The whole baby package is pretty cute so dressing it up just adds to the adorableness. To ice that baby cake, check out the enticing line of matching leggings, bibs, hats and even blankets, all in bright, on-trend colors and designs from Izzy & Owie, a company that’s part of the Pavilion umbrella. The collection was created with an active baby’s comfort in mind so leggings stretch, bend and move through all a little one’s crawling and climbing adventures.
Whoever came up with the phrase “Don’t cry over spilled milk” likely never ate out at a restaurant with kids. Not only will the little one be upset over his lost drink, but there’s also plenty to make a mom cry too. A spilled beverage can spread quickly across the table, soaking napkins, dripping onto laps, and possibly damaging any electronics unlucky enough to be in the way. While very young children usually use sippy cups, older kids using full-size cups are known to have clumsy moments, so you can never be too careful. SipSnaps are flexible, colorful drink lids that stretch to fit over just about any cup or glass.
When you offer customers American-made goods you are sending a message and doing your bit to make our country better in many ways. Money spent on American goods translates into American jobs. We’re slowly climbing back but need to work harder. When you sell American-made you are helping move the economy forward; It’s a patriotic move as well as an economic one. The Giggle Guide® salutes four companies, CookieCutterKingdom, Peas and Queues, Tickle Toes and Dakota Leaf, all of which produce their goods right here in the U.S. These folks are doing their bit: the next move is up to you.
Nearly everyone knows that sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent burns, damage and skin cancer, but finding the right sunscreen isn’t always easy. Many parents nowadays are discriminating consumers when it comes to personal care products for their babies and children; they’re concerned about the chemicals and additives in many mass marketed sunscreens and want natural alternatives. Unfortunately, many of those natural sunscreens, while gentle and safe, don’t always do the best job of filtering out harmful rays. California Baby is known for its high-quality, effective natural sunscreen and other personal care products.
Some of us see a piece of material and dream of all it can be. Lena Aboo made those dreams a reality. By simply finding a piece of leather from her mother’s skirt and witnessing the skills of an Indian shoemaker, Aboo was inspired to create her first pair of leather baby shoes. The experience of hand-making something as personal as a baby’s first pair of shoes brought Aboo closer to childlike creativity, a time with no rules. And from that feeling, she created Sonatina. The result is the kind of display-worthy, high-quality leather shoes that will become heirloom pieces.
Yoga has enormous benefits for kids. It’s soothing which helps calm them down and it energizes so they get a boost when needed. Mompreneur Jensen Wheeler Wolfe had taught yoga for years so when her daughter’s preschool teacher needed an activity, she stepped in faster than you can say “downward dog.” First, she cut up regular adult yoga mats into four. seeing how enthusiastically the kids took to the child-sized mats, she converted her clever idea into a business: The Little Yoga Mat.
Most of the time, clothing designers are inspired by the work of other designers, or sometimes by the shapes, colors and textures they encounter in the world around them. In some cases, however, clothing designers have a more story-driven vision behind their clothing, one that imbues each collection with its own individual “personality” chosen from a cast of original characters. This is the case with Gardner and the Gang, a children’s clothing company based in Singapore. From punk rock bulldogs to DJ camels and beyond, these funky friends have their own rich pasts, hopes, dreams and hobbies.
With an east-meets-west aesthetic, the brand enlists cheery colors, peppy prints and simple silhouettes to bring joy to kids no
SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2015) Lil Trunks debuts for Spring/Summer ‘16 with delightful fashions for girls and boys sizes 3 months to 6X at the August ENK Children’s Club show booth 6451. Each season the collection will take shoppers on a fun ride through a kaleidoscope of bright colors and bold patterns—all designed to elicit giggles and grins. For spring, the custom prints reflect influences that travel the globe. The silhouettes, which include both wovens and knits, feature timeless favorites like bubbles, A-line dresses, polo rompers, tunics and shift dresses.
Getting good buzz from the right sources isn’t easy, but some companies just have the right combination of solid products and good connection to garner plenty of positive attention right out of the gate. marin + morgan has buzz in the bag. This children’s clothing maker officially launches their line of sophisticated miniature couture in July 2015, but they’re already being talked about in glowing terms by industry insiders, and have been nominated for Earnshaw’s annual Earnie Award for best new product. marin + morgan’s style is inspired by parent-child fashion matching habits often seen in high style magazines and on the streets of some of the world’s swankiest neighborhoods.
Just launched: Galante Baby, springing from the luxury brand Galante Studio, is making this new arrival a proud part of an eighty-year heritage. The company offers hand-crafted, limited-production items that are charmers for babies whether purchased as gifts or by adoring parents. Crib puffs are hand-sewn using the finest, softest nylon so baby can be snuggled in style and comfort. Puffs, a serious seller, are appliquéd with either the Lazy Bear or Happy Duck in pink or blue with trim to match.
Bringing the delights of the dessert straight to hair and body products: Camille Rose Naturals offers a delightful collection of items ranging from whipped body butters to a deep conditioning mask, all geared to awakening users’ senses. Specializing in holistic health, wellness and beauty products, the brand focuses on the individual, ensuring all natural ingredients and an unforgettable sensory experience. Inspired by the connection between a woman and the inner palette of her soul, Janell Stephens founded the company in 2010, and is fully dedicated to the development of hand-made, entirely natural hair, skin, and beauty products.
Once upon a time a Texas gal grew up adoring her Marlborough man-handsome dad who melded ranching with designing cowboy boots. Inspired by him and wild about all things Western and Native American, Adrian Layne developed Cuddlestar, a line of Western wear for babies and toddlers. There are one-piece garments decked with images of cowboys, ponies, and Native American themes like the Thunderbird and Dream Catchers, all cute and very wearable for that Western vibe.