ergoPouch converts from sleep sack to sleep suit with legs and grip feet

Converting from a sleeping bag to a sleepsuit with legs using four-way zippers, the ErgoPouch is made of an organic cotton outer sheeting with an organic cotton filling. The materials are soft and breathable and less likely to aggravate a child’s itchy skin. Available in three sizes, the     ErgoPouch comes in 1-12 months, 12-36 months, and 3-6 years. The leg separation feature makes the garment suitable for use with a harness system in a car seat or stroller, while the grip pads on the feet provide traction for little walkers. The ErgoPouch sleeping bag/sleeping suits are TOG (warmth) rated to …

Under the Nile introduces “Welcome to the World” collection

Made from high quality 100% organic Egyptian cotton, Under the Nile’s “Welcome to the World” collection is created especially for newborn babies, designed to fit an infant for the trip home from the hospital. The new print says “Hello” in five different languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Chinese) and is packaged with a heart-shaped card for baby’s name and date of birth. The collection includes a layette set, a side-snap gown, a side-snap footie, a hooded blanket gift set that includes a baby buddy, and a newborn gift set that features a side-tie kimono, pilot hat, and two bibs. …

Jellystone Designs offers silicone jewelry

Jellystone Designs offers a range of silicone jewelry and teething selections for mothers and children. The jewelry is free from BPA, Phthalates, and PVC and features a soft feel and texture. The necklace range includes large, chunky pendants and necklaces secured with practical break-away clasps. Suitable for use as teethers the bangles are tested to comply with European Standard EN 71. Jellystone jewelry is designed in Australia and manufactured in an approved factory in China. These silicone jewelry pieces come in a broad range of colors with bangles coming in more than 10 bright options. The waterproof, odorless pieces can …

Momsense launches breastfeeding aide

Momsense, The Smart Breastfeeding Meter, is a wearable device and mobile application designed to measure the volume of breast milk consumed during nursing. Featuring patented technology, Momsense not only tracks baby’s breast milk intake, but also allows mothers to listen to the sound of their baby’s nursing swallows—which the company reports greatly enhances the bonding experience. The Smart Breastfeeding Meter includes the Momsense app, earphones, and a microphone embedded baby safe sensor. Once the Momsense earphones are connected to the smart device and the sensor is placed below the baby’s ear, the system is ready to measure breast milk intake. …

Innobaby offers EZ Pop freezer trays with lids

Innobaby offers its Preppin’ Smart EZ-Pop freezer trays with lids to help caregivers freeze and save children’s meals and snacks for future use. Prepared baby purees, herbs, spices, and breastmilk can be easily frozen in these trays that come with lids. The BPA-free ice cube base allows each unit to be easily popped out of the tray. Two tray models are available – the Mini which features 30 5-oz. cubes and the Jumbo which features 12 3-oz. cubes. Also available are the Preppin’ Smart EZ Lock containers which come in a three-pack. The BPA-free plastic units are available in 3-oz. …

April/May 2016

About the Cover Kahihiwalla, founded in 2010, distributes Fair Trade products including Pebble’s Organic Collection. Pebble provides employment to women who would otherwise be employed in jobs harmful to endangered environments or species. The bunny hat, available in four sizes from newborn to five years, is accompanied here by the hand-crocheted 100% organic bunny. Organic blankets and rattles are also available. For more information call 330/ 612-2317or visit www.kahiniwalla.com.  

ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016

ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016 The board of All Baby & Child and Brixy, the association representing brick and mortar stores serving the juvenile industry, are encouraging retailers to attend the 8th annual event and take advantage of numerous offers. Among the offers is a reward of discounted hotel rooms to retailers who meet certain criteria. The annual spring educational conference, slated May 10-12 in Tampa, is sponsored by All Baby & Child, Inc., producers of the popular international and industry-wide ABC Kids Expo. The educational conference provides specialty store retailers with the opportunity to …

Expanded American Made Show is Front and Center for June 2016 Market

Dallas Market Center welcomes the return of the American Made Show with a newly expanded space on the 12th floor and a variety of new artisans for the Total Home & Gift Market, June 23 – 26, 2016. “Connecting buyers to quality products with a story is a priority for us,” Cindy Morris, president & CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “Right now handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items are exceptionally important to buyers and the American Made Show not only provides buyers with a curated collection of exciting and unique merchandise, it also gives buyers an opportunity to diversify their product offerings.” …

Lulujo’s newest products include sleeping bags, blankets, towels

Lululjo’s latest products including blankets, sleeping bags, and towels are now available to retailers. Emphasizing soft colors and child-friendly fabrics, the collection comes from Canadian-based Lulujo, best known for its premium muslin and high-quality cotton and bamboo blends. The company’s unique collections have touched the hearts of families with its signature colors, on-trend prints, and ultra soft premium textiles. Best known for its top-selling blankets made with premium muslin, the company also offers a multi-functional swaddle and a childhood blanket made with high-quality cotton and bamboo blends designed to make a baby feel warm, cozy, and secure. Founded in 2009 …

Show Case: Creative Brands Promote Active Imaginations

 By David G. Gaunt  Udoo Planet Populated by Functional Wearables  At the recent KidShow at Bally’s Las Vegas, I discovered a whole new world of fun, functional wearables from Udoo Planet (pronounced “You do”). Their boredom blasters provide limitless ways for kids to make their own changeable creations in hats, tees, bags, and backpacks. Powered by children’s imaginations, they can make them like they love ‘em, from top to totes. The Canadian-brand Udoo offers a range of wearable activities created by veteran doll designer Joanna Kopplinger. My favorites in the collection are the Newdo hats, festooned with multi-bright, wacky felt …