Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Travel Product for Parents
If there is one word of advice we offer to any parents who are travlling with children its: organisation.
Being organised is what make for calmer packing, easier travelling and smiles upon arrival. Being armed with everything you need is the best way to keep the whole family entertained and comfortable.
This category was an interesting one. All the judges discovered clever products that are not only nice to look at but practical, useful and sure to make family travel a whole lot more hassle-free.
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR PARENTS IS... BUNDLE BEDS
The Bundle Bed revolution has started - and we're so pleased to award this amazing new product a Platinum award. A roll-out bed that is easy to carry, simple to use and provides the perfect night’s sleep when camping, festivals and even sleepovers.
The fully bundled bed comes complete with a deceptively slim but super-comfortable self-inflating mattress, a built in luxury duvet and pillow and soft, cosy 100% jersey cotton sheets all help ensures kids, parents and even overnight guests can have a comfortable nights sleep.
Just unclip, unroll, unzip - and it’s ready to use. The reverse is just as simple and quick whats more it’s durable, washable and practical. Two can also be zipped together to make a double bed.
Judge Jo Tutchener-Sharp (and founder of Scamp & Dude) "We massive fans of camping as a family and the Bundle bed is genius - what a fantastic idea and love the design too!"
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR PARENTS IS... STORKS CABIN CARRY-ON
The Storksak Travel Collection is a new range of products from the stylish baby bag brand featuring a selection of lightweight travel bags with a really clever idea inside. Winning here is the Storksak Cabin Carry-On - a wheeled travel bag with a smart, foldaway hanging organiser inside and
The organiser allows you to pack, hang up, and use without unpacking making it the perfect shorthaul or weekend travel (as it fits most aircraft overhead compartment) or, even as a roomy hospital bag that will keep you organised and able to find everything gin an instant.
You simply pack yours or your family’s clothes as usual into each compartment of the hanging organiser, separated into shoes, underwear, toys, toiletries, clothing and accessories or you can even create your own bespoke compartments designed to suit your needs with the easy-to-adjust velcro shelves. When you arrive at your destination you simply lift out the bag’s internal organiser system and hang inside your holiday wardrobe. Voila! No more unpacking.
Featuring a practical unisex design made from durable materials that is weatherproof and water-resistant, each bag combines innovative technical design and is available in a mixed blend of grey or black trimmed with premium tan leather. This bag is perfect for the family on the move or with limited storage space as the bag is collapsible when not in use.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR PARENTS IS... TRON BY HIPPYCHICK
Solving that age old problem of when little ones need the toilet, and there aren’t any! Tron by HippyChick is a disposable and incredibly portable potty thats fits easily into a handbag, changing bag, travel bag or car.
Tron is a small, lightweight and recycled cardboard fold-up loo that does not crack or bend as it has has designed by architects. It can withstand up to 30kg of weight, has an absorbent, biodegradable pad which eliminates odours, absorbing 250ml of liquid within 3 seconds.
When it’s needed simply unfold it, use it, and fold it back up! As after using a special closure enables protection of the contents, and a high level of hygiene can be retained. Tron is also equipped with plastic handles making it easy to carry, store and ideal for parents travelling with little ones or for day trips and festivals.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR PARENTS IS... TRAVEL ESSENTIAL DELUXE TRAVEL CENTRE/COT
This Travel Essential deluxe travel centre and cot is 3-products in one. A play tent to take to the park, the beach or just have fun in the back garden; a tried and tested UPF 35+sun shelter, and a travel cot for safe comfortable and restful sleep anywhere, anytime with a quilted sleep mat and self inflating mattress.
The superb design is compact and portable making it quick and easy to pop up and told down, it comes with tent pegs for outdoor use and a carry case. Ideal from 0-4 years.