But the new zoobrella from SkipHop features a clear peek-a-boo panel so they can actually see what's in front of them. It also has a finger-friendly open and close, and a handle that tiny hands can grasp. $15 at skiphop.com.
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The new Performance Denali by RECARO (mostly known for its car seats) has lots of special features (like a huge storage compartment, snack tray, and breathable fabric) at a reasonable price. You can buy the stroller as a stand-alone, or as a travel system wit…
The adorable new Chic Sac from Kushies' Blue Banana line has a side-zip for easy access, a pacifier pocket for stashing a spare, and a faux fur hood that's just too darn cute. $80 at giggle.com.
New leggings from Trumpette have "Hi" knit into the knees, and "Bye" on the tush. Just too much. $17.50 at trumpette.com.
. . . but when you're out and about, ugh. The new 2-in-1 Potty from OXO Tot works with a grownup toilet, but also as a portable stand-alone potty (with disposable bags) when you're on the go. $19.99 at oxo.com.
Poncho Baby's new (and 100 percent organic) Roly Blanket unfolds easily, then quickly rolls back up into the size of a clutch. Brilliant for quick exits. $48 at ponchobaby.com.
Personalize an endearing cover illustration with your baby's name, gender, skin tone— even hairstyle—for a completely unique piece of wall art. Friends and family can contribute book "reviews," too. Genius. $75 and up, uncommongoods.com.
With design help from Hugo Guinness, CrewCuts is supporting public school education through a new partnership with DonorsChoose.org: 100 percent of the net proceeds from sales of this sweet limited-edition tee will be donated to the nonprofit. $25 in sizes 2 …
Tutu du Monde's sequined showstopper diaper cover is our pick for the best holiday finery of the year. $98 at thumbeline.com.
Made from Australian Sheepskin, Elks & Angels' newest collection of shearling trapper hats, booties, and mittens (in pink, almond, or grey) will keep little extremities seriously warm this winter. (Love that the mittens have an extra long cord so you can stri…
Newcomer katebaby supplies pajamas and tees made with 100 percent organic cotton, in fun prints like elephants, elk, floral and chevron. Available in sizes 3 months to 4T; from $22 at katebaby.com.
Rockabye Baby has transformed an entire album of Springsteen classics into soothing lullabies that will lull kids to sleep (and take parents back to their Glory Days). $11.99 at rockabyebabymusic.com.
Made-in-the-USA shop OLLI + LIME has redesigned its website, offering cool new toys like these linen fox and badger guys. $34 each at olliandlime.com.
Rectal temperature readings are the most reliable, of course. But we're totally floored by Braun's new No Touch + Forehead Thermometer, which takes touch and no-touch readings—meaning you can just hold it close to a sleeping infant. It has an LED light and on…
Thanks to a new collaboration between Paperless Post and design studio Little Cube, you can send whimsical baby announcements, stationery, and invites as emails or as paper cards. Starting at $1.13, paperlesspost.com.