Father, venture capitalist, founder and CEO, Steve B. Dunn, established Munchkin in 1991, following the birth of his daughter Beau and identification of a niche for innovative infant and toddler products. Supporting the principle of innovation the Company has invested in over 100 patents, transforming mundane products into clever solutions. Key successes are the ‘Click Lock Cups’ that feature a secure lid for leak proofing that allows parents to see, hear and feel assured the product is correctly closed and ‘White Hot’ technology that alerts parents if an item or environment is too hot for baby including bath water, food and cars.
Munchkin knows ‘it’s the little things’ in a parent’s life that often make the biggest difference and their successful approach has led to them being recognised with over 120 nursery awards and a turnover in excess of $300mn. It works exclusively with wholesaler Baby Brands Direct to distribute its products to the independent sector carrying over 120 products in stock over infant categories: teething, feeding equipment, bath toys, hygiene and travel accessories.
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are an essential purchase for every parent constituting a significant proportion of the new baby gift sales. As a wholesaler of baby and nursery products, Baby Brands Direct, stocks leading industry brands such as Tiny Love, Fisher-Price and Tomy, Bright Stars, Lamaze Jelly, Taggies, Lamaze, Babymoov, Winnie, Munchkin, Baby Einstein, ELC, CHMILY, Beaba, Lindam, Brother Max, Boon Glo and Safety First.
We also supply audio and light soothers, activity arches, spirals and bars and night lights. Our range covers a variety of price points and designs for retailers to enrich their merchandise with. With parents often buying more than one item, sales have been quickly increasing. You can easily navigate through the following catalogue and select what fits your business best. With our ongoing volume discounts and loyalty credit, we have made sure that our clients are looked after and assisted in their business propositions.
In 2010 Munchkin acquired Lindam, the number 1 safety brand, in order to support two strategic objectives for the Company. Steven B. Dunn, chairman and CEO, Munchkin, Inc. said at the time, "First, this transaction instantly provides a substantial footprint in Europe from which we can accelerate the growing international distribution of our existing portfolio. Second, it allows Munchkin to quickly enter the large U.S. infant and pet safety gate category with an award-winning European line. This is an excellent strategic addition for Munchkin given the complementary nature of the two companies' product portfolios."
Baby Brands Direct Matthew Toulson, General Manager for Munchkin UK said, “We are very excited to be working with Baby Brands Direct as our preferred supplier into the UK independent market of pharmacies, gift and baby and nursery specialists. Their experience, reputation and excellent customer service coupled with our aggressive growth plans into the UK and European market creates an extremely strong partnership”.
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are in high demand because they serve a great purpose. They are playful, cheerful and comforting items that assist in the baby’s sleep and relaxation. They also assist parents immensely in getting enough rest for themselves. Apart from beautiful designs you will also offer practical nursing solutions.
In fact, new-born babies tend to snooze roughly 18 hours a day. Thus, parents look for the best ways to relax their littles ones. With our extensive portfolio your customers can choose from musical to light therapies that will help parents create that nursery a special growing up space. Cot mobiles also assist in strengthening baby's muscles and baby’s coordination development. The top seller, Fisher-Price Rainforest Mobile, is designed to boost baby's visual stimulation with its colourful rainforest characters that spin as the mobile rotates. To find our more what your clients get with each item, browse the following pages and dive into our premium selection.