By Rieva Lesonsky
We’ve covered the home and garden markets before. One of the particular segments of the home market that’s booming is products for babies. Close to four million kids are born a year in America, and parents spend a lot of money on them. If you sell children’s products, running an e-commerce business is a smart idea, since the nation’s parents are the biggest online shopping demographic. And the more kids they have, the more often they shop online.
There are a number of popular products on Alibaba.com that are sure to appeal to parents of kids of all ages. We already told you about some of this year’s most popular toys. Here’s a look at some other popular products for kids.
Safety for babies
Even before their babies are born, many new parents start baby-proofing their homes. One product that’s key to that are baby safety locks so kids can’t get into cabinets and pull the contents down on them or get near hazardous household items.
Stairways pose a danger to babies once they start crawling, so it’s essential they be closed off with safety gates. These retractable gates can be used indoors or outside.
When infants start teething they’ll chew on whatever is close, which is most often their own hands. These teething gloves not only protect the baby’s hands, but also are topped with silicon, making them perfect to chew on.
For sleeping babies
Parents are willing to spend a lot of money on strollers and carriages for their babies. These lightweight aluminum strollers are perfect for traveling, since they fold up and are easily loaded into cars. These strollers also fold up and are available in several different colors. Or for something slightly larger, these two-toned buggy strollers are perfect. They come in an array of beautiful colors, including an eye-catching version of the stars and stripes.
These aluminum baby cots are adorable and can be used in place of a crib until the baby is 6 months old. They come in several fun patterns and can be adjusted to six different height positions.
Babies in the bathroom
Newborns are too tiny to wash in the bathtub, so these portable baby bath tubs with seats are the perfect solution. They come in pink or blue, naturally, as well as a more neutral yellow. They’re eco-friendly, as well.
At some point almost every child needs a potty seat. These are available in five different colors.
These bottles are uniquely shaped, come in five different colors, are easy for babies to hold, and most important are BPA free.
Babies have so much stuff, so parents can never have enough storage. Check out these linen storage bins—with cat features. They’re so cute, they’re perfect for older kids and even teenagers.
This yellow, blue and green book and toy organizer made of MDF can help parents organize their kid’s rooms, play rooms or family rooms.
Buy now—time is running out
All the suppliers mentioned in this article are participating in Alibaba.com’s month-long sale featuring many deals, promotions and discounts. To take advantage of the deals, check out the action on Alibaba.com and the Alibaba.com mobile app (sign up here) today through March 31.
One of the special incentives being offered during March Expo is 15% off LCL shipping (less than container load) from China to the U.S. It’s all part of Alibaba.com’s new logistics service, which lets small businesses take advantage of Alibaba.com’s existing infrastructure to save time, save money and simplify shipping.
Look into Alibaba.com’s Secure Payment services. Alibaba.com is also introducing a new T/T transaction service during March Expo. This service allows buyers making Trade Assurance orders to make initial payments into a U.S.-based Citibank account. Previously Trade Assurance orders were processed through a Hong Kong-based Citibank account. This speeds up processing time to 2 to 3 days from 3 to 7 days. It also reduces fees, on average, by $15.
Stay current on all the great opportunities at March Expo by following @AlibabaTalk and the #DiscoverNewMarch hashtag on social media.