Best Baby Gear 2012

Best Baby Gear 2012

1. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo 6. Vtech – Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
2. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Jumperoo 7. Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper
3. My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing 8. Evenflo Splash Mega Exersaucer
4. Bright Starts Comfort and Harmony Portable Swing 9. Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier
5. Graco Bumper Jumper in Little Jungle 10. Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet

1. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

List Price: $95.99
Price: $69.00
You Save: $26.99 (28%) 

  • Jumperoo’s comfortable rotating seat provides a safe place for baby to play
  • Moving, spinning and jumping in a baby jumper enhances large motor skills
  • Baby jumper’s colorful Rainforest toys and fun music stimulate your child’s visual and auditory senses
  • No doorway required with this baby jumper
  • Peace of mind safe jumping fun for baby

Introduce baby to a place full of exciting sights and sounds and lots of safe jumping fun with the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo. Designed for use by a child who is able to hold his or her head up unassisted, and who is not yet able to climb out or walk, this baby jumper delights baby with interactive play options and stimulating movement to help encourage healthy development.

A place full of wonderful sights and sounds the Rainforest Jumperoo brings it all down to size for little explorers. Still tons of safe jumping fun (which will activate rainforest music and lights), but now there are toys all around the rainforest-and overhead-with a spinning seat that helps baby explore them all. This baby jumper features a bobbing elephant, swinging monkey, spinning lizard and more that baby will just go wild for baby spins drum to activate lights and music (Mom can activate for four minutes of continuous play). The baby jumper’s soft spring covers keep little fingers safe and three-position height adjustment ensures a custom fit for your child. Requires three AA batteries for toy tray.

2. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Jumperoo

List Price: $104.99
Price: $100.95
You Save: $4.04 (4%) 

  • Jumperoo’s comfortable rotating seat provides a safe place for baby to play
  • Moving, spinning and jumping in a baby jumper enhances large motor skills
  • Colorful ocean toys and fun music stimulate your child’s visual and auditory senses
  • No doorway required with this baby jumper
  • Peace of mind safe jumping fun for baby

A world of jumping fun for your little one. Everywhere baby looks, there’s something fun to do with an animal friend from the sea spinning, jumping, button-pressing and more. Baby can explore 5 different toy stations, including the main toy with a clam shell that opens and closes, a fun spinning fish, and activity play. There’s also a spinning drum with a crab friend, a mirror with bead bar, and 2 bat-at toys hang overhead. It’s safe jumping fun rewarded with lights, sounds and music. No doorway required. Soft spring covers keep little fingers safe. Three-position height adjustment provides a custom fit your child. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Use only for a child who is able to hold head up unassisted and who is not able to climb out or walk. Maximum weight limit: 25 pounds.

3. Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing

List Price: $164.99
Price: $126.97
You Save: $38.02 (23%) 

  • Soothing music and alternate swinging motions help calm baby and promotes a sense of security
  • Choice of three positions in one swing-variety for baby and convenience when you want baby facing you
  • Easy to convert from one position to another
  • Folds for storage and portability
  • Plug-in option saves money on batteries

The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing offers a comfortable, relaxing environment that will soothe your little one. Featuring a soft head rest and airy canopy, the swing stimulates the senses with a mirror globe, a bird mobile that plays gentle tunes, and six speeds. Parents and caregivers will appreciate that the sturdy swing folds down for storage and travel and the option of using an AC adapter instead of batteries.

What a plush place for your little bunny to snuggle into! The softest of fabrics surround baby as she gazes at herself in the mirror on the motorized mobile and watches birdie friends fly by. A variety of music and motion soothes and engages her, along with a little plush bunny friend to keep her company. This swing has a choice of three different positions, each one easy to convert to.

4. Bright Starts Comfort and Harmony Portable Swing, Biscotti Baby

List Price: $59.99
Price: $47.00
You Save: $12.99 (22%)


  • Plush, oversized seat with cushioned foot pillow and removable head support in the softest fabrics
  • Comfort Recline offers 2 full-body recline positions for baby’s ultimate comfort
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • 6 swing speeds and swing timer with 3 settings: 15, 30 and 45 minutes
  • 6 calming melodies with volume control and auto shut off

Surround your little one in comfort at every touch point with our Comfort and Harmony Portable Swing in Biscotti Baby fashion with the unique Comfort Surround System. We have designed this little wonder with all the elements to keep your baby supremely soothed and happy, while offering mom the latest on-trend styling. The sweet, soft portable swing with plush, oversized seat is the perfect cozy place for your little one. Comfort Recline offers 3 positions for rest and play. Truspeed technology automatically recognizes baby’s weight and adjusts the swing’s motion to maintain consistent, soothing swing speed even as he grows and Whisperquiet ensures a noiseless ride. The canopy toybar pivots out of the way with one hand for easy access to baby and is easy to remove. Keeps your little one snug as a hug.

5. Graco Bumper Jumper in Little Jungle

List Price: $39.99
Price: $35.00
You Save: $4.99 (12%) 

  • High back nylon seat is removable and machine washable
  • Soft all around bumper protects wood work
  • Two soft removable interactive toys attach to adjustable play tray
  • Plastic dome keeps straps spread apart for easy in and out
  • Spring loaded no mar clamp easily adjusts to door frame

The Bumper Jumper in Little Jungle takes bouncy fun to a whole new level. It’s got all the great features of a standard jumper plus it comes with two soft, removable interactive toys attached to adjustable play rings to bring toys to baby’s level. And with the “bumpers,” your wooden door frames get added protection from marring.

6. Vtech – Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Price: $39.99

  • 5 piano keys play music notes
  • 3 colorful spinning rollers
  • 3 shape sorters and light-up shape buttons
  • Telephone handset, spinning gears and open/close barn door enhance role play fun
  • Recommended for children 6 months and above

With a barnyard of friends to cheer baby on, your little one will love learning to walk with the Sit-to-Stand Walker. Start her out with the easy-to-remove play panel for floor play or fun on the run. Then step it up with the fun-to-maneuver walker. A medley of fun awaits — there are three spinning flowers, five piano keys, colorful rollers, three light-up shape sorters and a telephone handset. The Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker keeps baby on track by teaching shapes, colors, animals, music and more! Requires 3 “AA” batteries, included.

7. Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper, Blue

List Price: $89.99
Price: $84.99
You Save: $5.00 (6%) 

  • 2-in-1 stationary jumper and entertainer with 12 activities to grow with baby
  • Secure support seat with high back provides added comfort and support
  • Four activity stations surround baby and include 12 activities
  • Multi-sensory experience
  • Encourages music and language discovery

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity JumperYour baby will jump with delight. Introducing the new Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper. The roomy seat swivels a full 360° to give baby full access to toys and encourages movement. The Musical Motion Activity Jumper is designed to grow with your baby with a 5-point height adjustment on seat. It also features padded toy bars and covered springs for added safety and folds for storage and portability.Features: Four activity stations surround baby including: Electronic Piano with lights and 7 melodies – 2 play modes and volume control Frog spinner with baby-safe Mirror and Bead Chaser Caterpillar stalk toy rotates and has spinning Beads Sun teether stalk toy 8 Baby Einstein Links Additional loops to attach more of baby’s favorite toys Product Measures 32 x 34 x 29Recommended Ages: 4 months and above.

8. Evenflo Splash Mega Exersaucer

List Price: $59.99
Price: $46.98
You Save: $13.01 (22%) 

  • Variety of interchangeable toys
  • Rocks, spins and bounces
  • Removable, machine washable pad
  • 3 height adjustments
  • Safer alternative to walkers

The ExerSaucer mega splash stationary activity center provides baby with a beach-themed learn and play experience. A variety of toys help baby achieve important developmental milestones such as gross and fine motor skills, self-awareness, tactile development, and more. As “a safer alternative” to walkers, the Exersaucer provides baby with the benefits of stationary exercise with rock, spin and bounce capabilities. A removable, machine washable seat pad in a farm print provides for easy cleaning. Three height adjustments accommodate the growing baby.

9. Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Chocolate

Price: $44.95 

  • Uses the entire back and shoulders to distribute weight
  • Wide piece of fabric to wrap over both shoulders
  • Keeps baby warm while freeing both hands
  • Develops a strong and secure attachment to parents
  • Can be used for a preemie to 35 pounds child

Be comfortable, the design of Moby Wrap for it uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners. It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and your baby. Be secure, the Moby Wrap comes with an easy to follow instructional guide, with the single stretch cotton and the width of the Moby Wrap, your baby is wrapped close and tight, insuring a secure hold. Your baby’s head can also be secured under the stretchy cotton fabric for added safety. Be uniquely close to your baby, there is not a lot of extra material or bulky padding between you and your baby. Your baby can hear your heartbeat and finds comfort in the warmth of your body, along with the cuddly confines of the Moby Wrap. Preemie to 35 pounds. The Moby Wrap is long enough to adapt to your growing baby. The fabric measures 5.5 meters Moby Wraps and 5 meters Moby D in length and can hold up to 45 pounds, and most people feel comfortable carrying up to 35pounds. Versatile, there are many ways to wear your Moby Wrap. You can wear baby facing you, facing the world, sideways, or on your back. When not being used as a carrier, the Moby can be used as a blanket, pillow, or as anything else that comes to mind.

10. Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Pasadena

Price: $69.98

  • Durable frame makes this playard ideal for travel
  • Automatically folding feet and wheels allow for a more compact fold
  • Signature Graco push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free
  • Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation

When your little one needs a place to nap or play right away, there’s no more convenient solution than our Pack n’ Play® Playard. Its durable frame makes it perfectly suited for travel. The signature Graco® push-button fold allows you to break it down in seconds, and the automatically folding feet and wheels make it amazingly compact when folded. At home or away, your young one will have sweet dreams and comfy surroundings.

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Best Car Seats 2012

Best Car Seats 2012

1. Britax Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat 6. Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat
2. Evenflo Momentum Convertible Car Seat 7. Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat
3. Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible 8. Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat
4. Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat 9. Combi Cocorro Convertible Car Seat
5. Diono RadianR100 Convertible Car Seat 10. The First Years True Fit Recline

1. Britax Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat (Current Version), Onyx

List Price: $289.99
Price: $217.49
You Save: $72.50 (25%) 

  • Safe cell technology features safe cells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
  • Integrated steel bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
  • Energy-absorbing versa-tether features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat
  • Side impact protection comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body
  • Tangle-free; Five-point harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit

The BRITAX MARATHON 70 Convertible Car Seat achieves optimum head safety through the combination of BRITAX SafeCell Technology, integrated steel bars, and a Versa-Tether, which work together to minimize head excursion and reduce the risk of head injury during a frontal impact. It also features easy installation, Side Impact Protection, and innovative details for your child’s comfort and safety. The seat fits children in the rear-facing position weighing from 5 to 40 pounds, and children in the forward-facing position starting at one year old and 20 pounds, up to 70 pounds.

2. Evenflo Momentum 65 DLX Convertible Car Seat featuring SureLATCH, Biscotti

List Price: $199.99
Price: $129.99
You Save: $70.00 (35%)

  • Expanded zone of protection absorbs energy in a broader range of side impact crashes with 25% greater surface area than leading side impact seats
  • Exclusive sureLatch technology-just click, click, push for super-fast, super-snug installation in a fraction of the time
  • 66 pounds harness weight rating to keep children harnessed longer

The new Evenflo® Momentum 65™ LX Convertible car seat offers parents superior e3 Side Impact™ protection to keep their child safe alongside features that help make safety and installation as easy as possible. Momentum65 provides exclusive safety features like Quick Connectors making installation easier , and Infinite Slide Harness that simply slides for an accurate fit every time and doesn’t require rethreading. Safety. So Simple!

3. Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat in Triton

List Price: $159.99
Price: $139.54
You Save: $20.45 (13%) 

  • 5-35 pounds rear facing, 22-40 pounds front facing, 40-100 pounds belt positioning booster
  • Convertible car seat
  • Removable cup holder
  • 5-point harness with up front adjustment
  • Removable washable car seat pad

The Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite convertible Car Seat offers three modes of use. You will never have to buy another car seat. It can be used as a rear facing seat for an infant, forward facing with a 5-point harness and then converts to a belt positioning booster for a toddler. Equipped with ProTech, EPP energy absorbing foam, infant head support, and 3-position recline and pivoting armrests, your child will be comfortable and safe.

4. Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat, Blue Opal

List Price: $299.99
Price: $222.32
You Save: $77.67 (26%)

  • Rear-facing: appropriate for children who are 37.5″ tall or less and who weigh 5 to 35 pounds/ forward facing: appropriate for children who are 50″ tall or less and who weigh 20 to 70 pounds
  • Recaro’s side impact protection – designed to protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their – head – neck – face – torso – pelvis
  • Easyadjust- turn dial – 5 point no-rethread harness – accommodates child up to 70 pounds
  • Coolmesh air ventilation helps keep your baby cool
  • (EPS) foam absorbs crash force energy

The ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat is part of the world class ProSERIES of child safety seats by Recaro, the international leader in automobile, racecar and child seat technology and a leading innovator in side impact protection. Assembled in the United States the ProRIDE is a high quality child restraint that provides parents and children the luxury and safety they need for happy travels. The ProRIDE incorporates Recaro’s Side Impact Protection designed to distinctly protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact collision – their head, neck, face, torso and pelvis. Recaro developed and optimized side impact protection for racecar seats in the 1990’s then quickly adapted our expertise to set a new standard for premium child safety seats. EPS energy absorbing foam and the proprietary Recaro seat structure design combine to provide seating safety, style and comfort for your little one, once reserved only for the most prestigious automobile and racing seats in the world. Real automotive PUR comfort foam in the head restraint, soft ware resistant fabric, CoolMesh Air Ventilation System and an ergonomic shell design provide luxury comfort qualities in the ProRIDE equal to the Recaro name. The ProRIDE exceeds all United States federal regulations for safety. For added safety, we test our seats through independent agencies including the globally respected ADAC. Because of our rigorous testing to the world’s most stringent safety standards, Recaro confidently believes our seats are the safest in the market. With expertise designing seats for the most prestigious automobiles, world-class racecars and premium child car seats, you can be assured of the quality and safety of the ProRIDE seat by Recaro. Premium features include; push button latch system with built-in storage, universal top tether, TrueLock belt lock-offs, QuickPull easy access harness adjuster, EasyAdjust no re-thread harness, SoftTouch head restraint, CoolMesh air ventilation system.

5. Diono RadianR100 Convertible Car Seat, Stone

List Price: $259.99
Price: $217.23
You Save: $42.76 (16%) 

  • Rear facing 5 to 40 pounds
  • Forward facing 20-65 pounds (up to 57″) in 5 positions harness
  • Booster to 100 pounds
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit

The RadianR100 is a highly versatile car seat that could be the only seat you’ll ever need. It comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-40 pounds, forward-facing children from 20-65 pounds in 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 100 pounds Built for strength and safety, the RadianR100 has a steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, SafeStop energy absorbing harness, thick EPS foam panels for side impact protection and our unique Superlatch system for easy installation. The RadianR100 is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions, and rated for latch use with a child up to 65 pounds The R100 sits low on a vehicle seat for easy child boarding and with expandable sides and a longer seat bottom there plenty of room and comfort for your growing child. Option to add up to 4 cup holders (sold separately). It also folds flat for travel and storage, has a 10 year life, and offers amazing safety, comfort and convenience your child won’t outgrow.

6. Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Lagrange

List Price: $379.00
Price: $249.99
You Save: $129.01 (34%) 

  • 3-in-1 multi-mode car seat for longer use 20 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Extended 5-point harness for children 20-65 pounds
  • Converts to high-back belt positioning booster for child 30 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Converts to backless booster for child 40 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Steel reinforced frame for durability

Finally, the car seat that parents have been searching for is here. The Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat helps keep your child secure in a 5-point harness, from 20-65 lbs. When she’s ready, it converts to a belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs. And as she continues to grow, the Nautilus grows with her, transitioning into either a Highback or Backless booster for a comfortable fit up to 100 lbs. Extensively crash tested, including side-impact testing, outfitted with reinforced steel and thoughtfully designed with plush comfort features, this 3-in-1 car seat is will last your little travel companion well into childhood. Features: 3-in-1 car seat helps protect your toddler, from 20-100 lbs. Top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards Side-impact tested* (*In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards, the Nautilus car seat has been side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5 point harness system.) EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management Steel-reinforced frame provides strength and durability 3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy One-hand, adjustable headrest easily adapts to your growing toddler’s needs Online videos help ensure proper seat installation Open-loop belt guides help you correctly position your vehicle’s seat belt Contoured armrests with cup holder and storage pockets

7. Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat, Moonstone Dot

List Price: $89.99
Price: $76.24
You Save: $13.75 (15%)

  • Rear-facing from 5-35 pounds
  • Forward-facing 22-40 pounds
  • 4 harness heights
  • Up-front harness adjustment

Convertible car seat with proton seat pattern rear-facing from 5-35 pounds, forward-facing 22-40 pounds. Four harness heights, 5-point harness with up-front adjustment, 2-piece harness retainer. Three buckle locations. Up-front harness adjustment. 2-position recline. Removable cup holder. Removable and washable seat pad.

8. Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat Graphica

Price: $189.99 

  • The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat is the premier infant carrier for safety, comfort, and convenience. With its removable newborn insert, the KeyFit 30 Car Seat will accommodate your baby from four to thirty pounds. The KeyFit 30’s thickly cushioned seat includes a five-point safety harness and is lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort. The KeyFit 30 Base’s spring-assisted level foot, two precision bubble levels, and “Center-Pull” LATCH adjustment guarantee quick and correct installment from either side of your vehicle and give you confidence that your child is safely secured in your vehicle.

9. Combi Cocorro Lightweight Convertible Car Seat, Licorice

List Price: $239.99
Price: $199.99
You Save: $40.00 (17%)


  • Compact design accommodates smaller fuel efficient vehicles
  • Allows up to 3 seats across the rear seat of most vehicles
  • Tru-safe side impact protection (EPS)
  • Fast and easy vehicle installation
  • Removable mommy’s lap inserted

The Combi USA Cocorro convertible car seat weighs only 11 pounds and is lightweight, compact, and very portable. The compact design accommodates smaller, fuel efficient vehicles and allows up to 3 seats across the rear seat of most vehicles. The 5-point harness with chest clip offers a one pull harness adjustment. The Tru-safe buckle and rear/forward facing lock offs are great features. The Tru-safe side impact protection and removable mommy’s lap insert are unique features setting this convertible apart from most of the competition.

10. The First Years True Fit Recline Convertible Car Seat, City Chic

List Price: $199.99
Price: $155.19
You Save: $44.80 (22%) 

  • Received prestigeous five Star NHTSA “Ease of Use” rating
  • Easy to read center angle indicator with two position settings
  • Easy adjust, no rethread harness for use to 65 pounds multi-position crotch strap adjustments
  • Built in lock offs for both rear and forward facing installation, external LATCH storage
  • Removable headrest for better rear facing installation, can be used rear facing with head facing with headrest for infants up to 35 pounds

The True Fit Recline C650 Convertible Car Seat is the latest addition to the True Fit car seat family, receiving five stars for Ease of Use from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This seat delivers all of the standard features from our original True Fit with several new features. This seat features the standard no-rethread easy-to-adjust harness. The harness is for use up to 65 pounds. Our easy off head rest and easy off pads are standard too. The C650 model features smaller bottom rails and a flip foot on the bottom—flip it forward for rear facing installation and flip it back when you move to the forward facing installation. This seat is fully lined with Expanded Poly Propylene foam and has deep side wings that really surround your child. We have added a center angle indicator in the front of our seat for use when installing in the rear facing position. This new easy to read indicator will help you determine if you have installed your seat correctly. For your infant, it will indicate the Safety Advocate recommended 45-degree angle for installation (without head rest) and as you keep it rear facing to 35 pounds (with the head rest) you can check for the recommended 35-degree angle for installation. We have also moved both side LATCH attachments so they are easy to access when you are installing your seat and easy to secure when you remove the seat from your vehicle.

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