Highlights from the ABC Kids Expo 2016

In October Bunny, Baby Sister and I attended the ABC Kids Expo 2016. We all had a blast and found some amazing products! One of my best friends came with us to help keep the kiddos happy. Everyone had a great time and we can’t wait for next years Expo!

I was 11 weeks pregnant at the expo. The show opened at 8 and closed at 5. My feet were sore each and every day and everyone was exhausted! I wish we had a bit more time to see everything. Because it was so large I had to choose which products I would focus on the most. I focused mainly on maternity, baby, multiple children and toddlers.

My favorite bassinet/crib conversion kit is the Cocoon Evolve. Not yet available in the USA this is a product I am very excited to use once it is available. The Cocoon Evolve transitions from a bassinet to a crib, then to a toddler bed and then to a desk/table and two chairs! It will retail around $800 INCLUDING the bassinet and crib mattress! LOVE IT!

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Fisher Price has a new auto rock n play. No more waking up to rock the baby! The auto rock n play does it for you.

The romp and roost is a great play pen that is big enough for two babies or children! In fact, romp and roost even has a divider so each child has their own space! Romp and roost will be available in 2017.

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Snuggle Me Organic is a wonderful co sleeping bed for babies. This gives baby their own safe space in your bed. I am excited to try this out with our new addition in May 2017.

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There were quite a few strollers that caught my eye. I am in the market for a double stroller and was drawn to a few. Maxi Cosi has a new side by side double umbrella stroller that can hold two infant car seats. Perfect for twins!

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My absolute favorite double stroller from the 2016 ABC Kids Expo is the Keenz Stroller Wagon. Keenz is a stroller and a wagon. I have wanted a heavy duty wagon to haul my kids to and from the farmers markets but hate having to pull them everywhere. With Keenz you can pull OR push! There are two harnesses, one on each end, as well as a canopy. Keenz is the ultimate double stroller wagon! Keenz will be restocked soon! Sign up for their news letters to stay up to date.

Another great double stroller is the Austien Entourage.  The Austien Entourage is a single stroller that converts into a double stroller. But it is more than that! In the single stroller mode you can carry your luggage, your sports equipment, almost anything! All while carrying a child as well! The Austien Entourage can go from a single to a single and a half to a double stroller. It is great for busy families!

I am excited to learn more about the Englancha Mirago Duo double stroller. It looks very comfortable for both riders. I can not wait to get test this!

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A new innovative single stroller is the 4moms Moxi. The Moxi is charged with solar power and will charge your phone while you stroll. Moxi also has a built in dashboard that tracks your speed, distance and calories burned. Moxi also has headlights and tail lights so you will always be seen.

The GB Maris Plus is another stroller that caught my eye. The sleek, stylish design is right up my alley. If only it were a double!

Another great single stroller I love is the new Diono Stroller. While it is only a prototype currently they are expected to be available for sale Summer 2017. Along with the Diono stroller comes the Diono infant car seat.

An infant car seat that has everyone talking is the Kiddy Evolution Pro 2. This car seat allows infants to lay flat WHILE DRIVING! This is great for premature babies. The Kiddy Evolution Pro 2 is the first and only infant car seat that allows babies to lay flat while driving.

4moms also has a new car seat. The 4moms self installing car seat is pretty neat to see in person! The car seat initially instals itself and, every time you put baby in the car, the car seat makes sure it is properly installed 100% of the time. You never have to worry about your car seat being installed properly again!

A great new convertible car seat is the Maxi Cosi Prima 85 Max. I love the magnetic clip!

The Nuna USA Rave car seat was by far my favorite new convertible car seat. There are so many great features on this car seat but my favorite has to be the ease of instal.

Both my kiddos love the new Nomi high chair by emove.com. I love that it grows with baby! Nomi can be a seat for a newborn, a high chair for a baby and toddler and a chair for a child! Baby Sister enjoyed it!

For the nursing wear I saw a few of my staples and favorite brands and I was able to discover some new brands! One of my favorite new (to me) nursing clothes line is Utterly Hot Mama. What is different about these nursing clothes is they have a snap in under piece that allows you to nurse without exposing it all. This piece is removable so when you are done nursing you can remove it and have a one layered shirt! I love the longevity of Utterly Hot Mama nursing wear! Watch the video!

Nurture-elle has a new gorgeous maternity and nursing dress that is perfect for the holidays!

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Mommy Steps maternity insoles for my shoes were a life saver! My feet were killing me and these insoles greatly helped them survive the 4 days of the ABC Kids Expo!

The Leacho Back N Belly Bliss maternity pillow is a new pillow that has less contours which I love. Not yet available and I am not sure when it will be available. Another great maternity pillow I am excited to try is the new Boppy pregnancy pillow due early 2017.

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My girls were loving all the toys on display. Some of their favorites were the Green Toys cupcakes and Farm Set.

Marcus and Marcus have some great mold free bath toys that open up so you can wash the inside!

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Baby Tula has some new prints. We are especially excited about their new children’s baby carriers and can not wait for our favorite print to be released!

The TwinGo Baby Carrier was SO COMFORTABLE and easy to use. I need one of these! Great for twins or tandem wearing siblings of different ages. Baby Sister was down low because she wanted to nurse 🙂

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Aden + Anais has some new and super soft fabrics available. Brushed with fleece they are super snuggly!

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e-cloth has the most amazing bath towels. They come in a few sizes so the bigger kids are not left out!

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Gumeez Teething products are gorgeous! I love that they have matching children’s sets so my 3 year old can have a matching necklace!

Everyday there was a pickles and ice cream social, I did not miss that! This pregnant mama was loving it! Baby Sister loved it too! There were a lot of other activities but I was either busy during these activities or they included alcohol, which I don’t drink. I was very impressed with all the social gatherings!

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We loved the full size baby products! The Nuna Leaf was SO comfortable! I want one in my size!

The Baby Bjorn full size bouncer was lots of fun!

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Overall we had a great time! We look forward to next year!


AllAboutBabysWorld

I am a wife, a mother, and a lover of all things baby. I have 3 year old and 1 year old daughters and an amazing husband, My Love. I try to focus on bringing healthy, eco friendly products into my life to help improve my family’s everyday experience. If it is a baby product I have probably played with it, used it and have an opinion on it. If you do not see a review of whatever item you are looking for, send me an email or leave a comment! There is a good chance I know about it and have an opinion :)

33 Comments

  1. I just find it amazing how many expos there are noawadays for basically any and every occasion. Love it! Thanks for sharing your experience. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  2. Those are all awesome! This makes me wish my girls were babies again! I love that cocoon, it’s worth purchasing!

  3. Se manifique! Love the photo journal and descriptions. Looks like this was an awesome expo and experience. The kids seem like they had fun and the products sound fantastic

  4. The cocoon looks adorable it is something I would want for my own child should I have one. I love the look of the rest of the goodies at the expo as well.

  5. Love your photos! Your kids are adorable and I love the baby bump! <3 All of those baby items… so many I want to have and I am not even expecting again, yet. 🙂

  6. The double stroller looks awesome! Looks like you have lots of fun at the expo. It was eight years ago since my boy was little and I can’t believe there are a lot more of new products and gadget available nowadays.

  7. That does looks like lots of fun and the Cocoon Evolve looks really cool! Where was that when my twins were little??

  8. I like that Cocoon Evolve too. Steep price, but probably about what you’d pay for the items if you bought them separately anyway.

  9. This looks like such a great expo! I would love to go there now that our little girl is here. So fun!

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