Bump Club Chicago's top picks for moms

January 10, 2013 9:53:51 AM PST
Lindsay Pinchuk of Bump Club Chicago just got back from the ABC Kids Expo. She's got information on the latest products for moms and expectant mothers

Top Picks:

    For Newborns:
  • Nuna Leaf, $219
    The newest baby soother on the American market, Nuna's Leaf is inspired by the carefree float of a leaf on a breeze, the LEAF baby seat treats baby to a similarly mesmerizing ride. It's been tested to be used to up to 130 lbs, so even your toddler can crash here after a hard day on the playground.
  • Babybjorn Cradle, $249
    This new bassinet option from our friends at Baby Bjorn simply makes sense. It is lightweight and easy to move around your home, which is great for any new parent. The mesh fabric allows for breathability and for you to see into the crib, and the gentle rocking motion can help you lull your baby to sleep. This is one of their newest products and sure to be a winner.
  • Born Free Tru-Clean Sterlizing System, $89.99
    Known for their bottles, Born Free has launched three new feeding products this year, a bottle warmer, nursing pillow, and our favorite, the Tru-Clean Sterlizing System. Available in stores now, the system is designed to kill household bacteria. This all-in-one design includes sterilizer, dishwasher basket, and drying rack. Visual countdown feature lets you know where you are in the sterilization or cool down process.
  • Samsung Video Wi-Fi Baby Monitor, $149.99
    This brand new monitor has a reasonable price point for a video monitor AND you can watch your baby from any smartphone, iPad, computer etc. Available in January.
    For getting around:
  • Ergo baby Winter White Carrier, $195
    This was one of our FAVORITE items shown at the ABC Kids Expo this past October. Not only is it incredibly functional, but this carrier is PERFECT for Chicago winters with its removable faux-fur insert and hand-muff to keep mom and baby warm.
  • Journey Bee Travel Crib, $149
    Also one of our favorite items at the ABC Kids show, this travel crib is truly amazing. It is light-weight, folds in a cinch and is a very reasonable price. This travel crib goes the distance as it is safe, sitting on the floor maximizing the amount of time your baby can actually use this crib. It's mesh sides are breathable and it fits nicely into an amazing bag for travel---weighing a light 12 lbs total.
  • Mountain Buggy Mini, $349.99
    The MB Mini is a brand new Ultra Lightweight, Ultra slim single hand fast fold stroller. Perfect for city parents on the go, you can quickly fold it and stand it up (because it stays!) when on public transportation or to store it at your home. It's full-size tires make navigating the city a cinch and its full swivel front wheel is designed for city focused maneuverability.
  • UPPABaby Mesa Infant Car Seat, $279.99
    This seat was the talk of the ABC Kids Show this year. Due in April, the company known for its strollers is finally releasing an infant car seat that is compatible with its two popular models, the VISTA and the Cruz, alleviating the need for any adapters. The MESA is the only infant car seat on the market that uses SMARTSECURE? System. This unique technology utilizes a tightness indicator and self-retracting mini LATCH connectors to facilitate quick, accurate, and easy installation.

    For Toddlers:
  • Boon:
    One of our favorite baby brands, Boon has some great items coming out for the toddler set. Trunk & Cargo,: Snack boxes for on the go with compartments to keep snacks separate with an air-tight lid to keep them fresh. The handle is an easy bonus to help your little one transport them. They also have a new range of spill-proof sippy cups that are sure to go over big with moms and kids alike.
  • Bumbo Booster Seat, $39.99
    The design of the Bumbo Booster Seat allows toddlers to be seated on an adult chair. Manufactured from the same soft material as the Bumbo Floor Seat, the ergonomically design Bumbo Booster seat ensures your child's comfort, while the restraint belt and attachment straps ensure your child's safety. This easy to use seat is ideal for teaching and feeding and playing with your child.
  • Peg Perego Viaggio Booster Seat (for the car), $299