Little feet need special care to develop and grow the way they should. Dawgs shoes and boots have proven to be so super-comfortable that they spur repeat business, a great deal for retailers. When you show customers the Baby FleeceDawgs Mules, you can assure them that this brand is tops in style and value. When Dawgs calls itself a “Foot’s Best Friend”, they back this statement up with outstanding quality control assuring that each shoe meets the company’s high quality specifications. The baby mules are cleverly built so that the sole does not leave tracks behind, a feature parents will eagerly embrace.
What does it mean to a child to be bi-racial? Chances are many shoppers know a youngster who fits this bill and will welcome a useful as well as entertaining way to explain what “mixed” really means. Author Garcelle Beauvais, who was born in Haiti and came to the U.S. when she was seven, now lives in Los Angeles with her mixed-race twin sons who inspired her work. Originally, Beauvais enjoyed a robust TV career, including the role of First Lady in the blockbuster hit White House Down. After her on-air success, she turned her attention to writing since she perceived an unmet need. I Am Mixed celebrates the fusion of cultures in mixed-race kids.
By Stephanie Hanlon - Wednesday, October 16th 2013
Come holiday time, when those kids are nestled all snug in their bed, visions of picture-perfect pajamas are dancing in a parent’s head. The stylish and sustainable designers featured here focus on unique patterns you won’t find at mass merchants during this busy shopping season. Sweet Bamboo features unexpectedly soft and durable pajamas out of the popular plant. Nobody will get the bedtime blues with Bluebelle, featuring matching mother and daughter pajamas. New Jammies offers a twist on 100% organic cotton –– soft pjs covered with fun prints for every personality. Maxomorra maxes out with fun fall patterns like mushrooms and leaves. These clever printed pajamas will effortlessly round out your holiday gift display and bring joy to the world one fox or lobster pattern at a time.
Visit Itzy Ritzy at the ABC Kids Expo
Modern Child, Booth #5839
October 15-18, 2013
Itzy Ritzy’s newest line of travel and school gear, including the Preschool Happens™ Toddler Backpack, Adventure Happens™ Kids Rolling Luggage and Lunch Happens™ Insulated Lunch Bag.
Preschool Happens™ Toddler Backpack: This adorable, fun-sized pack lets your tot feel like a big kid and take on a little responsibility, while the included harness and leash keeps them from dashing out of sight. Preschool and playdates, here you come.
In houses the world over, little ones are eating dinner, then getting tucked in. And it’s a sure bet most of those little rooms have a night light, the cure for monsters under the bed and aliens in the closet. For parents who don’t want to serve dinner on plastic divided plates, or ruin the décor with the ubiquitous frosted white night lights, add a little spice with Time Concept, Inc. Incorporated in 2006 and affiliated with Spice Co. Ltd., one of the leading design and distribution companies in the Japanese Gift Industry, Time Concept, Inc. carries modern dining and nursery décor.
The ABC Kids Expo returns to Las Vegas October 15-18 and that has made a lot of people smile. I know that I always have a good time at ABC, and am looking forward to some laughs together with my explorations for new juvenile products. Before the show begins, I wanted to find out what makes some of the exhibitors laugh, and how they plan to generate big smiles from buyers. I was particularly pleased to hear that most of the manufacturers I asked said that their children, spouses or family members are what makes them laugh the most. I agree!
Little girls can say goodbye to sliding hair bows with the new No Slip Clip from Wee Ones.
What’s the most important part of a little girl’s hair bow? When husband and wife duo Miles and Gina Faust took over well-known accessories brand Wee Ones three years ago, the answer was a bit unexpected. It wasn’t style, size or fabric, and it wasn’t price.
The first Hello Kitty item was a plastic coin purse based on a Japanese design created in 1974. The kitty in question was a female white bobtail cat sporting a red bow around her neck. Hello Kitty came to the United States in 1976 where she took the country by storm. Although the initial market for the design was pre-teen girls, the popularity of the icon grew and now includes adults as well. The design appears on all kinds of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and even high-end products. Hello Kitty is internationally famous with a multi-category litter of licensed products sporting her face and body.
No Slippy Hair Clippy CEO and co-founder, Annie Salyer, is a leader in the girls’ hair accessories market, with her eyes focused on global expansion. But the energetic exec still has a strong sense of what made the company tops with customers. Salyer recently answered a few questions about No Slippy’s brand recognition in the marketplace, plus she gave The Giggle Guide® a preview of some of the newest, exciting designs.
Due to changing family dynamics and busy schedules, many children grow up eating their meals on the run or in front of the TV or computer, so less emphasis is placed on the face-to-face interaction that used to be part and parcel of family mealtimes. Does this mean that we’re destined to devolve back to our cave dweller eating habits? Not necessarily. Staci Erickson is one of the parents leading the back-to-manners revolution. Her product, Golly Gee-Pers Table Manners Cards, helps communicate the basics of table manners in a way that kids will understand and enjoy.
NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly the NY International Gift Fair), ran from August 17 to August 21 in typical grand style at the Javits Center. New companies as well as seasoned veterans basked in the updated venue. The LIFESTYLE Collection featured the Baby + Child category, where over 100 companies congregated to show the freshest ideas in the market. The Wind & the Sail, Hickies, PishPosh Mommy, and Fluf were just a few of the in-demand product providers that exhibited at the show.