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I love going to big vendor-driven events like the New York Baby Show. My mantra is – wow me with your innovation. Reinvent the lightbulb, show me something that will make my life easier. My picks below fall right into that category. So lets get started, I’m excited to share!
As a mom whose first kid suffered terribly from reflux, I’m excited to share the MumBelli. It is a womb-like bassinet that has a removable wedge propping up your refluxy baby and an adjustable foot piece that holds your baby in place. It is lightweight and would be a great addition to your newborn’s nursery. When I think of all the times I held my daughter up for a half hour after eating – a product like this would have been a lifesaver.
Next is a product that both stopped me in my tracks and cracked me up. Ya know boob-sweat? Well this bad boy’s sole purpose is to stop it. The Ta-Ta Towel slings over your neck, is adjustable, and holds your girls in place. It’s terry lining grabs that sweat while the elastic supports you. I also love that they are made in the USA by seniors who are paid a very generous wage.
The next great product is The Travel Tray. It is 100% one of those “why didn’t I think of that” products and had all of us bloggers buzzing. It is perfection in its simplicity. It goes in your cup holder immediately morphing it into a better cup holder and a tray. You can use it in a car seat, at a sports game, in your car – anywhere you have a cup holder! The wide tray is the perfect size for a snack, comes in fun colors, and is made in the USA.
La Petite Creme is a new product to the US but – like yogurt cake and waiting five minutes before getting your baby after a nap – it’s HUGE in France. This efficient cream replaces the cleaning wipe & barrier cream on your baby’s tush. I put a little on a wash cloth (or you can use a disposable cloth), wipe the tush, and what’s left is a clean, soft, nice smelling barrier ready for the next diaper. I want to be the mom who cloth diapers, but since I’m not – at least this saves a wipe on my journey to be green.
Naturally, I can’t write about a baby show without something breastfeeding related – so let me tell you about this great Boob-mobile. The ladies from Pump Spotting – a new app that helps you locate a clean place to nurse – are going cross country in their huge breastfeeding pimped out RV to spread the word. Inside is a nursing haven with all kinds of great products ready for breastfeeding moms. But my favorite part was the graffiti wall. Artwork compliments of my daughter. I think it looks exactly like me.
As someone getting more and more into essential oils, I was excited to see these BreatheFrida wipes from one of my go-to brands – FridaBaby. These nose wipes combine aloe-vera, eucalyptus, chamomile, and effective booger grabbing. Meaning – as you approach the booger, the essential oils open the air passage providing extraction and relief in one swipe. Let me tell you – these Swedes sure do know boogers.
In conclusion, I went into the show hoping to find three cool new things, and left with many more. What else could you ask for? Keep it coming brands, the Wallenstein girls will be ready for you in 2019!
A huge thank you to Momtrends for hosting us in the bloggers lounge and to Boston Market for an absolutely delicious lunch. We’ve been talking about the rotisserie turkey, corn, and brownies all week.