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Gear Guide: The Essentials

Parents are prioritizing health, safety and convenience like never before. Here’s a few suggestions to help them gear up for 2021.

Let’s Play

Weighing just under 15 pounds, Bugaboo’s Stardust play yard unfolds in one second thanks to the all-in-one design with a built-in mattress. A travel bag is also included to keep it extra clean!

4momsBreeze Plus is the play yard that grows with Baby. Featuring a one-handed open/close, the bassinet holds 18 pounds, and the changer (which flips up and down as needed) holds 25 pounds. There’s also a convertible mattress, which transforms from bassinet- to play yard-size in one zip!

Hit the Road

The Clek Liingo is a baseless car seat, engineered with LATCH connectors directly on the carrier. Weighing only nine pounds, the Liingo is compatible with most popular stroller brands and has a one-handed quick release for removing the seat from the stroller. Its newborn body support system ensures safe positioning, while the SPF 100+ adjustable canopy with a mesh peekaboo window provides sun protection, enhanced airflow and better visibility.

A car seat worn as a crossbody? No, you’re not dreaming. Meet Maxi-Cosi’s Coral XP. Launched to the European market in 2019, the seat has come to the U.S. Weighing only five pounds, the car seat’s removable inner shell can be carried with retractable side handles or with a crossbody strap.

Britax has expanded its SafeWash fabric across its entire line of car seats. This means covers can be easily machine-washed and dried—a great feature as parents prioritize hygiene!

Take a Stroll

The Mixx Next is the latest in Nuna’s line of strollers. It includes a much-improved four-wheel-suspension and a more compact fold. This fold also allows it to stand when collapsed for convenience in tight spaces. The ring adapter for the Pipa car seat series is also included.

A stroller wagon is the new “It” gear item, and Larktale’s Caravan is a prime example. Featuring a compact fold, a footwell and reclining seats, the Caravan is a parent’s tailgating and park-going stroller of dreams.

Joolz is launching an updated version of its Hub stroller, the Hub+. This model includes new wheels, integrated LED lights for nighttime strolls, a freestanding fold and a lifetime warrantee. The Hub+ is going to be a great contender for city markets, as well as parents who just want a trendy travel stroller.

Carried Away

Ergobaby’s Omni 360 is an all-in-one, newborn-ready carrier with soft, antimicrobial fabric. The carrier grows with Baby from infancy to 48 months, offering all carry positions. It also has lumbar support for extra comfort.

Feeding Time

The Silicone Steam Sterilizer Bag from Evenflo is a reusable sterilization bag for bottles, pump parts, pacifiers, teethers and other items that easily collect germs. It can also be used to hold snacks.

Perfect for the home, office or nursery, Uber Appliance’s portable thermo-electric mini fridge keeps formula or breastmilk ready-to-serve within an arm’s reach. The fridge includes a removable food shelf for extra storage and comes with home and car electric plug-ins, as well as automatic temperature control.


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