August/September 2017

About the Cover Celebrity mom Amy Davidson, known for her role on ABC’s 8 Simple Rules, is shown with the Marisa stroller from Mia Moda. It features a convenient three-in-one design, a reversible seat, a flat sleeper seat, 360° swivel front wheel, and suspension rear wheels. For more information call 732/ 752-7220 or visit www.thedomfamily.com. Photo courtesy Amy Davidson.

Naturepedic Introduces the Verse Organic Mattress

Naturepedic recently introduced the Verse Organic Mattress which features firm support and is ideal for a growing child or teen. Organic cotton filling provides additional cushion and support over premium encased coils for a comfortable design that promotes airflow to reduce overheating. The Verse is certified organic and is designed without common allergens, glues, adhesives, flame retardant chemicals, or other questionable materials. Organic Cotton Fabric & Filling Organic cotton is the purest form of cotton and a healthier alternative to synthetic fabrics and foams. Naturepedic uses only U.S. grown and certified organic cotton as filling for its mattresses and buys …

EDC offers hundreds of titles, products for kids

Usborne Publishing Limited produces award-winning books of excellent quality for ages of preschool to adult. Subjects range from history, languages, natural science, crafts, parent guides, puzzle, and those of interest to beginning readers. The company presently offers over 2,000 titles including a recently added line of fiction titles. Educational Development Corporation is the United States trade publisher of a line of children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. The Home Business Division distributes these books through independent sales consultants and sells to school and public libraries. The Publishing Division distributes the books to bookstores, toy stores, …

Lil’ Jammerz enriches children’s lives with music

The idea for Lil’ Jammerz™, Bluetooth® musical infant plush toys, emerged after the birth of Melissa Croland-Brandt’s daughter. When Melissa took walks with her baby, she streamed classical music and sounds of nature through her smartphone which she rested in the infant seat. While she knew the benefits of classical music for brain development, putting a cell phone in the carrier was not the best way to expose brain-building melodies to her preemie. Made aware of the possible health risks associated with SAR radio frequency emissions from mobile phones and the thousands of germs that live on a person’s device, …

Bambino Mio releases new all-in-one diaper designs

The multi-award-winning mio solo all-in-one diaper from Bambino Mio is a simple, stylish, and super soft all-in-one cloth diaper that is as easy to use as a disposable. The mio solo has taken the diapering world by storm since its launch and the brand is excited to release new designs in its 2017 collection, Dream Traveller. Bambino Mio’smisolo offers a one size* feature that allows the diaper to grow with a baby from birth to potty training. The hook and loop fastenings mean the diaper can be adjusted to suit individual shapes. The concealed super absorbent core and a stay-dry inner …

Brushies is first finger puppet toothbrush makes brushing fun

Two doctor moms faced with dental hygiene issues with their own children created The Brushies, the world’s first finger puppet toothbrush for infants and toddlers. The book and puppet system help kids establish a healthy habit for life. Dr. Hilary Fritsch says that it was while watching her youngest child happily chomp on finger puppets that the lightbulb went off. Her children are proof that The Brushies can change the struggle of getting kids to care for their teeth—they now proudly brush and floss every day. Dr. Colleen Crowley, a psychologist, drew on her extensive child development expertise and the …

New Grow-With-Me Playtime Teepee is multi-functional

Infantino recently introduced its Grow-With-Me Playtime Teepee, a multi-functional gym that grows, transforming from an infant gym to a pretend play teepee. A hanging mobile of toys features a large mirror, and four engaging toys that delight youngsters from newborns to early sitters. Squeezing the musical elephant’s ear plays a cheerful tune.  As baby begins to crawl, one side of the gym can be closed to create a crawl tunnel. Mobile toys are removable for hands-on play during this stage. For toddlers, unfold the gym’s sides to create a fun, playtime teepee. Assembled size is 34 in. x 34 in. …

The Beebo provides convenient hand-free bottle feeding for parents

The Beebo is a hands-free bottle holder designed to enhance feeding time for parents, caregivers, and infants. The Beebo frees a hand giving the parent the ability to read a book to the baby, massage and caress the baby, or even enjoy family meals together. The Beebo was invented by a devoted, hands-on dad and engineer whose baby boy was pretty fussy during evening feeding time. He found the baby became calmer when he was read to. So he created the Beebo as a way to enhance feeding time so he could read during feedings. The Beebo is made of …

MEGA Show Oct. 20-23 Features Asian Baby World

Scheduled Oct. 20-23, Mega Show Part 1 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre includes Asian Baby & Nursery World featuring products for babies and children as well as toys and games. Numerous other categories are a part of the show (gifts, housewares, etc.) and Part 2, which includes, even more, categories is scheduled Oct. 27-29. Some 4,000 suppliers from 37 countries exhibit at the shows. As part of the major autumn buying circuit in Southern China, MEGA SHOW is the only trade show that provides buyers with products from suppliers from Asia and around the world. Registration for …

Kind + Jugend Scheduled September 15-18

Kind + Jugend, scheduled September 14-17 in Cologne, Germany, is the world’s biggest trade fair for the baby and children’s market. More than 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries are expected to present their innovations and product developments. Show management reports that more than 22,000 trade visitors attend the show. Companies from around the globe will present a wealth of innovations in the categories of children’s furniture, safety seats, strollers, environmentally friendly toiletries, toys, and textiles in Halls 10 and 11 of the Cologne Exhibition Centre. Multi-functionality, safety, sustainability, and digitalization are becoming increasingly more important in the development of …