American Chronicle: "PTPA Media Awards announces their Winning Products for the 2008 Holiday Shoppers!"


American Chronicle highlights the PTPA Media Awards.  "Parents can rest assured knowing the PTPA products they purchase for the upcoming holiday season have all been parent tested, parent approved for quality and functionality for their families."

"We have all heard about the countless products that are being pulled from store shelves due to contamination, poisons, or dangers to our children and families. It is truly the parents' responsibility to create awareness and hold manufacturers accountable who think it´s acceptable to manufacture and distribute harmful and, at times, deadly products. PTPA Media products have to meet a certain criteria in order to display the PTPA seal of approval. Their mission is to discover and appraise new products designed for children and families. We research new products and coordinate testing with parents. Award winning products are selected based on value, functionality, quality and appeal.

So get out your shopping list and get started! The following products earned the PTPA Seal of Approval in our Fall 2008 campaign:

Radio Flyer - Innovating play since 1917 to bring out the wonder of childhood in every generation, has earned two awards for their Radio Flyer Lites and Sounds Trike and Radio Flyer Turbo Turtle. Imagine the look on your toddler´s face when they wake up Christmas morning to find their new radio flyer under the tree? www.radioflyer.com

The Bugaboo Cameleon - a unique infant to toddler travel system that works well in the city, on the beach and in the woods -- choose a color, choose a direction and GO! www.bugaboostrollers.com

Zinkotek - Designed for the three year old to sort, connect and stack in a variety of ways, while an older child can build larger scale structures such as a play house large enough to play in, a jet plane, robot, or smaller tabletop objects — ALL WITH THE SAME SET! Made with brightly colored, soft, sturdy, EVA foam pieces that link together. www.zinkotek.com

Skoodlez - Now available at Macy´s, these adorable, plush toys make great pals for children. By entering the code onto the Skoodles site, it is a gateway into the world of imagination and creativity. Their unique bean bag hands and feet allow children to pose their Skoodles in a variety of positions. www.skoodlez.com

Livia Web Protection - Powered by industry leading Websense Web Security and Filtering, you can now safeguard your family from online threats while managing your children´s online Internet activity. This technology is currently safeguarding 42 million employees worldwide with a simple to use approach to web filtering for the home. www.liviaweb.com

Alphabet Soup Rocker - The rocking chair for kids looks great in your little girl´s or boy´s room. This hand-painted rocker comes in colorful designs with spinning tiles along the seat back. www.levelsofdiscovery.com

Wizard 101 - An elaborate virtual world of wizardry in which magic and sorcery come to life in a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters. Wizard 101 puts players in the fantasy role of Wizard apprentice at the prestige Ravenwood School in a magical, 3D environment where they learn, collect, cast spells and more. www.kingsisle.com

Wowwee Alive Club - If your child loves animals, then they will love the Lion Cub, the first in a new series of life-like cubs from Wowwee Alive. With realistic-looking fur, petting this tiger cub is a true-to-life experience Pick the cub up by the scruff of the neck and its legs will go limp, like a real cub being carried by its mother. Features blinking eyes, an animated mouth and an array of sounds. Listen to it purr when you stroke its back, pat its head or cradle it. Leave it alone for 5 minutes and it will purr as it enters sleep mode. www.wowwee.com

Lovable Labels - What do you do when your child enters daycare or preschool and you need to label everything? Loveable Labels created a line of labels that include Regular and Slimline Stickers, Shoe Labels, Iron-ons and Bag Tags. They are not only bright, fun and colorful but are microwave and dishwasher safe, washable and extra strength adhesive ensures they won't come off. www.lovablelabels.ca

Cushie Baby Mat - Tummy time, play time and diaper changes on the go all happen on this baby mat. The cooshie padding makes for a comfy, safe place for baby to relax and have fun! Fits perfectly in diaper bags and pack n play! www.theoriginalcushie.com

Snacker Tracker - Kids eating too many unhealthy snacks? The SnackerTracker enables kids to track their food and exercise choices daily, while the Nutritional Guide takes the guess work out of nutrition for parents. A simple and fun way to be healthy! www.snackertracker.com

Kajeet - the only cell phone made specifically for kids includes all of the bells, whistles and freedom your kids want and a GPS phone locator for parents to keep track of kids. No contracts, no activation fees, no early termination fees and prices start from only $4.99 per month! www.kajeet.com

Blanket 212 Evolution - Keep your little one warm this winter without your blanket blowing off the baby/stroller. Equipped with zippered length and width extensions, the "B212evolution" grows with your child from infancy to preschool. Versatile and durable, it adapts to any stroller or car seat and converts into a large blanket. www.7amenfant.com

Be Be Au Lait Signature Towel - the PLUSH hooded towel keeps baby warm and cozy after bath time. Made with 100% cotton terry and machine washable. www.bebeaulait.com

The Britax Boulevard CS promotes car seat safety with the click and safe snug harness safety feature that gives an audible clicking sound to let parents know when the harness straps are snug. www.britaxusa.com

Grocery Fun Tote - Bring along this tote for your little shopper. A tote with pictures of grocery items attaches to shopping cart. Children can transfer pictures of groceries into the cart as they are found at the grocery store with a calculator on the back to practice counting and number recognition. www.littletoadstools.com

Teething Bling - was inspired by babies who like to tug on our jewelry. Made from the same material as many teething toys, Teething Bling looks great on Moms, Grandmas, Aunts and Caregivers but is safe for curious babies to handle and chew. www.smartmoms.com

Medela Freestyle - In your car, in the office and on the go … the industry´s first hands-free, double-electric, rechargeable breast pump! www.medelafreestyle.com

Lila Bean LLC Nursing Cover - Lila Bean, the only nursing cover that COCOONS your baby creating an intimate bond between mother and child. Cocooning versus covering up your baby is what sets this nursing cover apart from the others on the market. It brings your baby closer so you can create that special bond while nursing! www.lilabean.net

Mooncakes - These sweet pink and chocolate kimonos are made from 100% soft cotton and are available in sizes 6/12 months. www.moon-cakes.com

Boo Boo Roo Ice Pack - Cute cotton/poly bunny with ice pack nestled in the middle for your little one´s boo boos! www.stephanbaby.net

Enamel Wear Dish Sets - perfect for a child´s holiday meal. The porcelain enamel dish is shatter proof yet looks like your child´s own set of china. This set includes plate, cup and bowl in a variety of designs. www.goldenrabbit.com

The Quick Zip Crib Sheet - No more removing bumpers to change your baby´s sheets. Simply place the crib mattress in the zipper base. When the top sheet is soiled, just unzip and change. It´s that easy! www.cloudsandstars.com

Johnson & Johnson´s Penaten Crem - A favorite in Germany, this product is one of the best and most popular diaper rash creams on the market with extreme healing power. It is a heavy weight diaper rash cream that works almost immediately at the first sign of a rash or irritation. www.johnsonbaby.ca

Palm-Palms bath grips - Designed for parents to wear on their hands during baby´s bath time, shower or swim time for a secure grip on baby´s slippery skin. The soft terry cloth grip doubles as a washcloth while remaining on the caregivers hands. www.palm-palms.com

My 411 Wristbands by Mabels Labels - Designed to give parents peace of mind when dropping off children at birthday parties, field trips or taking them to the mall, amusement parks or out in public. The disposable wristband includes the parent´s name, cell number and any allergies or special needs the child may have. www.mabel.ca

TootnTinkle Toilet Training - Adventures in toilet training is their motto. This toilet training kit has been proven to toilet train children in under "7" days with a magic "heat activated" sticker with customized reward boards and stamps to keep children interested and on track while they toilet training. www.tootntinkle.com

PTPA Media has included "green" items to this holiday list of innovative product winners. While safety has always been a hallmark for products chosen to be PTPA Media Award Winners, the list of "green" products is included as more families look for eco-friendly alternatives.

HALO Organic 4-Piece Take Me Home Set - For all of you new moms who are going green…Welcome your new baby home wearing this precious organic cotton sleepsack wearable blanket, hat, longsleeve coverall and bodysuit! Created with both safety and environmentalism in mind. www.halosleep.com

Wee Organics Baby Bedding have "raised the bar" in organic crib bedding standards! This organic fabric is a beautiful soft 12 oz 100% cotton interlock that has been knit, dyed, and made into baby bedding. www.sweetkyla.com

Mashala Baby Organic Massage Baby Oils - The recipes, passed down from great grandmother to grandmother to mother to daughter, are the backbone of Mashala Baby Organics. The oils are all-natural and organic, and feature ingredients such as olive oil, holy basil and chamomile. www.mashalababy.com

Baby Diaper Spray - Make this spray part of your baby´s diaper changing routine. This safe and extra gentle spray is made with all natural, soothing, organic ingredients (25% zinc oxide) and manufactured under solar power! Simply spray on baby´s skin to immediately soothe and cool. Also prevents damage and heals chafing and skin irritation. www.episencial.com

Flow by Hisense - This Flow, anti-colic bottle puts an end to fussy babies with its one of a kind, patent-pending design that prevents baby from swallowing air during feedings. www.babysafeus.com

First Juice - Made with Organic fruit and vegetables that are naturally lower in sugar, blended with purified water and contains excellent sources of vitamins A, C and D (one of the few products available for toddlers containing vitamin D). Encourage healthy eating habits from the start with First Juice! www.firstjuice.com

FuzziBunz Diapers - A better diaper for a better planet. This widely popular, easy to use, cloth diapering system is nothing like the cloth diapers of yesteryear. The FuzziBunz Diapers easily secure to baby using durable snaps while keeping baby dry and rash-free. This product only involves a one time manufacturing process and creates no landfill waste. www.fuzzibunz.com

Tune into Fox & Friends on December 6th to see a special segment featuring some of the PTPA Award Winning products."

 

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