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Our favorite items from Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard's baby line, Hello Bello

From diapers and baby wipes to shampoo and body wash to sunscreen and laundry detergent.

Our favorite items from Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard's baby line, Hello Bello
Hello Bello for Walmart

In a video message earlier this year, Hollywood's most adorable—and relatable—couple, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, introduced their line of premium baby products, Hello Bello, in the cutest way. Playing the role of the viewer's parents, the pair gave a cheeky explanation of why their new brand is boss. "Your mom decided what was in it, and your dad decided how much it was gonna cost," they said.

They pretty much nailed it. The eco-conscious baby brand and Walmart exclusive is all about affordability: plant-based products available at budget-friendly prices. What's more, Hello Bello's packaging is good stuff, too. Kristen and Dax made sure that everything can be easily recyclable, and the designs are, well, just as adorable as the duo. Baby diapers covered with colorful sloths? It's so Kristen to feature her favorite sleepy animal on environmentally-friendly diapers.

From diapers and baby wipes to shampoo and body wash to sunscreen and laundry detergent, Hello Bello offers parents everything they need to keep baby clean, safe, and healthy.

Check out some are some of our favorites here.

Hello Bello Diapers Jumbo Pack

With patterns like these, who needs pants? Their new fall patterns are sure to keep your baby dry in style. Hello Bello's eco-friendly and hypoallergenic diapers come in such stylish prints as sleepy sloths (of course), colorful cacti, black cats for Halloween, and hilarious poop emojis. And speaking of, ahem, poop—the diaper's plant-derived core liners impressively absorb up to 50x its weight in fluid, so baby stays dry for a loooooong time.

Price $7.97

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Hello Bello Diaper Bag

Designed with thoughtful details for moms and dads, this new minimalist grey diaper bag backpack features a travel-sized changing pad, nine pockets for diapers, toys and snacks, and an insulated area to keep bottles cool. But our favorite detail has to be the side pocket with a handy cut-out for baby wipes, making it easy to clean up messes on the go.

Price $29.98

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Hello Bello Premium Baby Oil

Some mamas prefer plant-based oils to mineral oil, which is why Hello Bello uses nourishing—and natural—baobab, tamanu, and jojoba oils to moisturize baby's delicious rolls. Plus, it's fragrance- free, so even family members with sensitive sniffers can indulge baby in a mini massage after bath time.

Price: $5.98

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Hello Bello Premium Bubble Bath in Lavender

What's more enjoyable than watching a happy baby splish splashing in a bubble bath? Putting a sleepy baby to bed afterward! This bubble bath calms your little one with a soft lavender scent while soothing their sensitive skin with a combo of organic aloe vera, calendula, cucumber and avocado extracts.

Price: $5.98 - $11.11

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Hello Bello Premium Baby Lotion in Vanilla Apricot

Hello Bello's shea butter-based baby lotion will keep baby's skin soothed, smooth, and smelling sweet. Lightweight and non-greasy, it comforts sensitive skin with a blend of organic botanical extracts.

Price: $5.98 - $17.09

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Hello Bello Baby Wipes

Tender and tough just like your little one, these wipes are made from 99% water with aloe and chamomile extract to gently cleanse and medical-grade cloth to hold up against the biggest messes. Best of all, they're biodegradable, so you can feel good knowing you're keeping both your baby's bottom and the Earth clean.

Price: $5.68 - $22.23

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14 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

$40

Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

$120

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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