Tag: Baby Innovation Award
The Negenmaandenbeurs is over and we look back on a very successful event! On the first day the winners of the Baby Innovation Award were announced with lots of noise. All nominees were present for the announcement and that was a tense moment. It was so exciting that some winners erupted in cheers such as the five fathers of Hang Loose!
In Category Mobility the carseat Cloud Q of Cybex was the winner. This car seat has an almost flat lying position, can be used as a travel cot outside the car, is equipped with side impact protection, has a nice big UV protective sun canopy and the seat can be adapted to 11 levels to grow with the child.
In Category Travel & Safety the gb Pockit buggy won. It is the most compact buggy in the world, fits folded into a bag and weighs only 4.3 kilograms. The mothers of fabulous mama&family also rewarded this buggy with the Consumer Award.
In Category Care won Squid Soap hand soap Sparks Ltd. The soap dispenser leaves an ink dot on the back of the child’s hand. So children learn in a playful way to wash their hands properly until the dot disappears.
In Category Feeding Baby Bottle Munchkin Latch came out as the winner. This bottle has an anti colic valve and an ultra soft teat that moves in all directions. Milk only flows once the baby puts pressure on it.
In Furniture and Decoration the Hangloose playpen and hammock became the proud winner. It is a hammock with a folding soft cloth on top. Your little baby lies on it in a comfortable and ergonomic way.
doomoo spooky of Delta Diffusion is the big winner of Toys & Gifts. This soft and cuddly nightlight gives a soft light for 10 minutes and gives light again when your baby starts to cry.
For the new category Green we collaborate with BabyBeGood in which The Bioserie toys is the final winner. This toy is made from plants and is completely safe for children to feel, taste and explore.
All nominated and winning products were showing off on the new Baby Innovation Plein. There was a lot of interest for all products and we could sell them on the spot, so much demand was there. If brands were there we could refer consumers to booths at the fair. Learn more about the election and the winners? You’ll find it on the site of the baby innovation award.
There is also a nice film of the fabulous mama jury day:
Before the announcement of these awards, I gave my views on the latest baby trends. I talked about mobility, fashion, sport, rear-facing car seats, dad gadgets, new techniques in baby textiles, new ways of babyfeeding, the latest trends to decorate the baby nursery and of course the latest trends in sustainability and baby products.
Key words came back in a huge word cloud on the Trend Wall on the Baby Innovation Plein. A part of my presentation can be found in our new BabyStuf Trend Magazine which was distributed in the special shopper of the fair.
Taking part on the Negenmaandenbeurs takes a lot of preparation and effort but you gain so much with it. Where do you speak and see so many consumers in your target group in a few days? Besides it’s a good way to promote our election and consumersite BabyStuf.nl. We have collected a lot of new addresses, gained ideas and these are golden days for networking!
A nice part of the Baby Innovation Award election is the Mama jury day where mothers from all over the country can see, feel and try out all nominated products. Yesterday was D-day. After a morning of heavy lifting and checking the items, the first mothers trickled in. They were selected by fabulous mama & family for this live experience! In the group were pregnant mothers, mothers who left their child at home and mothers who had taken their baby or toddler with them. The youngest baby was only three weeks old! Of course there was time for fun and there was laughter, but it always amazes me how seriously mothers are with their jury duties. And they ask critical questions such as: here a splinter came off, is that right? Isn’t this article on the market already? How does this carseat works? What’s innovative about it? Etc.
In between snacks and drinks were consumed, babies were breastfeaded and photographs and a film were made. All mothers received a stuffed goodie bag trom Rianne Portegies of fabulous mama to take home with them included a ticket for the Nine Months Fair in February. Then it was time for us to pack everything and drive home. Tired but very satisfied!
It was nice to see in Cologne the new design by Peter Opsvik. He is the designer of the famous Tripp Trapp highchair. Years ago I had the honor to meet him in Norway in his wonderful studio full with special chairs that makes you move. Because according to Opsvik, people are not designed to sit still for hours. When he himself became a grandfather he was inspired by new production methods and materials. So he came up with a completely new design: Nomi (with a nod to the word ergonomics). This chair really grows along with the child. With the Baby Relax you create a bouncer at table height. Nomi provides secure support for growing children and freedom of movement when climbing in and out of the chair. You can adjust the seat and foot rest by millimeter to teen age. Beautiful Scandinavian design!
We already mentioned the Stokke Home furniture concept in our blog earlier. Beautiful designed and so convenient that all these modules can be combined as desired and can be used for a longtime. It’s also ideal if you don’t have large bedrooms. For removable bassinet there is a standard, but you can place the bassinet on the bedstead. From the bedstead you can make a small ‘house’, the changing table fits on the crib standard but also on the bed and dresser. When your child grows just turn the changing table and place it on the cradle stand and voilà: a small desk!
A hammock that seems to float in the penplay but can also be used independently, that’s the Hangloose. You can use Hangloose as a playmat or hammock in the playpen. The garment has two layers. The upper layer is quilted in origami manner so that, by folding a few corners, you are able to create a comfortable sleeping position for your baby. The underlayer is made of canvas and can be attached easily with loops to the box. Relax baby!
These are the nominations of the categorie Furniture & Decorations of the Baby Innovation Award!