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10 New Baby Products to Know About

stokke baby bouncerOne of my very favorite parts of this gig over at Babble.com is the opportunity to test and review products for our Babble Best features.

Meaning I attend conventions and events, receive countless email pitches, and regularly have boxes delivered to my front door. I love the innovation and ingenuity being applied to the baby product industry — and I especially love finding products that somehow make a mom’s life a little easier.

Baby gear is constantly evolving — something newer, something better, something easier. And although there are the occasional flops, the products get better and better each year.

Take a look at 10 of my favorite newer products that you should know about:

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  • Stokke Bounce ‘N Sleep Bouncer, $250 1 of 10
    Stokke Bounce 'N Sleep Bouncer, $250
    Stokke has some of the best designed baby gear on the market — and their newest product is just as innovative. This 2-in-1 bouncer can be reclined into a bassinet, or just used as a bouncer (with natural movement).
    Buy from Giggle.
  • Origami Stroller, $850 2 of 10
    Origami Stroller, $850
    If you're into gadgets and gizmos — and you love having the best new gear on the block — then let me introduce you to the Origami. Brand new this year, this bad boy has power folding, an LCD screen (that tracks the temperature, your mileage, etc.), daytime running lights, and a built-in generator that recharges as you walk. It can even charge your cell phone! This, my friends, is the stroller of the future.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller, $460 3 of 10
    UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller, $460
    You might think that $460 is a bit pricey for a stroller (and if so, I won't even show you the $700 - $1,000 strollers), but I can truly say that the Cruz is worth it. This is the only stroller you'll need to buy — from birth straight on through the toddler years — while being lightweight, ultra maneuverable, and chock-full of useful features.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • Heart Glider by David Netto for Maclaren, $1,100 4 of 10
    Heart Glider by David Netto for Maclaren, $1,100
    If you're in the market for a glider (and money is no object), this new addition is as pretty as it is comfy.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • Aprica Haven OpenAir Playard, $160 5 of 10
    Aprica Haven OpenAir Playard, $160
    Forget the Pack 'n Play. Aprica's newest playard is where it's at. Way, way easier.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • Joovy Nook, $112.17 6 of 10
    Joovy Nook, $112.17
    If you're short on space (or if Grandma needs a part-time high chair), this Joovy Nook brilliantly folds down like a folding chair. It's compact and lightweight enough to take it anywhere you go.
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Baby Jogger City Mini 2012 7 of 10
    Baby Jogger City Mini 2012
    Baby Jogger's popular City Mini line has a bunch of new releases for 2012 — including a City Mini 2012 (with more seat depth and better storage access), the City Mini GT (a suped-up version with better tires, an extendable handlebar, a taller seat back, and a new hand brake), and two new City Mini Doubles (City Mini 2012 Double and City Mini GT Double).
    Buy (and pre-order) from PishPoshBaby.
  • BabyBjorn High Chair, $300 8 of 10
    BabyBjorn High Chair, $300
    If you're tight on space (and money is no object), BabyBjorn's newest design is a small, sleek, collapsable high chair — perfect for urban apartments.
    Buy from Giggle.
  • EVOZ Baby Monitor, Free App – $180 Premium Membership 9 of 10
    EVOZ Baby Monitor, Free App - $180 Premium Membership
    This is the coolest baby monitor for anyone addicted to their iOS devices. Not only can you check in from anywhere in the world, but it will call/text/email you alerts (if you want). It also collects sleep/crying data to help chart your baby's routine.
    Get a 25% discount with my discount code: evozearlymama.
  • Skip Hop Complete Sheet bedding, $24 10 of 10
    Skip Hop Complete Sheet bedding, $24
    I showed you these before, but it's worth including: These sheets are printed with a different pattern along the sides, mimicking the look of a bumper without any of the controversy.
    Buy from Skip Hop

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