A good night’s sleep filled with sweet dreams is every parent’s wish for their young one each night. A cozy crib with comfy bedding is the perfect setting for peaceful rest. Yet, as the makers of Nook Sleep Systems know well, not all crib mattresses and bedding are created equal. Through their extensive research, the Nook Design Team found that many infant mattresses are actually made using harsh chemicals which release potentially harmful gasses and toxins. They developed a revolutionary sleep system that would not only provide a good night’s sleep but a healthy one as well.
Personalized gifts and creative DIY kits are a popular trend at baby showers and children’s birthday parties. A custom-made gift adds sentimental value, turning the gift into a treasured keepsake that commemorates both the recipient and the thoughtful giver. Meyamo invites consumers to be a part of the creative process by customizing gifts with its iron-on transfers. Available in a wide array of designs — from cute alphabet letters to charming scenes — iron-on transfers from Meyamo can be used to customize everything from t-shirts and bibs to bedding and paper. Let the fun begin!
Decorating a baby’s nursery is a project filled with possibilities that adds to the excitement and anticipation of the child’s arrival. Paint, window treatments and art on the walls are meant to provide babies with an uplifting environment including plenty of colors and images to keep them entertained. However, accidents can happen, and pretty decorations may pose a danger if they are too easily pulled off the wall by an admiring, young art lover. Luckily, there’s a safe and fun alternative to wood and plastic decorations: soft wall décor by Loveable Creations.
Turn back the hands of time to a few decades ago when nearly every household had a sewing machine that was used frequently. Oftentimes, mothers made most of their children’s clothing. A favorite among sewing projects… the classic A-line dress. It was simplistic, timeless, comfortable and practical for active little girls. Children’s clothing has definitely evolved over the years to include a variety of fashion looks, yet the A-line dress remains a staple. Belle ‘N Beaux takes the A-line style to the next level with striking hues, modern patterns and creative embellishments.
Young children display innocence, purity and simplicity. With their funny thoughts and inspiring insights they can teach us about life in their own easy-going way. Bente Nilssen, the designer of FROSK wear, a Texas-based children’s clothing brand, believes in the wonder of children and makes clothes that reflect their inner beauty. Pulling inspiration from nature, each piece creates a timeless quality without fancy designs that may distract from the most important element — the child who’s wearing it.
Keeping kids occupied and entertained no matter where parents have to go can be a challenge. Most parents like to bring a child’s favorite toy, puzzles, books or games to places where there may not be toys, like Grandma’s house, or to older siblings’ sports events. As many parents can attest, these solutions don’t always solve the problem. So how can parents keep their children entertained at places on the go? With the Red Mohican Gymbox motor activity center! This engaging play center provides children with the equivalent of an outdoor play gym, all in the comfort of an interior environment.
Blue Apple Books is known for providing fantastic, original children’s publications. The creative minds behind this independent publisher are breaking new ground yet again with the recent release of a comedic line of books known as Balloon Toons. Holding true to form, the Balloon Toons series brings the philosophy of Blue Apple Books front and center: encourage a child’s development, strengthen bonds between parents and children, and do it all through a unique collaboration in books. The close knit team of writers, artists and illustrators take pride in their own unique style — and want children of all ages to benefit from it as well.
The footwear collection by Bear Feet Shoes is a superb, all-natural alternative to mainstream children’s shoes. In 1985, the company set out to create kids shoes that were soft, non-constricting, and stylish. Over 20 years later, Bear Feet Shoes is still motivated by its “bare is better” philosophy that helps kids not only look cuter, but walk better as well. The Giggle Guide™ presents a footlocker full of affordable-priced new styles from Bear Feet Shoes for Spring 2011.
Wintertime brings special challenges for parents and kids. Dressing for a simple trek outside often ends up as an all-out hunt for the proper outerwear and accessories that are essential to keep tiny heads and hands warm. Trying to keep track of kids’ hats and mittens is nearly impossible! Little kittens lose their mittens, which means lots of trips to the store for extras that eventually meet the same fate. Now, thanks to the resourceful, all-in-one design of RoozKidz! winter apparel, parents can abandon the struggle to keep those tiny articles in tow.