New & Noteworthy: April's 'It' Products
By Judy Antell
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Not only do parents obsess about giving their kids the best food, they also want to serve it nicely. PLAYSKOOL has new easy-grip bowls that can go from fridge to microwave to high chair. The bowl comes with a heat-sensitive spoon that changes color if the food is too hot. And the bowl has a thumb rest, making it easy for mom or dad to hold. Only at CVS or cvs.com, $4.49. For older, more design conscious kids, Trebimbi has a party set, with a kidney-shaped bowl, cup and utensils. Most clever of all, the cup fits on the plate, and the fork, knife and spoon attach to either the cup or plate. In five bright colors, $45 at www.barebabies.com.
Toddlers who like to run barefoot can now wear pediped shoes. The new line, Flex, extends the original soft-soled infant shoe. The rubber-soled Flex offers arch support, shock absorbers, and a customized insole, all in a fashion-forward shoe. In sizes 6-12, $38-48 at www.pediped.com.
Let the fur fly
Get a cleaner couch — and reduce your clothing dry cleaning bill — with the Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover. The handheld fur trapper has drippers that pull embedded fur and dander from fabric, with no electricity or batteries. When the device gets hairy, use a new sheet. So easy, even a kid can do it. $9.99 for the handle and five sheets; refill pack of eight sheets is $4.99 at Target.