Don’t be spooked that Halloween is just around the corner; you still have time to find the perfect costume for your kid! Land of Nod has exclusively designed costumes that is sure to catch the attention of all trick-or-treaters. Once Halloween is over, these dress-up pieces make for great imaginative play! Whether your little one is planning a major bank robbery or trying to solve a mystery they need to fit the part! Us parents all know what it takes to fit the part, and most of the time it’s a great outfit.
Sleep overs got a little more exciting with these Star Wars sleeping bags and Millennium Falcon cockpit shaped bed found at Pottery Barn! The sleeping bags are thick and embroidered by hand and are opened and closed with a zipper. They come in two different models, Chewbacca and R2D2, and are made of cotton percale. The bed includes details that simulate the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with gauges and knobs that keep your little one entertained again and again! The bed is hand painted and is specially crafted with hardwood so that it will last as the years pass by. Although buyers beware…be prepared to pay a hefty sum for this bed since it isn’t cheap! It’s priced at $3,999.00, but I guess that’s the cost to having your own hand made Star Wars bed.
Price: R2D2 Sleeping Bag $129.99
Price: Chewbacca Sleeping Bag $199.99
Price: Star Wars Bed $3,999.00
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Now we don’t usually geek out over some of the things we find, but the force is strong with this one so we couldn’t resist. The BB-8 by Sphero is the Star wars droid you’re looking for! This app enabled droid has a 60 minute battery life, gyroscopic propulsion, Bluetooth enabling, and inductive charging! The droid is easily controlled with your smart device or tablet and it listens and responds to your voice commands. We think the best feature is the holographic communication, which allows BB-8 to record and send messages through your device! Be sure to check out Sphero’s site and the video’s they have on this thing so you can watch it in action. It makes the perfect gift for any Starwars junkie.
Traveling with your little one? The Lotus Everywhere Crib by Guava Family is a great way to easily transport your kids resting place (hands-free) wherever you travel! The site claims it only takes 15 seconds to set up, but by watching the video on how fast the crib came out of its carrying case, we say it may take less. The crib is completely breathable with its ClearView mesh and it’s safety certified so you know you and your little one can rest peacefully at night. In fact, safety is one of Lotus’ top priorities and the crib is Greenguard Gold certified. Try it out…and if you’re not satisfied then Lotus will allow you to return the unit for free! And yes…shipping as well…
(Price: $189.95 per unit. Price subject to change)
To all our European Friends out there, if you have not yet heard of the new Quinny Longboardstroller you better hurry up and get on the bandwagon, or should we say longboard! The Quinny Longboardstroller is a perfect solution to traveling around town with your kiddo. This fun piece of transportation brings together the comfort of a traditional stroller for children and the excitement of longboarding for parents! Unfortunately, the Quinny Longboardstroller was only designed for travel in Europe, which means no “nar-nar” rides in the states as of now! You can register at quinny.com/longboardstroller for updates on the company and their future plans on distribution outside of the U.K. On sale while stocks last!
(Price: 599 €)
For those of you who don’t know what “nar-nar” means…it means Gnarly…
Every dad out there should be thanking Chris Pegula, the creator of Diaper Dude! There are not too many good looking diaper bags out there for men. Chris realized this, after the birth of the first of his three children, and started turning feminine-style diaper bags into ones that dads would want to carry. With the messenger bag, dads can easily access the essentials: diapers, bottles, clothes, wipes and toys without taking off the bag! Diaper Dude is form-fitting to the body, comfortable, hip and affordable!
Have you ever experienced shopping for your baby or toddler’s room and all the sudden you NEED that super cute piece of wall art or those seven adorable pillows that would match perfectly with your nursery decor. Well… believe us, you are not alone. There are so many things out there that catch the eye that are not practical for the amount of space in a child’s room. Here at Baby Smyles we are all about style, while being highly functional. The Peripop Pop&Wrap, by Oribel, makes for a great play mat, stroller blanket, storage, and pillow. Talk about multi-purpose baby gear! You can increase the plushness of your Peripop by inserting your own blankets or outgrown baby clothes! These four Peripop animal designs are fun and bright, a perfect addition to your nursery or playroom. Your little one is sure to love this new addition to the family; it will grow up with them!
Start your baby on the right “track” with these Saucony Ride 7! These Ride 7 are built just like adult shoes, just for smaller sizes. Nothing will be able to slow your baby down in these. This sneaker is made with a leather and mesh top, rubber outsole, and flex grooves to keep your baby comfortable. Saucony Ride 7 comes in many different color options, so pick our your little ones favorite… or just get them all! Right now Stride Rite is having a sale, buy one get one 40% off! All you need to do is use the promo code: newshoes. Or you can find them on Amazon here. You could have a little athlete on your hands!
Ever gone out and tried to enjoy a relaxing evening? It’s all going well until you hear it… the screaming and crying of your or someone else baby. Let’s be honest, a fussy baby can ruin just about anyones mood. That is why we think every family with a baby needs a Baby Shusher Soothing Sleep Miracle Collection Pack! It will be a life (and night) saver! The Baby Shusher Collection Pack is designed to engage a baby’s natural calming reflex in a safe and loving way, by shushing, swaddling, or sucking. The shushers uses a rhythmic technique on a 15 or 30 minute timer. The shusher is extremely portable, the adjustable strap allows you to take it on all your family adventures! The Shusher pairs perfectly with the 100% cotton Muslin Swaddle Blankets and Shushie. We believe the name explains it all.. it sure is a miracle! Your baby will feel comfortable and soothed before you know it. Keep your baby, yourself, and others happy with this Shusher Soothing collection pack!
It may not be the best looking bottle you’ve ever seen, but it was voted Best of 2015 Mom Picks on Baby Center. Dr. Browns Natural Flow Bottle, created by a physician, uses a patented 2-piece internal vent system for your baby’s comfort. The system is very similar to breastfeeding, it creates a positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding, allowing formula or breast milk to flow freely without nipple collapse. The vent system keeps out air bubbles in the formula or milk, helping to reduce feeding problems like spit-up, colic, burping, and gas. Dr. Browns Nautral Flow Bottle Set comes with 3 8oz/240ml Standard bottles, 2 4oz/120ml Standard bottle, 2 extra Level-Two silicone nipples, 2 Storage/Travel caps and 3 “cleaning” brushes. This is a bottle that will satisfy both you and your baby!
According to a study at the University of Manchester in England, the average toothbrush can contain 10 million bacteria or even more. That study includes E. coli, Staph, and many others. One word…gross. You, parents, need to make sure that you are keeping those bacterias far from your kiddos mouth! The Violife Zapi UV Toothbrush (excuse the long name) can help diminish those harmful bacterias from your child’s toothbrush. This fun little gadget sanitizes and eliminates up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria! The Violife Zapi is easy to use and will help minimize the germs your kids has. This sanitizer is something the whole family will want to use! Plus, it comes with a free toothbrush, you can decide who gets to keep that one.
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Even though summer is coming to an end for most of us, it is still pretty toasty outside. Which only means we need to keep the pool parties, barbecues, and picnics still going! Yaylabs Ice Cream Ball will make for a perfect addition to your next family and/or friend get together. Cool down with some home-made ice cream that your children can make themselves. All your child needs to do is add natural ingredients (ex. cream, sugar and vanilla) in the end of the ball and add ice and rock salt in the other end. Once ingredients is secure in the ball, just have the kids shake, roll, or pass the ball to make a pint of delicious ice cream! Ice cream takes about 25 minutes of play to prepare. Yaylabs Ice Cream Ball will make for fun afternoon for the whole family!