2013 most innovative juvenile products announced

 The 2013 Judges Pick Winner: Nursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO InnovationsThe 2013 Judges Pick Winner: Nursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO Innovations
 Infant/Parent Care Category: Duux Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Mushroom by Scandinavian ChildInfant/Parent Care Category: Duux Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Mushroom by Scandinavian Child
 Play/Entertainment Category: HoneyBee Child SwingEase by HoneyBee ChildPlay/Entertainment Category: HoneyBee Child SwingEase by HoneyBee Child
 Nursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO InnovationsNursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO Innovations
 Child Restraint Category: AtonQ Infant Car Seat by CYBEX (Regal Lager, Inc.)Child Restraint Category: AtonQ Infant Car Seat by CYBEX (Regal Lager, Inc.)
 Safety Category: Reflectoids by ZoLiSafety Category: Reflectoids by ZoLi
 Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: Infant to Toddler TubTub(TM) Plus by BRICA, Inc.Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: Infant to Toddler TubTub(TM) Plus by BRICA, Inc.
 The 2013 Parents' Pick Award Winner: Mini Micro 3 in 1 by Kickboard USAThe 2013 Parents' Pick Award Winner: Mini Micro 3 in 1 by Kickboard USA

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) announced the winners of the 2013 Innovation Awards Competition. The Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in the marketplace today.

More than 120 cutting edge products were entered, seven winners and one overall Judge's Pick were selected by a panel of industry judges and one company won the Parent's Pick Award, voted on by more than 1,800 moms and dads from across the country.

The 2013 Innovation Award Winners are:

Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: Infant to Toddler TubTub(TM) Plus by BRICA, Inc.
BRICA's new bath product is two bathtubs in one. This product is made of soft, flexible membrane that forms a safe and comfortable incline for a newborn, which can be flipped over and used as a basin for a toddler.
Booth Number: 3725 • Website: www.brica.com

Safety Category: Reflectoids by ZoLi
Reflectoids are plush reflective keychains that can hang out on backpacks, bikes or strollers. When light flashes on them they provide parents and children with high visibility. There are currently six Reflectoid characters: Bunny, Lil' Beast, Splat, Octo, Meep and Zee. Each has its own story and personality.
Booth Number: 2749 • Website: www.zolibaby.com

Child Restraint Category: AtonQ Infant Car Seat by CYBEX (Regal Lager, Inc.)
The headrest function automatically adjusts the seat size, recline and harness position for a proper fit. The seat's linear side-impact protection telescopes out when positioned next to a vehicle door or wall to absorb side-impact forces as early as possible, channeling them through the shell away from baby.
Booth Number: 6401 • Website: www.cybex-online.com

Nursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO Innovations
The HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper's patented, dual-swivel design allows the BassiNest to rotate 360 degrees from two pivot points. It swivels elliptically, allowing the BassiNest to be pulled into the bed next to mom. It also rotates circularly, making it easy to angle as needed and provide mom with ease in getting in and out of bed.
Booth Number: 2003 • Website: www.halosleep.com

Play/Entertainment Category: HoneyBee Child SwingEase by HoneyBee Child
The SwingEase is a new, patent-pending product that enables babies and toddlers to safely and comfortably swing on a traditional playground swing. The SwingEase connects directly to a standard chain swing, converting it to a toddler swing and an adjustable strap ensures a perfect fit for children of various sizes.
Booth Number: IC 113 • Website: www.honeybeechild.com

Infant/Parent Care Category: Duux Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Mushroom by Scandinavian Child
Ultrasonic technology creates immediate cold mist and uses 80% less power than other humidifiers. The rotary switch allows you to easily adjust the level of humidity. It includes an additional night light option.
Booth Number: 6001 • Website: www.scichild.com

On The Go Category: Nano by Mountain Buggy
Nano is a lightweight, compact folding travel stroller that offers an authentic Mountain Buggy experience that provides dual functionality of car seat compatibility that easily transforms into a fuss free urban stroller. Nano is the world's lightest compact travel system.
Booth Number: 6141 • Website: www.philandteds.com

The 2013 Judges Pick Winner Is:
Nursery Category: HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper by HALO Innovations
Booth Number: 2003 • Website: www.halosleep.com

The 2013 Parents' Pick Award Winner is: Mini Micro 3 in 1 by Kickboard USA
The Mini Micro 3-in-1 helps young children develop balance and coordination. It is a quality ride-on toy that "grows" with children from ages 1-5. Polyurethane wheels allow a smooth, quiet ride, and the stable, upright design, low deck, soft edges and rear spoon brake provide an extra measure of security.
Booth Number: 4441 • Website: www.kickboardusa.com

Products are evaluated and judged on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal and usefulness.

The selection committee of trade media representatives and retail buyers includes:

Paul Banas, Pregnancy Magazine.com

Laura Kalehoff, Fit Pregnancy
Nanci Gregg, Baby & Children's Product News

Eli Gurock, Magic Beans
Sheri Gurock, Magic Beans

Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy NYC
Susan Jones, Kids Today

"The winners of the 2013 JPMA Innovation Awards have the power to make a new mom's life easier as well as keep her baby safe," said Laura Kalehoff, Editor of Fit Pregnancy and sponsor of the program. "Not only do these products represent fresh, creative thinking, but they're truly useful and smartly designed as well. Congratulations to the winners!"

For more information about JPMA or the 2013 Innovation Awards contact: 856-642-4416; email jpma@jpma.org or visit www.jpma.org.

 

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