Update January 2014

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

Jordan Brueckner

Healthy Home

Say goodbye to dirt and grime with the new Dyson Hard DC 56. It combines the suction power of a traditional vacuum with the wet wipe of a mop to create one unique machine. The product comes fully equipped with a hygienic disposal bin and extra tools. The cordless feature and convenient docking station provide parents with an easy cleaning experience. Upgrade to the dual power of the Dyson Hard at www.dyson.com.

Carry Confidence

Are you tired of constantly misplacing and even losing your everyday valuables? Rest easier, busy moms and dads: Here to help is the Armpocket! The comfortable armband is available in several sizes to cater to most smart phones, iPods, and tablets. Its multiple compartments make it possible for you to easily carry other essentials like keys, credit cards, and money, too. Choose to be smart while youíre on the go and purchase the Armpocket at www.armpocket.com.

Lighten the Load

No longer carry the weight of the world on your shoulders thanks to the new Agility Stretch Carrier from JJ Cole Collections. This simple and comfortable device evenly distributes your babyís weight to relieve back and shoulder stress. Its stretch fabric allows for the secure fit of a baby ranging from 8 to 35 pounds. The carrier is available in multiple colors and conforms to several different positions for personal preference. Learn more at www.jjcolecollections.com/agility.

Vanquish Odors

Say goodbye to smelly diaper scents in your babyís room with the new 360 Sealer Diaper Disposal System from Tommee Tippee. This innovative system successfully seals each dirty diaper all the way around in antimicrobial film, locking in odor and preventing nasty smells. Each pail holds as many as 30 diapers. Itís time to purchase the 360 Sealer Diaper Disposal System, available exclusively at Babies ďRĒ Us and www.babiesrus.com.

Children and Conflict

From the bestselling author of the Hunger Games series comes an autobiographical picture book entitled Year of the Jungle (Scholastic). Geared toward a younger audience, the book follows protagonist Suzy and her struggles during the Vietnam War era. The story line is derived from author Suzanne Collinsís own experiences and memories. In a present time of war, Year of the Jungle may help your child understand the effects of enmity without fright. Pick up the tome at Barnes and Noble.

Zip it!

Are you and your child enduring sleepless nights during the transition out of swaddling? The Zipadee-Zip from Sleeping Baby weans your baby off the swaddling process with ease and returns him to a good nightís sleep. Designed for ultimate comfort, itís also perfect for a child suffering from eczema because it prevents him from scratching his face. Visit www.zipadeezip.com for purchasing information.

Make Math Fun

Interactive education is proven to increase recollection and retention in children. My First Numbers and Shapes Math Ball from Exploracise helps tots as young as age 1 to learn to count. It also ties in shapes and includes a Spanish bilingual feature to further advance your childís enrichment. Get your child ahead of the curve by visiting www.exploracise.com.

Global Lingo

In todayís interconnected world, it is more important than ever that your child possesses the tools for success, especially a healthy grasp on language. Early Lingo is a playful and academic DVD collection for children ages 6 months to 9 years. The box set uses music, colors, animation, and repetition to teach more than 450 words and phrases and provide your child with concrete roots in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Mandarin. Jumpstart your childís education at www.earlylingo.com.

Congratulate in Style

Based in New York City, Bellini is notorious for elaborate bedding and furniture collections, and it now offers gift baskets. The Bellini Baby Basket Collection is handcrafted and available in neutral, multiples, boy, and girl designs. Welcome any newborn baby in style and include all of your favorite gifts, like aden+anais swaddles. This collection of luxury goods is sure to please and spice up any room décor. For item information, visit www.bellini.com.

Host with the Most

Parents, when itís your turn for a play date, impress your guests with the Boxxle three-liter premium wine dispenser. This stainless steel, portable device easily dispenses any separately purchased boxed wine. Its chic and sturdy design makes it compatible with all surroundings. The Boxxle wine dispenser may be purchased at www.boxxle.com.

This column appeared in the January 2014 issue.