JPMA and Family Media Launch Series Of Baby Trade and Consumer Shows

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC., recently agreed to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series kicks off May 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center with JPMA’s conference and trade event which will be called the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event. The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction with the JPMA Baby Show trade event on May 13. Additional regional consumer events produced under The Baby Show Series umbrella include three, two-day consumer events: the New …

Make Sure It’s Bamboo! Retailers Can Be Fined

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 …

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. This new research indicates that may be true in most cases, but not with video chat, like FaceTime. FaceTime is a tool many have used when away from loved ones …

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association Announces 2016 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners

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 …