News from Kolcraft Category
At Kolcraft we believe in the importance of your opinion. Through parents’ honest opinions on our products, we learn what we are doing right and what we can improve. For this reason we have a ratings and review section on every product page. This also helps other parents who are researching products to know which product will meet their needs.
If you have a Kolcraft, Jeep, Sesame Street, Sealy or Contours product and want to give us your opinion please do! Just go to the product page and clink on the link near the top of hte page that says “Write a Review”. It’s easy to do and we do not sell or market to you from the ratings and reviews.
Go ahead, tell us what you think. We want to know!
We know that Moms and Dads are up close and personal with baby products. At Kolcraft we want to make sure we are manufacturing products that work for you and your family. Before a product hits the market we survey parents about the product and at times have them test a pre-release sample of the product so we can see what works and what needs to be improved.
This group of parents who test our products are called Mom Matters (Cute little connection to our Baby Matters blog. Clever right? ). If you would like to be part of this group (Dads are included! It’s just we liked the sound of the double M), please send an email to email@example.com and include your:
- Phone number
- Preferred email address
- Ages of your children
If you live in Chicago, we are teaming up with the Active Moms Club for a lunch and learn after the Biceps, Babies & Buggies class. You can sign up for Mom Matters then!
Please note that there are different specifications for different products that need feedback. If you don’t hear from us for awhile, know you are still on the list – we are just waiting to send a survey or product that fits your children’s ages.
Kolcraft has kicked off a 6 month celebration for our 65th anniversary. We are super excited about this because we are celebrating the journey of parenthood that we have shared with generations of families.
We have a special 65th anniversary website where you can read the history of Kolcraft, read about our family of brands and enter our Sweepstakes. Our Sweepstakes kicks off with the Families on the Go with Jeep promotion running from June 5, 2011 through July 16, 2011. During this promotion you can win baby products like the Jeep Liberty Limited 3 wheeler stroller, Jeep Baby Carrier and other products for your family like a 5 piece Jeep luggage set! It’s everything a family needs to be on the go this summer.
Every 6 weeks there will be a new Sweepstakes package featuring products for baby and family from Sesame Street®, Sealy®, Contours® and Kolcraft. Be sure to continue to check the website to learn about all the exciting prizes including a new Sealy adult bed mattress!
We are truly thrilled to share our anniversary celebration with you. As our President says – you are the reason Kolcraft lives our mission of helping families on their parenting journey.
We are overjoyed to be celebrating 65 years of making parent’s lives easier with quality products families have depended on for decades, said Tom Koltun, President and third-generation owner of Kolcraft. There’s nothing more important to our success than the families who choose Kolcraft baby products each and every day.
Thank you for being a Kolcraft fan and welcome to our 65th Anniversary celebration.
We all want to provide the best for our children and give them a healthy, happy start to life. But what if you couldn’t even buy your child essentials like diapers, food, clothes? This is where charities like K.I.D.S. come into play. For 25 years, K.I.D.S. has been helping children who are homeless, whose parents are imprisoned, who are poor, sick, who have been impacted by natural disasters…and the list goes on.
Kolcraft has partnered with K.I.D.S. for many years by donating products and funds. We also started a program where our Kolcraft Moms can help K.I.D.S. We are so proud of our Kolcraft Moms who through their blogs, raise donations for these children whose only hope for a future is your kindness.
Will you join K.I.D.S. and Kolcraft in helping children? No donation is too small to bring hope.
We all know that as much as we love all the hope and promise that pregnancy brings, it’s not the most comfortable time for our bodies. Pregnancy pillows can alleviate some of that pain.
You know you need a pregnancy pillow, but would getting another item free with your pregnancy make you more apt to buy it? We would like to know!
Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section!
If you were buying a pregnancy pillow, what item would you like free with it?
- Cocoa butter for stretch marks
- Comfy maternity pj’s
- Belly Band
- Maternity bra
We love children here at Kolcraft so when Take Your Child to Work Day came around, we were excited to have the opportunity to get to know some of our co-workers’ kids a little better. They spent the day learning about what their parents do, creating some fun crafts, going on scavenger hunts and eating pizza!
We also learned a lot from the kids as we saw Kolcraft through their eyes.
Enjoy the video from our Kolcraft Kids!
We have all seen the devastating photos of the tornado damage throughout the Southern United States. People have literally been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. That means families have no food, shelter or even the priceless things that can’t be replaced like wedding albums, photos of their children, etc. While we can’t replace photos, Kolcraft has eased the burdens of families with children by donating skids of strollers and bassinets.
Kolcraft’s tornado relief efforts began with Paul Comardo, Quality Manager of our NC Plant. His wife, Jill, has been a Red Cross volunteer since 1995. She has volunteered her services responding to many disasters including floods in North and South Dakota and Georgia, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a 6 week stint in NYC during the 9/11 terrorist disaster plus responding to local home fires and such as the need arises . Her training and experience qualifies her as a Disaster Services Supervisor.
Jill and Paul brainstormed on ways that Kolcraft could help the families who had been impacted by the tornado. Kolcraft’s president, Tom Koltun, generously donated baby products that were loaded into a truck and brought to Fayetteville where there was a combined donation event between the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way.
There was immense gratitude from the volunteers and Kolcraft was happy to be part of the relief efforts.
It was very gratifying to help and my wife and I appreciate Tom Koltun’s generosity very much. It’s nice to know you work for a company that cares. – Paul Camardo, Kolcraft employee
If you would like to donate to the Red Cross to help the victims of the tornado, you can find more information here.
SIDS is the number one cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. This is a terrible tragedy and one that little by little research is shedding more light upon, but more funding is needed to bring SIDS’ numbers down. Check out Spring for SIDS and how you can help.
Ways to Lower Risk of SIDS:
- Always put your baby on her back to sleep.
- Give baby his own safe sleeping space.
- Put baby to sleep on a firm crib mattress.
- Keep baby’s sleeping space free of pillows, blankets and toys.
- Do not use crib bumpers.
- Keep the air in baby’s room fresh by using a fan.
- Do not allow smoking around your baby. Even smokey clothes can impact your baby.
- Limit baby’s exposure to infection. Feel free to ask people to wash their hands before holding your baby.
The recent storms in the South have destroyed our customer service phone lines. We are working hard to get the phones up & running, but we ask for your patience as we do this.
Email is still working so you can email any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to have the phone lines up soon so we can give you the quality customer service you have come to expect from Kolcraft.
Thank you for your patience.
We know one of the most important times of your day is your child’s sleep time. Your child needs her sleep so she can grow and develop, but sometimes bedtime and naptime can be a battle to get your baby to actually sleep.
Kolcraft and Mommy Wants Freebies is going to celebrate your child’s sleep with a Twitter Party! On Wednesday, April 20th, from 11:30 to 12:30 CST we will be talking about ways to help your child fall asleep, safe sleeping practices, bedtime routines and we will be giving away wonderful sleep products by Kolcraft and Sealy!
We will be giving away:
You do not have to RSVP, just follow Kolcraft on Twitter as well as follow Carol from Mommy Wants Freebies on Twitter and use the hashtag #sealybaby to follow the conversation, win prizes and have fun!
See you there!