Baby products coming soon to a store near you!
We spent a few days last week at the ABC Kids Expo, the largest private tradeshow in the world for manufacturers to exhibit their new products and prototypes to retailers, buyers, qualified bloggers and media.
There were hundreds of exhibits there. We concentrated on the newest and/or hottest products. Some are already available in stores, and some will be showing up in BPE-certified retail stores near you in the next few months.
Below are just a handful of the products that received consistent mention from retailers and bloggers alike.
Since baby gear was by far the largest category at the show and had the most talked about products, it's not surprising that most of the products we're listing here are, too.
The Nuna LEAF, already available at independent retail stores, was one of the most frequently mentioned products by retailers and bloggers at the show, and we can see why!
Inspired by the carefree float of a leaf on a breeze, this unique baby seat was invented from baby’s point of view and treats your little one to a mesmerizing ride.
We're told it's a popular shower gift and hard to keep in stock.
BABY JOGGER SUMMIT X3
Coming soon to a store near you, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 was a very popular new product introduction.
A newly engineered design with an innovative remote swivel wheel lock allows parents to flip to jogger mode without stopping. Active parents will also love this stroller's rugged functionality and urban agility.
CHICCO NEXTFIT CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT
The buzz continues to grow about Chicco's new NextFit Convertible Car Seat, featuring their SuperCinch LATCH system which utilizes integrated pulleys that make tightening the base nearly effortless. Attendees were also raving about the adjustable harness that can change in width to accommodate the size of your child.
With nine recline positions for rear and forward facing, this seat will make life easier for any mom, but especially those with special needs kids who need to recline. There's an overall 50" height limit, so bigger kids can remain in the safer rear-facing position longer.
It has a steel frame and EPS foam, and it comes with an infant cushion to fit newborns up to 11 pounds. A two-position crotch strap is also available. Watch for it in the next few months.
UPPABABY MESA INFANT CAR SEAT
UPPAbaby introduced their first infant car seat, the Mesa. Featuring a base that installs with a unique LATCH system, it can be installed in seconds and makes it easy for you to tighten the base and adjust the harness with ease.
Compatible with their Vista and Cruz strollers, it will be available in early Spring 2013.
NOOK SLEEP SYSTEMS PEBBLE LOUNGER
The high-design Pebble Lounger by Nook Sleep Systems was another hit at the show.
This colorful, fun and functional infant lounger is already available in stores. Comes in a neon green or orange.
TORTLE BY TORTLE PRODUCTS LLC
Statistically, one child in every family will develop flat head syndrome. Cleared for use by the FDA, the Tortle is a soft beanie which helps you position your baby to prevent this from happening. A simple solution to a growing problem, and retailers loved it! This booth was jammed every time we went by. Comes in several fun patterns and colors. Available in December 2012.
Coming up in future blog posts: Baby furniture & accessories
Stop by our Facebook page to view a gallary of images for many more products that were on display in ABC's New Product Showcase and throughout the exhibit hall.
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