New York Baby Show 2018 – Top Picks

I was invited to attend and blog about the New York Baby Show by MomtrendsNonetheless, my experience is 100% my honest opinion. You can read about my disclosure policy here

This was my second year in a row attending the New York Baby Show as a blogger. It was a bit more painful to attend this year due to the cold and rainy weather but, in the end, I’m still glad I made the trip. Nevermind the “special treatment” for bloggers (I received a press goodie bag and catered meal from Boston Market – thank you Momtrends!), I still think the show is worthwhile to attend for expecting and first time moms.

I love seeing the new and innovative baby products that come out each year. And I especially love meeting and speaking to exhibitors for companies that are just starting out. Inadvertently, I realized that all three of the companies that I will be featuring in this post were established in the past year!

So, without further ado:

1. Travel Tray – It’s ridiculous how this is the product I am most excited about from the entire show. The premise is simple: it’s a tray/plate that fits in the cupholder while still allowing room for a cup/bottle. It makes all the sense in the world but there’s no other product on the market that’s like it.

Basically, kids are slobs and easily hangry. Which is never a good combination during long car rides. I have resorted to giving the kids snacks in cups to attempt to appease them while containing the mess. (Obviously, plates or bowls will be spilled.) But the cup takes up valuable space in the cupholder which means that the water bottle often gets dropped and rolls around on the car floor while devil children wail in the back.

This travel tray is truly an ingenious solution to all of that and I am forever grateful.

The tray comes in a rainbow of different colors, is made from ABS plastic (same plastic as Legos) and is BPA-free, PHT-free, and PVC-free.

2. Inspired Start – Feeding recommendations are always changing but, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, the latest studies suggest that the introduction of allergenic foods should start as early as 4-6 months of age. In fact, delaying the introduction of highly allergenic foods may actually increase the possibility of an allergic reaction.

That’s why I love the concept of Inspired Start which allows for a controlled and palatable way of introducing many of the top allergenic foods to baby including peanuts, tree nuts, egg, seafood, soy and gluten. Some of the food combinations sound pretty funky to me (e.g. banana and shrimp) but the representative assured me that it was baby palate tested and approved.

3. La Petite Creme – This is a French-inspired, oil-based method of diaper care using only six(!) all-natural ingredients.

You just use a little bit of the product on a disposable cotton wipe or cloth and then wipe the baby’s bottom. It acts as a natural moisture barrier and helps to prevent diaper rash. You basically create your own environmentally friendly, all-natural wipes and there’s no need for the additional step of using a diaper rash cream!


I love that every year I attend, I am still able to find new and innovative products for babies and kids. It’s definitely a great show to attend for new and expecting parents just to see what’s out there. And, if you’re a sucker for baby products like me, at any time.

On a final note, both my kids made good use of the Baby Bjorn Bouncer when they were babies. I always wondered what it was like sitting in one. Now I know.

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