Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mother & Baby Awards 2015: Obaby's Contenders!

The Mother and Baby Shortlist 2015 has now been released and Obaby is all smiles as we have managed to earn 4 places within 3 of M&B's prestigious categories! Below is a quick lowdown of each of our contenders - all that is left to do now is wait for the big announcement of 26th November! 

ABC Design Zoom Tandem
Best Multiple, Twin or Tandem Pushchair or Accessory

Obaby presents the Zoom Tandem from ABC Design. The seat units are designed for 6 months up to 15kg and the optional addition of an ABC carry cot makes it suitable from birth. You can choose any combination of seats so they can face in either direction to suit you and the mood of your children. The car seat option also means that you can have one of the smartest travel systems available. Along with being comfortable to steer, key features include the stylish white chassis, adjustable foam handle, lockable front swivel wheels and the ability to fold for convenience.

Obaby Zezu Multi & Tandem Kit
Best Multiple, Twin or Tandem Pushchair or Accessory

The Obaby ZeZu Multi is an all-in-one pushchair and pramette which grows with your family. It is easily transformed from a suitable from birth pram to a multi position forward or rear facing stroller, and the Zezu Tandem Kit gives the option of adding a toddler seat or ride on board to the rear. Compatible with the optional Obaby Zezu car seat or Zezu Maxi Cosi car seat adaptors, the Zezu provides the extra convenience and versatility of a travel system. Key features include a lightweight aluminium chassis, puncture resistant wheels, 5 point harness, suspension and an adjustable foam handle.

Obaby Metis Plus
Best Lightweight Stroller

The Metis Plus Stroller, in two striking zigzag designs, has a suitable from birth, one hand recline, 4 position seat unit. A co-ordinating head hugger and shoulder pads along with adjustable leg rests and extra seat padding will ensure that baby is comfortable, and with all round suspension, lockable front swivel wheels and a parent cup holder, the Metis offers solutions for parents on the go. The compact lightweight aluminium chassis, with a simple umbrella fold and carry handle, is ideal for storage and transportation. Other key features include a 5 point safety harness, ergonomic foam handles, parent viewing window, internal parent pocket and large sporty wheels.

Obaby Chase
Best Travel System

Following on from the popular Chase 3 Wheeler Pramette, Obaby is proud to present the Chase 3 Wheeler Stroller in two striking zigzag designs! The new stroller features the same lightweight aluminium chassis as the pramette, but has a larger seat unit suitable from 6 months and the option of a high quality carrycot suitable from birth. There is also the added possibility of adding the Obaby 0+ Chase Car Seat, to provide parents with the convenience of a travel system, and with Maxi Cosi Car Seat Adaptors also included, the Chase Stroller offers an endless range of compatibility options. The seat units can be both parent facing and rear facing and are available in two bold zigzag colours, orange or lime, to ensure that both baby and parent stand out from the crowd,  while a range of cutting edge features mean that comfort, safety and convenience enhance the use of the Chase day to day. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mother & Baby and Kind + Jugend!

A few months ago we submitted a range of our products to the prestigious Mother and Baby awards! At the request of M&B, Obaby HQ have excitedly sent a selection of Obaby’s finest to a number of lovely parents around the UK to be rigorously tried and tested in their every day lives and then finally judged by the panel, who compile an elite shortlist for each category. Like the Loved by Parents awards, these accolades are awarded solely on the thoughts and opinions of mums and dads, based on the real life experiences they have had with their products, so winning, or even making the shortlist for one of these prizes is meaningful for more than just the title.

We have recently been informed that the testing period is now over, so fingers are remaining firmly crossed leading up to the announcement of the M&B shortlist on the 16th September.

We’ve also been extremely busy preparing for our stand at Cologne this month! Kind + Jugend is always a fantastic opportunity to meet potential customers from around the world and the high quality of the distributors and retailers that visit us there is always so impressive.

Our stand will feature a range of our products including our newly released collection of Metis and Leto strollers, along with their plus versions, the Chase Zigzag and our new licensed Tiny Tatty Teddy strollers, and will also see the return of ABC Design, with the most up to date versions of the Zoom, Cobra and Mamba being exhibited at our stand.

Safe to say, we are looking forward to another successful show and expanding the Obaby brand further around the world! We will be posting all the details in a post-Cologne blog later this month.