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Must Haves For May

May 3 2010 - 5:47pm

Spring is in full swing, it's time to go shopping for a few of Lil's favorite things [1]! This month we've included a coffee table book that celebrates the beauty of babies and a wooden construction set that will keep your children entertained and give back to those in need. Since Mother's Day [2] is upon us, we also threw something practical and preventative in the mix for mom. Check out our must haves!

Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland Photography Book

Move over, Anne Geddes: there's a couple more newborn photographers behind the lens! Nebraskan sistersTracy Raver and Kelley Ryden have made a name for themselves snapping adorable snoozing shots of infants that everyone, including a mother, would love [3]. The duo captures many of their priceless portraits of brand-new babies in their studio. A collection of the sisters' work is available in their book Sleeping Beauties: Newborns in Dreamland [4] ($30). A portion of the proceeds from the book sales is donated to a world children's charity.

Tegu

Children love building with blocks, but magnets make the construction more amazing! Tegu blocks come in boxes [5] of 26 ($50 for natural, $65 for mahogany) and 52 ($90 for natural, $125 for mahogany). The sets provide hours upon hours of entertainment. A portion of the proceeds go toward helping poor children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Pong Cell Phone Cover to Reduce Radiation

A cell phone makes it easy for mama to chat on the go, but Pong takes away some worry. The company claims its cell phone covers [6] ($60) made for the Blackberry and iPhone "reduce hotspot cell phone radiation by 85%" and "overall cell phone radiation by 60%". When it comes to the risk of potential cancer, most moms want to err on the side of caution.

Miss Brittany's Organic Fun Dough

Lil hands will love molding organic fun dough [7] ($30 for play set) which was invented by a preschool teacher. The homemade (and edible) recipe consists of water, flour, canola oil, sea salt and cream of tarter. The company also makes fun star shaped recycled crayons [8] ($9).

Klutz's Rubber Band Powered Flying Machines Book

Head outside and have the kids assemble and fly their own air crafts! Klutz's book [9] ($14) has everything a child needs to pilot their own plane and learn about the science of aerodynamics. If your child doesn't have sky high aspirations, the company makes activity books to peak any interest [10].


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