Westport, CT- Aisha & Co. is pleased to announce that the Mocha Girl Character from its acclaimed Ishababies® line has been named the 2016 Top Toy (doll category) from the Creative Child Awards Program. The Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is a perennial program where product submissions are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Only one product per category can win a Toy of the Year Award with remaining finalists possibly receiving a prestigious Preferred Choice award or the Seal of Excellence based on their ability to exceed expectations for nurturing creativity and education in children.
This is a most extraordinary honor since the Ishababies ® characters previously received the 2009 Top Toy SEAL OF EXCELLENCE and the 2011 Top Toy (Plush Category). However, this is the first time where an individual character has been singled out for the honor. Ishababies ® are the critically acclaimed family of soft sculptured characters created by pediatrician Aisha Bailey. While they are known for their unique look, touch and feel, Ishababies® Mocha Girl has been especially popular for her creative design.
“When I initially created my babies, I looked at swatches of prospective skin colors for (Mocha Girl) and was told that she would be ‘too dark’. I went ahead despite resistance from naysayers and designed her to be extra cute with her beautiful soft puffs and big cheeks” says creator Aisha Bailey. “I cried the very first time that I saw her and held her in my arms.”
Dr. Bailey goes on to say that Mocha Girl has been the most popular Ishababies® doll across all markets domestically and internationally, “She even developed an especially large following from places as far away as the Phillipines.” Dr. Bailey goes on to demonstrate that Mocha Girl shows no signs of slowing in her popularity. “This award is indicative of something larger. We at Aisha & Co. have seen the beauty and the popularity of Mocha Girl. Now we see that mothers and educators across the world are recognizing the same thing. I think that appreciation for Mocha can help usher in a new day and age where all children can be celebrated for their beauty. ®
Dr. Bailey created the Ishababies® to reflect all children after growing up without a great variety of dolls and toys that held her perspective. Ishababies® are featured in 10” size and a new size 24” is in prototype form. To find out more about Ishababies® Mocha Girl, other Ishababies® offerings and where our products can be purchased, visit our website at: www.aishaco.com or call (203) 227-9792.
We at Aisha & Co. are committed to the respect of all people. We believe that everyone is equal, and that all love is equal. It is only through true respect for others that we come to love ourselves. Ishababies® have been been bringing a smile to all of our customer’s faces regardless of age, shape, color, or creed for over a decade and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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If you missed our Ishababies Fashion Show in honor of Fashion week, just catch a brief recap here:
“I thought my daughter just wanted the Peach girl. But she was really upset when she couldn’t have them all.” Bryan T.-– Atlanta, GA
“My daughter loves her Ishababies and won’t put them down.”
Candice, Artist – L.A. California
“Uno mundo…..todos sabores”…. I love the message and my wife loves the Ishababies.” Mauricio Ugalde, Sales Mgr– Cancun, Mexico
“Perfect for kids of all ages. Ishababies are soft, plush dolls representing all segments of the global village”. Giftware News
I love my Ishababies! Felicia R., Actress & Director
“My favorite is Mocha Girl but I love all the Ishababies. With them, everyone is included.” Cora Fung, CEO– H.K. China
“Whoever made these must be brilliant. I take mine with me everywhere.”
Jason – 4th Grader – Connecticut
“My god-daughter played with my Ishababies and refused to give them back, so I have to buy more. I’m keeping these for myself.”
A.Williams, Consultant– Houston, Texas
“I saw the Ishababies …. on HSN. I ordered one for my niece’s bday! I think they are just the cutest thing!!! She will probably get one every year.”
“Tell Aisha that she has a winner!”
Joanne W., Actress
Parents in a Toy Directory Monthly Marketing Roundtable Rated Ishababies® 4.5 of 5 Stars
- “Ishababies® show the “Cultural diversity and the individuality that we all possess.”
- “My children learned that despite “different skin tones, they pretty much saw them as babies like they ……once were.”
- “Because my son “saw so much of his world represented in the Ishababies, the Ishababies were immediately familiar and comforting.”
- “By playing with Ishababies®, “the kids can develop [a] more realistic view of the world.”
- “My son’s “personal favorite was not the one that most looked like him”.
- “My children “loved them”.
Our customers just can’t get enough of their Ishababies®! You really have to feel them to believe it. Each character is handcrafted with the softest cotton and our polysoft filling offers the perfect cushion for small hands. Each doll has the embroidered signature of creator, Aisha Bailey. Because of their soft surfaces, quality embroidery, and durability they are also great gifts for infants as well.
Children love to take their Ishababies® everywhere, even the bath! (though we don’t recommend this). Each baby is a friend for life and was created to reflect the beauty and wonder of childhood. Ishababies are here to share in the overall dreams of your child while also celebrating kindness, integrity, and generosity in our local and global communities.