Thursday, January 30, 2014

Baby & Kid's January Digital Issue is Now Available


January Digital Issue

Wall art created for the little men in our lives brings a distinctly masculine look
Gift ideas that create sunny sales
Drive business by offering these popular and licensed products
Products made for Main Street, on Main Street
Bows and headbands to top off any outfit
Plus much more!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Introducing Mixie, The First Baby Bottle That Can Be Fixed Now and Mixed Later

"Fix me now, mix me later," reads the new Mixie Bottle represented by Carolina Baby Co. Simply add formula to one air-tight compartment (an 8-ounce Mixie holds up to four scoops, a 4-ounce Mixie holds up to two scoops of most leading brand formulas), and then add the water to a separate compartment. When you're ready, push the button on the bottle bottom to release the powder, and shake until it's well-blended. The formula compartment lid works as a free-floating agitator, mixing the formula thoroughly to avoid clumping. 

Hunger just does not have patience. This one-of-a-kind baby formula bottle is expertly designed and provides a solution to feeding on the go. It satisfies the little one, and everyone in the family can sleep happily ever after. Retailers can choose the countertop displays or free standing floor displays for faster turnover and brand recognition.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Introducing es + es Luxury Children's Apparel

Featured in the September 2013 issue of Vogue UK, es + es is a luxury children's brand based in the heart of New York. The brand is a fashion-driven, lifestyle brand for girls' sizes 4-12 that produces their garments with only the highest quality textiles and trims. As always, all es + es products are produced in the USA.

At es + es, being aware of their global footprint is as important as ever. They manufacture domestically and use sustainable textiles wherever possible. Es + es' goal is to provide their clients with a fantastic, high-end shopping experience. In four short years the company has already attended the Cannes Film Festival and presented their Fall/Winter 2013 collection during Los Angeles Fashion Week.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Emerald Completes Acquisition of GLM

Emerald Expositions, Inc. (Emerald) and George Little Management, LLC (GLM) announced today that Emerald has completed the acquisition of GLM from Providence Equity Partners (Providence) for $335 million.  The purchase price, including transaction expenses, was funded by $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners III.  Emerald was acquired by Onex Partners III in June 2013.
GLM creates face-to-face buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, retailers and operators through more than 20 leading tradeshows including four of the largest 100 trade shows in the U.S. GLM's tradeshows serve industries as diverse as home furnishings, home textiles, stationery and paper products, giftware, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and interiors, personal care, art & design, antiques & jewelry, fashion, board sports & resort lifestyle, and e-commerce. GLM has approximately 130 employees and operates out of six U.S. offices.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Kids Travel the World Through Baking

Families with little ones will enjoy the Handstand Kids Baking Around the World Kit. Packaged in a baking box with a set of four silicone baking cups and a child-friendly whisk, the Baking Cookbook kit introduces kid chefs ages 3 to 12 to the world of baking. Delicious and healthy recipes like All-American Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, PB&J Cupcakes, and Mexican Chocolate Cake will take your little chef around the world through your own kitchen. The recipes are leveled from 1 to 4 cupcakes so you will know the age appropriate level for your little chef.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Too many blankets, heavy clothing and high room temperatures increase the risk of SIDS

As a result of the severely cold weather spreading across the nation, First Candle is reminding parents and caregivers to be sure to avoid overheating their babies. Babies are sensitive to extremes in temperature and cannot regulate their internal body temperatures well. Studies show that multiple layers, heavy clothing or blankets and warm room temperatures can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Room temperature should be set at what would be comfortable for an adult. Babies may be at risk of overheating if they are sweating or feel hot to the touch.

Other precautions to be taken year round to reduce the risk of AIDS and other sudden infant deaths include always placing babies to sleep on their back at naptime and nighttime, never exposing babies to tobacco and making sure there is nothing soft, loose or fluffy in the sleep area. NEVER fall asleep with your baby on an adult bed, sofa or armchair. The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a crib that meets current safety standards, on a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered by only a tight-fitting crib sheet. Research also shows that using a pacifier when a baby is placed to sleep can significantly reduce the risk of SIDS. Find more information on pacifiers and other SIDS risk reduction measures on the First Candle website.

"First Candle is proud to have been a long-time partner with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the national Back to Sleep campaign, credited with reducing SIDS rates by nearly 60 percent," said First Candle Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Nadine Goldberg. "We remain committed as a partner in the newly launched Safe to Sleep campaign to continue educating families and professionals on the importance of safe sleep in preventing infant deaths."

In the United States alone, more than 4,000 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly before reaching their first birthday. The majority of these deaths are the result of unsafe sleep practices and preventable. "Working together, we can help ensure that every bay is given the best possible chance to reach not only his or her first birthday, but many happy birthdays beyond," said Goldberg.