8 Problem-Solving Products—for Parents!
Sureshop Grocery Bag
Think hanging a heavy bag on your stroller’s handlebars will send the pram (and your infant) toppling? Not if you use this reusable tote, which attaches to the front and back of your buggy, so the weight of your groceries (up to 10 pounds) gets distributed safely and evenly. Available in six colors.
To buy: $20, hatchthings.com. (Use codes SHIPFREE and 20OFF for a 20 percent discount with free shipping.)
Featured August 2014
BabyBackups Diaper Extender
Number two blowouts—you know, the ones that call for an entire outfit change—can now be less messy. Just affix one of these pads to the top of your babe’s diaper (in the back, where you-know-what always creeps up) to protect cute clothes from bad leaks.
To buy: $10 for 25, babybackups.com.
Crayola Washable Markers
Crayola’s ultraclean markers have always washed out of clothes and hands, but in their 2014 iteration (a new formula!), they also come right off walls and countertops. Now Junior can really color outside the lines.
To buy: $5 for eight, crayolastore.com.
Aqueduck Faucet Handle Extender
It’s hard to enforce good hand hygiene when your kid can’t reach the faucet. To the rescue: a screw-on handle extender, which enables the short set to turn on the water and adjust the temperature all by themselves.
To buy: $16, peachyco.com.
Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag
This handy bag packs plenty of problem-solving perks, including a zippered top, a laptop slot, a smartphone pocket, and patented “shuttle clips” that hook right onto your stroller, protecting the bag’s straps. Available in five other colors and patterns.
To buy: $60, skiphop.com.
Safetytat Temporary Tattoos
Planning a trip to a crowded amusement park or a museum? Stick one of these waterproof temporary tattoos on your kid’s hand before you head out the door. Each one reads “If lost please call”; you fill in the blank with your phone number, using the included waterproof pen.
To buy: $11 for six, safetytat.com.
Face it: Your kid is never going to master those hospital corners. But he can still make a tidy bed if you invest in this brilliant bedding. Each set consists of a fitted sheet with an attached comforter that zips open and closed on the side. The result: making the bed requires one hand—and just two seconds. Available in six patterns.
To buy: $70 for twin size, zipitbedding.com.
Britax Stain-Friendly Stroller
Britax’s newest stroller has all the bells and whistles you need, plus one genius extra: The canopy, shoulder and buckle pads, basket liner, and padded seat liner are all removable, washable, and replaceable, which means major on-the-go-messes won’t cost you a (gulp) whole new pram.
To buy: Frame, $600; color pack, $100; buybuybaby.com.
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