Put some pizazz in the care and feeding of children with gift items you probably haven’t seen before. New products include blanket backdrops to photograph baby’s milestones. Baby shops safely in a shopping cart hammock, while The Pop by Doddle & Company will keep baby’s binky clean when it gets dropped.
The chevron Baby K’tan* Diaper Baby in chevron stripe (babyktan.com) resists bacteria and other germs with an anti-microbial wet bag and antibacterial changing pad. With a 100 percent cotton exterior and a waterproof nylon lining, the bag is machine washable. An outer pocket holds a 14-inch laptop and it also has two bottle pockets. MSRP: $59.99
The About Friends collection of children’s bags from Lassig (530-809-1699 or lassigusa.com) is made with recycled materials for environmentally conscious consumers. The fabric contains 30 percent post-consumer-recycled PET. MSRP: $15.90 to $44.90
Childproofing never looked better with the KidCo Door Lever Lock (847-996-6437 or Kidco.com) in white and clear colors, designed for decorative door handles. The lock, which is ideal for bathrooms, protects children from dangerous items, while allowing entry from the other side of the door. MSRP: $9.99
Articulate Gallery’s (551-333-1144 or articulategallery.com/us) slot-sided frames turns children’s art creations into masterpieces. The frames accommodate two- and three-dimensional artwork and make great gifts for grandparents. MSRP: $25.99 to $69.99
The Duo child carrier by Naked Panda Designs (702-763-2070 or nakedpandadesigns.com/the-duo) lets Mom or Dad carry a child on their back and another on their front. The Duo tandem includes buckles to clip the two carriers together, but the packs also can be separated and worn as two independent devices. MSRP: about $358
This nursing cover from Bébé au Lait (866- 940-2323 or bebeaulait.com) in a Belize pattern has a patented Rigiflex™ open neckline to provide ventilation while allowing mom to see baby during nursing. An adjustable neck strap securely holds the nursing cover, which also includes two terry cloth pockets. MSRP: $36
The Boss Bag Backpack from Bella Tunno (888-290-8978 or bellatunno.com) comes with a clutch for diapers that can be used separately or tucked inside the backpack. The diaper bag, available in gold or black, works as a shoulder bag, stroller bag, tote bag, or cross-body tote. MSRP: $185
The Shopping Cart Hammock from Binxy Baby (917-634-0908 or binxybaby.com), which a mother of four designed to keep baby safe riding around the store in the cart, can be used for infants up to 50 pounds. Carseats from Graco and Chicco fit into the baby hammock in the shopping cart. MSRP: $49.95.
The Dropper Stopper from Sister Chic (sisterchicllc.com) attaches to bottles, sippy cups and toys to prevent them from hitting the floor. The product comes in six colors and patterns and can adjust in length to fit strollers, highchairs and tables. MSRP: $9.99
The Wallies (800-255-2762 or wallies.com) Note to Sitter dry erase board has a self-adhesive peel and stick vinyl design and can be easily repositioned. The 12- by 19- inch board keeps sitters and spouses informed with schedules, activities and emergency information. MSRP: $12.99
Baby’s First Year blanket and cards sets from Lulujo (844-458-5856 or lulujo.com) provide an adorable backdrop for taking photos to record baby’s growth. The deluxe set includes 14 milestone cards plus holiday celebration cards.
The Pop by Doddle & Company (858-405-1288 or doddleandco.com) features an innovative design to keep the pacifier clean when baby spits it out. When the silicone pacifier hits a surface, it pops back into its protective bubble to keep germs away. MSRP: $9.99
The StrollAway over-the-door stroller from Dreambaby (336-454-5716 or dream-baby.com) can accommodate strollers up to 50 pounds. The hanger is padded to prevent scuffs and it fits on standard doors. It also works with bicycles, bags and backpacks. MSRP: $24.99
The Fork & Knife set from Marcus & Marcus (416-678- 0764 or marcusandmarcusna.com) is designed for toddlers and preschoolers who want to try cutting food safely. The dishwasher-safe utensils feature animal characters and have a silicone grip. They are made from materials free of BPA, PVC and phthalate. Other accessories in the line include Fork & Spoon and cutlery pouch. MSRP: $15.49