Kids2 designs toys and gear that help early-stage parents create tiny wins that lead to bright futur (2) You can’t sue us for using the ideas you submit.
As part of our commitment to our community, we’ll do our best to ensure that the postings on our page are in line with Kids2 credos and philosophies. Kids2 expects that users will not post content that falls into the following categories and reserves the right to remove postings that are:
- Abusive, defamatory or obscene
- Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading
- In violation of another’s intellectua
l property right
- In violation of any law or regulation
- Otherwise offensive
While we’re excited to hear from you, it’s important to note that fan postings to the Kids2 Facebook fan page are not representative of the opinions of Kids2, nor do we confirm their accuracy. The Kids2 page is meant to be a fun environment for our fans to discuss Kids2’s brands, products, and promotions. Please note though, that while this community is intended to be a lighthearted place, we do take the safety of members very seriously. Please understand that we reserve the right to remove postings and photos that:
(1) are libelous, abusive, defamatory, disparaging, hateful, harassing, threatening, or obscene,
• Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted messages is a form of harassment.
• We do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, s*x, gender, s*xual orientation, disability or medical condition.
• We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety. You may not credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence. Organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity are not allowed to maintain a presence on our site. (2) violate another’s copyright or intellectual property;
• Before sharing content on this page, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. (3) condones or promotes illegal activity;
• We prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism. (4) are fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
• We work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security, including those that use fraud or deception. Additionally, we ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent. (5) are otherwise s*xual or offensive graphically or in tone;
• Facebook and Kids2 have a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly s*xual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity.
• Sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure is prohibited. (6) contain spam or are intended to cause technical disruptions to this page;
• We ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent. (7) violate any local, state, federal, and/or international laws or regulations. Please note that Kids2 does not endorse any opinions on this page not specifically posted by us. Additionally, Kids2 is not responsible for the accuracy of the claims, information, advice or comments posted by fans and visitors of the page. Kids2 strongly encourages fans of this page to respect fellow community members and to follow Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Anyone posting material that falls into the above categories will be removed and banned from participating in this Fan Page. If you submit material to this page, you license Kids2 to use the material forever, worldwide, and without charge. Any ideas you submit (including about products or advertising) become our property, which means:
(1) We don’t have to treat any submission as confidential. (3) If we use them we don’t have to pay you or anyone else for them. For existing fans: If you do not wish to "like" the official Kids2 page, please feel free to opt-out of this page by clicking the “Unlike" link.
May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The API community is 4.3 billion strong. As we recognize rich culture and traditions, we recognize many of our Kids2 team members' heritage, including API Baby Einstein Characters!
Neptune, the highly shell-ibrated sea turtle is a symbol of longevity and happiness in Japanese culture. With it's purr-fect stripes, the quick-thinking Tinker the Tiger is the national animal of India, well-known for being a pillar of strength and resourcefulness. Patches, the Panda is the national emblem of China. Pandas are gentle creatures who are prized in Chinese culture.
The Kids2 Belonging & Inclusion Team had the opportunity to attend the Excel Business Networking Event last month! Georgia Tech Excel students received valuable insights on effective communication skills from Kids2's very own Larry Elmore, Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition and B&I, Alec Gorowitz, Associate HR Analyst, and other well-respected industry experts.
The Georgia Tech Excel program is a groundbreaking initiative committed to expanding career, education, and leadership for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kids2 is ALL for ALL and dedicated to supporting such an empowering and meaningful program.
Special thanks to Heather Dicks and Rene Reese for extending the invitation to this transformative event!
Can't stop, won't stop – it's National Pi Day! We celebrated everyone's favorite unstoppable mathematical number with a major Tiny Win – endless slices of sweet and savory pies.
P.S. Swipe for a surprise, in honor of Albert Einstein's birthday.
Happy International Women's Day and Women's History Month! We're proud to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide.
Did you know that Kids2 started one woman’s idea? Inspired by bath time with her fussy grandchild, Pansy Ellen Essman invented the Original Foam Bath Aid, a game changer for new parents to help make bath time safer and more comfortable for kids. Essman would later join Tom Gunnigle to establish Kids2, a brand dedicated to celebrating , and creating .
Our people are everything at Kids2. Today, we are showing our appreciation for our amazing team members with sweet treats and lots of gratitude globally in recognition of Team Member Appreciation Day. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to create and , every day!
Debra Raney, founder of Little Muffincakes and ParentCo.llab partner, didn’t plan to be an entrepreneur. “It just sort of happened,” she said.
Her childhood home was filled with African art, celebrating her family’s culture and appearance. Yet when it came to decorating the nursery, there was practically nothing available for kids. 31 years after becoming a mother herself, the story was frustratingly the same –finding characters and products that reflected what her kids saw when they looked in the mirror was close to impossible.
“I was staring, searching, and wishing,” she said, but “there were still no products that represented children of color. Enough was enough. It was time to make a change, and Debra decided she would do it herself. “I jumped in with two feet,” Debra remembers. “I decided to be the change I wanted to see.”
In honor of Black History Month, global teams connected with Raney at our : Power of Representation Forum to discuss the importance of representation and positive imagery for young children.
Happy Black History Month! Kids2 celebrates past and present Black influencers who tirelessly work to create and build – like our partner, Debra Rainey, Little Muffincakes Founder. Debra created the line out of need for representation and to reflect the beauty of diversity because . Thank you Debra, and all instrumental leaders and individuals, for your leadership and movements to better equality. .
Kids2 Senior Vice President of Global Insights and Analytics, Rochelle Wainer, Ph.D. is an award-winning expert on early childhood development. With over 25 years of experience working across different countries, industries, retailers, and brands, Wainer incorporates her love of toys with her expertise in child development and consumer research.
Check out her most recent piece for the Genius of Play on how to boost and sustain child curiosity, which is at the foundation of the Baby Einstein brand: https://bit.ly/3JhuJpC
Child and developmental psychologist Rochelle Wainer shares the importance of supporting a child’s curiosity to encourage exploration and eventual understanding of the world.
Chinese New Year Celebration, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is the most important event of the year in China. This year’s 15-day festival celebrates the year of the Water Rabbit.
We wish all our team members and their families a healthy, happy and safe Chinese New Year, especially in light of events in Monterey Park. Our thoughts and prayers go out the entire AAPI community and to those impacted by the senseless violence. Kids2 does not tolerate hate against others and will always support our communities and team members across the globe.
Kids2 is excited to announce the launch of Baby Einstein™ Ocean Explorers™, a new STEAM-focused ocean adventure edutainment series in conjunction with a comprehensive line of two dozen products for children, including toys and baby gear.
Kids2, Hello Einstein Studios and Moonbug premiere a STEAM-focused ocean adventure series with beloved characters and new line of toys and baby gear Atlanta, GA (January 18, 2023) – Kids2, a global company that designs holistic solutions to help early-stage parents and families, announced the laun...
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join us in remembrance as we celebrate his legacy. His work on racial equality and campaigns to end racial segregation in the United States greatly contributed to the success of the civil rights movement. Like Dr. King, we believe in being lifelong learners and creating positive, lasting impacts on ALL families. This remarkable leader truly embodied so many of our Kids2 Way Fundamentals.
In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., ask yourself, what are you doing for others?
Set sail on an epic STEAM adventure!
Don't miss the launch of Hello Einstein Studio's Baby Einstein Ocean Explorers!
Each 5-minute episode is expertly-designed to engage and delight young viewers as they interact with their favorite Baby Einstein friends.
New episodes drop each Saturday on YouTube, beginning January 7!
elves have been hard at work creating tiny wins and building bright futures this holiday season🎁
At we believe giving back is an essential part of making a positive impact on our world. Whether it's volunteering your time, donating to a worthy cause, or simply spreading awareness - every effort counts!
Our Atlanta team members were able to donate more than 3500 toys to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation , Atlanta Mission , and National Guard ! The Canada office also hosted a toy drive to benefit in partnership with their local police department and the . The Rhode Island office hosted a blanket drive to benefit Inova Children's, a food drive for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and donated swaddles to Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Friend.
We're so grateful for every team member that made this possible, and we can't wait to create even more tiny wins in 2023!
Our Santa drives a forklift instead of a sleigh 🎅🎁
Happy holidays and best wishes to all from the WINVENTION team!
More than 500+ Kids2 team members donated their time and talent to support our 5th Annual Global Give Back Day - truly living our purpose of creating tiny wins and building bright futures for families EVERYWHERE! From Asia to Europe to the U.S., Canada and Mexico, we were in our local communities on November 18 cleaning-up neighborhoods, assembling and cleaning children’s toys, organizing warehouses (of books, children clothing, etc.), visiting local hospitals, helping foster care communities, creating cards for sick children, holding office food drives, packing meals and much more! We are proud to honor our commitment to do good and recognize .
We were honored to support these and many more organizations: Helping Mamas Inc, Open Hand Atlanta, Books For Africa, The Deb Project, Children's Friends, Volunteer with No Limits, Stitching Baby Spullen, Cards for Hospitalized Kids, Covenant Ministries, Children Read Atlanta, My Brother's Keeper, Rhode Island Food Bank!
And the winner is... our innovative Baby Einstein Together in Tune Duo™ set was just selected as one of Parents Best Toys for 2022 🎉
This 🏆award-winning🏆 toy inspires baby's inner musician AND encourages co-play! Perfect gift for the holiday season! Check out the full article to see why it gets a standing ovation!
We are excited to announce a new addition to our family – meet the ! Created by parents who were tired of being tired, this 5-in-1 children’s sleep device is the latest Kids2 Tiny Win helping parents build brighter (and well rested) futures.
Launched in 2019, the Baby Dream Machine has scored rave reviews from parents, influencers, and celebs alike who were looking for an all-in-one sleep solution (it acts as a night light, sound machine, cool-mist humidifier, AND essential oil diffuser in one convenient device!) and has had great success in the direct-to-consumer space. We couldn’t “dream” of a more perfect partnership for the Ingenuity brand 💤
¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Kids2 wraps up another successful Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration throughout our global offices!
From educational videos, cultural insights, Inside Kids2 features, and global team FUN, cheers to our global teams and our Belonging & Inclusion Celebration Committee who helped bring this vibrant heritage month to life throughout Kids2 global offices!
Congratulations to our 2022 Kids2 Summer Interns! We welcomed back Allen Thompson, Operations Intern, and Caleb Mitchell, who expanded his experience this year as the Ecommerce Intern, plus two new interns: Lucy Shuman, Sustainability Intern, and Evie Gao, Data Analytics Intern, who are pursuing their masters.
During their two months at Kids2, each intern made a real, meaningful impact through cross-functional teamwork and mentorship and had the opportunity to present their group project and individual projects to our Executive Leadership Team!
We want to thank and celebrate this extremely talented and hardworking group of interns who embody our Kids2 values of Collaborative, Dedicated, Entrepreneurial, and Fun!
⭐Introducing bökee by Ingenuity ⭐
bökee makes bottle prep possible with just one hand 🍼 ✋
This is a must-have item for baby registries & new parents
Calling all Baby Einstein fans! You can now stream your favorite Baby Einstein series on Vizio. Watch Cal and friends take on many adventures as they encourage children to explore the world around them, learn of new cultures, and more! https://bit.ly/3OIrOFx
The Kids2 portfolio is growing with the addition of Summer Infant - enhancing our portfolio of products and categories to the benefit of partners and parents alike. We can’t wait to create and deliver bigger, better and brighter holistic solutions for families across the globe!
Happiness is his Key to Success - Go Inside Kids2 with Gonzalo Martinez, Facilities Coordinator, on our Offices Services team based out of Atlanta.
Gonzalo always wants to improve. That's why he went back to school as an adult to pursue his high school equivalency (HSE) and take English-as-second language (ESL) classes to improve his language skills. His perseverance and positive attitude propelled him through and to be a class speaker at graduation. Go Inside Kids2 with Gonzalo, who says, “Happiness is the key to success."
Read more Inside Kids2 on our Newsroom at News.Kids2.com
When Curiosity Sparks a Career – Go Inside Kids2 with Lawrence Au, Experience Designer, based in our Hong Kong office.
Lawrence's first design project was a toy spaceship. As a child, he loved taking toys apart and building new ones. He grew up, but still spends his (work) days designing and playing with toys. In this Inside Kids2 story, Lawrence shares how his curiosity paved a path to a career.
Read more Inside Kids2 on our Newsroom at News.Kids2.com
Abby Riley first joined Kids2 as an inventory manager in 2007. During the years she was first with the company, she made her mark winning the 2008 Kids2 Atlanta Baking Competition. Now, 13 years, seven moves, and three children later, she's returned to the company as one of Kids2’s many Boomerangs!
Go Insides Kids2 as Abby shares her life as a military wife, mom of three, demand planner, and lover of inventory status reports!
Read more Inside Kids2 on our Newsroom at News.Kids2.com
Kids2 is celebrating Pride this month to highlight the rich diversity of this community by hosting fun engagement activities, sharing facts & resources about LGBTQ+ innovators, and empowering our team members to share their story and support global organizations & events.
Meet Eylmer Bartolome: At Kids2, we have the opportunity to work with amazingly talented people everyday around the world, and through our Inside Kids2 spotlight stories, we feature team members from different departments. In support of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage month, we interviewed Eylmer Bartolome.
Born in the Philippines and raised in New Orleans, Eylmer joined Kids2 in May 2021 as the Senior Customer Supply Chain Specialist on the Customer Solutions team. When you ask Eylmer about his heritage, he beams with pride and happily shares the two most important aspects of the Filipino culture:
“You should know it is all about family and food. Everything is about the meal,” share Bartolome.
Kids2's featured in Cosmopolitan's "Best Gifts and Toys for a 1-Year-Old in 2022"
Top picks include the Baby Einstein Hape Magic Touch Wooden Musical Piano and Baby Einstein Magic Touch Ukulele Wooden Musical Toy!
Kids2 celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, highlighting the culture, traditions, history, contributions, and influence of Asian and Pacific Islanders throughout the world and within Kids2 through education, celebration, empowerment, and fun all month long!
Kids2’s very own Vice President of Insights is featured by Authority Magazine: “Rochelle Wainer Of Kids2 On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive”
Read Rochelle’s story as she shares her professional background and career with Kids2.
“It made me feel really great about embarking on this journey. And, that genuine connection started day one and continues through today.”
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Kids2 Co. posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Contact The Business
Send a message to Kids2 Co.:
🎉It's finally here! Introducing Baby Einstein Connectables -- a brand-new way for baby to learn as they connect!
🧲 The Connectables collection features large, baby-safe blocks that connect via magnets to allow children to endlessly build, connect, and grow. 🔨
🖤 Featuring the beloved Baby Einstein characters and multi-sensory features, these magnetic blocks easily click together to support baby's creativity, early STEAM learning, and of course, curiosity!
🛒Available @Walmart! @babyeinstein
#BabyEinstein #BabysFirstTeacher #BabyDevelopment #BabyPlay #LearnThroughPlay #Explore #Discover #WhenCuriosityClicks #ProductLaunch #NewProduct #NewBabyToy
Read more: https://tinyurl.com/2s36x8xs
Inside Kids2 Experience.mp4
Why Kids2 - Intern Take
2020 Kids2 Global Give Back Day.mp4
Allen Thompson's Intern Video.mov
Joy of Purple v4.mp4
Kids2 Celebrates World Book Day with @BabyEinstein
Innovation and problem solving are at the heart of Kids2. The company got its start when an enterprising, 42-year-old grandmother created a solution for a bath time hazard. Pansy Ellen Essman’s granddaughter did not like to be bathed and got very fussy, making it difficult for her parents and grandparents to handle the wiggly infant. To make bath-time safer and more comfortable for her baby granddaughter, Pansy got the idea to create a sponge pillow that would cradle the child in the tub, freeing the caretaker’s hands to clean the baby.
Pansy worked hard to bring her solution to the market. To make ends meet, she continued working as a parts inspector at an electronics firm, producing the infant “bath aid” evenings and weekends at her mother’s farm. In 1969, Pansy patented her bath design, developed a prototype, and took it to a New York City trade show. She met with a dozen sales representatives who were impressed and began placing orders for Pansy-ette™, the original foam bath aid. It was the start of Pansy Ellen Products, which is now Kids2.
By 1975, at the age of 55, Pansy Ellen Essman was able to leave her $3.50 an hour job with the electronics firm and begin nationwide distribution of her invention. In 1978, Tom Gunnigle joined Pansy Ellen Products to expand the company’s product line into new categories, including high chairs, baby food organizers, and nursery lamps. When Pansy Essman retired in 1983, Tom took over as the president and purchased the company the following year.
Ryan Gunnigle, Tom’s son, essentially entered the infant toy and baby gear business as a child when he frequently visited his father’s office, and eventually, he began helping various departments. As a teenager, when many of his friends found employment at fast food restaurants and grocery stores, Ryan worked at his father’s company.
Upon graduating from Emory University in 1990, Ryan joined Kids2 as an associate product manager. Inspired by a collaboration with Dr. Susan Luddington-Hoe, author of “How to Have A Smarter Baby,” Ryan oversaw the design of the first black, white, and red toys which were specifically created to stimulate babies. This helped launch the company into “infant development” toys. These products quickly gained the interest of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, which was a springboard for the company’s Bright Starts™ products to appear on the shelves of other retail giants, including Toys “R” Us in 1992 and Target a few years later.
In 1993, the company was renamed Kids II (which was updated to Kids2 in 2019).Ryan Gunnigle was named the president in 1998. Under Ryan’s leadership and vision, the company experienced a period of rapid growth as it opened offices around the world, with Hong Kong as its first international office. Mexico, UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, China, and Japan soon followed. Along the way, Kids2 entered the Stationary Activity Centers category, grew its brand portfolio and Bright Starts collections, secured licensing agreements with Carter’s, Disney, and Baby Einstein, and established the Kids II Foundation—supporting the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility.
In 2005, Ryan Gunnigle purchased the company and became President and CEO. Under Ryan’s direction, the company reached $100 million in sales within two years. Operating with an entrepreneurial approach, the company continued to flourish. It moved its headquarters to the thriving Atlanta suburb, Buckhead, with a branded office space complete with a large slide and a beautiful showroom. The new offices were a finalist in the design category for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards. Kids2 Latin America was opened, along with offices in South Africa and Amsterdam. The company also extended its product line launching the Ingenuity™ brand in 2010, acquiring Rhino Toys™ (now Oball™), the Taggies™ brand, and the Baby Einstein™ brand from Disney®.
During this time, Ryan realized the way the world consumes products was rapidly changing and the company would need to pivot from being product focused to being consumer-driven. To help him navigate this transition, he brought on a board of advisors in 2014 and rolled out a new company Purpose, Vision and 5-year Growth Agenda in 2017.
Today, Kids2 is one of the leading infant and toddler companies leveraging the talent of the nearly 450 global employees across 12 offices on four continents. Driven by innovation, design, and a comprehensive brand portfolio, Kids2 is the next generation leader of infant and toddler products. Kids2 has consistently grown each year, even during times of national and global economic hardship. Staying true to its roots, Kids2 aims to redefine the industry by creating holistic solutions for early-stage parents that transcend borders, caories, and aisles so that bright futures are in reach for every family.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers about the danger of infant rockers after at least 14 infant deaths linked to products made by Fisher-Price and another by Kids2 Co.
"Companies should not market or depict infant products such as rockers, gliders and inclined products as a way to get babies to sleep or as sleep products since they are not safe for infant sleep," Dev Gowda, assistant director of Kids In Danger, said in a statement.
Read more about this warning at CBS News:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher-Price, and Kids2 Co. warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers, Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers, and Kids2 Rocker after at least 14 deaths. Rockers and other inclined products shouldn’t be used for infant sleep due to suffocation risk. KID and Consumer Federation of America's statement: https://bit.ly/3QluH1a
Good evening. We purchased the Baby Einstein Activity Table for our Grandsons birthday and gave it to him this past Monday. His parents opened it yesterday and there is no magnetic writing tool in it. The box was sealed when we got it and did not look like it was tampered with. Apparently quality control must not have noticed that there was no instrument in it before sending it out for distribution. The item is ''Baby Einstein Curiosity Table Activity Station Table Toddler Toy with Lights and Melodies, Ages 12 Months and Up '' I would like to have this item sent to me. Please advise how soon I will receive it. Thank you.
Agradecemos a por el generoso donativo de juguetes que nos hicieron con el apoyo de Providencia. Gracias a estos artículos para bebé renovamos nuestra área de cunero.
¡Gracias Kids2 Co. y a Fundación Providencia por ser parte de nuestra gran !
Por empresas generosas como Kids2 Co. podemos multiplicar el impacto que hacen las OSC's de Providencia.
Join us this afternoon as we have one of our amazing friends, Tanaja Crenshaw, of Kids2 Co. reading Twinky the Dinky Dog, a book by Kate Klimo.
If you are interested in reading, please email [email protected] for more information.
To learn more about our organization, please visit the link in our bio.
Playfulness in every encounter - discover how we championed brand storytelling in a digitally immersive workplace for Kids2 Co. in Shanghai: https://hubs.la/Q010jsys0
Kids2 Co. is a community leader when it comes to giving back. Every year, they make sure our hay wagon is camper ready, take care of riders at the Rutledge rest stop during Spin for Kids, and provide Camp with hours of support. Thanks for Giving, !
Been on hold for over a hour and a half 🙄 how could they possibly have so many calls from 2 to 330pm when they close down calls from 1pm to 2pm absolutely ridiculous. Horrible service!!!
Playfulness in every encounter - discover how we championed brand storytelling in a digitally immersive workplace for Kids2 Co. in Shanghai: https://hubs.la/H0YC8L-0
Do not buy the Minnie mouse Walker. It's potentially dangerous, the toy breaks off very easy and leaves a sharp plastic edge!
Championing brand story and business ambition - explore our work with Kids2 Co. in Shanghai: https://bit.ly/2Ngj2o2