The table type ($24.99, thetabletyke.com) is a medical-grade silicone placemat with a patent-pending bumper, turning tables into surfaces parents can keep clean while helping protect baby’s mouth from the edge of the table. The mat rolls up for restaurants and travel, and it’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
Tasty Junior coffee maker set ($27.99, red-toolbox.com/products/coffee-maker-set, ages 3+) won’t help you caffeine, but it will open doors for pretend play, especially for kids. children who like to “play kitchen”. It uses real water and makes noise, so kids really get in on the action.
Keep that little bean warm this fall and winter with a three-pack Warmzy baby hats ($19.96, keababies.com). These acrylic beanies grow with your child – stretchy, with a collapsible bottom tier to fit children 3-36 months – and they’re machine washable.
Don’t rely on an old favorite. Sophie the giraffe ($24.99, sophiethegiraffe-usa.com) has been around since 1961. Designed for teething babies, Sophie is derived from natural rubber and food-grade paint. Wipe the surface with soapy water and a damp cloth. Do not submerge in water. (Sophie squeals!) This toy is handmade and phthalates and BPA free. Available at many retailers and online.