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25+ Coolest New Products for Parents

Oh it’s a good time to be a parent of young babies and toddlers. Just look at these innovative new products that just hit the market (or will soon hit shelves).

Where were these products when I had a baby?!:


  • Aden + Anais Crib Sheets, $29.95 – $39.95 1 of 24
    Aden + Anais Crib Sheets, $29.95 - $39.95
    WOO-HOO!!!!
    The cult-like following of the aden +anais muslin swaddle blankets will be thrilled to know that they're now available as crib sheets.
    Buy from aden + anais (available now!!)
  • Aden + Anais Mum + Bub Skincare, $15.95 – $28.95 2 of 24
    Aden + Anais Mum + Bub Skincare, $15.95 - $28.95
    I mentioned the new aden + anais skincare line on on Being Pregnant, and it's still my favorite baby (or even adult!) skincare product right now. It smells so yummy!
    Buy from aden + anais
  • Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, $99.99 3 of 24
    Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, $99.99
    Similar to the basic idea of the Stokke Bounce 'N Sleep (featured later in this slideshow, retailing for $450), this 3-in-1 bassinet, rocker, and vibrating infant seat from Tiny Love is a mere $100. I saw it in person at the New York Toy Fair, and I think that it's a fantastic value. (Coming in May!)
    Read more at Babble's Best Toys of 2012
  • CMYK Zen Stroller + Yoga Newborn Nest, $799 + $250 4 of 24
    CMYK Zen Stroller + Yoga Newborn Nest, $799 + $250
    I gave you a preview of the new Zen stroller from Bloom, and it's finally on the market!
    Buy from giggle
  • Ubbi Diaper Pail, $79 5 of 24
    Ubbi Diaper Pail, $79
    This brand new diaper pail (available in a pink, blue, grey, or white) uses rubber seals and a sliding lid to trap odors. I also love that you don't need to buy special bags for it — making it more economical than others on the market.
    Buy from giggle
  • Foot Fairy iPad App, $1.99 6 of 24
    Foot Fairy iPad App, $1.99
    I spotted this over on A List Mom, and I thought it was one of the coolest iPad apps for parents. The Foot Fairy iPad App (designed by a podiatrist and a therapist, both moms) measures your child's foot on the iPad screen, up to size 13.5. It makes online shoe shopping even easier, saving you a trip to the shoe store for a professional measurement. Love it!
    Buy from FootFairy.com
  • Babyhome Dream Cot, $299 7 of 24
    Babyhome Dream Cot, $299
    This is the closest thing to an actual crib when you're on the move — and it folds right up for easy transporting. This crib-like cot converts from a rocking base to a stationary base (that can be wheeled from room to room), and it has a multi-position recline.
    Buy from giggle
  • Stokke MyCarrier, $249.99 8 of 24
    Stokke MyCarrier, $249.99
    Stokke has done it again with their brand new baby carrier, designed to transition from newborn up through 3 years old, with a variety of carrying options for active families.
    Buy from Magic Beans
  • Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat, $474.99 9 of 24
    Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat, $474.99
    Although you can pre-order this highly anticipated convertible car seat, it won't start ship until around the summer-ish. What makes it so cool? With a rear-facing weight limit of 45 pounds and a forward-facing limit of 65 — as well as a higher-than-average height limit of 49 inches — this might be the only car seat you ever buy. It also has a new energy-absorbing technology called REACT, and it's super narrow (perfect for parents who need three seats across in the back). I haven't tested it yet, but it sounds amazing.
    Preorder from Magic Beans
  • Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2, $380 10 of 24
    Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2, $380
    Here's another highly anticipated car seat design. The unique thing about this one is that it's the first toddler car seat that can move from car to stroller without re-installing! (Especially useful for families that already use the Orbit Baby stroller.)
    Buy from giggle
  • Babyhome Sweet High Chair & Babysitter, $299 11 of 24
    Babyhome Sweet High Chair & Babysitter, $299
    This one Babyhome product transitions from a baby bouncer to a reclinable nap hammock, and then into a highchair that grows from infancy up to a big kid. That's serious value and convenience.
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    Pre-order from Magic Beans
  • Babyhome Eat Highchair, $149.99 12 of 24
    Babyhome Eat Highchair, $149.99
    Or you can just opt for the Eat Highchair, which is a great value for a highchair that looks stylish and is collapsable for easy storage.
    Buy from Pish Posh Baby
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Collections 13 of 24
    Petunia Pickle Bottom Collections
    Petunia Pickle Bottom — a mom favorite, known for their gorgeous diaper bags — has come out several new collections: a new Spring line of diaper bags, a more luxe cut-velvet Cake collection, a manly-man line of canvas bags called Scout, and a lovely layette collection for babies.
    See them all at Petunia Pickle Bottom
  • Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Collection, $16 – $75 14 of 24
    Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Collection, $16 - $75
    Oh how I love this new gender-neutral Skip Hop collection featuring a softer color palette. It just might be my favorite yet from Skip Hop.
    Buy from Skip Hop
  • Skip Hop Wall Decals, $20 15 of 24
    Skip Hop Wall Decals, $20
    And all decals! A line of affordable wall decals!
    Buy from Skip Hop
  • Stokke Bounce ‘N Sleep Bouncer, $250 + $200 16 of 24
    Stokke Bounce 'N Sleep Bouncer, $250 + $200
    This Stokke product had a lot of buzz at the beginning of 2012, but I don't think we covered it here on Family Style yet. This 2-in-1 bouncer/bassinet set can be reclined to sleep, or just used as a bouncer (with natural movement). The bassinet and bouncer are sold separately ($250 and $200) or you can purchase them together for a complete set.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • Peg Perego Siesta High Chair, $300 17 of 24
    Peg Perego Siesta High Chair, $300
    The newest highchair from Peg Perego is certainly pricey, but its multi-stage design (that also reclines) can be adjusted to nine different heights — eventually pulling right up to the table. The eco-leather cushion is designed to be easier-to-clean as well.
    Buy from giggle
  • Boon Naked Tub, $60 18 of 24
    Boon Naked Tub, $60
    Expandable, recline-able, drainable, and collapsable. A game changer for newborns up through toddlers!
    Read more about the Boon Naked Tub
  • Hape Baby Gym, $59.99 19 of 24
    Hape Baby Gym, $59.99
    Simple, modern and gender-neutral with beautifully crafted construction.
    Read more at Babble's Best Toys 2012
  • mombo™ from Comfort & Harmony™, $49.99 20 of 24
    momboâ„¢ from Comfort & Harmonyâ„¢, $49.99
    The momboâ„¢ from Comfort & Harmonyâ„¢ is uniquely designed with a firm side (for breastfeeding back support) and a softer side (to cradle baby's body during nursing, and to use during tummy time). It's also the only nursing pillow that I know with an optional vibration to soothe and comfort babies.
    Buy from Babies 'R Us
  • Alex Crib, $695 21 of 24
    Alex Crib, $695
    Giggle's newest exclusive crib collection is the Alex collection, to offer a more classic design in durable, non-toxic, eco-responsible materials. And I just love the chic grey color.
    Buy from giggle
  • Boba 3G 22 of 24
    Boba 3G
    I was a big fan of Boba's first two baby carriers, so I was especially excited to see their latest improvements (which they released at the beginning of the year). The Boba 3G is now suitable for newborns (7 pounds) to big toddlers (45 pounds), plus they added better padding in the shoulder straps. And as always, the Boba still has the ergonomically designed feet stirrups to help kids support themselves in a healthier sitting position.
    Check out all of the new features at Boba.
  • Baby Jogger City Mini 2012, $250 23 of 24
    Baby Jogger City Mini 2012, $250
    The first of Baby Jogger's highly anticipated spring line-up has hit stores — the newest City Mini 2012. The newest version features an extra 1.5-inch seat depth, a lower U-bar for better storage access, and a new blue/gray color. (And keep your eyes out for the new City Mini GT and Baby Jogger City Versa coming soon!)
    Buy from giggle
  • Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty Seat by Munchkin, $34.99 24 of 24
    Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty Seat by Munchkin, $34.99
    This potty seat came out after I finished our Babble Best Potty Seats testing last year, and I'm sure this would have beaten out most of the competition.
    It has a fantastic design — including little side handles for kids to hold, an easy way to dispose of the potty contents, and a seat top that flips down into a stepstool. To top it off, it comes with an odor-eliminating baking soda insert from Arm & Hammer.
    Buy from Toys R Us

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