Take-A-Long Taggies Travel Toy Wins Babyzone's 2008 Top Toys For Babies' Amazing Toy Award|
Spencer, Mass., November 19, 2008 – Taggies, Inc., the award-winning line of
children’s products featuring multi-textured, looped satin tags, announced today
that its Take-A-Long TAGGIES™ travel toy was awarded a BabyZone 2008
Amazing Toy Award. Products that receive this distinction from BabyZone are
selected based on their durability, play value, and ability to encourage physically
and mentally active participation.
“Being named one of 11 companies to receive a Top Toys for Babies award is a
great tribute to Taggies and validates all the hard work we’ve done to ensure that
authentic Taggies blankets and toys are made of the highest quality for infants
and toddlers,” said Danielle Ayotte, co-founder of Taggies, Inc.
Julie Dix, co-founder of Taggies added, “This award enables us to reinforce our
message with retailers that Taggies products are safe, fun and promote both
physical and mental stimulation – all of which are important to parents raising
children today. The Amazing Toy Award is particularly significant because moms,
dads and children have thoroughly tested our Take-A-Long TAGGIES™ and
found it to be a great toy for their families.”
Take-A-Long TAGGIES™ travel toys are ideal for little ones on the go with a
built-in teether ring and fun, squeaky sound. The teether ring easily snaps
on to strollers, car seats, shopping carts, etc. The 5” triangle-shaped toy
provides tactile stimulation with Taggies’ soothing tags that kids love to rub
surrounding all the three sides.
BabyZone.com was established in 1996 as a parenting website consisting of
organized information that was quickly and easily accessible. Each year
BabyZone invites over 100 manufacturers to submit their newest and coolest
baby and toddler products of the year. Those submissions and then tested by
families with children (0-24 months) for several weeks and the families are asked
to provide their feedback. BabyZone then selects the top toys that are suitable for
children that not only offer fun and entertainment, but encourage developmental
skills as well.
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In 1999, moms Julie Dix and Danielle Ayotte co-founded
Taggies, Inc. and were producing and packing their exclusive patented blankets
out of their basements and garages. Today, the TAGGIES™ licensed and core
product lines includes small and large blankets, plush items, activity toys, soft
balls, rattles, crib sets, interactive baby apparel, and books and are sold at more
than 4,500 independent specialty shops and premium department stores
nationwide and in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and through more
than a dozen catalogs, including RedEnvelope and The Right Start.
Taggies’ licensing partners include Scholastic Corp., Mary Meyer, International
Playthings, Inc. and Rashti & Rashti. All Taggies products are completely safety
tested and meet or exceed all applicable safety standards as set forth by the
regulatory bodies of the aforementioned territories.