Having a baby in the city is a once-in-a-lifetime experience (actually, that's true for many, since new parents tend to flock to the suburbs, or at least the outer boroughs, once baby number two is on the way). But there's a lot to be said for raising little ones in the city. There's mommy groups, parks, baby-friendly yoga classes and a cafe on every corner. Raising a subway-savvy baby is a slice of New York style cheesecake if you've got the right support and the right gear. Check out the details on one of our biggest giveaways ever, and enter below so you and your baby can strut the streets in style.
The Bugaboo Bee5 stroller is hailed as the “urban stroller," and with good reason. Compact and well designed, with an aluminum chassis and a one-handed fold, this lightweight stroller takes cabs and subways with ease. The winner can customize colors from available core and premium fabrics, all of which are machine washable with a UPF 50+ sun canopy. Retail value is $759.
Whether running errands or running for the 2 train, a baby carrier is a hands-down (and hands-free) must for city living. Ergobaby's all-in-one, newborn ready Khaki Green Omni 360 has all the carry positions, and is designed to grow with you from week one to 36 months (yes, thirty-six months). Our crossable shoulder straps give a personalized fit, keeping baby close as you keep it moving. The Ergobaby Omni retails for $180.00.
With space at a premium for most city dwellers, any baby gear we buy better be in it for the long haul. OXO's Sprout Chair is designed to last your growing tot until age five, with removeable parts that allows the high chair to convert into a youth seat. The Green/Walnut finish adds an earthy and sophisticated touch for your little urbanite. It retails for $249.99.
Ah, the clean, fresh air of the big city, right? Yeah, maybe not so much. But you can replicate the perfect urban zen oasis with Dyson's AM10 Humidifier & Fan. This nursery essential is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and provides year round comfort, humidifying in the winter and cooling in the summer. It's also the world's first Quiet Mark certified humidifier, so you and baby will sleep easier. It retails at $499.99.
Since many city-dwellers have to get creative about where baby's sleeping, changing and feeding places are, it's important to have gear that blends into the decor and keeps mess to a minimum. Ubbi's diaper pail ($80) comes in thirteen different colors and holds up to 55 diapers, and the diaper caddy ($30) holds diapers, wipes, and other changing supplies in an ultra portable, ultra durable kit.
Every new mom needs some...ahem, support. Bravado's pretty and practical nursing bra line will give you the lift you need throughout your postpartum days. Check out the variety of shapes and styles, including the Original Nursing Bra ($35.00), the Belle Underwire Nursing Bra ($52.00), and the best-selling Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra ($49.00).
Talk about triple duty! The Bloom coco go 3-in-1 is a lounger, rocker and stationary baby seat. Designed to fold flat for easy storage, it comes with a travel bag for a cozy baby seat no matter where you are. This stylish multi-tasker retails at $180.
A baby registry favorite, Munchkin helps you prep your home for baby with a selection of carefully designed bottles, cleaning tools, baby gates and even lactation cookies. Round out your registry with a Munchkin gift card for $150.
Babyganics is well known to parents for their commitment to creating safe and effective baby skin care products. Each one of their items goes through extensive testing to make sure that each one helps uphold their commitment of creating a world that's safe for little ones to explore. We're helping make your home safe for baby with a $150+ gift basket of assorted Babyganics items--everything from laundry detergent, diapers, wipes, bath products and sunscreen.
Urban mamas are known for style, and your baby bump is the ultimate accessory. Loyal Hana is giving away a $75 gift card for their line of ultra-chic maternity and nursing clothes. Their pieces are trendy and flattering enough that you'll still be rocking them long after baby's out of diapers.
TOTAL VALUE: $2,489.98