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hances are, if you are reading this you are pregnant, a new parent or running around after a cheeky toddler. If you are looking for the next great parenting buy then read on! Over the last 12 months, my team and I, plus families from across

the UK, have been testing hundreds of items to find the best products for pregnant mums, babies and toddlers. Find out who won gold, silver, bronze and consumer choice (page 24) in our Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards 2017 - see what names you do and don’t recognise! Take inspiration from some of our award-winners, by perusing our handy guide (starts on page 35) that tells you about some of the best products on the market right now, what makes them stand out and also what parents think about them. If you are looking to make a big purchase such as a pushchair or car seat then definitely check out our articles from Peg Perego and Cybex. If you want to know about safe sleeping then our article on page 18 could prove invaluable! We hope you enjoy reading this year’s magazine and find some products that will be perfect for you. Let us know what you choose, post a pic to our Facebook or Instagram page #bbtgmag and you could win a VIP membership* for a year. Enjoy!

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Pick a seat.. All the information you need for choosing a car seat

First Wheels Top tips on what to consider when buying your pushchair

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Babywearing The lowdown on carrying your baby

Bring on bedtime Expert advice on baby sleep routines

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Bedside cribs

There are a number of new brands entering the bedside crib market with some rather clever features and designs. Watch this space...

The one to two pushchair If you're thinking of having two children close together a number of well-known pushchair brands are creating single pushchairs that you can easily and cost effectively transform to a double.

Highchairs that last

Move over Unicorns!

From bouncer, to highchair to a desk chair, some of these will even hold the weight of an adult. There are a number of cool ones set to hit the market very soon!

Apparently next year it is all about the swan. Let’s watch this space and see if this trend takes off...

There is so much innovation in the baby and parenting market it can be hard to keep up. Here, we give you a lowdown on the trends to look out for over the coming months.

Swivel car seats

Athleisure

Not ones to miss out on the athlesiure craze, pushchairs and other fabrics make strolling with little one cool.

More and more of us are looking to rearward face our little ones for longer. But getting them in and out of a car seat can be hard work. Swivel seats are being heralded by many as a back saver!

3 seats in the back

The compact stroller

The new BeSafe iZi Flex FIX car seat looks to be a game-changer for safely having three children in the back of a car.

Could it be the end of the umbrella stroller? 2018 looks set to see the rise of the compact stroller. Super light and they fold in a flash.

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CHOOSING YOUR BABY'S FIRST CAR SEAT The questions you need to ask.

When it comes to having a child, there are a million and one things to think about. But choosing the right car seat from the beginning will make life much easier before you bring your little one home. We talk to Luke Burns, General Manager at Cybex UK and Ireland, about the importance of selecting the right car seat. Why is it important to choose the right car seat from the start?

What Car Seat laws and regulations are in place?

“It’s so important for parents to take their time when choosing a car seat, and ensure that they understand all the key safety features, including how to correctly fit the car seat into their car before purchase. According to a recent study carried out by researchers at Oregon Health and Science University, 95% of new parents make at least one error when installing their car seat but this one mistake could cause serious injury to your little one if you were in an accident. A car seat must be used from birth to 12 years (135 cm) therefore it’s important to choose the right car seat in line with your baby’s height and weight, not just age, to ensure maximum safety and comfort for your child. Shop around, do your research, ask questions, and ensure the car seat you choose is compatible with your car. Yes, it can be overwhelming but make sure you’re confident in your purchase.”

“All manufacturers of car seats have to pass several crash tests. Our car seats have been tested to the highest safety standards, which not only surpass the EU laws set out in R44, and the newer legislation that sits alongside R129, in terms of safety, but they are also independently tested by German consumer organisation, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest, and UK organisation, Which? The most recent safety regulation to come into force is i-Size – a new European car safety standard which makes travel safer. The i-Size regulation states that children aged 15 months or younger must travel in a rear-facing car seat as this is regarded as the safest way to travel. i-Size will not replace the current R44 legislation as it operates in parallel with it. In doing so, i-Size offers more sideimpact protection, over and above R44 (which currently does not include side-impact tests). Many premium brands, including Cybex, have been conducting side-impact tests for years as this is an important aspect of car seat safety.”

95% of new parents make at least one error when installing their car seat. Luke Burns, General Manager, Cybex

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A rear-facing child seat reduces the risk of injury in a head-on collision by more than 80%, when compared to a conventional forwardfacing seat. Leading consumer organisations recommend that children remain in rear-facing child seats even beyond group 0+, preferably up to approximately 4 years or 105cms in an i-Size seat.”


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BUYING A CAR SEAT

A guide to trying out car seats

Energy absorbing shell: absorbs the forces of an impact and protectively covers the baby

How long should a baby be in a car seat? “When a baby is young, being in a semi-upright position for a considerable length of time may place strain on a baby’s developing spine. Studies carried out by the Lullaby Trust revealed that when newborn or premature babies were sat in a car seat for 30 minutes, their heart and breathing rate increased, and their blood oxygen levels were lower compared with lying flat in a cot. It is recommended that a baby spends no more than 30 minutes in a car seat, especially in the first four weeks. It’s also crucial that they have regular breaks from the car seat, are not left in the car seat for more than two hours, and not left in the car seat if they are asleep. "

How do you know if you have fitted your car seat correctly? “The biggest issue when installing a car seat is misuse. However, nowadays car seats have a number of built-in safety features to ensure maximum protection for children. Most modern cars will be fitted with ISOFIX which provides additional safety and stability along with the car seat belt. You simply click in the ISOFIX connectors on the base of your seat into the ISOFIX anchor points in the car.

If a car doesn’t have an ISOFIX system, the car seat can be secured with the car seat belt. We recommend reading the instruction manual, watching videos, and speaking to staff in stores to ensure you’re confident in how to fit your car seat before you purchase one.”

Which car seat is right for your car? “In the UK, all children need to use a car seat from birth until 12 years old (or until they are 135cm tall). The car seat you buy needs to meet EU standards, and your child needs to be in the correct category seat for their age. You should especially check that your vehicle model has ISOFIX anchorage points, and the length of the vehicle seat belt, as this may vary, even during the same production year of manufacture. Ensure you try the car seat in your car before you buy. Here at CYBEX, our car seats are broken down into age groups and our website allows you to check if your selected car seat is compatible with your car make and model.”

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Children’s harnesses must be easy to adjust, so that they can be tightened or loosened depending on what the child is wearing. We recommend carrying out the two-finger test so if you can fit more than two fingers underneath the harness at the child’s shoulder bone, the harness needs to be tightened. Avoid carrying out this test whilst your child has a thick coat on, as it will not ensure the correct harness tension to protect your child. The car seat should offer children who tend to sleep in the car, maximum side support and a comfortable sleeping position. Our car seats recline and feature an adjustable headrest to offer maximum comfort and safety. Remember to keep rearward facing for as long as possible. The priority is to ensure that your child’s head is not over the top of the seat. Once positioned correctly, make sure they have enough leg room. Rear-facing child safety car seats must not be positioned on the front passenger seat of cars with an activated front airbag. In this instance, the infant car seat must be installed on the rear seat. However, the safest position in a car is the middle or behind the passenger seat. We do not recommend that people buy or use second-hand car seats, as they may have been involved in an accident, which could make them unsafe to use. Always, purchase from a reputable retailer who can support with aftersales service.

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BUYING A PUSHCHAIR

SHOPPING FOR YOUR FIRST SET OF WHEELS What to consider before buying your pushchair.

From modular systems to pushchairs, carrycots to tandems, there is a bewildering set of choices for parents-tobe and an even more eye-watering number of brands and style options to choose between. We spoke to Phil Howe, UK Country Manager for Peg Perego on what things parents should think about before they buy. Why is getting your pushchair right so important? “There is no denying that buying your pushchair is a very important purchase. And parents know this. Those first outings with your little one are magical. The first photo in their car seat as you leave the hospital together will be shown to countless friends and family. Stepping out as a family for the first time with your baby safely snuggled in their carrycot or lie-flat pushchair is a rite of passage and from then onwards, the system becomes an expression of who you are, your style, your identity as a parent. Style and substance are equal partners in this highly pressured purchase. As a result, many parents will embark on their research asking friends and family for advice, and eyeing-up systems while out and about. They will come to the shop with a brand and colour in mind, only to be drawn to options they haven’t seen before. And this is fine. It’s to be encouraged! Everyone will have an opinion. It’s likely on more than one occasion your parents will tell you there was never this much choice when you were a baby! Our key piece of advice is to take your time with your choice. Don’t buy a particular system because your friend tells you it’s the best, or because your neighbour has it. Don’t be afraid to shop around, experiment and try before you buy! It’s so important to find the one that is right for you and your partner. We recommend doing your research and choosing three brands that match up to your personal criteria, then putting them through their paces.

These are the questions I would always ask 4 Are you city living? In which case storage size and manoeuvrability will be key factors for you. 4 Country living? Handling, suspension and agility will be important to assess. 4 Love to travel? Will your chosen pushchair adapt to your requirements at home and abroad? 4 Are you planning to grow your family quickly? In which case the flexibility of a single pushchair that converts into a tandem should be a consideration. 4 Will you keep the same car? If so, the boot space, and size and weight of the folded system is important. 4 Using public transport? How does the chassis fold? Can you do this with one hand if needs be?

Once you’ve whittled it down to three, get out to the shops to try them out. Experiment with swapping over modular parts, practice folding them down, manoeuvre around the shop, try the brake. Push with one hand. Then leave. Let the experience sink in and see how you feel a few days later. Only when you have chosen the system, then choose your colour. This may all sound extreme, but you will not regret it. We know what a big decision this purchase is, so do not feel rushed into it. We are told time and again by parents that when they finally take the decision and make the purchase it’s a significant weight off their mind. So, to help you even further we asked Peg Perego, the stylish Italian heritage brand to tell us the more unusual questions they get asked by parents-to-be when considering their modular systems. They compiled their top ten. You may want to consider these too when you visit the shops to put your top three choices through their paces! Should I think about the weight? Yes! This is very important to know – especially with modular systems. First, you need to think about how heavy the carrycot is once it is off the chassis because you will always need to remove the carrycot from the chassis to travel in the car (unless you choose the Peg Perego Pop-up carrycot which folds down while still on the chassis!). Too heavy and it will be cumbersome to lift, especially shortly after giving birth. Also, what is the weight of the chassis with and without the pushchair seat? Establish if the seat unit even folds on the chassis. This is

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BUYING A PUSHCHAIR important to know especially if you are using public transport or have limited space in the car. Lightweight options are very popular. Wheels. What’s to know? Believe it or not, the wheels are a very important part of the system and should not be overlooked. Parents often favour tubeless, solid tyres as they are puncture proof. When purchasing wheels like this it’s important there is adequate suspension to ensure a smooth ride for baby and maximum manoeuvrability for you. This will mean less effort is required to push. Also look for front wheels that are lockable and swivelling. An added bonus are those that can be removed as this creates more storage space in the car or at home. It also helps in the event of mud! Think about the fold? Once again we cannot stress how important this is. You will be folding the chassis every day. You must ensure that you are happy with how it folds and unfolds, so get the assistant to show you and try it for yourselves. Make sure you are happy with all aspects of the product, understand how everything works, how do you adjust handle, swivel and lock the wheels, fix the brake etc. All elements are key as you don’t want to find niggles and frustrations once your little one has arrived. Attaching elements to the chassis? This is important. There is nothing more frustrating than a great looking system that you struggle to assemble. Especially when time is of the essence, or it’s raining, or you’re tired... Understand how each element fits and removes from the chassis (seat unit, carrycot and car seat).

There is nothing more frustrating than a great looking system that you struggle to assemble.

Peg Perego has a number of pushchairs to suit different lifestyles and terrains

How easy is it? Can you do this with one hand? This will become part of your everyday so you do not want it to become a tiresome effort each time you want to leave the house. Don’t just watch the assistant in the shop. Have a go yourself. The handle bar Very important for parents with quite different heights. What’s comfortable for one, might not be so great for the other. It’s important for both parents to feel comfortable as you will both spend many happy hours in the driving seat. Are all car seats compatible? This is a routine question and quite fundamental. Many couples like the look of a modular system but have already chosen a specific car seat. Some manufacturers provide universal fittings and all good manufacturers will sell adaptors if not. But it’s a very good question to ask if you have already chosen your car seat. Once again look at the car seat options available to you, you may see something that you had not considered. Overnight sleeping Carrycots can have a dual purpose which many don’t consider. A good quality carrycot, with breathable fabrics, air ventilation, separate mattresses and rocking bases can be used overnight whether at home, or when travelling away. Always ask the retailer for suitability, but those that offer these additional extras along with a stand can even be used to replace a moses basket in the home. Colour choices This is an interesting one and something not many people think of. You do not have to buy the whole modular system in the same colour. If you are drawn to one carrycot for those first precious months, but fancy something entirely different

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for the pushchair seat as the baby grows into an active toddler, then choose a different colour. This is your purchase, so it is entirely your choice. Not everything has to be matching. Raincovers included? An all-important purchase for British based parents! For babies born at any time of year, there will always be the need for a raincover and if it is sold separately you will need to factor this into the price. Don’t forget the carrycot and the pushchair will need separate raincovers, so check what is included in the system and the price for both of them. Should I think about two? Many couples hope to have children close in age and if so, it’s important to think ahead with this purchase. You may wish to look for a chassis that can take a seat and a carrycot at the same time, not just those that can take two seats. Check you are happy with the placing of the carrycot when it is fully assembled with the seat out front. Can you see your little one in the pushchair? Can you see clearly to drive effectively? Do you understand all the different configurations available (seat unit, carrycot and car seat)? Then make sure you try the product. How does it feel? Fold the chassis and lift it. Some tandems can be quite a bit heavier and you’ll be lifting it on a frequent basis, so don’t buy one you struggle with in the shop. Remember you’ll be using it during your second pregnancy with a small child in tow!”

Where can we find out more? Visit www.pegperego.co.uk for more information. Plus, find them on Facebook or Twitter @PegPeregoUK and on Instagram @pegperego_uk


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BABYWEARING

BABYWEARING. THE BASICS. A guide to carrying your baby

Babies love to be held – by wearing your baby, you free your hands to accomplish your tasks and for this reason, many parents consider a wrap or carrier their most important piece of baby kit. Here, specialist baby carrier retailer, Slumber-Roo, share their advice about what you need to consider when buying your first baby or toddler carrier. What are the benefits of baby wearing? “Carrying helps you bond with a new baby in a practical and active way. You won’t spoil your baby or make her clingy, she will soon become independent and want to roam but in the meantime, babywearing makes daily life easier. You can get on with all the things you need to do – make a quick snack, sort the washing, pop to the shops or chase an active toddler around the park. You’ll feel more confident and less tied down, while your baby feels warm and secure. When should I start? If you’re pregnant or have a newborn baby, that’s a great place to start but if you already have a bigger baby or toddler, there is no need to miss out on the benefits of carrying your child - you’re already used to picking them up, it will just take a little time to adjust to carrying them for longer periods. How long should I carry for? As your baby grows, your body will adapt to their increasing weight and if carrying is beneficial to your routine, with a good quality, size appropriate carrier, you can continue to carry comfortably well in to the pre-school years … think about those weary toddler legs on all those fun adventures! How do I decide on a ‘style’ of baby carrier? Parents or caregivers who frequently carry often have more than one kind of carrier as different types are suited to different situations – for example, an elegant ring sling snuggles a newborn close or offers a handy hip carry to an active up/down toddler, whereas two-shoulder carriers (soft-structured buckle carrier, meh dai or woven wrap) are better suited when carrying a heavier child for extended periods of time.

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If you’re looking for a buckle carrier to truly last from birth to 18/24 months, then consider a carrier with either an infant insert of adjustable base and back panel. If you’re still carrying your child after 2-years, then consider ‘up-sizing’ to a toddler or preschool carrier. How much do I need to spend? To start, as little as £30-£60 for a stretchy wrap to carry your baby during the first 4-6 months as you both adapt to this exciting new chapter in your lives. If you’re likely to carry your child for longer, then consider a budget of £60-£135+ for 1 or 2 carriers to cover the first 18-24 months of your baby wearing journey. What is a ‘good’ carrier? A good carrier should be comfortable for both baby and wearer but most importantly, support your baby safely in an upright position, snug and high against your body. REGULARLY check your baby’s positioning and breathing – ensure they’re not slumped and their face is not covered.

Safe Babywearing Ticks 4 Tight 4 In view at all times 4 Close enough to kiss 4 Keep chin off the chest 4 Supported back Read the full version at babyslingsafety.co.uk with thanks to the UK Sling Consortium

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BABY WEARING

the stages

One common question is: “how long in the duration of the day can I carry my young baby?” the answer “for as long as it’s comfortable and convenient for you, and baby is content and safe.

BUDGET OPTION Stage 1 - YOUNG BABY, 0-4/6 months+ Top Recommendations: Stretchy or Hybrid Wrap Budget: from £30-60

Stretchy Wraps are a single length of jersey fabric that you wrap around yourself and pre-tie – a sling consultants top recommendation for this age category. They can stay on throughout the day and baby can easily be swapped in-andout for nappy changes or feeding. Hybrid Stretch Wraps offer the nurturing environment of a standard stretchy wrap but remove the need to pre-tie. Useful Consideration: An ideal choice if you have a caesarean scar, as a stretchy wrap can be adapted to avoid or support your scar (possibly aggravated by a structured waistband) and provide excellent support for your back, stomach and core.

Where should I buy from? Be counterfeit aware – only purchase from an authorised retailer of the brand/product you’re considering. If in doubt, contact the brand manufacturer to verify and also check the product has been responsibly manufactured and tested to current US or EU safety standards. What should I do when my carrier arrives? Once you’ve purchased your baby carrier, it’s important to read the manufacturers instruction manual thoroughly and, if available, view online

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ELEGANT, VERSATILE & COST EFFECTIVE ALL AGES/STAGES: Newbornto-Toddler/Pre-School Top Recommendations: Ring Sling or Woven Wrap Budget: from £30-90 upward (simple cottons to luxurious blends, from budget to high-end)

Stage 2 - OLDER BABY, 4-12/24 months plus Stage 3, Toddler 18 months+ Top Recommendations: Soft Structured Buckle or Meh Dai Carrier Budget: from £60-£135+ (repeat if ‘sizing-up’) Soft-Structured Buckle & Meh Dai Carriers are similar to well designed rucksacks - two shoulder straps which attach to the body panel using webbing and buckles or ties to hold the child’s body close to the wearer. Many have a structured waist belt which helps distribute the child’s weight between the wearers’ shoulders and hips; especially useful when carrying heavy toddlers. One of the most familiar carrying aids, buckle carriers offer a variety of carrying positions and are a supportive and practical option when carrying your baby for long periods of the day, or sharing with other caregivers.

Ring Slings are long, single pieces of fabric that thread through two rings to form a pouch to carry your baby. Worn over one shoulder, they are highly adjustable to fit wearers of different sizes and particularly useful for snuggling a newborn or offering a quick and convenient hip carry to an older baby or toddler who is up/ down frequently. Woven Wraps come in a variety of lengths and a huge range of patterns, colours and fabric blends. It may take a little practice to learn how to tie your wrap on your back, but it’s well worth the effort if you’re looking for just one beautiful carrier to take you through all the stages of babywearing.

videos produced by either the manufacturer or a sling consultant. But remember – practice makes perfect and the more you use your carrier the more confident you’ll become.

Is there additional help & support? There are many UK sling libraries where trained peer supporters or babywearing consultants can help you choose a carrier that will suit your lifestyle, or offer fitting tips when you’ve received your carrier. Visit: www.slumber-roo.co.uk/libraries

Does every baby like being carried? Sometimes babies protest, especially if they’re tired or this is something new for you both, but they usually settle quickly once you start moving. Take a little time to check their positioning and, once secure, potter around the house or go outside for a short walk.

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Where can we find out more? For further advice, telephone 01803 782959, email: info@slumber-roo.co.uk or visit: www.facebook. com/slumber.roo


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SAFE SLEEPING

SLEEP SAFE LITTLE ONE! Creating the right environment for sleep.

You’ve planned the nursery, chosen the colours, the crib, the carpet, the cool room accessories. cute little socks and bodysuits all washed and folded, nappies all stashed, birth plan written ready for the big arrival. But, what then? When you bring baby home? Eat, sleep, clean, will be the routine for those first few weeks and while they can’t help with the eat or the clean, safer sleep experts at The Gro Company have been helping parents get their babies to sleep for over 16 years and have some great advice to help you get bedtimes sorted. What to expect?

white noise is a proven way of soothing and

sleep longer”. It is comforting for newborns and

When preparing for your baby’s arrival you need

calming unsettled little ones. Sleep aids that play

prevents them from startling themselves with

to decide where they will sleep. Leading safe

white noise such as soft cuddly Ollie the Owl can

the moro reflex.

sleep charity The Lullaby Trust recommend that

be a great help settling young children. With an

you; ‘Place your baby to sleep in a separate cot

intelligent CrySensor Ollie plays white noise or

or Moses basket in the same room as you for the

a gentle lullaby to soothe baby to sleep before

first 6 months. ‘

going into standby mode. Ollie plays again if

How to Swaddle Safely

baby stirs, helping to relax and soothe baby back

Issues to be aware of include wrapping

you need to consider? Firstly how warm is your

to sleep. With soft glowing adjustable light and

too tightly, wrapping in too many layers

room? Young babies aren’t able to regulate their

two other gentle sounds a sleep aid like Ollie can

(overheating), keeping loose fabric away from

temperature, keeping them comfortable and

be a best friend, not just to baby but to Mums

the head and face, and leaving room around

particularly not too warm will help your baby

and Dads too.

the legs and hips to allow a natural ‘frog-legged’

So if your baby is sharing your room what do

sleep better and more safely. A colour changing

Make sure you are able to easily check on your

However, there can be risks associated with swaddling if it is not done properly.

position for healthy hip development.

room thermometer such at the stylish Groegg2

baby, you’ll be doing that a lot in the early days.

Babies should also always be placed to sleep on

will help you easily tell what the temperature is

Watching your baby sleep is a moment many

their back.

so you can dress your baby appropriately. 16-

parents savour but whatever you do you don’t

20°C is the recommended room temperature for

want to wake the baby up! To create enough

safely is to use a specially designed product such

a baby to sleep in.

The easiest and quickest way to swaddle

light to check while not disturbing their sleep, a

as the Grosnug or the Hip healthy Groswaddle.

Try and distinguish between a night time and

nightlight will be invaluable. The Grolight is an

Both products have been recognised as

daytime routine as initially new babies can’t tell

adaptor that fits easily into your existing light,

encouraging ‘hip healthy’ leg development from

the difference. By creating a dark environment

even your bedside lamp. It is great for creating a

leading body The International Hip Dysplasia

using a black out blind, when evenings and early

low level of light at night to feed or change baby

Institute. The Grosnug has unique curved seams

mornings are light in summer, your baby will

whilst trying to keep them sleepy.

that encourage a natural leg position, while

associate darkness with time to sleep which will be helpful as you introduce a bedtime routine

night time changes are made easy with a handy

Guide to Swaddling

bottom opening zip. The Grosnug provides

all tried and tested techniques for settling baby.

Why should I swaddle?

and free room thermometer. The Hip Healthy

Keep trying different things until you work out

Swaddling has well recognised benefits. As Dr

Groswaddle is a simple to use wrap with a pocket

what your baby likes. Sometimes they are not

Harvey Karp, an expert on swaddling states,

to keep little legs warm while allowing lots of

enough though, particularly with colicky babies;

it helps babies “soothe faster, stay calmer and

room to wiggle.

when they get older. Rocking, singing, shushing and patting are

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everything you need in a swaddle and a newborn Grobag even coming with a ‘what to wear’ guide

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SAFE SLEEPING

Help!

Your questions answered by Rob Pascoe from The Gro Company

“I’m due in Winter / Summer and I’m not sure what I need to buy?” Remember it is more to do with the temperature of the room your baby is sleeping in than the weather outside. If you take the temperature in the room, you can then use the Gro Company guides to work out what weight of Grosnug or Grobag you need. Also consider daytime naps when temperatures might be higher and you might want a lighter weight option. Our top tip is always have a spare for when one is in the wash!

“My baby won’t go to sleep, what can I do?” First make your usual checks – are they hungry, do they need a change, are they otherwise comfortable, not too hot or cold? Then some different things to try include swaddling, white noise, rocking, singing a lullaby, a dark calm environment; some people also swear by baby massage or a bath before bed. All babies are

Baby Sleep Bags

different and their preferences change over time, but it is never too early to start a nice relaxing routine before bed. Try to keep calm and get some

The vast majority of parents now use baby sleep

before moving on to a baby sleep bag.

bags as a safe, reliable and easy to use alternative

However it is entirely up to you and you can

to sheets and blankets plus babies can’t kick

use a baby sleep bag from birth if your baby is

them off meaning they don’t wake up cold.

big enough (8.8lbs)

When should I move to a baby sleep bag?

have their arms out so you need to stop

use it arms in, or arms out, like a Grobag for a

Lots of people swaddle for the first 2-3 months

swaddling then.

newborn but still nice and comfortably snug on

When your baby can roll, they need to

rest yourself as soon as you can.

“I’m worried my baby won’t like being swaddled, what should I do?” We would recommend the Grosnug, you can

the chest to give your baby reassurance.

What to look for when buying a baby sleep bag? SAFETY FEATURES – Is the product British Standard approved? Does it have zip guards and covers? Is the zip YKK? Does it have underarm poppers on the 0-6mth size? Does it have a ‘what to wear’ guide? QUALITY – Is it well made, with no rough edges inside? Is it 100% cotton? Does it meet the British Safety Standard? TOG – Grobags come in 0.5, 1, 2.5 and 3.5 tog options.

Where can we find out more?

STYLE – Side zip bags are great for young babies wrapping around them easily and giving

Visit www.gro.co.uk to find out more on

quick access for nappy changing, travel baby sleep bags are brilliant for holidays or

safe sleeping and to view their full range of

generally if you are out and about a lot as you can transition from car seat or pushchair to

products. Search for @TheGroCompany on

cot without disturbing baby.

Facebook and Twitter.

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AWARDS

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Thousands of mums and dads took the time to

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Our Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards hold a lot

As well as gold, silver and bronze up for

vote for their favourites.

Finally, we can reveal all of the 2017 winners. So,

Jo Studholme, Editor in Chief says: “Our Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards are rigorously tested

of prestige because of you - parents and parents-

for parents, by parents. As a mother of three, I am

to-be who have tested all of the items submitted

always keen to know what other families think are

into our Awards. Families from up and down the country put products to the test; from nappies, to monitors, to toys and so much more! It’s a fun time (look at all those smiley faces) to test a whole category and weigh up what really is best. We had over 60 parents and children attend our annual testing day for pushchairs, car seats and furniture. Brand representatives were there on the day to demonstrate their products whilst parents had to assess each item against a strict set of criteria, in order to give a final verdict.

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you may spot some winners you expect but also some surprises along the way. Have a read and it may just help you make your mind up about what you need to buy next.”

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I had a brilliant time at the testing day. I found out so much and was impressed by the testing standards. I now know what stroller I will be buying! Sabela

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I was testing bedside cribs and I loved being able to have the time to build them, test them over a number of weeks and then rate them. Scoring them felt fair after using them for some time. Faye

Testing fun for everyone We have been inundated with pictures from our testers this year, keen to show us the fun they’ve had. Look at their faces, we’d say they have all loved it!

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Wow! Testing for the BBTG Awards is great fun but it’s also very comprehensive too. The category I tested had a lot in and I felt I was able to really rate each item by using them everyday. Katie

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I loved testing the double stroller category. Using my knowledge to help other mums make informed decisions is great - hopefully it helps them choose the right one for them and avoid costly mistakes! Katie

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THE RESULTS

Winner of the i-Size infant carrier category is the Pebble Plus & 2WayFix base from Maxi-Cosi

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CAR SEATS

Travel made safe... Infant Carrier H H H

Group 0/1/2/3

Cybex Cloud Q Baby Jogger City GO with ISOFIX base Cybex Cloud Q

i-Size Infant carrier Best Baby and Toddler Gear 2017 by

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Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus & 2wayFix Base Britax Römer BABY-SAFE i-SIZE Graco SnugRide i-Size Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus & 2wayFix Base

Group 0+/1

BABY CARRYING Close and cosy... Baby Carrier H H H H

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier Beco 8 Buckle Carrier Close Caboo DXgo MiaMily HIPSTER PLUS 3D Baby Carrier

Baby Wrap H H H H

ByKay Stretchy Wrap Classic Anthracite AmaWrap Baby Sling Boba BAMBOO Wrap AmaWrap Baby Sling

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Joie Stages isofix Diono Radian 5 Joie Stages isofix

i-Size Extended Rear Facing H H H H

Joie Every Stage FX Graco Milestone Joie Every Stage FX

Group 1/2/3 H H H H

Cozy ‘n’ Safe Excalibur RECARO Young Sport HERO Joie Bold Cosatto Hubbub isofix

Group 2/3

Cybex - Sirona M2 i-Size Joie Spin 360 Cozy ‘n’ Safe Merlin Joie Spin 360

Extended Rear Facing H H H

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Recaro Monza - Nova 2 Seatfix Peg Perego Viaggio 2-3 Flex Diono Monterey 2 Diono Monterey 2

Car Seat Accessory H H H H

Morrck All Season Baby Hoodie Travel Essentials 3-in-1 All Weather Protector Diono Easy View Plus Diono Easy View Plus

BeSafe iZi Modular iSize & Base RECARO Zero.1 Elite JANÉ GRAVITY Car Safety Seat BeSafe iZi Modular iSize & Base

Baby Sling H H H

Caboo +cotton blend 10th anniversary printed carrier Lifft Pouch Sling Caboo +cotton blend 10th anniversary printed carrier

Baby Wearing Accessory H H H H

Nibbling Flora Pink Dummy Clip Num Num Teething Jewellery Boba Hoodie Num Num Teething Jewellery

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Ergobaby won Gold in the Baby Carrier category

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The Excalibur from Cozy’n’Safe scooped Gold in the group 1/2/3 car seat category


THE RESULTS

PUSHCHAIRS

The wheels to know about... Luxury Pushchair H H H H

egg Stroller Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Cybex Priam egg Stroller

Travel System under £500 H H H H

Baby Elegance Venti Uberchild MOTO 3in1 Graco Modes 3 Lite Uberchild MOTO 3in1

Travel System over £501-650 H H H H

Uberchild Ultimo Cosatto Giggle 2 phil&teds sport Cosatto Giggle 2

Travel System £651-850 H H H H

Quinny - Zapp Flex Plus Cosatto Wow Cybex Mios Venicci Shadow

Travel System over £851 H H H H

Peg Perego Book 51S Pop-up Modular System UPPAbaby VISTA ABC Design Pepper UPPAbaby VISTA

The UPPAbaby Vista clinched Silver in the Travel System over £851 category

Running Pushchair H H H H

Thule Glide Out‘n’About Nipper Sport V4 Bugaboo Runner Bugaboo Runner

Single Stroller under £250 H H H H

Babystyle Oyster Zero Roma Prams Rizzo Peg Perego Pliko Mini Babystyle Oyster Zero

Single Stroller over £250 H H H H

Baby Jogger City Mini Out ‘n’ About Little Nipper ABC Design Mint Baby Jogger City Mini

Travel Stroller under £200 Sprinting to victory, the Thule Glide in the running pushchair category

First Pushchair under £350 H H H H

Joie Chrome DLX Cosatto Supa Hauck Vegas Buggy Joie Chrome DLX

First Pushchair £351-£500 H H H H

Cybex Balios M Diono Quantum phil&teds mod Cybex Balios M

First Pushchair over £500 H H H H

UPPAbaby Cruz Babyzen YOYO+ Britax B-READY Babyzen YOYO+

All-Terrain Pushchair H H H H

iCandy Peach All Terrain Out‘n’About Nipper Single V4 Baby Jogger City Mini GT Out‘n’About Nipper Single V4

H H H H

Familidoo Air Mee-go Trio Hauck Swift Stroller Mee-go Trio

Travel Stroller over £200 H H H H

Mutsy Nexo Omnio Stroller Baby Jogger City Tour Mutsy Nexo

Double Pushchair H H H H

Peg Perego Book for Two Maxi-Cosi Dana For2 Out‘n’About Nipper Double V4 Out‘n’About Nipper Double V4

Tandem Pushchair H H H H

iCandy Orange Silver Cross Wave UPPAbaby Vista Silver Cross Wave

Toddler Board H H H H

Lascal BuggyBoard Mee-go 4 Wheel Sit & Ride mountain buggy freerider Lascal BuggyBoard

Traditional Pram H H H H

Mee-go Milano Babystyle Prestige Peg Perego Primonido Elite Babystyle Prestige

Pushchair Accessory H H H H

Munchkin Pushchair Organiser Plus Buggi Lights Pogu Safety Reflective Kit Munchkin Pushchair Organiser Plus

Footmuff/Cosytoes H H H

Wallaboo Toddler Footmuff BabyHub Compact Footmuff Wallaboo Toddler Footmuff

Pushchair Sunshade H H H H

Snoozeshade Original Lullaby Shade My Buggy Buddy Sunshade Snoozeshade Original

Double Stroller H H H H

Out‘n’About Little Nipper Double Baby Jogger City Mini Double Cosatto Supa Dupa Baby Jogger City Mini Double

Pushchair for Twins H H H H

Baby Elegance Cupla Duo UPPAbaby Vista ABC Design Zoom UPPAbaby Vista Gold for Quinny in Travel System £651-£850

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THE RESULTS

FURNITURE

Stylish, safe & secure... Bedside Cot/Crib H H H H

Tutti Bambini CoZee Bedside Crib Chicco Next2Me SnüzPod Chicco Next2Me

Moses Basket H H H H

Shnuggle Dreami Moba Moses Basket Clair de Lune Moses Basket Shnuggle Dreami

Nursery Furniture Set H H H H

Mee-go Oslo Furniture Range Obaby Stamford 3 Piece Room Set Tutti Bambini Lucas Room Set Tutti Bambini Lucas Room Set

Cot Bedding H H H H

Naturalmat Organic Cotton Bedding Set Bizzi Growin Little Dreamer Nursery Bedding Set Clair de Lune Sleep Tight Bedding Set Bizzi Growin Little Dreamer Nursery Bedding Set

Nursing Chair H H H

Tutti Bambini GC35 Glider Chair & Stool Kub - Chatsworth Glider & Footstool Tutti Bambini GC35 Glider Chair & Stool

Pregnancy Pillow H H H H

bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow Theraline Original Pregnancy & Baby Feeding Pillow SnuggleUp Original U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow SnuggleUp Original U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

Blanket H H H H

Zippy Sherpa Fleece Blanket Les Enfants Muslin Blanket Lassig Knitted Blanket Zippy Sherpa Fleece Blanket aden + anais Swaddle SwaddleMe Original Love To Dream Swaddle UP The Hip Healthy Groswaddle

Wall Decoration H Naturalmat took Silver in the Mattress category

Cotbed H H H H

Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed Mee-go Oslo Cot/Cotbed SnüzKot Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed

Mattress H H H H

Harrison Spinks Baby NaturalStart No. 2 Naturalmat Quilted Spring Mat Silentnight Luxury Wool Pocket Spring Cot Bed Mattress Naturalmat Quilted Spring Mattress

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Lovely Stuff & Pretty Things Giant Engraved Wooden Letter Koko Kids Fabric Wall Stickers Great Little Trading Company Townhouse Wall Shelves Lovely Stuff & Pretty Things Giant Engraved Wooden Letter

Storage Option H H H H

Toddler Bedding H H H H

Frugi Bed Set Gro To Bed Bedding Set Great Little Trading Company Grey Star Duvet Cover Set Frugi Bed Set

Travel Cot

Swaddle H H H H

Silver for Stokke’s Tripp Trapp in the Highchair category

Tidy Books The Sorting Box Great Little Trading Company Poppins Toy Chest Lassig Laundry Bag Great Little Trading Company Poppins Toy Chest

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SpaceCot BabyHub SleepSpace Chicco Lullago Zip SpaceCot

Highchair H H H H

Peg Perego Siesta Highchair Stokke Tripp Trapp phil&teds poppy Stokke Tripp Trapp

Highchair Accessory H H H H

Mumma’s Little Helpers Highchair Food Catcher Tidy Tot - Bib & Tray Kit Sassy Teethe & Twirl Sensation Station Tidy Tot - Bib & Tray Kit

Travel Highchair H H H H

Apramo Flippa Dining Booster phil&teds lobster Totseat phil&teds lobster

Baby Bouncer/Rocker H H H H

Summer Infant Pop ‘N Jump Chicco Balloon Bouncer Tiny Love Gymini Bouncer Under the Sea Summer Infant Pop ‘N Jump

Baby Swing H H H

Joie Serina 2in1 Graco Move with Me Joie Serina 2in1

Baby Seat H H H

Bumbo Multiseat Prince Lionheart bebePOD Flex Plus Bumbo Multiseat

Toddler Seat H H H

Tutti Bambini’s GC35 Glider Chair & Stool won Gold in the Nursing Chair category

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OXO Tot Perch Booster Seat with Straps Bumbo Booster Seat Bumbo Booster Seat


THE RESULTS

Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature bottle won best Baby Bottle

Munchkin’s 360° took the top spot for best Toddler Training Cup

FEEDING

Nurturing little one... Manual Breast Pump H H H

NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump / Milk Collector Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump / Milk Collector

Electronic Breast Pump H H H H

Nuby Natural Touch Digital Electric Breast Pump Ardo Calypso Double Plus Breast Pump Philips Avent Single Electric Breast Pump Nuby Natural Touch Digital Electric Breast Pump

Breast Feeding Accessory H H H H

Tommee Tippee Express and Go Complete Starter Set HushCush Nursing Pillow Les Enfants Nursing Scarf Chicco Boppy Feeding Pillow

Baby Bottle H H H H

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle Nuby Natural Touch Apple of My Eye Starter Set Dr Brown’s Options Nuby Natural Touch Starter Set

Feeding Bib H H H H

Toddler Food Brand

Close Pop-in Coverall Bib Messy Little Thing Long Sleeved Weaning Bib aden + anais Burpy Bib Messy Little Thing Long Sleeved Weaning Bib

Weaning Product H H H H

Munchkin Go Bowl Silicone Bowl bamboo bamboo Stay Put Suction Plate Nuby SureGrip Monkey Mat Nuby SureGrip Monkey Mat

Food Preparation for Weaning H H H H

Philips Avent 4in1 Healthy Baby Food Maker Vital Baby 2in1 Steam and Blend Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steamer Blender Munchkin Go Mash™ Food Mashing Set

Baby Food Brand H H H H

Asda Little Angels Heavenly Kids Babease Asda Little Angels

H H H H

Kiddyum Annabel Karmel Kiddylicious Kiddylicious

Feeding Bowl H H H H

Nuby SureGrip Bowl bamboo bamboo Suction Baby Bowl and Spoon Set Brother Max Easy-Hold Weaning Bowls Nuby SureGrip Bowl

Toddler Cutlery H H H H

Asda Little Angels Toddler’s Cutlery Set Doddl Children’s Cutlery Kizingo Spoon Asda Little Angels Toddler’s Cutlery Set

Toddler/Training Cup H H H H

Munchkin Miracle 360° Sippy Cup Nuby 360 Insulated Maxi No Spill Cup Litecup Baby Nuby 360 Insulated Maxi No Spill Cup

Bottle Feeding Accessory H H H H

Lily Pad Bottle Bib Philips Avent Bottle Warmer Milk Monster Milk Timer Milk Monster Milk Timer

Steriliser H H H H

Nuby Natural Touch Steriliser Dryer Philips Avent 3-in-1 Steam Steriliser Tommee Tippee Electric Steam Steriliser Nuby Natural Touch Steriliser Dryer

Travel Sterilser H H H

Philips Avent Steam Steriliser Bags Milton Solo Travel Steriliser Milton Solo Travel Steriliser Gold for the Nuby Natural Touch Digital Breast Pump

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THE RESULTS

BATHTIME

Time to splash around...

Kit & Kin took Bronze in the Eco-friendly Nappy. category

The best Baby Bath went to Shnuggle

Baby Bath

CHANGING

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Kind to baby, easy to use... Disposable Nappy H H H H

Nutmeg Ultra Dry Active ASDA Little Angels Comfort & Protect Baby Ocado Ultra Dry ASDA Little Angels Comfort & Protect

Disposable Newborn Nappy H H H H

ASDA Little Angels Newborn Nutmeg Newborn Baby Ocado Ultra Dry ASDA Little Angels Newborn

Disposable Toddler Training Pants H H H

HUGGIES Pull-Ups ASDA Little Angels First Pants ASDA Little Angels First Pants

Eco-friendly Nappy H H H H

Bambo Nature Little Tree Eco-friendly Kit & Kin Eco Bambo Nature

Nappy Disposal System H H H

Baby Wipes H H H H

Close Pop-in New Gen V2 Wonderoos Real Easy Wonderoos V3 Close Pop-in New Gen V2

Reusable Swim Nappy H H H H

Splash About New Improved Happy Nappy TotsBots Swim Rashoodz Swimwear Reusable Swim Splash About New Improved Happy Nappy

Swim Nappy H H H H

Splash About - New Improved Happy Nappy HUGGIES Little Swimmers ASDA Little Angels Swim Pants HUGGIES Little Swimmers

HUGGIES Soft Touch Wipes HUGGIES Newborn Wipes Asda Little Angels Care & Protect Asda Little Angels Sensitive Cotton Soft

Eco-friendly Baby Wipes H H H

Bambo Nature Baby Wet Wipes Eco by Naty Wipes Unscented Bambo Nature Baby Wet Wipes

Changing Bag under £100 H H H H

Reusable Nappy H H H H

Angelcare Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec

BabaBing! Roma Changing Bag My Babiie Billie Faiers Deluxe Baby Changing Bag Roma Prams Parent Organiser My Babiie Billie Faiers Deluxe Baby Changing Bag

Changing Bag over £100 H H H

Storksak Noa Leather Lassig Glam Rosie Bag Storksak Noa Leather

Changing Mat H H H H

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The Shnuggle Bath Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Safety Duck Bath Summer Infant Newborn-To-Toddler Fold Away Baby Bath The Shnuggle Bath

Baby Towel H H H H

Boots mini club Elephant Hooded Towel Little Tinkers World Elephant Hooded Baby Towel Minene Newborn Animal Hooded Towel Boots mini club Elephant Hooded Towel

Bubble Bath H H H H

Childs Farm Bubble bath for buccanneers Asda Little Angels Vapour Bath Johnson’s TOP-TO-TOE Baby Bath Childs Farm Bubble bath for Buccanneers

Bath Support/Seat H H

Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Support Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Support

Bathtime Toy H H H H

Munchkin Fishin’ Bath Toy Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy Splash About Splash Pals Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy

Bumbo Changing Mat Shnuggle Squishy The Splash About Anti-Bacterial Changing Mat The Splash About Anti-Bacterial Changing Mat

Potty H H H H

My Carry Potty Bumbo Step n’ Potty Tiny Toes Octopotty My Carry Potty

A Silver for the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal System

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THE RESULTS

Teething Toy Gold for Rosa & Bo’s Bo Bunny Teether

The Hape Four Stage Rocket Ship won Gold for best Wooden Toy

Baby Toy 12-24 months Gold - Nattou Rocker

PLAYTIME

Keeping busy and learning lots... Baby Toy 0-12 months H H H H

Halilit Musical Rings Dolce Toys Activity Zebra Mary Meyer Taggies Crinkle Me Fox Halilit Musical Rings

Baby Toy 12-24 months H H H

Nattou Rocker Little Tikes 1 Light ‘n Go 3in1 Activity Walker Little Tikes 1 Light ‘n Go 3in1 Activity Walker

Electric Ride-on Toy H H H

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force with Trailer Feber Range Rover 6V with app remote control Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force with Trailer

Electronic Toy Gold in Travel Product for the Go Splash Swim Vest

TRAVEL

All you need when on the go… Travel Product H H H H

Splash About Go Splash Swim Vest Lullaby Shade for Buggies Close Pop-in Toddler Snug Suit Bizzi Growin POD Travel Changing Bag

H H H H

Little Tikes RC Tyre Twister Clementoni World Cup Winner Clementoni Interactive Football Table Clementoni World Cup Winner

Outdoor Play Equipment H H H H

Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table Plum Premium Nest Swing with Mist Plum Great Wooden Teepee Hideaway Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table

Ride-on Toy H H H H

Globber Evo 4in1 Plus smarTrike Recliner Infinity 5in1 Little Tikes Princess Horse and Carriage smarTrike Recliner Infinity 5in1

Roleplay Toy H H H

Great Little Trading Company Beaumont Castle Bigjigs Toys Portable Cooker Bigjigs Toys Portable Cooker

Teething Toy H H H H

Rosa & Bo - Bo Bunny Teether Sassy Teethe & Twirl Sensation Station Munchkin Twisty Teether Ball Rosa & Bo - Bo Bunny Teether

Toddler Toy H H H H

Little Tikes Big Car Carrier LEGO DUPLO Number Train Little Brian Paint Sticks LEGO DUPLO Number Train

Wooden Toy H H H

Hape Four-Stage Rocket Ship Orange Tree Toys Best in Show Play Set Hape Four-Stage Rocket Ship

Pushchair Toy H H H

Taf Toys Tropical Orchestra Arch Sophie la girafe Activity Spiral Sophie la girafe Activity Spiral Gold for the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force

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THE RESULTS

HEALTH AND SAFETY Happy, healthy and safe... Baby Skincare H H H H

Weleda Calendula Baby Top To Toe Collection Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser Little Tree Hypoallergenic Baby Skin Care Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser

Organic Skincare H H H H

Harry & Rose Baby Skincare Gift Box Sophie la girafe Baby Oil Petit Pai Apple & Mallow Blossom Face & Body Cream Sophie la girafe Baby Oil

Pregnancy Skincare H H H H

Colief Mum To Be Cream Weleda Mum To Be Prepare & Relax Collection Bio-Oil Bio-Oil

Toddler Skincare H H H H

Tropika Little Spa Herbal Cream Childs Farm Hair & Body Wash for Dirty Rascals Mee-go Little Organics 100% Organic Hand Sanitiser Childs Farm Hair & Body Wash for Dirty Rascals

Health and Safety H H H H

Bizzi Growin Cot Bumper Wraps Dreambaby 26 Piece Household Safety Kit Crane Cool Mist Humidifiers Dreambaby 26 Piece Household Safety Kit

Infant Well Being H H H H

Munchkin Ice Heart Baby Nails Bumper Pack SuperKalimagiK Calming Cough Suspension Colief Infant Drops

Postnatal Well Being H H H H

Weleda Nursing Tea Body Clock SensaTONE Elvie Pelvic Floor Exercise Tracker Body Clock SensaTONE

Pregnancy Well Being H H H H

Kicks Count Wristband BeSafe Pregnant Belt FIX Spatone Apple Kicks Count Wristband

Swim Safety Well Being H H H H

Original Konfidence Swim Jacket Splash About UV Float Suit Sevylor Puddle Jumper Aquaplane

Motorola’s MBP50 Video Monitor picked up a Bronze in the Video Monitor category

Toddler Well Being H H H

Spilly Spoon Banz Baby Ear Defenders Spilly Spoon

Sleep Aid for Baby H H H H

Sleepyhead Deluxe + pabobo Star Projector Calm Ocean Grosnug Sleepyhead Deluxe +

Sleep Aid for Toddler H H H H

Groclock Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night Teddy Groclock

Audio Monitor H H H H

BT Baby Monitor 450 Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor Motorola Smart Nursery Dream Machine BT Baby Monitor 450

H H H H

Nuby Teething Jewellery Kidsme Icy Moo Moo Teether Nibbling Aqua Butterfly Teething Pendant and Toy Nuby Teething Jewellery

Teething Relief H H H

Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules Ashton & Parsons Infants’ Powders Ashton & Parsons Infants’ Powders

Baby Sleeping Bag H H H H

Grobag Baby Sleep Bag SnüzPouch Sleeping Bag aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag Grobag Baby Sleep Bag

GIFTS AND KEEPSAKES Presents to treasure...

Video Monitor H H H H

Motorola MBP855 Connect Summer Infant Wide View 2.0 Digital Colour Video Monitor Motorola MBP50 Digital Video Angelcare AC517 Video, Wireless Movement & Sound Monitor

Soother H H H H

Nuby Ubersoother Night Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Fun Style Asda Little Angels Orthodontic Air Flow Nuby Ubersoother Night

Teething Jewellery H H H H

Mama + Belle Aurora Quartz Teething Necklace Num Num Teething Jewellery Nibbling Brighton Mint and Marble Teething Necklace Num Num Teething Jewellery

Mama + Belle Aurora Quartz took the number 1 spot for best Teething Jewellery

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Teething Product

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My 1st Years Splash and Shuggles Gift Set takes Gold

For Baby H H H H

My 1st Years Splash and Snuggles Gift Set Cheeky Chompers Little box of Cheekiness My 1st Years High Tops Cheeky Chompers Little box of Cheekiness

For Parent H H H

Smallprint Tender Touch Pendant Belo + Me Baby Wardrobe Dividers Smallprint Tender Touch Pendant


THE RESULTS

CLOTHING Looking good...

MOST INNOVATIVE

Great ideas to make things easier...

BOOKS

Get them reading...

Maternity Clothing Brand H H H H

Tiffany Rose Magnet Mouse Sportee Mommee Tiffany Rose

Maternity/Nursery Lingerie H H H H

Mumba Bra Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Cantaloop Pregnancy Support Belt Mumba Bra

A Gold for Taf Toy 3 in 1 Baby Book in Baby Book

Baby H H H H

Baby Clothing Brand H H H H

Boots mini club Frugi Rashoodz Swimwear Lottie & Lysh

Sleepyhead Deluxe + picked up Gold in Most Innovative for Baby

Toddler

For Baby

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Sleepyhead Deluxe + The Gro Company Ollie the Owl Peg Perego Tatamia Sleepyhead Deluxe +

For Toddler H H H H Gold for Boots mini club

Baby Footwear Brand H H H H

Zoojoy Little Grippers Poco Nido Little Grippers

Nursing Clothing Brand H H H H

Bshirt Frugi Bump to Breastfeeding Collection Milla London Frugi

Nomi Highchair Splash Jammers BikyBiky Kids Learn to Cycle Safely Vest Nomi Highchair

H H H H

Snuza Hero MD Portable Breathing Monitor Munchkin LATCH Sterilise Bags Cheeky Chompers MultiMusliin Cheeky Chompers MultiMusliin

BEST OF BRITISH Top homegrown treats...

H H H H

Hippychick Frugi Lottie & Lysh Lottie & Lysh

Parenting H H H H

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Be inspired You now know who has won gold, silver, bronze and consumer choice in our Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards, but now you can find out more about our award winners. So, grab a cuppa and read about some of the best products on the parenting market right now! Get the lowdown on each item, the key features identified and what our testers thought too. Make a note of your favourites and create a shortlist or should we say shopping list? Enjoy and let us know what you choose!

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PUSHCHAIRS

Uberchild Ultimo Travel System

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Price: £599.99 Category: Travel System £501 - £650 Website: www.uberchild.com

GOLD

Travel System £501-£650

The Uberchild Ultimo is packed with no end of features, extras and style - it has all that you could want in a travel system. The Ultimo will suit most parents needs thanks to the within the package. The sturdy, mirror finish metal framing and the Champagne Supernova colourway certainly makes the Ultimo stand

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car seat, carrycot and seat unit all included Hand stitched leather handles make it stand out from the crowd

out from the crowd. The three large air filled wheels allows the Ultimo to transport your baby over most terrains with ease. Adding great suspension to all wheels to make walking a cinch. The multi-directional, multi-reclinable seat can face parent or the world with a handy parent window to check on baby. Now also available as

Easy to set up and use with great quality fabric and huge zip up basket. Instructions were easy to understand and my son appeared very comfortable.

a 4 wheel version. The Uberchild travel system in 3 or 4 wheel mode offers great value for money.

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Reviewer’s thoughts

3 large air wheels make this a great all-terrain travel system

It is comfortable, light and easy to use. It drives well, even with one hand. The basket is huge and it folds and unfolds beautifully.

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Venicci Shadow

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Price: £729.00 Category: Travel System £651 - £850 Website: www.venicci.co.uk

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Travel System £651-£850

SHORTLISTED Travel System £651-£850

This is one for those who love a traditional looking pram but want modern day features. The Venicci

A lovely, spacious carrycot for baby

Shadow Denim Grey is new to the market this year and is perfect for those looking for an elegant and sleek looking travel system. The chassis is a lightweight aluminium frame for easy accessibility when out and about with your baby. The easy click mode on the chassis makes swapping between different parts of the travel system very simple for new or experienced parents. It has a height adjustable handlebar and an easy to use brake system.

little one. It has lovely, big chunky tyres, ideal for all terrains; from city streets to the countryside. It also has a big basket so you can pop all your essentials in there easily.

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Reviewer’s thoughts

The hood is a real show-stopper for this pushchair, it is huge and offers lots of protection for

This is a nice looking pushchair. It’s stylish. It has big wheels but the drive is still light and turning circle is good.

Leatherette base which gives the pram an elegant and smart look.

The Venicci Shadow comes with a car seat, spacious carry cot, beautifully padded seat and a matching changing bag.

Peg Perego Primonido Elite

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Price: £850.00 Category: Traditional Pram Website: www.pegperego.co.uk

BRONZE Traditional Pram

The traditional yet feature packed Primonido Elite from Peg Perego is quickly making a name for itself. The ultimate expression of Italian tailoring excellence with gorgeous fabrics on a sturdy chassis. In line with its traditional design, the Primonido Elite includes a brake bar on the rear wheels and spring shock absorbers provide maximum comfort for newborns. It has a height adjustable handlebar and a large storage basket. The carrycot fabric hood and apron can be adapted from summer to winter mode; the All Seasons System regulates the internal airflow of the carrycot in a constant way to ensure aeration. There is a rocking base or stable feet option and it is suitable for occasional overnight sleeping. You can purchase the Giro reversible seat unit which comes with an apron and raincover and offers a four position backrest, five point safety

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Reviewer’s thoughts The added features and attention to detail really made this pram parent friendly.

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SL car seat.

An elegant Pram featuring deluxe carrycot and reversible seat unit on a chrome chassis.

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harness and three position footrest. For a complete travel system, you can buy the

Fitted to the chassis with one click using Peg Perego’s G-Matic system.


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UPPAbaby Vista

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Price: From £968.00 Category: Travel System over £851 Website: www.uk.uppababy.com

Travel System over £851

Weighs only 12kg with the seat fitted

to see why thanks to its versatility and ease of use.

the hood means you don’t have to take the handle

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with many parents over the last few years. It’s easy

convenient height and having the carry handle in

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The UPPAbaby Vista has been a firm favourite

The carrycot has a one hand release at a

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A very versatile travel system with a wide range of car seat options.

on and off to lift baby in and out. The spacious seat reclines in both world and

Reviewer’s thoughts

parent facing positions and the chassis can be folded with the seat fitted. The compact fold and combined weight of the seat and chassis of just 12kg makes the lift into the car easier.

This pushchair is a really nice design, I love the look of it. It’s very easy to push, it runs very smooth.

The car seat adaptors, included in the pack, are suitable for Maxi-Cosi, BeSafe, Cybex, and Kiddy

car seats giving a wide range of car seat options. Ready for action no matter what the weather, the UPPAbaby Vista comes with weather equipment for both the seat and carry cot with raincovers, sun shades and insect nets. The Vista can also carry twins or children of different ages as both a pushchair and travel system with additional accessories.

Peg Perego Book 51S Pop-up Modular System Price: £1,010.00 Category: Travel System over £851 Website: www.pegperego.co.uk

With its ultra-modern and functional design the Book 51S Modular System offers unique features including a non-slip eco-leather handlebar with adjustable height, a large storage basket and SoftRide suspension wheels with 12 ball bearings that provide 360° of agile movement. It easily adapts to different surfaces. The chassis has been designed to fold easily, just like a book and only using one hand. At only 51cm wide it is the perfect compact chassis for urban living, easy storage and navigating tight spaces when out and about. With the Peg Perego G-Matic System one simple click is all it takes to attach the Pop Up Reversible Seat and the Primo Viaggio SL Car Seat onto the Chassis. Whatsmore the Navetta Pop Up Carrycot

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Lovely quality travel system with clever features. With one click, the G-Matic system attaches the modular elements to the chassis.

Unique features to suit contemporary urban living.

provides the ultimate in urban convenience. The innovative carrycot can be folded and unfolded while attached and unattached to the chassis, simplifying urban mobility, transport and storage. This travel system comes in a choice of colours, each reflecting classic Italian style.

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CYBEX Mios

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Price: £820.00 Category: Travel System £651 - £850 Website: www.cybex-online.com

BRONZE Travel System £651-£850

The CYBEX Mios is definitely one for city dwellers. Weighing just 8.7 kg and measuring a mere 50cm in width, the Mios is the ideal companion for parents navigating the city streets. Thanks to its small footprint and front swivel wheels, the Mios elegantly handles even the narrowest of streets with ease. The breathable mesh seat helps to regulate a child’s temperature perfect for warm balmy days. There’s a comfort inlay for cooler/ cold days. The light aluminium frame and all wheel suspension provides stability and a comfortable ride, whether forward or parent-facing. The seat unit can be turned in the desired direction in an instant with the click-on and off memory buttons. The height adjustable handle is perfect for all no matter what height they are. Compact, flexible, functional, and stylish – the Mios can be used as a 3-in-1 travel system with a car seat or carrycot. Available in a number of striking colours. The memory-buttons allow easy click-on and click-off so you can have the seat the way you want it

The seat can be reclined to be completely lie-flat

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Reviewer’s thoughts

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Very lightweight seat unit carrycot/car seat a bit heavy, so easy to fold with one hand and to adjust the straps.

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Very good quality pushchair that is stylish and eye-catching!

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Graco Evo XT

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Price: £490.00 Category: All-Terrain Website: www.graco.co.uk

The Graco Evo XT is a pushchair for parents who want to get out and about no matter the weather or the terrain. The four chunky tyres and a multi-terrain tread means it will effortlessly handle rougher ground. It also comes with mudguards to help keep your pushchair clean. Made with durable fabrics and finishes, the Graco EVO XT can withstand the elements and with an extendable canopy, your little one will stay protected. The seat can be both parent and world facing, with three recline positions. Another great feature is the fold, which can be done with one-hand. The basket is worth mentioning too, it’s big! It has an adjustable calf support for little one and a telescopic handle for the parent, so it can fit your individual needs. It is compatible with Graco SnugRide and SnugRide i-Size infant carrier and an upgraded carrycot attaches directly onto the frame using the one step secure Click Connect technology.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Very lightweight and easy to drive. I found the 4 big wheels were nice and chunky to help over any big bumps or uneven ground - just what you need with an all terrain pushchair.

The Evo XT pushchair folds easily with one hand.

Front and rear mudguards provide protection from dirt and spray.

Baby Elegance Venti

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Price: £449.00 Category: Travel System under £500 Website: www.babyelegance.co.uk

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The Baby Elegance Venti is an ideal travel system for those who don’t want to break

Complete with new born support cushion

the bank. The Venti is designed for ease and flexibility and the way the carrycot converts to a seat unit in one easy movement really does make it stand out. Suitable from birth through to 15kg, the big seat unit gives little ones plenty of room for a natural lie-flat sleep position, it also comes complete with a newborn support cushion giving your baby a comfortable and supportive place to rest whilst on the move. The triple

Extra large shopping basket with easy access

section hood protects them in all weathers. The brake is located in a convenient position beside the handle and the one foot fold makes is super easy to fold away for storage or transport. The leather-look handle and bumper bar make a nice addition and a raincover is included as standard. The Venti easily transforms to travel system when paired with the Baby Elegance Group 0+ car seat (included in the price) from birth - 13kg.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Great product! Extremely lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. Good size basket and excellent recline.

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iCandy Orange

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Price: £1040.00 Category: Tandem Pushchair Website: www.icandyworld.com

iCandy is synonymous for its quality and beautifully designed pushchairs. The Orange

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work for you and your family. The Orange also features a huge and easy

is a new addition to the iCandy family and

to access shopping basket, whilst the seat unit

beautifully compliments the existing range.

offers three recline positions, and incorporates

The Orange is ideal for families with or

a multi- sectional extending hood with mesh

potentially intending to have two children

ventilation vent. Meanwhile, the pushchair

close in age. It effortlessly converts from a

boasts an ergonomic soft touch leatherette

single to double pushchair and offers so much

handle, and swivel bumper bar.

space and comfort for little ones. It has over

Available in a host of gorgeous colourways,

30 approved configurations and also a built

including Flame (Orange), Carbon, Pop, Spring

in ride-on board so this pushchair really does

and Mercury.

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Reviewer’s thoughts iCandy seem to have thought of everything! Excellent concept of cinema style seating and carrycot being able to face you while underneath in tandem style.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The children were comfortable and I loved the cinema mode as visibility has always been an issue with other tandems I’ve tried.

Integrated ride on board which can hold up to 20kg, It eliminates the need and expense of a separate ride on board

The carrycot and seat share the same frame, eliminating the need to buy a separate carrycot.

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Joie chrome dlx

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Price: £300.00 Category: First Pushchair under £350 Website: www.uk.joiebaby.com

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design and functional features and makes an ideal choice as a first pushchair.

Reviewer’s thoughts

Suitable from birth through to 17.5kg the chrome dlx is a stylish pushchair in every mode; pair it with the Joie gemm, i-Gemm and i-Level car seats and matching chrome carry cot little one grows and develops.

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The chrome dlx from Joie combines beautiful

(available to buy separately) or seat unit as your

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Parent and world facing detachable seat

A master multi-tasker, its modern, floating chassis and clean, tailored lines create a sophisticated and streamlined ride. While the carefully crafted fully flat recline and adjustable leg rest create a cocooned seating area for relaxing and napping in style. The seat can be parent or world facing and has multiposition recline.

An excellent first pushchair at a super affordable price. This pushchair has all the features of much more expensive options, even a gate opening bumper bar.

Folds compactly with seat unit on or off, in either rearward or forward facing

It has large all-terrain tyres for tackling tricky trails. It folds with the seat unit on and has an automatic fold lock. It effortlessly fits into most car boots. Available in a number of colours. The price is great for what you get.

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Price: £749.00 Category: Pushchair for Twins Website: www.babyelegance.co.uk

If you are in the market for a pushchair for twins, then the Baby Elegance Cupla Duo is definitely worth looking at.

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GOLD Pushchair for Twins

The Cupla Duo can take either one car seat at a time or two for twins.

With a sleek design and a relatively small

The carrycots convert to seat units!

footprint, the Cupla Duo lets you use the mode to match the age and stage of your child with ease. Opt for two car seats, carrycots or seat

units and you won’t have an issue. Both carrycots convert into seat units which means you can effortlessly transition once your little ones are big enough to sit up - and you

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don’t have two carrycots to try and store. The Cupla Duo comes with newborn infant support cushions to aid a comfortable sleep whilst out and about.

A good quality product with some lovely features. I particularly like the chrome finish.

The hoods built in section creates extra protection for your babies to get a good snooze whilst the windows let you keep a watchful eye. As they get older, so do the seats and they can then both explore the same things by facing the same way or even look opposite ways. Car seats are an additional purchase.

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The egg® stroller

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Price: From £769.00 Category: Luxury Pushchair Website: www.eggstroller.com

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Luxury Pushchair

The supremely luxurious egg® stroller has been designed in the UK and is renowned for its Super spacious seat unit

sophisticated and iconic curves. The beautiful fabrics create the unmistakable curves and continuous lines that recreate the stunning “egg” look. The egg® comes in a range of gorgeous

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colours whilst stylish special editions such as the on-trend Quantum Grey are also available. The egg® is fitted with Tru-Ride Technology puncture proof tyres which provide the passenger with extreme comfort on their journey. The chassis

Luxurious fabrics

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folds one handed, is compact and freestanding

Amazing pushchair. Handles great, excellent comfort, adaptable to all situations.

once folded and will fit into the smallest of car boots. The spacious seat unit faces both ways has three positions and is suitable for use from six months. The lie flat co-ordinating carrycot is available as an optional extra. The egg® transforms easily into a versatile travel system with the addition of a set of multi car seat adapters, should your family expand the egg® effortlessly turns into a tandem pushchair with the use of the optional tandem adaptor set.

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Price: £524.95 Category: Double Pushchair Website: www.outnabout.com

The Nipper Double is the ideal choice for parents who require a multi-purpose pushchair for two. Slimline at only 72cm it will glide through a standard doorway with no trouble and allows little ones to interact with one another. With independently reclining seats, individual sun hoods and the option to attach either 1 or 2 carrycots, the Nipper Double is capable of comfortably seating two children of different ages and stages. The Nipper Double is light, manoeuvrable, and performs well around town as well as on rough terrain. The air filled tyres and rear wheel suspension give babies and children a very comfortable and enjoyable ride. The front

CONSUMER CHOICE Double Pushchair

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Double Pushchair

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Lovely bright colours, very easy to steer and very lightweight.

wheel swivels making steering a breeze, and easy to push with just one hand! Complete with must-have features such as an adjustable handlebar, easy lock pedal break, handy storage pockets and large individual sun hoods, it really does stand out from the crowd.

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Slimline width of only 72cm

Comfortably seats 2 children of different ages & sizes!


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YippieYo Crossbuggy

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Price: From £441.45 Category: All-Terrain Pushchair Website: www.yippieyo.com

The Crossbuggy is a new kind of off-road buggy with a truly innovative design. The light-weight aluminium frame ensures stability and agility even in difficult terrain and offers space for two

SHORTLISTED All-Terrain Pushchair

True off-road buggy: Single axle, maintenance free off-road tyres, robust aluminium frame and special suspension system.

children. While parents fancy the immensely

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Reviewer’s thoughts Great fun! An alternative for fun days out. Surprisingly lightweight and easy to use.

enhanced mobility compared to regular pushchairs, the kids also enjoy the “hop-on, hop-off” roadster feeling. It can be folded together easily and will fit in almost any boot. The buggy complies with all European safety and quality standards and is GS certified (guaranteed safety). The buggy’s aluminium frame is “free-formed” by means of a state-of-theart tube-bending technique before being welded to ensure robustness and appealing optics. The buggy is manufactured in Switzerland, while

YippieYo is pulled rather than pushed, meaning obstacles pose no problems at all.

the assembly happens in Germany. All other components are from brand manufacturers within the EU. Quality standards are much closer to a mountain bike than to a standard stroller and sustainability is key. The Crossbuggy is available in a wide range of colours.

UPPAbaby Cruz

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Price: £749.98 Category: First Pushchair over £500 Website: www.uk.uppababy.com

The UPPAbaby Cruz is an ideal first pushchair. The carrycot is suitable for overnight use and is lovely and spacious for those early months. The carry handle is in the hood so there are no obstructions to lifting baby in and out and it’s easily picked off the floor with minimal bending. The one hand release from the chassis also avoids any awkward bending. The seat unit can be used either forward or rearward facing and has multiple recline positions in both configurations. Fully accessorised with rain covers, sunshades and insect nets. Car Seat adaptors for Maxi Cosi, BeSafe, Cybex or Kiddy car seats are included so the Cruz can be converted to a travel system.

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First Pushchair over £500

Reviewer’s thoughts Very impressed with this pushchair. Very easy to push. The folding mechanism is great and I like that it will stand when folded. The huge basket is a big selling point as well.

Weighs only 10kg and is just 56.5cm wide

Carrycot suitable for overnight use

Ideal for urban parents negotiating busy streets, the Cruz is only 56.5cm wide and weighs less than 10kg with the seat fitted. It can be folded with the seat fitted and has a huge basket.

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Roma Rizzo

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Price: £160.00 Category: Single Stroller under £250 Website: www. romaprams.co.uk

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If you are on the lookout for a single stroller, then the Rizzo by Roma Prams is one to consider. The Rizzo is a compact folding, lightweight (8kg) pushchair designed from newborn to 15kg. The

Reviewer’s thoughts

Rizzo folds in one piece, self-stands when folded and comes complete with a locking catch for

The quality of this product is fabulous. It handles very well and the brakes are very straightforward and easy to use.

transportation. With two swivel wheels at the front, it has great stability as well as all round suspension, ensuring a comfortable ride for your baby. The full recline means it is suitable from birth. An easy to use reclining strap offers a multi-position

Free-stands when folded.

back rest. Your child is secured using a one-touch button on the 5 point harness. The footrest can be raised up for smaller babies and sleeping toddlers. The Rizzo pushchair comes complete with the full rain cover, reversible padded liner,

Suitable from birth to 15kg.

cup holder, insect net with neat storage compartment in the basket, bumper bar, shopping basket, and a large extendable hood with viewing window. It even has handy pockets in the fabric to keep small belongings.

Babystyle Oyster Zero

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Price: £ 229.00 Category: Single Stroller under £250 Website: www. babystyle.co.uk

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Single Stroller under £250

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Single Stroller under £250

The BabyStyle Oyster Zero has proved a huge hit in only a short time since its launch in July 2016. The Oyster Zero is available in a choice of five colours, the fabrics are thickly woven with a sumptuous and extravagant feel to them. The Zero has a sleek yet sturdy lightweight aluminium chassis with lockable front swivel wheels featuring puncture proof tyres and an all

Large extendable factor 50+ UV hood.

Lightweight aluminum chassis with a very easy fold and ability to take a carrycot or car seat.

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round suspension creating a smooth ride for the passenger. The Zero features a large deep seat

A very stylish good quality pushchair with a huge seat and fantastic hood. Great value for money

unit which has been tested up to a maximum weight of 20kg, the forward facing seat unit fully reclines so is suitable for use from birth although a carrycot is available should you prefer. The seat reclines easily using a smooth strap recline system. Folding the Zero is a smooth and easy procedure which only takes seconds. The extendable UPF50+ hood provides both shade and protection whilst the Zero also features a large shopping basket. It can be used as a travel system with the purchase of a set of multi car seat adaptors.

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Out'n'About Little Nipper

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Price: £289.95 Category: Single Stroller over £250 Website: www.outnabout.com

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The Little Nipper from Out’n’About is an ultra compact and super lightweight pushchair that handles all terrains with ease. Weighing less

One hand fold with auto-lock

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than 8kg, it is nimble and easy to manoeuvre and is both travel system and carrycot compatible meaning it can be used from birth up to approximately 22kg/4 years old. It has a

Reviewer’s thoughts

height adjustable handle, easy lock pedal brake and a multi-position recline on the seat unit.

A comfortable, practical and easy to use pushchair. Very easy to fold down - pull one handle and the pushchair will fold.

There is a peekaboo window to keep an eye on little one, a big sun canopy to protect them from harmful rays, a removable and easy clean seat liner and a hinged bumper bar for

Suitable from birth through to 22kg/approx 4 years old

added security. The lockable 360 swivel front wheel and independent rear suspension means you really can tackle all environments with ease. What’s more, it has a one hand fold that auto locks. Available to purchase in a number of standout colours, the Little Nipper is well worth a look.

Thule Glide

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Price: £470.00 Category: Running Pushchair Website: www.thule.com

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Calling all parents who intend to get out and run with their little one, you must take a look at the Thule Glide. Thule are famous for

Weighing in at just 9.9kg

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manufacturing products that allow you to enjoy an active lifestyle and the Glide is certainly no exception. The Thule Glide is a high performance running buggy with a lightweight aerodynamic design, allowing you to get the most out of your run on any terrain.

Reviewer’s thoughts

Fixed front wheel for max efficenty when running

Incredibly easy to manoeuvre and operate. The suspension looks like it could cope with anything.

Weighing in at just 9.9kg, it is super light but let’s you train to the maximum with a 34kg weight limit. It has a handbrake for stability and control, 18 inch air-filled tyres which are easily removed for compact storage, rear suspension and a fixed front wheel. The handlebar has variable options depending on your height and it comes with a lovely padded reclinable seat. What’s more, it has a 10 year frame guarantee. British long distance runner Jo Pavey used the Glide to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest half marathon with a buggy.

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Familidoo Air

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Price: £149.99 Category: Travel Stroller under £200 Website: www.familidooair.com

GOLD

Travel Stroller under £200

If you are in the market for a super lightweight stroller then look no further than the Familidoo Air, a super-compact stroller weighing in at

Suitable from 6 months.

Super compact and light one-hand fold stroller. Weighing only 5.9 kg

only 5.9 kg! The Familidoo Air is ideal for those looking for a nippy set of wheels for days out when a big travel system is no longer required. Suitable from 6 months onwards, the Familidoo

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Air is all about making life a breeze; it has a one hold fold, putting it and taking it out of the boot is easy and the travel bag included means you can pop it in the areoplane overhead locker for going on holiday.

Reviewer’s thoughts

The stroller itself has a full-size sun canopy,

Very well thought out. Patterns brilliant and fold speed is amazing. Could hold my baby and fold with one hand.

a good-sized shopping basket and offers easy steering. It’s a forward facing stroller with recline options, it has a detachable bumper bar and quick to find brake. It also comes with a raincover. It’s very good value. The Familidoo Air comes in a range of fun, cool colours with a unique new “Are You Familidoo?” animal design.

Mee-go Trio

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Price: £165.00 Category: Travel Stroller under £200 Website: www.mee-go.co.uk

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Travel Stroller under £200

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New to market this year, the Mee-go Trio is a lightweight stroller that is ideal for on-the-go families. It’s simple and chic design isn’t light on features and weighs only 7kg. It makes a great travel companion, it can go in the overhead compartment of most airlines

Features a zip out ventilation panel on the hood for warm days.

Super compact fold. Fits in the overhead compartment ofmost airlines.

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thanks to its super compact fold. You can buy the travel bag as an optional extra to keep it protected whilst travelling. It has a fully reclining seat making it suitable for use from birth, that comes with a 5 point

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safety harness and removable bumper bar. The Trio comes complete with a raincover

Love this product. Fantastic design and colours. Lightweight and easy to fold.

and features a zip out ventilation panel on the hood, ideal for holidays in warmer climates. The Trio has front swivel wheels, as well as quality durable and easy to clean fabrics. The choice of colours are definitely worth a mention, available in a choice of three striking colours; Orchid on a Rose Gold frame, Jet and Slate Blue on a Gun Metal frame.

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PUSHCHAIRS

Baby Jogger City Tour

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Price: £249.00 Category: Travel Stroller over £200 Website: www. babyjogger.co.uk

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The Baby Jogger City Tour is the ideal travel companion thanks to its lightweight frame and compact fold. It folds small, ready for big adventures! Weighing only 6.45kg, the ultra-portable City Tour meets carry-on requirements for many modes of transportation. With its patented Quick

Easy and compact one-hand quick-fold.

I did like how lightweight it was and that it can go on your back.

Fold Technology lifting the in-seat strap you can achieve an easy, small and compact fold using only one hand! A convenient backpack-style carry bag comes with the pushchair, and an on-board storage compartment within the under seat basket allows it to be stored away when strolling. Suitable from 6 months to up to 15kg, this fully featured pushchair has a comfortable, padded seat with a near flat recline and a UV 50+ extended canopy. The wheels are designed for

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Multi-position near-flat recline.

everyday life and have front wheel suspension. Opt for add-on accessories to allow for easy customisation so you’re equipped to carry on with your day. Choose from a belly bar, cup holder, raincover, parent console and plush handmuff.

SnoozeShade Original

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Price: £19.99 Category: Pushchair Sunshade Website: www.snoozeshade.com

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Keeps naptimes on track by helping babies get the sleep they need on-the-go

The SnoozeShade Original was truly unique when it first launched, it was the first product ito help babies sleep on-the-go and keep them safe

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from the sun. It was designed by Cara Sayer, a mum who wanted her own baby daughter to get the sleep she needed when they were out whilst protecting them from the elements.

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It blocks 99% of the sun’s UV and can be used to encourage naps on-the-go as well as

Every parent knows a pushchair sunshade is a must and this ticks all the boxes for a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend it.

providing valuable shade from the sun, wind, chill and even insects and cats will be deterred. It is approved by the Melanoma International Foundation and the Infant & Nursery Association of Australia.

Fits all prams and protects from 99% of UV with unique air-permeable fabric

SnoozeShade fits all single prams and buggies and is made from a unique air-permeable mesh that allows air to flow through it. It has a bright trim to give extra visibility to the pram. The front ‘sneak-a-peek’ zip means it’s quick and easy to check in on your sleeping baby. It’s a great everyday essential and travel accessory.

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PUSHCHAIRS

BABYZEN YOYO+

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Price: £524.00 Category: First Pushchair over £500 Website: www.babyzen.com

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First Pushchair over £500

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Super small. Folds up to hand luggage dimensions and fits just about anywhere. It can be folded up, unfolded, and steered with just one hand.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The pushchairis lightweight and small enough for plane luggage compartment.

Ideal for wherever life takes you – from city living to car, train or airplane travel – the YOYO+ from BABYZEN converts in a flash, folds up to hand luggage dimensions, can be carried like a bag, is machine-washable, and will fit just about anywhere! Famous worldwide for its easy, instant one handed fold and unfold and compact overhead cabin luggage size, the YOYO+ will accompany your child from birth to early childhood. From birth, baby lies flat parent-facing and never leaves parent’s sight. Using the same frame and simply swapping the fabrics, from six month baby sits up to face the road and they can discover the world! Feather-light at just over 6 kg and practical, the YOYO+ 4-wheel suspension and exclusive “soft drive” system allows parents not to block the front wheels, regardless of ground conditions. Available in a number of stylish colours. The BABYZEN YOYO+ is now, more than ever, the urban stroller for parents on the move!

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PUSHCHAIRS

Lullaby Shades

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Travel Product

The multi-award winning Lullaby Shades is designed to help little one sleep in their buggy. An ideal way to help maintain sleep routines on shopping trips, days out, restaurants visits and holidays thanks to its blackout environment.

Cool Flow Vents promote excellent airflow throughout ensuring baby stay cooler on warm days.

A musical sleep and sun shade.

The unique safety features do stand out, including the dual purpose “Cool Flow Vents” allow baby’s body heat to escape. As the warmer air rises out, cooler air is pulled in ensuring excellent air flow throughout, these also allow for CO2 that baby breathes out, to escape ensuring ultimate safety always. Simply plug in your phone or MP3 player to play music, white noise or womb noises to help baby drift off to sleep and stay asleep longer by blocking external noises, included in the premium model. Exclusive and specifically selected fabric, the “SeeMe!” reflectors ensure excellent visibility on darker evenings. It also protects from the elements, annoying bugs and noisy distractions.

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Reviewer’s thoughts An absolutely brilliant idea, that works! This is really easy to use and adjustable to work with any pushchair.

Mutsy Nexo

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The Nexo provides all the comfort you would expect from a Mutsy pram, combined with the compactness and convenience of a buggy. The Mutsy Nexo is a luxurious pushchair

Lie flat recline position makes it suitable from birth Luxury detailing throughout

that is compact and lightweight. It has a sturdy back support, adjustable back and leg support,

and a height adjustable handle. The great, recline flat position also makes it suitable from birth. The front-wheel suspension provides optimal comfort for your little passenger and

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it has great manoeuvrability in the city, perfect for families on the go.

A stylish, lightweight stroller that easily folds down to a compact, easy to carry shape. I really like the fresh look and easy feel of this stroller and love the whole balanced package.

The Nexo can be folded with the seat unit on into an extremely compact unit, you can easily pop in the boot or small spaces. It weighs just 8.7kg and can be used with a number of car

seats. The basket is easily accessible and can accommodate plenty. The Nexo is made from the finest fabrics and is available in four on-trend colours.

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CARRYING YOUR BABY

BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size & Base

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i-Size Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

The seat and base are separate which makes

ergonomically-designed car seat that’s suitable

it easy to transport from one car to another.

from six months to four years old (18kg or

Simply click the seat to the base and you are

105cm tall). This is a car seat designed for easy

all set. It has a unique extension mechanism

installation, with excellent safety features that

in the base which allows for extra leg room

adapt with your child. Meeting the latest i-Size

when required. It has removable body huggers,

regulations, the BeSafe iZi Modular car seat is

multiple recline options and an adjustable

front or rear facing with a five-belt harness. It has

headrest. The harness is easy to use and has

a unique side impact protection ‘shock absorber’

handy magnets for use when securing or

and offers unique, ‘best in class’ extendable leg-

releasing a little one from their car seat.

room for the older rearward-facing child.

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Price: £379.99 Category: i-Size Extended Rear Facing Website: www.carseat.co.uk

The BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size car seat is an

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The fabrics are also machine washable.

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i-Size Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

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Reviewer’s thoughts I really liked the settings providing additional legroom for older children. The extra side impact protection is a bonus feature.

Exceeds latest i-Size side-impact regulations by 20% with side impact protection+ unit.

Unique adjustable leg room for extended rearfacing whilst in a very compact seat.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The seat looked very comfy whilst Oliver was sat in it. It had several recline settings that I liked.

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Recaro Zero.1 Elite

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Price: £495.00 Category: i-Size Extended Rear Facing Website: www.en.recaro-cs.com

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i-Size Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

The innovative Zero.1 Elite is a 360° rotatable i-Size child seat suitable for use from birth up

Removable infant carrier for babies up to 9kg.

to four years old/105 cm (maximum 18kg). The Elite model features a removable infant carrier for newborn babies which can be used up to 75cm (maximum 9kg). The removable carrier secures onto internal fittings within the seat, providing versatility whereby it can be used within the main seat for the early stages, be removed and used on a range of manufacturers’ strollers or easily taken into the home without causing any disruption. Children can travel rearward facing from birth up to 105cm; alternatively, the seat can be put into the forward-facing position once the child has reached 15 months old. It has an integrated Isofix base for easy and safe installation with colour indicators to confirm installation is correct. The 360° rotation, three recline positions, a six-position height-adjustable headrest and the RECARO HERO safety system all make the Zero.1 Elite stand out.

Reviewer’s thoughts Looks great. Love the swivel feature - it makes putting them into the car 10 times easier. Super comfy with lots of added removable cushions so the smallest/biggest babies would be comfortable.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Easy to fit and I like the green and red indicators so you know it is installed properly. Overall a good quality car seat.

Rotating, extended rear facing child seat suitable for use from birth up to 105cm.

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CARRYING YOUR BABY

Cybex Cloud Q

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Price: £220.00 Category: Infant Carrier Website: www.cybex-online.com

The Cybex Cloud Q is a premium infant car seat that is suitable from birth to 18 months or 13kgs. A key innovative function of the Cloud Q is the reclining backrest. When fitted in the car, the Cloud Q’s removable seat insert enables a nearflat lying angle between head, neck and chest, significantly reducing the risk of breathing difficulties. It can also be transformed into a completely flat lying position outside the car. The new telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection can be easily and individually adjusted and the structure of the infant car seat then absorbs the force of an impact and channels them away from the baby. With an 11-position height-adjustable

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Infant Carrier

The Linear Side-impact Protection (LSP) system absorbs side-impact collision force, working with the energy-absorbing shell.

Reviewer’s thoughts Extremely easy-to-use car seat that doesn’t involve a lot of effort. Looks good and is comfy and well worth the money.

headrest, the length of the harness changes automatically when the headrest is adjusted. As a result, the infant car seat grows with the child, providing ultimate comfort. ISOFIX-compatible with Base Q-Fix, the Cloud Q can be used with Cybex pushchairs and other pushchair brands.

When outside the car, the Cloud Q can be transformed into a completely flat lying position.

Morrck All Season Baby Hoodie

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Price: Starting from £35.95 Category: Car Seat Accessory Website: www.morrck.co.uk

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GOLD Car Seat Accessory

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Morrck All Season Travel wrap is a product that replaces the need for coats, snowsuits and blankets when taking baby out. Great for everyday use in the car seat,

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pushchair or pram for many months/years, providing fantastic value for money. The innovative wrap is designed so that the harness comes through the back and then

Wrap and go, no need for coats or snowsuits.

secures directly over baby so the straps are always in contact with baby and not layers of outdoor clothing.

I use this all the time and would not be without it. Great choice of colours, lovely material that is soft to touch. Washes well and fits his car seat brilliantly.

Tested for safety, not only will parents be making their lives easier and comfortable for their baby, they are using a tried, tested and highly recommended product which ensures their baby remains safe in their harness and at a comfortable temperature on every journey in their car seat.

Tested for car seat safety.

Made from one layer of anti-pil breathable fleece and one layer of 100% cotton jersey, to give a lovely soft, cosy feel. It’s available in a range of colours, styles and sizes.

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Graco SnugRide i-Size

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Price: £325.00 Category: i-Size Infant Carrier Website: www.graco.co.uk

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i-Size Infant Carrier

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The Graco SnugRide i-Size is an infant car seat compliant to the new i-Size regulations. The seat is designed to provide protection to babies rear facing from birth up to 18 months and features a comfortable seat to keep little ones safe and snug. The seat has deep side wings for increased sideimpact protection.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Very comfortable - plenty of thick padding around baby.

Where your vehicle provides space, the sevenposition adjustable base provides comfortable leg room for your growing baby and is equipped with Isofix connectors for a quick, easy installation. The no-rethread harness allows you to adjust the harness and headrest together as your child grows. The SnugRide i-Size is equipped with Click Connect Technology providing a secure one-step attachment to all Graco Click Connect pushchairs, making it easy to create a custom Travel System that best fits your lifestyle.

i-Size-compliant car seat for infants from birth to 18 months. ISOfix stay-in-car base for secure installation.

It has removable newborn body support. Memory foam inserts on the side wings offer cushioning and support and the fabrics are machine washable.

Joie every stage fx

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Price: £250.00 Category: Car Seat Group 0/1/2/3 Website: www.uk.joiebaby.com

Group 0/1/2/3 Car Seat

a rearward-facing seat (birth to 18kg), before

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forward-facing (9-36kg), it is designed to take a child through their whole car seat journey.

Very versatile seat and good value for money. Good comfort levels for all stages.

It has built in Isofix installation when forward facing (9-18kg), as well as ISOSAFE connection when in (15-36kg) booster mode. There are colour-coded installation paths and dual lock-

seat shell as well as side-impact protection and Guard Surround Safety panels for extra

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suitable from birth to 12 years. Starting out as

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The Joie every stage fx is four seats in one,

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One hand – 10 position heightadjustable headrest.

protection. The AutoAdjust Grow Together multi-height headrest and harness enable easy adjustment as your child grows. It has six recline positions (two rear facing and four forward facing), a five-point harness

Grows from birth to 12 years.

with shoulder and lower buckle pads for the early stages and then a Custom Harness Hideaway compartment for the five-point harness when using as a group 2/3 booster seat.

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gb Vaya i-Size

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Price: £400.00 Category: i-Size Extended Rear Facing Website: www.gb-online.com

SHORTLISTED i-Size Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

The gb Vaya i-Size car seat has a chic design, top-line safety technology and parent-friendly features. It is suitable from birth through to 105cm (approximately four years). With a five-point harness system for safe and easy buckling, the Vaya i-Size comes with Driving Direction Control, preventing children from travelling in the forward-facing position too early – before approximately 15 months old and 76cm in height. With a 360° rotating mechanism, the Vaya i-Size can easily be switched between rearwardand forward-facing positions, and provides a comfortable entry and exit position. It offers one-click easy and safe installation with ISOFIX and the Integrated Linear Side-Impact Protection (L.S.P. System). With a 12-position height-adjustable headrest, comfort and protection are provided as the child grows. The one-hand reclining function ensures maximum comfort. The reclining seat offers five rear-facing and three forward-facing positions. The fabrics can be machine washed.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Love the spin of this car seat to make it easier to get a child in. It looked comfy and well cushioned.

The Integrated Linear Side-Impact Protection (L.S.P. System) absorbs side-impact force at a very early stage of impact.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The ER-Tech energyreduction technology, reduces strain on the neck in a forward-facing, frontimpact collision.

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A very attractive seat with striking fabrics. The 360 spin is a lovely feature.

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Graco Milestone

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Price: £220.00 Category: Car Seat Group 0/1/2/3 Website: www.graco.co.uk

SILVER Group 0/1/2/3 Car Seat

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The Graco Milestone is an all-in-one car seat that can see your child through all stages and could be the only car seat you need. It

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is designed to be comfortable for your child and convenient for you, transitioning from a

Nice comfort with great padding. The Milestone covers so many ages and is easy to use.

rear-facing infant car seat (birth to 13kg), to a forward-facing five-point harness seat (9-18kg) to a high-back booster (15-36kg). The harness system and 10-position headrest let you adjust the harness and headrest together, with no rethreading. Sideimpact protection provides the best head protection at every stage and features a steelreinforced frame. The fabrics can be machine washed which is ideal for a car seat lasting up to 12 years. It has a cup holder to keep a favourite drink close to hand and a built-in storage compartment to keep the harness safe when it’s no longer required. The product is available in Black, Blush

Easily converts to, and from, the three riding positions.

All-in-one car seat can be used from birth up to approximately 12 years.

and Aluminium.

Cozy N Safe Merlin Price: £299.99 Category: Car Seat Group 0+/1 Website: www.cozynsafe.com

The 360° rotating Group 0+/1 Cozy N Safe Merlin is a perfect rear-facing car seat suitable from birth to 18kg (4yrs approx.) combining comfort, safety and ease of use. Merlin’s comfort features include a four-point rearward recline, removable inserts which cradle your newborn, and one hand simple adjustment of the headrest. High-density polyurethane foam provides deeper, softer padding and improves impact protection for baby. Merlin comfortably grows with your child. With its touch of a button 360° rotating feature, it can be easily turned rear or forward facing. The Merlin is suitable for extended rear

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Reviewer’s thoughts Great seat. Very easy to fit into the car. I really liked all the different recline positions. Very comfy seat and insert. Isofix with foldaway support leg. No separate Isofix base required

facing to 4 years approximately (18kg). The fivepoint integral harness self-adjusts with one pull. Merlin’s choice of red or blue covers are practical, wipe clean, easy-to-remove and washable. With no separate Isofix base the seat is easily secured with Cozy N Safe’s own Ezifix

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latch system onto the car’s Isofix points with one click.

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360° rotating feature helps with installing baby and gives both rear or forward-facing options.


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Peg Perego Viaggio 2-3 Flex

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Price: From £180.00 Category: Car Seat Group 2-3 Website: www.pegperego.co.uk

The Viaggio 2-3 Flex is an innovative car seat that grows with the child from three to approximately 12 years. Its 4D Total Adjust technology enables the seat to be adjusted in four different directions which are all independent from one another. The headrest can be adjusted in five positions, the upper part (backrest and headrest) can be adjusted in three positions; the sides open out so the width of the seat can be extended and the anatomic seat can be reclined in five positions. The ‘All-Side Impact Protection’ system with a reinforced aluminium anti-intrusion backrest ensures safety and protection against whiplash. The wide side wings lined with EPS offer maximum protection to shoulders and chest in the case of side collision. It can be attached by the car’s three-point seatbelt, and also comes with integrated Isofix attachment points. It folds away for storage with a carry handle. A

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SILVER Group 2/3 Car Seat

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A very stylish, sleeklooking car seat with the wipe-clean covers that all parents love.

The 4D Total Adjust technology enables the seat to be adjusted in four independent directions.

The Viaggio 2-3 Flex is an innovative car seat that grows with the child.

travel bag is available separately.

Cozy N Safe Excalibur

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Price: £249.99 Category: Car Seat Group 1-2-3 Website: www.cozynsafe.com

GOLD Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

The Cozy N Safe Excalibur is a Group 1/2/3 car seat. Featuring a four-point recline and constructed using high quality, robust materials and fabrics. Added to which the innovative use of a special high-density polyurethane foam gives this seat extra comfort and impact protection.

Five-point harness suitable for longer and safer harnessing up to 25kg (6yrs approx.)

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Additional safety is provided by Excalibur’s

Absolutely love the faux leather fabric. Very easy to adjust the harness and like the big range up to 25kg. Easy to fit into the car.

five-point integral harness suitable for children up to 25kg (6yrs approx.) enabling safer harnessing for longer. Harnessing up to Group 2 makes this seat a good choice for some children with disabilities and young children who reach

the normal harnessing 18kg weight limit early. There are two ways to fit Excalibur: Isofix plus top tether or using the car seatbelt. The option choice means that Excalibur fits extremely well in most cars. All in all, Excalibur is designed to provide the ultimate combination of safety and comfort and to grow with your child from 9-36kg (9mths to

Seat lined with deep polyurethane foam for greater comfort and safer impact protection.

11yrs approx.)

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Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier

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Price: £119.90 Category: Baby Carrier Website: www.ergobaby.co.uk

The Adapt baby carrier offers Ergobaby’s renowned comfort and ergonomics in an easy-touse, three position carrier (front-inward, hip, back) that adapts to a growing baby, from newborn to toddler via three different seat width settings with no insert needed (7-45 lbs./3.2-20 kg). Acknowledged as a “hip healthy” product by

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Padded shoulder straps with a criss-cross wear option offer comfort. The criss-cross option provides a tighter fit for petite parents or a more snug fit for smaller babies. Adapt offers long-wearing comfort for parents with even weight distribution between hips and shoulders and a foldable head and

the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, Adapt

neck support for baby. It even has a baby hood

supports babies’ healthy hip development with

for sun protection and offering privacy when

its unique ‘bucket seat’ design that ensures

breastfeeding.

babies’ knees are kept above their hips in the recommended “M-shape” position.

Made from 100% cotton, there are a number of colours to choose from.

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Reviewer’s thoughts

The lumbar support on the carrier was a real comforter and I felt it helped carrying for long durations.

Easy-to-use design, with no infant insert needed for infants (7-45 lbs, 3.2-20 kg).

Padded shoulder straps with criss-cross option, offering convenience and comfort for different body types.

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Reviewer’s thoughts the Adapt is an excellent carrier from newborn and I would recommend it to others.

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Beco 8 Buckle Carrier

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Price: £125.00 Category: Carrier Website: www.slumber-roo.co.uk

SILVER Baby Carrier

Suitable from birth-to-toddler (7-45lbs), the Beco 8 has been carefully designed to comfortably fit wearers of all shapes and sizes. Features include soft padded shoulder straps that can be crossed on your back or worn in ruck position, a generous padded waistband,

Padded shoulder straps, waist band and lumbar support pad

zip-down ‘cool’ back panel, removable lumbar support and a handy zip pocket for your

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mobile or purse. There are a generous amount of features for baby too – adjustable base, extendable back panel/head support, protective sleep hood and an infant insert to boost smaller babies during the early months. Add to that four supportive carrying positions (front facing-in, outward facing, hip position and back carry) and you

Versatile with 4 carrying options

The Beco 8 is a robust looking carrier with lots of features. It really is very well thought out. It has 4 different carrying options, including front outward facing which my little girl loves.

have a multi-functional carrier to take you through all the early years of baby wearing. Combining quality materials with worldclass design, Beco are committed to offering products that are functional, versatile and safe, while remaining easy to use and family friendly!

Caboo +cotton blend

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Price: £69.99 Category: Sling Website: www.closeparent.com

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The Close Caboo system has set the benchmark for soft carrying; it goes on quickly and easily over the head, adjusting to fit parent and baby exactly with very little effort thanks to its unique ring system. Suitable from birth (5lbs upwards), the Caboo has soft wide straps that distribute weight comfortably over both shoulders, a large reinforced back panel for added support and multiple hands-free front positions, including discreet seated breastfeeding support. In the Caboo, baby is in the recommended ‘frog

Supports your baby in the correct position for their developing hips and spine.

legged’ carry position for developing hips and spine. It has a handy front zip pocket and is also machine washable. So now you can carry your baby in comfort and style with one of the bright anniversary designs that celebrate the many countries Caboo is now available in; opt for Olivia,

Our most flexible carrier, one size fits all

Emily, Orla or Sofia, you will definitely make a statement in one of these prints.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The Caboo +cotton blend 10th anniversary printed carrier is a fantastic buy. I love this sling and would definitely recommend this, i don’t leave the house without it.

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FURNITURE

Tutti Bambini CoZee Bedside Crib

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Price: £185.00 Category: Bedside Cot / Crib Website: www.tuttibambini.com

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Bedside Cot/Crib

The CoZee Bedside Crib from Tutti Bambini has been designed to help that special bond with your little one. You can use it as a bedside crib or standalone cot depending on your preference.

Drop side rail and stay in place connection system perfectly aid side sleeping.

It has a beautiful design but is also full of features designed to help baby. The height of the CoZee can be adjusted with six options available, you can also have the crib at an angle to aid congestion and reflux issues which many babies can have. It has a breathable mesh window, a dropdown

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function and comes with a deluxe foam mattress. There is also a handy storage shelf for keeping all of those essentials in one place. It has an innovative 30 second fold and

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unfold which makes it ideal for travelling with or transporting between rooms.

Very quick to put together, that feels very solid. It is also very nice to look at, and looks lovely in my bedroom.

There are four colourways to choose from; oak and charcoal, walnut and putty, white and ocean or white and dusky pink. It comes with a travel

30 second open/ fold mechanism.

bag and co-ordinating accessories available.

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Price: £135.00 Category: Moses Basket Website: www.shnuggle.com

Dreami by Shnuggle is a clever baby sleeper that is ideal for baby’s first bed. It offers a larger than

CONSUMER CHOICE Moses Basket

Ventilated base and breathable 3D mesh fabric designed to promote airflow into baby’s sleeping space

average traditional moses basket (but doesn’t take up a huge footprint) and includes a mattress and stand. The Dreami is very clever in that you can have it alternate between the two. What’s more, it is also foldable for travel.

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Moses Basket

The basket overall is very well made and to an extremely high standard.

With a ventilated base and breathable 3D mesh fabric, the Dreami is designed to create the optimum sleeping environment for baby. It has a hypo-allergenic, ventilated base and cotton facing breathable fabric to maximise airflow and help regulate baby’s temperature. Being a more modern outer shell than wicker, the Dreami can be completely cleaned and sterilised and is perfect for storing ready for baby number folded options. The 2017 ‘Slate Grey’ launch features

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fixed or in rocker mode. The curve stand lets you

two! The included stand offers fixed, rocker and

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3-in-1 stand included, darker shade easy clean shell and white leather handles

a darker shade shell and premium white leather handles, very fitting to interior and nursery trends.

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The Bedside Crib by Clair de Lune

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Price: £235.00 Category: New to Market for Baby Website: www.clair-de-lune.co.uk

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is fully dressed in a delicate grey stars fabric

a stylish and safe sleeping arrangement for

which is super soft and made from 100% cotton.

newborns. Made from all natural wicker in a

It features a drop-down mesh panel for ease of

contemporary grey, the unique bedside crib from

visibility and close contact during the night, yet

Clair de Lune has a fully adjustable wooden stand

the crib depth ensures baby remains safe in their

that positions easily next to parents’ bed, or can

own environment as well as letting mum and dad

be used as a standalone crib in the nursery and

sleep soundly too.

so that it can be transported easily. The crib comes with its own mattress and

The crib is lovely and spacious with plenty of room for little one to grow. Created in the UK, it’s worth taking a look at this new bedside crib.

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The new bedside crib from Clair de Lune makes

around the house. It’s designed to be lightweight

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Reviewer’s thoughts The Clair de Lune Bedside Crib is beautiful. The grey wicker and pretty fabrics make this bedside cot really pleasing to look at.

Natural wicker in contemporary grey shade

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The easy access and closeness of a bedside crib but with the reassurance that baby is safe in their own environment

Reviewer’s thoughts I love that this can be used as a stand alone crib so perfect for getting baby ready to transition into a cot. It’s also very light so easy to move around the house.

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Clair de Lune Moses Basket

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Price: £159.99 Category: Moses Basket Website: www.clair-de-lune.co.uk

Settle your newborn down to sleep in a super

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The exclusive Wrapover® dressing is

stylish, exclusive Dip Dye Wrapover Noah Pod®

handmade with love in the UK in a selection

with a show-stopping splash of colour on

of fabrics. The cosy dressing wraps over the

the base!

exterior of the Noah Pod® and pads internally

The handwoven, honey-golden willow

and externally to ensure baby is snug-as-a-

basket has an integrated hood and curved

bug! Comes complete with coverlet and safety

base to help protect your little one from bright

mattress.

lights. Available in delicate blush pink or

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Creating a stylish nursery and providing a

mint green painted base for an eye-catching

calming, cocooned sleeping space for your

addition to the nursery.

baby has never been easier!

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Reviewer’s thoughts The quality of the material used throughout from the basket, the cover and the mattress is very high and gives a luxurious feel.

A comfortable sleeping space for baby

Reviewer’s thoughts A stylish moses basket for litle one

A really stunning moses basket which is a decent size so you’ll get plenty of use out of it. Highly recommend.

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Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed

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Price: £249.00 Category: Cot/Cotbed Website: www.tuttibambini.com

The Katie room set from furniture brand Tutti Bambini is a stylish and chic 3 piece that is

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Cotbed

Mattress base has 3 height positions to adjust as the baby grows

designed to create a beautiful nursery. Each of the items comes in white and has beautiful curves that create an elegant and statement set of furniture. The Katie room set includes a

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cot bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. A graceful piece that’s built to last, the Katie Cot is suitable from birth to approximately 4

Great affordable cot. Stylish design and excellent storage under the cot

years. The mini cot bed is made from solid wood and has a contemporary look and a sleigh

design. The Katie grows with your little one easily converting into a junior or sofa bed. Opt for the matching Lucas wardrobe which has shelves, drawers and space to hang clothes too. It offers ample space for all those essentials clothes. The chest of drawers has four drawers, which vary in size and can easily hold nappies, creams and changing items.

Converts to a junior bed and sofa bed

This nursery set is ideal for smaller spaces.

Tutti Bambini Lucas Room Set

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If you are on the lookout for a statement

The room set includes a full sized wardrobe and a chest changer with slow closing doors and drawers, giving plenty of storage space

nursery set, then look no further than the Tutti Bambini Lucas collection. Each item is designed to offer that wow factor in a nursery. It’s the beautiful curves on the Lucas furniture that make it stand out. The Lucas sleigh cot bed is perfect for those who prefer a slightly larger cot and it readily transforms into a toddler bed or sofa bed for the future. It has three position bed base, fixed side cot and two protective teething rails. Another great point is that this will last from birth up to approximately 6 years old. The Lucas Chest Changer has one full drawer, three half drawers and a cupboard.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The design is sleek and has details such as teether rails which are great. I really like that the cot has a teething rail.

The chest top changer is ideal for attending to baby. The Lucas Wardrobe has one soft close door cupboard with top shelf and hanging rail, two open shelves, top shelf fixed, two half width drawers on metal runners and one full width bottom drawer - ample space for little

Cot bed converts to a junior bed and sofa, giving the set longevity

ones growing wardrobe.

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Your home away from home The CoZee® Bedside Crib has been designed to help you develop that special bond with your little one and can also be used as a stand alone crib. It’s innovative 30 second open and fold mechanism allows you to use the crib on the move, making the CoZee® your baby’s home away from home. Also available in 30 Sec

6 4 2

6 step height adjuster

30 second open/ fold mechanism

Side sleeping function

White and Dusty Pink

Travel bag included

Incline function

Oak and Charcoal

White and Ocean Foam mattress included

Removable washable lining

Handy storage shelf

Breathable mesh window

Walnut and

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Sleepyhead Deluxe + Price: £ 120.00 Category: Sleep Aid for Baby / Most Innovative for Baby Website: www.sleepyheadwebshop.com/en/

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Sleep Aid for Baby

Sleepyhead® Deluxe + has so many multitasking

can cushion the moro reflex in newborn babies,

capabilities and truly helps to recreate the

reducing their startle and stopping them from

womb™. It’s the perfect product for newborns.

waking unnecessarily, allowing better quality

Suitable for use as a co-sleeper, crib reducer,

rest. All parts can be washed at 60 degrees to

tummy time and changing station, nothing helps

maintain excellent hygiene, and the pod has

newborns feel more snug and cozy than the

been voluntarily tested for firmness and air-

Sleepyhead®. The multifunctional pod is super

permeability. Sleepyhead® surpasses all British

lightweight and can be used anywhere, day

Standards offering better sleep and peace of

and night. Uniquely, the Sleepyhead® Deluxe +

mind to mums.

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Reviewer’s thoughts I would definitely recommend this as my sons sleeping has improved so much!

Suitable for use as a co-sleeper, crib reducer, tummy time, changing station and more.

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Sleepyhead® Deluxe + has so many multitasking capabilities and truly helps to recreate the womb

It is a fantastic alternative to a travel cot and what I would consider to be far comfier for baby. It fits easily inside the cot making your baby feel cosier and more comfortable.

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Tutti Bambini GC35 Glider Chair & Stool

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Nursing Chair

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A nursing chair is often a ‘must-buy’ for many and finding one that is comfortable and durable for all those feeds, stories and bonding time can be tricky. The Tutti Bambini GC35

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Glider Chair and Stool ticks all these boxes and

Great value for money - very comfortable especially arm height which made it very easy to feed.

more, thanks to its padded design. The GC35 Glider Chair is a stylish and practical nursing chair and an essential piece to your nursery. It has 3 reclining positions, a rocker or fixed mode and gorgeously padded cushions. It also has handy pockets in the armrest cushions. The matching footstool is included and aim to help ease tired legs but also give you a comfortable position when attending to your little one. There are a number of colourways to choose from.

Three reclining positions Matching gliding footstall included

Harrison Spinks Baby NaturalStart No. 2 Price: £249.99 Category: Mattress Website: www.harrisonspinksbaby.co.uk

NaturalStart is manufactured by luxury bed experts Harrison Spinks, which has utilised its 177 years’ experience making high quality adult beds, to develop a range of 100% natural and British made cot mattresses. The dual-sided pocket spring mattresses offer the perfect postural support for babies and infants up to five-years-old. Handmade using a combination of the patented BabySpring® technology and natural fillings – including Herdwick wool, cashmere and hemp – the unique formula not only offers the correct postural support at each stage of development; from newborn to five years, but

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Reviewer’s thoughts The material used was very nice and the protective sheet meant the mattress was protected

Luxury natural fillings provide a number of unique properties, including regulating body temperature.

provides a luxuriously comfortable night’s sleep. The natural fibres, many grown on the company’s own 300-acre farm in Yorkshire, assist in regulating body temperature, while allowing air to circulate, keeping mattresses fresher and drier. Harrison Spinks Baby are so confident about the product, parents can even rest easy knowing

Innovative BabySpring® technology that provides perfect postural support at each stage of development.

it comes with a five year guarantee.

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Chicco Next2Me

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Price: £179.00 plain / £189.00 patterned Category: Bedside Cot/Crib Website: www.chicco.co.uk

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angle, aiding reflux and congestion making

baby, Chicco Next2Me attaches to the base of

sleeping more comfortable for their little one.

the bed using secure straps. With a side panel

With foldable legs, Chicco Next2Me can

that folds down and allows the crib to stand

match any bed-frame including divan beds,

flush to the bed, it is the perfect way of sharing

making it the perfect practical solution for any

a space and simultaneously ensuring the

parents.

baby’s absolute safety.

With a mattress that is 50% bigger than a

With a helpful double-use function, Chicco

standard Moses basket, Chicco Next2Me offers

Next2Me provides both a side-sleeping solution

longevity and reliability as babies grow. Not

as well as standing-alone. Cocooning, soft

only that, its fabric is machine-washable, which

padded sides for optimum comfort, along with

means keeping things clean is made simple!

a breathable mesh panel, Chicco Next2me is the ideal option.

Available in a variety of colour options to suit any style, along with a range of additional

A further feature of Chicco Next2Me is its handy tilting function, which allows parents to adjust the crib so that the baby can lie at an

sleep-time bedding accessories, Chicco Next2Me is the perfect accompaniment to a baby’s early sleep time experience.

Tilting function thanks to 6 different heights to help with reflux and congestion

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This is a very good crib for side sleeping with your baby. I had great peace of mind knowing that my baby was safely asleep in the crib, whilst I could still be very close to him and cuddle him if I needed to.

3-in-1 side sleeping crib; side sleeping, standalone & travel crib with travel bag included.

Reviewer’s thoughts It was very easy to put up and adjust to ensure it sat neatly alongside the bed.

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Naturalmat Quilted Spring Mat

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Price: From £240.00 Category: Mattress Website: www.naturalmat.co.uk

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The Quilted Spring Mat is handmade in Devon

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Removable 100% pure cotton quilted cover that is machine washable at 60°C.

with child-sized pocket springs and organic materials. The natural fibres are breathable and self-ventilating to help your child regulate their body temperature for a comfortable night’s sleep. This dual support mattress grows with your baby from newborn to five years old, with a supportive coir side for babies and a springier latex side for older children. The firm side contains a generous layer of organic coir (coconut fibre) for the firm support recommended for newborns. As your baby grows you can turn the mattress to the more flexible natural latex side. Organic Westcountry lambswool layers inside the mattress provide comfort and insulation. At

Dual support with a firm side for babies and a springier side for older children.

the core sits hand-nested child-sized pocket

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Reviewer’s thoughts I really liked this mattress and it was very comfortable for my twins, it was firm and very well made.

springs to support your growing child. The quilted cover can be removed and machine washed at 60°C to keep it healthy. This hypoallergenic mattress is anti-dust mite and naturally fire retardant.

Clair de Lune Sleep Tight Cot/ Cot Bed Quilt & Bumper Bedding Set Price: £54.95 Category: Cot Bedding Website: www.clair-de-lune.co.uk

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Goodnight, Sleep Tight, your baby will have the

sweetest dreams tucked up in the neutral Sleep Tight Cot bedding set! In contemporary greys, white and mint colours to create a relaxing sleep environment,

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the quilt and bumper features a super cute patchwork bunny and bear indulging in a little

The design is really sweet and charming. The bedding set washed really well and due to the quality of the product I have no doubt that it will stand the test of time.

nap under the stars. Finished with detailed top stitching and embroidery, the stylish bedding set coordinates gingham, stripes and night time prints that look stunning in the nursery

and are sure to bring the sweetest dreams for your little one! Suitable for cots, cot beds and toddler beds and comes complete with 4.0 tog quilt and lightly padded bumper. Coordinate with gorgeous accessories from the Sleep Tight Collection that includes Moses Baskets, Sleep Bags, Musical Mobiles, Changing

100% cotton

Mats and much more!

Contemporary neutral print bedding range

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Mee-go Oslo Furniture Range

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Price: £ 1,100.00 Category: Nursery Furniture Set Website: www.mee-go.co.uk

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Cotbed

The Mee-go Oslo furniture range is truly

The chest of drawers features three large

stunning. The three piece set has elegant

drawers for keeping all your baby’s essentials

curves whilst offering supreme functionality.

well organised. It comes complete with a

The sleigh style cot/cotbed comes complete

removable changing station top for changing

with an under bed drawer for added storage.

and dressing your baby.

The slatted base has three positions for your

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The wardrobe features a deep bottom

developing baby. When its time to move into a

draw, ideal for blankets and bedding with two

toddler bed the cot can be converted simply to

hanging rails inside to keep all your baby’s

grow with your child.

clothes neat and tidy. Made from solid New Zealand Pine.

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Reviewer’s thoughts I love the design of this nursery set! The wardrobe is big enough to last a long time, especially with the removable hanging rails.

Cot/cot bed comes with underbed drawer for added storage.

BabyHub SleepSpace

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Price: £ 169.00 Category: Travel Cot Website: www.babyhubshop.com

BabyHub SleepSpace is the perfect cot to use around the home, take on trips to family and friends and anywhere where there are mosquitoes or other insects. It comes with a mosquito net with ties which you can secure in place. It weighs only 6kg and includes an extra padded seam-free mat. The mat is a standard size so fits easily available travel cot sheets. Simple to set up in seconds, fold up and move, even while carrying a baby! The strong pyramid shape is steady and secure. There is a low zipped door as well so no need to strain your back or struggle after a caesarean

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Reviewer’s thoughts As a travel cot it is great - nice and airy, a good size and the mossie net is a great addition.

section. Fabric barriers around all sides at the base prevent knocks to baby from outside. The BabyHub SleepSpace can be used for newborns and up until the age of around three and can then be reused as a play teepee - sure

Comfortable sleep environment.

to be a hit for many!

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Re-use as play tee-pee with the optional teepee pack.


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Nomi Highchair

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Price: From £199.98 Category: Most Innovative for Toddler / Highchair Website: www.evomove.com

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Most Innovative for Toddler

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Highchair

The nomi Highchair is not just a highchair but a stunning piece of furniture that can last your little one for years; suitable from birth, with the Nomi Baby fitted, through to teenage years. It is ergonomically designed to be easily adjusted

Suitable from birth to teenage years

by hand and to provide the correct seating position, for good posture at any age. The nomi Mini restraint allows freedom of

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movement for baby without the frustrations of being tightly strapped into a chair. Baby can reach and turn in the seat promoting active seating and good circulation. The tray easily fits to the Mini for use as a stand alone highchair. With the Mini and Tray removed, the nomi Choice of colours to match your home style

makes an ideal seat for use at the table. Easily adjusted to a height to suit your child, the open design and footrest allows independent access to and from the chair. There are no tight folds and creases where food can get trapped so cleaning up is easy. It weighs only 4.9kg and is designed to hang from

It is a piece of furniture that would fit seamlessly into any modern home. Functional and beautiful, I cannot recommend this product highly enough.

the table edge when not in use.

Peg Perego Tatamia

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Price: £275.00 Category: Most Innovative for Baby Website: www.pegperego.co.uk

The ultimate innovation in highchairs, the Tatamia from Peg Perego is a big draw for parents with its three-products-in-one innovation. Offering a four position reclining backrest

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Three in one innovation; a comfortable recliner, a relaxing swing seat and a multifunctional chair.

Nine height positions and includes an eco-leather padded anatomic seat with height-adjustable 5-point safety harness.

with three position footrest which is suitable from birth, it also converts into a relaxing baby swing and as the child grows, a multi-functional high chair. The removable double pull-out tray can be replaced for a Play Bar (sold separately) or for baby to sit with you at the table. It can be set to nine height positions and includes an eco-leather padded anatomic seat with heightadjustable 5-point safety harness. The innovative Stop & Go Braking System makes it easy to move around the house and it is compact and freestanding when folded. Optional accessories include a Play Bar with toys and a Baby Cushion which is double-sided, padded in matelasse jersey fabric for winter and 100% cotton for the summer. There are a number of colour options to choose from.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The quality of the highchair is fantastic. It looks really comfortable and is easy to clean.

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Inspiration for

feeding

From breast pumps, to bottles and weaning items. Discover some products that are designed to make feeding your little one easy.

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FEEDING

Bshirt Nursing Clothing

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Price: £19.99 Category: Nursing Clothing Brand Website: www.thebshirt.clothing

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If you are planning on breastfeeding then it is well worth looking at Bshirt Nursing Clothing. This is all about feeding with confidence whilst retaining your mama style - you can wear your favourite clothes because the Bshirt works

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No ties, no clips or fuss

The Shirt is very comfortable, it washed brilliantly and feels great quality.

like a vest top and isn’t the main focus of your outfit - so there is no need to buy an expensive new breastfeeding wardrobe for short term use. With Bshirt there are no ties, clips or fuss and baby can easily and accessibly achieve a good feeding position and latch. The Bshirt covers your belly and your boobs just enough, so you can feed in public with confidence. Bshirt actually found that 83% of women felt more confident breastfeeding in front of others when wearing their vest top. It is ethically made with organic cotton. Designed by mums for mums.

Ethically made with organic stretch cotton

Lotus Maternity Peonies feeding top

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Price: £67.00 Category: Best of British For Parents Website: www.lotusmaternity.co.uk

Lotus Maternity has developed a unique, premium range of British made stylish nursing tops which allow women to feel at ease whilst

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Made in the UK from natural and premium fabrics.

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breastfeeding in public. The tops, designed ‘by midwives for mothers,’

The Lotus breastfeeding top is a lovely light and stylish solution to breastfeeding whilst still being modest and looking good.

offer complete discretion, whilst creating a flawless outfit. The chiffon outer layer provides the perfect nurturing environment for breastfeeding, without compromising functionality. Its transparency allows you to easily check correct positioning and attachment, whilst maintaining the upmost discretion. There are a number of colours to choose from and comes in four different size options. The tops use bamboo fibre material for a super soft, gentle touch, sensitive to both you and your baby, bamboo has the added benefit of antibacterial

Lightweight, transparent outer top lets your baby feed comfortably.

and moisture absorbing properties as well as being environmentally friendly. They are machine washable and are the kind of pieces that you’ll love wearing now and long after you’ve finished feeding.

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Kendamil Follow-On Milk

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Price: £9.89 Category: Baby Food Brand Website: www.kendamil.com

If you have decided to look at follow-on formula milk for your little one, then it is worth looking at Kendamil, a British based company that has gone back to using expensive full cream milk in their formulas to produce a product closest to mother nature’s goodness. Manufactured in Kendal, in the Lake District, it differs from competitors who use skimmedmilk formulas because its wholesome recipe contains full cream nutrients. Fatty acids found naturally in full cream milk, sourced from local dairy farms, combined with vitamins and minerals provide a growing infant with essential nutrients and energy. It compliments breast feeding, with the full milk fat helping to avoid issues such as hard stools, difficulties in digesting formula, constipation and soaping in the stomach. It is easy to make up and competitively priced,

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Palm oil-free

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This product is of a good quality, is good value for money and certainly performed better than expected.

Full-cream nutrients from British cow’s milk.

those parents interested in social responsibility, this unique product contains no palm oil.

Dr Brown's Natural Flow Options Bottle bottle that can be used with or without the vent system. It is designed to grow with your baby, helping to alleviate symptoms of colic, as well as burping and wind. As baby’s feeding becomes more developed parents can choose whether to use the bottle with or without the green vent system to create a paced milk flow as baby’s feeding develops and matures. Like Dr Brown’s Natural Flow, the Options Bottle’s internal vent system re-routes the flow of air into the vent tube by passing the milk. This system prevents air bubbles, vacuum build up and teat collapse. Preventing milk aeration aids in baby’s digestion and helps reduce feeding

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Reviewer’s thoughts The Dr Browns options bottles were simply amazing. To use. My baby settled a lot better than she usually does after feeding with these bottles.

issues. It also helps preserve vitamins crucial for baby’s health, including vitamins C, A and E. The Options bottles are BPA-free and you can buy on their own or as a set.

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Price: £6.99 Category: Bottle Website: www.drbrowns.co.uk

a very clever bottle indeed - a convertible

I really liked the tin design of the formula, it gave an element of class! The removable film was easy to remove and my favourite part of the design was the scoop holder, no formula fingers or contamination!

despite its more expensive raw materials. For

The new Options bottle from Dr Brown’s is

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Grows with baby helping to alleviate symptoms of colic, burping and wind.

Gives parents choice whether to use the bottle with or without the vent system.


FEEDING

NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump Milk Saver the breastfeeding journey but keen to express, take a look at the NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump Milk Saver. Recommended by lactation nurses in the UK, US and Canada, it offers great value for money. This breast pump, looks to collect every tiny drop of precious breastmilk. Using natural suction pressure, it is a soft, comfortable and safe pump to use on the breast. Made from high quality silicone, 100% FDA approved Food Grade Silicone and BPAfree, it has been tested by a world renowned laboratory.

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Price: £11.99 Category: Manual Breast Pump Website: www.naturebondglobal.com

If you are looking to or have already started

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Reviewer’s thoughts I was pleasantly surprised with the Naturebond pump. Not only did this collect a LOT of milk, it was quick and so easy to use!

Natural Silicone Breast Pump

It’s easy to use, lightweight and portable

Manual Pump

making it ideal to pop in your handbag for mums on the go. It collects up to 4 ounces/100ml. You get everything you need with the NatureBond Breast Pump Milk Saver; the breast pump, a dust cover, a luxury pouch and instructions. It comes in a hardwearing box.

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‘for aisha’ is a multi-award winning infant food brand that features uniquely exotic recipes such as healthy mild curries and tagines

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specially and gently blended for tiny tummies. The complex recipes contain 2 to 3 times as

My baby loved these!. The range is a great way to introduce your baby to different herbs and spices

many ingredients as are found in most other baby food brands, expanding the taste palates of little ones so they will eat a wider variety

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Packed full of goodness

of healthy food as they grow. This helps to eliminate fussy eating in later years. ‘for aisha’s meals are found in leading children’s hospitals. The recipes are dietitian approved, contain only natural ingredients with no added sugar, salt or preservatives. The meals are also dairy free and use Red Tractor halal meat from British farms. Available in Boots, ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons and WholeFoods. Please see www.foraisha.com for further details.

introducing exciting exotic tastes

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Apramo FLIPPA Dining Booster TM

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Price: £34.99 Category: Travel Highchair Website: www.apramo.com

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This is a super clever dining booster that is

Light weight dining booster on the go

designed to make parenting easier and as seamless as possible. Ideal for at home but also on the go, the Apramo FLIPPA simply fastens on to most regular dining chairs with its straps - it takes less than a minute to secure.

It has a removable tray which means you can bring baby up to the table whenever suits but also have a tray to capture any spillages when out and about.

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The aluminium legs make it sturdy and lightweight and it has little feet adjusters to

Great for picnics and offers a new view point to sitting up at a table all the time. A really good all rounder and could easily be the only travel highchair you need to buy.

secure the booster and make sure you have the FLIPPA how you want it. Versatility should be the FLIPPA’s middle name,

it’s a great little chair that can be used not only for feeding but for fun time, simply pop some toys on the tray and let them play. Suitable from 6 months to approximately 3 years / 15kg, the FLIPPA is available in a number of eye-catching colours.

Easy close, Quick fix

Mumma's Little Helpers High chair Food Catcher

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Price: £30.00-£40.00 Category: Highchair Accessory Website: www.mummaslittlehelpers.com.au

Mumma’s Little Helpers highchair Food Catcher attaches to your highchair, toddler chair and

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Highchair Accessory

Food Catcher attaches to your high chair.

dining chair with booster seat. Attaching to both

Reviewer’s thoughts

the tray and dining table it is designed to keep the

This is a great idea and concept that was easy to fit to a highchair. As it is completely reusable using robust material I think the price is very reasonable as it should be able to be used for a number of years.

mess at bay for years, with smooth transitions as your child develops. With a larger catch zone than a standard splat mat and a more effective scooped sides design,

the Mumma’s Little Helpers Food Catcher is ideal for containing mess, keeping the floor clean and keeping dropped food safely returnable. Great for both baby led weaning and traditional feeding styles. Easy to attach and maintain, the Food Catcher is the set and forget solution. Reducing clean up to less than a minute. Simply scoop out with a bowl and wipe down still attached to the chair, only remove on a washing day with your normal load.

Waterproof, wipeable and machine washable.

The Food Catcher is all about making life easier. Made from thick non toxic PUL, the Food Catcher is waterproof, wipeable and machine washable. The Food Catcher comes in standard and extra large for the range of high chair sizes.

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FEEDING

Kiddyum

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Price: £1.90-£2.15 Category: Toddler Food Brand Website: www.kiddyum.co.uk

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Toddler Food Brand

Nutritious meals that are made from natural ingredients and contain no artificial ingredients.

Frozen mini-meals for young children with locked in goodness.

Kiddyum offers a range of delicious and nutritious meals for young children (aged 1-4), which are frozen for locked in goodness. The range delivers the benefits of homemade food, with the convenience of being ready to eat in just five minutes. Kiddyum’s mini meals are made from natural ingredients and contain no artificial ingredients (GM ingredients, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives). They contain no added sugar and are low in salt (contain no added salt, they only contain salt which occurs in cheese). Created by mum of two Jayne Hynes, the Kiddyum story began when Jayne used to batch-cook her own recipes and freeze them for her daughters Tilly and Florence. Soon friends and family were putting in their orders and Kiddyum was born. Jayne perfects the recipes, layering different flavours and textures to excite young taste buds and help to develop their palates – something Jayne refers to as the building blocks of taste. Kiddyum meals can be found in the freezer aisle and online in Sainsbury’s, The Co-Operative and Ocado.

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The taste and texture were spot on and they felt like a good and quick alternative to home cooking whilst remaining healthy.


Natural Touch Digital Breast Pump (0m+) TM

Teething Necklace (3m+)

RRP: £99.99

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Electronic Breast Pump

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Feeding Bottle

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Natural Touch Newborn Starter Set (0m+) TM

Teething Product

RRP: £22.99

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Natural Touch Electric Steam Steriliser & Dryer (0m+)

Teething Product

TM

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Sterilser

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CONSUMER CHOICE Soother

RRP: £4.49

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Soother

ÛberSoother- Night (0-18m+)

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Weaning Product

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CONSUMER CHOICE Weaning Product

SureGrip Miracle Section Plate (6m+) TM

RRP: £9.99

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Toddler/ Training Cup

Feeding Bowl

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Bathtime Toy

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Toddler/ Training Cup

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SureGrip Miracle Bowl (6m+)

Octopus Hoopla (18m+)

TM

RRP: £5.99

360˚ Insulated Maxi Cup

RRP: £5.75 (12m+)

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INSPIRATION FOR CHANGING

Inspiration for

changing

Bottoms up! Here is a selection of products to look after and protect your little one.

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CHANGING

Bizzi Growin POD Travel Changing Bag

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Price: £45.00 Category: Travel Product Website: www.bizzigrowin.com

No need for bulky, heavy travel cots, just grab your Bizzi Growin POD Travel Bag and go. This is a very clever changing bag that converts in to a travel cot! Using the lightweight poles provided to secure the crib sides, baby can sleep safely and comfortably in the fold out crib section. The assembly of the crib section takes less than a minute. A padded mattress comes complete with the bag and can be used in the crib or as an everyday changing mattress. The bag features many compartments and pockets to organise all baby’s and mum’s essentials and includes an insulated bottle

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CONSUMER CHOICE Travel Product

New to Market 2017 for Baby

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Reviewer’s thoughts A very unique product that cuts down on what you need to take if going away with your baby.

pocket. The bag is beautifully made from quality, durable fabrics, and has continued use as a changing bag/weekend bag after baby has grown out of the crib section. It makes travelling with baby easy and stress-free, plus the price is great. Converts from a changing bag to a travel cot

lots of pockets for storage

Bambo Nature Fragrance Free Baby Wet Wipes

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Price: £2.14 Category: Eco-friendly Baby Wipes Website: www.bambo-nature.co.uk

Eco-friendly Baby Wipes

The Bambo Nature Wet Wipes are a premium and environmentally friendly, fragrance-free Baby Wipe. Combining Scandinavian and from 100% new fibres that are incredibly soft and gentle, whilst considering the environment Using the best manufacturing technology, they contain moisturising and conditioning

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Eco-Friendly Baby Wipes

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British innovation, the wipes are developed

wherever possible.

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Cleanses, moisturises & is eco-friendly

ingredients such as Allantoin, and the nonwoven structure remains strong when wet.

I thought these wet wipes were really good quality. They’re soft and cleaned up really well.

Fragrance-free, paraben-free, phenoxyethanolfree

The wipes are free from parabens, sulphates and phenoxyethanol and are Dermatologically Tested and free from known irritants such as alcohol, fragrances, chlorine, dyes or brighteners. The convenient, hard plastic lid, makes them perfect for use at home, on trips or on holiday as this keeps them wet, even after opening. They are also Nordic Ecolabel certified and are cruelty-free. 80 wipes per pack.

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CHANGING

Bambo Nature Newborn Nappies

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Price: £6.35 Category: Eco-friendly Nappy Website: www.bambo-nature.co.uk

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Eco-Friendly Nappy

Bambo Nature nappies have a super soft top-dry layer which quickly absorbs wetness, locking it into the core whilst keeping your

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baby’s skin as dry as possible. Alongside the breathable textile-like back sheet, which aids your baby’s skin healthy, they are dermatologically tested and boast Bambo

The nappies were consistently absorbent (both during the day and night) and we didn’t experiences any leakages.

Nature’s thinnest ever core design, which doesn’t compromise performance or comfort, allowing your child to move around freely. Additionally, the flexible side panels make achieving the perfect fit easier than ever. Bambo Nature has been independently accredited with Nordic Eco-Label. The Fluff used in the nappies is also environmentally-friendly and comes from sustainable forestry, giving the FSC certification. If that’s not enough, 95% of all production waste at their factory in Denmark

Kind to skin and kin to the environment

A soft top-dry layer which quickly absorbs wetness

is recycled. With Bambo Nature you can be reassured that you are choosing a product that

is not only good for your baby, but it is also good for the environment too!

Splash About's New Improved Happy Nappy

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Swim Nappy

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CONSUMER CHOICE Reusable Swim Nappy

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Splash About has created one of the most reliable, reusable baby swim nappies on the market today. The new and improved Happy

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Nappy is fully-tested and approved by UK swimschools, it offers maximum protection against

I love the happy nappy! it is such a genius idea and is basically a nappy and a swimsuit in one!

faecal leaks due to its new ergonomic design. Technically constructed from soft durable neoprene, with separate contoured panels to cup baby’s bottom and with an innovative fitted gusset, this form fitting swim nappy moves as baby moves, but uniquely remains secure with no gaping, regardless of how hard baby kicks in the water. Specialist pressured fabric creates the extended high ribbing at the waist and legs. This increased elasticity creates a secure but comfortable seal to prevent gaping in traditional

no gaping, regardless of how hard baby kicks in the water!

areas such as the base of the spine, waist and legs, providing the most effective protection against leaks! It’s value-for-money, reusable (no disposables needed underneath) and ecofriendly. Offering the cleanest possible swim, it’s the ideal choice for stress-free baby swimming!

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Clair de Lune Roly Poly Travel & Change Mat

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Price: £19.99 Category: Most Innovative for Parent Website: www.clair-de-lune.co.uk

SHORTLISTED Changing Mat

A unique design, the Roly Poly rolls up and

squashy making it extra comfortable for your

tucks into the slip cover on the reverse to hold

precious bundle! The toweling top layer is easily

it together. It includes a lovely loop handle that

removable for washing (or wash the whole

you can slip over your wrist for easy ‘grab &

mat on a 40-degree cycle) and the wipe clean

go’, the mat can be used flat for nappy changes

backing is extra hygienic when used out and

or remove the towel topper and convert to a

about!

play/tummy time mat then roll up to create a

When rolled up, it creates a firm, compact

feeding pillow or extra support when in the

support for your baby and can be used as

highchair or learning to sit.

a feeding pillow, and a support pillow while

The Roly Poly changing mat is soft and

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learning to sit up or in the highchair.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The main purpose of this product is a change mat and is the softest changing mat I have ever come across. The material is lovely and soft and my baby was nicely cushioned and warm.

Fully machine washable

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Rolls up for easy grab & go!

It wasn’t until we watched the product video on the Mumii youtube channel that realised how versatile this product actually was and we began to get so much more use out of it.

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INSPIRATION FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Inspiration for

health and safety

Protecting your newborn is of paramount concern. Find out about some of the devices and products with the sole aim of looking after baby.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Spatone Apple Liquid Iron Tablets

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Price: £12.49 Category: Pregnancy Well Being Website: www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/en-gb/uk

If you are in need of some iron tablets then it is well worth looking at Spatone, a naturally occurring iron rich water that is collected from its source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Scientifically proven, the iron in Spatone contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system as well as contributing to a normal energy yielding metabolism and a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. As a natural liquid iron supplement, it can help top up your iron levels whilst causing fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron food supplements. The additional Vitamin C in Spatone Apple can also help increase iron absorption to help ensure sufficient dietary intake of iron. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, each box contains 28 on the go, apple flavoured

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Reviewer’s thoughts

Easily absorbed and comes in sachet format for simple use on the go

The supplement helped me so much to reduce my feeling of fatigue and tiredness during pregnancy.

Naturally occurring iron rich water sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia

sachets. For best use, a sachet should be consumed each day.

BeSafe Pregnant Belt/Cushion

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Price: £34.99 Category: Pregnancy Well Being Website: www.besafe.com

The BeSafe Pregnant Belt (or more accurately ‘cushion’) is something expectant mothers should

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Holds lap-belt safely below the bump, centrally avoiding it ridding up.

consider using when driving. In the event of a

Reviewer’s thoughts

car accident, an adult can be propelled forward with a force of 3 – 5 tons. The standard car lap

What a great invention this was such a blessing to use whilst driving when my bump continued to grow and grow during pregnancy.

belt rides up over the soft abdominal area but with the unique BeSafe Pregnant Belt the lap belt is diverted downward away from the stomach region and re-directed to the pelvis to afford

added protection and comfort during pregnancy. Using with a three point car seat belt, it guides the belt to a safer position for mum and baby. Place the cushion on the adult vehicle seat with a simple clip to hold the seat belt (lap-belt) below the bump. The BeSafe Pregnant Belt uniquely holds the lap-belt low from the centre ensuring it does not ride up onto the bump. You can use the Pregnant Belt from BeSafe in the front or rear seats of a car.

Can be used in both the front and rear seats.

It is easy to use, comfortable and can be used from approximately 12 weeks and throughout pregnancy.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Motorola MBP855 Connect Video Baby Monitor

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Price: £229.99 Category: Video Monitor Website: www.johnlewis.com

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The MBP855 Connect from Motorola enables you to view your baby from anywhere, anytime. With the large 5” colour screen you can clearly see your baby during the day or

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Portable rechargeable baby camera

Reviewer’s thoughts

night and from any angle thanks to the infrared

The sound is really clear and being able to speak through the monitor is very handy.

night vision and the pan, tilt and zoom function on the camera. The included StarGrip mount is ideal if you want to fix the camera to a shelf for an optimum view. The parent unit will give you the perfect view while at home however, you can pair your smartphone or tablet to the camera using a Wi-Fi connection to view your baby from wherever you are. You can sooth your baby by choosing from a range of sounds perfect for bedtime. The camera also has a two-way talk back feature so you can speak to and hear your baby when they need you the most.

Remote Viewing via your Smartphone, Tablet or PC

BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

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Price: £129.99 Category: Video Monitor Website: www.shop.bt.com

The BT monitor 6000 is designed to offer you peace of mind as your baby sleeps. It is packed full of features, allowing you to hear, see and talk to your baby when you are not in the room. It has a five inch resolution screen, a remote control pan and tilt you can set/adjust the monitor remotely so you can keep an eye on baby at your preferred view and never miss a moment. With the portable parent unit and 250 metre range you can always keep an eye on your little one. The two way talk back feature allows you to reassure your baby, a useful tool to calm your baby remotely or when you are on your way to them. Keep an

SHORTLISTED Video Monitor

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Reviewer’s thoughts It is very useful with the zoom so that we can see the child more clearly and closely.

Never miss a moment with the remote control camera features and night vision.

eye on your baby when the lights are down with the night vision feature. There is also a choice of five lullabies to calm, soothe and relax your loved one as well as a temperature indicator.

Five different calming lullabies

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Summer Infant Wide View 2.0 Digital Colour Video Monitor Price: £129.99 Category: Video Monitor Website: www.summerinfant.co.uk

For those looking for that little bit extra without compromising their budget, the sleek Wide View 2.0 Digital Colour Video Monitor from Summer Infant is the perfect solution. The Wide View 2.0 offers premium features as standard, including a large 5 inch high resolution colour LCD video screen with enhanced automatic night vision, soft glow night light, sound activated LED lights, and with its wide-angle lens that allows you to see three times more of the baby’s room. It also has a temperature display. It has a 240 metre range, two-way

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Reviewer’s thoughts This is a very easy to use monitor. It was extremely easy to use and setup. The wide view is very useful as I can see the whole room.

Large 5 inch high resolution colour LCD video screen with enhanced automatic night vision

Wide-angle lens that allows you to see three times more of the baby’s room

communication meaning you can always speak with your little one. It’s light and portable meaning it is easy to use this video monitor at home or when away. For parents with more than one child, there is the Wide View Duo 2.0 which comes equipped with an extra camera and allows you to auto scan between the two cameras.

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Price: £179.99 Category: Video Monitor Website: www.mothercare.com

Rest assured that your baby is always safe and sound with the Motorola MBP36XL

SHORTLISTED Video Monitor

Portable camera for wirefree and hassle free movement from room to room

rechargeable and portable video camera unit is easy to use and has up to a 300m The two-way talk back feature enables you

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which includes a 5” parent unit. The parent range so it can be used anywhere in the home.

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Pan, tilt and zoom and 5” colour screen

to communicate with your partner or child. Portable and battery-powered means that you can take the camera with you to any room in the home. View the whole room clearly day or night with the infrared night vision and remote pan, tilt and zoom. You can adjust the

The first thing that impresses is the size of the parent unit - this provides for a great view of your little one.

audio volume according to your needs and surroundings. Never miss a moment as you can always know when your baby needs you with the high sensitivity microphone on the camera. More than that, the camera can detect temperature so you will know if the room gets too warm or cold with the handy room temperature display.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Apramo Iris Baby Mirror TM

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Price: £15.99 Category: Car Seat Accessory Website: www.apramo.com

SHORTLISTED Car Seat Accessory

Many parents are now choosing to rearward

Easy to install

face their children in car seats for longer. With the introduction of the i-Size regulations many

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parents are choosing to have their children looking back longer. With this can come

What I like about this mirror is that the mirror can be fixed at the required angle by screwing it tight.

uncertainty as to what your child is doing in their car seat and as you drive along you need to feel safe in the knowledge they are ok. The Apramo Baby Mirror aims to do just that, offer peace of mind for parents. It is a large mirror that you affix to the headrest and position so you can see baby from the driver’s mirror. It has easy angle adjustment should parents viewing positions be different and it stays in place securely when driving. For the price, it is a quick and easy way to check on baby when otherwise you wouldn’t be able to. Apramo has a number of mirrors available for use in the car, including one with cute bunny ears and another that lights up! Baby mirror with light

Crane Cool Mist Humidifiers

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Price: £49.99 Category: Health and Safety Website: www.crane-usa.com

Newborns are obligate nasal breathers meaning they breathe through their nose for the first 4-6 months. Humidifiers can help them to breathe easier, which in turn should mean they’ll be able to sleep better and feed with less frustration. Newborns also lose the

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Cool mist adds moisture to the air which can help with sniffs and sneezes, coughs and wheezes as well as dry skin conditions

Whisper quiet for up to 24 hours, the humidifier can work effectively in room up to 250sqft with no disturbance to baby

moisture in their skin; humidifiers help their

skin to stay hydrated. Using a Crane humidifier with newborns could be the way to go. Running whisper quiet for up to 24 hours with an auto shut off, the

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Cool Mist humidifier increases moisture in the air for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep. Effectively humidifies small and medium

I noticed immediate results from the first night in use, my eightweek-old twins were less stuffy and slept better throughout the night.

rooms up to 250 sq. ft, there is Clean Control Antimicrobial Material in the Base is proven to help reduce mould and bacteria growth up to 99.96%. The water tank is easy to fill and clean and the unit is low energy which means it won’t send your electricity bill soaring.

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Sevylor Puddle Jumper

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Price: £16.99 Category: Swim Safety Website: www.sevylor-europe.com/uk

BRONZE Swim Safety

Swimming with a little one should be a fun time

Clip your child in safely in seconds.

but it can also be a daunting one with all the safety issues to think about. The Sevylor Puddle Jumper is designed to bring fun and confidence in and around water for kids and peace of mind for parents. Simply pop your little one’s arms through the Puddle Jumper and fasten at the back and your child is ready to play safely in the water. The Puddle Jumper meets all of the necessary

Buoyant foam interior, no inflation required.

safety standards. Made of a solid construction and durable, resilient materials, it offers a comfortable fit with no-chaff, soft fabric cover while the design allows for natural movement and greater freedom to swim and explore. Suitable for children between 15 and 30kg, there are a number of eye-catching designs and colours including Princess and Pirates to choose from. So, let your little one get water confident

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with the unique Sevylor Puddle Jumper.

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Self-balancing design helps to keep your child’s head up and out of the water.

I felt that for us this product was good value for money and performed great in the water!

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Reviewer’s thoughts The designs are lovely and the material and quality of the puddle jumper is excellent. At the pool the Puddle jumper was easy to fit and stayed nicely in place.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

Bumbo Multi Seat

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Price: £49.99 Category: Baby Seat Website: www.bumbo.co.uk

A three-in-one seat, the Multi Seat from Bumbo is a multi-tasker that grows with your child. Suitable from six to 36 months, the Multi Seat

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Suitable as a floor seat, feeding seat or booster seat

can be used as a floor seat, feeding seat and booster seat. Designed for babies who can sit

Baby Seat

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Reviewer’s thoughts The cushioning on the seat is very soft and my little one loved sitting in it, especially to eat his dinner with us. The seat is easily fixed on to any dining room chair which means it’s a must have for travelling.

unaided, the Multi Seat provides freedom of movement for a baby or toddler. Wonderfully padded, the Bumbo Multi Seat has a foam cushion to keep little one comfortable. It has a harness for safety and can easily be wiped clean. It is light and portable making it ideal for days out and travelling. The seat has two height settings and a removable insert to accommodate a growing child. The removable tray stows away neatly behind the seat. The two booster seat security

All the accessories stow neatly inside the shell

straps and the foam seat insert go inside the seat when not in use leaving a neat, snag free, exterior. Available in a number of bright colours.

Close Pop-in Beach All-in-one

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Price: £21.99 Category: Travel Product Website: www.closeparent.com

SHORTLISTED Travel Product

Close has got swimming covered with a brand

Integrated hood so no losing any sun hats!

new Beach All-in-One suit, that is great for both the seaside, fun by the pool and generally protecting your little one from the sun. With a UPF of 50+ and an integrated hood, it provides the ultimate protection from the sun for your little nipper both in and out of the water. Its poppered gusset makes change time quick and easy too, leaving more time for salty kisses, building sandcastles and getting sandy toes! It has a stain resistant water repellant outer layer and keeps little ones warmer in the water. Available in three sizes the Beach All-inOne comes in some striking designs; Rocket, Kokeshi Doll, Campervan Blue and Campervan Green. Co-ordinates with the rest of the Pop-in swim range which is well worth a look.

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Reviewer’s thoughts It was great keeping the toddler warm, no fuss. The suit was easy to put on and take off, even despite being wet.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules

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Price: £5.85 Category: Teething Relief Website: www.nelsonsbaby.com

GOLD

Teething Relief

When baby’s first tooth starts popping through

Each sachet contains the active ingredient of Chamomilla recutita (Chamomilla) 6c

it can be a tough time for both mum and baby alike, a Nelsons Teetha survey has revealed over a third of parents (39%) surveyed find it the most distressing ailment for baby. Teething can often mean sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling, while for parents it often

lead to worry and sleepless nights. Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic

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relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling. Each box contains 24 sachets. Each

While testing the granules, he has had less of the usual symptoms of teething like flushed cheeks and dribbling.

300mg of granules in a sachet contains the active ingredient of Chamomilla recutita

” Snuza Hero MD Portable Breathing Monitor (Chamomilla) 6c.

To use, simply detach one sachet from the

Individual sachet format

strip of four. Ensure the granules, fully dissolve in the baby’s mouth. Suitable for baby’s 3 months and over.

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Price: £79.99 Category: Most Innovative for Parent Website: www.snuza.com

The Snuza HeroMD baby monitor is a small wearable device which attaches to baby’s nappy or elasticated waist of clothing. The safe and soft tip is encased in medical grade silicone and monitors breathing via abdominal movement, alerting parents if breathing is weak or less than eight breaths per minute. If the Snuza HeroMD detects no breathing for 15 seconds it will gently and safely vibrate in an effort to rouse your baby to resume breathing. However, after three vibration/rousing incidents, a Rouse Warning will alert parents and after an additional five seconds of no breathing is detected a sharp audible alarm will sound.

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Reviewer’s thoughts The Snuza breathing monitor offered great peace of mind that our baby was breathing correctly when we were worried that her breathing was laboured when she had a cold.

Breathing rate indicator lights are included for clear visibility and a gentle clicker sound reassures you Snuza Hero MD is on and working No cords, wires, pads or external power, Snuza is battery operated with battery indicator light, Snuza Hero MD is a device that offers the ultimate in peace of mind and

Tracks baby’s breathing via monitoring abdominal movement

support to parents.

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Alerts parents if breathing weakens or is undetected


INSPIRATION FOR GIFTS

Inspiration for

gifts

Want to find the perfect gift? Take a look at these delights.

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GIFTS

Summer Infant Pop N' Jump

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Price: £69.99 Category: Baby Bouncer / Rocker Website: www.summerinfant.co.uk

The Pop N’ Jump activity centre is the perfect entertainer for babies aged six months and over. Its compact, lightweight-folding frame comes fully assembled and sets up in just seconds. The jumping feature, along with toys that include a spinner ball, rattle, teether and mirror book, keep baby active, entertained and happy. It also has the benefit of ‘growing with baby’ as not only does it come with a three height level adjustment, but the sun canopy also doubles up as a fun tent for the child to play with, as they get a little bit older. The Pop N’ Jump is extremely versatile and folds up compactly, perfect for parents who like to stow away their babies toys at the end of the day. All of the POP products from Summer Infant promise to be: lightweight, easy to assemble with no tools required. It comes with a handy

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Baby Bouncer/Rocker

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Baby Bouncer/Rocker

‘Grows with baby’ - 3 height level adjustment and canopy doubles up as a fun tent

Easy to put up and completely portable. We put this in the back on the car and took to a friends house for other baby’s to use and it was a real hit.

Comes fully assembled and sets up in seconds.

carry bag with straps and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Summer Infant SwaddleMe Original

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The complete line of SwaddleMe sleep

SILVER Swaddle

Designed with leading safe sleep experts

products from Summer Infant has been expertly designed and tested to keep babies snug, safe, and comfy every night throughout The SwaddleMe Orginal has been designed to recreate the snug comfort of the womb and

I loved the design of these swaddles, and have already recommended these to pregnant friends for their things to buy before their babies are born. Really good value for money and a must have for new parents

helps prevent the startle reflex that can wake baby. So you can wrap baby securely for safer, sounder sleep. The extra soft SwaddleMe Original comes with adjustable wings to provide a perfect fit for even the wiggliest babies and is aimed at babies 0 - 6 Months or 14 - 18 lbs / 6.4 - 8.2 Kg. The harness slit works with most 5 point travel harnesses allowing you to easily transfer baby without disturbing them. Made from 100% cotton, the SwaddleMe range is machine washable. They come in an make a great Baby Shower and Christening gift.

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their first year.

array of attractive and modern designs that

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The extra soft SwaddleMe Original comes with adjustable wings to provide a perfect fit

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SnuggleUp Original U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

Pregnancy Pillow

only feels smooth against the skin, the subtle

Original U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow follows the

zipper makes the pillowcase fully removable

natural contours around the body encouraging

and machine washable for your convenience.

you to sleep on your side, maintaining healthy

It is also great for easing the discomfort of

blood and nutrient flow which is good for both

other ailments such as Fibromyalgia, Symphysis

mum and baby. The head, bump, back, hips and

Pubis Dysfunction, Arthritis, Upper and Lower

legs are all cradled at once, even if you change

body pains.

exquisite and luxurious BabySoft fabric that not

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With a simple ergonomic design, the SnuggleUp

This U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow has an

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Price: £40.00 Category: Pregnancy Pillow Website: www.pregnancypillows.net

positions during the night.

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The SnuggleUp Original U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow comes in a range of eight beautiful colours to choose from.

BRONZE Pregnancy Pillow

Reviewer’s thoughts Every pregnant lady should own one of these amazing pillows!!! This pillow is so comfy and has helped me sit up comfortably throughout the day everyday to help support my aching back.

Ultra-cosy support for your back and bump.

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Reviewer’s thoughts This pillow is absolutely amazing and I have no idea how I have coped without it. I have slept brilliantly and even had uninterrupted night’s sleep using this pillow. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

A soft-yet-firm hug that allows you to sleep easily.

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Zippy Sherpa Fleece Blanket

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CONSUMER CHOICE Blanket

Blanket

Soft and cosy feel yet practical as machine washable.

Priced at £20, these gorgeous sherpa fleece blankets from Zippy will appeal to many parents when looking to buy something special, yet receive great value for money. Backed with thick sherpa fleece, these stylish cable knit blankets are ideal for keeping babies warm and cosy around the

house or when out and about. All blankets are generously sized 100cm x 75cm to provide plenty of warmth to babies. Super soft, they are kind to baby’s skin whilst keeping them snug.

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The top knitted layer has a modern, stylish pattern which is simple enough to match to any pram design or nursery decor. The range consists of four on-trend delicate colours, subtle hues in blue, raspberry, beige and grey. A lovely gift, each blanket is rolled with an attractive crisp, white Zippy branded ribbon

The Zippy Sherpa Fleece Blanket is a lovely blanket that can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Made of thick sherpa fleece, ideal for keeping babies warm

and tag.

Clair de Lune Stripe Knit Blanket

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Price: £29.99 Category: Blanket Website: www.clair-de-lune.co.uk

SHORTLISTED Blanket

From Clair de Lune’s fantastic blanket range,

Beautifully soft and stunning design

this super soft blanket is the perfect gift for new parents and their precious new arrival. The Stripe Knit blanket is a prime example of showing the love and care put into their

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items and this blanket is bursting with colours that are sure to raise a smile! Made from 100% Cotton for natural comfort and warmth, the blanket is a lovely heavyweight knit that’s

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breathable and provides excellent insulation for your baby. They’ll simply adore snuggling

I absolutely love this blanket! The knitted material is just thick enough for multiple uses and really soft on baby’s skin.

up in this warm cosy blanket! Ideal for use in the pram or cot, the Clair de Lune Stripe Knit Blanket is available in Blue, Grey and Pink and can be machine washed. Coordinate with other items from Clair de Lune.

Made from 100% cotton

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Lovely Stuff & Pretty Things Giant Engraved Wooden Letter Price: £28.00 Category: Wall Decoration Website: www.lovelystuffandprettythings.co.uk/

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CONSUMER CHOICE Wall Decoration

These wooden engraved letters make a

Wall Decoration

gorgeous and striking addition to a playroom, nursery or children’s bedroom and certainly have that ‘wow’ factor. Personalised perfection, new parents will simply love this

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unique and touching gift. These giant engraved wooden letters from Lovely Stuff & Pretty Things can be engraved with any name or word and are hand painted

Wow Wow Wow, lovely stuff and pretty things wooden letter is absolutely gorgeous. A piece to treasure forever!

with a range of beautiful colour options to choose from. All you have to do is confirm the letter required (A-Z) the engraving

required and your colour option. The letters are 40cm high, 18mm thickness and look stunning affixed to the wall (wall hangings not included) or on your child’s bedside table, shelf, bookcase or windowsill. They take about 15 working days from order to delivery and the utmost skill, craftsmanship and attention to detail is taken. It is certainly a gift that will be treasured. Available to order via the website. Made from premium materials

Personalise to get just what you want

Zoojoy baby shoes

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Baby Footwear Brand

Baby shoes with the aaaahh factor. Zoojoy is a unique range of handmade baby shoes designed to let baby look as good as mum and dad. Available in a rainbow of colours, they are cute, cosy, gentle on skin and will hug babies precious feet as they grow. Artisan craftsmen work with care and attention

Incredible baby shoes in cute designs,fabulous colours,soft leather that mimic barefoot walking.

to make these gorgeous shoes in the softest of leathers and along with the cotton inner lining ensure only the best natural materials are used. The shoes come in three sizes - small, medium and large - with laces to keep baby’s feet snug, safe and secure while at the same time mimicking

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I love our pair of zoojoy shoes. They are super stylish and super soft. I have had lots of compliments from people about the shoes.

barefoot walking. Zoojoy shoes are perfect for wearing indoors - crawling/toddling - it is not advised to wear them outside. Who can resist these gorgeous shoes in all their fabulous colours - there’s one to suit all tastes - so be sure to add them to your baby present list whether A unique collection of wild and beautiful baby shoes

they’re a gift from granny, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin or even a baby shower present from you to your friend’s baby.

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Boots mini club children's clothing range

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Price: £4.00 - £30.00 Category: Baby Clothing Brand Website: www.boots.com

GOLD

Baby Clothing Brand

Boots mini club offers a wide range of comfortable, durable and fashionable clothing for children. The collection is affordable, stylish and made of the highest quality. The range starts from birth (includes pieces for early

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babies) right the way through to six years old. They have a range suitable for boys, girls, as well as unisex, there is so much choice you

You definitely get you values worth for money with the quality and the clothes are easy to launder

can find a style that is right for you. All items have been carefully considered to ensure

they have those little touches that make an outfit stand out and easy to use. There are day and night time essentials as well as items for special occasions. What’s more, you can see some of your little ones favourite characters on the garments; from Disney to Peppa Pig and Thomas and Friends. So much to choose from and at great prices, it’s a one stop shop for

100% soft cotton

your little one’s clothes.

Nickel-free poppers

Poco Nido Mini Shoes

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Price: £19.00 Category: Baby Footwear Website: www.poconido.com

BRONZE Baby Footwear Brand

Poco Nido mini shoes are what crawlers, walkers and recliners have been waiting for. Packing loads of street cred, these versatile soft sole shoes can be used as a pre-walker to

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avoid cold toes on a buggy ride, as an indoor shoe, or for light outdoor frolicking. The chrome free suede sole allows foot to ground contact with a natural protective

I love all the patterns of these shoes and would certainly buy them again in different patterns as they look very unique.

surface which moves with baby’s foot resulting in the perfect combination of balance building, barefoot and shoe.

Only 100% cotton and suede are used, to give peace of mind, and because babies like to explore with their mouths, every style must pass chemical compliance tests, ensuring no nasties are hiding. Mini Shoes have concealed elastic, which means no more nipped skin and shoes that stay on. Each pair is packaged beautifully into a cardboard tube box which can be up-cycled into a money box using the free craft sheet provided.

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Tropika Little Spa Herbal Cream

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Price: £13.99 Category: Toddler Skincare Website: www.tropika.co.uk

GOLD

Toddler Skincare

With a blend of virgin coconut oil and aromatic botanical extracts, including eucalyptus oil Inspired by traditional Malaysian Mum recipes passed down the generations.

and ginger, Tropika Little Spa Herbal Cream is a gentle chest rub that cares for toddlers, naturally. The blend is inspired by traditional homemade Malaysian recipes that Mums have passed down for generations.

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Soft on little ones’ skin, a few touches of this Mother Nature wonder cream eases chests, from colds and teething, and soothes to help them breathe more easily and sleep.

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Created by a Mum for Mums, Tropika Little Spa Herbal Cream uses organic

Overall, it is a very lovely product. It smells divine and works well as a decongestant. It left his skin soft and smooth.

virgin coconut oil sustainably produced in Malaysia. Its special fermentation means more of the ‘good stuff’ is kept in the oil, including antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. The aroma of the Herbal Cream is evocative of spas and will infuse little one’s rooms,

A special blend of mother nature ingredients to treat toddlers’ chests and coughs naturally.

helping relax and calm – so much so that Mums and Dads will want to use it too!

Harry & Rose Baby skincare gift box

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Price: £22.00 Category: Organic Skincare Website: www.harryandrose.com

GOLD

Organic Skincare

The Harry & Rose Baby skincare range has been

Made with pure, natural and organic ingredients.

developed in the UK using only natural, pure and organic Ingredients to protect sensitive skin. All products have been dermatologically tested with a gentle pH that can be used daily to preserve

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the skin’s natural balance and leave baby’s skin feeling nourished, soft and hydrated. This beautiful gift set includes; Baby Soft Lotion – 200ml Hypoallergenic cream with a light

We would definitely recommend these products to other parents. They’re very well thought out, effective and presented beautifully at an affordable price.

texture that is easily absorbed, Baby Hair-Body Wash – 200ml Easy to rinse, No-Sting formula that helps wash away itchy eczema, cradle cap & dryness and Baby Bubble Bath – 200ml gently foaming bubbles, No-Sting formula that is easy to

rinse and does not leave itchy skin nor dryness Harry & Rose has carefully chosen ingredients that are safe, ingredients include Coconut,

Free-from parabens, phthalates, SLS/SLES, dyes, mineral oils, fragrance Allergens.

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Calendula, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Cottonseed, Sweet Almond and Sunflower. Suitable for newborns and free-from parabens, SLS/SLES, dyes, mineral oils, petrolatum and fragrance allergens.

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Clementoni Interactive Football Table Price: £39.99 Category: Electronic Toy Website: www.clementoni.com/en/

A 2-in1 game that’s really fun and educational too, introducing the Clementoni Interactive Football Table! Both a football table and an educational activity centre, it is packed with features including cheerful songs, nursery rhymes and lively sound effects that little ones will adore. An educational companion that teaches first letters and numbers, shapes, colours and new words in English and Spanish. It will count all the goals and communicates the score. The ball can be put back into play with the help of the character on the side or inserted in the stands. The players move just like on

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Classic football table gameplay with added features of music, lights and sound effects

The table itself is very hardy which is a must when you have two excited children playing with it at the same time.

a real football table and the flags move with every kick of the ball. Equipped with plenty of mechanical and electronic activities. Stimulates the development of manual skills, fine motor skills, co-ordination as well as educational learning - what little one wouldn’t love this as a gift?

A 2 in 1 product which is not only great fun but also great for learning

Reward Jar

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Price: £14.99 Category: New to Market for Toddler Website: www.rewardjar.co.uk

SHORTLISTED New to Market 2017 for Toddler

The Reward Jar is the perfect way to encourage and reward good behaviour with positive reinforcement. Simply stick your Reward Jar to your fridge, using the magnets included, then drop one of the 12 tokens included into the top. Each jar comes with 12 tokens; four bronze, four silver and four gold. Each token slips in to the top of the jar and can be removed again by tipping the jar upside down. The Reward Jar can be used for different purposes: teach the value of pocket money, reward them for doing household chores or tempt them to do well by filling the jar and getting an even bigger treat. It’s a visual aid that children can easily grasp and understand. The Reward Jar can work in different ways, for different families but always looking to reward little ones. It’s simple, effective and ideal to encourage good behaviour.

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Each jar has teired tokens, so different tasks can achieve a different level of reward.

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Reviewer’s thoughts Good choice of colours and gives an alternative to reward charts and I like something a little different to the current market!

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Taggies Buddy Dog Soft Book

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Price: £20.00 Category: Baby Book Website: www.marymeyer.com

BRONZE Baby Book

A best friend that’s super soft, with tons of tags to examine and touch. Buddy the dog is the perfect companion for little ones. Super soft and huggable, the bright,

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engaging and tactile tags on Buddy’s collar and tail offer little ones hours of interactive entertainment and comfort with the Taggies-

My son loves to feel the textures of the taggies and the dogs ears on the front of the book.

ribbons, eight pages, crinkle paper and squeaker inside and Velcro closure. The brown floppy ears and a fun smile provide personality that babies and kids love. Children feel calm, safe, and comforted when repeatedly rubbing a silky tag together. They love studying, playing with, and reaching for colorful, looped ribbons with various textures and vibrant patterns. Touching and putting their fingers through the tags while exploring

Follow this fun adventure with your little one

characters and prints offers them endless opportunities for simple play and snuggle time!

This 6” x 6” soft book featuring Buddy Dog in Lots of textures for baby to enjoy

a story that will bring smiles to both babies and parents. Fabric applique cover.

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Price: From £23.50 Category: Baby Sleeping Bags Website: www.gro.co.uk

Babies sleep brilliantly in Grobags, they make putting baby to bed at night easier, taking confusion away as the soft fabric, accurate togs and sizing, and clear guidance keep babies safe and comfortable through the night, meaning more quality sleep for parents too. The Grobag is the only baby sleep bag recommended by The Lullaby Trust, the UK’s leading safer sleep charity. Gro’s commitment to safety means we were one of the first to achieve the British Standard. Safety features include double shoulder poppers, Zip-click covers, underarm poppers for small babies on 0-6mth bags, secret seams and chin guards to prevent rubbing. Fantastic

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Reviewer’s thoughts I absolutely loved how bright and vibrant this sleeping bag was. The product washed well and after washing it kept its outstanding colour.

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Baby Sleeping Bag

British Standard approved and the only Baby Sleep Bag recommended by The Lullaby Trust.

quality premium 100% cotton is used, which washes brilliantly without shrinking. Gorgeous designs suit every taste, there are even travel Grobags for babies on the move. No other baby sleep bags offer the same quality, choice, and durability. Grobag parents can’t live

Great quality that washes brilliantly, many safety features make them a safer choice for babies.

without them!

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BABY MOVEMENT AND WELLBEING

EVERY KICK COUNTS Understand your baby’s movement and be confident.

Kicks Count is a UK charity that is raising awareness of the importance of baby’s movements in pregnancy. A baby’s movements indicate its wellbeing so it is important mums report any change in their baby’s movements as it can be a sign the baby is in distress. Over the years there has been some confusion around what is expected when it comes to baby’s movements as multiple organisations were giving different advice. Kicks Count have joined forces with organisations such as the NHS, Department of Health, Bounty and other pregnancy charities to ensure all are giving the same information. We have therefore asked Elizabeth Hutton, CEO of Kicks Count what is the correct advice around baby’s movements. When should I start to feel movement? Most women usually begin to feel their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. A baby’s movements can be described as anything from a kick, flutter, swish or roll. The type of movement may change as your pregnancy progresses.

7 days a week). Do not put off calling until the next day to see what happens. Do not worry about phoning, it is important for your doctors and midwives to know if your baby’s movements have slowed down or stopped. Do not use any hand-held monitors, dopplers, or phone apps to check your baby’s heartbeat. Even if you detect a heartbeat, this does not mean your baby is well. What if my baby’s movements are reduced again? If, after your check up, you are still not happy with your baby’s movements, you must contact either your midwife or maternity unit straight away, even if everything was normal last time. Never hesitate to contact your midwife or the maternity unit for advice, no matter how many times this happens.

How often should my baby move? There is no set number of normal movements. Your baby will have their own pattern of movements that you should get to know. From 16 24 weeks on you should feel the baby move more and more up until 32 weeks then stay roughly the same until you give birth.

Why are my baby’s movements important? A reduction in a baby’s movements can sometimes be an important warning sign that a baby is unwell. Two out of three women who had a stillbirth noticed their baby’s movements had slowed down or stopped.

What shall I do if I notice reduced movement? If you think your baby’s movements have slowed down or stopped, contact your midwife or maternity unit immediately (it is staffed 24 hours,

Is there anything I can use to help me keep track of my baby’s movements? The most important thing is you are aware of them, but if you would like help to keep track Kicks

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Count do wristbands and a mobile App. Tell us about your Wristband The Kick Count wristband has won Gold and Consumer choice in the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards in the Health and Well Being Pregnancy category. The wristband has a plastic slider that can be moved along each time the mum feels a session of movement to help her get to know what is normal for her baby. You can use the code GOLD at www.kickscount.org.uk/shop to receive 10% off a kicks count wristband (exp. 30.9.2018) What does the App do? The free Kicks Count App allows users to keep track of their baby’s movements on their smart phone. It is currently the only fetal movement monitoring app that doesn’t stop at 10 kicks, and instead allows users to identify their baby’s individual pattern. It also allows users to contact their midwife direct from the app if they have any concerns about their baby’s wellbeing. To download the app for free search KICKSCOUNT in the App Store or Play Store. Some mums may be tempted to purchase devices that claim to listen to their baby’s heartbeat. Kicks Count, along with other professional bodies strongly advise against their use.


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Use the app to build up an understanding of your moveents

The best indicator of fetal wellbeing is always baby’s movements.

Why Shouldn’t I use a home doppler? A Doppler is a device that sends out highfrequency sound waves that pass through the skin and tissue and into the abdomen. When the waves encounter movement, such as a baby’s heart beating, they bounce back to the device. The device then translates the movement into sound. The problem is that anything that moves inside the abdomen (whether it’s the baby kicking, air moving in your intestines, the placenta, or blood flowing in the mum’s arteries) is also translated into sound. It takes lots of training and practice to distinguish a baby’s heartbeat from the other sounds. And even if a heartbeat is correctly identified that does not mean the baby is well. The devices are marketed as a reassurance tool. However if a mum notices a change in her baby’s movements the baby may be in distress. (The majority of mums who had a stillbirth noticed a change in their baby’s movements prior to the diagnosis) By using a doppler for reassurance, the mum may delay seeking medical attention which could be fatal for the baby. These devices are not intended to be used by pregnant women. They are prescription devices and require training to operate correctly. Even the instructions on these products (although marketed towards mums) state “It is intended to be used by care professionals, including practical nurses, midwives, relative technicians and physician assistants” The safety of the Doppler ultrasound devices is stressed in product descriptions, in that they do no harm to the baby but the risks of delaying seeking medical attention and the limitations of the Doppler devices tend to be overlooked

Kicks count advises against using home dopplers

What to do if you’re concerned about baby’s movements As seen above, many people are using the Doppler for ‘reassurance’ however the most significant risk is that even if identifying a fetal heart correctly, the baby could still be in distress. This could lead to life threatening delays in seeking medical assistance. The best indicator of fetal wellbeing is always baby’s movements. If you saw a person collapsed in the street would you check their pulse and walk away? No, you’d probably call an ambulance because this person is clearly unwell, even though they have a heartbeat. It is the same with a baby. If a baby’s movements change, it can be a sign that they are unwell. Just because they have a heartbeat does not mean anything. Everyone has a heartbeat up until the second before they pass away. All a heartbeat tells you is the baby is currently alive, which is the only time something can be done to help a baby in distress. If you wait until you can’t find a heartbeat it’s too late. What t does Kicks Count hope to acheive Kicks Count would like to empower more mums to be to trust their instincts and get to know their baby’s regular pattern of movement.

Where can we find out more? Visit www.kickscount.org.uk. Find them on Facebook and Twitter .

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Sign up to our newsletter at be the mumii.co.uk to first to apply to be our 2018 cover star.

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COVER STAR

INTRODUCING OUR COVER STAR

At the start of the year, we set out to do something different! We didn’t want to work with a model or a stock image, we wanted our front cover to be about everything the Best Baby & Toddler Gear embodies...real families! We decided to embark on a social media

Our professional photographer looked to

campaign on Mumii UK to find our 2017 cover

capture the shot for the front cover but also a

amazing day, both children really enjoyed it

star. Hundreds of you entered your little ones

catalogue of photos for Dollie’s family, which

and so did we. As for the photos, we love them

and the competition was tough. Finally, after

was part of the cover star prize.

all and will treasure them for years to come.

much deliberation we whittled it down to the gorgeous, fun and spirited Dollie. Dollie, her brilliantly behaved older brother,

Dollie spent hours striking poses, making us smile as she raced from one end of the office

Samantha, Dollie’s mum, said: “We had an

Thank you for a great day!” A huge thanks to Dollie and her family -

to another and her boundless energy was

question is, who will make it on to the front

mum and dad all descended on our offices

infectious. After numerous outfit changes and

cover of next year’s magazine?

from their hometown in Essex for the day.

toys to try, we had a bank of images to choose

We had a fun day taking lots of shots of Dollie

from. Our winning shot is clear for you all to

with or wearing some of the 2017 Best Baby

see - fun and cheeky, we think Dollie truly is a

& Toddler Gear Award winning products.

little star.

Behind the scenes at the photoshoot with Dollie

With special thanks to the following Gold and Consumer Choice winners who kindly supplied items for Dollie to wear and use on her photoshoot; Boots mini club, Lottie & Lysh, Zoojoy, Little Grippers, My 1st Years, The Gro Company, Zippy, Tidy Books, DUPLO, Halilit, Rosa & Bo.

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Best Baby & Toddler Gear Magazine 2017/18  

A guide to the best buys and latest must-haves - the results of the 2017/18 Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards where all products have been r...

Best Baby & Toddler Gear Magazine 2017/18  

A guide to the best buys and latest must-haves - the results of the 2017/18 Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards where all products have been r...