Parents of children with allergies, or sensitivities to certain foods or substances, must stay vigilant. They have to read labels, eliminate triggering products, inform teachers and caregivers, and find acceptable alternatives whenever possible. Unfortunately, allergy triggers can sometimes show up in unexpected places. For example, some parents are dismayed to find that the formula for the leading children’s modeling dough is wheat-based. A new find is Soy-Yer Dough, a wheat-free modeling dough that more kids can enjoy!
KIDShow Las Vegas, held in mid-February at Bally’s, kicked the Fall 2011 buying season into high gear with a wide assortment of new and brand-name fashions, accessories and gifts. Buyers’ spirits were soaring and orders were written with anticipation of good things to come. Many loyal KIDShow exhibitors praised the event as “their best showing in years!” Hopes were high for the Fall season and beyond. New to KIDShow, Pixie Girl, SCKC and Urban Sunday caught The Giggle Guide’s attention for their interesting collections, backed by the passion and professionalism of the brands’ exhibitors.
Feel good, good for the earth solutions for pregnant women created by a female doctor. We use the highest quality organic bamboo and bamboo/cotton in all of our products. nox compression bra will help the weaning process and ease the discomfort of engorgement. nox is completely adjustable to shrink with you and comes with specialized cool/warm packs. bellyup, our pregnancy support belt with a built-in pocket for cool or warm packs will help you carry your pregnant belly while easing lower back and sciatic pain and is covered in the softest, breathable bamboo/cotton fleece.
Woolly Boo® was born in 2009 when Selma Avdicevic and her mother Vahida Subasic were not able to find sophisticated and luxurious crib-size bedding that was made of natural materials, like organic wool and cotton. So, they created their own line of crib mattress pads, crib bumper pads, toddler pillows, toddler comforters, and infant wearable blankets from 100% organic wool filler and 100% natural cotton ticking. Woolly Boo® has also introduced a line of travel pillows, which combines the same quality and sophisticated style as the sleep products.
For children, bath time brings a splash of good clean fun followed by a warm snuggle in a bath towel. Many infant towels are hooded and made from extra soft cotton for babies’ tender skin. As youngsters transition from infant to toddler, the thirst continues for fun and cozy towels. Toddlers still have sensitive skin, but it’s more difficult for parents to find hooded, soft towels that are big enough to wrap around their growing kids. Instead, they settle for adult-sized towels that can chafe and irritate. Breganwood Organics soaks up the sales with a collection of super soft, interchangeable hooded towels for children.
Children’s club was a big success! We haven’t attended in NYC regularly for the past 5 years and are just now starting to build a schedule to attend every March and October show. Lots of our clients who missed us are excited to be ordering again, especially from our new collection of extremely affordable styles.
We’re still committed to being made in USA using natural materials and fun-tastic designs. If you missed us last week, you can still get the catalog, just email
Thousands of NEW showroom square feet opened their doors for the first time in Chicago, offering buyers even more NEW product with exceptional show deals and incentives.
“January was such an uplifting show in sales and everyone’s moods. Customers were ready to buy and bought more lines to try out. I think there was good synergy between the mart events and marketing and the customer. People noticed and commented on all the little details.”
– Blanch Nastovski, Sarm & Nastovski
If there’s a life lesson that always holds true, it’s that it pays, often literally, to look and plan ahead. Even though it’s technically still winter, for retailers it’s the season to prepare for next fall. All too quickly, spring and summer days will breeze by, and it’s back to school for the kids, and back to the store for Mom and Dad. Don’t miss the buying bus! Now is the ideal time to do your homework on what products will make the grade in your store for Fall 2011. Plan to succeed with up-to-the-minute fashions, necessities and accessories from Little Packrats, Redfish Kids Clothing, The Tin Box Company, and PB GREEN.
The 2011 Fall buying season has arrived, and retailers hoping to make the grade are diligently studying the selection of back-to-school necessities for boys. Even the most tenured retailer will tell you that the choices can be overwhelming! Thankfully, The Giggle Guide® is an open book on A+ buys for the little guys on campus. From the latest lunch gear and book bags to hip and happenin’ clothes, our curriculum highlights first-rate finds that pass both parents’ and kids’ criteria with flying colors! So sharpen your No. 2 pencil and take note of these exemplary products from Kids Konserve, Beatrix, Knuckleheads, and Wonderboy.
ImagiPLAY’s motto, “Toys with Integrity,” guides its business philosophy. The toys help educate children in an imaginative way that connects them to the wonders of the planet. Founded by Barbera Aimes over ten years ago, ImagiPLAY creates products made from eco-friendly materials that are safe for the environment and children. The toys teach fundamental lessons, such as counting, the alphabet and animal recognition. All of this is done in a creative manner that keeps children curious, interested and entertained.
Every season Playtime chooses a new theme, in step with and reflecting current events, the latest from the workshops, the Trend Spaces and the exhibitions.
This theme will be expressed by all our partners and contributors throughout the show.
For this edition of Playtime New York, we shall set off on “an Adventure” up and down the aisles of the fair, a journey in this world but, also, within ourselves, somewhere between dreaming and reality…