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Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small


First major toy launch for beloved little bunny character in the U.S.

Miffy, one of the most recognizable characters in the world, is capturing the imagination of preschoolers in the U.S. this summer.

This past fall, the beloved little bunny created by the late Dutch artist Dick Bruna made her début on Nick Jr. in a new HD CGI TV series, Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small. Children’s apparel lines by Uniqlo, H&M and Kira Kids followed, as well as a book series by Simon and Schuster.

This summer, Walmart rolled out a toy line based on Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small, exclusively, in stores and online, including:

Miffy 3” Family Multipack ($11.88 – Ages 2 and up) – This adorable family figure set includes Miffy, Daddy, Mommy, and Snuffy, each with moving, poseable features. Collect them all!

Miffy Little Red Plane ($11.88 – Ages 2 and up) Plush – Miffy is ready to take to the skies, fly to new places and have new adventures.

Miffy Little Blue Car ($11.88 – Ages 2 and up) – Take a ride with Miffy in her iconic blue car. Miffy is always ready to jump in the car and go.

6” Miffy, Melanie and Snuffy plush ($5.00 each – Ages 18 mos. and up) – Miffy and her friends are all here available in soft, plush format complete with embroidered features.

On August 1, Walmart adds to the Miffy toy line with feature plush, a Miffy house and several Miffy figurines.

 

The 411 on Miffy

Born June 21, 1955, Dutch artist Dick Bruna first draws Miffy to entertain his young son while on a rainy seaside holiday in Holland. The series of picture books which follow use simple illustrations and rhyming text to explore the universal experiences of childhood. Sixty-two years later, the Miffy books have sold more than 85 million copies; currently published in more than 50 languages. Merchandise is sold across five continents, several musicals tour year-round, plus The Miffy Movie and Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small television series are introduced globally. The Miffy Museum in the city of Utrecht, provides an interactive space specifically designed for young children to discover the world around them – a dominant theme in all Miffy-related projects.

 

 

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WubbaNub


Celebrating 18 years & “Tons of Love in every Wub!”

WubbaNub is a premium pacifier made of latex-free, medical grade silicone that’s permanently attached to a little plush toy – making it easy for Mom to find, should it get separated from its baby!

The brainchild of mompreneuer Carla Schneider, the WubbaNub is the original design that sparks a bit of a revolution in the pacifier business, with its innovative baby pacifier-and-plush combination. This one-piece solution has made WubbaNub a leader in the baby industry since 1999, which has garnered a slew of industry awards and accolades.

Baby’s First Friend

Made by Connecticut-based Trebco Specialty Products Inc., WubbaNub soothes baby’s “fussy time” in a way that no other product can. Ideal for newborns less than six months (not suggested for children who are teething), the patented design makes it easy for babies to grasp and nearly impossible for them (or their parents) to lose. Plus, the company’s line of plush animal characters provides instant comfort for children. “Our core philosophy at WubbaNub is simple: to create products that we would feel safe giving to our own children,” they say. “A WubbaNub is often one of a baby’s first friends in life, and we are humbled to become a part of your family.”

Benefits of WubbaNub

  • Latex-, BPA- and Phthalate-free
  • Patented design permanently attaches the pacifier to the plush toy
  • Feature the Soothie™ pacifier made with a medical-grade silicone, non-toxic polyethylene pellets
  • Plush toys made from an ultra-soft-cotton-blend
  • Functional, stylish and durable one-piece construction
  • Designed for little hands to hold onto
  • Each and every WubbaNub is created with a love by a Mom

How WubbaNub is Born

New Mom Carla has an aha moment while on a family vacation. “With my newborn son, Bret, in tow, we looked forward to a relaxing week away from home,” she says. “Baby Bret, however, was unable to relax without the comfort of his beloved pacifier. His pacifier was difficult for his tiny hands to grasp, and he dropped it often. Faced with a tearful child, I desperately needed a way to ensure that he was able to keep his pacifier nearby without my help. His favorite soft plush toy caught my eye, and I grabbed the hotel sewing kit. In a moment of inspiration, I sewed his pacifier onto his plush, and the first WubbaNub was born.”

WubbaNubs can now be found in boutiques, specialty shops and major retailers across the globe, as well in hospitals, NICU and well-baby units nationwide.

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Bargain Bows


Boutique Quality. Bargain Prices.

Ally Grady is owner of Miami-based Bargain Bows, an online fashion store for hair bows, headbands and other head gear. BargainBows.com is created by Ally and Tara, two loving parents with three beautiful little girls. Going to the mall to find cute hair accessories for their daughters is such a haste, they decide to start a way for parents and their daughters to have easy access to cute bows and anything else that you might need for cute birthday pictures, special occasions and everyday wear.

The Bowscription Box

In addition to “Bargain Points,” Bargain Bows has a fabulous thing called The Bowscription Box. Parents can start a subscription for their daughters and every month they will receive a box full of cute bows and include a surprise mix of five to seven of the following:

  • Special Edition color(s) one of our popular Bargain Bows in a color not available for purchase on BargainBows.com.
  • Special Edition style(s) one solid color Bargain Bows but a new style that is not available for purchase on BargainBows.com.
  • Boutique style Bows
  • Boutique Style Headbands
  • Interchangeable Headbands
  • New in-style Bows and Headbands

Parents and girls can choose from two different options:

  • Kiddiez– This option will have hard headbands or bows with clips. The bows will range in different sizes. This option is for older kids and children.
  • Littlez– This option will have elastic headbands or boutique headbands. The bows will range in different sizes. This option is for toddlers and younger babies.

FREE shipping on all Bowscription Boxes!

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Lil’ Sidekick


Designed by a mom on a mission to create a safe, easy-to-clean and extremely versatile solution that finally eliminates the drop game.

Amy is the inventor of Lil’ Sidekick, a multi-functional tether for sippy cups, spoons, toys and just about anything. “Four years ago I became a mom, and six months into it, I realized I had a huge problem,” Amy says on her website. “My adorable son Jaxen was a habitual chucker! He threw everything within seconds of giving it to him, and always in the dirtiest places.”

Amy tries everything on the market to help keep Jaxen’s stuff from getting thrown about and filthy – until she goes one a “mommy mission” to design something that was safe, versatile and easy-to-clean.

Made in the USA

Lil’ Sidekick is not your ordinary tether. It is packed with innovative and useful features such as a built in teether, patented break away points for added safety and is not easily undone by a child. “I designed it to be extremely versatile so it can adjust to secure any item, from a small crayon to a large stuffed animal,” Amy says. Lil’ Sidekick also secures to anything -a stroller, car seat, baby carrier, high chair, grocery cart- unlike limited-use competitors.

The Lil’ Sidekick tether is made of a safe, durable and FDA-approved material in the USA. It’s dishwasher safe and very easy to clean.  Additional benefits are that Lil’ Sidekick is designed for safety and effectiveness. The sophisticated universal design not only makes Lil’ Sidekick a high-quality, effective solution that eliminates the “Drop Game,” it can be used by all ages for a bike, in a purse, on luggage or by those with special needs and in hospitals.

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Mosey Handmade


Celebrate Childhood. Make Memories. Repeat.

Jes Mosey is the mind -and the maker- behind Mosey Handmade, a beautiful collection of keepsake crowns, hats, buntings and party supplies for babies and children handmade in the spirit of childhood. “Bringing beautiful touches to your birthday party to mark this special moment with you and your child is our specialty,” says, Jes, “So let’s celebrate in style!”

Whimsical, easy-breezy Birthday Parties

Let Mosey Handmade take care of those birthday party details that are difficult to accomplish during your hectic, everyday life, yet make this moment with your little one special. Each creation is assembled in her studio and sewn by her take-home seamstresses, who get to work from home.

Jes has built a great relationship with her vendors and sources materials responsibly with you and your children in mind. Wool is made in New England in a factory that’s been producing wool felt for over 100 years. “It’s the finest around,” Jes says. “Durable and soft and never scratchy.” The ribbon is sourced from France -the prettiest grosgrains, the most luxe-y satins and the most intricate woven patterns.

Check Mosey Handmade out on Esty, too.

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The Better Baby Bottle


Transforming the baby bottle and sippy cup industry.

The Better Baby Bottle has designed a better way to protect kids from the harmful effects of chemical compounds that seep out of plastics into their foods. Founding company Innovative Plasma Technologies (IPT) has baby bottles and sippy cups use a patented Pur Ion Technology that protects your baby from the harmful effects of plastic. The company says no other plastic bottle or sippy cup on the market comes close to having this type of technology.

Manufactured in the USA

The Pur Ion surface coating used in the Better Baby Bottle provides a barrier layer between the plastic bottle and the foods that are put inside. Permanently bonded to the inside of the bottle, the patented coating is so thin, it will not change any of the macro properties of the plastic such as flexibility. The coating is odorless, tasteless and does not break.

“As a father, my foremost goal was to develop a safer sippy cup,” says Steve Aldrich, CEO of Auburn, Alabama-based IPT. “The commonly used plastic of baby bottles is harmful to babies and I desperately wanted to create something that would rectify the situation.”

Backed by Research

Hundreds of studies document the harmful effects of chemicals migrating from plastics, even Bisphenol A (BPA-free) plastics and its replacement, Bisphenol S (BPS), into our foods and liquids. BPA-free does not mean chemical free. According to Scientific America, “both can disrupt a cell’s normal functioning, which could potentially lead to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, asthma, birth defects or even cancer.” The innovative Better Baby Bottle is developed to prevent the leaching of potentially harmful by-products of plastic from moving into the food or liquid inside of the container.

Marketplace Tested

Marketplace tested, The Better Bottle products continue to excel. All products are safe for sterilization in boiling water, in the microwave and on the top rack of the dishwasher. The progressive baby bottle line allows for smooth transition from infant to toddler without having to purchase separate bottle and sippy cup.

Currently, the baby bottles and accessories are available online at TheBetterBabyBottle.com. Bulk purchase pricing is also available for retailers. A percentage of The Better Bottle sales is donated to IPT’s Operation Tiny Canteen, a program that will provide products free to military families.

Next up for the two-year-old IPT is a line of Pur Ion Technology products geared toward adults, with the introduction of food storage and snack containers, as well as coffee cups.

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Little Climber


“Read your book once per day and use a climber while you play. Give it time and you will see, your little baby in a tree.”

-Little Climber

After David Stuebe has Lily, his first child, he learns quickly that it isn’t easy to find products that will grow with her. “I come from a background in manufacturing and decided to create a product line that allows our children to play, read and grow throughout their experience with the Little Climber,” he tells me.

Kickstarter Campaign Run Thru May 14

David is now creating one of the only product lines on the market designed to promote 100% natural growth progression of a child’s mind, body and strength. Little Climber is a Smart Home Playground designed to enhance your children’s motor skill development, balance control, creativity and so much more. Little Climber is made for children ages six months to 3+ years.

Why is a Modular Playground so Important?

Every child’s mind, body and strength develops at their own speed. While most products are built based on the progress of the “average child,” Little Climber “actually grows” with your little one, supporting your child’s abilities at the exact moment needed in their stage of development.

The Little Climber Experience

David is a father, designer and creator of what he calls the “Little Climber Experience.” He’s also a student of the Montessori approach, the Dr. Emmi Pikler method and his favorite, Magda Gerber. One year ago, his children inspire him to start his children’s furniture company that produces intuitive environments for little ones that will benefit them today, tomorrow and forever.

  • Step 1 – Play Transform your room, yard or nursery into a fully interactive climbing experience with endless course options. Play on a light, simple course or setup an advanced and rigorous climb.
  • Step 2 – Read Watching your little one climb is such a fun and magical time. David captures that joyful moment in a book to help you and your little one get excited and celebrate the climbing experience.
  • Step 3 – Grow Little Climber is a modular product. As your little one’s abilities grow, slowly advance them to the next level of difficulty by raising or moving the accessories (RockWall, Ladder, Slide).

Built with Care in the USA

“It’s about time that a company builds a product not solely for immense capital gains but to help and benefit others,” a thought that goes through David’s mind while he starts committing his life to helping children with smart toys and playgrounds. David names his furniture factory after his daughters, Lily and River, where every detail of Little Climber and its accessories are refined and perfected for long-term durability, functionality and aesthetics – right here in America.