The Baby & Child division of the Winter 2013 New York International Gift Fair gave best new product awards to five exhibitors. The Giggle Guide’s own Leesa Valentino was among the judges who presented the awards. The Blogger’s Best award went to Benbini for Benbini Watches; the Toy award winner was Home Grown Books for Set 3; the Décor winner was 3 Sprouts for the 3 Sprouts Laundry Hamper; the Gear winner was MadPax for Blok Fullpack; and the Apparel nod was given to Zipit for their Happy Playsuit. Here are more details on offerings that caught the Giggle Guide’s eye…
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.
Cloth diapers have come a long way, babies, from the days of diaper pins and rubber pants. Today’s cloth diapers come in an array of fabrics and styles from all-in-one (AIO) to prefolded to contoured, and that’s only the beginning! With so many choices, there’s bound to be a cloth diaper choice for every parent-to-be. When shoppers opt for cloth, everyone benefits: the baby, the family budget, and the environment. The Giggle Guide™ promotes changes for the better with information about the Real Diaper Industry Association, Super Undies, and Happy Heinys.
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.
It could be our softest, coziest blanket yet! Satsum Designs’ flannel swaddling blanket is made of sustainable bamboo and trimmed in a modern polka dot cotton. This oversized swaddler is breathable, soft and naturally antibacterial - ideal for every season. Flannel is the material of choice for baby sleep experts everywhere. 41”X41”. Choose from natural with chocolate, lime or satsuma orange trim.
Competitvely priced at $14 ws. Always made in the USA!
Happy Heinys has introduced design innovations to its One Size Pocket Diaper collection. The One Size is specially made to be the one and only diaper that can be used over and over again, from birth through toddler’s potty training. The new style offers superior fit on smaller babies, while still offering snug comfort for larger babies. As with its classic One Size reusable pocket diapers, the improved One Size diapers are available in a choice of hook and loop (Velcro-like) or snap closures on the front panel, for easy size adjustments and on/off convenience.
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The Treehouse Showroom at the California Market Center offers retailers fresh, new exciting lines to make the most of every fashion season. Owner Elisa Lysiak say, “We pride ourselves in finding the best products in the marketplace for retailers to offer their customers. Our corner location Suite A-642 is known for its visual style and attention-grabbing window displays. We are in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district and participate in eight Fashion Week events per year.”
“Sugar Babies” located in Old Town Temecula, California is one of the most unique boutiques we’ve recently discovered. Sugar Babies, is a Specialty Shoppe that carries the best quality toys, gifts, shoes, clothing and accessories. Owner Lisa De la Torre prides herself in handpicked items that are age appropriate and only found in the most discriminating stores.
Dapper Snappers continue to amaze mom’s all over the world as one of the simplest and most effective accessories a child could wear. This ingenious belt for toddlers not only eliminates plumbers butt on little ones, but has proven to be a great help with potty training. Proudly 100% made in the USA, this colorful accessory is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in toddler fashion all over the world.
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All over the world, Dapper Snappers are being purchased by savvy moms that recognize the need to “Fix Droopy Drawers in a Snap!” Store owners from coast to coast have raved about how this little product has become one of their top sellers within two months of carrying them.