New Baby Gear for 2013

2013 is going to be an exciting year for baby gear! If you’re pregnant or looking for new baby gear for your child, you’re in luck!

Today on Fox 5 San Diego, I brought along some of the newest, hottest and most anticipated baby gear items – some of which aren’t even available yet!

STOKKE SCOOT

With Stokke, higher is better and the new Scoot is taking compact and lightweight strolling to new heights. This compact connection stroller makes errands, travel and every day adventures extremely easy with a child in tow. With the new Scoot stroller you can always maintain a connection with your child because all Stokke strollers sit children at a higher level, which encourages parent-child interaction and eye contact and makes everything easier for you and your child – even for use as a high chair substitute at a restaurant table!

STOKKE SCOOT DETAILS:

  • Weighs 22 pounds
  • Suitable from birth to 55 pounds
  • Durable, but lightweight frame
  • One-handed standing fold with one-handed carry handle
  • Engineered suspension for a smooth ride
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Easy on/off foot brake
  • Forward-facing and parent-facing reversible seat with two positions in each mode: Active and Rest
  • Height-adjustable handle bar
  • Fixed footrest with a second removable, adjustable footrest to eliminate dangling feet
  • Extra roomy under basket
  • Infant car seat adapters (sold separately, in March 2013) will accommodate Maxi Cosi and Peg Perego Infant Car Seats
  • Available colors: Red, Brown, Dark Navy, Purple, Beige, Light Green and Black Melange
  • Available in February 2012 at buybuyBaby
  • Retails for $750

 

 

NUNA LEAF

Inspired by the carefree float of a leaf on a gentle breeze, the Dutch-designed Nuna Leaf is a treat for baby and parents alike. This motor-free child seat keeps a quiet profile while gently swaying baby for up to two minutes on its own. Parents love the sleek design, organic cotton insert and chemical-free fabrics while children love that it is a cozy place to rest and can withstand up to 130 pounds. This is truly a seat that will grow with your child from birth and later becomes a comfortable, quiet spot for an older child to relax in.

NUNA LEAF DETAILS:

  • From birth to 130 pounds
  • Weighs 10.5 pounds
  • Plush Oeko-Tex certified fabrics are made with skin-friendly pH and free of harmful substances and pesticides
  • Mesh backing for breathability and comfort
  • Perfect angle for playing and napping
  • Seat comes off the base easily for travel or storage
  • Easily locks in place for feeding or playtime options
  • Available colors: Twilight, Bisque and Navy
  • Available now
  • Retails for $220

 

 

 

NUNA SENA

The ultra chic Nuna Sena has a clever design to eliminate frustrations often associated with travel cribs/cots. As one of three products recently released by the popular Dutch company, the Sena is available in the full-sized version and a mini version. The best part… The Sena easily and quickly transforms from a newborn and infant sleep space (with the included bassinet) to a sleep and/or play space for a child up to age three.

NUNA SENA DETAILS:

  • From birth to age three
  • Weighs 25.4 pounds
  • Comes with an easy to use travel bag with attached carry straps
  • Sturdy aluminum frame
  • The zigzag leg design allows the Sena to open easily and close with one hand
  • Can be folded (with one hand) with the bassinet fully attached
  • Skid-proof feet for safety
  • Quilted mattress with included bars for stability and necessary firmness
  • Above the ground base for breathability
  • Plush Oeko-Tex certified fabrics are made with skin-friendly pH and free of harmful substances and pesticides
  • Available colors: Safari and Navy
  • Available now
  • Retails for $219

 

 

 

CLEK FOONF

The Clek Foonf is one of the most anticipated car seats of the year. Along with the practical and convenient features and a Clek recycling program, the innovative safety features include a built-in REACT Safety System, which reduces the forces transmitted to your forward-facing child in a frontal collision by up to 40%. At the core of the REACT Safety System is the crumple zone, which is the area designed to deform and crumple in the event of a collision. The crumple zone absorbs the energy in the event of a collision, preventing it from being transmitted to the occupant of the seat.
Practicality, style, safety… along with the Crypton Super Fabrics makes this convertible car seat worth every penny.

CLEK FOONF DETAILS:

  • 7-year warranty
  • Integrated magnets to hold the harness out of the way, which makes loading your child easier
  • Clear visibility to all belt paths to make installation easier and more accurate
  • Energy-absorbing foam-lined headrest with steel rods connectors to provide maximum side-impact head protection
  • Reinforced steel and magnesium substructure
  • The Anti-Rebound bar in the rear-facing mode improves the stability of the seat
  • 3-position recline and Rigid-LATCH in forward-facing mode
  • Unique LATCH and installation design improves rear-facing installation by taking up less space
  • Rear-facing weight range: 14 pounds/6 months (or when baby can hold his head unsupported) to 40 pounds
  • Forward-facing weight range: to 65 pounds
  • Just under 17-inches wide at the widest point and 13-inches wide at the base – making 3-across seating possible
  • Crypton Super Fabrics provide permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria.
  • Available colors: Dragonfly (green), Blue Moon (blue), Snowberry (pink), Drift (black), Paul Frank Heart Shades, Paul Frank Faux-Hawk Julius, Paul Frank Julius Stripe
  • Available now
  • Retails for $475

 

 

 

UPPABABY MESA

The UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat provides safety without complexity and combines functionality with ease of use. As the first and only infant car seat to have the SMARTSECURE System, the MESA uses an innovative and unique technology to ensure snug, safe and easy installation every time. The tightness indicator and self-retracting mini LATCH connectors make installation easy enough for anyone – and without having to break your back in the back seat!

UPPABABY MESA DETAILS:

  • Weight range: 4 – 35 pounds
  • Height limit: 32 inches
  • Adapts seamlessly with the VISTA and CRUZ stroller without the need of additional adapters
  • The one-touch button on the carry handle releases the car seat from the VISTA or CRUZ in one simple and natural motion
  • Integrated Side Impact Protection with front-adjust access for accurate harness positioning
  • Included positioning insert for preemies and small babies
  • Hideaway SPF 50+ canopy protects infants from the sun and stores away when not in use
  • Integrated storage pockets to keep the restraint buckles out of the way and to keep the metal parts cool when the seat is exposed to the sun
  • Extremely low profile with a slim, finished base that protects vehicle upholstery and eliminates the need for a seat protector
  • Available colors: DREW (tangerine), SEBBY (teal), LINDSEY (wheat) and JAKE (black).
  • Available Spring 2013
  • Retails for $280

Stay tuned for even more new baby gear as 2013 continues on! There are more new and exciting things to come – some of which I can’t even talk about yet! One thing’s for sure, 2013 is going to be a great year for baby gear.

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