Skip*Hop’s runway-inspired Chelsea diaper bag features insulated side pockets to fit bottles, sippy cups, and snacks. This day-to-dinner design also features a front compartment that flips down for a second look. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $100. For more information call 877-4-SKIPHOP or visit www.skiphop.com.
Study: Toddlers benefit from live video chat interaction
According to a by-lined article by Nina Criscuolo of Wishtv.com, new research says screen time can actually be a good thing for kids. For years, The American Academy of Pediatrics has said children under two years old should not be watching television or using tablets. Experts say those who watch too much media have poor language skills and miss out on other activities that would be more useful for development.
Many new and seasoned companies are bringing out "Bamboo" products and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made it clear that products may not be called "Bamboo this" or "Bamboo that" unless they are made of true bamboo fabric.
Experts say the FTC has also made it clear that it is against federal law to state a product is made from "Bamboo" when the fabric is actually Rayon, a semi-synthetic. The FTC has taken action against retailers for selling products called "Bamboo," and has enforced huge fines. “It’s misleading to call bamboo that has been chemically processed into rayon simply ‘bamboo,’ ” says Jessica Rich, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection "
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2016 Best Toys for Kids award winners today. The list includes 24 winning toys in 17 categories.
“ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from other top toy lists because it reflects the collective expertise of hundreds of toy retailers who know toys inside out,” said Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA. “The list of winners is a well-balanced representation of the fun, top-quality, high play value products consumers can find in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores around the country.”
The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to help its retailer members attract media coverage and customers to their stores during the all-important fourth quarter. “The Best Toys for Kids awards program is one more way to differentiate the outstanding value of specialty toys and to differentiate ASTRA stores,” said Mosley. “We encourage specialty retailers to use this program to educate their customers and sell more toys.”
Evolur, designed to evolve with a child, was recently introduced by DOM (Dream on Me). The affordably luxurious brand is available in a variety of styles, colors, finishes, and coordinating pieces, the line features convertible cribs that convert easily into a toddler bed, daybed, double bed, or double bed headboard.
The Glenna Jean Boutique line launched in 2013 and offers exclusivity for brick and mortar stores. Available only to boutiques, it's not available to mass merchants or E-tailers. And the boutique collections feature keystone MAP pricing.
babysoy was founded over a decade ago by two friends—one of whom discovered a patented eco-friendly soy protein-to-fiber called Azlon®—the other a graphic designer single mother looking for simple, modern, and eco-friendly layettes.