2013. Wow. Now that the champagne bottles have been recycled, we’re ready to focus on the exciting developments, important health issues, and fun trends we’ll face this year. Here’s what our trusted panel of experts had to say about the most buzz-worthy parenting subjects of the year ahead.

In our second annual Buzz Guide, you’ll find Gear Guy Jamie Grayson’s reviews of four big-deal car seats set to launch this year; Christopher Gavigan’s thoughts on the importance of transparent baby brands; Dr. JJ Levenstein’s summary of the AAP’s new stance on circumcision; Kim Walls’ advice on infant skincare; and Project Nursery’s roundup of the coolest trends in nursery design. And since you’ll be planning at least one birthday party in 2013, we’ve also got Amy Atlas’ ideas on how to make it special.

Happy New Year, everyone!