Registration Open for JPMA Show

Registration is now open for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Show: Built for Baby. This year’s show is scheduled April 10-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to attract  4,600 attendees, 90%+ of the industry’s buying power, and thousands of new and expecting parents. In addition, manufacturers can enter products in the JPMA Innovation Awards competition until February 11. This long-standing and widely respected contest is judged a committee comprised of industry buyers, consumer and trade media, safety experts, and industry partners. The products are judged on their innovation and other qualities. For …

Diaper Bag Comparison Chart

2019’s Hottest New Diaper Bags-Baby & Children’s Product News Magazine Compare the industry’s newest Diaper Bags and all of their features and pricing. Get the inside scoop on the best bag for you and your baby.  See the information that the industry buyers use when making their buying decisions. diaper bag comparison chart  

December/January 2019

Actress Eva Amurri Martino and Masala Baby have collaboratively designed a capsule collection with charming vintage flair that is so Eva and Marlowe! From beach to boardwalk, mix and match styles create dreamy Mommy and Me Masala Moments with The Happily Eva for Masala Baby! This spring/summer collection launches January 29th, 2019. For more information call 347/ 515-6439 or visit www.masalababy.com. Photography by Julia D’Agostino.

StickyLickits make healthy food more attractive to kids

StickyLickits is a product based on the company’s belief that if fruits and veggies are fun to eat, kids will eat them. The only thing StickyLickits adds to food is fun, and since most kids love stickers, the novelty of stickers they can eat encourages them to eat food that includes an edible sticker. These are stickers that can be peeled from their backing, licked, and then stuck on fruit or veggies. StickyLickits are sugar-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan, and kosher. StickyLickits melt in the mouth, turbocharge healthy eating and are fun. The company reports that …

Happiest Baby’s award-winning Sleepea is the Easiest Swaddle Ever

Happiest Baby’s award-winning Sleepea makes swaddling easier and safer than ever. That’s why this 5-second swaddle is so beloved…it sold out in 3 weeks. Now fully stocked again, it’s available for retail partners. Swaddling gives babies the snug embrace they loved in the womb. And, by preventing startles and wild-handed nose-whacks, swaddling quickly boosts a baby’s sleep. Sleepea was designed by Dr. Harvey Karp, America’s top pediatrician. Dr. Karp started the swaddling revolution with his parenting classic, The Happiest Baby on the Block, which teaches his popular 5 S’s soothing method…and swaddling is the first step. New York Magazine declared Sleepea “The …

Talking Turkey Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

117 Million-Number of households across the nation-all potential gathering places for people to celebrate the holiday. 28-Number of places in the US named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first Pilgrims. 3.8 Billion Dollars-Forecast receipts to farmers from turkey sales. 1.3-Retail cost per pound from a frozen turkey in December. Which state leads the US in the production of turkeys? Minnesota Which state produces the most cranberries? Wisconsin Which state produces the most sweet potatoes? North Carolina Which state produces the most green beans? Wisconsin Why did the cranberries turn red? They saw the Turkey Dressing. Happy …

3 Tips for a Healthy Baby

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what? Over the years, you’ll have many responsibilities as a parent, but your most important focus in those early days, weeks and months is your child’s health and development, including his or her brain, gut and senses. Brain Numerous studies offer evidence that a child’s learning abilities are developed during early childhood, meaning before even heading off to school. That’s why it’s important …

STEM at Play

(Family Features) When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, but it helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play and adult-guided play allow kids to learn right from wrong, how to share and gain awareness of others’ feelings. Aside from neurological benefits, the power of play can also improve both long-term and short-term health. There’s evidence that active children grow into active adults, thus decreasing their risk of heart disease and other scourges of sedentary lifestyles. Apart from these physical and emotional benefits, what some parents may not realize is that when …

Common New Parent Questions

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby. Though most parents wish their little one could tell them what’s keeping him or her awake, sometimes there’s no clear answer. To help parents who are looking for answers to the questions that keep them awake, including those regarding poop, sleep and tummy time, the experts at KinderCare, who’ve been caring for new babies for almost 50 years, offer this advice. 1. Why is my baby’s …

Winter Rompers are TOG rated

ergoPouch says babies sleep better in natural fibers An Australian company, ergoPouch is renowned for high quality, innovative, and award-winning Swaddles Sleeping Bags, Sleep Suit Bags, Winter Rompers, and Layers (PJ’s/Rompers) all made from natural fibers for safe & comfortable sleeps. Babies sleep better in natural fibers for the simple reason that they improve breathability and keep the body at an even temperature. And it’s for this reason that all ergoPouch products are made using natural breathable fibers including organic cotton and bamboo. All ergoPouch products are TOG (warmth) rated to suit every temperature and season and convertible for multi-functionality. …