Remember the tale about how a tiny pea kept a princess from sleeping soundly? The restless royal could not sleep the whole night and woke up achy and cranky. Think is would help if the pea were organic? Offering eco-friendly products to help little ones sleep makes sense for everyone. When children have a restful night and wake refreshed, the day gets off to a wonderful start. We are showcasing some terrific companies that make little ones’ nights silent and peaceful. With a bit of help from Greenbuds Baby, Woolly Boo, Crib Critters and New Jammies, children drift to the land of sweetest dreams.
Central Vermont, home to Maple Landmark Woodcraft, has a long and proud history of crafting wooden products. Over two hundred years ago, most Vermont towns had several individuals who made functional items from wood. Mike Rainville, the founder of Maple Landmark, is proudly part of this continuing tradition. Since the business began, customers have responded with enthusiasm to the cars and trucks; games including checkers, chess and dominos; train whistles; fairy wands; and scores of other finely crafted items and “Made by Me” construction kits that encourage kids to build creatively.
At Woolly Boo® we have a mission: to provide your child with healthy bedding for the best possible sleep environment. We handcraft unique, heirloom-quality materials for your infant, toddler or preschooler using natural, chemical-free ingredients. Backed by years of tradition and scientific research, we know for a fact that Woolly Boo® products make for well-rested, healthier and happier children – what more could a parent want?
Parents are willing to buy some items sight unseen, but most want to touch and examine the crib where their little one will rest its head. This can present a challenge for smaller storefronts that don’t have the space required for extensive display. While some boutiques can’t put together an entire nursery in their small spaces, they can set the scene by displaying a smart selection of eye-catching pieces that are sure to make the entire set a must-have. The Giggle Guide® starts you thinking about new ways to display and use furnishings with picks from Martinek BéBé, Arte M, and tinitikes.
The 4th of July is just around the corner, but for those of us in the children’s industry, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With weddings, Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, and New Year’s parties filling up calendars, your customers are going to need a fabulous selection of formal frocks for their young ladies. The Giggle Guide® has the details on the frilliest, fanciest, and most elegant styles for tiny tots and teens alike. Us Angels, Calabrese Girl, and Biscotti provide gorgeous dresses, shrugs, gloves, tiaras, hair accessories and more to make sure every girl is pretty as a picture!
When it comes to creative and imaginative toys, Hape is producing miles of smiles! There is nothing Hape loves better than to watch children laughing, sharing, and enjoying the toys they have created. Products range from educational puzzles and mazes to a complete line of eco-friendly doll houses and furnishings. All Hape toys are created with a child’s development in mind. Each toy is constructed of eco-friendly, high quality materials so that children can be children and play with their toys for years to come, and then hand them down to younger children to enjoy.
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Mention the name Berlingot to anyone in France and they know you are talking about a superior line of baby products. Today, many North American retailers and consumers are becoming more familiar with this brand’s fine line of baby fashions, linens, and gift items. Berlingot has created a world of gift giving for babies and toddlers under the age of four. They carry absolutely everything you can think of when it comes to baby clothing, bedroom décor, toys, and plush pals. At Berlingot, they believe the arrival of a new baby is the best reason in the world to celebrate.
For decades, eco-conscious parents have endeavored to set a good example for their children by reusing, recycling, and making healthier choices. When it comes to earth-friendly children’s goods, today’s parents have more options than ever before. Nowhere is this boom in green products more apparent than in the youth apparel industry. The growing number of customers who shop with an eye toward eco-friendly living naturally gravitate toward exceptional offerings like those from Dhana, 2 Red Hens, Twirls & Twigs, and AGUA by Trash-à-Porter.
Luxe Baby is a brand of deluxe infant accessories and apparel size Newborn to 12 months. For over 7 years, our quality and detail in manufacturing have made us part of many generations. Luxe Baby is based in Los Angeles and our product line is manufactured in the USA.
At Luxe Baby, not only will you find cozy plush stroller blankets, but also organic cotton outwear in fabulous prints and knits.
Now until April 15th, you can save 25% off on all on-sale items! (While supplies last, sizes and prints are limited)
Family traditions serve a couple of different purposes: first, they instill a pride and awareness of a person’s heritage, and secondly, they help keep precious memories alive of dearly departed family members. Traditions can range from naming a firstborn child after a grandparent to giving a specific gift on a certain birthday. Even families that have current traditions in place can start new ones, and The Giggle Guide® has a great suggestion: a Jubilee Keepsakes First Birthday Cake Knife. This novel gift is given to new parents for their baby’s first birthday, then used on every subsequent birthday, or saved for use at the child’s wedding.
Stan Howell of Little Things Mean a Lot talks with The Giggle Guide® about their heirloom line of Christening and Special Occasion apparel. As a family owned business that’s been in operation for nearly 30 years, it’s easy to see that little things certainly do mean a lot to their customers.