Items tagged “Pre-birth/Maternity”

Childbirth is not for the faint of heart; labor and delivery are tough even for healthy women. Wearing the traditional hospital gown means a mom-to-be has to keep tugging or holding parts of it for comfort and modesty. It gets worse if mom needs pain medication or has to get hooked up to the fetal heart monitor. The already-uncomfortable heroine becomes a kind of 3D puzzle for docs who need to run wires or tubing around or through the gown. Pretty Pushers is out to change a woman’s birthing experience one gown at a time. Started by Mary Apple, who went through her own birthing drama, the company produces specialized apparel: attractive, functional clothing for labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

What we do: SAVE the ears & more!

Why? Because people want a safe alternative to piercing.

Since when? Mom created in 2009, launched in 2010

Reusable Snack & Everything Bags

Stock these limited edition fabrics just in time for the holiday shopping season. These winter cuties are sure to make everyone’s wish list. Perfect for gifts, classroom parties, holiday treats, school, or day care, shoppers won’t want to miss these adorable stocking stuffers!

Tis the Season of Giving (to you!)

The holidays are quickly approaching. What better way to get in the spirit than to start off with an extra $115 in retail value?
Have a little fun, run some promotions, or simply keep the increased revenue.

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

After having their children, sister-in-laws Kristin and Anna Forselius discovered that baby weight was keeping them from getting back into their old pants. Like any new mom, they weren’t in any hurry to jump back into their maternity clothes and didn’t want to purchase in-between sizes just to get through the time it would take to lose the baby weight. They tried the rubber band trick used by so many before them and found it to be lacking, to say the least. Together they created Oopsie Loopsie as a more sophisticated and reliable patented loop system that won’t come undone.

Danzo Baby bows an update to its popular Hobo style. The new San Ysidro series of diaper bags is offered in a high-density nylon fabric, and it comes in three vibrant colors: Pumpkin, Grass and Ruby. The bags feature Vachetta leather trim, a gray-and-cream striped interior, silver hardware and a breathable, nylon changing pad. They launched into select stores in mid October and will roll out wider in the coming months.

Contact: Gary Apple / (917) 287-8292

Kissy Kissy by Tatiana & Company enters Spring ‘13 with a generous dollop of sweetness and a healthy dose of whimsy. The broad collection serves up baby essentials: Classic looks in the Kissy Kissy line; bolder statements from Kissy Kissy’s Qt-Qt; christening apparel in Besos by Kissy Kissy; and hand-embroidered and smocked garments from Kissy Kissy Premier. The line runs from preemie through size 4T. Parents, grands and friends continue to request by name the brand’s crave-worthy Pima cotton softness and beloved age-appropriate aesthetic.

In case you missed out on the September 25th mompreneur episode of HLN’s Making It In America (featuring our very own Kelly Douglas!),
you can view it here.…

Appearing on Vinnie Politan’s new show, Itzy Ritzy CEO Kelly Douglas remarked, “Vinnie has a great energy and it was cool to share screen time with the lovely Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms. She offers a great resource for business women and aspiring entrepreneurs, so be sure to sign up for the informative newsletter.”

ABC Show Specials!

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

Trade Show Executive Magazine has released its “Fastest 50” list, and the 2012 ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show was ranked #42 in attendance growth in North America.

In its fourth year, the specialty retailer conference and trade show was held at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 25 - 27, 2012.

Total attendance for the event was 825, an increase of 11.6% over 2011. Retail store attendance was up 28% at 183, with buyer attendance up 31% at 330. Media attendance was up 84.6%. There were 126 exhibitors and 187 booths.

Contact: All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo) / (210) 691-4848

(This article originally appeared in the Caletha Crawford Childrenswear Consulting KidsBiz newsletter, access past issues here:

It’s not often that you hear a politician speak and think, “hey, this guy’s onto something,” but I had just such an experience watching Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. Now, before you click ‘delete’ on this email, rest assured. I’m not getting all political on you, so both you Red- and Blue-Staters can utter a sigh of relief.

Itzy Ritzy’s super-selling snack bags have become collectible. Stock these limited edition holiday fabrics and watch them fly off the shelves like witches on broomsticks! Perfect for classroom parties, Halloween Treats, school or day care, shoppers won’t want to miss these boo-tiful prints.

Don’t pass up our Baker’s Dozen Special!
Buy any twelve Halloween snack bags and get one free Itzy Ritzy Spider snack bag. Ready to ship, but limited quantities are available. Act fast before the vanish!

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

This fall, stylish mothers-to-be can seize the season dressed in ultra-chic duds from the Pour Deux, Maternity for Two collection. Aware that expectant moms want to look fab throughout pregnancy, this company offers numerous options for work through weekend. Fall’s neutral and noteworthy color palette in black, many shades of grey and antique white is accented with pale pop colors such as purple haze and opal. Other items in warm camel are accented in softly becoming tones of henna and pale copper.

We are proud to announce the new line of big ear piggy banks. Available now!

The piggy bank is well made, not too heavy and you can tell it’s good quality. It’s the perfect addition to any nursery, a great baby shower gift, or a nice gift for any occasion.

Contact: Taylor Lowe / (714) 990-1590