Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Product Spotlight: Hoppy Hood Sweater

The soft grey Hoppy Hood Sweater by Pretty Girl has peony pink lining that is sure to keep little ones bundled up during the winter months. Outfitted with floppy ears on the hood and six covered buttons, this coat comes in 12-18 months and 18-24 months sizes. Pretty Girl is a branch of Bunnies by the Bay, a division of Kids Preferred. The premier line features luxury clothing and toy accessories that are both incredibly soft to wear and delightful to touch. Each garment comes with a delicately designed plush hanger and features the characters from the Pretty Girl series along with simple messages stitched inside: Share, Listen, Be Patient and Care for Others—the qualities that truly make a pretty girl.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Product Spotlight: Lyft Booster Seat

The Lyft booster seat by Svan, an international manufacturer of high-end Scandinavian designed children's products, is sleek, modern and easy to use. the Lyft is designed for children 18 who have outgrown their non-adjustable high chairs, but are not yet ready to sit in an adult chair. The booster seat is great for small kitchens and folds compactly for travel or eating out, and is designed to provide safe, ergonomic seating for children 18 months to five years of age.

The Lyft comes with fastening straps, a 3-point safety harness and anti-slip feet for added safety. Thanks to its compact folding design and stylish travel bag, the Lyft boasts easy portability and is ideal for trips to grandma's house, meals out at a restaurant or everyday use at home.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby & Kids' January Digital Issue 2015

January 2015


Divine Décor: We love these companies that are creating the perfect atmostphere for a child's own space.

Coast to Coast: Exhibitors at Toy Fair and ToyFest West make a splash this market season.

Home Grown Philosophy: The market for children's products made in the U.S. continues to grow.

Plus Much More!  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ASTRA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2015 Marketplace and Academy

With more than 1300 members, The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is the largest association for companies in the toy and children's products arenas. ASTRA announced that networking guru Sarah Michel and innovative retailer Bob Negen will headline ASTRA's 2015 Marketplace & Academy. This year's event will take place June 7-10, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Michel will open Marketplace & Academy with an interactive keynote, Where Community and Connections Intersect, which will show the ASTRA community how to connect effectively during Marketplace & Academy and beyond. Participants will learn how to communicate their value to anyone, anywhere—therefore increasing their access and influence in their community. Michel is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) who is known for her ability to consistently deliver a high energy.

Negen's closing keynote will send ASTRA members home ready to take their stores to the next level. Retail Success: How to Create a Store that People Love, Runs Like a Dream and Makes Lots of Money will show retailers how their stories can boost business. Negen is recognized as one of the most innovative retail speakers in the world today, and an expert on providing training in retail staff development, on-the-floor selling, store operations, and creating a customer-focused, service-driven store culture.