Children love creative play that imitates the activities they see Mom and Dad perform — like cooking! For generations, little chefs have dished up everything from mud pies to elaborate tea parties using realistic, make-believe toys. Kitchen play sets deliver an educational recipe for fun times that allows children to pretend they can cook, just like grown-ups! The Giggle Guide® has found some products to help kids cook up all kinds of make-believe adventures with pretend goodies! Add HaPe, Guidecraft and KidKraft to your retail product menus!
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, December 2nd 2009
Did you know there is an estimated 5-6 billion pounds of pre-consumer cotton remnants being thrown into our landfills every year? Fortunately, as a nation, we are becoming more and more environmentally aware. Today we recycle our bottles and cans, plastic containers and cardboard — but isn’t there more we can do? Is it possible to recycle or re-use fashion? Yes there is, and yes you can! Here are some children’s wear companies that are making this change for the better, through passion and innovation.
Smooth lines, versatility, comfort, functional grace, and durability that promises to stand the test of time and toddlers — these all describe the HandySitt high chair system by Minui. This Danish design is a well-constructed seating solution that lets children to enjoy the security and comfort of a high chair, with the functionality and ease of a portable seat.
We have another lovely review and this time it’s from MomViews.net. It’s a site that is dedicated to smart parenting and smart shopping and features news and reviews on the latest items in the market for your family, including some really neat baby gear and baby items.
This was actually written months ago, but I just had to share it with you! The review goes:
When Carol Yenne’s grandson was born prematurely, weighing only 2 lbs 11 oz, this San Francisco granny realized it was time to make hard-to-find preemie outfits readily available for other families. At her store, Small Frys, she now offers a variety of sweet clothing collections, designed for babies weighing 2 pounds and up. The preemie collections are from Coccoli, Kissy Kissy Preemie, Petite Bateau and Le Top. At Small Frys, they know that when babies come early, having comforting little outfits can make a big difference.
Kids say the silliest, funniest things, don’t they? I believe that one of the many perks of being a parent is the entertainment that kids provide when they innocently attempt to understand the world around them. Ever wondered how their little minds understand LOVE? Here are some quotes that cracked me up and made me go awww:
What is love?
“I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.”
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.
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, November 18th 2009
Here’s a sweet success story, inspired by both the fond childhood memories of a friend, and the wallabies who carry their young in a front-facing pouch! Eric says, “The same night we decided on the name myWallaby, we learned that Miriam was pregnant!” Miriam continues, “Given the ever-expanding shape of my belly during the months that myWallaby started to take shape, we can’t help but think that my growing belly was at least in part some inspiration for the myWallaby pouch!” Eric and Myriam share with The Giggle Guide® how it all began and how their myWallaby Agile Doll Carrier has grown, along with their daughter.
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.