Kind und Jugend

Kind und Jugend

Kind + Jugend 2018: Triumphant smiles at the opening ceremony

The winners of the Innovation Award 2018 – © Koelnmesse

On the very first day of the trade fair, Kind + Jugend traditionally features two highlights: The Innovation Award and Kids Design Award honours particularly innovative products and creative design concepts, which set the theme for the following days. Many beaming faces could therefore be seen among the exhibitors as well as visitors.


Kind + Jugend 2018: sustained baby boom and successful trade fair prospects

Kind + Jugend 2017 – © Koelnmesse

Trends and innovations from around the world and an attractive event programme  – Kind + Jugend 2018 can already promise this. The leading international trade fair for baby and children’s outfitting has once again recorded an exhibitor plus and again expects more than 22,000 visitors. Find out what you can expect at this year’s trade fair here.


Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2018 have been confirmed

Upe by Gintare Cerniauskaite – © Creatus Design Studio

Kind + Jugend is an event for creative ideas and innovations. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. You can find out here who the nominees of this year’s Kids Design Award are.


Kind + Jugend is asking … an interview with Yujing Du, winner of the Kids Design Award 2017

Yujing Du, winner of the Kids Design Award 2017 – © Yujing Du

The Kids Design Award 2017 set a new record with 113 applications from 18 different countries. The young Chinese woman Yujing Du was chosen the shining winner with her product “Behind the Mountains” which she developed as part of a product design seminar at Münster School of Design (FH Münster). In an interview with Kind + Jugend, she tells what has happened since then.


Science fiction in the cradle: Will robots become our children’s new playmates?

Alilo Honey Bunny – © Alilo

Thanks to voice control and digitally networked technologies, the internet of things has long since arrived in children’s rooms. Digital nannies and Smart Nursery Tools are showing up around the cradle and crib. And more and more, babies are no longer cuddling with silent bunnies and dolls but robots disguised as stuffed animals. Find out more about the trends in smart toys.


Practical and stylish changing tables – Guest post by Kids Interiors

Schardt wardrobe with a changing table Holly - © Schardt

Schardt wardrobe with a changing table “Holly” – © Schardt

Even though their list of questions could easily fill up a book, parents-to-be usually find themselves in a dilemma – do we need a changing table? The answer is no. You don’t need it. But you most certainly want it! (more…)

Retro cabinets for high-tech toys

Alvi children’s bed “Jens” – © Alvi

Digitalisation has long since conquered the world of children: electronic toys and digital guardian angels are transforming children’s rooms into smart rooms. However, nostalgia prevails around this: with furniture in vintage look, pink wallpaper for girls and blue bed linen for boys. (more…)

Digital guardian angel: smart tools for children’s safety and all-round monitoring

Smart Nursery – Motorola Baby Binatone Communications Europe

Smart Nursery – Motorola Baby Binatone Communications Europe

Smart technology helps parents make their home safe for children and have an eye on the well-being of the little ones around the clock, even when they aren’t sitting next to you. Digital tools that prevent accidents, create an atmosphere of well-being and provide parents and children with a feeling of security are in demand like never before. Manufacturers and traders profit from attractive chances. (more…)

Big business for little consumers: Latin American trade fair duo FIT 0/16 and Pueri Expo 2018 expands on its top position

© FIT 0/16 and Pueri Expo

Impression from the FIT 0/16 and Pueri Expo – © FIT 0/16 and Pueri Expo

The Latin American trade fairs FIT 0/16 and Pueri Expo, a satellite event of Kind + Jugend, start together this year for the third time. The trade fair duo already demonstrated high double-digit growth rates last year. The two trade fairs start from 7 to 10 June in the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo with the intention of inspiring visitors with current highlights and new products from children’s fashion and outfitting and of breaking new records. (more…)

Traveling with kids: why being a globetrotting mom blogger offers a wealth of experience – A guest commentary from the Matchmaking365-Community

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

The world is big and beautiful, and just because it’s there, it deserves to be seen. When browsing through travel magazines, most of us suffer from wanderlust. Traveling as a family means of course having to face trade offs, but at the same time it offers special rewards, that simply aren’t available in any other travel situation. Going on a journey touches your soul and teaches courage and tolerance. Discovering the world and different places together enriches your family, as you return filled up with new experiences and memories each time you travel somewhere else.

According to a recent study by Scarborough Research, 14% of all American mothers with at least one child in their household blog about parenting. The average mommy blogger is 37 years old and 89% of mommy bloggers have kids between the ages of 2 and 11. (more…)

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