An interactive playground, an innovative child restraint, a flexible baby bath and a convertible stroller have all taken out awards for design excellence in the Australian International
The overall winner was the Danish-designed Kompan ICON playground – a concept that fuses gaming technology with outdoor play, encouraging kids to run and jump in response to digital games embedded in the equipment. Currently, only residents of Springfield Lakes, QLD, are lucky enough to have an ICON to play with – but no doubt the idea will spread.
We’ve raved about the space-saving Flexi Bath before – pure genius for parents who are struggling with the explosion of baby accessories after the birth of a bub! It folds up flat so it can be stashed out of the way when not in use.
Available at Bonito Baby – RRP$58.95
There were several Safe-n-Sound car seats nominated in the awards but it was the Platinum AHR Air Cushion Convertible Child Restraint that was given a finalist nod. The Air Cushions are designed to absorb energy on your child’s head in the event of a crash. And did we mention it has iPod speakers?
Available at Baby Village – was $659.95 now $593.96
The Steelcraft AGILE Stroller Travel System is super light – just 7.5kg – and yet has all the features you want in a pram: one-touch recline, large sun canopy and a super easy folding mechanism. No more time spent bewildered in the car park with that sheepish “how the hell do I get this open?” look on your face! t can also be converted to fit an infant carrier for fuss-free newborn transport.
Available at Pram Warehouse – was $399 now $315