Premature infants benefit from an extra special dose of tender love and care, as well as some unique products to help with their special needs. In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, and the The March of Dimes’ efforts, The Giggle Guide® recognizes the following companies who offer products designed to help small infants, with special attention to the needs of preemies: Mommy’s Little Helpers, Comfort Silkie,Itzy Ritzy, TummyTubs and AvaBaby’s.
Finding children’s products manufactured in the United States can be difficult. Luckily, the book Made Here, Baby!, by Bruce H. Wolk, does exactly that. The Giggle Guide® found five companies featured in the book that have been operating in the United States for more than 100 years: Fexible Flyer, Amana Woolen Mill, The Original American Kazoo Company, Johnson Woolen Mills and Whitney Brothers.
You can always tell when Christmas is around the corner. Somehow the atmosphere turns cheery and everyone seems to have a joyful air about them. While it’s still 40+ days away, I seem to be getting gifts early this year.
I recently read a wonderful review from lovely mom Christine, of The IE Mommy, who wrote about how much she and her twin girls adore No Slippy Hair Clippy Headbands! http://hairclippy.com/shop_headbands.asp
Parents understand that active children are best outfitted in playwear. They want comfortable, care-free clothing that will hold up to daily adventures and occasional mishaps. However, children also sweat. Perspiration retained by clothing can be uncomfortable and lead to heat-related conditions, including heat exhaustion. As children are more sensitive to these conditions, breathable fabrics become important. The Giggle Guide® spotlights a few manufacturers that use special sweat wicking materials – Agoo Apparel, Outside Baby, and Engel Natur.
Spotlightbaby provides a variety of developmental tools and eco-friendly products to help babies reach their full potential. Founded in 2006 by Judy Kang, an occupational therapist specializing in infant and toddler development, the company has also made a point of paying its success forward. This encouraging combination makes Spotlightbaby a company worthy of our “spotlight.”
Protect baby from wind, sun and those prying fans!
Itzy Ritzy™, manufacturer of chic and functional baby, toddler and adult products, is set to unveil its newest creation, the Peek-A-Boo Pod™ Infant Carrier Pod at the ABC Kids Expo this September 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Peek-A-Boo Pod™ is a convenient fabric shell that lets parents in, but protects the baby from wind, sun and those prying fans. Itzy Ritzy will be located at Booth #3020.
By kierstin carreira - Tuesday, November 17th 2009
The joy and excitement of being a new mother often comes with some unwanted side effects. Aches, pains, fatigue and mood swings can set in trying to steal the show. The Giggle Guide® hopes to take the edge off by sharing some helpful product discoveries aimed at soothing, calming and comforting new moms and their little bundles of joy. These products could easily become essentials for the first year of motherhood. Introducing The Cozy Collection, Breast Buddies, Spa La La Hot and Cold Packs, and Mommy and Baby™ Calming Aromatherapy Oil.
Turning into an environmentally-conscious green machine is more fun than ever before with House of Mongrel kid’s apparel! Fun-loving designs featuring robots, rockets, animals, aliens, peace-lovin’ slogans and fairy tale icons ensure that these high-quality, eco-friendly fashion statements will have no trouble rocking the world toward a better tomorrow.
During the challenges and heartaches of having a premature infant, many parents discover hope, inspiration and the power of TLC. Katie Danziger and Amber Lancaster are two such parents. Both are mothers of preemies, and both are dedicated to offering support, and useful products, for other parents of preemies. In honor of their achievements and National Prematurity Awareness Month, The Giggle Guide® showcases their respective companies, Nomie Baby and Born 4 Couture.
Parents of premature infants face a tough challenge in finding clothes small enough to fit their tiny newborns, and many even resort to buying doll clothes for their early arrivals. Unfortunately, a preemie’s skin is not fully developed and often doll clothing is too rough, causing skin irritation. Luckily, retailers now have the option of offering beautiful, soft, high-quality apparel that is sized properly for these precious infants. Kudos to these manufacturers who understand, and help satisfy, the needs of preemies including Early Birds, Anna’s Preemie, Preemie-Yums and Chuckleberries.
Wee Ones won the Earnie Award for 2009! Thank you to our retailers for voting Wee Ones #1 in Design Excellence of Hair Accessories and Jewelry. Wee Ones has won the coveted Earnie Award eleven times. The “Earnie” is so important to us at Wee Ones and the children’s industry because retailers across the USA vote on this award which makes it really special.
Premature infants achieve many special milestones after birth that aren’t recognized in traditional baby books and journals. As an alternative, preemie parents can look toward the personalized art of scrapbooking as great way to commemorate the unique developmental milestones of their infants. And now, thanks to My Kids’ Inspiration, new parents of premature infants even have unique scrapbooking products to fit their special needs!