The sturdy paper growth charts from Petit Collage (in tree and giraffe designs) feature grommets for folding, so they can be tucked away with other keepsakes. We also like that they have stickers with space for notes, and that they're made from recycled paper…
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The myBaby soap dispenser automatically doles out the right amount of liquid soap, and then plays a tune for 20 seconds (the length of time the CDC recommends for a good scrubbing). And hey, it looks good, too. $24.99 at homedics.com.
But we love that Green Toys' version, which has a detachable capsule, a door that opens to become a stairway, and two little astronauts that fit inside, is made from recycled milk jugs. $25 at sproutsanfrancisco.com.
The author-and-illustrator team who created the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site have another surefire hit out this month. Steam Train, Dream Train is officially available on April 16, but you can get it now for $16.99 at booksinc.net.