Playtime New York, the international trade show dedicated to universes of children, junior and maternity, is planning an array of special exhibits and activities for its second show, March 5 – 7, 2011, at SoHo’s 82 Mercer (82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets).
Among the attractions will be a special Pop-Up Shop, art exhibits, trends space and more, complemented by Playtime’s signature sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance. As a special convenience for visitors, the show will also operate a complimentary shuttle service between 82 Mercer and the Jacob Javits Center.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Wednesday, February 9th 2011
Girly-girls rejoice! Whether she wants sequin shoes, big bows, or chic tailored and elegant items; being a girly-girl is all about expressing femininity and a vibrant personality. One of the funnest parts of having, or being a girl is living it up with clothing and accessories! Girly products should be well-crafted to last; we know how attached girls get to their favorite pair of shoes or that perfect fitting dress. They should also be trendy and fun. The Giggle Guide® has found these fabulous fashions and accessories that are sure to make a girl feel twirly and girly: Girl Gotch, Maggie Breen Too, No Slippy Hair Clippy and China Doll Shoes.
By Jeremy Richardson - Wednesday, February 9th 2011
Here is a link (http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/stayleadrev.pdf) to the Federal Register Notice announcing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011.
The coolest shoe on the planet right now according to many a mom blogs. Following the footsteps of their men’s & women’s line NATIVE, the children’s category is getting a thumbs up by both kids and parents.
The light weight foam injected EVA material molds to your feet, is waterproof, anti-microbial [odor resistant], washable, and animal free! These slip on shoes are perfect for the playground, garden, pool and school and come in fun pop colors! To top it off, they are at a competitive pricepoint and are hip as can be.
We have been busy monkeying around at Shoe Money. All kinds of new items have hit the shelves. We are now offer screen prints of popular sock monkey themes in both one-piece outfits and t-shirts for the older kids. Our sizes range from 0 to 16. Add these great shirts to your stores offerings.
Bugalug Soother Savers are an essential multi-functional accessory for baby and mom! Designed with two button snaps, the Bugalug Soother Saver can be left long for a regular soother clip, or snap it small to loop through toys or sippy cups! Or, snap two clips together and you’ve got a bib clip, nursing cover clip, or mitten clip! All Soother Savers are handmade and now have a Bugalug tag on the inside. Available in gender neutral prints, little girl prints and boy prints, many of which are exclusive Bugalug designs!
With gifts being one of the strongest sales category in the children’s business, thousands of gift lines were on display January 12-19 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. This year marked the 50th anniversary of AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and trade mart complex. In honor of this golden celebration, The Atlanta gift show hosted retail buyers from around the globe to explore more than 7 million square feet of products over eight days. Among the merchandise featured, The Giggle Guide® chose these standouts to highlight in our post-show review:Mark-My-Time, Scribble Mats, BRELLI, and Zebi Baby.
While others may spend their 2011 Valentine’s Day exchanging roses, cards, and chocolates, or sharing a romantic plate of spaghetti, many of us in the juvenile product industry will be celebrating in a rather different fashion. KidShow at Bally’s in Las Vegas kicks off on Valentine’s Day through February 16th. Exhibitors include top brands, including le top, Vitamins, pediped, Posh, See Kai Run, Wee Ones, Kissy Kissy and a lot more. In addition, here’s a preview of a few first-time exhibitors that caught our eye and heart: First Cleats, Jelly the Pug, Lotty Dotty and Prayer Wear Turned Inside Out.
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.
Looking for a wy to honor a soon to be big brother or sister? BBs Tees…A Sibling Celebratin can help you make becoming an older brother or sister a little easier and a whole lot of fun!
We offer a Printable DIY Party Kit, so you can honor your soon to be Big Brother/Big Sister!! We all want our children to feel special before the new baby comes home and we provide you with all
the tools to do it!
Our Party Kit includes the following templates, which you print out yourself or you can have your local office supply do it for you.