Looking for the best products on the market? You’ve come to the right place! On Tuesdays, we announce the Mom’s Choice Award-winners from the previous week. This time around we’re honoring a toddler mattress topper, an inflatable therapy vest, biodegradable nursing pads, several toys, games, apps, books, and more!
Every week companies, publishers, developers, and inventors send us media, products, and services from all over the world. We pair each submission with five evaluators. The best products and services earn our award. Our evaluators are not only experts, they are parents and educators just like you, so they understand what youre looking for in a quality product.
We are proud to present the products and services that earned our distinction between February 21 and February 27, 2016. To find out more about a product or to purchase, click on the image or purchase link below.
Sound Sleep Crib Cushi
The Sound Sleep Crib CushiTM is a newly patented product that replaces crib bumpers. It offers a whole new look at an infant’s or toddler’s sleeping environment. This mattress topper works w/a standard crib sized mattress and gently keeps a child centered in their bed w/o any loose props. The design of the non-toxic foam inserts slope inward toward the center of the bed along the inside walls. These foam shapes fit into a cover and sit directly on top of the mattress. The specially designed sheet fits tightly over the foam shapes AND the mattress combined, w/the opening hidden underneath. There are no ties or loose bedding for a child to be caught in. As it does not attach to the frame, when the child is older and transitioning to a larger bed, the Sound Sleep Crib CushiTM stays w/the mattress in the toddler bed and NOW helps to keep the child from rolling out during sleep. The child can get in and out of bed independently, but has less of a chance to fall out during rest.
The Road to Recovery is Paved with Dog Treats!
Written by Patricia A. Brill, PhD; Illustrated by Curt Walstead
Written to help children understand what happens when their pet has to have surgery and reassure them that their pet will be safe and protected.
Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Non-Fiction – General
When God Was a Little Girl
Written by David Weiss; Illustrated by Joan Hernandez Lindeman
“Tell me a story, Daddy . . . about when God was a little girl.” Susanna’s playful request begins a whimsically profound tale woven between father and daughter. This imaginative retelling of creation sparkles with joy, its words and images offering gentle wisdom and genuine insight. You may never think about God, creation, or yourself in quite the same way.
Children’s Picture Books:
Religion & Spirituality
Snug Vest is an inflatable therapy garment for providing Deep Pressure Therapy, and feels like a big hug! Firm pressure to the torso activates the sensory system to relieve anxiety as well as increase focus and attention, and is especially effective for individuals with sensory and attention challenges or autism, and with high levels of anxiety and stress. It safe, discrete, and looks stylish. It also promotes independence as the wearer can control their vest anywhere, at any time when needed. The award-winning Snug Vest is durable, washable, and adjustable to grow with a child, and uses soft fabrics and no inside tags for sensitive kids.
Snug Vest has helped customers: Reduce meltdowns and anxiety, Improve focus and concentration in school, Improve grades and handwriting, Improve independence, Reduce self-injury and tantrums, Helps calm so daily tasks are completed more efficiently.
Ready Set Go Bears
Ready Set Go bears are part of a creative, educational therapy kits that empower children to build healthy self-esteem. Each kit comes with six important components including a unique friend with a special story that focuses on the experiences of children who struggle with issues of low self-esteem. The message that is reinforced in the book and throughout the program provides positive affirmations to always … Get READY to overcome your fears; SET your goals high, and; GO out there and be the best you can be!
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues
Written by Fiza Pathan; Illustrated by LLPix Photography & Design; Edited by Margaret Langstaff
The book deals with parenting, the agony of middle school, the individuality of each child, the jealousy, resentment and fear of change faced by both children and teachers, each at their level. It deals with violence, resentment, bullying, and defiance in children. It explores new methods to get the child on the right path by introducing him to those less fortunate than himself. It explores a synthesis in learning and new and fun methods of teaching. And it deals with the inherent goodness in children and in man. It’s a family story, which shows that love, forgiveness and understanding in family life will help bring stability to a child’s life.
Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General
Prince Lionheart yoMOTO
The Prince Lionheart yoMOTO is great indoor/outdoor exercise for the little ones just getting onto a bike. Four wheels give them stability, while the lean and learn design encourages the development of gross motor skills kids will find essential when they are ready to cut the number of wheels in half. Get ready to have the coolest bike on the block.
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
NuAngel Biodegradable Disposable Nursing Pads
NuAngel Biodegradable Disposable Nursing Pads provide breastfeeding mothers discrete protection from leaking without the bulk of other disposable pads. NuAngel’s disposable nursing pads are made of three special layers of biodegradable materials: a soft, hypoallergenic 100% cotton top layer; an absorbent middle layer made without super absorbent polymers (SAP’s); and a breathable, water-resistant back layer.
“SAP’s are not used in NuAngel Biodegradable Disposable Nursing Pads for two reasons: mom’s health and baby’s health. When SAP’s swell, the gel reduces pad breathability, and the gel may leak on the breast. For breast health, ALL nursing pads should be changed frequently when damp.” Teresa Carroll, Inventor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Made in USA
Gear & Accessories:
FITIVITIES is the award-winning sidekick to Skillastics, a revolutionary series of fitness and sport games enjoyed by over 10 million students in more than 25,000 educational settings nationwide! Great to play alone or with friends, FITIVITIES is a a burst of fun and fitness that will be every parent’s hidden exercise secret in a game’s disguise!
Unlike most games that require you to move on a mat or not move at all, Fitivities allows you to be active without even noticing it. Each individual or team competes against each other by completing the number of repetitions, which are determined by the spin of the arrow. The first team that travels completely around the mat, landing on and completing the first exercise past their shoe starting spot, wins the game! FITIVITIES is the thrill of a game with the perks of a workout!
Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12
Fireman Sam Hero Adventures
Little firefighters take on the role of Fireman Sam while they rescue the citizens of Pontypandy from fires and other dangers. This app was created to be featured in the Amazon FreeTime for Kids app store as part of a subscription service of safe and educational games to be played on the Kindle device. Alongside their favorite characters, kids learn about fire safety and earn badges as they complete missions and unlock new missions and characters.
Apps & Software:
All About Dinosaurs
*All About Dinosaur, where dinosaurs come alive in action for kids imagination and scientific curiosity*
Its alive! Stick dino stickers to watch them come to lives! Enjoy action stickers and get to know more about dinosaurs. From starter dino explorers to wannabe dino experts, everybody can enjoy All About Dinosaurs! Come see and enjoy All About Dinosaurs!
Where did dinosaurs live from the Jurassic to the Cretaceous period? What did they eat? Let’s explore the world of the living dinosaurs with dynamic animations of fun stickers. Its your own dinosaur book! From fierce T-rex to gentle triceratops, it has them all!
Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8