What Happens in Vegas… Is Amazing! {aka: My ABC 2014 Show Recap}

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So let’s start at the beginning….

FYI I hadn’t flown on a airplane since I was in 5th grade, a time before 9/11. With this trip I was flying by myself to a major city. It was a great time where I basically spent every minute of the trip either talking with amazing inventors and sales folk of the best baby products on the market, or I was sleeping. The attendants on my Southwest flight from Albany to Vegas were hilarious & definitely comforted my pounding heart (“If Southwest Airlines becomes Southwest cruise lines please locate the life jacket underneath your seat.”). So I made it to Vegas at 10am their time, and then promptly ran to the show to start seeing everything.

Just some stats on the show itself:

900+ booths

Almost 1,000,000 square feet of show space

14,000+ attendees (this was the number from the 2013 show, but is usually very similar year to year)

Baby gurus everywhere

But let’s get to the stuff you really want to read about, the PRODUCTS!

Here’s my list of ABC Awesomeness! I was able to meet with almost all these companies to give you the best of the best! This list is in no particular order, other than the order that I pulled them out of my tote bag.

The Ollie Swaddle – lots of awesome features www.TheOllieWorld.com

Coverplug – an ingenious little device that covers your plugs without any real install or hassle www.Coverplug.com

Monster Defense – a spray and book to keep those pesky monsters away www.Monster-Defense.com

NeatCheeks – a face wipe that has a sweet flavor to (they made me wipe and lick my face at their booth to try it, it is really nice & I’ll be buying them for Laney asap!) www.NeatCheeks.com

Napinol – they have 2 skin products, a booty balm and a booboo cream 100% all natural and really nice www.NapinolNurseryTherapies.com

Nuzzle – a rice pack system for the boobies (and torso) that is wonderful for all kinds of bf’ing woes www.Nuzzlemom.com

Woolino – a wool sleep sack that goes from 2months to 2yrs, I am currently testing this out and loving it!! www.woolino.com

Mommywater – a prenatal vitamin drink mix for water, tastes delish and I will definitely be using next time I’m preggers because I couldn’t keep the vitamins down last time. www.mommy-water.com

Bundle Organics – organic juices for expecting mamas (come try these for yourself at The Petite Retreat!) www.bundleorganics.com

Clek – new seat the fllo is great, and they have a new fabric choice that is gorgeous plus an infant insert for the foonf www.clekinc.com

Pariday – ingenious product for postpartum mamas, they have a perineal pack that you can put in the fridge to cool your lady bits and packs for the boobies, too. www.Pariday.com

Geleeo – a stroller cooling pad, great for summer up here! www.Geleeo.com

Oogiebear – a booger picking tool (no joke!) for the harder boogies that a suctioner won’t get www.MyOogie.com

Sticky Bellies – came out with a great milestones poster www.StickyBellies.com

Susan Brown’s Baby – a lotion to powder cream www.SusanBrownsBaby.com

Silikids – all their products are fantastic, I was partial thought to the map placemat and the drink tops www.Silikids.com

BooginHead – love their new snacks bags, the Pack’Ems www.BooginHead.com

Halo – the Bassinest is a wonderful bassinet for those new babies, loved all the features www.HaloSleep.com

Oxo Tot – the grape cutter is a miracle worker in our house now! www.oxo.com

Maxi-Cosi – coming out with a new stroller, the Maxi Taxi www.Maxi-Cosi.com

Doona – a car seat that converts into a stroller, great for city parents www.fb.com/doonaofficial

Recaro – was really impressed by their car seat technology and standards www.Recaro.com

Birds and Bees Teas – a line of teas with mamas in mind www.BirdsandBeesTeas.com

The Olie – a hat/mitten combo piece of clothing (full review coming soon!) www.TheOlie.com

Britax – ClickTight seats are amazing!! Such an easy install!! www.BritaxUSA.com

Sarah Wells Bags – super stylish pumping bags www.SarahWellsBags.com

Buck and Cook – a jacket with mittens built in, made in Canada and really great for those skiing days www.BuckandCook.com


There are probably a million more products that I could list but I’ve already listed so many, ah! Go check out these great businesses and products and buy them up for yourself. After you check them out tell me…

What was your favorite??