Readers Favorites Award Winners 2016

Readers Favorites Award Winners Each year our readers vote for their favorites sources for a wide variety of children’s items ranging from safety and hygiene to apparel and furniture. Here re this year’s award winners. Accessories 1st Place – Kanga Care Wet Bag 2nd Place – Goosewaddle 3rd Place – Mud Pie Activity Mats 1st Place – Skip*Hop 2nd Place – Pello 3rd Place – Lollaland Apparel – Infant 1st Place – L’ovedbaby 1st Place – Rufflebutts 2nd Place – Baby DeeDee 2nd Place – Earth Baby Outfitters 3rd Place – Mud Pie Apparel – Toddler 1st Place – Kissy Kissy 1st Place …

Elvie offers pelvic exercise feedback

Designed to offer feedback about pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises), Elvie is a Bluetooth-based device capable of sending information to a smartphone. The pelvic floor is a powerful set of muscles that sit in a hammock between the tailbone and pubic bone. Without regular exercise, pelvic floor muscles can cause bladder, sex, or prolapse problems for women. Pregnancy and giving birth can weaken these muscles. Elvie’s technology allows women to achieve inner strength and control and verifies whether exercises are done correctly. Safe for use with IUDs, Elvie can be used during pregnancy by many women. An optional cover allows …

Nellie’s All Natural cleaning products

Nellie’s All-Natural offers dryer balls, fragrance sticks, and laundry products that are free of irritating toxins and phosphates and create a hypoallergenic environment. The biodegradable products are chlorine free, septic-safe, dye-free, paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, and ammonia-free. Dryerballs, in addition to softening fabrics, allow drying time to be reduced by 10-25 percent by lifting and separating clothes and allowing air to move through a dryer more efficiently. Designed to last two to five years, Dryerballs can effectively eliminate wrinkles and lint buildup. While Dryerballs can absorb dyes, they do not transfer them to other clothing. For more information call 604/ 984-2855 or …

Lemon Vines offers Baltic amber jewelry

Baltic amber, formed more than 45 million years ago, has been valued and made into fine jewelry for centuries. An organic substance, Baltic amber is a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees in the Baltic Sea regions of Northern Europe. Amber has been attributed with healing properties and used for medicinal purposes in many cultures. Wearing amber close to the skin is a traditional global remedy for teething, arthritis, stress, anxiety, and localized pain. Non-porous, amber can be worn during bathing. It can be washed with mild soap, rinsed, and towel dried. For teething babies, amber’s healing properties are said …

Yorba Organics offers babycare

Yorba Organics recently introduced its line of skin care products for infants and moms. Typical ingredients of the line include aloe vera, baobab, mafura, kigelia, kalahari melon, and marula. These naturally sourced ingredients are designed to soothe, protect, balance, refresh, nourish, moisturize, restore, rejuvenate, repair, and protect. Yorba ingredients are ethically sourced and sustainably wild-harvested. Products range from baby lotion, baby body butter, baby powder, baby wash and shampoo, baby body oil, baby foam bath, and diaper cream. Also available are nipple cream, stretch mark cream, hand wash, insect repellent, and other products designed for family use. For more information …

Finn + Emma apparel features fresh prints, heirloom construction

Finn + Emma’s collection of 100 percent organically grown apparel lives the balance of stylish and sustainable, classic and contemporary, whimsical and sophisticated. Modern colors, fresh prints, and heirloom quality construction are combined in this world without toxic chemicals. Produced with eco-friendly dyes and in fair trade settings, Finn + Emma products are made with G.O.T.S. certified materials, and garment snaps are lead- and nickel-free (and feature real coconut inserts). Apparel includes short- and long-sleeved bodysuits in sizes 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 9-12m, and 12-18m. Footed pants, unfooted pants, tops, and coveralls are available in the same range of sizes. Pajamas …

Pals Socks pairs different partners to show that ‘unlike’ can be friends

It’s fun to be friends with someone different from you—that’s the premise of company’s founders. And that’s why Pals Socks come mismatched as 2 unlikely sets of friends. You’ll find polar bears paired with penguins, flamingos paired with an alligator, a bear, and a bee.  For ages 1-8, colorful styles come in sets like T-rex & triceratops, Earth robot & space robot or dragon & unicorn. Infant socks and baby booties are also available Colors range from the brightest hues to the natural colors found on many animals. Styles come as single pairs or in 3-pack boxes with 5 pairs/boxes …

June/July 2016

About the Cover  P’kolino’s modern styled baby furniture is perfect for today’s nurseries. Engineered for durability and safety, these cribs and dressers are made in Europe and available in a variety of colors and styles. The clean, classic looks offer a touch of modern sophistication and are complemented by the company’s bedding, gliders, rugs and accessories. For more information call 954/ 513-3140 or visit www.pkolino.com.

Readers Favorites Awards Announced for 2016

Readers Favorites Awards Announced for 2016 Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Readers Favorites Awards. Baby & Children’s Product News has sponsored this awards program for the past 13 years and winners are determined by the publication’s readers, who consist of over 20,000+ retailers in the baby and children’s industry. Readers are asked to vote for their top three companies in each category via an online survey. Unlike many similar competitions, no suggestions are made to readers about which companies to vote for – there are no “nominees.” Instead, readers are allowed to vote for their favorite sources for …