GUND Adds New Animated Plush to Award Winning Collection

Making a splash in the animated category, GUND has announced several new additions to its bestselling line of moving, singing toys. These adorable playtime plush encourage sensory stimulation and develop healthy play habits from an early age. Flappy Animated Elephant * Award Winning Bestseller * A staple in the Baby GUND line since its January 2016 introduction, Flappy Animated Elephant delights baby with its two distinct play modes. Press the left foot to play an interactive game of peek-a-boo, and the right to hear the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low” in a cute child’s voice. Kids of all ages …

Douglas Co. Inc. adds gift sets

Soft toy maker and lifestyle gift creator Douglas Company has added new gift ensembles to its array of baby gift sets. Sweet Little Pink Elephant, Gentle Little Monkey, and Little Spotted Giraffe join the lineup. Sweet Little Pink Elephant features sleepy time eyes and soft white accents. The seven-piece set includes a 10” Pink Elephant Lil’ Sshlumpie™ Teeter Blankie, a 7” Pink Elephant Rattle, a 13” long Pink Elephant Musical, a 19” Pink Elephant Sshlumpie™, a 10” Pink.Elephant Plumpie, a 13” square Pink Elephant Snuggler and a 6” square Pink Elephant Activity Book. Gentle Little Monkey in caramel brown with …

Tranquilo Mat soothes baby anywhere with gentle vibration

The Tranquilo Mat provides the comfort of vibrations with white noise that offer the reassurance of the womb. The mat’s vibrations activate the baby’s calming response by mimicking what is experienced in the womb. The mat is easy to use during naps or bedtime, as well as during mid-day meltdowns; it is also especially good for colicky babies. While the large mat provides hands-free soothing when placed under a baby on top of a mattress, hard surface, or activity gym, the small mat is portable and can be used with a car seat, placed over the baby’s lap after the …

Olababy introduces attractive, easy to use self-feeding spoon

Olababy is a Portland-based company the inspiration for which is derived from Paul Wang and Qiao Lin’s experiences in parenting and fatherhood. The Olababy Feeding + Training Spoon are both made with 100% toxin-free, food-grade silicone. The Feeding Spoon is the perfect tool to start a baby on solid food, while the Training Spoon is designed to aid a child when it begins exploring self-feeding. The flexible spoons allow for easy scooping, cutting, or even slicing. The spoons can also double as teethers while the wide base (and suction cup action) allows for better hygiene, as the spoons can be …

Baby Delight Go With Me Chair includes harness, snack tray:

Caregivers can travel with ease using the Baby Delight Go With Me Chair. The 5-point removable harness makes a child secure and comfortable as he sits upright in the seat. As the baby grows Velcro® allows the seat to be adjusted to reveal two leg holes perfect for letting baby stand with support. The chair can then be used through toddler and big-kid ages, either with or without the snack tray. Construction of Indoor/outdoor polyester as well as the included sun canopy makes this the perfect chair to be carried along for use outdoors, or anywhere indoors. Designed for use …

Elli & Nooli offers Grabease safe self-feeding tools for toddlers

Grabease is a set of tools designed to promote toddlers self-feeding. With an ergonomically designed handle for a natural vertical grasp and motion, and the choke protection barrier it provides a safe utensil for self-feeding and develops independence. Grabease is recommended by occupational therapists and strengthens gentle motor skills. The perfect way to start baby led weaning process, Grabease is dishwasher safe and complies with USA safety requirements. The self-feeding tools are BPA free and dishwasher safe. They are available in blue, orange, white, and black, and come in a pouch for easy transportation. For more information call +34 902 …

Giggly Goggles’ stylish designs let kids create their own identities

DaphDaph, created by designer Daphne Kaufer, offers Giggly Goggles swim goggles designed so kids can put on the goggles by themselves. There’s no need for any adjustments—a special bungee band on the side makes for an easy fit for most sizes. In addition to eliminating pulled hair, the goggles don’t hurt the bridge of the nose. The stylish designs and cool patterns help kids create their own personal identity. Available in two sizes, Munchkin and Junior, Giggle Goggles are made of soft Neoprene outside and texturized rubber inside which gives the goggles great traction, hold and comfort allowing kids to …

10 receive 2017JPMA Innovation Awards

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recently announced the winners of the 2017 JPMA Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in the juvenile industry. Products are evaluated and judged based on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal, and usefulness. Nine category winners and one product named Best In Show were chosen by a committee of industry media representatives and retail buyers. One product also received the Parent’s Pick Award. The 2017 Innovation Award winners are: Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: The Pop®, the cleaner pacifier, from Doodle & Co™ is the first ever self-protecting pacifier that …

ASTRA welcomes 138 first-time exhibitors to record-breaking Marketplace June 25-28

Welcoming 138 first-time toy manufacturer exhibitors to its annual Marketplace & Academy in Philadelphia June 25-28 is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). The exhibit hall—ASTRA’s largest ever—is sold out and is expected to welcome more than 500 total exhibitors. More than 1,000 retailers are expected to attend. Many companies 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. On-Site Neighborhood oy Store Day Experience This year’s event themed Mighty Together, includes a live, hands-on, experiential toy store—complete with product demonstrations, enthusiastic …

June/July 2017

About the Cover Micuna offers chic, modern designs handcrafted in Spain of sustainable materials such as solid beech. With its slightly curvy shape and charming Nordic touch, the Harmony crib is designed for those seeking a smart crib that converts to a twin-sized bed. The Harmony crib is available in white and natural. For more information visit www.micunausa.com.