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.
Baby, it’s cold outside. But inside, the Summer 2012 sales season is sizzlin’ hot! Swimwear is the main attraction on the wholesale calendar, as retailers finalize picks for their store’s “swim trunk” show.
Summer provides sales ops from head to toe, including hats, sunglasses, swimwear, activewear, coverups, sandals, travel toys and more! Why not stock some of these summertime favorites all year round? Popular staples such as sunglasses and skin protection are important for children through all kinds of weather.
The list of exhibitors for all Playtime shows has been reshaped and enriched with many new functions. Undoubtedly the most efficient working tool you’ve seen in a long time! You’ll find it easier than ever to prepare your visit and save precious time: Select the brands you want to see in priority and print out or receive by email your own private list with booth numbers (those will be available one month before the opening of each show).
Playtime New York - 100 brands dedicated to the universes of children, junior and maternity. A unique selection of today’s best collections
Anna and Nancy, college friends, received degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998. Since college they have both gained valuable experience in the fashion industry. Eventually the two became mothers and wondered why no one had thought outside the box and modernized the classic romper. Finally, in 2009, they decided to bring those typical children’s ‘rompers’ into the 21st century because who had time for all those snaps?
Moxie Couture is always on the cutting edge when it comes to juvenile girl’s apparel and accessories; this holiday season is no exception! With a range of holiday inspired clothing, adorned with Moxie Couture’s signature bling and chiffon detailing; girls of all ages are falling head over heels in love!
These days, parents are encouraged to get their little ones away from teeth-altering baby bottles and more toward actual cups around age one. While a sippy cup provides a good transition from bottle to standard cup, it’s not the only alternative. Enter the Lollacup, an adorable straw-based alternative made the U.S.A. The flexible straw on the Lollacup has a weighted end that anchors it in the liquid to help young children drink effectively at most angles, letting them learn how to sip without major spillage.
Winter Market kicks-off Thursday, January 19 and runs through Wednesday, January 24
CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2011) - Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and The Chicago Market announce their 2012 Market schedule offering retail buyers in the Midwest and beyond access to an extraordinary line- up of new and established resources. A world-class market with Midwest hospitality will welcome buyers, manufacturers, reps and designers four times this year with its expansive array of categories and collections.
Finding new resources for quality room décor can be a challenge. The talented team at Peek a Boo Rooms comes to the rescue with designs that work together and can be altered so that a room can adapt from infant to tween. The line eschews themed prints and juvenile images so products can remain useful as kids grow. Little ones can start off with a crib and transition into a big boy or girl bed with the same designs. Artwork is the inspiration for a playful look that’s not ultra-kiddy and is of such heirloom quality that it can be kept and passed down.
The world’s largest juvenile products trade show held its 9th annual exposition at the Kentucky Exposition Center September 23-26, 2011. “Most exhibitors we have talked with had good shows,” said Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child, Inc., adding that some felt that the show was the best ever in terms of order writing and quality of buyer attendance. Several brands impressed the The Giggle Guide™ including Über Baby Lifestyles, Packit, numi numi design, Hatched Egg’rs, Kidzikoo, and Kaya Goods.
Parents are taking advantage of every opportunity to boost their children’s skills and intelligence levels from the earliest age, and research studies support the idea that music gives children a competitive edge. Music aids in the development of a child’s brain, and may be an important factor in increasing mathematical abilities. However, just listening to music won’t give junior the edge –– he actually needs to learn songs and play instruments. Jamtown, Woodstock Chimes, Hohner Kids, and Schylling Toys know that music needs to be fun, so they draw on a wealth of differing experiences to bring children the great instruments they love to play.