Thursday, September 18, 2014

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

You're ready to retire your crib for good, but what to do with that once-so-important piece of furniture? Don't just put stash it in the basement — repurpose it! Yes, you'll have to be a bit crafty to pull these awesome ideas off (I'd consider hiring someone to help with a few of them), but the result is totally worth it. Not only can you feel great about a new, totally customized piece of furniture, you can also pat yourself on the back for being eco-friendly!

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib

11 Fun Ways To Repurpose Your Crib



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015

If you thought stores were already filled with exciting gear for babies and kids, just wait until you see what's around the corner. We've just returned from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas — the largest annual juvenile-products trade show in North America — and were privy to the latest innovations in gear for kids of all ages.
From a stroller that converts from a standard three-wheel buggy to a jogging stroller with the flick of a switch, to an infant car seat that reclines flat out when it's placed in a stroller, the innovations were plenty. There were also new products that turn every cup into a sippy cup, luxurious (and washable!) merino wool blankets for babies,  and plenty more!
Here are 37 products that will be hitting store shelves in the coming months!



3 Sprouts Bath Storage

New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 3 Sprouts is expanding its animal storage line to the bathroom with these adorable toy holders.

4 Moms mamaRoo
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
The ultrapopular mamaRoo is getting a sleek upgrade. The base is smaller, the control panel is more compact, and it can be controlled via an app — meaning a mom can make the mamaRoo go from any room in the house.

 Aden + Anais Merino Collection
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 This week, Aden + Anais introduces a luxury merino wool muslin collection — it is the first of its kind. Unbelievably soft and incredibly versatile, the collection includes blankets (kid- and adult-sized) and sleep sacks. And, best of all, the collection is machine washable and dryable! Thanks to a trademarked weave, the products won't shrink!

Aden + Anais Toddler Bedding
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Not only is Aden + Anais's new muslin toddler bedding adorable, but it also has a fun little trick. The foot of the top sheet and the foot of the bottom sheet are attached, so kids can't kick the sheets off the bed — we can't wait for March!

Angels on My Pillow Wrapaboo
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
A Dallas-based grandmother created the unbelievably soft Wrapaboo ($295). It is a receiving blanket for newborns.

 Baby Brezza 1-Step Glass
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
Next year Baby Brezza will introduce the 1-Step Glass. It has a glass bowl that is double the size of the current 1-Step and also has a removable water tank.

Baby Brezza Cuddle Cradle
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Already on the market, the Baby Brezza Cuddle Cradle ($20) is a light-as-a-feather "mold" for holding and feeding babies. It was created after a father wasn't sure how to hold his newborn.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Plus
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Baby Brezza is giving its popular Formula Pro an update with a Pro Plus edition ($179) later this year. The new one allows parents to adjust the water temperature to 98°F, room temperature, or warmer.

Babybjörn Limited-Edition Bouncer Balance
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
Babybjörn is adding this limited-edition polka-dot-print bouncer to its line in January.

 BabyTrend Triangle Play Yard
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 For those awkward corners in your home, BabyTrend is introducing a triangular play yard.

Boon Nosh
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Boon is redesigning the snack container with the Nosh.

Boon Soak Tub
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 The new Boon Soak Tub (available in March) grows with kids. The infant insert can be reversed for bigger kids, providing support where they need it.

Britax Click-Tight Convertible Car Seat
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 In August, Britax introduced its Click-Tight technology — a system that makes convertible-car-seat installation quick and secure in a matter of minutes. The system does not use LATCH technology; rather, it threads the seatbelt straps under the seat for the most secure fit we've ever seen. The car seats ($329) hit stores this week.

Bugaboo Cameleon Diesel Collection
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Perhaps the most exciting thing to come out of Bugaboo this year will be the start company's three-year collaboration with denim company Diesel. The Bugaboo Cameleon Diesel Collection Stroller ($1,299) is full of fun military details — a mesh canopy (a first for a traditional Bugaboo hood), leatherette handles and bumper bar, a military pouch on the back of the seat, yellow shocks, cool hubcaps, and some really fun accessories.

Chicco Lulla Go
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Chicco's Lulla Go ($99) is a lightweight bassinet that is earning rave reviews.

Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Another JPMA Innovation Award winner, the Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat ($400) will be the best unique infant carrier on the market — it is an infant car seat that reclines, completely! The seat, which is basically the Aton Q seat, flattens out so baby can recline when the seat is in a stroller or on the floor (but not in the car).

Cybex Priam
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 The Priam is Cybex's first "build-your-own" stroller. Buyers choose the frame ($800) and seat ($400) of their choice for a truly custom buggy. Leatherette details just add to the look!

Doona Car-Seat Stroller
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Doona may be the ultimate travel stroller. It is an infant carrier with integrated wheels that can be pulled down into a full-size stroller.

Fisher Price 4-in-1 Rock-n-Glide Soother
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Parents don't even have to get up from their seats to work Fisher Price's 4-in-1 Rock-n-Glide Soother ($139). The system — which moves forward and backward and side to side — works via a foot pedal. The seat comes off the automatic rocker to move from room to room. Expect it in January 2015.

Fisher Price Breastfeeding Pillow
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Fisher Price's first foray into breastfeeding includes a pillow that "grows" with your baby. In the beginning, moms place the baby on the larger side to bring them closer to the breast. As baby grows, mom uses the smaller side. And when baby's not nursing, the pillow can be used as a play spot with the attached bar.

Fisher Price Comfort Curve Bouncer
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Fisher Price's Comfort Curve Bouncer ($40) is part of the company's newer, sleeker design collection.

Fisher Price Day-to-Night Play Yard
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Fisher Price is entering the play-yard market with this ultralight version ($139).

FridaBaby Fridet
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 From the company that brought us the NoseFrida comes the Fridet — a portable bidet to clean tots after they use the bathroom. The founders say it can also be used as a peri-bottle after birth.

Love to Dream Swaddle Up & 50/50 Transition
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 The new Love to Dream 50/50 Transition won the JPMA Innovation Award for the infant and toddler category. The swaddler is a great way to transition babies from swaddle to more movement. It has zippers that can be removed when it's time to transition out of the newborn version.

Milk Sense
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 The Milk Sense Breast Milk monitor will finally hit the market in Q1 2015. It measures the amount of milk in a mother's breast before and after feeding so she can monitor how much her baby is eating.

Nurseryworks Contour Crib
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
How cool is Nurseryworks' Contour crib ($7,500)? The LA-made crib actually easily converts from a bassinet to a crib.


Nurseryworks Halo
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 The ultraluxe Nurseryworks Halo crib ($6,900) is plated in 24K gold. The crib converts into a toddler bed so you have a few extra years with it.


Orbit Baby O2

New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015

The Orbit Baby O2 is the company's first jogging stroller. Its stroller's seat moves back and down with just one click to convert from an everyday stroller into a jogger — the seat can also be placed in a rear-facing position so kids can face their parents. The frame ($600) fits any Orbit seat but can be bought as a whole system for $900. Expect it Summer 2015.


Puj Filla
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Kids have a habit of leaving their cups all over the place but never being able to find one when they need one. Puj will change that with Filla — a cup that hangs on a nub that attaches to the refrigerator. Expect them in stores in January.

Sili Skin Straw Tops
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 One of our favorite finds at the fair, the Sili Skin Straw Tops ($9 for three) convert any glass into a spill-proof cup. Just slip them (sippy cup or straw-up style) over a glass's opening, and you're set! Expect to see them in stores Dec. 1.

Skip Hop Lunch Set
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Skip Hop just introduced lunch sets that include easy-open lunch boxes, a thermal container with a thick thread so little kids can easily open it, and a coordinating lunch box.

Skip Hop Owl Phone
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 This sweet Skip Hop owl phone will hit stores in October.

Snuggwugg
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Designed by a mom who was having trouble changing her squirmy baby's diaper, the Snuggwugg ($35) is an activity bar with textures and toys for baby to play with, as well as a pocket that holds a smartphone or a photo.

Tiny Love Cozy Gyminie
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 For families short on space, Tiny Love is introducing the Cozy Gyminie early in 2015.

Tiny Love Cozy Rocker
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Tiny Love's baby seat is being updated into a bassinet.

Ubi 3-in-1 Potty
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
 Ubi is moving beyond the diaper pail and into the bathroom with its new 3-in-1 Potty ($40). It includes a step stool, a potty seat, and a potty.

Ubi Tweat
New Toddler and Baby Products From ABC KIDS EXPO for 2015
A fun take on the classic snack trap, Ubi's Tweat ($9) keeps snacks safe, fresh, and cutely kept in these adorable containers. They'll be out in January.


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