Five companies awarded for best products at NYIGF

Five exhibitors showing in the Baby & Child section at last week's New York International Gift Fair received awards for Best New Products as voted by a panel of editors.

 Box Play, which makes stickers that turn household boxes into toys, was named Blogger’s Best at NYIGF.Box Play, which makes stickers that turn household boxes into toys, was named Blogger’s Best at NYIGF.

Winners and two finalists were named in four categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A winner was also recognized in a fifth category, Blogger's Best. About 116 entries were judged on innovation, design and style.

The winners are:

Blogger's Best: Box Play for Kids' eco-friendly stickers, which can be placed on household boxes such as milk cartons to turn them into toys.

Toy: PlanToys for its Play House, a three-story dollhouse made out of rubberwood with a carry handle and a rooftop that becomes a garden. The runners-up were Fat Brain Toy Co. for its Tobbles Neo stacking toy and Juratoys US Corp. for Magnetibook Crazy Face.

Décor: Haba USA for the Teepee play tent, a portable play space for kids. The finalists were Magicforest for the Fly with Me Hot Air Balloon music box and Milk Moon Kids for its growth charts.

Gear: Aden + Anais for Serenity Star, a 5-in-1 electronic sleep and feeding system for mom and baby. The finalists were MadPax for the Bubble Nibbler insulated lunch bag and Love Mae for its melamine dinnerware.

Apparel: Pipopipo for Pipopipo friends socks, which come in a reusable bamboo package with three pairs of socks designed either for boys or girls. The runners-up were Cutey Booty for an outfit and Keepsake Threads for its Upcycled T-Shirt baby bibs.

"Across the board, Baby & Child showcases innovation and new design directions," said Randi Mohr, Baby & Child sales manager. "These products in particular stand apart in their inspired excellence."

The Best New Product Award judges were: Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Joann Fallon, Baby & Kids/Giftware News; Lynda M. Johnson, KidsStyleSource.com; Caroline Kennedy, Playthings; Jane Kitchen, Kids Today; Nancy Lombardi, Toys & Family Entertainment; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; and Angela Velasquez, Earnshaw's.

Kids Today Staff | News & Commentary

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