The top products of 2016
Our favorite products to debut this year.
Speed3 steering allows the front wheel to swivel 360 degrees for everyday errands, be locked into place for long distance runs or swivel just 30 degrees for jogs around the neighborhood that require more twists and turns. That third option? It’s a game-changer.
Bumbleride Speed, $549
If your home doesn’t have a full-size tub, bathing baby once she’s outgrown the sink can be a real conundrum. Enter this handy chair, which features a two-position recline, five-point harness and 37-pound weight limit, so tots can splish-splash safely in the shower.
PRIMO Charli Chair, $140
Going above and beyond the call of a typical video monitor, this innovative surveillance system actually tracks sleep quality and delivers analysis parents can use to make improvements. The sleek stand offers a bird’s-eye view—and there’s no mounting required. (Smartphone not included.)
Thanks to a partnership with designer Jonathan Adler, the beloved Rock’n Play got a face-lift. Its midcentury aesthetic is on point, and its practical features—think the ability to control speed and vibration from a device—are clutch.
With all the features parents have come to love about Ergobaby carriers but without the need for an infant insert, this grow-with-me option expands to accommodate babes from 7 to 45 pounds in up to three positions, including front facing inward, hip and back.
Ergobaby Adapt, $145
It may look like a typical infant car seat (albeit a stylish one), but this innovative model converts to a full-recline position outside the car, which means baby can safely and comfortably stay strapped in and snoozing even after you’ve reach your destination.
Cybex Cloud Q Plus, $450
The stroller equivalent of a pack mule, this versatile, expandable ride can handle up to 150 pounds of cargo (including two passengers). Whether you’re hauling kids, gear or groceries, there’s a configuration that can get you—and your stuff—where you’re going.
Austlen Baby Co. Entourage, from $850
There are times when bigger is better, and there are times when small is essential—the latter is where this ultracompact set of wheels comes in. Measuring just 11.8” x 7” x 13.8” when folded, it’s small enough to fit under the seat of an airplane or even inside a handbag.
gb Pockit, $250
This bouncer takes it to the next level—literally—with an adjustable base that allows baby to hang out at floor height, sofa height or anywhere in between. A vibration feature, soothing sound effects and tuck-away toy bar are thoughtful bonuses.
Connect your pump to your phone via Bluetooth to readily track pumping sessions, feeding sessions, dirty diapers and more. Beyond being technologically convenient, the closed-system contraption is quite small and quiet, too. (Smartphone not included.)