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Why should you attend a trade fair in Poland?

Exhibiting at a trade fair is a very important aspect of promoting a brand. We can attend the largest shows but often our brands are lost amongst so many others. Why not consider Kids Time in Kielce, Poland?

One advantage of exhibiting in Poland is that you do not need a bank loan to attend! Exhibition space is very reasonable. A room in a three star hotel with breakfast is around €60, so you can treat yourself to a slap up meal as well.

Eastern Europe is a growing market. Poland itself is the sixth biggest economy in the EU with a birthrate of almost 400,000 babies each year. Many other buyers from the Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine also visit as well as other overseas buyers looking for something different. The 2018 show had over 500 exhibitors representing 21 countries so there was plenty of choice. Yes the world's largest brands were represented but also many smaller brands. Don't forget that Silesia is the biggest European manufacturing centre of prams and strollers. You can meet some of them in Cologne but in Kielce there are yet more. Sourcing from China may be low cost but it is not always the best solution, especially if you need small quantities or timing is important.

Kielce is conveniently situated between Warsaw, Kraków and Katowice, so there are three airports to choose between. So why not pay a visit to Kielce next February?

Kids' Time Kielce 20 to 22 February 2019

Baby K’tan expands overseas

Multi award-winning Baby K’tan® has further cemented its place as an international brand after securing three additional territories across Europe for the award-winning range of range of stylish and practical products.

Following in its recent trend of international growth, Baby K’tan, has announced new distribution partnerships in Italy, Cyprus and Romania. The addition of these territories means Baby K’tan is now available in over 25 countries internationally.

Lia Murrain, Director of 2012 Ltd, the European distributor for Baby K’tan comments, “We are proud to have helped US-based Baby K’tan LLC further expand their operations overseas, and are delighted to now work with a fantastic European team of distributors to provide our excellent range to parents across the continent. We look forward to working with our new distributors and many more to grow the Baby K’tan brand far and wide.”

Baby K’tan is best known for their soft cotton Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, an ideal blend of a sling, wrap and carrier individually sized to fit the parent. With its patented double-loop design, it provides the positions and benefits of all three, offering multiple wearing options from newborn to toddler (birth-35lbs). Machine washable and tumble-dryer safe and available in a range of on-trend fabrics, designs and colours, the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier slips on easily like a t- shirt to comfortably carry baby. It is lightweight and compact like a sling, yet supportive like a structured carrier.

It has been recognised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as a “hip healthy product” when used as directed in the instructions. This acknowledgement sits alongside the brand's ASTM Sling Safety standard approval and EU safety standard certification.

A range of changing bags and swaddle blankets complements the extensive carrier range which makes life easier when out and about for families.

Contact: +44 1202 303 777

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Putting the fun into functional

With the promise to make life with small children less work and more joyful for parents; retailers attending the UK’s only nursery trade show in March 2019 will be spoilt for choice with exciting new products to offer their customers. Allison Baby have confirmed they will be exhibiting all three of its brands: Joie, Nuna and Graco and will return with an even bigger stand for 2019.

Harrogate International Nursery Fair already confirmed the return of favourite brands including Hauck Group – one of the UK’s leading distributors of wheeled goods and nursery items; British born and family run BabyStyle; together with Bebecar, UPPABaby and Red Kite Baby to name just a few.

Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, comments: “We are delighted that so many of the UK’s favourite baby brands are returning to present their collections at Harrogate next year. For many retailers, this should be their go-to trade event, Harrogate is centrally located for the whole of the UK so practically on their doorstep and for most without the hassle of delayed or cancelled flights. The more brands on board, the greater the choice of products we can offer retailers giving everyone a better buying and selling experience.”

A new show plan layout is now available at with many others already looking to secure positions. If you wish to get more information about booking a stand contact Adrian Sneyd on 01902 880906 or email:

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EcoPrams - Innovation for baby, innovation for you

EcoPrams are a dedicated and hardworking British company focused on creating innovative and practical baby transportation solutions to appeal to the needs of both parents and children. EcoPrams will be launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube in less than a month.

Our brand aims to provide comfort and convenience and help parents deal with the challenges of shopping and traveling around with a child with ease and comfort. Our product also provides entertainment and soothing needs to babies.

But before we go live to the wide public, we will launch a private investment round on the 25th of November 2018. Pre-registering to invest will secure your chances of investing, we're looking forward to meeting and greeting each and every one of you.

Pre-register here.

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Spielwarenmesse® 2019 pre-sales open

You can now get your presale ticket for Spielwarenmesse® 2019! Don’t miss out on the anniversary trade fair and be there in Nuremberg from 30th January to 3rd February 2019.

Buy your ticket at an early bird price today and save up to 36% by purchasing your ticket in the presale! Experience the trends and innovations in the industry first hand.

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Thank You for a Successful 2018

A big thank you to all of our Exhibitors and Sales Reps, Media, Buyers, and Retailers, Volunteers and staff that made this year’s ABC Kids Expo a success.

2018 recorded nearly 6,000 event participants and well over 1,000 volunteer hours. We are honored by your dedication to ABC Kids Expo and the Juvenile Products Industry.

Through your loyalty to our overall mission, ABC Corporation was honored to present $40,000 in charitable donations to the following organizations:

  • First Candle
  • Cribs for Kids
  • Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
  • Our Military Kids

During the year, ABC also provided $10,000 in scholarship funds to qualified applicants.

New Product Showcase was a HIT

What a fabulous display of creativity and innovation! Over 110 entries were part of the 2018 New Product Showcase. During the private pre-show reception, attendees from the media and retail communities focused their attention on determining which best new and innovative products from around the world were worthy of receiving the coveted Award of Distinction honors for 2018. During the event attendees voted on their choice products to win in various categories.

2018 Awards of Distinction – and the Winners Are...

  • 9 Months More: Rachel’s Remedy – Rachel's Remedy Down There Relief Pack
  • Day to Day: Chomp ‘N Chews – Chomp ‘N Chews Finger Teether
  • Icing on the Cake: Sago Sago Toys – Pillow Playsets
  • On the Go: RockerMama – Ready Rocker
  • Parent Helpers: Nomi – Nomi High Chair
  • Playtime: Happy Kidz – Liki Trike by Doona
  • Safe & Sound: Bunnyrappit – Child Safety Guard
  • Tech Savvy: Raybaby – Sleep and Breathing Monitor

The 2018 ABC Industry Party kicked off in high gear at the newest venue, Brooklyn Bowl. The amazing party kicked off with the announcement of winners of the Awards of Distinction as well as charitable check presentations. This was followed by the all new interactive and infamous Juvie Games with the one and only Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy NYC, as emcee. A DJ rocked the house and all participants enjoyed unlimited bowling as well as an abundance of drinks and hors d'oeuvrs. And did we mention bowling!

Runway Show, the Live Event

The all-new 2018 ABC Runway Show, the Live Event, kicked off at 2 p.m. on October 10th, lead by emcee and former Miss Nevada, Julianna Erdesz. Exhibitors' products were featured in the live one-hour event, including a special guest appearance by Terra Jole (MiniMama), of TV fame Little Women of LA and Dancing with the Stars.

October 23-25, 2019
Las Vegas

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Koelnmesse parts ways with Chief Operating Officer Katharina C. Hamma

In light of differing views on the future strategic direction of the company, the Supervisory Board of Koelnmesse decided on November 16th 2018, to terminate the working relationship with Chief Operating Officer Katharina C. Hamma with immediate effect.

Until further notice, Koelnmesse CEO Gerald Böse will assume Ms. Hamma's previous responsibilities.

Katharina C. Hamma, previously an authorised signatory at Messe München, was appointed to the management board of Koelnmesse in 2011 to fill the newly created COO position.

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Stroll’nGlow lights up the night

Mummies, daddies, babies, and toddlers all agree – Stroll’nGlow’s whimsical teddy bear light makes stroller rides safe and fun.

“We’re an active family that enjoys evening strolls with our own little one,” says proud mum and Stroll’nGlow designer Kelly Jiang. “But pushing a stroller, walking the dog, and juggling a flashlight just didn’t work. Attach Stroll’nGlow to the stroller and you see your baby, your baby sees you, and, most importantly, the LED lights make you visible to others.”

Based in baby-boom town Roseville, CA, Stroll’nGlow is engineered with the active family in mind. Gone are heavy flashlights, strapping on headlamps, and bulky bike lights. Just clip Stroll ‘n Glow’s Teddy Bear to your stroller and walk your stroller anytime, day or night, with confidence.

For sales or licensing information, contact
Kelly Jiang - Founder

For more information:

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The world’s first retractable pacifier clip is launching on Kickstarter

Little BaeBae Boutique hopes to raise $15,000 to bring their newly-invented retractable pacifier clip to widespread consumer market.

On August 15, 2018, the Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip launched on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from just $10 (for the early bird special), the Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip is the world’s first retractable pacifier clip and has been awarded the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and 2018 Top Choice of the Year by Baby Maternity Magazine.

With a pacifier-loving baby, pacifier clips are a lifesaver. They keep baby’s pacifier from being thrown, dropped and/or lost. However, normal pacifier clips come with two major problems, both of which are solved by the Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip!

It’s a patent-pending, affordable pacifier clip that automatically retracts when baby spits out his or her pacifier, lowering the risk of the cord getting wrapped around baby’s neck and keeping the pacifier from dragging on the ground while baby is on the move. It can be used with babies from newborn to weaning, with the majority of all pacifiers, and it's made with non-toxic plastic and a genuine leather cord—making it durable and easy to wipe clean. Life with a new baby can be hard, make it easier and worry less with the Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip!

The Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip extends up to about 14 inches, so it is long enough to clip it in more places – on baby's waistband, blanket, stroller, car seat etc. Or one can do what most parents do, and clip it to baby’s onesie or shirt collar. When it’s clipped to the shirt collar, there is zero pull, so even with a newborn baby, or a baby who is still getting used to a pacifier, parents won’t have to worry about the clip pulling the pacifier out of his or her mouth. This product is safe, lightweight and easy to use, even for babies (once they develop the motor skills to grab the pacifier themselves).

You can back Little BaeBae Retractable Binky Clip on their Kickstarter page now — starting at just $10 for Early Bird backers.

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