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Technical highlights in baby textiles

rapife romper met opdruk die verkleurtOccasionally I see handy gadgets which I could certainly have used when my children were babies. Such as a baby romper whose imprint discolors when your baby has fever? Invented by the Spanish manufacturer, made from beautiful cotton and I think it looks beautiful.
The Mimo Baby romper with sensors in the form of a bright green line that ends in a turtle doesn’t deserve the beauty prize, but it’s technique is impressive. Invented by Rest Devices in collaboration with Intel technology. The sensors Mimo babyromper met sensormeasures the location and temperature of your baby but also how often your baby moves. With an app on iOS and Android, you can always monitor your child.
And imagine that you never have to check if you have to change your baby? You simply get a signal when the diaper is too wet or too full. Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo invented a diaper with sensors which can be applied with inkjet luier met sensortechnology on a diaper. Useful or useless? Well, this may be going a bit far and an experienced mother can feel or smell quickly whether a diaper needs to be changed, and otherwise your child will make clear to you that clean pants are needed, but it’s funny stuff. So definitely a tip for innovation for large diaper manufacturers like Huggies, Pampers and Libero.

Belgian cuddly dolls for children worldwide


babytrendwatcher babylonia peppaA cuddle toy is actually not a toy someone told me once. For no toy has so much sentimental value as a cuddle toy. Once your child is hooked on this soft toy, then he will cherish this for a long time. A cuddle toy absorbs odors and gives your child comfort, confidence and a safe feeling. But your child can become so attached to it that it’s a disaster if you lose it. I speak from experience, but fortunately we found the cuddle toy of my oldest son back in a shop in a holiday village in France. He, his soft toy and pacifier were inseparable. My youngest had not one but more favorite soft toys, that we once forgot when going on holiday. Fortunately, he was a little older and we promised him that he could pick up a new one when we arrived. So a newcomer was added to his collection: a sweet soft turtle.
For my children I made the soft toys themselves, from stretch terry and a head filled with sheep wool. Not a big effort if you are a little handy.
With the Belgian company Babylonia the making of this kind of cuddles has exploded. It started with the cuddle toy Tino, but now the dolls family has been expanded. Nowadays 80.000 Peppa dolls are sold worldwide. The production is done by hand in India, all according to the Fair Trade guidelines, with heads of sheep wool that absorb odors so well. They have now 60 doll makers employed. Placing the eyes is a precise job, if they are sewn too close together they become monsters! Therefore Babylonia rather chooses to let them been made in small workshops. Meet the new children in the family: Cuddly Friends of organic cotton!

New baby clothes label Fresk: sweet, fresh and a little cocky

babykleding Fresk babytrendwatcherNew baby clothes label Fresk: sweet, fresh and a little cocky
A new baby clothing label has arrived Fresk! This new baby line has a striking appearance  by the special prints in retro and Scandinavian style. The word Fresk means in Norwegian: a fresh breeze, a new beginning and a reference to the Scandinavian roots of creators Katja and Mark van Aardenne. They chose soft, organic cotton for a great fit and comfort for babies. All products are made with care and attention, are GOTS certified, designed in the Netherlands, sustainably produced in Europe with respect for the environment and people. The Fresk line includes blankets, rompers, bibs, pajamas, sleeping bags, pacifier wipes and swaddles in four different prints. Each item is fun to give and receive as a baby shower gift, and easily fits in an envelope if you cannot bring a visit to see the baby personally!