Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Cot/Crib/Pod Design
With sleep at a premium, every parent wants to make sure their little one has every reason to get a good night's sleep and plenty of naps in a blissful bed.
That's why we took this Junior Design Awards category extremely seriously and dished out a Platinum Award and two Bronze Awards on top of the usual Gold, Silver and Bronze to recognise all the great contenders in this field.
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST COT/CRIB/POD DESIGN... KNUMA HUDDLE+ 4 in 1 BEDSIDE CRIB
We loved Knuma's multi-funcitional Huddle+ 4-in-1 Crib which can be used as a co-sleeper, a stand alone crib, a portable bassinet and then eventually a child's desk and bench suitable for up to 12 years of age.
Not only is this design super stylish and super practical with its 10 height settings that make it compatible with nearly all adult beds and beautiful beech wood panels, it circumnavigates the ethical and financial quandary of buying a product that only gets used for 6 months with its unique desk and bench option.
Judge Gabrielle Spang of Scandi Mini commented that "This product has great design and durability."
While Junior Editor Bonita said "I really like its versatility and longevity of the product - and the fact that it can turn into a first desk."
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST COT/CRIB/POD DESIGN... SNUZPOD 3 IN 1 BEDSIDE CRIB
The SnuzPod 3 in 1 is a great co-sleeping crib that enables you to stay in safe and close contact with your baby throughout the night making night feeds so much easier, this product scored highly with our judges.
The safety straps to connect the crib to the adult bed, and the handy storage shelf underneath are just two of the thoughtful touches that impressed the panel. As well as being a co-sleeper and bassinet, the SnuzPod can also be converted into a stand alone rocking crib to help lull babies to sleep no matter what room they are in.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST COT/CRIB/POD DESIGN... MOBA CONTEMPORARY MOSES BASKET
This sleek, contemporary Moba Moses basket not only looks great but it provides the perfect sleeping environment for newborns with its hygienic, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic material and over 300 ventilation holes which ensure maximum airflow.
Our team of judges loved the pared back minimal design, the array of colours to choose from and were impressed to learn that the Moba basketsare made in the UK from recyclable, BPA and Phthalate free materials.
The Moba is extremely durable and all covers and mattresses can easily be replaced making it the perfect choice for handing down or passing on.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST COT/CRIB/POD DESIGN... TUTTI BAMBINI COZEE BEDSIDE CRIB
Our judges loved the look and feel of the CoZee bedside crib by Tutti Bambini for co-sleeping or as a stand alone bedside crib.
Thanks to its 30 second open/fold mechanism the crib can be folded down into a robust storage bag with handle and put up again in record time making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a crib that doubles up as a travel cot.
Other features we all agreed help this scoop a Junior Design Award were the inclinable mattress to help with reflux and congestion, its easily removable and washable lining and the neat storage shelf underneath for keeping all baby's essentials close at hand.
Available in a range of gorgeous coloured fabric finishes that all complement its beautiful wooden frame and will suit any baby nursery interiors too.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST COT/CRIB/POD DESIGN... SHNUGGLE DREAMI
With a ventilated base and breathable 3D mesh lining fabric, the Dreami Snuggle is designed to promote maximum airflow. Our judges were super impressed with its clean lines and cool colour ways; the new slate grey shell with contrasting white handles being a particular hit.
The distinctive semi circular stand is a great design feature that as well as looking great, it can be flipped over to create a rocking base and also folds down for travel.