Update December 2013

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

Jesse Berberich

Busy Beavers

With their release of the Angry Beavers: the Complete Series DVD box set, Shout! Factory invites you to relive the mirthful madness of this classic Nickelodeon show that both you and your kids can enjoy. Highly entertaining with humor that engages fans both young and old, the box set is available at www.shoutfactory.com.

Dots on Tots

Made from 100-percent organic cotton, baby and toddler head gear from Dots on Tots protects the sensitive skin of a newborn. The company’s innovative hat designs feature flaps that cover your child from the cold weather, as well as special ear protection that shields delicate ears from painful, loud noises. Log on to www.dotsontots.com for more information.

Supernatural Reads

Award-winning author Eddie Jones spins three, suspenseful tales in his novels Dead Man’s Hand, Skull Creek Stakeout, and Dead Low Tide (Zonderkidz). The novels are part of the Caden Chronicles, a young adult series that follows teen hero Nick Caden as he investigates paranormal phenomena. To pick up copies now, visit www.amazon.com.

Get Creative

Available at www.happycharmz.com, Happy Charmz are trendy charms that allow tweens to express their individuality! These fun and fashionable charms for pencils and pens come in more than 80 styles. Collectable, tradeable, and easy to mix and match, Happy Charmz are sure to be one of the hottest new items around.

Conquering Fears

Helping a young child overcome fears and phobias is one of the toughest challenges for any parent. The Fobie Friends (Fobie Friends) series of books by Leslie and Brian Miller addresses a number of childhood fears while entertaining readers. Each book tackles a different phobia and comes with a plush toy. Find the series at www.fobiefriends.com.

Engaging Fun

Most parents are always are looking for ways encourage their kids to have fun while also inspiring them to learn. Ubooly is an interactive toy with endless, educational entertainment. The customized toy teaches on topics like toothbrushing and learning a language, and it is available now at Toys “R” Us.

Rockabye and Roll

Rockabye Baby takes the greatest artists from rock, pop, and rap, and turns their greatest hits into baby-friendly tunes ideal for sleep. More than 50 of the music industry’s biggest names, like Led Zeppelin, Weezer, and Jay-Z, have been given the lullaby treatment. Sample the available tunes at www.rockabyebabymusic.com.

Shoes With Prospect

From PROSPECS Sneakers, the Power Walk 503 sneakers are designed with flubber midsole cushioning and temperature regulation for maximum comfort. Their reflective materials ensure safe travel at night, and enhanced shock absorption offers a better walking and running experience. Power Walk 503 sneakers are available now at www.prospecs-usa.com.

For Little Legs

Leggings have become a powerful image in adult fashion over the past few years, which has inspired My Sunshine Shoppe to develop a line of mini Lace Leggings for your budding fashionista. The Lace Leggings are a perfect addition to any outfit and come in a variety of colors. To order these perfect accessories, visit www.mysunshineshoppe.com.

Looks Cool, Catches Drool

Consider the Banda Bib when searching for a bib that combines comfort, function, and fashion for your baby. Designed in a unique style that mimics a bandana, the Banda Bib fits close and snug against a child’s neck while still being safe. Discover more at www.bazzlebaby.com.

This column appeared in the December 2013 issue.