I’ve been home from the ABC Kids Expo for three weeks now, but I’m finally feeling organized enough to share some of my favorite products from this year’s show with you guys! The ABC Kids Expo is the largest juvenile-products trade show in North America, occurring every fall in Las Vegas. Last year was my first year attending (you can see my round-up here), and I had so much fun I had to go back this year for round two.
I love the ABC Kids Expo because it’s a good way to discover smaller brands, as well as see what the larger industry-leaders have up their sleeves for baby gear in the coming year. Here are some of my top picks.
1 | New neutral colors coming to Bumbo.
The Floor Seat and Multi Seat are getting a fresh new look – they’ll both soon be available in gray, taupe, and duck egg. Plus the Floor Seat Cover will be available in five new camouflage colors. Available in November 2016.
2 | The Lucy Darling for NuRoo Collection.
Two of my favorite brands have teamed up for a fun collaboration! The NuRoo Swaddler is now available in four new designs from Hailey of Lucy Darling, creator of adorable baby books and monthly baby stickers. The NuRoo Swaddler has a 3-sizes-in-1 design fitting babies from birth up to six months, plus it’s made from their oh-so-luxurious signature fabric. Available now from NuRoo.
3 | The 3 Sprouts Play Mat Bag.
Contain the mess! A toy storage bag that doubles as a play mat. This one is so smart. It comes with sturdy handles to carry from room to room and hang it up between play sessions. It comes in the classic 3 Sprouts elephant, whale, and hedgehog prints. Available now from 3 Sprouts.
4 | The doddle & co Pop.
It’s the only pacifier that stays clean by popping back into its own self-protective silicone cloud when it’s not in baby’s mouth. With a simple push or baby suckle, the natural-shaped nipple extends back out. Available now for pre-order. (Image via doddle & co Instagram.)
5 | The Kizingo toddler spoon.
These spoons are uniquely curved to fit easily into your toddler’s hands (they really are comfortable!) and work with the way they eat to make self-feeding less frustrating and more successful. Available now from Kizingo or Amazon. (Image via Kilzingo.)
6 | Baby Bandana Drool Bibs from Copper Pearl.
These are the absolute softest (and cutest!) drool bibs for your baby. They have an absorbent cotton on the front and polyester fleece on the back. The two snaps are secure and allow you to adjust to fit your growing baby. Available now from Amazon.
7 | New designs coming to the Ubbi Diaper Pail.
The Ubbi Diaper Pail is a steel diaper pail available in a variety of colors and prints. Their most recent designs include two monochromatic options that were just released, and a mint one coming soon. Available now on Amazon.
8 | The new Tuo Convertible High Chair from Skip Hop.
The Tuo is a space saving high chair that later transforms into a toddler chair. It has beachwood legs and a wipe-clean seat with reversible seat pad. Available in March 2017.
9 | A newly designed Lalabu Sooth Shirt.
An all-in-one babywearing shirt that’s both a nursing tank for mom and a cozy carrying pouch for baby. It has head support that flips up hold baby when needed, and folds back down when not in use. Available for purchase on Amazon.
10 | New fashions for Ergobaby Baby Carriers.
The newly released ADAPT carrier (no infant insert needed!) is now available in Azure Blue & Admiral Blue, and the Four Position 360 is now available in Azure Blue and Dewey Grey. Plus look for a collaboration with Sophie the Giraffe in spring!
11 | The SoundBub Portable Bluetooth Speaker from WavHello.
Soothe your baby with white noise by pressing the belly, or play songs and familiar voices by hooking up to your iPhone and using as a Bluetooth speaker. Available for purchase from Amazon.
12 | A new activity bar for DockATot.
Now your baby will be able to use their DockATot during playtime too! The activity bar will come in a few color options and due to the design you’ll be able to switch out toys. Available in January 2017.
13 | New arrivals coming to aden + anais.
Includes the newly released Metallics Collection (clothing and swaddles) available in pink, blue, or white and the Flannel Muslin Collection (sleep sacks and swaddles) available in gray or pink. Plus a collaboration with Disney!
14 | The Graco 4ever Xtend2Fit Convertible Car Seat.
The super popular Graco 4ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat will soon come with a 4-position extension panel so your child can rear face longer. Accommodates children from 4-120 pounds. Available in January 2017.
15 | The Soapsox collaboration with Disney.
For those new to Soapsox, they’re washcloth plush animals that you get wet, insert liquid soap or bar soap, and then foam up for bath time. The Disney Collection will start with six characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Ariel, Flounder, Nemo, & Squirt. Available now at Soapsox.
16 | New baby bottle colors from Lifefactory.
Lifefactory baby bottles were one of the first glass baby bottles to hit the market and they’re finally updating the colors of the silicone sleeves with more modern colors. The 4 oz baby bottles will have pastel silicone sleeves and the 9 oz baby bottles will come in bolder colors. Available now from Lifefactory.
15 | The Kiwi Swivel Glider Nursery Works.
This glider quietly reclines with the push of a button, so you can lay back and lounge without fear of waking your baby. Not only that but it has a built-in USB port to charge your phone. Available in February 2017.
16 | The Baby Jogger City Select LUX Stroller.
The Baby Jogger City Select LUX has lots of new features including a decelerating & parking hand brake, a 30% smaller fold, and all-wheel suspension. Plus you’ll be able to buy a shopping tote that can be attached to the front or rear seat mount and a jump seat for toddlers. See it in action on my Facebook page here. Available in March 2017.
17 | The NumNum Beginner Bowl.
This beginner bowl has a stable broad-base design, and on the inside the sloped walls help guide the child’s utensil directly to the food reducing frustration and nurturing independence. Available now on Amazon.
18 | The Fisher-Price collaboration with Jonathan Adler.
Fisher-Price has teamed up with iconic designer Jonathan Adler to create an exclusive collection of modern baby gear. Includes baby gear, layette, and nursery decor. Available now at BuyBuy Baby.
19 | The BabyDam Bathtub Divider.
With the BabyDam, you can easily section off part of the bathtub for your baby, saving on water and creating a safer bath space for your baby. Available January 2017.
20 | Leather playmats from Gathre.
These gorgeous leather playmats are waterproof, wipeable, and compact. They come in five sizes for a variety of purposes, from changing pad size up to beach blanket size. Available now at Gathre.
21 | Wooden rocking boat from Hape.
Lots of new toys are coming from Hape, but at the top of the list for me is this nautical inspired teeter-totter boat with a bench seat. Too cute, right? Available now on Amazon.
22 | The original four-in-one nursing cover from Covered Goods.
This four-in-one cover can be used as a nursing cover, carseat cover, infinity scarf, or shopping cart cover. It provides all over coverage when nursing (or pumping!) and is made from a comfortable, stretchy fabric. Available now from Covered Goods.
23 | Crib sheets from Rookie Humans.
Illustrated by different artists from around the world, these crib sheets double as adorable photo backdrops! I bet we’ll be seeing lots of these pop up on Instagram. For pre-order now from Rookie Humans.
24 | Magnetic baby clothing from Magnificent Baby.
This brand makes your life a million times easier by using smart close magnetic technology so you can get your baby dressed and undressed quickly. It’s mostly a layette collection for baby, but they also have rain jackets so your toddlers can easily put their jackets on independently! Available now from Amazon.
(Also see their more affordable line E=MC2 at Target.)
25 | The Dana For2 Stroller from Maxi-Cosi.
Parents of twins will rejoice at this one as it fits two Maxi-Cosi infant car seats side by side. It can also be used from birth in carriage mode with full recline or as a standard stroller. Available spring 2017.
26 | Portable Playsets from Sago Mini.
Whether your child enjoys the Sago Mini apps or not, the portable playsets are way too cute. There are three to choose from, and once your child is finished playing everything can be packed up and stored inside. (Also check out the Puzzle Mat!) Available now from Amazon.
27 | ToteSavvy diaper bag inserts from Life in Play.
Turn any bag into a diaper bag with a ToteSavvy insert. Made from a durable nylon twill, this organizer insert has an insulated bottle pocket, key clasp, changing mat, and a variety of pockets. Available in two sizes. Available now from Amazon.
28 | Moonlight Melodies Projection Soother from Skip Hop.
A baby soother that projects a starry nightscape onto any surface, but can also be covered for a warm nightlight glow. It has four melodies and an auto-off timer. Available now from Skip Hop or Target.
29 | Toddler backpacks from Fluf.
Fluf is known for their adorable storage containers, so I was excited to see they’ll soon be releasing toddler-sized backpacks in their fun, modern prints. Available spring 2017.
30 | New playsets from Green Toys.
Green Toys has added two playsets to their line-up, a farm and fire station. They both include multiple pieces that fit inside the building for easy clean-up. Available from Amazon.
31 | All natural baby products from Just Hatched.
Just Hatched makes a variety of skin care products for both baby & mama. Their products smell delicious, contain “no yucky stuff” and the best part is they’re actually affordable! Available from Amazon.
32 | The Care Kit from Boon.
The Care Kit is a baby health & grooming kit that will include a quick read thermometer, silicone toothbrush, nail clippers, nasal aspirator, medicine spoon and cradle cap brush, all contained in a zippered bag. Available in January 2017.
33 | Toddler tableware from Re-Play now available in white.
My favorite toddler dishes from Re-Play (made from recycled milk jugs!) are now available in white, for those who are looking for something a little more neutral. Available now from Amazon.
34 | Baby swaddles and sleep sacks from Nested Bean.
Nested Bean creates swaddles and sleep sacks that have lightly weighted pads on the chest that mimic your touch and help calm baby. The Zen Swaddle has a grow with me design and arms art feature, and the Zen Sack is for when your baby is ready to graduate to the next stage. Available now on Amazon.
35 | The new acrylic Harlow 3-in-1 Convertible Crib from Babyletto.
The Babyletto Harlow 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is now available with an acrylic front. Although still pricey, it’s much less expensive than many other acrylic cribs on the market. Converts from a crib to a toddler bed and daybed with included kit. Available now on Amazon.
36 | New Bamboo Blend Swaddles from Oliver + Kit.
Oliver + Kit makes swaddles and cuddle blankets in bold, modern prints. They’re now releasing their first bamboo line in all new prints and they’re only $1 more than the muslin swaddles! Available from Oliver + Kit.
37 | Art & chalk play things from Jac Jac Bird.
Their darling toys include a Chalk Board Table Runner Set, Doodle It & Go Chalk Book, and the Doodle It & Eat Mat. All chalk is dust free and the mats can be wiped clean with a cloth to be used over and over again. Available now on Amazon.
38 | The City Tour from Baby Jogger.
The new City Tour from Baby Jogger weighs only 14 pounds and has a one-hand quick fold. It collapses down small enough to meet carry-on requirements for most travel and it comes with a backpack style carry bag. Available now on Amazon.
39 | Diaper bags from Itzy Ritzy.
Itzy Ritzy is coming out with a line of diaper bags! There will be a few styles and fabric options available, including black, a bright floral, and a two-toned leather option. Select fabrics will even have matching baby moccs and pacifier clips! Available in February 2017.
40 | The Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 with Quick Click Magnet.
A new Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 will have a newly designed chest clip with a magnetic closure. Don’t worry, it take a little extra work to unclip so it won’t be easy for your little one to undo on their own, but it’ll make buckling them in much quicker! Available Spring 2017.
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