Product Spotlight: Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad

By Misty Vogtritter, BBP Blog Contributor

Brilliant Baby Products Ah Goo Baby Plush PadIf I haven’t said this before, baby boy #3 was a complete surprise!  Six years after we’d declared our family complete, he proved us wrong and, as you’d expect, we found ourselves like deer in headlights touring the aisle at Babies ‘R’ Us.     So many things had changed since we brought home our first bundle of joy ten years ago – among them, the concept of the diaper changing pad.   What was once simply a stuffed pillow has transformed into oversized curved foam pads or plastic-covered mini-mattresses.

We weren’t going baby-crazy this time around.  We learned our lesson with the first two.  It’s not necessary.   This time around, I needed something small and transportable.   Enter the Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad.   Its smaller size makes it a perfect fit for my small diaper changing table.  It’s made with memory foam to keep the little guy happy and content at changing time.  And even better, it has this cool patented roll-up function so I can take it on the road with us when we travel.    The pad cover is machine washable (just unzip and take the pillow part out).

I wish I’d known about this a few years ago to save myself a lot of trouble.   The Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad is sold for $34.95 on the Ah Goo Baby website.

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Encouraging healthy habits starts now!

By Kathleen Tomes, Brilliant Baby Products President & Editor

Great news – a recent study finds childhood obesity is declining among young children.  It seems parents are getting the message: developing healthier habits that include increased physical activity is more important than ever.  

At Brilliant Baby Products, we understand the importance of encouraging healthy habits early and that’s why we love these awesome products that get the little ones up and moving in ways that they probably wouldn’t even consider exercise!


Jungle Jumparoo: The Jungle Jumparoo is exercise in disguise.  Unlike dangerous trampolines, this clever bouncer is low to the ground, allowing an easy way to get on and off for all ages.  Just 10 minutes burns more calories than a half hour of running!  Sold for $399 on the Jungle Jumparoo website.



Terra Kids Multi-functional Backpack: This kid-sized outdoor backpack from HABA Toys is perfect for budding hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.   Its padded back incorporates an ergonomically shaped ventilation system and the shoulder straps are padded as well.   Sold for $66.49 on the HABA Toys website.



Zike:It’s not a bike.  It’s not a scooter.  It’s a ZIKE and it’s the coolest new mode of transportation around.  Made for children as young as five but can be used by adults as well, it looks like a scooter but it’s powered by bike-like pedals.  Priced from $199- $499 each and sold on the Zike website.

Wave Runner Beach Ball from Flash Sales: Wave Runner Beach Ball creates powerful speed when thrown in any open water play at the beach or lake. It has the ability to bounce high and fast for a great water sports experience. Sold for $9.99 on the Flash Sales website.

Upside Down Yoga: Upside Down Games offer physical, social, and intellectual benefits for players of all ages.   The company offers several games like the Yoga Spinner or the Yogi Finder to promote family connectedness and health.  Sold for $7.95- $29.95 on the Upside Down Games website

Ring Stix: A cross between playing catch and throwing a Frisbee, RingStix is a fun and easy-to-learn game that can be played anywhere – backyard, parties or at the beach!  Sold for $14.99 on the Ring Stix website.


The Spooner:  Skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding collide in the Spooner Freestyle Board!   This fun board makes it easy to learn new tricks for board sports without fear of falling.  The board improves core strength, stability and coordination.  Sold for $44.95 on the Spooner website.

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Product Spotlight: Melinda G Nursing Bras

melindagBy Kathleen Tomes, BBP President

What won’t a new mother do for her child?

Ask any nursing or formerly nursing mother, they will tell you, it is HARD work.  Not only mentally exhausting  (keeping track of when baby last ate to which side to start on) but physically exhausting  (it takes a lot of energy to nurse) and not to mention painful (cracked nipples, clogged ducts, ouch!)

When my boys were little and still nursing, nursing pads, nipple cream and nursing bras were my lifesavers so I’m a little bummed that I never knew about these amazing nursing bras from Melinda G.  They have built in removable pads!  I am really enamored with the Smoothly Divine T-Shirt Bra (because as a new mom I lived in t-shirts and yoga pants!).  It has a great criss-cross style for cleavage boosting – not that I needed any help with that, but I know some moms do.  It also has channeling under the breasts for extra support, one-handed clips to for easy access and extra back hooks for a new mom’s changing figure.    It comes in both black and nude.   And if that didn’t have you sold, the price tag will.  These awesome bras are sold for just $48.99 on the Melinda G website.

Melinda G also has several other types of nursing bras available and even a few camisoles too, so check them out at

Nursing your baby is hard work but products like Melinda G bras can make it so much more comfortable.   And for all you nursing mothers out there, the end result is worth it.

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Best New Products for New and Expecting Parents


By Misty Vogritter, BBP Blogger
From car seats and strollers to swim diapers and sunblock, there’s no doubt about it – having a baby has changed a lot over the last few decades!  Fortunately, many new innovations have hit the market to make it easier than ever to keep baby (and mom and dad) safe, happy and healthy.
As President of Brilliant Baby Products and Editor of our Blog, I get to see a lot of new products come across my desk but only the truly “brilliant” ones get the nod of approval.  These are just a few of my favorite “latest and greatest” baby products to make parenting in this day and age easier.
The Brica Infant Car Seat Comfort Canopy
  Why it’s “Brilliant”:
The infant car seat carrier definitely makes life easier for new parents but it doesn’t protect them from the elements and those people at the grocery store who want to reach in and squeeze their cheeks. The Brica Infant Car Seat Comfort Canopy creates a barrier to protect baby. It’s made from breathable mesh to let the fresh air in while keeping out bugs, rain, wind, and germs from overly friendly strangers.  It’s innovative design works with your car seat/stroller travel systems or lets you carry your car seat with the canopy on. The large zippered opening allows for easy access to your baby. The cover also blocks over 98% of damaging UVA/UVB rays and can be tucked away in a zippered pocket when not in use.  The Comfort Canopy is sold for $24.99 at Target, Babies R Us & Amazon or on the Brica website.
Peek Away 4-in-1 Nursing Essentials Kit
  Why it’s “Brilliant”:
Today’s mom is always on the run. The Peek Away 4-in-1 Nursing Essentials Kit comes with everything a nursing mom needs to feed baby while on-the-go.  It includes a nursing pillow, built in changing pad, removable wipes case and a coordinated nursing cover that ensures privacy even in public.  Best of all,  it’s all stored in a fashionable, easy-to-carry bag.   The Peek Away 4-in-1 Nursing Kit is sold for $46.98 at various retail stores in California or on the Peek Away website.
Dolphin Organics Shampoo/Body Wash, Hypoallergenic Lotion and Bubble Bath
  Why they’re “Brilliant”:
Babies are known for their soft, tender skin.  Dolphin Organics products help keep it that way.  The products are dermatologist tested and made from all natural, certified organic materials to give baby the gentle clean she needs.  The fragrance free, tear free Baby Shampoo & Body Wash uses organic aloe leaf juice to gently cleanse your baby’s hair and skin without stripping their natural oils.  The Norfolk Lavender Bubble Bath uses a natural blend of lavender oils and extracts to scent our gentle bubble bath with the relaxing aroma of lavender.  Organic calendula and oat kernel help soothe and protect your baby’s delicate skin, but the whole family can indulge their senses with our Norfolk Lavender bubble bath. The Simply Citrus Lotion is made from a complex blend of organic aloe leaf juice, organic calendula flower and certified natural and organic citrus ingredients designed to rehydrate, protect and nurture sensitive skin. The products are sold for $11.50 – $13.50 each on the Dolphin Organics website.
Preggers Maternity Leggings 
  Why it’s “Brilliant”:
Swelling, tired legs and feet are just one of the not-so-fun complications of being pregnant.   The solution is compression stockings and if you’ve ever had to buy them you’ll know that they come in two different styles:  ugly and uglier. Not anymore!  Fashion meets function with the Preggers Gradient Compression Maternity Leggings.  Mom looks AND feels great by layering Preggers leggings with their favorite maternity tunic or dress. The gradient compression delivers a controlled amount of squeeze that’s greatest at your ankle and gradually gets lighter up the leg helping to improve circulation, prevent swelling and energize tired legs and feet.  Support top expands to comfortably fit a growing belly and does not have a “Panel” making it a product you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. They’re sold for sold for $36.95 each.  Go to to find a retailer near you or to buy online.
Valentine’s Boxers for Daddy
  Why it’s “Brilliant”:
New and expecting parents often have to find creative ways to keep the romance alive, especially after baby arrives.   The newest product from Daddy Scrubs helps to do just that.  Their Daddy Scrubs Valentine’s Boxers are sure to be a hit in the bedroom! The non-restrictive, knit cotton boxers let him celebrate fatherhood in style.  They come embellished with a simple heart that reads “I’m The Daddy” and their button fly and elastic waistband makes them ideal for everyday wear – AND special occasions too! They’re sold for $21.95 each on the Daddy Scrubs website.
And because I love all of these products so much – I’ve put together a giveaway for you.  To enter, just go to our Brilliant Baby Products website.   These products are just the tip of the iceberg!   We love to feature the new products we find on our Brilliant Baby Products Facebook so go “like” us and we’ll also keep you up-to-date on some of the most “Brilliant” baby products available.


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