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Top 100 Life Trends in 2017

From Futuristic Co-Living Concepts to Stepmom Support Platforms

— January 28, 2018 — Lifestyle
The top life trends in 2017 reveal that consumers today are looking to experience life to the fullest and set out to do so by inviting simplified products and services into their lives—this includes everything from home decor collections tailored to first-time apartment owners and entrepreneurship-focused subscription boxes to fully equipped travel campers that are move-in ready.

Looking forward on a larger scale, projects like One Shared House 2030 from SPACE 10 and IKEA aim to address housing crisis concerns while also addressing issues that many people face while living in urban areas, such as loneliness and isolation.

As death and preparing for it is very much a part of the life experience, consumers have shown interest in everything from eco-friendly recycled cardboard caskets and autonomous hearse coffins to digital afterlife systems.
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Stepmom Support Platforms
Stepmom Support Platforms
Social Stepmom is a Social Platform Designed to Connect and Support
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99
Mermaid-Themed Cafes
Mermaid-Themed Cafes
The Mermaid Island Cafe Will Give Guests a Tail to Wear Over Their Clothes
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98
Rustic Yoga Retreats
Rustic Yoga Retreats
Feathered Pipe Ranch Offers Yoga Retreats Suitable for Beginners and Experts
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97
3-in-1 Coffee Brewers
3-in-1 Coffee Brewers
The Manual Coffeemaker No. 3 Can Brew Multiple Types of Coffee in One
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96
Fire Safety Simulators
Fire Safety Simulators
'Escape My House' Stresses the Importance of Having a Fire Escape Plan
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95
Procrastination-Fighting Productivity Apps
Procrastination-Fighting Productivity Apps
This Time-Tracking App Helps You Avoid Distractions
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94
Online Mattress Pop-Up Spaces
Online Mattress Pop-Up Spaces
Casper Pop-Up Stores Will Be Appearing Throughout the US in 2018
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93
Noise Notification Systems
Noise Notification Systems
NoiseAware Poses a Solution to Noisy Neighbors in Apartment Complexes
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92
Simplified Eye Shadow Applicators
Simplified Eye Shadow Applicators
The Woosh Eye Stamper Makes Eye Shadow Application Effortless
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91
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Umer is a Funeral Planning App and Niche Business Concept
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90
Autonomous Hearse Coffins
Autonomous Hearse Coffins
This Hologram-Equipped Hearse Offers Comfort for the Dead
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89
Eco-Friendly Cardboard Caskets
Eco-Friendly Cardboard Caskets
AB Crémation Makes Eco Caskets Out of Recycled Paper
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88
Zippered Organizational Room Dividers
Zippered Organizational Room Dividers
DMA's 'room with pockets' Stylishly Eliminates Clutter
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87
Habit-Shaping Cuckoo Clocks
Habit-Shaping Cuckoo Clocks
'Cue' is a Modern Cuckoo Clock for Building Better Habits
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86
Working Woman Subscriptions
Working Woman Subscriptions
The 'Mogul Box' is Curated for Female Entrepreneurs
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85
Clean-Label Laundry Products
Clean-Label Laundry Products
These CLEAN Laundry Products Embrace Visual Simplicity
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84
Portable LED Camping Lights
Portable LED Camping Lights
This Light Can Easily Illuminate a Tent Space
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83
Bacteria-Free Bath Towels
Bacteria-Free Bath Towels
The Mizu Towels Change Color When They Need to Be Cleaned
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82
Transparent Cooking Appliances
Transparent Cooking Appliances
Huy Pham Designed Three Beautiful Transparent Cooking Pots
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81
Gamified Plant Pots
Gamified Plant Pots
The 'Phabit' Growing System Only Keeps a Plant Alive If the User Exercises
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80
Designer Home Accessories Collections
Designer Home Accessories Collections
Tiffany & Co.’s Home Collection Adds Elegance to Any Space
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79
At-Cost Fashion Lines
At-Cost Fashion Lines
MyClothes Retails Sweaters, Pants and T-shirts Starting at $5
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78
Jelly-Like Bath Bombs
Jelly-Like Bath Bombs
The New Lush Jelly Bombs Turn Bath Water into a Jelly-Like Texture
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77
High-End Apartment Concepts
High-End Apartment Concepts
Henry Hall is a Luxury Hudson Yards Rental With an In-House Jam Room
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76
Wearable Camping Blades
Wearable Camping Blades
The Para-Claw is a Camping Blade Disguised as a Paracord Bracelet
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75
Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
The Bittboy is a Handheld Device That Provides Retro Entertainment
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74
Wearable Kiddie Cameras
Wearable Kiddie Cameras
Benjamin Button Camera Makes Recording Memories Continuous and Effortless
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73
Curated Gift Sets
Curated Gift Sets
BoxFox is a Gift Service That Offers Prepackaged and Personalized Kits
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72
Fidget Spinner Bath Bombs
Fidget Spinner Bath Bombs
The Lush Bubble Spinner is Meant to be the Ultimate Relaxation Device
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71
Millennial Pink Candle Lines
Millennial Pink Candle Lines
Soohyang's Scented Candles are Available in an All-Pink Iteration
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70
Camp-Ready Truck Concepts
Camp-Ready Truck Concepts
Project Basecamp from Nissan is Designed for Adventures in Overlanding
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69
Cozy Rooftop Bar Igloos
Cozy Rooftop Bar Igloos
New York's 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar Has Introduced 17 Cozy Custom-Made Igloos
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68
Kid-Friendly Coding Tools
Kid-Friendly Coding Tools
The Pixel Kit is a Colorful Computer of Lights
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67
Confessional Card Games
Confessional Card Games
This Group Card Game from 'The School of Life' Encourages Honesty
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66
Cold Brew Coffee Shots
Cold Brew Coffee Shots
Bizzy Coffee Shots Deliver a Burst of Energy Without the Addititves
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65
Pop-Up Sandal Shops
Pop-Up Sandal Shops
The Pop-Up Birkenstock Store is Located Inside a Shipping Container
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64
Multi-Functional Writing Devices
Multi-Functional Writing Devices
The Plenty Pen Lets You Write, Sketch, Erase, and Control Tablets
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63
Home-Like Lifestyle Shops
Home-Like Lifestyle Shops
Gwyneth Paltrow's 'goopLAB' is a Permanent Store Styled Like a Home
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62
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
The FEoNA Box is a Service for Female Entrepreneurs
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61
Accessorized Navigation Wearables
Accessorized Navigation Wearables
This Navigation Device is Worn Like a Bracelet or Necklace
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60
Triangular Notebook Designs
Triangular Notebook Designs
'Slice' Takes a Daring Form for "Dreamers and Thinkers"
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59
Leak-Proof Workout Shorts
Leak-Proof Workout Shorts
Thinx's "Period-Proof" Training Shorts Have Absorbent Built-In Underwear
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58
Easily-to-Carry Beach Coolers
Easily-to-Carry Beach Coolers
The Kiwi Coolers' Beach-Specific Tires Tackle Any Terrain
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57
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
The 'Leader Ship Box' is Made for Professional Women
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56
Floating Disco Bath Lights
Floating Disco Bath Lights
These LED Lights Turn One's Bath into a Party Experience
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55
Floral Cannabis Products
Floral Cannabis Products
Venna's Packaging Aims to Brand Cannabis for Women
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54
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
The 'Bijou' is Both a Coffee Table and a Floor Lamp
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53
Modular Wooden Crates
Modular Wooden Crates
These Wooden Crates Can Be Snapped Together for Easy Storage
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52
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
The Skyroam Solis Offers a 4G LTE Hotspot and a Power Bank
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51
Converted Firetruck Homes
Converted Firetruck Homes
This Home on Wheels Was Made from a 1953 GMC firetruck
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50
Cannabis-Infused Waters
Cannabis-Infused Waters
'Pearl2o Creative Water' is a Liquid Edible with No Distinct Flavor
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49
Utility Cargo Bikes
Utility Cargo Bikes
The Yuba Supermarche Cargo Bike Can Haul Up to 300 Lbs Plus a Rider
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48
Indestructible Carbon Fiber Wallets
Indestructible Carbon Fiber Wallets
Arceo Wallets Hold Up to 14 Cards and are Stronger Than Steel
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47
Left-Handed Notebooks
Left-Handed Notebooks
The Leftybook is a Notebook Designed for Left-Handed Writers
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46
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
Maximalist Furniture Catalogs
IKEA's Newest Catalog Fully Embraces a Maximalist Aesthetic
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45
Packable Adventure Backpacks
Packable Adventure Backpacks
Gobi Gear's Free Spirit 30L is Ultra-Light and Fully Packable
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44
Shelving-Incorporated Luggage
Shelving-Incorporated Luggage
The Weekender Duffel Bag Contains Extendable Built-In Shelving
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43
Ultra-Light Strollers
Ultra-Light Strollers
The 'Mutsy IGO' Stroller is Made Out of the Same Material as Bicycle Helmets
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42
Odor-Free Compost Bins
Odor-Free Compost Bins
The 'Taihi Bin' Relies on a Japanese Method of Decomposition
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41
Elegant Men's Care Products
Elegant Men's Care Products
'Wise' Offers Thoughtfully Packaged Natural Care Products for Men
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40
AR Dentistry Mirrors
AR Dentistry Mirrors
This AR Cosmetic Dentistry Aid Helps Patients Try on Different Smiles
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39
Hybridized Camping Chairs
Hybridized Camping Chairs
The Chameleon Pack Transforms into a Camp Chair
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38
Third-Wave Cannabis Cafes
Third-Wave Cannabis Cafes
Josh Lyon Offers a Sneak Peek at the Tokyo Smoke Trend Safari
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37
UV Handrail Sterilizers
UV Handrail Sterilizers
The LG Handrail Sterilizer Uses Ultraviolet Light to Kill Germs
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36
Minimalist Men's Wellness Brands
Minimalist Men's Wellness Brands
The 'Hims' Men's Wellness Brand Takes a Gender-Neutral Approach
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35
Digital Afterlife Systems
Digital Afterlife Systems
The 'Aeon' System Learns About Users and Recreates Them After Death
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34
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Herschel Supply's Pop-Up Lemonade Stand Supports Arts Education
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33
First Apartment Decor Collections
First Apartment Decor Collections
'apt by Dormify' Makes Decorating for Small Spaces Easy
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32
Innovative Drug Dispensers
Innovative Drug Dispensers
The Karie Medication Dispenser Automates Dosage Management at Home
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31
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts
One Shared House 2030 Aims to Find Solutions to the Housing Crisis
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30
Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Minimalist In-Store Promotions
Target's Minimalist Redesign Eliminates Its Promotional Signage
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29
Rugged Boutique Hostels
Rugged Boutique Hostels
The Drift San Jose Hotel Offers Travelers a Taste of Mexican Culture
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28
Luxury Motor Homes
Luxury Motor Homes
Prevost Builds and Designs Luxurious Apartments on Wheels
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27
Open-Sourced Living Habitats
Open-Sourced Living Habitats
Huy Bui's Survivalist Installation 'Beyond 0' is Self-Sustaining
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26
Ridiculously Artisanal Subscription Boxes
Ridiculously Artisanal Subscription Boxes
The Awful Box Contains One-of-a-kind Novelty Items
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25
Enchanting Yoga Retreats
Enchanting Yoga Retreats
The EcoYoga Center Features a Luxurious Bath Beside a Waterfall
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24
Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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23
Millennial Water Bottle Collaborations
Millennial Water Bottle Collaborations
bkr Has Unveiled an Exclusive Spiked Collection for Sephora
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22
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
Smart Wi-Fi Sockets
The Orvibo Intelligent Outlet Instantly Establishes a Smart Home
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21
Public Workout Stations
Public Workout Stations
'Gyms in a Box' Encourage Beijing to Exercise
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20
Awareness-Raising Toddler Photography
Awareness-Raising Toddler Photography
Stephen Crowley Raises Awareness for Childhood Diseases
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19
Skyscraper Rooftop Parks
Skyscraper Rooftop Parks
Hong Kong's 'SKYPARK' is an Urban Park for its Residents
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18
Secluded Cabin Experiments
Secluded Cabin Experiments
The '72 Hour Cabin' Invites Stressed Out Professionals to Disconnect
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17
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Waka Haiku Setsugekka's Design is Reflective of Japan's Cuisine
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16
Rustic Extendable Benches
Rustic Extendable Benches
The Transformer Bench Can Be Extended Up to 11 Feet in Length
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15
Floating Tent Rafts
Floating Tent Rafts
The 'Shoal Tent' Enables Campers to Sleep on the Water
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14
Wood-Powered Ovens
Wood-Powered Ovens
The Toto Grill Oven Includes Wok Support and a Traditional Brick Oven
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13
On-Demand Urban Workspaces
On-Demand Urban Workspaces
Breather Provides a Network of Professional Meeting Rooms On-Demand
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12
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
The Accomplish Box is Filled with Inspirational Tools
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11
High Design Hostels
High Design Hostels
'Native Hostel' in Austin Was Designed to Normalize Hostel Culture in the US
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10
Simply Designed Toothbrushes
Simply Designed Toothbrushes
This Minimal Toothbrush Aims to Brand a New Kind of Tooth Care
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9
Seasonal Baby Clothing Subscriptions
Seasonal Baby Clothing Subscriptions
BabyGap OutfitBox Curates Seasonal Baby Attire Collections
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8
Fidgeting Desk Toys
Fidgeting Desk Toys
The 'Moon Drop' is a Space-Inspired Desk Toy
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7
Hands-Free Breastfeeding Lamps
Hands-Free Breastfeeding Lamps
The Angel Ring Can Be Worn Around a Parent's Arm
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6
Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
'Native Campervans' Let You Explore the Rockys in Total Comfort
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5
Documented Craigslist Encounters
Documented Craigslist Encounters
This Photography Series Captures Subjects Who Answered Online Ads
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4
Modern Flip Phones
Modern Flip Phones
Halcyon is a Smart Flip Phone with a Minimalist Feel
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3
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Helena Fernandes' So-Called “Ugly” Tattoos are Simplistic and Chic
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2
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Deliveroo's New Office Features Private Phone Booths
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1
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Health-Centric Baby Accessories
Smilo's Baby Products Were Designed by Dentists and Engineers
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