Cool Stuff

Playmobil Spirit Riding Free and Explorers sets

Help keep kids occupied during the long summer days with these new themes from Playmobil. Fans of the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free will enjoy playing with Lucky and her wild horse while others will have their imagination sparked by adventures on Dino Island. Available at major retailers and independent toy stores. Lucky’s Happy Home $129.99; Hidden Temple with T-Rex $79.99

Squishmallows Baby Line

Everyone’s favourite, squishable stuffed toy goes tiny in the new Squishmallows Baby Line. Made of ultra soft outer fabric, they’re super squishy and available in two sizes: Small (8”), which makes a rattle sound when dropped or shaken, and medium (12”). Available at Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart and Giant Tiger. Small $9.99; medium $19.99

Pluggerz Swim

Children with sensitive ears will be happy with these earplugs. They’re specially developed for swimming, bathing and showering and offer special protection from uncomfortable and painful water in the ear canal and from swimmers ear. Available at drug stores. $9.99

Willow 5” Touchscreen PTZ Video Baby Monitor

Go anywhere and keep an eye on baby with this monitor from Levana that offers pan, tilt and zoom features with the touchscreen monitor. It also features a 12-hour battery life along with temperature sensors, feeding timers and lullabies. Comes with one monitor with the ability to add more. Available at mylevana.com. $274.99

Travel Trays

Contain snack time messes while on the road with these travel trays. They fit into standard and larger child car seat cup holders and can hold both snacks and water bottles. Available at West Coast Kids. $19.99

Diono Traverze

This extremely compact stroller by Diono was designed to make travelling easier. It features an extendable luggage style handle for easy transportation and a hideaway protective cover. It fits in most overhead cabins, weighs just 12 pounds and is suitable from birth to 45 pounds. Available at major retailers. $349.99

Playtex Sipsters Stage 3 Milk & Water Cups

Easily keep your milk and water separate at home and while travelling with these insulated and easy to clean and reassemble cups. Milk cup parts are black and white while water cup parts are blue. Available at major retailers. $10.99 for 2 pack

Swim diaper and hat set

Little ones will look so cute in these adorable sets from Zoocchini. The swim diaper, designed to contain accidents, is lined with a comfortable, soft mesh liner and features adjustable waist ties for a snug fit. Available at Indigo and indigo.ca. $29.95

Spot it! On The Road

Players with sharp eyes and quick reflexes will liven up road trips to match one symbol between two cards. Fun for ages 7+ it offers hours of road trip fun fro 2-8 players. Available at Mastermind $17.99

Story Party: The Complete Collection

Take the boring out of summer road trips with this family-friendly storytelling collection featuring all kinds of tales, told for kids ages 4-10. The whole family will feel like they’re part of the audience as the imaginative storytellers perform hours of great stories. Enjoyable for everyone in the car. Available at Audible.ca. $20.66

Tote bags

Pack all kinds of summer fun into these adorable tote bags. Available in assorted motifs, the shape allows for a wide-open view and easy access for little hands. Available at Indigo and indigo.ca. $19.95

Mermaid Bathing Suit, Rashguard Set

This two-piece, UPF 50+ rashguard set is perfect for little mermaids. Scales appear when wet while 98 per cent of harmful UV rays are blocked. Available in baby and kids sizes. Available at Indigo. $59.99

Keen Seacamp sandals

These hybrid sandals for active kids are perfect for splashing around this summer. They feature a low-profile for increased flexibility and freedom and a super grippy rubber sole for safety. Available at Factory Shoe Outlet in Burlington. $59.99

Fisher-Price On The Go Baby Dome

Baby will feel right at home, no matter where you go, with this Baby Dome. It’s perfect for naptime and playtime thanks to its comfortable pad and includes link toys, UPF 20 sun protection for outdoor use and folds flat for easy storage and travelling. Available at major retailers. $99.99