iParenting Media Awards Announce Best Products of 2008

EVANSTON, Ill.--()--iParenting Media has announced the winners of the iParenting Media Awards Best Products of 2008, including items ranging from high-tech toys, safety gear and educational software to helpful books, audio CDs and Web sites. Award-winning products were selected based on their fun value, product quality, ease of use, play duration, educational nature and uniqueness, among other criteria.

Hundreds of products were submitted for judging in 20 categories. All products submitted for the iParenting Media Awards Best Products of 2008 underwent a thorough evaluation process that has ISO 9001:2000 Certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is the world's largest developer of standardization regulations, and ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognized standard of quality assurance.

"Thousands of new products are introduced each year, and the iParenting Media Awards have become a resource that identifies the best of the best products for families, providing parents with a trusted source of information and insight, said Alvin All, Director and General Manager of iParenting Media. "For more than a decade weve been recognizing great products and the 2008 award winners are no exception."

To be considered for an iParenting Media Award, companies submitted four identical samples of each product that were precisely matched within iParenting's database of hundreds of experienced reviewers using iParenting's state-of-the-art technology. Products were thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by a variety of sources including experts and families. Results were compiled and submitted to the iParenting Media Executive Committee for final approval. The end result of this comprehensive process is the following list of iParenting Media award winning products.

The iParenting Media Award winners for the Best Products of 2008 are:

 
Accessories
Company Name       Product Title
Aden & Anais, Inc.       Six Layer Muslin Dream Blanket
Aden & Anais, Inc. Winter Warmth Swaddling Blankets
Aden & Anais, Inc. Hooded Cotton Towel/Muslin Washcloth Set
Aden & Anais, Inc. Australian Muslin Washcloths
Babe Ease LLC The Clean Burper
Goober Baby Designs, Inc.       Goober Baby Tote Bag
Audio        
Company Name       Product Title
Audible Chocolate Productions

Stardust

Goodtime Train Enterprise The Best of... Alex Mahé's Goodtime Train
HealthRock LLC Lullabies for Kids of All Ages
Rock Me Baby Records Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Strummin' and Drummin'       OOCHEE WA WA: Strummin' and Drummin' with Chris and Matt
Baby Care        
Company Name       Product Title
Kiddopotamus and Company Deluxe ChangeAway
TruKid SIlly Songs for Healthy Habits CD
TruKid Spiffy Spearmint
TruKid Bubbly Body Bar
TruKid Sunny Days Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+
TruKid Happy Face and Body Lotion
TruKid Friendly Face Wash
Bedding        
BreathableBaby BreathableBaby® Safe-Breathe Fitted Sheet
BreathableBaby BreathableBaby® Safe-Breathe Blanket
Book        
Abuelita Productions Sing Along with Abuelita Rosa
Animalations Beaser the Bear's Rocky Mountain Christmas
Carl R. Sams II Photography, Inc. First Snow in the Woods
Farmers Hat Productions Anna Goes Hiking
Kiddo Publishing Play to Talk: A Practical Guide to Help Your Late-Talking Child Join the Conversation
Meadowbrook Press The Breastfeeding Diaries
Six Flags, Inc. Six Flags Storytime Series
Symantec Family Online Safety Guide
Two Tomatoes Records LLC The Story of My Feelings
VAST Concepts       I am a Loving Person: The Ultimate Kids Guide to Making the World a Better Place
Clothing        
Company Name       Product Title
BreathableBaby BreathableBaby® Body-Breathe Sleeper
Entertainment        
Six Flags, Inc.       Holiday in the Park
Feeding        
Company Name       Product Title
Lily On the Fly       Lily On the Fly - Hearty Meals for Hungry Families
Food        
Company Name       Product Title
Carnation Instant Breakfast       Nestle® Carnation® Instant Breakfast® Ready-to-Drink Milk Chocolate
Gear and Equipment        
Company Name       Product Title
BooginHead SippiGrip
Coverplayard Coverplay
Diapees & Wipees Cuddly Wuddlees
Disney Baby Einstein Seek & Discover Deluxe Activity Gym
Go GaGa Slide Diaper Bag
Hotslings.com LLC       Hotslings
Gift        
Company Name       Product Title
Pacific Play Tents, Inc. Pirates Tent & Tunnel Combo
Pacific Play Tents, Inc. Cottage Bed Tent
Pacific Play Tents, Inc. Day at the Beach-Play Tent & Tunnel Combo
SnackerTracker       SnackerTracker
Just For Mom        
Company Name       Product Title
Pumping Secrets       How to Combine Breastfeeding and Work - Pumping Secrets CD
Magazines      

 

Company Name       Product Title
B-books, Ltd. Kiki
Highlights for Children      

Highlights High Five

Safety        
Company Name       Product Title
BreathableBaby       BreathableBaby® Safe-BreatheSoft Toy
Software        
Company Name       Product Title
Block Publishing You're Blushing, Little Octopus
Children's Educational Network Shrek Browser for Kids
Computer Business Solutions, Inc. KidsWatch Parental Control Software
Last Day of Work Plant Tycoon
Legacy Interactive, Inc.       Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals
Sporting Goods        
Company Name       Product Title
HeartFlex, Inc.       HeartFlex Upper Body Strengthener and Cleanser
Television        
Company Name       Product Title
PBS KIDS Sprout The Sunny Side Up Show
Safety4Kids Entertainment SeeMore's Playhouse
WGBH Educational Foundation       FETCH!
Toys        
Company Name       Product Title
Abuelita Productions Baby Tita
Abuelita Productions Baby Andrea
Abuelita Productions Abuelito Pancho
Abuelita Productions Abuelita Rosa
Adorable Originals, Inc. Adorable Girl Doll
ALEX My Tabletop Easel
ALEX Fold 'N Fly Paper Airplanes
ALEX Flip 'em Flops
Babalu Inc FeltTales Lets Go to the Ballet Storyboard
b2 miJam Drummer
b2 iNO
Birdcage Press Art Ditto
Coin Hopping Games Coin Hopping Washington DC
Emines, Inc. Roll 'n Subtract
Endless Games Hooked On Phonics Menu Match
Endless Games Hooked On Phonics Roll & Read
Endless Games Hooked On Phonics Alphabet Circus
Enginuity LLC Tongue Tanglers
ETA Cuisenaire Conversation Cues Oral Language Cards and Rainbow Rumble Starter Set
Faber-Castell US Create Your Own Pop-Up Books
Faber-Castell USA Haunted Pirate Ship
Farmers Hat Productions Anna doll
Fashion Angels Enterprises Fashion Magazine Editor
Folkmanis Puppets The Gift Box Kitty Puppet
Folkmanis Puppets The Gift Box Puppy Puppet
Fundex Games Jarts
Fundex Games Top Toss Pro
Funrise Toy Corporation Gazillion Bubble BBQ
Gund, Inc. Arnold The Snoring Pig
I Can Do That! Games Horton Hears a Who! - You to the Rescue!
I Can Do That! Games The Cat in the Hat - I Can Do That! Game
Imagination Box Co. Paintable Cottage
Makit Products, Inc. Make-A-Plate kit
McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge Official Card Game Series
McWiz Games BrainStonz
McWiz Games McWiz Junior Deluxe
MEGA Brands, Inc. CAT 3-in-1 Dump Truck
MEGA Brands, Inc. CARS Mack & McQueen
MEGA Brands, Inc. Mega Bloks Dora Buildable House
MRM Classroom Connections Word Wall Words for Second Grade
MRM Classroom Connections Word Wall Words for First Grade
Parents EZ Squeezy Paints
Peek-a-Boo Stuff LLC Peek-a-Boo Bag
Platypus Games LLC Jumbulaya: The Rearranging, Ever-Changing Word Jumble Game
Play Odyssey, Inc. Character Creator Robots JR
Play Odyssey, Inc. Character Creator Robots
Playhut, Inc. Connect N Play - Ultimate Maze
Playhut, Inc. My Friends Tigger & Pooh Greenhouse
Playhut, Inc. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mega House
Pretty Ugly LLC UglyDoll® Deer Ugly
Pretty Ugly LLC UglyDoll® Gato Deluxe
Pretty Ugly LLC UglyDoll® Ugly Worm
Pretty Ugly LLC UglyDoll® Big Toe
Pretty Ugly LLC UglyDoll® Abima
Rubbing Hands LLC Capture The Gag
School Zone Publishing 3D Think & Blink Alphabet Flash Cards
Spin Master Toys Rocket Fishing Rod
Spin Master Toys Thomas The Train Wheels 'N Whistles Sofa
Taggies, Inc. TAGGIES Treasures
Talicor, Inc. Fun With Colors
Techno Source Illuminated W.O.R.D.
Techno Source Rubik's Revolution
Think-a-lot Toys Think-a-lot Toys
ThinkFun, Inc. Serpentiles
ThinkFun, Inc. Top This!
Tree Toys P/L Worm Farm
Tree Toys P/L Eco Dome
University Games       Fancy Nancy Dress-up Game
Video        
Company Name       Product Title
Anchor Bay Entertainment Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas
Anchor Bay Entertainment Phonics 4 Babies: Baby's First Words
Anchor Bay Entertainment Eloise Goes to School
Little Pim Co

Little Pim: Eating and Drinking (Spanish)

Live Wire Media The Character Chronicles: The Fairness Connection
Paramount Home Entertainment Shrek The Third DVD
Rock 'N Learn, Inc. Writing Strategies
Swingset Mamas Swing, Dance and Sing
Yoga Inspirations       Yogaland! "The Australian Adventure"
Video Game        
Company Name       Product Title
Activision, Inc. Bee Movie Game
Electronic Arts MySims
Red Octane Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
GXB Interactive Corporation Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat
Imagination International Corporation Planet Earth Interactive DVD Game
Kaiser Permanente       Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective
Websites        
Company Name       Product Title
HealthRock LLC www.HealthRock.com
Legacy Parenting www.EmpoweringParents.com
PBS KIDS Sprout SproutOnline.com
See Me Read LLC www.SeeMeRead.com
TallTales Audio www.TallTalesAudio.com

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Founded in 1996 the company has grown from a single pregnancy site, www.PregnancyToday.com, to an award-winning network of more than 40 sites, in English and Spanish. The iParenting sites address a range of parenting issues from preconception through raising teenagers and beyond. Today, iParenting Medias Editor-in-Chief, Elisa Ast All, MSJ, writes a monthly newspaper column and co-hosts a Chicago-based radio show, Points on Parenting.

iParenting Media produces the highly-respected iParenting Media Awards program, an ISO 9001:2000 certified product review and awards program. Consumers can learn more about iParenting Media Award-winning products, and where to purchase the products via a retailer network online directory, by visiting www.iParentingMediaAwards.com/consumer.

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Walt Disney Internet Group
Andrea Meyer, 818-623-2756
andrea.x.meyer.-ND@dig.com