The top products of 2014
1. Clek Fllo, from $380 Beyond its (very) good looks, […]
1. Clek Fllo, from $380
Beyond its (very) good looks, this convertible car seat features GREENGUARD Select Certified upholstery, extended rear-facing use, a steel anti-rebound bar, advanced side-impact protection and an energy-absorbing safety structure. It even fits three-across in most vehicles.
2. HALO Bassinest, $230
Co-sleeping families, rejoice! This smart sleeper allows baby to snooze safely next to mom and dad’s bed in his own separate sleep space. It boasts a swivel base, a lowering side for convenient access during late-night feedings and mesh walls for maximum breathability.
3. RECARO Performance Denali, $280; Performance Coupe, $270
From a company with years of experience engineering automotive, airline and race car seats comes a brand-new stroller-and-car-seat combo. The travel system is poised to please with features like memory foam and temperature-balancing fabrics.
4. Safety 1st Clean & Comfy Complete, $35
This inconspicuous booster tries not to call attention to itself, but its seamless design makes it stand out from the crowd during cleanup. An included mess-resistant mat protects standard dining chairs while the child seat is attached.
5. Ergobaby Four Position 360, $160
With all the attributes of the brand’s popular original carriers, this updated design adds the ability to carry your tot facing outward (as well as facing in, on your hip and on your back). A structured seat ensures proper alignment.
6. Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Smart Connect Swing, $200
Innovation is the name of the game with this high-tech swing, which allows parents to control speed, motion and sound from their smartphones or tablets. As an added bonus, it can be plugged in, elimination the constant need for fresh batteries.
7. Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit, $20
These reusable snack pouches, spouts and squeeze spoons make for mess-free dining at home or on the go. Plus, they’re compatible with the Twist breastfeeding storage system, so households can maximize their mileage when it comes to baby goods.
8. Cybex Aton Q, $350
With a load leg and linear side-impact protection, this sleek infant seat is packed with safety features. Passengers lie at the flattest possible angle while riding, the hearest is height-adjustable, and the harness doesn’t require rethreading. Plus, installation is easy.
9. Mamas & Papas Armadillo City, $270
This ultra-compact stroller easily fits into a hallway closet for storage or a tiny trunk (even a Fiat!) for transport. It’s lightweight and features a one-hand fold, full recline and enormous UPF 50+ sun shade.
10. Belly Armor Smart Nova Baby Monitor, $149
Emitting 98 percent less radiation than many monitors on the market, this innovative option has a long-lasting battery life and 1,200-foot range. Two-way communication and nursery temperature display are handy extras.