2014

BabyCenter® Announces Winners of 2014 Moms' Picks Awards With 34,000 Votes in 21 Categories, BabyCenter Moms Select Their Favorite Products for Babies and Toddlers

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource, today announced the winners of its annual 2014 Moms' Picks Awards, the best baby and toddler products of the year according to the true experts: moms.

With a goal of creating the ultimate product recommendation engine, BabyCenter developed a three-step process to distill thousands of products down to the must-haves that moms love most. The months-long project culminated in an online voting event that generated more than 34,000 votes in 21 categories, as parents voiced their opinions and shared their experience.

"We know what a stressful and expensive task it can be for parents to find the right gear for their new babies," says Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor-in-Chief. "Our research shows that the average parent spends more than $5,000 on baby products in the first year, and 52 percent feel overwhelmed by the experience. Our Moms' Picks Awards aim to make those tough decisions easier, with no regrets."   

These 21 "overall" Moms' Picks represent the winning products across multiple attributes. In addition, BabyCenter moms and dads chose their favorites in single categories such as looks, value for the money, ease of use, and quality. To see all the winners, visit http://www.babycenter.com/baby-product-awards.

The 2014 Moms' Picks are:

Product Category

2014 BabyCenter Moms' Picks

Infant Car Seat

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat

Convertible Car Seat

Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat

Booster Car Seat

Britax Frontier 90 Booster

Crib

Baby Cache Heritage Lifetime Convertible Crib

Stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini

Jogging Stroller

Bob Revolution Jogging Stroller

Lightweight Stroller

Maclaren Quest Lightweight Stroller

Double Stroller

Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double

Baby Monitor

Summer Infant Baby Touch Digital Color Video Monitor

Diaper Pail

Playtex Diaper Genie Elite

Diaper Bag

Thirty-One Gifts Casual Cargo Purse

Diaper Bag for Dads

Skip Hop Diaper Bags

Baby Carrier

Ergobaby Performance Baby Carrier

Highchair

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair

Play Yard

Graco Pack  'n Play with Reversible Napper & Changer

Breast Pump

Medela Pump in Style Advanced

Baby Bottle

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Added Comfort Bottles

Baby Bathtub

The First Years Sure Comfort Newborn-to-Toddler Tub

Baby Toy

Sophie the Giraffe

Toddler Toy

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Potty Seat

BabyBjorn Potty Chair

According to BabyCenter's Social Mom Report, 73 percent of moms rely on product recommendations from parenting social media. "Building on that insight, we combined our unparalleled reach to new moms and our proprietary technology to make tapping into the wisdom of the crowd a lot more convenient," says Murray. "We've done the research so busy moms don't have to."

The 2014 Moms' Picks Awards are an annual feature of BabyCenter's Products & Gear channel, which features shopping lists, checklists, product recommendations, and illustrated buying guides. The channel was designed to help simplify the shopping process and help parents feel more satisfied with their purchases. For more information, please visit the BabyCenter Products & Gear channel: http://www.babycenter.com/baby-products-and-gear.

About BabyCenter® LLC
BabyCenter® is the voice of the 21st Century Mom® and modern motherhood. It's the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital destination worldwide, reaching more than 37 million moms monthly in 11 languages across 14 owned and operated properties from Australia to India to China. In the United States, 7 in 10 babies born last year were BabyCenter babies. BabyCenter is the world's partner in parenting, providing moms everywhere with trusted advice from hundreds of experts around the globe, friendship with other moms like them, and support that's remarkably right at every stage of their child's development. BabyCenter also works with some of the world's most prominent brands and institutions to provide life-stage marketing solutions and a direct line to highly engaged moms. BabyCenter established a Global Giving Program and partners with esteemed organizations to help make motherhood safer for all women. BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

SOURCE BabyCenter



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