Honors and awards

Latest update: October 19, 2018

Author: Heidi Holvoet, PhD

Most recently in 2018 and since the first ones in 2013, I've been honored and feel blessed to have received several distinct awards for this website, the books and sleep programs. Happy and grateful for the recognition ... as passionate as ever to help you and your little loved ones sleep!

The Overcome Frequent Waking program received a Mom's Choice Award, as did the series of No-Tears Baby Sleep Books. The NAPPA Award (National Parenting Publications Award) was granted for the entire website. A little bit of info about each of these.

Overcome Frequent Waking received a 2018-2019 Mom's Choice Award

Mom's Choice Awards Silver Seal

Overcome Frequent Waking cover

Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, the Overcome Frequent Waking sleep program is deemed to be among the best products and services for families.

The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Overcome Frequent Waking as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits their product for testing. Entries are matched to 5 evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom's Choice Awards&ref;. "We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families."

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Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) for the No Tears Baby Sleep Series

Award-winning baby sleep book series

The Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) "honor excellence in family friendly media, products and services".

A sampling of the team of judges includes Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language;  and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.

The three books "No-Tears Self Soothing", "No-Tears Sleeping Through" and "No Tears Naps (aka Nap in a Snap)" have been reviewed as a series by the MCA judges who are "bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

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National Parenting Awards (NAPPA)

The seal for Nappa Awards Honors 2013

NAPPA's independent expert judges and parent testers yearly evaluate hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. In baby-sleep-advice.com - yours truly ... ;) - the jury "appreciated the wealth of gentle yet effective no-nonsense advice and techniques that are both realistic and successful".

There are plenty of resources in the market for parents looking for sleep advice for their baby or toddler,” reported one of the NAPPA judges, “however, this website does a nice job of sorting out the unnecessary information and providing parents with everything they need to know in a concise, easy to understand manner.”

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