Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Every June, I get the same feeling of anticipation that I had growing up – and it’s been quite some time since I’ve taken final exams, cleaned out my locker and labeled my clothes for sleepaway camp. School is almost out, camp is about to begin, the pools are opening up and your Hamptons share is about to kick in. It’s Summertime and when it comes to fun, convenience, safety and style, BeautyNewsNYC is once again on the job!

bobble Reusable Filtered Water Bottle

Don’t fret about those sketchy public water fountains or waste money on cases of disposable bottles of water. bobble is a stylish, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink, using an ingenious replaceable carbon filter. Before the water touches your lips, the carbon filter has removed chlorine and organic contaminants. Every filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles making it the environment’s (and your) new best friend. Your child will love the pop up spout and easy grip. You’ll love knowing your kids are staying hydrated and healthy this summer. The bobble is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. Visit http://www.waterbobble.com.

Hello Kitty Ice-cream Maker

Nothing can replace those all-important trips to Mr. Softee this summer but your kids will love making their very own all-natural ice cream at home! The Hello Kitty Ice Cream Maker is the perfect appliance for loads of (safe) fun in the kitchen. In less than 40 minutes and with a few simple ingredients, you can cool down with your very own customized ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet. Recipes are included! Visit http://www.amazon.com.

Vivitar DVR 850W Underwater Camera

What better way to get your child into the pool than with an underwater camera? The Vivitar DVR 850W will blow you away with its crystal clear video and still image quality. The DVR 850W is waterproof up to 5 meters. It comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, 8x Digital Zoom, and a bright 2.4″ LCD screen. Capture those summer memories, post your vids on Facebook and wait for all those ooh’s and ahh’s to start rolling in with this affordable, digital camera! Visit http://www.vivitar.com.

Caribbean Solutions’ Kid Kare Sunblock

You can’t truly relax this summer if you’re worried about your children getting too much sun. Rest assured they’re safely protected with Caribbean Solutions’ Kid Kare Sunblock. This water-resistant sunscreen was just rated by the Environmental Working Group as one of its top affordable and recommended products. Sol Kid Kare SPF 25 Biodegradable Sunblock provides the most UVB and UVA protection needed for children’s sensitive skin. The formula combines natural minerals, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide with organic aloe leaf, cucumber extract, wild pansy extract, green coffee bean extract, organic jojoba oil, and sunflower oil that provide antioxidants and act as natural preservatives and moisturizers for the skin. And my son said, “Oooh, what smells so good?!” when I covered him head to toe with it! For more information, visit http://www.caribbean-sol.com.

Glow-in-the-dark Bubble Fun from Imperial Toys

Summer wouldn’t be complete without bubbles! And with Imperial Toys’ new line of bubbles and bubble toys, your child will glow with happiness – and we mean that literally! Glow Fusion Bubble Solution Awesome Outdoor Night-Time Fun combines Super Miracle Bubbles Premium Plus Solution with Infusion Activators. They’re certain to ‘brighten’ any outdoor activity! And what better way to get humungous bubbles and do spectacular bubble tricks than with the Super miracle Bubbles Bubble Turbine. From The Snake to The Zig Zag, your kids and their friends will truly be wowed! Check out more bubble toys like the All Aboard Thomas Go Bubbles push toy and the Enchanted Bubble Tea Party Set at http://www.imperialtoy.com/ and visit Toys R Us and other toy retailers.

Kushies Swim Diapers

So you never got on board with cloth diapers. We don’t blame you. But this summer, you can do something for the environment and your wallet with these adorable (and washable) swim diapers by Kushies. The pool water easily passes through while keeping solids securely contained and out of the pool. With quick drying nylon and a soft terry liner for comfort, the wrap style design makes it easy to change your little one while the adjustable waist with added ties ensures a secure fit every time. Keep your baby and those public pools protected in style! Visit http://www.kushiesonline.com.

Originally published June 2012
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