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June 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 6

Holiday Preview: Infant & Toddler

Drums and Rattles Add Music to the Season

By Julie L. Jones
June 2010

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.

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HideShells crack open to reveal six "egg-stra" special colorful chicks. Press down gently on their heads to hear them peep. Take the eggs out of the carton for "egg-ceptional" shape sorting fun. (Watch the Hide'N Squeak Eggs Video Watch Video) 5/28/2010 (MSRP: $9.99; Age: 1 to 3)

Moulin Roty Les Loupiots Collection - Hippopotamus by MAGICFOREST LTD

Moulin Roty Les Loupiots Collection - Hippopotamus by MAGICFOREST LTDThis plush hippo comes from the French Moulin Roty soft toys Les Loupiots collection. Each Moulin Roty toy will comes packaged in a decorative bag and is suitable for newborns. Launch date: 2010. (Watch the Moulin Roty Les Loupiots Collection - Hippopotamus Video Watch Video) 4/21/2010 (Age: All Ages)

B. Parum Pum Pum by TOYSMITH

B. Parum Pum Pum by TOYSMITHThis drum by Toysmith's B. brand is filled with 8 instruments that toddlers will enjoy playing. The drum has a big handle and strap and can be played with the silly centipede drumsticks. Jingle bell ants, busy bee maraca and clacker, cute caterpillar tambourine and two shaka-shaka eggs are also included in the set. 5/28/2010 (MSRP: $39.99; Age: 2 and Up)

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Rattle by MANHATTAN TOY

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Rattle by MANHATTAN TOYThis soft rattle is made from colorful rings, ribbons, bungee, crinkle paper and a bell. 5/24/2010 (MSRP: $10.00; Age: 0 to 2)

Simply on Board Toy Straps by PIPPALILY

Simply on Board Toy Straps by PIPPALILYThese adjustable 100-percent cotton toy straps allow parents to keep a child's favorite items on a seat or stroller. "Toy tossing has come to an end," Victoria Turner, president of Simply on Board, told TDmonthly. 5/25/2010 (MSRP: $8.99; Age: 0 to 2)

Tagacuda™ by TagsMania, LLC

Tagacuda™ has lots of tags and comes with a squeak. Available in green, blue and pink. 4/29/2010 (MSRP: $10.99)

Toweling Biblet by SILLY BILLYZ

Toweling Biblet by SILLY BILLYZIdeal for catching drool or other little messes under the chin, this mini bib features 100-percent velour cotton on the front and waterproof nylon on the back. The snuggle neck guard is designed to ensure a comfortable fit and is adjustable in two positions. It comes in fuchsia, white, butter, lilac, sky blue, pale pink, navy and chocolate. 4/9/2010 (MSRP: $6.50)

Heirloom Iron Juvenile Canopy Crib by CORSICAN KIDS

Heirloom Iron Juvenile Canopy Crib by CORSICAN KIDSThis iron crib was designed to reflect a commitment to quality and attention to detail. It is made in the USA. "Experience, skill, and beautiful craftsmanship set Corsican Furniture apart," Corsican Furniture General Manager Jon Anderson told TDmonthly. 5/25/2010 (MSRP: $2125.00; Age: 0 to 2)

Topsy Turvy Pets™ by NORTH AMERICAN BEAR

Topsy Turvy Pets™ by NORTH AMERICAN BEARThese three reptilian Topsy Turvy Pets feature 6" velour hatching eggs that turn inside out to reveal a full-bodied turtle, dinosaur or salamander. The imaginative design is baby safe with embroidered facial features and can make a playful gift idea for inquisitive minds. Topsy Turvy Pets wholesale as an assortment of 4 pieces of each animal. 4/28/2010 (MSRP: $12.00; Age: 0 and Up)

Teething Rattle - Blue by P'KOLINO

Teething Rattle - Blue by PThis natural wood teether is also a colorful infant rattle. The rattle inside is designed to entertain infants while the natural wood soothes sore gums. Made of ECO rubber wood and machine-washable polyester, the rattle's pieces separate for easy cleaning. 5/21/2010 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 0 and Up)

Astro Highchair by VALCOBABY

Astro Highchair by VALCOBABYThe Astro Highchair has a large, super-soft leatherette seat and a deep adjustable tray. It sits on a stable yet compact base, and collapses flat for easy storage. 5/25/2010 (MSRP: $149.99; Age: 0 to 3)

Wooden Blocks - 50 pcs by BOIKIDO

Building blocks are classics. These colorful and high-quality building blocks will attrack kids to them like honey to bears. Develop motor and problem solving skills. Learn shapes. Great value for 50 pcs. Use your imagination - the sky is the limit. Includes a storage bag for easy storage. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. 3/25/2009 (MSRP: $44.99; Age: 2 and Up)

Cornstarch Dumbbell Rattle by iPLAY

Cornstarch Dumbbell Rattle by iPLAYBPA and PVC free, this cornstarch resin rattle is eco-friendly and biodegradable. Its classic dumbbell shape provides easy gripping for exploring fingers. It is made with Natureworks® EcolGreen cornstarch PLA biopolymer. 5/3/2010 (MSRP: $9.99; Age: 6 to 2)

ABC Nesting Cubes by SCHYLLING

ABC Nesting Cubes by SCHYLLINGSchylling's ABC Nesting Cubes are designed with vivid illustrations to teach young children their A-B-Cs. The cubes can be arranged in a stack, or nest within one another. Launch date: June 2010. 4/21/2010 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 2 and Up)

Duckies Thigh High Sock by ROCK-A-THIGH BABY

Duckies Thigh High Sock by ROCK-A-THIGH BABYAvailable in size 0-6 months, these gender-neutral socks feature little yellow ducklings waddling over a bright white background. Soy-based, non-skid grips make this American-made product eco-friendly. 5/14/2010 (MSRP: $14.00; Age: 0 to 4)

BabyTalk Onesies by GOOD BUDDY NOTES

BabyTalk Onesies by GOOD BUDDY NOTESGood Buddy Notes newborn onesies are imprinted with "baby talk" text messages on the front. Shelley Dieterichs of Good Buddy Notes told TDmonthly, "These onesies are clever, trendy and humorous." Launch date: April 2010. 4/14/2010 (MSRP: $20.00; Age: 1 to 1)

Look Who's Signing Part 2 K-Z Sign Language DVD by EXPRESS YOURSELF BABY

Look Who"Look Who's Signing Part 2 K-Z" jumps right in where Part 1 left off. The DVD continues to teach children the art of signing by introducing new vocabulary and using the second half of the alphabet. Express Yourself Baby DVDs are based on communication and self-expression. Jennifer Magee, Chief Creative Officer at Express Yourself Baby! LLC, told TDmonthly, "Children get the head start they deserve in communication by learning a second language, American Sign Language. Both parents and children will communicate with one another and have fun all at the same time!" 4/30/2010 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 0 to 8)

Blanket Baby Buddy - 18" Girl with Blanket (Checkered Yellow) by BLANKET BABY BUDDY

18 inch stuffed baby doll with blanket. Made of plain soft polyknit with a checkered yellow print and embroidered face and buttons. Blanket consists of double plain soft polar fleece. Laboratory tested. Hypoallergenic. 4/6/2010 (MSRP: $29.99)

Discovering Shapes Crib Gallery & Activity Puzzle by LEARNING CURVE

Discovering Shapes Crib Gallery & Activity Puzzle by LEARNING CURVEThe Discovering Shapes Crib Gallery grows with baby from a high-contrast crib gallery to a unique floor activity puzzle during tummy time. This puzzle introduces baby to problem-solving experiences. Shape and picture-matching promote cognitive and fine-motor development. Launch date: 2010.

 4/22/2010 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 0 to 2)


Re-Run Hana by FLEURVILLEThis stylish hobo is made from Re-Run fabric and keeps six plastic bottles out of landfill. Organization is assured with multiple pockets inside and out. The Hana comes with wipes case and changing cloth, and features an adjustable shoulder strap. 4/29/2010 (MSRP: $89.00)

Lollipop Paciclips by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.

Lollipop Paciclips by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.These pacifier chains are made of beech wood and hang approximately 22 centimeters long. The paciclips can be attached to a child's pacifier and clutching toys. (Watch the Lollipop Paciclips Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Age: 0 to 2)


Kiddi-o Smoovy by KETTLER INTERNATIONAL INC.The Smoovy was developed together with child physiotherapists and has a child-friendly design and stable construction. With the low-noise wheels, children can navigate through the house practically without a sound. The seat can also be used as a leg rest and thus offers multiple motion possibilities. The Smoovy combines playing and movement for toddlers. Launch date: June 2010. 4/14/2010 (MSRP: $49.00; Age: 1 to 3)

Snuggly Space Friends Alien Stacking Shapes by MANHATTAN TOY

Snuggly Space Friends Alien Stacking Shapes by MANHATTAN TOYThis toy features three aliens that stack on one another. Each stacking ring has a different shape and sound including crinkle paper, a bell, and a rattle. All three and brightly colored and made of multiple fabrics. Julie Flann, Manager of Marketing & Sales, told TDmonthly, "This line was designed just by Manhattan Toy. It features fun faces, colors and fabrics that baby is sure to enjoy." Launch date: 2010. 4/6/2010 (MSRP: $20.00; Age: 0 and Up)

Ambi Lock A Block by SCHYLLING

Ambi Lock A Block by SCHYLLINGAmbi Toys Lock A Block is a developmental toy for toddlers that includes a lockable box with key and two full sets of 3-dimensional, color coded sorting blocks. The box is approximately 13 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm. Launch date: June 2010. 4/21/2010 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 1 and Up)

Rainbow Xylophone by HAPE

Rainbow Xylophone by HAPEThis high-quality wooden xylophone is designed with lifestyle colors, has a handle for easy toting and storage for two sticks. The baltic birch frame and maple keys and two sticks offer fun, safe early melodies. Robin Lehnert, Hape Marketing Manager, told TDmonthly, "A 10-month old begins with a rap and a tap. Who knows what could happen next on the very beginner xylophone." Launch date: February 2010.
— In a January 2014 survey, Cariad Owens Fichtner, manager of Out of the Blue, Ltd in Albuquerque, N.M., told TDmonthly that Hape Xylophones were one of the top-2 best-selling musical toys at her store.
— In a January 2015 survey, two out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Xylophones were their store's best-selling music toys. (Watch the Rainbow Xylophone Video Watch Video) 4/14/2010 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 1 to 4)

Blooming Sprouts Bamboo Chick by MANHATTAN TOY

Blooming Sprouts Bamboo Chick by MANHATTAN TOYThe Blooming Sprouts Collection is made from bamboo spun into a rayon fabric. They are then stuffed with corn fiber filling for a well-loved and slightly lumpy feel. Julie Flann, Manager of Marketing & Sales, told TDmonthly, "The Blooming Sprouts Bamboo Chick is super soft and has a unique simplistic style." Launch date: 2010. 4/2/2010 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 0 and Up)

Baby Clothes by GLOBABY CO. LTD.

Baby Clothes by GLOBABY CO. LTD.The products of Naturecolored are divided into two categories: organic cotton and natural colored cotton. All the organic cotton products meet IMO NOP and OCIA standards. Launch date: May 2, 2010. 4/2/2010 (MSRP: $100; Age: 0 to 3)

Blanket Gift Cakes by TREND LAB, LLC

This mini gift cake is a gift idea for expecting parents. Included in this mini gift cake is a soft, velour receiving blanket (30” x 40”) and 3 bibs with fun, modern prints on one side and terry on the other (9” x 13”).  Packaged in clear cellophane with ribbon and gift tag. 3/25/2010

Silky Satsuma Bamboo Receiving Blanket by SATSUMA DESIGNS

Silky Satsuma Bamboo Receiving Blanket by SATSUMA DESIGNSThis two-ply organic bamboo velour and bamboo jersey satin-trimmed, mid-weight blanket is an all-season, all-weather solution to keeping baby cozy. Choose from lime, cocoa or natural bamboo velour paired with natural colored bamboo soft jersey knit. The 31" x 31" blanket is suitable for nursery, travel and play. Made in USA of imported material (Organic bamboo velour (70/28/2 bamboo viscose/org cotton/poly) with organic bamboo jersey (100 org bamboo viscose). 4/29/2010 (MSRP: $56.00; Age: 0 to 3)

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