Baby Steps won the "Best Shônen" title in the 38th Kodansha Manga Awards. Hikaru Katsuki received a bronze statuette and 1 million yen (~10,000$).
The other nominees in the same category were: Koe no Katachi, Nisekoi, Noragami and MIX.
The judges this year were Yûma Andô (Psychometrer Eiji, Kami no Shizuku, Area no Kishi), Tôru Fujisawa (GTO, Shonan Jun'ai Gumi), Miyuki Kobayashi (Kitchen Princess), Kôsuke Fujishima (Ah! My Goddess, You're Under Arrest), Takeshi Maekawa (Tekken Chinmi), Akemi Matsunae (Otomodachi de Ikou!) and Norifusa Mita (Dragon Zakura).