US infant and toddler nursery giant, Kids II is always looking for a better way to be the best. Selling more than 22.8 million items and launching 100 new products a year, they take pride in their entrepreneurial spirit and history of innovation. Founded in 1969, CEO Ryan Gunnigle, heads one of the world’s fastest growing companies with a turnover of approximately $300million, 500 staff, 14 offices worldwide, 400 products in its portfolio and over a 100 product awards.
The company’s umbrella includes the design, manufacture and global distribution of nursery brands Baby Einstein, Bright Starts, Oball, Taggies and Comfort and Harmony. In addition, they have the licence to apply the Disney Baby artwork to a select line of Bright Starts products. Baby Brands Direct was appointed the sole UK wholesaler in 2010 to supply the independent trade with these brands. Together, they offer retailers a wholesome selection of baby and nursery products across a number of categories at a variety of tailored price points, functionality and themes.
Teddies are an essential purchase for all nursery rooms and also represent a large share of the new baby gift market. As a prime wholesaler to the nursery industry, Baby Brands Direct prides itself in stocking a variety of soft toys suitable for various stages of a baby's development. As a nominated distributor for leading brands including Fisher-Price, Lamaze, Peter Rabbit, Little Bird Told Me and Keel Toys, we are able to offer a huge range of quality plush toys. Our clients can select from: ring, bean, squeak & body rattles, activity plush toys, Disney character large toys, comfort blankets, linkable loop toys, audio & light soothers, ragdolls & plush dolls, musical plush toys, licensed character plush toys and nursery teddies.
Plush toys and activity items are high in demand as they play a crucial role in the educational process. Toddlers get attached to dolls, puppets, and stuffed animals as they teach them important skills. Retailers can shop at convenience with our unparalleled selection while benefiting from our competitive wholesale prices.
Kids II’s success is driven by innovation which derives from the collaboration of inventive minds in creating industry-changing products, in exclusive fashions with unique packaging. Development is supported by in-depth research, feedback from parents’ worldwide and unprecedented design and development processes. Their financial and global presence epitomizes their success and passion for the industry.
Scott Dale, Vice President of International Sales at Kids II comments, “Driven by design, Kids II, is the next generation leader of ideas and products. We have been inventing and reinventing baby toys and gear for over 40 years, quickly becoming one of the world's fastest growing baby product companies. We’re committed to upholding our tradition of pioneering thought and products, always believing there’s a new way to make babies smile just waiting to be invented and that even timeless favourites can be improved. We are delighted to have Baby Brands Direct exclusively distributing the KidsII Brands, Bright Starts, Baby Einstein and Oball into the UK independent market. Their modern and efficient service and excellent customer service provides an excellent match with Kids II and we look forward to continuing to grow a successful partnership together.”
According to researchers, these playthings have unique advantages over other toys because kids know that a plush puppy or a princess doll represents a living thing; they can relate and attach emotions to. Playing with these "friends" allows kids to explore their complex feelings. Stuffed animals also give 2- and 3-year-olds the chance to master people skills, improve their vocabulary, and much more.
Paediatrics strongly recommend fluffy toys for boys as toys flexes boys’ language, a recent growing trend that has been turning over quick sales in the plush toy market. Baby Brands Direct considers all these facts whenever we are updating our catalogue. Our clients are assured to quickly tap into the latest trends with up-to-date trendy toys.