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The Best New Baby Gear for 2017: Round-up from ABC Kids ’16

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We recently returned from the ABC Kids Expo ’16, the largest annual baby & kids products trade show in North America.  For those of us who work in the industry, wandering the floor is a bit like being a kid in a candy store!

Here’s a sneak peek at all of the latest & greatest products coming out for 2017.  If you like a product, click through to the TotScoop page to see more info or “Want” it!

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The Best Black Friday Weekend Deals For Babies & Kids 2015

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals for Babies & Kids 2015 | TotScoop

NOW UPDATED FOR CYBER MONDAY!

We’ve done all the work combing through all the deals for you!  Behold the best Black Friday weekend deals for Babies & Kids 2015. This post will be updated throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday as well.  Enjoy and happy shopping!

Did we miss any great deals?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂


General baby & kids:

  • Target: Black Friday: Lots of deals, plus 20% off a future Target run when you spend $75 today online or in store.   NEW (11/30): 15% off everything at Target.com!   See all baby deals and baby & kids clothing deals
  • Giggle: 20% off UPPAbaby, Maxi-Cosi, 4Moms, and select high chairs; 30% off Maclaren umbrella strollers.  Use code BLACKFRIDAY (through 11/30).  NEW (11/30): Extra $20 off $100+, $50 off $200+, free shipping over $75 with code HOLIDAY15 (select brand exclusions apply)
  • Honest.com: Black Friday: 50% off your first Bundle subscription with code BUNDLEFUN50 (until 3pm ET) NEW (11/30): 40% off your first Bundle subscription (e.g. diapers & wipes, or personal care & cleaning) with code MONDAYFUN40 (expires 11/30 at noon)
  • Amazon: See all Black Friday deals and Baby deals, including up to 40% off strollers & car seats, 30% off feeding essentials, and more. NEW (11/30): Here are Cyber Monday deals and all current Baby deals, including 20% off 4Moms, 30% off AVENT, and 20% off Safety 1st car seats
  • Diapers.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Baby Bjorn, Diono, Evenflo, Baby Trend, Combi, Hape, Haba, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Manhattan Toy, Tegu, Estella, Sigikid, Baby Einstein, Bright Starts, Play-Doh, Radio Flyer, Little Tikes, FIsher-Price, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, VTech, Huggies, Seventh Generation; 25% off Chicco, select BOB; 20% off Skip Hop, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Micro scooters; 10% off Tula; and more.  See site for various codes
  • BabiesRUs: 50% off all clothing; up to 30% off selected brands including Graco, Britax, Fisher-Price; 15% off nursery furniture purchases of $300+ with code SAVINGS15; and free shipping on $19+
  • SkipHop.com: 20-50% off site-wide, plus free wet/dry bag gift with purchase when you spend $80+ (while supplies last)
  • Gilt.com: 40% off your purchase with code BLACKOUT40 GOLD40; free shipping with code FREESHIP
  • Zulily.com: Various deals up to 80% off.  Current sales include Disney Princess, Fisher-Price, Halo, Ju-Ju-Be, Crayola, and more
  • Aden & Anais: 40% off select styles
  • NEW (11/30): Earth Mama Angel Baby: 50% off all individual products (excludes bundles & gift sets; no code needed)

Toys:

  • Yoyo.com: 35% off Patagonia; 30% off Hape, Haba, Plan Toys, Tegu, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, Fisher-Price; 20% off Micro scooters; and more (see Diapers.com deals above)
  • ToysRUs/BabiesRUs: Various deals plus free shipping on $19+
  • Tegu: 20% off $100, 30% off $200 with code BLOCKFRIDAY or CYBERTEGU, plus free shipping on $100+ (through 11/30)
  • Apple Park (organic plush toys): 20% off using code BF20 (through 11/27) CM20 (through 11/30)
  • Sigikid (German plush toys): 30% off and free shipping with code SNIFF30 (through 11/30)
  • Bella Luna Toys (natural & wooden toys): 10% off with code JOY10
  • The Wooden Wagon (wooden toys): 10% off on $100+ (use code THNX10), 15% off on $299+ (use code THNX15)

Clothing & shoes:

  • Gap: Black Friday: 50% off everything online & in stores (use code BLKFRIDAY; through 11/28) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Old Navy: Black Friday: 40-60% off everything online; 50% off everything in store (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 40% off online & in stores with code BESTCYBER (through 11/30)
  • Boden USA: 30% off everything, plus free shipping & returns over $49 (through 11/30)
  • Hanna Andersson: Black Friday: $20 organic long johns and baby sleepers and extra 15% off (25% off in stores) everything else (no code needed) Cyber Monday: 20% off everything plus free shipping (no code needed)
  • Tea Collection: Black Friday: Selected styles for $12/15/17 (through 11/28)  Cyber Monday: 30% off plus free shipping with code SHOPNOW
  • The Children’s Place: 50-75% off everything, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Gymboree: 50% off, plus free shipping with no minimum (no code needed)
  • Zutano.com: 25% off everything with code THANKS25 (through 11/30)
  • Pediped.com: Buy 1 get one 50% off with code BG50OFF
  • SeeKaiRun.com: 40% off selected seasonal styles, 20% off selected “timeless classics” styles, plus free shipping on $40+ (through 11/30)
  • StrideRite.com: Black Friday: 40% off everything online and in stores with code TGBF40, plus free shipping on $75+ (through 11/27) NEW (11/30): Select styles $14.95 plus free shipping (through 11/30)

Furniture / home:

  • Pottery Barn Kids: 20% off in store and online and free shipping with code GREATGIFTS (good for one-time use through 11/30; select exclusions apply); plus up to 30% off Anywhere Chairs and beanbags (11/27 only)  NEW (11/30): Extra 20% off your order plus free shipping with code EXTRAGIFT (throuhg 11/30)
  • The Land of Nod: 20% off and free shipping (selected exclusions apply; through 11/30)
  • SerenaandLily.com: 15% off $100, 20% off $200, 25% off $500+ with code CELEBRATE (through 11/29) NEW (11/30): 25% off everything with code BESTMONDAY (through 11/30)

Cloth diapers:

  • Grovia.com: 20% off almost everything (through 11/30)
  • ThanksMama.com: Black Friday: 10% off your purchase with code BF2015 (selected exclusions apply; through 11/27) NEW (11/30): 15% off with code CYBER2015
  • Sloomb.com: 15% off in-stock items (excluding new November releases)

Subscriptions:

  • Kiwi Crate: 60% off 1st month; 50% off entire Shop including sale items (no code needed)

Shut Up and Take Our Money!: Best New Baby Gear From ABC Kids ’15

The best new baby gear from #abckids15 #abckidsexpo | TotScoop

The 2015 ABC (All Baby & Child) Kids Expo recently concluded in Las Vegas.  In case you’re unfamiliar with ABC, it’s an annual convention where hundreds of baby and maternity-focused companies showcase their latest inventions.

Here are eight of our top picks for the best in game-changing new baby gear this year:

1. 4Moms high chair

4moms high chair
Photo credit: 4moms

4Moms is known for its innovative and thoughtfully designed baby gear, and they’ve done the brand justice with this genius high chair.  Not only does it look gorgeous and modern, but it’s the epitome of practical function.  It has a magnetic, adjustable tray that can be popped on and off with one hand, plus a detachable tray cover that can be removed for easy washing (and is machine washable).  Then (and here is the truly genius part): the entire tray is magnetic, and 4Moms sells magnetic plates and dishware, so your kid can’t knock his or her food to the ground!  Amazing!  It will retail for $299.99 and will be available in early 2016 at 4moms.com and retailers including buybuyBaby and Target.com.  Read more about it on the 4Moms blog.

2.Austlen Entourage convertible stroller

Austlen Entourage convertible stroller
Photo credit: Austlen
Austlen Baby Co. has burst onto the baby scene with an amazing new convertible stroller that just won the 2015 JPMA Best in Show Award at the ABC Kids Expo.  The Entourage’s innovative frame boasts a one-second expansion to three basic positions, which are the starting point for 30+ different configuration options.  It can be a single stroller with extra cargo room (see top row in photo above), a stroller and a half (with main seat plus jump seat and rider board) accommodating a baby and a toddler (see middle row), and a double stroller (accommodating two seats, a seat and a car seat, or two car seats).  This stroller has the longest lifespan of any stroller we can think of: the primary seat is rated from birth, and it will last you through at least two kids .  The Entourage has the highest carrying capacity of any stroller on the market, accommodating up to 150 lbs. of kids and cargo combined.  The Entourage will be available in early 2016, and will retail for $850. The basic product will include the basic frame, seat, belly bar, and expandable parent console; the second seat ($170) and jump seat and platform rider combo ($180) will be sold separately.  See more on the Entourage on the Austlen web site.  Here’s also a video demo of the Entourage from BabyGizmo.

3.GB Pockit Stroller

GB Pockit Stroller
Photo credit: GB
If you haven’t seen this new umbrella stroller yet, you’re in for a mind-blowing treat.  The GB Pockit folds up insanely small; in fact, it it holds the official Guinness record for smallest stroller fold (14 x 12 x 7″).  But even more importantly, it fits in a backpack or under an airplane seat.  Combine that with the fact that it’s only nine pounds, and you’ve got a new top pick for lightweight travel.  It is suitable for babies 6+ months (can’t be used with a carseat).  It will be available in Spring 2016 and will retail for an estimated $229.  Read more about the Pockit on the manufacturer website or see TheBabyGuyNYC’s live video demo in this Mashable article.

4.Doddle POP pacifier

Doddle POP pacifier
Photo credit: Doddle
Parents of pacifier babies everywhere — here’s what you’ve been waiting for.  A pacifier with a retractable nipple that pops back in when dropped so the nipple will never come in contact with the floor.  Genius!  The popping mechanism is also intended to mimic the latching process, minimizing the risk of nipple confusion for breastfed babies.  The Doddle is made of medical-grade silicone and will be available in Q216.  See the manufacturer website or their Kickstarter campaign for more info.

5.Owlet smart baby monitor

Owlet baby monitor
Photo credit: Owlet
The 2015 JPMA Parent’s Pick Award went to the Owlet smart baby monitor.  It consists of little sock that slips on your baby’s foot and uses the same technology (pulse oximetry) as hospitals to monitor oxygen levels and heart rate and notify you if your baby stops breathing.  There are already four documented cases where Owlet set of an alert when the baby stopped breathing.  At $250, it ain’t cheap, but many parents will consider it a worthwhile investment for peace of mind.  Read more about it at the manufacturer website, or read through the overwhelmingly five-star reviews at Amazon.

6. UPPAbaby G-Link

UPPAbaby G-Link double umbrella stroller
Photo credit: UPPAbaby
Nothing crazy innovative here, but UPPAbaby fans will be pleased to hear that UPPAbaby is finally releasing a double  version of their popular G-Luxe umbrella stroller, called the G-Link.  It weighs about 20 pounds — pretty light for a double.  Put that all together and you’ve likely got a new top pick for parents of twins and siblings close together in age.  The G-Link will be available in December 2015 for $499.  Selected retailers are already taking pre-orders.  See more on the UPPAbaby website, or preorder at Pish Posh Baby or Magic Beans.

7. Hatch Baby The Smart Changing Pad

Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad
Photo credit: Hatch Baby
Another welcome addition to the smart baby device scene this year, Hatch Baby is releasing a changing pad with a built-in scale.  The companion smartphone app can be used to track not only weight, but also (manually) height, sleep schedule, and feedings.  Though probably unnecessary for most families, it could be a very worthwhile purchase for preemies/low-birth-weight babies and/or babies who are having trouble gaining weight.  The Smart Changing Pad ships in December, and is available for pre-order at Hatchbaby.com at a discounted price of $199 (post-release price will be $299).

8. Tot2Walk baby walking aid

Tot2Walk walking aid
Photo credit: Tot2Walk
This one ain’t high tech, but it caught our eye nonetheless by providing a simple, effective solution to an age-old problem.  Any parent who has helped a baby learned to walk is familiar with the discomfort and back pain that stems from walking hunched over.  This one is on our wish list for our resident five-month-old.  According to their Facebook page, Tot2Walk will soon begin taking orders via its website.

 


Did you have any other favorites from ABCKids15 that we missed?  Share in the comments!

Scoopworthy 5/7/15

Scoopworthy 5-7-15 | Best new baby product picks from TotScoop

Here are our picks for the latest great new baby products to come onto the scene since our last edition…

1. Primary.com

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New startup Primary.com aims to become the Warby Parker or Everlane of the kids’ clothing market — leveraging a vertically integrated manufacturing model to offer high-quality products and reasonable prices (every product is under $25) via a convenient e-commerce-centric experience.  They offer a limited set of basic styles in solid colors only, but the quality is excellent and the convenience can’t be beat!  They offer baby clothing (0-24 months) as well as kids’ clothing (sizes 2-10).  Check it out at www.primary.com.

2. Stitch Fix maternity

Stitch Fix Maternity
Stitch Fix, the personalized online styling subscription service, has now expanded into maternity wear, so that “from the first trimester to post-baby bump…you can feel comfortable and stylish through every stage of your pregnancy.”  As with their mainstream offering, you pay a styling fee per box, decide which styles to keep vs. return, and get free shipping and returns.  Sign up at www.stitchfix.com.

3. Oeuf Fawn bassinet-to-crib system

Oeuf Fawn_crib bassinet system

Shipping mid-May is nursery design powerhouse Oeuf’s new Fawn crib & bassinet system, which converts from a bassinet to a full-sized crib.  It ain’t cheap ($1100), but it is unquestionably gorgeous, and it might be just the ticket if you’re looking for a convertible system.  Check it out at giggle.com.

4. Bugaboo Runner

Bugaboo Jogger blue

This iconic luxury brand has just released its first jogging stroller, the Bugaboo Runner.  It is available either as a complete jogging stroller (including seat) or as a chassis extension only (to use with your existing Bugaboo seat).  A great option for existing Bugaboo parents!  The complete jogger will retail for $815, while the chassis only will be available for $400.  Ships in June; available for pre-order at Magic Beans.