One of the joys of being a parent of a young child is watching them grow, and letting them help mom or dad throughout the day. The toddler loves it, and it reinforces the bond between parent and child. Little Partners has created a line of products designed to help young children in safely playing and working alongside their parents. Little Partners will show off these products at the New York Baby Show, on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with David Schwartz, Vice-President of Little Partners, to learn more.
For someone unfamiliar with Little Partners, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Little Partners is committed to providing parents well-made, high quality products that support their children’s growing independence and in doing so, nurtures the partnership between parent and child. The company’s signature product is the Original Learning Tower, an adjustable four-sided platform designed to raise toddlers, as young as 18 months old, to countertop height safely.
What is the background of Little Partners? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?
Little Partners was created by Carol Gamble, a mother with a Montessori background, nearly 20 years ago to safely raise her own daughter to countertop height to encourage her daughter’s innate drive to “do it herself.” Acquired by RBO, LLC in August 2014, the company is committed to growing the line of high quality products that support children’s independence and creativity. Little Partners now offers a range of products including the 3-in-1 Growing Step Stool, a sturdy adjustable stool parents can use in the nursery as a nursing stool or to gently lay their baby in their crib (extremely useful for shorter parents when the crib is on the lowest level since the ban on dropside cribs) and move into the kitchen or bathroom as their child grows; the Deluxe Learn & Play Art Center Easel featuring a chalk board on one side and a magnetic dry erase board on the other with paper holder and easy feeder: and the just-launched Tri-Side Learn & Play Easel which offers children three sides to encourage their creativity: a chalk board, a magnetic, dry erase board, and a felt board.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Little Partners?
The Original Learning Tower is the most popular item in the line. Accessories like the easel attachment and playhouse kits extend the use and help it entertain children for hours. The Tri-Side Learn & Play Easel launched in mid-March and is a great option for families with multiple children.
What sets Little Partners apart from the other baby furniture and toy companies on the market?
Little Partners commitment to developing high quality products that supports young children’s desire to “help” their parents and encourages creativity.
What should parent expect to see from Little Partners at the New York Baby Show?
In addition to showcasing popular items like the Original Learning Tower and Growing Step Stool, Little Partners is excited to introduce parents to its soon-to-launch folding wooden high chair at the show. Little Partners’ high chair will be the first folding wooden chair on the market.
To find out more, check out littlepartners.com