By Stephanie Hanlon - Wednesday, October 17th 2012
Some parents take it for granted that they can go into a toy store and buy whatever their child wants. Parents of special needs children know it’s never that easy, and retailers who carry toys and clothing for their child’s specific needs can foster a valuable customer relationship to last a lifetime. A few examples of all-inclusive products include Pocket Frenz for children who need something small and tangible to get them through the day; Fun and Function toys, games and apparel; Soft Clothing’s seamless, tagless apparel for children who find regular clothes irritating; and WorryWoos for children who have trouble processing emotions.
For our first BooBoo blog post, we thought it would be a good idea to share with you how the idea of BooBoo Kids came about. We talk about it a bit on our web site, but want to go into a little more detail on here. It’s a question that we get asked often, so here’s how it happened…
It all started out as a normal sunny day in August until I received a phone call that my 3-year-old great niece fell off the couch and broke her arm. Then, the very next weekend, I was out with my husband and we got a call that my 4-year-old granddaughter was in the Emergency Room with a broken leg.
The Babymoon Pillow was created when designer, Kelly Su couldn’t find a solution for her 3 month old’s “flat head”. Flat Head Syndrome is a common issue and can lead to long-term mis-forming of the skull. As more and more families are following guidelines to put their babies to sleep on their backs, Flat Head Syndrome has also risen. The Babymoon Pillow was designed to ease flat head for babies that love lying on their back. Not intended for use during sleep, this donut shaped pillow keeps the baby’s head elevated off the floor or seat, providing light neck support and eliminating pressure on the back of the head.
By Stephanie Hanlon - Thursday, February 16th 2012
For decades, mompreneurs have been a creative force behind product innovations in the children’s market. Not content to make do with what the retail world offers, moms often come up with ideas to solve common childcare problems. The Giggle Guide® editors heard about a mompreneur that we’re pretty sure has no equal, and yet is relatable to the “everymom.” Robyn Pellei is the mother of 10 children, ages newborn to 12, the most recent born last December. This former nurse is now a home school educator and teaches all of her children at home. And in her spare time, she is the CEO of ViveVita.
Cure-Couture was the design idea of the late Linda Segal. Linda was a successful women’s fashion designer for more than 25 years. In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and required chemotherapy treatments. It was Linda’s experiences in the chemo center at the hospital that gave her the inspiration to design Cure-Couture: fashionable, yet functional patient gowns. Linda sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009, but her idea lives on through her daughter Ashley Segal, and her design protégé, Linsay Alvarado. Ashley and Linsay describe their business venture as making a giant pitcher of lemonade from the lemons they were given.
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Rock on mothers-to-be! These women work, socialize and lead active lives so they want — and need –– to look sharp all the time. Now that pregnancy fashion is no longer an oxymoron and bellies are proudly displayed, moms-in-waiting embrace body skimming dresses and fabulous tops, leggings and skirts, just like their unpregnant selves. Many manufacturers go for the gold, offering maternity styles that are on trend and comfortable to wear; so be sure clothes that are hits for misses are among your offerings. Here’s a trio of brand suggestions: Isabella Oliver, Bellyssima and Baby On Board Apparel.
When the stork delivers ahead of schedule, the baby may be too small for standard-sized clothes. If the newborn is very early, some time may be spent at the hospital, attached to monitors and other equipment. Preemies deserve clothing that’s as appealing as full-term baby wear. Earlybirds outfits are a timely answer.The dedicated folks at Earlybirds worked with pediatricians, NICU staff and parents to create a range of garments specifically for teeny-tiny babies.
Donita Fashion Delivers Quality Dresses for All Seasons
You have to see the Donita quality to appreciate the amazing prices!
Donita Fashion, already a hit in the international market, is introducing its Collections in the United States. Designed by a top U.S. children’s designer, Donita introduces:
Bridal Party Gowns
IMMEDIATE BUYS for Fall and Holiday!
Perfect for family photos throughout the season of celebrations!
It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that is certainly true for some of today’s creative children’s apparel. Children’s fashion has never under estimated the creativity of moms. The Giggle Guide® takes a closer look at mom designers that “toe the line” during a time when more brands and styles of socks are available than ever before. One pair of socks per day for children is simply not enough. Hosiery by Hank & JoJo, Celeste Stein Designs, SmartKnitKIDS, and BabyLegs are made to increase foot traffic!
When a couple finds out that they are expecting twins, their life instantly changes. Looking at those two precious dots on the sonogram screen, initial shock turns to joy, then eventually the realization sets in that the early months of feeding and diapering are going to be extra, extra challenging. Raising twins (and other multiples) takes plenty of patience, helping hands from friends and family, and innovative baby products that make life a little easier. Products by Stroll-Air, TP Toys, TwinTrexx and Toddler Tables are a few such retail recommendations. Check them out on the double!
What could be better than having a baby? How about having twins, triplets, or more! While there’s no doubt that bundles of joy multiply the blessings, there may be some concern that the bundles will make for fumbles when it comes to feedings, diaper changes, and getting out of the house. Parents of multiples often have more needs than wants and rely on high-quality, durable products that can get tasks done in double time without double trouble. When it comes to innovative products made for multiples, parents can count on Double Blessings, Podee, Tommi Guard, and Bumkins.