Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Product Design (Parent)
Becoming a parent opens up a whole new world of products to buy. Some you need, some your don't, some you won't be able to live without and some with sit gathering dust until you finally take to the charity shop for someone else to enjoy.
Here, we're only highlighting the best-of-the-best, products designed with the parent in mind.
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCT DESIGN (PARENT) IS... DODDLEBAGS
DoddleBags are a life changing product for a parent. Meticulously designed by a fussy architect mum, needing to fix a problem of getting out of the house with little one and with less stuff.
Enter Doddlebags. Eco-friendly, refillable, dishwashable and freezable. They make great food pouches (fill them with purees, smoothies, yoghurts and with a DoddleSpoon they are prefect for weaning), as travel pouches. (fill with essentials like moisturiser, shampoo or washing up liquid for your adventures and at 100ml, they are allowed in hand luggage) or for arts and crafts (use with the DoddleBrushes and put paint, glue or glitter in your DoddleBags for less mess!).
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DoddleBags are also super easy to fill through a carefully designed wide top opening and are gusseted so can stand up which makes a big difference when it comes to filling them and cleaning them, the expert zip sealing technology means no leaks either.
THE JOINT SILVER AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCT DESIGN (PARENT) IS... ANGELCARE AC517 MONITOR
The Angelcare AC517 Digital Video, Wireless Movement & Sound Baby Monitor with 5" Touch Screen not only looks the part but can be trusted, day and night. The sleekest monitor around with advanced analytics and sophisticated design gives parents the ultimate peace of mind.
With an adjustable camera and pan and zoom feature allows you to see your baby close up or from far away, ensuring your baby is sleeping safely. The sound monitoring is also crystal clear with minimised interference and optimised security whilst the Sensor Pad will alarm if no movement is detected after 20 seconds.
The Angelcare Wireless Sensor Pad is designed to be placed under baby’s mattress where it monitors subtle movements while baby sleeps. The AC517 features our new wireless movement sensor pad which collects and stores data on the systems parent unit. Parents can now not only monitor movement, but also review data reports covering the last two months – enabling them to adjust conditions in the nursery for improving baby’s sleep.
The Angelcare’s AC517 Video, Wireless Movement and Sound monitor allows parents to relax whilst baby is resting with digital audio, secure video and room temperature reports enable parents to better respond to baby’s needs.
THE JOINT SILVER AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCT DESIGN (PARENT) IS... STUFFEL
Stuffel is a drawstring bag which spreads wide like a play mat which demonstrates simple, innovative product design which combines beauty with a genuine practical benefit.
Kids can rummage to their heart's content whilst the high rim keeps small pieces contained. When they're done just scoop them up and pack it away making them excellent time-savers, allowing kids to clear up hundreds of tiny pieces, toys or blocks in seconds.
Designed and made in Britain from 100% pure cotton canvas, Stuffel bags are machine washable and are a stylish addition to any playroom or bedroom.
The Mini version is great for play on-the-go and ideal for cafe, waiting room and aeroplane tables.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCT DESIGN (PARENT) IS... LITTLE KNIGHTS
Little Knights is a revolutionary, beautiful and high quality household paint that gives parents complete peace of mind. As not only is Little Knights paint antibacterial (it contains a unique additive that kills germs, bacteria and mould), it is completely free from VOCs, allergens, petrochemicals and hazardous fumes of any kind.
As research now shows that children who sleep in bedrooms containing fumes from low-VOC paints and solvents are two to four times more likely to suffer allergies or asthma. Little Knights is simply as safe as paint gets.
Available in a range of 15 exquisite colours, inspired by the English countryside, each with high pigment levels to ensure a stunning colour intensity and ideal for the nursery, the bedroom or anywhere else in the home
To underpin their commitment to child health and wellbeing, Little Knights has pledged to donate £1 from every tin sold to Asthma UK.