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BabyBump App Developer Alt12 Announces Top Holiday Gift Picks for 'High Tech Moms' and 'Eco Moms' Along With New Curated Mobile Commerce Platform

New Mobile Store of 'Best of the Best' Products for Babies, Children and Parents Makes On-the-Go Shopping Decisions Easy for Users of Alt12's Popular BabyBump, PinkPad and Kidfolio Apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- Alt12 Apps, a leading provider of premium women's health, pregnancy and fertility mobile apps and social networks, has revealed its Top Holiday Gift Picks for moms this year, and has also launched a new social commerce platform and mobile store that's integrated with its suite of apps. Now, consumers can easily find quality baby, children and parenting products that have been rigorously tested, reviewed and given a seal of approval by Alt12, which has more than 1.2 million active users across its popular BabyBump, PinkPad and Kidfolio apps.

Alt12 puts its more than 600 and growing store products through an extensive vetting process, and reviews and recommends them based on the following criteria: Design, Innovation, Responsibility, Eco-Friendliness, Makes Life Easier, and Award-winning/Tested. It also offers cultivated "Mommy Profiles" -- such as 'High Tech Moms' and 'Eco Moms' -- for consumers who don't want to spend time scouring the web for the perfect product for their particular needs.

A recent survey conducted by Alt12 found that most moms want to give and receive fun gifts over the holidays, followed closely by practical gifts, and finally indulgent gifts.

Based on these survey results, as well as its selective curating and review process, Alt12 recommends the following Top Three Holiday Gift Picks for the 'High Tech Moms' and 'Eco Moms' on your list this year:

Alt12's Top Three Holiday Gifts for 'High Tech Moms'

  • Withings Baby Monitor (Retails for $299)|
    The coolest baby monitor for moms with smartphones. Easily syncs to the phone and lets moms monitor their baby from their phone. Great for traveling parents who want to check in on their little one from afar. Alt12 also loves that users can turn on a selection of lullaby music (from ocean sounds to Chopin), and get temperature and humidity readings, all from their phone.

  • DropCam ($150)
    Alt12 likes that it can be both a baby monitor and home security device, and is a product that grows with a family's needs. It easily syncs to a smartphone, and works great as a baby monitor, with night vision, sound alerts and the ability to talk through the camera. It can be set up for multiple devices that sync to a phone so High Tech Moms can always make sure the kids are safe wherever they are.

  • Custom Photo iPhone/iPad Case ($32.99)
    What techie mom doesn't like to keep a photo of the little ones close by? All of Alt12's apps let moms create a cool, custom photo iPhone or iPad case through this unique product.

Top Three Holiday Gifts for 'Eco Moms'

  • Scotch Naturals Nail Polish/Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish ($14.99)
    An odor free, water-based, vegan, cruelty-free, toxin free (no formaldehyde ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals), paraban free, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, safe-for-pregnancy nail polish. Comes in 34 beautiful colors. Also from the same company comes Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish, featuring bright and fun colors.

  • The Honest Company Diapers ($13.95)
    Most diapers are white or are plastered with cartoon characters. Alt12 loves that these diapers have taken a new direction and are designed with cute and modern prints for both boys and girls. Even better, they are made with sustainable plant-based biodegradable materials that are free of chlorine, perfume, phthalates, lotions, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins.

  • Episencial Signature Basket ($55.00)
    Completely organic and great for sensitive-skin babies and moms! Not to mention each product has Eric Carle's adorable and famous "Hungry Caterpillar" illustrations. This signature gift basket comes with Episencial's bath and skin favorites/essentials, as well as a cute "Very Hungry Caterpillar" plush toy and board book.

To purchase any of these products, simply download any of the Alt12 Apps -- BabyBump, PinkPad or Kidfolio -- to have access to the store.

"Mothers and mothers-to-be have established us as their trusted resource and are constantly exchanging information on the go. This new commerce platform is simply providing them with what they've asked for -- access to the products they're talking about and a way to discover new ones," says Jennifer Wong, CEO of Alt12 Apps. "And, since we are only providing what we believe to be the best products on the market, our users can save time knowing the hard work has been done for them and that they can easily buy from their mobile device."

About Alt12 Apps
Alt12 Apps is the leading developer of social health apps, with more than six million downloads and 1.2 million monthly active users across its product suite. Utilizing Sliprose™, a proprietary framework, the company delivers award-winning apps with rich, native experiences, a mobile community, compelling content and beautiful design. Alt12 launched in 2009 with BabyBump™ the first pregnancy social network app and the most popular premium pregnancy mobile app in the world, and followed with PinkPad, the first mobile social network for women's health with the largest and most active trying-to-conceive mobile community of women. Its newest offering, Kidfolio, is a social network and digital scrapbook for parents. Alt12 Apps is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.alt12.com.

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