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    >>> "tuesday's trend." this week it's all about the kids.

    >> with the latest and greatest for babies, tots and tweens, bobbie thomas.

    >> hi.

    >> what you got for us?

    >> i'm so excited. i want to make an announcement.

    >> uh-oh --

    >> no. on today.com we had our made in america style contest. i got to pick the winner and we'll talk more about this friday. but rodney price, congratulations. your quick exchange picture frames, they won. we'll hear more, but congratulations. now it's time for baby. this is a really cool new way to actually give your baby a bath. this is called a blooming bath. this soft insert --

    >> adorable.

    >> so smart.

    >> what a great idea.

    >> it wrings out. toss it in the dryer. such a good idea.

    >> speaking of modern innovations, traveling with a child is so challenging, especially in coach seats. this is fly baby. they actually came up with a harness that's like a hammock that hangs from the seat in front of you. we have a picture to show how this works. this is only during the flight, not take-off and landing, but you can have your hands free to take care of the baby, eye contact. this will also go on beach chairs, lounges et cetera .

    >> great idea.

    >> adorable idea. this happens to be made in the usa, too. rock me baby . these look like separates, but everything in this collection is a one piece. you rock the baby into it so there's no snap. this is such a great way to not be frustrated trying to find the little snap with your little one and it's very soothing and keeps the clothes together.

    >> very, very cute.

    >> okay.

    >> this is a little kitty.

    >> no, it's not. one of my favorite places on earth to find people for the segments, etsy. this rehuggable bear. you take any dad or man's shirt and they'll make a bear. great for guys when the man not at home. dad and baby bond . look at these crayons. he is underneath wearing it as a belt. he is actually playing with a book called holes. this book is not meant to be in the lines. you draw inside the shapes like this. then the kids can like, little kids that don't get it yet, they can see how it aspires, apples and other stuff.

    >> cute.

    >> this is stylish and smart. these are fun bright bracelets. if your kid has a peanut allergy , adults can spot it and he can feel cool wearing it or she can feel cool. if kids are riding their bike, these wrap and glow in the dark . you can see kids from 500 feet away.

    >> they shouldn't be out at night anyway.

    >> i want to get to our last part. these are taffy taps. they are meant to go on a faucet and turn into a drinking fountain . this doesn't work. we have a picture of it working. it squeezes the fountain water stream, when you're outside with kids at a game and you don't want to put their mouth on a mountain.

    >> it doesn't work.

    >> no plumbing.

    >> this needs adult supervision. these are buddy bumper balls. they are like human bumper cars .

    >> are you okay?

    >> was that fun?

    >> this is a great way for kids to burn off their energy in the backyard. it's fun. in the grass, with adult supervision.

    >> sara, she is smaller than you. give it to her again.

    >> bobbie, thank you, darling.

    >> good-bye, sara.

    >> somebody's little bottom heavy.

    >> it's time to feed the kids. a southern classic.

    >> recipe from colonel sanders ' lost long cookbook.

    >>> "today's" kitchen is sponsored by kfc.

    >>> time for "today's kitchen," what's cooking. from colonel sanders ' private collection . the recipe still remains under lock and key , the colonel did leave behind oldtime country recipes along with his story.

    >> the information was discovered and turned into colonel harland sanders

TODAY contributor
updated 7/10/2012 9:29:25 AM ET 2012-07-10T13:29:25

Whether you have a baby, toddler or a tween, now's the perfect time to get them the must-haves for summer. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares the latest and greatest cool stuff for kids:

Smart solutions
Why not rub-a-dub-dub in a soft plush tub? Blooming Bath’s sink inserts are a cozy way to cradle your newborn and help prevent slips during bath time. They’re easy to wash and dry with a convenient handle that let’s you wring-out water and carry to toss in the dryer ($40, bloomingbath.com). Traveling with an infant may can be a big challenge. So the folks at Flyebaby created a hammock-like seat that hangs from the seat in front of you during flight to help make the tight space more comfy for both parent and baby. The design features a harness and can also be strapped to an outdoor lounge or beach chair! ($45, Flyebaby.com)

Rock Me USA has found a smart way to create snap-free clothing. While most of the collection looks like separates, they're actually one-pieces, designed to be slipped on in a rocking motion.

Savvy style
Rock Me USA has found a smart way to create snap-free clothing. While most of the collection looks like separates, they're actually one-pieces, designed to be slipped on in a rocking motion. The clever creations have the added benefit of keeping outfits together and making dressing your little one as easy as one two three! ($40-$48, Rockmesua.com)

Another great fashion find is Etsy.com seller Mrsjermyn's Re-purposed Huggable shirts. The adorable upcycled bears are made from mens button-down’s, and are a great way for baby to bond with Daddy or keep other loved ones close to your kids ($80, Mrsjermyn.etsy.com).

Creative coloring
If you're looking for a way to encourage creativity and teach your child organization skills at the same time, think "outside the box!" A colorful way to keep crayons off the floor and ready for action is a sash that allow kids to stash their favorite crayon colors all in one place ($17, KateWDesigns.etsy.com). The Holes! is a twist on the traditional coloring book where instead of coloring in the lines, you color in the holes. Helping inspire imagination and surprise, flowers become butterflies, helicopters become balloons, and more! ($7.95, Lazoo.com).

Safety systems
From peanuts to penicillin there are dozens of serious allergies that may have parent's feeling anxious when they're not around their little ones. Allermates allergy wristbands are bright and designed to be noticed; fun for kids to wear and easy for adults to spot ($7, Allermates.com). And Tapi Taps can instantly turn a faucet into a drinking fountain. Just squeeze the colorful caps to squirt a stream of water. Perfect for rinsing teeth, cutting down on water bottles, public watering holes and more. And whether your child is learning to ride a bike or has just removed their training wheels, Bike Glow safety wrap lights are a stylish accessory option that will also make them visible from 500 feet away ($24.95, Spoonsisters.com).

Just for fun
Last but not least, something big kids will want too! Buddy Bumper Balls are a great way to get kids outside and moving this summer. The air-filled bubbles will have them bopping and bouncing away their excess energy. While fun for the whole family with laughs guaranteed, adult supervision is a recommended! ($29.98, Hearthsong.com).

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