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16 Products that Rocked the Baby Industry in 2016 + Win Big

2016 rocked the baby world! Just when we think the baby industry is at the absolute top of its game, we are reminded that they are just getting started. Each year trendsetting products and new innovative gear hit the market and wow us. We love trendspotting and scouting the industry’s top new finds to share with you, our readers.

To celebrate the new lines and products that hit the market in 2016, we’ve decided to team up with some of our favorite brands, both old and new, to bring you a giveaway that is not to be missed! We’ve curated a collection of 16 products and brands that launched in 2016, and one VERY lucky Project Nursery reader will win it all (over a $2,900 value). Ready to take a closer look at our fabulous finds?

top16-blog2Diaper Pail, 3-in-1 Potty, Diaper CaddyWipes Dispenser and Snack Tweat Container from Ubbi
Ubbi is no stranger to the Project Nursery community. They are best known for their bold and colorful diaper pails and for always hitting the mark on design. This year they did not disappoint. They released another trendsetting design with the launch of their brand new black and white diaper pail. Our hearts skip a beat for everything black and white. Leave it to Ubbi to make the dirty part of parenthood look trendy (a $100 value).
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Ultra Breathable 2-Stage Organic Crib Mattress from Naturepedic
Picking out a crib mattress is such an important decision when curating your nursery. You want something that is not only comfortable for baby but also something that is safe. This year Naturepedic has you covered with their Ultra Breathable 2-Stage Organic Crib Mattress. Naturepedic has designed a waterproof mattress that has a firm, flat surface and is incredibly breathable to maximize airflow, allowing your little one to stay comfortable all night long. The best part is that this is all without flame retardants or chemicals like vinyl, PVC, PFCs, phthalates or formaldehyde. Now you can put your little to bed on a mattress that is certified GOTS organic and GREENGUARD® Gold rated for chemical emissions testing. Give yourself peace of mind knowing your baby will be cool and comfortable when you lay him down to sleep (a $399 value).
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Healing Balm, Diaper Balm, Mommy Balm, Belly Oil, Baby Body Wash, Baby Lotion and Baby Powder from Era Organics
Start your kids off the right way with non-toxic, chemical-free skin treatment. Era Organics’ nutrient-rich products are made for sensitive skin and have hypoallergenic formulas, which include USDA Certified Organic Chamomile, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Hemp Oil, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Calendula, Raw Honey, Avocado Oil and a whole host of herbs and extracts. The products are paraben free, alcohol free, fragrance free and contain no toxins, phthalates, petrolatum or mineral oil. Era Organics’ organic products will have your baby smiling in happy, healthy skin in no time (a $120.33 value).
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(1) Robe from Doie Lounge
Every mom desires a little luxury in her life, especially a new mom! Doie Lounge, a line of eco-chic robes for women, can offer moms the perfect amount of posh, both in the hospital and at home. We especially love the new prints they have added to their ever-so-stylish collection this year. The robe is created from all natural fabrics, making it the perfect place for baby to snuggle up. The best part? The robe’s stylish look helps even an unrested mom feel comfortable and trendy (a $136 value).
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Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Tuba Extra Wide Glider from Babyletto
We are always excited to see what Babyletto is up to! Each year they hit the ball out of the park with their trendsetting designs. This year they added the Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib to the MDB collection. This stunning 4-in-1 crib is sure to be a playful addition to any nursery design and will grow with your child. They also introduced a new glider to the family in 2016. Cuddle up and stay a while in the comfort of the Tuba Extra Wide Glider. This lovably large chair-and-a-half is perfectly sized for feedings, story time or just snuggling with your mini me. The Tuba Glider swivels a full 360 degrees, comes in either Seafoam or Winter Grey Weave, and can be paired with a matching gliding ottoman, sold separately (a $828 value).
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$100 Shopping Spree from Pretty and Printable
We are always on the hunt for new nursery decor! We’ve recently discovered Pretty and Printable, and they have made our hearts swoon! This year they have launched an adorable new collection of soft and furry baby wall prints—Mr. Fox, Miss Bunny, Little Duckling, Cool Raccoon, Dearest Deer and Mini Hedgehog. Pretty and Printable gives parents the ability to mix and match designs to help you create the perfect fit for your nursery. Our favorite part? You can even print the art at home (a $100 value).
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$150 Shopping Spree from SweetNSwag
We love it when 2016 fashion peeks through into the baby world. The innovative mama behind SweetNSwag is always coming out with new designs and on-trend fashions—2016 has been no different! The stylish footwear from SweetNSwag will turn your mini me into a fashionista. Designed by a fellow mom, these moccasins, boots and accessories will be sure to keep your little one comfortable and in style when she’s on-the-go. From solids to metallics to fun patterns, these shoes are designed to look great while keeping little feet moving (a $150 value).
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(1) Designer Diaper Bag from Lily Jade
Lily Jade fans spoke and their designers listened. After two years of researching what moms want, Lily Jade delivered a new line of bags to fit the needs of moms. Some of the fabulous upgrades include wider pockets and every full size diaper bag can now be worn as a backpack. Our favorite new feature? The new Jade lining—it is beyond stunning (up to a $330 value).
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Explore Air 2 from Cricut
We were wowed when we were first introduced to the Cricut, but in 2016, Cricut stepped up their crafting game. The new machine cuts over 100 different materials up to 2x faster. All we have to say is, AMAZING! From baby shower invites to wall decor projects, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is going to be your go-to tool for creating everything for baby and beyond (a $249.99 value).
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$100 Shopping Spree from Giggle Six Baby
When searching for baby bedding, look no further than Giggle Six Baby. Always keeping with the latest trends in nursery decor with her wide array of fabrics, 2016 was no different for Giggle Six Baby, and their bedding can be created to fit everyone’s style. From custom crib bedding to pre-designed sets, there are a multitude of ways you can create the perfect bedding for your little one. This gorgeous crib bedding is handmade in North America from the most amazing prints and colors ($100 value, must be used within 6 months of the contest).
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High-Definition Baby Monitor System with 1.5″ Mini Monitor from Project Nursery
The Project Nursery Baby Monitor has arrived! To kick off 2016, Project Nursery launched its very first electronics product line. This monitor gives parents all the key functionalities they need while also offering sophisticated style, complete with preloaded lullaby renditions from Rockabye Baby. This monitor system also introduces the world’s first mini monitor. Whether you are trying to catch some zzz’s yourself or making a mad dash to complete a few tasks while baby sleeps, this monitor is the mother of all monitors (a $299.99 value).
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Mix and Match Caterpillar from Lamaze
Lamaze always hold a special place in our hearts. Every year we are excited to see the new toys they add to their collection, and the newest members for 2016 did not disappoint. The Mix and Match Caterpillar is not only adorable but a great tool to help your little one develop her early learning skills. Baby can pull him apart and put him back together or play the matching game with mom and dad. Also, if you give him a good squeeze, baby will discover he squeaks and chimes (a $19.99 value).
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Knit Bundleme from JJ Cole
For over 15 years, the Bundleme has been a top registry essential to help prepare parents for baby’s first winter. This fall, JJ Cole debuts a new cable knit sweater pattern that adds smart style to parents’ travel ensembles and is perfect for chilly outdoor adventures with baby. Plus, it comes with an adorable matching hat to keep baby toasty warm (a $89.95 value).
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All About Baby Chalkboard from Pearhead
Team Project Nursery has been fans of Pearhead for years, but in 2016 they raised the bar. The All About Baby Chalkboard gives you the the ability to track your baby’s monthly milestones with style. The fun and customizable chalkboard is the perfect way to announce and record baby’s likes, dislikes and new discoveries. Then share your monthly updates on social media or via email to help keep family and friends up to date with your baby’s milestones (a $24.99 value).
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Thermo Thermometer from Withings
There is no better word to describe the new Thermo Thermometer than genius. This new state-of-the-art thermometer allows you to take your child’s temperature by simply hovering Withings’ Thermo over baby’s forehead. This allows you to take your little one’s temp even while he is asleep—AMAZING! You also have the ability to track baby’s temperature via the accompanying Thermo app (a $99.95 value).
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Din Din SMART™ Stainless Mealtime Set, Solo Food Warmer and Portable Mega Food Warmer from Innobaby
Innobaby is changing the way feeding is done. Their signature Din Din SMART™ collection creates a fun mealtime experience for toddlers. Not only are their designs fun and innovative, but they are designed to help instill healthy eating habits for kids. The plates are divided into five compartments, one for each food group. Change up dinner in your home for 2016 (a $115 value)!
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WIN IT! One VERY lucky Project Nursery reader will win ALL the items featured in our 16 of 2016 Giveaway (over a $2,900 value). This giveaway is open to US residents only.

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Thursday 17th of November 2016

Fingers crossed!!

Taylor Plastiras

Thursday 17th of November 2016

What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win this for my 16 month old and our little one due in January. Thanks for the opportunity!

Dotty J Boucher

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

If I am lucky enough to win this , I will be gifting this to my daughter, wow!! Beautiful giveaway here :) Thanks so much for this chance.. @tisonlyme143


Saturday 12th of November 2016


Babyletto Upped Their Game in 2016! - Project Nursery

Friday 11th of November 2016

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