Items tagged “Eco-friendly”

This month, several conscientious companies are lending a helping hand toward finding a cure for breast cancer, and The Giggle Guide® recognizes them for their efforts to help make breast cancer a thing of the past. We can all do our part by supporting businesses that are going “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including Baby K’tan, Nature’s Baby Organics, Comfort Silkie, Piggy Paint and The Bo Peep Boutique.

Now babies can have their cake — and wear it too — with Peachtree Baby Cakes®, unique diaper cakes and designer diapers.

A welcomed gift for any new parent, diaper cakes are handcrafted in the United States from premium disposable stage three (16-24 pounds) or cloth diapers, and designed to resemble a tiered, edible cake. They are perfect as baby shower gift table centerpieces—and will be talked about long after the event ends.

Nicole Johnson has logged countless hours creating her cozy, colorful and playful New Jammies organic sleepwear collections. The sleepless nights that were spent making bedtimes better for children have resulted in sweet dreams for her business. Join The Giggle Guide® as we take a look “under the covers” and reveal how New Jammies has successfully managed to expand its product lines, sales force and national appeal.

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

Looking into the trusting eyes of a baby, it’s hard to imagine anything more pure. Parents today are looking for the best, most wholesome products for their precious new addition, and that includes toys! With more and more mainstream toys being recalled for toxic paints or harmful components, many parents are turning to the basics to keep their children safe and happy. What better way do parents have to protect and stimulate their children than to consider the tactile delight of pure, organically inspired plush toys? The Giggle Guide® looks at four companies that meet these needs: Apple Park, miYim. Sigikid, and Simply Fido.

ABC Kids Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada (9/13/09 - 9/16/09)

The Giggle Guide’s Leesa Valentino and David Gaunt have been walkin’ and talkin’ throughout the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. With over one million square feet of exhibit space, our four feet are barkin’. We saw miles of product during the four day event and are pleased to report that buyers are spending money and exhibitors seem upbeat. Lots of positive energy!

Special thanks to The World Market Center, Vegas Kids, for inviting us to be guest speakers for their seminar series. Our presentation “Web Sites: Optimize to Maximize” on September 15th, was a big success.

KidShow - Las Vegas, Nevada (8/31/09 - 9/2/09)

Kudos to KidShow for hosting another great trade event at Bally’s, Las Vegas. Denise Raeside, and her entire team, work hard to create a welcoming, relaxed and friendly shopping environment for manufacturers, designers and retailers to meet, greet and get down to business for Spring 2010. KidShow’s traditional perks include a free breakfast, lunch and snacks every day. It’s especially nice that the dining tables are round and large so vendors and retailers can visit and get to know each other in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

Here are a few exhibitors that really captured our attention at the event: Starting Green,Lexi Kate Designs, Princess Teeza, Jen’s Ideas, and Cacamamie.

MAGIC Kids - Las Vegas, Nevada (8/31/09 - 9/2/09)

The Giggle Guide™ brings you the best from the Magic Kids Spring 2010 Show including everything from the hip and rocker-inspired to the classic and wholesome. Spring 2010 offers a wide range of styles that are sure to please! Here are a few of the brands that caught the Giggle eye at Magic: HighIntenCity, Happy Kids for Kids, Pecoware, and Tidepools Swimwear.

This week, The Giggle Guide® has previewed a variety of new products and brands that will be present at the ABC Kids Expo September 13-16. However, these are only the tip of the iceberg! With so much to see this season, retailers really need to attend the show to appreciate all the variety, creativity and “I-can’t-believe-it” products on display. Here is a further sampling of what’s new from Child to Cherish, Mutsy and Kushies. Join us for even more discoveries throughout the ABC Kids Expo next week — we hope to see you there!

Through a partnership with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Wallables™ by Hot Buttered Elves, Inc., is the first juvenile manufacturer to incorporate Dow’s soy-based polyurethane (PU) into the toys’ proprietary foam formulation. The formulation is made with RENUVA™ Renewable Resource Technology, a breakthrough process developed by Dow scientists to enable the use of renewable raw materials and deliver distinctive performance attributes in the final application. As a result, the material used in the new line of Wallables replaces a percentage of petroleum-based ingredients with bio-based, renewable content and offers increased durability.

Journals Unlimited is a line that eliminates any writer’s block and stimulates creative writing. No more blank pages waiting to be filled. Journals Unlimited offers pages full of prompts that get memories and imaginations flowing. Young authors can’t wait to fill in all the blanks! With 60 themed journals, any occasion can be easily recorded and remembered for a lifetime.

The Giggle Guide® surveyed 26 mothers, living throughout the United States and Canada, about today’s children’s market and the products they purchase. The fourth question in our exclusive series asks…

What are the key features you look for when purchasing children’s shoes?