Halo DreamNest coming next week

Halo - January 13, 2019

The new Halo DreamNest and DreamNest Plus will be in stores and online on 1/19. The DreamNest is Halo's new playard/bassinet with a cool and breathable mesh mattress (with a removable and washable sheet). It's EasySway rocker allows you to gently soothe your baby with soft swaying motions. To engage the rocker, simply step down on the foot pedal. 

Designed as a 3-in-1 sleep system, the DreamNest will meet your baby’s needs from birth to toddlerhood (max weight is 30 lbs.): First as a rocking bassinet, then a portable crib and finally, a stand-alone travel cot.

The DreamNest plus comes with a removable changing table (seen above) and both come with a travel bag.

Nanit Introduces Breathing Wear

nanit - January 09, 2019

Nanit, creators of the most advanced smart baby monitor and sleep tracker ever developed for the nursery, today announced its newest monitoring solution for parents – Breathing Wear . Designed exclusively to work with Nanit’s award-winning Nanit Plus nursery camera, parents and caregivers can now monitor their baby’s breathing motion in real-time without putting sensors on their skin or in their crib.

“Nanit is the only monitoring solution that puts your Baby’s sleep development in your hands,” said Nanit co-founder & CEO Dr. Assaf Glazer. “We are excited to introduce Breathing Wear at CES, as it helps provide parents with a complete picture of their baby’s night and gives them the confidence and assurance they need when they put their baby into the crib.”

Nanit’s HD camera uses computer vision technology and a bird’s-eye view to see everything that happens in and around the crib. The camera’s advanced sensors see motion down to the pixel level, to help parents track and understand their baby’s sleep patterns and progress. Now, with the introduction of Breathing Wear, Nanit can monitor a baby’s breathing motion simply by reading the patterns on the fabric of a Nanit Swaddle or Breathing Band. The specific shapes, colors and ink on the fabric were scientifically engineered to be read by the Nanit camera from any angle. 

Unlike other products where you put actual electronic devices on a baby’s skin, Breathing Wear is a much more natural solution, as there are no sensors or awkward wearables to disrupt their comfort. Simply wrap your baby in a Breathing Band or Nanit Swaddle, tap your baby on the screen in the Nanit app, and Nanit will track your baby’s breathing motion as well as their sleep. For added peace of mind and security, Nanit provides real-time alerts to notify users if no breathing motion is detected.

"Nanit is a team of PhD's who developed a system to help babies sleep more successfully. Moving beyond the camera, they can now have a comprehensive system help monitor the health and well-being. If future systems aren't fully integrated like Nanit, they simply won't exist,” said Mark Suster, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and the first major investor in the company. 

Erel Margalit, Chairman & Founder of JVP and Nanit’s newest investor added, “Nanit’s new development places the company at the forefront of the next global tech revolution: an ultimate device, which evaluates and gives indications on both the baby’s breathing patterns and the quality of their sleep.”

Nanit’s Breathing Wear line initially includes a proprietary “Breathing Band” or a Nanit Swaddle, which are made of 100% cotton and are available in multiple colors including pebble grey, marshmallow white, and mint green. Sizes range from birth to 24 months.

In March 2019, Breathing Wear will be available on nanit.com in single-packs and 3-packs, starting as low as $25, followed by a roll-out into retail locations nationwide. The Nanit Complete Monitoring System will start at $379, and will include a Nanit Plus camera, a small Nanit Swaddle and Breathing Band, a mounting system of your choice, travel stand and a 1-year subscription to the Nanit Insights service for in-depth sleep tracking and analysis.

New BabyBjorn Baby Power Collection

Baby Bjorn - January 07, 2019

Babies are motivated by joy, hunger, curiosity, tiredness, and their need for closeness and comfort. This continues 24/7, and can be noisy, messy and exhausting for us parents. But it’s also crazy fun and changes your life. This is called Baby Power..

The new BabyBjorn Baby Power Collection on the Bouncer Bliss is available for a limited time. The Vintage Rose and Frost Green can be purchased on BabyBjorn's website. They are out of the Confetti Blue it seems, but Amazon still has it.

New Bugaboo Bee Stand

Bugaboo - January 04, 2019

Have you ever wanted to stand your Bugaboo Bee up straight? Well now you can. Bugaboo is releasing an accessory in February for the Bee that will help you fold and store the stroller more easily. 

The Bee stand will be sold separately as an accessory only.

Look for these in 2019

2019 - December 31, 2018

Some cool new things are coming at the start of the year. Check these great products out soon.

The Britax B-Lively double stroller, coming in January.

The Silver Cross Coast stroller, coming in February.

The 4Moms Mamaroo in mesh fabric, coming in January.

The Nuna Cudl carrier, coming in February. 

The Clek Liing, coming in February. 

UK toy store Hamleys to open in NYC

hamleys - December 27, 2018

NYC got a new FAO Schwarz this year and soon, they will be getting a Hamleys. Hamleys, according to CNBC, is close to finalizing a deal to open a 30,000 square foot store at 2 Herald Square in 2020. This is right next to NYC's famous Macy's store.

Hamleys is one of the oldest toy stores in the world, opening in 1760. They have a huge store on Regent Street in London as well as smaller stores all over the world.