Why should the parents be the only ones in the family to enjoy Aston Martin-level luxury? The Aston Martin x Silver Cross Stroller (£2,000; roughly $3,000) will swaddle your little one in the kind of comforts usually reserved for high end sports cars, including a chassis finished in anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy, a seat finished in Alcantara and leather, a carrycot done in Alcantara, performance fabric, and leather, Alcantara harness and buckle protector pads, and a hood, apron, winter footmuff, sun shade, rain shield, and a folding, detachable shopping basket. Good luck fitting it in the backseat of your DB9. [Scouted by Erik]
Anyone who's ever "enjoyed" listening to an entire night's worth of radio buzz from a traditional baby monitor can appreciate the Belkin WeMo Baby ($90). This new system connects to your home network via Wi-Fi, letting you check in on the little one using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While the free app offers clear digital sound and easy-to-see graphics, you can upgrade to Evoz service for an extra fee and access advanced monitoring, cry notifications, history, and analysis of your baby's sleep patterns.
With hot rod-styling and high-end materials, The Roddler ($2,000) just might be the world's coolest stroller. It features two rear and one front chrome wheels with fin-shaped fenders and white wall tires, color-matching brakes, wheel bullets, chassis, seat, and top, stainless steel hardware, chrome grips, an ultrasuede seat insert for comfort and carbon vinyl leatherette for the seat and top for added durability. Better yet, order one with the Trike kit included ($2,500) and transform the stroller into a bitchin' trike when you're kid is ready to take the wheel. [via]
Having a child is hectic enough without the hassle of a poorly-designed stroller. The Bugaboo Bee Stroller ($530; Sept.) has a compact, foldable design that can "grow" with your child, thanks to flexible features that can accommodate a child from infant to toddler-size. Features include an easy one-piece fold with carry handle, a reversible seat and adjustable backrest, the ability to adapt to various car seats, four-wheel independent suspension, a five-point harness, and a manageable weight of 17 pounds.
Ditch the traditional diaper bag when you're taking care of your tyke and grab this Grey Diaper Bag from Diaper Dude ($65). This sling-style bag offers several compartments, closed by orange zippers, a padded strap, and a painted peace sign to complete the anti-nursery look.
Just because you've got a kid now doesn't mean you should be stuck on the couch watching Noggin all day. Take the little goober with you in the BOB Sport Utility Stroller ($280). It sports a suspension system with 3-inches of travel, a fixed front wheel with knobby tires for off-road use, a 5-point harness, and an easy-fold design for traveling. The BOB stroller will let you get back on the trail or back to your jogging schedule in the park.
Your kids hating on you for canceling vacation to spend more time at the office? Make their summer a little better with their very own water park. Inflating in minutes, the Little Tikes Super Splash Water Park ($600) is a water slide and bouncer combo that sports tons of play areas and water cannons that shoot water up to 20 feet.
Threadless has long been a great place to get cool, limited-run tees — and now they're making them for little guys and gals. The newly-launched Threadless Kids ($17/tee) offers all kinds of awesome t-shirt designs for the kiddies, such as the Mr. Toxic Waste Tee that's being sported by the wide-eyed future Uncrater in the picture.
Most highchairs are abominations of style and ergonomics, and certainly don't adapt with the child's growth. The Tripp Trapp from Stokke ($200) supports your youngling's back and feet from 6 months all the way up to early adulthood, and features a stylish and sturdy beechwood frame that won't look out of place at your dinner table. Good for the baby, and good for you.
Parenthood is one of the most challenging things any man will have to face in his life, so it's always good to have a little help. The Goodfather ($35) is an interactive CD-ROM that features hundreds of lessons and definitions for children 0-12 months, a huge database of baby names and naming tips, and a card & announcement maker — all edited by licensed midwives so you know the tips and help you're getting are legit. It's an offer you can't refuse.
With newborn babies, you have to be especially careful about where and how you transport them around the house. The Svan Baby Bouncer ($120) makes it easy to keep baby close-by, safe, and entertained. A foldable, portable wooden frame supports a padded machine washable fabric seat and a fully adjustable backrest, as well as loops to secure toys — and a three-point safety harness to make sure your future hellion doesn't get away.
This rugged Jeep stroller ($120) will let you take your little tike just about anywhere. Its 12" air-filled tires provide a smooth ride while the three-wheel setup makes for easy maneuvering. The all-terrain stroller has a multi-position reclining seat, tons holders and cargo pockets, a 5-point harness, and a toy steering wheel with music and car sounds to keep the kid quiet during long journeys.