“Made in the USA” is a declaration stamped on goods made in America — a hallmark that instills pride in the heart of the manufacturer and confidence in the mind of the consumer… and so it should, because turning a product over in our hands to reveal the “Made in the USA” label sets an expectation that the item represents quality and value. Meet four terrific manufacturers who embrace “Made in the USA”: PAIGELAUREN baby, ROCK ME!, Sara Kety Baby & Kids, and BabyFeet Jewelry.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Wednesday, January 19th 2011
In the consumer market, every book is judged by its cover and every product is judged by its packaging. Consumers quickly become accustomed to labels and brand identity, so new products and brands rely on shelf-sell packaging to catch the eye of shoppers. Plain and uninteresting packaging could be costing you significant sales. Packaging from Edoche, Baby Aspen, Huggy Bunny and Bloomers Baby are a few of the many examples in the children’s market which demonstrate that when the package grabs attention, the sale is more certain to follow.
Even though the chill of winter is upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about the best products for warmer weather. Spring break is just around the corner, and families will soon be shopping for the newest, hippest trends in beach fashion — high-quality products with fun-loving, bright designs. So stock up on flip flops from Fish Flops, get Short Hats to turn heads, include sunglasses from Teeny Tiny Optics, beach fashion from Gossip Girl Swim, and hand-painted beach accessories from Dpoppen. Your fair-weather sales will shine brighter!
Bobux are the original soft-soled leather baby shoes for newborns through age five. The Bobux collection now includes Pram, Pre-Walk and I-Walk by Bobux; premium leather shoes with flexible, natural rubber soles. These high quality shoes feature padded insoles, leather linings and full leather uppers.
Oh Plah!: the wearable teether and multi-sensory toy
The virtually indestructible Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet is teething jewelry that can be safely used as a fabulous fashion accessory, a durable teether and a multi-sensory toy or tool for babies and kids any age.
Oh Plah! is fully recyclable: Roundhouse Design pays to have Oh Plah! shipped back to them to recycle into new products!
As our planet continues to populate and urbanize, our commitment to recycling and eco-friendly manufacturing has strengthened. Following this trend, many parents vow to choose organic products. When friends and family are shopping for that perfect shower gift for an eco-minded new mommy, whether it is “green” is more imperative than if it is pink or blue. Thankfully, there are more organic baby products available to consumers than ever before! The Giggle Guide® presents an array of fashionable, functional and affordable organic baby products from Becoming Baby, Happy Heinys, Wee BE Organic from Babe Ease, and baby chai by Lucky Jade.
Beyond the baby basics, the most desired shower gifts are functional products that showcase singular quality in design and style. “Cuteness” is also an essential element shoppers look for, hoping to induce plenty of jubilant “oohs!” and “ahhs!” during the gift opening occasion. When customers are in search of “the perfect gift,” steer them to baby shower must-haves from Itzy Ritzy, Wry Baby, Urban Smalls and Dara & Co. These innovative companies offer fresh, fun, exceptional products that are guaranteed to bring a downpour of fun-loving giggles and heart-warming memories to the party.
The footwear collection by Bear Feet Shoes is a superb, all-natural alternative to mainstream children’s shoes. In 1985, the company set out to create kids shoes that were soft, non-constricting, and stylish. Over 20 years later, Bear Feet Shoes is still motivated by its “bare is better” philosophy that helps kids not only look cuter, but walk better as well. The Giggle Guide® presents a footlocker full of affordable-priced new styles from Bear Feet Shoes for Spring 2011.
Now fashion and function are even more affordable!
Roundhouse Design Collaborative is excited to announce new, lower pricing for its award-winning Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet. Previously retailing for 19.99, the wearable teether and multi-sensory toy is now retailing for 14.99. Please contact Caryn Paradis at Roundhouse (860.581.4594 x101) for wholesale pricing information.
Wanting only the best for their children, parents are always on the lookout for the finest products available to help their little ones grow up healthy and strong. Ranking high on the shopping list of must-haves are baby dental care products. Removing bacteria from a baby’s mouth is the single most important step parents can take to ensure that their baby grows healthy teeth. Fortunately, taking care of a baby’s gums and teeth doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming, or cost a lot either. Thanks to MAM, Spiffies, Summer Infant Products, and Oh Plah!, oral hygiene can be simple and fun for both parents and baby!
The California Gift Show® continues to evolve and excite, by offering buyers a global experience with its rebranded Kentia-The Global Marketplace section. Kentia, which unveiled a new look at the July 2010 market, has been well received by exhibitors and buyers alike.
An International experience that cannot be found at any other gift show.