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Last Tuesday we had a Love Bug Twitter Party with Wally Wonderbug. He had so much fun, that he asked to write today’s blog post. He’s such a cute little bug that we couldn’t say no.
I asked Kolcraft to write today’s blog post because I wanted to share with you my new website. I love it because it is a place of wonder and adventure for the whole family!
On my Wonderbug website, you will get to see a really fun demo of my new Wonderbug baby activity center (be sure to have your volume turned up!). Under the Fun Bug tab, you will see a storybook that tells you all about me, my friend Wanda Wonderbug and Wilbur Wonderworm. I will be sharing new adventures so keep checking back for new chapters as we build our magical storybook. There is also a dress up game that your kids can play. As you get to know me, you will see that I LOVE adventures so please dress me and Wanda up for an adventure!
Check out the Travel Bug tab to download coloring pages of me and Wanda. Submit your child’s coloring page to our Cute As A Bug Section and automatically be entered to win prizes! Also in our Travel Bug section there are tips for traveling with children so your kids can stay safe as you go on your family adventures.
In our Cute As A Bug tab you can share photos of your little love bug in my Wonderbug activity center, or photos of your children with my coloring pages and every month we will pull a winner for great prizes! We are still creating this online photo album, but it will be ready on March 1st! YAY!
When you visit the My Wonderbug page, you will get the latest news on events, contests and parties. I LOVE parties.
I’m so excited to get to know you more and have fun with your family. Please join me on fun Wonderbug adventures!
It will be lots of fun. We will talking about loving ways to connect with your children through crafts, games, care notes, etc. You will also have the chance to tell us why your child is so lovable and you will win prizes! I will be hosting the party will be giving away my Wonderbug Activity Center and more!
Please join us on for our Love Bug Twitter Party on Tuesday, February 15th from 11am – 12pm CST. All you have to do is follow Kolcraft on Twitter and use the hashtag #LoveBug to follow along. You can also leave a comment in the section below that you are attending the party and that will automatically give you an extra entry for prizes.
See you there!
Sending you a hug,
We are always seeking to improve our products and we love to have parents’ feedback on different ideas. We have a a VERY short survey for you on bassinets. It’s only a few questions – promise. Please give us your honest opinion. You can take the survey here.
Thanks for your opinion and for helping us always improve our products!
You want your baby to have a safe sleeping space and one important part of that is to have a crib mattress that correctly fits your crib. But how do you know if your crib mattress fits correctly?
Cribs sold in the USA have standardized size requirements. Crib mattresses are designed to fit snugly inside a crib. The best thing to do is to measure your crib to make sure it is in compliance. If it is, you should have no issue fitting a crib mattress snugly inside.
How do I measure my crib?
Measure the INTERIOR of your crib to the below specifications. If your crib measures any smaller or larger, you need to contact the crib manufacturer as your crib is not made to legal specifications.
Crib dimensions are dictated by ASTM and Federal Law. The dimensions in the crib standard require cribs to have interior dimensions of 28 +/- 5/8 inches wide and 52 3/8 +/- 5/8 inches long.
The inside of your crib should measure somewhere between 27 3/8 to 28 5/8 inches wide and between 51 ¾ and 53 inches long. Mattresses are designed to be slightly smaller to allow them to fit within these tolerances.
Kolcraft knows how important it is to care for our earth and make it the best place for our children to live so we are constantly finding big and small ways to go green. Two ways that we have been able to give back to our earth are:
- Through our paper recycling and shredding program we saved 26 trees in 2010.
- Through our recycling pen program at Garvey’s we are able to reduce landfill waste and help raise money for autistic children.
We love that each employee and our company culture supports giving our children a better future.
All of us parents want a secure and clean place for our baby to sleep, but how knowledgeable are we about our baby’s crib mattress? It can be confusing to know exactly what is in your baby’s crib mattress and that is why Kolcraft always lists our certifications on our crib mattresses. Today we wanted to take a closer look with you at our CERTIPUR-US® certified Soybean Foam.
We utilize high-density soybean foam that has been tested for indoor air quality, durability and content including, but not limited to the following:
- Indoor emissions and air quality
- Mercury, lead and other heavy metals
- Methylene chloride
What is soybean foam?
Soybean-based foam is more of an Earth-friendly foam than conventional foams. By using a percentage of natural soybean oils to create the foam, less petroleum and crude oils are needed.
What are the benefits of using soybean-enhanced foam in a crib mattress?
1. Environmentally friendly: Soybean-enhanced foam has a smaller carbon footprint because soybeans are a natural and renewable resource that farmers can grow year round. Instead of drilling for oils or shipping petroleum from overseas, locally grown soybean oils can be used. There is a decrease in energy consumed to make the product and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
2. Economical: The soybeans used in the foam are grown in the USA, supporting the American farmer, and depending less on foreign oils to create durable foams. Soybeans are the USA’s second largest exported crop, second only to corn. Technology such as this help increase demand, planting, and incentives for farmers to grow soybeans.
3. Durable: Soybean-based foams are high-density and firm to support sleeping infants. Soybean-based foams offer:
- Reduced sagging
- Improved durability and lifespan
- Comfortable sleeping environment
What are people saying about soybean-enhanced foam? Soybean foam has won prestigious innovation awards from environmental groups, including the EPA and engineering groups, including the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Alliance for the Polyurethane Industry. azfdgadf
Kolcraft is proud to be the #1 crib mattress manufacturer in the USA. With a crib mattress manufactured by Kolcraft, you can be sure your baby is getting the best sleep possible.
Hi everyone, this is Wally Wonderbug. I wanted to thank you for all the love you have shown me. I am really enjoying meeting so many moms, dads, grandparents and especially babies! I am so happy that you love my Wonderbug Activity Center and the hours of fun that I bring your baby.
I’m really excited about my new website that will be ready really soon. On it you will be able to learn more about me, play games, win contests and so much more. You will learn how much I LOVE to travel and go on adventures. I have been on a few adventures with my friends at Kolcraft & had to share them with you.
There are a lot of hockey fans at Kolcraft and they are serious about their Blackhawks. I got there in time for warm-ups and got to watch from right on the glass. The other fans thought I was cute. *blush*
Marisa from fashion took me horseback riding with her. The horse was very nice and he asked me to come back!
Ted from New Product Development taught me how to skype. I had fun getting to know his new granddaughter. Isn’t she cute? She loves her Wonderbug Activity Center!
I found out that I really love to ski. Andy from Marketing & Sales was nice enough to let me join his family on their ski trip in Colorado.
Stay tuned for more Wally adventures. I can’t wait to learn more about you too!
For these past few months Kolcraft has given you glimpses of me – Wally Wonderbug. I have gone on all sorts of adventures with Kolcraft and have met a lot of blog moms. Finally Kolcraft has given me the ok to reveal myself to you!
I’m Wally Wonderbug – a happy, friendly bug who is a baby entertainer. I know you and your baby will LOVE me! I have lots of features that will keep you and your baby happy!
- I have a variety of developmental toys and activities to entertain your baby. Many of my toys teach cause and effect relationships, help with hand/eye coordination and increase motor skill activities.
- My good friend, Wilbur WonderWorm has lights, music and sounds that your baby will love!
- My seat bounces and spins 360° so baby can access all my toys.
- I’m height adjustable for growing babies.
- I am also very practical! I easily disassemble for travel & storage.
I also have a friend Wanda Wonderbug! She is a baby entertainer and she has all the wonderful toys that I have for baby. We will be in your favorite retail and online stores starting in January.
Kolcraft is so excited about me that they are giving me my very own website! My website will have an animated video demo featuring me *blush* and it will have all sorts of games and activities for your little ones. There will be lots of contests too! My website will be up in January so please come visit me on it! It will be a great way to start the new year together! Kolcraft even said that they are going to have a Twitter party just for me in February! YAY! I love to party with moms and dads.
I can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
Sending you hugs and kisses,
The 12 winners of the Sleep in Heavenly Peace contest for the Sealy Sweet Pea® 2in1 Maternity and Nursing Pillow have been chosen! Our judges had a really hard time picking only 12 winners. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The winners are:
- Deanna U
- Heather H
- Brandi Elam
- Dena Furgason
- Jos Alde
- Andrew NooNoo
- Fawn H
Congratulations to our winners! We will contact you via email for your addresses.
If you didn’t win, be sure to pick up your Sealy Sweet Pea® 2in1 Maternity and Nursing Pillow at your local Walmart or online!
At holiday time we see an increase of car commercials where there is a car in a driveway or in a living room (those people must have very large front doors…) with a giant bow. There is excitement all around and the commercial continues with all the wonderful features of the new car.
Whether or not a new car is on your holiday list, your baby can be stylin’ in a new Jeep® car shaped walker that won’t break your bank account! Our rugged Jeep® walker with electronic toy steering wheel includes a car horn, engine sounds & music to entertain baby!
Some features we love:
- 3-position height adjustment for growing babies
- Plush, foam-filled, easy-to-clean seat pad for comfort and support
- Non-skid friction pads on base for child safety
- Independent front swivel wheels for mobility