Well that was fun. I flew to Vegas, met some of the most creative people in the baby business, found some amazing products, and ended up in a freezer-turned-bar drinking Vodka shots in faux fur with old co-workers. Here are all the (important) things you need to know from the 2015 All Baby & Child Expo:
MIM’S FAVORITE PICK
Providing Mother’s with real time knowledge of their baby’s milk intake
I can’t tell you how much I would have loved having this with my first born. One of the most stressful things a new Mother goes through is trying to figure out how much milk her nursing baby is getting. MomSense is a breastfeeding meter that uses a headset and a smart phone app. to give you real time results. Here I am listening to a baby’s suckling nosies yearning to be sitting in a glider with a newborn on my lap:
This product has not yet launched… but I’ll be all over it when it does.
“LULLY SLEEP GUARDIAN”
The only proven, non-medication solution to improve your child’s sleep
Is your child waking up upset? It could be night terrors. Your child sleeps with this device under their mattress and through answering simple questions about your child’s sleep it learns the sleep patterns that lead to night terrors. It then gently vibrates once each night, prior to the onset of a terror, to bring your child into a healthier sleep pattern safety and naturally. Works for any age over 2. Buy online here, tell them MIM sent you.
MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
Make fresh formula bottles in 3 easy steps
Think “Keurig” for baby bottles but even easier. Here are all the reasons I loved it:
It looked cool (I’m a stickler for a fresh looking kitchen counter.) The pods are dishwasher safe and reusable (Make The Once-ler proud.) It takes 1 minute, start to finish (no more rumbling around in the middle of the night.) It’s always the perfect temperature (that’d be 98.6, folks.) And the best part? The formula and water stay separate until they mix in the bottle (read: no risk of bacteria growth and no need to clean out the system like ahem, your Keurig.) Launching this Spring!
BEST NEW STROLLER ON THE BLOCK
“ENTOURAGE” by newcomer AUSTLEN BABY CO.
With “wicked fast” one second handle expansion, this stroller can whip into 30 different configurations including a grocery cart. Converts between single, double, and a sit + stand, too. (Because hands should really be used for pinching cheeks & tickling bellies.)
BEST NEW HIGHCHAIR (FINALLY)
I’ve never been excited about a highchair before, until now. The 4moms high chair uses magnets both in the tray latches and on the tray top to make mealtime easier (yes, please!) Place the tray over the chair and let the magnets guide and lock it into place. BUT THEN…the magnets in the tray top help keep (the included!) 4moms bowls and plates in place to help minimize the mess. Plus it looks cool with no cloth to clean – just a removable sleek foam insert.
Owlet Baby Care, Inc. was founded by a team of passionate parents who wanted to bring themselves—and other parents around the globe—peace of mind and assurance by developing a monitor that tracks a baby’s breathing and heart rate. Using pulse oximetry, the same technology used in hospitals, the Owlet Smart Sock will send alerts to the base station and via WiFi to a smartphone, if a baby were to stop breathing while sleeping. When talking to one of the founders, he made a good point – “this type of technology will be like carseats in the future” – an absolute no-brainer. Thanks for keeping our babies safe, Owlet.
AND, “IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS…”
I’d buy anything from this line.
And a fur coat. (But not a real fur coat that’s cruel.)
Make sure to check MIM’s Instagram page for other fun, new, and innovative products found at the show.