Taking your baby out for the day, or going on holiday, requires loads of gear.
Non-parents don’t realise just how much stuff is required if you want to leave the house with your baby. But with so many changing bags, carriers, and travel products on the market, which ones are the best?
Here comes the M&B Awards to help you decide which baby carriers, changing bags, travel sterilisers and grobags you should invest in.
All these products have been tested thoroughly by our army of real mum testers - so you know the M&B Awards 2017 brings you the best products for you and your baby.
Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier
Best Changing Bag
Best Travel Product Over £25
Best Travel Product Under £25
Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier - Gold: Ergobaby Bundle of Joy 360 Baby CarrierOur testers said: “I popped my baby in it while I prepped a lasagne. It's lovely and secure so means you're completely hands free to get on with jobs around the house.”
Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier - Silver: Caboo +organicOur testers said: “I absolutely love this! It is amazingly comfortable and every time I have used it so far my 3 month old has fallen fast asleep in it and stayed that way for ages!”
Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier - Bronze: BabyBjorn One OutdoorsOur testers said: “As a huge fan of BabyBjörn products, they again didn't disappoint me with this carrier!”
Best Baby Carrier/Sling or Back Carrier - Bronze: Caboo DXgoOur testers said: “The Caboo DXgo is great for popping in your bag when going out. It folds up so small and is so easy and quick to use it’s perfect.”
Best Changing Bag - Gold: Mia Tui Emma Changing BagOur testers said: “I’m actually a bit in love with this bag. I love the colour and the style, no more boring frumpy mummy here, I feel like a confident stylish mum with it.”
Best Changing Bag - Silver: Koo-di Lottie Changing BagOur testers said: “The most amazing changing bag ever... It not only looked good it was practical in every way, it carried everything I needed for the day and more.”
Best Changing Bag - Bronze: toTs by smarTrike toTs Infinity Changing BagOur testers said: “I love love love this changing bag, it really has revolutionised my trips out.”
Best Travel Product Over £25 - Gold: Nuna SENA miniOur testers said: “It is very easy to put up and down, no fiddly clips or sides that have to come together. Just pull it apart and fix the floor panel on to the velcro and it's ready to go. If I can do it anyone can.”
Best Travel Product Over £25 - Silver: Penny Scallan Design 4 Wheel SpinnerOur testers said: “I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, and seeing my son's face when he saw it, made the product really enjoyable to test.”
Best Travel Product Over £25 - Bronze: Trunki Gerry the GiraffeOur testers said: “This gorgeous little suitcase really has the WOW factor! It is very bright and vibrant so appeals to young children - my 3 year old declared it cool.”
Best Travel Product Under £25 - Gold: The Gro Company Travel GrobagOur testers said: “Can you put a price on sleep? No, I thought not! This is why this product comes up top for me. No man-handling baby when the journey has come to an end. It meant holiday journeys were much easier (and let's face it they are hard enough to start with).”
Best Travel Product Under £25 - Silver: Milton Mini Portable Soother SteriliserOur testers said: “This steriliser gives you peace of mind that the dummy is always germ free, especially if you are out and about & not sure how clean places are.”
Best Travel Product Under £25 - Bronze: Vital Baby Aquaint Sanitising WaterOur testers said: “I love this product, as with having two little ones, no matter where you go or whatever you do those little hands get dirty and covered in germs that you can't see.”