As we teeter on the cusp of celebrating family togetherness, it’s pretty clear from the falling temps and rising necklines that autumn is upon us. Cosmotot gathered the changing season’s latest fall-minded finds from area locals to keep the kiddies cute and cozy.
Disney’s new 100 percent organic cotton baby collection should please parents looking for eco-conscious togs with a classic twist. Featuring old school Winnie the Pooh and other characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, this line of incredibly soft and cozy sleepers, onesies, dresses and pant sets is a natural choice.
Where to buy local: Disney Store, 416 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. $16.50-$24.50.
Indoor play doesn’t have to be predictable. Toddlers will find at least an hour of fun in Haba Bambini Beads. The wooden, German-made threading set includes eight colorful, chunky, animal-themed pieces, a threading lace and a wood threader.
Where to buy local: Play, 3109 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago, $20.
Enjoy the outdoors with Radio Flyer’s Comfort Embrace hybrid wagon. The first wagon of its kind to accommodate a baby and toddler/older child, it’s tested with the same standards as strollers, features non-tip steering, foot action safety brakes, Dura-Tred tires, two adjustable canopies with UV protection and includes a five-point safety harness that can be removed as your child grows.
Where to buy local: Babies R Us, 1500 75th St., Downers Grove, $229.
Keep baby snug on outings with JJ Cole’s new Original Bundleme. Lined with luxurious shearling and covered with a soft outer thermaplush, it can be used with car seats, strollers and joggers. Better yet, it’s machine washable, allows for safety straps to rest directly on your kiddo, has a removable top for easy temperature control and even comes in a toddler size.
Where to buy local: Galt Baby, 1915 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, $39.95-$49.95.
Toddlers and naps don’t always go well together, but Bestever’s collection of cuddly Hugga Pets might just encourage a sleepy snuggle since they come in the shape of 16 different animals (think monkey, giraffe, frog and pug) that quickly convert into a soft functional pillow with the release of one Velcro strap.
Where to buy local: BuyBuy Baby, 580 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, $20.