OK, without further ado, I'm happy to present you with some of the brands and products that blew me away!!
My three-year-old son was recently diagnosed with terrible Fall and Spring seasonal allergies (thanks to my hubby), so when I ran across these full coverage sunglasses my immediate reaction was "NO WAY!!! Are these anti-allergy sunglasses?!?!?!" And you know what? THEY ARE!! Not only do they help keep the pollen out of kids' eyes, they're super cute, extremely durable, and have UV 400 protection. They go for $30 a pop on their website and Amazon - in black, blue, or pink - one size fits all (ages 4-10).
Do you remember those slap bracelets we used to love in grade school, that became illegal because it turned out they were dangerous? Well, Watchitude figured out how to make them safe again, using silicone, and turned them into a very very cool "slap watches". They have a bazillion designs, and retail for about $22 on their website and Amazon.
I will be the first to admit I love maternity pants. So freaking comfortable!! Baby pants also feature this uber awesome elastic waist, but once toddlers graduate to bigger sizes you are stuck with the annoying side elastic button thingy, or have to use a belt (which can be frustrating for younger kids to get on and off by themselves). So, when I saw Hoonana Kids' pants featuring the elastic waist in sizes 12 months through 8 I was like helllllll yes!!!! Not only practical, but super cute! They retail for $46 on their website.
This one had all the bloggers talking at the show, and for good reason. We've never seen anything like it and we all WANT ONE!!! As a mother of 3 kids under 4, this thing was begging for me to take it home. This 29-pound stroller wagon features two 5-point seat belts (one on each end), a 110 pound weight limit, 1-step on/off brake, removable fabric, adjustable simulated leather handles on each end, built-in storage, retractable roof (hello - convertible!), and a fairly compact fold. Offered in green, purple, or gray, it retails for $450 on their website.
You know how annoying it is to change your baby's swim diaper when they're wearing a swimsuit? Fasten does and they've solved the problem by making diapers easily accessible in their baby swimsuits which open at the waistline via magnetic snaps!! Can't get much easier than that! They retail for about $35 on their website and Amazon.
Created by our Canadian friends over at Great Pretenders (see our review of my son's amazing superhero cape here), Meiya & Alvin feature adorable books, teethers, and toys made from natural, sustainable, and recycled products. I especially fell in love with their super cute plush toys which are like little stuffed animals with heads made of natural rubber - perfect for teething! They retail for $22 on their website and Amazon.
I mean, come on, just look at the photo. I want these on my girls!!! I can just picture them toddling around falling on their adorably decorated bums! Available in sizes infant through 4 years, in tons of designs (matching bandana, sock, and body suit available!!), they retail for $16 on their website and Amazon.
Track your kid, talk to them (one or two-way), send a voice message, and even turn the watch off remotely (like when they're in school and shouldn't be using it). Pretty cool way to ease the minds of both parents and younger children in the absence of their parents. It requires a data plan, and retails for $150 on Amazon.
- made in America
- slogan tees / onesies / shoes
- baby moccasins
- UPF swimwear and clothing
- baby swimsuits with easy diaper access