By Laura Vaillancourt - Thursday, September 4th 2014
No matter the age, women love purses. So when Shelila Culver’s daughters asked for a dance bag for their ballet class, Culver knew it had to be special. With the smash hit of the design, Culver Cutie was born. The company offers beautiful and unique bags for girls who want to spotlight their individual style. The bags are shaped like the bodice of a ballerina all the way down to the tutu. They are designed with high-quality fabric and tulle, and reinforced bottoms to support heavier items. Each bag has a roomy pocket for those go-to essentials and dancer necessities. The sturdy handles provide durability for those playful little girls that like to run around as they show off their stylish accessories.
If parents could give their kids a boost in language skills at a very early age, would they try it? That’s the mission behind Creative Baby and its extended line of educational products that offers baby steps in exposing tots to phonics, foreign languages, geography and nature. Their award-winning foam i-Mats –– where pictures “talk” to youngsters when touched with a Voice Pen™ –– expand with two new play mats, Alphabet i-Mat ($29.99 MSRP) and Under The Sea i-Mat ($29.99). ABC Kids Expo (Sept. 6-10, Las Vegas) attendees can try out each of these pieces at Booth #3625.
The best thing about babies is they allow us to relive our childhoods. And the Kissy Kissy Spring/Summer ‘15 collection is heavy on summertime nostalgia with imagery that evokes memories of lazy days at the beach, fun adventures in the park and long cruises along the water. The beloved baby clothing brand offers new twists on favorite silhouettes, themes and treatments for a fresh update on the signature look moms, grandmothers and gift-givers have grown to love. And after a successful preview capsule, the label officially launches its sleepwear range with a full line of Peruvian Pima cotton, snug-fitting pajamas for girls and boys sizes 12-18 months to 6.
UviCube is the first product of its kind in the United States to use UV light to disinfect baby bottles, mobile phones, electronics, toys and other personal and household items. The UviCube founders will be demonstrating the new product at the ABC Kids Expo at booth #4625 on September 7-10, 2014. Primarily designed to dry and disinfect baby bottles, UviCube houses a highly reflective inner chamber that allows UV light to be reflected in all directions, effectively killing 99.9% of exposed germs with the touch of a button.
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.
Spain is known for bull-fighting, flamenco dancing and bright sunny weather, but just like any other country, Spain is much more than just its most popular traditions and tourists attractions; it is a place full of unique cultural trends and political challenges. Rosalita Señoritas is one of the three children’s-wear companies owned by Textiles Montecid, a large textile manufacturer headquartered in the Castilian capital of Valladolid. Rosalita Señoritas offers a collection of girls’ clothing, with a focus on dresses. The collection is fun and cheery, using plenty of primary colors and big, bold patterns.
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.