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‘Bright Starts’, a perfect name for a brand that puts so much emphasis on fun; designed to spark smiles and laughter! Its founding heritage dates back to 1969 and forms part of one of the world’s fastest growing companies – KidsII; boasting a turnover in the region of $300mn and 14 offices worldwide. Bright Starts say, “Our family of products is born from our relentless dedication to bringing parents the highest quality, innovative and relevant products possible”.

The brand’s success derives from its intriguing, fun, and inventive products combined with its attention to quality manufacturing and delivery of product to market at an affordable price. Bright Starts baby bouncers are particularly popular with parents and frequently appear top of online search results. Their activity gyms and play mats offer practical functionality, mass market on trend, appealing designs; whilst their toys and teethers capture imagination and hearts. Baby Brands Direct exclusively distributes the internationally renowned brand to UK Independents and considers supply of the practical, value for money baby products a fundamental component of nursery stores.

Baby Brands Direct brings to the nursery industry, a selection of the best branded and quality activity toys and crafts available. As a leading wholesaler direct to trade we take pride in providing award-winning brands including Tomy, Fisher-Price, Oball, Tiny Love, Brights Starts, along with licensed character toys like Thomas, Winnie the Pooh and Peppa Pig, Mega Bloks, Bing, East Coast, Frozen Fashion and the bestseller, Baby Einstein . Clients can browse a wide range of categories including activity centres, phones & gadgets, high chair toys, toddler activity toys, activity toys, cars, trains & planes, shape sorters & puzzles, imaginary play, learn to crawl, understanding music, activity arches, spirals & bars and aqua draw fun.

According to 2014 point-of-sales data from The NPD Group, the Building Sets and Arts & Crafts categories grew by 13% and 3%, respectively, proving that kids love to create interesting structures, designs, inventions and other projects that will set them apart from others and let their talents shine through.


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From a simple idea that started KidsII, to the full line of baby toys and gear that they boast today, they’ve been coming up with big ideas for little people for nearly 50 years. The Company is committed to upholding their tradition of pioneering thought in nursery products, always believing there’s a new way to make babies smile. Most importantly, they’ve put those ideas into motion and successfully into the hands of mums and dads who deserve the very best for their children.

The Bright Starts range of engaging and interactive baby products have been exclusively wholesaled in the UK since 2010 by Baby Brands Direct. David Vandermeersch National Account Manager at KidsII comments, ‘We are delighted at the increasingly successful relationship between the Companies and channelled efforts to ensure supply to the independent sector with our range of high quality, innovative and industry relevant baby products. Bright Starts products are infused with the perfect combination of clever and engaging features, designed to spark smiles and laughter in your growing baby. A bonus for parents: exceptional value and affordability.’


Furthermore, the NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service reports that the total toy market for 2014 was in the $22 billion range and it continues growing. With the exponential growth comes the wide variety of goods that Baby Brands Direct carefully selected to present you with profit driven toys and crafts that will grow your business too.

In the following pages you will find open-ended toys and games to help promote creativity, problem-solving skills and electronics that attract tech-savvy kids. You are also able to access items that follow the mini madness trend of toys that come in small packages at a lower price point. The subcategories include smart play items with educational purposes which have been massively favorited by parents. Retailers can make the most of the ever green aquatic-themed trend or choose from several dolls, games, outdoor toys and more.