The 2018 LA Baby Show took place on November 3-4, 2018, at the Magic Box at the REEF, introducing thousands of new and expectant parents to a variety of products and services in the baby and maternity realms. This year’s Best In Show Awards named five winners and five honorable mentions, with the winners including outstanding products from a range of baby and maternity product categories. Collectively, the winners and honorees are notable for their innovation, design, functionality, variety, and overall excellence.
The Best In Show Awards for the 2018 LA Baby Show were selected by a prestigious panel of judges with representatives from media, retail, and local parenting enrichment programs. The judges were: Cheryl Petran of The Pump Station & Nurtury, Eli Lipmen of LA Dads Group, Nina Spears of Baby Chick, Naza Holliman of Nomi, Eirene Heidelberger of GIT Mom, Richard Pass of Save A Little Life, Saarah Samadani of New Bloom Media, and Mia Weber of LA Baby and Family Media.
BEST IN SHOW:
Introducing the READY ROCKER from ROCKERMAMA is an innovative product that lets you turn any chair, bed, airplane seat and more into a rocking chair to rock baby in on the go. Lightweight and portable, the Ready Rocker features ergonomic design, providing support and comfort for that perfect baby bounce. Take the strain of your back and make rocking fun and hassle-free. rockermama.com
Designed for your everyday adventures, UPPABABY debuts the MINU, a lightweight and portable stroller featuring a one-handed, one-step fold design. At just under 15lbs, the MINU offers a built-in carry handle with shoulder strap and can be easily tucked away in its included storage bag when not in use. Complete with a multi-position recline feature and an extendable UPF 50 + sunshade the MINU is a must for every multi-tasking mom. uppababy.com
The Swaddle UP by Love To Dream is the only zip-up swaddle available that allows your baby to sleep in the UP position. Why arms UP? Medical research suggests that babies sleep better when they have access to their fingers, allowing for self-soothing and gentle cheek rubbing. Easy to use, the Swaddle UP offers a genius two-way zipper for easy diaper changes and eliminates that excess loose fabric in the crib. https://lovetodream.com/swaddle-up-original/
Not your average diaper bag, the Ju-Ju-Be Classical Convertible diaper bag is ideal to get you through diaper days and beyond. Designed for multi-purpose use, the bag easily converts to a backpack or messenger bag. Use the adjustable, detachable straps to carry this bag as either a backpack or messenger bag, or use the quick-grab top handle when you are in a rush. Bonus features: The Agion-treated interior fights off bacteria and is equipped with pockets to keep things neat and organized. ju-ju-be.com
New from Stokke, The BedBox is the world’s only premium, ride-on suitcase for children with an in-flight bed or leg-rest feature born from the collaboration with JetKids. This travel essential takes the stress out of any trip, allowing your child to sleep or rest comfortably during the entire journey. Easy to use, the BedBox transforms from suitcase to bed in 5 simple steps and is best suited for ages 2-7 years old. stokke.com
Like a little hug and a lot warmth, the MEMEENO Belly Band gives your baby the warm the womb-like security and just enough compression around the tummy to relieve gas and aches, making it one of the safest, most effective external remedies for gas and colic symptoms. Made from premium organic cotton front and back, the bellyband offers fleece lining for extra warmth on the belly. Available in several fashion-forward designs, all prints are made from organic, water-based dyes. memeeno.com
When moms need a little ME time, Seedlip offers the perfect recipes and non-alcoholic spirits for a delicious Me Moment anytime. Formulated with farm-sowed seeds, Seedlip is on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options. Available in three unique and complex blends, simply served with tonic or mixed to create your perfect mocktail. seedlipdrinks.com
The only monitor designed from the ground up with babies and parents in mind, the Nanit Sleep System features 24/7 live streaming with night vision and zoom to get in close. Background audio lets you hear your baby even when your phone’s screen is off and the soft glow nightlight lets you find pacifiers and toys in a snap without waking baby. Complete with a Nanit Multi-stand and 1 year of video history and sleep tracking, the Nanit Sleep System is perfect for at home use or on the go. nanit.com
Inspired by California-based pediatrician, Dr. Robert Hamilton, Hamilton Babies is a collection of naturally formulated skin and hair products for babies and children. Starting with a nourishing blend of Chamomile, Orange Extract, Lemon Peel and Sage each product is formulated with the highest quality of naturally derived ingredients for maximum product performance and efficacy. hamiltonbabies.com
Made from sustainable materials and designed to foster your child’s growth and development, Olababy is collection of feeding accessories founded on the idea of creating products kids will love to use. Innovative, safe and colorful, Olababy offers babies a fun approach to discovering self-feeding. olababy.us