News from Kolcraft Category
- Over this past year we have been inspired by Mom Mondays where we have met working moms, stay at home moms, adoptive moms, moms who were resilient in the face of pain, moms who started their own businesses and more!
- We have shared parenting tips and you have shared your helpful parenting advice with each other.
- We have enjoyed Wednesday Wonders while exploring parenting themes in pop culture, ways to help the community and current events.
- We have taken a behind-the-scenes look at Kolcraft, learned about products, had contests and got your feedback on new products.
- We have had lots of fun on Fridays through activities, yummy recipes and creative crafts.
We really have enjoyed meeting you through our blog and look forward to another year of fun! To celebrate, we are giving away a product of your choice*.
It’s easy to enter our Baby Matters Blog Birthday contest!
- Look back over our Baby Matters blog posts
- Pick your favorite post
- Write a comment as to why it’s your favorite post
Contest will end on April 11th at midnight CST.
Thanks for being a fan Baby Matters and celebrating our 1 year Birthday!
*Product prize depends on current availability
Many of you have met and love our Wally Wonderbug. We can’t blame you – he makes your children happy! Wally has become a bit of a star as he has traveled throughout the USA, has been on display at Target and Walmart and now has his own Wally Wonderbug Wednesdays on Twitter where he tweets all day from @Kolcraft.
We wanted to take today’s Kolcraft Thursday for you to get better acquainted with Wally Wonderbug and the benefits he offers your baby. Did you know that Wally’s toys help your child develop basic motor skills?
The WonderWorm engages your baby with songs, a variety of catch phrases, and lights up to keep your baby enthused. Phrases include:
- “I Love You”
The butterfly toy has wings that make a crinkling sound, has beads and a mirror inside. The crinkling sound is helpful to babies with their auditory development. Mirrors help babies learn to focus and track images.
The bead bar not only keeps your baby entertained, but allows baby to play with different textures, shapes and objects.
Flower Toy with Soft Rings
This flower rattle includes textured grab handles and a rattle. Rattles are developmentally positive for your baby because it stimulates your child’s hearing and sight.
These two rattles are the antennae of the Wonderbug. Enjoy watching your baby listening to the rattles and smiling!
This brightly colored ball spins and makes noise to capture your baby’s sense of touch and sound.
Spinning Bee Toy
The tri-colored spinning bee allows your child to learn how to turn things. The bright colors stimulate baby’s vision.
Have you checked out the Wally Wonderbug website? Learn how Wally, Wilbur & Wanda became friends, enter contests to win prizes and download coloring pages and other games for your child!
March Madness is in the air as the Sweet 16 college basketball teams battle it out to be in the Final 4. Kolcraft loves rooting for our favorite teams and want to bring you into our very own March Madness, but we are doing it baby style with March Mattress!
What’s March Mattress? It’s an opportunity for you to show your college colors and win a Sealy® crib mattress, crib mattress pad or a nursing and maternity pillow!
How it works:
- Contest will run from March 24th – April 3rd at midnight CST.
- Post a photo on Kolcraft’s Facebook wall of your child sporting your favorite college basketball team’s gear along with a comment of why you want to win the Sealy® Ortho Rest™ Crib Mattress, Sealy® Baby Ultra Rest® Crib Mattress or the Sealy® Sweet Pea 2 in 1 Maternity Pillow. Make sure you tell us why you like that product.
- April 4th winners will be announced.
3 Sealy prizes will be given away:
Sealy® Ortho Rest™ Crib Mattress plus a Sealy® Naturals Cotton Crib Mattress Pad
Sealy® Ultra Rest® Crib Mattress plus a Sealy Naturals Cotton Crib Mattress Pad
Sealy® Sweet Pea 2 in 1 Maternity and Nursing Pillow
Let the March Mattress Madness Begin!
Imagine your baby crying because he is hungry or she needs her diaper changed, but you can’t soothe baby because you have no food to give him or a new diaper to change her into. Imagine having no shelter, no safe place for baby to sleep all while trying to deal with a possible nuclear meltdown and grief because family members have died and life as you knew it will never be the same.
This is exactly what parents in Japan are dealing with after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan more than a week ago. As parents and grandparents ourselves, we can’t imagine how overwhelming the situation is over in Japan and we can’t just sit here and do nothing.
Starting today, Kolcraft is having a silent auction for children in Japan in partnership with KIDS – an amazing global charity that has helped millions of children in poverty. They are currently doing a special donation drive for children in Japan.
The silent auction will run until midnight on March 28th CST. This online silent auction works just like a silent auction in “real life”.
- In the blog comment section leave the amount of your bid & what product it is for (bids are made in increments of $5.00).
- At midnight CST on March 28th the bidding stops. The highest bidder at that time wins the product.
- The winner then makes his/her donation to KIDS (our partner) & sends the electronic receipt to email@example.com.
- The winner receives a wonderful baby product and in the meantime has helped a survivor in Japan have hope for the future.
If you do not want to bid on any products in the silent auction, but still want to help a Japanese child in need you can give any donation amount to KIDS. No donation is too small to help.
Silent Auction Items:
Sealy® Select Soybean Dream™ Crib/Toddler Bed Mattress
A lightweight soybean foam mattress with water-resistant soft fabric cover. RETAIL $180.00
- High-density soybean enhanced foam-core offers a firm and durable sleeping surface
- Foam is CertiPUR-US® certified and has been tested for indoor air emissions, durability and substances including phthalates, formaldehyde, PBDEs, lead and other chemicals
- Soybeans are a renewable resource & grown in the USA
- STAPH-GARD® woven jacquard fabric covers offers liquid, stain and allergen resistance
- Fabric cover feels soft, no plastic waterproof coating is used!
- Protective wrap encircles the mattress
- Square corners provide a snug fit in cribs
- Mattress also fits toddler bed frames
- Lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials
- Meets or exceeds all flammability, lead, phthalate and CPSIA testing and does not contain toxic fire retardants
New Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler
Turn strolling time into bonding time with the Contours® Options® 3 Wheeler. This stroller features a reversible seat that allows your baby to face you or face forward as your child grows. You can also easily design a custom travel system using your favorite infant car seat with included Infant car seat attachment. Now includes a child cup holder, height adjustable canopy and simpler fold! RETAIL $170.00
- Be the first to have the new Contours Options 3 Wheeler (we will ship to you in April)
- Reversible seat can face forward or face parent
- Infant car seat attachment (included) fits most brands on the market
- 8″ front single swivel & 12″ rear never flat wheels
- Easy trigger allows for quick fold and upright stand
- New Easy-Reach parent tray has deeper, ventilated cup holders
- Child cup holder and front bar removes quickly for in & out convenience
- Height adjustable Sunrider canopy includes a peek-in window
- Large basket for storage
- Height adjustable 5-point harness for safety and padded sleeves for comfort
New Contours® Optima™ Tandem
At just 36.6 pounds, the Contours® Optima™ tandem stroller offers you all the choices you want in a lightweight tandem stroller! RETAIL $300.00
- Be the first to own the new Contours Optima Tandem stroller (we will ship to you in April)
- Six seating options
- Height-adjustable canopies
- Extra large storage basket
- Accommodates one or two infants/children
- One-year manufacturer warranty
This year Kolcraft celebrates 65 years of helping parents and caregivers along their parenting journey by providing the best in “must have” baby products.
Our Kolcraft story began in 1946 Chicago, when Leo Koltun made playpen pads out of cotton batting and oilcloth covers for post World War II babies. Kolcraft then rapidly became the #1 crib mattress manufacturer. From there Kolcraft expanded into baby products such as bassinets, strollers, walkers, activity centers and so much more.
We are excited to celebrate our 65th anniversary with you and starting in June we will have monthly sweepstakes where you can win amazing baby product packages. More information will be coming, but in the meantime from our family to yours, we wanted to thank you for letting us share your parenting journey.
We are currently looking for Chicago parents who are interested in “test driving” a new stroller concept. We are looking for moms with two children under the age of four, those who are pregnant with their second child, or those who are expecting twins. Children are welcome but not required.
The stroller test will be Wednesday, March 9th, between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The “test drive” will take about 30 minutes and you will be compensated. Free parking is available in our lot.
If you know of someone who is interested, please contact, Kathryn Lafranzo, at 312-361-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.