Thursday, September 26, 2013

Andy Warhol + Bugaboo, New Collection and Book Launch

The second launch of Bugaboo's multi-year collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation ventures into the playful world of the legendary pop artist's design legacy. Andy Warhol + Bugaboo introduce the 'Happy Bugs' and 'So Many Stars' collection based on artwork of the 1950's, displaying vivid and joyful hand drawn illustrations created pre Warhol's Pop Art era as a famed commercial illustrator in New York City.

This season's autumn 2013 collection is original, unexpected and striking, just as the artist intended his whimsical illustrations to be. For this special launch, Mudpuppy teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation and Bugaboo to publish the first ever Warhol 'So' book for children, this includes never before published images from Warhol's So Series illustrations. Starting November 2013, the collections will be available in-stores worldwide.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Only 21 days left to ABC Kids Expo 2013!

Check out this new exhibitor at ABC in Las Vegas:

Looking for a unique baby gift idea for a birthday or baby shower? Bottle Pets are stuffed animal baby bottle covers designed to make bottle feeding fun! These plush little animals help babies bottle feed by giving them something soft to hold. Bottle Pets are also fun to play with even when it's not meal time -- they're great absolutely any time. Put the fun into bottle feeding with Bottle Pets today!

Visit them during the ABC Kids Expo at Booth #721 (Level 2 – South Hall)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Safari lowers age limit for 60 toys

Safari Ltd, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, has lowered the suggested age for more than 60 figures in its Incredible Creatures collection.

Select figures previously suggested for ages 3 years and older are now suitable for ages 18 months and up, including the bearded dragon, flying fish, panda baby, moray eel, frilled lizard, sea turtle, 2014 piglet and many more.
The new, lower age recommendation breaks Safari Ltd into the baby market for the first time in the company's history.

"We've considered retesting our products for lower age recommendations for quite some time," said Safari Ltd President Alexandre Pariente. "We are confident that Safari Ltd will assume a lasting, impactful presence in this new market."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Only 28 days left to ABC Kids Expo 2013!

Check out this new exhibitor at ABC in Las Vegas:

Preggie Pops and Preggie Pop Drops from Three Lollies are all natural products, developed by heath care professionals, that help ease morning sickness. All natural, drug-free and doctor recommended, Preggie Pops and Preggie Pop Drops can help drive traffic of moms in their first trimester of pregnancy to your store.

Visitors to the Preggie Pops booth (#314) in the Maternity Pavilion will receive three free pieces.

Preggie Pops and Preggie Pop Drops from Three Lollies

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New shoe continues autism research commitment

Japanese footwear company Tsukihoshi has brought out a new version of its unique children's shoe, with a jigsaw puzzle piece shape in the sole, as part of its ongoing sponsorship of Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization. The Child 26 style will join the Child 21 as a symbol of commitment to solving the puzzle of autism. "As a company committed to children, Tsukihoshi is proud to be a sponsor of Autism Speaks." says Tsukihoshi representative Matt Butlet. The Child 21 and 26 shoes are sold at,, and specialty children's shoe stores across the country.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Only 35 days left to ABC Kids Expo 2013!

Check out this new exhibitor at ABC in Las Vegas:

PRIMO's "Just Right" Bath Water Level makes bath time safer and more convenient than ever. It has been designed to fit with any standard 1.5-2 inch bath drain and can adjust to ensure that bath water does not exceed 2 or 4 inches. Maintaining this level of water helps to reduce the risk of drowning and leaves plenty of room to safely splash and play during bath time.

To see the Bath Water Level, visit the PRIMO booth (#1811) at The ABC Kids Expo, October 15-18, 2013.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Safety Month theme: 'Green is the New Pink & Blue'

The theme of Baby Safety Month, sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), will be ecological consciousness, highlighted by the slogan "Green is the New Pink & Blue."

September has been the JPMA's Baby Safety Month since 1991, but each year it has a different theme. Recent themes have included "Take a Second Look at Second Hand Baby Gear," "Carry With Care" and "Make Every Night a Safe Night."

This year's theme emphasizes educating parents and caregivers about eco-friendly practices in selecting and using items for babies and young children. These include natural alternatives for items like diapers, soap, toys, wipes and bottles; items that can be bought or borrowed secondhand (and items where that's not a good idea, including car seats and cribs); and general guidelines about living an eco-friendlier lifestyle.

"When it comes to raising children these days, many parents are looking for methods and products to help them go green and reduce their family's carbon footprint," says Julie Vallese, JPMA's managing director of government and public affairs. "JPMA hopes our living green guide will help them in their efforts to ensure the first years are happy, healthy and safe."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Only 42 days left to ABC Kids Expo 2013!

Check out this new exhibitor at ABC in Las Vegas:

Baby Buddy introduces an adorable and durable way to keep pacifiers from falling to the ground with the Pacifier Holders Collection. Each Pacifier Holder features a metal clip that attaches securely to baby's clothing, car seat cover or stroller and works with both button and conventional pacifiers. The pacifier is always within reach for the baby. The Baby Buddy Pacifier Holders are available in: the original Bear Pacifier Holder, which features a three-dimensional bear; the American Baby Pacifier Holder, with the U.S. Flag, “God Bless America” or “I (heart) USA”; the Smiley Pacifier Holder, and the Universal Pacifier Holder, which comes with more than 30 choices of ribbon colors.

To see the Nuzzle Nest line, visit the Baby Buddy/Compac Industries booth (#1325) at The ABC Kids Expo, October 15-18, 2013.

Baby Buddy

Toy train is fun and eco-friendly

This sturdy locomotive from Green Toys is ready to chug along from one eco-friendly adventure to the next. Made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs, the brightly-colored steam engine pulls two additional cars that link together to form a long train, or easily unhook for stand-alone play.

The open wagon is perfect for hauling all kinds of sustainable cargo, while the caboose features a spacious interior and removable roof. Two conductor bear figures are included with the set, encouraging open play. With no metal axles or external coatings, the Green Toys Train is safe and versatile for both indoor and outdoor play, and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. It is made without BPA, phthalates or PVC, and packaged using recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.