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OCT-NOV 2016

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W inners of the Kind + Jugend In- novaon Awards for 2016 were recently announced dur- ing the show in Germany. Winning prod- u cts were announced in eight categories, based on what judges determined were their high quality, user-friendliness, safety, and visual appeal. T he entries accepted for the compe1- 1on were unusual and innova1ve prod- ucts being presented at the show for the first 1me and that will be commercially available in the next season. The jury con- sisted of representa1ves from the German Technical Control Board, the trade, and the media. The jury assessed products submi2ed this year by 166 companies from 27 countries. In the category of World of Kids Care, the uniquely formed nanobebe feeding bo2le from nanobebe came in first. It not only warms up mother's milk three 1mes faster than any other baby bo2le, but also preserves all the milk's important nutrients essen1al for newborns. The Rocking Baby Ma2ress from Finish manufacturers Familing OY was most fa- vored in the category World of Kids Furni- ture. The ma2ress gently rocks a child to sleep with a special upward and down- ward movement. It is especially suitable to babies who have difficulty falling asleep. From the digital product Smart Nursery series from Motorola Baby Binatone Com- munica1ons Europe BVBA from Belgium took first place in the category World of Kids Safety at Home. It is the newest genera1on of digital network- ing in the baby environment can network- ing with numerous devices ranging from a camera and scale to an air humidifier and music box. The Insect Shield Grobag from Bri1sh manufacturer gro-group interna1onal ltd, trading as The Gro Company, won in the category World of Texles. Thanks to its specially developed material, the Insect Shield Grobag provides op1mal protec1on from insects as a sleeping bag, an ability that is not lost aer washing. The tex1le fibers con- tain an insect re- p ellent that is unobjec1onable for health and re- pels 1cks, mosqui- t oes, flies, or fleas. In the category World of Toys, the cud- dly Whisbear® from the Polish company Whisbear Sp. zo.o took first place. It possesses an in- tegrated speaker that simulates a humming tone similar to that perceived by ba- bies in the womb. Easy to operate the speaker shuts itself off automa1cally aer about 40 min- utes. The Whisbear® can also be fastened to a child's bed or near the child in a car thanks to its magne1c arm. The collapsible Omnio pram convinced the jury it was worthy of first place in the category World of Moving Kids. The Bri1sh manufac- turer Omnio Inno- va1on Makers Ltd. scored points with the innova1ve de- sign of the front wheels, which greatly simplify steering, espe- cially on rough terrain. Thanks to its compact fold- ing technology, the pram can be easily stored or carried as a backpack. In the category World of Moving Kids & Travelling Kids Accessories, BedBox® from Norwegian manufacturer JETKIDS LTD took first place. Designed as a suitcase for children from 0 to 7 years of age, it has mul1ple other uses. Bed- BoxA® makes it possible to trans- port children while they are sit- 1ng on the suit- case and can also be unfolded to create an airplane bed for children. A comfortable ma2ress inte- grated into the suitcase. The Dutch company Dorel Juvenile (Maxi-Cosi/BébéComfort) is the winner of the category World of Travelling Kids. Dorel's children's car seat AxissFix Air swayed the jury with its integrated airbags for comprehen- sive protec1on for the child. In addi- 1on, the seat is i- Size-compa1ble and can be ro- tated 360 de- grees, ensuring easy opera1on when securing the child. For the third 1me, Kind + Jugend invited young designers from around the world to submit prototypes for the fair. A jury of ex- perts evaluated 112 designs from 22 coun- tries. The KIDS DESIGN AWARD promotes product concepts and studies that are not yet commercially available. In addi1on to winning the award, the nominated designers may be chosen for a product sponsorship by selected industry representa1ves. The Kids Design Award 2016 was presented to Inna Shimelmits for her product PET. PET is an innova1vely shaped chair dis1nguished by a special de- gree of flexibil- ity. It is not only a piece of furniture, but also a toy that both s1mu- lates playful crea1vity and promotes the motor capabili1es of the child. Kind + Jugend is the world's leading trade fair for the baby and toddler ou0it- 1ng industry. The event a2racted 1,204 exhibitors from 53 countries to present their products in the areas of children's furniture, safety seats, tex1le ou0i3ng, strollers, baby care, toys, and fashion for babies and toddlers. For more informa1on about Kind + Ju- gend visit www.kindundjugend.com. ◆ 8 receive Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards 10 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 BABY & CHILDREN'S PRODUCT NEWS ™

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