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New from Evenflo – Maestro Sport Combination Seat, EveryStage All-in-One & Pivot Xpand Stroller

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News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show

Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.

2018 Evenflo Updates:

New Evenflo Maestro Sport combination seat is now available at Walmart.com. This a completely new product and not just an updated version of the original Evenflo Maestro. However, the specs and features of Maestro Sport are very similar to those of the original Maestro model. The harness slots on Maestro Sport are a little higher than the harness slots on the original Maestro.

   

Maestro Sport Specs & Features:

  • Forward-facing only 22-50 lbs., 28-50 inches, and at least 2 years old
  • Booster mode 40-110 lbs., 44-57 inches, and at least 4 years old
  • 4 sets of harness slots: approximately 13″, 15″, 17″, 19″
  • New red tether housing will hopefully draw attention to the tether so parents notice it and figure out how to use it!
  • Dual cup holders
  • MSRP $79.99
Evenflo EveryStage DLX All-in-One

Available this Summer! Check out our complete EveryStage All-in-One Preview with lots of pictures and videos.

EveryStage Specs & Features:

  • 4-50 lbs. rear-facing
  • 22-65 lbs. forward-facing
  • 40-120 lbs. highback booster
  • Unique internal recline feature for optimal infant positioning
  • 10-position no-rethread harness
  • ~17.5″ top harness slots
  • 5-position base
  • Recline angle indicators for both RF & FF
  • EasyClick LATCH installation technology (DLX model)
  • Dual cupholders
  • MSRP $229
Evenflo Infant Seat Handle Update

Evenflo now allows the handle on SafeMax Infant and the similar LiteMax infant seat model to be left up when in the vehicle. This change is retroactive.

Evenflo Pivot Xpand Single-to-Double Stroller

Available this summer, the Pivot Xpand is a modular stroller system which can be a single or a double. Pivot Xpand can be easily configured in 22 different ways without needing extra parts or tools! The height-adjustable handle makes it comfortable to push whether you’re short or tall. Ride-on board will be available separately. This will be an amazing, reasonably-priced option for families with twins or siblings close in age. Even if you only use it as a single, it’s nice to know that you have the option to make it a double, if needed.

  

New from Chicco – NextFit Zip + (plus) Convertible & Shuttle Frame Stroller

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News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show

Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.

2018 Chicco Updates:

NextFit iX Zip + (plus) Convertible

Chicco has designed an updated infant insert for this new NextFit iX Zip + (plus) model which lowers the minimum weight rating, on this model only, down to 4 pounds! This model also sports the 2-position chest clip that was featured on the original NextFit models. The 2-position chest clip really helps to achieve proper harness fit on small babies who generally have very narrow shoulders. Designed for parents who wish to use a convertible from birth, this updated insert (for babies 4-11 lbs.) allows the NextFit iX + to fit preemies and small newborns as well as the KeyFit infant seat!

  • Rear-facing 4-40 lbs.
  • Forward-facing 22-65 lbs.
  • SuperCinch LATCH tightener
  • Lock-offs for easy seatbelt installations
  • Zip-off cover for cleaning
  • Breathable “Air” fabrics

Currently, the NextFit iX Zip Air + is a BuyBuyBaby exclusive. MSRP $389.99

    

Chicco Shuttle Stroller Frame

This convenient new stroller frame accommodates a Chicco KeyFit 30 or Chicco Fit2 infant seat with easy click-in attachment and has a large basket for all your stuff. It was engineered to have the infant seat sitting on top of the folding mechanism so it can’t accidentally collapse. Compact and self-standing fold with a convenient carry-handle design. Parent tray features two cup holders and zippered storage compartment. MSRP $119.99

  

New from Britax – Skyline & Highpoint Boosters plus High-Tech Fabrics

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News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show

Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.

2018 Britax Updates:

Cool Flow Fashions

This new fabric is designed to keep children cooler in their carseats. Teal fashion is a BuyBuyBaby exclusive for 6 months while the Grey fashion can be found at Amazon and other retailers.

 

NANOtex fabric

This new micro-technology fabric is naturally fire-retardant, and stain, moisture, and odor resistant. It’s a soft, not itchy fabric and made by Crypton, the same manufacturer as the fabric used on Clek seats, but without the texture. For small messes that don’t blot up, you can use a gentle cleaning solution or hand-wash the whole cover. Look for NANOtex covers in June with a small upcharge.

B-Free Stroller

This new single stroller has tons of storage, including seven pockets and a basket that can be reached from the front or back. It has a single front wheel, a large canopy, and a 65-pound weight limit! MSRP is $359. B-Free is also available as a travel system with the Endeavours infant seat.

B-Mobile Stroller

This lightweight, compact-fold new stroller comes with adapters for Britax rear-facing only infant seats. The bar in front serves as a carry handle when folded. MSRP $159.99

Highpoint Booster

This new highback booster is just starting to ship to retailers and is currently available for pre-order. Highback only, back cannot be removed.

  • 40-120 lbs., 38-63″
  • SecureGuard™ Belt-Positioning Clip (converts 3-pt lap/shoulder belt into a 4-pt restraint by adding a crotch strap)
  • External, side-impact cushions
  • 10-position headrest
  • LATCH attachments with push-on connectors
  • 2 removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders
  • Soft, knit fabrics
  • 10-yr lifespan before expiration
  • 3 fashions: Asher, Seaglass & Mulberry
  • MSRP: $149.99
New in the “Essentials by Britax” Line:

Skyline Highback Booster

This new booster from the “Essential by Britax” line is already shipping to retailers and will be widely available in the next week or two. It will come fully assembled out of the box and if you need a little extra space, you can use it without the dishwasher-safe cup holders. Highback only, back cannot be removed.

  • 40-120 lbs., 38-63″
  • 10-position headrest
  • LATCH attachments with push-on connectors
  • 2 removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders
  • MSRP: $99.99

  

New from Peg Perego – Primo Viaggio Kinetic Convertible & Shuttle Plus 120 Highback Booster

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News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show

Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.

2018 Peg Perego Updates

Primo Viaggio Kinetic Convertible 

This new convertible from Peg is based on the current Primo Viaggio Convertible but adds additional safety features such as an anti-rebound bar (ARB) and “Kinetic” pods for enhanced side-impact protection on the sides of the shell. The ARB folds and stores underneath the carseat for when it’s not needed (forward-facing) and includes an optional spacer which increases legroom by 2”. There’s also a cup holder which can be used on either side of the carseat. Harness pads are now shorter and softer and attach with snaps instead of Velcro. There is a tri-stage infant cushion to improve small infant fit.

Rear-facing 5-45 lbs; forward-facing 22-65 lbs

Available: Summer 2018

MSRP: $429-$480

    

Shuttle Plus 120 Booster 

The Peg Shuttle Plus 120 Booster is a hybrid product which combines their Shuttle backless booster (which features rigid LATCH attachments) with the back of their Flex booster. The back portion of the Flex 120 has separate adjustments for the height and the torso wings so it can be adjusted as tall/wide/narrow as you need it to be.

Available: Early Summer 2018

MSRP: $280-$300

Shuttle Plus 120 (center) compared with existing Peg booster models – Viaggio Flex 120 (left) and the original Viaggio HBB 120 (right).

 

Viaggio Flex 120 (left) & Shuttle Plus 120 (right) side-by-side:

 

Stay tuned for additional details once these new products are available!