The Project Nursery team just returned from the ABC Kids Expo 2016, and we’re bursting at the seams with excitement over the amazing new companies and products we discovered. Some of them are already available for purchase (grab your credit cards, mamas!), and some of them will be making their way to retailers in 2017, but one thing is for sure—they’re all worth the wait. Here are sixteen companies/products to watch for.
Project Nursery Electronics
Guess what, for the first time ever, we had our very own booth at ABC. It was pretty incredible to see our name in lights at the biggest industry show of the year. Our big news is the launch of the parent + baby Smart Band, which can track feedings, diaper changes, fitness and so much more! We are planning to hit stores in early 2017. Much more to come on that later.
Eden Bed in Rose Gold from Incy Interiors
Straight from Down Under, Incy Interiors is shaking up the baby and kids furniture market with super glam finishes like rose gold. The Eden Bed is available in sizes from twin up to queen, and the twin and full beds feature two adjustable mattress heights. The twin bed retails for $699.
CYBEX by Jeremy Scott
New York-based fashion designer Jeremy Scott, know for his collection with Adidas, has teamed up with CYBEX to create a fashion-forward collection that’s totally gonna fly. Pop art meets a bit of whimsy, his bold black and gold + iconic wings are not for the meek. The Priam Carry Cot 3-in-1 System ($499) and the 2.Go Baby Carrier ($129.95) are available now.
With the goal of conquering clumps in mind, this fun new line of baby bottles comes to us from Sweden—it’s truly the next generation of bottle feeding. Twistshake baby bottles not only come in bright colors but are designed specifically for easily mixing formula with one easy twist and shake. The mixer net actively dissolves clumps, while the ergonomically designed bottle is grip-friendly, for both parent and child. Twistshake is coming soon to baby stores and amazon.com. The Twistshake retails for around $10 for the bottle, mixer net, silicone nipple and anti-colic valve.
Kiwi Glider with Built-In Charger from Babyletto
There’s nothing like banging out two jobs at once—case in point, scrolling through email while breastfeeding! Babyletto just introduced their new Kiwi Glider with built-in USB charger that makes mulit-tasking easier. Plus, it features auto recline with the push of a button! This new glider retails for around $599 and will be available in early 2017.
Triple Threat Diaper Bag in Coffee and Cream from Itzy Ritzy
Watch out diaper bag world! This a game changer, and we are seriously impressed! The Triple Threat Diaper Bag easily converts from tote to messenger to backpack, so no matter what your diaper bag wearing preference is, this one has you covered! It even has a patent pending rubber driver sole at the bottom, so go ahead and drop this bad boy on the ground at the park without worrying about wear and tear (or germs!). Basically, this bag brings you total organization and function without sacrificing style! The Triple Threat Diaper Bag retails for $160 and will be available for purchase around March 2017. (Coming to The Project Nursery Shop in early 2017!)
Cookie Silicone Teether w/ Clip from Loulou Lollipop
Sweet tooth anyone? Now the itsy bitsy babes can soothe their gums during those rough teething days with the sweetest cookie teether ever (pun intended)! The added clip keeps it with baby at all times and keeps you worry-free—no more constant drops on all those dirty floors! Oh, and don’t forget to snag the donut and ice cream teethers if you’re really craving all the sweets! At only $22 and with so many color options, these make the most adorable baby gifts! (Coming soon to The Project Nursery Shop!)
Wave Stroller from Silver Cross
Remember the iconic Silver Cross stroller (first introduced in the 60’s) that Princess Kate and other fancy Brits have been pushing? Well, now Silver Cross has taken that concept and updated it for the modern day. The new Silver Cross Wave Stroller (shown here in a double stroller configuration) will be arriving stateside next year, and the details are amazing. Let’s start with the leather trim and gorgeous color options. The Wave is a travel system with the ability to transition into a tandem stroller with a total of 16 different configurations. It includes the frame, bassinet and seat, and it’s geared towards parents seeking a luxurious stroller for their newborn, expanding family or twins. The Wave retails for $1299.
Doudoune from 7 A.M. Enfant
Who wants their baby to head out on a winter walk looking like the chicest child in all the land? Well this quilted, insulated one-piece baby bunting will protect your baby from the cold while the soft, faux fur hood and and fleece lining are super cozy. And the color choices—wow! There are lots of on-trend, bright and happy options for both boys and girls. The Doudoune retails for $95.
Modcot from Ubabub
New product reveal! Ubabub just introduced their latest addition to the family, the Modcot. Kinda retro and kinda futuristic, we can’t wait to see this beauty in modern nurseries worldwide. The Modcot will be available in the US mid 2017.
Welcome to the world, StasherBag! This is the first self-sealing, air-tight, non-plastic bag, and we’re loving these multi-sized silicone pouches for just about everything, from cheerios to colored pencils. Wash ’em, freeze ’em or steam ’em, they’re gonna change your life.
Chair & Bassinet Stand from Bugaboo
Extend the function of your Bugaboo stroller with the Bugaboo Stand, and transform your bassinet into a sleeping solution or your seat into a high chair. The Bugaboo stand allows your child to sleep in the bassinet he or she already loves in the comfort of your home, and when used as a high chair, it allows you to adjust the seat position to perfectly place your child at the table. You can even to use it in a reclined position so your child can get some rest. The Bugaboo Stand retails for $104.
High Chair from BabyBjörn
The new High Chair from BabyBjörn is on trend when it comes to color choices, and it has a sleek modern look we love. It’s compact and convenient for parents, and its simple design—including an adjustable and detachable tray—makes it easy to clean. The High Chair is available in three different colors, light green, light pink and white, and it can be used for kids between the ages of six months and three years old.
Props go out to JuJuBe for the chicest booth in the place! They produced a clever camp-themed outpost to showcase their new mini diaper bags and newest look called “Black Ops.” You won’t want to go under cover while carrying one of these new styles.
Hello cuteness. Our favorite baby resting spot just got a while lot prettier with fun new graphic patterns to complement any room in the house. They come in two sizes ranging from 0-36 months and retail starting at $189.
MESA 2017 Car Seat from UPPAbaby
Safety comes first so the the last thing we want is a car seat treated with flame retardant chemicals for our children. UPPAbaby is changing the car seat game by coming out with a soft, natural, moisture wicking wool, which is a natural flame retardant.