Lots of First Time Exhibitors Slated for ASTRA’s Marketplace

Nearly 140 first-time exhibitors are planning to participate at the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s annual marketplace scheduled June 25-28 in Philadelphia. For the first time, the Marketplace exhibit hall will be expanded to three full days. The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) recently announced the first-time exhibitors will be exhibiting at its record-breaking exhibit hall at ASTRA’s upcoming Marketplace & Academy. The exhibit hall—ASTRA’s largest ever—is sold out. Many will be showing products that are not available yet anywhere, which gives specialty retailers the opportunity to be the first to offer them in their communities. The theme for …

April/May 2017

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FizzWizz natural tablets make cleaning bottles, sippy cups easy

FizzWizz is a new patented, all-natural nook and cranny cleaner for baby bottles and sippy cups, whether at home or on-the-go. Mom-invented, FizzWizz is a little tablet that packs an enormous cleaning punch. Just drop the tablet into a dirty (really dirty) baby bottle or sippy cup and with a little water and shake—it comes out beautifully clean. No smell. No grit. Perfectly safe and non-toxic. The cleaner is good for on-the-go cleaning when a caregiver run out of bottles and works well in the kitchen on water bottles with tons of nooks and crannies that a bottle brush won’t …

Baby Comfy Hydrator designed to keep kids safely hydrated

Baby Comfy Hydrator was developed by Elise and Peter Champe to combine the best features of a sippy cup and a syringe. With a 2.5 oz. capacity, it’s a little larger than a medicine syringe and it has a sippy cup mouthpiece to provide a smooth, familiar drinking tip for a child. But the Baby Comfy Hydrator has a much smaller volume than standard sippy cups, which are generally 8-12 oz. When a child becomes lethargic due to initial stage dehydration, it is simply not adequate to hand them a sippy cup or a Pedialyte pop and expect them to …

Primo’s LapBaby holds infant safely on adult lap hands-free

Parents can hold their baby safely on their lap while freely using both hands to eat, play, and engage with PRIMO’s LapBaby Seating Aid. The LapBaby is ideal for safely holding a seated baby during airplane flights while eating, or when using the computer. Wheelchair-bound adults can safely hold infants on their laps. In addition, LapBaby allows parents to have simultaneous interaction with older children while holding a baby on their lap. The soft fabric is washable.  The detachable, waterproof LapBib catches crumbs and unexpected spills to keep both baby and parent clean. A toy/pacifier tether keeps accessories available for …

Delta Children EZ Fold Travel Bassinet for infants to 25 lbs.

Delta Children recently introduced a number of products including the EZ Fold Ultra Compact Travel Bassinet, which holds infants up to 25 lbs. Its quick-fold set up requires no tools. A breathable fabric and comfort mattress pads ensure baby is always comfortable. The convenient two-touch, double folding legs make travel and storage easy and a removable and adjustable mesh canopy is included. A lightweight travel bag is also included. For more information call 212/ 726-7000 or visit www.deltachildren.com.

Joovy introduces Pengoo straw cup in two sizes

Joovy recently entered the straw cup market with the Pengoo, a whimsical straw cup that takes its appearance from the penguin. Made of quality materials with easy to clean components, the Pengoo Straw Cup joins Joovy’s growing line of feeding products in two sizes, 8 and 12 oz. Comfortable “flipper” handles are easy for little hands to hold and drinking from the Pengoo is simple with an integrated silicone “beak” straw that is flexible and soft to the touch. The integrated cap encloses the straw when not in use. The “body” of the Pengoo holds a child’s favorite juice, water, …

Big Bee Little Bee introduces Snow Angel baby bath towel The Snow Angel was created t

The Snow Angel was created to quell the screaming of a baby who hated to leave her warm bath. Designed as a safe, cozy, and practical way to cushion an infant from a hard surface beneath, the Snow Angel features a padded back as well as an adjustable hood and generously-sized terry-velour wings that allow for easy drying of arms, legs, and all the bits between. Made of 100 percent cotton, the Snow Angel features a 100 percent polyester filled cushion. It measures 33-in. square. For more information call 310/ 770-8920 or visit www.bigbeelittlebee.com.

JPMA and Family Media Events launched new trade show May 9-12, 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center

The JPMA Baby Show in early May 2017 in Anaheim attracted 299 exhibitors and 738 trade buyers, with a total attendance of more than 3,000. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC.,  co-hosted the event and are co-producing a continuing series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. JPMA’s annual Innovation Awards was held in conjunction with the show and winners were announced on the show floor. Since the award program’s inception more than 25 years ago, JPMA has awarded nearly 250 companies, large and small, with the coveted “Most Innovative” title. From high-tech monitors …

Educational Sessions, Tradeshow Awaits Retailers At ABC 2017 Spring Educational Conference

Scheduled May 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio is the 9th annual Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show. Retailers will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of retailer rewards programs and using social media to attract and retain customers. A welcome reception with a San Antonio Fiesta theme and an industry networking reception with a Texas barbecue theme are scheduled at the convention center. A trade show featuring more than 80 exhibitors is scheduled from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday. Monday morning’s keynote speaker, Eran Harel, …