AngelBug: Clever play and changing solutions

03/17/2008 at 07:00 AM ET

AngelbugplayWhat happens when a Child Psychiatrist & Developmental Specialist designs products for her own children? Inspiration apparently! Displeased with the way that other play mats on the market failed to support her son during tummy time, Dr. Amy Fairchild set out to design the perfect infant play mat. Her wedge shaped Baby AngelBug Kick and Grow Tummy Zone Developmental Mat ($44.95) is unique, ergonomic and a huge hit with infants.

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What makes the design special is the way the wedge safely supportsbaby’s core and prevents back arching, while the bolster at baby’s feetencourages baby’s need to kick and push off. All this while baby’semotional needs and curiosity are also addressed. The slight inclinegives them a better view of their surroundings without the need tostrain and the attached toys that squeak, rattle and crinkle, encourageexploration. The entire toy is extremely well made and sure to providehours of entertainment for your developing baby. It even adjusts toyour baby’s size, so you’ll be able to use it for a while.

angelbugchange.jpgDrFairchild could have rested on her laurels with the playmat, but whenher daughter came along, she found herself faced with another parentingdilemma. One we are all probably too familiar with. How do you keepbaby’s hands from wandering into a mess while you are changing theirdiapers? It’s amazing how fast and how frequently those little fingersfly down into the danger zone. So Dr. Fairchild came up with the Baby AngelBug Protect and Play Changing Mat ($29.95).

This patent-pending mat is really a self-contained changing stationwith generous pockets, that can be packed with up to four diapers,wipes, creams and even a change of clothes. It can be taken on outingsin place of traditional diaper bags, and is perfect for use in the caror public restrooms as the generous size covers an entire changingtable. But it is really unique from other systems in that it has anattached tray style belt with loops for toys. The belt forms a barrierand distraction that keeps baby entertained and keeps her hands out ofmess! The entire mat is washable but there is an included chic cheekscloth that helps contain big messes and keeps the main unit frombecoming soiled.

I’m so impressed with these thoughtful products. They make a perfectshower gift and will have your friends talking about where you foundsuch clever goods. Purchase the Changing Mat and Tummy Play Zone directly fom Baby AngelBug.

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