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Article Archive: Infant & Toddler
New Bouncer Mini – More Natural Bouncing from BabyBjörn
New Bouncer Mini from BabyBjörn...

4/1/2016



Toys to Talk About: Infant & Toddler
These unique infant and toddler toys could be just what your customers are looking for...

12/1/2015



Learn how one family worked together to bring their toy to market
When my three-year-old daughter, Lyla, drew a picture of a monster and asked me to “help make it real” for her Daddy’s holiday gift, I didn’t hesitate to pull out a box of fabric for her to rummage through and thread up my sewing machine. But when my husband received the monster and suggested we make a business out of it, I thought he might be crazy...

9/1/2015



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant and Toddler Toys
When it comes to infant and toddler toys, the classics are always in style...

5/1/2015



2014 ABC Must-Sees
If you're planning on going to the 2014 ABC Kids Expo (September 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.), look no further! Leading up to the show TDmonthly Magazine will be sharing information on exciting new products that will be shown at the Expo, along with ordering specials for our readers...

9/1/2014



Videos from the 2014 ABC Kids Expo
Didn't get to the ABC Kids Expo this year? Don't worry! TDmonthly Magazine was on the show floor...

9/1/2014



2014 Holiday Preview: Dolls, Plush & Puppets, Infant & Toddler, Electronics and Play Houses
Summer vacation may be in full swing, but in retailers' minds winter break is right around the corner...

7/1/2014



TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Infant & Toddler
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback...

5/1/2014



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant and Toddler Toys
From puppets to pianos, learn more about Top-10 best-selling infant & toddler toys, according to specialty retailers surveyed by TDmonthly...

5/1/2014



Top-10 Most-Wanted Bath Toys
Which bath toys are making a splash in specialty? Read below to find out...

5/1/2014



ToysRUs Has Major Problems
ToysRUs has basically three main businesses in the United States – toys, video games and baby products. Neither has done particularly well...

5/1/2014



2014 Toy Fest West Toy Report
Our reporters were on the floor of the recent 2014 Toy Fest West show in Las Vegas, learning more about toys we love and discovering new products for the year ahead...

3/1/2014



Q&A with Bob Wann, CEO of Patch Products
The toy industry is a dynamic place, and no one is more familiar with its ever-changing character than Bob Wann of Patch Products. Mr. Wann has worked for major brands like Hasbro, Fisher Price and Playskool, has worked on evergreen products including Monopoly, Candyland and Scrabble, and even helped introduce now-iconic brands like Strawberry Shortcake and Nerf...

8/1/2013



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant and Toddler Toys
TDmonthly recently interviewed retailers to find out about their current best-selling infant and toddler toys...

5/1/2013



Holiday Shopping List: Great Gifts for Babies
TDmonthly has compiled a shopping list to make finding that perfect gift for Baby just a little easier this holiday season. Keep this page on your SmartPhone when you shop. Click on any item to learn more about it, or simply scroll down for more information...

12/1/2012



2012 ABC Kids Expo: Products to Watch
The 2012 ABC Kids Expo is running from October 14-17th in Lousiville Kentucky. What can retailers expect to see this year at the Kentucky Exposition Center? TDmonthly Magazine wanted to know, so we asked manufacturers to share some of the products they'll be featuring at the show...

10/1/2012



ToysRUs – 2 Strategic Imperatives + 1 Major Potential Problem
A few weeks ago I said in this space that “ToysRUs has gained market share in the overall U.S. toy space – online and total retail - on a continuous basis since 2009"...This prompted me to look more closely into the factors driving TRU’s product strategy...

10/1/2012



Q&A with Jane Walter, Founder of organicKidz
Jane Walter, founder of organicKidz, is a woman of action. When she first heard about the danger of BPA in baby bottles, she took it upon herself to design and manufacture a new line...

10/1/2012



Q&A With Tereson Dupuy, creator of FuzziBunz
When Tereson Dupuy’s son was having difficulties using disposable diapers, she came up with a solution: an absorbent, reusable cloth diaper that didn’t rely on powerful chemicals to keep babies dry...

10/1/2012



ABC Anticipates Strong Retailer Attendance for October Event
With just a month to go before the ABC Kids Expo launches their 10 year anniversary event in Louisville next month, retailer registrations are running 19% ahead of last year...

9/1/2012



ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Early Play
Take a closer look at ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees in the Early Play category...

6/1/2012



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant & Toddler Toys
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best-selling Infant & Toddler toys in April 2012, one item raised its neck above the competition for the 4th year in a row...

5/1/2012



New Infant & Toddler Toys
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty toys for infants & toddlers...

5/1/2012



Q & A With Kate Nicolson, co-Founder of O.B. Designs
Kate Nicolson started O.B. Designs with her business partner Leesa Hallahan when they realized there was a lack of unique, high-quality baby toys on the market...

10/1/2011



Infant & Toddler
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Infant & Toddler products...

10/1/2011



2011 ABC Kids Expo Video Highlights
This month, TDmonthly Magazine saved you the burden of airfare and hotel fees by traveling for you to the ABC Kids Expo...

10/1/2011



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant & Toddler Toys
TDmonthly surveyed retailers in late Spring 2011 to find out what the hottest toys were in the infant & toddler category...

5/1/2011



What Is an Eco-Friendly Baby Toy?
Most manufacturers claim to have eco-friendly baby toys. But what does that mean for kids and the environment?...

4/1/2011



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/3/2011 - 1/7/2011)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

1/1/2011



ABC Kids Expo Lets Toy Companies Expand
Exhibitors at last month's ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas said that the show allowed them to evaluate their sales and marketing strategies and push product development into new arenas...

11/1/2010



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/1/10 - 11/5/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

11/1/2010



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/25/10 - 10/29/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

10/1/2010



September Staff Picks
RazBaby eliminates the need to rinse ground-dwelling pacifiers, and Mark-My-Time introduces a hip digital booklight...

9/1/2010



Summary of Online Toy Reviews
Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...

9/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Infants and Toddlers
Vulli’s Sophie the Giraffe and Cloud B’s Twilight Ladybug and Twilight Turtle are, by far, top sellers among infant and toddler gifts...

8/1/2010



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/16/10 - 8/20/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

8/1/2010



Summary of Online Toy Reviews
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...

8/1/2010



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/9/10 - 8/13/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

8/1/2010



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/1/2010 - 8/6/2010)
Week 1's Videos of the Day feature a variety of outdoor sports toys for two-player fun, including the Uberdart from A&J Suppliers, Zing Air Zartz from Zing, and the OgoSport Super Sports disc set...

8/1/2010



WATCH VIDEOS: ASTRA Marketplace 2010
Equating Rhode Island's "intimate setting, and its celebration of self-determination and reinvention" with the specialty toy market's top qualities, organizers at ASTRA chose the smallest state to host their biggest event...

7/1/2010



Holiday Preview: Infant & Toddler
Toysmith may help drum up holiday tunes with a musical set from its B. line, and Magicforest introduces the Moulin Roty of plush animals from France. See rattles, blankets, onesies and more in TDmonthly’s Holiday Preview of Infant & Toddler gifts below.For products that interest you, click "Add to my...

6/1/2010



Take a Look at These Holiday Toys
There’s always the challenge of deciding what to order for the Christmas season, and once you do, where to store it! For that first part, TDmonthly Magazine wants to ensure that you don’t miss out...

6/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant and Toddler Toys
Items like the Fill & Spill Mailbox from Melissa and Doug represent classic play patterns for young children, according to a nationwide survey of 39 specialty retailers discussing best-selling playthings for babies...

5/1/2010



Videos: Baby Toys Engage With Color and Texture
O.B. Designs' quirky DINGaRINGs double up as a plush rattle and a teether, and HABA's new line of sheep softens baby's world with a gentle palette and eco-friendly materials...

5/1/2010



TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Green Genes, Chicago
Two-year-old Green Genes in Chicago began with a simple idea: Owner Heather Muenstermann wanted to create a one-stop shop for organic and eco-friendly kids' and babies' products...

4/1/2010



April Staff Picks
This month in TDmonthly Magazine's Staff Picks, brinca dada gives the dollhouse family modern appeal, used crayons find a second life, and classic wooden blocks adopt a unique attraction in a line called Tegu...

4/1/2010



Video: ASTRA Talks Holiday Sales & Social Media
TDmonthly Magazine's Julie Jones caught up with Kathleen McHugh, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, at Toy Fair 2010. ASTRA is encouraged by 2009 holiday sales in the specialty market...

4/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Wooden Toys
Melissa & Doug. We could almost stop there, based on responses from 38 specialty toy stores across the United States, but there are other top-selling wooden toys, too...

3/1/2010



March Staff Picks
Games and non-traditional construction pieces will keep children's imaginations alive and offer hours of fun as spring approaches...

3/1/2010



In This Issue
TDmonthly Magazine will bring you on-site coverage from the exhibit halls of the 2010 American International Toy Fair in New York City Feb. 14-17. Bookmark TDmonthly.com to find daily updates...

2/1/2010



Toy Videos of the Day: 2-25-10
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new specialty products...

2/1/2010



TDmonthly Goes Inside… The Acorn Store, Santa Monica, Calif.
The Acorn Store is the only retail shop on its block, but a sidewalk display of toys and trikes pulls in passersby who are strolling or cruising the Santa Monica area of Los Angeles...

1/1/2010



January Toy Videos Go Traveling
This month's toys have legs. Pull-along elephants, a world explorer kit and travel-friendly pacifiers let kids trot the globe...

1/1/2010



What You Won't Miss at Toy Fair
You aren't alone in your quest to find the best products at Toy Fair. TDmonthly Magazine's pre-show research and booth visits will yield daily reports Feb. 14-17 to guide you in the right direction...

1/1/2010



Innovations of 2010
Coins jump into bracelets, a dollhouse goes super modern, pacifiers take a new shape, and baby food benefits from a safe storage solution in stylish silicone...

1/1/2010



Toy Fair Preview 2010: Infant & Toddler
Preview Toy Fair 2010 exhibitors in the infant and toddler category:Back to main article...

1/1/2010



Toys in the News: 1-27-10
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Regal Lager Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 1,100 CYBEX Strollers in the United States and 90 in Canada because when opening or closing, the hinge mechanism may amputate a child's fingertip...

1/1/2010



Toys for the Christmas Rush
Your store is no doubt stocked and ready for the holiday rush leading up to Christmas day. But should you run low or have room to test exciting new products, we've gathered some newer entrants...

12/1/2009



December Toy Videos Generate Holiday Warmth
Those happy holidays are here and TDmonthly Magazine’s December toy videos demonstrate lots of new games and toys that can let people stay warm and toasty indoors...

12/1/2009



Award-Winning Toys For a Hassle-Free Holiday
If you're finding holiday shopping to be a stressful task this year, don't worry, you're not alone! At TDmonthly Magazine, we realize that with the limitations of the recession, what you buy for your children this year is more important than ever...

12/1/2009



Hot Properties and Toys for the Ages
Go back to main article: "Award-Winning Toys for a Hassle-Free Holiday"...

12/1/2009



Infant & Toddler
Go back to main article: "Award-Winning Toys for a Hassle-Free Holiday"...

12/1/2009



TDmonthly's November Staff Picks
Ideopolis' Alphabotz line decks out robots to give whimsical character to phonetics, and stainless steel becomes more present...

11/1/2009



Retailer Spotlight: Pufferbellies Toys & Books for Children
At Pufferbellies Toys & Books for Children in Staunton, Va., Owners Susan Blanton and her daughter Erin are gearing up for the Christmas season by introducing something new: a personal shopper program called “Your Own Elf.”...

11/1/2009



My Best Sellers: Pufferbellies Toys & Books
At Pufferbellies Toys & Books for Children in downtown Staunton, Va., customers can find a distinctive blend of the “good old days” along with some fresh and innovative toys...

11/1/2009



Video Highlights of the 2009 ABC Kids Expo
The ABC Kids Expo filled the Las Vegas Convention Center with baby gear Sept. 13-16, wowing attendees with an expansive array of car seats, infant playthings, costumes, blankets, feeding supplies and more...

10/1/2009



In This Issue
Once again, TDmonthly Magazine brings you a video-focused issue, so you don't have to make buying decisions based on text and images alone...

10/1/2009



Safe and Eco-Friendly Shine at ABC Kids
Folkmanis was one of the many toy vendors at this year’s ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas — a show that over the past several years has progressively attracted an audience beyond the traditional juvenile products market...

10/1/2009



TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Pixie Toys, Long Beach, Calif.
Heather Daykin was born to toys. Her mother ran a toy store, and when it came time to decide her own future, selling toys was the only option that appealed to her...

10/1/2009



Plates and Pull-Alongs Make Babies Smile
TDmonthly Magazine’s Fall 2009 Awards celebrated several products that cater to the youngest toy fans...

10/1/2009



See "Green" in Videos of Eco-Friendly Infant Toys
Natural, eco-friendly dolls and teethers are the subjects of the following baby product videos, which also feature "Anew" design for post-maternal wraps and a soft play camera that's snappy...

9/1/2009



ABC Kids Expo Highlights
The ABC Kids Expo is huge — and growing, with another 50 confirmed exhibitors during just two weeks of August, according to a Twitter post — so TDmonthly Magazine's video crew will be hitting the trade show floor...

9/1/2009



ABC Kids Preview: Stories Worth Sharing
Exhibitors of the annual ABC Kids Expo have plenty of motivating stories to share about products inspired by safety, fashion or daily demands in baby care...

9/1/2009



Fresh Videos Take Flight
Now's the time to order, so this month TDmonthly has a new batch of toy videos to help you make decisions for fourth quarter...

9/1/2009



TDmonthly's Fall 2009 Innovations Award Winners
See the complete list of TDmonthly Magazine's Fall 2009 award winners...

9/1/2009



TDmonthly's Fall 2009 Top Toy Award Winners
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9/1/2009



TDmonthly's Fall 2009 Award Winners!
TDmonthly Magazine's Fall 2009 award winners include bugs that buyers can't resist, sophisticated arts and crafts kits for girls, games with penguins, gobblers and plenty of dice, and beautiful natural and wooden toys...

9/1/2009



TDmonthly Goes Inside … Toy Crazy, Malibu
In 1998, when Melissa Moore opened the first Toy Crazy in Malibu, Calif., the beachside town was a lot more laidback than it is today. Sandals and cutoffs were de rigeur fashion and iconoclastic specialty shops the norm...

9/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Baby Gifts
Recently, TDmonthly Magazine spoke to 47 specialty retailers about the most in-demand baby gifts at their stores...

8/1/2009



TDmonthly's Top 10: Baby & Kids World, Tokyo
Japan's first-ever Baby & Kids World trade show, held concurrently with Reed Exhibitions' GIFTEX and DESIGN TOKYO shows, welcomed 106 exhibitors July 8-10, offering a variety of juvenile care items, clothing, toys and accessories...

8/1/2009



Product Demo Vids from ABC Kids!
Dubbed one of the fastest growing trade shows in the country, the ABC Kids Expo will hit Las Vegas once again this year, featuring more than 800 exhibitors for the juvenile products industry. TDmonthly Magazine's video crew will be there...

8/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Puzzles
In June 2009, TDmonthly Magazine asked 47 specialty retailers about their best-selling puzzles...

8/1/2009



Holiday Preview - Wooden Toys
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7/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
In May 2009, TDmonthly Magazine surveyed 43 specialty retailers about their sales of plush and puppets. More than half of the storeowners said Folkmanis accounted for their top sales...

7/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Dolls
“All of a sudden, we've had a surge on dolls,” Bill Rayment, owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich., told TDmonthly Magazine during a recent survey of 43 specialty toy stores...

7/1/2009



TDmonthly Goes Inside ... The Elegant Child, Beverly Hills
Teri Weiss bought The Elegant Child in Beverly Hills from her friend and employer 20 years ago. Since that time, she's built her private showroom for baby gifts into an online sensation...

7/1/2009



TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Elegant Child
TDmonthly's video crew recently paid a visit to Beverly Hills baby and early childhood store The Elegant Child, which carries Kaloo plush and Vulli's Sophie the Giraffe, along with a variety of custom specialty items...

6/1/2009



Holiday Preview - Infant & Toddler
TDmonthly's Holiday Preview of products for infants and toddlers features many items, including a fishing game and a pot of colorful vegetables, designed to stimulate babies' various senses and support development of motor skills. There's also a fashionable teething bracelet for mom to wear, as well as some cute and...

6/1/2009



TDmonthly's June Staff Picks
From baby shoes with crazy attitude to cute comics for little kids, there are plenty of exciting new releases to keep your eye on as you sail through the summer and prepare for autumn...

6/1/2009



Toys from ASTRA Exhibitors
TDmonthly Magazine's video crew will be in full force at this year's ASTRA Marketplace show in June, but while you await the toy demos featured in our July issue, we'd like you to become familiar with some of the specialty exhibitors...

5/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant & Toddler Toys
Infants and toddlers, or at least the consumers who buy for them, especially love Rhino Toys’ Oball and Taggies blankets, a TDmonthly Magazine survey of 64 specialty retailers revealed...

5/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Bath Toys
To say that toys by Alex-Panline dominate bath time would be an understatement. Nearly 70 percent of 64 specialty retailers surveyed this spring named the Alex line, or particular products from it, when discussing best-selling bath toys,...

5/1/2009



In This Issue
When you’re not browsing through the current issue of TDmonthly Magazine, visit ToyDirectory’s recently launched retailer blog to see posts from Joe Mitchell of YoYo Joe’s Toys & Fun in Wilmington, Del...

5/1/2009



Regional Reports: What's Selling … And Where
The best-seller category was different for all the storeowners interviewed this month. For some, lines with broad numbers of small product, such as Lego or the Iwako erasers by BC Industries, soared...

5/1/2009



New ABC Conference Aims to Inform
The ABC Kids Expo is in its seventh year, with plans to take over the Las Vegas Convention Center again this September. But this year, All Baby & Child is also offering something completely new...

4/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom
TDmonthly Magazine’s Psychologist Mom hung out with a magical elf, discovered an ideal carry-along for a plane trip with kids, and found an ingenious way to help “spot” a lost child in her latest round of reviews...

1/1/2009



December Staff Picks
The holidays demand that your store be more about selling than buying this month, but it'll soon be time to excite customers with new and innovative toys, games and gifts for 2009...

12/1/2008



ABC Show Shows Off
At the ABC Show in Vegas last month, "mompreneurs" and other inventors showed off innovative, problem-solving products. TDmonthly Magazine brought its camera crew...

10/1/2008



Rich Frog Capitalizes on Smart Design
Maarten van Ryckevorsel had been working as a national sales manager in the toy industry for about five years when a “brilliant play on words” popped into his head...

10/1/2008



September Staff Picks
From new books to flying discs to cuddly friends, TDmonthly Magazine has come across intriguing new products during the last month...

9/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Babies
TDmonthly Magazine’s recent poll of 66 specialty toy retailers indicates that many top-selling baby toys are geared toward a tactile experience and feature health-wise, safe-to-the-touch materials...

9/1/2008



Safe, Fun Travel Drives Star Kids
After a bumpy start, Alyson Probst and Starr Products LLC dba Star Kids Products of Denver is paving the road to success, one pothole at a time...

9/1/2008



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts
The season for giving is just around the corner, and 66 specialty toy retailers have shared with TDmonthly Magazine which gifts customers most prefer for boys, girls and even babies...

9/1/2008



ABC Kids: Caught on Tape
Hundreds of companies and thousands of buyers will attend the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this month, and TDmonthly Magazine will be there to capture it...

9/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom
In her latest round of reviews, TDmonthly Magazine’s Psychologist Mom applauds lessons on virtue in classic tales, gives a kid a “boost” with a well-designed product for toddlers, and gets sporty with some hip-hop and indoor bocce...

9/1/2008



Film Me, Film Me at ABC!
Keep an eye out for TDmonthly’s Video Crew at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 7-11! We’ll be capturing video demonstrations of the newest toys...

8/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
TDmonthly Magazine recently talked to more than 60 specialty retailers about one of the industry's most standby product categories: puppets and plush toys...

8/1/2008



Watch Playsets and Licensed Toys
This month's toy video demos include playsets, construction kits and licensed toys...

6/1/2008



Panel Finds Monkey a Potty Training Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated the Potty Monkey by PottyMD and were impressed by the way the toy made potty training easy...

6/1/2008



Retailer Spotlight: LB Toys
Glitches in the rise to success may sometimes serve as launching pads into unexpected careers. Such was the case for Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa...

6/1/2008



My Best Sellers: LB Toys
Customer service — including a play area for kids and activities for the community to enjoy — is a key element at LB Toys in Media, Pa...

6/1/2008



Show Highlights the ABCs of Childcare
Going green isn’t just for fuel, detergents and paper products. Kids’ products are greening up, too...

5/1/2008



Infant and Toddler Toy Video Demos
Need to fill up your baby section and looking for the best new products to do the job? Watch these product videos...

5/1/2008



Toddler Roundtable: Horseplay Brings Smiles
The Knee-Rider by Danoco Corp. gained yeas and neighs from TDmonthly Magazine’s Toddler Roundtable with its innovative, interactive concept and realistic sound effects...

5/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant & Toddler Toys
When TDmonthly Magazine spoke with 40 specialty retailers about infant and toddler products, one sentiment was echoed again and again: parents and caregivers want products that are safe...

5/1/2008



Toys in the News: 5-29-08
Emily the Strange, the surly tween pop-culture icon who started "life" as a tee-shirt design, is being pushed toward the big screen by Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson...

5/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Bath Toys
TDmonthly Magazine spoke with 40 specialty retailers to find out which bath toys are making the biggest splash. More than 62 percent of retailers named products by Alex-Panline USA Inc. as the most popular in their stores...

5/1/2008



12 Reasons Not to Miss ABC Kids Expo 2008
Not sure the ABC Kids Expo is right for you? Take a look at the great new companies TDmonthly Magazine's video crew found last year...

4/1/2008



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Dolls
Thirty-seven of 62 toy-store owners raved that Corolle babies are their best-selling dolls, with sales averaging from two to 50 per month year-round and significantly more at Christmas...

2/1/2008



Gearing Up for Baby
Tiny people need special care ... and lots and lots of stuff...

1/1/2008



Baby Roundtable: LilyBugs® Make Bottles Friendly
TDmonthly Magazine’s Baby Roundtable participants evaluated the LilyBugs Plush Cup Holder made by LilyBugs. One little girl was quite taken with her plush doggie bottle cover...

12/1/2007



TDmonthly's Multimedia Expert
TDmonthly Magazine’s Multimedia Expert has devoted her career to watching and listening to imaginative creations in a variety of media...

12/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Baby Gifts
Toys from Melissa & Doug and International Playthings will be popular gifts for babies and toddlers during the 2007 holiday season, specialty retailers told TDmonthly Magazine...

11/1/2007



Babies: Simple Plush Fires Imaginations
This month, TDmonthly Magazine’s Infant/Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated a rag doll Dwarf from the SILKE line and a plush bear from the KOSEN line of Koesen USA. Both products received rave reviews...

10/1/2007



Top-10 Toys at the ABC Kids Expo - More Info
You've watched the videos. Now you want to learn more...

10/1/2007



Kids II Recalls Baby Einstein Color Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks...

10/1/2007



J.C. Penney Recalls Disney™ Winnie-the-Pooh Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Disney™ Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-Piece Play Sets...

10/1/2007



Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bumbo International, today announced a voluntary recall of Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats...

10/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts
Specialty retailers are selling a wide and eclectic array of gift items to their customers...

9/1/2007



New Toys for New Folks (0 to 4 Years)
It's time for Christmas, so get your ordering muscles in shape by browsing through these specialty toys selected for you, for kids 0 and up...

8/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush
It's a zoo in the plush and puppet category, and the Lil'Kinz Gorilla is leading a wild display of exotic animals...

8/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Dolls
Baby dolls are cute and cuddly, of course, but realism and detail are in demand, too...

8/1/2007



Infant/Toddler: Babies Read TV
This month, TDmonthly Magazine’s Infant/Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated Smart Kids — Your Baby Can Read! from PENTON OVERSEAS INC...

7/1/2007



New Companies and Colors Mix It Up
Infant and toddler toys account for 15 percent or more of their total sales, said eight of nine specialty storeowners surveyed by TDmonthly Magazine...

5/1/2007



Infant/Toddler: Baby Loves Bathtime
This month, the Infant/Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated the Whistling Hippos by Alex, the Whale Bath Toy by Tiny Love, and the Bathtub Fun Center by Ravensburger's Mini-Steps...

5/1/2007



LilyBugs Let Babes Chug-a-lug
Founder and CEO Crystal Kane of LilyBugs Inc. admitted to TDmonthly Magazine that she came up with the idea for her company’s baby-bottle covers by chance...

5/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Bath Toys
The Alex navy patrols the high seas of bathtubs everywhere...

5/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Infant /Toddler Toys
This month, retailers told TDmonthly Magazine that pull toys are pulling their weight in the infant category...

5/1/2007



Baby Roundtable: Soft Dogs Beat Hard Pigs
This month the Infant/Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated the Douglas Cuddle Toys Golden Retriever Puppy and the interactive Fisher-Price Little People Light & Sound Puzzle Collection – Old MacDonald from SABABA TOYS,...

4/1/2007



Infant/Toddler: Babies Like Good Design
The wooden Curvino Push Toy by Selecta became a favorite with moms and babes alike because of its craftsmanship and flexibility...

3/1/2007



Baby Roundtable: Get the Baby on the Phone
Moms and babes agreed that the Tag-It! Cell Phone by ABC Development Inc. was a winner because of its soft texture and pleasing sounds...

2/1/2007



Infants and Toddlers Rate Toys
Five moms with infants and toddlers evaluated six new toys and books, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5...

2/1/2007



Little Ones: Strike Up the Digital Band
Fisher Price's summer 2006 launch of an MP3 player for ages 3 and up was a remarkable innovation in the movement for "kidult" electronics...

2/1/2007



Infants and Toddlers Rate Toys
Five sets of moms with infants and toddlers evaluated three new toys, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5, with "5" being the highest score and "1" being the lowest...

1/1/2007



Baby Roundtable: Babies "Read" Books
Taggies' "My First Taggies Book 'Hey, Diddle, Diddle'" grabbed the attention...

1/1/2007



Lots and Lots for Babies and Tots
Toys and other items for infants and toddlers cover an astonishingly large spectrum — from teethers and plush to ride-ons and puzzles...

12/1/2006



Babies Speak Out
Ever wondered what was going through a baby’s head?...

11/1/2006



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush Toys
There's nothing cuddlier than a ... penguin?...

10/1/2006



Preschool Prep Brings Life to Letters
Preschool Prep Company produces DVDs and books that teach toddlers the alphabet, numbers and shapes while they are learning to talk...

10/1/2006



Toys Meet Toilet Training
Making the transition from diapers to toilets isn’t easy for many children, but Joe Lalicata, CEO of Jeckida Inc. of Staten Island, N.Y., maker of Toilet Buddies, has turned the toilet into a toy...

9/1/2006



Green and White Battle for Yellow
Green is the new yellow, retailers told TDmonthly Magazine...

9/1/2006



TDmonthly's Developmental Expert
Christina Liu has a B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies from California State University and has worked for more than three years as an early intervention specialist, concentrating on children 0 to 3 years old...

9/1/2006



Turning Toilets Into Toys
Ten days on a toilet with a bout of food poisoning transformed Joe Lalicata's life...

8/1/2006



Gotta-Have-It Baby Gear Goes Beyond Pastels
Manufacturers are banking on a soft touch, cool colors and versatility to help parents create the most comforting nursery...

5/1/2006



Manufacturers Respond to Babies' Demands
Today’s babies prefer nursery items they can manipulate and those with super soothing textures...

5/1/2006



These Baby Travel Toys Won't Get Lost
These days, baby's got a lot of clever options when it comes to packing for the road...

5/1/2006



Children’s Media Outgrows Its Infancy
New companies entering the children's media arena are expanding well beyond teaching kids their ABCs and 123s...

5/1/2006



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Dinner Sets
This month, TDmonthly Magazine contacted 46 retailers to find their best-selling toy-themed dinnerware...

1/1/2006



Infant and Toddler Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair...

1/1/2006



Infant and Toddler Products Are Tough to Outsell
Euro/retro wooden toys and bouncy rubber rides catch the fancies of infants and toddlers — or at least their parents — 40 retailers across the nation told TDmonthly Magazine...

12/1/2005



It´s All in the Name
What’s in a name? Ask designers and retailers of personalized baby and children’s gifts and they’ll tell you that the name is the game to get into...

11/1/2005



Plugging In Junior
Whatever happened to teddy bears and blankies? Though still popular, these classics are joined by an ever-increasing number of fancy electronic gadgets for the under-5 set...

11/1/2005



Baby Goes High-tech
Many top-selling baby toys now feature electronic components that add light, sound, movement and interactive play...

11/1/2005



Learning the Basics Still Tops Mom’s List
The A, B, C’s, and 1, 2, 3’s are still at the top of Mom’s list when it comes to infant/preschool toys, according to a recent Toy Tracker survey conducted through C&R Research by Funosophy, Inc. In this nationwide poll, 200 moms of 3- to 5-year-old boys and girls were asked to rank the importance of eight different features and benefits...

11/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Realistic Play Babies
When it comes to baby dolls, the “realer” the better. Lifelike baby dolls meant for collectors, such as Ashton-Drake Collectible’s So Truly Real! line and the Lee Middleton Original Doll Co.’s Breath of Life Babies, have even crossed over into the (very careful) play category...

9/1/2005



New & Notable Toys: Infant & Toddler
Check out these new and noteworthy toys...

7/1/2005



Time Off From Work Helped Hooray!
Often, it’s the smallest decisions that have the most profound effect. This is true for Audrey Koocher, president of Hooray!, a specialty toy company based in White Plains, N.Y...

6/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Plush Baby Toys
Cuddly stuffed bears have been a hit with children since they first appeared in the 1890s...

6/1/2005



Baby’s First Pals: Licensing Trends for Infants and Toddlers
New vast and varied licensed products will please just about any baby or toddler. The following innovative toys are designed to stimulate the senses...

1/1/2005



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Dolls
The research for this article was compiled by December 10, 2004. Interactivity and electronics are the season’s buzz words -- dolls are incorporating both these trends to encourage play. Movie tie-ins are also a huge trend. As parents pick up the first “American Girl” movie or Barbie’s big screen adventure, children are desperate to add these new characters to their collections...

1/1/2005



Infant & Toddler Toys: Baby on Path to Early Genius
Babies are getting smarter than ever at an earlier age. At least, that’s the goal sparking a large trend in infant and toddler products to be created with multiple stimuli. Encouraging increased awareness from all the senses, the following exuberant infant and toddler toys are sure to light up baby’s...

1/1/2005



TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Toys for Boys: Infant to Preschool
High-tech gadgets and retro favorites are hot commodities for little boys. Electronic gaming has reached the preschool set, with companies like VTech, Leap Frog and Fisher-Price hoping to corner the market with educational game systems. Meanwhile, Learning Curve and Radio Flyer bank on the classics by updating old-time toys...

12/1/2004



TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Girls´ Plush
The hottest toys of previous seasons have successfully combined interaction and cuddliness and created rage sensations among tots and parents alike. According to Michelle McLaughlin, director of retail development for Nickelodeon Consumer Products, interactive plush is on the rise. This year, these toys are tackling some difficult tasks including singing, walking, dancing, and even potty training...

12/1/2004



Bells and Whistles: Musical Toys for Infants and Toddlers
Music comes in many shapes and forms, and thank goodness it does! From plush toys that play traditional music to interactive DVDs, the musical toys on the market with have infants and toddlers singing and dancing with delight!...

11/1/2004



Making Mozarts: Interactive Musical Learning Devices
Interactive playthings that teach sounds and composition skills bring the classics into the 21st century and old favorites are made even better with kid-friendly features and engaging designs...

11/1/2004



New Musical Toys for Babies
Can music make your child smarter? Studies on the “Mozart Effect” suggest that children under 3 who are exposed to the composer’s music have increased brain development. Other studies indicate that such exposure appears to confer increased temporal-spatial reasoning skills. The net benefit is that such skills can enhance a...

11/1/2004



Plush
Eurpsville Entertainment Your child will have tons of fun learning the first letters of the alphabet with the new ABC Plush Set by Eurpsville Entertainment. Each cuddly letter is 9-inches tall, with adorable, embroidered faces and upper and lowercase letters on the feet. Included is an entertaining pop-up Eurps...

9/1/2004



INFANT/PRESCHOOL
Design Science Toys Feebee is a fun and fascinating toy for toddlers because it is big, lightweight and brightly colored. This educational and child development toy is great for learning about size, shape, color, texture and coordination. It is collapsible, washable, safe and is also great for travel. Feebee...

8/1/2004



PLAY SETS & BUILDING KITS
LizzyBee Toys The Hide & Seek Castle playset has lots of places to play and hide, such as doors, trapdoors and towers. Six royal mice characters live inside; toddlers love the castle’s brightly colored illustrations. A rainbow handle makes it easy to carry. Guidecraft Inc. Shimming Water is a...

8/1/2004



Bad News About TV Means Good News for the Toy Industry, IF...
Caring parents will want to fire their “electronic babysitters” and find other ways to amuse and develop their young. They will likely purchase more toys to replace time currently occupied by television. Most importantly, they will seek more education about toys, as well as manufacturers’ assurances about the impact of toys...

7/1/2004



Lucon Kids is Busy, Busy, Busy
Laurie Norton created a product entirely out of a mother’s need...

7/1/2004



Toy Bin
See What We´ve Got...

7/1/2004



Big Baby
A lot of people my age look for ways to relive their adolescence. Not me. I want to be a big baby...

7/1/2004



Moms Reveal Why They Shop at Big Box Retailers over Neighborhood Stores
A panel of mothers state why they´ll shop at big box retailers instead of neighborhood stores and what is lacking about both shopping experiences...

7/1/2004



Baby Einstein´s Big Growth Spurt
The Baby Einstein Company continues to expand its product line and keep its loyal customers – mommies...

7/1/2004



The Latest Formats Bring the World to the Latest Generation
In the evergreen Infant and Toddler market segments, book publishers and media content providers are eyeing products for the youngest children as fertile ground for new cultivation...

7/1/2004



Getting a Head Start to a Bright Future
According to a The NPD Group, the infant/preschool category in the toy industry experienced a 12% decline in sales...

7/1/2004



Infant Growth: Five Companies and Products that Contribute to Category Growth
Despite an industry category decline, International Playthings reports a growing Infant/Preschool category...

7/1/2004



A Wealth of Information and Entertainment for Infants and Preschoolers
There are a lot of creative products in the infant/preschool media sector...

7/1/2004



Imagination and Cooperation to the Rescue: Hot Toys for Preschoolers in 2004
Play is a way for preschoolers to gain many of the important tools they will use in life...

7/1/2004



INFANT & TODDLER
Camp Kazoo The Boppy® Preemie and Newborn Lounger has a sunken center to give comfortable, womb-like support to your preemie or newborn. The recessed interior allows new parents safe, invaluable, hands-free time in this first stage in their child’s life. The Boppy® Preemie and Newborn Lounger is essential in...

7/1/2004



Entertaining and Safe - The Latest in Infant Travel Toys
When travelers quip that getting there is half the fun, they probably have not traveled before with an infant...

5/1/2004



Auto Mobiles: Enjoy the Ride
Cheryl Wells has made a career out of her experience as a mother...

5/1/2004



INFANT & TODDLER
Baby Picnic on the Go The Eat-n-Play Activity Cooler by Homegrown Kids, Inc. (ToyShow) holds up to four baby bottles, cups or water bottles, and has three mesh pockets, a reusable ice pack and three outside storage pockets for keys, wallet or diapers. What...

3/1/2004




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