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ABC Show – Day 1

I have a lot to cover, and I’m not sure how long I can keep my eyes open and be coherent. I will do my best. The show is, as expected, enormous and utterly overwhelming. But with quantity, fortunately, comes quality. I got through roughly 1/3 of the show today, and had plenty to get excited about.
Major themes so far: Green/organic products abound; many manufacturers are modifying product to make it PVC-free. Lots of new baby carriers: slings, wraps, pouches in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures. So far I have laid eyes on three different hammock-style cradles. Several new skincare lines for maternity and baby. In strollers, we’re still seeing many new variations on the hybrid theme (think bugaboo – large rear wheels, small front ones), and colors are as vibrant as ever.

My whole body is aching from all the walking and schlepping, but I shouldn’t complain – it was a great day. Here come the details…

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