Last week when I was in NYC I attended The Parenting Experience Event with Cercone Brown. It was an opportunity to hear about new brands and products that are relevant for people like me…MOMS!
My first stop was at the Summer Infant area and I was pretty wowed. The Peek Plus Internet Baby Monitor System was demonstrated; you have the capactity to view your baby on all your digital devices and via a secure website. That, in addition to the beautiful stroller, high chair and car seat, made me realize how modern baby products have become in the 6 years since I had one.
I was already feeling a bit wistful but it became amplified when I ambled over to the Bonavita nursery furniture….so unbelievabley beautiful. The set being featured was grey and I thought it was stunning and so different.
Next I checked out Muck Boots – and I really fell for the kids line because they are adorable and water-resistant and warm. I can’t tell you how many times this winter my kids were trudging through the snow to me complaining about cold, wet feet! So I am pleased with the features of the kids boots:
- Stretch-fit topline binding snugs calf to keep warmth in and cold out
- Fleece lining
- 5mm CR flex-foam bootie with four-way stretch nylon, 100% waterproof, lightweight and flexible
- Durable, natural rubber shell
- Comfort range of sub-freezing conditions to 85°
But also I am completely drawn to the colors!
And by the way do you know I do not own a pair of bad weather boots? Through the rainy bus stop walks I wear wet soggy sneakers which is not fun, obviously. So, I am so excited to be on the receiving end of a pair of Breezy Cool boots soon! No more soggy sneaks for me
Then it was time to visit the laundry section. Snuggle did a cool demo on static control. They took two balloons and proved to us that their brand really does get rid of static. By rubbing a Snuggle dryer sheet onto a balloon, it prevented it from sticking to the wall while the balloon that wasn’t rubbed with the dryer sheet stuck to the wall without an issue…it was clear as can be!
Here are some other cool uses for Snuggle sheets:
For diapers: Keep your used dryer sheets in your diaper bag, and roll one up in the diaper to prevent odors before you have to chance to throw it away.
Keep bugs away: Tuck some in your picnic basket or under lawn furniture to repel bees from your juicy flesh and encourage them back to the flowers, where they belong. You can also rub a sheet directly on your bare skin to discourage would- be buggers from leaving their mark.
Need some sleep: Keep a fabric-softener sheet in your pillow case and under your mattress or mattress pad for sweet dreams of summer all year ‘round.
And by the way I couldn’t keep my hands off those Snuggle bears…they are the softest little things. And, my 3 monkeys have been engaging in hair pulling rip-roaring fights over the little one I got to take home like you would not believe!!!
The ALL station was next. The rep took two grass stained clothes and washed one with All and one with a competitor. Guess who came out the cleanest? It was very clear to me!
This year, together with Snuggle, All has announced a multi-year, exclusive partnership as the official laundry products sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball to help moms (and dads) get those tough grass and clay stains out. As a mom, I love it.
And speaking of stains and the tons of laundry I do, it was great to see some of the LG offerings. Here are some details:
LG’s Front-Control Top-Load Washer
- LG’s Front-Control design is a revolutionary spin on the traditional top-load washer. By moving the control panel from the back to the front, the buttons and LED display are easier to read and use – along with a sleek, stylish design.
- This model features 4.5 cubic feet of capacity which is unique for the top-load washer, allowing users to do more laundry in fewer loads.
LG’s TurboWash Front-Load Washer
- LG’s innovative TurboWash™ technology allows users to save 20 minutes per load, even with larger loads of laundry, while still offering outstanding cleaning performance.
- This model offers an “Allergiene” cycle where the power of steam removes over 95% of common household allergens along with those dreaded wrinkles, dirt, and odors.
I always have been and continue to be a top load washer kind of girl! And I am loving LG’s top load model with the control panel in the front…so simple, so brilliant!
When I stopped at New Balance I was gushing. I wear New Balance every day, all day. For real. My podiatrist, yes I said podiatrist, made me go get New Balance sneaks and I haven’t taken them off since! Some of the new styles look so cute…my rainbow loving girl will go nuts!
My two final stops were at Seventh Generation, where I heard about USDA certified biobased baby personal care products (and I snatched some bubble bath for the kids!) and Crizal optical lens coating created to allow greater transprency in lenses made of certain plastics by repelling rain and being anti-reflective, smudge-resistant, dust-resistant and scratch-resistant.
It was a fun time learning about all of these products!