Two Golds For Konfidence At 2012-2013 Practical Parenting Awards

• Konfidence Original Buoyancy Jacket awarded Gold in ‘Safety Product’ category • Konfidence’s Floating Flashing Blinkies awarded Gold in ‘Bathtime Accessory’ category
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Dec. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Konfidence, Europe’s leading designer of protective swimwear for babies and children, is celebrating after scooping two Golds in the prestigious 2012-2013 Practical Parenting Awards.

The victories for the Konfidence Original Buoyancy Jacket and Floating Flashing Blinkie bath / swimming toys adds to what has been a phenomenal award-winning 2 years for the UK based company, which now has 13 global partners covering 22 countries, including China and USA.

The best-selling Original Buoyancy Jacket, which was the first swimming aid to be designed and manufactured by the family-run company when it was founded in 1998, beat off competition from seven shortlisted products to be named the Top Safety Product in the awards.

The 100 per cent UV protective Original Buoyancy Jacket, which has a recommended retail price of £26.99, is renowned for its eight removable float system because it provides tailored buoyancy that enables the wearer, aged from 18 months right through to adult, learn to swim safely and with confidence.  

Meanwhile, the Floating Flashing Blinkies beat seven shortlisted products to win Best Bathtime Accessory.

The bath toys - a cute dolphin, clownfish and duck - have been designed to help babies gain confidence in the water. By using the toys in the bath at home and then taking them to the pool, they act as a familiar and comforting fun toy for babies when they first go to the swimming pool. Swimming teachers also love Konfidence’s Blinkies, which cost just £5.99 for the multi-set, as they use them to encourage babies and toddlers to swim towards them.

The Blinkies also recently won gold for Best Bathtime toy in the 2012 Loved by Parents awards.

James Thomas, Konfidence’s Operations Director, said: “There was some very stiff competition in this year’s awards, so we are doubly delighted to have picked up two Golds in the Practical Parenting Awards. What makes these awards doubly special is that the judges are parents who are asked to test the products.”

“We have enjoyed a whirlwind 2 years, adding prestigious prize after prestigious prize for a range of our products and we couldn’t be happier.

“Listening to feedback from parents and swimming teachers has been central to our success enabling us to add features and ensure our designs continuously evolve to make them even better than before,” confirmed James.

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About Konfidence

Founded in 1998, Konfidence is a family run business which quickly established itself as the UK’s leading manufacturer of high quality swimming products, buoyancy aids and UVPF sun protection clothing and wetsuits for babies up to 14 years. Its award-winning products are now sold in 22 countries worldwide, including 14 countries in Europe, South Africa, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.

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