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Birth Announcement App
BellySnaps lets you announce your birth stylishly and in just seconds. This mobile app for iPhones has trendy graphics that you can customize to announce your birth, reveal the gender of your baby, and then give weekly or monthly play-by-plays of your bump’s growth. It’s a great way to keep friends and family that may not live near by updated on your pregnancy.
Just snap a photo or upload from your photo library, select a category, select a template, adjust placement and share. ($0.99)
birth announcement, app, pregnancy, bellysnaps
Child Safety Tattoos
Sometimes as a parent, all you can hope for is a little peace of mind – and that’s exactly what a mom in Baltimore was looking for when she came up with the brilliant idea that is SafetyTats. These fancy little “skin stickers” come with a tattoo-marking pen, so you can jot down your cell number and feel a little safer at amusement parks, playgrounds, birthday parties, malls, airports…just about anywhere there’s a chance your tot might take off. There is also a customizable, temporary tattoo variety that is ideal for children with allergies. SafetyTats are made of medical-grade, hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive and are sweat- and waterproof, but also easy for grown-ups to remove. www.safetytat.com
child safety, baby allergy alert, child allergy, lost child, kids safe
Best Baby Pacifier
Let’s face it, the Dutch know design – even when it comes to pacifiers. The Difrax Pacifier System is not only adorably stylish, but catered to different months in a baby’s development. The BPA-free pacifiers for babies age 0-6 are smaller and softer, those for 6-18 months are a little firmer and designed to help babies’ jaw muscles develop, while those designed for infants 18 months+ are more solid and purposefully designed to be less satisfying to help with the weaning process. Best of all, the butterfly design and holes allow extra air circulation, keeping the nose free and reducing the risk of skin irritation. difraxusa.com
pacifier, baby pacifier, best pacifier
Personalized Goldfish Valentines
Tired of the basic drugstore Valentines? We love these Personalized Great Catch Goldfish Valentines. What kid doesn’t like Goldfish crackers and it’s a nice alternative to the influx of sugar that usually comes with Valentines. Creative types can even make their own at home and deliver to the entire preschool class.
valentines, goldfish crackers, cards, personalized, diy
Handy Toy Organizer
If the post-present apocalypse has left your house looking like a daycare at 5 p.m., we feel your pain. Here's a solution: a trip to Staples for the new Tot Tutors Toy Organizer. It took no time to assemble (unlike most of the toys we tidied into it) and with 12 bins of different sizes, there was room for everything, even all the gifts from grandma!
toy, organizer, staples