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SUMMER FUN: New cool things we love for play and on the go

Summer break is here and kids will likely be spending more time at home or even on the go! This is why we’re sharing a few of our favorite things to come across our desk here at the office. We get A LOT of emails about new products for families, but only a few make the cut.

Here are our TOP PICKS for summer play at home and for baby/toddler on the go:

Play at Home:

 

Slackers™ – Ninjaline™ Intro Kit by B4 AdventureA backyard must-have for busy kids—and even some adults, the Ninja Line can be installed at home or even taken to a park or friend’s house! The intro kit has everything you need to create an obstacle course for your ninja-in-training and can attach to two healthy trees or sturdy wooden posts. It’s best for kiddos ages 5 and older. $99.99 amazon.com


GoPop! Roundo by FoxMindThis is a great on-the-go game that doesn’t make noise or have any loose pieces. Your kiddos can put their critical thinking skills to work by forcing their opponent to press down on the last bubble on the board. It’s also a fun fidget toy. $9.99 amazon.com


No-Spill® Bubble Tumbler Minis® by Little Kids, Inc.These are pretty much the best kind of bubbles there are because they are refillable and don’t spill even if dropped or turned upside down. The No Spill Mini Tumblers are the perfect size for a beach bag or diaper bag and include 2 ounces of bubble solution per tumbler. $7.99 amazon.com


HABA | Felt Ice Cream Cones | Let your child’s imagination run wild with this adorable felt ice-cream cone set. Have you ever seen sweeter play-food? The Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cone set includes two felt waffle cones and reversible ice cream. $17.99 habasusa.com


Nuby | Fruitsicle Ice Pop Molds | Make your own Fruitsicle Ice Pops for your little ones with your favorite purees! Experiment with flavors while you fill the freeze-and-feed popsicle molds. There’s even a wide base to catch drips! $7.99 amazon.com


Green Sprouts:  Breathable Sun Protection Shirts and HatsNot only do Green Sprouts Breathable sun protection shirts and hats offer UPF 50+, the OEKO-TEX certified fabric helps wick away moisture to keep your child as cool as possible. The OEKO-TEX certification means the fabric is free of 350+ harmful chemicals. The shirts are $19.99 and the Bucket Hat or Flap Hats are $17.99 greensproutsbaby.com


CreateOn | Magna-Tiles ABC Schoolhouse | Magna-Tiles are a fan favorite among our Tampa Bay Parenting staff! Prevent summer slide and encourage your child’s imagination with this new schoolhouse Magna-Tiles set by CreateOn. The tiles feature each letter of the alphabet on one side and schoolhouse on the other. $84.95 createon.com


For baby and toddler: On the Go

 

Bibbrella full coverage bib | This is a must to stash in the diaper bag. The Bibbrella is the first bib that totally covers your child from arms to torso to lap! It’s best for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. The bib is machine washable and stain resistant. $19.99 bibbrella.com


GrowBento Miniware | This bento box is made of stainless steel and includes two silipods made from 100% food grade silicone. It can also transition from summer road trips to the first day of school.  $38 miniware.com


Chicco DUO Hybrid Baby Bottle | This new break-proof and lightweight baby bottle is made with a patented technology that bonds micro-thin layers of Invinci-Glass to a plastic outer layer that shields baby’s milk from plastic. It is durable enough for the dishwasher and can be frozen, boiled or sterilized and even microwaved.  Starts at $11.99 buybuybaby.com


Nuby 360 Rim Sippy Cup | No one likes a soaking wet diaper bag, which is why we love the Nuby 360 Rim Sippy cup with Touch Flo easy-clean technology. It also has detachable handles to grow with your child. $6.99 amazon.com


Delta Clutch Plus Travel Stoller with Recline | At 12.5 pounds, this foldable travel stroller is just what the travelling parent needs while offering a reclining seat so your child can rest while on the go. It folds into the size of a carry-on bag. $159 deltachildren.com


Originally published in the July 2021 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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