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Peter Rabbit is a timeless and well-loved character created by English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Born in 1866, she enjoyed a country upbringing that brought her into close contact with nature and a multitude of pets including rabbits, mice and frogs. It was her pet rabbit, Peter that she name and created her first book after ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, first being privately published in black and white in 1901. She went on to publish over 23 books and sold more than 150 million copies.
Heritage of the quintessential British country-side told through the tales of Peter Rabbit, is also believed to be the very first every patented soft toy in 1903, making it the oldest licensed character. He and his co-characters are increasingly in demand from tourists as the UK culture continues to attract allure. The licence then forms an ideal collection of high quality plush toys to stock from Baby Brands Direct, for both traditional nursery stores and gift shops.
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The rabbits in Potter's stories are anthropomorphic and wear human clothes: Peter wears a jacket and shoes. Peter, his mother, Mrs. Josephine Rabbit, as well as his sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail live in a rabbit hole that has a human kitchen, human furniture, as well as a shop where Mrs. Rabbit sells various items. Peter's relatives are Cousin Benjamin Bunny and Benjamin's father Mr. Benjamin Bunny. Many of the characters are available exclusively from wholesaler Baby Brands Direct including high quality licenced rattles, pull alongs, plush teddies and baby comforters.
Gyms, Tummy Time and Playmats step in when parents need to rest and baby needs to be entertained. Of all the myriad potential purchases that a new parent can make, a good play mat or activity gym is among the most likely to earn its keep. A safe, comfortable and stimulating place where the infant is happy to lie, and later sit, is likely to prove invaluable.
A recent growth in purchasing large playmats has been observed as tummy time can help babies develop strong head, neck and shoulder muscles and promote certain motor skills. Tummy time can also prevent the back of baby's head from becoming flat. Research also suggests that babies who spend time on their tummies crawl on their stomachs earlier than do babies who do not practice tummy time. With all this essential information is no wonder that sales keep rising. Browse the following pages to uncover more benefits of our baby products that will boost your trade too.