Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 New York Baby Show — one of the largest events for new and expectants parents featuring an array of must-have baby products.
The show was a chance to not only check out some favorite baby brands (like Babyganics and WaterWipes) that I continue to use for my own kids, as well as a time to learn about some interesting new baby products on the market.
Between the old and the new, there were a few standout products that I wanted to highlight for other moms and dads looking to survive the early years.
Chicco Infant & Toddler Carseat
Chicco was the first carseat brand I used for my first baby. We had selected the Chicco Keyfit30 Infant Carseat (along with the Chicco Snap-n-go) on my baby registry for managing the day-to-day with a newborn. It was highly-rated, safe for baby and easy to transport from car to stroller without waking baby.
But the one thing I WISH it included was ease of use for when my infant became a toddler — because when my son was 18 months and a little too big for the Infant carseat, I could no longer use it while keeping my child rear-facing as is recommended at that age.
So when I saw the NEW convertible carseat with all it’s helpful features, I was quite impressed!
The Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Carseat came with a few upgrades that make the cost quite manageable:
- Easily convert from infant to toddler position with a simple adjustment to the lever
- The ease in which parents with little carseat skills can adjust the positions is AMAZING!
- More upright, spacious seating with adjustability and extended leg room for toddlers 9-24 months
- Making it easier for your child to stay comfortable in the rear-facing position for as long as possible
- All this without taking up extra space in your car!
- Includes SuperCinch Latch tightener for a secure fit with a fraction of the effort
- Click-in attachment can be used with other Chicco stroller for convenient traveling
One other thing that I saw as a major improvement in the design from the Infant carseat is that now parents can easily detach carseat from base with one-hand on the carrier handle — I remember how much of an effort it was to use both hands to release the carrier from the car, so this change makes a big difference in ease of use when you’re already running late! Wish they had these sooner!!
Mumbelli Infant Bed
One new baby brand I got to see up close and personal at the Baby Show was the Mumbelli Infant Bed. This infant bed is really ideal for parents who co-sleep…and let’s face it most of us do this one way or another those first few weeks with a newborn. The bed kind of works like a bassinet but can be placed on the bed with mommy for safer sleeping.
One of the key features of this bed is that it has and adjustable foot-insert which gives it a womb-like feel to comfort your bundle of joy. The foot-insert allows you to keep baby snug and is adjusted as your baby grows.
The secret to Mumbelli’s unique womb-like feel is our Adjustable Foot Insert, which moves as your baby grows to maintain continuously the comforting shape and sensation your infant depended on all those months in Mom’s womb. Because our Adjustable Foot Insert moves to any position inside the Mumbelli, it provides a perfect fit for every newborn as it grows and adjusts to the world.
What sets this bed apart from other side sleepers is the comfort and sense of security it provides to baby — with that womb-like feel baby can sleep better and soothe easier. It is also portable so you can move it from room to room as you go about your day. A great choice for any mom with a new baby in the house!
Baby Bod Program
If there’s one thing moms with a new baby struggle with it’s coming to terms with their postpartum body. Because let’s face it, it isn’t so easy to jump back into your pre-baby bod after having a baby. In fact, most of the time our bodies will forever be slightly different. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring it back to what it was with a little self-care.
So it piqued my interest when I learned about the BabyBod® Program at the Baby Show. It’s a program designed by leading women’s physical therapist to help moms reclaim their bodies through self-care tips for diastasis recti, mommy tummy, urinary leakage, pelvic pain or pelvic organ prolapse.
The program is designed to help women throughout all stages of motherhood from pregnancy and new moms to experienced postpartum mom (even if it’s been years since you’ve given birth!).
This is a sponsored post as an attendee of the NY Baby Show. All opinions are my own.
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.