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New baby gear: the best of 2016

As the head buyer at Magic Beans (and a mom, too), my job is to not only seek out the most innovative new baby products, but also the ones that will truly make your life easier. These top picks also feature modern, up-to-date style and a luxurious feel that we think you’ll love.


clek foonf convertible car seatClek Foonf, Clek Fllo, and Clek Oobr in special edition Capri
I own a Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat, and I love it.  Their updated 2016 models are some of the best we’ve seen, and the new Capri fashion is to die for.  The vibrant aqua is on trend, and has me dreaming of a warm vacation on this very cold Winter day.

Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat
This long awaited infant car seat is finally up for presale, and should be available this spring! The Cloud Q is the only car seat that reclines to a flat position.  Lying flat is best for spine and neck development for babies.  It is also loaded with safety features, including side impact protection and a load leg.  You can’t get a car seat that does more for your family’s safety.

Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller
The BEST travel stroller on the market can now be used from birth, making it the only one you will need. At only 12.5 pounds, it fits in the overhead bin on most airplanes.  With full suspension, you don’t have to sacrifice push for size.  Bonus: can accommodate Cybex infant car seats with an adapter.

Nuna Leaf Wind Baby Lounger Accessory
Since the Nuna Leaf’s debut in early 2013, it has become the baby lounger that most of our customers gravitate towards.  The sleek design and 130-pound weight capacity are really fantastic.  For a parent that doesn’t want any electronics, you can’t pick a better product.  But for those parents that want baby to keep swaying back and forth, the Nuna Wind attachment is perfect.  With 5 settings, you can pick the speed that is perfect for your child to keep them quiet and happy.

Little Unicorn
little unicorn indie elephant printParents are really going to fall in love with this new player in the luxury muslin category.  Their prints are whimsical and fresh, many featuring watercolor design.  They are perfect for the modern mama who is looking for function and style.  Top choice for girls is their “Pink Lady” flamingo print and for boys is the blue “Indie Elephant”.

4moms Infant Car Seat
4moms is taking innovation to a new level with the first self-installing car seat.  This Bluetooth-enabled infant car seat is expected to arrive at specialty baby stores only in early Summer.  Once installed, it continuously monitors the car seat’s status and sends the information to your smartphone.  At $500, it’s a higher-ticket item, but we expect it to be hugely popular.

GB Pockit Stroller
We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw this stroller fold up into something that moms could literally fit into their handbag.  Weighing in at 9 pounds with folded dimensions of 14″ x 12″ x 7″, there isn’t a more compact stroller that will be on the market.

Austlen Baby Entourage Stroller
Looking for a double stroller that can also hold a cooler or multiple suitcases?  The team behind brand new gear brand Austlen Baby has been working on this innovative stroller for years down in Austin, TX. We like that it has 3 different stages for maximum cargo capacity, and we love that it has over 30 different configurations, so it adapts to your active lifestyle.

Summer Infant Babble Band
As a mom, I feel like I am always on the go… even when my baby is sleeping!  But who wants to carry a baby monitor around? The Babble Band is a soft silicone wristband with an 800 foot range.  This voice activated audio monitor can alert you that baby is awake with vibration, lights, or sound.

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