2018 New York Baby Show Top Picks!

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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!

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

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.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

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.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

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.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

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.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

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.

As always it was good to see some of my favorite brands – like Mabel’s Labels, Babyganics and Boiron. All great companies that should be part of your lives.

As summer approaches make sure to order your Mabel’s Labels early! Here is their camp page.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

And while you’re thinking of camp – don’t forget to stock up on Babyganics award winning – not gross feeling on your fingers – Sunscreen.

2018 New York Baby Show - The Mint Chip Mama

My poor daughter is having such teething pain as her grown-up teeth come in, she swears but these single dose teething relief drops from Boiron.

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.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (11, 8, and 5). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. Stacey is also an active PTA member ((including a former & current PTA president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here and on Facebook at The Mint Chip Mama. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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