For Your Family: It's A Baby and Family Expo

November 1, 2010 5:23:48 AM PDT
The It's A Baby & Family Expo, the nation's largest infant and parenting expo will return to Chicago and bring many juvenile industry leaders in town for a weekend of education and entertainment November 6-7, 2010. This is one of the only events in the country where the consumer can interact one-on-one with many of the nation's leading juvenile product manufacturers that will be coming into town, in addition to unique entrepreneurs.

The industry is $30 billion with an average new parent spending $5,000-$7,000 in baby's first year of life. We will showcase some of the things manufacturers are doing for parents, in addition to discussing some of the latest juvenile industry trends.

Parents can see the latest hot products, trends and visit the "It's About Baby Safety" seminar area - continuous seminars throughout the day on safety issues & concerns new parents need to be aware of featuring safety workshops, "New Baby Care and Childhood Illnesses" and Illinois Poison Control will provide valuable insights on how to protect your child from hidden household poison hazards.

It's A Baby & Family Expo Chicago
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont
Saturday & Sunday
itsababyexpo.com

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Loli Designs
Great push gifts for any mom, soon-to-be moms, or as a way to congratulate or say thank you to the woman that just gave you the most precious gift on earth (hence the term push present). Our infinite love collection is designed to reflect the treasured love that you share between your spouse and your child. A love so precious it seems to have been created in the heavens and granted by wishes upon stars. Each piece is custom tailored with the photos of your family and include a toggle enclosure made of a heart wrapped in an infinity symbol, representing the sentiment, I will love you forever.

The infinite love "birth announcement" necklace, made exclusively by Loli, includes the first photo, name, date, time, weight, and length of your precious little one on his/her first moments of life. The heirloom photo jewelry is designed to be tokens of love for any mom or for a new mom as a "Push Present," Push presents are great way to congratulate or say thank you to the mother for giving birth to their precious baby. Our infinite love collection is designed to reflect the treasured love that you share between your spouse and your child. A love so precious it seems to have been created in the heavens and granted by wishes upon stars. This is why the design of the jewelry is very celestial. Each piece is made into a one of a kind piece through the photos of your family, personal inscriptions, or gemstones that embellish the piece. It also includes a toggle enclosure made of a heart wrapped in an infinity symbol, representing the sentiment, I will love you forever.

Featuring: The infinite love "birth announcement" necklace, made exclusively by Loli, includes 5 charms showcasing the first photo, name, date, time, weight, and length of your precious little one on his/her first moments of life.
The photos are sealed in a waterproof resin that hardens to a glass-like finish. All samples are fine sterling silver, but all have the option to be made in solid 14k white, yellow, or rose gold.

http://www.lolidesigns.com

Oscar and Bud -- local mom patented "stroller muffs" - muffs attach to stroller (no fumbling with gloves, quick in/out; no lost gloves)

LOCAL INNOBABY-Food Storage Solutions For The Smart And Stressed Mom
Packin' SMART
All-in-One Storage Solution for Moms On-the-Go! A must have diaper bag essential to store, dispense and organize formula, snacks, pacifiers and more in one convenient unit. Put an end to a diaper bag mess or an endless search for the items you need with our stacking & interlocking Packin' SMART.

Keepin' Fresh

Innobaby's Keepin' Fresh? is 100% airtight and 100% leak-proof baby food storage solution makes keeping baby foods fresh and secure at home and on the go. Lock in the freshness, prepare and store perfect potions, and keep baby foods securely contained at home and on-the-go. Each container is specifically made to meet the recommended serving portion for baby. Removable silicone seal for easy washing

Non-toxic, peel resistant design on the lid
Dishwasher-, Microwave-, Freezer- Safe
BPA-, Phthalates-, PVC-, Lead Free

Top rack dishwasher safe, remove lid before use in microwave. When freezing, fill container only 2/3 full to allow room for food to expand.

http://www.innobaby.com/

HippMAMA Belt, "The Tool Belt for Moms"

First time for all to see! Finally a Mommy Accessory belt for baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiersc, etc

HippMAMA Belt is a new way to successfully carry the items a good mother or caregiver needs on a typical day. By keeping both hands free, a mom is able to focus all of her attention on her family while shopping, playing with her kids or simply running a busy household. Our innovative accessory is like a super hero's utility belt. Now a mother has the ability to carry anything she needs in five adjustable pouches and still have the full use of her hands to take care of her child.

Leave the bulky bag behind. Just take what you need and get going with a Stylish Mommy Accessory belt/sleek alternative to a bulky diaper bag

http://www.thehippmama.com/

NUTRITION

HappyBaby Greens Puffs

Our Greens Puffs are made with Spinach and Kale!! Believe me, they taste so good you would never think you are eating spinach and kale! A great way for your child to get their "greens".

They dissolve much better than Cheerios so there is less chance for possible choking for young children.

They are the ONLY baby snacks with added vitamin B and calcium, as well as vitamin D, a nutrient which breastfed babies tend to lack.

They are 100% natural and organic, made with whole grains and real fruits and vegetables.

They are ? the sugar than the leading brands, no artificial colors or flavorings, no GMOs

Our Puff containers are made from 25% post consumer recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. Retail cost: approximately $3 per canister at Target, Super Target and Whole Foods Market in the Chicago area.

www.happybabyfood.com

HEALTH

MAM Anti-Colic/Self Sterilizing Bottle

The Anti-Colic bottle is just one of the innovative developments from the MAM design studio. Its vented base has small air holes and a silicone seal that allows for maximum air flow in while still preventing milk from leaking out. The vented base ensures controlled milk flow by balancing air pressure inside the bottle. Liquid is also pushed towards the nipple allowing it to retain its shape and preventing it from collapsing.

All Anti-Colic bottles use MAM's patented ultra soft silicone? nipple. Transitioning from breast to bottle is simple because MAM ultra soft silicone? nipples feel most like mom's breast.

Safety is a priority and MAM Anti-Colic bottles, similar to all other MAM products, are CPSIA compliant and completely Baby Safe; BPA-free, Lead-free, PVC-free and Phthalate-free. They are available in two sizes, 5 ounce and 8 ounce, with unique designs.

http://www.mambaby.com/

MAM Oral Care Rabbit

You don't have to wait for their teeth to come in to start good brushing habits! The Oral Care Rabbit cleans baby's mouth and easily removes plaque and bacteria (with a little help from you, of course). Even back areas can be reached easily!

http://www.mambaby.com/

MAM Bite & Brush Teether With Soft Bristles 3+ Months

Soothes the teething process

Cleans the teeth when chewed on, thus complementing daily teeth cleaning

Sensitive gums where the teeth are yet to come through are soothed with the gentle massage

Developed as a result of long-term cooperation with dentists, mam designers have given the product a trendy look

http://www.mambaby.com/

MOMS ON THE GO

COMBI - Tatami Play Yard:

Setup or fold in as fast as 5 seconds!

The travel-sized Tatami (Japanese?means "folded and piled") Play Yard folds easily and compactly, has wheels and an attachable handle, which makes it a great choice for traveling and mom's on the go

There is no assembly required and no parts to remove before it is folded for storage.

A soft padded mattress and rails make for a safe and comfortable environment for your child.

The recommended use is for children up to 35 inches and 30 pounds. The Tatami Play Yard retails for $179.99.

http://www.combi-intl.com/

SAFETY

Tee-Knees? The ultimate knee protection for infants and toddlers!

-Tee-knees? had its' humble beginnings, by stay-at-home-mom-entrepreneur Joy Aelbers.

After soon discovering the initial crawling stages were as painful for herself as for her daughter...Joy was on a mission!...an idea erupted...and the concept of Tee-Knees? was Born! http://www.tee-knees.com/

BRITAX Marathon 70

SafeCell? Technology-features SafeCells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat

Integrated Steel Bars-strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash

Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether?-features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat

Side Impact Protection comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body

Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit

Two Buckle Positions for your growing child

Premium Lower LATCH Connectors for a quick and simple installation featuring a push button for easy release

Built-in Lock-Offs ensure a snug lap and shoulder belt installation with minimal effort

Anti-Slip, Contoured Base grips and protects the vehicle seat while offering optimum vehicle fit

Harness Ultra Guard System (HUGS?) provides resistance to forward movement in the event of a crash

70-pound Weight Capacity for safety and comfort as your child grows

Plush, Easy-Remove Cover with matching comfort pads and infant body pillow to provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat

Quick-Adjust Harness repositions the harness shoulder height without disassembling the harness straps

Rear and Forward Facing Recline for child comfort and positioning

High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion your child

Certified for Aircraft Travel

MSRP (USD) $279.99

www.BritaxUSA.com


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