This is a guest post from the folks over at CSN Baby. They sell a wide range of baby products and they agreed to put together a post about the top baby gear trends. Enjoy!
There’s no question that parents want the very best for their children in terms of baby fashion, toys, and gear. As we slide into this year’s recession, it’s time to face the facts and accept that we may not always have the opportunity to splurge on every nursery item we see. However, there is good news: we don’t have to sacrifice quality for price! As with most products in the baby market today, the most expensive item may not always translate to the best quality or the most comfortable for your baby. With that being said, let’s take a look at a few products that are flying off the virtual shelves this year and figure out what makes these items so hot!
The year of 2009 is all about lightening our carbon footprint and introducing green design to the nursery or playroom. Eco-friendly cribs, activity tables, and changing tables tend to be the most popular items for the baby’s space along with bedding, toys, and stuffed animals. When you’re looking to go green, consider the eco-friendly nursery furniture manufacturer, Oeuf. The green construction of their Toddler Bed Conversion Kit not only conserves trees but it will also conserve the money in your pocket! Start your infant off with a clean-lined crib and transform it into a sleek toddler bed when the timing is right. Speaking of timing, 2009 is definitely the time to invest in eco-friendly, organic furniture in order to cut down on our demand for deforestation and steer our support towards recycled and reclaimed materials for future furniture construction.
Bringing new life to the world is all about experiencing new moments and one way to keep the excitement alive is by taking your baby along for the ride. After young children rest up in their cribs, who wouldn’t want to explore and enjoy a little adventure? For those days where you want to go for a peaceful walk or are in the mood for a little discovery, keep your baby moving with a reliable stroller. Consider Maclaren’s Volo model, a stroller that is perfect for local explorations or for traveling with the family. The sturdy yet lightweight aluminum frame supports your child while in use and is very easy to carry in its compact, folded up position. Volo is a great option for children six months or older and supports those that weigh up to fifty-five pounds.
The third most popular category in hot nursery trends is décor. While your baby will have a ball exploring the world around them in their stylish stroller, it’s essential to keep the creativity alive in the room that they’ll be spending the most time in. A great way to add vibrant color and interesting patterns to your baby’s nursery is with a soft, padded playroom rug. Skip Hop’s Playspot Home Tiles not only offers the pizzazz you’re looking for but the design allows for your creative toddler to mix and match the tiles as often as they like. Think of it as a colorful décor item and imaginative puzzle all in one!