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We love baby-centric products that can last well beyond the toddler years. The Nurse-sling ($39.98) from Humble-bee (https://humble-bee.com) does just that. It serves as an on-the-go nursing or bottle-feeding pillow for baby’s head while you feed, but it is also a great sling bag for mom and dad. Available in gray and black.
Want a new kind of s’mores? Try using Dandies marshmallows ($4.99 suggested retail). Made with real vanilla and cane sugar, they taste just like the ones you grew up with, but these are vegan, contain no artificial flavors or colors, no corn syrup, no gelatin and no gluten. They are also free of wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and tree nuts. Most importantly, they melt just like marshmallows should. Available at Publix and Whole Foods. https://dandies.com.
Save on middle-of-the-night sheet changes with a hypoallergenic diaper booster pad from Sposie. Use the pads inside a diaper (adjust the location for boys or girls) and increase the absorbency of the diaper – and maybe get a better night’s sleep. Sposie products are available online at https://www.sposie.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com and in stores.
Dental Lace ($8.99 starter pack) lets you stop trashing plastic dental floss containers and add a beautiful touch to your bathroom. Choose from 100 percent Mulberry silk or a vegan, plant-based polylacticacid variety. This floss is 99 percent zero waste with a decorative glass container and a stainless-steel cap. Each refillable glass container replaces seven plastic containers of floss. Refills come in a compostable bag. https://www.dentallace.com.
Make sure caregivers are allergy aware. Customizable allergy alert labels from Mabel’s Labels ($21.99) are durable and waterproof and perfect for labeling items for childcare, camp, school and more. https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/customizable-allergy-alert-labels.html.
Let a cute shirt remind everyone to keep your child safe from food allergies. The Wicklow Project’s onesies, tees and sweatshirts are labeled with clear allergy information, such as ‘No Eggs Please’ or ‘No Peanuts Please’ so nobody forgets. Custom designs are available. The clothing is manufactured in ethical and sweatshop-free environments. Order online at https://thewicklowproject.com.