As parents, we often face the daunting task of making purchases for our families that might have us questioning. Is it safe? Will it stand the test of my toddler? Will it stand the test of three toddlers? What do other parents think of it? Will my kids like it? If only there was a website you could go to for honest, family-based recommendations on a wide variety of products and services, giving you greater confidence in that purchase.
What if I told you that website exists? Because it does. It’s called Parent Tested Parent Approved and it is chock-full of parent tested and parent recommended products and services to help you make informed, confident purchasing decisions.
What is Parent Tested Parent Approved?
Parent Tested Parent Approved, also known as PTPA, is the largest parent-based testing community in North America. Since 2008, PTPA and it’s vast group of over 60,000 volunteer parent reviewers, have been testing, scrutinizing, and reporting back to the rest of us consumers on a wide variety of family focused products and services. To date, thousands of products and services have gone under the PTPA magnifying glass.
How does PTPA work? Manufacturers submit their products or services to PTPA for consideration. Sometimes parents submit products or services they think might be deserving. Once a product or service has been thoroughly analyzed and reviewed by parent reviewers like you and me, a determination is made whether or not that item makes the grade. Only the best make the grade and receive PTPA’s Seal of Approval!
Welcome to the PTPA Winner’s Circle!
The pinnacle of a PTPA review is being awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. When you see the Seal on a product or service’s website, you know that it has passed the scrutiny of parents just like you. It’s like getting the big stamp of approval from a trusted friend. Here’s examples of 2012 PTPA Winner’s Circle Seals of Approval:
- Latest and Greatest 2012
- Back To School 2012
- Fall 2012
Better yet – here’s a YouTube video of several Back To School and Fall Winners, just to give you an idea of the types of recommendations you might find at PTPA’s website.
Wow! I just found two more items I want by watching this video! The PTPA website provides details for each recommended item, including a link to help you locate where to purchase that item.
Want to keep up with the Circle of Winners?
Then follow the PTPA Blog. It’s a wealth of information, and a very handy resource. It’s comprehensive collection of informative blog posts on all things family range from great new products for baby, to sharing family fun activities, to advice on healthy living. There’s even contests to enter and win products! So many different topics all in one location. Yep, that PTPA blog is quite handy indeed.
Interested in joining other Parent Testers?
Get in on the reviews! Consider joining the 60,000+ other parents and become a PTPA parent reviewer. It’s free to sign up. Then, once you are “in,” you too can become a parent tester, which might include free products. Help everyone else make the best decisions they can with your own parent-tested reviews.
What do you think? Would you love to have a best friend’s advice and recommendations on products and services? Or perhaps thousands of friends’ recommendations! Are you already a PTPA parent tester? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Images from PTPA website.