These days, parents are encouraged to get their little ones away from teeth-altering baby bottles and more toward actual cups around age one. While a sippy cup provides a good transition from bottle to standard cup, it’s not the only alternative. Enter the Lollacup, an adorable straw-based alternative made the U.S.A. The flexible straw on the Lollacup has a weighted end that anchors it in the liquid to help young children drink effectively at most angles, letting them learn how to sip without major spillage.
New York, NY – October 26, 2011 – Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) today announced that, as a result of increased support from its donors, it was ranked among the top 2% of all not-for-profits, including major universities, medical centers, hospitals and charities, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” list for 2011.
Step into a Wall Street conference room and there she is — the hard-charging business exec running the satellite-linked meeting with baby spit-up on her shoulder. Swing by the school’s lush outdoor park and you can track him down — the brilliant investment banker who’s cheering on his twin girls at their soccer match while cornering the market on his PDA. Today’s parents are strapped for time and need to have the right tools at their fingertips. Highly-specialized solutions for the modern family are delivered by Working Family Solutions, Beanstalk Express, SmartyPants, and Do Not Disturb.
Winter Market kicks-off Thursday, January 19 and runs through Wednesday, January 24
CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2011) - Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and The Chicago Market announce their 2012 Market schedule offering retail buyers in the Midwest and beyond access to an extraordinary line- up of new and established resources. A world-class market with Midwest hospitality will welcome buyers, manufacturers, reps and designers four times this year with its expansive array of categories and collections.
The world’s largest juvenile products trade show held its 9th annual exposition at the Kentucky Exposition Center September 23-26, 2011. “Most exhibitors we have talked with had good shows,” said Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child, Inc., adding that some felt that the show was the best ever in terms of order writing and quality of buyer attendance. Several brands impressed the The Giggle Guide® including Über Baby Lifestyles, Packit, numi numi design, Hatched Egg’rs, Kidzikoo, and Kaya Goods.
At the recent ABC Kids Expo, SwaddleDesigns CEO and designer Lynette Damir, RN introduced the new Angry Birds collection that has found happiness on swaddle blankets, one-piece rompers and more. Dads are flocking to get in on the Angry Birds craze!
Lynette also showcased bold and fashion-forward jewel tones in a variety of shades and patterns on a complete assortment of coordinated or mix-and-match baby essentials, including the Swaddle Duo which features two blankets for both warm and cold conditions. The Jewel Tone collection also features another fave bird trend — owls!
SwaddleDesigns also introduced a sweet and soothing collection of licensed products inspired by Disney’s Small World.
San Antonio, TX - All Baby & Child, Inc., the parent company and organizer of ABC Kids Expo®, has released a post-show statement regarding their ninth annual trade show, held for the first time at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, on September 23 - 26, 2011.
Preliminary stats showed an overall decrease of about 2,200 after last year’s record-breaking attendance and a venue change for this year’s show. Retail buyers, mostly from the West Coast, were down by about 400. Final numbers are expected in the next few weeks.
The Modern Brand Collective - made up of manufacturers Bloom, Boon, Clek, Itzy Ritzy, Nook and Orbit Baby - came together to host an industry party during the ABC Expo at the ultra-chic 21C Museum Hotel.
The party brought together retailers, manufacturers and media in the modern art gallery setting to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking. It also allowed the hosts to show off their newest products in a private gallery room, where the modern manufacturers’ sleek products doubled as works of art in their own right.
Even in nature, youngsters love soft, cozy places. From baby birds in nests to little mice in beds of grass and weeds, moms lovingly construct comfortable places for their little ones to thrive. Human moms of course take this instinct a bit further and add all the fun decorative flourishes that take room design from the bare basics to fashionable and stimulating. Roman, Inc., Stephen Joseph, Douglas, and Maison Chic are all companies that help families stay in style with high-quality room décor, school gear, toys, accessories and more.
‘Lina Bean products offer fashionable baby accessories from bibs and burp clothes to changing pads and Crayon rolls. What makes this collection so unique? First of all, the products are as cute and clever as the brand name sounds. Owner Caroline Kurz Ritter was first nicknamed ‘Lina Bean because ‘Lina was short for Caroline, and she was a like a string bean as a child. The name seemed to fit, and her family still refers to her as ‘Lina Bean. Ritter started the business in 2006, when her first child was two months old. She noticed he was spitting up a lot and none of her burp cloths stayed put on her shoulder. She cut one into a bean shape, and it worked!
The 9th Annual ABC Kids Expo will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on September 23 through September 26. More than 950 exhibitors in over one million square feet of space will show what’s new to national and international retailers, sales reps, importer/exporters and the media. From furniture to baby gear to apparel, gifts, toys and lots more, this show has a stronger vibe than ever! Get ready to see these fantastic brands and many miles more: Niniwalker, GO!screen, oogaa and Levana.