The newest board book from the best-selling author-illustrator of Yummy YUCKY and Potty is Toot (yes, that kind of toot). Everyone in the house will get a laugh out of this one. $6.29 at barnesandnoble.com.
After five infant deaths, various legal proceedings, and a voluntary recall by major retailers, Baby Matters LLC, the maker of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners, has finally recalled all Nap Nanny models (about 165,000 products sold from 2009 to 2012). Baby Matters is out of business and not accepting returns; for details about the recall and obtaining a refund from a retailer visit cpsc.gov.
Bloom's Retro is sleek and stunning (but not in an over-the-top way). It's also made of solid wood with low-VOC finishes. The Retro ain't cheap, but at least it can convert to a toddler bed. $1,200 at giggle.com.
Last year we told you everything you needed to know about pending new federal LATCH regulations (making the lower anchor weight limits for a child plus a car seat 65 pounds); they kicked in this week.
It's not quite as good, but when you don't have even a finger to spare, Skip Hop's walk-along handle attaches to a stroller, diaper bag, or shopping cart and gives a little one something to hang on to. $8 at skiphop.com.
The new baby room kits from Children Inspire Design (available in vintage, boho, nature, and forest friends themes) include three 11x14 prints, a set of wall cards, and easy make-your-own mobile and garland projects. Pre-order for $95 at childreninspiredesign…
The Ergobaby 360 carrier ($159.99) is Ergo's first with an outward-facing position (in addition to inward-facing, hip, and back options). It's now available for pre-order (shipping in April) at pishposhbaby.com.
Monte Design's comfy Como glider now comes in a natural latex version: no polyurethane foam, no flame retardants. Unfortunately, that kind of safety will cost you. It's $1,795 at sproutsanfrancisco.com.
Infantino is recalling nearly 200,000 Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey toys due to a choking hazard. (There have been reports of babies gagging or choking on the tail.) Visit cpsc.gov for more information, including how to obtain a free replacement to…