A Few of Our Favorite Finds From the Fall 2009 ABC Kids Expo
With miles of aisles, filled with juvenile products, the ABC Expo was a buyer’s (and editor’s) challenge. Does anyone really see more than 1,000 products at ABC? Leesa Valentino and David Gaunt from The Giggle Guide™ were on the prowl throughout the show. Here are just a few of the products that we discovered from Baby Elephant Ears, Oxo, Teamees, Baby Magoo, Baby Sherpa, Abiie, BabbaCo and Lipper International
Baby Elephant Ears — A Circus of Comfort Just Came to Town!
The unforgettable Baby Elephant Ears keeps babies supported, comfy, and super cute! The chiropractor-inspired head support is ergonomically correct, ensuring proper spine and neck alignment, and the “mama knows best” sensibility is plain to see. It’s available in soft, cheerful, vibrant and machine washable fabrics in a wide selection, including organic cotton. All Baby Elephant Ears head supports are ethically and locally manufactured in the United States, and are filled with sustainable materials made of bamboo and corn fiber. One look at a happy baby sporting Baby Elephant Ears is sure to bring a smile to your face as you thank your lucky stars that they aren’t your baby’s real ears! But they sure are adorable! Baby Elephant Ears retail for peanuts, just $19.95. Wise moms may consider investing in a second one as a lumbar support for those 1 a.m. feedings!
For the full collection go to www.babyelephantears.com.
Oxo — Making Life Easier, One Design at a Time.
For more information about Oxo and their new baby and toddler line, check out www.oxotot.com.
Teamees — Three Cheers for Sporty New Blankets!
The blankets come in four different team sports: soccer, baseball, football and basketball. Three different sizes of cozy, plush material just beg a new dad to take his future athlete with him wherever he goes with confidence and a little bit of a swagger. Teamees blankets start at the retail price of $53.99, with burp cloths retailing at $16.99.
For more information visit www.teamees.com.
Baby Maggo — Wrap Baby in a Little Bit of Heaven
Baby Magoo also makes bath time their business with an adorable new take on decadent hooded towels with hoods that really fit! Made with super soft and absorbent bamboo terry on the inside, which wicks away moisture on contact, and velvety soft chenille on the outside, getting out of the tub feels great. Adding to the tactile experience of the fabric are the delightful colors and prints that turn an ordinary bath into a circus of fun. Each towel comes in traditional classic colors or a menagerie of animals to choose from: tiger, zebra, leopard, and two different colored cows all complete with the endearing addition of ears on the hoods. Retail price for these towels starts at $48 CDN.
Ordering any of these collections from Baby Magoo is as simple as clicking on their Web site at www.babymagoo.com.
Baby Sherpa’s Safe2Go — New Safety Harness Is Ready for Adventures.
See the selection of Safe2Go harness backpacks at www.babysherpa.com.
Abiie BabyDeck Stroller — This One Does Double Duty!
For more information, visit www.abiie.com.
BabbaCo Covers — Take the Sting Out of Sunny Days.
See more at www.babbaco.com.
Lipper International — Innovations Put Competition Under the Table!
The 3-Piece Portable Table & Stool Set is avialable in Cherry or Pecan finish. Table measures 24.25” x 15.5” x 20”. Stools are 11.5” x 1./5” x 11.25” Perfect for crafts, playtime snacks and table-side chats with grandma!
For more information, visit www.lipperinternational.com
What were your best buys at ABC? If you were an exhibitor, let us know what we missed! Consider this article an extension of the trade show. If you’re registered as a free member on The Giggle Guide™ feel free to add your comments below.