7 Hottest Trends in Baby Gear
September 18, 2014
Red, teal, magenta and gray
What stroller line wasn't available in this quartet of colors? (At the very least, we saw it from GB, Mutsy, 4Moms and UPPAbaby.) Expect the sidewalks to be filled with this color pallet in 2015. And the trend extends beyond strollers; we saw the same hues in other gear, including the BabyHome Dream cot.
Here's the gear for smartphone-obsessed parents. The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing, 4Moms Momaroo 2015 and Summer Infant Baby Touch WiFi Monitor can all be controlled using an app on your phone.
Woodland animals are everywhere on baby gear. The standout newbie? The hedgehog, which has made his adorable way onto baby toys, backpacks, lunch boxes and more by SkipHop.
Grows with baby
Of course, there have always been products that grow with baby, but now we're really seeing longevity as a main focus of many different brands. The Oeuf Fawn — coming in 2015 — converts from a bassinet to a crib. Phil&teds and Stokke both have high chairs that become big kid chairs. Even feeding systems make the cut; the Kiinde Twist pouches can be used for breast milk initially and homemade baby food down the road.
These guys definitely aren't hiding under the bed — we're seeing them everywhere! That includes on the Little Ashkim hooded towel and bath mitt, knit hats by Pebble and placemats by The Cibo (with a reservoir that hangs over the table to catch spills and crumbs!). Too cute to be scary.
Needless to say, this one was unexpected. But it turns out Russian nesting dolls make pretty adorable prints for baby gear. Penny Scallan is launching a whole line of clothing and gear in this motif.