Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Baby Feeding Product Design
Bottles, muslins and gadgets whatever it takes to get little ones eating, drinking and feeding with ease gets our vote.
That transition from milk to weaning, and weaning to feeding themselves are all important milestones for both mother and child and any products that helps make this a less daunting task is a must.
These winning entries are by far the leaders in there market and got a massive thumbs up from our expert judging panel who all had children ranging from newborn to teenage.
Take a peek...
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN IS... BEABA BABYCOOK
The Béaba Babycook is a sleek, countertop food processor for parents about to begin their babies weaning journey and helping any parent become an "instant pro" when it comes to baby food preparation.
This clever, neat and stylish appliance steam cooks, blends and reheats all-in-one with a multi-purpose mixing blade to provide just the right texture, a timer with an audible alert to tell you when meals are ready and all done in 15 minutes or less and on top of this with it has a totally unique one-handed operation.
But, what really caught our attention with this years model was the gorgeous rose gold colour that taps into the interiors trend and those social media savvy mums .
A clear winner and a totally worthwhile baby product that continues to be a must-have - and useful gadget for new parents.
Junior Editor Bonita added,
"I had a Beaba baby cook when my daughter was weaning and at first I wonder if I had been sucked in that 'buy everything' mode when you first have a baby. But, this was probably one of my most used gadgets. I loved preparing and reheating food in it as it was so convenient at busy mealtimes - and I would totally have got this colour - I mean its rose-gold - whats not to LOVE?"
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN IS... LITECUP
Litecup Baby supports that bottle to cup transition, during the vital weaning stages and is the only non-spill baby cup that lights up in the dark. Litecup Baby is the unique solution to transitioning baby from bottle (or breast) to open cup and a vital part of their development.
Litecup baby also allows little ones to get to grips with the next stage of drinking, by sucking from anywhere around the 360° rim for a natural drinking style that is dentist approved in supporting oral health development.
The clever off-set removable textured grip handles allow your child to choose the grip position most comfortable for them and makes it easier for little fingers to grasp but, the most unique part the light sensitive litebase emits a soothing glow in the dark making nighttime drinking a little easier. Or, the security ribbon and safety clip can be fastened to baby’s high chair or buggy straps during the day.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN IS... COMOTOMO
Comotomo have set out resolve all the existing problems with standard baby bottles with its Silicone Baby Bottle. But, what makes Comotomo bottles a little different is that they are designed with a wide mound and a naturally shaped nipple to help babies make a seamless switch from breast to bottle. Helping to deal with ‘nipple confusion’ and ‘bottle rejection’ - has helped it be coined by many mums as the “Breastfeeding in a Bottle” bottle.
As well as being made with baby's comfort foremost in the mind - the soft, skin-like silicone material of the bottle offers a soothing, calming touch and better grip for those active baby hands during feeding time, the clever super wide opening means they can be easily cleaned them by hand, without the need for a bottle brush saving time and the smart non-leaking dual air-vents helps to prevent colic too - making Comotomo a very deserving winner of our Junior Design Silver Award.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN IS... ETTA LOVES
Not another muslin we hear you say. But, what makes Etta Loves muslins stand out form the crowd it the unique sensory design being the first to combine both science and style.
Simple yet effective - these monochrome muslins have been designed to the millimetre with input from an early years visual expert, to ensure that they stimulate babies' visual and cognitive development. Working with an Orthoptist ensures that the precise measurements are based on normal infant eye development and are fed into the muslins.
The newborn pack has been developed to benefit 0-4 month old babies, with the scale and colours providing stimulation from just a few weeks old and comprises 3 stunning designs; zebra, starfish & dalmatian - which also help mums feel stylish in those tricky first months.