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ABC Kids Expo marks near-record growth

The ABC Kids Expo made its return to Las Vegas after two years in Louisville with increased space and near-record attendance.
     The show occupied approximately one million-square-feet of exhibitor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center, an increase of more than 300,000-square-feet over last year. Attendance also was up this year, according to All Baby & Child Corporation President Larry Schur, with more than 14,000 attendees, an increase of nearly 40% over 2012, and the second-largest attendance in show history. The expo welcomed 300 new exhibitors this year, with nearly 1,100 exhibitors and more than 3,500 booths. Nearly 6,000 buyers were in attendance, representing more than 2,400 stores.
     "Retailers from 61 countries participated in this year's show, a record number of international visitors for us," said Schur. "It's exciting to see such overwhelming exhibitor and attendee participation year after year. We deeply appreciate every one of them."
    In addition to international retailers, the show also debuted two new international pavilions, introducing new products from the UK and China.
     The show also featured a JP W.O.M.E.N. opening breakfast reception, a presentation on product testing by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPS C) and an industry reception at the Las Vegas Hotel.
     The ABC Expo's parent company also continued its tradition of charitable giving, donating $75,000 to Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), $25,000 to First Candle and $25,000 to Cribs for Kids.
    "We are very thankful to the manufacturers of the juvenile products community for making these generous contributions and a dream come true for children and families of children in need," said Schur.
     Next year, the ABC Expo stays in Vegas, but moves up a month to Sept. 7-10, 2014.

Skip Hop
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Regal Lager

 

Regal Lager
The CYBE X (Regal Lager) Aton Q Infant car seat has an integrated automatic seat height adjustment tab for easy adjustment from newborns to up to 35 pounds.cybex-online.com/us

Delta
Delta Children's first blow-mold toddler bed features a Lightning McQueen design from the Disney Pixar film, "Cars." The bed converts from a toddler bed to a twin, with the hood becoming a toy box. Retail price is $349.99. deltachildren.com

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Baby K'tan
The K'tanCloth from Baby K'tan is a three-in-one burp cloth, nursing cover and blankie. Made of soft cotton, one side features a print, while the other is an absorbent, quick-dry micro fiber. babyktan.com

 

Graco
The GracoBreaze Click Connect stroller has an innovative one-hand fold and an extra-large canopy with UV 50 protection. Retail price is $169.99. gracobaby.com

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Scandinavian Child

 

Scandinavian Child
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Bebe au Lait
Bebe au Lait Muslin Nursing Covers are made of premium 100% open-weave cotton muslin, offering more breathability. Available in two patterns: Isla (pictured) and Soleil. Retail price is $38. bebeaulait.com

Bebe au Lait
Summer Infant

 

Summer Infant
The Baby Touch 2 Digital Color Video Monitor's on-screen menu controls pan and zoom, shows the temperature of baby's room and allows for caregivers to control the camera nightlight. A unique talk-back option gives caregivers the ability to speak to baby via a handheld monitor and be heard through the camera in baby's nursery. Retail price is $249.99. summerinfant.com

 

Timi & Leslie
Timi & Leslie's diaper bags are made of vegan faux leather with a water-resistant lining, and are PVS , phthalate and BPA free. Bags include an insulated bottle holder, dirty clothes sack, and a pouch for money and other essentials. timiandleslie.com

Timi & Leslie

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