May 31, 2024
ABC Kids Expo identifies 6 top trends

ABC Kids Expo wrapped its 2024 show in Las Vegas, where thousands of new products from strollers to car seats to clothing and furniture were featured. The ABC Kids Expo team scoured the floor to find the top trends in the industry.

ABC Kids Expo“The innovation in the baby and juvenile space continues to be at an all-time high,” said Aaron Pederson, president of All Baby & Child. “Companies both big and small are taking into account what parents and kids really need, as well as looking at safety and design. It’s an exciting time in the industry, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Top trends coming out of the show included:

  • Neutral colors are in, with a strong focus on blues, greens and pinks. From strollers, to clothing to feeding essentials, these colors were hot.
  • Innovation in the feeding essentials category were plentiful with new materials for bibs, plates and utensils, solutions to kids flinging food, even heat-activated, color-changing dishware.
  • Natural furniture finishes were seen in cribs, toddler beds and across all children’s furniture. High chairs were also among the gear that took on the natural finishes.
  • Leather/leather-looking fabrics were seen across categories, giving a fresh look to everything from high chairs to strollers.
  • Travel is getting easier. From fold-up strollers that fit in the overhead bin of an airplane to gear for a trip to the beach, it’s easier than ever to take the little ones out and about.
  • Car seats are evolving. New, lighterweight car seats, especially infant seats, have emerged, as well as new safety features are changing the way car seats have performed in the past. Ease of use and installation are game changers for parents.

This year’s ABC Kids Expo tripled its footprint from last year and featured over 600 exhibitors at the sold-out Mandalay Bay Convention Center, according to show executives. The ABC Kids Expo is held yearly in Las Vegas. The 2025 show will be held May 21-23 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.


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