Reading bedtime books to children has been a parental routine for generations. However, in today’s media rich world, children are more likely to spend their evening hours camped out in front of a TV, video game, or computer. Help hibernating parents and kids re-awaken to the wonderful world of reading! Stock up on engaging books that entertain children, while keeping parents’ yawns at bay. The Giggle Guide® periodically recommends outstanding children’s books worthy of addition to retail bookshelves. This month’s selection, Bears! Bears! Bears!, is sure to generate some big family bear hugs!
Watching baby take those first teetering steps is an unforgettable moment for parents. For this special milestone, it is only right for little ones to be geared up in the best footwear. Like many mothers, Johanna Parker was frustrated that most socks quickly slipped off her baby daughter’s feet. Johanna then came up with the brilliant idea to make shoes for her daughter, Kaya, using soft cotton fabric and non-skid soles. Kaya loved her comfy, custom-made shoes so much, that Johanna was inspired to start up her business, Kaya’s Kloset, offering fantastically fun shoes that have kids steppin’ out in style!
Seasons UV Solutions is very excited to launch their 2011 line at The Swim Show, Miami Beach, July 17-20. Seasons has joined forces with Blu Zoo, Baby UV and Real Kids Shades to give you 1 stop shopping for fun in the sun.
For over forty years, Elegant Baby has been about fresh fashions and smart products for cool kids. This year’s collection of mid-year releases includes new takes on some of our most popular products, as well as brand new bright ideas that are sure to please.
LJBryn&Co. represents, markets and sells cutting-edge, hand-made and small-batch children’s products, in addition to big name brands. Sales Representative Lara Joy Brynildssen says, “I specialize in giving each unique brand the attention you would give it, if you were still out there marketing it yourself. Many of the brands I represent are family-owned companies and I understand the individual challenges those businesses face when finding their niche in the children’s marketplace.” Lara shares insights into her sales rep experience and what goes into making her firm, LJBryn &Co. successful.
During pregnancy, women’s bodies release special hormones that cause connective tissue and joints to relax and loosen in preparation for childbirth. This effective evolutionary development is one of the many miracles that make childbirth possible. However, the natural structural changes that occur in hip width can also make it nearly impossible for new moms to fit back into their favorite pre-pregnancy jeans. The inventors of the HipSlimmer know moms want their figures back in shape ASAP, and offer a timely solution!
2007 kicked off the second largest baby boom in U.S. history, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This presents today’s gift and home furnishings retailers a unique opportunity to grow their businesses and increase crossover customers.
An extravaganza full of the newest designs and fabulous creations is at the The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, running July 14th through July 21st at AmericasMart. With more than 4,000 showrooms and an abundance of temporary booths, you can be sure to find exactly what you need for the upcoming season, all in one place! The Giggle Guide® spotlights just a few of the exhibitors to whet your appetite: A Light in the Night, Acting Out, Chi Chi Baby, and Dead Sea Pavilion.
Shopping for baby’s room is one of the most exhilarating “remodeling” projects parents undertake during their life, and children’s retailers have the fortunate opportunity to be part of this memorable experience. By creating inviting and inspiring room settings, retailers will help shoppers visualize the furnishings and accessories in their own homes. Including a range of standout nursery products from made-in-the USA suppliers such as Tree by Kerri Lee, Bratt Décor and LuvStuff can help spark customers’ imaginations and ignite a roomful of sales!
Satsuma Designs has just launched its newest collection of nursery essentials in a line of organic bamboo bibs and burp cloths, appropriately titled ‘Bambibs’ and ‘Bamburps’, but of course! Fashioned in three seasonal colors - cocoa, lime and plum stripe - these new sets are spun of organically grown bamboo, organic cotton flannel and incredibly aborsbant bamboo terry cloth. Wholesale prices range from $5 to $22 for our new gift sets.
The Fall/Holiday line sheet is available here at The Giggle Guide. Thanks for checking us out!
MINI MANIACS edgy bibs and burp cloths are for little ones who like to make a mess and a whole lot of noise. Hand-made in the U.S.A. by a crafty mom who wanted something more rootsy and less cutesy for her daughter, these high-quality smocks are strong enough for the mosh pit and the high chair. MINI MANIACS make eating fun for hip mamas (and daddies) and their sweet offspring.
New, from Bumkins, Snack and Lunch Boxes! Made from the same unique, waterproof fabric as the Bumkins SuperBib, the Bumkins Lunch and Snack boxes come in a variety of colorful prints your customers are sure to love. From Dr. Seuss to Keith Haring, and our original Bumkins design prints, these stylish food storage sets are a great addition to any diaper bag, and perfect for the mom on the go! The insulated interior and waterproof exterior makes these bags the ultimate for storing baby food, bottles, snacks, and lunches.