Five companies were presented with Baby & Child "Best New Product Awards" today, with Box Play for Kids® receiving the "Blogger's Best" distinction for Box Play for Kids Stickers. Baby & Child, one of 10 divisions in the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), runs through Wednesday, August 22, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
In addition to the
semi-annual "Blogger's Best" award, Baby & Child "Best New Product
Award" winners are recognized for excellence in four categories: toy,
décor, gear and apparel. A panel of eight editors from trade media,
kid-centric blogs and websites selected products which exemplified
innovation, design and style.
The summer 2012 winners and finalists, selected from 116 products, are:
Box Play for Kids® (Phoenix, AZ) for Box Play for Kids Stickers, eco
friendly stickers made of 100 percent recycled paper that turn old
boxes into new toys.
Winner: PlanToys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) for Play House, a
three-story rubberwood and PlanWood doll house with a handle to carry
and a rooftop that becomes a garden.
Finalist: Fat Brain Toy Co. (Elkhorn, NE) for Tobbles Neo stacking toy.
Finalist: Juratoys US Corp (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) for Magnetibook Crazy Face.
Winner: HABA® USA (Skaneateles, NY) for Teepee Play Tent, a portable
personal space for little explorers to take exciting and creative
Finalist: Magicforest, LTD (Portsmouth, NH) for Fly With Me Hot Air Balloon Music Box.
Finalist: Milk Moon Kids (Cincinnati, OH) for Growth Charts.
Winner: aden + anais® (Brooklyn, NY) for Serenity Star, a 5-in-1 electronic sleep and feeding system for mom and baby.
Finalist: MadPax (Phoenix, AZ) for BUBBLE nibbler.
Finalist: Love Mae (Stokers Siding, Australia) for Tableware – Melamine Dinnerware.
Winner: Pipopipo™ (Los Angeles, CA) for Pipopipo friends socks,
which come in a reusable bamboo package with three pairs of socks
designed either for boys or girls.
Finalist: Cutey Booty (Mount Pleasant, SC) for Girl & Boy Outfit.
Finalist: Keepsake Threads (Fort Wayne, IN) for Upcycled T-Shirt Baby Bibs.