Being first-time parents came with many helpful suggestions of “things we should get.” Some were useful, but we ended up not needing many of those items; some of them we ended up regretting instantly, exchanging them for things we would actually use. But one of the saving graces over the first 5 months of our daughter’s life hasn’t been new toys or a NoseFrida, but what she’s slept in. After the past few months, it’s been repeatedly shown why the Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet has been the best thing we’ve used with or our newborn.
So the time has arrived when you and your spouse find out that you are bringing new life into the world. Excited, overwhelmed, curious, you search Google for baby everything: cribs, car seats, bassinets. But one brand truly stands out when it comes to reviews from other parents: Chicco.
Another CES has come and gone, and as we have in the past, we’ve sorted through hundreds upon hundreds of products to bring you the ones we thought were the most exciting, useful, disruptive, or clever. Take a look at our Best of CES 2020 award picks, and see what you think!
Perry Mackin is a company that’s sole intent is to offer what they call “ubiquitous luxury” to parents looking for items to purchase, or to people heading to a baby shower and don’t know what to get. And right now they are offering up a post-holiday sale that you should jump on immediately. The deal is pretty simple — so much so the name of the promotion is exactly what you’d get, “Buy 2 Bottles, Get a Free Changing Pad” promotion. Sounds about as straightforward as you can get right? That’s because it is. Right now if you purchase any…
Nominated as the Best in Baby Tech is 4mom’s new product called the mamaRoo sleep bassinet. A parent’s best friend, and toddler’s favorite lullaby, the mamaRoo infant bassinet is made to calm and soothe babies on a flat sleep surface.
Evenflo has stepped up their game with their new Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon and the new Evenflo Gold line. The All-Terrain stroller wagon is a popular new category in kids’ gear and Evenflo joined the fray with an affordable wagon with some great features. Plus, the new Evenflo Gold car seats have an elevated design aesthetic and are feature-filled.
I’ve been a huge fan of Eufy and their parent company, Anker, recently. Eufy doesn’t disappoint with their brand spanking new SpaceView HD Wireless Baby Monitor. With a huge HD display, long battery life, great night vision, two-way audio, and pan, tilt, zoom functionality; it’s my new favorite baby monitor when you take into account the affordable $169.99 price point.
How many more stories are we going to read about parents forgetting about their sleeping child in the back seat? How many more senseless deaths are going to occur due to a 100% preventable situation? We all know that car seats save lives, but the Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 has developed the technology to take that pledge even further.
Becoming a new parent is an exciting (and expensive) time; you know there are things you’ll need to get to help yourself and help your child, but at the same time you don’t want to succumb to buying (potentially pricey) things that you or your baby won’t actually use. We can help with some of our favorite baby gear.
Bummed you missed out on Mar10 Day (March 10th)? Fear not, because Bumkins has you covered with their line of Nintendo themed children’s merchandise. They’ve got everything from throwback Mario teethers to NES controller bibs. Now your kids can grow up on Mario just like you did back in the 80s. Starting at $5.95, your baby can be indoctrinated early.
“I don’t want to walk, Mommy. It’s too much work” said my three-year-old on our short walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Not wanting to schlep my double stroller, I heaved my daughter onto my hip and awkwardly pushed her newborn brother in our Priam. There had to be a better way, and luckily, Cybex had a solution.
As a father of two young children, I know all too well the fear that all new parents have: “Is my baby breathing?” Cocoon Cam looks to ease all parents’ minds with their new innovative baby monitor, the Cocoon Cam Clarity. The Clarity will be available for pre-order in Spring 2018 and will officially launch soon thereafter.
What do you get when you apply precise engineering, attention to detail, and high-quality fabrics to a stroller? You’d get the Cybex Priam Travel System. This incredibly versatile travel system allows you to use everything from a bassinet to a standard stroller seat, to an infant car seat, all with the same Priam frame. The Priam starts at $649.95.
The Project Nursery Baby Monitor is a high-end, high-definition video monitoring system that includes a 5” HD monitor as well as a 1.5” mini monitor for busy parents. For $299, you get a superior baby monitor system with a few exclusive features and some fairly minor drawbacks. You can purchase yours directly from Project Nursery today.
When you’re expecting your second child, many thoughts run through your mind containing both excitement and worry. Levana’s Willow Video Baby Monitor 2 camera set aims to make sure that once baby #2 arrives, you can at least feel like you can be in two places at once with its clear video and two-way audio.
If you’ve been looking for a way to monitor your homes, properties, children and pets straight from your fingertips, Samsung Techwin America has new connected security cameras you’ll definitely want to check out.
As a parent, I know very well how quickly kids feet grow as well as how expensive kids shoes can be. KINBE has developed a unique and innovative moccasin design that, using adjustable straps, allows the shoe to grow with your child. These attractive leather moccasins are available for pre-order now starting at $40 on KINBE’s Indiegogo campaign.
Taking a temperature when you or a loved one is sick usually involves sticking a thermometer into one orifice or another. That’s not very fun for the person who is ill. Today, Withings, part of the Nokia family, is announcing their new Thermo — the first Wi-Fi-connected temporal thermometer — which we first saw at CES 2016.
The Kodak Baby Monitoring System is one of the most thoughtfully designed baby monitors I’ve used. It’s aesthetically pleasing, blending in with any décor, and has a slew of high-tech features including a 180-degree camera with HD video quality, 2-way audio talkback, night vision, a touchless night light, and an intuitive mobile app from Tend. The CFH-BVA10 retails for $199.99.
Just in time for the holidays, Withings has updated their Home monitoring system to include a baby monitor mode. Previously the unobtrusive Home would “just” monitor your house (and its air quality) and allow two-way interaction with the people inside, snapping photos and recording video clips (like that wasn’t already awesome). Now, they’ve added Baby Monitor Mode.
One of the biggest challenges when you become a parent is figuring out what you NEED versus what you WANT your kid to have. Kiddos are expensive, and their gear is too. Some items are a must-have, and some are a luxury. The “Milk Nanny” is definitely a luxury!