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Babies have a tendency to chew on anything and everything. Since they spend so much time in their crib, the railing makes for a tempting teething tool. But some baby furniture and toys are made with harmful chemicals, linking to some seriously scary side effects. At Babee Talk, only organic, high-quality materials are used in its collection of organic bedding and toys. Let baby chew these products as they are all safe plus non-harmful to the environment too. Babee Talk is a company that puts children’s safety first and has a unique marketing strategy, making its products a great choice for parents and store owners.

In general, kids’ accessories are the same basic items as those for adults. While they may take different shapes, styles and colors when marketed to kids, they are still hats, scarves, gloves, socks, etc. Now, there’s a new trendy fashion accessory meant just for babies and kids: knee pads. While knee pads have long been worn in sports like skateboarding, rollerblading, and soccer, they have not evolved into a fashionable version until fairly recently. Crazy Zebra is a brand that brings customers a selection of cool, stylish knee pads.

There’s something about European kids’ fashion sense that makes them extra cute. The boys look put together while they play with friends, as if they were born chic. Italy especially sets the bar high by blending style and function with children’s wear that goes from playground fun to dinner with the family seamlessly, and Ciao Marco Classico Italian style is no exception. This clothing line, inspired by the designer’s family trip to Italy, shows how boys can look put together without being uncomfortable. Boys will want to wear the fun, bright prints while parents will love the refined style.

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Road trips are hard enough, with all the packing and planning and getting the kids into the car. The last thing any parent wants to fiddle with is the floppy seat belt buckle. Let’s face it –– backseat buckles are a burden! They move around, get stuck in seat pockets and get wedged under bulky boosters. Parents no longer need to be Olympic gymnasts to get kids in the car. A mom of three, Meghan Khaitan designed MyBuckleMate to lock into place around a car’s backseat buckle bases to keep them firmly propped up. With this product, reaching and putting the seat belt on with one hand is a snap!

As long as there are little girls there will be dolls for their enjoyment. For the ultimate in handcrafted beauties that work as collectables, keepsakes or just treasured toys, show off the ultimate in high-end dolls from Miss Kiki of Cherry Blossom Lane. Everything about these dolls says luxury, starting with the Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies every one of these petite charmers and continuing with exquisite attire. Dolls from Miss Kiki are all handmade, embroidered with care and love by a small team of artisans and filled with sustainable corn fiber.

Offer your customers the chance to double their pleasure and value with reversible clothes they can switch throughout the day. Two Sliders was created by a mom and and dad looking to help parents spend less dough on duds. The fully reversible children’s wear line is fabulous for the fashion-forward tot. We all know kids’ clothes are prone to stains, so parents can ditch the stain wipes and simply flip the script by turning the outfit inside out. All of the brand’s clothing is reversible, affordable, and machine washable. It’s all also proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.

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Who’s Little? debuts with a collection of special occasion dresses that are sure to please all generations. The colors, energy and movement of the dresses go straight to the heart of every little girl, while the quality and age-appropriate styling beckon moms and grandmothers. Who’s Little? uses gorgeous fabrics, feminine hues and special trims to transform classic silhouettes into showpieces for the modern girl. The fun, twirl-worthy dresses, which span sizes 2 to 6, reflect the delight and joy of being young.

There are busy moms and there are even busier ones –– those who have more than one child. On behalf of these women, here is a line of children’s clothes specifically created to make life easier. When you point this out to your customers, you’ll see shoulders drop and deep inhalations of relief. That’s the signal to unveil charmers from Peanut Buttons. Gentle pricing and durability are hallmarks of this company that recognizes that kids keep growing. Bright designs, spirited colors and the ability to stand up to whatever comes their way make clothes from Peanut Buttons a great choice for today’s shoppers.

Budding entrepreneurs and the grown-ups who help nurture hands-on business skills will make a “shark” frenzy about these activity kits from Bizainy. Not strictly toys, these creative kits offer a way for kids to learn useful life experiences about business and money management. The three activity kits include projects for hands-on learning-as-fun, including DIY banners, books, decorate-your-own money boxes, stickers, sales pads, postcards and more.