ABC Kids Expo News
Chicco has introduced a few new products recently that they showcased at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last week.
360 DEGREE HOOK-ON HIGH CHAIR
This fully-rotating hook-on high chair can make mealtime convenient and fun. Chicco’s 360 Rotating Hook-On Chair has an innovative seat that locks in 6 positions for a more convenient feeding. You can face baby toward mom for one-on-one feeding. Face baby out to keep him happy and let others entertain him. Face him forward toward the table for regular mealtimes with the snap-on tray.
I love how the seat folds compactly for easy travel and storage. It even comes with a carry bag which is great for traveling to restaurants and grandma’s house. Unlike other hook-on chairs, the 360 has a great snap-on serving tray so that you child has a clean surface for meals especially in restaurants. (I hate to have my baby eating off the restaurant tables!) It is recommended for children 6 months up to 36 months with a weight capacity of 37 lbs. The 360 sports a 3-point harness for safety and rubberized arms that ensure that baby’s fingers don’t get pinched and no marks are left behind on the table. Finally, the removable seat pad is machine washable and the tray is dishwasher-safe. The 360 retails for $69.99 and is available now.
*I have not had the opportunity to fully review the Liteway (for things like maneuverability) but here is a brief description. The Liteway is a full-featured lighter-weight stroller that accommodates babies from birth to 40 lbs. It features a multi-position reclining seat (including almost flat), detachable basket that converts to a sling tote, compact, umbrella-style fold, rear wheel suspension and front swivel wheels that lock straight and an automatic storage lock.
Other features of the Liteway:
- Adjustable canopy with peek-a-boo window (though not the largest canopy on the market)
- Weighs 17 lbs
- Built-in carry handle for transporting
- Parent’s cup holder
- Ergonomic handles
- Adjustable leg rest
- Built-in boot to ensure a safe, cozy ride for newborns
- Retails for $129.99
S3 ALL-TERRAIN STROLLER *Coming October 2009
Chicco’s sporty new all-terrain stroller, the S3 All-Terrain, is coming out October 2009. This 3-wheel stroller sports larger EVA tires with adjustable suspension, an adjustable handlebar, lockable front swivel wheel, hand brake and accepts both the KeyFit and Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seats to make it a travel system.
Other features of the S3:
- Quick release wheels
- Weight Capacity of 40 lbs
- Freestanding when folded
- Reversible insert with cool mesh and warm fleece
- 5-point harness
- Large shopping basket
- Water bottle holder
- Zipper pocket and detachable backpack for storage
- When folded, you can pull it behind you like luggage
- As of right now, I don’t have an exact weight on the actual stroller!
- Retails for $429.99
KEYFIT STRADA BOOSTER *Coming December 2009
Chicco’s new booster seat, the Keyfit Strada Booster, is coming out December 2009. Chicco is helping to keep even our older kids in car seats longer. This high back booster seat accommodates children up to 10 years old (or 100 lbs)!! The Strada features triple zone side-impact protection and sports a headrest and side wings that adjust up and out for maximum protection of head, shoulders and lumbar zones. The height and width is adjustable easily with one hand. The height adjustable backrest also has 9 different positions. The Strada is stocked with EPS foam for enhanced impact protection and deep side wings support your child’s head and neck while napping. It even has an adjustable, clip-on cup holder for your child. The Strada is for children 4-10 years old, 38″-57″ tall and 33-100 lbs. Retails for $169.99.
NEW *SECRET* CHICCO PRODUCTS FOR 2010
I agreed not to post information or pictures on the two new Chicco products that we saw at the ABC Kids Expo last week because the were only prototypes. What I can tell you (at least I think I can) is that they are debuting a new full-size double stroller (currently named Cortina Together Double Stroller) and a new high chair (currently named Polly Magic). The double stroller will be stocked with all the features of a good tandem double stroller and the high chair will be the Polly Highchair but even better!