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What's hot for tots in 2012?
Whether it's a cool car seat, funky baby accessories or a picnic-in-the-park set, Boots has all the most-wanted parenting goodies to delight your little one.
So why not set a few parenting trends yourself by ordering one of these hot-off-the-press products? Remember, if you're seeking information and advice about parenting, you can consult our host of great articles on our Parenting Club site.
Or, you can join Parenting Club and receive 10 Advantage Card points for every pound you spend on products in the baby area of Boots stores and boots.com, including toys for under twos. See our terms and conditions page for full details.
This fabulously designed Britax Plus Cowmooflage Car Seat not only incorporates all the brand's famous safety elements - it's also a baby fashion accessory to be proud of.
Fashion has always been about grabbing that individual "look" - now baby fashion is following suite. Our popular Oyster pushchairs can now be transformed with a splash of colour. There are 13 colours to choose from including bold tomato, soothing apple and vibrant ocean. Pushchair not included.
Long, summer days (yes, they're on the way!) mean lots of leisurely outdoors eating. And if you want to keep the tots occupied while you recline in the sun, you might want to pick the Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket (6+ months) from popular brand Fisher Price. This cute and colourful basket, with audio responses, also encourages interactive learning.
Your child can give a little wave to Wibbly Pig on TV, as they watch him, with this Wibbly Pig Hand Puppet (6+ months).
They've been around for a little while but we're predicting 2012 is going to be the year of the Snoozeshade®. This brilliant invention by Parenting Club mum Cara Sayer gives you a safe and secure way to help baby sleep and stay protected from the sun while you're out and about. Read Cara's amazing story here.
Fitting a car seat correctly could be a new parent's nightmare – until Isofix came along. Haven't heard of Isofix? Let us explain. Isofix is a base you fit into your car that allows you to attach your car seat with ease. This Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix Isofix Base has light and sound indicators to confirm correct installation. It's compatible with the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix Infant Car Seat, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Baby Car Seat and the Maxi-Cosi Pearl Child Car Seat, so will take your child from birth to 3.5 years old.
Filled with plush soft toys and beautiful textures, this beautiful Lamaze Space Symphony Motion Gym is packed with features for baby to explore. The motorised arches gently sway back and forth, bringing the toys to life to make baby smile. Suitable from birth.
This new playset from the popular CBeebies show - Chuggington Interactive All Around Chuggington (3+ years) - brings your favourite engines to life via SmartTalk™ technology which features all the actual voices from the Chuggington show.
We've all got our favourite maternity bag but spare a thought for new dads too. Dads on the go are equally in need of somewhere to store all those baby accessories and BabaBing! offer this fantastic paternity satchel which is just the ticket. It's weather-proof with lots of pockets and pounches, plus a detachable changing mat and bottle holder. Bliss! In fact, new mums may well want to borrow it.
Thanks to a certain TV ad, meerkats have become massively popular with children and, in response, playmobil are introducing this fab range in the spring. The Playmobil Zoo Meerkats (4+ years) include a zookeeper and a little meerkat family. Simples!
Have you seen our great Parenting Club competitions for new mums and dads and mums-to-be? New prizes every month mean you stand a chance of winning some fantastic products. Or check out our baby editor's blog for tried-and-testeds and chances to win some free parenting pampering goodies.
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