ABC Expo Recap Part 1

There were many exciting new products featured at the ABC Kids Expo this year.  The Expo left us exhausted.  Here are some of the products we have our eyes on:

The Snuza Mobile Baby Monitor:


The Snuza is a movement monitor that clips to baby’s diaper.  If there is no movement within a set period of time, the Snuza monitor will emit an audible alarm.  Depending on the model, the monitor can vibrate after 15 seconds to try and encourage movement before setting off the alarm.  Snuza has an audio only and an audio/video monitors that can be used along with the movement monitor.


The First Years long awaited combination seat, the Unite is to be released in February 2013.




20-65 lbs harnessed

30-100 lbs in booster mode

Angled lap belt path for better lap belt fit in booster mode

Adjustable shoulder belt guides for better shoulder belt placement in booster mode

No rethread harness

Harness storage in seat, no harness removal necessary when converting to booster mode

IMMI mini connector LATCH


The Shade by Imagine Baby


The Shade is a lightweight infant car seat cover.  It goes over the seat and canopy and does not interfere with the harness or the handle of the seat in any way.  It provides protection from the sun with a UPF 50+ Micropoly/Lycra that is machine washable.  It has a mesh window to allow baby to be protected but still visible or that can be closed to allow baby a dark place to snooze.  Stay tuned for a full review of The Shade.


Diono StratoFIX:


The Diono StratoFIX is a harnessed forward facing only seat that will be available in the first quarter of 2013.  It does not convert to a belt positioning booster seat.


20-80 lbs

Rigid LATCH with SuperLATCH connectors

No rethread harness

Foot prop in addition to a top tether to help reduce head excursion

Dual layer side impact protection

Reclined position for sleeping

Crash indicator on seat shows if seat should be replaced

Harness pads and crotch buckle cover


Check back for more about products from the Expo that we loved.