By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, September 22nd 2010
After more than forty years in business, Elegant Baby has become one of the most recognized specialty baby brands. Offering a diverse collection of quality products in a wide range of categories and price points, from apparel, soft goods and accessories to gifts and keepsakes, Elegant Baby has kept up with the changing times in beautiful style! Elegant Baby shows great versatility, but holds true to its brand image and corporate vision, with both loyal retailers and consumers. Here, we get an insider’s look at the birth and growth of the well-known and respected brand.
As you may know, ABC Kids will be moving to Louisville in 2011. The show dates are September 23-26. There will be significant cost savings for exhibiting manufacturers, especially in material handling at this non-union facility. Already one of the lowest cost trade shows in North America, according to the former Trade Show Week, the Board of Directors of All Baby & Child has decided to take all of the dollars that ABC will save on convention center space rental and give it back to 2011 exhibiting manufacturers in the form of an “early bird” discount.
Finally, quality sunwear for kids has arrived for those ages 6 months and above! UV rays penetrate all year round, so parents need to understand that by taking the steps now to prevent harmful exposure to damaging UVA&UVB rays, they are giving their children an advantage in the fight against macular degeneration, cataracts, photokeratitis, ptergium, and other degenerative eye diseases.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Tuesday, September 21st 2010
Along with a new school year come new challenges for children and sometimes, frustration. The best teachers use innovative tools to help kids learn more easily. As an experienced teacher and new mom on maternity leave with a pile of Thank You cards to write, Ellen Richard was inspired to create a business to help children, called Letter Learning. While thinking about learning exercises to help children learn how to read, write and spell correctly, she had the idea that by making their own greeting cards, kids can learn while having some creative fun. As a bonus, the cards make wonderful keepsakes for grandmas!
Exposing children to scenic and educational places provides memorable life experiences for them. Whether kids are visiting new locations in real life, or reading about exciting places in stories, i get around books and activities encourage little ones to be curious about the world around them. Deb Miner, the creator of award-winning concepts for top companies, is the creative muse behind the i get around books and products. Her enthusiasm in helping kids discover the wonders and beauty of the world led her to develop travel scrapbooks and board books made especially for young children.
September 1, 2010 Vacaville, CA: No Slippy Hair Clippy® is pleased to announce that they will be represented and distributed throughout Canada by Kidcentral Supply Inc., a family-owned company based in Toronto that discovers, promotes, and wholesales innovative children’s products to thousands of Canadian retailers. The lines they represent include Baby Banz®, Snack-Trap®, Steadyco®, The Peanut Shell®, and other nationally recognized brands. Kidcentral has also developed its own line under the brand name Immature, featuring an ever-expanding collection of unique and useful products.
It could be our softest, coziest blanket yet! Satsum Designs’ flannel swaddling blanket is made of sustainable bamboo and trimmed in a modern polka dot cotton. This oversized swaddler is breathable, soft and naturally antibacterial - ideal for every season. Flannel is the material of choice for baby sleep experts everywhere. 41”X41”. Choose from natural with chocolate, lime or satsuma orange trim.
Competitvely priced at $14 ws. Always made in the USA!
By Lauren Rollheiser - Friday, September 17th 2010
When it comes to the influential tween market, gift and add-on products that attract “allowance” spending are incredibly important. Studies have shown that from “their own” money, tweens easily spend over 50 billion dollars a year! Tweenagers love to shop, and seek out products that speak their language, stand out, and have the potential to generate peer power. Bottman Design, mishu, Just Bubbly and Bamboo Trading Company are a few tween-worthy brands creating trendy, must-have products that can quickly heat up retail sales!
See Kai Run, popular manufacturer of the perfect first shoe for new walkers, takes aim on growth in the big state of Texas and five other southern states. To achieve this goal, See Kai Run is happy to announce the addition of Jennifer Moon to its sales team.
1,000 Exhibitors. 3,6500 Booths. Buyers from over 65 countries.
With nearly 1,000 exhibitors, 3,650 booths in one million square feet of exhibit space,
the largest juvenile products show in the world kicks off on October 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Retailer pre-registrations are also running nearly 15% ahead of last year, with record international attendance. Over 65 countries are currently registered to attend this powerful event.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Thursday, September 16th 2010
Tweens are passionate about developing and expressing their own opinions on everything relating to friends, fashion and family. This exciting coming-of-age period is balanced with the carefree nature of youth. Retailers working to tap into the buying power of tween girls look for originality, trends and products that attract young girls, without cinching tight the parental purse strings. Here, The Giggle Guide® showcases BeePOSH, FROSK wear, Freckles & Maya and Mountain Mamas: magnetic brands that powerfully attract the “gotta-have-it” attention of eight to twelve-year-old girls!