Innovation Award - Most inventive products news

Due to the high dedication of the baby and toddler outfitting industry and its creative innovations Kind + Jugend establish the Innovation Award which traditionally elects the most inventive product developments on the first day of the fair.

The winners' tags in the 8 award categories have established in the industry and are now acting as a good sales argument and an important criteria for quality in international trade.

The winners 2018

Winner: Bumprider Connect of Bumprider AB from Sweden

Bumprider Connect, the only stroller in the world which can connect one stroller with another stroller by magnets. Two or more strollers become one in an instant. A small pocket-stroller which also are the only stroller in the world with Flight mode. Easily turn off the magnet field from the Connect system to approved flight and airport levels. With a fully flat laying position, bumperbar, adjustable footrest, luxurious TPE material with leather texture, lockable front swivel wheels and a super light carrycot this stroller becomes a winner of stroller no matter you use one, two or more.

Winner: Maxi-Cosi Jade of Dorel Juvenile (Maxi Miliaan B.V.) from the Netherlands

Maxi-Cosi Jade is the first carrycot to combine the comfort of a baby’s crib with the highest safety standard of a baby car seat (R129). Maximum ease-of-use for parents as they can easily take the carrycot from a stroller and slide it onto the i-Size base in the car, while the baby remains sleeping in the best possible (lie-flat) position.

Winner: Mini Sling of Minimonkey from the Netherlands

Innovative because of its simplicity. Although the market is very overcrowded nowadays, there was one baby carrier missing, the one that you always take with you in your (diaper) bag because it is ultra light, extremely compact, easy, quick and ergonomic as of birth. It weighs only 175 gr (others 300 – 3200 gr) and folded into the integrated pocket, it has just the size of a can of soda. It wears surprisingly comfortable and putting your baby in is easy and takes less then 30 sec.

Winner: BUZZER® of Felibaby GmbH from Germany

The BUZZER® safety gate can be unlocked without the use of hands. The conventional, in many cases complicated locking mechanisms can be dispensed with, since with BUZZER® the release mechanism was simply placed outside the physical range of children under 24 months. This leads to a considerable advantage in everyday use.

Winner: BERG GO² of BERG Toys B.V. from the Netherlands

Scoot, pedal, grow!

The BERG GO² supports and boosts the cognitive and physical development of children from 10 to 30 months by a seamless transition between scooting and pedaling. The foldable pedal-system makes sure children can switch easily between the two pedal positions, without catching their little feet between the pedals or rear wheels. This innovation, together with the simplistic design and high-quality finishing, makes it a true necessity in supporting the growth of a child.

Winner: Kids Jacket with Patent, Pastel Love of Miapka Design from Poland

Softshell jacket (waterproof, windproof) with a patent ready for any challenge. Designed with children in mind jackets, they meet their greatest needs. A Miapka’s patent is an extremely simple solution that deals with the age-old problem of uncovered backs. Thanks to the crotch element, the jacket does not pull up. The crotch element can be easily detached and its length adjusted thanks to the fastening on the press studs. The outer material of the jacket – softshell withstands a water column load of up to 10,000 mm, which is much more than needed during light rain during a walk.Lining made of cotton in the original print with monkeys.

Winner: CanDoCup of Miyali BV from the Netherlands

Experts claim and research shows (sources available) that the next transition from breast and/or bottle feeding is to learn to drink from an open cup (6-12 months), and not to use any so called sippy cups as they are correlated with tooth decay, obesity, poor cognition and more. The CandoCup is the first trainingscup with 3 handles. Now you can learn your child in an easy and responsible way to drink from a normal cup.

Winner: Baby Hug 4 in 1 of Artsana S.p.A. from Italy

The 24 hour indoor solution for all your baby's needs. Suitable from birth up to 36 months, Chicco's Baby Hug 4-in-1 can be used in 4 different configurations: as a crib for overnight sleep, as a recliner thanks to the soft reducer inside, as a highchair to be attached to any table and as a first low chair to the table. Moreover, the electronic toybar with music, lights and soft toys, the possibility to easily adjust the height of the product, as much as the four wheels with brakes allow parents to entertain and easily manage the baby in every room of their home.

General infomations about the Innovation Award

Only registered exhibitors of Kind + Jugend are entitled to participate in the Innovation Award.

The competition is open to newly developed products and refined products that have been on the market no longer than one year (from 1 September 2017) and have not been exhibited at Kind + Jugend before. Those products must differ from the products that are already on the market in terms of their design, appearance, materials, mode of use and/or technology.

The products must be completely developed and exhibited at Kind + Jugend 2018 as well as they must offer consumers a special practical advantage.

Every exhibitor at Kind + Jugend 2018 has the right to register a maximum of products to the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award competition. The registration for the first product costs Euro190.00, each additional product entry will cost Euro 300.00. If the product is nominated, further Euro 100.00 per product are due. For first–time-exhibitors the registration is free of charge.

Up to five innovations will be nominated in each category. The award winner will be elected from those nominees.

The Kind + Jugend Innovation Award will be presented in eight categories:

  • World of Moving Kids
    babies, infants and kids carriages and travel systems
  • World of Travelling Kids
    car safety seats for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Moving Kids & Travelling Kids Accessories
    accessories for carriages, travel systems and car safety seats for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Safety at Home
    security devices for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Toys
    toys for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Textiles
    home textiles, fashion for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Care
    nursery products, electrical appliances for babies, infants and kids
  • World of Kids Furniture
    furniture and accessories for babies, infants and kids

The products will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, with the greatest emphasis being given to the first two:

  • Innovative nature
  • Safety
  • Additional utility for the customer
  • Design
  • Quality of the workmanship