Items tagged “Diapering”

ABC Kids Expo - Louisville, Kentucky (9/23/11 - 9/26/11)

San Antonio, TX - All Baby & Child, Inc., the parent company and organizer of ABC Kids Expo®, has released a post-show statement regarding their ninth annual trade show, held for the first time at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, on September 23 - 26, 2011.

Preliminary stats showed an overall decrease of about 2,200 after last year’s record-breaking attendance and a venue change for this year’s show. Retail buyers, mostly from the West Coast, were down by about 400. Final numbers are expected in the next few weeks.

Lina Bean products offer fashionable baby accessories from bibs and burp clothes to changing pads and Crayon rolls. What makes this collection so unique? First of all, the products are as cute and clever as the brand name sounds. Owner Caroline Kurz Ritter was first nicknamed ‘Lina Bean because ‘Lina was short for Caroline, and she was a like a string bean as a child. The name seemed to fit, and her family still refers to her as ‘Lina Bean. Ritter started the business in 2006, when her first child was two months old. She noticed he was spitting up a lot and none of her burp cloths stayed put on her shoulder. She cut one into a bean shape, and it worked!

The Chicago Market is better than ever!

But don’t just take our word for it. Exhibit in January and see for yourself!

Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is easy and affordable. At $12 a square foot, there’s no excuse for not being here! We offer exclusive exhibitor perks, such as:

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

For any parent who has exclaimed, “How does so much come out when so little goes in?” there’s a way to make diapering slightly more cheerful. While it won’t make baby poo smell like roses, flowers can still be part of this dirty job with handmade baby wipe containers from Made by Angie. Angie created her company when she found she was bored with staring at the same old wipe container every day. Craving color and funky fabrics, she began to experiment with making these diapering accessories a little more fun!

Many American companies find that manufacturing in the U.S. helps them do a better job of maintaining quality control and reliable delivery. While big retailers can afford to keep buyers abroad or send executives across the Pacific to check on suppliers, this doesn’t make sense for smaller companies. Made in the U.S.A. brands provide goods buyers want, made to their precise specifications, and delivered on time. These brands are just a few good examples of American-made pride: Petites Frites, Noli, Noli, Funkie Baby, and Fleming Clothing.

New at Itzy Ritzy!

Introducing the innovative Wrap & Roll™ Infant Carrier Arm Pad and Tummy Time Mat.

MSRP: $29.99

Recent Itzy Ritzy Sightings!

Itzy Ritzy in the Movies!
Baby Ritzy Rider™ Infant Car Seat Cover featured in The Hangover Part II

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

If you’ve never been to a Trade Show at the Merchandise Mart, you probably don’t know just how professional and easy-to-shop our venue is. Below is a link to a video that should help you visualize the show and understand why our Exhibitors keep coming back.

Our next show, October 22-25, is filling up quickly so don’t miss out!
Check out the show for yourself!

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

Baby Furniture Plus Association, an association of independent specialty stores in the juvenile industry celebrates their twenty five year anniversary this September. “Since 1986, Baby Furniture Plus Association has been devoted specifically to the needs and best interest of the juvenile merchants and the industry. Assisting its member stores in operating highly profitable businesses, and providing an exceptional level of customer service and valuable programs has not changed in twenty five years,” said Beth Jarabek, Executive Director of Baby Furniture Plus Association.

For almost thirteen years, Pamela Neckameyer’s Juvenile Solutions has been looking for, discovering, distributing, and manufacturing a variety of products that are the solutions to common childcare needs. Specializing in baby feeding, bathing, and diapering products, Juvenile Solutions has developed a loyal retail and consumer following that looks to the company for the “next best thing.” Pamela recently gave The Giggle Guide® an inside look at how Juvenile Solutions remains a “go-to” brand for both online retailers and specialty stores in neighborhoods nationwide.

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.

Mr. Schmeltzer Served as Director of Compliance for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

New York law firm, Phillips Nizer, welcomed David “Dave” Schmeltzer as a Special Consultant for consumer products safety compliance matters in late spring 2011. Dave has a wealth of experience and will be working closely with Jeremy Richardson, a partner at Phillips Nizer in the firm’s Fashion Practice, who devotes a significant amount of his legal practice on children’s apparel, accessories and furniture.

Contact: Jeremy D. Richardson / (212) 841-0541

The Chicago Market boasts a strong line-up of programming, vendors and new trends, making the show in July a must-attend event. The combination of educational and inspirational presentations from industry leaders will provide retailers the information and tools necessary to stay abreast on the evolving industry dynamics and purchasing trends of today’s consumer.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600