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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.

Baby tracking: Which apps do parents really need?

Baby tracking: Which apps do parents really need?

Never have there been so many apps to help young parents with childcare and baby health advice. But are all of these baby trackers and guides actually useful or do they create more anxiety instead? And what about the issue of data protection?

 Kind + Jugend asks:

Kind + Jugend asks:

Child-rearing is no longer just for mothers – fathers are also participating more fully in their children’s upbringing. Many manufacturers and the media have recognised this trend and are increasingly tailoring their marketing activities to fathers. What does this new “Super Dad” look like?

Kids Design Award is going into the next round:

Kids Design Award is going into the next round:

Hardly any other industry is as innovative as the world of baby and children’s equipment. Which is why Kind + Jugend with its renowned Kids Design Award is the ideal forum for design students and young designers, allowing them to present their pioneering ideas to a broad public and interested manufacturers and to make valuable contacts.

Mobility trends: Are self-driving baby strollers coming our way?

Mobility trends: Are self-driving baby strollers coming our way?

Whether digital guardian angels, electronic toys or Connected Smart Toys – smart nursery tools have already arrived in children’s rooms. This trend is now spreading to another important area for parents: Smart strollers provide even more comfortable mobility and increased safety. Check out our blog to find out how Michael Neumann, Managing Director Northern Europe Dorel Juvenile, sees this trend and where it may be headed in the future.

Kind + Jugend 2018

Kind + Jugend 2018

More than 24,700 visitors from 123 countries – the results for Kind + Jugend 2018 are impressive! The high degree of internationality, the many new products and the top event programme of the trade fair assured a super atmosphere for exhibitors and visitors.