The winners of the BabyStuf Baby Innovation Award have been announced! The votes from the jury, as well as from the mothers at the ‘Ouders van Nu’ jury day and all the online voters have each made up one third of the votes for the final decision. This year, the awards go to: Sirona by Cybex; the car seat that can be used from birth up to 18 kilograms, in which your child is seated with its back towards the front. The IVM 150 Smart Babymonitor by Alecto; the first plug and play video intercom that is operated using an app. The BeSafe Pregnancy IZI FIX; a car safety belt for pregnant women. The Original Ba; a bottle-holder that is easy to use for babies themselves from a young age. The Bednest; a cosleeper that enables you to let your baby sleep close to your bed in a safe way. Milestone Baby Cards; cards that enable you to visually capture the very first milestones your child achieves. And to conclude: the special ‘Ouders van Nu’ Consumer Award was for the YoYo buggy by BabyZen; a very easily foldable buggy that you can take with you as hand luggage in an airplane.
We are now getting ready for the presentation of the awards at the Negenmaandenbeurs (‘Nine Months Fair’), where the BabyStuf team will praise the winners. All nominees get the opportunity to demonstrate their product in the mornings. And perhaps even they will have to go to the makeup room during lunchtime, as AT5, the regional broadcasting company from Amsterdam, will attend the presentation to ask the winners what makes the winning products so special!
Currently one is working hard on the new Isize norm for car seats. This new norm (will be implemented in the fall of 2013) will make sure that, children younger than 15 months will be traveling even safer than before. Key words of this new norm are: longer backwards transport and the length of the child is decisive (instead of the weight of the child, as is the case now). Research shows that children are 80% better protected traveling backwards in the case of a frontal crash! The car seat Sirona from Cybex, suitable for new-borns till children the age of four years old, is a great example of traveling backwards longer. It is for a reason this car seat is the winner of the international Baby Innovation Award in the category Traveling Baby. But there is more. Installation is fast and easy with the one-click ISOFIX fastening. In the case of a side crash, the power of the crash is better absorbed thanks to a special system. Also it is not necessary anymore to overstretch your back when you lift your child in and out the car countless times. You can just turn the seat towards the door and back again with the 360 degrees turning system. This is also very useful when your child wants to get in and out the car by itself! This system is also great when you want to switch from backwards transporting (baby period) to forward transporting (toddler period). And whenever your child is falling asleep you can change the seat in one of the five laying positions with just one simple movement. Good to know: with its ten different positions, the headrest can grow along with your child.