Handmade Little Dream Owl
When you’ve got a new baby at home, you may feel as if there is no end to late nights. But this precious handmade owl pillow is one night owl you won’t mind in the least, and with its variety of patterns, your baby will love to snuggle it, too. $24.99 at Bellingham Baby Company.
ALL WRAPPED UP
Aden & Anais Muslin Swaddling Blankets, four-pack
Many a parent has sung the praises of swaddling. And there’s nothing sweeter in which to wrap your newborn than these soft muslin swaddling blankets with graceful designs. They also make lovely light blankets for warm spring days. $49.99 at Along Comes A Baby.
Zoe B Organic Sleepy Hat
Ever wish you had a sign to let people know your baby was sleeping before they reached in for a cheek pinch? This adorable hat covers baby’s eyes when she’s napping and feature an illustrated pair of sleeping lids to let oncomers know a nap is underway. $18 at Ideal.
TABLE FOR TWOS
ORE Sugarbooger Spill-Proof Baby Plate
Eating with a toddler can get ugly. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get pretty plates. These toddler-friendly plates come with rubberized bottoms to help prevent tipping. When it comes to throwing food, though, they haven’t invented a plate yet that can stop that. $11.95 at Community Food Co-op.
Melissa & Doug Standing Art Easel
Bring out your toddler’s inner Pollock with this stand-up easel that also doubles as a chalkboard. Let their imaginations soar as they scribble away with markers, crayons, paints and chalks. To breathe a little easier during art time, use the washable stuff. $79.99 at Yeagers Sporting Goods.
Got a toddler who loves to dress up from tips to toes? Paint her nails without all the harsh chemicals with these Piggy Paints, whether she wants to be pink as a princess, green as a lizard or her own personal rainbow. $7.99 at Wild Blueberries
Ravensburger 100-piece puzzles
Putting together a puzzle is great activity for rainy spring afternoons. Whether it’s an underwater scene, views of space or a parade of puppies, these 100-piece puzzles are a great way to get the big picture. $12.95 at Fairhaven Toy Garden.
Le Top Garden Party dress
Nothing says spring like flowers in bloom. But if nature isn’t quite ready to cast off the gloom, this bright floral dress will add plenty of cheer to your child’s wardrobe. And its easy washability will give parents a reason to be happy, too. $41 at Kids Northwest.
“Jedi Academy” book series
When a story is as classic as Star Wars, part of its magic is the life it lives beyond the big screen. Young fans will find new tales and twists at a middle school in a galaxy far away as they dive into the “Star Wars Jedi Academy” book series by writer and illustrator Jeffrey Brown. $12.99 each at Village Books.