Update April 2014

All the gear infants, tots, children and parents need.

Donald McDermott

Say, "Goodbye" to the same old plastic wraps and foils and "Hello" to the PlateTopper, a hard plastic cover for plates that keeps food fresh longer. www.platetopper.com

Eliminate that dirty diaper smell from your home with help from the Whisper Diaper Pail. The ground-breaking pail features a patented odor-free aerosol spray, hands-free lid, and a trap door that is wide enough for easy diaper disposal. www.whisperdiaperpail.com

Revolutionize the way you feed your baby with the Kiinde Twist feeding system, a unique product that allows you to directly put breast milk, from any pump, into leak-proof, easy-to-store packages. www.kiinde.com

Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce the Kolcraft Cloud Umbrella Stroller. Lightweight and easy to use, it is the only stroller in its class to offer a storage basket, all-terrain wheels, one-step folding, and an expandable canopy for maximum coverage and shade. www.kolcraft.com

Parents, freshen up your facial care routine with From the Lab's AM/PM Cleanser No. 586. It puts a twist on the classic water-free cleanser by introducing a unique formula with cutting-edge, anti-aging ingredients. www.fromthelab.com

Millions of Colors stands out as a beautiful and stylish fashion brand just for girls ages 2-14. www.millionsofcolorsny.com

Forgo slip-and-slide changes for you and baby thanks to Lili's Bebe Pad. The safe, stylish product offers slip-resistant backing and a comfy surface that's machine washable and dryer friendly. www.lilibebe.com

Invented by two creative moms, ciao! baby is the go-anywhere highchair for babies through 3 year olds that comes complete with a flexible seat and tray, requires no assembly, and is easy to clean. www.theportablehighchair.com

Often imitated but never surpassed, the BeaterBlade from NewMetro Designs automatically pulls ingredients into the center of a mixing bowl so you never have to stop it and scrape by hand. www.newmetrodesign.com/content/beaterblade.html

Celebrated public artist Stephen Powers brings charming expressions of encouragement and devotion to loved ones near and far with I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face: Love in Letters: 12 Notecards and Envelopes (Princeton Architectural Press). Send a letter from the set to receive a smile. www.amazon.com

This column appeared in the April 2014 issue.