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In 1986, a Wisconsin-based company called Patch Products, Inc. began producing puzzles for preschool age children. Inspired by the growing trend toward boisterous board games made just for kids, they jumped on the band wagon and brought some of their own great game ideas to life. Their leap of faith paid off, and over the years the company grew to include a huge variety of board games and puzzles for kids, including Buzzword, 5 Second Rule, and 100 Wacky Things. Eventually, Patch Products branched out away from just puzzles and games to offer an even bigger line of products, including licensed products featuring popular children’s characters.

April showers bring… well, May showers. And June ones. And, well, the summer is just usually full of baby showers and your customers will be struggling to come up with something unique that’s also useful. Help them go beyond lame layettes and explore something totally new. Lima & Limon is bringing Pima cotton to America with fancy and fun footie styles. Make the choices easy with the Grow With Me! line of Spencer’s that takes developmental stages into account. Bring your customers to the next level with Baby Noomie, including a lightweight nursing blanket that will change women’s lives. Zippyz easy zip sleepers will wow at the shower.

All Baby & Child Spring Educational Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada (4/29/15 - 5/1/15)

The All Baby and Child Conference and Trade Show is an opportunity for those in the children’s product industry to not only display their wares, but also to participate in seminars that are designed to expand their knowledge of the industry and keep up to date on the latest trends. The show took place April 29-May 7 at the Rio All-suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nikiani, Mixed Pears, Oribel and MüV Baby were all present at this exciting event. It was a wonderful opportunity for all involved to gain exposure, learn new ways to make their businesses more profitable, and make valuable professional connections.

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KIDShow - Specialty Trade Shows

There’s a reason role playing is part of developmental questionnaires once kids exit toddler parallel play and start getting into true socializing. It’s a true indicator of the child’s ability to understand and mimic the adult world around them. And it doesn’t hurt that the pretend play can turn into real helping down the line. Casdon has a reputation for innovation and has been renowned for toy innovation for over 65 years. Casdon relies on reputable domestic brand licenses like Dyson to create truly life-like experiences for children of all ages.

The uphill battle of getting a baby to remain asleep drives many parents to frustration. Manasi Gangan knows this struggle very well. Her youngest son had difficulty staying asleep, and like many parents, she went through the nightly routine of holding and comforting him back to sleep, only to have him reawaken each time she tried to set him down. She felt that swaddling was the answer, but wanted to add some of her own unique touches to enhance the swaddling experience. After some brainstorming, she came up with the idea for the Zen Swaddle.

Seattle-based Satsuma Designs loves babies! Every design, business decision, daily detail and inspiration comes from their mission to create cozy, all natural and useful products for little ones. Satsuma Designs’ products are made from all natural fibers that treat baby and the environment with a soft touch. They use an assortment of natural materials that include bamboo, organic cotton and more. Recently, The Giggle Guide® caught up with owner Jennifer Porter to learn more about this bestselling brand.

Michael Scott Studio
Itzy Ritzy

Funnybone Toys® is proud to announce receiving several National awards including The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, The Tillywig Toy Award, and the Academics’ Choice Award. “I am thrilled that our games won these prestigious awards. When I speak with store buyers and parents, awards are considered one of the most important factors in deciding what to buy,” shares Julien Sharp, President of Funnybone Toys.

Too many adorable pooches languish in animal shelters. Help put an end to pet heartache by buying a limited-edition educational book and stuffed animal set that encourages pet adoption from Operation ResCUTE. The book tells The story of Jingles, a real-life rescue dog who began life on the streets of New York City. Along the way the pup suffers numerous trials, but in the end her life is turned around by a timely adoption. The collectible set comes with an Operation ResCUTE sticker reading “I am a ResCUTER” for kids to wear to show their part in the endeavor.

What country comes to mind when you hear the term “manufacturing hub”? China? Vietnam? Indonesia? There’s a long list of potential countries from which manufacturers and buyers can choose to source products. The real question is which country is best – or, more to the point, which country is best for you? In this bulletin, you’ll learn about five of the region’s growing manufacturing hubs and the different opportunities and challenges presented by each.

Pedoodles
Little Things Mean A Lot

Nobody can deny the sway that sports hold over our culture. From the multi-million dollar extravaganza of the Super Bowl to the buzzing excitement of the hometown baseball game, sporting events and teams are the focus of an impressive amount of our time, money and devotion. Baby Fanatic is a Virginia-based company that offers a full line of adorable, comfy team-themed baby clothing and other gear for infants. You name the team, and Baby Fanatic probably has pacifier, bib, or bottle with its emblem or colors, helping any baby to look super-stylish when mom and dad take them to the big game.

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