Young Parents Team
VTECH DRESS AND GO MONEKY
$59.90, from leading department stores
Chinese New Year is more fun for your tot when his zodiac pal joins in the festivities. It will keep him occupied – learning new phrases, singing along and playing dress-up – while you catch up with Grand-aunt. And when conversation gets awkward, deflect the question and ask: “Isn’t this toy cute?” #yourewelcome
BALLOON BANANA MONKEY BACKPACK
$69, from www.babyken.com.sg
We’re going bananas over how adorable this cheeky monkey is. Perfect for Chinese New Year visits, your little one can stuff many hongbao in this backpack. Made from polar fleece fabric, it’s so soft and huggable, she will want to take it to bed, too. Other animal designs are available, including a lion, an elephant and a bear.
SKIP HOP ZOO INSULATED FOOD JAR
$34.90, from leading nursery retailers
Another Year of the Monkey must-have: this insulated stainless steel food jar. It keeps Baby’s porridge warm for seven hours, so she can still have her comfort food when the family goes for festive visits. It comes with a handy built-in holder for a spork.