Items tagged “Other Specialty Stores”

While Halloween celebrations have existed in Europe for centuries, children dressing up in costume and “trick-or-treating” didn’t become popular in the U.S. until the 1930s. Nearly 80 years later, Halloween in the U.S. has become a multi-billion dollar industry. To celebrate this spookiest of holidays, The Giggle Guide® takes a look at some of the creative dress-up options available for kids (and parents) today. Even if it’s too late for Halloween ‘09, we all know children enjoy dressing up and playing make-believe all year long!

Before children learn to resent chores comes a delightful stage that wise parents are eager to encourage: the “Can I help?” stage. A particularly clever mama, Carol Gamble, decided to avoid the risk of her small daughter falling off a chair when helping her mother in the kitchen, and invented The Learning Tower, a multi-purpose, adjustable-height stepstool. The Learning Tower is a patented product of Little Partners, a company started by Gamble, with a simple, attractive design that has ample space to hold two children simultaneously.

Laugh. Love. Baby.

Beba Bean brings laughter, love and something memorable for baby to Circle Showroom in NYC!

Vancouver, BC (October 20th, 2009) Beba Bean Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative baby products that babies love and parents can’t live without, invites you to view their collection in person at Circle Showroom in New York.

Contact: Tianna Jensen / (604) 552-7741
Media Inquiry: Tianna Jensen / (604) 552-7741

Melissa Lopez, owner of Little Peanut Boutique in Costa Mesa, California, loves kids, moms and sharing her children’s product discoveries with everyone. Her enthusiasm and passion for her new business is infectious. Her innovative approach to sales and customer referrals is motivational, and a bit of genius, as she puts the incredible marketing power of moms’ word-of-mouth and celebrity contacts to work for her. Everyone wins and has fun in this “oooh and aaaahhh” children’s world designed for… little peanuts!

Celeb Laila Ali stopped by carrying her son in her kokopax carrier!

Celebrities were out in force last weekend for the Emmy Awards, and a few made appearances at the Boom Boom Room Celebrity Baby Gifting Suite.

Former boxer and Dancing With the Stars alum Laila Ali stopped by with son C.J., 13 months, strapped to her back!

Contact: kokopax / (702) 795-4140

New restrictions from the CPSC passed last year with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act have caused confusion and controversy in the children’s industry. While many agree and gladly comply with stricter lead and testing requirements, the broad language in the legislation could put small operations in a tight spot.

Recently CPSIA has turned its attention to resellers in the children’s industry including consignment stores and garage sales.

Lately we’ve been trying to create new ways to have our designs on colored clothes instead of just our traditional white garments. We’ve been experimenting for a couple weeks now and we might have finally reached the final result!

New Fair to Run Concurrently with Gift & Home Textiles Market Week®

7 W New York continues to be “business central” for the best markets and fairs in NYC. In order to continue to deliver more value to its buyers and showrooms, the building is pleased to announce its latest initiative. This January will be the launch of the first NYC BABY & KIDS FAIR, which will take place on the 11th floor during three days of the 7 W Gift and Home Textiles Market (January 30 - February 1, 2010). Exhibitors will display baby and kids apparel, accessories, furnishings, gifts and textiles to a robust audience of buyers from across the country.

ABC has been the alpha-buzz at children’s apparel and gift shows over the last few years. There is interest, anticipation and a little mystery among children’s apparel manufacturers about the ABC Kids Expo, September 13 – 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ( I get asked more questions about the ABC Show than any other. Since JPMA discontinued its trade show a couple years ago, the ABC Kids Expo is currently the only national trade event designed especially for the juvenile products industry.

Meet The Giggle Guide’s Editor/Co-Founder Leesa Valentino and Editorial Director David Gaunt at KidShow Las Vegas, Bally’s, #803, Aug 31 - Sept 2. Retailers will have a chance to win daily prizes — great children’s products donated by a variety of leading brands. Stop by to learn more about The Giggle Guide®, take an online tour and enter to win products that you can then take back to your stores for your own in-store promotions to help generate increased store traffic. A BIG thanks to all our brand participants!

Thirsty for something really different that incorporates both the growing green trends and the popularity of personalization? Then set your sights on the latest bottles from I.D. Gear. A leader in personalized souvenirs and beverage containers, I.D. Gear has been producing quality, eye-catching merchandise for major amusement parks since 1978 and has recently expanded into the retail gift market with personalized namesake products for kids.

The air inside our homes and schools can be more toxic than the air outside! Why? Because the very materials and products we use to furnish and maintain our indoor environments can release hundreds of pollutants such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ozone and even biological allergens.

The GREENGUARD Certified Mark on products, ranging from mattresses to fllooring, drywall to paint, offers peace of mind to parents seeking solutions to poor indoor air quality and chemical sensitivities. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), considered one of the world’s foremost resources on indoor air quality, will be at The ABC Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 13-16, Booth 2135, in the Naturally Kids Pavilion.