Hot stuff :: Products for new parents

Who would have thought certain basic things, such as keeping socks on your baby, would be so challenging? These products are sure to help.

Good guava


Keep scratches and germs away from babies aged 0 to six months with guavamitts, an infant mitten with two-part closure, incorporating bold graphic patterns to also engage babies’ eyes. And, because they are made of 70 percent bamboo and 30 percent cotton, the mitts block 99.97 of UVA and UVB rays, to keep baby’s delicate skin protected.

guavakids.com; about $12



Sock it to me

Socks can slip off easily just from baby’s kicks and tugging. Keep them firmly in place with this mom-invented innovation that keeps socks snug and on baby’s feet. Sock Ons, available in many colors and two sizes, are worn over the sock, keeping baby’s feet warm and protected.

Available at Creative Kidstuff or visit sockons.com; about $8


Snooze on


Stop draping blankets and help babies get the sleep they need wherever they are—be it stroller, buggy, or carry seat. A simple and secure alternative to loose covers, as well as lightweight and compactable, SnoozeShade creates a shady, well-ventilated place for sleep, with “Sneak-a-peek” front to access and quietly check on baby.

amazon.com; about $35


Your breast bottle

Mimicking the breast has been the goal of every bottle manufacturer since day one. With natural colors, textures, and forms, the mimijumi baby bottle provides a great complement to breastfeeding, as well as good transition to bottle feeding. Bottles are produced with high quality standards and are BPA and latex free. Skid free base makes filling a bottle with just one hand, easier.

mimijumi.com; about $14