It never fails that the minute you buy a stroller or a car seat, or even a bib, a newer, better model is being made. That's all we could think about when we attended the annual ABC Kids Expo — the largest juvenile-products trade show in North America — in Las Vegas. We scoured the aisles for new products, we-wish-we-thought-of-that inventions, and updates on old classics to get an exclusive first look at all the parenting gear coming to a store near you over the next year.
From a nursery room glider that charges your cell phone (and reclines!) to a pacifier that protects itself from germs to an Instagram-worthy baby blanket, the convention had something for every mom at every stage. And if you're trying to spy the biggest parenting trends, keep an eye out for black-and-white design and wearable technology — we're talking fitness-like tracker bands for you and your baby.