New Stuff - Review of Kind & Jugend- Hevea Alfie Duck and Sugar Booger Lunch Box
Thursday, 22 September 2011 | Admin
Yet again, I'm apologising for not posting much lately, but it's that time of year. Between school holidays and trade / consumer shows, July - October are very busy at Cheeky Wipes HQ, hence our radio silence.
In fact we've just got back from 5 days in Cologne exhibiting at Kind & Jugend which is one of the biggest trade shows for baby and nursery. It covers 5 massive halls and runs for 4 hectic days but is well worth attending. I was delighted with our stand position and we picked up quite a few new potential distributors, in places as far ranging as Austria to the Ukraine!
Aside from the chance to showcase your products, these type of shows also allow you a chance to see what your competitors and colleagues in the baby and nursery trade are up to. I love this aspect, it stimulates my creativity around 'what's next' for Cheeky Wipes but also usually means I end up bringing home more 'stuff' than I took with me.
I thought I'd spend a bit of blogtime showcasing my favourites, the fabulous pressies I brought home for the kids to make upo for my Mummy guilt over leaving them for 5 days.
First off, I got one of the fabulous Sugar Booger 'Zippee' lunch boxes from Ore Originals. I was keen to talk to these guys as I'd just spent an hour the previous weekend looking for a lunchbox for no2 son which didn't feature Ben 10, Spongebob or similar! They have a great range of funky, non-character lunch boxes, which are great quality and well priced as they should range from £10 - £17. They're going to be available in the UK from the New Year, so make sure and look out for them.
No2 son was also really easy to sort out. The stand opposite us was Hevea Baby Products, a Danish baby designer who started making dummies, teethers and bath toys from natural rubber which is sustainable and better for your baby and the environment!
I spotted their 'Alfie' duck immediately as no2 son LOVES rubber ducks, even the plastic ones. I'm much less keen as I find that all bath toys have holes in them (for squeaks??) which are just a nightmare as they eventually end up filled with black, yucky, water. Aside from being a decent size (16cm x 19cm means he's a Daddy ducky!), Alfie has no holes and is great to play with in the bath - or chew on as no2 daughter has discovered!
That wasn't all I brought back from K&J, but will drop an update out next week to fill you in on the rest of my goodies, including an 'interesting' one for me....