Fun family products for your Whatcom County autumn

Hatley dress, available at Kids Northwest, makes a perfect first-day school outfit. Kids Northwest is at 1319 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.
Hatley dress, available at Kids Northwest, makes a perfect first-day school outfit. Kids Northwest is at 1319 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald


Quick change artist

Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station

There should be a separate Murphy’s Law for baby diapers. It doesn’t matter where you are — the fanciest restaurant or the most remote beach — your baby will manage to dirty that diaper. So it’s best to always be prepared with this handy traveling changing station that can store diapers and wipes and unroll into a handy changing pad whenever the doody strikes. $30 at Wild Blueberries, wildblueberries-kids.com.

Tiny 12

Cozy Wozy Seahawk Bib

Your baby can have team spirit even when they’re spitting up with these Seahawk-theme bibs from Bellingham company Cozy Wozy. The inside is just as fun as the outside, with a lime-green, super-soft plush lining. Now if only they made adult sizes for tailgate snacking. $9.99 at Bellingham Baby Company, bellinghambabycompany.com.

Comfy Crawler

Bella Tunno Happy Knees Legwarmers

Keep baby’s legs protected and warm as they explore the world on all fours. These adorable knitted legwarmers include little kneepads for babies who are bound and determined to crawl over every surface. $15.95 at Community Food Co-op, communityfood.coop.


Laces Out

Mud Pie football hat

They may be a little young to throw a spiral, and they might not fully know who they’re rooting for, but that doesn’t mean your little ones shouldn’t get in on the fun of football season. These adorable knitted football beanies will keep them cozy through the playoffs. $16.99 at Along Comes a Baby, alongcomesababy.com.

Sunday Special

Tovolo Breakfast Shaper

Nothing says, “Hooray, it’s the weekend!” like pancakes for breakfast. Take the joy of that special morning meal up a notch with these whale and pig pancake and egg shapers. Just pour in the batter and you’ve got an edible work of art, with syrup please. $4.95 at Greenhouse, greenhousehome.com.

Stack Attack

Melissa & Doug Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks

Multi-taskers have met their match. These blocks stack up to 3 feet tall, have bright letters, colors and pictures, and they nest back together into a petite package. Could this be the perfect toy? $11.99 at Yeager’s Sporting Goods, yeagerssportinggoods.com.


Lunch Bunch

Sugar Booger lunch tote

Say goodbye to brown paper bags that end up in the trash, and start packing your kiddos’ lunches in these fun reusable lunch totes from Sugar Booger. With fun designs from robots to pencils, your kids will love bringing their lunch to school in these zippable boxes — though there’s still no guarantee they won’t trade their apples for a pudding pack. $24 at Paper Dreams, paperdreamsfairhaven.com.


Hatley Mod Dress

The coming of fall brings that sweet anticipation for the first day of school and, with it, the magic of picking out that perfect first-day outfit. This sweet ikat-print dress is the perfect combo of sunny summer colors with sleeves and layering potential for fall’s cooler days. What girl wouldn’t want this dress laid out the night before school starts? $40 at Kids Northwest, kidsnorthwest.com.

Pretty Pop-ups

Junzo Terada “Instant Ornaments”

Looking for a fun craft for a rainy day? This book of punch-out ornaments comes with 10 beautiful, prettily patterned designs that your kids can put together and hang all over the house, from squirrels climbing trees to snowflake-topped owls. Each design comes with an envelope and string for hanging, so they’re great for gifts as well. $18.95 at Ideal, anidealshop.com.