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.
For basics that go the extra mile, necessories (necessary accessories) from Bella Tunno top the list of must-haves, but it wasn’t always this way. In 2005, founder Michelle Tunno Buelow was a new mom, frustrated because she wanted items she couldn’t find — necessities with panache. With a small goal and a big heart, Tunno Buelow began by selling home-made burp cloths out of her house. Word spread, her brand found wings and other items including Bella Bibs, Binker Pacifier Clips and Diaper Ditties were added. Today, Bella Tunno proudly offers merchants over 400 product styles and options.
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!
One of many things that can boggle the minds of new parents is the amount of stuff that one little baby can bring into their lives. It gets to the point that getting out of the house with baby can have parents feeling like they are packing for a weekend away. Cool Wazoo by Cheerful Child is a multifunctional product that can help to lighten that load. Initially designed to protect children from the blistering temperatures of playground bucket swing seats, Cool Wazoo can also be utilized as a car seat cover, shopping cart cover, restaurant high chair cover, and changing pad.
When it comes to feeding time, parents, babies and toddlers want a relaxed, pleasant, delicious experience. Show your customers ways to banish tension at mealtime with products that enhance food-appeal and make feeding youngsters as carefree as possible.To ease the transition from breast to bottle, and from bottle to cup, demonstrate to shoppers a variety of smartly thought-out and well-designed products made to help feed young children. Here are some recommendations to calm the feeding frenzies: Mixie, ReliaBrand, Piyo Piyo and Cubbie Cup from Parent Perfected.
Gonna find out what’s haute-y and nice for Holiday 2012! Our list includes picture-perfect dressy dresses from Donita and cachcach, stylish shoes from award-winning pediped, and innovations from Woombie’s new upscale brand of swaddles — the eco-friendly Mod’Swad collection. Luxurious, eco-conscious bedding and clothing by Silkberry Baby, and heirloom-quality christening gowns and special occasion attire by Little Things Mean a Lot are also sure to be in high demand.
At Satsuma Designs we love babies! And we believe that holiday gift giving is the perfect way to celebrate baby this season and throughout the year. That means creating cozy, all natural and beautiful gifts that are useful, durable and affordable.
This year’s Earth Day, April 22, marked the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Help your customers and the environment by offering goods that are planet-friendly and help lead to a sustainable future. You, your shoppers and the people they shop for are all in this movement together. Here are a few brand suggestions that can help you go “green” in more ways than one: Lifefactory, Itzy Ritzy, Dandelion, and Kids Konserve.
n celebration of this year’s Earth Day, let’s make a pledge to add a little more ‘green’ to our lives. Did you know that the average lunch uses four small plastic bags each day? Packing lunch with four plastic bags five days a week for one year wastes almost 1000 bags per person! Take a small step by replacing wasteful (and costly!) plastic baggies with Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags. From school lunches, to picnics, to summer road trips, your customers will find 101 uses for these amazing bags that make it easy to be eco-conscious.
Every year, companies that specialize in children’s products roll out new, trendy items just in time for September. With all the options being marketed to kids, parents have to choose which make sense and will benefit their child the most as they begin a new grade. Back to school gear should be both stylish and practical. It should help give children confidence and offer easier, better ways of doing what kids do each day. This means moms and dads should be shopping for durable clothes, tough backpacks, and convenient portable storage options. Here are some brands that score high marks from The Giggle Guide®: Junebug, Lily & Momo, Madpax and Innobaby.
Today’s economy makes it challenging for businesses to survive. Of the companies that are able to survive, many are faced with tough choices to keep their businesses in the black. It is a sign of true success for companies or retailers to expand and grow. A promising example of a company that has been able to do just that is KooKoo Bear Baby & Kids in Atlanta. Recently voted one of the top 10 kid’s retailers in the U.S. by Kids Today magazine, KooKoo Bear Baby & Kids is an online e-tailer, mail order catalog, and retail store marketer of designer kids’ rooms and exceptional baby gifts.
Quick: picture a daydreamer hard at work. Can’t do it? Daydreamers aren’t usually associated with go-getters. Typically thought of as laid-back and passive, daydreamers are actually anything but lazy. Research scientists Kalina Christoff of UBC and Jonathan Schooler of UCSB monitored subjects with wandering attention, and have drawn the same conclusion that other studies have shown: daydreaming is not for slackers. The real question has nothing to do with whether daydreaming is beneficial, but rather how this brain power can be tapped and turned into the concrete. The answer? Daydream Toys.