On the panel for the Mother and Baby Awards


Mother and Baby Awards Season is here

It’s amazing where a blog can take you. Some days it’s in to central London to check out the latest Baby Bjorn Air carrier (which you need in your life by the way!), the next it’s judging products for the Mother & Baby Awards.

And so I had the honour of being one of the testers for the annual M&B Awards ceremony, to recognise the best products on the market.

Since I can now tell the difference between a Jumperoo and a Bugaboo, as well as change a nappy in the dark in under five minutes (albeit will poo all over me, but still…), I can put my useless knowledge to good use!

It was an honour to be one of the testers – I remember not that long ago how much the Mother & Baby Gold List was my bible for which products for myself to buy.

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Official Tester

As a tester my job involved comparing products to other similar brands in the category and putting them to the test. Would I recommend them to a friend? Were they good value? What did I like, and what would I change? All the while, using little Boo to see what he thought.

And there were some great products. My favourites were the Nuby Roly Poly travel bib (a snip at £2.99), just about everything in the Ella’s Kitchen range, a Tomee Tipee thermometer and very stylish Comotomo Bottle I wish I had discovered sooner.

There were also peculiar products, like on-the-go feeding spoons attachable to pouches that were so bendy the food would bounce off and disposable nappies that were way too ‘new age’ for me.

Good to see you!

Although I didn’t get to test the following, I was pleased to see some of my favourite brands receiving awards last night. … the Maxi Cosi Pebble Car seat (one of my best purchases), Ella’s Kitchen deservingly scooped gold, Medela won best breast pump (I concur!), BT monitors, the Baby Bjorn Bouncer (which took Bronze, but most definitely deserved gold), H&M, Amazon, Calpol, Trunki, Sophie Le Girafe and The Gro Company.

A big congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Gillian at Mother and Baby, who had the arduous task of coordinating everything.

For a full list of the winners, visit: motherandbaby.co.uk