Give a nursing mom a thoughtful gift in the form of the Breastfeeding Support Necklace from Applepear. Made with a unique, white Akoya pearl and a hand-stamped International Breastfeeding symbol, each piece from Applepear is crafted carefully through hammering, twisting, and shaping metals so they will shine anytime it is worn. For each necklace purchased, 15% of profits will be donated to the International Lactation Consultant Association. $70. applepearcollection.com
There’s nothing like needing a baby changing table in a public restroom and not finding one — or finding one that’s, let’s say, gross. Or what about the dads on duty who can’t go into the women’s bathroom and can’t find a changing table in the men’s? Enter Baby Change-N-Go, a portable diaper changing station that hangs from bathroom stall doors/walls and folds up to fit in a diaper bag/backpack/stroller. Designed by parents, Baby Change-N-Go can hold an infant/toddler weighing up to 40 lbs. and comes in pink, blue, or black. When folded, it weighs less than 3 lbs., so it won’t weigh you down. This would be a slam-dunk baby shower gift that would get used over and over. $99.99. babychangengo.com
Kids can pick up their toys and have fun doing it with Svan’s Fire Truck and Police Car Pull-Along Toy Boxes. These cool storage solutions are constructed from all-natural wood using non-toxic paint and BPA-free materials, and come equipped with an adjustable pull string that can be hidden when not in use. $39.99. svan.com.
From New York-based Solo comes the only travel duffel you’ll ever need: the Velocity Weekender Backpack Duffel. This stylish, lightweight backpack easily converts to a duffel to maximize storage while taking up minimal space — a plus parents can appreciate more than anyone. The Weekender’s slim profile boasts a fully padded 15.6” laptop compartment; an internal iPad/ tablet pocket; a separate shoe compartment; large zippered side pockets; and much more. The perfect bag for your on-the-go lifestyle. $59.99. solo.net
Smart Cube takes child locks to a new level — your smartphone. The Indiegogo-funded product is a Bluetooth-enabled portable locking system. Install the 1.25-inch-square base and lock system anywhere you want to protect: firearms locker, liquor or medicine cabinets, the always-dangerous underneath the sink, or even your desk drawer at the office. With proximity detection, Smart Cube will unlock when the user is in range or with an encrypted passcode via the Smart Cube app. Users can share and customize access to Smart Cubes around their home or office and will be informed when, where, and who has opened a lock, as well as when a forced entry was attempted. $149. smartarmortech.com