Your child will love Lil’ Jammerz Bluetooth-enabled plush stroller buddies. These adorable and entertaining toys will stimulate your infant or toddler with music you select and stream for them through a hidden speaker. While on the go in their stroller, infant handle-equipped carrier or carseat, your child can listen to their favorite tunes anytime with Mazzy, JoJo and June Bug.
Lil’ Jammerz will be at the 2017 LA Baby Show, on November 4 and 5, at the Magic Box at the REEF, in DTLA, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families returns to Los Angeles. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the LA Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Los Angeles County, the surrounding counties, and beyond!
Tickets to the LA Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about Lil’ Jammerz, we spoke with Melissa Croland-Brandt, the company’s founder.
For someone unfamiliar with Lil’ Jammerz, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
2017 Family Choice Award winning, Lil’ Jammerz is a trio of lovable plush toys that fit perfectly on most infant car seats, strollers or carriers, streaming music and soothing sounds via Bluetooth® technology, from any Bluetooth enabled device. Mom or Dad can play Internet radio, a personal music library or through a preprogrammed play list available through the FREE Lil’ Jammerz™ app. Lil’ Jammerz encourages a baby’s natural fascination with music to stimulate development, boost language skills and strengthen the relationship between a parent and child. All three toys are interactive in their own way. Mazzy the Microphone, the band leader, has a secret secure pouch that holds the rechargeable, removable Bluetooth speaker, JoJo, on percussion, gives a squeak when squeezed and Joon Bug, the groovy guitarist, rattles. These adorable characters will entertain and engage the little one with streaming tunes, while going on a walk, shopping, or in the car.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
The idea for Lil’ Jammerz™, Bluetooth® musical infant plush toys, emerged after the birth of Melissa Croland-Brandt’s daughter. When Melissa took walks with her baby, she streamed classical music and sounds of nature through her smartphone which she rested in the infant seat. Her daughter would often reach for the car seat hanging toys and try to figure out where the music was coming from. This “kiddie confusion” started the idea. While she knew the benefits of classical music for brain development, putting a cell phone in the carrier was not the best way to expose brain-building melodies to her preemie. Made aware of the possible health risks associated with SAR radio frequency emissions from mobile phones and the thousands of germs that live on a person’s device, Melissa ceased this ritual and started looking for safer, cleaner alternatives.
Knowing the benefits of music for infants, there had to be a way for her to expose her personal playlist while on walks, shopping trips, or just hanging out in the carrier at grandma’s house. Unable to find what she was looking for on the market, Melissa took matters into her own hands and developed what is now Lil’ Jammerz™. Using a plush toy on her daughter’s carrier she created a “homemade” version by cutting a hole and ripping the stuffing out. She found a speaker that fit inside and…voila! The first Lil’ Jammer was born.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Lil’ Jammerz?
We are in the beginning stages of the company. This fall marks the official release of the Lil’ Jammerz band trio!
What sets Lil’ Jammerz apart from similar products in the marketplace?
Lil’ Jammerz is an item in a category all their own. They are soft, cute characters that not only have their own personality, Lil’ Jammerz assist in brain development and give a creative fun delivery for streaming your playlist. Put a pause on your Facebook and Instagram and play music!
What can parents expect from Lil’ Jammerz at the LA Baby Show?
A formal introduction to the most current new Mommy must-have! For every box sold at the show, we are also donating 50 diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network for victims of natural disasters plus FREE shipping.
To learn more about Lil’ Jammerz, check out liljammerz.com.