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Fresh Finds at ABC

October 17, 2018

Fresh Finds at ABC

Fresh Finds at ABC
Fresh Finds at ABC

We went to the ABC Kids Expo 2018 in Las Vegas to check out some of the hottest baby gear coming your way.

You picked your favorites by voting on our YouTube channel, and here’s the official roundup of this year’s ABC Fresh Finds winners!

Rock On

This ingenious device turns anything—a chair, couch, bed, a park bench—into a rocking chair. Place the Ready Rocker behind you, and you can get your rock on while you feed baby or put them to sleep, whether you’re at home or on the road. It’s available in three sizes and comes in a variety of colors and fabrics.

Super Compact

The first-ever collapsible bottle/sippy cup squishes down as small as a hockey puck and has all the attachments to support baby from the bottle stage to drinking on their own. Made from 100% food-grade silicone, the CollapseAndGo grows with your baby (it converts to a sippy cup for bigger kids) and frees up space in your cabinets, your diaper bag and on your counter, thanks to its innovative design. (Note: Projected ship date November 2018.)

All the Pockets

Sleek and functional, this smart backpack diaper bag has a magnetic closure that reveals a fold-out changing pad and lots of pockets. Modular compartments hold all your baby needs, like diapers, bottles and wipes—there’s even a thermal pack and wet bag at the bottom for dirty diapers or clothes. Padded straps and backing make it easy on your back, and little extras like a pocket to hold your ID or passport and a spot for a laptops make it handy travel. Added bonus? You can charge your phone from your diaper bag, thanks to an external battery. (Note: Available late November 2018.)

The Clothes Saver

It’s inevitiable—at some point when you’re out with baby, a blowout or other mess is going to happen. So much for that cute outfit they’re wearing! But thanks to these smart soak bags, that bodysuit may not be lost after all. Pop the dirty item into the fully recyclable bag along with the baby-safe detergent pod, add a little water, fold over the top and boom—you’re pretreating the item so you can wash it later.

On-the-Go Diapering

A complete disposable diapering kit that fits in your back pocket! Each Dwypers pack comes with one diaper, five wipes, a changing pad and a bag to throw everything away in. Perfect for tossing in the diaper bag or car (just in case) or for those quick outings when you don’t want to bring the whole diaper bag along.

One Hip Carrier

Hip baby carriers add a wedge to the belt of the carrier to support baby’s weight—and this one from Innobaby has a tacky material on the seat to keep baby in place, along with other helpful features. You can wear the Ecleve carrier nine different ways, so it grows with your baby. The detachable hipseat can be used separately as an infant feeding or nursing support wedge, or as extra support for heavier toddlers, and there’s a privacy hood to keep baby covered. For babies 12-45 lbs.

The Improved Nanit

Nanit is a baby monitor that delivers real-time HD quality video to your phone and Onsights service that gives you a deeper look into baby’s sleep patterns. The whole thing gets an upgrade with the Nanit Plus, now featuring two-way audio (so you can talk to baby), parent permissions so you can give can caregivers or other family members access and a third-leg for the camera so you can put it wherever you in baby’s room.

Easy On and Off

Nuna, makers of modern, sleek baby gear like the Pipa infant car seat and the Mixx stroller, gets into the babywearing space with the CUDL carrrier. Secure magnetic buckles make for easy on and off, while an infant insert is built into the carrier so you can use it from birth. The four wearing positions—facing in, facing out or as a backpack hold—means it grows with your child (you can use it up to 40 lbs). Well-padded shoulder and back support straps make it comfy for you, while a side pocket for your phone or keys adds convenience. Bonus: it comes with two drool-protectant covers for teething little ones. (Note: Available February 2019.)

A 3-in-1 Playard

The breathable mesh DreamNest is the newest product from Halo (they make the much-loved Bassinest and SleepSack Swaddles). A three-in-one open air sleep system, it grows with your child from rocking bassinet to portable crib to travel cot for preschoolers. A removeable rocker attachment sways to help soothe baby, while the entire thing easily folds into the included carrying bag for portability. The DreamNest Plus also includes a detachable changing table. (Note: available in January 2019.)

Brakes on Its Own

Designed by someone who experienced a runaway stroller on the hills of San Francisco, the MILKBE stroller is the first auto-braking stroller. Generated by a rechargable lithium battery, the auto brake sensor is designed to stop the stroller from moving even when you forget to set the brake. Other features? A lightweight alumnium frame, 5-point harness, a large canopy with a peek-a-boo window, easy fold and compatibility with many infant car seat brands. For use with infants 0-36 months.


See all the rest of the Babylist ABC Fresh Finds 2018 nominees on Babylist’s YouTube channel.

ABC Fresh Finds Giveaway Winners

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