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Induction Certificate Number:   74020100825-403
Induction Date:   August 25, 2010
Product:   Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier
MSRP:   $79.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.snazzybaby.us
Rating: 

Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist / Editor | The Toy Man®
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  08/25/2010

The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier is a cool, lightweight, ergonomically designed hip carrier, equally suiting Moms and Dads and developed using Mom's Focus Groups in the USA and Australia. This is a lightweight, multipurpose carrier which gives a long term frame of use and dependability.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Infant Travel Products & Accessories 2009 Consumer/Education 4 mo. - 2 years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Comfort Cost Benefit Durability Ease Of Use Marketability Visual Appeal
4 5 5 4.5 5 5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                  





image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  Bureau Veritas
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
(Not Applicable)  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
878214000174 SB0017Labeled/Appropriate



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
None

 


About Our New Inductee

Before you buy a product, it's generally common practice to be familiar with what it does, the branding, and other details. We feel that the same rule applies to our "New Inductees" we announce each week, so this section is titled "About Our New Inductee." The information in this section will provide you with a quick yet accurate glance of what the product or service is all about.

Image of Snazzy Baby Carrier Product. The folks at Snazzy Baby just keep em' coming when it comes to what many mothers agree are some of the most wonderful products they could ever desire for the baby. Now they have their latest New Inductee, Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier which offers so much more than just a hip carrier.

Imagine if you will, a hip carrier that also serves as a travel chair! Now a mother has the security and comfort of knowing her child is safe not just in the hip carrier, but also in virtually any chair, even shopping baskets!

The 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier incorporates the use of an ergonomically designed gel based shoulder strap. You might resign yourself to ask, "What could be so significant about that?" The fact is that having a gel based shoulder strap, the weight of the baby is more evenly distributed. With a more even distribution of weight, the level of risk from repetitive pressure in the spine of Mom and child is substantially reduced.

Once you become more familiar with the 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier, you will discover the most comfortable position of placement during use, adjusting it just once to enjoy the same level of comfort for you and baby every time you use it. To put the icing on the cake so to speak, the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier also comes with leg warmers and even an informative DVD to help you become more acquainted with the product and proper use of it.



Additional Details & Perspectives

While it's great for some people who just want a cursory glance at what a New Inductee is all about, there are many others who have a greater appetite for more information. This section is titled "Additional Details & Perspectives". and will provide you with additional details and perspectives associated with the product or service being featured here.

In the previous section I made reference to how the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier can become a travel chair. To be more accurate in definition, this means that it can turn an ordinary chair into a temporary high chair restraint system. Just as the Snazzy Baby Deluxe Travel Chair, it gives you the confidence of allowing your baby to sit comfortably without risk of slipping of the chair or baby. Mom is enabled to keep here baby in a safe position, preventing injury while shopping with peace of mind.

- A Mom fully understands the importance of baby's needs, including the need to not just be facing toward her in the carrier, but also being able to face outward. While baby facing toward Mom is convenient for breast feeding and creates a sense of security as in the womb, facing outward exposes baby to an entirely new experience of sensory stimulation and development.

- Mom's have a never ending desire for information on every product they purchase for baby to fully understand the product to a greater degree and avoid potential hazards. To help fulfill that need, the 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier has easy to use color coded clips. The textile material used for the carrier is chlorine and salt water resistant and will withstand a generous level of wear and tear which allows for a longer term of usability as baby continues to grow.

- A final point to take into consideration is that the 3 in 1 Combo Carrier is one of the very few baby carriers to have passed or exceeded three Safety Standards the ASTM Safety Standard F2236-03( equivalent of the USA JPMA Accreditation), The EU Safety Standard BS EN13209-2-2005 and the Australian INPAA Safety Approval.

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Independent Evaluator Reports

In this section we have called upon the assistance of top industry professionals to evaluate the product in this evaluation summary. These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis and produce detailed, in-depth reports connected with their own personal study and evaluation of the products submitted for independent evaluation.

The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from the independent evaluator reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product.

Image of the Snazzy Baby 3 in 1 Plus Carrier components.  

Independent Evaluators - Initial Report Outline

PRODUCT | SERVICE: Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier

MEDIA PLATFORM:
MEDIA CONTRIBUTION:
TARGET AGE GROUP:

Non-Traditional Card Game
Skill Development & Improvement / Encouragement of Recreational Play
Designed for ages 13 years and older

Independent evaluators are a vital part of our product and service evaluation process. Having the most elite of professionals from across the globe assist us in our evaluation process. Being independent of our publication and providing their time at no charge, enables us to ensure the production of a well rounded and accurate evaluation of all products and services submitted.

These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis of all products and services submitted and produce detailed and in-depth reports which are an integral part of our entire evaluation process.

The information to follow is comprised of primary feature details and excerpts from their reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product or service.


This Week's Independent Evaluators

Professor of Pediatrics & Health Sciences, MD, MPH
Professor / Pediatric Good Health Practice Counselor

"Many of the carriers I examine each year which make use of snap buckles or similar adjustment tools, have a potential risk for causing spinal damage due to minute slippage. Over time this causes gradual damage to both mother and child. With this carrier, I found that the commonality of slippage risk with the other carriers appears to not be present. Whether the infant is facing forwards or back while in the carrier, the weight distribution for both mother and child is well balanced and reduces the potential of spinal nerve or disk impingement substantially. "

"In looking over the independent lab results and noting the certifications such as ASTM and CE standards with the carrier, great comfort came from seeing this. With the economical disparity which is so prevalent across the globe today, many companies choose to cut corners wherever they can yet still meet the required industry standards. This is not the case here; the carrier has the level of safety and quality which buyers need to be looking for and expecting in all products.

"The well designed straps will allow a mother or caregiver to use it for a more extended period of time with mother and child feeling no discomfort. The plastic snaps on each of these straps go well beyond the industry standard requirements. The textile material of the carrier plays an important role in it being lightweight and durable while also resistant to stains from liquid spills. When using the carrier for the portable chair use, it provides a well balanced combination of safety, sensory stimulation, and functionality well defined."

Professor of Behavioral Biology
Director of Behavior Development and Cognition Research

"Much as the Snazzy Baby Deluxe Chair from this same company, the 3 in 1 carrier is a product which supports the foundational importance of an infant having support that will not impede their development being anything other than absolute. The 3 in 1 carrier carries the innovative design of the chair and merges it with more functionality and features that any mother would be grateful for."

"While in the mother's womb, an infant is nurtured, feeling safe and secure even though their recognition of these emotions will not begin for some time to come. While a baby is in the 3 in 1 carrier, it infuses that same sense of safety and security which creates a very pronounced influence on later progressive development."

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* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate product or service evaluation summary. All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of GreyWolf Corp, or GreyWolf Corp itself.



Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. The information to follow will explore the responses from the participants in our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation of the products available for their review.

Image of the braininsights Love Your Baby package. The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier had plenty its share of attention when it comes to consumer feedback. Just as the Snazzy Baby Deluxe Travel Chair, Moms were not hesitant in the slightest to try the product out with their infants. For the Moms as well as many of the Dads, it was nothing short of sheer amazement.

As one of the evaluation participants shared with us, "I was impressed enough with the carrier allowing me to have my little princess facing out or in so comfortably. When I saw how you can use it as a portable chair you can just roll up and fit inside the diaper bag, I was utterly amazed." Do we need say any more how consumers responded?

In conclusion of the spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation of the products they examined, we sat down and went through the video-tapes and consumer feedback forms to establish where "Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier" stood with the consumers. There was no question about it, the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier passed this segment of our evaluation.



A Sampling Of Our Category Ratings


The rating of a product is useless if you do not fully understand and comprehend how the ratings is reached or what the value of the rating represents. This need for clarity encouraged us to have this section titled "A Sampling Of Our Evaluation Category Ratings". To assist you in gaining a greater understanding of the evaluation category ratings we use, a small sampling of the individual category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product or service are featured here.

The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why each specific rating score was reached.


The Featured Category Ratings Sampling For This Evaluation Summary Are Listed Below:

COMFORT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier was a hands down winner in the category for COMFORT. Every Mom, baby and toddler that experienced the 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier demonstrated nothing but satisfaction. The Mom's were all impressed as well as surprised how the carrier was comfortable for long periods. For the mothers who assisted us in our testing of the portable chair feature, they were also so pleased with how their infants were well secured and appearing to be quite comfortable.

Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier pulls a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this evaluation category for Comfort.

COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Cost Benefit was a challenge to determine an accurate rating in a relatively prompt manner. To establish the final rating, there are many factors which have to be taken into account which of course is going to take time. When you look at the price point, then weigh that against the functionality, durability, safety, and comfort, those factors alone point out how the cost benefit is so very strong.

After our labors were completed from compiling all information, not just a few strong points in establishing the final rating, the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier, the results were easily seen and understood. The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier pulled a perfect score of [5] stars in the category for COST BENEFIT.

DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier rose to the top in this category for Durability. Just as with most other products we can launder, Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier endured our usual 30 washings followed each time by a drying at various temperature levels times with sand stones to simulate wear and tear. From that testing alone you would assume that the durability level was the very best...yet that wasn't enough for us.

After several other additional tests and studies which included excessive weight applied and a variety of liquid spills and exposure we established without question that the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier was well deserving of a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this category for Durability.

EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

In the evaluation category for EASE OF USE, we made sure to get the Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier to a generous number of Moms from various cultural backgrounds to financial status. The Moms were not given the DVD or instruction manual so that we could videotape and monitor the response levels in regard to ease of use. Almost every Mom had the 3 in 1 Carrier into use within 10 minutes at most. An interesting fact to consider is that with our test groups of Moms who were given the product still in the box and unopened, many of them had a more challenging time adopting the use of the product.

The reasoning behind this is not due to the support materials being lacking, it was primarily due to the Moms expecting difficulty thus they created difficulty by looking for it. That is a natural human conditional thinking. No matter what, when the final results were all compiled in this category for ease of use, the 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier came through with an excellent score of [4.5] Stars.

All of the mothers made it so very clear of how simple it was to make use of Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier in all environments it was subjected to. Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier pulls a perfect score of [4.5] Stars in the category for Ease of Use.

MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The marketability of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success and Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier demonstrated it was pulling plenty its share in MARKETABILITY. We put Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier through the same strict evaluation standards as always yet it still did quite well in this evaluation category. When you consider the highest of classifications such as ASTM, CE alone, combined with such ease of use, functionality, an easy to understand DVD, and instruction book, and even a set of foot/leg warmer socks all in one package, the 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier comes in the gates in the evaluation category of MARKETABILITY with a perfect score of [5] Stars.

VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [3.5] an image of 3.5 gold  stars

The visual appeal category was to say the least, a very unique challenge for us. With our newer and stricter evaluation standards, every single detail in this evaluation category counts and can make or break the passing score in this evaluation category. The challenge here is that you have a combination of elements, (socks, DVD, and carrier.) We could have selected another category score which was higher to feature rather than this but we prefer to keep it real here in our summaries. In this instance, seeing a score just above average reminds our readers to look at the entire picture, not just one category.

From the standpoint of every woman who saw Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier as well as everyone else in the evaluation process, it was determined through various evaluation procedures we use, that the VISUAL appeal was average which by no means is bad. In essence, it means that the product still looks great, yet there is nothing in the category of visual appeal to draw a lot of attention.

The Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier pulls the enormous response in other evaluation categories more easily due to it not being designed to WOW! a consumer, it is deigned to function.
In collective opinion from Moms and a few Dads as well, from the packaging to the product itself, Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier borderlines well-above average. The end result for Snazzy Baby - Mom's Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier in this category for Visual Appeal is a score of 3.5 Stars.






EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



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