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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.