Kokopax Baby Carrier - $179.99
The Kokopax classic baby carrier offers a decidedly fresh and innovative take on traditional framed carriers. Designed as the go-to gear for the cheers and chores of daily life, this stylish, lightweight, user-friendly carrier offers a safe and comfortable ride for babies six months to two years of age up to 35 pounds. It is made with 100% cotton canvas and has a sturdy anodized, adjustable aluminum frame that provides an ideal fit for mom and dad, alike. What's particularly cool about this carrier is the "kickstand" that allows the unit to stand upright on its own for easy loading and unloading.
The Kokopax baby carrier collection comes in six fashionable fabric designs: bubbles, buds, sailor, espresso, garden and licorice. Other features of this include padded waist support, a handy storage pocket, a toy ring, a five-point safety harness and a carry bag. Although the Kokopax is loaded with features, it weighs a mere 2.7 pounds. This is the perfect carrier for jet-set families since it easily collapses and fits in overhead airline bins. It's no wonder celebrities like Charlie Sheen, Laila Ali, Trista Stutter, and Giada De Laurentiis have Kokopax of their own.
In addition to the baby carrier, Kokopax offers other items that make easier for young families-on-the-go, including blakely ring totes and sunhats that both coordinate with the carriers as well as organic accessories. (www.kokopax.com)
Kushies My Bag - $79
Kushies "My Bag" is the ultimate overnight or daycare carry all that is as fashionable as it is functional. This fully loaded duffel bag comes with everything a child needs for an outing, including an adorable insulated snack box, an insulated medicine box, "clean clothes" and "dirty clothes" bags, a soiled clothes bag with laundry bag insert, a spare shoes bag, one pillow and blanket, and a hook for hanging it up. It also comes with a free "Kritter" cuddly toy for good measure.
With a modern design aesthetic - blue and brown for boys and pink and brown for girls both with a cute dog caricature - this stylish satchel can survive many a venture out since it's made from highly durable nylon fabric. Each item in the main bag has name tag identifiers that may be personalized with the child's name to minimize the chances of loss or theft. The bag also features convenient compartments for mom and dad's stuff.
In addition to "My Bag," Kushies manufacturers a broad range of high quality juvenile products and accessories for newborn through toddler. Kushies ever-expanding product line currently stands at over 350 baby products, including apparel, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection, and an array of essentials. (www.kushies.com)
Mutsy BabySitter Chassis - $50
Based in the Netherlands, Mutsy is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and functional manufacturers of modern, stylish, flexible and scalable mobility product lines. Underscoring the adaptability of the company's products is the Mutsy's BabySitter Chassis - a convenient and portable stand that allows the Mutsy stroller seat (sold separately) to become a rocker or feeding seat. Made of strong, lightweight aluminum that coordinates with all Mutsy seats, the BabySitter Chassis frame can be stabilized for still seating during feeding and then readjusted allowing it to rock back and forth. The fully adjustable seat may be used in a sitting-up position with the food tray during meal time, or reclined so the baby can nap comfortably.
This BabySitter is one part of an interchangeable system utilizing the company's "intelligent click" mechanism, with other components including a travel cot (bassinet), a stroller seat, a car seat, or a fun set. With so many combinations of mobility units, parents will find it easier than ever to entertain the little one at home or on-the-go. All Mutsy products are available in various eye-catching fabrics and designs to compliment any child's personality. Mutsy is known to have a huge A-list celebrity following, including the likes of Tiger Woods, Tori Spelling, Heidi Klum, Halle Berry, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Mutsy is a must for the little prince or princess in your castle. (www.mutsy.com)
Le Baby Hair Gel - $10
Okay, how cute and cool is this? Give your baby a new doo with Le Baby Hair Gel - a safe and natural style solution that works on all hair types. Specifically developed to be hypo-allergenic without any harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates or fragrances, this gel is actually a great option for any member of the family that likes to groom au natural - adults and children, alike. But, as the name implies, Le Baby Hair Gel is especially great for infants since it also easily rinses out with water. It never leaves hair stiff or sticky, but rather moisturizes the mini-mane while keeping it neatly in place all day long. Spit need not apply.
Le Baby Hair Gel was invented by a mother who had been searching for a product to tame and style her daughter's fly-away hair without aggravating her eczema or irritating her sensitive skin. Unable to find the right product, this mom-on-a-mission spent months experimenting with different all-natural formulas that eventually led her to create the perfect combination. Having since brought her praise-worthy product to market, your baby can now have the perfect hairstyle worry-free. (www.lebabyinc.com)
- Merilee Kern
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