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Mommy Must-Haves

MINI contributing editor Jennifer McCurry shares ideas for little somethings every mom will love.

Chic and Durable

Made in Australia, this eco-friendly Kids Beach Toy Set is sturdy enough to handle Florida’s weather and comes with a mesh carrying bag, so you keep the sand at the beach. The modern, stylish set comes in four pastel colors. $59.

Courtesy The Beach People/Jenavieve Belair

 

Picture-Perfect

This Naples-based online boutique covers your newborn in love with accessories and photo props like the Rainbow Mohair Wrap & Tieback set. The wraps, headbands and tiebacks are hand-knitted and extra soft on your baby’s skin. $28.

Courtesy The Tiny Blessings Boutique/Andrea Fuller Photography

 

Wrapped in Luxury

Whether trimmed with ruffles like the Loulah Baby Blanket (right)  or smooth-textured like the Silk Velvet Quilted Baby Blanket these throws are pure luxury. Bella Notte’s machine-washable products are handsewn in California and come in several jewel tones. From $330.

Courtesy Bella Notte Linen

 

True Comfort

Your baby will rest easy with the Organic Cotton Quilted Snuggle Sack by Coyuchi. I love the no-fuss zipper and the quilted satin finish on this snuggle sack made with 300-thread-count organic cotton. It comes in three colors and fits babies up to 12 months, but you’ll wish it came in adult sizes. Find it at Food & Thought in Naples. $58.

Courtesy Coyuchi

 

Meet Flo Maflingo

Jellycats are my go-to gift for any toddler. Made in London, these quirky and ultra-soft toys are a favorite among kids and moms. The plush and huggable Flo Maflingo Little is one of the top sellers at Pop Toy Co. in Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. $19.99.

Courtesy Jellycat London

 

Animal House

Fort Myers’ Conscious Space, the first zero-waste store in Southwest Florida, promotes green living for the entire family. Minimize plastic with these darling, handcrafted Kids Wooden Plates. The animal-shaped pine wood platters are durable and sustainable. $16.

Courtesy Zefiro/Meredith Brooke

 

Robe Appeal

After their bath, the pool or a day at the beach, my kids absolutely love these Child’s Shawl Collar Bath Robes from Monogram Goods on Third Street South in Naples. Monogram your toddler’s name or customize with trucks, trains or ladybugs. $60.

Craig Hildebrand