Update June 2014

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

Donald McDermott

Specifically designed for young children, The Kids Tablet 2 from Polaroid comes with more than 70 kid-friendly apps, including 25 Disney and Marvel apps and books, as well as games, educational content, and more. www.polaroid.com

Touted as the world's thinnest USB cable, the ChargeCard from NOMAD can go where bulky cables can't, making it the perfect tool for everything from quick road trips to worldwide travels. www.hellonomad.com

Choopie creates innovative, affordable, and stylish products for families. Check out the company's Citygrips, perfect for protecting stroller handles, and Cityhooks, which provide extra gear-carrying options for parents on the go. www.choopie.com

Screw Top Squeez'Ems are eco-friendly, reusable food pouches for pureed or blended foods. They're easy to fill, clean, and store. www.amazon.com

The new TOZZ football and the DIZK flying disc are made with a special glow paint to offer hours of fun during the day and at night. www.zume-games.com

Designed to help keep your electronics safe and dry, Bheestie Revive is effective and essential to have on hand whenever your electronics encounter a major water mishap. www.bheestie.com

Pack'Ems are the perfect companion to your kids' lunch and snacks. They come in two different sizes, feature a gusseted bottom for standing, and are dishwasher safe. www.booginhead.com

Featuring bright colors, modern designs, and adjustable flow rates, Evenflo's brand-new line of Triple Flo Cups were created to grow along with your child. www.evenflo.com

Discover the power of a vacuum without the hassle of a cord thanks to the Dyson DC59 Animal. The state-of-the-art model includes a digital V6 motor, 2-Tier Radial cyclones, and a battery made for maximum suction. www.dyson.com

Tommee Tippee's Closer to Nature Pacifiers feature a symmetrical orthodontic shape to cater to your child's age group. They're available in exciting modern designs and colors. www.tommeetippee.us

This column appeared in the June 2014 issue.