|Dan & Ellie trying out new |
Sakura Bloom linen slings
Even more than past years, the global nature of the baby products marketplace was evident. We saw more products than ever that were developed elsewhere in the world, a trend that speaks both to the continuing globalization of the industry and to a growing consumer class in countries like China.
This year, Ellie trekked with us and got to try out lots of new products. (Yes, we brought a two year old to a trade show...yikes!) We met with many of the wonderful companies who supply our store, including Sakura Bloom, bumGenius, Thirsties, Haba, Tegu, and many more.
|Warning: not to scale.|
But, as usual, we also found a lot of bad ideas, too. Some were just kinda goofy, others we think are plainly ill-considered.
So, without further ado, here's our update on the activities of the Bad Idea Fairy.
(For past years' reports on the bad idea fairy, simply search our blog for the keyword "expo".)