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Cool Stuff – September 2017

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Cool Stuff – September 2017

By Christine Davis

Baby Gourmet Shakers
This premium organic nutritional beverage will support the diets of the pickiest of eaters aged 1 to 10. Available in chocolate and vanilla flavours, this 80 per cent organic whole milk beverage contains more than 24 vitamins and minerals, even grams of protein and is gluten free. Available at leading retailers.

Boogie Wipes
Gently clean and soothe runny, stuffy noses with these wipes containing natural saline, aloe and vitamin E. Extra soft and hypoallergenic, Boogie Wipes are lightly scented in fresh and great grape scents or unscented. They take the fight out of wiping tender noses. Available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Real Canadian Superstore. 30 count pack $3.99 – $4.99; 90 count value pack $8.99

Casper mattress
Made of breathable memory foam and available in standard dorm-suited twin and twin XL, this bed-in-a-box can be delivered straight to any student dorm. Easy to move and backed by a 10-year warranty, it’s more comfortable than dorm-issued mattresses and will last for a student’s entire post-secondary career. Available at Twin $725; Twin XL $825

Halls Kids
This new lozenge, available in lollypop format and kid-friendly fruity flavours, are suitable for ages 4 and up. Each pop contains 5 mg of menthol, an active ingredient in the temporary relief of cough, sore throat and nasal congestion and is the first of its kind. Also available in Vitamin C Supplement pops with 60 mg of Vitamin C. Available at major retailers. $6.99

Skip Hop Zoo collection
Skip and hop back to school with this collection of backpacks, lunchies and straw bottles. Fun meets function with whimsical details and durable materials. Perfect for the smallest of school-age children. Available at Indigo. Backpack $29.95; Lunchie $19.95; Strawbottle $9.95

Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
Kids will love taking pictures and videos, playing games and of course, telling time with this smartwatch. Perfect for kids aged 4 – 12 years, this durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces and can even track steps. Available at Toys “R” Us, HBC, Indigo, Mastermind Toys and Best Buy. $69.99

Switch-eroo Colour Changing Markers
Colour a masterpiece then switch it up with a mystery colour change with these markers. Each one has two sides, one for the regular colour and the other for a mystery colour change. Simply apply the switcheroo side after colouring with the regular side for an unexpected change. Each set comes with 12 markers. Available at Mastermind Toys and $11.99

Bird’s Eye View Sharpener & Pencil Holder
The perfect pencil companion that holds on to your pencil and sharpens it too. Flip the wing to remove shavings. Available at Mastermind Toys and $4.99

Observation Puzzle
This 100-piece puzzle by Djeco is a fun way to help children develop fine motor, problem solving and cognitive skills. Put the puzzle together then find the items shown around the border in the image. Available at specialty and select bookstores. $19.99

Boy oh boy! Make your little and teen guys smile when dressing for special occasions with these high quality suits. Choose from a variety of fun fabrics in sets that include jacket, pants and clip-on tie. Available at Hudson’s Bay and Boys $84.99; Teens $99.99

Learning Resources Let’s Go Code
Have fun while building gross motor skills by stepping, hopping and turning on this set that introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without electronics. Full colour guide includes sample mazes and coding overview. Suitable for children ages 5+. Available at Indigo. $54.99

Sketch N Sniff Notepads
Choose from four different gourmet scented notebooks and sniff your way to success this school year. Each notebook contains one scented cover, 80 lined pages and unscented glitter gel pen. Available at select specialty toy retailers. $4.99

Iwako Japanese Erasers
Take apart and reassemble these authentic Japanese erasers that make terrific collector items. Available at Mastermind Toys and $9.99

UA ’Charged CoolSwitch Run Grade School Running Shoes
Young athletes can take every step in cushioned comfort with these shoes designed for grade school kids to keep them running and playing longer. Available at Sport Chek. $89.99

UA Girls’ Favourite Fleece Hoodie
This hoodie is a favourite for a reason. The loose fit, ultra-soft cotton-blend fleece and lightweight stretch make it so comfy you’ll never want to take it off. Available at Sport Chek. $49.99

Transform frozen fruit into soft-serve textured desserts and after-school snacks with this fun kitchen gadget. Simply thaw fruit and place it through the chute to create this treat that’s free of dairy, added sugar and artificial ingredients. Available at Walmart. $49.88

Ziptuck reusable bags
Created for functionality, this playful line from Full Circle is dishwasher and freezer safe, leak-proof and features double lock closures for packing almost any lunch. Available in sandwich and snack sizes. Available at Sandwich set $7.99; Snack set $6.99; Lunch pack $7.99 all USD