Available in the US for the first time (and sized for toddlers), UK-import PaddlePak is water-resistant and uses the same roll-top seal as adult outdoor bags. Choose from nine aquatic animals, and get this—the tail fin is a functional pocket. $25, trunki.com.
Playtex is recalling nearly 350,000 Hip Hammock baby carriers—all models—in the US and Canada, due to 87 reported incidents of breaking buckles. There is no repair kit, only refund details. For more information, visit cpsc.gov.
Lorena Siminovich's new picture book, You Know What I Love?, is perfect for ultra-snuggly reading time. $16.99 at petitcollage.com http://www.petitcollage.com/you-know-what-i-love.
The FDA has (finally) issued a proposed rule that will require makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to prove that their products are safe for long-term use. The active ingredients (triclosan and triclocarban) have been linked to health risks such as …