Update October 2013

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

Kristan Morley

Keep Cool

Are you having a Halloween party and searching for a way to keep your dips cold while leaving them out for your guests to enjoy? Use Soireehome’s Tilt, a stainless steel chilling sphere, at your next party. The ball is flavorless and maintains a lasting chill for a range of foods and drinks. Rid your party of icy and watery spills with Tilt. If you are also sick of your drinks being watered down from ice, this ball is a great solution. It is easy to clean and store. Check out www.soireehome.com to purchase Tilt and to learn more.

A Perfect Accessory

Ready for the wind, rain, and snow? JJ Cole Collections Urban Bundleme makes keeping your child warm in a car seat, stroller, or jogger much easier. Akin to a small sleeping bag, the Bundleme has a soft inner liner and a weather-resistant, thermaplush exterior. It is machine-washable and zips around the sides. The Bundleme also allows the safety straps of a car seat or stroller to rest directly on the child, always keeping her safe. It is available in a variety of colors for infants up to 21 pounds or children ages 1-3 years. Visit www.jjcolecollections.com to learn more.

Moving Away?

Ashley Brooke Designs has put together new moving announcements that are fun, colorful, and easy to use. Keep your family and friends up to date with all that is happening in your life, and use the Making Moves cards to do so. To purchase a set of announcements and see other sets available, go to www.ashleybrookedesigns.com.

The Value of Friendship

Showcase the importance of friendship to your children with Libby Lu: Get Ready Moving Day (Xlibris) by Princess Victoria Isi-obuseh. This is a tale written and illustrated by a 9-year-old girl about the challenges of friendships while growing up. Captivate your children with an inspiring story based on the value of friendship. More information on the tome can be found at www.xlibris.com.

Pet GPS

Losing your pet is no longer an issue with Tagg: The Pet Tracker. This GPS tracking system involves a cellphone app and a special collar. There is no need for pet microchips anymore with the Tagg technology. Put the Tagg GPS tracking collar on your pet, download the free app, and gain some peace of mind. Learn all you need to know about keeping your pet safe at www.pettracker.com.

Desserts Made Easy

Cake pops are fun and easy for every event. Heavenly Cake Pops now offers an Easy Roller for at-home bakers. This time-saving solution can roll up to 21 cake balls at one time. Instead of candy this Halloween, hand out homemade cake pops. The Heavenly Cake Pops Easy Roller will help for all functions, including parties, kids’ birthdays, fundraisers, and weddings. Purchase one today at www.heavenlycakepops.com.

New Lullaby Dolls

Kids Preferred is introducing two new lullaby-singing plush dolls named Baby Abuelita Rosa and Baby Abuelito Pancho. Press the dolls hand to hear classic, and soothing Spanish lullabies that are perfect for bedtime. Both dolls are modeled to preserve Hispanic traditions by passing down beautiful words from grandparents or parents to their children. Visit www.babyabuelita.com for more information.

A Roadmap of Asperger’s

Asperger’s/ASD: Making Life Easier, Safer, Better (A Parents Roadmap to Sanity) (Backyard Habitat Publishing) by Jenny Bastet Brown, Tony M. LeMay, and Anna Marie Brown is a ground-breaking narrative for parents who need help dealing with their children’s Asperger syndrome. Learn all about the disorder; how to identify it; the education your child will need; how to secure a strong future for your child; and how to live a less physically, financially, and emotionally taxed life at home with your family. This book can be purchased at www.amazon.com.

Never a Dull Moment

Shaving often hurts with dull razor blades, and they are expensive to replace. The Blade Buddy offers a way to maintain the sharpness of your razor without buying a new one at the store. Featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, the Blade Buddy ensures long-lasting blade life. Keep razor burn, ingrown hair, nicks, and cuts away. For more information and to read reviews, visit www.getbladebuddy.com.

Their Own Devices

Leave your little ones to their own devices while you keep your phone comfortably in your own pocket. The new PlayMG device is the first Wi-Fi, app-playing device for the Android market. The sturdy device features a 4-inch display, built-in Wi-Fi, the MG Family Collaboration System, top EA Mobile games, a camera, a stereo headset jack, and more. Visit www.playmg.com to get your child his own Android device.

This column appeared in the October 2013 issue.