Some Favorites from the ABC Kids Expo

I wanted to share more of my finds with you from the ABC Kids Expo - from some of our favorite, tried-and-true companies to some exciting newcomers. Click through to read about them…

1. I was smitten with these Farm Animals as a play object for kids. They are very stable and strong yet lightweight - it's a mystery. Shown here in primary colors, they also come in chic cowhide and faux fur in neutral colors. Farm Animals are a product of the Netherlands and the company is looking for a U.S. distributor. I, for one, sure hope they find one!

2. Remember our post about Getting More Out of Your Coffee Table? Jennifer DeLonge is on the same wavelength with these tables and benches sized for little ones. Use them as activity and snack tables in a playroom or bedroom or put one into double service as your coffee table in the living room.

3. Nurseryworks debuted a new bunk bed which I liked not just for its style but for its sturdiness. I know a lot of parents worry about bunk beds, but this one is solid as a rock and the cube shelving is a storage bonus.

4. Skip Hop is bringing its popular Zoo friends to bibs. Not only are they irresistibly cute, they roll up into little bundles (see it hanging there under the bee bib?) for ultra portability and use in restaurants or in the park. It's the kind of small innovation that we applaud for making our lives just a tiny bit easier.

5. Boon Inc's /k sets the modern design standard in this little niche so I was very pleased to see that they'll be offering it in a larger size (Lawn) and a sleek silver/white version.

We'll let you know when these products are for sale - we hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!

(Images: Carrie McBride)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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