2012 Immediate Buys Spotlight

2012 Immediate Buys Spotlight

Fall Into Line for Spring 2013 and Immediate Buys

Fall means spring for children’s buyers looking forward to the new year. Most will get a jump on the buying at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY on October 14th-17th, as the largest show in the nation for juvenile product manufacturers and retailers celebrates its 10th anniversary! The event showcases everything from ABC to Z for families and children from maternity through the early school years.

Fashions for next spring also await at ENK Children’s Club in New York on October 21st-23rd, and regional trade events are scheduled in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Kansas City, Washington and Illinois. See The Giggle Guide® Event Calendar for detailed information.

In need of product yesterday? Start with our Spotlight review of new products from leading brands that are ready for immediate business…

Bedding & Blankets

Woombie (KB Designs, LLC)

Karen Barski
(203) 660-4440

The Woombie offers a unique swaddle alternative for every baby’s needs. Our designs offer comfort with the use of 4way stretch fabric, mimicking the comforts of the womb.

All new accounts qualify for FREE shipping on open orders!

Check us out at ABC Kids Expo Booth 1301!

Halo Innovation

Tricia Knigge

HALO has a singular mission: to help babies sleep safely. Founded in 1994 by William Schmid, who began researching sleeping environments after he lost an infant daughter to SIDS, HALO is dedicated to developing products that set new standards for the safety and improved health of sleeping infants and bringing peace of mind to one’s home. HALO SleepSack branded products are used in over 900 hospitals nationwide to help new parents practice Safe Sleep for Baby at home. For over 15 years HALO has been educating parents about safe sleep and supporting non-profit organizations like First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.

Visit us at the ABC Show this year to see our new lines of best selling HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets, SleepSack® Crib Sets and much more including our new HALO® SwaddleChange™ changing pad cover! Diaper changing can now be easier and less stressful for babies and parents alike. The Swaddle Change is a cuddly cover for the changing pad that features an attached, adjustable swaddle wrap to help keep baby comfortable and little hands under control when changing his diaper.

Visit booth 1329 at the ABC Kids Expo for a demonstration of this innovative product!

Swaddle Designs

Jeff Damir
(206) 525-0400

Color your world with SwaddleDesigns. Our designs appeal to contemporary, style-seeking moms, as well as appeal to traditional gift givers and moms who love sweet traditional pastel baby prints. Sterling Collection, Taupe Gray Collection, Jewel Tone Collection, and Pastel Collection.

Our brand new SwaddleLite™ - Set of 3 Marquisette Swaddling Blankets in a beautiful gift box – is quickly becoming a bestseller with a $40 SRP. Our marquisette swaddling blankets are beautiful quality – and our new touch-n-feel box allows consumers to feel our softness. Available in a multitude of colors and styles. Easy to merchandise and easy to sell.

Our unique SwaddleDuo® featuring one flannel blanket and a marquisette blanket – is a wonderful gift option for fall and winter. New parents will be prepared for both warm and cool environments.

When buyers visit our booth at ABC, they will see multiple merchandising vignettes with our swaddling blankets, cozy blankets, baby apparel, wearable blankets, hooded towels, bibs, and more. Creative ideas to merchandise SwaddleDesigns and create a wonderful display.

Call or email to request a catalog. Visit our web site. Come see us at the ABC Kids Expo or one of our fabulous showrooms to view our newest collections!

Auto & Travel

Itzy Ritzy

Katie Charnas
(630) 839-9830

Itzy Ritzy is back at the ABC Kids Expo with our trendy products that offer modern solutions for chic parents on the go. Along with our bestselling Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags, we are proud to showcase the newest members of the Itzy Ritzy line:

Lunch Happens™ Bento Lunch Box:

  • Everything is in its place with our new double-decker lunch box. Pre-measured compartments leave space for veggies, fruit, sandwiches and the occasional sweet treat.
  • Eco-friendly
  • Ideal for school, picnics, travel
  • Built-in handle
  • Use as a stand-alone lunch box, or insert into most insulated lunch bags
  • FDA approved, lead-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Available in three seriously cute styles

Wrap & Roll Infant Carrier Arm Pad & Tummy Mat
Schlepping car seats should be easy so we came up with this multi-purpose pad that wraps around an infant carrier handle and cushions your arm when you lift the car seat. Its other trick: unfolding to become a tummy time mat, allowing you to spread out and play wherever you go. Features include comfort padding, 100% cotton reversing to luxurious minky, machine washable and more!

See what’s new at Booth #4021. Contact to set up an in-booth appointment.


Joe Marcucci
(314) 629-4203

SnoozeShade is delighted to announce the launch of our exciting new range of sun and sleep shades at ABC Expo 2012 in readiness for next Spring.

SnoozeShade is the multi-award-winning range of breathable sleep & sun shades. They provide excellent sun protection and help babies sleep wherever they are. Versions are available for single and double strollers; infant carriers and playards.

We’ve spent the last two years asking what American parents want and need – and we’ve listened. Our new products have been designed based on feedback from parents across the US.

SnoozeShade will be a must-have product for 2013. The response from a few select retailers who have been shown the new products has been overwhelmingly positive.

We’re excited that one of our new products has been shortlisted as a finalist in the JPMA Innovation Awards.

We are confident that 2013 will be a very big year for SnoozeShade. A US-wide grass roots marketing campaign designed to encourage moms into local stores will launch in early 2013. Our PR is second to none and we expect to keep building brand visibility

Don’t miss out – come and see us in Modern Child in booth 3313 to find out more.

We’re sure you’ll get customers asking for SnoozeShade.

Toys & Recreation

Cloud B

Michelle Chu
(310) 781-3833

Commemorating ten successful years of products and programs designed to help children sleep, Cloud b is set to take center-stage in 2012! The company thrives on innovation, sleep technology and most importantly- passion. With these elements, Cloud b has mastered the art of creating plush toys with a purpose and continues to do so every year.

The creators of the award-winning Twilight Turtle and Sleep Sheep introduce the ultimate innovation in Sleep Sheep to help children sleep safely and soundly through the night, allowing parents to rest easy too!

In response to fans of the sleep technology incorporated in all of their products, Cloud b created Sleep Sheep-Smart Sensor to alleviate stress and promote tranquility amongst parents and children. The new smart sensor was designed in consultation with an advisory board of specialist with the vision of creating the best night’s sleep for the whole family in an effortless and relaxing way.

Innovative in design, unique in function and above all, memorable when experienced, Cloud b has become a trusted name among parents, grandparents, and caretakers.

Visit Cloud b at the ABC Kids Expo Booth # 2301 (Oct 14-17).

Isobella & Chloe

Customer Service
(626) 457-8823

Isobella & Chloe is ready to kick-start the holiday festivities and parties with fancy dresses and stylish coats! This season, there’s even more reason to celebrate because the line was honored with the prestigious Earnie awards in the dresswear category. After five years of building its stylish reputation in both boutiques and department stores, Isobella & Chloe is thrilled to be recognized for its collection of dressy and semi-dressy outfits for everyone from cute newborns to blossoming young ladies.

Isobella & Chloe is now taking immediate Fall 2012 orders on all its most popular dresses and coats. With its sister styles and coordinating hair accessories, retailers can better serve customers who are looking for the perfect outfit for long days in front of the fireplace and those timeless family photos. Outfits are styled with staggered, layered ruffles; sequin and ruffle details; and oversized flower embellishments in a wide array of materials ranging from luxuriously soft knits, chiffon, velvet, netting, and taffeta. Styles are available from 3M to size 14.

See Kai Run

Julie Dodobara
(888) 524-7463

Stock Your Shelves with See Kai Run for the Season!

It’s time to get ready for cool weather events! See Kai Run has got you covered this season.

Holiday Time
We’re offering patent Mary Janes in a rainbow of colors for girls, as well as silver and gold metallics that will dress up any occasion. For boys, classic wingtips in a variety of colors and classic saddle shoes are sure to please.

We’ve added tall boots to our Kai girls line in sizes 8-13, whole and half sizes. There are five ultra-fashionable styles to choose from — all of which make a “wow” fashion statement. In additional, versatile ankle boots for boys and girls are always crowd pleasers and keep feet comfy and warm.

Since its inception in 2004, See Kai Run has been known for making the perfect first shoe for new walkers. Our shoes brought parents fun, sophisticated styles that were suitable for outdoor play and still promoted the healthy development of little feet. Our footwear collection, which includes three lines, Smaller, a line of soft-soled crib shoes, our eponymous shoe line, and Kai, big kid shoes, unites style with comfort, quality and safety.