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We just got back from the ABC Kids Expo this past weekend and oh my goodness, there were so many great products! As you read from my previous post on what to pack, there are hundreds of different brands that come to this expo. It’s impossible to see them all, but we were able to stop by over a hundred different booths. We’re pooped. But how can you not when there are tons of exciting new products from moms and babies. It made it really difficult to narrow it down and pick out my ultimate favorites, but I’ve done it. Today I’m sharing with you my top 12 favorite products from the ABC Kids Expo that I absolutely LOVE that I know you mamas will love too. Here we go!

1. Ergobaby ADAPT Carrier

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Ergobaby’s latest innovation, the ADAPT baby carrier is amazing! This carrier offers Ergobaby’s renowned comfort and ergonomics in an easy-to-use, 3 position carrier. For me, there are two things that make this carrier amazing. First, the back support is so much more comfortable and easier to put on since it allows you to cross it on your back. Second, the ADAPT carrier grows with your baby, from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs) and it does NOT need an infant insert! So great!! Especially for all you mamas that wear your newborns in the summertime.

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New comfort features for parents with crossable shoulder straps and lumbar support waistbelt.

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Easy-to-use from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs), NO INSERT NEEDED!!

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3 ergonomic carry positions: Front-inward, hip and back carry.

Above diagrams from Ergobaby.com

I also love that this carrier has been acknowledged as a “hip-healthy” product by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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2. Bloomlife

Something a lot of pregnant women are concerned about is knowing if they are really in labor. When is it the right time to go to the hospital? Are these real contractions or are these Braxton Hicks? Well with Bloomlife, you don’t have to worry. Bloomlife is the only smart pregnancy tracker that automatically displays, tracks, and counts contractions. Mind blown!

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Image via Bloomlife.com

All you have to do is set up the app on your phone, place the monitor on your bump, and you will see when you are having contractions in real time. With the app you will see how long each contraction is, how close they are from one another, and more. No more guessing or telling your partner when you are having a contraction to keep track on your contraction counter app. Just sit back and let Bloomlife take the labor out of counting contractions. 😉

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Image via Bloomlife Twitter

Also, the people at the booth at Bloomlife basically became our best friends at the show. I love how they have really done the research and science to back their product, and I love how they are all about empowering women and their bodies during pregnancy. That’s what I’m all about!

3. Project Nursery SmartBand

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Okay, y’all. I want this product and I’m not even pregnant! That’s how cool this product is.

Project Nursery is coming out in February 2017 with a cool new parent + baby SmartBand that literally does it all. This wearable tracker has tons of of different functions including:

  • For Baby: keeping track of…
    • fetal movements (yes, it can help you keep track of kick counts)
    • logging breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and/or pumping
    • diaper changes
    • child weight
    • naps
  • For Mom/Parent: 
    • taking pre- and post-natal vitamins
    • taking medications
    • your hydration
    • tracking your weight, diet, exercise (shows steps, distance, calories burned, and activity time), and sleep

As I said, this SmartBand does it all. You can even set up customizable reminders and alarms to help parents stay on schedule as well as “messages of encouragement” throughout the day to keep mom happy and motivated. And the SmartBand can send you notifications including caller ID, texts and app notifications. Love that!

And I’m not even done…The app also saves historical data for both mom and baby in graphs and logs. That way you can easily show your doctor and your baby’s pediatrician your progress over time. The splash and sweat-resistant device also packs an impressive extra-long 30-day battery life, which means you’ll be charging it a lot less than most fitness trackers.

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4. Nuna Aace Booster Seat

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The Nuna Aace booster seat is a high-back booster that also converts to a backless booster. I particularly loved this booster seat because the seat can grow with your child. The taller your child gets, the wider their shoulders get and the longer their legs get. With The Nuna Aace, the shoulder wings adjust and widen as the headrest is raised, allowing for a more comfortable fit as your child grows. It also features a three-position expandable seat depth for leg extension to accommodate growing legs. It adds a bit more depth for taller kids.

Aace Features:

  • Rigid LATCH
  • High-back limits: 40-110 lbs, 38-60 inches, minimum age of 4 years
  • Backless limits: 50-120 lbs, 38-60 inches, minimum age of 5 years
  • One-hand, 9-position height adjustment
  • Shoulder system moves in/out in tandem with the height adjustment
  • Three seat depths
  • Eight recline positions (when used as high-back with rigid LATCH)
  • Energy-absorbing foam and side-impact protection pods
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe cupholder (additional cupholder available separately)
  • Ventilation panels and breathable, machine-washable cover
  • 10-year expiration

5. Motorola Monitor

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Motorola is coming out with Smart Nursery 7 and this baby monitor is everything you will ever want in a baby monitor. It will enable you to monitor your baby from anywhere with a handheld 7″ multi-point touch screen. HUGE! It already is being called the world’s smartest baby monitor since it offers analytics including temperature, humidity level, noise and baby’s sleep movements. This portable battery powered camera enables parents to carry the camera anywhere and offers a 7″ touch screen parent unit with HD (720p) video streaming to see the baby more clearly than ever before with remote pan, tilt and zoom functions.

The MBP877 Connect also offers pre-installed applications such as the baby journal, scrapbook, baby calendar and baby books.

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6. Acrylic baby gates

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7. Skip Hop

 

8. Hatch Baby Alarm

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9. UPPAbaby car seat

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10. Life In Play

 

11. Moby’s New Look

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12. Maxi Cose Double Stroller

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