ABC Kids Expo Preview for Sold Out Show
In October, members of the juvenile industry will be able to see hundreds of new products at the sold out ABC Kids Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Scheduled October 10-13, the show promises furniture, bedding, room décor, baby gear, gift and layette, maternity, toys and related accessories.
With nearly 1,000 exhibitors, 3,650 booths in one million square feet of exhibit space, the largest juvenile products show in the world recently announced retailer pre-registrations are running nearly 15 percent ahead of last year, with record international attendance. Over 65 countries are currently registered to attend this powerful event.
The fully categorized show includes new product launches for baby, teen, and all the children in between, including its popular and expanded Modern Child® and Naturally Kids® pavilions along with over 250 first time exhibitors. New this year is the show's Maternity Square™ pavilion, showcasing 50 companies that produce maternity and related products.
Founded as a partnership between independent specialty store retailers and the manufacturers who support them to promote the long-term sustained growth of the industry as well as to provide valuable opportunities for networking and education, the show has grown to be the largest industry event. With more than 900 exhibitors in over one million square feet of exhibit space, it is currently the fastest growing trade show in the nation and ranks within the 200 largest trade shows in North America.
A number of vendors are offering show specials, many of which are listed on the ABC Kids Epo site. For the current list click here.
The following is a look at a number of products that can be seen at the show. To search a category click on Safety & Hygiene, Maternity, Nursing, Feeding; Education & Toys; Furnishings, Bedding, Decor, On the Go, and Softgoods (Bibs, Blankets, Layette, and more).
Safety & Hygiene
The Aquadux® brand swim aids for children keep the wearers head out of water, while still allowing them full free movement while learning to swim. They are stretchable which makes them comfortable to wear and extending their life as a child grows. The Aquadux® devices are made from U.L. tested and approved materials. They are designed to fit snugly, and are tightened at the waist with a belt. The Paddler model also comes with a crotch strap. This and other design additions aid in keeping the Paddler from riding up. The sizes for the Paddler model are extra small, and small. Currently, the Paddler and all other Aquadux® devices come in yellow. For information visit www.aquadux.net.
Baby Elephant Ears
Baby Elephant Ears is a new company specializing in a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort for babies. These multifunctional head and neck support pillows get their name from their adorable and unique shape which resembles elephant ears. These pillows keep baby’s head, neck and spine perfectly aligned in the stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, or anywhere else. Baby Elephant Ears is not intended for crib use, Baby Elephant Ears are fully washable and require no attachments, straps, or special skills. This chiropractor-inspired ergonomic head support pillow was mom-designed with infants in mind. For more information call 763-670-1581 or visit www.babyelephantears.com.
Ginsey Inflatable Tubs
Ginsey Home Solutions presents a new problem solving item in our long line of bath safety products. Our inflatable baby bathtub offers a calming and comfortable bathing area, just the right size for your little one. The easily inflatable tubs are playfully adorned with your child's favorite Disney and Sesame Street characters! Whether you are cleaning up from a dip in the old honey pot, a ride on the race track, a long day of stepdaughter chores or from hanging with your trashcan friend, this bathing necessity makes cleaning up a breeze. Inflatable bathtub is will soon be available in Disney/Pixar Cars, Disney Princess and Disney Winnie the Pooh as well as Sesame Street designs. For information email service at ginsey.com.
Inocry is a baby monitor that enables smarter parenting seamlessly integrated with the modern lifestyle. With no range limit and no unit to carry around, inocry allows the caregiver to stay connected to their baby with any mobile phone wherever they are. We detect when the baby is crying and let the parents know/hear whether in the home or out of it.
For information call 650-387-9754 or visit www.inocry.com.
KidKusion is introducing the New Clearly Safe Edge Kushion. The Clearly Safe Edge Cushion can be wrapped around the hard edges of furniture, counter tops, walls and more. This clear rubber edge wraps around both straight edges and corners. No need to purchase corner guards separately. Just cut Edge Cushion using easy template provided and attach all in one piece around corners. Uses 3M™ adhesive. Latex Free, Phthalate Free, BPA Free. Sold in 6 foot rolls. For information visit www.kidkusion.com.
Tooth Tissues are disposable dental wipes designed for infants and toddlers and invented by two dentists. The uniquely textured wipes are designed for effective, safe plaque removal from teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks. Conveniently packaged and easy to use they help prevent tooth decay and establish good oral hygiene habits at a young age. Tooth Tissues are purposely unflavored, packaged with 30 wipes in a soft resealable pouch. They leave no sticky residue on fingers or teeth and are 99% natural. They are soothing for teething gums with aloe vera, paraben free, and formulated with xylitol, a proven cavity fighter. For more information visit the www.toothtissues.com.
Sniffle Buddies are high quality, cashmere-like soft, bamboo velour wristbands. They were invented for an allergy-prone toddler to assist in tending sniffles while playing in the great, allergen-filled outdoors. They are also useful for special needs individuals for tending drool. They have a ruffled, bamboo velour surface (70% bamboo / 28% Organic Cotton / 2% poly) over 2" elastic interiors. The bands are secured around the wrist with Velcro® closures allowing for easy on/off by the parent. Sniffle Buddies are hand assembled here in the USA. Bamboo fabric is also said to possess antibacterial, anti-fungal properties although this claim is not yet sanctioned by the FTC.Sniffle Buddies are available in 3 sizes and 5 colors.For information call 800-375-4991 or visit www.snifflebuddies.com.
Snuggin Go® offers one-of-a-kind body support for preterm & term babies. Snuggin Go® correctly & easily positions an infant's head & body in car seats and strollers to prevent head slumping, improve breathing, reduce reflux/colic symptoms, and minimize flat spots. It also adds necessary support for swings, bouncy chairs, & high chairs. It is adjustable, portable, and machine washable. Slides under seat straps. Crash Safety Tested. Various colors available. For children in forward facing convertible or booster seats from 30-65 pounds or 32-49 inches tall. For information call 888-848-0286 or visit www.snuggingo.com.
SplishSplash Bath Tub Filter
The Splish Splash Bath Tub Filter safely removed the harmful effects of chlorine from bathwater in just minutes, allowing infants and children to enjoy a healthier bathing experience in water that has the natural feeling of rainwater. Chlorine-free water means softer skin and hair, and improves lathering and sudsing. Splish n Splash is non-toxic and safe for the entire family, including pets.The filter is effective for about 200 baths or one year. For more information call 800-592-8371 or visit www.newwaveenviro.com.
Toofeze® satisfies teething babies' instinctive craving for cold, smooth objects. The cool, stainless steel disk reduces swelling and inflammation while the soft silicone handle and stationary design make it easy for babies to control. It is made of 100 percent natural ingredients and is safe for sensitive babies. Easily cleaned with soap and water, antibacterial wipes, or in the dishwasher, Toofeze is recommended and used by pediatric professionals. Recommended for babies ages 3 months+. Toofese chills quickly in a refrigerator, cold water, or even in front of a car air conditioning vent. Can be personalized at a local engraving shop. For more information call 720-205-0335 or visit www.ohthatbaby.com.
Maternity, Nursing, Feeding
Double Cuddle Twin Feeding Pillow
The Double Cuddle allows a caregiver to independently bottle-feed twins at the same time, saving hours of precious time. Tagged as "as close as you can get to a mother’s arms," the Double Cuddle is designed for babies comfort and support, keeping them ideally positioned while they feed and allows the caregiver to comfortably enjoy the time with the babies. The elevated neck support helps aid digestion and relieves the symptoms of reflux, colic, colds, flu, and breathing difficulties. The lightweight and portable design is made from antibacterial foam with a removable machine washable cover. For information call +61 2 9614 3073 or visit www.babybumbles.com.
Happy Family Brands
HAPPYBABY is one of the nation’s leading premium organic baby and toddler food companies offering a complete line of products including HAPPYBELLIES, the only organic baby cereal with DHA plus probiotic protection; HAPPYBABY, fresh frozen organic baby meals for 6+, 7+ and 9+ months; HAPPYBABYPUFFS, the only organic puffs with ½ the sugar and two new gluten-free flavors; HAPPYMELTS, the first USDA organic freeze-dried yogurt and fruit snacks containing both prebiotics and probiotics; HAPPYBABY, 14 easy organic meals in pouches, HAPPYTOT™ pouches, the only toddler food enriched with the super-grain Salba, and HAPPYBITES, handheld toddler meals with hidden veggies. Formerly limited distribution has been expanded to make dry products available to additional juvenile retailers. For information call 212-374-2779 or visit www.happybabyfood.com.
HOTmilk Lingerie is a New Zealand-based company which offers lingerie, camisoles, and nightwear for pregnant women. The collection is designed to reveal the sexy, sensual woman inside the loving mother. HOTmilk designs exude sensuality and femininity and are created for the many facets of a woman. HOTmilk designs incorporate sumptuous fabrics, exquisite detailing, and fashion-forward prints and colors while accommodating the practicalities of discreet feeding, comfort, and well-supported silhouettes in both maternity and nightwear. The brand supports and encourages breastfeeding through elegant, luxurious designs which promote and elevate its’ importance. For more information call or visit www.hotmilklingerie.co.nz.
latchOn® is a convenient, stylish, and affordable way to nurse in public. It is a nursing blanket strap that attaches to any blanket, turning it into a nursing cover. LatchOn is a less expensive alternative to high-priced nursing covers, is easy to carry and use, and it stylish and unique, according to the company. Made from high quality, fashionable fabrics LatchOn features the company's unique, sterling silver-plated flower clips that grip tightly, securing the blanket in place. latchOn comes in two different styles: cotton/cotton and cotton/minky, with six different patterns and colors to choose from. For information call 801-787-2734 or visit www.thebuttonbarn.com.
L'oved Baby Burp Cloth
L'ovedbaby recently introduced its new plush Burp Cloth. Made of luxuriously soft, thick, 100% cotton, it is 3-ply for extra absorbency, and backed with the company's stylish ultrasuede to coordinate with L'oved Baby's popular 4-in-1 Nursing Shawls. It comes in the same seven solid colors as the shawls—caramel, brown, sand, green, gray, pink, and blue. For more information call 818-992-9911 or visit www.lovedbaby.com.
Sippy Sure® is the world’s first medicine dispensing sippy cup. Its patented design creates a spill- and leak-proof cup that keeps medicine and a child’s favorite drink separate until they are ready to drink. As the child drinks from the cup, the medicine is mixed with the drink concealing, it and easily giving the child their medicine. The caregiver can see how much medicine a child has taken by looking at the medicine dosing bottle, which has easy-read markings for accurate medicine dosage, located inside the cup. Developed by a doctor and dad, Sippy Sure® is made of high impact FDA food grade polypropylene plastic and is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. The company recommends parents use Sippy Sure® as their child’s everyday sippy cup by just removing the medicine cup and storing it in a safe place. For more information call 864-981-3553 or visit www.sippysure.com.
Spoiled Mama Nipstick
The Spoiled Mama Nipstick is a 100% all-natural and plant-based salve made with certified organic oil that is infused with healing herbs such as calendula and plantain, to which are added healing cocoa butter and shea butter. It comes in a 1 oz. push-up tube for easy application and therefore has a lower risk of contamination, since there are no fingers in the jar. The salve melts on contact and also serves as an excellent diaper rash ointment. All ingredients are safe for ingestion and lanolin free, so it does not need to be washed off prior to nursing. For more information call 877-OK-SPOIL or visit www.thespoiledmama.com.
Tutortogs, a new clothing and accessories firm, has created a line of stylish tops for new moms and others designed to capture newborns’ attention and help stimulate babies’ visual development. “Most people do not know that infants’ visual acuity is about nil when they’re born,” says Tutortogs founder Megan Kelleher. “It takes about three months for babies’ eyesight and focus to mature enough so that they can really discern people and objects.” The fashionable shirts, which feature printed high-contrast designs, are nursing-friendly but not exclusively the purview of new moms.
The mid-priced shirts retail for less than $50 and are manufactured of 95% cotton and 5% spandex jersey for a figure-flattering silhouette and ease of use for nursing. Styles include Polka Dot Polo, Racing Check Scoop, Stripe V-Neck, and Ladybug Surplice. For information call 617-510-6983 or visit www.tutortogshop.com.
Furnishings, Bedding, Decor
Argington Bam Crib
Argington recently introduced its Bam Crib Set, a special value package that allows for a one time purchase of both the crib and bassinet for significant savings. The crib can easily be converted back to bassinet and can also be converted into toddler bed with the purchase of the BAM Toddler Bed Conversion Kit. The crib allows the mattress to be adjustable to three positions. Easy to assemble, it features a six-point leg design for increased safety and strength. Optional accessories include a trundle drawer. Available in ebony or white finishes, Bam is constructed of solid birch and E-Zero birch ply. For information call 718-218-8508 or visit www.argington.com.
Child to Cherish
Child to Cherish, the company that created the original child’s handprint keepsake, introduces Playful Palettes Handprint and Footprint Kits. Theses keepsakes are designed to encourage a child’s creativity and to preserve their growth impressions!.The kit is a special keepsake craft for an everyday activity or gift solution for any special occasion. Includes two 8-inch canvases with washable white paint and dot sponge. Playful Palettes are available in two-tone sets, including Pink and Lavender, Hot Pink and Green, Blue and Yellow, and Red and Navy. For more information call 714-990-1590 or visit www.childtocherish.com.
Cottage Dreams is introducing several new crib collections including some incorporating animal prints, florals and stripes, and fruit-colored brights. Cottage Dreams' sewers craft each and every piece of their collections from the highest quality fabrics to create heirloom bedding mean to be passed from generation to generation. A three piece crib set includes a bumper, sheet, and bed skirt. All bedding is custom made to order in one to two weeks. All bumpers are slipcovered and every piece is machine washable. For more information visit www.cottagedreams.net.
Fun Rugs is the largest producer of children rugs in the world with hundreds of SKUs always in stock. Several new rugs are being introduced, including the one shown here which is part of the Bobby Jack collection and made of 100 percent nylon pile with latex backing. It's available in a 2-ft x 4-ft and a 5-ft by 8-ft. size. Fun Rugs' children's rugs range from its surf time collection and Care Bear collection to silly shag rugs, and various licensed designs. For more information call 323-235-4000 or visit www.funrugs.com.
Jeffco Fibres, Inc.
Jeffco Fibres, a leading United States foam and fiber manufacturer, is debuting its new product line for the juvenile market, Jeffco Fibres CubClub™. The line features a CubClub™ Cozy Chair with a patented wide base providing extra stability to prevent tipping. The same stability-based design is found in the CubClub™ Cozy Sofa. Both are available in a wide array of primary and designer colors and offer children fun, comfortable, and quality furniture. Additional products include Nap-Away® and Nap-Time Mats, Puzzle Gym Blocks, Barrel Storage Chair, and Puzzle Play Mat. The CradleU™ pillow is designed for moms, moms-to-be, and other adults needing comfort and support. For more information call 508-673-1001 or visit www.jeffcofibres.com.
The Little Acorn
The Little Acorn recently launched a line of wall art, pillows, and bedside rugs that include words and images that make children smile while teaching them colors, social awareness, tolerance, and "love of all things." All the art and characters are original and created by Bridget Kelly, brand creator of Whistle & Wink. Shown here is Color Robots. Stretched canvases come in a variety of sizes, and other accessories are also available. For more information call 415-350-7212 or visit www.thelittleacorn.com.
Newco is introducing its Toy Story 3 Deluxe Rocker. Buzz and Woody are back again and this time they have some help in this year’s blockbuster film Toy Story 3. This Toy Story 3 deluxe rocking chair features a sturdy hardwood frame and is made in the U.S.A. Also available are a matching recliner, sofa and toy box. For further information please contact Newco International at 818-834-7100.
Oopsy Daisy’s canvas wall stickers are extremely large compared to the company's competitors, with up to 205 reusable components. The large size comes with 2 sheets of 54-in. x 30-in. stickers. The small size comes with 1 sheet of 54-in. x 30-in. and 1 sheet that is 54-in x 15-in. Each comes with a set of letters and numbers so they can be personalized in a variety of ways. The poly-canvas stickers are very durable and re-positionable. The wall stickers are printed using the giclee printing method which provides the same clarity, depth, and color resolution of the company's canvas stretched art. For information call 619-640-6649 or visit www.oopsydaisy.com.
On the Go
Avio by Inglesina
Inglesina recently introduced Avio, its made-in-Italy stroller that opens and folds with one hand. While offering a wide and comfortable seat for an infant, the Avio features a revolutionary 19.50-in. width which allows it to go through narrow passages. Once folded the stroller is quite compact.. The joined handle combined with its eight ball-bearing wheel system provides unparalleled smoothness making, the company reports, Avio the ideal stroller. Its clean look, lack of rivets and hidden closing mechanism make AVIO the ultimate contemporary stroller. Additional accessories include car seat adapters for various lines of infant seats, winter footmuff, and coordinated diaper bag. Avio is available in black, navy, red, light blue, lime, and pink. Avio is available as a stroller and with bassinet. For more information call 973-244-2411 or visit www.aviostroller.com.
The creator of the Original Baby K’tan, a one-of-a-kind double sling design baby carrier, recently introduced a new breathable mesh active carrier. The Breeze carrier has the same great double loop design as the original Baby K’tan, but is made of 50 percent breathable mesh & 50 percent soft cotton. This mesh/cotton construction reduces heat and moisture, making it more breathable and comfortable for the infant and caregiver during outdoor active use, while retaining the same stability and ease-of-use as the original. Available in t-shirt black and t-shirt white, the carrier is azo dye-free and chemical-free. A blend of sling and carrier, the Baby K’tan can be worn with an infant in more than nine positions. Lightweight and compact like a sling, the Baby K'tan carrier also goes over both shoulders to evenly distribute a baby's weight with adjustable back support, like a structured carrier, and allows children up to 42 pounds to be carried.For more information call 954-889-5666 or visit www.babyktan.com.
Doodle Wheel™ is the customizable reflective hubcaps for baby strollers. Fun and functional, this new product makes an infant's ride safer and more visible to motorists. It also allows caregivers to more readily identify their stroller in a crowd. Dozens of fun designs are available and Doodle Wheels stickers are easy to attach to the rims of a stroller and reusable. They are made from heavy-duty plastic built to withstand the rigors of everyday use. For more information call 917-797-8216 or visit our www.doodlewheel.com.
Easy-Tote was created when a father and grandfather tried to devise something that could safely and painlessly transfer some of the weight of a baby carrier to some other part of the body. Easy-Tote™ features a padded hook-and-loop adjustable cuff which can be worn on the upper left arm or on the forearm close to the elbow. A two-in. webbing strap extends across the back, over the right shoulder and down to attach to an infant carrier. The strap—available in dozens of patterns and colors—is adjustable to fit different sizes and by slightly adjusting the position of the left arm the amount of force on the right arm can be changed. The patent-pending product is available in three styles at three price points. For more information email EasyTote at gmail.com. The website www.Easy-Tote.com is under construction.
Easy Wrap, Inc. recently introduced the wrap with a 1-2-3 step method of wrapping and tying. There are no buckles, rings, or snaps an provides a safe, hands-free way to wear an infant. infants can be worn facing frontward or backward. The softly padded neckline and leg rails offer ultimate comfort for an infant, while the Judena Wrap offers the right among of hands-free stability and adjustability. It enhances breast feeding and helps establish sleeping patterns, according to the company. A full color bi-lingual instruction booklet is included with each wrap and each wrap is reversible, offering two looks in one (a solid and print). For more information call 770-681-0140 or visit www.easywrapinc.com.
Guava Family recently announced its launch of GoCrib™, a revolutionary crib-in-a-backpack. The standard-size portable crib packs into an accompanying backpack while Its rigid-inflatable-airframe technology creates a light-weight, yet strong and safe environment for children. The total weight of the crib and backpack is 10.5 pounds. Its side door allows the crib to morph from a safe and secure place to a fun play area as a child grows. The included dual-action pump inflates the crib in less than a minute and a pressure gauge tells when it is ready to use. The valves lock open to make deflation fast, and the GoCrib can be stuffed into its backpack like a sleeping bag. The Go Crib is made of PVC-free, phthalate-free, AZO-dye-free, and lead-free non-toxic materials and paints. Its curved sidewalls eliminate hard edges and corners and its breathable ClearView mesh allows full airflow and an unobstructed view of the child, even when the side is zipped up. For information call 800-403-8518 or visit www.guavafamily.com.
Happybabyzzz is a multi-functional baby carrier bundled into one, providing a baby carrier, baby blanket, diaper bag, and changing pad! The baby totezzz promotes carrying new borns, ages birth to four months, on the parent's arm. The large pouch provides space for all the diaper accessories and it transforms into a changing pad when the zippers are opened. Available in several colors in 100 percent cotton fabrics. For information visit www.happybabyzzz.com or email gayathri.n at happybabyzzz.com.
Kowalli Baby Carrier Covers are for baby-wearing moms and dads who are tired of bundling baby in bulky layers or fussing with unruly blankets when the temperatures dip. The Kowalli covers parent and child together, allowing them to share body heat. The Kowalli works with soft carriers such as the Ergo, Beco, and BabyBjorn, as well as with slings, wraps, and Mei tais, accommodating front-facing or backward-facing positions, as well as hip-carry positions. It can also be used as a nursing cover. Kowalli products are made in the USA of local New England products, including the highest quality Polartec fleece. Available in five color combinations, including gender neutrals. New KozyHats and Snuggleboots come in six coordinating color combos. For more information call 401-276-0497 or visit www.kowalli.com/retail.
Moby Wrap recently introduced its organic swirl Moby Wrap, which is soft, comfortable, and affordable. The 100 percent organic cotton wrap features an exclusive earthy swirl design printed on the company's EKO certified organic cotton and is machine washable. The pattern consists of an intricate design of chocolate brown swirls on a sand background. The wrap is finished with the same chocolate brown contrast stitch. The Moby® Wrap is a wide piece of fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders and the entire back, evenly distributing an infant's weight. The Moby® Wrap is designed for babies from birth to 35 lbs. and the one-size-fits-most wrap means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share the wrap. A complete instruction booklet is included. Machine washable and includes full color instruction booklet. For information call 888-MBY-WRAP or visit www.MobyWrap.com.
Uppa Baby recently introduced its 2011 VISTA Stroller featuring an Interchangable system that comes with a toddler seat and bassinet. The frame is constructed of welded aluminum alloy with smooth rolling "no-flat" wheels. A push-on, push-off system operates the brakes and there is a one-button telescopic handle-height adjustment. A floating arch rear axle prevents the caregiver from stubbing his/her toes. There is a shock-absorbing front and rear suspension and a large easy-access basket. The bassinet, lined with an all-natural blend of cotton and organic soybean fiber, features a breezy canopy and is suitable for children from birth to six months. The toddler seat features an extended drop-down sunshade and a reversible seat with four-position recline. A rain shield and bug shield are included. Suitable for children 3 months to 50 lbs. New colors for 2011 are slate blue and wheat. For information call 781-878-3988 or visit www.uppababy.com.
Soft Goods - Bibs, Blankets, Burb Cloths, Layettes
ChuChi-Night Light and Defender of Creatures That Go Bump in the Night
The creators at Banana Design Lab have design the perfect nocturnal companion for any child in search of a bedtime buddy. ChuChi, the plushie night-light, is designed to help get little ones through the night by targeting both the physical and emotional fears that come to life when the lights go off. ChuChi is a portable, huggable, and loveable plushie night-light that doubles as an ambient mood light. Chichi has two modes “Lantern night-light” and “Soothing Ambient Heartbeat.” When the lantern night-light is activated, the soft yellow light from ChuChi's head illuminates to help chase monsters away and can also act as a lantern to help guide childrenon nighttime journeys to the restroom. When children are feeling anxiety or nighttime stress, they can squeeze ChuChi and the Soothing Ambient Heartbeat mode is activated, acting as a relaxing rhythmic mood-light. ChuChi’s glowing heartbeat rhythm changes organically over time to offer peace and solace for child trying sleep or relax. Recommended for ages three and older. For more information call or visit www.bananadesignlab.com.
Since 2000, Little Giraffe has become known for creating cozy and luxurious, yet practical, blankets, blankys, and accessories for babies and adults. Little Giraffe plush products seem unbelievably lavish, but actually epitomize quality and convenience because everything is machine washable. Little Giraffe makes blankies, burpies, blankets, crib bedding, after-bath hooded towels, adult-size home throw blankets, bathrobes, and more. For more information call 818-858-6880 or visit www.littlegiraffe.com.
Wow Baby products are exquisitely made from a unique blend of Designer Cotton Prints & Organic Bamboo fabrics. Each of bib and burp cloth feature the company's unique mom-invented detachable spill proof liner. The top layer is made from designer fabrics while the second layer is made from organic bamboo which is very absorbent and has natural anti-bacterial properties. The third layer is a patented spill proof lining free of lead and pthalates. Wow Baby products are designed and made in USA. For more information call 845-834-2649 or visit www.awowbaby.com.
Wee BE Organic® Peace Collection
Babe Ease®, LLC, the New Hampshire-based creator and distributor of the Original Clean Shopper® shopping cart cover and other award-winning baby accessories is debuting its new Wee BE Organic® Peace Collection line of 100% organic cotton Clean Shopper® shopping cart covers, baby caps, bibs and body suits. The Wee BE Organic® Clean Shopper® is made of three layers of 100% organic cotton, and comes complete with two side pockets for storing snacks or keys, two toy loops for attaching toys and teethers, a safety strap to help baby sit more securely, and a matching organic cotton drawstring tote for easy storage and portability. Coordinating Peace Collection baby caps, bibs and body suits feature the same 100% organic cotton fabric, adhering strictly to the Global Organic Textile Standard for all prints and dyes as well as Fair Trade practices. Wee BE Organic® Clean Shoppers®, caps, bibs, and body suits are available in three Peace Prints (Natural/Brown, Pink/Brown and Blue/Brown). For more information call 603-635-3474 or visit www.cleanshopper.com.
Education & Toys
Alex' Ready, Set, Go! trike is available in red or pink and is a three-in-one trike that can grow with a childe, converting from a safe and comfortable baby tricycle to an independent tricycle. For children at 10+ months, it serves as a push & stroll model, with parents using the adjustable handle to steer the trike. In this mode, it features a high-backed seat, safety bar, seat belt, and footrests. At 15+ months, it converts to a rolling trike by removing the headrest and safety bar. Pull out the clutch so the child can freewheel while the caregiver maintains ride control. At 24+ months, the steering handle can be detached while the footrests are folded up and the clutch is pushed in for a complete trike with non-slip pedals and rubber wheels for traction. Made of metal and sturdy molded plastic components. For information call 201.750.8010 or visit www.alextoys.com.
BrillKids Inc. is a privately held company and is part of the Kreative Land Group. The company reports it so strongly believes in the importance of early learning and believes that parents can do a great deal to help their children fulfill their innate potential The company provides learning products in a number of languages. Brill Kids offers books and educational materials designed to help parents teach their infants reading, math, and other skills. For more information visit www.brillkids.com.
Manhattan Toy recently introduced a number of new products including its Stow & Go Activity Cart. Sturdy but stylish this cart is brimming with built-in activities, lots of storage space, and a braking function for beginning walkers. Features include colorful bead bars, chunky shapes with asorter, and space for teddy bears and toys .make this a hands-on favorite for years. Suggested for children 12 months and older. For more information call 612-337-9608 or visit www.manhattantoy.com.
OK to Wake! Owl with Night-Light & Music
The OK to Wake! Owl with Night-Light & Music is an ingenious new product designed to delight both kids and their parents. This cuddly plush doll illuminates in two colors - yellow in the evening and green in the morning when it’s “OK to Wake!” (a time that parents can select). Kids quickly learn the morning routine, giving parents extra sleep. The owl also plays lullabies and gives children gentle reminders to stay in bed when its tummy is pressed at night or in the wee hours of the morning. A convenient nap timer function is another feature. The OK to Wake! Owl is designed by American Innovative, creator of the Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock and Night-light. For information call 617-395-7831 or visit www.americaninnovative.com.
Safari Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of authentic replica collectibles. Realistic replicas are carefully sculpted by experts. Each USA-based sculptor thoroughly researches the anatomy of the animal to ensure accuracy of detail.The Life Cycle of a Frog Set features 5 hand painted replicas showing the different stages of the evolution of a frog from the egg stage to an adult frog. Safari Ltd. meets or exceeds all safety standards. and its replicas are appropriate for ages 3 and up. For information call 800-554-5414 or visti www.safariltd.com
Teach My Toddler, Teach My Baby
The Teach My edcuational kits are designed to serve as all-in-one teaching aids to make it easier for parents to spend quality time teaching their babies and toddlers. Designed for babies 6-18 months of age, Teach My Baby includes 15 innovative tools to help babies learn the basics. The kit is divided into 4 sections; First Words, First Numbers, Self, and Sounds and Touch. Each section contains coordinated teaching tools that encourage natural repetition. Teach My Toddler is an award-winning all-in-one learning system for toddlers. The toddler kit—which contains everything a parent needs for fun, educational play—has 17 teaching tools to help toddlers master the basics; alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors. Each section is fully-coordinated with a total of 5 puzzles, 4 board books, 4 posters, and 4 sets of flashcards, all in one portable & storable carrying case. The aim of Teach My Toddler is to give toddlers a head start and to encourage one-on-one time between toddlers and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Teach My Toddler is designed for children 18 months and older. For more information call 416-488-7076 or visit www.teachmy.com.