Baby & Children's Product News

JUN-JUL 2018

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T h e Juvenile Products Manu- facturers Associ- aon (JPMA) recently announced the win- ners of the 2018 JPMA Innova1on Awards. The Innova1on Awards highlight s ome of the most exci1ng new products in the juvenile industry. Products are evaluated and judged based on their innova1on, mar- ketability, trend-seng poten1al, appeal, and usefulness. Eight category winners and one product named Best In Show were chosen by a commi2ee of industry media representa- 1ves and retail buyers. One product also re- ceived the Parent's Pick Award. The 2018 Innova1on Award winners are: Feeding/Bathing/Changing Category: Child- home's new Evolu high chair One.80° fea- tures a new swivel func1on. The swivel seat allows par- ents to place or feed their child in the seat in three dif- ferent posi1ons without moving or liing the en1re chair. Chair posi1ons can be changed by easily pulling the latch to click the chair in the next posi1on towards the table, 90° clockwise, or 90° counterclock- wise rela1ve to the table. Safety Category: Nanit is the first smart baby monitor that combines research-based sleep science with the most advanced and secure camera. Nanit uses com- puter vision technology to measure a baby's sleeping habits as well as the caregiver's visit pat- terns and then sends personalized sleep 1ps based on real observa1ons. The monitor also provides a night light, humidity and tempera- ture sensors, and the an excellent view of baby. Child Restraint Category: It's not simply the 4-120 lbs. weight range that draws a2en- 1on to the EveryStage DLX All-in-One—it's the way it installs and uniquely fits riders of all sizes. With EasyClick™ Installa1on users simply click the LATCH connec- tors and crank the han- dle back and forth for an amazingly easy installa1on and wiggle-free guarantee. EveryStage provides more rear-facing seat- ing space—without extending into the vehi- cle, which can cramp other occupants. N ursery Category: The zenBaby™ Hybrid 2-in- 1 is a versa1le, dual-firmness, infant-to-tod- dler transi1on crib ma2ress that combines the comfort and prac1cal- ity of a tradi1onal 2-in-1 with revolu1onary tem- perature-regula1ng tech- n ology to keep baby comfortable, centered, and in a state of "ZEN" right through the night. The Hybrid 2-in-1's infant side features an extra-firm eco foam made with plant-based oils and coated with a KulKote® layer for op1mal temperature regu- la1on and comfort. The toddler side features durable and suppor1ve pocketed microcoils for added pressure relief, breathability, and posture support. Play/Entertainment Category: Evenflo's Ex- erSaucer features the Gleeful Sea, a delight- fully simple and sophis1cated ac1vity center that transi1ons to a cruising play1me table then art table, as the child grows. Babies are treated to a so, quiet bounce and full 360- degree spin. There is an ocean of play1me in the toy-filled tray featuring 20+ ac1vi1es and simple turn-to-at- tach Spin-Loc™ Toys can be removed and used on a mul1tude of surfaces. As an art and ac1vity table it comes complete with built-in stencils, stamps, and a convenient center caddy for art supplies, toys, or snacks. Infant/Parent Care Category: Cache Coeur's Curve is the ul1mate washable nursing pad—all made in France. Two years of re- search were necessary to create this patented innova1on, with the help of moth- ers and medical profes- sionals. Curve nursing pads, the result of two years of research, con- centrate the best of technology and French savoir-faire. They u1lize ultra-performant fabrics and are super absorbent, leakproof, an1bacterial, and an1-odor, all in a natural breast shape. Curve nursing pads are wash- able and can be used in any type of bra. On The Go Category: 4Moms' breeze plus playard opens or closes in just one step. It pro- vides parents with both an easy one-push open, one-pull close set up, as well as an all-in-one c are sta1on, including a removable bassinet and changing sta1on. The bassinet can be used for children up to 18 lbs., and the pla- yard up to 30 lbs. or 35 inches. A convenient travel bag is included. 4moms con1nues to innovate in the playard category to address real consumer pain points, giving parents more op1ons to meet their needs. w Stroller Category: The Traverze by Diono com- bines a light stroller with the maneuverability of a suitcase. With a telescopic "pull-along" handle and a neat stow-away cover, Traverze is for people who want to take their families with them. Traverze is suitable from birth, with an integral 5- point harness, full size canopy and weighing in at less than 12 lbs. The 2018 Best In Show: The CYBEX Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 is the only smart- phone-synched conver1ble car seat in the market that integrates important safety technology into the chest clip of the car seat to alert when unsafe condi1ons arise. The alerts are provided through a vehicle receiver and the caregiver's smartphone in a range of situa1ons including when the driver has accidentally le the child behind, a child has unbuckled himself while the vehicle is in mo1on and when the vehicle becomes too hot or cold. And 2018 Parent's Pick Award: For more in- forma1on about this winner—the EveryStage DLX All-in-One—see the descrip1on in Child Restraint Category. The Innova1on Awards compe11on started in 1989 as the Most Innova1ve Prod- uct Contest and has evolved through the years to a highly recognized compe11on. It was officially named the "Show Off" Product Compe11on in 1992, however in 2003 JPMA renamed it as the Innova1on Awards to more accurately represent the focus on innova1on. About JPMA The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associ- a1on (JPMA) advocates for safety through product cer1fica1on programs and legisla- 1ve and regulatory involvement and acts as a comprehensive source for baby product in- forma1on and educa1on. For informa1on call 856/ 642-4416 or visit ◆ 10 JPMA Innovation Awards Presented 6 JUNE/JULY 2018 BABY & CHILDREN'S PRODUCT NEWS ™

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