Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 30, 2011
Put your walking shoes on, because this is one big show, and the move to Louisville this year means the entire show will be on one floor at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Zazoo photo clock is designed to help kids know when to sleep and when to rise. When the moon changes to a sun, kids know it's OK to get up. Parents can personalize the display via USB, flash drive and SD card slots, $89. www.zazookids.com
New designs for RoomMates wall decals include Safari Blocks, featuring colorful rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, hippos and palm trees, $13. www.roommatespeelandstick.com.
The Take Two booster seat from Summer Infant is designed as both a regular feeding seat as well as a clip-on booster (with tray). The quick and easy to fold design makes it convenient for families to travel with, and the tray option makes it practical for in-home use. Retail price is $49.99. www.summerinfant.com
Sensory Snap Beads from Edushape snap together and are indented, allowing them to be stacked. The beads are made of pliable material that unsnaps with little pressure, making them safe for infants 12 months and older who are working on their fine/gross motor skills, $25. www.edushape.com
The Kidoozie Stack n' Roll Tumbling Tower from International Playthings stands 2 feet tall and includes two colorful balls and seven tower segments. Once stacked, a toddler can drop the ball in at the top and watch it travel down to the bottom. For 12 months and older, $25. www.intplay.com
Dr. Sear's Family Essentials includes a line of all-natural products for baby and mom with a citrus fragrance derived from ingredients including vanilla, sweet orange and cedar wood essential oils, $6-$20. www.drsearsfamilyessentials.com
Peekaway has updated its combination nursing pillow/changing pad by adding more pockets for keys, cell phones and other small things for mom. When folded, the Peekaway serves as a nursing pillow on the go and can be unfolded to reveal a changing pad with a refillable wipes case and a pocket for diapers, $49. www.peekaway.com
3 Sprouts' Soft Seats are the right height for a child's activity table. The seats are made of 100% polyester and covered with twill. Available in purple cow and gray wolf, $70. www.3sprouts.com
Marlee & Noah's line of skincare products include baby wash, body lotion and shampoo. The organic products are gentle enough for baby and have a light vanilla pineapple fragrance, $18-22. www.marleeandnoah.com
The Wrapeaze is designed to keep infants and toddlers safe while riding in their car seats. The Wrapeaze, made of 100% fleece, can be tucked around the child, eliminating the need for a bulky coat while in the car. Also works with shopping carts, baby carriers and strollers, $35-40. www.wrapeaze.com
Greenbuds allows parents to build their perfect crib mattress by choosing a mattress core and then a cover. The Primrose cover, made of organic cotton that is water resistant without using a synthetic barrier, is shown with the 3" natural coconut core with 1" of natural latex, $298. Covers can be washed and the entire set is designed to be breathable and resistant to dust mites and bed bugs. Other covers and cores are available. www.greenbudsbaby.com
Nook Sleep Systems' Pebble ChangePad has a certified non-toxic foam core and is contoured to proved support while baby is being changed. The cover is made with eucalyptus and is stain-resistant, waterproof, removable and washable. www.nooksleep.com
Belli puts the focus on an expectant mom's skin care with a line designed to treat common problems. The products have been tested to be safe for pregnant and nursing women. The Acne Control Spot Treatment shown here helps reduce the severity of current blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts, $19. www.belliskincare.com
Babymels's Ella bag has a detachable shoulder strap and a patent-pending stroller strap attachment. It comes with an insulated bottle holder and a padded changing mat, $115. www.babymel.com
The Highchair Organizer attaches to the back legs of most high chairs using adjustable straps and has pockets for pacifiers, bottles and sippy cups, utensils, diapers and more. The organizer wipes clean with soap and water and is available in pink or green, $25. www.thehighchairorganizer.com.
The unique design of the Pourty potty lets parents pour the contents out of the back instead of the front, where children sit and put their hands. The potty, which has won several awards in the United Kingdom, is making its U.S. debut and is offered in pink and blue, $13. www.pourty.com
Strollers go hi-tech with the launch of the Origami from 4 Moms. The stroller folds at the touch of a button and also has a generator in the rear wheels that charges the stroller when walking, a cell phone charger, daytime running lights, a sensor that detects when a child is in the seat and more, $850. www.4moms.com
The Baby Diner dish holder uses a suction cup to attach to a smooth surface and a second suction cup to secure a dish, reducing messes at home or in restaurants. www.babydiner.net.
Pediped is debuting Aspen, an eco-friendly style in the Adventure collection. The shoe is available in styles for boys and girls and is machine-washable, $58. www.pediped.com
Kushies Baby USA is introducing a line of 100% organic cotton fitted sheets. The sheets are available in blue, pink, mocha, green, pink, ivory and white and offered in three sizes: crib, $25.49; play yard, $17; and bassinet, $13. www.kushiesonline.com
The Molar Muncher teether features single-piece construction and is BPA-free. The design allows babies to use it hands-free, $15. www.molarmuncher.com
The LillyBit Uptown diaper clutch is an alternative to toting a large bag. The clutch folds out to reveal compartments for diapers, wipes, ointment and more. $35. www.lillybit.com
The fleece Hurtie Hug provides hot/cold relief and is designed to stay in place with use of the adjustable "arm" straps. The Hurtie Hug comes with one hot/cold gel pack and retails for $16; the deluxe version comes with two gel packs, $20. www.hurtiehug.com
Barb-a-Mel's photo board books let you tell your own story. Insert up to seven photos in the clear book sleeves to create a photo keepsake. Four titles available, $16. www.barbamelbooks.com
MD Moms' skin care products include a two-in-one shampoo and body wash, $18, that does not contain soap or sulfates and has been certified tear-free. The moisturizing balm is made with shea butter, aloe, avocado oil, olive oil and antioxidant vitamins, $20. www.mdmoms.com
The Nara glider from Babyletto has a high back and is upholstered in easy-to-clean microsuede. Offered in six colorways, including mocha with ecru piping (shown), $700. www.babyletto.com
Dandelion is showing a line of homemade rattles with soft, huggable bodies. The rattles are made of pesticide-free bamboo fibers and crocheted by women in China. Designs include owl (shown), pig, fish, bee, frog and cow. www.dandelionforbaby.com
The Gia angled breastfeeding pillow from Simplisse has a thin-to-thick design that positions baby at an incline for feeding while supporting mom's natural breastfeeding position. The slanted, wider surface puts the infant's head above his or her torso, which could help reduce spitting up and reflux, $40. www.simplisse.com
P'kolino's robot catches blocks in its jet pack and makes a clunky noise before the shapes slide out the back. The gears on the front also rotate, adding another dimension to this classic toy, which is made of wood and acrylic. For 12 months and older, $30. www.pkolino.com
Cloud B's Soothing hand puppets take on a dual role when used with the included hot/cold gel pack. Available in four plush characters, $20. www.cloudb.com
The Babyhome stroller is designed for parents who want a lightweight stroller with the latest design trends. The Emotion has a large shopping basket, an adjustable footrest, a waterproof canopy and a compact fold, $300. www.babyhome.es.
The Jahgoo tub has antislip properties on both the outside and inside. The tub, which has soft grips for carrying and a plug for draining water, fits children up to 3 years old. Available in lime and white, $30. www.kastelinternational.com
|Your Chat Mats feature vivid graphics, quotes, questions and facts
designed to get families talking at dinnertime. The mats measure 17.5”
by 12”. Sold in sets of four laminated mats for $27 or 12 coated-paper
mats for $25. www.yourchatmat.com|
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