Best new baby buys due out in 2011

The hottest product innovations in the baby market that you'll be adding to your wish lists in the coming months


Stokke Bounce ‘n’ Sleep

Now this is something really original. If you’re not keen on your baby being in a bouncer at your ankles while you work around the house, this clever new product will change your day to day routine. You just pop your baby into the Bounce ‘n’ Sleep Daybed and he’s automatically higher up to help the bonding process. You can rock him in it and the daybed’s also designed to be moved with you as you go about your day. Also comes with a bouncer chair to pop inside. On sale now, Daybed £135. Bouncer £169.

The Tomy Sleepcurve mattress has been ingeniously designed to prevent flat head syndrome

Tomy Sleepcurve Mattress

Yes the Tomy Sleepcurve mattress looks a little weird, but it has a very important job to do. It’s been designed to help relieve the pressure on young baby’s skulls which could lead to flat head syndrome. We reckon it’s going to cause a baby sleeping revolution when it hits the shops in July. Priced from £39.99

We don’t yet have a picture of the new Concord Air (it’s that new) but here’s the popular Concord Ion

The Concord Air

The Concord Air is a Group 0+ car seat that’s touted as being the lightest car seat ever – and weighing in at under 3kg, it sounds like a rather accurate claim! It’s so new that we don’t even have a picture of it yet but we’re guessing it’s not going to look too different to Concord’s other Group 0+ offerings, which have been met with outstanding reviews – the Ion (shown here) scored 5 stars, the Intense bagged 4.5 stars – and Concord’s Group 0+/1 Ultimax also stormed it home with a full 5 stars, so expectations are high for the Air. Due in 2012, we have no word on price just yet, but know it will travel system compatible and able to be installed with ISOFIX or your car’s own seatbelts.

The Boon Glo is a portable nightlight

Boon Glo nightlight

The Boon GLO is so eye-catching, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was designer lighting for your lounge room. It’s actually a night-light with different colour settings. The three glowing balls are portable – you just lift them out and they become spherical lanterns that fade after 30 minutes. The balls don’t get warm and the whole thing is BPA free. At £69.99, the GLO isn’t cheap, but it’s certainly got the looks and functions to last beyond the baby and toddler years.

Simple but effective, Sunshine Kids’ trio gives you more car space for the kids’ drinks

Sunshine Kids Trio

Basically, this looks like a trio of cup holders. The base fits into your buggy or car’s single cup holder, converting it into a space for three cups or bottles. Simple, yet so nifty, and the retail price is just under £10.

The Recaro Idero rotates from forward to rear facing

Recaro Idero Car Seat

Due in October, the Idero is a Group 0+/1 car seat, meaning it will last from birth to around 4 years of age. The Idero’s USP is that it can rotate 90 degrees either direction (so it’s easy to strap your baby in), as well as 180 degrees from rear facing to forward facing. It also boasts warning beeps so you know if your mini Houdini has managed to unbuckle himself. There will be an ISOFIX and non-ISOFIX option. Price wise, we’ve heard whispers of £245 for the non-ISOFIX option.

the revolutionary new cot from Babystyle

Babystyle Bio Cot

The Bio Cot is so brand-spanking-new there’s currently only a prototype kicking about. One of the cot’s side opens in the middle, swinging out like a double gate. This allows you to get close to your baby, and is ideal for anyone with a bad back. The cot base has been made stronger than standard to handle an adult’s weight, so you can sit down on it as you put your baby to sleep or read. The Bio Cot can then convert into a toddler bed. Watch this space for more details on price and release dates…

This funky new spoon from Beaba always stays the right way up for your baby

Beaba 360 degree Spoon

The BEABA 360° Spoon is best summed up as the feeding spoon that never turns over. While your baby can hold onto the main body, the actual spoon inside spins so it’s always the right way up and food stays put. For older kids, it can be locked into place. Available now, the price is around £7.

A solution to carrying your car seat on holidays from Sunshine Kids

Sunshine Kids Seat Roller

The Seat Roller is a heavy duty bag that lets you transport your car seat easily, and keep it protected. The bag has wheels and a handle as well as a padded shoulder strap. The price is in the region of £30, and it’s available now.

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