NY baby show

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We love attending the NY Baby Show (read my top 3 reasons to attend here).  It’s always a day full of family fun with highlights like face-painting and complimentary classes for kids (see Juliet getting made-up and enjoying her first chess class below).  This year it was held at Pier 94 on May 20-21st and we made sure to be there!  I love trend-spotting and I love shopping so being able to do this while getting paid to cover the show sounded like a great deal to me!  Read on to see what fab finds we found and see if your favorites made our top 3 most stylishly designed kids’ products list!nyc tradeshow, nyc parents, nyc family, new york family magazine

The shopping was endless with over 150 booths to explore.  They don’t call this the biggest baby show for nothing!  Of course much of it was not needed in our lives since J has outgrown her baby stage.  But still it was exciting to test and check out the latest in gear, strollers, accessories, classes, and parenting services.  I’m always impressed by the innovation and ever-changing technology.  We could have spent all day there especially given all the convenient rest stops.  (think cafe, reading corner filled with children’s books, dad’s lounge and a handy stroller cleaning which we most certainly took advantage of – see below)DSC_2104

With my keen eye for spotting fab finds though I was on the hunt for stylish kids’ products.  Here’s what really deserved design accolades and would fit right into any modern, NY apartment.

  1. SNOO So just when you think all bassinets are the same out comes this hybrid baby rocker and bassinet. Heard of the baby whisperer / Pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp? Watch him and you be amazed at his magical ways and easily teachable method for instantly calming a crying baby with his soothing, rocking technique.  Well he has invented this ingenious sleeper called the SNOO that detects a baby’s crying and immediately creates movements and sounds that imitate the womb with the simple push of a button or connected app.  What? you say?  Yea, really!  Watch here.a It does the work for you letting you get some additional shut eye and that, my friends is priceless.  This futuristic functionality combined with the fact that it just looks so sleek and beautiful makes the (gulp) $1200 price tag less offensive.  Extra sleep for mom?  No eyesore in the house?   Happy baby?  Priceless.a from a piece of toast
  2. BLOOM.  Out of the hundreds of high chairs out there, this definitely stands out.  It’s modern, it’s cool, it has endless color combinations and it looks like it came straight out of the Jetson’s home!  must have baby products, stylish baby products, stylish kid productsI could be convinced to have a 2nd child just to have a reason to buy this beautiful piece of furniture.  …Ok maybe… The all-white one is screaming my future unborn child’s name.  And the rose -gold?? AHHH my heart be still.  Be warned, style this high comes with a price tag to match. With price points from $450 and up, you will certainly have to invest in this conversation starter. But if you place design at a premium, this 3-position, reclining, high chair is for YOU!  Use promo cod ‘NYCSHOW20’ for 20% off!
  3. BabyNes.  Ok guys, imagine this.  Keurig your favorite coffee maker just had a baby with Gerber formula.  Ta-Da!  BabyNes is born!

 

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The BabyNes Machine prepares a perfectly mixed bottle, at the right temperature, in under a minute, all at the touch of a button.  You can receive feeding alerts from your Wi-Fi enabled BabyNes Machine, track your baby’s growth, order formula, and more, with the MyBabyNes dashboard and iPhone App. There’s always a registered dietitian on call to answer questions and help create a feeding plan for your baby.  Being all-white as it is, it won’t clash with your kitchen decor and will even up the cool quotient on your countertop!

Thank you to MomTrends for inviting me to review the NY Baby Show and for hosting a fabulous blogger lounge!  This is a sponsored post but as always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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Ever since becoming a new NYC parent, I’ve enjoyed checking out the biggest baby show in NYC, the New York Baby Show hosted by New York Family.

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Here are 3 reasons why you should go:

  1. It’s a one-stop shop where you can taste-test, try-out, and even test-drive all the best and latest baby, family, and parenting products!  You’ll get to browse, ask questions and compare without the high-pressure sales tactics. Discover the latest trends, learn about new technologies, and learn from other parents who have tried the products out!
  2. You can tell your husband that you’re headed to an EVENT, (not just shopping)!  This is one shopping experience that my hubby can’t say no to.  He actually enjoys tagging along, and hunting down the latest finds for our family.  The interactive nature of the event escalates the shopping experience into a fun-filled time for the whole family.  Think raffles, mommy meetups, celebrity speakers, face-painting, and other free activities for the kids!
  3. You know the fun of shopping your local grocery store when they have samples?  It’s kind of the same thing here.  Every aisle that you turn into offers snacks for you and your kids, beverages to quench your thirst, stickers and promotional toys to keep your kids occupied.  And c’mon!  Who doesn’t like free stuff!

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NY baby show 2016 The NY Baby Show does a great job showcasing the best products and services to parents during all stages of pregnancy to parenthood.  (Kudos to New York Family for putting this together each year!)  And contrary to what the event title may lead you to believe, it’s still valuable to those of us parents who have outgrown the infancy stage and have graduated into toddlerhood.  My husband and I gained valuable information at life insurance, as well as estate planning/ trust (legal aid) booths for example in addition to being able to test-drive, taste-test, and try out various products still relevant to our 3 year old (and us).

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My Top 3 Picks from the Baby Show this year include:

  1. GB Pockit Stroller ($249.99).  At just 9.5lbs, this game-changing stroller, was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s smallest folded stroller.” And small it IS!  It’s the size of my diaper bag and fits underneath an airline seat!  City dwellers who commute by taxi, bus and subway are going to LOVE this!  Us NY-ers know what a pain it is having to trek up and down subway stairs with baby, diaper bag and heavy stroller.  Even though we already have 3 strollers we were tempted to buy this on the spot!! gb pockit, world's smallest stroller
  2.  Kidpass ($49/month).  You’ve heard of Classpass, the global class pass that lets you exercise at various gyms?  Well this is a class pass for kids’ classes.  And it’s genius because finally you have access to all these amazing indoor play spaces and exclusive classes that normally you’d have to pay a membership fee for.  Classes.  Events. Camps.  Juliet and I are definitely trying this out!  What a fun way to explore the city!  What’s more, YOU can get $30 off your first month simply by entering ‘fabgab’ as your promo code!ny baby show top picks
  3. Hatch Things Sure Shop ($15.95).  Anyone who owns an umbrella stroller has had it tip over at one time or another.  Toddler jumps out, and embarrassingly, everything tips over including the contents of your diaper or grocery bag.  Sure Shop prevents those spills by redistributing weight towards the stroller’s center of gravity while also preventing bag-drag.  Perhaps best of all, it folds up compactly into a tiny pocket making it the perfect travel accessory!  It comes in 6 colors and I was lucky enough to have been gifted one as part of the blogger goody bag!


A special thank you goes out to MomTrends who provided a complimentary family ticket,free babysitting services, and an exclusive blogger lounge for us to retreat into, fuel up and enjoy mini-massages.  Who can refuse that??

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It was fun connecting with fellow bloggers and taking home the aforementioned goody bag!

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What are your thoughts?  Let me know what your favorite baby products of 2016 are!

Thanks for reading and make sure to follow us @fabgabblog on IG for daily inspiration, outfits and more snippets from our personal life.

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