Coping with Kids: Mixie baby bottle, Nutcase snow helmets
Baby bottle makes feeding quick, easy
The Mixie baby bottle aims to make it easier to feed quickly at night or when you're on the road. Put baby formula in the compartment, and water in the bottle — then push a button, shake the bottle and mix it when it's feeding time. Mixie Baby LLC is the manufacturer. Mixie comes in a 4-ounce size for $18.95, and 8 ounces for $21.95.
Parenting site Babble.com plans ebooks
A parenting site has teamed with Hyperion for a series of ebooks featuring stories from “connected and engaged” mothers and fathers.
Hyperion and Babble.com announced that the first book, “Parenting, Uncensored: Straight Talk From Real Moms and Dads on Breastfeeding,” comes out April 30. A book on pregnancy and rearing infants and toddlers is scheduled for January 2014.
The Babble series will combine advice from the site's editors with bulletins from the parenting frontlines. Babble.com, founded in 2006, was acquired five years later by the Walt Disney Co.
Helmets combine safety, fun designs
If you're taking your kids skiing or snowboarding this winter, you might like Nutcase snow helmets.
The ASTM-certified helmets ($79.99) combine safety with unique features and fun designs. The helmets include a warm fleece interior, removable ear-cupping pads and a magnetic anti-pinch buckle. The Little Nutty Snow & Bike helmets, designed for younger children, have the same features and price as the other helmets, but also include foam ear pads that can be used for biking during warmer weather.
Mothers of Multiples Club meets monthly
Do you have twins, triplets or more — or, are you pregnant with multiples? The North Pittsburgh Mothers of Multiples Club holds meetings at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Ross.
Child harness looks like backpack
Safe-2-Go, a child-friendly harness disguised as a kiddie-character backpack, was created when a parent refused to use the embarrassing “leashes” for kids.
Options like Ladybug, Penguin, Dog and Bones, and NASCAR-licensed Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson Safe-2-Go harnesses ensure a not-so-babyish accessory.
The Child Safety Harness has been awarded the seal of approval from The National Parenting Center.
The colorful backpack holds toys and treats, and the retractable 38-inch nylon tether is unnoticed.
The harness sells for $27 at www.babysherpa.com
— Staff and wire reports
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