Bugalug, a fashionable and functional accessories brand, began when Sundi Hoffman scratched her head wondering how she could solve a problem her friend was having with her newborn’s hair clips. Born from necessity, Bugalug now offers hair accessories, pony loops, adjustable head bands, boys’ cool cuffs, and soother savers pacifier clips. Sundi candidly shares her story, including the inspiration, perspiration and celebration of Bugalug’s success.
A city of slots and sequins, Las Vegas is not normally associated with babies, but next week the dancers better step aside; the diaper crowd is moving in! One of Trade Show Week’s 200 largest shows, ABC (All Baby & Child) Kids Expo 2010 requires no poker face — every single exhibitor will have traveled to Nevada with a simple intention: to lay their cards on the table and wait for someone, in a manner of speaking, to play. The Giggle Guide® has the skinny on bare2britches™, Mayron’s Goods®, Cool Gel ‘n Cap™, and The Little Acorn™; terrific brands who make success look as easy as ABC!
There’s no end to the number of cute accessories for little girls - barrettes, headbands, belts, pony loops, jewellery … day after day, we see their adorable faces light up as they don their favourite accessory that makes them feel “just right.” But what about our little dudes? Bugalug, first to the market to make adorable non-slip clips, headbands, pony loops, soother clips and more, has recently launched its new line of little boy Cinch Belts and Cool Cuffs.
Looking for something different in trendy, super-cute clothes for tots? The Giggle Guide® has discovered a standout collection from decaf plush, that features whimsical yet modern designs and vibrant colors. Original illustrations, crafted with felt appliqués give this brand a fresh look for infants and toddlers. The line ranges from graphic tees and one-piece bodysuits to retro-inspired cotton print dresses, rompers and jumpers — each topped off with a cute, one-of-a-kind appliqué.
Children’s sleepwear and undergarments have never looked or felt better. Today’s tots happily drift off to dreamland wearing comfortable, organic pajamas and undies in an array of catchy designs and colors. With New Jammies, kids get the chance to finally wear “food” on their clothing without making a mess! Knickerbocker Glory lets young girls proudly show off their underwear, without embarrassment. Goat-Milk™ brings the look and feel of Old World undergarments to children, and Empress Arts tailors fine sleepwear and loungewear fit for royalty.
Tired of the usual fluffy teddy bears that are out in the market? Plushroom Soup breaks away from the norm by introducing strange, yet lovable stuffed animals in tasty shapes and color combinations that have never been seen before! The unique patterns of Plushroom Soup plushies set them far apart from other stuffed animals in the market. Jessica Pucket, the ingenious creator of Plushroom Soup, chooses the finest prints and fabrics and cooks up attractive patterns into yummy handmade plushies.
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