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Outdoor vacations with kids: Helpful tools for on the road

Outdoor vacations with kids: Helpful tools for on the road

Rather 1000 stars in the sky than 5 at the hotel door. More and more families, even those with small children, embrace this motto as they set off on their motorhome and outdoor vacations – in search of freedom, nature and the adventure. It is even more fun with a few useful tools that make life on the road easier.

Safe on a bike with kids in a seat or trailer

Safe on a bike with kids in a seat or trailer

Whether for everyday errands or family outings, more and more parents are getting on their bikes instead of in their cars. But what do you do with the little ones? Along with child bike seats, there are also more and more bike trailers out there. Only an expert retailer can give good advice about which solution is the right one for a family.

Crib: everything for baby's peaceful slumber

Crib: everything for baby's peaceful slumber

A crib is among the most important items of furniture in the children's room. Here you can find out what parents pay attention to when buying, how traders can score points with consultation and what additional opportunities the business with cribs offers.

Attention young designers: The 8th Kids Design Award is beginning

Attention young designers: The 8th Kids Design Award is beginning

It is precisely in difficult times that creative ideas often emerge. Last year’s Kids Design Award confirmed this very strongly. Never before had we received so many international submissions – 166 product designs, featuring some magnificent creations from 40 countries. Can this record be repeated? We will find out at the next Kids Design Award for young designers and design students.

Gifts for toddlers: Toys for little explorers

Gifts for toddlers: Toys for little explorers

Playing is as important as eating and drinking. This especially holds true for toddlers who are just starting to discover the world. What toys can retailers recommend for little ones who are too big for baby rattles but still too young for memory games and dollhouses?

Individual children's rooms: as unique as their occupants

Individual children's rooms: as unique as their occupants

Off the rack furnishings are out. Style-conscious parents are also paying increasing attention to individuality and design in the children's room. With competent consultation, dealers can help them create a private realm for the kids that is stylish, child-oriented and individual.

High-tech in the pram

High-tech in the pram

Electromobility is a future-oriented concept for vehicles of all kinds, so why not also for prams? We inform you of the current state of technology and the latest features revolving around prams.

Purchasing decisions: what parents deem important

Purchasing decisions: what parents deem important

Around 7.3 billion Euro were spent in Germany in 2018 for children and baby outfitting. The offering is enormous – parents have the agony of choice. How do they make product decisions in the meantime amidst the wealth and range of products?

UV-protective clothing for children: Carefree in the sun

UV-protective clothing for children: Carefree in the sun

Children's skin is soft and very sensitive. Therefore, the little ones need particularly effective protection in summer - and the right clothing. Textiles that block dangerous UV radiation are therefore a new trend in the children's clothing segment.

Retro revival in the nursery

Retro revival in the nursery

Retro is one of the most consistent trends in interior design. Many retro elements can also now be found again in the nursery.

Children's safety: digital guardian angels in the smart home

Children's safety: digital guardian angels in the smart home

Parents have a sixth sense for the dangers their children are exposed to. However, they increasingly also trust in smart high-tech solutions to improve the safety standards in the entire living environment of the children. This provides traders and manufacturers with wonderful opportunities.

Analog vs. digital: Duel in the toy chest?

Analog vs. digital: Duel in the toy chest?

Digitalisation is now also defining children’s bedrooms - especially the colourful world of toys. However, digital games for the little ones polarise; many parents tend to be skeptical about them and prefer traditional games instead. In our blog post, we do away with the prejudices.

So long clichés: it’s time for diversity in kids’ rooms

So long clichés: it’s time for diversity in kids’ rooms

Pink and dolls for girls, blue and cars for boys – the world of children is often split in two and has been for a long time – however, an increasing number of manufacturers are breaking away from this. To find out what more diversity looks like in children’s rooms, check out our blog.

Baby carriers: practical helpers with high style and cuddle factors

Baby carriers: practical helpers with high style and cuddle factors

An increasing number of parents carry their babies cuddled close to their bodies. Whether complete baby carrier or sling: modern carrying aids for the minis are extremely practical. And thanks to their stylish design, they are also becoming increasingly popular as "it" pieces. Traders can score points with competence and consultation when selling.

Kind + Jugend is asking…: How does one take that first successful step in the industry?

Kind + Jugend is asking…: How does one take that first successful step in the industry?

The baby and toddler outfitting sector can continue to look forward to a sustained baby boom. An increasing number of start-ups, which bring a fresh breeze with them, are arising in this favourable climate. Kind + Jugend reflects this development with its Start-Up Area. We spoke with the start-up entrepreneur Olivia Herms from bada&bou about her experiences at the trade fair this year.

Smart wear: Baby and children’s clothing gets smart

Smart wear: Baby and children’s clothing gets smart

Intelligent products are infiltrating our everyday lives. Clothing items are also becoming smart. “Smart wear” can heat up and cool down automatically, monitor the sleep and health of little adventurers and babies and even administer medication.

The biggest Kind + Jugend ever demonstrated its lively diversity

The biggest Kind + Jugend ever demonstrated its lively diversity

A new exhibitor record and numbers of visitors at a consistently high level – the results of Kind + Jugend 2019 are nothing to sneeze at! The high degree of internationality, the exciting innovations and the top event programme of the trade fair assured a super atmosphere.

Colourful opening ceremony with many happy faces

Colourful opening ceremony with many happy faces

The first day of the Kind + Jugend trade fair traditionally features two highlights: the Innovation Award and the Kids Design Award honour particularly innovative products and creative design ideas. Therefore, one could see many happy faces among both exhibitors and visitors.

Successful trade fair prospects:

Successful trade fair prospects: "The biggest Kind + Jugend ever"

Exciting trends and innovations from around the world, an attractive event programme and several interesting innovations – this year's Kind + Jugend can already promise this. The leading international trade fair for baby and children's outfitting has once again recorded an exhibitor plus and once again expects more than 24,000 visitors. Find out what you can expect at this year's trade fair here.

Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2019 have been confirmed

Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2019 have been confirmed

Creative ideas and innovations for the children's room of tomorrow are the center of attention of Kind + Jugend. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. Find out who the ten nominees of this year's Kids Design Award are.

Kind + Jugend asks: Where are maternity fashion trends heading?

Kind + Jugend asks: Where are maternity fashion trends heading?

Maternity wear is important for (expecting) mothers: It should be comfortable and functional as well as stylish. This segment will also be given ample space at Kind + Jugend. Where are the trends headed? What do customers want? These and other questions were discussed with Vicki Marx, founder and managing director of mamlila.

Inspiration duo: Pueri Expo and FIT 0/16 expand on their position

Inspiration duo: Pueri Expo and FIT 0/16 expand on their position

The two partner trade fairs Pueri Expo und FIT 0/16 already took place for the fourth time in the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo from 13 to 16 June. The duo offered all kinds of inspiration for children's fashion and outfitting. The trade fair duo has thus further expanded on its leading position in the Latin American market.

Kaum liegt der Jahreswechsel hinter uns, ist es auch schon Zeit, einen Blick auf die Kinderzimmertrends für 2019 zu werfen. War werden wir in den nächsten Monaten in den Zimmern unserer Kleinen entdecken?

Hardware industry: What is the trend for 2019?

Hardware industry: What is the trend for 2019?

Only few industries are as innovative as the world of baby and children’s outfitting. The hardware industry in particular is continuously changing: Whether self-propelled baby carriages, flexible travel systems or sustainable electric mobility – new (technological) possibilities and innovations are always being introduced. Check out our blog to see which trends will influence the hardware industry in 2019.