Cosmotot’s picks for hot October products

Life with a downy-headed, sweet-breathed newborn can be chaotic. To help, Cosmotot checks in with the greatest locals offering the latest baby coolness.

Protect soft bums with FuzziBunz’s award-winning collection of reusable cloth diapers. Designed to stop leaks and prevent diaper rash, each features a patented pocket made with sturdy, no-maintenance snaps that won’t fray, collect lint or snag clothes. Choose from bright hues like Crushed Berries and Kumquat, along with a range of sizes to keep baby snug and dry. $20; Beanstalk, Highland Park.


No one can resist baby feet, and supporting them from babyhood is important. See Kai Run’s crazy cool shoes promote healthy development with flexible soles, soft leather and roomy toe boxes. With 70 new urban styles out each season, the collection always meets the American Podiatric Medical Association’s tough standards. $32-$50; The Red Balloon, Chicago.

See Kai Run shoes

Disney is in the business of making magic, and frankly, it’s darn good at it. Introduce wee ones to classic characters-turned-contemporary collectibles with PookALooz. The cuddly, flattened fleece plush have embroidered details that make them safe for the youngest fans. $12.99; Disney Store, Chicago.

PookALooz from Disney

Chronicle Books and New York’s Museum of Modern Art teamed up to create an interactive line for babies and toddlers. Unusual design and photography give their Lacing Shapes stimulating textures, shapes and colors that help develop hand-eye coordination. The bright, die-cut cards can be laced alone or together to make a book or hanging art. $14.99; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Give baby a soft snuggle with spiritually inspired blankets from Sue Berk Designs’ Coco Collection. Originally designed to bring comfort to families with NICU newborns, the blankets provide baby with satin ruffling and textured chenille to explore. An embroidered quotation immediately elevates each to keepsake status. $14-$30; La La Land, Chicago.

Sue Berk Designs’ Coco Collection blankets

Sweet dreams are made of 100 percent organic cotton flannel crib sheets, according to Petite Miette. Soft, colorful and crafted from sustainable materials, each sheet is dyed separately using an environmentally friendly process. $44; Nat &Helens, Elmhurst.

Organic flannel sheet from Petite Miette

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