Watching baby take those first teetering steps is an unforgettable moment for parents. For this special milestone, it is only right for little ones to be geared up in the best footwear. Like many mothers, Johanna Parker was frustrated that most socks quickly slipped off her baby daughter’s feet. Johanna then came up with the brilliant idea to make shoes for her daughter, Kaya, using soft cotton fabric and non-skid soles. Kaya loved her comfy, custom-made shoes so much, that Johanna was inspired to start up her business, Kaya’s Kloset, offering fantastically fun shoes that have kids steppin’ out in style!
LJBryn&Co. represents, markets and sells cutting-edge, hand-made and small-batch children’s products, in addition to big name brands. Sales Representative Lara Joy Brynildssen says, “I specialize in giving each unique brand the attention you would give it, if you were still out there marketing it yourself. Many of the brands I represent are family-owned companies and I understand the individual challenges those businesses face when finding their niche in the children’s marketplace.” Lara shares insights into her sales rep experience and what goes into making her firm, LJBryn &Co. successful.
2007 kicked off the second largest baby boom in U.S. history, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This presents today’s gift and home furnishings retailers a unique opportunity to grow their businesses and increase crossover customers.
An extravaganza full of the newest designs and fabulous creations is at the The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, running July 14th through July 21st at AmericasMart. With more than 4,000 showrooms and an abundance of temporary booths, you can be sure to find exactly what you need for the upcoming season, all in one place! The Giggle Guide® spotlights just a few of the exhibitors to whet your appetite: A Light in the Night, Acting Out, Chi Chi Baby, and Dead Sea Pavilion.
MINI MANIACS edgy bibs and burp cloths are for little ones who like to make a mess and a whole lot of noise. Hand-made in the U.S.A. by a crafty mom who wanted something more rootsy and less cutesy for her daughter, these high-quality smocks are strong enough for the mosh pit and the high chair. MINI MANIACS make eating fun for hip mamas (and daddies) and their sweet offspring.
New, from Bumkins, Snack and Lunch Boxes! Made from the same unique, waterproof fabric as the Bumkins SuperBib, the Bumkins Lunch and Snack boxes come in a variety of colorful prints your customers are sure to love. From Dr. Seuss to Keith Haring, and our original Bumkins design prints, these stylish food storage sets are a great addition to any diaper bag, and perfect for the mom on the go! The insulated interior and waterproof exterior makes these bags the ultimate for storing baby food, bottles, snacks, and lunches.
Many parents don’t have the luxury of a large garage or spacious spot to accommodate all their family “wants,” so they quickly learn to focus on family “needs” instead. However, even storing necessities alone can be a real challenge in a studio or tiny apartment. For families with small children, a stroller is essential, but strollers can take up a lot of valuable room and add little aesthetic appeal to a stylish apartment. MetroTOTS understands this dilemma for urban dwellers living in small spaces, and offers the very necessary, one-and-only, StrollAway — an ingenious over-the-door storage solution that neatly tucks away bulky strollers.
Beba Bean began its business by solving a piddly diapering problem parents of boys know all too well — avoiding getting showered by the fountain of youth! After the birth of her second child, Alex, Lisa Malcic noticed that no product existed to prevent wee willie’s weeing all over her and her husband, Peter. Thus, she was inspired to create the Pee-pee Teepee™, the topper that conveniently contains old faithful’s trouble that starts with a “P”!
Spring 2011 comes from inspirations of fabric,monkeys, and requests from my daughter for full, “round and round” skirts and dresses. The skirts are cute alone or with a petticoat or tutu underneath for more fullness. Peaceful monkeys wear shades, give signs of peace, and spin round and round in hula hoops. They try to catch butterflies but catch laughs and smiles instead.
Where I am the weather is heating up and approaching one hundred. So am I making swimwear or short outfits for little monkeys to wear in the sun? Well, what we are making lots of are Santa Monkeys and Angel Monkeys. Hopefully tey are on your list of things you would like to see under someone’s tree, or to see them wear during the holidays.