While the new year is all about new beginnings and fresh starts, let's not forget all that happened in 2010. From celebrity pregnancies and headline-making news to new products galore, we've rounded up the best of the year as voted on by you and selected by LilSugar editors. Take a look!
Every year there's an avalanche of new baby products that promise to be the best on the market. Sometimes they are, but often times they don't live up to the hype. Among all of the products we test, there are those worthy of winning the LilSugar Editors' Picks of the Year. Here are the 2010 winners!
Parenting and baby news made national headlines this year. While celebrity pregnancies and births kept us gossiping, there were a lot of medical and social issues that became major stories in 2010. Here's our look back!
There wasn't much of a competition when we asked you to pick your favorite parenting show of 2011. Modern Family got the title garnering 54 percent of the votes. The comedy, which follows the lives of a family patriarch and his offspring, has us laughing out loud on a weekly basis and offers mamas a break from their own parenting dilemmas. From watching Mitchell and Cameron go through the preschool interview process to seeing Claire and Phil bring the Halloween spirit into their home, the show is an incredible entertainment.
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Perhaps her show should be called Tori and Dean: Home Tweet Hollywood! In addition to designing a kids' clothing line, starring on a reality show with her husband, Dean, and writing four books, Tori Spelling has also fashioned herself a Twitter queen, racking up over 270,000 followers and winning our reader's choice award for favorite Twitter mom of the year!
Sharing everything from her favorite products, family photos, and her lil ones' best one liners (a recent tweet "You know your in trouble when your 2-year-old holds out her sippy cup and says 'Mom I want Chianti in here.'") @torianddean's frank talk about raising two tots has placed her on many mamas' "must follow" lists – including our own!
Don't forget to vote in all of our Best of 2010 polls!
Trends may come and go, but when they're here — they're hot. We looked back on the biggest trends to hit the kiddie world and put together our list of nominees for the best tot trends of 2010. We present you with elaborate dessert tables, iPads for kids, squeezable baby food, all-day pajamas, Silly Bandz, unisex dressing, adult brands entering the baby market, and incredibly modern cribs. Click through to view the trends and vote!
It was quite a year for baby wearing mamas! Despite a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning about the use of certain slings, moms turned to the fabric carriers to keep their lil ones close and their hands free throughout the day. European-import, Cybex added some style and color to the baby carrier market when they introduced the 2.GO ($98) last year, and now LilSugar readers voted it the best baby carrier of year. Though the Moby Wrap and K'tan carriers waged a strong write-in campaign, the Cybex 2.Go walked away with 54 percent of the vote. The carrier distinguishes itself with a zippered seat that converts into the "spread-squat position" doctors recommend for infants. It also distributes 70 percent of a lil one's weight on its mom's hips, keeping her back and shoulders stress-free, which is something that all mums could use!
Don't forget to vote in all of my Best of 2010 polls!
This year LilSugar served up a mouthwatering Out of the Lunch Box series where celebrity chefs and restaurateurs shared their ultimate sandwiches for elementary school kids. Here's a second helping of recipes so unusual and delicious your children will never want to trade their lunch with someone else.
Break out the forklift because this year's toy haul of new toys was bigger than ever. We traipsed the floor of the Toy Fair, spent hours scanning the toy shelves of big stores and independent retailers, and had kids test toys. The task was difficult, but in the end five items rose to the top to become our favorites of the year. Check them out and our reasons for the selections.
For the second year in a row, Orbit Baby has stolen our readers' hearts and walked away with the title of stroller of the year! The Orbit Baby G2 ($900), originally won over new parents (both celeb and otherwise) with its ergonomically designed car seat and rotating base. This year's version of the posh pram includes updates on the original, an improved suspension system, front and rear seat tilting options, a switch to foam tires, a snack tray, and an adjustable footrest for a more comfortable ride. Though the price may put many mamas off, the cult favorite has a loyal (and loud) following!
Check out who else is raking in the awards from our 2010 Sugar Awards!