The best of the ABC Kids Expo—and the products you’ll be reaching for next year.
We know, it’s kind of mean to make you wait for something—you already did that nine-month stint, right? But after scouring the best and newest baby products at the ABC Kids Expo this year, trust us when we tell you these 6 products are worth the wait (and we’re already planning to order them as soon as they hit the shelves in 2017).
We’re also excited to announce a new arrival of our own—our MotherlyLoves series!
Stay tuned for more buying guides of our favorite classic and new products designed to make your life simpler, more beautiful and more efficient.
Beaba Rose Gold Babycook
In case you’ve been living under a rock (or, you know, trapped at home with a newborn), metallics are everywhere this year. But why confine the heavy metals to your décor? The new Rose Gold Babycook from Beaba steam-cooks, blends, and re-heats fruit, veggies, meat and fish from raw to any stage baby or toddler food and is as nice to look at as it is to use—meaning you’ll actually want to leave it out on the counter between meals.
Due date: Spring 2017
This sleek little nightlight is every preschooler mama’s dream: The bottom turns into a flashlight when picked up so your little one can make it to the potty in the middle of the night—without waking you up. Plus, the colorful light projections are the perfect way to soothe fussy ones to sleep.
Due date: April 2017
Charley M Line From Cake Maternity
We’ve long loved Cake’s lingerie, but we’re really excited for this new line of fashion-forward maternity bras. The new Charley M line is sexy and trendy, perfect for the confident, stylish woman who just happens to be pregnant. The inaugural collection includes plunge, balcony, soft-cup, molded, and active nursing bras, so you’re sure to find a fit that works for you.
Due date: January 2017
Your little newly potty-trained tykes can say goodbye to the dreaded wedgie (the struggle is real) thanks to these comfort-fit cotton undies created in a unisex design. They are also made in a wide variety of mostly gender-neutral patterns and colors that will motivate any toddler to get out of the diapers and into big-kid skivvies.
Due date: January 2017
Project Nursery Parent + Baby SmartBand
There’s a lot to remember when you first become a mama, and this genius new wearable from Project Nursery makes all of that a lot easier. This stylish smartband keeps track of everything mama + baby in those crazy, sleep-deprived first days, from nursing sessions to baby’s sleep schedule to how much water you’re drinking per day. Mamas wear the SmartBand and sync it with its iOS and Android apps to deliver smartwatch notifications for caller ID, texts, and app notifications, as well providing a streamlined way to log and track important events, like feedings, pumping, and vitamin reminders. There’s even an activity tracker and a customizable reminder and alarm function that delivers encouraging messages throughout the day (because, let’s be real, you know you deserve them). Post-natal stress, you’ve met your match.
Due date: February 2017
If you’ve ever “cleaned” a dropped pacifier by swishing it around in your own mouth, those days are officially behind you. This new pacifier from Doodle & Co. pops back into itself when it falls out of baby’s mouth, keeping the nipple clean and safe from any floor nasties. A light push or baby suckle is all it takes to get the pacifier back in working order. (No spit shine necessary.)
Due date: January 2017, pre-order available
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