Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GUND campaign donates 1,000 plush toys to kids in need

GUND has announced that its #HowDoYouHug charitable campaign reached its 10th milestone on August 3. According to the campaign's website, the goal is to transform expressions of love into real-world comfort for children in need. The social media driven campaign represents 20,099 "hugs" that have been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. In addition, 1,000 plush toys have also been donated to children in need at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Starlight Children's Foundation, Our House Grief Support Center and Comfy Cozy's For Chemo.

"It's been an amazing opportunity to partner with organizations that help so many children in need," said Sally Drewes, vice president of marketing. "We're looking forward to sponsoring even more charitable programs in the future."

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Delta Children to furnish new lactation rooms in New York

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a bill requiring certain city offices and service centers to provide a lactation room for nursing mothers. Joseph Shamie, president of Delta Children—a manufacturer of strollers, cribs and other juvenile products—has pledged to decorate the rooms with the necessary furniture. Currently, there are only three lactation rooms in Brooklyn, which Delta has already furnished with changing tables and gliders.

"Medical research shows the health benefits of breastfed children," said Shamie. "As a community, we are all helping the next generation of children to become healthier, happier and smarter by offering these facilities."

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Babyletto launches on-trend colors for fall collection

Babyletto is introducing black, grey and white palettes in three of its collections: the Maki, Origami and Lolly. Nurseries featuring the color trend has taken off on social media, so retailers can help their clients stay on-trend with a bold and playful style. Currently, the Origami Mini Crib is available in matte black. 

The Maki Folding Portable Crib will be available in white, grey and black. The Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib will be available in matte black and a washed natural finish, as well as the Lolly dresser, which will feature a matte black finish and washed natural feed and pulls.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Keep parents trendy with FCTRY's Mustachifi

Pacifiers get a trendy edge with the Mustachifier, a kids-wear line designed to put smiles on the faces of kids and their parents. Designed by FCTRY, the mustache pacifier comes in three distinct styles: The Ladies Man, Gentleman and Cowboy.

"We wanted to challenge the idea that you stop being cool when you have kids," said Jason Feinberg, CEO and creative director of FCTRY. "We designed all of this for our own son and I swear, it worked. He's only 3 now, but he owns every room he walks into."

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The World of Eric Carle Launches Little Artist Collection

Kids Preferred is delighted to share the all new Little Artist collection from the World of Eric Carle, which gives kids the chance to express themselves. Mold and fold the world into favorite shapes with The World of Eric Carle Super Dough. 

This colorful dough is non-toxic, and air-dries making it a great craft for even the youngest of artists! The Super Dough Set includes what kids need to make them all, plus the option to create his or her own. They can showcase their finest Super Dough creations in the World of Eric Carle Super Dough Display Dome. 

This unique dome case will showcase a favorite creation in a beautiful display while keeping it safe.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

T. Rowe Price survey says parents still spend freely on kids

T. Rowe Price's 2016 Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that parents' reluctance to discuss money with their kids has not translated to a reluctance to spend it on them. Nearly half of parents (46 percent) have gone into debt to cover something their kids wanted, and many say they spend too much on things their kids do not need (57 percent). Yet most worry about spoiling their kids (58 percent), and many kids have come to expect their parents to buy them what they want (57 percent). And while many parents have some reluctance to discuss family finances (71 percent), they tend to talk to boys more about money than girls. When asked why, one of the top reasons given was that boys need more help with money.