Five companies were presented with Baby & Child Best New Product Awards at the recent NY International Gift Fair. The Wonder Forge™ received the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for its Angelina Ballerina Dance With Me interactive game. In addition to the “Blogger’s Best” award, Baby & Child Best New Product Awards winners are recognized semi-annually for excellence in four categories: Toy, Décor, Gear and Apparel. Baby & Child at NYIGF featured 125 companies offering a wide range of products for children 0-10 years. Here are some that especially caught the attention of The Giggle Guide®: Spots and Ladybugs, Tutu Couture, Wee Urban, and Auggie Home Collection.
What has gorgeous stretches of sandy beaches, hosts the world’s opal capital, and is known for its friendly, outgoing people? That “Lucky Country” is Australia, home not only to bouncing joeys but also lively, thriving businesses. Australians prize their individuality and let their hard work speak for itself in the form of long-lasting, sturdy, unique items that can be found nowhere else except in the Land Down Under. The Giggle Guide® presents some awesome children’s brands from Australia: Fertile Mind, Weegoamigo, Tetra Tea Tree, and Littlehorn.
Getting baby out of the house for some fresh air, a quick run to the store, or just to visit some friends is necessary for both parent and child. But as new parents are quick to realize, babies need more gear to visit grandma than Sir Edmund Hillary needed to climb Everest! Smart companies have latched onto the idea that stepping out shouldn’t include getting stressed out. Attractive products that are easy to use and make life easier will always be in demand. Innovative brands such as Baby K’tan, Ju-Ju-Be, Innobaby, and Lifefactory are ready and able to make baby’s day out a stress-free affair.
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, January 11th 2012
As my wife and I awaited the birth of our first child, I noticed that there was a lack of one of a kind, responsibly made, and beautifully designed products for children. I decided to create a unique collection of products that would be intricately crafted and environmentally responsible.
Parents are more conscious than ever about making their child’s life as green and healthy as possible, right from the start. Many more consumers are also determined to do business with companies who support “fair trade,” ensuring that everyone in the supply chain, from the cotton farmers to the pattern cutters and everyone in between will be treated fairly, paid a fair wage and work in a clean environment. A good example of brands that support these environmental and socially responsible virtues are Green Kids and Green Baby.
Woolly Boo® is proud to debut the All-In-One Toddler Nap Mat this winter at NYIGF. The transportable, heirloom-quality bedding is the back-to-school must-have item for discerning mothers and their children. Made of luxurious 100% organic wool & cotton, it is a healthy cocoon of comfort for every child when away from home.
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When Cause Haun first became a mom, she was dismayed in her search for flexible, stylish shoes for her one-year-old son, Kai. While traveling with her husband Gang Chen in China, Cause spotted urban, flexible children’s’ shoes. These were the type of footwear she had been unsuccessful finding in the States. She purchased several pairs of the shoes to bring back with her, and sold them at consignment shops. The response was incredible; the stores quickly sold out and the owners wanted more. In November 2004, See Kai Run was born in small steps, with a $10,000 investment and a hope for giant strides to come.
Woolly Boo® All-In-One Toddler Nap Mat is great for preschool, daycare, sleepover, or travel. Made of all natural fibers, it is stylish, sophisticated, luxurious, and most-importantly, a healthy cocoon of comfort for every child when away from home.
Homemakers, especially those with children, grandchildren, and other little relations afoot, are diligent about keeping things clean. The urge to sanitize merges with a concern for eco-friendly products that are gentle on people and the planet. Pollutants in the home may not be as obvious as clouds of smoke and smog in the sky, but since there are chemical toxins in homes that impact air supply, it’s smart to use organic products for household cleaning. Educate your customers and become a resource to find these brands that are both organically clean and get the dirty work done: Fields Organics, MomSpit, Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover and Poo-Pourri.
What feels as soft as a cashmere sweater? As weightless as a cloud? Bamboobies, the new choice for nursing moms who want a washable breast pad that doesn’t leak and won’t show through their clothing. Heart-shaped Bamboobies are smooth and soft on chafed nipples, the bane of many a mom trying to do her absolute best for her baby. The top-most layer is certified organic cotton and bamboo; underneath that is an ultra-absorbent hemp layer that soaks up breast milk and disperses it. The top-most outer layer is totally milk-proof to prevent leaks.
Would you be ready to “swim with the sharks” to help your business? The contestants of ABC’s “Shark Tank” pitch their business deals and dreams to a few of the most well-known wheeler-dealer investors, otherwise known as “the sharks.” Four savvy children’s product inventors, who made their pitch on “Shark Tank,” impressed the investors enough that they had multiple offers to consider. Ride-On Carry-On, Mod Mom Furniture, Coverplay and Soy-Yer Dough are now backed with capital to make significant strides in the marketplace.