|Forget the tie and return the cuff links! (He’ll be getting those for next 18 years). Today’s new dad deserves something special to mark his first Father’s Day.|
|We’ve searched through thousands of products from all around the world to find those truly “brilliant” products to make life easier for new parents. Our Father’s Day Gift Idea picks for this year are:|
|Garmin GPS: He probably won’t ask for directions – but with a crying baby in the back seat, dad will be glad to have his Garmin GPS with him. From phone apps to installed auto systems, get to doctor’s appointments and other outings easily with a GPS guide and avoid having to keep baby in the car seat for any longer than necessary. They are sold at www.garmin.com|
|Piggyback Rider: Let’s face it – dads get the heavy lifting duties, especially as the kids get older! Ditch the strollers and bulky backpack carriers and go for the lightweight, safe and easy Piggyback Rider. This specialized carrier has a mounted footbar for kids to stand on and give them a bird’s eye view of wherever you are. It can be used for hiking, outings, airports, shopping and more. They are sold for $79.99 at www.PiggybackRider.com|
|Daddy Scrubs: The dad-to-be can show his pride on delivery day with Daddy Scrubs. These special scrubs stand apart with the words “I’m the Daddy” printed on the back and they double for extra comfort as dad supports his partner through the labor process. These awesome scrubs are sold for $44.95 at www.daddyscrubs.com|
|Beco Baby Carrier: Carriers are not just a mom thing! The Beco Baby Carrier comes in super cool dad-approved colors and prints. These carriers are designed to relieve stress to the back and distribute weight evenly. They are also hand-made with top quality, organic fabrics. They are sold for $135.00- $145.00 at www.BecoBabyCarrier.com|
Baby BlowOut Blocker:
Doesn’t it always seem like diaper blowouts happen at the worst time possible? With the Baby BlowOut Blocker say goodbye to replacing soiled clothes, blankets, car seat covers, Daddy and Mommy’s clothes or anything that the baby might be laying on at the time of the blowout. The Baby BlowOut Blocker is designed to work as an extension of your standard diaper to protect against the diaper blowout mess. The Blocker is placed on the back of your baby with the waistband wrapped around the top of the diaper. In this position, it will catch any leakage that may escape out the back or sides of the diaper. Baby BlowOut Blockers sell for $12.99 each and are available at www.babyblowoutblocker.com
Bella Binky Blankets:
You will never have to lose that binky again thanks to the Bella Binky Blanket! By recognizing the assurance that babies get from both their binkys and their blankets, Bella Binky Blankets were created to keep babies from fretting or fussing about losing their pacifier by attaching it to a soft blanket. Now baby always knows where to find his or her “binky.” Bella Binky Blankets are made of super soft, plush material and each features a fabric hook and industrial snap that won’t get in the way of the soothing comfort it brings baby. The snap allows the binky and blanket to come apart so both can be washed separately. The Bella Binky Blanket has been tested and perfected to withstand frequent chewing, dragging and tugging. Also, to help keep baby clean, Bella Binky Blankets offers a machine washable burp cloth that comes in the same colors and patterns as the blankets! Bella Binky Blankets also offers a full-size nursing blanket with snap to attach a pacifier and give your baby the ultimate snuggle blanket! And as if that wasn’t enough, Bella Binky Blankets are proven to quiet even the fussiest of babies, which means countless hours of peace and quiet for any family. They simply make life happier and more snuggly. Bella Binky Blankets are sold for $50 at www.bellabinkyblankets.com
Peek Away 4-in-1 Nursing Kit:
Nurse baby comfortably and discreetly while out and about with the Peek Away 4-in-1 Nursing Kit. It easily transforms from a handbag into a travel nursing pillow with a changing pad and matching nursing cover. The nursing pillow provides just the right amount of support for baby’s head and body to ensure comfort and comes with an adjustable, detachable strap can be used to go around the mother’s waist to hold the pillow in place while nursing. The convertible changing pad comes with a built in wipe case, and diaper storage. And the no-peek nursing cover has a viewing window at the top to maintain eye contact with baby during nursing and ensure a good latch. It’s oval shape also helps to provide mom with extra privacy and the large minky pocket doubles as a burp cloth. The handbag also features specialized pockets for wallets, car keys and other belongings. All of the features are easily washable. This kit is the perfect for solution for busy nursing mothers. It is sold for $46.98 at www.peekaway.com and at retailers around the country.
PRK Products Inc:
Many new parents will attest to the phenomenon best known as the “kitchen takeover.” But thanks to PRK Products, parents don’t have to give up all that space for baby’s products. Made-in-the-USA, the PRK Universal Baby Food Jar Storage & Organizer works to maximize your space and eliminate messy storage of baby food jars that easily tip over when stacked. It stores up to 16 baby food glass jars and it is also stackable, allowing you to maximize vertical space. The organizer was built on a slight incline, using gravity to automatically bring the next jar to you. It’s also freezer and refrigerator safe and can easily be washed in the dishwasher! The Universal Bottle & Sippy Cup Organizer holds up to 12 bottles or sippy cups at a time and is compatible with more than 30 different brands. This organizer can also be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. It also comes with a basket to ensure that your bottle accessories are stored all neat and tidy, in one place. Both products retail for only $24.95! www.prkproductsinc.com
RockABums Cloth Diapers:
RockABums are the industry’s ONLY one‐size‐fits-all cloth diaper with five different ways to use it. Most moms buy a few of all the different types of cloth diapers as they need the different functions of them for different times of the day or different parts of their schedule. With RockABums, it’s one diaper for everyone. These groundbreaking new diapers are designed to easily transition from an all‐in‐one diaper to an al-‐in‐two diaper, a pocket diaper, a hybrid diaper or simply a diaper cover. With their edgy patterns and easy-to-change features, RockABums diapers are for everyone! More information is available at www.rockabums.com
SoftBums Cloth Diapers:
Make the most of your cloth diapers with SoftBums. The company’s patented Slide2Size system adds years to the life of the average cloth diaper because each diaper comes with an adjustable band at baby’s leg to make the diaper fit better and prevent leaks. The keyword here is “adjustable” that means as baby grows the diaper does too! SoftBums offers two choices for parents: the Omni pocket diaper or the Echo 2-in-1 diaper. Both utilize the Slide²Size system to prevent leaks. They’re also made with super-soft, unbleached hypoallergenic fleece. The fabric keeps baby’s skin dry and prevents diaper rash. In fact, SoftBums users report 80% fewer rashes than disposable diaper users. SoftBums come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit the tastes of all moms! SoftBum Cloth Diapers are sold for $21.95 at www.softbums.com
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|Have you heard of the new parenting trend to hit the country? They call her the CRUNCHY MAMA. Check it out:
crunchy mama noun ˈ\krən-chē ˈmä-mə\: a mother who chooses to raise her child in a to natural, organic, holistic, environmentally friendly eco-living environment.
Not only is jumping on the “crunchy mom” bandwagon supposed to be better and healthier for baby, it’s easier than ever now as more natural, organic and holistic products enter the marketplace.
Want to be a crunchy mom? Here’s a good place to start:
|gDiapers: gDiapers are adorable cloth diaper covers with disposable, biodegradable* inserts. So less waste goes in landfills. These diaper covers are playful on the outside and high-tech on the inside, so baby’s precious skin can breathe. gDiapers Starter Bundles start at $39.99 and are sold online.|
|Moby Wrap: Baby wearing doesn’t get any easier or more comfortable than with the Moby Wrap. Research has found that babies who are carried regularly cry 43 percent less overall and 54 percent less during the evening hours. By design, MOBY baby carriers provide babies needed physical and emotional contact. They are sold for $47.95 each on the Moby website.|
|Lassig USA: Fashion meets function with the Lassig diaper bag. These ultra-cool bags help keep mom and baby organized while out and about. Lassig bags are truly made for the modern family. They are sold exclusively in the United States by Ivy Street Distributing.|
|Itzy Ritzy: Teach the importance of reusable products early with the Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags. Perfect for stocking a diaper bag with on-the-go snacks or to fill up a school lunchbox. Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags are sold in packs of two for $11.99 on the Itzy Ritzy website.|
|Belly Buds: Connect with baby long before his or her arrival. Belly buds let mom share the gift of music with her growing little one. Bellybuds® are specialized speakers that gently adhere to the belly and safely play music and sounds directly to the womb. Whether it is music, soothing sounds or even loving voice messages, Bellybuds are a convenient and effective option for playing audio to the womb. They are sold for $49.99 on the Bellybuds website|
|Blooming Bath: Winner of the Parent-Tested, Parent-Approved Award, the Blooming Bath brings nature back to the bathtub for baby. This plush bathing mat is a cute, cuddly and convenient way to bathe baby. It is available in four different colors for $39.99 on the Blooming Bath website.|
|WarmZe: Did you know that warm breast milk (and formula) retains nutrients better when warmed with slow even heat? It also reduces colic . The WarmZe Keeps baby’s bottles warm while on-the-go without the hassle of power cords, batteries, microwaves or boiling water. WarmZe is sold for $14.99 on the WarmZe website.|
|Chewable Jewels: As the original teething jewelry, Chewable Jewels were invented by a dentist for little teeth and gums. They are non-toxic and, best of all, come in a variety of beautiful designs to fit every mother’s style. They are sold online on the Chewable Jewels website.|
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