After various countries decided to ban the hormone-disrupting substance BPA (Bisphenol A) from the baby bottle industry, I see an increasing amount of alternatives. First of all, the glass bottle has reappeared. Glass is a natural product, it can sustain high temperatures and apparently, fluids stay hot for a longer time in a glass bottle. Moreover, a glass bottle is more hygienic and no scratches will appear on it. However…it can be broken, obviously. New alternatives are made of stainless steel, just like this Pacific Babybottle. It is a thermal baby bottle made of high-quality isolated stainless steel, that causes a ‘clean taste’. After all, stainless steel has already been used in many restaurant kitchens! These extraordinary bottles can keep fluids hot or cold for up to ten hours. The bottles have a wide neck and a convenient calibration on the inside. These bottles are perfectly suited for expressing, storing and feeding breast milk. And another good thing to know: it is strong and lightweight and will last at least five years, so it is durable! When your children get older, you can simply put a drinking cap or sports cap on it! The jury for the Baby Innovation Award thought it was worth a nomination.
To follow up my last blog, I’d like to introduce the nominations that will compete for the most wanted award! In the category Mobility the nominees are: The Greentom Upp stroller; made of recycled syntethic materials, the YoYo buggy of BabyZen; super quick foldable and can be taken with you as hand luggage on a flight, The Sirona car seat of Cybex; back- or forward facing and capable of 360 degrees rotation, and the NJOY UP Bubble; the first buggy with a reversible seat.
In the category Travel & Safety the nominees are: Stokke Carrier; can be used in two positions, on your chest or on your back, IVM 150 Smart Babymonitor of Hesdo; the first plug and play image baby intercom that works with an app (compatible with smartphones or tablets) and the carrying bag Travel Stowaway of Ergobaby; made of recycled materials and foldable to a little bag.
In the category Care: Digitub baby bath of BabyLabels; with a digital balance and thermometer built-in, the PacaPod caring bag; with external compartments and the Besafe Pregnancy iZi FIX safety belt; extra security and comfort in the car for a pregnant belly.
In the category Feeding: Pacific Babybottle of Pacific Baby; a stainless steel baby- and children bottle which can keep liquids warm or cold up to 10 hours, The Original Ba bottle holder of BabyBanz; with which the baby can hold its own bottle, and the Bento Box Ellipse of BÉABA; a new kind of plate warmer with ergonomic little cutlery.
In the category Furniture and Decoration; Bednest Cosleeper; with which parents can sleep safely together with their baby, Mima Moon child seat, to use as a baby lounger, adjustable child seat and trendy teen chair, TheSuper Nomade night light of Pabobo; small, soft, lightweight and provides light for as long as 200 hours.
And to conclude, the category Toys & Gifts: Milestone babycards; captures all milestones of your baby’s life in one image for ever and the Knuffel bite ring of Difrax; a unique combination of a bite ring and stuffed animal. Find out more about these innovations in my following blogs!