WINNER: PLATINUM BEST CHILDREN’S TABLEWARE DESIGN
WHO: Nana’s Manners – A knife & fork for kids
WHAT: Soft-touch handled cutlery that supports fine motor skill development and makes cutting up food so much easier for little ones. Used and endorsed by Occupational Therapists and Educational professionals, these knife and fork sets come in a range of bright colours that make them as appealing to look at as they are a joy to use. Nana’s Manners also make packs of conversation cards featuring open ended questions, designed to encourage fun chats over meals.
WHY: Now available in shades of orange, green, teal and pink, Nana’s Manners’ distinctive cutlery not only looks fantastic but continues to encourage children to feed themselves with confidence making mealtimes much more fun. The JDA19 judging panel was impressed to hear that Nana’s Manners cutlery is now recommended by The National Autistic Society, and that demand from schools has led to the the release of a commercial range of the cutlery this year.
WHERE: Nana’s Manners products are available from nanasmanners.com
WINNER: GOLD BEST CHILDREN’S TABLEWARE DESIGN
WHO: Bobo&boo Bamboo 5 Piece Dinnerware Set
WHAT: A 5-piece Bamboo Dinnerware Set designed to fill the gap in the market for on-trend, pared back children’s tableware. Available in a range of seven gorgeous colours, these sets are hard wearing, dishwasher safe, and super chic. As well as being easy on they eye, each item is made from natural, renewable and sustainable bamboo, and everything is non-toxic, BPA-free, and biodegradable.
WHY: This brand’s eco-credentials are seriously impressive. Marry this with an eye for colour and beautiful pared back design and it is little wonder that our judges were so impressed with this tableware range. With everything down to the packaging being recyclable, this Australian company are an inspiring example of business and design being respectful of our planet. Our judges commented:
WHERE: Bobo&boo Bamboo 5 Piece Dinnerware Sets are available from Amazon
WINNER: SILVER BEST CHILDREN’S TABLEWARE DESIGN
WHO: Done by Deer – Elphee Stick & Stay plate and spout/snack cup
WHAT: A stick & stay plate with two practical compartments that help little eaters master their eating skills and not their plate hurling. The plate sticks to smooth surfaces with its suction base, while its rounded inside edges help little ones scoop up their food. The two-handle spout/snack cup from the same range is also a great addition to toddler dining. This easy-to-grip cup with two handles and two interchangeable lids that convert it from a leak free drinking cup to a snack grab pot that doesn’t spill is genius.
WHY: Apart from their well considered, practical and versatile designs, these tableware pieces are just so adorable! All our judges were cooing over the gorgeous elephant designs and pastel colours.
WHERE: Done by Deer is available at Kidly, Scandiborn , Smallable and many other retailers
WINNER: BRONZE BEST CHILDREN’S TABLEWARE DESIGN
WHO: Bellivia eat&play pad
WHAT: Bellivia’s slip-resistant eat&play pad offers – thanks to its revolutionary design – the perfect solution for everyday mess at the family table. By regularly using the eat&play pad children learn to eat, drink and play independently. It features two ergonomically designed holders so that children can drink their favourite drink out of a regular glass or cup without knocking them over. The holders can also accommodate baby food containers, snacks, veggie sticks and can even store craft utensils like beads, paintbrushes and crayons for art sessions.
WHY: Our judges were unanimous in their praise.
WHERE: Find them on Bellivia