WINNER: GOLD FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN (BABY)
WHO: UKI.BE SPOON + TOOTHBRUSH
WHAT: A BPA free silicone first stage spoon and toothbrush in one. Perfect for little hands to hold and ideal for babies 4 months+ being introduced to solids for the first time. Has the added benefit of helping to encourage dental health from an early age.
WHY: The judges were super impressed with this dual-use product and felt the design was just as unique as it’s eco credentials are strong. Designer Donna Wilson said “Love the look and feel of this product , both my kids were chewers and would have loved this. Also amazing that it also does the job of a toothbrush. Really tactile too.” And, Gabrielle Spang from Scandimini added “Love this multifunctional brush/spoon/teether, great design and creative idea. Great colours too.”
WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN (BABY)
WHAT: Comotomo Baby Bottles were designed to resolve many existing issues with conventional baby bottles. Non-leaking, with dual air-vents to prevent colic, a truly wide-neck design for easy cleaning and made from a hygienic silicone material so that you don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals, these bottles look good and solve a myriad of problems. These credentials aside, the main purpose of the Comotomo bottle is to mimic breastfeeding and help babies easily transition back and forth from nursing to bottle feeding, and vice versa. Coined “Breastfeeding in a Bottle!” as it helps to deal with ‘nipple confusion’ and ‘bottle rejection’ issues. Genius!
WHY: New mum Holly Anna Scarsella founder of Pamplone Clothing said “Very innovative. I had a problem previously with my baby preferring the bottle to breastfeeding so potentially this would have helped. “Love the idea of a soft squishy baby bottle.” added Gabrielle Sprang (from Scandimini)
WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST BABY FEEDING PRODUCT DESIGN (BABY)
WHAT: The Junior judges loved this truly innovative design. The Treasure Bowl is designed to motivate fussy eaters to get through their food, without the mealtime dramas that many parents experience. The secret? A little trap door at the bottom of the bowl to hide a small treat or reward in!. Fill up the bowl with food and the only way to get to that treat is by eating your way to the bottom – turning tricky eaters into treasure seekers.
WHY: The Treasure Bowl impressed our esteemed judges with it’s inventive, playful and original design. Gemma Metcalfe-Beckers founder of The Mutha-Hood said “I think this is a really cute idea” and Holly Anna Scarsella founder of Pamplona said “Such a good idea.”