Baby, It’s You
Innovative baby products to go gaga over.
Protect your little beach bum (and the rest of her, too). The comfy Sun Shorty from Hawai‘i-based wetsuit company Xcel provides excellent coverage and a UV 50+ sun shield, in or out of the water. A bonus: You don’t have to reapply it every two hours. $44, Kahala Kids (737-6200).
It has a teeny footprint, and it’s oh, so cute. The Skip Hop Splash Bottle Drying Rack puts paraphernalia in its place, and attractively reclaims your kitchen counter for the caviar and truffles. $29.95, Cupcake Boutique, Ward Centre (597-8305, www.cupcake-boutique.com).
Even a plaster of mashed carrots can’t rattle the sleek composure of the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. This Norweigan design lets baby join the family table, and its adjustable seat and footrest mean that the chair grows with the child. $199, USA Baby (585-6909, 671-2242). (at left)
Move over, Baby Björn! The Beco Baby Carrier is the next-generation necessity for stroller-free urban parenthood—a versatile ergonomic design with chic to spare. If only traveling light were always this easy. $125, Baby Awearness, Manoa Marketplace (988-0010, www.babyawearness.com).
What’s that? Silence? The award-winning Moby, part of Haba’s environmentally conscious line of all-natural German toys, is an absorbing plaything for little hands. $12.50, Makana Mother & Baby (734-2323, www.makanamotherandbaby.com).