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!

Week of fame

uitreiking-baby-innovation-awards-negenmaandenbeurs 22 febThe Negenmaandenbeurs (‘Nine Months Fair’) has not even come to a close, but we have already had such wonderful days! First of all, directly after the opening, we announced the winners of the BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award at our stand. Thanks to their unique innovations, the six winners were granted their awards and certificates. The winner of the Ouders van Nu Consumer Award was even offered a full page advertisement in Ouders van Nu (‘Today’s Parents’). Everyone had a great time! Immediately afterwards, the hectics started as broadcasting company RTL 4 appeared to make a news item on the Sirona Cybex and the new isize-standard for children’s car seats, that is expected to be implemented at the end of this year. The isize-standard states that children should be transported facing backwards as much as possible, in which not the weight but the length of the child is of importance, hence the name. Children’s car seat Sirona by Cybex is even ahead of this standard. That evening, the RTL 4 News extensively discussed this new seat as well as the standard. During lunchtime, AT5 a regional broadcasting company from Amsterdam, also visited us. Fortunately they had announced their visit, so the winners were also present to tell something about their innovations for mums and their babies. The item was aired immediately that same afternoon. When I returned home, I got a phone call from the Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch national newspaper) to discuss the new isize-standard. My answers were incorporated nicely in an informative article that was posted in the Algemeen Dagblad yesterday. Last week I was also interviewed by HDC Media for their weekend-supplement Vrij. We discussed the Mama Masterclasses we offer here at BabyStuf. You see; hardy any time for spotting new gadgets on the fair, but I had a wonderful week!carola-9mndbeurs 22 feb

Loads of baby innovations at the Ouders van Nu Jury Day

babystuf-baby-innovation-award-ouders-van-nu-web 22 janThe hallway of our office is full of boxes filled with the 18 nominated baby products for the BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award selection, which have just been delivered by the courier sent by Ouders van Nu (‘Today’s Parents’). Immediately an essential question pops up as we had just cleaned out the office: where do we put all this? Merely a small logistical problem. Much more fun is to look back on the Ouders van Nu Jury Day. It was a successful day where a group of Ouders van Nu-readers gathered at the head office to take a critical look at all the new products. After a short introduction with coffee and tea, the moms started their task, armed with a pen and an evaluation form. And so they did very well! Every time again I notice that real moms call on their duty so seriously, whether it is about giving product reviews or the judging of the new baby must-haves like today. Critical questions were asked, strollers were folded in and out, carriers were tried out, toys were carefully looked at and baby bottles were tested with water. Nothing got through the judges without careful reviewing and that made it an interesting day! Also it made it an important day for us as we take into account the mom’s reviews, the votes of the jury and the online voters for one third each of the final assessment. Online voting is still possible at www.babyinnovationaward.nl. When you participate you can also win one of these beautiful products!

The morning ended with a lunch and all moms received a well filled goodie bag and a ticket to for the Negenmaandenbeurs (‘Nine Months Fair’). On this exhibition you can admire the winners of the BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award and see live demonstrations of these extraordinary innovations. So if you decide to visit, do stop by!

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