal combination of protection and flexibility as they improve their walking ability. Pediped
Mobi Glomate Plus®The TykeLight® GloMate™ color changing portable nightlight from Mobi is a cuddly plaything with a friendly, silky feel to snuggle up with on a dark night. But it’s also a novel fun lamp to watch as it dissolves from one brilliant color to another. It can be set to turn on automatically when lifted from the charging base or come on if the household power goes out. It’s shown here unlit as it charges, but it can be lit while charging. An indicator light on the base turns from red to green when charging is complete. Get to know Mobi on Facebook and Twitter. Mobi
HasbroALPHIE robotThis learning pal boasts an LCD screen to depict facial expressions, a childlike friendly voice and a playful, inquisitive personality making ALPHIE robot by Hasbro not just an educational toy, but a beloved companion. Along with an animated personality that children will adore, this ALPHIE pal features important educational activities that help develop early childhood learning skills in toddlers. With their playful ALPHIE learning pal leading the way, preschoolers can begin to learn the alphabet, rhyming, counting, color and shape recognition, matching, animal names, instrument sounds and much more! ALPHIE bot has a convenient carrying handle and comes with thirty double-sided cards containing over 350 fun questions and challenges. Requires three "AA" batteries, included.

Play-doh Flip & Serve Breakfast Playset
Order up! The Flip & Serve Breakfast Playset includes everything kids need to make their favorite breakfast foods. Mold pretend waffles, pancakes, and eggs on the center griddle and watch as the “food” automatically flips over as it “cooks.” Swirl out “smoothies,” make “whipped cream” topping, and create pretend extras like bacon and strawberries! Set includes four 2-ounce cans of Play-doh compound.  



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 27, 2011 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 20. Please see our cancellation policy.


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




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