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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:
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)
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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).
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).