I really like Valco Baby. It is a family owned and operated brand founded and based in Australia. We are talking brothers, fathers, daughters and overall great people who are passionate about their brand. If they don’t think it’s perfect – they fix it. That’s why I’m happy to tell you that it looks like Valco Baby is going to have a big year in 2012. They have quite a few new products coming that we think will be a hit. Even though some of the products weren’t the finished product, they debuted some great new looking strollers this past weekend at the ABC Kids Expo that they will be offering in 2012.
First up is the Zee. The Zee will be Valco’s “hybrid” stroller that is lightweight but also all-terrain. Weighing in at only 18 lbs, this stroller sports front swivel wheels, rear suspension, compact fold, automatic lock, and large canopy. Plus, the Zee will take a bassinet, snack tray, infant car seat (with the adapter) and turn into a double with a Joey Toddler Seat or Hitchhiker riding board.
The Zee will come in three colors: Sapphire (tan and blue), Jet (black) and Citrine (yellow). (The Citrine wouldn’t be my first choice because the pale yellow is very, very pale. As in will get horribly dirty pale!) The Zee will retail for $329 for the single and $499 for the twin and will be available in January 2012.
The Astro High Chair will be getting four new colors in 2012. Apple, Carrot, Bubblegum and Cherry will all be added to the color choices.
ALMOST THE WAVE STROLLER BUT NOW UN-NAMED
Another new stroller is yet to be given a final name! Valco Baby tossed around the name of “Wave” until they realized that there was already a Wave stroller on the market. So, the stroller will be given a different name. This un-named stroller will be an all-terrain buggy with reversible seat, pneumatic tires, adjustable footrest and handlebar and bassinet option. Plus, the fold is super easy and very compact.
SNAP & TWIN SNAP
Another new stroller in the works is the Snap and Twin Snap (for two). This stroller will be one of the most economical strollers Valco Baby will offer. Plus, it is called Snap because it basically snaps closed with little effort. This one is still being worked on that they aren’t sure if it will be offered as a three-wheel or four-wheel option. What do you think?
The Zephyr will be Valco Baby’s first portable cot this is easy to set up and take down. Here’s a bit of trivia for you - Zephyr means a carribbean breeze. It’s a breeze to open and close – that’s where it got its name.
There is a also a stroller caddy that is expected to be released next year too.
Which is your favorite Valco Baby products for 2012?