Kind + Jugend 2011: The Innovation Award Winners For Children’s Products

Kind + Jugend, the world’s largest trade fair for children’s outfitting marked the start of their show by introducing the best new products for 2011.

The Kind + Jugend Innovation Award is considered to be one of the most highly prestigious and acclaimed awards in Germany and worldwide, which is why countless exhibitors enter their products to compete for the coveted trophies every year. Entries are open to newly developed or enhanced products that are unique in terms of materials used, form, appearance, ease of use and/or technology.

A jury consisting of trade professionals, the German technical inspectorate TÜV and the media carefully reviewed the new products and selected the winners in a total of eight categories.

First Place In The World Of Moving Baby Category

The amazing Origami stroller from 4moms won first place thanks to it’s incredibly innovative design. The judges were impressed with the fact that this is the very first stroller to fold together with a push of a button. The stroller’s sporty feel was also a hit, as was the included speedometer, kilometre counter and thermometer.

First Place In The World Of Travelling Baby Category

The gorgeous Kiwy safety-seat from the company Segrall SRL won thanks to its ability to reduce impact energy by means of a hydraulic damper, thus ensuring superior protection for babies during a collision.

Winning Product in the World of Moving Baby & Travelling Baby Accessories Category

The 5 Point Plus Safety-Seat Anti Escape System from the company Systematic Strategy Ltd, is an additional belt that boosts the effectiveness of safety belts in safety-seats and thus prevents the child from freeing its shoulders from the belts.

Winner In The World Of Baby Toys Category

As a huge fan of HABA, I’m not surprised to hear that their Big Optics Workshop won in this category! The colourful cubes, blocks and balls encourage the kids to use their sense of touch and to enjoy the experience of discovery. The jury selected the Safebreathe ‘Hoppy’ and ‘Patch’ cuddly toys from

Innovation Award in the World of Baby Safety at Home Category

The new baby phone Tommeetippiee – closer to nature from the company Mayborn Baby & Child was recognised for its multifunctionality with its new system that combines all the features of a modern baby phone: a microphone, camera and motion detectors.

Winner In The World Of Baby Textiles Category

The Wrapper Motion + from Lodger emerged as the winner in this category because not only can it serve as a cape for wearing in the safety-seat, in the pram or unfolded as a play blanket: the Wrapper Motion + can be used in a number of different ways.

Winner in the World of Baby Care Category

The jury gave the nod to the Calma 250ml bottle from Medela AG.

Winner of World Of Baby Furniture Category

The baff music-furniture from the company baff GmbH was honoured as a product of educational value. Chairs and stools that turn into musical instruments are a novel idea and great products for rhythm training in kindergartens and pre-schools. The jury was impressed that such a simple piece of furniture can contribute to sensory development.

High praise went to :

  • Quinny Vezz pram from the company Dorel Netherlands: In view of the product’s lightweight yet strong design, the jury called it the “perfect pram for a shopping trip in the city”.
  • Fem*One2Stay from the company Fem*Ster, a high chair whose easy folding function makes it ideal for bringing along on trips.
  • The Happy 2Go baby bottle from the company Flori Babyartikel GmbH, an innovation for use on the go makes it possible to postpone the mixing of powder and water for longer periods, making feeding easier when travelling.
  • Safe Dreams Limited thanks to their: “Breathable cuddly toys – a great choice for children with allergies.”