As we wrap up our ABC Kids Expo coverage, there are a few new modern furniture collections that I want to be sure that you see.
Finally, another Spanish nursery brand was testing the US waters at ABC Kids. I loved both cribs from Bresole, the Nubol and the Juvi and the rocker was a prototype they’re working on, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that beauty. As is, it was a little small. I’m 5′ 5″ and the seat seemed a little petite for me.
Aren’t you excited about all the nursery possibilities?!
My favorite new brand discovery from the ABC Kids Expo 2015 was Monica Richards.
The collection includes these great sculptural animals that kids can sit on,
as well as book ends and door stops.
Coming soon from 3Sprouts,
..they’re going to have these adorable diaper stackers…
as well as back seat organizers for the car!
The new patterns from Petit Pehr really caught my eye.
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Babyletto is one of the best modern brands from MDB and they always have new nursery offerings to look forward to.
The first attention-getter is the new Hula Crib. This, like other oval cribs, converts from a bassinet to crib.
The Tuba Glider lives up to its namesake. This is a hefty wide glider without a hefty price.
The Macaron Glider and Dottie Bookshelf are two unique nursery pieces that will help make Babyletto one of the most fun and playful nursery brands. There’s also the new Pogo bookshelf that unfortunately I failed to snap a photo of.
I’m looking forward to the Hudson Collection in this beautiful new Washed Natural finish.
Babyletto is also considering new colors for the Spruce Tree Bookcase. It’s currently available in Green and White, but Gray will soon be added and maybe some of these two tone trees.
What piece are you looking forward to in your Babyletto nursery?
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Skip Hop is a must-see at the ABC Kids Expo and their big showstopper this year was the Uplift Baby Bouncer.
It’s a comfortable, modern baby lounger with the unique height adjusting feature. It adjusts from regular floor height up to sofa level to let you more easily interact with baby wherever you’re most comfortable. Coming in the spring/summer 2016.
Skip Hop’s Arch Activity Gym has lots of cool features like a sound activated dancing fox and a secret pocket for your phone behind the mirror where you can take photos or videos of baby playing!
You can already find these new baby toys for sale…
… as well as these Take-along Kids Nightlights.
There are also a number of great new bath toys that are part of the zoo collection.
Finally, these High Line Totes are a chic new bags that will join an already wonderfully diverse diaper bag lineup.
Keep an eye out for all the new stuff!
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When I’m looking for a break from all the baby gear and strollers at the ABC Kids Expo, I go searching for a little fun in the form of toys.
You’ll also want to take note of their incredible Haverhill Rocker. I would have loved to bring one of these home with me!
Manny & Simon always has something new to show and this year it was these vehicles with peg people. They’ve had vehicles before, but with the people, there’s an added level of play value.
Green Toys is also featuring more vehicles with figures including these Sport Boats and the Dumper, Mixer and Scooper.
They’re also bringing back their stacking block set but with a new color combination.
One of my favorite modern toy brands is Plan Toys and they always have lots of new toys on display.
I particularly love the little Piggy Banks,
bird houses and bird feeders.
There are lots of new bath toys like these little sailboats with polar creatures,
and the pirate boat.
And their newest dollhouse is this Creative Play House.
Look for these new toys for your holiday gift giving!
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The number and variety of stroller brands, models and features presented on the floor of the ABC Kids Expo is always overwhelming, but there are so many new things that you’re going to love in the world of modern strollers for 2015 and 2016.
I was surprised when I saw OXO had come out with a stroller, but the parents at OXO strive to solve the most annoying parenting problems, so I knew this was worth taking a look at.
I liked how even folded and standing up vertically, the handle doesn’t touch the ground, and true to its name, the Cubby has plenty of nifty pockets that make it almost like a diaper bag on wheels. There are two versions of this stroller– the Cubby ($300) and Cubby Plus ($400). Coming in 2016.
I was really excited to see this colorful booth on the show floor. Did you know that you can find Cosatto strollers in the US now? You can find the Supa Stroller in lots of colorful patterns like Hipstar and my favorite– Flamingo Fling!
There was lots of excitement at Quinny, and it wasn’t just about the fancy new jogging stroller (coming next spring).
Quinny and Maxi-Cosi are making strides to have the most fashionable strollers and car seats, and their latest collaboration is with the fashionable Rachel Zoe. Her collection will include a Quinny Moodd as well as Pria 85 and Mico Max 30 car seats.
The Watercolor Maxi-Cosi should be available to accompany you on winter travel to tropical destinations.
For something a little more subtle, but extremely elegant, consider the Sweater Knit collection. This collection should ship any day now to keep your baby looking cozy this fall.
Quinny’s Bold Block Moodd and Buzz with matching Maxi-Cosi car seats are fantastically fashion forward and come in this bold red combo or a more tonal cream and gray .
If you still haven’t found the special edition beauty you love, how about Star by Edward van Vliet? No excuse for plain boring strollers any more!
There’s nothing boring about Clek‘s new Tokidoki space pattern…
… but if that’s too much, the Capri blue color is a beautiful new shade.
Also worthy of mention is their seat protector accessory. Might as well get the Clek one when you buy your seat.
Even Mountain Buggy is embracing the fashion stroller trend and introduced the Cosmopolitan Luxury Geo Stroller.
Mamas & Papas always has beautiful strollers but this year they really outdid themselves. The Rose gold frame on the Urbo2 looks really luxurious.
The new Donna Wilson bear print is ridiculously cute.
And finally, the peacock feather pattern of the new Liberty collaboration is one of the most stunning things you’ve ever seen on a stroller.
If you’re unlucky enough not to need another stroller, at least grab the diaper bag!
Stokke’s strollers are keeping up with the fun fashion trends and there are more combinations and colors to choose from than ever.
One of the most talked about strollers in Vegas this year was the Entourage stroller from Austlen Baby Co. The winner of the 2015 Best In Show in the JPMA Innovation Awards, this revolutionary stroller has all the storage you could ever want from a stroller and is super versatile with over 30 different configurations.
It’s a single stroller, a double, a twin, a travel, a shopping cart… you really need to take a look at this thing.
Another attention getting new (to the US at least) brand is Greentom. These strollers are very lightweight and made of recycled plastic!
Finally, I really enjoyed getting to learn about gb child and learning about their diverse lines of strollers, car seats and travel systems.
By far the most stunning was their Pockit, which holds the record as the world’s smallest folding stroller. It’s really impressive and I hope I get a chance to play with one! Check out my video of the demo on Instagram.
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In addition to the new 4moms high chair, there were some other items worth mentioning in the world of baby feeding.
In the highchair world, OXO’s Sprout High Chair has gray and white frames in addition to the current walnut and birch…
… and Stokke’s Tripp Trapp will be available in two new colors as well.
From Boon, you can look forward to the new Bento lunch box…
… as well as the Forb Mini dish brush.
Boon’s straw cup tops and sippy cup tops are also available right now.
Lodge is another beautiful collection that can be used in many different interiors.
Costa is another exciting option, and we hope to see Kidsmill bring over many more of their nurseries.
We can also look forward to their Highchair Up!, and the bouncer!
Oh, how I love all these imports… keep ’em coming!
We have high expectations for 4moms, and when they debut a new product, we expect to be impressed. But what could be so impressive about a new high chair? Magnets!
One of the trickiest parts of a high chair is removing the tray, right? If you’ve ever tried to teach your parents how to get your child out of their high chair, you know what I’m talking about. But the 4moms high chair is so easy, you can remove the tray with one hand.
The chair is extremely easy to clean and the foam insert can be removed and washed in the sink. The tray liner comes off and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
The tray top is also magnetic and their high chair comes with a bowl that sticks to the tray. Other magnetic dishes will also be available for purchase.
The 4moms high chair also features 3 height settings, 3 tray positions, a 5-point harness than can be changed to a 3-point harness and it will retail for a reasonable $300. Look for it in early 2016!
One of the most exciting discoveries at the ABC Kids Expo this year was that Micuna, a Spanish baby brand, is coming to the US in 2016! We’ve admired them from afar for a long time, but now they’re bringing five pieces stateside (at least for now).
First is the Life Crib. This crib is really unique and can be customized with different color bars. It also converts (with additional parts) into an adorable toddler bed. $990
The Smart Fresh Bassinet is beautifully sculptural and features transparent fabric sides. Other color options are available. $450
The Harmony Single Evolutive Crib is perfectly modern and also converts to a toddler bed. $850
Finally, the Ovo High Chair is a sophisticated but easy to clean design. Colorful fabric seat covers come separately. Just put this one on your wish list right now! $500
Welcome to the US, Micuna!