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Why Did the Baby Cross the Pond?

urbo stroller!

First tea. Then the Beatles. Now, joining the ranks of awesome British imports, baby mega-brand Mamas & Papas.

This family-owned business offers everything from strollers to high chairs — all designed to bring stylish solutions to your hectic life.

Urbo Stroller
Why You’ll Want It: At just 21 inches wide, it’s made for tight maneuvers (city dwellers take note). The reversible seat offers a full recline, and a sun canopy with extra coverage keeps precious cargo protected.
Bonus: The angular body and polished-aluminum frame are traffic stoppers.
Specs: $499, bassinet sold separately.

morph carrier mamas and papas!Morph Carrier
Why You’ll Want It: The Morph is sold in two parts — parental harness (offered in two sizes) and baby pod, which means you can get separate harnesses for mom and dad, putting an end to all the strap and buckle adjustments every time you hand off baby. In fact, you don’t take the harness off at all — just unlatch the pod and attach to your partner (baby and all).
Bonus: The ergonomic design goes on like a jacket and zips up.
Specs: Pod, $85; harness, $50, coming this winter.

loop high chair mamas and papas!Loop High Chair
Why You’ll Want It: The 360-degree rotation, terrific height adjustability, and multiple recline positions make it more flexible than your yoga instructor. Plus, the star-shaped base fits around table and chair legs, so feedings aren’t long-range target practice.
Bonus: Colorful accessory packs composed of a removable tray liner and machine-washable seat cushion.
Specs: $360, including accessory pack.

magic astro cradle mamas and papas!Magic Astro Cradle
Why You Want It: Even the youngest babies can learn cause and effect with a removable kick pad that activates LED lightshows and more than 100 songs and sounds (stored on a removable card pack). At quiet time, opt for the calming vibrate or mother’s heartbeat functions.
Bonus: Plug in your MP3 player and the cradle, which has built-in speakers, will display a lightshow to your tunes.
Specs: $200. Card packs sold separately, $30 each.


For more information, go to mamasandpapas.com. Available for purchase in early August at babiesrus.com.

this week’s kids deal!

weil baby!25% off Weil Baby
When we first spied these bottles and sippies we thought — good lookin’. But bottles need to do more than look pretty. And these do, thanks to a patented one-piece venting system that helps reduce gas and colic. Enter code DC2010 at checkout; valid thru Aug. 22.

Photos: Courtesy of Mamas & Papas; Courtesy of Weil Baby