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Baby and Children Products Featured at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Gift Temporaries in The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta opened this week and includes a Children's World and Modern Baby & Contemporary Kid section both in Building 3, Floor 3. Children's World includes gifts, furnishings, toys and apparel for infants, children and teens, while Modern Baby & Contemporary includes baby products focused on design and functionality.

Baby Laundry, Golden Court, Logan + Lenora and Messy Marvin are among the few exhibiting at the show. Temporaries ends Monday, July 14.

Sticky Bellies Great Collection for New Parents

Sticky Bellies is a great gift for new parents. They are reusable stickers that parents can use to mark milestones in their child's life. A few from the collection include:

• Garden Party: Little ones can be the belle of the ball with these stickers.

• Little Trooper: Perfect for your little cadet.

• Painted Pixie: These hand-painted stickers provide plenty of pizzazz.

• Aloetree: A pack for an amazing cause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Chab Dai, an organization that works to end child trafficking.

Kind + Jugend 2014 Gains Some Momentum to Prepare for Fair

The preparations for the Kind + Jugend 2014 going on from September 11 to 14 are in full swing. With over 800 registered exhibitors, almost all exhibition segments of the world's most important trade fair for baby and toddler outfitting are more or less fully booked three and a half months before the fair even starts. Following tradition, the award ceremony of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award at 10:00 a.m. September 11, will kick off the fair. The entry deadline for this year's competition is July 10.

Over 90 percent of the 100,000 square meters of exhibition space in Halls 10 and 11 is already booked. Almost all of the industry's key players from the children's furniture, safety chairs, textile outfittings, prams, toiletries and toys sectors are on board in Cologne again, including among others Alvi, Artsana-Chicco, Bieco, Britax Römer, Cybex, Dorel, Emmaljunga, ergobaby, Fehn, Gautier, Geuther, Haba, Hartan, Hauck, Herlag-Kettler, Joolz, Käthe Kruse, Mamas & Papas, Mattel-fisher price, Micuna, Mutsy, Odenwälder, Osann, Paidi, Peg Perego, Pinolino, Recaro, Roba, Ros1, Schardt, Takata, Wickelkinder or Zöllner.

First-time exhibitors, who have confirmed their participation this year, include among others Birkenstock (Vettelschoß, Germany), Dodie (Levallois, France) and Goodbaby (Hong Kong, China). Leander (Silkeborg, Denmark), Sebra (Esbjerg, Denmark), Silver Cross (Skipton, Great Britain), 7 a.m. enfant (New York, USA), Tolo Toys (Bemmel, the Netherlands) and Vikingtoys (Torss, Sweden) are returning to the fair as exhibitors this year after a time-out.

The Baby Product Association (BPA) will be represented by 80 exhibitors at a spacious country pavilion spanning approx. 1,000 square meters. Thirty-five members of the association of Spanish manufacturers of children's products, ASEPRI, will also be exhibiting. There will also be further country participations from France, Portugal, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China this year. For the first time ever, South Korea will also be exhibiting at a joint stand.

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