By Stephanie Hanlon - Thursday, February 16th 2012
For decades, mompreneurs have been a creative force behind product innovations in the children’s market. Not content to make do with what the retail world offers, moms often come up with ideas to solve common childcare problems. The Giggle Guide® editors heard about a mompreneur that we’re pretty sure has no equal, and yet is relatable to the “everymom.” Robyn Pellei is the mother of 10 children, ages newborn to 12, the most recent born last December. This former nurse is now a home school educator and teaches all of her children at home. And in her spare time, she is the CEO of ViveVita.
EIO Kids Cup is a uniquely designed training cup for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Graduating from bottle to cup has never been easier or healthier for a child than with the EIO Kids Cup. This one-of-a-kind glass trainer teaches toddlers how to sip from a cup, a speech development milestone for toddlers.
The EIO Kids Cup uses a BPA free, valve-free, screw-top cap, an 8oz. canning jar and an easy-to-grip silicone sleeve that transforms a glass canning jar into a spill-resistant, modern training cup. Cap and jar are made in U.S.A, sleeve is made in China
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little babies are made of. No one understands this better than the folks behind the Teresa Alecrim brand who started the business back in 1981, in Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese textile design has long been heralded at the top of the class. Delicate stitchery shows off exquisite designs including kids enjoying a jump rope session, a train, ducks, a friendly bear, a rocking bassinet, a little duck and a galaxy of stars to watch over baby. One design in pink and green proclaims “Bebe”, Spanish for — you guessed it — baby.
Parents are seeking and demanding a greater selection of natural, organic products for their children. The essence of the organic and natural movement is purity. Babies and toddlers are extremely susceptible to toxins in their environment, much more so than adults. Statistics from 2010 alone show that consumers opened their wallets to the sum of $28.6 billion for organics –– and the trend is only getting stronger. Original Baby Company is dedicated to providing original, high-quality children’s products that help meet the demand for a variety of useful organic innovations.
If you missed Baby Banz at ENK Children’s Club in New York, you can still take advantage of the savings! Place your order by January 31 to receive 15% off! Summer is just around the corner so stock up now!
The New York International Gift Fair(NYIGF) will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Piers in New York City from January 28 to February 2. The NYIGF is produced twice annually by George Little Management, LLC and is open to the trade only, drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 85 countries. The NYIGF is host to 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum organized into ten targeted product divisions. As a preview, The Giggle Guide® showcases a few of the brands to see, including The Ellie Rose, Artterro,Inmate Tease, and Schoolbags for Kids.
One of the greatest challenges new parents face is integrating baby into their active lives. Some of the gear that is supposed to make going out with baby easy, is bulky, heavy and inconvenient. The QuickSmart line of baby gear is designed in Australia by a team of researchers, engineers and designers focused on creating clever award-winning products that are innovative, portable, convenient and compact. QuickSmart meets the world’s strictest safety standards with all the features today’s busy parents need, and nothing they don’t.
Kick off 2012 with Itzy Ritzy’s hottest, newest products and an exclusive 1 week sale!
Ritzy Wrap™ Infant Carrier Arm Pad:
- Alleviates the inner arm pain of carrying a heavy infant car seat and adds style
- Perfect shower gift
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Snack Happened Mini™ Reusable Mini Snack Bag:
The award-winning Snack Happened Snack Bag now in a mini size!
FDA approved food safe
Winner of The Most Awesome Green Kids Product in Red Tricycle’s 2011 Most Awesome Awards
Getting baby out of the house for some fresh air, a quick run to the store, or just to visit some friends is necessary for both parent and child. But as new parents are quick to realize, babies need more gear to visit grandma than Sir Edmund Hillary needed to climb Everest! Smart companies have latched onto the idea that stepping out shouldn’t include getting stressed out. Attractive products that are easy to use and make life easier will always be in demand. Innovative brands such as Baby K’tan, Ju-Ju-Be, Innobaby, and Lifefactory are ready and able to make baby’s day out a stress-free affair.
A safe, easy, toxin-free way to serve and store our daughter’s edibles. This was the simple idea that spawned an ambitious undertaking. As parents, we were frustrated by the abundance of plastic and other toxic food systems. Out of this frustration, the quest for a safe alternative began. And, Kinderville™ was born.
If you can run a marathon you understand owning a business.
A few years ago I was responsible for a team of sales people to help them grow
their businesses and I went to a training to better my ability with developing
a strong sales force. There the leader of the class said, “If you can run a
marathon you understand what it is like to be in sales.” Well prior to that
position I had never done sales nor had I run a marathon so I took her advice
literally and now 5 years later I recently completed my 5th marathon.