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!

Origami stroller unfolds automatically

babytrendwatcher 4moms origami strollerThe demo at the international Kind + Jugend beurs was impressive, a stroller that can fold and unfold itself by pressing a button! It seems like every mother’s dream, because every parent has had some trouble with folding the stroller, sometimes even with a baby on the other arm. The American label 4Moms brings us the solution: the Origami. The Origami will come to the Netherlands with an impressive amount of high tech extra functions, including a built-in charger for your cell-phone, safe front and street lights, a thermometer and even an odometer! With the Origami, you will know how fast you walk, the distance walked and what the outside temperature is. The battery, hidden between the rear wheels, charges by walking the stroller. Two cupholders are found on the holding rail of the stroller, two more next to the child’s seat and there are plenty of other places for additional storage potential.

And how does it look? In my opinion, American strollers don’t always win the beauty award. A little too much plastic, often in terrible pastel colours and built for a small trip to the mall and not for long hikes. However, with the Origami, the designers sure did their best. At first sight, the black and spiderlike frame looks big, but the bright inserts combine perfectly with the black seating and the hood. A travel cradle is optionally available. It can be used on smooth and/or rough surfaces, but in my perspective it looks like it is built for city terrain.

Until now, thumbs up, but there are some disadvantages that come with it as well. The stroller isn’t exactly a ‘lightweight’ with its 15 kg. Despite the fact that the stroller folds on its own, you still have to carry it in or out of the car! The shopping basket on the bottom is very small and I don’t find much use to it. Finally, the stroller is very pricy, for this high tech stroller you would have to pay 995 euro.

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