Get ready for some good, clean fun! Your customers will laugh with delight at these sweet-looking towel creations from Towel Treat. Each is created with a fluffy hand towel or washcloth folded and displayed to look like a tempting sweet. These unique gifts are perfect as bridal, baby shower or birthday favors. Plus, they’re calorie-free! The newest additions to this whimsical line are rolled up plushy kids’ blankets of 100% polyester, packaged as cuddly animal pals.
Coloring books, crayons and markers are great fun for kids of all ages and allow them to express artistic creativity. However, when all the pages are colored, there is no magic wand a parent can wave to reset the book back to its original state, so the child can begin all over again. Glenn Rudin, founder of Always Been Creative, Inc. is well aware that times are tough financially, and he feels that parents and creative individuals will appreciate a toy that stimulates creativity, but can be used over and over again. Glenn is the inventor of blankZ, a new series of stuffed toys that are a blank canvas for kids to color, with included watercolor markers.
Trying to stuff a wriggling baby into outer garments is something of a challenge. If you are in a car, you have to loosen the car seat strap which is not at all safe; if you are carrying the tot, it can be incredibly awkward; and on top of these nuisances, half the time the child gets overheated during the process. Enter Hoodebaby, a simple way to keep a little one warm. Slip the hood over the head and wrap the child in the blanket. If the tot is in a stroller or car seat, just use the blanket as a coverup.
Everyone has some snuggly memory tucked away: curling up with grandpa in a flannel shirt while roasting marshmallows by the campfire, or getting tucked in by mom, who always made sure the floppy rabbit was nestled in tight. It all comes down to what people want their children to remember from their childhood. Aren’t the smallest details the most important? Who didn’t have a well-loved stuffed toy? Or that favorite shirt that was soft and cuddly? And, customers don’t have to choose between clothes or toys: companies like Milo & Lilirose are supplying both to assure great memories for years to come.
Children adore bright colors and clothes with a presence; parents want their children to dress appropriately for the occasion. The best approach? A combination of the two styles that results in what everyone wants –– a fusion of sophisticated designs with a bit of edge, but with comfortable, wearable fabrics. Companies that cater to this particular children’s fashion niche are well-rewarded with repeat customers who have a clear, balanced understanding of what looks best on their children and what delights their child’s emerging sense of personal style statements. One company, Maisonnette, is a go-to resource for cute couture with a fashionable flair.
While fashion trends come and go, what is always in fashion is comfort: clothes need to be adorable but wearable –– this is where Cheryl Grossman’s Boker & Laila shines. What does Cheryl Grossman have that you want? How about loads of 100% cotton, tagless pajamas and bodysuits in designs that make parents rave and kids comfortable and cozy! Grossman started the company to fill in the niche for ultra-comfortable sleepwear after failing to find night clothes that wouldn’t scratch. Boker & Laila pjs are constructed from pure cotton and are brushed on the inside to ensure the cushiony softness needed for little ones to drift off to dreamland.
Chances are if you’ve seen a Dora the Explorer backpack or Shrek lunchbox floating around, it’s brought to you by the folks at Calego International. With each episode or movie, kids are clamoring for more merchandise plastered with their favorite character from the hottest cartoon or TV show. Calego carries in-demand licenses including Glee, Hot Wheels, Sesame Street, Caillou and Hello Kitty. Heard of a certain buxom doll named Barbie? Yeah, they have that too! Known mostly for the in-demand backpacks that make a splash in schools everywhere, their clever corporate motto is: “We’ve got it in the bag.”
Parents of toddlers know this generation is more tech-savvy than any other. Most kids can work a flat screen and program an iPod before they learn to tie their shoes. For these techie tots, Beary Happi is the perfect hybrid of toy and smartphone app. A lovable teddy bear friend that plays on little one’s fascination with touch screens and the cuddliness of plush, Beary Happi is the perfect interactive companion. All parents have to do is put their iPhone or iPod touch inside a HappiTaps cover, download the free app, and voilà: the 21st century Teddy. Hopefully it also offers a few minutes of peace and quiet.
In this Disposable Age of plastics and trends, Morgan Cycle brings to you classic ride-on toys designed and crafted to last as long as the sweet memories. Bicycle engineer Sylvester Yen, who has two decades of experience designing and manufacturing children’s bicycles, founded Morgan Cycle. While the industry raced to produce cheaper products, Sylvester dreamed of offering the most beautiful, safe and finely crafted ride-on vehicles. The very first Morgan tricycle was inspired by the original 1936 Van Doren design that captured the hearts of generations of Americans and was founded on the concept of “simple solidity.”