Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by HALO: Just released this year, the Halo Bassinest is a must-have for moms looking for a way to co-sleep safely. The Bassinest is recommended for infants up to 20 lbs. (9 kg), or five months of age. It swivels 360 degrees to bring baby close to mom or dad. The side wall lowers, making it easy to tend to baby from bed, while mesh walls provide easy visibility and breathability. The stable base adjusts to fit beds from 24 to 34 inches high, and the Bassinest includes three lullabies, three nature and womb sounds, two levels of vibration, a nightlight, and nursing timer with automatic shut-off. It includes storage pockets and stain-resistant fabric as well. This is an excellent sleeper for moms recovering from a cesarean section!
Price: $249.99 at Baby Grand in Hopkins
Stokke Scoot and Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat: The Stokke Scoot and Nuna Pipa work together as a travel system, but both are amazingly innovative products on their own. Stokke upgraded their Scoot stroller this year, featuring two-way seating with three reclining positions each eay. The Scoot also features a rotating handle bar with three positions, and an over-sized SPF50 protective sun canopy with added ventilation. I love that this stroller collapses in one piece, and can be easily carried with one hand. It's compatible with major infant car seat brands such as Nuna, Maxi-Cosi, and Cybex. The Nuna Pipa is quite possibly my new favorite infant car seat, simply because of its ease of installation, as well as the sleek Dream Drape. The Pipa is suitable from 4 to 32 lbs., and it includes an infant insert in the seat. Its a durable, yet lightweight shell (under 8 lbs.), and the rigid latch system locks the seat into the vehicle more securely than the typical flexible latch. Once the latches click into the anchors, the indicators turn green when installed correctly, and the unique stability leg helps minimize forward rotation upon impact by up to 90-percent. I love the sleek look of the Dream Drape and the ease of its magnet closures.
Stokke Scoot Price: $599 (purchase at Baby Grand, or online at Stokke.com)
Nuna Pipa Price: $299.95 (purchase at Nordstrom, or online at Nuna.com)
BOB Revolution Pro and BOB B-Safe Infant Car Seat by Britax: The new BOB Revolution Pro Stroller comes as a single or double (Duallie) jogging stroller, and is fully-loaded for all your outdoor adventures. We love the hand-activated rear drum-brakes, and 9-position adjustable handlebar. The front wheel can lock or swivel, and the stroller features an easy two-step collapse.
When used with the adapters, both the single and double stroller are compatible with the BOB B-Safe Infant Car Seat by Britax to create a complete travel system. Our now 3-year-old daughter went home from the hospital in a Britax Infant Car Seat, as it's a well-trusted brand for safety.
BOB Revolution Pro and Duallie Price: $499.99 to $709.99 (purchase at REI)
BOB B-Safe Infant Car Seat Price: $199.99 (purchase at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, or REI)
|BOB B-Safe Infant Car Seat|
- rockaRoo by 4Moms: The rockaRoo rocks like a rocking horse, and is a newer version of the popular MamaRoo by 4Moms. It has five speeds, removable balls for baby's visual stimulation, MP3 plug-in, reversible newborn insert, and it comes in three choices of removable and machine-washable seat fabrics. Our now 3-year-old spent a lot of time in the MamaRoo as a newborn, and we have heard nothing but positive things from friends who have been using the rockaRoo with their little ones. We've excited to see what 4Moms will come up with next!
Price: $159.99 (purchase at Target)
|rockaRoo by 4Moms|
Price: $8.95 - $12.95 (pre-order online at silikids.com)
|Siliskins by Silikids|
Price: $9.99 (purchase at Babies R Us)
Price: $24.99 (purchase online at EZPZfun.com)
|Less Mess Happy Mat by EZ PZ Fun|