For many customers, God is present in all aspects of their daily lives, making them appreciate visual reminders of God’s goodness. Retailers can tap into the spiritual needs of customers by offering brands that inspire, with a lively spirit of practicality and fun. Dedicating and reflecting a family’s faith on baby’s clothes and other items is a way parents celebrate and give witness to their beliefs. Products from LittleDisciples, Wee Believers, Band Angels and Dicksons, Inc., proclaim a Christian message.
Whether heading off to school, grandma’s, vacation or a play date, everything about childhood is better with a buddy. Traveling can be stressful and a night away from home can leave a child feeling lonely. Bubele’s Patch Buddies are helping kids on the go with their Patch Buddies plush toy and backpack combos. The plush toys have a zipper on the back that reveals a cuddly, soft blanket. Patch Buddies lets kids easily customize their backpack and their buddy by offering the backpacks and plush toys separately.
Kidz On Safari is a North American-based company designed to bring the African Safari experience to the Western world. Kidz On Safari realizes that very few North American children have the opportunity to go on an African safari. They want to give these children a chance to vicariously enjoy such an adventure, and interact with their favorite animals in the comfort and safety of their own home. Their casual eco-friendly clothing, plush toys, educational DVDs and music CDs provide an immersive global experience that opens children’s eyes to the diverse wildlife and experience of an African safari.
Baby Bella Maya has recently added a new design to their collection, this sweet and sophisticated pattern in black and white damask has become one of their top sellers. The Mid Summer Dream pattern is available in the car seat and carrier covers, stroller blankets as well as the 3-piece gift set and headband and booties.
Some children’s brands focus on “the look” while others capitalize on “the message.” be you. be true. promotes creativity, involvement and achievement among girls. Envision a young woman in a T-shirt that encourages her to “be a warrior” or “be a band geek.” Other shirts, featuring the illustrated little miss pink character, suggest that girls can “be a pal,” “be awesome,” and even “be nerdy,” a message not heard often enough. The point be you. be true. makes is that the simple act of being oneself is what counts.
Looking to find a baby shower gift addition for your store? Do you prefer something that’s a balance of practicality, functionality and personality? Kivelli Baby, AM PM Kids, Paci-Plushies and Dr. Carey’s Baby Care provide the “ahhh” factor. From minky blankets and hooded towels to adorable plush pacifier holders and essential baby care kits, there is something ideal for every new arrival. It’s important to keep your baby shower surprises fresh. The choices are up to you!
Who wants to bundle a baby in a blanket made of synthetic fabric that has been treated with chemicals? Certainly not your customers. Show them hand-woven, all natural fabric blankets from Shi Shu Baby and point out that these blankies are made solely from cotton and bamboo yarn. Cotton has a “strong hand,” meaning it is a durable fiber that drapes well (especially helpful when wrapping a little squirmer). Bamboo has many virtues in that it is very soft and breathable; the fiber regulates temperature and it is said to have antibacterial qualities. Bamboo is a self-sustaining plant, so using this fiber is kind both to the baby and the planet.
Summer is the season of sunshine, but it’s also a time when baby showers reign. If you carry poème & poésie in your stores, there will be no need to include a gift receipt in the card. You will be offering something personal that goes beyond the obligatory oohs and aahs at the party. Saranga Weerasuriya designed the collection with her mother to reflect her heritage and family traditions. From mother to daughter, clothes and linens have been hand-sewn for each and every new arrival, boy or girl, in her family. Bloomers, shirts, gowns, blankets and swaddling cloths are a few of the signature pieces.
Looking to inject some fun into summer, several children’s brands have joined in on a social media promotion.
To raise awareness for their products and increase their Facebook fan bases, Babiators, Danzo Baby, Flap Happy, Guava Kids, Kissy Kissy, Masala Baby, MD Moms and Nested Bean are giving away hundreds of dollars worth of product.
The grand-prize winner will receive a prize pack worth $300 and several runner’s up will be selected as well. The contest runs from July 9-16, 2012.
Designer Preeti Ayyangar founded Spunge Design in 2008. Based in Atlanta, GA, Spunge Design studio creates modern, child-friendly, organic cotton products. Spunge products are designed with an awareness that children learn through exploration and discovery. Spunge’s super-soft baby blankets are made engaging through nature-inspired graphics, three-dimensional appliqués and embroidery. Children will delight in these intriguing textures and designs that reflect the beauty of nature.
The Woombie offers a unique swaddle for every baby’s needs
Designed by a Certified Infant Care Specialist, the Woombie will provide the safest and most comfortable swaddle for baby. Gently hugging the shoulders, tummy and hips –– the Woombie allows for natural movement, softly cocooning baby without restricting mobility or development.
The Babymoon Pillow was created when designer, Kelly Su couldn’t find a solution for her 3 month old’s “flat head”. Flat Head Syndrome is a common issue and can lead to long-term mis-forming of the skull. As more and more families are following guidelines to put their babies to sleep on their backs, Flat Head Syndrome has also risen. The Babymoon Pillow was designed to ease flat head for babies that love lying on their back. Not intended for use during sleep, this donut shaped pillow keeps the baby’s head elevated off the floor or seat, providing light neck support and eliminating pressure on the back of the head.