The baby product industry is booming with more than you can imagine hitting the market this year! There’s the basics you’ll need for baby, like a car seat and safe place to sleep, but there’s also a plethora of things you don’t really need…but will want!
To get an idea of what’s trending into 2020 in the baby registry universe, we stopped by the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association’s Built for Baby Show in Orlando so we can share what’s new with you! We’ve selected some of our favorite things that fall into three trending categories for the new year.
- Mother care: Wellness for mom and things that make life simpler
- Technology integrated into products like car seats and monitors.
- On the go: We’re bringing our babies with us more and more. These products help make it an easy and simpler process.
Safety first. “Products in this industry are very highly regulated and tested really rigorously. So you can be really be confident your products are safe.” -Kelly Mariotti, JPMA executive director.
Starting a registry? There are three things EVERY family should have:
- A safe place for baby to sleep.
- A car seat.
- A stroller.
Have fun with the rest!
Life Made Easy:
Diaper bags, pacifiers, and teethers by Itzy Ritzy. The Sweetie Soothers are a new release and available at Target.: itzyritzy.com
OogieBear: The booger and ear wax tool you never knew you needed til now!: myoogie.com
Bumkins (easy to clean bibs and tableware-we love it all, but the bibs have long been our top choice for feeding time!): bumkins.com
B & N Natural Laundry Drops for naturally delightful smelling laundry: bandnlaundry.com
Prince Lionheart Tubimal for bath now and storage for later: princelionheart.com
RePlay recycled plates, cups, and more! These are a staple in our house. re-play.com
Toothbrush by Baby Buddy (They make them for parents too! There are even sonic toothbrushes for baby and adults.): brilliantoralcare.com
Little Twig Dish and Bottle Soap: littletwig.com
Kidkushion retractable driveway net: kidkushion.com
Keepsie Pacifier Cover fits most pacifiers and helps keep pacifiers clean when not in use: thekeepsie.com
Tech Baby Registry Ideas:
SNOO sleeper: Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, author of the beloved “Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The 5 S’s”! You can also rent the Snoo and military discounts are available. thehappiestbaby.com
Nanit monitor: This is not only a baby monitor, it is a sleep monitoring system that helps coach you to based on baby’s sleep date. The cord is hidden and not accessible to little ones. The secret to monitoring baby’s movement is in the swaddle or waist band. No devices needed on baby!” nanit.com
Sense a Life: Created by two Tampa dads, Sense a Life is a tool parents can use to remind them when baby is in the car. A small pad is placed under the car seat and can detect weight as little as two pounds. When you open your car door, you are reminded to get baby. If you forget, you are notified on your phone and a backup contact is notified if you don’t respond.” sensealife.com
Cybex car seats with SensorSafe: We loved what Cybex has incorporated tech into car seats. The base makes it super easy to access your child by twisting the seat toward you, but the tech part is the SensorSafe which will alert you if you leave baby in the car, if it gets too hot/cold, or if baby has been buckled in for more than 2 hours and needs a break.” cybex-online.com/sensorsafe
On the Go Ideas:
The BOB jogging stroller is getting a makeover and it’s all good…we promise! The Alterrain Pro will be out by the end of this year. It has been upgraded from the wheels to handle bar with new positioning and a new look. AND it’s easier than ever to fold away! The double jogger comes out next year. bobgear.com
Britax launches NEW car seat: One4Life: This new eat will take your child through every stage from 5 pounds to 120 pounds. You will also have the option to upgrade to add fabrics that are cooling and stain resistant. This is perfect for a parent looking for a long term car seat solution or a grandparent who travels with different grandkids at a time! It’ll be available to purchase in October. britax.com
Buggy Gear Turbo Fan: Three speeds, built in flashlight and option sunshade! Florida perfect! buggygear.com
Miamily baby carrier: Stylish, ergonomic, and super-functional with storage for mom. This line has even paired up with Dolce and Gabbana to elevate your baby carrier game. Miamily.com
Slumberpod: Genius invention by a mom who was looking for options when traveling with baby! The black out fabric of the tent is breathable and fits most Pack N Play style travel cribs. There is even a pocket for a baby monitor to keep an eye on baby. slumberpod.com
Lascal BuggyBoard: Fits 99% of strollers so the older sibling can hitch a ride! lascal.net
kiinde: Travel Bottle Warmer Holds enough hot water to warm two bottles. We also love the entire line of Kiinde breastfeeding products! kiinde.com
Wonderfold Baby: The foldable push wagons may not be Disney approved, but they are pretty genius for everywhere else, especially for families looking for wagons/strollers that can carry more than 2 kids. wonderfoldoutdoor.com
Travel Tray: The TravelTray fits into the cup holder of your child’s car seat or stroller and provides an extra space for food and drink storage. It comes in a variety of colors. traveltray.us
Babiator sunglasses: So many cute colors and styles! The hardest part will be choosing which one! If you damage the sunglasses, Babiators will replace them for free! babiators.com
Sunstaches Sunglasses: Your child can wear their favorite character inspired sunglasses all year long–they are so cute, why not collect several? Designs for baby will be released later this year. sunstaches.com
Cloby UPF sun blanket: This is a must for moms and dads on the go! Cover the stroller or bring to the beach as an extra layer of protection against the sun’s harmful rays. UPF 50 fabric.
Originally published in the May 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.