Goodbye heavy winter stews, hello ham sandwiches and fruit salad — spring is picnic season! After a long winter, who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy some al fresco dining with family and friends? Packing up some yummy kid picks, and being properly prepared, is the key to making these outings more enjoyable. Today, The Giggle Guide® is offering an enticing menu of picnic supplies from Tuffo, Itzy Ritzy, and Kids Konserve, who have plenty of appetizing ideas for outdoor dining, family style.
I am so excited about our new Tent in a Bag. We have made tents at the park, beach, in hotels, and when the girls were little they were completely obsessed with “stroller forts.”
Remember how we used to pile stacks of books onto heavy blankets and try to make tents at home? NO MORE! Grab our Spring Bean clamps and attach the material to beds, chairs, tables, or even park benches and tree branches. Carabean the cute little bag onto the stroller and head out for some summer fun.
Our new Tent in a Bag is the perfect little companion for airport or hotel tents, keeping the sun out of little eyes in the stroller, and making forts at home! Each kit comes with a unique piece of recycled, vintage or new tent material, 4 Spring Bean clamps, and a cute little bag to tote it around. Why not clip it on the stroller with a Carabean and make a tent at the park? Fabulous!
Children love having their independence, usually sooner than parents want them to have it! Riding a bike is an activity that young children want to master, but it takes time and patience. Tricycles and Big Wheels are alternatives for younger children, but they usually don’t offer parental control. Thanks to Alex Toys, Little Tikes and Fisher-Price, there are new options that efficiently transition children’s wheeled-adventures, allowing grown-ups to supervise with ease. Try this trifecta of trikes to become a big wheel in your retail neighborhood!
After a long winter cooped up indoors, children are eager to head outside for some fun outdoor adventures. It’s time to get up, get out and get growing! Gardening is a great activity for children, and we’ve found some apparel and products that make it easy for kids to get down and dirty while planting seeds and coaxing those new vegetables and flowers to life. Spring into action and cultivate sales with Foxfire for Kids, !iT Jeans, Schylling, and Radio Flyer!
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
Growing up in a family of nine children, JC and Reid Smoot took mental notes as their seven other siblings geared up for a family road trip. Each child would bring their favorite stuffed animal to cuddle, a pillow to rest their head on and a blanket to keep warm. Years later, JC and Reid capitalized on their siblings’ packing techniques to create Zoobie pets, the ideal travel companion. Zoobies, as they are affectionately known, are all-in-one cuddly-soft stuffed animals and plush pillows.
MAGIC Kids -
Las Vegas, Nevada (2/16/10 - 2/18/10)
MAGIC Kids in Las Vegas had plenty of surprises and tricks up its sleeve in February. During The Giggle Guide’s recent visit to MAGIC Kids, we discovered several standout products, including Glop and Glam, Mouth Man hoody tees, and ONS GEAR. Be sure to also take a look at our product highlights from February’s KidShow held at Bally’s Las Vegas. It’s not too late to add these brands to your Fall 2010 list!
In February, KidShow Las Vegas showcased adorable children’s apparel and accessories from preemie and newborn to tween, in all price ranges and styles from promising new designers to the leading brands. KidShow has a well-deserved reputation as a fantastic event that is filled to the brim with interesting items, and February’s show did not disappoint! The Giggle Guide® presents a few of the many innovative, eye-catching products from KidShow, including offerings from Weboo, Tiny Ducky, Button-Caps, Popsie Organics and Kanga-Ganga.
The kokopax city carrier offers parents an affordable and simple way to carry their baby in style. The carrier positions baby at eye-level, making it a great way to see and interact with the world. It’s made with a lightweight aluminum frame and high quality custom designed fabric. The 5-point harness, adjustable frame and kickstand for easy loading and unloading are all features that make the kokopax city carrier a comfortable, safe ride for baby and parent. Meets ASTM F2549 Frame Child Carrier standard.
Between all the exciting shopping excursions, baby shower gifts, and hand-me-downs from friends and relatives, new parents often end up with an abundance of baby outfits in various sizes even before the baby arrives. With the clutter of so much apparel, many adorable outfits can be easily overlooked and quickly outgrown. The Happy Closet has the perfect solution for organizing baby’s closet, ensuring that cute outfits in the appropriate size are easily located and enjoyed.