Bblüv® Kilö Digital Baby Scale: Kilö helps you keep track of your baby’s weight gain from the comfort of your home! This scale is accurate, easy to use, and durable. Its sleek, ergonomic design makes it a nice accessory for your baby’s room. Purchase at bbluvgroup.com.
The Gro Company Ollie the Owl: Ollie is a unique and adorable sleep aid with built-in CrySensor technology, helping baby (and parent!) get quality sleep. The latest must-have baby sleep essential, Ollie will grow up with your little one and become their trusty sleeping companion, whether on the move, at home, or staying with grandparents. Ollie is portable so you can take him on adventures! A secure hanging loop enables you to hang him on the side of the cot, pushchair, or car seat so he won’t get lost! Purchase at oyaco.com; Great Things in Store (Cochrane); and West Coast Kids.
Binxy Baby® Shopping Cart Hammock™: Shopping with baby isn’t easy; you don’t want to put baby in the cart in their car seat, but you don’t want to shop with your stroller either. And if you have an older child and a new baby, it gets even more challenging! This simple-to-use hammock clips on to most shopping carts and allows parents to place items under baby. At the end of your shopping trip, the seat folds up and can be tucked into a diaper bag, quickly and easily. Purchase at binxybaby.com.
Ergobaby™ 360 Baby Carry All Carry Positions - Sophie La Girafe: This baby carrier offers every carry position for your ‘do anything’ days, from naptime at the market or together at the zoo! Features include ergonomic, forward-facing option, a wide waistband for extra back support, and adjustable padded shoulder straps for neck and shoulder comfort. These carriers have been acknowledged as “hip healthy” products by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Purchase at ergobaby.ca.
3-in-1 SnoofyBee™: A changing pad, a diaper-time play mat, and a diaper clutch all in one! The first of its kind. SnoofyBee™ is on a mission to make diaper changes an easier and happier time for parents. Using their design, your baby is gently distracted by the soft barrier, keeping the mess down below. It lays completely flat for a more traditional changing surface. When you’re done, fold it back up into a portable clutch - so easy, it can be done with one hand! Purchase at snoofybee.com.
FOR YOUR PINT-SIZE BOOKWORM
Good Night Songs by Author Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny): Now this New York Times bestselling collection of charming lullabies comes in an adorable board edition- still gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. It’s the perfect gift to wish your child a sweet lullaby and good night! Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
My Blue Railway Book Box (Thomas & Friends) by Random House: These board books come in a handy compact carry-along box with a plastic handle and tab closure. The sturdy books teach toddlers ABCs, counting, colors, and opposites. Each book focuses on a single concept that will help engine-loving kids learn their numbers, letters, and more. All aboard for some reading fun! Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
Shelby’s Snack Shack (A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book) by Educational Insights: Shelby needs some help finding the missing dog bones for her snack shack in a fun, vibrant board book based on the best-selling children’s game! This book will help boost your child’s addition and counting skills. Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
Toot, Toot, Boom! Listen to the Band - A Press and Listen Book by Wee Gallery: It’s time to make some noise! This book contains several sound chips that play familiar musical sounds. Young children will love learning to recognize each instrument as they’re played by friendly animal characters. Durable and tactile, this book is perfect for the nursery or play pen. Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
Touch and Feel Canadian Animals by Scholastic Early Learners: Simple words and innovative touch and feel elements are paired with bright, bold photographs and illustrations. Perfect for little hands and inquisitive minds, this bright and chunky board book is educational, fun, and an engaging introduction to our furry and feathered friends of Canada. Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
NEW PARENT & REFERENCE BOOKS
Babie$: The Real Story of How Much They Cost by The Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA): With helpful strategies, practical tips and examples, as well as working templates, this book will help you identify the baby products and gear you really need to buy and learn the most cost-efficient way to get it; understand parental leave, maximize EI payments, receive top-ups and benefits and capitalize on income tax rebates; plan for childcare and familiarize yourself with childcare options; know the government benefits available to you; and discover the hidden costs associated with a growing family. Purchase at castore.ca.
Baby Names: A Simple Guide to Picking the Perfect Name Including Thousands of Names with Meaning and Origin by Authors Gene Atherton and Suzie Akers: Deciding what to name your child is one of the most difficult and most important decisions you may ever make. After all, it sets the tone for your child’s life! You don’t want to give your child a name that is embarrassing or overly difficult to pronounce, and you don’t want them to have a name with a double meaning or mortifying translation. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process of choosing a name, from what to avoid to what’s trending. Purchase at amazon.ca; chapters.indigo.ca.
Bakeland - Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature by Author Marit Hovland: Written by Marit Hovland, the Norwegian graphic designer, baker, and photographer behind the popular Instagram account and blog, Borrow My Eyes, this gorgeous recipe book is a remarkably innovative and delicious homage to the beauty of the world around us that will delight lovers of baking, crafting, nature, and all things Scandinavian. With 50 tempting dessert recipes and 140 stunning color photographs, this book is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the tastebuds. Purchase at greystonebooks.com.
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