The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry when it comes to quality and safety for baby and children’s products. The JPMA assists manufacturers in making and selling the best of the best, all to help parents choose the right products for their family.
Each year, the organization hosts the JPMA Show: Best in Baby, a trade show where manufacturers present their latest products and the JPMA Innovation Awards are presented. One winner is picked in each of 13 different categories, including Best Product Under $25, Safety, Green/Environmentally Friendly, and Parent’s Pick. Five winners are selected for the Tried and True Award, and one winner is awarded Best in Show.
This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting guidelines around large gatherings, the JPMA Virtual Show was held remotely via Facebook Live. While some key features of the show had to be cancelled, the Innovation Awards were still given out.
Here, the winners of the 2020 JPMA Innovation Awards. Congratulations to all of them!
Category: Best Product Under $25
A truly innovative bottle prep accessory, the Bökee Robin's Egg allows parents to prepare any bottle or sippy cup with just one hand.
Category: Child Restraint Systems
Product: Cybex Sirona S
The first-ever convertible car seat, the Sirona S from Cybex features a 360-degree rotatable seat, making switching between rear- and forward-facing quicker and easier than ever. Forget reinstalling — just turn!
Category: Green/Environmentally Friendly
Product: Green Sprouts® Sprout Ware® Straw Cup Made from Plants
Avoiding harmful chemicals such as PVC and hormone-disrupting additives is made easy with the soft, silicone straw spout on the Sprout Ware® Straw Cup from Green Sprouts®.
Product: Fisher-Price Lumalou Bedtime Routine System
Making bedtime better from start to finish is possible with the Lumalou Bedtime Routine System from Fisher-Price. Light-up icons tell children the next task in their bedtime routine, and the child-activated remote control unlocks music and light rewards to keep them motivated and on track.
Product: The First Years Super Pooper Plus Potty
Potty-training is never a walk in the park, but parents can avoid some of the headache by using the First Years Super Pooper Plus Potty. It helps toddlers sit in the correct position with a foot lift for the perfect squat. The flush button even makes realistic sounds to encourage kids.
Category: Infant/Parent Care
Product: Safety 1st Stay Clean Humidifier
The market is lacking in bacteria-killing and mold-preventing humidifiers with LED technology — or it was, until the Stay Clean Humidifier from Safety 1st. This is the perfect humidifier to keep your home clean and fresh for both kids and parents.
Category: On the Go
Product: MONIT America Inc. Bebefit Light Folding Hip-Seat
The Bebefit Light is a compact stand-alone hip-seat. The detachable head pillow makes it comfortable for the baby, and since it's a hip seat, it relieves the back and shoulder pain caused by regular baby carriers. It also uses a foldable mechanism to allow for easy storage.
Product: Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center
Parents are always on the hunt for toys to help with baby development, and the Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center from Tomy is perfect for the job. This one-of-a-kind table has many activities for exploration and helps children develop fine motor skills. It’s even designed to grow with baby!
Product: Yun Yun Ai Baby Monitor Corporation Cubo Ai Baby Monitor
Baby monitors are a parent’s best friend, and the Cubo Ai Baby Monitor is the best of them. Designed to grow with babies, this monitor safeguards little ones through various developmental stages. Features include daylight and night vision, two-way audio, a night light, temperature and humidity detection, and more.
Product: Dream On Me INC Coast Rider Stroller with Canopy
The Coast Rider Stroller folds compactly and comes with a variety of conversions and features, including a removable seat back, safety harness with adjustable handles, and push bars. It is also attachable to other strollers, making it perfect for dual riding with siblings, and helps shield babies from harmful environmental factors including sun rays.
Product: TotTech ForgetMeNot
Parents have a lot to keep track of, meaning sometimes, mistakes can be made, such as leaving a child in the car. The TotTech ForgetMeNot is a sensor that’s compatible with any car and syncs to the TotTech app on a parent’s phone to alert them when they forget the child in the car. The sensor will activate as soon as the parent’s phone ventures too far from the car, ensuring maximum safety.
Category: Parent’s Pick
Product: DetraPel® Baby Gear & Fabric Protector
The DetraPel® Baby Gear & Fabric Protector can be safely applied to car seats, strollers, high chairs, changing tables, playpens, and more to clean your baby gear without leaving toxic, cancer-causing chemicals behind. Say goodbye to stains and harm!
Category: Up & Comer
Product: Strollerwagons Pronto One
An innovative product that can be used as a stroller, bassinet, cart, picnic table, and travel nap system, the Pronto One Stroller is your one-stop device for many baby gear basics.
Category: Tried and True Awards – Five Winners
1. Product: Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ’n Play Piano Gym
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ’n Play Piano Gym combines physical development and creative development. The baby gets a big workout by kicking, reaching, and pushing up while learning about the concept of cause and effect. What could be better?
2. Product: Fisher-Price Jumperoo
The Fisher-Price Jumperoo is great for helping babies develop critical muscle growth in their legs, core, and neck while keeping them entertained. The more they exercise, the more they’re rewarded with lights, sounds, and music, encouraging them to move around even more. It's the perfect workout.
3. Product: MAM 6+ Night Pacifier
Pacifiers are a baby necessity, but it’s important to find the right one. The MAM 6+ Night Pacifier has a SkinSoft™ nipple that doesn’t hurt baby’s sensitive skin while it promotes proper oral development. This pacifier allows for maximum breathability, and it’s easy to find at night because it glows in the dark!
4. Product: Mommy’s Helper Juice Box Buddies
The ultimate holder for juice boxes or bags, Mommy’s Helper Juice Box Buddies are designed for small hands. This holder makes it easy for a little one to drink while avoiding squirts and spills.
5. Product: BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
The BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat, the world’s first inflatable car seat, can accommodate children from the ages of 4 to 11! The car seat is lightweight and can fold small enough to fit into a purse or backpack! Other features include memory foam technology.
Category: Best in Show
Product: Fisher-Price Click™ Hands-Free Baby Gate
Looking for an easy-to-use baby gate that still keeps baby safe? Look no further! Fisher-Price’s Click uses a wall-mount button for parents to pass through easily while keeping the baby inside, or out. It’s designed to fit into many different kinds of homes, so it’s perfect for any family.
Want to see more? Watch this Facebook Live video, as Executive Director Kelly Mariotti talks about the JPMA, The JPMA Virtual Show, and announces the winners.
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