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Which Innovations will take the Baby Tech World by Storm? The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards Returns for 2nd Year at CES 2017
Only Awards Program of Its Kind Honoring Emerging Technology and Innovations in Pregnancy, Baby and Parenting Products
Call for Entries Now Open

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an exciting and highly competitive first year, The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards is returning for a second year to the Baby Tech Summit at CES® 2017. The Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents, in partnership with Living in Digital Times (LIDT), producers of the new Baby Tech Summit at CES, today announced the call for entries for The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards at CES® 2017. The one-of-a-kind competition recognizes the best-of-the-best in fertility, pregnancy and baby technology and products. The Baby Tech Summit featuring three days of panel discussions, will be held on the LIDT stage, sponsored by Philips, located at Tech West, Sands, Level 2, Hall C, Booth # 43106.

Do you have a stand-out tech product for parents or babies? The call for entries is now open for The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards at CES(R) 2017. The one-of-a-kind competition recognizes the best-of-the-best in fertility, pregnancy and baby technology and products.

Do you have a stand-out tech product for parents or babies? The call for entries is now open here ( Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Baby Eats
  • Baby Learn & Play
  • Baby On-the-Go
  • Baby Safety
  • Fertility & Pregnancy
  • Healthy Baby

"With this generation of digital native millennial parents, it's no surprise there is a technology boom for their parenting needs. There are now so many innovative products and services looking to make the lives of parents easier and less stressful," said Julia Wang, Head of Digital Content for The Bump. "This will be the fifth year that The Bump has honored excellent achievement in fertility, pregnancy and parenting products through our prestigious Best of Baby Awards, and we are thrilled to showcase the tech category at CES for a second year."

"CES is the ideal place to showcase the products and innovations that are pushing the baby tech industry forward," said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Baby Tech Summit and Marketplace.  "With the vast array of products being developed, this competition helps to highlight those that have sparked the greatest interest from both new parents and leading experts in the industry."

The 18 finalists will be announced on November 28, 2016, at Online audience voting will also begin November 28 through 11 PM EST January 2, 2017. The winner from each category will be selected through a combination of expert judges and online audience with an additional Audience Favorite award given to one of the 18 finalists selected from the online audience votes.  The category winners and the Audience Favorite will be announced at CES on January 5, live on the LIDT stage.

The Baby Tech Marketplace will run all show days of CES, January 5-8, offering a worldwide audience of tech innovators as well as buyers, distributors, healthcare providers and venture capitalists an opportunity to see a bevy of leading tech innovations and products in the baby space.  The Baby Tech Marketplace is located at Tech West, Venetian Ballroom G.

The awards program is back by popular demand after a successful and remarkable number of entries in its inaugural year in 2016.  From thermometers to connected nursery monitors, the impressive list of 2016 winners can be seen here:

Deadline & Judging
The deadline to enter is 8 PM EST November 16, 2016.  An expert panel of judges comprised of innovators in healthcare, retail, media, technology, parenting and design, will select three finalists for each of the six categories. Review the selection criteria

For updates on The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards competition, follow @BabyTechCES, @TheBump, and #TheBumpBabyTech on social media.

Tweet this: Returning to #CES2017! @TheBump #BestofBabyTech Awards! Entries now open: #BabyTech

About The Bump 
The Bump is the definitive voice for millennial parents and parents-to-be, providing a mobile-first experience, real-time expert advice, diverse lifestyle content and time-saving tools for parents on-the-go. As the go-to destination for first-time parents, The Bump utilizes its single-list technology to aggregate and sync baby registries from multiple retailers onto one, easy to use list for parents who are managing their registries and those buying for baby.  The Bump is part of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer Internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between.  Follow The Bump on social media @TheBump.

About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

Media Contact: 
Karen Pineman
LKPR, Inc. for Living in Digital Times
917-453-6887 (mobile)

Owlet Baby Monitor, a smart sock monitor that uses hospital technology--pulse oximeter--to alert parents if their baby stops breathing or heart rate fluctuates, was the Baby Safety and Audience Award Winner at the inaugural The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards, at CES 2016.


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