Our inside scoop on the ABC Expo: What’s new from Nuna?
We’ve only known about Nuna for a year, since we first encountered them at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo, but we already have great expectations: this European company is so cool! The Leaf Baby Lounger, in particular, made a big splash at last year’s show – not only is it unusual and stylish in appearance, and not only does it have a completely unique side-to-side motion, but it’s the only baby bouncer that older kids can play on, extending its use well beyond infancy. (There’s also a giant Leaf that they bring out for trade shows!)
So we’re not surprised that the Nuna 2013 exhibit is equally impressive. We spent a lot of time with their two new strollers, which will give you more Nuna options alongside their already-impressive Pepp.
The Nuna Mixx Stroller is the next step up, and we mean that literally: the footrest is actually sturdy enough that an older child can step up into the seat. It’s the sturdiest footrest we’ve ever seen, with a nice big platform. No dangling legs here! The Mixx Stroller is no slouch with the little kids, either: there’s an optional bassinet, and the seat is reversible and reclines fully flat so even a newborn can ride in comfort. Weighing in at 24 pounds, the Mixx is a great option for parents who want a ton of features without a ton of weight, and will retail for about $599.
The Nuna Ivvi Luxx Stroller, as per its name, is Nuna’s first entry into the full-on luxury stroller category, comparable to the ultra-popular UPPAbaby Vista or Bugaboo Cameleon. Along with a one-handed recline, cozy fabrics, and a large, easy-to-access basket, the Ivvi Luxx Stroller has two features that are totally unique:
- All-weather seating: The seat padding can be easily removed, and underneath it is a built-in mesh seat for extra ventilation! We love it.
- Dream Drape: Like the Pipa Infant Car Seat, the Ivvi Luxx stroller boasts a unique cover to protect baby from inclement weather, and to shut out light during naptime.
The Nuna Ivvi Luxx Stroller will retail for around $900, and will make its debut in mid-spring.
In other Nuna news, there are some small changes in the rest of the Nuna collection: there’s a small change in the setup of the Sena Travel Crib (which you can see in action above), and some new colors for the Leaf. Isn’t that lavender gorgeous?
We’ve got many more updates on the way for you from the 2013 ABC Kids Expo, so keep watching this space, along with our Facebook, Twitter, andInstagram – we want you to hear about all the latest baby gear first, from us!
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