As seen on 9News: Fun products for your next baby shower!
posted by: Amber Johnson
I appeared on 9News with the illustrious Heidi McGuire today (see the video here) to showcase a few great products any mom would be delighted to receive at her baby shower. Stay tuned for the video but as a forewarning, a purple dinosaur was used in place of a child.
Rest assured, no (stuffed) animals were injured during the taping.
1) Sidekick Child Carrier Diaper Bag
Sidekick is the first and only full-size diaper bag with a built-in child carrier. Adjustable strap allows you to carry baby at either hip. Includes spacious compartments and pockets for all of baby’s and mom’s things, such as cell phone and baby bottle pockets, bottle/snack pouch, changing pad sleeve, and more. The baby-friendly fabric easily wipes clean, all in a very stylish, hip design with multiple colors from which to choose. The Sidekick is designed for infants and toddlers up to 35 pounds and between 6 months and 3 years of age. Sidekick retails for $129 and can be purchased online at gogobabyz.com and at retail stores nationwide. Gogobabyz.com
Legruffles are a ruffle-themed legwarmer and armwarmer knitted with a beautiful cotton blend yarn giving a soft, flowing feel. They come in a wide selection of solids and stripes with various trims, including a cute Cha-Cha with ball fringe and stylish Vintage Lace. Sizes include “Nubies” for newborns to 6 months, “Regular” for older babies and young children and “Longes” for tweens and adults. $12.50 – $17.50, Huggalugsusa.com
3). Peekaru Hoodie
Like your favorite hoodie, made for two. The Peekaru Hoodie is cozy soft and fits over you and your baby, keeping you close and warm even as the temperature drops. The Peekaru Hoodie fits over any soft baby carrier, including Baby Bjorn and Ergo, as well as a variety of mei tais, ring slings, and wraps. The Peekaru Hoodie is comfortable for temperatures from 45 – 65 F, and is perfect for everyday outings like a trip to the zoo or an evening sunset walk. When the temperature drops further, bundle up with your own coat over the hoodie and you’ll both stay toasty warm. The Peekaru Hoodie can be worn on your front or your back; just flip the hood into a chic cowl neck if you decide to wear your baby on your back. $64.95, Togetherbe.com
4). Zach & Chloe Baby Footwear
Zach & Chloe Baby Footwear lets little ones take their first steps in style, coming in styles like “City High Tops”, “Mary Janes”, “Ballerinas” and “Oxfords”. Zach & Chloe Baby Footwear is as healthy for baby as it is stylish, made of certified organic cotton and low-impact dyes. Each pair of Zach & Chloe Baby Footwear has anti-slide soles to stabilize babies’ little feet and elastic ankle bands to keep them on. Retail for $4.99 per 2-pair box, zachandchloe.com and at Walgreens stores throughout North America.
DiaperBuds are an amazing disposable diaper that is vacuum sealed into a tiny pack small enough to slide in your pocket but when opened up, inflates out into a full-size diaper. They are extra absorbent, soft and dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin. DiaperBuds are available in 4 sizes: Size 2 for babies 12-18 lbs, Size 3 for babies 16-28 lbs, Size 4 for babies 22-37 lbs, and Size 5 for babies over 27 lbs. DiaperBuds may be purchased at Amazon.com and Diapers.com. A small multi-pack bag is $5.99 and a large muli-pack bag starts at $17.99.