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The Holiday Section

Allergic Living’s 2010 Gift Guide

Gifts for Babies, Kids – Page 1 of 4

Sweet Dreams

Baby will enjoy the soothing sounds of the Lullaby Elephant from miYim. Made from organic cotton and free of chemicals. $19.99 at Sears. www.miyim.com

Make a Splash!

Bath time is fun when the Sassy Pull and Go Boat Bath Toy is in the tub. Stimulates motor skills and is BPA, PVC and phthalate free.
No batteries required. $5.90 US from www.thesoftlanding.com

Little Lamb

Toddlers are crazy about HABA’s Pure-Nature Cotti Pulling Toy, made of organic cotton. Polyester filling prevents mold growth. Removable wheels, machine washable. $25 US at www.maukilo.com; soon in Canada.

Cute Cuddler

The oh-so soft Velvet Pup from Build-A-Bear is sure to become a child’s new best friend. You’ll love it for the Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ certification mark, which means it has tested free of irritants or allergens. Washable, $16 at www.buildabear.com

Doctor, Doctor

What better way to ease a child’s pre-allergist visit jitters than to
take on the role of doctor? The Doctor Role Play Costume Set from Melissa & Doug comes with a jacket and face mask, stethoscope with sound effects, reflex hammer, ear scope, a syringe and a name tag for personalizing. $39.95 at www.mastermindtoys.com. In U.S., see www.melissaanddoug.com

Colour My World

For the young artist, Imagination Box Co. has a wide variety of recyclable and paintable cardboard toys. From castles to schoolhouses, to the Firehouse shown here, toys as art will encourage creativity. $15.95 US from www.imaginationboxco.com

World Travelers

Traveling with young children who have allergies is no easy task but that doesn’t have to stop them from learning about the world. With Little Passports your child will receive monthly packages from their friends Sam and Sofia telling them about a different country. Photos, stickers, activity sheets and access to online games are just part of the fun. Open up a whole new world for your little traveler. Prices vary per package. www.littlepassports.com

Today’s Craze   

If you haven’t heard of the latest rage amongst school-age children, we’re telling you now: Silly Bandz are non-latex soft bracelets that come in a variety (and we mean variety!) of shapes. Kids love to trade them and show them off. From Barbie to Justin Bieber, packs of 24 are $5.95. Widely available at retailers.
www.sillybandz.com

Nice Nails!   

Your little girl will go wild for the wide variety of colors of Piggy Paint, a non-toxic, water-based nail polish. Unlike traditional nail polish, you won’t smell a thing, even if you put your nose right up to the bottle (trust us, we tried it)! $10 for 15 mL bottle. www.stortz.ca. In U.S., see www.piggypaint.com

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