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November 2, 2018

We’re gaga over the best baby products of 2018 with Amy Lundy!

ABC Kids Expo is an industry event in Las Vegas that only media and buyers are allowed to attend. The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS) was thrilled to attend again and visit with some our favorite brands and new brands as well.

Related: The Baby Sprinkle | Our favorite baby registry must-haves for 2018

Inside info on some of our top picks of the best baby products from the 2018 show: 

Simple Parenting Company, the company that brought you the super cool and functional Doona car seat that is also a stroller, has come out with the Liki, the best and most compact folding trike in the world. The sleek urban design of the Liki Trike allows you to be safe and have fun as it elegantly combines functionality and aesthetics. The ingenious Liki Trike simply folds and unfolds at the click of a button; making it an ideal companion for your everyday urban lifestyle as well as your travels. MOABS loves this product for traveling with your toddler! Pricing: $250-$300 (tbd—out in the coming months) 

 

best baby productsUPPAbaby has always had fantastic stylish and safe products, but we’re really impressed with their new new chemical-free options. The MESA lineup features padding and softer fabrics for added style and comfort. In addition, through its innovative use of Merino wool in two fashions, the Henry and Jordan MESA car seats are the ONLY car seats to pass federal safety standards without the use of fire retardant chemicals. MOABS loves this product for its added safety features, addition to being pretty!  Pricing: $349 

 

Britax is synonymous with safety, but many don’t know that they also own BOB. BOB’s Rambler Travel System includes the car seat and stroller. It’s easy to install, has a Safe Center LATCH so it’s simple to secure the infant car seat base. The stroller has a mountain bike-style suspension system and the air-filled tires deliver an ultra-smooth ride, while swivel-locking front wheel can lock for stability when jogging on-or-off-road. It is a robust stroller with lightweight aluminum frame weighing 25 lbs with a 75 lb weight capacity and spacious, and the one-hand reclining seating area offers extra room to grow. The Infant Car Seat holds a child from 4-35 pounds, height 32” or less and the stroller accommodates infants at 8 weeks and ready to run at 8 months. MOABS loves the value of this travel system and the longevity of the stroller—it’s all the stroller you’ll ever need!  Pricing: $599.99 (includes stroller + car seat + base + adaptor) 

 

best baby productsAden and Anais have always carried the cutest swaddling blankets. Their prints are fashionable and babies love being swaddled in their comfy material that is breathable and soft. The company has come out with some amazing new prints. We are loving the trail blooms pattern. Their newest patterns are sophisticated and fun and they even now carry matching baby swaddles with adult blankets. The options are endless when it comes to their swaddles, something for every taste. MOABS loves these so much that they want to wear them as scarves in our colder cities!  Pricing: $49.95 for a 4 pack of swaddles 

 

best baby productsCustom shoes by @MeredithHaute on Instagram. I came across these shoes when I noticed a friend had them made. They are fun, flashy and unique. I decided since we move around so much at the MOABS events that I need something comfortable, brand appropriate and fun. ABC Kids Expo was a perfect place to show these custom Converse shoes off. All you do is order the shoes of your choice, send them to Meredith and email her info about you and she works her artist magic. I told her about MOABS, my kids, my love of rap and hip hop and sunglasses and she did the rest. MOABS loves her shoes because I can dress them up or down and everyone notices a girl with Eminem lyrics on their shoes! Pricing $45 for the shoes and $90 for the personalization 

 

best baby productsSwabbies are a new product made right here in Florida by a mom who had a squirmy baby and every time she used diaper cream it was a complete mess (can’t we all relate)? So she came up with the genius idea of a one time applicator and all-natural diaper cream to treat your baby’s diaper rash. It’s a more hygienic and mess-free way to change your baby. MOABS loves this product because it’s great for on-the-go parents and promotes good hygiene and clean mom, baby and house! Pricing: $8.95 for a 2 pack 

 

best baby products#bigfatlunch is the newest option for “lunch boxes” on the market. They are equal parts fashionable and functionable. The mom who created these saw a need in the marketplace to help keep her AND her kids lunches cold OR hot all day long. And #bigfatlunch does just that! With an easy to carry lid that easily screws off, stainless steel interior and two hot/cold bowls inside, plus a spork built into the lid, you can be sure that your mac n cheese stays warm and your fruit stays cold. They’re also coming out with a smaller version for preschool aged children. MOABS loves this product because it’s lightweight, easy to clean in the dishwasher and helps ensure your kids actually eat at lunch!  Pricing:$24.99 

 

best baby productsWASH. IT. LATER. is all about keeping your clothing clean, when you’re out and about. Imagine a baby’s diaper blow out or a food spill on your own clothing a long car ride. Now you can be sure your clothing doesn’t get ruined with their special high grade plastic with built in detergent pod. Hannah, the creator, wanted to give everyone another option to get those clothes home, mess free, all the while helping prevent stain from setting in! MOABS loves this product because it’s practical and can be used for children and adults clothing!  Pricing: $14.99 for a Pack of 3 Soak & Save Bags 

 

best baby productsFinn and Emma has such beautiful products that it’s hard to pick just one that we love. But one  product that stands out with their newest indoor/outdoor macramé swing. It is handmade and great for babies and toddlers up to 50 lbs.  It is made from 100% cotton thread and solid wood bars and features adorable fringe embellishment. MOABS loves this product because it’s so pretty and will fit into any adult décor in your home! Pricing: $99 

 

 

 

best baby productsK8eBands Christie is the creator of K8eBANDS, a product that is especially ideal for autistic children, as it is challenging to teach an autistic child that not everyone in the world is safe and honest. That it is not safe for them to run, explore, and play without an adult holding their hand. K8ebands was developed to give these children the freedom to explore, play and be a kid while being at a safe monitored distance from their parent or caregiver. K8ebands is a safety device for children with autism or other special needs. K8ebands is not limited to those children only though. K8ebands will help keep all children safe without using apps, phones or paying a monthly service fee. MOABS loves this product because it keeps families safe and is easy to use! Pricing: $170 for a K8eBands-Family Pack