By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, October 27th 2010
In January, Bobux, the children’s shoe brand, celebrates its twentieth anniversary! Designers and parents Chris and Colleen Bennett invented the original pre-walker shoe in New Zealand to help their own child. Before Bobux, retailers and parents were largely not aware of the benefits of footwear for babies. Pre-walker shoes has become a growing product category worldwide, with many competitive brands touting their features and fashions. Bobux gives The Giggle Guide® a “Behind The Brand” look at its company, from its first baby steps to the great strides it has taken in its product expansion and marketing to families around the world. We, of course, especially love the latest Bobux brand slogan: “Giggle & Grow… Naturally!”
In fact, all of the young rats in Professor Perimeter’s class — a class designed to teach ‘bad’ rats to be more “normal,” — have the same pressing question. Josiah (a bright eyed aspiring painter), Sarah (a ballet dancer with grace down to the tip of her tail), and Priscilla (a singer with a voice far bigger than expected and who is particularly fond of bright scarves) all want to know, “Why am I bad?”
Breast may be best, but some nursing bottles are the next best thing for formula-feeding convenience, even for moms who more often than not nurse their babies. Today, The Giggle Guide® toasts new baby bottles that offer innovative designs which ease the transition between breast and bottle feeding. Baby bottles from NUK, Adiri Nurser, mimijumi and Lifefactory offer a safe and enjoyable feeding experience for both babies and caregivers.
At the recent ABC Kids Expo, Dr. Harvey Karp demonstrated the amazing secret of the calming reflex that quiets crying and helps babies sleep longer. Halo Innovations, maker of the best selling Halo® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket and a leading proponent of safe sleep for babies, has joined forces with Dr. Harvey Karp, a world-renowned pediatrician and author of America’s #1 parenting guide, The Happiest Baby on the Block. Together, they have created the perfect gift for helping new babies sleep safely and soundly. The new Safe and Sound Sleep Gift Set incorporates the award-winning Halo® SleepSack® Swaddle with Dr. Karp’s critically acclaimed CD of soothing white noise.
Wry Baby makes parenting fun! Dave Sopp talks to The Giggle Guide® about their laugh-inducing lineup of cool gifts, including witty Snapsuits, humorous parenting books, Mysterio Predicts tees and new plush stuff.
Sean Gildea of SOZO describes some of the brand’s fabulous products including the top-selling WeeBlocks, award-winning Swaddle Blanket and Cap sets, graphic rompers, exciting Glow-in-the-Dark pj’s and more!
Chris Ryan of Noodle Head Inc. introduces adorable new Pawparazzi celebrity theme sets, which are packed full of playful accessories, and also shares some info on the brand’s popular Travel and Bag Buddies.
Green still a growing trend in spa, bath, baby and body industries
Still a buzzword in many industries, including the spa, bath, baby and body markets, “green” products are gearing up to make a big splash for 2011. Historically, beauty companies have been criticized for unethical and unsustainable business practices that include animal testing and chemical pollution.
However, market research company Organic Monitor reports that the beauty industry has begun to clean up its image by investing in specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.