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Mother & Baby Awards 2018 Shortlist

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Awards shortlist

From pushchairs to car seats, breast pumps to nappies, developmental toys to healthy baby food, the Mother & Baby Awards put all your essential baby purchases to the test. Here at Mother & Baby, we believe products should be tested by real baby experts – mums and dads, just like you! This year our awards are bigger and better than ever and we are proud to bring you the shortlist for your 2018 Mother & Baby award winners.

For the last 25 years, our army of mummy testers have been rigorously testing hundreds of pregnancy, maternity, baby and toddler products, to bring you the definitive list of the purchases worth investing in. From the new innovations, to the products they couldn’t live without, you can rest assured every product on this list has been put through its paces, and made the cut.

We will announce the winners of the Mother & Baby Awards 2018 on November 28th. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the Awards news.

The Mother & Baby Awards categories: 

Best Pushchairs & Prams – the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

One of the most competitive categories in the awards, this section includes the best pushchair for 2018, the best lightweight buggy, the best double buggy and the best travel system. Take a look at the full shortlist here. 

Best Car Seats - the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

Choosing a car seat can feel overwhelming. Our mums have put these forward facing and rearward facing car seats through their paces.

Best Travel Products – the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

Those go-to products that make life on the move with a baby that little bit easier. These are the top rated items our mums said they wouldn’t want to live without, separated into four categories – the best travel product under £25, the best travel product over £25, the best baby carrier/sling and the best baby changing bag.

Best Feeding Products – the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

This category features the best highchairs on the market for 2018, the best breast pumps, the best products for bottle feeding, the best products for breastfeeding (excluding breastpumps), the best weaning products on the market and the best baby food range or product on the shelves for your little one. 

Best Nursery Products – the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

These are the items mums need when stocking their nursery. The shortlist includes the best baby monitors for 2018, the best bath-time products, the best cot, crib or moses basket, the best potty-training product, the best products for a newborn, the best sleep product, the best safety products and the best swimming products for 2018. 

Best Toiletries – the Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

When you first walk into the supermarket, choosing the right nappy for your baby can be a minefield, so we asked our panel of mum testers to live with these products before giving us their reviews. We’ve shortlist the best baby wipes, the best disposable nappy or nappy range 2018, the best disposable potty training pant, the best reusable nappies, the best value disposable nappy or nappy range and the best baby skincare range here. 

Best Toys – the Mother & Baby Shortlist 2018

Which toys are the best for your baby or toddler? Our mums found out! Voting for the best baby toy and the best toddler toy of 2018 in this year’s shortlist. 

Best Products for Mum – the Mother & Baby Shortlist 2018

Those helpful little products that make life as a mum easier! From the best pregnancy/maternity product, to the best new mum/maternity skincare products, our panel of mum testers thought the following products were worth their weight in gold, silver and bronze. 

Innovation of the Year – the Mother & Baby Shortlist 2018

These are the products that are changing the world! Our panel of industry experts judged which of these innovations deserved to be on the shortlist for our 2018 Innovation of the Year awards. 

Take a look at the full shortlist here: 

Best Pushchair 2018:

  • Amble, Mothercare
  • Beech Pushchair, Cuggl
  • B-READY, Britax
  • Hybrid Edge, BabyStyle UK Ltd
  • MIXX, Nuna
  • Mosey+, Easywalker
  • Mytrax, Joie,
  • One, Dubatti

Best Lightweight Buggy/Stroller 2018:

  • Bee5, Bugaboo UK
  • Billie Faires MB51 Grey Chevron Stroller, My Babiie
  • City Tour, Baby Jogger
  • Maple Pushchair, Cuggl
  • MiiniMo, Chicco
  • OhLaLa, Chicco
  • Omnio Stroller, Omnio
  • Zeal, Obaby

Best Multiple, Twin or Tandem Pushchair 2018:

  • 2017 Zoom, ABC Design
  • Book for Two, Peg Perego
  • B-READY, Britax
  • Donkey, Bugaboo UK Ltd
  • Evalite duo, Joie
  • Nipper Double V4, Out ‘n’ About
  • VISTA 2017, UPPAbaby
  • Wave, Silver Cross 

Best Travel System 2018:

  • AFFINITY 2, Britax
  • Book 51 S Modular System, Peg Perego
  • Cosatto Giggle 2 3-in-1 Travel System in Firebird, Babies ‘R’ Us
  • Journey, Mothercare
  • Pepper, ABC Design
  • Stomp V3 All In One Travel System with Isofix Base, Ickle Bubba
  • UPPAbaby CRUZ 2017, UPPAbaby
  • Wow, Cosatto 

Best Forward Facing Car Seat 2018:

  • Elevate 2, Joie
  • Every Stage FX, Joie
  • EVOLVA 1-2-3 SL SICT, Britax Römer
  • Skippa Fix, Cosatto
  • Viaggio 2-3 Flex, Peg Perego

Best Rear Facing Car Seat 2018:

  • BABY-SAFE-i-SIZE, Britax Römer
  • Pebble Plus & 2wayFix Base, Maxi-Cosi
  • REBL™ plus, Nuna
  • Spin 360, Joie
  • Stages Isofix, Joie
  • Vaya i-Size, gb 

Best Travel Product Under £25 2018:

  • Antibacterial Hand Gel, Milton
  • Buggi Lights, Buggi Lights
  • Comfi-Snug, CuddleCo
  • DoddleBags, DoddleBags
  • Go Splash Swim Vest, Splash About
  • Microwave Steam Steriliser Bags, Philips Avent
  • Philip the Pelican – Clip & Go, Lamaze
  • Solo Travel Steriliser, Milton

Best Travel Product Over £25 2018:

  • Baby Hoodie Travel Wrap, Morrck Ltd
  • Cocoon Travel Cot, Inovi
  • Gro Anywhere Blind, The Gro Company
  • POD Travel Bag, Bizzi Growin
  • SENA™ aire, Nuna
  • Sleepyhead Deluxe+, Sleepyhead
  • SpackCot, SpaceCot Alfa
  • Una the Unicorn Trunki, Trunki 

Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier 2018:

  • Caboo+ Cotton Blend 10th Anniversary Printed Carrier, Close
  • 360 Cool Air Carrier, Ergobaby
  • Adapt Baby Carrier, Ergobaby
  • Adventurer S2 Child Carrier, LittleLife
  • Baby-Carrier, Izmi
  • Caboo Dxgo, Close
  • Easy Fit, Chicco
  • Kaatu Baby Carrier, WE MADE ME 

Best Changing Bag 2018:

  • Anywhere I Go (slim) – Backpack Change Bag, Ergobaby
  • Allis City Plus, Allis
  • Glam Rosie Bag, Lassig
  • Jennie Changing Bag, Mia Tui
  • Robyn Convertible Backpack, Babymel
  • Roma Changing Bag, BabaBing!
  • Suite Collection Backpack – Olive, Skip Hop

Best Baby Food Range/ Product 2018:

  • Annabel Karmel Favourites, Annabel Karmel
  • Four NEW vegetable-only flavours, Ella’s Kitchen
  • Goodies Soft Oaty Bars, Organix Goodies
  • Little Dish Pots and Pies, Little Dish
  • Mamia Breakfast Pouch Range – Stage 1, Aldi
  • Mamia Pasta Bolognese Stage 2, Aldi
  • Little Angles Organic Animal Puffs, ASDA
  • Piccolo Organic Baby Food, Piccolo 
  • Babease Organic First Tastes Range, Babease.

Best Breast Pump 2018:

  • 2 in 1 Double Electric Breast Pump, Lansinoh
  • Manual Breast Pump, Lansinoh
  • Natural Touch Digital Electric Breast Pump, Nuby
  • Natural Touch Ultimate Digital Breast Pump, Nuby
  • Philips Avent Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump, Philips Avent
  • Single Electric Breast Pump, Lansinoh
  • Swing Essentials, Medela
  • Swing Maxi Breast Pump, Medela 

Best Product for Bottle Feeding 2018:

  • Baby Bottle, Comotomo
  • Bfree Classic Bottle 260ml, Bfree
  • Easy Start 260ml 3pk Bottle, MAM UK LTD
  • Electric Steriliser & Express Warmer, MAM UK LTD
  • Natural Touch Newborn Starter Set, Nuby
  • NaturalFeeling, Chicco
  • Snuggle Up! Original Nursing Pillow, Snuggle Up!
  • Transitions™ Soft Spout Cup with Removable Handles, OXO Tot

Best Product for Breastfeeding 2018 (excluding Breast Pumps):

  • Comfi-Mum Feeding Pillow, CuddleCo
  • Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra, Cake Lingerie
  • HPA Lanolin, Lansinoh
  • Mumba Bra, Mumba
  • No Harm Nipple Balm, My Expert Midwife
  • Neuner's Organic Nursing Tea, Neuner’s
  • Spring Smocked Dress, Frugi
  • Thera°Pearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy, Lansinoh

Best Feeding Product for Weaning 2018:

  • 2 in 1 Steam & Blend, Vital Baby
  • 360° Insulated Maxi, Nuby
  • Baby Food Steamer Blender, Tommee Tippee
  • CleavaFeed, ClevaMama
  • Little Angels Weaning Spoons Set, Asda
  • Magic Cup, NUK
  • MAM Trainer, MAM UK LTD
  • Suction Bowl and Spoon Set, bamboo bamboo  

Best Highchair 2018:

  • Folding Highchair, East Coast Nursery
  • Grey Sprout Highchair, OXO Tot
  • MBHC8FL Floral Highchair, My Babiie
  • Polly Progress, Chicco
  • Pumpkin Deluxe Highchair, Cuggl
  • Siesta High Chair, Peg Perego
  • Kidsmill Up! High Chair, Kidsmill
  • ZAAZ, Nuna 

Best Baby Monitors 2018:

  • AC417 Video, Wireless Movement and Sound Baby Monitor, Angelcare
  • Audio Baby Monitor 450, BT
  • Motorola MBP36XL, Motorola
  • Motorola MBP50, Motorola
  • Panorama Digital Video Monito, Summer Infant
  • Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor, Philips
  • Safe & Sound° Digital Audio Baby Monitor BM1000, VTech Electronics
  • Video Baby Monitor 5000, BT

Best Bathtime Products 2018:

  • Rich Moisture Head to Toe Wash, Baby Dove
  • Hands Free Towel, Cuddledry
  • Hooded Bath Towel, Hooded Owls
  • Kawan Rubber Duck, Hevea
  • Mamia Baby Shampoo, Aldi
  • Octopus Floating Bath Toy, Nuby
  • Shampoo Shield, Boots Baby
  • Soft Touch Bath Support – Grey, Angelcare

Best Cot, Crib or Moses Basket 2018:

  • Bassinest, Halo
  • Bel Sleigh Cot Bed, Babymore
  • Carolina Space-Saving Cot & Mattess, East Coast
  • CoZee Bedside Crib, Tutti Bambini
  • Dreami Slate Grey, Shnuggle
  • Folding Cot, Mothercare
  • Next2Me Dream, Chicco
  • Next2Me, Chicco

Best Potty-Training product 2018 (excluding disposable nappies):

  • Kidsflush, KidsDo
  • My Carry Potty, My Carry Potty
  • Potty Training Pants, Bambino Mio
  • Step ‘n’ Potty, Numbo

Best Products for a Newborn 0-4 months 2018:

  • Baby Moisturiser, Childs Farm
  • Developmental Pillow, Taf Toys
  • Ewan the Dream Sheep in Grey, SweetDreamers
  • Fisher-Price Rainforest™ Music & Lights Deluxe Gym, Fisher-Price
  • Miosquares (muslin squares), Bambino Mio
  • Muslin Swaddles, Mama Designs
  • Personalised White High-Top Trainers, My 1st Years
  • Swaddle, aden + anais

Best Sleep Product 2018:

  • DryNites, Huggies
  • Grobag Baby Sleep Bag, The Gro Company
  • Mothercare Airflow Pocket Spring Mattress, Reylon LTD
  • Mum2Me Pod, Cleva Mama
  • NaturalStart No.2 Harrison Sprinks Baby
  • Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers
  • Safe Nights Anti-Allergy Cotbed Duvet, Silentnight
  • Sleepyhead Deluxe+, Sleepyhead

Best Safety Products 2018:

  • Airflow Pocket Sprung Mattress, Mothercare
  • Big Hi-Vis Dinosaur Kids ActionPak Backpack, Little Life
  • Boots Non-contact Thermometer, Boots
  • Groegg, The Gro Company
  • Luxury Pocket Sprung Mattress, Slumberland
  • MediClock, MediClock
  • Milk Monster, Milk Monster

Best Swimming Product 2018:

  • 3in1 Swim, Childs Farm
  • Little Swimmers, HUGGIES
  • Nutmeg Swim Pants, Morrisons
  • Pop-in Baby Cosy Suit, Close
  • Reusable Swim Nappy, Bambino Mio
  • Splash Jammers, Splash About
  • The New Improved Happy Nappy, Splash About
  • The Towel Cozy, The Towel Cozy Limited

Best Baby Wipes 2018:

  • 56 Newborn Pure Wipes Fragrance Free, Tesco Loves Baby
  • 64 Care & Protect Baby Wipes, Asda Little Angels
  • 64 Fragrance Free Ultra Soft Wipes, Tesco Loves Baby
  • 64 Fragranced Cotton Soft Baby Wipes, Asda Little Angels
  • Kinder by Nature Natural Unscented Baby Wipes, Jackson Reece
  • Mamia Fragranced Baby Wipes 64 Pack, Aldi
  • Mamia Sensitive Baby Wipes 64 Pack, Aldi
  • Sensitive New Baby Wipes, Pampers

Best Disposable Potty Training Pant/ Nappy Pant 2018:

  • Active Fit Nappy Pants, Pampers
  • Little Angels First Pants, ASDA Little Angels
  • Baby-Dry Nappy Pants, Pampers
  • Mamia Easy Pants Size 6, Aldi
  • Nutmeg Ultra Dry Pants, Morrisons
  • Pull-Ups, Huggies

Best Performance Disposable Nappy or Nappy Range 2018:

  • Baby Ocado Size 4 Ultra Dry Nappies 50 per pack, Ocado
  • Baby Ocado Size 6 Ultra Dry Nappies 40 per pack, Ocado
  • Baby-Dry, Pampers
  • Little Angels Newborn, ASDA
  • Nutmeg Ultra Dry Active Nappies, Morrisons
  • Premium Protection™/Pampers Premium Protection, New Baby Pampers
  • Super Dry with Active Stretch, Boots Baby
  • Tesco Loves Baby Ultra Dry, Tesco

Best Reusable Nappy 2018:

  • All-in-one Washable Nappy, The Green Bud
  • Bamboozle Stretch, TotsBots
  • Easyfit Star, TotsBots
  • Miosolo All-in-one Nappy, Bambino Mio
  • Organic Cotton One-Size Diaper, Charlie Banana
  • Pop-in New Gen V2 Reusable Nappy, Close
  • Sunny, NaturalMamma

Best Value Disposable Nappy or Nappy Range 2018:

  • ASDA Little Angels Comfort & Protect, ASDA
  • ASDA Little Angels Newborn, ASDA
  • Mamia Nappy Range, Aldi
  • Size 1 Ultra Dry Nappies 28 per pack, Ocado
  • Size 4 Ultra Dry Nappies 50 per pack, Ocado
  • Size 6 Ultra Dry Nappies 40 per pack, Ocado
  • Tesco Loves Baby Ultra Dry, Tesco

Best Baby Skincare Range/Product 2018:

  • Aveeno Baby Daily Care Range, Aveeno Baby
  • Baby Bee, Burt’s Bees
  • Rich Moisture and Sensitive Moisture Range, Baby Dove
  • Childs Farm Toiletries for Baby and Child, Childs Farm
  • Gentle Hair and Body Wash, SkinFix
  • Organic Baby Balm, Neal’s Yard Remedies
  • Organics Little Traveller Set, Storksak Organics

Best Baby Toy 2018:

  • Gertie the Good Goose, SweetDreamers
  • Gymini 1 2 3 Here I Grow!, Tiny Love
  • Learn and Groove Musical Table, Leapfrog
  • Learn With Me Zebra Walker, Fisher Price
  • Light ‘n’ Go 2 in 1 Activity Walker, Little Tikes
  • Musical Rings, Halilit
  • Ollie the Owl, The Gro Company
  • Silicone Teether Comotomo

Best Toddler Toy 2018:

  • Count Along Till, Leapfrog
  • Dr Poouch, Edushape
  • Goal Leage, Chicco
  • My First 30 Pastel Set, Magformers
  • Number Train, LEGO DUPLO
  • Peter Rabbit Play Set, Orange Tree Toys
  • Smelly Wellies, Orchard Toys
  • Toot-Toot Friends Magical Unicorn, VTech Electronics

The Best New Mum/Maternity Skincare Products 2018:

  • Fantastic Skin Elastic, My Expert Midwife
  • HPA Lanolin, Lansinoh
  • ‘Midwife in a Box’ Mummy to be Giftset, Natural Birthing Company
  • Mum to Be Nourishing Stretch Mark Oil, NSPA
  • Party-eyes, Party-eyes
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub, Eco by Sonya Driver
  • Pregnacare Stretch Mark Lotion, Vitabiotics
  • Resilient Body Stretchmark Oil, Basq NYC

Best Pregnancy/ Maternity Product 2018:

  • Aloe Vera Organic Allergen Barrier Balm, HayMax
  • Brighton Teething Necklace, Nibbling
  • Dream Belt Pregnancy Sleep Aid, Babymoov
  • Mum to Be Moisturising Bump Butter, NSPA
  • Organic Mother’s Balm, Neal’s Yard Remedies
  • Pregnacare Max, Vitabiotics
  • The Bump Yoga Mat, Tara Lee Yoga
  • The Davy Maternity & Nursing Pyjamas Set, Kindred Bravely 

Innovation of the Year 2018:

  • Electric Steriliser & Express Warmer, MAM UK LTD
  • Hip Healthy Groswaddle, The Gro Company
  • MultiMuslin, Cheeky Chompers
  • Organic Wasp Sting Relief, WASuP
  • Pampers Preemie Protection, Pampers
  • Pockit+, gb
  • Pod Travel Bag, Bizzi Growin
  • Spritz For Bitz, My Expert Midwife 

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