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The Best In Show Winners, Honorable Mentions, Blogger Favorites From The 2016 New York Baby Show

The Best In Show Winners, Honorable Mentions, Blogger Favorites From The 2016 New York Baby Show

nybs_bestinshowThe 2016 New York Baby Show, (produced by New York Family) which took place on May 14-15 at Pier 92 in New York City, introduced thousands of new and expectant parents to a variety of products and services in the baby and maternity realms. We also had a prestigious panel of judges on hand—all from leading publications and organizations in the parenting world—to select this year’s Best in Show Awards. As you’ll see for yourself below, the five winners and 16 honorable mentions are notable for their variety and excellence.

Best in Show: BabyNes Infant Nutrition System
BabyNes-Machine-Capsules_BabyNes is a smart nutrition system that brings a range of six single-serve formula capsules for infants and toddlers during the first years of life. Keeping the nutrition of breastmilk in mind, as well as ease-of-use for parents, BabyNes’ concept is easy to use, easy to keep clean and hygienic, and revolutionary in terms of the nutritional benefits it offers. “With the touch of a button, the BabyNes perfectly prepares a bottle in one minute—every time,” one judge says. “While expensive, it’s hard to put a price on this kind of convenience.” babynes.com/us-en

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Best in Show: Driver’s Little Helper Car Seat Monitor
Driver’s Little Helper is a car seat monitor that works with any car seat and syncs with your smartphone to provide key alerts about the comfort and safety of your child. By alerting parents when children escape their seats, when they get too hot or too cold, and more, Driver’s Little Helper ensures that parents can drive their little ones with confidence and comfort. “I love this product because it will save lives,” one judge says. “This device makes all car seats ‘Smart,’ reminding parents and caregivers via app alerts if their baby is overheating in a vehicle.” driverslittlehelper.com

GB-Pockit-Stroller_Monument-Black_3-4-view_unfolded_preferred-press-photo_3000x4500-200x300Best in Show: GB Pockit Stroller
Just released this past spring, and holding the distinction of “world’s smallest folded stroller” in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Pockit folds down to the size of a handbag, fits under an airplane seat, offers two ways to fold (everyday and ultra-compact), and self-stands when folded. “Parents have enough things to carry when they travel and I love that this product addresses that problem,” one judge says. The Pockit weighs in at just 9.5 lbs and is suitable for babies from 6 months to 55 lbs. The Pockit also features a sunshade, a height-adjustable 5-point harness, removable and washable seat fabric, and a storage basket that holds up to 11 lbs. gb-online.com

Projecy-Nursery-EcosystemBest in Show: Project Nursery Baby Monitor
Project Nursery is the ultimate family design resource—their mission is to inspire kid- and baby-friendly design in all spaces of the home—and their new Baby Monitor is right in line with this mission. With the world’s first mini video and audio monitor, a 5-inch fully HD parent unit, and a great looking camera that can pan, tilt, and zoom, Project Nursery’s brand new baby monitor is safe, secure, stylish, and easy to use. “It’s been a long time since the baby monitor category was shaken up, but Project Nursery is doing that this year,” one judge notes. “Their monitor not only pans, tilts, and zooms, but it comes with 1.5″ mini monitor that can be connected to a watch band and worn around the house, so there’s no need to juggle a huge monitor.” projectnursery.com

savor1Best in Show: Savor
Created by two moms with a passion for design, Savor offers keepsake storage solutions that are practical, beautiful, and that have a “bespoke” quality to them. Savor’s goal is to help people celebrate and preserve every day family memories. Their keepsake organizational system, The Library, makes it easy to store and enjoy your most important mementos. “There are so many ways for parents to preserve their child’s memories, but I was impressed with how innovative these ‘books’ were,” one judge says. Savor’s labels, drawers, and files take the chore out of organizing these treasures by guiding parents in what to save and how to save it. The modern, stylish boxes resemble coffee table books, so you keep them accessible, for easy filing and engagement. Notes one judge: “They’re such a compact way to save all your mementos, plus they look stylish in your living room!” savor.us

Honorable Mention: BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Outdoors (baby carrier)

Honorable Mention: BabyZen YOYO (stroller)

Honorable Mention: Canon PowerShot G9X​ (camera)

Honorable Mention: Chicco Polly (highchair)

Honorable Mention: Cozy Bump (pregnancy body pillow)

nybs_honorablemention2016Honorable Mention: Darlyng & Co. Yummy Mitt (teething mitten)

Honorable Mention: Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray (aerosol zinc oxide spray)

Honorable Mention: Hatch Things SureShop Bag (stroller bag)

Honorable Mention: Keekaroo Peanut (diaper changer)

Honorable Mention: Little Partners GoTo-2-in-1 (infant car seat holder & highchair)

Honorable Mention: Munchie Mug (snack cup)

Honorable Mention: Nested Bean (swaddles & sleep sacks)

Honorable Mention: Qdos Crystal (acrylic baby gate)

Honorable Mention: Rachel Zoe x Quinny and Maxi-Cosi Collection (stroller & car seats)

Honorable Mention: Tray Amigo (containment barrier)

Our expert judges included Maria Colaco of TTPM, Megan Colarossi of the “Meredith Vieira Show” and TODAY.com’s “Parental Guidance” with Willie Geist, Natalie Diaz of Twiniversity, Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends, Debra Flashenberg of the Prenatal Yoga Center, Tracey Frost of Citibabes, Eddie Geller of Tinybeans, Rebecca Gruber of POPSUGAR, Rory Halperin of Mommy Nearest, Maura Hohman of Everyday Health and WhatToExpect.com, Joanne Hirkaler of Gymboree Play & Music Manhattan, Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious, Kira Kohrherr of FitBump, Jane Morales of the Mamas Network, Jessica Pallay of Well Rounded NY, Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group & City Dads Group, Bobbie Thomas of the “TODAY” show, Adam Woodman of Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and Mary Ann Zoellner of the “TODAY” show and the Sh*tty Mom series of parenting guides.

nybs_bloggerfavorite2016-03Additionally, we are pleased to present our first-ever Blogger Favorites list from the 2016 New York Baby Show! This year, the Show was attended by over 75 bloggers from the pregnancy, baby, toddler, and family space. The bloggers in attendance (see list below) chose favorite products that they posted about on their websites and across their social media channels. The following seven products are the items from the Show that received the most blogger votes!

Blogger FavoriteDarlyng & Co. Yummy Mitt (teething mitten)

Blogger Favorite: GB Pockit (stroller)

Blogger Favorite: Hatch Things SureShop Bag (stroller bag)

Blogger Favorite: Kiddylicious (fruit & veggie snacks)

Blogger Favorite: Noobie Box (free one-time box of new mom essentials)

Blogger Favorite: Once Upon A Farm (snack pouches)

Blogger Favorite: Savor (keepsake storage)

Our bloggers include 3CITYGIRLSNYC, A Child Grows, Apple Moms in the Hudson Valley, Baby Does…NYC, babydroppings, BabyGotChat, BabyNav, Beauty and the Bump, Bebe To Bee, Being Mom in NYC, Betsy V, Blissfully Domestic, Brown Media Mama, Bronx Mama, C’est La Vie, day to day MOMents, Dellah’s Jubilation, Debra’s World, the Digital Latina, the Examiner, Fab Gab Blog, FamiliesGo!, FashionAveMom, FiDi Families, For The Love To, Grits in the City, the Huffington Post, If You Seek Nutrition, InBliss01, Jersey Family Fun, JUSTABXMOM, Latina on a Mission, Lights Plus Heaven, Luna Mommy Vlogs, Mama Glow, Mamá XXI, Mami Does It All, Massapequa Family, the Mint Chip Mama, Mom In Love Forever, Mommy Delicious, the Mommy Factor, the Mommy Elf, Mommybites, Motherburg, MidgetMomma, Mrzmomof3, New Mommy Bliss, Niecyisms and Nestling, NYC on the Cheap, Project Nursery, Saving with Denise, School Yard Style, the Shopping MamaSueannette’s Blog: My Journey in Parenthood and Life!, thebrooklynmom, TheNewYorkMom, Thirty Mommy, Tootsies & Paws, TwinDOllicious, US Japan Fam, VeggieMom, the Very Best Baby Stuff, W42St Magazine, and Yoli’s Green Living.

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Take Control Of Postpartum Fitness With “The Baby Bod Book”

Take Control Of Postpartum Fitness With “The Baby Bod Book”

Front CoverFor many new moms, postpartum health and fitness is a big concern but they might not be sure where to start or how to safely get back into an exercise routine that works for them. Enter The Baby Bod Book! This book and fitness program from physical therapist Marianne Ryan.

To learn more about The Baby Bod Book and all of Ryan’s offerings when it comes to postpartum fitness, we caught up with her to get the scoop!

What is your professional background? What did you do before writing The Baby Bod Book?

I have been working as a physical therapist in my own Midtown Manhattan practice, MRPT Physical Therapy, for over 30 years and we specialize in women’s health.

I am also a mother and developed some problems like reoccurring back pain and urine leakage during my both pregnancies and it did not go away after childbirth. I lived with pain and stress incontinence (leaking urine when I sneezed, coughed or jumped) for decades, and tried several different treatment programs to get rid of it, like physical therapy, biofeedback, massages, Pilates, yoga, biofeedback and nothing worked. So I did a lot of research and developed a simple exercise program that takes less then 15 minutes a day and it cured my problems.

That is why I wrote my book. I wanted to share this successful program with women around the world. There is a lot of incorrect information and poorly designed exercise programs that may cause more problems and not help women fully recover from Childbirth.

For someone unfamiliar with The Baby Bod Book, how would you describe your business, mission, and core offerings?

Women receive a lot of support during their pregnancy, but the medical care ball is dropped after childbirth. In other countries, like France, women go for physical therapy treatment after each baby starting at six weeks postpartum. They are encouraged to go for 2-3 months to recover the strength in their pelvic floor and core muscles.

Our entire practice, MRPT Physical Therapy, focuses on women’s health needs during pregnancy and after. We use the Baby Bod Exercise Program along with specific treatment protocols to help pregnant women prepare for childbirth and help moms safely and fully recover after delivery, no matter how long it has been!

Moms can bring their babies to the office during treatment, which is especially important when we treat Blocked Milk Ducts. We also have treatment programs to help women with pelvic pain and other orthopedic problems like back and neck pain, TMJ Dysfunctions, Headaches, and general orthopedic conditions.

What’s the history behind the book? What was the original idea and how did it come to be?

In my physical therapy practice I started seeing a lot of French women who live in NYC for postpartum rehab about 10 years ago. They explained to me that all women in France go for physical therapy and it is considered a normal part of their childbirth experience.

In the US, women are not encouraged to go for a postpartum check up or treatment after childbirth. I didn’t think I would be able to change our medical care system, so  I wrote my book to help women reclaim their bodies after childbirth.

What sets The Baby Bod Book apart from other books on similar subject matters on the market?

First of all it is an evidenced based program, based on scientific evidence written by a medical professional. It is not just fitness advice. The book bridges the gap between medical care and fitness advice.

What can parents and families expect to see from your business in the future?

We are launching an internet coaching program. Where women can meet with their own Certified Baby Bod Practitioner over the Internet.

A lot of moms feel overwhelmed and do not feel like they have the time to read my book and would like extra help in learning the Baby Bod Program.

The coaching program consists of four one-on-one sessions via Skype with a certified Baby Bod practitioner. Each  session is a half-hour. The program includes The Baby Bod Book in paperback and Kindle, and the Baby Bod exercise app. For more on the program, click HERE

Any other info that readers (moms especially) should know about you and your business?

To get a free preview of the Baby Bod Book click HERE

To learn more about The Baby Bod Book, visit babybodbook.com!

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UPPAbaby Continues to Up Their Stroller Game

UPPAbaby Continues to Up Their Stroller Game

VISTA15_13For any family, a good stroller is crucial. It carries your children everywhere, it is needed to store bags and toys, and it needs to be able to fold in to small drawers and the trunks of cars. A simple cloth chair slung between wheels isn’t good enough anymore. UPPAbaby, one of the most trusted names in stroller and car seats, is going to be at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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We spoke with Sarah Hines, PR Director of UPPAbaby, to learn more.

For someone unfamiliar with UPPAbaby, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

The UPPAbaby mission is to make the smartest strollers, car seats and juvenile gear available: intuitively designed, stylish and sleek, with the features and functions new parents want—plus innovations they never knew were possible. In addition, UPPAbaby is committed to providing customer service that is as exceptional as the company’s products.

The UPPAbaby core offerings include three stroller lines and one car seat:

  • VISTA stroller
  • CRUZ stroller
  • G-series travel stroller line – the G-LITE, G-LUXE and G-LINK
  • MESA infant car seat

What is the background of UPPAbaby? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?

Drawing on two decades of experience in the juvenile, sports and automotive industries, Lauren and Bob Monahan founded UPPAbaby in 2006. A husband and wife team with three young children, the Monahan’s wanted to create products that make life with babies and kids simpler, more fashionable, functional, and even more fun. Headquartered in Massachusetts, U.S., UPPAbaby products are available in more than fifty countries worldwide.

What are the most popular and/or newest services and products from UPPAbaby?

  • UPPAbaby Tune-UP, Gear-UP – calling all new and expectant moms! It’s the perfect time to get a unique maintenance service for your existing UPPAbaby gear. Haven’t made the stroller and car seat decision yet? The Tune-UP, Gear-UP events provide hands on product demos by the team of experts at UPPAbaby. Just like maintenance extends the life of a car, routine maintenance will extend the life of UPPAbaby gear. As your UPPAbaby grows with your family, UPPAbaby wants to be a part of the journey and provide a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience and stroller maintenance service to help keep you strolling happy. Can’t make it to an event? Download handy cleaning tips , which will help you service your stroller at home. At select locations, a car seat expert will be on-hand to answer all questions from installation, to travel, to when to transition.
  • UPPA Gives Back- UPPAbaby is committed to giving back to families in need and providing safe transport for families. Here are some of the ways UPPAbaby pays it forward:
    • Monetary donations
    • Product donations
    • Volunteerism
  • UPPAbaby created the UPPA Gives Back program to create partnerships with non-profit organizations that share the same mission of providing funds, services and essential products to families in need. Over the past five years, UPPA Gives Back has donated more than $1 million worth of strollers, car seats and accessories through national partnerships like:
    • TODAY Holiday Toy Drive
    • GOOD+ (formerly Baby Buggy), providing education, essential items and resources to families in need.
    • Safe Kids, dedicated to worldwide children’s safety, with  a child passenger safety focus.
    • Room To Grow, dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.
    • National MS Society, Boston Climb to the Top, volunteerism, sponsorship and participation.
  • Products:
    • G-LINK Stroller (NEWEST TO HIT MARKET) : The versatile G-LINK lightweight double stroller makes juggling two a breeze.
    • Side-by-side seats with independent one-handed adjustable recline with four positions.
    • Infant Support Systems that include a fully reclined seat combined with infanthead support, a mesh foot barrier, and an independent adjustable footrest support.
    • Large independent canopies with extendable SPF 50+ sunshade.
    • Four sets of wheels vs. six for optimal maneuverability.
    • Single-action brake with simple, one-action fold.
    • Stands when folded.
    • Suitable from birth up to 50 lbs., for a combined total weight of up to 100 lbs.

What sets UPPAbaby apart from other stroller and baby companies on the market?

Every UPPAbaby product is built to the highest standards of quality and safety. UPPAbaby integrates smart features and innovative design to make products versatile, adaptable, and easy to use, making a true fusion of form, style and function. In addition, UPPAbaby is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Your relationship with UPPAbaby doesn’t end at the time of purchase. UPPAbaby cherishes their relationships with customers, retailers, and partners. The company stands by the quality of products they make.

What can parents expect from UPPAbaby at the New York Baby Show?

Parents can expect a team of UPPAbaby experts excited to show them the UPPAbaby product line and tell the UPPAbaby story. Parent can see firsthand and demo the products, and ask all the questions they have to make sure they are making the right choice to fit their lifestyle as a growing family.

To find out more, check out uppababy.com

For healthy mama, It’s All About Peace Of Mind For Pregnant & Nursing Moms

For healthy mama, It’s All About Peace Of Mind For Pregnant & Nursing Moms

Healthy-Mama-groupWHTAfter her own negative experience of being pregnant and becoming confused and frustrated trying to find prenatal-safe products at her pharmacy, Rachel Katz-Galatt was inspired to start the healthy mama brand. Healthy mama is all about providing pregnant and nursing moms health and wellness, convenience, and peace of mind. What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about healthy mama, we caught up with their founder and Rachel Katz-Galatt!

For someone unfamiliar with healthy mama, how would you describe the core offerings of the business?

We provide pregnant and nursing moms health and wellness, convenience, and peace of mind–we support the miracle of pregnancy and nursing. We offer a complete line of solutions that address a woman’s common pregnancy and nursing ailments and concerns. From aches and pains to constipation and cankles and lack of energy to lack of sleep, she can find the safest OB-GYN-recommended solution from healthy mama. We are obsessed with safety!

Tell us about healthy mama’s background—how did the business get started and how has it grown?

Healthy mama started from my real life experience during my first pregnancy being confused and frustrated from all the conflicting information available. I also discovered that there was no prenatal category at the pharmacy so that we knew what was safe for me to take while pregnant–I couldn’t believe it. I wound up taking a product for constipation that I later learned was deemed not safe to take–while I don’t directly correlate the two, I did go into preterm labor and delivered my daughter, Mia, at 24 weeks weighing a mere 1.7 lbs. I became a mama on a mission to help other women avoid the same plight I experienced.

What do customers love about healthy mama and what should parents now about it?

[People should know] that they don’t have to worry whether its safe or not–we have vetted all of our products through our medical advisory board, American Pregnancy Association, OTIS, healthywomen.org to ensure we are providing the safest, most healthful products for her during such an amazing time. We ensure our products are dye-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and artificial flavor- and sweetener-free.

What makes healthy mama unique and different from other similar products on the market?

We have a complete line of products that are all in one brand on one shelf–women don’t need to go on a scavenger hunt at the store any more. We have fought very hard to build a prenatal category to provide her convenience and peace of mind. Again, removing anything from our products that are not necessary like FD&C Dyes that are in many prenatal vitamins–if a woman takes that vitamin every day, why should she put those dyes in her body when they are banned in Europe?

What can parents except to see from healthy mama at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

We are looking to develop products that help women avoid any ailments and feel good–many of our current products provide her ways to alleviate an ailment–let’s nip it in the bud! Our Boost it Up! Caffeine Free Protein Energy Drink has been reformulated to rave reviews and provides a multi-functional benefits like B vitamins to optimize energy, Protein to help with energy and ease morning sickness, Electrolytes for hydration, fiber to maintain digestive health and ginger to help ease morning sickness. It’s truly an amazing product!

To learn more about healthy mama, visit healthymamabrand.com!

Eyla’s Brings The Best Natural Products To Parents

Eyla’s Brings The Best Natural Products To Parents

eylasThe newest innovation in baby products is a commitment to all-natural products and products with no dyes or chemicals. Eyla’s is a company that commits to bringing parents (and their babies and toddlers, of course) the best natural products with all the top safety standards. Eyla’s will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more, we spoke with a member of the Eyla’s team, Julia Clark.

For someone unfamiliar with Eyla’s, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Eyla’s is a Denver-based company that provides natural, non-toxic, innovative and functional products for eco-minded families. We offer both wholesale and retail opportunities and take great pride in serving both our wholesale and consumer customers. We love what we do and the products we offer, and we enjoy seeing our products have a positive impact on families nationwide.

What is the background of Eyla’s? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?

Eyla’s began in 2010 with a few lesser known brands and a dream. Our goal has always been to support small businesses and the families they serve by providing stylish, practical, and easy-to-use quality products. Since 2010, we’ve grown into a larger warehouse in Denver, offer dozens of products, sell retail in addition to wholesale and travel nationwide to exhibit at trade shows and conventions like The New York Baby Show! Nearly every month you can find us in a new city connecting with consumers and educating the public about our products.

What are the most popular and/or newest services and products from Eyla’s?

The Amber Tree is the newest product in the Eyla’s line up. We are very proud to provide such a unique and wholesome product. With close to 30 color combinations, two closure choices, and four lengths, The Amber Tree’s Baltic Amber jewelry for children and adults is sure to please even the most discerning naturally minded parent. Not only is The Amber Tree CPSC compliant, it also has a certification that comes with each piece.

What sets Eyla’s apart from other baby product companies on the market?

We don’t just aim to sell, we also strive to educate. From our high standards of product quality, to ensuring our entire team and the consumers who buy or sell our products are trained on appropriate use and safety, we feel we go above and beyond to ensure that everyone knows that we only carry products we know and trust.

What can parents expect from Eyla’s at the New York Baby Show?

Attendees will find our booth fun and our staff inviting. Stop by and play with our products, chat with our experts and leave knowing that the products you’ve purchased from Eyla’s will be a hit with your family, we guarantee it!

To learn more about Eyla’s, visit eylas.com!

Babysafetyzone.org Is The Ultimate Baby Product Safety Resource For Parents

Babysafetyzone.org Is The Ultimate Baby Product Safety Resource For Parents

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), is a valuable resource both for the product manufacturers it represents, as well as for expectant and new parents when it comes to matters of home safety for children. Their safety blog, babysafetyzone.org, serves as an educational, interactive hub and community for parents and caregivers. What’s more, the Baby Safety Zone will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!JPMA-13-BSZ-logo-Text

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about the JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone, we caught up with the Baby Safety Zone team!

For someone unfamiliar with JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone, how would you describe the site’s mission and core offerings?

JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone is the leading online baby product safety resource for parents and caregivers. Choosing juvenile products can be overwhelming and using them correctly can also prove to be a challenge. Baby Safety Zone provides viewers with tips and information needed to make the best decisions when selecting and using juvenile products. Because the site is powered by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), it has the latest product safety updates that impact you, your baby and the products you trust. Baby Safety Zone provides safety videos, infographics, and covers a variety of topics on its blog.

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from the Baby Safety Zone?

Baby Safety Zone’s blog features guest industry bloggers, a wide variety of topics, and hosts amazing giveaways. To be up-to-date with the latest information, sign up for the weekly newsletter. Baby Safety Zone also has helpful safety videos and infographics for commonly used baby gear.

What sets the Baby Safety Zone apart from other child safety sites?

BabySafetyZone.org is powered by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the leading voice of infant, toddler and juvenile product safety in North America. As the creators of Baby Safety Month and the JPMA Certification Program, JPMA works to ensure products interacting with your child meet and exceed minimum levels of testing and safety. No other website or program offers a comprehensive list of JPMA Certified products, parental instructions on the correct use of products (which addresses a leading factor in infant mortality – improper use of child and infant products), and the latest consumer product safety information from regulators and legislators that impact you and your child.

What can parents except to see from the JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone at the New York Baby Show?

We will be hosting a Safety House giveaway at our booth. Using our Safety House infographic, we will ask parents to find 10 hidden hazards in 30 seconds. Our knowledgeable staff will not only be conducting this informative game, but will also be available to answer any questions and help educate new parents about the dangers that might be right under their nose. Contestants will be entered into a drawing for one grand prize package of baby gear worth over $800 or one of two secondary prize packs from some of the leading baby and toddler product brands exhibiting at the New York Baby Show.

To learn more about Baby Safety Zone, visit babysafetyzone.org!

SAVI Direct Makes Sturdy & Stylish Messenger Bags That Are Perfect For New Dads

SAVI Direct Makes Sturdy & Stylish Messenger Bags That Are Perfect For New Dads

Main PicCreated by a husband-and-wife team with a young family of their own, SAVI Direct takes travel bags for men to a whole new level. Their sturdy and well-designed messenger bags function perfectly as a diaper bag, a travel bag, and everyday bag for new dads. SAVI Direct makes a great starter diaper bag for dad that he can then transition into a work or travel staple once his little one is out of diapers. What’s more, SAVI Direct will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

To learn more about SAVI Direct, we caught up with their owner Vikas Chandra!

For someone unfamiliar with SAVI Direct, how would you describe the core offerings of the business?

SAVI Direct is a family owned business that was started by a husband and wife team in 2014. The business started with the core value of creating simple solutions for consumers made in US and offer affordable price to families. Our first product is the SAVI Messenger Bag, a multipurpose travel bag for men that serves many needs from diaper bag to travel bag to everyday bag.

Tell us about SAVI Direct’s background—how did the business get started and how has it grown?

We were going on a family vacation with our two young children and it was then that the idea of SAVI Messenger Bag came to us. After we shared our idea with our family and friends we received positive feedback which led to creation of SAVI Direct, LLC. It has been almost year and a half to bring our idea to life, filing patent protection, creating a prototype and securing a US-based manufacturer. We are ready to take orders and ship SAVI Messenger bags to every family in US and around the world.

What do customers love about SAVI Direct and what should parents know about it?

SAVI Direct was founded by a husband and wife team with a young family that the customer can relate to. Most bags have limited use, while our bag serves as an inexpensive US made solution to wide range of needs, from being a diaper bag, travel bag or everyday office bag with a trendy look. The bag is made with ballistic Cordura which is water resistant and a sturdy fabric and will last for a very long time.

What makes SAVI Direct unique and different from other similar products on the market?

The SAVI Messenger bag is the ultimate travel bag for men. Dads can use it as a diaper bag that has a large changing mat, which can also converts into a sleeper alignment for easy travel with baby. The bag can be used as a laptop bag for busy professionals or as a nice carry-on bag for travel as it meets or exceeds all TSA requirements. This multi-functional bag grows with your family rather than serve one purpose such as a diaper bag and then be retired. Our bag with its trendy look will guarantee customer satisfaction and is an overall good investment.

What can parents expect to see from SAVI Direct at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

At the New York Baby Show we are really hoping to show case our messenger bag and share its uniqueness compared to other products in the market. SAVI Direct has big plans for future as we have secured a long term US manufacturer for our products. We are also take orders and ship SAVI Messenger Bags to every family US and all around the world. We are in discussions with several boutiques in US to start carrying our product.

We are planning to run a Father’s Day special discount exclusively for the NY Baby Show!

To learn more, visit savidirect.com!

Giveaway: $1,000 Worth Of Tidy Tots Diapers & Accessories

Giveaway: $1,000 Worth Of Tidy Tots Diapers & Accessories

Now that we’re just four days from the New York Baby Show on May 14-15, we’re excited to announce our latest special giveaway: Over $1,000 worth of Tidy Tots cloth diapers and accessories for one lucky winner. That’s enough goodies to fully diaper your baby from birth to potty training, and them some!

Anyone who buys their ticket between now (May 10) and 11am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, will be automatically entered to win this amazing giveaway! big-giveaway

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTER TO WIN $1,000 WORTH OF TIDY TOTS DIAPERS & ACCESSORIES!

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 About Tidy Tots: Tidy Tots is the Hassle Free Diaper. Gentle on baby, friendly to the environment. Our parent-tested patented designs provide unmatched leak protection without sacrificing style and comfort. The integration of our natural liner with organic hemp blend diapers and inserts combine for a rash free and hassle free changing experience. Every detail works together to help families save time and money while focusing on baby’s happiness and comfort. When we say Hassle Free, we mean it! Tidy Tots’ mission is to provide an innovative diaper with high-quality materials and craftsmanship supported by outstanding customer service to ensure families’ easy transition to cloth diapering. To learn more, visit tidytotsdiapers.com!

Savor Helps Preserve Childhood’s Most Precious Moments & Mementos

Savor Helps Preserve Childhood’s Most Precious Moments & Mementos

863274000226_2Savor was inspired by the joy of childhood’s small moments, as well as its big milestones. Created by two moms with a passion for design, the company offers keepsake storage solutions that are practical, beautiful, and that have a “bespoke” quality to them. What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

To learn more about Savor, we caught up with their founder and co-CEO Jennifer McAllister-Nevins!

For someone unfamiliar with Savor, how would you describe the brand and its core offerings?


At Savor, we help people celebrate and preserve every day family memories. Our keepsake organizational system, The Library, makes it easy to store and enjoy our most important mementos. Our labels, drawers, and files take the chore out of organizing these treasures by guiding parents in what to save and how to save it.  The modern, stylish boxes resemble coffee table books, so you keep them accessible, for easy filing and engagement. It’s the difference between the photos that live in a huge mass on your hard drive and the photo book on your coffee table that gets picked up and perused every time someone comes over.

Tell us about Savor’s background—how did it get started and how has it grown?

We are two moms, friends since our kids were in preschool, and we share a passion for design and efficiency. We were talking one day about how in this digital world, those physical totems from childhood we keep have a special meaning: The smell of that shirt my son insisted on wearing day after day after day, which I hated then, now brings me right back to that moment in his childhood that would otherwise be gone. But we also talked about how there was no good system for organizing these things. I had a big plastic tub; Karla had an overstuffed notebook. But we were both worried we were starting to lose things, or that the things we had weren’t being properly protected.

In that first conversation we had the basic idea of a curated box with labels for organizing family treasures. We were very close to launching at one point, but then we had a focus group of women who told us they wanted a box that felt more special, more bespoke, so we went back to the drawing board.  We spoke to archivists, organizers, designers, parents, grandparents, and others about what they would want in such a box. The Library is the result of this process. We’ve had our first container of boxes shipped in mid-April. We’re already in more than 15 stores. We premiered on thegrommet.com and within the first four hours, they had issued a rush re-order.

What do consumers love about Savor and what should parents know about it?

The idea that something can be both beautiful and easy motivates our company, and it’s what has made people really respond to us. Consumers love the fact that their memories have the box they deserve. It’s a real presentation piece that they feel proud to pass down to the next generation. They are excited to have something pretty enough to keep out, so they can look through it with their kids. They also love that we make it simple. No one wants to spend the one free hour you might have when you’re sleepless with a newborn with an arts-and-crafts project called a baby book. But everyone has special things from their children they want to save.  Our labeling system means parents come home from the school conference, and instead of having all the class pictures and school reports sit on the counter and then be thrown into a bin at the top of the closet, they simply pull out their Library, peel off a label, drop the item in, and go.

More than anything, people seem to comment on the thoughtfulness and attention to detail of our product. We spent over two years developing it, and that seems to have come through. They see it in the fact that you can instantly identify whose box is whose by adding pictures or included acetate initials on the spine, the little envelopes with labels for the first tooth or first lock of hair, the satisfying magnetic closure, the stoppers that keep the drawers in place, the acid free paper to protect your mementos, and the included birthday survey so people appreciate how much thought went into everything. It’s the details!

What makes Savor unique and different from other similar brands?

There really was no product on the market that helped parents curate these important physical mementos—that’s what makes people so excited about what we are doing!  To the extent that there are memory boxes, ours is really the only one for items beyond the first year. We’ve also brought keepsake storage into the modern age, with custom-dyed book cloth in a modern color palette of ocean, slate, and plum.

What can parents except to see from Savor at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

At the show we will be debuting our new product line The Library, both the Baby Years (for ages 0-4) and School Years Editions (for ages 4+). They retail for $80 and $70 respectively.

Each edition includes:

  • Handcrafted, book cloth case
  • 50+ illustrated pre-categorized labels
  • Nine individual drawers hold objects from blankie to baby shoes (School Years has additional eight vertical files)
  • Eight vertical files hold important documents and photos
  • Acid-free lining
  • Acetate Initials for personalization
  • Two envelopes for small keepsakes
  • Birthday Survey to document yearly highlights

In the future, consumers can expect to see us expand to other important life events—from an adult work and whimsy, to wedding, to a bar mitzvah, to family history, we hope our consumers will grow up with us!

To learn more about Savor, visit savor.us!

Tidy Tots’ Diapers Offer The Features & Qualities That Parents Care Most About

Tidy Tots’ Diapers Offer The Features & Qualities That Parents Care Most About

kate-bren1Through rigorous parent-testing and attention to the details that families care most about, Tidy Tots offers diapers made from an organic hemp blend that are super-absorbent, innovatively designed, comfortable for babies, and extremely cost-effective. What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

To learn more about Tidy Tots, we caught up with their owner and CEO, Sandra Beck!

What should consumers know about Tidy Tots’ brand and products?

Tidy Tots is the Hassle Free Diaper. Gentle on baby, friendly to the environment. Our parent-tested patented designs provide unmatched leak protection without sacrificing style and comfort. The integration of our natural liner with organic hemp blend diapers and inserts combine for a rash free and hassle free changing experience. Every detail works together to help families save time and money while focusing on baby’s happiness and comfort. When we say Hassle Free, we mean it! Tidy Tots’ mission is to provide an innovative diaper with high-quality materials and craftsmanship supported by outstanding customer service to ensure families’ easy transition to cloth diapering.

How was Tidy Tots started and how has it grown?

Sandra Beck, the owner and CEO started Tidy Tots out of a mother’s passion and concern to provide a healthier diaper experience and moreover, to reduce the environmental impact of disposable diapers. Through her journey, realizing the inherent perils of disposable diapers, we set out to design a better solution to solve these important issues.  Focus groups provided insight on the pitfalls of cloth diapering – they are messy and they leak. The next seven years were devoted to perfecting our design and patents to address these parent concerns. Collaborating with over 100 families, the Tidy Tots brand is striving to bring cloth diapering into the main stream market. We are continually improving our diapers, this year we have tripled the absorbency of our diapers and recently introduced an innovative snap cover.

What do consumers love about Tidy Tots and what should parents know about it?

A consistent accolade, families love that Tidy Tots takes the Ick, Rashes, and Leaks out of diapering. With our Flushies liners, parents can just flush away the mess.  There is no need for scraping or spraying unlike other cloth diapers, and the waste is flushed away. Our anti-microbial hemp blend diapers will not cause diaper rash; a common issue with disposable diapers. Tidy Tots is also extremely cost effective as compared to disposables, and can provide parents savings of over $1,500 with their first baby! Parents love knowing our diapers are made in the USA, right here in upstate NY, at a facility that supports individuals with disabilities.

What differentiates Tidy Tots from other similar products on the market?

We’ve revolutionized diapers from the bottom up! Tidy Tots emphasis on design innovation resulted in three patent awards for its unique functionality.   These integrated features provide a comprehensive solution to create the Hassle Free Diapering experience families want and deserve.

Among our many features are:

  • SmartRise: We are the only one size diaper with self-adjusting rise for the just-perfect fit each and every day!
  • TruFit: Our unique offset snap closures provides a snug and natural embrace.
  • Our one- piece flap and special trim stops wicking and leaking around the waist.
  • Super Deep Gussets create a wall of protection to keep messes contained.
  • Our No-Fold Diapers and Boosters are 4 layers of the heaviest weight organic hemp blend for even the super wetter’s.
  • No-Fold Diapers snap into our covers and have a slit in the back for extra absorbency at night – just add a booster. We are the only diaper that parents don’t need to un-stuff, the booster come out in the wash!
  • Tidy Tots is the only diaper designed around the use of a liner. All other liners rely on pressure and friction to stay in place, and as a result shift and bunch making them highly ineffective. Flushies liners are made of soothing cornstarch, wrap around the whole diaper, and secure into the cover.  Just Flush away the mess!

What can parents expect to see from Tidy Tots at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

We absolutely love coming to the New York Baby Show each year, we always make new friends, and more family! This year, in addition to offering amazing show-pricing specials on our sets, we are also offering a NYBS exclusive Complete Start Set at an incredible price. This includes everything a family needs to diaper their baby, plus 200 liners and 2 wet bags free! Stop by booth #101. We will have a giveaway and a pick-your-own cover station, another NYBS exclusive, at our booth.  Learn more about our amazing diapers, see our improved No-Fold Diapers and Boosters, check out our new TruFit Snap Covers, and imagine all our new cute prints on your little one! Isn’t it time to treat your baby to a healthier diapering experience while improving our environment, one baby at a time–from the bottom up!

To learn more about Tidy Tots, visit tidytotsdiapers.com!