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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool
April 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.
OXO Tot Mini Dishwasher Basket
OXO TotTired of losing bottle nipples, sippy cup parts, detachable straws and removable valves in the dishwasher but hate messing with the bulky baskets? The OXO Tot Mini Dishwasher Basket is a compact solution for cleaning a variety of accessories. The slim profile fits between dishwasher pegs. The flexible top and sides stretch to accommodate bottle nipples and more.

Sakar's Kodak Digital Photo Frame

Smile! VIP gift bag Kodak’s Digital Photo Keychain made by Sakar International has a bright 1.5" screen, fits in your pocket, and holds over 100 color photos on its built in memory. With up to two hours of viewing time, you'll really want to show it off. Sakar International

BornFree Eco Bottle
BornFreeBornFree® set the standard for bottles and have now raised the bar again. This new Eco Bottle is Bisphenol-A free and features the innovative air vent that helps eliminate colic symptoms such as gas and spit-up. The unique inner valve prevents side-leaks, and unlike other vented bottles, allows you to shake freely when mixing. The BornFree nipples are extremely soft and gentle their flow rates that prevent the hard suckling needed with conventional bottles. Best of all, when you have no more use for it just send it back toGreater Than One Kids BornFree®, free of charge, for recycling into other products lines!

Hold-On-Handles from Greater Than One KidsVIP gift bag Hold-On-Handles from Greater Than One Kids are a whimsical, versatile, and cool way to give your tot some freedom to walk without worrying about them roaming too far away. Use as a stroller accessory or walking rope, they snap easily onto strollers or comfortably on parents wrists. With adjustable straps and quick-release buckle, this accessory is made with non-toxic materials.

Hempz Treats Body LotionsGive your skin what it craves with the delicious Hempz Treats Body Lotions. Each yummy Body Lotion is enriched with 100% Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil for luscious, long-term hydration to make skin feel as good as it smells. MetroMoms will receive one of these scrumptious Body Lotions, which melt into skin with mouth-watering aromas that bring back memories of freshly baked goodies. Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil is a rich source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), 9 Key Amino Acids, a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Linoleic Acids, natural proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients that are vital to skin hydration, nourishment and conditioning.

Touch of Summer Sunless Moisturizers From Hempz Body CareVIP MetroMoms can have a golden glow all year long with VIP gift bag Touch of Summer Sunless Moisturizers From Hempz Body Care. Created for fair and medium skin tones, these daily moisturizers deliver the perfect amount of subtle self-tanners enriched with 100% Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil to even skin tone and deepen skin’s natural color and moisturize skin. Color develops gradually and reaches maximum color after just one week. Paraben-free, Gluten-free and enriched with Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Hempz Treats Macadamia Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Plankton Extract to moisturize, renew and revitalize skin.

ViveVita ToothBandViveVitaViveVita makes a mom’s life easier with mom-invented products for every day solutions. Now you can personalize your kids toothbrush, avoid the spread of germs by confusing which toothbrush belongs to which child – or remind yourself when it’s time to change the toothbrush with the new ToothBand. With fun colors and characters, ToothBands stretch to fit most brushes and are BPA, lead and phlalate free and can be personalized with a pen.

 BabyBjorn First CupThe VIP gift bag BabyBjorn First Cup is the perfect first cup when your child wants to learn how to drink from an open cup. It’s ergonomically designed for tiny hands with a strong will. Easy-to-grip materials and soft, distinct lines make the cup comfortable to hold and the rounded rim is soft against baby’s lips. The cup’s low center of gravity and wide base with a rubber strip on the bottom keep the cup firmly on the table. BabyBjornThanks to a rim on the bottom’s outer edge, the cup slides instead of falling over when your child pushes it. BPA-free and dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.

Remember Slap Bracelets? The newest and hippest thing on the BFF circuit these days are SLAPlets. What updates these bracelets is the uniquely shaped, colorful silicone links called SLAPlinx that you can slide over the bracelet’s patented groove to make your own fashion statement. Made of 100% hypo-allergenic silicone,SLAPlet SLAPlets and SLAPlinx are customizable, tradeable fashion that will redefine friendship bracelets.

CleanWell Foaming Hand Sanitizer

CleanWellSay goodbye to germs naturally with CleanWell. The patented Kid Safe formula of natural thyme and other essential oils kills 99.9% of germs but contains no harsh chemicals. Now hand sanitizing is even easier with the Foaming Hand Sanitizer. The easy to use pump makes it perfect and ideal for any room. One 8 oz bottle gives you over 300 applications.

SquishiesAdorable, cute and unique! Squishies are collectable pencil toppers that make any writing assignment fun. Collect them, trade them, give them out, and collect game codes to play free online. Squishies

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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. The Next Generation of car seats includes New Fashions, protecting your baby from birth to belt and in style.
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  Boulevard 70 CS  Convertible Car Seat
The Boulevard 70 CS convertible car seat features True Side Impact Protection®, 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. Equipped with Click & Safe® Snug Harness Indicator, an audible aid that lets you know when the harness is in the appropriate range of snugness. It features a five-point tangle-free quick-adjust harness, two buckle positions, plush, easy-remove cover with matching comfort pads and infant body pillow to provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat, convenient harness holders, and premium lower LATCH Connectors for quick and simple installation featuring a push button for easy release. Rear Facing 5-40 pounds and Forward Facing 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.

Mamas & PapasMamas & Papas SolaFrom Great Britain’s Number One Baby Brand, we introduce Mamas & Papas, an award-winning range of strollers that combines luxury, comfort, and style.

The Sola stroller combines outstanding value and a design that is flexible, functional and fun. Baby can to face you, lie flat or enjoy a view of the road ahead. The adjustable handle and adjustable footrest are ideal for parents who want an adaptable stroller which can be adjusted for both parent and baby needs. This 22-pound compact stroller is exceptionally easy to maneuver, has front and rear suspension, a comfy foam grip handle, lockable front swivel Mamas & Papas Cruise wheels and a canopy window so that you can check on your little one. Suitable from birth to approximately 50lbs, Sola has a 5 point safety harness and a bumper bar to make sure that your baby is safe and secure whenever you’re out and about.

The tweight stroller with its adjustable back and leg rest and all round wheel suspension. The maneuverable design Mamas & Papas Tour includes canopy window, 5 point safety harness, lockable front swivel wheels. You can even attach their favorite toy to the loop in the canopy to keep them entertained. Weighing just 16 pounds, and with a shoulder strap to make transportation easy, the stroller fit perfectly into your trunk and your busy lifestyle. Built in pockets keep your baby essentials close to hand. Suitable from birth to approximately 50lbs.
is an umbrella stroller that is stylish, practical, comfortable, and ideal for everyday use and quick trips. Just 14 pounds, Tour has a soft padded seat and a multi-position adjustable back and leg rest to allow your little one to enjoy the journey in comfort, the canopy window will allow you to peek through and check your baby is resting comfortably. A protective canopy and a rain cover have been added so that you have everything you need to keep your baby comfortable in any weather, with a basket to help keep your hands free while you’re out and about. Suitable from 6 months to approximately 50lbs.
Bonavita Gibson CribBonavita furniture is built to last with care and detail. The Bonavita Gibson Crib has traditional lines and soothing curves that inspire ornamental grace. Modern yet classic, the Cherry finish guarantees it to be an heirloom. This crib grows with baby as it converts from crib to toddler day bed. Dual front leg design ensures that the toddler and day bed are sturdy and do not "wobble." The Gibson Lifestyle Crib also converts to a full size bed with the purchase of the Gibson full size bed rails. Bonavita

Chariot Carriers Cougar 1 

Chariot Carriers is serious about the outdoor transportation of little ones and has produced the most innovative, safe, and highest quality outdoor carriers that easily stand out from the competition. The Cougar 1 is as versatile as it is comfortable. Your child’s comfort is assured with additional climate control venting, extra leg-room, widened child cockpit, padded seats and the smooth ride of CAS™ - Chariot Adjustable Suspension™. Parents will appreciate the adjustable handle bars, removable hand-washable seats with wicking mesh, large folding rear storage bag, rear wallet/key/phone pocket, easy fold, and reflective material. No tools are required for assembly or conversion. If you enjoy getting out for Jogging or Cycling, you will love this all terrain stroller. (The Chariot Carrier featured at the event will include the Jogging and Cycling Kits).

Chariot Carriers
Companion Double Electric Breastpump by SimplisseDesigned by lactation consultants and moms to feel like breastfeeding, the Companion Double Electric Breastpump by Simplisse features a new compression technology and super-soft flexible breastcups to gently elicit milk expression. Gentle compression is designed to help minimize tugging and pinching and the super-soft BabyFace™ Flexible Breastcups conform to mom’s breast and naturally move with mom while expressing. Inner and outer Breastcups work together to mimic baby’s tongue and suckling motions, to encourage let-down. Includes tote, wet storage bag, microfiber cooler pack, 2 ice gel packs, 4 breastmilk collection bottles and instructional DVD. Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow by Simplisse

The Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow offers a whole new angle in nursing pillows. Angled feeding may help digestion and reduce reflux and other feeding problems. The pillow has a wider, flatter surface that helps prevent baby from rolling down and a patented, non-flat design that positions baby at an incline. It grows with your baby with virtually limitless positions and the quilted 100% Cotton, SimplisseAnti-Bacterial, Stain-Resistant, Machine Washable & Dryable is so soft you can use it with or without cover.
educo Fresh Food Market Set from HaPeThe market is open for hours of creative play and fun! The educo Fresh Food Market Set from HaPe is a 23-piece set that includes a canopied counter, scale, register, 16 pieces of paper money and coins, one credit card and one membership card. The Fresh Food Market Set has several developmental benefits and encourages your little one’s imagination. For ages 3 and up. HaPe
Nook highchair from JoovyJoovy ScooterX2The Joovy ScooterX2 picks up where other double strollers drop off. You will be amazed at this side by side stroller. With plenty of room for the kids, at only 30 inches wide, it fits through any door. Sealed bearings on the wheels and double front wheels making steering and pushing so easy. The Scooter has the largest basket of any stroller on the market because they know what moms need, and they’ve got the kids covered too with the largest canopy on the market and individual seat adjustments made with an easy one-hand recline system. Each seat has its own mesh pocket. They even included two cup holders for parents and two zippered pockets for phones, snacks, wallets, etc. The stroller folds quickly with one hand.

The new Nook highchair is contemporary, clean, and compact. The luxurious leatherette seat wipes down easily and can go in the washer AND dryer! A swing open tray opens with one hand, is removable, and has a dishwasher safe tray insert. Super easy, one hand, compact folding that get this – can be done with the tray still attached!
Joovy Hook
Wish you could take it with you? The new Hook from packs serious features into a compact feeding seat solution. The deluxe leatherette and aluminum frame are gorgeous and strong. Combined with a deep three-point harness seat and seat back, the Hook supports kids up to 37 pounds. Easy to clean, compact to store, a cinch to fold and unfold, and comes with its own travel bag, Hook is adjustable for different table top widths from 1 to 2 inches. Joovy
Amy Michelle Poppy™ Clutch BagAmy Michelle Bags and Totes are an expression of every you. From the sophisticated elegance of the Classic to the sassy elegance of the Chic, these bags are about baby and you. The Poppy™ Clutch Bag is the all-in-one clutch for today's busy lifestyle. Perfect for Baby, Work and Travel. Your purse, diapers and wipes bag, work and travel clutch combined into one. From working, traveling, running errands, going out, changing diapers, you can have one clutch that does it all while keeping up with your sense of style. Features Baby’s Section with a washable changing pad, and Mom’s section with a cell phone pocket; wrist strap attaches to stroller.
Amy Michelle Lotus and Iris bags
The new Lotus and Iris bags are runway fierce, satisfying the most savvy fashionista. Features the mom’s section in front, baby’s organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. With 7 pockets, stroller attachment, quick release pacifier holder, easy find key ring, credit card slots, 2 external and 2 internal bottle pockets and changing pads. Your purse and diaper bag all-in-one. Iris has an expandable bottom and adjustable strap to wear cross-body.
Amy Michelle Cosmo
The new Cosmo bag will have you forgetting you are carrying diapers. Ultra chic and trendy, but with the same great features that make Amy Michelle bags a great value. Go travel, go wok, go baby! Amy Michelle
CoCaLo Couture Chloe BagThe Couture collection of Diaper Bags by CoCaLo helps you make a fashion statement without sacrificing functionality. Mom can be fabulous and practical with the Chloe Bag.

CoCaLo Couture Kayla Bag

The Kayla Bag is classy for the sophisticated mom who wants to grab her bag and go and look chic doing it. Never too busy to look good, she looks for style and functionality in everything.


Retro Owl Crib Bedding set from Carousel

The Retro Owl Crib Bedding set from Carousel is a real hoot. Adorable retro owls are perched high on their branches to bring fun and frolic to your nursery. Accented in rich Chocolate Suede and Tan Minky Chenille, you will love the textures of this collection. 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 designCarousel Designs their bedding with their innovative design tool, Nursery Designer®, and view their virtual nursery for an accurate depiction of what it will look like.
phil&teds TravellerWhat's not to love about the only full-size cot/crib that's lighter than the baby! The phil&teds Traveller is feather-light (5.5 pounds), insanely compact (fits in the parcel tray of your phil&teds inline stroller or airplane overhead compartment), super-strong with an extruded aluminum frame and has a self-inflating, thermally insulating mattress. The Traveller is very easy to assemble and roomy enough for bigger babies. It accommodates newborns to 3 years. Did we mention that it's even waterproof? You can add a zippered UV mesh top to use as an outdoor tent or play space in the summer.
phil&teds metro back carrier
The feather-light and compact metro back carrier lets gets you through your day and around the town while keeping junior close. There is lots of room for your necessities and shopping essentials and the child harness cradles and secures the little one. Features include a sun hood with removable wind/rain cover, included changing mat, and tough, waterproof fabrics. Base Loading Technology means the metro has a quick-fold system for stable set-down and easy child loading. Use when kids are sitting up to 40 pounds.
phil&teds pepe carrier
For parents who want a front-load, the pepe carrier is loaded with features. Pure merino lining is summer cool and winter warm, antimicrobial, easy care, odor resistant and no itch. Baby can face in or out from newborn to 2 years/26 pounds. Comfort and security features include fully padded and contoured support, a cross-over back, and a separate parent and child harness for superior fit. The carrier also features a removable neck wrap for newborn head and neck support. Best of all – it’s washable! Phil&Teds
Bootcamp for Tummies by Mama MioMama MioDo you have 4 minutes to spare? Then get rid of that spare! Bootcamp for Tummies by Mama Mio gives you a ab-overhaul. Bootcamp for Tummies is a skincare and exercise system which includes the new Get Waisted, the amazing Tummy Toner, and Tupler Technique abdominal exercises, created just for this Bootcamp by certified trainer ab rehab™ guru Julie Tupler, RN. If you commit for 30 days, you will see results; your tummy will be tighter, flatter, smoother and more defined. Your posture will be improved, your back stronger, your skin softer – more toned, firmer and touchable.
Bootcamp for Butts
3 steps a day, 4 minutes a day and 30 days to a kick ass butt? Commit to fit in those jeans with the Bootcamp for Butts. Lift, tighten, and tone your skin and your muscles dramatically. Kit includes a butt-busting exercise routine (really, it’s just 2 exercises), the Omega Body Buff, Skin Toning Serum, and Shrink to Fit to reduce cellulite and shrink fat cells.
Bootcamp for Boobs
Perk those pecs and drop the sag with Bootcamp for Boobs. Another 4 minutes a day for 30 days and you can get your boobs back. Lift, tighten and firm your skin while you lift, tighten and reshape the muscles beneath for double-whammy results. Kit includes Boob Tube for firming and nourishing, Skin Toning Serum to improve texture and tone, and a simple 4 minute exercise program. This stuff will PLUMP you up.
Clean Slate
The brand new skincare line is here and we’ve got a full set to get you started! Always start with a Clean Slate. Get rid of make-up, including eye make-up and the day’s dirt gently without leaving skin tight. Mama Mio doesn’t stop at a gentle cleanser – it packs it with firming proteins, moisturizing omegas, pre+probiotics, and organic aloe leaf juice. Only missing ingredients are the nasties. For complete Face Care, Mama Mio includes two exercises to relax facial muscles and boost circulation.
Eye Know
Eye Know is a multipurpose do-it-all solution for all your eye needs - 24 hour moisture, de-puffing, de-bagging, dark shadow zapping, wrinkle-fighting and brightening. 14 amazing ingredients and 2 targeted exercises to smooth under-eyes and lift your brows – in just 60 seconds, you will look like you almost got the full 8 hours! You can even reapply over makeup.
Mighty Moisture
The Mighty Moisture will replace your day cream, night cream, serum and primer. Contains high percentages of everything every skin needs to be strong, firm, fit, bouncy, toned, resilient e-l-a-s-t-i-c and glowing: peptides, firming proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, algea extracts, pre+probiotics, amino acids plus powerful humectants and moisturizers. 2 targeted exercises sculpt and tone your face. You will be amazed that just one pump is enough!
Step2 Sand & Water Fun Farm™Step2The Sand & Water Fun Farm™ from Step2 will allow your child to enjoy beach play from the comfort of your own yard. This colorful, sturdy table contains two compartments for both sand and water, a tractor with two carts that runs around the table and through the middle separating sand and water. The barn acts as a tunnel and fits on track in multiple places and Includes farm figurines, tractor, two pull carts, shovel, barn, and funnel. The table is raised so it keeps both floors and feet clean and dry. Durable poly construction wipes clean easily and lasts for years.

Kolcraft WonderBug Activity Center

The Kolcraft WonderBug Activity Center opens up a world of discovery and development for baby in the form of a cute, lovable bug. Eight development toys that sing, talk and light up help entertain baby and develop basic motor skills. A bouncy seat pad and a height-adjustable seat that spins around make the Kolcraft WonderBug Activity Center a great solution for growing babies. Toy tray is easy toKolcraft clean and seat pad is machine washable.
Brica Babyfold ‘n go travel bassinet from Brica BabyTravel season is upon us and we know moms want to pack the convenience but leave behind the bulk. The new fold ‘n go travel bassinet from Brica Baby is just right. The lightweight design makes it under 3 lbs but its durable frame and sturdy side Bricca Baby fold ‘go travel booster seatwalls with Safe-T-Lock™ system gives you peace of mind with the peace and quiet. Includes a removable mattress pad with sheet for easy cleaning.

This fold ‘go travel booster seat is small enough to fit in your overnight bag (or keep in the trunk of even the tiniest of cars) but big on features. It opens and unfolds in mere seconds and provides a strong, sturdy, safe place for junior to sit at the table. Its unique design makes it portable, strong and stable and 3-point harness adjusts to help keep baby safe and secure. The stain-resistant fabric wipes clean easily.

Pacific Play Tents

Not all tents are created equal. The Baby Suite Deluxe Lil Nursery Tent from Pacific Play Tents is perfect for baby at the beach, park, campgrounds or backyard. The well-ventilated play tent comes with a 1 ½ inch removable soft pad with washable cover. Easy to set up and break down. The Me Too Tent is durable enough to be used indoors or out. A washable floor keeps spills of your carpet and keeps kids dry from wet grass. The Super Duper 4 Kid Tent lets you open the doors and bring in the whole gang. So large that two adults and three kids can play inside. Designed especially large for added play value, it is kid tough and has a waterproof floor. Extra ventilation and a mesh top gives mom a view of what’s going on inside.

Pacific Play Tents

Boppy Pregnancy Pillows

Boppy pillows have always made mom’s list for baby necessities, and now top the list for pregnancy must-haves to keep you comfortable before baby arrives. The Pregnancy Wedge is a versatile support cushion for back and belly support during or after pregnancy. The compact size allows for easy positioning and is perfect for travel. Soft Pima Cotton slipcover is easy to wash. The Cuddle Pillow is a smaller-sized body pillow for the growing and changing shape of mom-to-be that won’t take over the bed. It keeps the back properly aligned by supporting the belly and legs and comes with soft Pima Cotton slipcover that is washable. The Total Body Pillow provides total body support. The unique design follows the body line to offer support and realignment forBoppy neck, belly, back and hips. It may become your best friend until baby arrives. Also with a washable Pima Cotton slipcover.
Sassy Rock Star Developmental GymThe Sassy Rock Star Developmental Gym offers 15 developmental activities and toys to stimulate every sensation with chimes, rattles, music, textures, mirrors, teethers and bold patterns. An included developmental DVD emphasizes gross and fine motor games to play with baby. Moms will love the quick set up with Fast-set™ arch system. Little Rock Stars will be delighted with entertaining and stimulating activities. Sassy


We love pediped™ footwear’s spring styles in both the originals land the Flex line of larger, rubber-soled footwear.  pediped™ footwear is designed to be the "next best thing to bare feet." They allow children's feet to develop naturally and provide optimal support and protection during the developmental stages of babies' feet – from initial crawl to the first steps and beyond. Pediped
Boon Frog PodBoon Bug PodboonSpring is in the air at Boon!

We love the Frog Pod and Bug Pod. They provide a drainable scoop for collecting and rinsing toys and attaches to the wall with strong adhesive strips or screws for easy storage. The Pods makes bath time clean-up fun & easy, store & organize bath accessories and reduces mold & mildew.

Boon LawnThe sleek and stylish Lawn countertop drying rack can be used with a wide variety of baby accessories. The two-piece design makes it easy to clean (and it is dishwasher safe!). Water drains into the lower tray while baby accessories rest on flexible grass blades to air dry. The flexible grass blades hold all your just-washed baby accessories. (And whatever else you want.) Plus it's like having a grassy field next to your kitchen sink. Minus any gophers. Or golfers. Bonus: No mowing required.

Go Green Lunch Box

Did you know that a typical American child generates up to 67 pounds of lunch packaging waste each school year? Created by a mom who was frustrated with the amount of waste generated by single serve items in lunchboxes, the Go Green Lunch Box address this problem, and the problem of finding containers to fit in your child’s lunchbox and make their way back home. Each Go Green Lunch Box set comes with an insulated fabric carrier, a five-Go Green Go Green Lunch Boxcompartment food container that is the perfect size for a nutritious meal, and a 9 ounce bottle – all leach-and lead free. Also included – an erasable white board to write notes or reminders to your child.
Chicco Dance WalkerDoes your tot walk with his own theme music? The brand new Chicco Dance Walker features an MP3 hook-up and locking MP3 storage tray to add a personalized soundtrack to baby’s first steps! There are many more features to brag about – the walker converts to a stationary activity center, folds flat for easy storage and travel, has three height adjustments and machine-washable padded seat. Bumper guards on the corners protect wall surfaces and brake pads stop the walker at steps. The fun musical play tray can also be removed from the frame and used as a stand-alone toy. Chicco
Prince Lionheart Flexi BathThe Flexi Bath from Prince Lionheart is the ultimate solution to space saving bathing. With a simple snap, the Flexi Bath opens to a large bath tub or folds flat for storing or traveling. Easy to clean,Prince Lionheart bebePOD® plus lightweight, BPA free and with a drain plug, perfect for ages 0-4.

The bebePOD® plus is the ultimate in infant positioning and support and features an adjustable tray with 2 reusable placemats and an attachable toy specially designed by Sassy®. The bebePOD® plus is an essential tool for babies learning to sit. Baby’s own body weight helps ensure a safe and comfortable seating position. Includes safety straps for added security isPrince Lionheart lightweight, durable, non-toxic, and easy to wipe clean.
Hugga-BebeIt's bound to happen when you first put your child in an exersaucer, swing or jumper. The head bobs and your little one can't quite get steady. Forget wadding up blankets or towels to help your baby fit in a jumper or seat that's too big! Hugga-Bébé adjusts to your baby's unique requirements using our innovative Three Snap System. Another innovative product in the category of "why didn't anyone think of this sooner!"

Columns Kids PillowsLittle necks need little pillows. Columns Kids Pillows are just right for toddlers to big kids, and the age stages in between. Constructed of 100% viscoelastic memory foam, they are sensitive to pressure and heat, which allows them to conform to your child’s natural contours and enhance support. Better support and comfort lead to better sleep. The pillows are covered in a Columns Healthy Cover™. While a typical pillow may contain thousands of dust mites whose waste products cause many allergy related symptoms, Columns Healthy Covers are designed with a polyurethane barrier to help prevent dust mites from penetrating and living in the pillow. Other invaders are kept out with Aegis Microbe Shield® technology, an environmentallyColumns Kids Pillows friendly non-toxic antimicrobial shield. Not intended for children under 2.
Baby Sense and SlingThe best-selling book, Baby Sense™ reveals that the answer to these concerns lies in your baby's sensory world. Your baby's response to his sensory world is the key to having a baby who is happily awake, learning from his world (Happy Days) or falling asleep with ease and sleeping peacefully for long stretches (Peaceful Nights). We've paired it with the Baby Sense baby sling, designed to encourage moms and dads to wear their babies in the optimal position. The baby sling's soft, 100% cotton breathable fabric cocoons the new baby in a fetal position, which supports the neck well essential for the newborn. Curled up snugly in the sling's paddedBaby Sense sides (for extra comfort and safety), close to the parent, the baby is calmed in a familiar womb like - environment. The movement stimulation, as well as the snug hold of the sling, promotes sleep. Makes perfect sense!
aden+anais muslin wraps We love aden+anais's signature muslin wraps for their breathability and softness. The fabric’s light, open weave allows a baby’s body temperature to regulate itself naturally, helping to reduce the risk of overheating. It is gentle on baby’s skin and durable for everyday use. The more you wash aden + anais wraps, the softer they get. Extra large, measuring 47” x 47”, so that new and seasoned moms alike can swaddle babies of all sizes with ease. Can also be used as burp cloths and nursing covers, tummy time blankets, change table covers, and more.
Aden+Anais Sleep Bags
What can we offer baby when she outrgows the swaddle? Introducing the Sleeping Bags by aden+anais, made with the same lightweight breathable fabric that allows body temperature to adjust naturally to prevent overheating. They take the place of blanketsaden + anais inside the crib or bed for a cozy, safe, and secure sleep. The Sleeping Bags are pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. They are suitable from infants to toddlers.
HABAHABA Building Blocks First Letter FunDiscovering letters while constructing is no problem with the HABA Building Blocks First Letter Fun set. They even allow words to grow vertically. Four dice can be written on with the included chalk so that longer words may be constructed. Ideal for exploring the universe of words. A letter printed on each side of the cube. Contains: 30 cubes (4 of which can be written on), 2 pieces of chalk and 1 sponge cloth). Recommended for ages 2 – 6.HABA Starter Set with Water Seesaw

The Starter Set with Water Seesaw is ideal for experiments: first the water gathers in the water seesaw. Then, when it fills up, the seesaw topples downward and the water drains out. Contains: 4 tracks, 2 big struts, 4 medium-sized struts, 1 sand-water trowel, 1 water seesaw. Recommended for ages 3 - 10.

HABA Rainbow Whirls Pegging GameThe Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game brings special moment for young lovers of color! The colored pegs and rings offer many different plug-in variations. The rings can also be piled up on the pegs. The stacking game is ideal for free play. Contains: 32 parts and pegging board. Made of Beechwood. Recommended for ages 2 – 6.

Amazing Peanut Ball from Fun and Function

The Amazing Peanut Ball from Fun and Function inflates easily with any hand pump for hours of indoor or outdoor fun and healthy exercise.Fun and Function Rock and Roll or Bounce, front or back, and side to side, it challenges children to balance and enhances focus by supporting need for movement. Contoured saddle provides stability. And yes, you can play with it too, it holds up to 750 pounds.
LillyBit Uptown Diaper ClutchThe LillyBit Uptown Diaper Clutch is the chic alternative for mothers who don’t want to carry a heavy and bulky diaper bag. Small and stylish, this bag is full of surprises. Designed with luxurious details and convenient features that allow modern parents to change baby in a snap, it holds and cleverly conceals essential baby gear – including diapers, wipes and rash ointment – inside a unique tri-fold bag. Easily convert the strap to fit your personal style and wear over the shoulder, as a handbag, wristlet or clutch. Mom has minimal baggage butLillyBit can be confident she has everything she needs.
ALEX Stretchy Puppy ALEX Stretchy Sandwich We love ALEX®, the premier brand of creative toys and children’s lifestyle products offering quality materials for the brightest of imaginations. Stretchy Puppy offers multiple sensory exploration. Stretch the puppy and see his colorful body crinkle and grow. Squeak his soft nose and rattle his tail. What’s inside the sandwich? Look inside Stretchy Sandwich to see. 
ALEX Twist & Drill
Twist & Drill is a real battery-powered reversible drill developed specifically for little hands. A practice board, 3 plastic drill bits and chunky plastic nuts and bolts help to develop hand-eye coordination and improve fine motor skills. Build 4 cars with spinning wheels.

ALEX Knot Smile & CuddleMake some smiles with Knot Smile & Cuddle – a soft smiley blanket with sleeves. Just knot together and add fleece fringe.

ALEX Simply Marble-ousSimply Marble-ous has all the tools you need to magically marbleize paper and stickers. Just color, swirl and dip to make your art projects a little more marble-ous.

ALEX Fab Badge MakerMake 10 fab fabric badges with the easy to use Fab Badge Maker. Add sparkle with glitter, stickers, and gems.

ALEX M&M’s Candy Wrapper JewelryMake a yummy fashion statement with the M&M’s Candy Wrapper Jewelry kit. Make sweet bracelets, headbands and belts from candy wrappers. Includes everything you need to just fold and link.

ALEX Ready, Set, Stilts
Aim high with Ready, Set, Stilts. Fully adjustable stilts with soft grip handles work in two stages: Learning to balance with big foot trainers and replacing the trainers with caps to step up to stilt walking. No tools required.

ALEX Sweet Scent Tea PartyHave a Tea Time in no time with Sweet Scent Tea Party. Colorful strawberry-scented tablecloth is printed with a fancy tea service for 4 to use on the table or on the floor. Alex Toys

Star Kids Air Play Tray Table CoverEver had to pack a ton of toys for an airplane ride and then fish them out from under the seats? The early-childhood specialists at strong> Star Kids who created Air Play Tray Table Cover did. This unique entertainment center reduces travel-time stress and covers table surface for good, clean fun! ItStar Kids Products unfolds and fits easily over most airplane tray tables. It’s full of exciting and educational activities like squeaky toys, peek-a-boo mirror, colorful beads, shapes and more. So whether the tray is down or in the upright position, it provides miles of smiles! 
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, pacifiers, and anything you need sterilized. Set the microwave and you can walk away.

Disney Lil’ Speedster Booster seat by SummerSummerThe Disney Lil’ Speedster Booster seat by Summer Infant will make your little boy feel like he is sitting in a race car during meal time. This booster is easy to clean, has removable dishwasher-safe tray and has a 3 level height adjustment. Disney Pretty as a Princess Booster Seat

The Disney Pretty as a Princess Booster Seat will make your little girl feel like she is sitting on a thrown during mealtime. This booster seat is easy to clean, has a removable dishwasher-safe tray and has a 3 level height adjustment.

Contoured Changing PadThe Contoured Changing Pad is designed to offer baby ultimate comfort and their parent easy cleaning and peace of mind. This pad measures 32” x 16” x 4” and fits almost any change table or dresser. Its high walls help prevent baby from rolling too far in either direction. A safety belt attaches over baby’s mid-section and a security strap keeps the pad attached to the furniture. Plush Pals Changing Pad CoverThe top vinyl is PVC free and double layered for maximum durability. Meets the safety standard ASTM F2388 for changing pads. We've coupled each with a Plush Pals Changing Pad Cover. This collection provides parents with a cute way to make change time an enjoyable experience. Your baby will become best buddies with one of the four adorable animals characters and enjoy the superior softness that the cover offers. The cover fits most changing pads, is machine washable and accommodates most safety straps as well.

Sage Creek Organics

Sage Creek Organics is passionate about their Organic Baby and Children’s Clothes. Absolutely no chemicals or pesticides are used in the entire growing and manufacturing process of their line. All dyes are eco-friendly and no finishing agents are used on organic baby clothes fabric. From Layette to Toddler, clothes are soft, cute, and comfortable, perfect for little ones. Our favorites are the Butterfly Kiss and Sailaway layettes for newborns, the Sapphire Fan top and Garden short and Grass Green shirt and Olive shorts for boys ages 12-18 months.

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My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle’s Twinkling Balloon Playset from HasbroThe My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle’s Twinkling Balloon Playset from Hasbro is enchanting. Girls can glide the Twilight Sparkle pony through the sky in a gorgeous purple hot air balloon that illuminates and changes colors along the journey with the push of a star-shaped button. The set plays delightful music and features a nighttime mode that plays soothing sounds and illuminates the balloon like a night light. Comes with a Twilight Sparkle pony, Strawberry Shortcake™ Twirling Flower Fashions Doll from HasbroSpike The Dragon figure and has room in the basket for additional pony, also included. 

Strawberry Shortcake™ will make a splash on the runways with the Strawberry Shortcake™ Twirling Flower Fashions Doll. To create this season’s berry best styles, girls place their Strawberry Shortcake™ doll onto the flower stage. With the simple pull of a lever, the doll will spin. Girls then squeeze the plastic rose on the base and a light sprinkle of water sprays onto her chic skirt, revealingHasbro different playful patterns that disappear when they dry. Comes complete with one strawberry scented five-inch doll, and two color-change skirts, dress, flower stage, flower spritzer, and splash guard.

My Carry Potty

If you are afraid to leave the house – or the bathroom for that matter- while potty training, you will love strong> My Carry Potty, the lightweight, leak-proof, odor-proof, bag-free portable potty that will let your kids “go” anywhere. My Carry PottyMade of high-quality, durable plastic with a clip-shut lid and carry handle, its assembly-free and ready to go anywhere your child…goes.

OXO Tot Feeding Set

Yum & Fun! OXO Tot’s line of Feeding accessories are designed to help your little ones transition from baby to big kid… at least in the kitchen. Stability, non-slip bases, and side walls to contain, and vibrant colors you have come to expect from OXO, versatile. These Sets include Small & Large Bowls for mealtime, snacktime, or storing, weighted Plates with a removable ring to keep food where it belongs, a Feeding Spoon Set with soft, gum-friendly silicone coating for introducing solids, and Spoon & Fork Set with generous non-slip handles for beyond. OXO Tot



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, April 28, 2011 from 6:30-9pm; 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. MetroMoms Insiders receive a $5 discount off their tickets.


Space is limited. Tickets are not transferable. Last day to cancel for a full refund is April 21. Please see our cancellation policy.


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



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