Pantone Color of the Year, Nature Inspired Nurseries, 2017 Trends, Gender-Neutral Color

Nature Inspired Nurseries

There’s no denying that 2016 was a tumultuous year for political and social causes, so when the folks at The Pantone Color Institute were tackling the decision of what to choose for 2017’s color of the year, they decided on a color that is symbolic with new beginnings and fresh starts. Greenery, the chosen color, is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. The trend design, particularly in nurseries, will be to incorporate this gender-neutral color and bring the outdoors inside.

2017 Trends, Downsizing Parenting, Being in The Moment, Less-is-More

Downsizing Parenting

Another trend that is gaining steam for 2017 is a less-is-more approach to parenting. Parents will downsize after school activities, birthday parties, and over the top holidays which will inevitably leave more time and patience for being present and enjoying the moment.

Subscription Box Services, Parasolco Diapers, 2017 Trends

Box Subscription Services

Along with simplifying schedules, you’ll see a trend towards the belief that parents can’t and shouldn’t feel like they have to “do it all.” This idea has opened the door for businesses to offer services that make mom and dad’s life easier. The number of companies offering subscription box services skyrocketed in 2016 and the industry is sure to grow in the year to come. From gourmet meals, to stylish and eco-friendly diapers, you can sign up for services that bring you what you need on a regular basis.

Custom Diets, 2017 Trends, Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Family Diets

Custom Diets

Acknowledging that there’s not a one size fits all equation for most families, more people will start customizing their own diets. From Paleo to Gluten Free and beyond, 2017 will be the year that more people take their diet into their own hands.

2017 Trends, Say No To Helicopter Parenting, Julie Lythcott-Haims

Say No To Helicopter Parenting

In August of 2016, former freshman dean of Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims, wrote a book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. In her profession, she saw an epidemic of “over parenting” and the effects it was having on an entire generation of kids. This book and others like it will start a trend of saying no to helicopter parenting and embracing the idea that a parent’s job is to raise a productive adult who can solve problems and fend for themselves.

On Demand Workouts

On Demand Workouts

In the coming year, the online workout streaming category will expand and companies will evolve from offering pre-recorded workouts to providing instructor led live-streamed exercise classes like The Daily Burn. This will be a huge bonus for new moms looking to get back in shape after giving birth. They can now work out on their own schedule.

Ava Tracker, 2017 Trends, Wearable Tech for Fertility,

Wearable Tech for Fertility

Wearable tech has been gaining momentum over the last few years and in 2016 the first ever wearable fertility tracker was approved by the FDA. The Ava Fertility Tracker is a bracelet that you can wear at night, that collects more than three million data points and measures nine physiological parameters on your fertility status. The Ava bracelet looks similar to the Apple watch or Fitbit surge and at $199 is priced about the same.