Liz and Roo Fine Baby Bedding announces the creation of the Linens Collection, a soft palette of solid linen (washable) crib skirts with coordinating crib sheets, receiving blankets, and crib rail teething covers. Available September 15.
New parents love for their baby bundle of joy to stand out from day one, right in the hospital nursery. They also want their little one to be snug and warm. How do they make this happen? With Infanteenie Beenies: adorable hats for babes that are guaranteed to stay on. Now when those earliest photos are taken, a newborn can be easily identified as a little lassie or laddie in a special Beenie, made of the same material that hospital baby hats are, but with way more style. Whether your customers go for Her First Bow to adorn a girl or Daddy is my BFF for a guy, you will be offering a new item that will win raves.
What’s the one dream all kids have in common? To be a super hero, of course! When Holly Bartman’s son turned four he wanted a super hero themed party, but he wanted something a little different. So Bartman jumped behind her sewing machine and started making capes as a take-away gift for all of the party attendees. Upon seeing the creations one of the moms said, “You need to make these to sell!” So Bartman gave it a try. The process was slow to start, but grew through the years. Now, eight years later, Superfly Kids has 18 employees and is making thousands of capes every week.
The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is a safe and effective way to keep a sleeping baby close to mom in the early months, but always in his own safe sleep space. Based on the popularity of the original design featuring a silver base and sophisticated Damask pattern from the Premiere Silver series, additional choices will be unveiled at the ABC Kids Expo, shipping December, 2014, for a January 5, 2015 date online and in stores.
Trendsetting tweens are getting more difficult to predict, so coming up with collections that vary in style, size and season is crucial to creating loyal customers in both parents and kids. The back-to-school period is closing in, and you want to offer the cool clothes kids go nuts for. Tweens will stand out in urban and international brands like Cars Jeans, Frankie & Liberty, Vingino and Jake Fischer. With full outfits, including shoes, hats and other accessories, a tween’s back-to-school look will practically create itself.
Baby shoes are available at most stores; some even have pretty impressive selections of color, size and style, but how do parents know whether the shoes they’re buying are of high quality? In many cases, baby shoes are “just for show” — in other words, made to match baby’s outfits but not made to fit all that well or to last very long. While durability isn’t that much of an issue considering the lightning-fast speed at which kids’ feet grow, proper fit IS important for any baby that is old enough to stand and/or walk. Rileyroos is a company built on the belief that kids should take their first steps in shoes that are good for their feet.
It all started with a caring husband looking out for his pregnant wife. She was losing sleep as she attempted to find comfort contorting and repositioning her pregnant belly. Soon Eyal Levy and his wife were seeing and utilizing the concept of stretchy fabric beanbags and they began to play with the idea. Immediately they started filling their basement with unique bean bag designs and products, until very quickly it became too crowded with all the Yogibo products that customers were waiting to buy. Products range from YogiBalls and neck pillows all the way up to their six foot Max, a gigantic bean bag.
Allan Rubinfeld has been an inventor ever since he was a little boy; he grew up designing and building new contraptions. A gifted student, Rubinfeld was about to attend medical school at UCLA when a devastating automobile accident left him in a coma. While recovering from his extensive injuries, Rubinfeld had an amazing idea. He asked his mother, “Mom, what did I hate doing when I was little?” and she replied, “Showering.” Rubinfeld then dedicated several months to teaching himself how to sew. He created over a dozen different prototypes until finally he had the rough draft of Soapets.
From Victorian times to the pioneer days of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the bonnet was a staple for babies, young girls and grown women. While earlier generations wore bonnets to protect against harsh exterior elements, today’s babies and toddlers are enjoying the resurgence of the bonnet as the perfect outfit accessory. Of course, the sunshade aspect is a happy benefit. The Beaufort Bonnet Company is leading this return to days of the bonnet. In true Southern style, this South Carolina company was begun in 2009 by a mom to bring her love and appreciation of heirloom bonnets to this new generation.
It’s time for another crop of products proudly made in the U.S.A. Innovation has long been the benchmark of American products. Many American companies have designed products that put them ahead of the times, ensuring that their goods will impress prospective customers and securing their place in the business world. This fact is no less true for companies that produce products made for babies and children. Logan and Lenora, bZipt, theMINIclassy and Sweet Cottontail are all bringing something fresh and new to the world of children’s products.
Crawling is a milestone for any busy baby and it takes many forms… the army crawl, three-legged dog, slither. No matter the method, it’s a full-body experience and most learners have the bumps, bruises and rug burns to prove it. Thanks to Crawling Forward 123, crawling can now be a cushy experience for both parents and babies. Exclusively designed for a baby’s crawling stage, the Crawling Forward 123 accessory is worn on top of baby’s everyday outfit, protecting the front from the floor and supporting the knees with inside padding.
Footwear can be pricey for families with children, especially those on a budget. Kids grow out of shoes so quickly, it can be tempting to go to a local discount store and pick up the least expensive pair, hoping that they don’t wear out before the child moves up to the next size. But the selection at many large chain stores can be surprisingly small and not always what the parents are looking for. Luckily, shoes don’t have to be expensive to be cute and stylish. Itzy Bitzy carries a great selection of trendy kid’s shoes that won’t hurt the family budget.