It’s been quiet over here since I traveled last week for the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. The All Baby & Child show is massive and focuses on the top gear, furniture, fashion and decor for kids. There were some innovative products I discovered and strong trends for the year ahead – below are some of my favorites!
The all natural and modern trend isn’t going anywhere.
Swaddles, furniture, diapers and more – parents today want brands to be transparent about their manufacturing and sourcing process and the ingredients used. So it was no surprise that a big focus again was on all natural products that have a modern feel. Some of my favorite finds were from Doddle & Co (the Pop cleaner pacifier, pictured above) and Finn & Emma play gyms and teething toys.
Tech and safety doesn’t have to be an eyesore.
Jude was born in 2014 and boy, has the baby monitor game changed since then! The new video monitors from Arlo are adorable and even have their own perch so you can mount anywhere for a perfect view.
Designer, influencer and celebrity collaborations.
2018 is going to bring a new selection of fashion forward baby gear! From strollers, baby carriers and even mattresses, parents do not need to sacrifice fashion over function anymore. I loved the sneak peeks from Cybex – can’t wait to share more!
Strollers have had a major upgrade with leather touches on the handlebars and the trend isn’t stopping! I love the selection from Joolz and they have multiple colors and patterns to give you a truly customizable stroller.
Easy to assemble AND safe products for baby.
Car seats are notoriously difficult to install, leading to a huge percentage being used incorrectly. Nuna is making safety a no-brainer with their easy, color install guides on their car seats.
Photo via Noninoni Kids Instagram
One of my favorite finds was by Noninoni Kids – safe and eco-friendly cribs that require no tools to assemble. Plus it’s a family owned business made in the USA. The set up demo only took a few minutes – this crib is beautiful and an amazing innovation.
We’ll be adding some fun new arrivals to Half Pint Shop in the next few months – stay tuned!