Summer is finally here! And we’re ready to get the fun started. Check out our latest Summer Fun & Travel Guide filled with amazing products for you and your kids to enjoy. It includes over 90 NAPPA Award winning products that have been tested and evaluated. It features water toys for fun in the sun, games and puzzles to challenge your mind, books for summer reading, music for a rockin’ playlist and travel gear for comfort on the go. Check it out for everything you need this summer!
Traveling with a baby or toddler is a lot of fun and makes great memories, but there is just so much stuff to take with you. That’s why we’re super excited for these latest NAPPA Award winners. These baby gear essentials from UPPABaby are lightweight, easy to transport and stylish. Better start packing for a fun summer adventure!
Go places, big and small. Weighing in at under 15 lbs., the MINU by UPPAbaby offers modern conveniences in a compact, lightweight stroller designed for daily adventures and exciting excursions. One hand and one smooth motion is all it takes to fold this stylish stroller, making it perfect for travel. Features large, easy-access basket, extendable UPF 50+ sunshade, spring-action, all-wheel suspension, multi-position recline and 100% full-grain leather handlebar. Add-on features include From Birth Kit accessory. Ages: From birth (with Accessory Kit or MESA infant car seat adapters) otherwise 3 months to 50 lbs. $399.99.
The portable G-LITE stroller by UPPAbaby is one of the lightest full-size umbrella strollers available. A mesh sling seat adds comfort without adding weight. While this stylish stroller is super light and portable, it still includes all the essential features to make life a little easier. Extendable UPF 50+ sunshade allows you and your child to enjoy the sunniest of days together. The seat fabric is removable and machine washable. Includes cupholder and large basket with easy access. Ages: 6 months to 55 lbs. $179.99.
The MESA Infant Car Seat by UPPAbaby remains top-rated in safety by maximizing ease of use to minimize error, allowing parents to move forward with confidence and security. The SMARTSecure System combines auto-retracting connectors and a visual indicator that turns from red to green, providing an installation that is both simple and accurate. Awarded the NHTSA 5-Star Rating. Ages: 4 lbs to 35 lbs and up to 32” in height, $239.99.
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For a lot of us summer is a great time to visit grandparents and other extended family. It’s also a perfect time to step away from our daily routines and take some time away exploring a new city, a nearby beach or a national park. Wherever your summer travels take you, these great new NAPPA winning toys and games will keep your kids entertained.
The Carry & Go Track Table by Simplay3 brings the fun wherever little drivers want to play — on or off road! Double-sided play opportunities and patterns offer limitless adventures for an assortment of children’s cars, trucks and trains. Side 1 has molded-in car tracks with varying intricate textures and patterns and detailed trim. Side 2 has molded-in train tracks to accommodate child’s wooden train sets and detailed trim to add to the fun.
A Flexible Travel Buddy
Oogi is an irresistibly tactile and wonderfully expressive new figure toy. With suction cup head, hands and feet, and long stretchy arms, it connects to other Oogis and any smooth surface. Oogi leaves room for the imagination and invites children to explore and experiment while playfully training hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Unlike traditional dolls for girls and action figures for boys Oogi is gender neutral and fun for all ages, perfect for travel too.
A Game of Chance
Drop It is a colorful, inventive family game that’s easy to learn but deceptively mind-boggling! One at a time, each player drops a shape into the vertical game board’s drop zone. Players earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles. The winner is the player or team with the most points at the end.
An Adorable Companion
Marshfellows are adorable, huggable s’mores that make a great travel companion. They are super soft and durable made from ultra-soft, minky fabric and live in a Marshmallowy world on the verge of being S’MORED by the chocolate and graham cracker kingdoms. Now homeless, the Marshfellows need new happy homes. Adopt one today.
For All Ages
A Card Game with the Heroes
Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players. In the game, players will recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan – collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality.
Happy Travels. Remember to #PlayLearnConnect with #NAPPAAwards!
Elena Epstein is a mom of two and the director of NAPPA Awards, the longest running and most respected awards program in the industry, celebrating the best in family products for 28 years. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.