The fun, funny, fabulous concept known as Silly Souls was hatched in 2000 and launched in 2002 — originally branded as babygags. The line was the original irreverently funny line of apparel and accessories for the coolest babies. The company evolved to a more whimsical, silly style and rebranded as Silly Souls when they launched their super baby shoe line. Across their product range, the brand’s goal remains to inspire laughter and the sunny, funny side of parenthood — including the silly personalities that each baby comes with.
They have been immortalized in marble, regaled in poetry, noted in song, and celebrated with commemorative days. They have been reflected in the adoring faces of little children, had their names tattooed on their sons’ arms and their figures captured in crayon on their daughters’ refrigerator art. In whatever language — madre, muti, moeder, mère, mãe — they are mothers! Recently, www.Babble.com chose the “Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011” to honor for their entrepreneurial spirit and prowess. Among the distinguished honorees are Kelly Meyer Douglas of Itzy Ritzy, Jenny Ford of Monkey-Toes, Julie Aigner-Clark of Baby Einstein, and Aileen Chen of Belly Armor. Congratulations!
By The Giggle Guide - Thursday, February 10th 2011
February is the month for love! To celebrate, The Giggle Guide® has some love in store with fun party ideas that are innovative and on-trend. Children’s birthday parties range from traditional backyard get-togethers to all-out themed events. Become an invaluable resource for all your party-planning customers by stocking a colorful party-time display with a broad selection of everything from invites and favors to gifts and treats. RSVP to these festive products from Meri Meri, Kids Central Kitchen, Feeling Smitten, and Find It Games, and be sure to look for additional supplies for sensational shindigs throughout The Giggle Guide®.
By Jeremy Richardson - Wednesday, February 9th 2011
Here is a link (http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/stayleadrev.pdf) to the Federal Register Notice announcing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011.
Naperville, IL (February 8 2011) Itzy Ritzy®, a manufacturer of chic and functional baby and toddler gear, is excited to congratulate its CEO Kelly Meyer Douglas on her selection as one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011 by Babble.com. Mrs. Douglas was named #1 within the Environmentally Conscious category and #16 overall of the 50 recognized entrepreneurs.
Bugalug Soother Savers are an essential multi-functional accessory for baby and mom! Designed with two button snaps, the Bugalug Soother Saver can be left long for a regular soother clip, or snap it small to loop through toys or sippy cups! Or, snap two clips together and you’ve got a bib clip, nursing cover clip, or mitten clip! All Soother Savers are handmade and now have a Bugalug tag on the inside. Available in gender neutral prints, little girl prints and boy prints, many of which are exclusive Bugalug designs!
Animal, vegetable or mineral? Unlike the children’s game, no guessing is involved when products are labeled “certified 100% organic,” manufactured as food, fiber/textile or personal care products to confirm the quality, prevent misrepresentation, and encourage organic commerce. Since 1985, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been an advocate and force of change in promoting organic standards for certifying products and instilling consumer confidence. The Giggle Guide® showcases four OTA members to highlight some of the ways their products support the certified 100% organic label: Sckoon Organics, B nature, Pure Blankz, and Fresh Organics.
With gifts being one of the strongest sales category in the children’s business, thousands of gift lines were on display January 12-19 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. This year marked the 50th anniversary of AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and trade mart complex. In honor of this golden celebration, The Atlanta gift show hosted retail buyers from around the globe to explore more than 7 million square feet of products over eight days. Among the merchandise featured, The Giggle Guide® chose these standouts to highlight in our post-show review:Mark-My-Time, Scribble Mats, BRELLI, and Zebi Baby.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® opened on Wednesday, January 12, and by Saturday the buyers had packed the halls. Unseasonably cold weather made it snowy and chilly outside, but inside the showrooms, the sales were hot, hot, hot!
As always, the products showcased were fascinating and fun. Enjoy this photo review of the really big snow… I mean show!
With 35,000 attendees, over 85 countries and all 50 states represented, the New York International Gift Fair is the place buyers and sellers will want to be this January 29th through February 3rd. Held twice annually in January and August, the NYIGF showcases the best and newest in gift merchandise. Stationery, candles, seasonal, houseware and kitchenware are among the categories displayed, in addition to, of course, games, puzzles, toys, baby and child products. Today, The Giggle Guide® gives you a sneak peak of GRIMM’S, Kidlandia, Jaxxwear, and BabyBindle to whet your appetite for the big event!