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What’s hot: Products for new babies and calm, happy kids


The ROO Prenatal Heartbeat Monitor ($49) is a portable listening system that lets you hear baby’s heartbeat starting at 20 weeks. It also allows you to track, share and save the heartbeat. The pregnancy tracker includes other features like the ability to input your water consumption, kick counts, weight and bump size. And you can receive prenatal tips and advice based on your stage of pregnancy. Use the monitor with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Visit hubbleconnected.com/products/roo-prenatal-heartbeat-monitor.

Evenflo’s Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump ($140) and Premium Proflo Venting Balance + Bottle ($12 – $25) help meet the varying needs that come with feeding a new baby. The pump is designed to be gentle and quiet, and it is lightweight and portable with multiple power sources (plug, battery and car adapter). The bottles allow for a proper latch and a slower flow that keep baby from gulping. Both products are available from Amazon. 

Kindness Cards for Kids: 52 Ways to Make Every Day a Little Better by Nuanprang Smithhan ($18.95) – This deck of colorful cards was created by a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children. Cards are color-coded to help kids develop strengths in compassion, empathy, courage and responsibility. Use them in the classroom or at home for daily discussions or weekly challenges. Visit shambhala.com/kindness-cards-for-kids.html.

Little Yogi Deck: Simple Yoga Practices to Help Kids Move Through Big Emotions ($19.95) includes 48 simple yoga and mindfulness practices to help kids ages 5 – 9 (and maybe some adults, too) deal with the emotional states of anger, worry, excitement, sadness, joy, jealousy, shame and peace. The cards, written by Crystal McCreary, are beautifully illustrated by Andrea Pippins. The deck also includes a booklet to help parents and teachers put it to good use. Available from Amazon and booksellers.