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Baby monitors have been around for a couple of decades now, and as with most electronic devices, their evolution has been remarkable. Since smart phones became the standard, there have been ways for parents to use them to monitor their baby’s activities, usually by using separate devices that link to the phone. The Smart Baby Monitor by Boston-based company Mimo is one of the best devices of this kind. Its convenience and wide range of options helped make it a fast favorite among moms and dads in 2014.

A nursery often transforms over the baby’s early years as his or her unique tastes and preferences begin to emerge. Parents who had planned for a princess who loves pink may soon find out they have a tomboy who adores baseball, or vice versa. Whatever the case may be, moms and dads usually want to furnish their little ones’ rooms with all the necessities and flourishes that create a safe, attractive and mentally stimulating environment. KidKraft, Design Skin, Funny Friends, and Judith Raye all offer great products to make a room into a child’s personalized cozy kingdom.

For little ones’ snap suits that bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them, head straight to The Spunky Stork. This New York and Florida-based company uses only the softest organic cotton to produce snap suits for babies and t-shirts for toddlers — basics with the added punch of entertaining designs. For a cooler-than-cool take-to-the hospital gift, display the snap suit with large blanks to fill in baby’s name, birthdate and other pertinent information.

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ABC is excited to host the 3rd annual North American Pavilions at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair, March 29-31, 2015 and at CBME China (Shanghai), July 22-24, 2015. Additionally ABC will host the 1st North American Pavilion at CBME SEA (Singapore). ABC’s alliance with the BPA and UBM (show organizers of the Harrogate International Nursery Fair and CBME events) offers exciting entry-level opportunities to exhibit within the North American Pavilions and reach these rapidly expanding markets with minimal expense and maximum reward.

There’s nothing worse than looking into a closet full of clothes only to realize you have nothing to wear. You wouldn’t think babies would have this problem, but unfortunately, not all one-pieces are a perfect fit. American Posh was created to give parents (and babies) more sizing options, with custom adjustable, high-quality bodysuits that fit a wide range of children.

There’s a reason Optari takes its name from the Latin word for “desire.” Your customers will covet all the brightly colored Optari offerings, including customizable bags and accessories and a new line of Spikeletz bracelets, pens, and journals. Founded in 2010, Optari develops products that are fun, colorful and useful. Not sure what to buy? Optari makes it easy with multiple floor display packages. Package 1 is the best place to start with 9 Crossbodies, 8 large Sol Totes, 6 small Sol Totes, 14 packs of Fobbz charms, 8 packs of Mini Fobbz charms, and a 2-sided floor display.

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What’s one thing on a parent’s mind when they go to the beach? Sun protection, of course. And as convenient as hats are, unless that hat fits perfectly, it will barely block the sun or stay on a tot’s head. Introduce some Grom Squad hats into the mix. These dome covers are made to fit multiple head shapes from six months to five years old, and come in several style options. On-trend, fun designs make kids want to wear them, giving parents peace of mind during outdoor activities. Made of a durable material blend, each hat can withstand even the most radical of sports (as well as intense wash cycles).

Whether there’s a tropical vacation on the calendar, or a simple desire for escape, it’s not unusual for folks to take a trip to the local mall or boutique – or to browse the ‘net – for the latest beachwear. Surfing culture has contributed a great deal to modern swimwear, particularly among children’s wear designers. Kids are active, adventurous, and energetic, so they often need beach clothing that’s strong and durable. Kids are style-conscious, and want their clothing to project their laid-back cool. For all these reasons, surf-wear companies like Hang Ten Gold, M.N. Bird Co., Coral & Reef Beachwear, and Sand Dollar are all great choices for the little kahuna.

Retailers looking for new and innovative children’s products will find our latest recommendations allow children to grow physically, cognitively and even artistically. They are excellent products to market to parents who take a keen interest in their children’s education and development. From a food cutter which makes nutrition more fun for picky eaters to a finger puppet that helps children navigate touchscreen technology; from rolling stamps for the creation of art projects to backpacks and trolleys for the busy child on the go, these products help make the process of growing up more fun: FunBites, DigiPuppets, Funnybone Toys, and Juratoys.

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