You may not have a town crier announcing the birth of your new prince or princess, but your new royal subject is just as deserving of having the ‘best of the best’ baby gear outside the Royal Palace. Our commoners searched high and low, and present to you our top choices for the most essential baby products fit for your new pint-size king or queen.
Manhattan Toy ® Skwish Classic: Skwish appeals to baby’s visual and tactile curiosity, making this sophisticated toy a source of wonder and learning. This classic wooden toy has won the hearts of babies and parents everywhere, as well as numerous prestigious awards for its ingeniously simple design. Skwish Classic is made with replenishable rubberwood and features a water based, non-toxic paint finish. For more information, visit www.manhattantoy.com
Sophie la Girafe ®: Born in 1961, her success is legendary in France. Made in the French Alps with natural rubber and paint, Sophie has been safely cuddled and chewed for over 40 years! She is soft, light and easy to grasp, and fits perfectly into little hands. Sophie is loveable and amusing. She even makes a happy sound when squeezed. Babies especially love her bumpy head to soothe their teething gums. For more information, visit www.toyrsus.ca
SoYoung Charlie Bag: The Charlie Bag canvas lifestyle bag looks as natural on Dad as it does on Mom, and is designed to hold everything you need for a trip to the playground or a day at work. The Charlie Bag is a multi-use accessory; it can hold 13” laptops for working parents, yoga mats for the fitness enthusiasts and baby items to help parents get through the “diaper” years. Can be easily converted to a backpack. Also features a laminated change mat, reinforced bottom to protect material, removable key clip and a shoulder strap with detachable comfort grip padding straps. To purchase, visit www.soyoung.ca
guzzie + Guss ® G+G 201 Perch Hanging High-Chair: If you are tight on space or dining out, the guzzie + Guss ® G+G 201 Perch Hanging High Chair gives your little one place to sit at the table. The Perch Hanging High-Chair clamps onto most tables and folds up for easy storage. A convenient travel bag is included which you will be able to store under the seat when not in use. What also makes this chair so popular is its high back; it will give more comfort and support when your little one is leaning back. Holds up to 37 pounds. For more information, visit www.guzzieandguss.com
aden + anais ® serenity star ™: A multi-tasking must for every nursery, the serenity star is an electronic feeding and sleep system designed for both baby and caregivers. It’s the first system to combine an electronic feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, nightlight and clock - all in one. For more information, visit www.adenandanais.com
Buggyguard: Going to a theme park, restaurant, zoo or traveling somewhere? Now you can protect your investment when you have to leave your stroller unattended. This new stroller accessory will lock your stroller and grant you peace of mind so you can focus on what matters most: your kids! Fits all strollers - Strap and Go! That means it’s interchangeable with all your strollers (jogging, umbrella, deluxe) and no tools required. For more information, visit www.oyaco.com
Puj ® Unos Soft Symmetrical Booties: Left foot or right foot… it doesn’t matter! Grab your kids and you’re out the door! The symmetrical design means the booti fits on either foot. The super booti material is extra breathable, keeping hot little toes cool. The special material is designed to be durable and colorfast so it stays vibrant even after washing. For more information, visit www.pujbaby.com
BRITAX Baby Carrier Organic: The BRITAX Baby Carrier Organic, made with 100 per cent organic cotton fabric, has been designed to provide the highest level of long-wearing comfort for both you and your growing baby. The carrier features the CarryLong System, which reduces the risk of back and shoulder strain during extended wear by distributing weight across the shoulders, back and hips. Not only does this carrier offer superior levels of comfort, it is versatile. The ergonomic carrier allows you to face your baby inward toward you or outward to face the world. For more information, visit www.britax.ca
Tommee Tippee ® Closer to Nature ® Feeding Bottle: The nipple mimics natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding; allows for easy transition between breast and bottle; has a wide neck for easier latch-on; anti-colic, anti-gas and advanced easi-vent™ valve. The bottle is BPA-free and phthalate compliant. The hygiene cap seals the nipple for travel. For more information, visit www.tommeetippee.ca
Bugaboo Cameleon3 The Iconic Stroller: 3rd generation of the iconic all-in-one stroller is even more versatile, stylish and functional than ever before. Light and compact, it’s easy to lift and store. Suitable for a newborn or toddler, this stroller can seamlessly adapt to your journey - whether that’s through the city, woods, sand or snow. Its premium materials and endless accessory combinations will ensure your child stays comfortable in all weather conditions: spring showers, hot summer days, breezy autumn afternoons and cold wintry mornings. The original and best just got even better. For more information, visit www.bugaboo.com
Melissa is the Copy Editor for Calgary's Child Magazine.
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