News from Kolcraft Category
We interrupt Mom Monday to share with you the exciting news that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, we will be hosting a Twitter Party to celebrate Baby Days at Walmart.
During the party we will be talking about the many different crib mattress options – coil crib mattresses, foam crib mattresses, etc – which is best for your baby. We will also be sharing some bedtime sleep rituals for baby, have our crib mattress expert available to answer questions, talk about what savings you will receive during Baby Days and win prizes!
The Sealy Baby Party Info:
- When? Tuesday, February 21 from 11am – 12pm CST
- Where? On Twitter. Be sure to follow @Kolcraft to win prizes
- How? Just show up & use hash tag #SealyBaby
See you there!
There are few things a parent craves more than sleep and if your baby sleeps, you sleep. Kolcraft proudly manufactures Sealy crib mattresses here in the USA that have given generations of babies a good night’s sleep. We are very excited that you can save money on these Sealy crib mattress during Baby Days at Walmart!
Check out the incredible deals on Sealy crib mattresses and save even more on the new Sealy Nature Couture crib mattress and maternity pillow bundle! Don’t wait, the time to save money so you can sleep is now!
Hurry over to Walmart while supplies last!
The look of the Contours name and logo just got an exciting new makeover! It’s still the same trusted baby gear you’ve grown to love, along with a few new exciting editions throughout 2012.
The fresh look of the C with the open O inside represents the tender embrace of a parent and child. As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of embracing the everyday moments with your child. Whether you are exploring the world with your child using our stroller’s reversible seat or your newborn baby is nestled near you in our bassinet’s removable Moses Basket, Contours is there for your special moments.
At Contours, we are committed to providing parents and grandparents with innovative designs that fit your family’s ever changing needs. The options our strollers and bassinets provide you easily fit into your lifestyle and allow you to give your baby everything. Don’t be surprised if the next time you’re strolling down the street you hear someone say “That baby’s got it all.”
Contours. This baby’s got it all.
For more on this exciting brand and products visit our Contours Baby Facebook page.
Kolcraft is proud to be the #1 crib mattress manufacturer in the USA since 1946. From our engineers in Chicago to our workers in North Carolina, we have proudly manufactured crib mattresses for generations of families. We are always seeking ways to give baby a safer, more peaceful night of sleep. Our latest exciting news is that our entire family of crib mattress brands is now GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified, helping consumers minimize their chemical exposure and create healthier indoor environments for their children.
What does that mean for your sleeping baby and your peace of mind? It means that all Kolcraft, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Contours brand crib mattresses have demonstrated compliance with the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute’s stringent chemical emissions standards following rigorous scientific testing. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, part of the UL Global Network, is a not-for-profit, third-party organization dedicated to protecting human health and improving indoor air quality by certifying products for low chemical emissions.
Our president was beaming with pride over this accomplishment.
“We are proud of our history of producing superior-quality crib mattresses for families. Ensuring that each and every mattress is GREENGUARD Certified signifies that we are committed to ensuring a healthier indoor environment for children,” said Tom Koltun, President of Kolcraft. “It will also help provide peace of mind for parents who can feel confident that their children are sleeping on a laboratory tested, healthier, high-quality crib mattress.”
Parents are inundated with safety information about children’s products today, and since infants spend so much of their early life sleeping on a crib mattress, GREENGUARD Certification is one way parents can be sure that they are making the right choice.
”We applaud Kolcraft for going above and beyond marketplace requirements and demonstrating not only leadership, but also a true commitment to reducing chemical exposure in the home,” says Henning Bloech, GREENGUARD’s executive director. “GREENGUARD Certification is a rigorous, third-party process, so by choosing GREENGUARD Certified crib mattresses, parents can be confident that they’re making a better purchasing decision for their children.”
We are just a wee bit excited over this great news. It is one more reason why Kolcraft is simply the best choice for your sleeping baby or toddler.
When we think of the loveable characters of Sesame Street, we think of Elmo teaching our children how to be potty trained or Cookie Monster teaching them to count, but rarely do we think of them talking about HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, HIV positive children in Africa is all too real. There is a fear and a stigma around HIV that keeps some of these children from receiving the help they need.
- 1 in 10 children in Africa have parents who have AIDS
- 5.5 Million people in Africa are infected with the AIDS virus
- Most suffer in silence out of stigma, fear and lack of knowledge
Sesame Street is doing what they do best – educating our children. Kami, an HIV positive Muppet, helps to break the silence around HIV/AIDS that keeps so many from seeking and receiving care. She makes it okay to ask questions, to be educated and to get help. Millions of children have received help because of Kami. We love that Sesame Street is making a difference in children’s lives where it is needed most.
Potty training can be a challenge, but Elmo makes it fun with the new Sesame Street® Elmo Adventure Potty Training Chair. This training potty resembles a real toilet with flush handle to help the child’s transition to an adult toilet easier.
Some features we love:
- Flush handle with encouraging Elmo phrases and flush sounds
- Waste cup removes easily for disposal and quick cleaning.
- Seat adapter removes easily for use on most adult toilets.
Pair our Elmo training potty with Elmo’s Potty Time DVD and your child will be potty trained in no time!
We have so much to be grateful for here at Baby Matters blog as we look back at 2011. We have met so many wonderful moms during our Mom Mondays, we have shared and received great parenting tips on everything from how to keep fit with your kids to how to prevent colds and flu on Tip Tuesdays. On Wednesday Wonders we have had fun crafts, recipes and enjoyed a parenting take on pop culture. Remember our princess crib mattress giveaway to honor the Royal Wedding? On Kolcraft Thursdays we have taken a look behind the scenes of how we make products, we have introduced new products such as our Contours© Optima tandem stroller and our Wally Wonderbug activity center and have had fun contests. On Fun Fridays we have kept abreast of holidays and how to celebrate them with your children as well as posted ways to learn and have fun with your family in everyday circumstances.
We had fun getting to know all of you in 2011. We look forward to our 2012 parenting journey with you!
Thanks for being a Baby Matters Blog fan!
Kolcraft is dedicated to providing families with must-have baby gear items. During the holiday season, we realize that not all families are able to easily obtain quality products for their children. Through the generosity of Kolcraft employees, we were able to donate a van full of crib mattress, potty chairs, strollers and toys to local charities.
Our first stop was at Blair Early Childhood Center, a school that provides educational programs to children ages 3 to 6 with disabilities. Karen, the school’s principal, showed us around their facility, including the herb garden the children tend to. The donated strollers will be used to transport children around, while the new toys and stuffed animals will be enjoyed by all. Kolcraft is proud to support an organization dedicated to education and enrichment of local youths.
Our next stop was at the Toy Box Connection, a local charity that provides toys, books, and even crib mattresses to organizations across the state of Illinois, and even as far away as New Mexico. When we arrived, we were greeted by Michelle Maxia, the energetic founder of Toy Box Connection. Since its inception, this organization has donated over 1 million toys and books to children in need! Our donated crib mattresses will help a local women’s shelter, while the toys will be distributed to non-profits across the state, including the Ronald McDonald House.
Kolcraft and its employees are proud to support the Blair Early Childhood Center and the Toy Box Connection this holiday season. If you are looking for ways to encourage your children to give back, check out “When Children Give Back, Everyone Wins” article from our friends at the Neighborhood Parents Network.
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
Better TV featured our Jeep® Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller on their Jeep Giveaway segment! We are so excited that they highlighted the stroller’s durability. There is so much we love about this stroller that takes you from the mall, to outdoor trails, to city sidewalks!
Some features we love:
- Rugged 12″ inflatable tires grip all types of terrain
- “I drive” entertainment toy includes horn, car sounds and music
- Convenient one-hand & self-standing fold
- Grow-with-Me five-point safety harness
- Large storage basket plus removable cargo bags
The Jeep® Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller is the perfect holiday gift for the moms, dads and grandparents on your holiday list!