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Published on: January 01, 2009

Milo & Gabby Carry AlongPursey cat

Stuffies go mobile with these adorable critter carry-alls! Each Milo & Gabby Carry Along is a little purse made of supersoft fleece; the removable pillow inside makes this a great sleepover find — just tuck in a toothbrush and a nightie. Approx. $30; locally at Baby Pictures in Bellevue, and at

Pot o’ gold

Got a case of crunchy lips? Mambino Organics’ lovely organic olive- and shea-butter-based balm goes on light and easy. Chapped kids will like the light orangey fragrance; moms will like the company’s “no excuses” adherence to organic and fair-trade standards. Check out their belly butter, too — scrumptious! Balm $6; butter from $13.50.


Tropical Coolice ColdpackJust chillin’

No one knows boo-boos like day-care workers! Now, former professional kid wrangler and Renton resident Amber is turning years of boo-boo-kissing experience into an adorable new product: Coolice Coldpacks. Each pack includes tiny plastic toys free-floating in colorful goo. Freeze 'em for boo-boos, heat them for sore muscles or use them in lunchboxes. $6.99; locally at Dizzy’s Tumblebus, and at

GurglePotWater glug

Do your kids drink enough water? The GurglePot will have them reaching for the pitcher time and again, just to hear the wonderful gurgling noise it makes after pouring. Created by a Lake Tapps dad, and based on a charming French pitcher of similar design, these beautiful high-gloss fishies add swank to any table. One problem: Which color to choose? Makes a beautiful hostess gift. $40;

—Kristen Russell Dobson



Winter walks with your little sweetie just got snugglier! SmittensSmittens let you hold hands with each other without struggling with bulky mittens. Each set includes one kid- and one adult-size mitten, and a special oversized “Smitten,” big enough to cover your clutch. Created and made in Seattle out of washable Polartec fleece. Also available sized for two adults. From $34; We have pairs to give away! To enter, email us by Jan. 15 at; put “smitten” in the subject line.


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