There’s no bigger joy than holding a new healthy baby in your arms. Two moms who know that joy founded Baby Hero, a line of organic baby and toddler clothing that’s gentle enough for soft baby skin, but strong enough to handle the snuggles and the joys of growing and playing. It also supports mothers who may not have access to information and care needed to keep those babies in our world. Three million babies die each year in their first month of life and Baby Hero is dedicated to a “Giving Model.” Each purchase from Baby Hero funds a Neonatal Survival Kit for a mother and her baby in a disadvantaged community.
There’s very little funny about some of the cold winter temperatures around the world, but it’s all good in the hood if you have fun with your outwear. Rasta Imposta is the real deal when it comes to costumes and accessories for kids of all ages and their Ha Ha Hoodies are sure to get laughs from even the most embittered winter survivor. These zip-up hoodies are made to be warm and can be used as costumes or just conversation starters throughout the year. Your older customers will smile with nostalgia when they find out Rasta Imposta began over 20 years ago when Robert Berman created the Original Rasta Hat in the 90s.
Parents have all kinds of tricks in their bedtime toolkit. From the perfect lighting – not too dark and not too bright – to the most relaxing rocking rhythms. Sounds also play a large role in getting a baby to go to sleep and stay asleep. There’s no lack of variety these days when it comes to children’s room décor and accessories; there’s something for just about every age group, taste, and budget. Elli & Nooli, Aloka Designs, Jay@Play, and Little Giraffe are among the companies and products that stand out from the crowd for their innovation and quality.
Start a life in Buenos Aires, mix in mucho time spent in Spain and Italy, transport the whole bundle to Brooklyn, NY and what do you get? The stunning creativity of stylist Lula Aldunate, who has turned her life into lulaland, the company for which where she creates bright, imaginative clothes for kids. Aldunate and lulaland are big on vibrant color, timeless patterns and silhouettes that make clothes easy to don and delightful to wear, pleasing factors for both shoppers and children.
On-trend but never off the good-taste chart, baby items from AD Sutton & Sons are proven winners. This fourth generation, family-owned business opened its doors in 1909, maintaining corporate headquarters in the heart of New York City’s fashion district. As time passed, the company began acquiring licenses to produce goods for many companies.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Experience is a wonderful thing to have if you’re starting a business endeavor, but sometimes ambition, intuition, and enthusiasm can go a long way. The team at 4funkyflavours knows this to be true. The Dutch company started out as an adventure in creativity and imagination. Although the founders didn’t have multiple years in the industry or huge fashion portfolios, they did have a vision for the kind of clothing they wanted to offer customers. They wanted to create clothing that embodied the diverse character traits and moods of children; one that would inspire kids to dress the way they felt and honor their developing sense of style.