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First we have Nursery Works. With four crib designs in its collection, this display was a show stopper. I introduced you to their new cribs a few weeks ago, but it was wonderful to see them in person.
First is the Highlight Crib with the neon yellow metal base.
Next is the Halo Crib with the 24 karat gold square base.
The Contour Crib is really spectacular and the design converts beautifully from bassinet to crib. I wish they had shown it in bassinet form as well, but they did have the mattress to illustrate the size and the pieces that come with the crib.
The Empire Rockers are shown here in some new and limited edition fabrics.
There are also some fun limited edition fabrics for the Sleepytime Rocker. I’d personally vote for some colorful solids, but you can always order custom upholstery.
This mid-century style Scoot collection is versatile and will suit many different nursery styles.
Babyletto’s new Bento glider is small and simple model.
I like the way the new Bingo Collection incorporates color as well as storage.
There will be three new bedding patterns added to Babyletto’s line up. I particularly like the tulips and the aztec style design.
We got a preview of this rocking chair last year, but this year it’s being shown with a new storage piece with a neon accent.
And the Lemonade Playset isn’t new, but how cute does it look with all the colors?
Finally, from the DaVinci brand, the Jenny Lind Crib is coming out it Lagoon.
Such a great color.
As part of the festivities at the 2014 ABC Kids Expo, the JPMA announced its 2014 Innovation Award winners.
Judges Pick Award: Cloud Q Infant car seat from CYBEX
With safety and quality comparable to the Cybex Aton 2 and Aton Q, the innovative Cloud Q can recline completely when used on a stroller. (coming early 2015)
Parent’s Pick Award: Baby Camera 0 Emission by Babymoov
The first and only video baby monitior with no electromagnetic wave emissions. (coming March 2015)
Feeding/Bathing/Changing category: Wow Baby Spill Free 360 Cup by Wow Gear, LLC
Safety category: Buddy Tag by Le Vise Products
Child restraint category: Doona Car Seat by Simple Parenting
Nursery category: Duux Bluetooth Baby Protector with Lullabies and Nightlight by Duux
Play/entertainment category: SoapSox
Infant/parent care category: Love to Dream 50/50 Transition by Regal Lager, Inc.
On-the-go category: Chicco LullaGo Bassinet by Chicco USA (*less than $100*)
Carriers category: Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier
Stroller category: UPPAbaby Vista Stroller
Congratulations to all the winners.
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In the drool-worthy category at the ABC Kids Expo 2014 is the Rockwell Bassinet featuring a walnut base and sleek chrome frame.
A variation on the Ninna Nanna Bassinet, the Rockwell Bassinet is an even more spectacularly modern design.
In the glider section, two limited edition gliders make up the Wool and Walnut collection. Here’s a sleek Vola Glider in the wool and walnut combination.
This Luca Glider is shown in Oatmeal Wool with a solid walnut base.
The Joya Rocker looks amazing with a new sand fabric and natural maple base.
One of the “stars” of this year’s ABC Kids Expo was this fantastic, fun and modern muslin toddler bedding from Aden + Anais.
These come as Bed in a Bag sets with everything you need. They are super soft and oh so cute.
Aden + Anais has also partnered with The Woolmark Company to create a washable wool fabric with Aden + Anais’s signature muslin weave. The Merino wool collection is supremely luxurious and I had to touch it every time I walked by.
And since I got a question about it, these are the new muslin swaddle designs…
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There was lots of excitement going on at Bugaboo this year. The often imitated brand that revolutionized the modern stroller market, Bugaboo continues to forge ahead with both design and engineering.
On the design side, I’m going crazy for the first special edition stroller of Bugaboo’s three-year collaboration with Diesel. This first collection is the Bugaboo Cameleon3 by Diesel.
This military-inspired stroller comes complete with a dark green chassis, green canvas, faux leather handlebar and tons of distinctive details.
This will be available in stores in November 2014. The stroller will retail for $1300. Camouflage footmuff, seat liner, parasol and mosquito net will also be available as additional accessories.
The next notable new product at Bugaboo was the Bugaboo Stand. Use your Bugaboo carriage as a bassinet or your Bugaboo seat as a high chair.
The Bugaboo Stand weighs less than 6 pounds and folds easily into a shoulder carrying bag.
The stand is compatible with the Bugaboo Cameleon3, Bugaboo Buffalo, and Bugaboo Donkey using the required set of adapters. Expect to see the Bugaboo Stand in Spring 2015 for $130.
The really big announcement of the show was the Bugaboo Runner.
In a special evening event, Bugaboo presented the jogging extension that works for (almost) any Bugaboo model you buy or own. Just click your seat onto the specially designed chassis and you’re ready to run. This eliminates the need to purchase a separate jogging stroller. You can jog with your child front or rear facing.
The Bugaboo Runner will be available in the US starting in Spring 2015 and the jogging extension will retail for $425. You will also be able to purchase the complete runner (chassis, seat and seat adaptors) for $755.
Since Oeuf got the most “likes” on our ABC Kids Expo 2014 Instagram feed, it’s the first brand we’re going to cover.
One of the things I’m most excited about from the expo this year is Oeuf’s Fawn collection.
The Fawn Crib, which is lovely on its own, is extra special because it converts from the bassinet.
The bassinet-to-crib should retail for $980 and is expected Spring 2015. A matching dresser will be part of the collection as well.
This River Twin Bed is a beautiful alternative to Oeuf’s Sparrow bed. I love the safety rail as well as the bench at the foot of the bed. It’s your twin alternative to the Perch Toddler Bed. The River Twin Bed will retail for $740 with the trundle ($300) and rail ($100) as add on accessories. These are also expected in the spring.
I was also glad to see that Oeuf’s table and chair set is still in the pipeline. This should be out by January. The table is $270, a set of TWO chairs is $226 and the stickers will be about $20.
Oeuf will also be coming out with it’s own bedding for cribs as well as big kid beds.
Patterns include tiny dots as well as these cute cherries. We’ll post more as the products are released.
Our live coverage of the ABC Kids Expo 2014 took place primarily on Instagram. It was a great place to follow along this year, so thanks to all of you who followed and “liked” your favorites. To kick off our Expo coverage, here are the top three most “liked” finds of the show. We’ll have separate more in-depth posts covering these brands, but I wanted to give these favorites a special spotlight.
Our #3 most popular IG from the show was this toddler bedding set from Aden + Anais. There will be a few designs (as you can see behind the display) but the neon pink stars are really cool, and since it’s from Aden + Anais, it’s also super soft. The Bed in a Bag concept works so perfectly here. Lucky toddlers!
The #2 most “liked” photo from the show was this shot of Monte‘s new bassinet. An adaptation of their Ninna Nanna bassinet, the Rockwell Bassinet features a walnut base and sleek chrome frame!
Finally, the #1 MOST popular photo (by a long shot!) from our ABC Kids Expo coverage on Instagram was the Fawn collection from Oeuf. The bassinet parts are used to form the crib. I love pieces that can do double duty and I think this is going to be a huge seller.
Did you see anything else you’re really excited about?
It’s that time again! I’m packing up and heading to Vegas tomorrow for my 5th year at the ABC Kids Expo, the nation’s largest kids and baby trade show.
I’ll be meeting and visiting with many of our favorite brands and companies as well as other bloggers and retailers. It’ll be a busy few days. Coverage on the blog will start next week and run through September, but you can follow on twitter, Instagram and Facebook to catch some of the early news and photos.
Follow our coverage to preview what the year ahead will bring!
We don’t usually tour big kid spaces, but as this one is in my own home, I’m making an exception.
The product sources are in the design board we published earlier, but take a look at how it all turned out!
The space isn’t “styled” just for the photos, this is just how we use the room on a daily basis– at least when it’s not a huge mess! The bed isn’t always made but this is what it looks like a few times a week.
One of our main problems upstairs is always book storage. We replaced a small bookshelf in the nursery with this hanging shelving system, but there STILL isn’t space for all the books. Also, stuffed animals are a problem. Every so often I try to get rid of some, but somehow more are always added to replace them. Ah well… always a work in progress.
We didn’t have room for the glider in this corner, so lucky me… it’s in my bedroom! This little reading corner works with a beanbag chair though.
Maybe one day I’ll clear out the clutter and photograph a more stylized version of the space, but for now, I hope you like the “real” Real Room Tour.
Dress up your plain doors with the ultimate in cuteness. From Made of Sundays, the vinyl decals are among the most adorable things ever. The simple inexpensive designs make a huge impact on an otherwise boring surface.
Visit the shop for other cute wall decals.