Nominees BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award 2014!

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Tuesday, November fifth was D-Day, an eight -person jury consisting of representatives of consumer magazines, ergonomics, safety, consumers and design bent over all participants for the BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award. All products were judged on criteria such as innovation, usability, design, craftsmanship and safety. Here are the votes of the Dutch jury!
In the category Mobility were nominated: Origami stroller by 4moms that folds and unfolds with the press of a button, IGO stroller Mutsy with ergonomic sitting and lying position and innovative lightweight carrycot, 2Way Pearl by Maxi-Cosi, the first car seat that fully complies with the new i-Size standard with possibility for reverse transport and Cybex’ car seat Aton Q with its 8 position height adjustable headrest and integrated belt guide.
In the category Travel & Safety, the nominees are: Pippi Carrier universal car seat carrier for shopping, Dooky BuggyBar which allows you to one-handedly control the buggy and the ergonomic sling Ergobaby Wrap made with 4D stretching fabric.
In the category Feeding: Nursing bra with gel brace by Carriwell, My brest friend nursing pillow which puts the baby in the proper feeding position and universal bottle heater Bib’s Seconds by BÉABA that does not only check the temperature of the food but also sterilizes and defrosts.
In the category Care were nominated: multifunctional pillow Buddy ISI suitable for use before, during and after the pregnancy period, Mubys babywear with a removable front piece, Neckerchew biting bib by ISI and Shnuggle baby bath made of warm and light material with an ergonomic seat.
At Furniture & Decorations these super products received a nomination: mamaRoo bouncer from 4moms, Grow Up bed of The Wood Factory allows you to create an adult bed out of a cot and a children’s cabinet and accessoires for a baby and childrens room in the form of a letter available in all letters of the alphabet of Minius.
In the category Toys & Gifts were nominated: the Weerol of Weefab which can be used to make a trolley, wheelbarrow and push chair and doll carriage and the interactive and cuddly Nino and Nina from Vtech with the ability to personalize it through USB and internet.
We as organizers look back on a very successful jury day with an expert team of judges! As of November 25, consumers can cast their vote online and by mid- January the Ouders van Nu jury day will be held where mothers will be judging the nominated products. The winners will be announced at the Negenmaandenbeurs. Take a look at http://www.babyinnovationaward.nl for more information!

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The Nuna family grows with stroller IVVI

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The Nuna family grows, besides baby seat Leaf, buggy Pepp, carseat Pipa, highchair Zaaz and carrycot Sena, they introduce the Nuna stroller named Ivvi! Ivvi can be used with a carseat, carrycot and an adjustable seat. This is a complete and compact system that can be used from birth until the end of the toddler period. Folding the stroller does not require you to remove the seat. Ivvi offers a few more extra’s: the wheels can be removed to limit the compact size of the stroller even further. Once fully folded, the stroller stands up straight. The hood is implemented with a little see-through window of mesh and an extendable sunscreen. When driving on rough terrain, the handle bar allows you to pull the stroller behind you like one would with a trolley. What I personally like about the design is that they have paid attention to the baby on its own: the carrycot and the seat offer enough space for the baby stretch or to sleep on its back !

Jeremy Scott designs buggy, stroller and carseat for Cybex

cybex jeremyscott babytrendwatcher (2)It is known that manufacturers like to work with designers. Think of Maclaren Philippe Starck, Bugaboo Bas Koster, Missoni and Viktor & Rolf, Quinny with Henrik Vibskov. This ensures attention in the media and is a positive aspect for the branding of a manufacturer and designer. I have just returned from a trip to London and was able to witness the launch of a completely new cooperation between Cybex and great fashion designer Jeremy Scott. I travelled in the company of fashion editors to Shoreditch; a tiny artistic place in London with a booming nightlife. Scott likes to design outfits for popstars like Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams with courage and a bit of humor. He was the one who designed the Adidas sneaker-line with ‘wings’ on them. Scott loves challenges and the moment CEO Martin Pos from Cybex arrived there was no doubt. ‘I love the idea of doing something completely unexpected, like designing a baby stroller. Plus I have so many friends who are young mothers and knowing how they struggle to find something that they feel is cool. It felt like a natural fit to me to design something that I could give as a gift to my friends.’

For the Cybex Callisto 3-in-1 stroller, buggy with feet pouch and diaper-bag, Onyx buggy, Aton 3 carseat and carrybag Go Baby Carrier, Scott has designed using the theme ‘Food Fight’, since giving food to children often ends up in a fight, he said. And so, these babyhardwares are designed with patterns of cartoony pizza-slices, French fries, popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers and bottles of lemonade. The presentation took place in the Shoreditch Studios, which for the occasion was cybex jeremy scott babytrendwatchertransformed into the colorful world of Scott. During the informal and animated after-party we were allowed to ask questions and take pictures without any problems. I admit, I have to get used to these types of prints, but the longer I look at it, the more fun it becomes. In my opinion, Scott should have taken his designs to the next level, something like a unique diaper bag or sun-cap. If there is anything else to learn from this presentation is it that we shouldn’t take life too seriously, you should enjoy it and there is nothing wrong with going crazy and letting loose once in a while!