Clay Picks Top 8 Products 2011 ABC Kids Expo - Daddy Clay patrols the floor of the 2011 ABC Kids Expo (the largest pregnancy and baby product show in the country) looking for interesting and new products and trends. This year he stumbled (or limped) across a whole lot of interesting new products for pregnancy, infants, toddlers, and pre-k kids. This video features eight of his favorite baby, infant and toddler products from the 2011 ABCKidsExpo in Louisville, Kentucky. The chosen products come from manufacturers Boon, OXO, Foamnasium, Pikolino, Jecka, Puj, LittleLife, and SmartyPants vitamins. Check out the cool bathtubs, wipes dispenser, puzzles, blocks, backpacks and kids vitamins. A wide variety of cool baby products from the 2011 ABC Kids Expo. Hosted by Clay Nichols.DadLabs. Episode 812 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Clay: Come right back to see my eight favorite products from the 2011 ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. [music]Clay: My starting point is of course the BabyBjorn booth here at the ABC Kids Expo. But there are literally hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of square feet of kids products on display. I am headed out to find the very best ones. [music]Clay: We are at the Boon booth with President and design goddess Rebecca. You've brought to the show yet another winning product. Show us it.Rebecca: This is called Naked. It's our new collapsible bathtub. I am going to start from collapse for you. This is how you collapse it. You pop‑it down really quickly, locking legs here. Watch when you open...first I will show you how skinny that is. Super skinny. When you open that up, it locks, it pops down. So, no matter how much weight you put in it, it actually locks it more. So you're not going to have any collapsing legs. You just flip it over. I am going to turn it toward you there. You push down one side and there's a bar on the other side that you pop‑out of the leg and it locks into the top there. It holds it up so you have a smaller basin for your baby, for you infant. Then hen they get a little bit too big, just pop that bar down, pop it all the way down and you have your bigger bath tub.Clay: It was smart as just a one‑position bath tub. As a two‑position bath tub, it's worthy of Boon. [music]Clay: You're at the changing table. It's a DEFCON duty situation. Full poop emergency, you reach over for the wipes and as soon as you know it, you're a magician pulling silk scarves from a hat. But, not with this Perfect Pull Wipes Dispenser from OXO. This award winning unit is simple. But, sometimes simple is the best answer. [musical sound effect] It opens nice and slowly, so it doesn't flip over. The wipes are held down by this clever insert which is just a nice weighted object that keeps the wipes coming out simply one at a time. Genius. [music]Clay: I am with Nathan from Foamnasium and he's going to tell us all about the Foam Man. Nathan, what's up with this guy?Nathan: The Foam Man is a new product for us and it is all foam. It's soft, it's durable. It's covered with vinyl so it's really easy to clean. It's primarily used for boys that really love to tackle, love to shoot Nerf guns at each other, but want to shoot it at something safer.Clay: Do you have any brothers or sisters?Nathan: I do, I have two older brothers.Clay: Do you feel like the Foam Man diminished violence in your household?Nathan: It probably could have. I think that it definitely did. Any time I was frustrated with my brothers Foam Man.Clay: Fewer beating per capita because of this guy [punching foam man] the Foam Man. I absolutely love these multi‑solution puzzles from Pikolino. Kid finishes the puzzle, you say try it again a different way. What can be better for kid brain development and problem solving than a multi‑solution puzzle from the design company Pikolino.I am here at the Bambino Group with Megan inventor of the Tidy Table Tray. Megan tell me about this really cool product.Megan: Yes. So, this is the Tidy Table Tray, Clay. It's a two‑in‑one insert tray. This clips off very easily. Mom or dad takes this right over to the kitchen counter, sets up everything for meal time, brings it back over to the bottom tray, and clips it on. This bottom clip here clips on to any table. The rim can go up to modern tables this thick or rims this small, it can clip come on to a tiny little rim here. It has a flexible food catch to catch spills where baby would usually drop them on the floor or on their lap.Clay: This is fantastic and I love the fact that you are facilitating families coming together for family dinner. Because the research couldn't be any clearer about how beneficial that is. You know what? There is only going to be one population that's really going to despise this product.Megan: What's that?Clay: Dogs [laughter] .Clay: Word on the street is you've got a really tough boss.Speaker 1: Sample vitamin?Clay: Hey, this is really good.Speaker 1: They are. Kids actually ask to take their vitamins. Parents actually like them so much they call to ask if they can take them to. So, we had to make the adult product. Adults take six, kids take four.Clay: Watch out for that boss of yours.Speaker 1: I will for sure.Clay: Want some cool furniture for you and your kids. Why not build it yourself with these Cool Blocks from Jecka. With their system of blocks and screws you can get together with your kids and construct all kinds of cool furniture. Whether it's one of these tiny chairs, a desk, a book shelf. They've even got wagons and a sofa. You don't have to be a couch potato, you can be a couch building potato. Check it. [music] I just built a sofa. Hey I'm here with Katie from Puj. She is going to show us her cool folding tub. Doesn't look very much like a tub, Katie show me how it works?Katie: The Puj Tubs Infant Bathtub for zero to six months. It hangs and stores flat. Then it folds into a little bucket seat that fits into your bathroom sink.Clay: That happened too quick and too easy. How did that... Do that one more time in slow motion. Oh, it's got magnets in it.Katie: Yes.Clay: Fantastic.Katie: We wanted it to be super easy. Something you could do with one hand because you're a parent and you always have a kid in your arms.Clay: So then, the tub goes where?Katie: It goes in the bathroom sink which is great because you are now at a comfortable bathing height. You're not leaning over the bathtub, hurting your back and your knees. It's great for moms who have just had a c‑section. Child is cradled really well as if they were in your arms. It's soft, it's warm, it's cushy, it's bacterial and mold resistant. Then it just hangs up when you're done.Clay: The nice thing is maybe you've got one kid, older kid that's in the tub.Katie: Yes.Clay: In the bathtub, you got the younger one in the Puj. What a cool fun product. Thanks a lot for showing it to us.Katie: You are welcome. Thank you Clay.Clay: I am here with Ian from LittleLife and he is going to show us his Animal Daysack. Show me.Ian: Yeah, this little pack here is designed for the one to four year old. There aren't very many packs that are actually made for kids of that age. So, we've got lot of features in this pack. It has a function where it works as a safety harness. If you are walking somewhere dangerous say Yellow Stone Park or Grand Canyon as well as busy airports or T stations, things like that, you can hang on to the kid. Then inside we've got little space here. Just enough stuff for a one to four year old to carry a little drink or a shell or some like that. The one most fun thing about is that it has a built‑in hood which they can wear and run around and be a little dinosaur and terrorize his sisters.Clay: That is so awesome. Really the size is what's so unique here. You don't find stuff that fits kids that age. That's perfect. You know what I love about this restraint? Not everybody is into the leash. If you are not into that, you just pop that right off.Ian: Exactly right.Clay: Very cool product.Ian: It's not something we're saying. You don't need a leash for your kid in the playground. Let him run around and have fun. But, there are lots of dangerous places where it's a good option to have.Clay: This isn't the only one.Ian: No.Clay: You've got turtles. There's lady bugs and sharks. All kinds of creatures. Check them out. Very cool product.Ian: Thanks.Clay: Thanks for showing it to us.Ian: OK. Good. Thanks.Clay: It's been a long day . My feet are now completely numb. But we did find a few interesting products for you here at the Kids ABC Expo. Of course, we want to thank our sponsors BabyBjorn. Did you know they are celebrating 50 years in the baby carrier business? BabyBjorn.