I was ecstatic when Pam and Melisa asked me to join them at the ABC Kids Expo. This was my first baby show, and I have to admit I was not prepared for what was in store for me. The Kentucky Expo Center has one million square feet of space, and let me tell you, you can squeeze a LOT of baby stuff into that space! I think it took me at least a few hours to get acclimated to the size of the whole thing, and as we made our way through the show, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I think Pam and Melisa started to count the number of times I cried out, “I NEED that!”
The expo was absolutely buzzing about Skip Hop’s new bedding and diaper bag line. These diaper bags were amazing! Skip Hop’s Jonathan Adler line uses vivacious colors and dramatic patterns to create a perfect match.
One of our favorite reveals (Team PN could not stop talking about it!) had to be Skip Hop’s latest bedding line. Their clever and decorative sheet sets give parents the option to go bumperless without sacrificing style!
Both are scheduled to hit the stores in early December. We even had the opportunity to meet Skip Hop’s savvy founders Ellen and Michael Diamant.
Time for lunch! We were flattered to have the team at Carousel Designs join us. What an amazing group of people! This is a family-owned and operated business with very honest values. Project Nursery is very excited about upcoming projects with Carousel Designs, and we are honored to call them our friends.
After lunch, it was back to the showroom floor and time to visit Babyhome. Babyhome is a Barcelona-based company that is entering the US market. I instantly fell in love with the Babyhome portable crib.
It has a sleek, functional design but is also lightweight and perfect for traveling.
Babyhome is also releasing a new line of bedrails, which follows their functional yet eye-catching design as well.
As you might expect, the Boon booth was vibrant—full of color and cool new products to ogle over.
Our trade show coverage would not be complete without a little potty talk. This Jahgoo 3-in-1 potty system caught our eye. The 3-in-1 potty can first be used as a traditional training potty and then transformed into a seat insert for your toilet and a step stool as your little one masters their new skill. This product was created by a dad who was tired of his bathroom being congested with eyesores and decided to take on the challenge of designing hip, design-conscious gear for the bathroom.
Last but not least was Sprout. Clark Davis, founder and owner, won our hearts. His modern playroom furniture line, with its clean, simplistic design, was created to allow for maximizing your child’s creativity, and the interchangeable furniture pieces are so easy to assemble, your toddler could do it. A toddler tool box is even available for them to help!
We’re not done revealing yet. Stay tuned for more fabulous finds!
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012
Love all the new products you scouted for those of who couldn't be there! Thanks!!!
Sunday 8th of January 2012
If you've spent a lot on a good quality bedding set, you'll want to use it again for your next child. Buying neutral doesn't mean you have to compromise on design either. Many themed sets are perfectly suitable for both boys and girls.
Thursday 20th of October 2011
Hi I am a new fan. Thanks for sharing your great photos, I linked to them in my ABC Expo post - http://lenaloos.com/2011/10/20/whats-hot-from-the-2011-abc-kids-expo/
What’s Hot from the 2011 ABC Kids Expo « LenaLoo
Thursday 20th of October 2011
[...] Bedding Skip Hop Complete Sheet gives parents the option to do away with bumpers but retain their cute factor in the nursery with a bigger, bolder pattern on the sides of the sheet that coordinates with the top of the sheet. These patent pending alternatives should be on the market in Early December, with 7 designs and option for 4 piece sets including sheet, crib skirt, wearable blanket, and crib blanket. Again, Project Nursery got the up close shots of the new designs in this post. [...]
Wednesday 12th of October 2011
That Complete Sheet is a genius idea!! You guys have such great coverage of the show! Thank you for sharing your finds!