Lifesavers 2018: Manufacturer Update Roundup

A team of CSFTL admins descnded on San Antonio for the Lifesavers conference.  During our time at the conference, we saw many things, touched many things, talked to many of our favorite manufacturers, and enjoyed the local flavor.  We also earned a lot of Continuing Education Units and enjoyed a pretty thorough Manufacturer Update.

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JPMA 2018

What do you get when you combine a spring snowstorm, Washington DC and an intimate gathering of baby gear manufacturers eager to show off some new items? That’s right, the JPMA Baby Show of 2018! This author was supposed to attend but got snowed out (is that a term?) and stuck in Southern California for

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LA Baby Show 2017

We’ve sent a team of CSFTL representatives to a number of large trade shows like the ABC Kids Expo and the JPMA Baby Show. Beyond that, we’re able to send our team members to local shows as well!Two of our team members were able to attend the LA Baby Show and see what a local show is all about!

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ABC Kids 2017: Part Two

The second part of our journey through the ABC Kids Expo 2017 started once again with a visit to the coffee cart/food court (more about the first part here).  Since we were here last year, that area of the Convention Center has undergone a significant remodel, and it’s much nicer now!  I know you were all wondering, so there you go.

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ABC Kids 2017: Part One

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again!  No, not just the time of fabulous fall weather and impending holidays, it’s time to enter a giant expo hall full of car seats and assorted baby gear to check out the 2017 ABC Kids Expo!

The addition of the JPMA show to the lineup of expos this year translates to fewer car seat manufacturers attending ABC Kids, so we’re cramming most of our schedule into one really full day but spreading it into two great articles for your reading pleasure.

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IOSH Car Seat Safety Course

Car seat training happens all over the world. SafeKids is taking their show on the road and doing CSPT training all around the globe. But that’s not all — the United Kingdom’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) also offers a car seat safety course. This one day training course is held by British experts Child Seat Safety Limited.

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JPMA 2017: Day Three

After another long day and a fun night at Disneyland after the show closed, we felt that day three at the JPMA show might have dawned a little too early!  But we found our way to the exhibit hall to finish the last day of the show before tomorrow’s public version of the show begins.

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JPMA 2017: Day Two

After a long first day of the show, day two of the JPMA show arrived a little early. Adding insult to injury was the fact that the satellite coffee bar at the expo hall remained closed for a second day in a row. But we managed to fortify ourselves and head in for a full day of manufacturer visits.

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JPMA 2017: Day One

Once again, our intrepid CSFTL Media team has descended on another fabulous baby gear trade show! This time, our travels take us to Anaheim, CA for the 1st annual JPMA Baby show. Our first day involved scheduled visits to these fabulous manufacturers: Peg Perego, Evenflo, Cybex, GoodBaby, and Kiddy. We also had a surprise visit with our friends from Safe Kids. Here’s a roundup of what we saw.

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