Top 10 products to look forward to in 2018

- December 31, 2017

From the top: The Uppababy Minu stroller, the Cybex Eezy S Twist stroller, The Nuna Demi Grow stroller, Clek's merino wool car seats, the Chicco MyFit car seat, the Valeto suitcase/highchair, Silver Cross's collaboration with Marie Chantal, Skip Hop's new Moby tub,  Cybex's Limo highchair and Chicco's new Shuttle car seat stroller.

The new Joovy Qool stroller

Joovy - December 30, 2017

Joovy has a new stroller and this one is extremely adaptable. Built to last, the Qool can hold up to 135 lbs and seat up to three children, from newborns to toddlers. With optional extra seats, it’s never more than you want, and never less than you need — just get the accessories that suit your family.

The Qool is sold as a single stroller (above) but will convert to a double with an added seat. It can also hold two car seats or a single bassinet. If you have three children, you can add a bench seat to the back to make the stroller a triple stroller. 

Available now.

Justina Blakeney teams up with Pottery Barn Kids

pottery barn kids - December 28, 2017

From the wild mind behind Jungalow comes a whimsical collection full of bold colors and hand-drawn patterns. Designer, artist and author, Justina Blakeney has created each unique piece to bring her signature bohemian style to your nursery and kid's room.

The beautiful collection includes kids bedding, baby bedding, blankets, pillows, mirrors, accessories, furniture and a diaper bag. Available now.

The Chicco Mini Bravo stroller

Chicco - December 26, 2017

A new mini version of Chicco's popular Bravo stroller, the Mini Bravo has the same great features of the Bravo but smaller. This includes its easy one-handed compact fold and carry handle. It even accommodates a Keyfit 30 or  Fit2 infant seat. Coming soon. 

Merry Christmas!

Christmas - December 24, 2017

I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to all our readers who celebrate. Very excited about the new year and all the cool new gear to come!

Happy Festivus!

festivus - December 23, 2017

Since today is Festivus, I have decided to post an Airing of Grievances I currently have with the baby product industry. (Disclaimer: Don't take this too seriously).

First, the closing of retail stores. 2017 totally sucked with that. So many great shops gone, but especially Giggle which I very much loved. I miss unique stores and I'm not happy with the current trend of ordering everything on Amazon (even though I do like Amazon, just not for everything).

Second, no new stores opening. I totally get why, but I want unique selections and products specific to certain places. In the past when stores closed, I always knew that new ones would eventually replace them. Not anymore.

Third, people who use actual stores to get ideas for their Amazon wish list. You are a problem and I don't like you. I'm sure you don't care, but I'm airing it none the less.

Fourth, people who don't follow me back on social media even though I follow them and comment on their stuff and like everything they post. Also people who follow and unfollow, you stink too. And spam accounts that follow and get deleted the next day, you guys totally suck.

Fifth, people who hold their trade shows in the dead of winter in really cold places. You know who you are.

Sixth, people at trade shows who won't let me take pictures of the new products. You ruin my day with that.

Seventh, a lack of BuyBuyBaby in my city. I'm not sure why they don't like my city, but they just won't build one here. Why? What did you do to you? The Bed Bath and Beyonds here are always packed.

Eighth, companies and pr people who spam my email with mass mailings and the subject has nothing to do with baby gear or anything I write about. Why? You are wasting your time. I'm not going to write about it.

Ninth, people who post pictures of cute products and don't say what the brand is. Then I have to spend all day searching. 

I'm stopping at nine because it's my favorite number. But that about sums up my grievances. 

Chicco introduces new Liteway stroller

Chicco - December 20, 2017

Chicco has introduced their newest Liteway stroller, this one with a lower price of $99.00. Unlike the older Liteway it doesn't accommodate a newborn and only has a 4-Position backrest. But it does have a brand new streamlined design and modern fashions.

Available now.

Aden + Anais (RED) spongebob squarepants blanket

aden + anais - December 17, 2017

Every year Aden + Anais releases a special product to benefit RED. Joining their ongoing efforts this year is SpongeBob SquarePants, leaving his pineapple in Bikini Bottom for this special edition Dream Blanket, with 10% of the retail price going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. This donation can provide 16 days of medicine to prevent HIV+ moms from passing the virus to their unborn babies.

Made of four layers of 100% cotton muslin, the generously-sized, versatile blanket is perfect for both newborns and toddlers.

The Chicco MyFit Harness + Booster

Chicco - December 14, 2017

The newest car sear from Chicco is the MyFit, a convertible seat that turns into a booster. It accommodates children 25-65 lbs with the harness and 40 to 100 lbs without it.  

Features include a 9-position headrest, deep head and torso wings plus EPS foam for enhanced side-impact protection, a deep seat pan to comfortably support older children with longer legs and an ergonomically contoured seat.

You can pre-order the MyFit today and it will be in stores in January. 

The Valeto Suitcase/Highchair

Valeto - December 11, 2017

After working in the baby gear world for so long, not much surprises me anymore. Except this. This surprised me. 

It's called the Valeto and it's a suitcase that transforms into a highchair. It also functions as a helpful caddy on the go and provides 26L of storage space. 

Crazy right?  But there's more. The suitcase is also carry-on compliant and fits in most overhead compartment. It can transform into a highchair in only 5 seconds, with sturdy aluminium legs and two seats belts. You can use it in a restaurant too, as it is table height. And it's good for 6 months to 3 years old. And it even has cool little details like two wipe storage compartments in both sides. 

The Valeto is not available until May 2018, but you can pre-order it on their website.  

Introducing bloom + winter water factory collaboration

bloom - December 09, 2017

Bloom has introduced their first collaboration in our go-local series. They teamed up with Brooklyn kids clothing designer Winter Water Factory to bring NYC designed and made, organic cotton to their most loved nursery items. Available in bold, urban design, products include crib sheets for the Papa, Alma and Mini and changing pad covers. 

Available now.

New from Skip Hop

Skip Hop - December 08, 2017

Lots of new things from Skip Hop, some of which are available now. 

Starting from the top is the Greenwich backpack in new colorways Olive and Black, the neoprene Nolita Backpack now in Navy/Black, the New Neutral Collection in Grey Melange and the Suite collection’s new colorways.

The popular Tuo high chair is now available in a cloud print (but reversible and solid silver on the other side.)

The new Zig Zag Zebra print which has launched in our Pronto, Stroller Organizer, Paci Pocket, Double Bottle Bag, and Duo Diaper Bag.

The Reversible Play Mats launching in Zoo and Vibrant Village are designed to double the choices for stylish, baby safe floor covering. Our reversible play mats flip from a colorful kid friendly pattern to a modern d├ęcor print for two looks in one. Completely PVC- free, the easy-care foam mat provides a jumbo-size cushioned play space that works equally well in the living room or playroom. Simply roll it up for convenient transport and storage. They are available January 18th. 

The new Moby Soft Sink Bather is perfectly sized to cradle newborns and infants, our plush and supportive sink bather is a must have for baby’s first baths. With a soft terry surface and a padded whale tail to protect baby’s head, the cushioned design fits in bathroom and kitchen sinks to cradle infants for comfy and convenient bathing. The mesh bottom drains water quickly and the Velcro® strap makes it easy to hang dry. It will be available on December 16th.

The Tray Chic Dry & Store Pump Bag is the only bag that helps nursing moms carry, dry and store - all in one. Our Tray Chic Dry & Store Pump Bag is the smart solution for pumping at the office and on-the-go. Designed to hold most standard pumps, it’s the first of its kind with a unique cross-ventilated bottom compartment with front and back zip openings. A tuck-away tray works as a handy station to set-up, clean pump parts and store them so they’re ready to go for next time. The convertible design can be carried three ways—tote, crossbody or backpack—and includes a dedicated side zip pump pocket for easy access. The large main compartment has plenty of room for all your pumping accessories, your own insulated bag and extras like lunch. We even added a pen loop to easily label milk storage containers. It is available on February 5th.

The new Graco Jetsetter

Graco - December 06, 2017

Graco's all new Jetsetter Stroller features an ultra-compact one-hand fold and is compatible to use from birth with any Graco Click Connect Infant Car Seat. Weighing only 14 lbs., this stylish compact stroller is packed with features you'd expect in a full size stroller. A padded carry handle and shoulder strap makes for easy portability when on the go, and an included carry bag keeps the stroller safe when transporting or storing away.

Now available in 4 colors, some exclusive to retail.

New Doona colors now available

Doona - December 02, 2017

We have posted about the two new Doona colors before, but this time they are available to buy. You can purchase the Cherry or Navy colors here

An updated Doona is expected next year.