Eco Nuts Brings Their All-Natural Approach To Laundry To The New York Baby Show

For new parents interested in keeping their home cleaning supplies super-green and eco-friendly (not to mention baby-safe), Eco Nuts makes for the perfect laundry day helper! Their all-natural answer to cleaning and fabric-softening is sure to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before (and it really works)–and what’s more, Eco Nuts will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Eco Nuts, we caught up with their co-founder Mona!

banner all laundryFor someone unfamiliar with Eco Nuts, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Eco Nuts is a green certified USDA organic cleaning products company that packages with little to no plastic. We offer a range of laundry and cleaning products that are safe and effective and also save the consumer money.

What exactly are soap nuts? What are their benefits (especially when it comes to a household with babies)?

Soap Nuts are berries (nut allergy safe) that grow on a tree and naturally contain soap. They work as both a detergent and fabric softener but are made by nature. These are great for families if sensitive skin or allergies are a concern because it’s just one plant ingredient. You can use these on all laundry in the household, including baby clothes and cloth diapers, so you don’t have to deal with multiple detergents for different things. These are also economical, space-saving and lightweight, so they are great for apartment living.

If using berries for your laundry isn’t your thing then we also have powdered detergent and USDA organic liquid detergent.

What are the most popular and/or newest products from Eco Nuts?

Aside from the berries which are super popular, we have wool dryer balls. These go into your dryer and tumble with every load of laundry, reducing your drying time and saving you money on electricity. They can be scented with your choice of essential oils and they also help soften. They last for many years.

Our newest products recently launched are an oxygen booster which helps with stains and our powdered detergent. Both are packaged plastic free with the environment in mind.

Tell us about the special Eco Nuts just for cloth diapers.

All our products can be used on cloth diapers, baby clothes and all laundry. We do have an Ammonia Buster which is cloth diaper-specific, and contains an enzyme which helps kill ammonia odors on contact. You can use it as a treatment if your diapers are experiencing a buildup of ammonia, or just to spray the insides of diapers before they go into the pail. It can also be used to clean around toilets and on soiled bedding and other laundry as well.

What can parents except to see from Eco Nuts at the New York Baby Show?

We’re going to be offering our most popular laundry products, and some will be discounted, so it’s a great time to come by, meet us, and get a great deal! We’ll also have a few exclusive products that are new to our line and aren’t available in stores yet.

To learn more about Eco Nuts, visit econutssoap.com!


Wave Diaper Rash Goodbye With Dr. Smith’s Special Formula

10527801_805418942832092_4511937838686568513_nDiaper rash is one affliction that most parents of growing babies are likely going to encounter at some point–so of course, finding products to treat this ailment, that are safe and effective, is essential. That’s where Dr. Smith’s comes in–their specially developed formula not only features premium ingredients, but also comes in both spray and cream forms. And what’s more, Dr. Smith’s will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Dr. Smith’s, we caught up with their team!

For new and expectant parents who are first getting to know the baby market and their baby’s needs, tell us briefly about Dr. Smith’s and its focus.

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment was created in 1963 by Texas pediatrician Dr. Forrest Smith, Jr. After seeing the pain and discomfort of his young patients suffering with diaper rash, Dr. Smith, with the help of two pharmacists, developed his own special formula with premium ingredients to treat even the worst cases of diaper rash. Dr. Smith’s has gained a faithful following among parents because it works fast, often overnight.

Dr. Smith’s is available as an ointment and as a convenient, touch-free spray. The ointment can be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, and Amazon, and the spray is available online at Amazon.com and Walgreens.com. We anticipate both products will have additional retailers in the New York City-area this summer. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest information. Parents can also use our online store locator at DoctorSmiths.com to find the closest retailer.

What qualities distinguish your diaper rash treatments from others?

Dr. Smith’s uses a premium blend of ingredients, goes on like a cream and protects like an ointment, is fast-acting and gentle on baby’s skin, is easy to apply and wash off, and is available in a fast-acting, touch-free spray that doesn’t run or cake. Parents can spray it, leave it and let it work.

Dr. Smith’s diaper rash products come in both cream and a spray forms. Nowadays, is one form more popular than the other? How should parents decide which form is right for them and their baby?

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray is truly an innovation and one of the first products of its kind on the market. We’ve heard from so many parents who are thrilled to have the spray as an option. Some moms use it all the time, while other like to use it on-the-go to make diaper changes quick and easy when out and about.

On average, up to what age is diaper rash a problem for children? Basically, for as long they’re in diapers? Is there a key period of difficulty within that?

Diaper rash can be an issue throughout the time babies are in diapers. Some babies are lucky and don’t struggle with diaper rash, for others, a change in diet or routine can bring on a case. Many parents report that when babies are teething, they’ll often experience diarrhea which can lead to increased diaper rash. It can sometimes flare up when new foods are introduced and often occurs during potty training.

What can readers expect from Dr. Smith’s at the New York Baby Show?

Parents will have the opportunity to take home a sample of Dr. Smith’s, as well as a coupon to try out the ointment. They will also have a chance to try the spray product and get familiar with how it works. They’ll be amazed by its easy application!

To learn more about Dr. Smith’s, visit doctorsmiths.com!


The “TODAY” Show Embraces The New York Baby Show

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Really big news! Two wonderful members of the “TODAY” Show, Erica Hill and Shenielle Jones, will be participating in the New York Baby Show! Not only will they take part in the ribbon cutting opening ceremony, but they’ll also be sharing their expertise and mingling and chatting with parents.

Both mothers as well as accomplished journalists, they’ll be appearing on some of the weekend’s exciting panels. Erica, a “Weekend TODAY” co-anchor,  will join a great group of parenting experts on the Saturday’s big keynote panel, “The Journey from Pregnancy to New Parenthood.” Sheinelle, a “Weekend TODAY” news anchor, will offer her expertise on the “What You Really Need To Know About Shopping for Baby” panel on Saturday morning. [Editor’s note: For more information on panel timing and participants, click here.]

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Sheinelle Jones (Photo credit: Fox)

Erica, a mom of two, is also a national correspondent for NBC News, and prior to joining NBC co-hosted “CBS This Morning.” Shenielle, a mom of three, is also a mid-week correspondent for “TODAY” and a contributor to the TODAY Parenting Team, a multi-platform community where she shares about her life as a “multi-tasking” mom.

We’re so excited that they’ll be joining us for the Baby Show!  To learn more about Shenielle and Erica, visit today.com!


No Mo Nausea Brings Their Nausea-Eliminating Bands To The New York Baby Show

No Mo Nausea’s wrist bands provide instant nausea relief through their combination of natural remedies, making them a must-have for pregnant and delivering moms (in addition to families and kids of all ages)–and what’s more, No Mo Nausea will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about No Mo Nausea, we caught up inventor and founder Jacqueline Darn.

For those who might be unfamiliar with No Mo Nausea, how would you describe the brand’s mission and its core offerings?

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No Mo Nausea Band

Our mission is simple: No Mo Nausea! We provide people of all ages a natural remedy to better their health & wellness while increasing their quality of life. Imagine a life with a comfortable pregnancy, an enjoyable day at sea, a family fun car trip, or even a headache-free day. That’s what the No Mo Nausea Band can offer you.

Can you tell us a little bit about how the No Mo Nausea bands work?

The No Mo Nausea Band is first and only natural product to provide instant relief for nausea and vomiting from morning sickness, sea sickness, car sickness, chemotherapy, after surgery, headaches, migraines, and more.

What sets No Mo Nausea products apart from other nausea remedies on the market?

The No Mo Nausea Band is a 3-in-1 powerful combination using fast-acting peppermint aromatherapy, transdermal peppermint oil absorption, and long lasting acupressure at the human wrist to not only stop nausea before it starts, but to calm an active upset stomach within seconds. Our latex-free, drug-free,  waterproof, and stylish wristband infuses peppermint aromatherapy  into an acupressure device, providing an easy-to-use safe alternative for adults and kids.

What inspired you to develop the No Mo Nausea bands? 

The birth of my beautiful daughter gave me, like 88 percent of delivering moms, uncontrollable nausea and vomiting for three days after delivery regardless of the anti-nausea drugs I was given. I turned to eastern medicine practices of smelling peppermint leaves and acupressure which finally relieved my symptoms. No one in the world had ever combined these two natural remedies, so I did & I am happy to report we are helping thousands with my invention.

What’s next for No Mo Nausea, and most immediately, what can parents expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?

We are happy to showcase all 10 of our product colors and even a few show-exclusive colors too. We are selling the No Mo Nausea Band at $5 off, so we can be in every New York mom’s diaper bag.

To learn more about No Mo Nausea, visit nomonausea.com!

 


Bump Boxes Brings Mom-Friendly Subscription Boxes To The New York Baby Show

Offering moms-to-be a customized new take on the subscription box trend, Bump Boxes, inspired by the founder’s own experience while expecting, is a pregnant woman’s go-to resource for pregnancy-safe picks that are truly high-quality and effective–and what’s more, Bump Boxes will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Bump Boxes, we caught up with their founder Christine Deehring!

10155338_304256673060914_1265056232_nFor someone unfamiliar with Bump Boxes, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Bump Boxes is the carefully curated marketplace delivering guaranteed pregnancy and baby safe products straight to expectant parents’ doors. Expectant parents have enough to worry about without having to read and research each and every ingredient in every product they purchase. That’s why Bump Boxes has vowed to do the work for you. We’ve combed through the ingredient list of every single product on our site to ensure it is absolutely safe and effective for you and your unborn child. Whether seeking morning sickness relief, a pregnancy-safe mani-pedi, or even some pre-baby adult fun, Bump Boxes has the bundle of joy to match. Available via subscription ($10 and $39.99) and a la carte, mommies-to-be can choose either from the company’s comprehensive selection of themed boxes or opt to build their own Bump Box. From beauty products to baby prep essentials and everything in-between, Bump Boxes makes pregnancy a little less stressful and whole lot more glamorous.

Bump Boxes was inspired by your own experience while expecting, correct? Tell us more!

Yes, my adorable little daughter was the inspiration behind Bump Boxes. I wanted to protect her and keep her healthy and safe from the very beginning. When I was pregnant, I wanted to make sure the products I used were as safe and natural as possible. I was given the speech about no deli meat and watch the fish, but no one said anything about how you shouldn’t use your normal, everyday face-wash or lotion. Finally, I found products that were not only safe and free of harsh chemicals, but that actually worked! My husband jokingly said: “Hey, you should start a business with all of the time you’ve spent on this.” And that was the beginning!

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from Bump Boxes?

We launched our $39.99 subscription in December and we’ve received a great response so far! We’ve recently expanded our initial $39.99 subscription to not only those first 9 months, but all the way through baby’s first birthday! Our Be Ready and Be Well boxes are a big hit as well.

What sets Bump Boxes apart from other subscription box services for moms on the market?

At Bump Boxes, we know if mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy! My favorite unique aspect of Bump Boxes is our #lovemybumpbox guarantee for our $39.99 monthly subscription. If you receive something that you don’t need or you’re not 100 percent happy with, you can return it for store credit!

In addition to this, our $39.99 subscription is actually tailored to mommy’s due date, so she can get safe, amazing products delivered straight to her door exactly when she needs them. In addition, we have a high standard and a robust vetting process for the products we carry to ensure their safe for both mom and baby. Another unique feature is our 3 month, $10 subscription where Mommy can try products from Pregnancy cookies to washable nursing pads before she buys full size items. Our “Build Your Own Bump Box” feature is one of my favorites…you can pick anything in our store and create the perfect Bump Box just for you or a loved one!

What can parents except to see from Bump Boxes at the New York Baby Show?

You will be able to get a sneak peek of our new $39.99 subscription Bump Boxes, check out some of our curated Bump Boxes, sign up to win a free year subscription to Bump Boxes and Parents magazine and order at our booth where you can also get a free 8×10 canvas print, as well as 50 percent off of all other sizes! Plus, meet the team who will be vetting, packing and delivering amazingly safe products directly to your doorstep.

To learn more about Bump Boxes, visit bumpboxes.com!


Buy Your Tickets To The New York Baby Show And Be Entered To Win Even More Amazing Prizes

After recently reaching the benchmark of selling the first 1,000 tickets to the New York Baby Show, we’re really excited to announce another wave of incredible giveaways for the next 1,000 ticket purchasers! The newly announced giveaways include four great travel systems from Britax, BOB, Peg-Perego, and Chicco, and a wonderful gift basket of Skip Hop products–read on for more details!

The New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in New York City.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of  family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

JUMP IN! Be one of the next 1,000 ticket buyers and qualify to win any of the five following special raffles:

*A fabulous Skip Hop Gift Basket featuring the Duet diaper tote set, the Central Park Blanket, the Saddlebag for strollers, the Pronto changing station, the Grab & Go Stroller Organizer, the Forma Backpack diaper bag, and the Grab & Go Wet/Dry Bag ($313 combined value)

*An amazing Britax B-Safe 35 infant seat and Britax B-Agile 3 stroller ($479.98 combined value)

*The rugged BOB Revolution Flex stroller ($479.99)

*The fantastic Peg-Perego Book Pop-Up stroller and Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat ($1,098.99 combined value)

*The newly-released Chicco Bravo Trio System ($349.99)

Here’s a more about this new batch of great giveaways!  

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The Skip Hop Duet

*A fabulous Skip Hop Gift Basket including the Duet diaper tote set, the Central Park Blanket, the Saddlebag for strollers, the Pronto changing station, the Grab & Go Stroller Organizer, the Forma Backpack diaper bag, and the Grab & Go Wet/Dry Bag ($313 combined value)!

The Duet is actually two bags in one: A sleek, faux-leather Tote and a removable organizer that can be worn on its own as a Crossbody bag. Combine both bags for ultimate organization, or leave baby’s items in one bag and use the other bag for yourself.

Once you reach your destination, the compact Central Park Blanket unfolds into a spacious water-resistant blanket, keeping everyone’s picnic clean and dry. This versatile blanket features an insulated cooler bag to chill snacks and drinks; there’s even room for parent essentials. Detach the cooler bag and it becomes a compact messenger bag.

The Saddlebag is the perfect carryall to streamline your stroller with extra storage. The insulated interior keeps food cold after super market trips, while the inside pockets are ideal for toting bottles and snacks.

The Grab & Go Stroller Organizer is an insulated beverage and essentials caddy that stretches to hold bottles and coffee cups securely. Includes a detachable wristlet for errands and a headphone port for hands-free calls.

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The Britax B-Safe 35

The Forma Backpack diaper bag features lightweight fabric, stylish quilted detailing, a spacious interior (with room to tote everything from snacks to spare outfits), an extra wide opening, two multi-purpose packing cubes elasticized interior pockets, and insulated side bottle pockets. The changing pad pocket performs double-duty, acting as a laptop holder when traveling.

The Grab & Go Wet/Dry Bag keeps leaks and odors contained. It has two handy sections keep wet and dry clothes separated; or use one pocket to keep dirty diapers at bay. A handy strap makes it easy to attach to a stroller.

*An amazing Britax B-Safe 35 infant seat and Britax B-Agile 3 stroller ($479.98 combined value)

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The Britax B-Agile 3

The B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat lets you travel with confidence knowing your baby is comfy, safe, and secure. SafeCell Impact Protection surrounds your little one in safety and Complete Side Impact Protection shields your child in a deep shell designed to absorb crash forces and protect from debris. Britax’s SafeCenter LATCH Installation adds to peace of mind by making it easy to install the seat correctly.

The B-Agile 3 features a one-hand quick-fold with on/off chassis lock, a CLICK & GO integrated adapter system, a lightweight aluminum frame (16.5 lbs total), infinite seat recline positions, a three-wheel design to provide improved steering and maneuverability, and much more!
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The BOB Revolution Flex

*The rugged BOB Revolution Flex stroller ($479.99)

Geared up for wherever the road takes you, the Revolution FLEX is a great pick for active families. It features a 9-position adjustable handlebar, a swiveling front wheel that allows for superior maneuverability, a forward-locking system for increased stability when jogging, a two-step folding lightweight frame, a state-of-the-art, adjustable suspension system, and much more!

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The Book Pop-Up

*The fantastic Peg-Perego Book Pop-Up stroller and Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat ($1,098.99 combined value)

The Book Pop-Up is equipped with a premium chassis, folding bassinet, reversible seat, and more–making it travel system-compatible, easy to close, and ensuring a soft ride and comfortable recline for babies from birth to 50 lbs.

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The Primo Viaggio 4-35

The Primo Viaggio 4-35 is Peg-Perego’s newest rear-facing infant car seat for babies 4-35 lbs. and up to 32” tall. Equipped with an all-new modern look and an innovative base with the “Right Tight System,” the Primo Viaggio 4-35 is the perfect infant car seat for keeping baby safe and comfortable. In includes a base with “Right Tight System,” SIP Side Impact Protection, a Dual Stage Cushion System, and more!

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The Chicco Bravo

*The newly-released Chicco Bravo Trio System ($349.99)

The Bravo is a revolutionary 3-in-1 Travel System Solution that adapts to your changing needs as baby grows. In its first mode for use with infants, the Bravo functions as a lightweight car seat carrier. It’s easy to remove the stroller seat and canopy, attach the adapter, and click in the KeyFit. During the transition time when baby rides in the KeyFit, but also likes to sit up in the Bravo, the KeyFit easily clicks in and out of the stroller seat, using the adapter. When baby outgrows the KeyFit, the Bravo functions as a full-featured stroller for everyday travel up to 50 lbs.

See at you at the New York Baby Show – click HERE to buy your ticket!

 

 


Incredible Strollers And An Incredible Stroller Test Track To Test Them On

DSC_1525-LBuying a stroller isn’t as complicated as buying a car, but parents still want to find one they love.

One of the great aspects of the New York Baby Show is a two-fold experience. The first part is that many of the best stroller companies in the world exhibit at the Show, bringing their full range of strollers and car seats and really helping consumers sort through their questions.

The other part of the stroller “fun” is the stroller test track, a truly unique feature of the New York Baby Show–and one that’s a favorite, year after year!

Constructed to simulate real world obstacles that one might encounter with their stroller out in the world–including gravel, grass, bumps, gates, cobblestone, and street grates—the stroller test track allows parents (or really any Show-goers looking to give a stroller a spin) to “test drive” the great variety of stroller brands and models present at the show!

You can see why it works out so well–there is a wide variety of great strollers to test and a great stroller test track to sample them on!

To learn more about the stroller test track, and the other unique features and programming scheduled for this year’s New York Baby Show, click HERE!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show, coming up on May 16 and 17, welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

And for our guide to the best strollers of 2015, click HERE!


Browse Hansel & Gretel’s Chic Leather Diaper Bags At The New York Baby Show

Hansel & Gretel believes that when it comes to diaper bags, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Their handcrafted leather diaper bags are the perfect carry-alls for chic moms–and what’s more, Hansel & Gretel will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Hansel & Gretel, we caught up with their team!

For parents unfamiliar with Hansel & Gretel, how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

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Hansel & Gretel’s “The Wicked Witch” black diaper bag

Hansel and Gretel manufactures the finest quality handcrafted genuine leather bags and accessories in South Africa. We create an exclusive range  of stylish diaper bags that have the look and feel of a handbag, but all the necessities a diaper bag requires. Each bag is made carefully with love.

What are some of the advantages of using a leather diaper bag?

Why choose leather? It’s timeless and stylish: Leather will always be in style, so why sacrifice fashion if it is not necessary? It’s durable: Leather is an extremely durable material and will last a very long time. Finally, leather is a natural, eco-friendly fabric. In addition to lasting a long time, it also keeps its quality and ages beautifully.

Any shopping or style tips for moms who want function without sacrificing fashion?

With our diaper bags there is no need to sacrifice fashion over functionality. The Hansel and Gretel bags are oh-so-stylish and very functional, too. As Rachel Zoe says: “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”

Where can parents shop your collection of bags?

You can shop our exclusive range of bags on our online shop: hanselbags.co.za

What can parents expect to see from you at the Baby Show? 

We look forward to meeting all the visitors at the show. Please come have a look at our exclusive range of quality, handcrafted leather diaper bags.

To learn more about Hansel & Gretel, visit hanselbags-sa.myshopify.com!


ViaCord Brings Top Knowledge And Expertise About Cord Blood Banking To The New York Baby Show

Did you know that cord blood stem cells can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 life-threatening diseases? ViaCord certainly does! And what’s more, they have the knowledge and expertise to answer any questions that expectant parents have about the process of cord blood banking. ViaCord will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about ViaCord, we caught up with their team!

ViaCord_New_PMS645For someone unfamiliar with ViaCord, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

For over 20 years, ViaCord has been providing quality umbilical cord blood stem cell collections for families, and has been involved in cutting edge research to help find new stem cell therapies for diseases like cancer, juvenile diabetes, heart disease, and brain injuries. Our mission is to provide the highest quality stem cell preservation service to our patients, families, and their physicians. We at ViaCord believe these words are much more than just a promise–they are the commitment we live by.

For someone unfamiliar with the practice, can you explain what cord blood banking is?

The blood within your newborn baby’s umbilical cord contains stem cells that can renew themselves and become specialized. These cord blood stem cells have been proven to be useful in therapies to help children replace damaged blood cells with healthy ones and strengthen their immune systems. Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing these stem cells for potential medical use.

What are the benefits of cord blood banking?

Cord blood stem cells can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 life-threatening diseases–from cancers to blood diseases to immune disorders 1. The proven effectiveness of these amazing cells has made cord blood the fastest growing source of stem cells in pediatric transplants2, and thanks to advancements in research its treatment potential continues to expand.

What sets ViaCord apart from other cord banking companies in the marketplace?

ViaCord has helped families utilize the healing power of their cord blood stem cells for over 20 years. To date, we have preserved the cord blood of more than 350,000 newborns and put more cord blood units in doctors’ and researchers’ hands–over 280–than any other family bank.3,4 Just as important as the depth of our experience is the proven quality of our stem cell collections. From collection to cryo-preservation, our complete process is designed to maximize stem cell yield, which directly correlates with treatment success. The more stem cells that transplant doctors have to work with, the better the outcome for their patients.

What can parents expect to see from ViaCord at the New York Baby Show?

Parents can anticipate to learn about the potential benefits that cord blood and cord tissue banking can provide. Our booth will feature educational materials and have a cord blood specialist there to help answer questions regarding any and all things related to cord blood banking and ViaCord’s services. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about ViaCord, visit viacord.com!

 References:

1. Moise K Jr. Umbilical cord stem cells. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106(6):1393-1407.

Data on file. PerkinElmer, Inc. Most of the diseases on this list are inherited genetic diseases. Typically, these treatments require a donor transplant, such as from a sibling. If your child needs a donor, a family member is always the first-choice source. Treatments for cancers like neuroblastoma can use a child’s own cord blood. Although the potential use of newborn stem cells is expanding rapidly, the odds a family member without a defined risk will need to use their child’s stem cells are low. Banking cord blood does not guarantee that treatment will be effective and only a treating physician can determine when it can be used.

2. National Marrow Donor Program®. Number of Unrelated Transplants, Pediatric Recipients, by Cell Source. [directory title] Transplants by Cell Source – Pediatric Recipients (younger than 18 years) [chart title] https://bethematchclinical.org/Resources-and-Education/HCT-Presentation-Slides/#/ Accessed August 20, 2014.

3. Data on file. PerkinElmer, Inc. As of October 2014

4. Data on file. PerkinElmer, Inc.


Parklon Play Mats Brings Safe And Comfy Baby Fun To The New York Baby Show

Renowned for comfort, safety, and a sense of fun, Parklon Play Mats sets the bar high for baby and toddler engagement and entertainment–and what’s more, Parklon Play Mats will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Parklon Play Mats, we caught up with their team!

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At Parklon, our mission is to offer high-quality, nontoxic mats that both parents and children will love. Infants and toddlers spend a tremendous amount of time on the floor, Parklon play mats are designed to protect little ones from hard floors while engaging them with fun educational designs.

What factors give Parklon Play Mats their safety and comfort? What should parents know? 

Safety is a top priority at Parklon. All play mats undergo rigorous testing to ensure their safety. We are proud that all Parklon mats are nontoxic, non-phthalate and BPA-free. As for comfort, our play mats feature superior cushioning to help protect your baby from falls and tumbles. The result is a thick and soft mat that provides hours of comfort for both parents and babies.

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from Parklon Play Mats? 

Our Soft Play Mat has long been one of our most popular products, and we are always introducing new designs. One of our newest products is the Bubble Play Mat. This mat is extra thick with even more cushioning and comfort. The “Little Elephant” design has been a huge hit, and we just added a fun dinosaur pattern called “Happy Dino.”

We also offer specialty items. Toddlers and preschoolers love sitting in our baby sofas and playing with Funny Blocks, which is a set of extra large foam blocks that can be used to build just about anything.

What sets Parklon Play Mats apart from other play mats on the market? 

When customers feel our play mats for the first time, they always comment on the high quality of the mats. Most Parklon play mats will last up to five years, or longer. We also offer a wide array of unique and educational designs that feature bright colors and engaging characters.

What can parents except to see from Parklon Play Mats at the New York Baby Show? 

We love interacting with parents and children at the New York Baby Show. We’ll be bringing our best products and laying them out in our booth. Attendees are encouraged to step onto the mats, make themselves at home and have their little ones explore the mats first hand!

To learn more about Parklon Play Mats, visit parklonamerica.com/play-mats!


Keekaroo Takes Its Versatile High Chairs To The New York Baby Show

Keekaroo’s innovative, durable products–which include their beloved Height Right convertible high chair–are not only comfortable and safe for kids, but easy to clean and maintain for mom and dad. What’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Keekaroo, we caught up with Matt Peglow, their Vice President of Sales and Marketing .

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Keekaroo’s Height Right High Chair

What differentiates Keekaroo’s high chairs from others on the market?

The Height Right High Chair is an adjustable chair, meaning it grows with the child with the weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.  There are other adjustable chairs on the market, but they all have the same problem–a wide seat plate to fit the adult means the baby will be tippy from side to side. We solved this problem with our made in the USA Infant Insert.  The Infant Insert turns the adult plate to an infant-sized seat, adding a soft seat with high walls that keep the child safety while learning to sit upright. By solving the tippy issue with the infant insert, we help meal times to be part of the child development process. We created a great video here that helps explain the Height Right High Chair.

What ages are Keekaroo chairs suitable for?

The Height Right High Chair configured with the Infant Insert is good until the age of 3, but the chair can then be used up to 250 lbs.

Tell us about the other products, aside from high chairs, that Keekaroo sells? What’s really special and really popular?

The Keekaroo Peanut Changer is unlike any other diaper changing pad! Its strong outer shell makes it impermeable to ANY fluid, so clean-up is easy. That solid shell on the diaper changing pad also limits bacteria growth or deterioration. Made in the USA from our state-of-the-art, Dura-Soft material, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer makes extra covers and pads unnecessary, saving money and clean up time.

The Café Boosters are comfortable, easy to clean, durable, and easy to use toddler booster seats that can be used with most dining room chairs. The Café Booster will keep your child sitting comfortably and safely with the skid resistant textured surface and security straps, making it easy to use on any chair.

What can parents expect to see from Keekaroo at the Baby Show?

Parents can expect to see the uniqueness of our Made in the USA cushions. Our cushions have a proprietary soft feel that you can’t understand until you touch it. You can get an idea here.

To learn more about Keekaroo, visit keekaroo.com!


Discover Weleda’s All-Natural Baby Skincare Products At The New York Baby Show

When it comes to caring for baby’s skin, the more you know about a product’s ingredients and sourcing, the better. Weleda, a natural skin and baby care product company, is built around this concept–as a “seed to shelf” company, they know where their product ingredients are grown, and even many of the farmers who grow them!  What’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

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Weleda’s new Baby Derma White Mallow product line

We caught up with the Weleda team to learn more about the brand and what they’ll be bringing to the Baby Show.

For parents who might be unfamiliar with Weleda, how would you describe your mission and core offerings?

At Weleda, beauty isn’t something that’s made in a lab; it’s something that’s cultivated right from the earth. For more than 94 years, Weleda’s skin and baby care products have been made without toxic ingredients, including chemical preservatives, fragrances or petroleum-derived ingredients. Many of our ingredients, including the calendula we use in our Calendula Baby Care line, are grown in our own Biodynamic gardens in Germany. The ingredients we don’t grow ourselves are cultivated through long-term fair partnerships with more than 50 farmers and cooperatives around the world. Today, we’re proud to say that at least 80 percent of our raw materials are grown either organically, biodynamically, or wild-crafted. We do not use synthetic fragrances, chemical preservatives, colorants or petroleum-derived ingredients. Our baby care is especially formulated with natural ingredients that help soothe, nourish and protect a baby’s skin, supporting its healthy growth and development, without any toxic ingredients. Most parents in the US don’t know Weleda because we are a very small company here. But in Europe and especially in Switzerland, Germany, and France, our brand is really a household name. We’re the brand parents use on their children because that’s what their mom used on them, and their grandmother used on their moms, and so on. We’re kind of like a best-kept secret in the US, really.

What  sets Weleda’s baby skincare products apart from others on the market?

Unlike many other baby skincare products on the market, Weleda’s are not only truly safe and natural, but they are made by a company with 94 years’ experience in formulating skincare products made from natural ingredients. Weleda was founded by a doctor and philosopher named Dr. Rudolf Steiner, who also inspired the Biodynamic method of farming, to provide products and plant-based medicines that would help the body heal and be well. Our baby care products are still formulated this way today, with the goal of creating skincare products that promote healthy skin development in babies and children. We’re not just a brand that launched overnight and became a success based on marketing dollars or celebrity endorsement. We’ve been in this for the long haul, and the popularity of our products today, some that were created many years ago, is a testament to that. The Calendula Oil we sell today was first sold in 1959! Our Calendula Diaper Rash Cream is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year! Of course we update the products occasionally as needed, but essentially, they are the same products they’ve always been—and that’s a good thing. Also, all of our products are formulated with the assistance of midwives and anthroposophical doctors in Europe.

Tell us a about where Weleda’s products are sourced from. How do you ensure sustainable ingredients?

As w mentioned above, we like to say we’re a seed to shelf company–we know where our ingredients are grown and even the farmers who grow them. Not many companies can say this. We don’t just buy ingredients off the ingredient marketplace based on what’s trendy or buzz-worthy at the time. We work with farmers all around the world to grow the raw materials that we know are best for the skin.

What are some of your newest/ most popular products?

We recently launched a new line called Baby Derma White Mallow, which includes a Body Lotion, Diaper Rash Cream and Face Cream. These products were specifically formulated for babies and children with highly sensitive skin, atopic skin/eczema. They’ve been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. The products are made with ingredients like pansy extract, coconut oil, borage seed oil, and white mallow extract, which have long been used in homeopathic remedies for childhood eczema. These ingredients help repair and restore the skin barrier and help moisturize to protect from dryness and itching. Almost 20 percent of kids today have eczema, so we’re really happy that we can offer these three products that can help relieve irritation without steroids or harsh ingredients.

And I have to mention our amazing Calendula Diaper Rash Cream. It truly helps heal diaper rash irritation literally overnight. It’s always a best-seller.

What can parents expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?

We will be giving away lots of free samples and holding a raffle at our table to win a $170 Weleda Gift Basket filled with our baby care products. We hope to see everyone there!

To learn more about Weleda, visit usa.weleda.com!


A Baby Show For All–Parents Of Singles And Parents Of Multiples

41jPwlyVNfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Here’s a secret that shouldn’t be a secret. Yes, there are times when a story about parenting twins is mostly usefully to parents of twins. But you know what? If the writer knows what she’s talking about, more often than not, the story is chock-full of good info and wisdom for parents of “singles” as well.

Which is basically why we love working with Natalie Diaz, the founder of Twiniversity and author of What to Do When You’re Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year.

As passionate and helpful as she is for parents of multiples, her wisdom really is universal.

In that spirit, Natalie will be hosting a special seminar on the topic of “Is Your Marriage Baby Ready?” at this year’s New York Baby Show.

What expectant or new parent can’t relate to that?

Mark your calendar: The seminar is on the first day of the New York Baby Show, on Saturday, May 16, at 3:15pm.

We are very proud that the New York Baby Show is an event that is as welcoming to expectant and new parents of multiples as it is of parents of singles.

Coming up on the weekend of May 16 and 17, at Pier 92 in NYC, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly event mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond—not to mention all of their bumps, babies, and toddlers!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Plus, anyone who buys their tickets in advance also qualifies for extraordinary raffles—not to mention the grand raffles at the show itself, including the ultimate “green” nursery worth over $5,000.

For more info, and to buy your tickets, click HERE!

And for a taste of Natalie’s work, enjoy these two wonderful stories she has written for New York Family:

*Multiple Musts: Expecting twins? Here are 10 tips from the founder of Twiniversity (the advice applies to “singletons” too)!

*How the Cow Saved Christmas: Natalie Diaz remembers her twins’ first days in the NICU.

For more information on Twiniversity, visit twiniversity.com!

For more information on the Manhattan Twins Club, visit manhattantwinsclub.org!


Hatch Things Will Bring Their Innovative Baby Products To The New York Baby Show

Founded by a mom of three, Hatch Things is a Brooklyn-based baby product company that provides “simple solutions for smart parents,” such as a shopping bag that keeps a stroller from tipping over, and a coat extension cover that keeps both the parent and baby warm and dry. What’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Hatch Things, we chatted with founder Sonjie Solomon!

For an expectant or new parent unfamiliar with your business, what should they know about Hatch Things?

Hatch Things is Brooklyn-based baby products company, which designs “simple solutions for smart parents.” Founded by a Brooklyn mom of three, Hatch Things provides families with products that make it easier to get around with your kids and all the stuff that comes with them. We currently have two products in the market: SureShop, a no-tip reusable shopping bag that clips on to the frame of a stroller to keep it from tipping over when loaded up, and ColdSnap, a coat extension cover, which clips on to any coat of a mom or dad carrying a baby in a front-facing carrier, to keep the baby and parent warm and dry. Both of these products are sold throughout the tri-state area and online. And, we’ve got many new products coming to market later this year.

You developed the SureShop and ColdSnap after your own experiences transporting your kids to school, playdates, etc. Was there any anecdote or moment in particular that catalyzed you to work on our own products?

Prior to starting Hatch Things, I had many years of experience helping large companies such as Nike, American Express and Snapple design and bring new products to market. When I went back to design school at the Rhode Island School of Design, I had my first child with me and number two on the way, so you could say I was designing with “baby on the brain.” After my third child was born, I knew I wanted to focus my energies on designing products I wanted and knew other parents would want. For ColdSnap, inspiration came from carrying around child number three during a particularly cold winter and realizing there weren’t great solutions for both moms and dads to use when carrying their child in a carrier. For SureShop, inspiration came from waiting outside school on pick-up days and seeing packs of strollers, loaded to the hilt with backpacks, grocery shopping plastic bags, and sports equipment; inevitably, a younger sibling, waiting in the stroller, would get up and the entire stroller would tip over. At that moment, the inspiration for SureShop hit me with a thud–like a stroller tipping over!

 Tell us how the SureShop bag prevents a stroller from falling over.

SureShop has a patent-pending design with clips on the top and bottom, to clip on to the frame of the stroller, shifting the weight forward and preventing the stroller from tipping backwards. For lighter-weight, two-handed umbrella strollers, you can slide the built-in pocket in the shoulder strap over one of the handles and then clip the bottom clips on the front frame to prevent tipping and bag drag. For single-handed strollers, the clips at the top of the stroller clip on to that handle and the bottom clips can be clipped on the front frame.

The SureShop bag by Hatch Things

The SureShop bag by Hatch Things

What do you hear from customers? Do they enjoy the versatility of the SureShop and ColdSnap?

Our customers tell us they love our products. SureShop is the one bag they can’t live without–they take it everywhere with them and use it for everything. And, since parents are using their strollers throughout the day–running to and from school, to sports practices, doctors appointments and playdates– parents tell us they love they can carry it all with SureShop and not worry about the stroller tipping over and everything flying all over. And, when parents aren’t with their strollers, SureShop can also be used on bikes, luggage, grocery carts, walkers, etc.

ColdSnap has also been a big hit with parents and caregivers. Babywearing is a must for parents on the go and moms, dads, grandparents, and nannies love having their loved ones close to them; but, with the cold and snowy winters we’ve had the last few years, it has been a challenge to keep both baby and grownup warm and dry when carrying baby. ColdSnap solves this problem and anyone can use it. ColdSnap clips on to any coat, so there’s no need for an expensive maternity coat or to fumble around bundling up baby in a heavy winter coat or blanket. ColdSnap goes on and comes off “in a snap,” making it quick and easy to travel with baby and keep everyone warm and dry.

As a Brooklyn-based business, we love that we are so close to our customers, and it feels great to see parents walking around our Brooklyn neighborhood and in other parts of New York City using our products. In fact, one day this past winter, we even bumped into a family with both products on their stroller! They were using their ColdSnap clipped on to the stroller as a cover for the baby and had SureShop bags clipped on to the handles to carry their shopping–that was exciting!

 What can consumers expect next from Hatch Things? And, more immediately, what can they expect to see from you at the Baby Show?

Hatch Things will be featuring all varieties of the SureShop at the Baby Show. Now that it is springtime and families are out and about, it is the perfect time to pick up a few SureShop bags for the strollers, bikes, and carts. We’ll be offering a great deal on the SureShop as well–normally, SureShop sells for $15.95, but we’ll have a special deal only for New York Baby Show guests of 2 SureShops for $20 and 5 for $40.

We’ve got a number of other exciting new products in the works, including new versions of the SureShop in bright and delightful new fabrics and with additional features to make the SureShop a functional alternative to more expensive and bulkier diaper bags. And, later this year, we’ll be introducing a fun and friendly way for kids to hold onto toys and other things important to them, freeing up mom and dad’s hands; we can’t wait to share that with New York families soon.

To learn more about Hatch Things, visit hatchthings.com!


Karilyn Sanders Photography Will Help Families Create Beautiful Custom Art At The New York Baby Show

Karilyn Sanders, of Karilyn Sanders Photography, is an NYC-based photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, and baby portraits. Not only is her amazing work featured on the cover of the Spring 2015 issue of New York Family Baby, but she will also be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show–coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

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Photo by Karilyn Sanders Photography

We sat down with Karilyn to learn more about newborn photography and her approach to creating beautiful, custom art for families.

For parents who might not be familiar with your work, how would you describe your style and philosophy?

I am a full service, boutique photographer. This means that I specialize in personal service and offer high quality products. I only book one or two photo sessions per week so that I have plenty of time to devote to each client via consultations, a photo session, editing their photos, in-person ordering sessions, and personal delivery/installation of products.

The reason I photograph is to produce custom art for each family. I offer printed products including framed photographs, canvas wraps, albums, printed birth announcements and other printed gifts. I value printed art, and encourage my clients to choose products that they can admire in their homes on a daily basis instead of just getting a disc of images that sit on their computer for years. Most people aren’t accustomed to the process of purchasing custom artwork, so they assume they should just get digital images. I make this process easy with an in-person presentation of their images, and walk them through the steps of choosing the products that they love.

My photographic style is part lifestyle, part portrait. I like to keep things simple, with simple backdrops and very few props. With newborns, I start by photographing them on a simple backdrop. I take them through a flow of poses, adding a knitted wrap here and a hat there. Then I add in the parents, taking a few portraits and a few lifestyle images to show the connection between them and the amazing new little person in their lives.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background? What drew you to photography, and to photographing babies in particular?  

When I was living in Portland, Oregon I had a friend who was a professional photographer. When I went to her house for the first time, I noticed her walls were filled with huge portraits of her family. They were so stunning, it made an incredible impression on me. I remember thinking to myself, “I want this beauty in my life!” I knew that I wanted to create that for myself. I became very curious about photography, not intending to become a professional. I had another business at the time, creating custom baby clothes. Though the process of photographing baby models in the clothes I created for my website, I realized I enjoyed photographing babies much more than making clothes for them. I soon decided to start photographing babies full time.

What are some of the key elements that go into getting a great newborn portrait?  

Newborn photography is a difficult genre. There is a certain science to creating the perfect environment for a great newborn portrait. In my experience, the most important factor in a successful newborn session is the temperature in the room. Newborns are used to living in the womb, which is a toasty 98 degrees. Since they are undressed for most of the shoot, I keep the studio very warm to keep them asleep. Most NYC apartments don’t allow residents to control the heat year-round, in which case I encourage clients to come to the studio for their session, so I can have complete control of the environment and capture the beautiful images they wanted.

Any advice for new parents who are shopping around for newborn portraits? What should they look for in a photographer?

Parents should start looking for a newborn photographer when they are about 6 months pregnant. This will allow time for a consultation, a maternity session if they’d like one, and to ensure availability.

When parents are searching online for a newborn photographer, be sure to keep these points in mind:

  • What do you want out of this session? Do you want to decorate your home with these images? Do you just want the digital images to share online? Do you want an album for your child to have the rest of their life? Does this photographer offer what you want?
  • Do you love their style? Are you emotionally drawn to their images?
  • Is newborn photography their specialty, or do they specialize in another type of photography, and do newborn photography on the side?
  • In general, you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for a low-price service, you can expect a low-quality product. If you’re looking for a high-quality product, you can expect to invest more money in that service. Either option is fine, just be sure you know what you want, and have the correct expectations going forward.

What can families expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?  

I’m really looking forward to the New York Baby Show! Families can expect to browse sample products at my booth. I’ll have real samples of albums, birth announcements, framed prints and more. I’ll be available to answer any questions they have about maternity, newborn and baby portraits, and the process of booking a portrait session. I’ll also have a special offer for those who’d like to book their newborn session that day. You’ll have to come by the booth to find out what that is!

To learn more about Karilyn Sanders Photography, visit karilynsanders.com!


FlatRate Moving Takes The Stress Out Of Moving And Storage For New Families

The arrival of a new baby means, for many families, a move to a new home or a decision to put some possessions into storage–of course, moving is often stressful, so a trustworthy and highly-confident moving company is key to making the process successful: That’s where FlatRate Moving comes in! With over 20 years of experience and an NYC headquarters, FlatRate Moving offers all the services (from packing to TV installation) that a family needs to ensure a smooth move–and what’s more, FlatRate Moving will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about FlatRate Moving, we caught up with their Marketing Associate Marisa Bernstein!

IMG_2598-p18jgbtfhp8js1d6f195v1ulvde8__For someone unfamiliar with FlatRate Moving, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

FlatRate Moving is a full-service moving and storage company headquartered in NYC with locations across the US and two overseas locations. We offer guaranteed, all-inclusive pricing that will not change come move day unless inventory originally stated changes. On top of our premium moving service, we offer additional services such as packing, unpacking, carpentry, and TV installation.

What makes FlatRate Moving a great service for new and expectant parents?

FlatRate Moving handles all the details so expecting parents can focus on the many other important things going on in their lives. We provide a comprehensive Move Plan that details all aspects of the move and has an entire breakdown of inventory of the move and reminder dates to prepare for the move date. An onsite representative can come to your home to do an in-home assessment of your moving inventory.

What are the most popular services from FlatRate Moving?

Our most popular services are moving, storage, packing, unpacking, and TV installation.

What sets FlatRate Moving apart from other moving services on the market?

We have over 20 years of experience in the moving and storage industry. Our staff are expertly-trained to handle moving all types of items and pieces of furniture. Our movers must complete rigorous mover training before being staffed on an actual move. And we engage in continuous education courses to teach our staff about new methods and practices.

What can parents except to see from FlatRate Moving at the New York Baby Show?

We will be tabling at the event and speaking with expecting families about upcoming moves they are planning or will need to plan in the next few months. We will have branded baby bibs as well as mommy moving guides that outline the moving process for expecting parents.

To learn more about FlatRate Moving, visit flatrate.com!

 


The Bond Of Babywearing Comes To The New York Baby Show With Baby K’tan

Not only does babywearing encourage meaningful bonding between parent and child, but it also leaves a parent’s hands free to do other tasks. And no one knows the benefits of babywearing like the pros at Baby K’tan–their safe, stylish, and easy-to-use wraps make babywearing a snap, even for new parents who might not be sure how the process works. What’s more, Baby K’tan will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Baby K’tan, we caught up with their Marketing Coordinator, Reina Christian!

For someone unfamiliar with Baby K’tan, how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

Our goal is always to offer parents products that are smart, simple and stylish.

Hug and NewbornWhat are the most popular baby carriers from Baby K’tan?

We are best known for our flagship product, the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier. Originally, the carrier was only offered in 100 percent cotton. Today, we also have different materials, including our Organic style, Breeze (half mesh cotton, half solid cotton), and Active (hi-tech performance fabric), and colors that parents can choose from based on their needs and preferences.

What sets Baby K’tan apart from other baby carriers and baby wearing products on the market?

The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier allows parents to achieve multiple wearing positions for newborns and up that are similar to a wrap-style carrier, without having to wrap yards of fabric around your body. The carrier is sized to fit the wearer based on clothing size so that it does not need to be adjusted with any hardware, snaps, or buckles. With less fabric, our “pre-wrapped” carrier is less intimidating for parents who are knew to wrapping or for those who are looking for a less-bulky alternative.

Tell us about how babywearing encourages parent-child bonding?

Carrying your baby is a great way to connect with him or her and provide beneficial stimulation too. According to studies at Columbia University, babies who are worn in a baby carrier, sling or wrap are significantly more likely to demonstrate a strong and secure attachment to their mothers. Additionally, babywearing gives parents or caregivers, the much-needed use of their hands when tending to daily tasks all while keeping baby close.

What would you say to new parents who are nervous about trying baby wearing? What should they know about safety?

In recent years, Babywearing has been extremely popular and with that comes tons or resources, studies and even lending libraries and Babywearing support groups. We always encourage parents who are new to Babywearing to check out a local Babywearing group and they often have certified instructors to suggest proper usages and even lending libraries that will allow you to borrow a carrier to test out once they’ve showed you how to use it safely. Additionally, many carriers come with resources for use including instruction manuals and even videos showing you step by step instructions. These instructions should always be followed closely to keep everyone safe.

What can parents except to see from Baby K’tan at the New York Baby Show?

At this year’s show, our team will be on site demonstrating some of the most popular positions used with newborns and babies under 35 lbs. We will have swatches of our full carrier line including our newest addition, Baby K’tan Active and some of our accessories.

To learn more ab0ut Baby K’tan, visit babyktan.com!


Chewbeads Brings Their “Mommy Chic, Baby Safe” Brand To The New York Baby Show

Chewbeads is one NYC-based mom’s answer to looking super-stylish and making sure your teething baby stays safe around your jewelry. Their non-toxic necklaces and bracelets are crafted to be safe for babies to chew on and use for teething, yet are still bright, stylish, and fun for moms to wear–and what’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Chewbeads, we caught up with their VP of Sales, Elana Schulman!

Chewbeads137For someone unfamiliar with Chewbeads, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Chewbeads started as mommy jewelry that is safe for babies to tug, touch and chew. When Lisa Greenwald, the creator and designer of Chewbeads came up with the idea she wanted to make sure all moms could feel cool and stylish while thier baby is in that teething and grabbing phase. As moms, we don’t always have time to put together and accessorize a cute outfit. Chewbeads is a great accessory to add a pop to any outfit while also be baby safe. Keeping int hat theme the Chewbeads line began to grow to baby items that are cool and functional. Chewbeads mission is to offer new families cool, chic, giftable items that are also functional in everyday life.

Chewbeads has a nice personal story that goes along with how it was founded—tell us about your founder and how she came to start the business?

Lisa Greenwald came up with the idea for Chewbeads in 2009 after her son Benjamin was born. Like most babies, he loved to put everything in his mouth and Lisa’s necklaces were a favorite. Lisa become concerned with him pulling her necklaces and putting them in her mouth. A lot of mom’s stay away from jewelry while their babies are in that phase but Lisa wanted to create something that mom’s can wear and would also be safe for babies. As a veteran of the fashion industry she took her collection of “fashion” jewelry as inspiration and set out to create a soft, non-toxic line of jewelry that was stylish for mom and safe for baby–hence, Chewbeads!

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from Chewbeads?

Chewbeads necklaces are, of course, our most popular items but we have recently extended our baby line and it has been hugely popular. Our new “where’s the pacifier?” clip is not only super cute but there is no metals and it attaches to all size pacifiers. The part our parents love most about the pacifier clip is they are silicone, not cloth so they don’t get gross from drool and are easy to clean!

What sets Chewbeads apart from other teething products on the market?

What sets Chewbeads apart from other teething items on the market is our eye for style and the materials used to create Chewbeads. Chewbeads are designed in NYC by Lisa Greenwald a veteran of the fashion industry. By being based in NYC Chewbeads is designed to be the coolest, most stylish teething items on the market. Chewbeads soft feel and bright colors make it a must have item for every new parent.

What can parents except to see from Chewbeads at the New York Baby Show?

Chewbeads is so excited to show the new batch of NY mom’s what we are all about. As a NY-based company we are designing for the coolest moms and we are excited to show you the features of our necklaces and introduce our newest baby items.

To learn more about Chewbeads, visit chewbeads.com!


Make Music With Eastside Westside Music Together At The New York Baby Show

Eastside Westside Music Together  encourages family music making and children’s musical development  through their family-style music classes–and what’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Eastside Westside Music Together, we caught up with director Deanna deCampos.

For parents who might not be familiar with Eastside Westside Music Together, can you tell us a little bit about your mission and core offerings?

Our mission is to support families to make music in their lives so that their children can learn to sing in-tune and move to the beat accurately during the early years, when learning and growth is rapid. Music development is a real thing and we know that children learn best when their grown-ups actively participate with them. So, in our classes, we ALL make music. That’s why it’s called Music Together. The community that we build in our classrooms is pretty awesome, by the way.

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A young student claps along in an ESWS Music Together class

Most of our classes are “mixed-age” family-style classes. That means that you’ll see babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers all in a class together, learning, sharing, and growing together. Families can bring siblings to class together and siblings under 9 months come for free. We encourage family music making!

What kinds of classes and programming do you offer for babies?

We have a very special Babies Only class for newborns-7 months. It’s a beautiful introduction to the Music Together approach and curriculum geared especially to new parents and their babies. We sing, dance, laugh, and play together using techniques that support an infant’s development during the early months of life while guiding parents and caregivers to bond more closely with their babies through music. Our award-winning recordings and songbooks help new parents build a repertoire of music that serves as a wonderful parenting resource throughout their child’s early years.

Can you tell us a little bit about your curriculum, or what parents might expect from an ESWS Music Together class?  And where classes are located?

Music Together’s curriculum consists of nine different song collections, each containing 25 songs and rhythmic chants from a variety of genres including jazz, folk, multi-cultural, blues, and others. Lots of parents love our music, too, because it’s anything but “kiddie” music! Each semester we rotate to a different song collection, so you can stay in our program for three years and learn more than 200 songs! Because we want families to continue making music at home, we provide materials to everyone who joins our classes. Each family receives an illustrated songbook, two CDs, and a download code so you can put the music on your devices.

Each week, our teachers guide families through a music experience with songs in that semester’s collection. Nothing is random. In fact, everything we do in our classrooms has a purpose and is in support of the child’s music development. We have a whole lot of fun, but our goals are educational.

We have classes on the UWS and UES of Manhattan at eight locations, six days a week, mornings and afternoons! There are many other locations in Manhattan, the five boroughs, and the tri-state area as well. Music Together is an international program, in over 40 countries, serving thousands of families worldwide. At ESWS Music Together, we have been making music with nearly 40,000 families on the UWS and UES since 1993.

Why do you believe that it’s important to get children involved with music from a young age?

We should all grow up with the ability to sing in tune, dance to the beat, and participate in the music of our culture with confidence. When I hear stories from parents who think they can’t sing and don’t anymore because someone told them not to, it saddens me, because it’s within all of us to be music makers. Not “perfect” singers (with the advent of autotune, perfection is just an illusion anyway), just human beings singing and dancing because it feels natural to do so. Music makes you whole. And it feels good!

Through emerging research, more and more people are beginning to recognize the power of music and its effects on the brain. From executive function to language, social, and emotional development, learning music has the potential to make a real difference in children’s lives. All we’re doing in our classes is getting families started on that path.

What can parents expect to see from you at the Baby Show?  

We’ll be at our booth (336) throughout the weekend, talking to parents about what we do and where to find a Music Together class in their neighborhood. We’ll have some drums there, too, so your children can come explore and make music with us! We’ll be leading a sing-along during the event as well so we hope you’ll come find us and join in!

To learn more about Eastside Westside Music Together, visit eswsmusictogether.com!


British Invasion: Mamas & Papas Bring Their UK-Based Style And Innovation To The New York Baby Show

Recognized for their stylish and innovative strollers (especially the super-popular Armadillo line), in addition to a range of other unique baby products for the home, Mamas & Papas has solidified a reputation for European style and quality–and what’s more, they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

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The Armadillo Flip stroller

To learn more about Mamas & Papas, we caught up with their team to get the latest about hot products and trends in-store now!

For someone unfamiliar with Mamas & Papas, how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

We know what it’s like starting a family, because we are one. We’ve been a family business since the beginning. In fact, David and Luisa were expecting their first baby when they created Mamas & Papas all those years ago. The sleepless nights, the endless diapers, the over complicated strollers – those experiences made us what we are. And they still inspire everything we do, from how we design our products, to how we serve our customers. We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, and that every family is unique. And we’ll always be here for you and your baby with an experienced helping hand. We understand what you need–because we’ve been there, because we’re family.

Mamas & Papas is Britain’s favorite baby brands; favored by celebrity mums including Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys.

What are the most popular stroller models and/or the newest models from Mamas & Papas?

Popular from Mamas & Papas is the Armadillo Family: Meet the family of big little strollers, five designs for different family lifestyles. one smart choice. Whether you’re looking for a first stroller for a new baby, or downsizing for an older one, we know you want your little one to be as well protected and comfy as possible. That’s why we’ve created the Armadillo Family, five designs for different family lifestyles.

For moms and dads who want one stroller that does it all, we’ve created the revolutionary Armadillo Flip. The most compact fold out there, whichever way the seat is facing, it’s travel system ready and gives your baby plenty of shelter and wriggle room from birth. The ground-breaking design lets you fold it forward or parent facing into the most ultra-compact size there is. And if you prefer a little more comfort for your ride, Armadillo Flip XT come equipped with all the extras you need.

The original Armadillo is perfect for older babies, its forward facing seat allows them to see the world. With the perfect balance between compact and comfy it’s ideal for parents looking for a simpler second stroller. And with the slimline Armadillo City and well-equipped Armadillo XT to choose from too, there’s an Armadillo for everyone.

New from Mamas & Papas is the Chestnut Tweed Urbo2: Traditional British Style with unrivaled urban agility. With its built-in front and rear suspension and light, compact frame, the Signature Edition of Mamas & Papas award-winning stroller combines smoothness and agility with head–turning vintage style. Inspired by traditional tweed, leather and copper, Mamas & Papas have given the pushchair a timeless look without compromising on practicality. The wipe-clean premium ‘tweed’ fabric coupled with a brown leather-look handle, quilted hood lining, copper branding and zip pulls all add up to a very British vintage feel that is definitely built to last. Combining style with function, it still folds down to fit into the skinniest hallways and smallest cars and takes bumps, buses and busy cafés in its stride.

What sets Mamas & Papas apart from other stroller brands on the market?

Mamas & Papas are Great Britain’s Favorite Nursery brand. Mamas & Papas invests £5 million a year to champion the cause of pushing British parenting design around the world – they strive to improve the nation’s parenting experience through innovative design. A key focus of the research is to highlight the strength of British design with products that combine style and comfort while meeting the ever-changing needs of baby through to toddler. Mamas & Papas is the only UK parenting brand that has invested in its own independently accredited on-site test facility, which allows the brand to experiment and bring unique products to the global market. Mamas & Papas products are designed by parents for parents.

Tell us about the other products, aside from strollers, that Mamas & Papas sells? What’s really special and really popular?

Mamas & Papas design and developed a range of award winning products across the nursery category, including equipment, décor, toys and clothing as well as awarding winning strollers.

For example, the Baby Snug floor support seat offers a little extra support for baby and you. As soon as your baby can support their own head, you need somewhere quick and easy to sit them down. Somewhere safe and snug. So here’s Baby Snug. We’ve given it an extra-wide base that can’t be wriggled over, so it’s the ideal floor seat for weaning and hands-free time. The removable insert keeps it just the right snugness as they grow, and there’s even a play tray to keep them busy while you enjoy some “me time.” Features include: Wriggle proof – extra-wide base keeps it firmly seated on the floor; hands-free – ideal for weaning; easy to carry – lightweight and portable; removable tray – on and off with a simple click; soft and comfortable – molded padded insert for a comfy seat; crotch post – keeps baby in place; sculptured seat design – inclined for extra security and support; tough enough – durable plastic base doesn’t give in to compression; grows with them – removable insert for extra room when they get bigger.

Another example is the Baby Bud, because dinnertimes are for everyone! Nothing beats getting the whole family round the dinner table, but the littlest sometimes get left out. That’s why we’ve created the Baby Bud booster seat. With four adjustable, non-slip feet and easy to use harnesses it fits securely to any kind of chair. So wherever you feel like eating, baby always gets a front row seat – from when you start to cook up until the fun’s over. It even comes with a removable activity tray and seat insert, so it will stay part of your family until the child is 3. Baby Bud features include: Pick your seat – four independently adjustable non-slip feet let you sit on any chair; fun for longer – keep baby engaged while they wait with removable play tray including rattle, mirror and picture book; easy to carry – lightweight body and nifty handle for when out and about; great as they grow – soft and comfortable padded insert for use from 6 months to 3 years; extra safe – two chair harness make sure they stay put; easy-clean tray – choose from three lockable positions, or remove it completely.

What can parents except to see from Mamas & Papas at the New York Baby Show?

At the New York Baby Show Mamas & Papas will have the Armadillo Family and Urbo2 strollers available on display along with other products from our ranges. We will also have our expert staff on the stand to demonstrate all the products and answer any questions from customers.

To learn more about Mamas & Papas, visit us.mamasandpapas.com!

 

 


Ubbi Brings Its Stylish And Innovative Baby Products To The New York Baby Show

Ubbi–the baby goods company best known best for its sleek and innovative diaper pail–has recently begun branching out into other categories in the baby realm, and will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Ubbi, we caught up with marketing director Nadine Girard.

For parents unfamiliar with Ubbi, how would you describe the company’s mission and core product offerings?

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The Ubbi Diaper Pail in Navy

When we develop a product, we think about the parents first. We want to make functional and easy-to-use products with a contemporary design. The Ubbi diaper pail is a true example of this concept: It’s super easy to use and it doesn’t even require any special bag. There’s no mechanism that you need to operate, you just put the bag in the pail, throw a diaper in it, close it, and that’s it. It’s simple and easy, which is the thinking we have behind all of the products we make.

You’re probably most well-known for your acclaimed diaper pail. Can you tell us what makes it different from other pails on the market?

The launch of the Ubbi diaper pail in 2011 was a game-changer. We essentially revolutionized the typical eyesore plastic container by turning it into a steel construction that achieves maximum odor control while giving it a sleek and colorful look. Nowadays, parents take so much time to create a flawless and high-design environment for their baby, so we wanted to exceed new parents’ expectations by improving this basic purposeful product into a highly effective and attractive nursery necessity. On top of it, we made it as simple as can be by allowing parents to use any bag.  Most diaper pails on the market use the printer/ink or razor/blade model where consumers pay little for the product itself, but they are then obligated to buy the proprietary accessories to make it work.  With the Ubbi diaper pail, we offered parents the freedom to use any bag which makes this diaper pail convenient, economical, and simple.

Where can families buy Ubbi products?

Families can buy the Ubbi products in most baby stores and/or websites where American families are used to shopping at.  The Ubbi products are widely available throughout the country, and actually all over the world.  We’ve taken the brand global, and it’s now available on five continents. 

What are some of Ubbi’s newest products, and what can parents expect next from Ubbi?

We have a lot of products in the works, but we just launched a diaper caddy, wipes dispenser, and a 3-in-1 potty–which turns into a toilet trainer and a step stool. We also expanded into the feeding category with the tweat snack container. All of our products are designed from scratch with parents and babies in mind. We want to make sure that we bring innovation, design, practicality, and colors to the world of baby products!  We are very excited about all the new products being developed and about the success of the Ubbi brand.

Most immediately, what can parents expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?

At the show, they can see our colorful diaper pails, our 3-in-1 potty which transforms into a toilet trainer and a step stool, our diaper caddy and wipes dispenser –and we will be giving our snack containers to the little toddlers attending the show!

To learn more about Ubbi, visit ubbiworld.com!


Seraphic Organics Will Bring Their Beautiful Baby Clothes And Blankets To The New York Baby Show

Seraphic Organics makes fair trade organic cotton baby clothes and blankets that are not only beautiful and durable, but also affordable –and they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

We caught up with the Seraphic Organics team to learn about the benefits of organic cotton and what’s next for the brand!

For expectant and new parents who are unfamiliar with Seraphic Organics, how would you describe the company’s mission and core product offerings?

Our mission is to encourage the use of organic cotton which will directly serve to protect ourselves, our planet, and our future.

Cotton is so ubiquitous it’s invisible. Cotton is everywhere–in clothing, oils, soaps–yet we take its presence for granted. But cotton is as familiar as it is unknown. The environmental and social impact of conventionally grown cotton is staggering. By offering our consumer certified organic products that are beautiful and affordable, we make organic cotton the responsible choice.

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Seraphic Organics’ Origami Hummingbird Long Sleeve Onesie

Our core product offerings are layettes and blankets which are unique in style, come in vibrant gender neutral colors and feature tag-free necks, mitten cuffs, an extra row of snaps and extra-large reversible blankets. We even feature Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, ‘Marsala’. These are products that will remain intact even as hand-me-downs. Resilient and chemical-free fabric means longer durability and less waste.

Why is it important for parents to dress their babies in organic, ethically-sourced fabrics?

Babies have delicate skin. Their skin is more porous and absorbs chemicals more easily. It’s especially important to ensure that whatever touches your baby’s sensitive skin is organic and hypoallergenic. Conventional cotton fabrics are treated with chemicals which can be harmful to a developing baby.  Every parent wants only the best for their child. They want their child to be healthy–to eat healthy, to live in a clean world and practice healthy habits by making responsible choices. By dressing your child in organic fabrics, you are ensuring that you made a responsible choice for them and their future. You invest in their health for today and for their future in a cleaner world. Every consumer has the responsibility to understand the real cost of the clothing they purchase. Ethically sourced fabrics are important because you will know that the person who made your baby’s clothing was paid fairly for their skill, was not exposed to harmful chemicals in the process, is not a child themselves, and that your child’s garment was manufactured in safe, sanitary conditions.

What ages does Seraphic Organics offer products for?

Our onesie sets are for babies 0-12 months. Our large reversible blankets can certainly be used for much longer.

What are your most popular and/or newest products?

The gender neutral colors make both the onesies and blankets very popular. Our onesies are very versatile, while our blankets are larger than most and feature an all-over print on one side and a solid color on the other.

 With your success with the blankets and layettes, is Seraphic Organics  planning to introduce any other pieces? And most immediately, what can consumers expect to discover at the Baby Show?

We hope to expand our range in the near future–with both new designs and larger sizes for older kids. Eventually we would also include clothes for everyone in the family. There’s no reason why we can’t all enjoy the benefits of organic cotton.

We are excited to show off our layette and blankets at the show. It is one thing to see the images online but the real experience is to feel the quality and weight of organic cotton against your skin.

To learn more about Seraphic Organics, visit seraphicorganics.com!

 


At-Home Nasal Care Pioneer Baby Health Care Is Coming To The New York Baby Show!

As the pioneer of the home-use nasal aspirator, which, among its many benefits, helps parents prevent middle ear infections, Baby Health Care specializes in providing the best healthcare devices to ensure healthy babies–and they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Baby Health Care, we caught up with CEO Kaz Yamafuji.

For new and expectant parents who are unfamiliar with Baby Health Care,  tell us why nasal aspirators are helpful and important.

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The BabySmile nasal aspirator

By suctioning mucus thoroughly, nasal aspirators will not only help in preventing sickness but also in promoting early healing of sickness for babies. This will lead to the improvement of babies’ quality of life, which will eventually be a great help for mothers in the child-raising years. Nasal aspiration can help prevent middle ear infections, and promote the early healing of the cold, flu, and other viruses. Nasal aspiration can help babies breathe easier, thereby promoting deeper sleep, reducing the risk of viruses and germs entering into the bodies and enabling babies to drink more milk (babies can not drink enough milk with congested noses).

In pediatrics in Japan, doctors use a medical suction unit to remove babies’ mucus and they also recommend the parents do nasal aspiration at home frequently. We focused on this fact and created a product with the capability to achieve sufficient nasal aspiration at home.

The benefits of nasal aspiration are significant, and it helps generate more time for babies to stay healthy. This will reduce the burden on mothers both mentally and physically, and will help family members spend more happy time together. We believe that what can help boost family happiness.

And what age are they commonly used for?

Between 0 to 5 years old.  Children cannot blow their noses by themselves until age 5.

What are the key qualities parents should look for in a nasal aspirator?

The important key qualities are whether mucus can be suctioned safely and thoroughly. If mucus would not be suctioned correctly, it may cause a middle ear infection. Also, mucus may flow into the throat and cause phlegm, a cough, and prolong the cold symptoms.

You should check the suction power and outlet flow rate. These numbers are good criteria for judging the performance. For safety, the raw materials and shapes of silicone tips that are touching baby’s nostrils should be checked carefully. Make sure that they don’t damage baby’s delicate nostrils. Finally, it is very important to check if a mom can use our product easily while holding the baby. Checking if they can use the aspirator immediately after opening the box is important, and it’s also important to check whether it’s BPA-free.

What do you think distinguishes your product — the BabySmile– from its competitors?

There are no competing products like our BabySmile S-502 existing in the US market, because there are no other powerful nasal aspirator products which can provide the hospital-grade powerful suction and care to help prevent sickness and promote early healing.

Of course, we don’t have any competitors technology-wise, but that is not the goal of Baby Health Care’s products. What we gave the most consideration to was that our product had to be “mom-friendly.” This is a medical device, but, at the same time, it’s a stylishly designed product. Moms like to keep our products handy, so we wanted the design to be able to blend into their rooms naturally. This product has all our wishes that the child-raising years will be enjoyable.

When it comes to nasal aspiration, what are some best practices parents should be aware of?   What are the common misuses?

The best way to suction the mucus using AC or battery operated nasal aspirator is:

1) Insert the silicone tip into the nostril tightly without any gap

2)  Suction the  accumulated mucus little by little by changing the angle of silicone tip after the insert

Since BabySmile S-502 has enough suction power, anyone can suction mucus well by keeping these two points in mind. In addition, you should also do short repetitions (3 to 5 seconds) several times in each nostril while observing the infant’s condition. Long periods of suction while both nostrils are congested will burden the ears; therefore, doing short repetitions will avoid the damage.

The story behind your interest in creating helpful products for people is at once very sad and wonderfully inspiring.  Would you tell our readers a little bit about your commitment to inventive and helpful products? 

The small soul who left me always stays by my side and encourages me as I continue working on our  mission.

The nasal care that I encountered in Japan was amazing, and I am so impressed by the fact that I have been receiving words of appreciation from hundreds of thousands of mothers. Now I believe that this is my mission to deliver this amazing care method to mothers across the US.

Mothers feel happy when they see their babies in good health; on the other hand, they feel both mentally and physically sad and in pain when they see their baby suffer from sickness. In some cases, mothers blame themselves. This is the part where I understand and agree based on my experience. The aspirator that I invented and provide is not just the aspirator which can suction well. It will support the baby’s health and create the happy time for babies, mothers and families.

We strongly hope to spread awareness about nasal care, and to build wide recognition of the concept of Baby Health Care.

To learn more about Baby Health Care, visit babyhealthcare.us!


Babies”R”Us Brings Their Vast Product Selection And Registry Resources To The New York Baby Show

BRU_CMYK_HR-300x77Babies”R”Us is a name synonymous with an all-encompassing, and infinitely helpful, shopping experience for new and expectant parents–from nursery decor and toys to just about any type of baby gear you could need, they’ve got it all!

Babies”R”Us will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92–and what’s more, the first 1,000 ticket purchasers (we’re getting there) will be entered to win a $250 Babies”R”Us gift card as part of our big selection of Show prizes!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Babies’R”Us, we caught up with their team to get the latest about hot products and trends in-store now!

What are the store’s core offerings?

Babies“R”Us is the baby product authority and a trusted resource on the journey through parenthood offering an unparalleled assortment of apparel, gear, and furniture for little ones, as well as all of the necessary essentials for baby. Plus, the Babies“R”Us baby registry is the top choice for expectant parents everywhere.

It really does feel like the Babies“R”Us registry is wherever there are expectant and new parents. Beyond the ample selection, what’s so wonderful about it?

With Endless Earnings, only Babies”R”Us gives shoppers up to 10 percent back on every purchase from their registry, even their own purchases, with no limits!

In addition, the stores offers expert advice, helpful registry resources, pre- and post-natal classes, shower planning tools and resources, up to one year for returns, exclusive partner benefits, a completion discount, and a price match guarantee.

How long has the store been in business?

The Toys“R”Us family gave birth to Babies“R”Us in 1996.

Notice any interesting trends in nursery shopping?

It’s all about mix and matching! Color combinations and personal touches are essential to complete any nursery.

What’s one product you love right now?

Koala Baby is a staple at Babies“R”Us making sure little ones are always dressed to impress in trend right apparel and parents can create the comfiest and coziest atmosphere possible with endless nursery items.

To learn more about Babies”R”Us, visit babiesrus.com!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!

 


Perfect For Active Families, BOB Gear’s Versatile Strollers Are Coming To The New York Baby Show

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The BOB Revolution Flex Stroller

When it comes to strollers and car seats that deliver on a rugged sensibility, while still maintaining top tier safety standards, BOB Gear is definitely one of the first brands that comes to mind–and what’s more, BOB Gear will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles (including one from BOB)!

To learn more about BOB Gear, we caught up with their Public Relations and Event Manager Kate Clark.

For someone unfamiliar with BOB Gear, how would you describe the brand and its mission and core offerings?

BOB Gear is a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-quality strollers, jogging strollers, and stroller accessories that help facilitate active family endeavors. BOB strollers combine elite performance, durability and versatile “grow-with-the-family” features to offer parents a product that can successfully support a variety of activities through multiple years and children.

 

In addition, BOBGear.com recently launched the BOB Fitness Center, a resource featuring articles and tips from health and fitness experts and professional athletes on topics such as active parenting, fitness training, family nutrition and more.

What are some of the newest products from BOB Gear?

New from BOB are the Revolution PRO and Revolution FLEX strollers. These refreshed BOB Revolution models feature a handlebar that adjusts to nine different positions to comfortably fit every parent’s height. The Revolution PRO also features hand-activated rear drum breaks for added control to conquer hills and inclines. Both strollers are available in single and Duallie (double) models.

What sets BOB Gear’s strollers apart from others on the market?

BOB’s strollers are defined by their versatility, high quality, superior performance, and lasting value.

What sets BOB Gear’s car seats apart from others on the market?

The BOB B-Safe by Britax allows active parents both safety and style in their travel systems – the safety of Britax car seats in colors that match BOB strollers.

What can parents except to see from BOB Gear at the New York Baby Show?

We will be featuring the BOB Flex, BOB Pro, and BOB B-Safe. Be sure to test out the strollers on the stroller track!

To learn more about BOB Gear, visit bobgear.com!

 


Britax Brings Super Safe And Style-Savvy Strollers And Car Seats To The New York Baby Show

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The Britax Affinity Stroller

Long regarded as one of the most respected names in the stroller and car seat realms, Britax offers no shortage of top tier products for families interested in getting the best safety coverage for their baby, plus, they offer safety advocacy services for parents as well. What’s more, Britax will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles (including one from Britax)!

To learn more about Britax, we caught up with their Public Relations and Event Manager Kate Clark.

For someone unfamiliar with Britax , how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

Britax is the number one brand for safety technology. At Britax, we’re passionate about our commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, intuitively designed premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories.

Britax always goes beyond what’s required and we won’t stop until we’ve achieved what’s safest for your child. That means not just complying with the latest safety standards, but championing even safer standards and conducting continuous research to constantly improve and innovate. Starting with your child’s first ride home from the hospital, Britax helps parents enjoy every twist and turn of the amazing journey of parenthood.

What are the most popular products and/or the newest products from Britax?

New from Britax are the ClickTight Convertibles. Britax’s revolutionary ClickTight Installation System is now available in Britax convertible car seats–Marathon ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Advocate ClickTight. ClickTight makes safe car seat installation as simple as buckling a seat belt. Now, everyone can install the Britax convertible car seat with confidence in just a few easy steps in rear- or forward-facing. ClickTight was originally launched with the popular Harness-2-Booster seats Frontier ClickTight and Pinnacle ClickTight.

Also new are the B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seats. The B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite feature the SafeCell Impact Protection integrated system, which surrounds an infant with safety technologies that provide the ultimate in crash protection and protect your child well beyond federal safety standards. The B-Safe 35 Elite offers an additional layer of safety, Complete Side Impact Protection PLUS, with an energy-absorbing headrest that keeps the baby’s head and neck extra secure during a crash.

Popular from Britax are our Travel Systems. Britax Travel systems are popular with new parents because all Britax infant car seats are travel system compatible with the full line of Britax and BOB strollers. Britax strollers, including the Affinity, B-Ready and all B-Agile models, feature the Click & Go integrated adapter system which enables Britax infant car seats to click into place.

What sets Britax’s strollers apart from others on the market?

The Britax’s stroller line offers flexible and comfortable solutions to match every family’s lifestyle. From the highly customizable Britax Affinity to the Britax B-Ready offering several different configurations, Britax has a stroller for every journey.

What sets Britax’s car seats apart from others on the market?

Britax is the number one brand for safety technology. For more than three decades, Britax has been a pioneer in developing car seats that enhance safety.

What can parents except to see from Britax at the New York Baby Show?

Britax will have a mixture of our latest products to hit the market in 2014-15! Sarah Tilton, our full-time safety advocate will also be speaking on Saturday.

To learn more about Britax, visit britaxusa.com!


Enter To Win A Free Baby Photo Session From Karilyn Sanders Photography When You Buy Your Ticket To The New York Baby Show

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Meet Lucky Seven!

Isn’t she lovely? Her name is Seven, so naturally we think of her as “Lucky” Seven, but really we’re the lucky ones just to know her.

Who is Seven?  She’s particularly special to us at the New York Baby Show, so let us explain

(Read on carefully, because there’s also a wonderful photo opportunity in this for you and your baby.)

Coming up on the weekend of May 16 and 17, the New York Baby Show, which is now the largest family-friendly event of its kind in the country, welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from NYC, the Tri-State area, and beyond—not to mention their bumps, babies, and toddlers!

The event has also spawned a really good magazine for expectant and new parents called New York Family Baby. The upcoming Spring 2015 issue will be available for free at the New York Baby Show. But you can see a sneak peak of the cover here (above).

When we were thinking about who should be on the cover, we didn’t have to think that hard: One of our colleagues gave birth a few months ago to beautiful Seven.

In a way, she’s the show’s youngest star.

To photograph Seven, we turned to the wonderful Karilyn Sanders, of Karilyn Sanders Photography, who specializes in baby photography.

Isn’t Karilyn amazing?

NOW HERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY: Anyone who purchases their tickets for the New York Baby Show soon will also qualify for a raffle to win a free photo shoot with Karilyn Sanders Photography worth $845!

The prize includes free hair and makeup for mom, and a free 16×20 framed print of your favorite image from the session!

Of course, there are many other good reasons to join us at the New York Baby Show, coming up on May 16 and May 17 at Pier 92 in NYC.

Read all about the show and get you tickets at newyorkbabyshow.com.

Please Note: Tickets are $30 per family, or $20 per individual.

Buy your ticket soon, and you automatically qualify to win other amazing raffles as well like free strollers, car seats, and breast pumps.

And be sure to use the promotion code NYFBABY at checkout for a 10 percent discount!

We look forward to sharing the Show with you and your baby or baby-to-be!


Learn More About Snuza’s High-Tech Baby Monitors At The New York Baby Show

Snuza’s high-tech, portable baby monitors offer parents peace of mind and a good night’s sleep by monitoring baby’s abdominal movement–and Snuza will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Snuza, we caught up with the company’s president, Sylvie Charette.

For someone unfamiliar with Snuza, how would you describe the company and its mission?

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The Snuza Hero

Snuza is a global leader in the development and marketing of portable and easy-to-use abdominal movement baby monitors, available at leading retailers across North America. Since 2007, its high quality, affordable, easy-to-use movement monitors have provided peace of mind to parents and caregivers.

What sets Snuza monitors apart from other baby monitors?

The complete range of Snuza movement monitors easily attach to the baby’s diaper, are lightweight (weighing 1 oz) and alert parents/caregivers in 15 seconds if no abdominal movement is detected. Additionally, they do not feature any wires, cords, cables, or sensor pads that could potentially harm baby.

What are some of  your most popular and  newest products?

The Snuza Hero and Snuza Go are two of our best-selling and most popular monitors.

The Snuza Hero is a portable and easy-to-use movement monitor which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. Hero detects even the slightest abdominal movement and will alert you if your baby’s movements are very weak or fall to less than 8 movements per minute. If no abdominal movement is detected for a period of 15 seconds, Hero will gently vibrate. Often this vibration is enough to rouse the baby, and Hero will revert to monitoring mode. After three vibration/rouse incidents, the Rouse Warning will alert you when you’re baby’s abdominal movements have stopped for 15 seconds on three occasions. If no further movement is detected for another 5 seconds, an alarm will sound to alert you.

The Snuza Go! is a portable and easy-to-use movement monitor which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. Go! detects even the slightest abdominal movement and will alert you via an audible alarm after 15, 18, or 20 seconds of no movement. The movement rate indicator will warn you during weak or infrequent movement.

Tell us about how Snuza monitors’ special technology helps provide parents with peace of mind.

Snuza Portable Baby Monitors specialize in the development of leading edge bio-sensory electronic devices.  All of our monitors feature proprietary technology that detects abdominal movement and sounds an alarm if no movement is detected.

Does Snuza have any new products on the way? And most immediately, what can consumers expect to discover at the Baby Show?  

Yes, we are releasing a new monitor this fall, but are unable to unveil the details at this time.  What we can say is that it’s ground-breaking and we are truly excited to share the news once we launch.

At the Baby Show, we are excited to be meeting directly with new and expecting parents. At our booth we will demonstrate and discuss how our complete range of products work, and provide on-site giveaways that will be hosted on our social media channels.

To learn more about Snuza, visit snuza.com!

To learn more about the New York Baby Show, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Thule Brings “Safe, Secure, And Stylish” Child Carriers To The New York Baby Show

A company with deep roots in the outdoor and adventure realm (known for rugged items like bike carriers and roof racks), Thule recently added child carriers and strollers into the mix–and the result is carriers that offer a “safe, secure, and stylish” ride for your little ones, while functioning for five activities and four seasons. What’s more, Thule will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Thule, we caught up with their Business Manager Tom Anderson!

For someone unfamiliar with Thule, how would you describe the company and its mission?

Originally founded in Sweden in 1942, our products can be found all over the world in multiple channels. We’ve made it our business to help consumers globally transport anything they care for safely, easily, and in style so they are free to live an active life. We believe in the value of an active life–whether you’re in the city or the great outdoors. Whatever your passion, whatever your pursuit.  Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re bringing. With our full range of products from Car Racks to Child Carriers to Luggage & Bags to Mobile handheld sleeves and cases, we are here to help our customers maintain and lead an active lifestyle and to ultimately “Bring your Life!”

What are the most popular products and/or the newest products from Thule Active with Kids?

Most popular: Thule Chariot Cougar, Thule Chariot CX and Thule Urban Glide. Newest: Thule Urban Glide (single and double) & Thule Sapling & Sapling Elite, RideAlong Mini Child Carrying Bike Seats.

For a long time, Thule specialized in products like roof racks and bike carriers—tell us about how strollers came into the mix?

That’s very true. For over 70 years Thule has helped the consumer transport anything they care for safely, easily and in style so they can live an active life.  We feel that transporting your kids is no different. So in June of 2011, the Thule Group acquired the Chariot Carriers out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in a strategic decision to include a more diverse outdoor product offering beyond just car racks–and Child Carriers fit perfectly into this mix. We felt that providing the market with products that allow them to continue to lead an active lifestyle regardless whether it is by themselves or with your entire family fit perfectly into where we wanted to take the Thule brand. Since the acquisition, we have improved upon current designs with the multifunctional carriers (the original Chariot platform–five activities, four seasons, one carrier) and we have now expanded the entire Thule “Active with Kids” line to include child carrying bike seats, sport strollers, bicycle trailers, and now child carrier backpacks. Thule believes in safe, secure, and stylish carriers for your precious ones that ultimately allow you and your kids to share your passions–whatever the season and wherever you want to go.

What sets Thule’s strollers apart from others on the market?

Like with our line of carriers and racks, all of our strollers are developed with safety, ease of use, and a perfect fit for you and your child in mind. When we talk about our multifunctional carriers, what sets us apart the most is that with one carrier you are able to stroll, jog, bike, hike, and cross country ski–five activities, four seasons, one carrier. No need for multiple carriers to do all of those activities. When we look at our Sport Stroller line, our aluminum frame make it the lightest weight carrier in class and our one handed fold & lift is the easiest and lightest on the market in its class. All of our carriers have undergone extensive design and global testing to provide the consumer with the ultimate in style and safety. All of our products have intuitive features that make them easy to use therefore enhancing the consumer experience for both parent and child alike.

What can parents except to see from Thule at the New York Baby Show?

Thule offers a full range of products within our Active With Kids category covering all price points from just over $100 to over $1,000. If you are looking to be active with your child, Thule has you covered. Whether it be the first few months of your child’s life to when they are finishing Kindergarten, Thule has a solution regardless of what outdoor activity you have a passion for. From child bike seats, to bicycle trailers, sport strollers, child carrier backpacks, and multifunctional carriers, Thule offers best in class products in every category. In fact, the Thule RideAlong Mini recently won the Gold Award in the iF Product Design Awards and also received an iF Award for its jogging stroller, the Thule Urban Glide. In addition, our line of multifunctional carriers provide the ultimate in versatility  allowing for easy transition between a stroller, jogger, and bicycle, hiking, or cross country ski trailer.

To learn more about Thule, visit thule.com/en-us!


Say “Bye Bye” To Diaper Rash With Gentle Solutions From Triple Paste

Triple Paste, made by Summers Laboratories, is safe, gentle, and effective antidote to the age-old problem of diaper rash–and Triple Paste will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Triple Paste, we caught up with Summers Laboratories’ Vice President of Marketing, Deb Elias-Smith.

triple-paste-treatment-for-severe-diaper-rash-2oz-tubeFor someone unfamiliar, what is Triple Paste and what are its uses and benefits?

Triple Paste is a wonderful diaper rash product that has won the loyalty of generations of users. Moms who have discovered Triple Paste say that it heals diaper rash quickly and is also great at preventing diaper rash from occurring in the first place. Triple Paste’s gentle formula is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and safe for your baby’s sensitive skin.

What sets Triple Paste apart from other diaper rash products on the market?

Triple Paste is safe enough to use every day, and because Triple Paste also works on the toughest diaper rashes, pediatricians recommend it to moms when their children have diaper rashes that are difficult to clear up. Once moms try Triple Paste, they’re hooked!

What ages is the product suitable for?

Triple Paste is safe for all ages.

If a parent knows their baby has very sensitive skin, what should they know about Triple Paste?

Parents can rest easy knowing that Triple Paste is specially formulated to be safe for sensitive skin. It is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic (it says so on the front of our box!).

Where can families buy Triple Paste?

Triple Paste can be found online and at most major retailers nationwide, including: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart.

Will you be offering the product for sale at the New York Baby Show or will you mostly be focused on education? 

We will be focused on informing and educating potential new customers of Triple Paste, while engaging and interacting with our existing customers…and getting to meet them face-to-face. Please come see us at Booth #122.

To learn more about Triple Paste, visit triplepaste.com!


Browse Lucy Darling’s Adorable Memory Books, Art Prints, And More At The New York Baby Show

From pregnancy belly stickers to closet dividers and memory books, Lucy Darling is committed to enhancing your family’s special moments with their sweet and whimsical designs–and they will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Lucy Darling, we caught up with marketing director Tiffany Perko.

For an expectant or new parent unfamiliar with your business, what should they know about Lucy Darling? 

At Lucy Darling, we are passionate about babies and committed to enriching the darling moments in a child’s life. We sell baby memory books, monthly baby stickers, nursery closet dividers, and art prints. We have a modern, yet whimsical design aesthetic and all of our products are made in USA.

What are some of your most popular products?

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Our most popular products are our baby memory books, monthly stickers and closet dividers.

Our baby memory books are our newest product and moms are loving the simplicity and ease of creating a forever keepsake.  Our Little Artist Monthly sticker has been a best seller from the beginning. This is one our first sticker designs 3 years ago, and it has been one of our most popular items ever since.  Our Little Animal Lover Closet Divider is a simple and easy way for moms to organize their nursery closet. The animal design is our top seller as it is a great neutral design that works in a boy or girl closet.

Tell us about the process of coming up with new designs and products.

Haily Meyers is the creator and designer of Lucy Darling. As the mom of a 3-year-old, Haily creates products that she wants/needs based on her own experience as a mom. Being a graphic designer and artist, everything Haily creates has a unique artistic flare geared towards a modern mom. Once Haily has an idea, she works with her team to come up with a prototype focusing on material and packaging, ensuring the product has balance of beauty and functionality. This is critical to the Lucy Darling brand. We understand that ease of use is just as important as creating a pretty product, and we have made sure both of these values are prevalent in each product we create.

What makes your products special for babies as well as expectant and new parents?  

Our products are special for a few reasons. First, our product is designed for moms, by a mom, and everything we do focuses on the darling moments in a child’s life. All of our product is made in the USA and printed with soy-based ink, so it’s safe for baby. Our designs are unique. They are modern yet whimsical, and all we create has an element of approachable beauty.

What can consumers expect next from Lucy Darling? And more immediately, what can they expect to see from you at the Baby Show?

We are constantly innovating at Lucy Darling. We plan to launch a few more products in 2015 that will continue to help families create darling moments. At the Baby Show, we will have all of our most popular products. We will be selling memory books, a variety of stickers, closet dividers, and art prints. Plus, Haily will be there to answer any questions one might have on the product, design, inspiration, anything! We’re passionate about babies and excited to meet moms and their munchkins at the Show!

To learn more about Lucy Darling, visit lucydarlingshop.com!


Breastfeeding And Pumping Recources From Evenflo Feeding

A top name in the breast pump and bottle realms, Evenflo Feeding also serves as an amazing resource for expectant and new moms to learn about a wide range of feeding-related topics–and Evenflo Feeding will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Evenflo Feeding, we caught with their Senior Director of Marketing, Elise Ring!

For someone unfamiliar with Evenflo Feeding, how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

Our promise: Parents promise their babies that every need will be met. To do everything in their power to provide a healthy life and every opportunity to succeed–without compromise or trade. This promise is not based on wealth or status or community; this promise is universal. Evenflo Feeding commits to ensuring better care for every baby by offering products with premium features at an affordable price.

Tell us about Evenflo Feeding’s leadership team.

Did you know that Evenflo Feeding is now led by women? We have a female President, head of Marketing, head of Sales, and a team of talented IBCLCs behind us (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants)!

What are the most popular products and/or the newest products from Evenflo Feeding?

Definitely our Advanced Double Electric breast pump, our new innovative milk storage bags and breast pads, and our award-winning new Tilty cup line.

What sets Evenflo Feeding apart from other feeding products on the market?

Our products are designed and developed by parents and credentialed experts with a shared goal of bringing thoughtfully innovative products that parents and babies need at an accessible price–making premium features available to everyone.

Tell us about how Evenflo Feeding acts as a resource and advocate for women who have questions or concerns about breastfeeding.

This is core to our mission–we know that everyone doesn’t have access to educational resources necessary to have a positive and successful breastfeeding journey. We believe everyone should. An example of how we deliver on that belief is giving free and exceptional expert-led education to all moms who buy our pumps. Moms receive access digital programs, taught by Shari Criso (RN, IBCLC, MSN, CNM) that she can watch or listen to that guide her through breastfeeding as well as learning how to go back to work and not give up on their breastfeeding goals. Shari’s programs, “Simply Breastfeeding” and “Breastpumps & Briefcases,” have taught thousands of moms how to reach and exceed their breastfeeding goals.

We also sponsor a fun and deeply informative educational program with Jamie Grayson, a major baby gear expert (@babyguyNYC). He and Shari do a monthly breastfeeding Q&A with his many Facebook followers which gives moms a forum to ask and have answered questions and topics in which she is lacking quality information.

We also host many informative and educational articles on our website by our IBCLCs.

What can parents except to see from Evenflo Feeding at the New York Baby Show?

Parents can expect to see our pride and joy, which is our Advanced Double Electric pump, along with some very innovative breastfeeding accessories, all that have been developed by nursing moms and IBCLCs. For parents with toddlers or infants transitioning to cups, they can stop by to learn about our award-winning new cup the Tilty–invented by a mom. Our head baby expert, Shari Criso, will also be speaking on the topic of Breastfeeding Myths. She is a well-known and respected RN, IBCLC, MSN, CNM. Anyone can come listen, ask questions and also meet her afterwards at our booth.

To learn more about Evenflo Feeding, visit evenflofeeding.com!


Experience High-Quality Scandinavian Design With Stokke At The New York Baby Show

From innovative strollers to ingeniously designed items for the home, Stokke excels in all aspects of design and functionality. Not only are their high-quality products made with an eye towards a modern look, but they’re also built to last and to grown with your child–and Stokke will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles (including one from Stokke!).

To learn more about Stokke, we caught up with the brand’s Marketing Communications Director, Charlotte Addison!

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The Stokke Xplory Stroller with the Summer Kit in Scribble Faded Pink

For someone unfamiliar with Stokke, how would you describe the company and its mission? 

Stokke is an innovative Norwegian children’s brand, founded in 1932, that creates highchairs, strollers, baby carriers, bouncers, and more, all designed to grow with your child. Stokke places a high value on social responsibility by creating products in the best interest of the child. All of Stokke’s offerings are designed to encourage child development and to strengthen the bonds between parent and child through constant connection and interaction.

Tell us about the most popular products and the newest products from Stokke.

Stokke will introduce its first modular nursrey, Stokke Home, this spring. The modularity of the Stokke Home collection allows parents to choose their preferred components from the product range, whether compact or expanded, to design a chic, functional nursery, whether it’s a large or small space. Stokke Home is easy to suit your family’s ever-changing needs–as your baby grows, the products can be re-purposed to best suit your little one’s needs. The Stokke Home collection consists of the Stokke Home Crib, Stokke Home Cradle, Stokke Home Changer, and Stokke Home Dresser.

Tell us about the unique Scandinavian designs at Stokke.

Contemporary Scandinavian design fits so many lifestyles–it can be perceived as classic, understated, and elegant, or playful, eclectic, and creative.

What sets Stokke’s strollers apart from others on the market?

The Stokke stroller range has an option to suit any parent’s lifestyle. The iconic Stokke Xplory with pioneering seat height adjustability, brings baby closer to the parent, in order to promote interaction, while the two explore the world together. With its compact size, user-friendly handling and swift maneuverability, the Stokke Scoot is the smart solution for strolling around the city or traveling. For parents with multiple stroller aged children, the Stokke Crusi offers a wide range of configurations, including a sibling solution to adapt to your family’s ever-changing needs. And built for adventure, the Stokke Trailz, with superior maneuverability and air-filled tires, is designed for any season and for any terrain.

What set Stokke’s home products (like high-chairs) apart from others on the market?

Quality and versatility. The Tripp Trapp is an ingenious highchair that revolutionized the children’s chair category back in 1972 when it was first launched. It is designed to fit right up to your dining table, bringing baby into the heart of your family. The intelligent design allows for freedom of movement, with both the seat and footplates able to be adjusted. An important function, when the chair is adjusted correctly, a growing child is ensured a comfortable and ergonomic seating position at any age. The Stokke Tripp Trapp is designed to last through childhood and even into adulthood.

What can parents except to see from Stokke at the New York Baby Show?

The full range of Stokke strollers, our iconic Tripp Trapp chair, and a surprise or two including spectacular offers exclusive to New York Baby Show attendees.

To learn more about Stokke, visit stokke.com!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Tidy Tots Diapers: Bringing Awesome Cloth Diaper Know-How And Great Products To The New York Baby Show

Specializing in cloth diapers–and full of valuable knowledge about why cloth diapers are a great option for parents and for the planet–Tidy Tots Diapers is brand committed to making the diapering process easier, more natural, and more environmentally-friendly–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Tidy Tots Diapers, we caught up with the brand’s founder, Sandra Beck!

kate&brennonFor someone unfamiliar with Tidy Tots Diapers, how would you describe the brand’s mission and core offerings?

Tidy Tots mission is to deliver busy families a “Hassle Free Cloth Diapering” experience. Tidy Tots brings the best of disposable and cloth diapers together into one great functioning and fashionable product. Our many patented features work hard to ensure an Ick Free, Leak Free, and Rash Free experience.

What are the most popular products and/or the newest products Tidy Tots Diapers?

Our most popular products are our sets and our Flushies. We try to make it easy for parents to choose cloth diapering, so, we offer sets that include everything parents need to diaper. Tidy Tots Great Start Set is our biggest seller, it includes 12 No Fold Diapers, eight boosters, six cute and comfy covers, 100 Flushies liners, and a wet bag. This gives parents enough diapers to change their baby 12 times. Our popular covers are real denim, star chaser, and elephants. We are finding families are purchasing our Flushies six rolls at a time!

What sets Tidy Tots Diapers apart from other diapers on the market?

Tidy Tots has taken cloth diapers to a whole new level. We could write a book on the all the innovations we’ve made. A few of our patented feature are:

*Our covers are designed to contain messes like none other. We have a patented leak free flap that forms a pocket to stop wetness from creeping up the top. We are the only diaper with a wick proof trim sealing wetness inside. We have amazing gussets, they create a wall of protection around babies’ legs. We are the only diaper with a self-fitting rise, giving a perfect fit every time without fussing with rise snaps (a big plus for parents with multiple babies).

*Our No Fold diapers and boosters are made of an organic hemp blend that are pre-washed so they are ready to use out of the box. Most hemp diapers need parents to pre-wash them eight times before their ready to use. The No Fold diaper snaps into our cover and has a pocket to accept boosters. This allows families to customize absorbency, so they can have a nice trim diaper during the day, and can use up to three boosters for dry nights, all in one cute package. We’re all about saving parents from dealing with the ick, so the boosters also self-agitates out in the wash. This design also saves energy, our diapers dry faster than others.

*Flushies, our diaper liners, are the true rock star of Tidy Tots. We are the only diaper designed to work with a secured liner. Other liners are significantly smaller and have limited coverage; and, often shift and bunch making them ineffective. Instead of lying on top and relying on friction to stay in place, Flushies wrap around the whole diaper and snap into the cover. So at changing time families can simply remove the diaper, pick up the liner, and flush away the mess. Since, our liners protect the diaper so well, families can also use rash creams when baby is teething without voiding our warranty.

What are the advantages of using cloth diapers? What should new parents know?

It does not take a rocket scientist to know that cloth diapering is a natural and healthy way to diaper our children. Though some parents are faced with “The Disposable Dilemma:” If you’ve wondered “how do cloth diapers work,” you’re not alone. Ever since disposable diapers entered the marketplace, there’s been a debate over what should be on Baby’s bottom. Let’s face it: most families use disposable diapers. So what’s the harm? Knowing the pros and cons of disposable diapers vs. cloth diapers can help you realize why so many parents are making the switch to cloth diapers. And why Tidy Tots cloth diapers are the best choice for families and their baby.

The average baby goes through about 6,000 disposables from birth until age 2. About 4.2 million babies are born in the US each year. If each of those babies wears disposables, we’re talking about 25 billion diapers being tossed into the trash! And let’s not forget that those diapers contain untreated waste that really doesn’t belong in the trash because it potentially threatens our water supplies. So there’s no question that cloth diapers, being reusable, are less wasteful and they spare our landfills.

Do cloth diapers really cost less? Is it true that cloth can save you money as well?

If you’ve done your research, you know that there are many estimates comparing the cost of cloth and disposables, all with slightly different assumptions about usage and pricing. They pretty much come to the same conclusion: Cloth diapering is usually less expensive than disposables. And if you use cloth diapers with a second child, the cost savings can be dramatic.

Families don’t have to choose between saving the planet and saving their sanity. Tidy Tots strives to make cloth diapering an accessible, realistic, affordable option for everyone. Our modular design also saves significant money as our diapers dry faster.

What can parents except to see from Tidy Tots Diapers at the New York Baby Show?

Tidy Tots hopes New York is as excited about this event as we are! We are planning a special package that will only be available at this event, and nowhere else. Along with our best gear and deals, we will have a “build your own set” where families can pick what adorable cover goes on their little one’s bum! Can’t wait to see you there!

To learn more about Tidy Tots Diapers, visit tidytotsdiapers.com!


Maternity Guru Rosie Pope Joins The New York Baby Show

Rosie Pope– star of Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels” and local maternity maven–has signed on to be the New York Baby Show ambassador and moderator of the keynote panel, “The Journey from Pregnancy to New Parenthood.”

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Rosie Pope, left, and Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg at the 2014 New York Baby Show

For those unfamiliar with Pope, this NYC mom-of-four has long been at the cutting edge of all things maternity, as the founder and designer of Rosie Pope Maternity and Rosie Pope Baby and the author of MommyIQ: The Complete Guide To Pregnancy She also recently launched her own video series, “Conversations with Rosie Pope,” for expectant and new parents.

We’re so excited to have Rosie joining us at this year’s show! She’ll be there on both days to meet and chat with parents and to moderate the keynote panel, “The Journey from Pregnancy to New Parenthood,” featuring an outstanding group of local parenting experts.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92 in NYC are $30 per family and $20 per individual, and the next 1,000 ticket buyers will qualify to to win one of several great raffle prizes. For more information and to purchase tickets for the show, click here!

To learn more about Rosie and her fabulous work in the fields of motherhood and maternity, click here!

For a taste of Rosie’s fun and informative video channel, click here!

 


Buy Your New York Baby Show Tickets Now And Be Entered To Win A Special Giveaway From GB

GB-Evoq-Travel-System_Sterling_3-4-view_with-Asana35-AP-Infant-Car-Seat_3000-300x273Now that tickets are now on sale for the New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in New York City, we have a special and time-sensitive giveaway opportunity to announce!

Anyone who purchases their ticket for the New York Baby Show between Tuesday, April 7, and Thursday April 9 (at 9:30am), will be entered to win a GB Evoq Travel System (a $429.99 value)!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH A SPECIAL OFFER!  

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

Tickets are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

About the GB Evoq: The GB Evoq Travel System is a new 4-in-1 travel system that accommodates four stages of growth: infants, babies, toddlers, and children. The tilt seat is reversible, roomy, and comfortable for the child, while the expandable airflow canopy, adjustable handle, and large storage basket make it a breeze for parents as well. The Evoq is suitable from birth through 50 lbs and weighs in at a light 21 lbs without the attached car seat.

For more about GB’s strollers and products, visit gbchildusa.com!

About the New York Baby Show: The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of  family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Calling All Dads!

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Photo by Andrew Schwartz

We’re especially proud of how incredibly friendly and informative the New York Baby Show is for expectant fathers as well as moms. With the help of the renowned NYC Dads Group, the show will offer lots of support and  information on what it means to be a dad and a good partner.

It’s all anchored by the Dads’ Lounge–an oasis of support, information, and encouragement for dads (and moms). At this welcoming space, new and expectant dads can chat with other NYC fathers who are a little farther along the way, take a minute to rest, and even change diapers before getting on with the rest of the show. NYC Dads Group founders Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld will also be around to speak with dads and their partners.

Dads are also encouraged to take advantage of special programming such as Sunday’s New Dad Boot Camp, but really, the whole show will be a “boot camp” for new and expectant dads!

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Photo by Andrew Schwartz

So, we strongly encourage everyone get the word out to both moms and dads! Tickets are $30 per family and $20 per individual, and the first 1,000 ticket buyers will qualify to to win one of several great raffle prizes. For more information and to purchase tickets for the show, click here!

 

To get a sense of the NYC Dads Group’s great work, below we’ve included some advice on building a strong parenting partnership from founders Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld.

Come Together
Six key ways to create a great parenting partnership

by Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld

Whether it’s out of a desire for an equal and supportive relationship, or out of necessity, families are recognizing that life is a lot more manageable when both parents are competent, caring, and willing to share the load. Parenting partnerships aren’t always easy, of course. They require regular communication, flexibility, and biting your tongue every so often. But in our experience as the co-founders of the social and educational community the NYC Dads Group, we’ve found that there are certainly best practices (for moms and dads) for producing a better partnership at home.

Beware the Gatekeeper: Tradition, popular culture, and unwitting parents have conspired for decades to make moms feel and act as if they are the only ones who can properly take care of the baby—a phenomenon often called “gatekeeping” that pushes others away. In the earliest weeks especially, parenting is about practice more than instinct, and both parents need opportunities to change diapers, to comfort the baby, and to enjoy the quiet moments when the baby’s sleeping on your chest.

Parent as a Team: When both parents are competent, they have a better opportunity to parent as a team rather than as master and apprentice. For example, nursing is a struggle and often a time when moms feel like they are in it alone. Dads can be very supportive of the nursing process. Bringing the baby over at feeding time, changing the baby’s diaper, and getting the baby back to sleep are all ways in which dads can be involved. More generally, the spirit of the idea is that team players take initiative, are generous to one another, and have a plan.

Be Flexible: When both parents have the flexibility to parent in their own way, it’s much easier to have each other’s backs when things get overwhelming. Relinquishing control means that things might not always be done your way. However, if both parents are capable, each can get things done in their own way—and more can get done. In both of our families, we are the primary caregivers and we’ve both been known to give a skeptical look or comment when our wives don’t feed our kids the “right” snack or follow the “right” nap routine. We’ve recognized that doing this deprives ourselves of the opportunity to have a capable parenting partner, and it deprives our wives of having the loving, caring relationship that they want to have with their children.

Use Your Benefits: Maternity workplace benefits have been in place for a long time, and most new moms use them. Many companies are starting to offer new fathers benefits like paid paternity leave, flexible scheduling, and telecommuting, but dads generally haven’t been taking advantage. We need a cultural shift in the workplace that allows mothers and fathers to be the parents they want to be while still being serious about their careers. As companies slowly institute family-friendly policies, we need more pioneering new fathers who can demonstrate that a two- or four-week leave has a huge impact at home and a minimal impact in the grand scheme of a 40-year career.

Enjoy Your New Family: Parenting isn’t all about dirty diapers, feeding schedules, and naptime. Expectant parents should spend the weeks leading up to birth doing things you enjoy together—go to the movies, eat dinner out, or see friends. After your baby is born, try to fit your new baby into your routines rather than imprison yourselves in a cocoon of worry and to-do lists. It may take several weeks or even a few months, but try to take back some of those moments that are just about the two of you, rather than the baby. For example, use the time your baby is napping in the stroller to take a walk, grab a cup of coffee, or get a bite to eat together.

Remember Your Goals: The transition from life as a couple to life with a baby may be the hardest road any of us will ever take (and we’re supposed to do it with a lot less sleep). An awareness of these issues and an effort to engage in lots of communication will go a long way towards the three big goals: A happy child, happy partners, and a happy partnership.

Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld are the co-founders of the NYC Dads Group, to learn more, visit nycdadsgroup.com!


Get Pre- And Post-Natal Fitness And Nutrition Tips From FitBump–Plus Browse Their Stylish Maternity Workout Gear–At The New York Baby Show

FitBump is both an invaluable online resource for information pre- and post-natal health and wellness and a purveyor of stylish maternity workout gear–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about FitBump, we caught up with President and Founder Kira Kohrherr  and Editor in Chief Ingrid Skjong.

For new and expectant parents who are unfamiliar with FitBump,  please describe the company’s main mission and products and services.

FitBump’s core mission is to help women who have a pointed interest in fitness, wellness, and nutrition—a new generation of moms-to-be—to make mindful, healthy choices during pregnancy and as mothers. We want to go beyond the standard pregnancy resources, tapping into experts and our own internal expertise to educate, inspire, and answer questions that aren’t answered completely elsewhere.

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FitBump’s Theia Tank

 It’s so interesting that you’re both a source of great information and inspiration as women go through their journey to birth and motherhood, but that you also have some really wonderful active wear for that same consumer.  What came first–the idea for the clothes or the idea of being a source of good information about fit pregnancy?    

The two ideas formed simultaneously. Kira saw a gap in the market for really active, engaged women who were searching for better clothes and better information (on fitness, nutrition and wellness) during pregnancy.

 What do your fans tell you they like most about your clothes?  And do they typically still use the clothes in the post-natal phase?  If so, until about when?  

Fans really like the performance fabrics and the fit. A lot of maternity clothing is made to be “disposable.” Our fabrics are high-quality and sweat-wicking, and are made to be worked out in! The clothing is designed to fit where needed (a key component when doing a burpee or a downward dog 7 months pregnant!) and the products have a lifestyle feel as well. The cut of the clothing works from 0 to 9 months and back to pre-baby shape.

Regarding the information component,  does your website and blog chiefly focus solely on the fitness aspects of pregnancy, or also post-natal life?  And by fitness, I assume we mean both physical and emotional well-being, right? Do you also throw in some parenting news too, now and then?  We notice one of your editors has a really good eye for recipes!

The website focuses on pregnancy fitness, wellness and health, but also gives attention to women that want to get pregnant and new moms. We feature workouts—ones we try at gyms and boutique fitness centers throughout the city (our Workout Tryout series) and ones we create ourselves—fitness trends within the pregnancy/post-natal context and inspiring profiles with pregnant or new-mom athletes, fitness professionals and notables that talk about their pregnancy fitness strategies and post-pregnancy recoveries and workouts.

Along with straight-up fitness, we cover issues regarding emotional and mental wellbeing (eg., meditation, trusting intuition, how to dial into a happier natural state) and health topics (the flu shot, antidepressant use during pregnancy, how a pregnant immune system really functions). And nutrition is a significant part of our content, too: nutritional trends and issues pertaining to pregnancy, as well as recipes (normally healthy, often gluten-free or vegan) from our own test kitchen and from noted food personalities, bloggers and authors. Occasionally we’ll cover something parenting-related, usually via a guest contributor.

Please share some FitBump posts that you’ve loved lately. 

Fit Follow-Up: Alysia Montano

What’s My Workout: Bethany Hamilton

Recipe: Orange and Pepita Granola

Crave Worthy: 3 Homemade Nut Butters

The Pregnancy Challenge: MinimalistRunning Shoes

Workout Tryout: Drill Fitness 

Fertility By the Book  

We know you’re planning to be very active part of the New York Baby Show!  What can consumers expect to see from FitBump at the show? 

We are really excited to be a part of the Baby Show. We wanted to share our educational platform with women who are attending. We’ll be featuring a FitBump shop as well as two areas focused on fitness and nutrition. Attendees can expect demos from personal trainers, nutritionists, and more while also sampling healthy snacks and learning about brands that serve and promote a healthy lifestyle and path into motherhood.

To learn more about FitBump, visit FitBump360.com!

To learn more about the New York Baby Show, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Experience Eco-Friendly Baby Gear From Eyla’s At The New York Baby Show

Eyla’s specializing in distributing top-quality, natural, and eco-friendly products for babies, toddlers, parents, and the whole family–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles!

To learn more about Eyla’s, we caught up with owner Ari Shore.

Eyla’s focuses on natural and eco-friendly products for baby and family. You yourself are a father of three small children. What came first, the company or the children? 

The Company and our fist daughter arrived within three weeks of each other (somewhat by surprise). I had been working on forming the company, products and vision for a while and in January of 2010 started to deploy the strategy even before formally registering the company. I began the registration and launch process about a month before the due date of our first daughter only to be surprised and thrilled to welcome her on July 1, 2010. Even though you did not ask there is also a funny story with this, I was born and raised in Canada and my birthday is July 4, American Independence Day, my daughter was born on July 1 which is Canada Day, so long story short I am a Canadian (now American citizen) born on the 4th of July with an American daughter born on Canada day. Eyla’s was officially formed on July 21, 2010.

I had recently sold my interest in another company in a completely different industry in 2009 and shortly afterwards found out we were expecting our first child. Although I was not sure what I was going to do next I did know that I wanted it to be baby/kid/family friendly. After spending close to 20 years travelling and in meetings that were not kid friendly I wanted an environment that my children would not only be welcome but also very much accepted. I was also doing a lot of research into products and life styles that we wanted to use and adopt into our family environment. I saw a major opportunity to apply much of my personal and professional life lessons into an environment that would not only make a difference in my family’s life but also the lives of others who were either new to the new family journey or to those already on it but looking for ways to change or improve it.

My passion for the business has only grown over the years. We are very focused on offering top quality solutions and products to families. It is a true pleasure being a parent and every day is full of joy and challenges especially when factoring in how will what we are doing as parents affect our children. We consider this with every product that we either develop or source. We really focus on making things easier for both parent and children.

What kinds of advice do you have expectant and new parents who want to be informed about natural and eco-friendly products?  Are there good educational websites to turn to?

We strongly encourage people to take a deep breath, step back, and decide what is best for them and their new family–simply ask yourself how do you want to live (always easier said than done). Just because someone close to you used one product or did it one way it does not make it the right way and don’t be worried about making a mistake. The process of preparing for a new baby or welcoming one into your home for the first time is incredible. If you follow everyone’s advice you will end up with way more products than you need or will even use and trying to live the way someone else did will be an impossible task. Once you have decided on your new lifestyle and core values you want to apply to your new family product selection will be very easy! It is also important to remember that you will try many different things and products until you find what works best for you and the little ones. We often refer to products like a pair of jeans–every pair fits everyone differently and sometimes you just need to try a couple different pairs before you find the right one, this is especially true when looking for natural and eco-friendly products.

For people who are looking for good online resources to help the education process I always encourage them to break it down to the different categories of what they are looking for as I am not sure there is any one site that covers everything newborn/baby/toddler etc. For example if you are looking for breast feeding support products, what to eat, schedules etc… we often refer people to   The Leaky Boob (theleakyboob.com). For diapering especially those considering cloth diapers we often refer people to The Cloth Diaper Geek (clothdiapergeek.com), Dirty Diaper Laundry, and Diaper Pin.

The most valuable tool that we have found for people and one that exists in virtually every part of the country is the independent retailer. In most cases these are families that have started a store out of passion and have spent incredible amounts of time educating themselves on all of the products available. These stores often offer support groups, chat rooms and educational sessions such as how to wear a baby, breastfeeding, sleep training, cloth diaper classes and so much more. It is important to keep in mind that they will promote a life style similar to the one they choose to implement into their families but they are not pushy and generally want to find the best solutions for you as a family. We encourage people to find these independent retailers in their communities, visit them, get to know them and select the one’s that you can best relate to (which will not be very hard), it is kind of like hiring an adviser you can trust!

As a distributor, how do you yourself go about finding products you love?

For us as a supplier we get to cheat a little in terms of finding products that we love. We are contacted on a daily basis by individuals who have or are in the process of developing products and would like us to evaluate it for either a business or opportunity or development advice. In addition to that we spend the most part of the year at different events around the world that specialize in natural, eco-friendly and family products so we are regularly in the environment. In addition to that when we are evaluating products we get to look a lot deeper into the suppliers, evaluate samples which we use on our own families, learn about what is most important to them and inspect their processes. For individuals there has been an amazing explosion of resources for to put themselves in our type of position. I always encourage individuals to attend events like the New York Baby Show, Birth and Baby Expos all which are regularly held on a local basis.

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Hugaboo, available from Eyla’s

Right now, your website is giving a lot of space to the Hugaboo, which is an infant floor seat. We love the color options, but of course that’s the least of it. What’s this product all about? What makes it special?

We love this product and are so excited to have just added it to our offerings. The Hugaboo was developed by a mother with a child who was a little “late” developing the ability to sit on their own which is not uncommon. The Hugaboo is a very comfortable and plush seat that offers 360 degree support for the baby and also helps the baby develop the muscle coordination to sit on their own. In addition to that and the wonderful designs that they produce they offer additional safety for the baby. For example a lot of baby seats do not have leg supports that completely support the baby. As you can see from the picture the baby actually has to slid their feet into the leg holes. These leg holes help prevent the baby from lifting their legs too high which can offset their balance and cause them to fall out of the seat!

As a parent (especially a first time parent) you think that you will never want to put the baby down. We encourage as much closeness with baby as possible but the reality is of course that you will need to put baby down in a safe place. It is good not only for the parent but also for the baby to have a safe place to develop some natural things such as the ability to sit on their own, observer the world around them and establish some independence and freedom. These points are also very true for the parents, establishing the closeness with your child is very important and provides increased confidence and security for the child but it is also important to have freedom and independence as a parent. It is also important to point out that the Hugaboo offers the parent the opportunity to still maintain the closeness with the child while getting on the floor with them and interacting with the child on the floor whether it be reading to them, playing or so many more options.

Eyla’s has knack for identifying some really cool and helpful teethers, including Healing Hazel Teething Necklaces, and Zen Rocks, which you call “a stylish new twist on teething.” Tell us a bit about what you like about those two products and their brands.

The Healing Hazel brand offers a variety of Baltic Amber and Hazelwood products that are great not only for teething babies but also for the whole family. Baltic Amber is a natural resin that is mined out of the Baltic regions. The main property of Amber is a succinic acid which is naturally anti-inflammatory and calming. When the amber comes into contact with your skin it warms and the individual slowly absorbs the acid into the body. This is a great natural remedy for any type of inflammation symptom such as headaches, joint pain and of course the inflammation of the gums on a teething baby. Our Amber product was the first CPSC approved product on the market. We also take great pride in the fact that we do not only require certificates of authenticity from our suppliers, we also randomly select units from every shipment, send them to the gemological institute of America and have them verified as authentic Amber.

The Zen Rocks brand is another one that we worked very hard to develop. In the design stage of the products we were very focused on offering product with style! We had noticed an opportunity in the market to design product that did not necessarily look like a “baby” product but yet could satisfy the sensory relief that babies and other individuals require. The product is made of medical grade silicone which is safe to put in mouth, suck on eat, and ingest (although we do not recommend that). The product will also not store or attract heat and bacteria. Each design that we have has a unique meaning which allows for a connection point with the customer and the product as well as an education point. All of our designs are put through a durometer  test called the shorea test (no relation) which is the link in establishing what is safe for individuals on all ends of the spectrum to chew on and ensuring that no damage is done to the teeth or Jaws.

In addition to the above we spent a lot of time creating different textures on the products. When developing teething and sensory relief products we found that there was a lack of product on the market that provided relief for the sense of touch/rubbing. This is a sensory requirement for all individuals. We also spent allot of time working with sensory disorder professionals to develop a product that could be used with individuals of all ages and sizes and provide the necessary relief required without the product specifically looking like a baby or sensory relief specific product so any individual could love it and wear it proudly.

You also have some cool-looking bottles and food storage containers from a company called Eco Vessel.

Eco Vessel is a great company and one that is local to us. One of the things that really attracted us to Eco Vessel was their connection with Water for People who focus on providing long lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world. Eco Vessel donates 1 percent of all annual sales to Water for People. Obviously this is not the only reason we chose to work with Eco Vessel. The products that they supply are truly amazing and really fit for the entire family. Our focus with Eco Vessel is the triple insulated Tri-Max Stainless steel bottles. With the Tri Max technology we are really able to deploy temperature management with liquids in the bottle. Each Tri Max bottle will keep cold liquid cold for 36 hours and hot liquid hot for 8-10 hours. As everyone can relate to there is nothing worse than forgetting  your bottle only to come back to it just dying to take a drink and thinking it will no longer be good. With the Eco Vessel bottles this does not happen and can be somewhat a life changing event when you are craving cold water, expecting it to be warm and when you taste it is just as cold as when you put it into the bottle. This technology is also very helpful with our kids products. For example with the Sippy cups you can really extend the travel life of milk or other liquids for 6-8 hours. All of Eco Vessels products also come with a lifetime warranty!.

What’s next For Eyla’s? What can consumers expect from you at the Baby Show and beyond?

Eyla’s is always looking to improve our products as well as identify, develop and supply innovative products in the baby market place and beyond. We are currently working on a number of new releases that will happen before, at and following the baby show. One area of focus for us at the moment ids expanding in both the baby gear and apparel market. At the show consumers can hopefully find a valuable resource in Eyla’s for natural, eco-friendly products as well as referrals to resources they are looking for. We value the connection we make with every individual and learn so much from others that will eventually also help in our development. We are always full of surprises so hopefully we can provide some excitement during this adventure.

To learn more about Eyla’s, visit eylas.com!

 


Lansinoh Brings Innovations In Feeding To The New York Baby Show

Lansinoh is one of the leading brands in the realm of breastfeeding and breast pumping, thanks in large part to their emphasis on understanding a mother and child’s feeding needs, as well as their commitment to developing innovative products–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about Lansinoh, we caught up with Brand Manager Whitney Howell.

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The Lansinoh Breastfeeding Starter Set

For expectant and new parents, please describe Lansinoh’s primary focus and mission. The company uses the lovely catch phrase: “We Know Breastfeeding.” Does that say it all? Would you share a little be about the company’s proud history?

Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has been committed to helping moms succeed in breastfeeding for over 30 years. Famous for its award-winning cornerstone product, HPA Lanolin, today Lansinoh is a leader in breastfeeding accessories and available in nearly 60 countries.

Of all your breast-feeding related products, are there certain categories that are, far and away, your most popular categories?

Lansinoh is proud to have the confidence of breastfeeding mothers. We offer the No. 1 selling lanolin, disposable nursing pad, and milk storage bag on market. We started in breast therapies and have used our deep knowledge of breastfeeding to develop best in class breast pumps and bottles.

Please highlight a few of your relatively recent launches.

New for 2015 is our Breastfeeding Starter Set. We’ve combined four of our most popular products into one simple set designed to help – not overwhelm – new moms. Each set includes: HPA Lanolin, Disposable Nursing Pads, TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Packs, and LatchAssist Nipple Everter. At Lansinoh we develop products that solve common challenges that many mom’s experience during their breastfeeding journey.

Your products include a number of starter kits, including the Breastfeeding Starter Kit. These sound like great ideas; do people generally buy them for themselves, or are they usually given as gifts?

New for 2015, both the Breastfeeding Starter Set and the Breastmilk Storage & Feeding Set are perfect registry items but are also purchased by new moms looking for our best selling items in a convenient set.

What can new and expectant parents expect from you at the New York Baby Show?

We’re very excited to be returning to the New York Baby Show and looking forward to interacting with moms and moms-to-be! Attendees can stop by and ask our breastfeeding expects for advice while exploring our current product line. We’re proud to return to New York Baby show as sponsors of the Lansinoh Lounges, that nursing and pumping moms are welcome to use. All are welcome to take a break, pump and store.

To learn more about Lansinoh, visit lansinoh.com!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Jané Prepares To Ride Into The New York Baby Show In Style

Jané makes strollers, car seats, accessories, and more, all with top-quality and a unique European look–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about the Jané brand, we caught with Jané Vice President Chris Shipferling.

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The Jané Rider

For new and expectant parents who are unfamiliar with Jané,  please give us a brief overview of Jané’s  noted history in Spain and really all around the world.   

The story of Jané begins in in 1928 by Manel Jané, a Barcelona locksmith. As an inventor, his father encouraged him to build a stroller for his son. With this encouragement the first Jané stroller was born. By 1932 our company was incorporated and now in its 4th generation as a family owned business, Jané owns close to 80 percent market share in Spain and has a distribution in 52 countries. Jané has pioneered and innovated in numerous categories. We manufacture everything for your baby except furniture. Our company is built on the philosophy that we design everything ourselves. With over 600 patents, we love to design. With safety in mind first, high quality and innovation are the two pillars of our product development. “Innovate before being copied” is our motto.

From what we’ve read about Jané’s strollers and car seats, the brand is a pioneer in safety and functionality but also considered quite stylish.

A number of products and brands with wide distribution have appeared on the market lately, products strongly based on trends and style, designed for short-term use. These products don’t last and the customer eventually comes to realize what is truly behind this type of business, the company’s lack of vision for the future and a serious commitment to research within the world of the baby and parent. Jané’s strategy has always been the polar opposite to this type of frivolity. The company was founded in 1932 and our philosophy is to perpetuate and strengthen as a business. Jané is a leader in babycare. Our ability to communicate, our sense of responsibility and our unflagging implication makes our obligation to the baby and parent a completely natural one. That is what makes us different, original and absolutely authentic.

 How would describe the niche that Jané strollers and car seats fit in the marketplace? Who is your typical consumer? 

Our product philosophy has remained constant; to offer the best, most distinctive, and unique products while ensuring that they have been carefully developed in order to give the best performance possible. We also strive to pass along advantages to our customers by offering them–and most especially, their children–special features and characteristics which can’t be found in products from other brands. These are the two pillars of our product development: High Quality by using higher grade of material and innovation. We currently have 600 patents and 250 of which are active and counting!

As an example, please briefly walk us through a popular travel system that an American consumer might enjoy from Jané.  Which products would you recommend and why? 

The most popular travel system we sell is the Jané Rider with Bassinet. This product can also adapt to most major infant seats in the marketplace. The product has a patented fold that collapses into a cube (30 percent smaller than fully upright), uses a shock absorber with an aluminum piston and red coiled spring, and had the best grade of material you can find to keep the parent and child safe and comfortable.  All of our products as mentioned before go through a rigorous quality test and we only design when we know that the product has a unique difference and something to offer the parent of value.

Any product news you’d like to share with our readers now?  And what can they expect from Jané at the New York Baby Show?  

We have some great product coming out at the end of 2015 which will bring incredible innovation to the marketplace. At this show we are showing and selling for the first time an accessory that will improve storage when using your stroller that is eco-friendly! Come by the booth to see!

To learn more about Jané, visit jane-usa.com!


CYBEX Brings Its Award-Winning Car Seats And City-Friendly Strollers To The New York Baby Show

CYBEX offers award-winning car seats, strollers, and baby carriers that not only keep little ones safe, but also adapt perfectly to urban lifestyles–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To learn more about CYBEX, we caught up with the CYBEX team.

CYBEX strollers and car seats are on a hot streak in the United States. But for new and expectant parents who are getting to know CYBEX, please give us a brief overview of the company’s noted history in Europe, and the kind of qualities the brand is known for.     

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The CYBEX Cloud Q car seat in “Hot & Spicy.”

At CYBEX, safety is the top priority. CYBEX conducts hundreds of crash tests every year as part of the commitment to continually improve their child restraints. The CYBEX seats have won a huge number of awards in Europe and already many in the US. The CYBEX Infant Car Seats have been the 2012, 2013, and 2014 JPMA Innovation Award winners, and the next model to come to the US for spring/summer 2015 was even named “Best in Show.” The new seat is called the Cloud Q. The Aton, Aton 2, and Aton Q seats stand for maximum safety for babies. So does the Cloud Q. In addition to being one of the very safest infant car seats on the market, the Cloud Q has some totally amazing features, earlier not available on the market. CYBEX is a leading brand in child passenger safety all over Europe and elsewhere with our infant car seats, convertible seats, and high back booster seats. In the US, there are three different models of the Aton infant car seat, as well as two high back booster models so far, but those will soon grow into a whole range of seats, dominating the US market within the next few years.

Your Cloud Q Infant Car Seat was essentially named one of the Products Of The Year  (it was the judge’s pick) at the baby industry’s big trade show.  This is a huge honor.  What’s so wonderful about the car seat? 

The Cloud Q was named “Best In Show” and a “2014 JPMA Innovation Award Winner.” The Innovation Awards Competition started in 1989 as the Most Innovative Product Contest, and has evolved through the years to a highly recognized competition.The trade show is called All Baby & Child Expo and was held in September in Las Vegas.

The 2014 Judges Pick Winner/Best in Show winner is the  Cloud Q Infant Car Seat from CYBEX. This is the first-ever infant car seat that, when used on a stroller, can recline completely, becoming a carry cot. A clever mechanism allows the back rest to recline completely, and the foot end of the seat flattens out and extends to perfectly support the baby. So outside of the car (never while in the car), the car seat turns into a bassinet, and when added to a stroller frame, then does the work of a full size pram. While used in the car, the CYBEX Cloud Q offers the same outstanding safety as the Aton 2 and Aton Q. There is a warning mechanism to alert the caregiver that the seat has to be put back in the “car seat” more upright position before being installed. There is even a mechanism making it impossible for a parent to try to install the Cloud Q in the car in the full lie flat position The base comes with a Load Leg and the seat also has the telescoping LSP (Linear Side-Impact Protection).

 As another example of your products at work, please briefly walk us through a popular travel system that a  consumer might enjoy from CYBEX. Which products would you recommend?

The most upscale, beautiful, and functional travel system new parents can get is really the PRIAM stroller from CYBEX, combined with the Cloud Q Infant Car Seat, as explained above. The American designers Ray and Charles Eames created modern design classics by combining functionality and style. The PRIAM stroller from the CYBEX PLATINUM range is an homage to the innovative power of their life’s work. On our website, cybex-online.com, there is a full story about the inspiration for CYBEX to produce such a gorgeous stroller.

 Any other product news you’d like to share with our readers now?  And what can people  expect from CYBEX at the New York Baby Show?  Will you have most of your products on hand to chat with people about? 

We hope to have a new line of strollers to show at the New York Baby Show, including the top model the PRIAM, but also several other new strollers from CYBEX, coming to the US late spring/early summer of 2015 (Balios, Agis M-Air and more, with different wheel constellations). The colors are elegant and very fashionable, including “Black Beauty,” “True Blue,” “Moon Dust,” “Grape Juice,” and “Hot & Spicy.”

To learn more about CYBEX, visit cybex-online.com/us!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


ZoLi’s Fun And Functional Baby Products Are Coming To The New York Baby Show

ZoLi addresses the challenges of modern parenting with product designs that are as fun to look at as they are easy and functional to use–and they’ll be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

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ZoLi GUMMY STICKS

To find out more about ZoLi, we caught up with brand ambassador Leslie Flax.

For someone unfamiliar with ZoLi, how would you describe the company and its mission?

ZoLi started in 2008 with the goal to create safe, innovative products that meet the challenges of modern parenting. Over the years, as the company has grown and our product line has expanded, we’ve broadened our focus from modern parenting to everyday life. However, our core vision remains the same – to provide innovative and safe solutions.

What are your most popular products and/or your newest products?

Our most popular products are

BOT: Sippy Cups, the BUZZ B: Nail trimmer, and GUMMY STICKS: Teethers. In terms of our newest products: We have just entered the Housewares world. We have some new products like the SWIRL (double walled glass tumblers), the PIP (an 18-oz. water bottle), and the SQUEAK (a ​12-oz. straw water bottle).

What sets ZoLi apart from other feeding products?

At ZoLi, we work tirelessly to achieve this with all of our products. Our products are made with the safest materials available and are tested regularly to meet and exceed all US and global safety requirements. Products should not only look good but also be functional. That is why each and every product we create at ZoLi must meet our design mandate of utility and style. We believe in protecting our planet, so we look for ways to leave a smaller footprint. As such, we incorporate recycled paper and soy-based inks in our packaging and marketing materials. Our packaging is designed to limit the use of excess paper and plastic.

What ages does ZoLi offer products for?

The whole family! Newborn to adult!

Does ZoLi have any new products for babies and toddlers coming out soon? And either way, what are  ZoLi’s plans for the New York Baby Show? Are you bringing the whole line or a few select products? 

New products are in the more kid/adult arena. We will bring our whole line to the show.

To learn more about ZoLi, visit zoli-inc.com!


Mother’s Special Blend Shares Their Stretch Mark Solution At The New York Baby Show

Mother’s Special Blend by Mountain Ocean is a natural, proven stretch mark prevention formula created by an expectant mom more than 40 years ago–and will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10% discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To find out more about Mother’s Special Blend, we caught up with the Mountain Ocean team.

For expectant and new parents who are unfamiliar with Mountain Ocean, how would you describe the company’s mission and core product offerings?

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Mother’s Special Blend

Mother’s Special Blend was created over 40 years ago for pregnant women concerned about stretch marks. The company’s mission was to create a chemical-free stretch mark prevention product to be safe for both mother and child.

What sets Mother’s Special Blend apart from other beauty products for mothers and children?

Mother’s Special Blend Skin Toning Oil is safe for both mother and baby, containing no preservatives, emulsifiers, fragrances, or concentrated essential botanical oils or extracts.

Tell us about the process of ensuring that all products are all-natural and also effective.

Mother’s Special Blend is an all-natural product containing almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and Vitamin E. It works because it uniquely moisturizes and conditions skin. This special blend spreads evenly over the skin and absorbs quickly to work effectively.

What are some of your most popular products?

Mother’s Special Blend Skin Toning Oil and Cocoa Butter Soap.

What makes your products beneficial for expectant and new mothers in particular?

Mother’s Special Blend has proven to be effective as a Stretch Mark Preventive Oil, easy to use, and spreads evenly with positive results. This blend moisturizes and conditions skin to expand and then contract back to its normal shape. It is also safe for newborns, babies, and kids who are growing rapidly.

It’s been popular by word-of-mouth generation after generation with our customers, healthcare providers, doulas, midwives, and OB-GYNs.

What can consumers expect to discover at the baby show? Are you bringing the whole line for consumers to take a look at and try out?

We are bringing Mother’s Special Blend Skin Toning Oil and the Cocoa Butter Soap along with two new products requested by pregnant moms for hair and body: Our Head to Toes Shampoo/Body Wash, along with our Out on a Limb Cream that can address dry skin areas on arms, hands, legs, and feet. They contain organic botanical ingredients and are very well received.  We will have testers for the consumers to try and be giving out complimentary eco-tote bags along with a sample of Mother’s Special Blend.

For more information about Mother’s Special Blend and Mountain Ocean, visit mothersspecialblend.com and  mountainocean.com!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


The Beebo Brings Innovation And Multi-tasking To The New York Baby Show

Inspired by the everyday challenges of parents trying to multi-task while feeding their babies, the Beebo is changing the feeding game for moms and dads everywhere—and will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To find out more about the Beebo, we interviewed the creator of the Beebo, engineer and dad Martin Hill.

Image1 compressedFor an expectant or new parent unfamiliar with your business, what should they know about the Beebo?

The Beebo is a free hand bottle holder designed to enhance feeding time between baby and parent. It is really easy to use: simply place the Beebo over either should, insert your baby’s bottle and rotate to the desired feeding angle. The Beebo frees up a hand to caress, burp, or read a book to your baby. Using it even allows your entire family to enjoy meals together. The Beebo holds the bottle in a consistent/stable feeding position so your baby is more likely to finish their entire meal, while you are able to master multitasking. The Beebo is designed to make life with a newborn easier, and enhance feeding time for you, your baby and your family. It is also made out of baby safe materials (BPA free, phthalates free, lead free and PVC free)!

You developed the Beebo after your own experience with frustrations with bottle feeding. Was there any anecdote or moment in particular that catalyzed you to work on your own product?

I would constantly find myself struggling to multitask during feeding my kids, and after doing some research online, found that nobody had created a functional solution to this problem. With my background in engineering I decided to create something to make my life easier, and enhance the feeding time for me and my baby boy. I designed and made the very first Beebo in my garage, and the idea/product just grew from there.

Tell us about how the Beebo enhances feeding time. 

The Beebo frees up a hand to caress, burp or read a book to your baby during feeding time. Using it even allows your entire family to enjoy meals together. One amazing advantage we have found people are discovering about using the Beebo and reading to their baby, is that they actually eat a lot better! This is probably due to them looking at the book/pictures, listening to their parents voice and letting their mind wander during bottle feeding. The Beebo truly enhances bottle feeding time. We recently gave the Beebo to a group of pediatricians. Here is what one of them said about it: “I had a chance to use the Beebo when I fed my baby niece and could not believe the freedom it gave me to multitask. I was able to eat dinner at the same time she did! The Beebo kept the bottle in perfect position and stayed comfortably on my shoulder the entire time. How I wish I had this product when my children were babies!” –Dr. Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Bundoo Pediatrician

What do you hear from your customers? Do they like having free hands to rest, or to do other stuff? (We love the photo of your reading a Dr. Seuss book while your child take her bottle!)

People are loving the Beebo. The ability to enhance feeding time is such a wonderful thing. The most common responses about the Beebo are: “Why didn’t I think of this!?” And: “Where was this when I had babies!?” The most common use of the parent’s free hand is the ability to hold a book comfortably and read to their baby. This has so many wonderful benefits such as increased brain development, cognitive skills, and eyesight development.

With your success with Beebo, is your company planning to introduce other innovative baby products? More immediately, what can consumers expect from you at the Baby Show?

We have lots of other baby/family related products/ideas that we are working on, but are currently solely focused on launching the Beebo. It is brand new and we only launched a couple of months ago. We will only be exhibiting the Beebo at the show in May.

To learn more about the Beebo, visit thebeebo.com!


GB Strollers Strolls Into The New York Baby Show

After years of making strollers for just about every major stroller company in the world, GB is now also making strollers of their own—and will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

Use promotional code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount, which also automatically qualifies you for amazing raffles.

To find out more about GB, we interviewed CEO Greg Mansker.

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The GB Evoq Travel System

For many years, GB’s parent company, Goodbaby, has played an essential role in producing strollers for other famous stroller companies. Tell us about the company’s background, and why they decided to now also make strollers under their own brand name?

GB’s owners have been designing, developing and testing baby gear for more than 25 years. If it’s popular, odds are, someone connected with GB had a hand in its creation. From GB’s owners’ perspective, after spending a lifetime helping friends raise their children, they couldn’t help but wonder about a family of their own.

For expectant and new parents unfamiliar with GB, how would you describe the essence and mission of the company?

To a new parent unfamiliar with GB, I’d explain it’s a new, international family of baby gear from the same delivery room as many of the brands they already know and trust. The GB team lives in some of North America and Europe’s top urban design centers, which means a GB family feels at home anywhere it travels. GB’s mission is to reward parents with the best of what the world has to offer.

What’s your newest product offering right now and why is it special?

The stroller we’re unveiling at the New York Baby Show is called the GB Qbit. It’s a go-anywhere stroller that folds down to a cube the size of a boutique shopping bag. We’ll also be showing GB’s first travel system, the GB Evoq, which accommodates four stages of growth and comes with a tilt seat and the new GB Asana35 infant car seat.

In the stroller marketplace, what’s GB’s niche: Between your strollers, travel systems, and car seats, what’s your value proposition for consumers?

Since GB is such an international brand, each GB product is infused with the best ideas from designers all over the world, to make something truly unique.

What can consumes expect next from GB? And what can they expect to see from you at the Baby Show? Will you have the whole line there or focus on a few hot products from people to tryout and learn about?

In addition to the GB Qbit stroller, we’ll also be showing our chic, stylish 4-in-1 GB Evoq travel system and GB Asana35 AP infant car seat, which has a European-style load leg that U.S. parents may not have seen before. We’ll also be bringing back the GB Zuzu, which premiered at last year’s New York Baby Show and won “Best in Show!”

For more about GB’s strollers and products, visit gbchildusa.com!

For information about the New York Baby Show and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com!


Special Invitation: The 2015 New York Baby Show!

facebook-boost[2]Attention Expectant and New Parents! Attention Bumps, Babies & Toddlers!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in NYC! The largest family-friendly mega-event for expectant and new families in the country, the New York Baby Show welcomes families from all over New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER: 

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

JUMP IN! Be one of the first 1,000 ticket buyers (we’re almost there) and qualify to win any of the six following special raffles:

*The amazing 2015 Jané Rider Stroller ($750)!

*The innovative, award-winning Aton Q Infant Car Seat from Cybex ($350)!

*The one-of-a kind Stokke Tripp Trapp Natural High Chair ($249)!

*Free photo session with the wonderful Karilyn Sanders Photography ($845)!

*A Lansinoh Gift Basket, including a Signature Pro Pump, two starter sets (breastfeeding and storage set), and their Simple Wishes pumping bra; plus, a second Breastfeeding Starter Set for the winner to give to a friend ($250)!

*Babies“R”Us gift card ($250)!

*What’s more, anyone who comes to the New York Baby Show can also enter to win the Dream Green Nursery worth more than $5,000!

For more info and tickets: visit newyorkbabyshow.com, or click HERE!


Join The March Of Dimes On April 26 For The March For Babies

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Photo by Benjamin Lin Photography

We’re excited to announce that the March of Dimes–the nation’s  leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health–is the Proud Charitable Partner for the upcoming New York Baby Show, which is coming up on May 16 and 17 at Pier 92 in New York City!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of  family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH A SPECIAL OFFER!  

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

We will be bringing you plenty of additional info on the March of Dimes’ involvement and participation in the New York Baby Show (which is the nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families) as we get closer to the event’s date in May, but for now, we want to encourage everyone’s participation in the March of Dimes’ largest annual fundraising event, the March for Babies, taking place on Sunday, April 26!

Join Eli Manning and thousands of New Yorkers for the Manhattan walk, which starts at Columbus Avenue and 62nd Street and ends at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

We’re thrilled to spread the news about this awesome local event for a great cause. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes’ research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.

For more information and to register for the March For Babies, visit marchforbabies.org.


The New York Baby Show’s Amazing Giveaways Begin The Moment You Buy Your Ticket!

We are proud and pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in New York City.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of  family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER:

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

JUMP IN! Be one of the first 1,000 ticket buyers (we’re almost there) and qualify to win any of the six following special raffles:

*The amazing 2015 Jané Rider Stroller ($750)!

*The innovative, award-winning Aton Q Infant Car Seat from Cybex ($350)!

*The one-of-a kind Stokke Tripp Trapp Natural High Chair ($249)!

*Free photo session with the wonderful Karilyn Sanders Photography ($845)!

*A Lansinoh Gift Basket, including a Signature Pro Pump, two starter sets (breastfeeding and storage set), and their Simple Wishes pumping bra; plus, a second Breastfeeding Starter Set for the winner to give to a friend ($250)!

*Babies“R”Us gift card ($250)!

*What’s more, anyone who comes to the New York Baby Show can also enter to win the Dream Green Nursery worth more than $5,000!

For more information about the New York Baby Show, and to buy your tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com.  

Here’s a more about this first batch of great giveaways!  

Jané Rider Stroller

*The amazing 2015 Jané Rider Stroller ($750)!

The fully loaded Jané Rider, which includes a bassinet, radiates elegance and ease. The canopy is made from a breathable smart fabric that is water, wind, and stain resistant (plus provides SPF 50+ protection). The patented fold compresses the stroller to 30 percent of its upright size—and with the kick of your foot you can unfold it with the seat on or off, forward or rear-facing. The seat is built for children around 4 months all the way up to 40 lbs, and with the addition of the Micro bassinet or Link-Fix adapter you can begin to use your Rider from infancy on.

Aton Q Infant Car Seat

*The innovative, award-winning Aton Q Infant Car Seat from Cybex ($350)!

The Aton Q has a seat that grows with your baby—just pull a tab on the Headrest and the seat adjusts to the size of the child, from 4-35 lbs and up to 30 inches tall, keeping them in the correct sitting angle, so that the seat offers outstanding safety and comfort during every stage. Aton Q has a Load Leg for stability of seat and a Linear Side-Impact Protection system, both features increasing child’s safety. With the Aton Q you can use the easy European installation method, which is convenient and safe when traveling in taxis and rental cars; there’s no need to bring the base.

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Stokke Tripp Trapp

*The one-of-a kind Stokke Tripp Trapp Natural High Chair ($249)!

The Tripp Trapp is an ingenious highchair that revolutionized the children’s chair category back in 1972 when it was first launched. It is designed to fit right up to your dining table, bringing your baby into the heart of your family, allowing him or her to learn and develop alongside you. The adjustable design allows freedom of movement with both depth- and height adjustable seat- and footplates. When adjusted correctly, your child is ensured a comfortable and ergonomic seating position at any age.

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Karilyn Sanders Photography

*Free photo session with the wonderful Karilyn Sanders Photography ($845)!

Specializing in photographing babies and toddlers, Karilyn Sanders has been named one of New York City’s Top Family Photographers by New York Family magazine two years in a row. She’s a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

*A Lansinoh Gift Basket, including a Signature Pro Pump, two Breastfeeding and Storage Starter Sets, a Breastfeeding Starter Set to give to a friend, and the Simple Wishes pumping bra ($250)!

Lansinoh Signature Pro

The Lansinoh Signature Pro provides advanced technology at an affordable price. This pump is the only pump with three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels, allowing mom to select the setting that works best for her. A closed-system design reduces the number of parts cleaned, and prevents bacteria and mold growth.

The Breast Milk Feeding & Storage starter set includes: Two 5-oz. bottles, two 8-oz. bottles, two slow flow NaturalWave nipples for feeding breast milk, two medium flow NaturalWave nipples for feeding breast milk, four bottle caps for storing breast milk, and 30 6-oz. Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags with Lansinoh’s patented double Click ‘n’ Secure seal. The Breastfeeding Starter Set includes: includes: An HPA Lanolin, Disposable Nursing Pads, TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Packs, and a LatchAssist Nipple Everter.

Lansinoh has partnered with Simple Wishes to provide pumping moms with the ultimate timesaver. Not only does the Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra free up your hands during pumping sessions, it also helps create a better seal for your pump flanges, improving suction. Their bra works with all electric breast pumps. Available in XS to L, or L-Plus.

BRU_CMYK_HR*A special Babies“R”Us gift card ($250)!

Babies“R”Us is the baby product authority and a trusted resource on the journey through parenthood, offering an unparalleled assortment of apparel, gear, and furniture for little ones, as well as all of the necessary essentials for baby. Plus, the Babies“R”Us baby registry is the top choice for expectant parents everywhere.

See at you at the New York Baby Show – click HERE to buy your ticket!

 

 


Win The Dream Green Nursery At The New York Baby Show!

NYF_0415_025We are proud and pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in New York City.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of  family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

As more and more parents become interested in raising their children amid natural and organic products, we thought that the 2015 New York Baby Show would be the perfect venue to help parents learn about “greening” their nursery.

And what better way to do that than by giving away the Dream Green Nursery itself!

To do that, we turned to the perfect partner, Sprout San Francisco, a natural and organic baby boutique, with two local stores (one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn). Sprout truly carries everything you need to give your baby a healthy home!

The green nursery, which Sprout has curated, includes a crib, dresser, and glider, as well as organic bedding and toys.

The nursery features a solid wood crib and dresser, both made in the USA by ducduc; a latex filled glider chair (with no polyurethane foam) by Monte; an all-wool rug by Not Neutral; an organic mattress and changing pad from Naturepedic; and organic bedding and toys from Sprout.

The nursery’s total value is over $5,000!

Anyone who attends the New York Baby Show, and is interested in a nursery, can enter the raffle for the Dream Green Nursery.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH A SPECIAL OFFER!  

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

Tickets are $30 per family or $20 per individual.

Be one of the next 1,000 ticket buyers and qualify to win any of these special raffles!

The New York Baby Show is just a great and helpful resource for expectant and new parents—and now it’s a wonderful green resource too!

For more information about the New York Baby Show, visit newyorkbabyshow.com.

It’s best to buy your tickets early, but even more important, come and enjoy the New York Baby Show!


Attention Expectant & New Parents! Attention Bumps, Babies & Toddlers! Tickets Are Now On Sale For The New York Baby Show!

NYF_0415_C43We are proud and pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the New York Baby Show, coming up on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Pier 92 in New York City.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes  thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW WITH A SPECIAL OFFER!  

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual. Use the code NYFBABY for a 10 percent discount!

Be one of the first 1,000 tickets purchased and qualify to win any of the six following special raffles:

*The amazing 2015 Jané Rider Stroller ($750)!

*The innovative, award-winning Aton Q Infant Car Seat from Cybex ($350)!

*The one-of-a kind Stokke Tripp Trapp Natural High Chair ($249)!

*Free photo session with the wonderful Karilyn Sanders Photography ($845)!

*A Lansinoh Gift Basket, including a Signature Pro Pump, two starter sets (breastfeeding and storage set), an extra starter set for a friend, and their Simple Wishes pumping bra ($250)!

*Babies“R”Us gift card ($250)!

*And what’s more, anyone who attends the event can also participate in the raffle for the Dream Green Nursery ($5,000).

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE — CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Other New York Baby Show highlights include:

*TOP BRANDS & GEAR: Over 150 top maternity, infant, toddler, and family brands from all over the world.

*CLASSES: Try one of the many baby and parent classes at the show, and learn new skills (and songs) while bonding with your baby.

*SPEAKERS & SEMINARS: A big variety of expert speakers providing important information for new and expectant parents on maternal wellness, baby health, family transitions, equipment and gear, nursery shopping, preschool admissions, child care, sleep, feeding, and many other parenting topics.

*STROLLER TEST TRACK: A truly unique feature of the New York Baby Show, the big test track simulates real world obstacles including gravel, grass, bumps, gates, cobblestone, and street grates—allowing parents to “test drive” the great variety of stroller brands and models at the show!

*PLAY AREA: Take a break and have some fun with awesome, age-appropriate toys for babies and toddlers.

*FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: Kiddie entertainers perform throughout the weekend (and throughout the venue), offering new parents and little ones moments of joy and bonding.

*MOMS’ LOUNGE: A restful haven apart from the busy show floor to relax, feed and change your baby, and meet other expectant and new moms.

*DADS’ LOUNGE: An oasis of support, information, and encouragement for dads (and moms) run by the legendary NYC Dads Group.

*CHARITABLE PARTNER: The New York Baby Show’s official Charitable Partner is the March Of Dimes, the nation’s  leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.

The New York Baby Show is produced by New York Family magazine. It welcomes expectant and new families from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond! The New York Baby Show is honored to be a part of your journey into parenthood.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE — CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Any questions? For more information, contact show manager Emanuelle Block, at eblock@manhattanmedia.com.


Why I Love The New York Baby Show, And Why You Will Too: A Note From The Editor Of New York Family

adamThe other day, I held a friend’s baby, and my old tricks came back to me in what felt like a rush of muscle memories. All of sudden I was gently swooshing her through the air, my new toy airplane; then we were waltzing to music that only existing in my mind; and, in the end, she was so generous with her drool, I felt it was only fitting that we played peek-a-boo with my shirt. As the experience, with its joys and aches, reminded me, I’m no longer a new parent—my children are 15 and 11—but still I love bonding with infants and toddlers. That will probably be evident to you should we meet at the New York Baby Show, which is coming up on May 16 and 17—and we just might. I’m the guy with the big bushel of graying hair who will be walking up and down the show’s long corridors non-stop for two days, trying to be helpful to parents while catching up with exhibitors, some whom are beginning to feel like old friends that I see at the annual reunion.

I’m proud that the New York Baby Show is now the largest consumer show for expectant and new parents (and their babies and toddlers) in the country—attracting thousands of you from the New York metropolitan area, and beyond.

But what I’m really proud of is that people seem to really enjoy it and appreciate it. I love seeing all of you so excited to be here, so happy to get out of the apartment or house, so fundamentally interested in doing right by your baby, or your baby-to-be.

I’m also especially proud that we can bring all of this to you at very reasonable ticket price ($20-30) for families or individuals.

May I offer one piece of advice? While you’re here at the Baby Show, take your time. Enjoy the vendors. Enjoy the demos and lectures. Enjoy the rest stations. You don’t have to see everything to see a lot.

One more piece of advice? After signing up for the Baby Show, let your next stop be the magazine of New York Family, which produces the show. We have a free weekly e-newsletter, devoted to expectant and new parents.

For now, though, thank you for considering the New York Baby Show. My colleagues and I at New York Family are honored to be able to help you at the start of your journey into parenthood.

Warm regards,

Eric Messinger

Editor, New York Family

emessinger@manhattanmedia.com


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