It’s that time of the year again! If you are not familiar with this award, I can tell you right now that it’s a consumer award, and the testers are, well…mums!
The product testers live with the products for 1 month and try to “put them through their paces” as it were hehe. They then give their honest opinion about the product, and as with most things, the products with the best results wins.
There are quite a few categories all in all in the ‘Mother & Baby Award’ so I have chosen to only focus on the car seats!
Please once again remember that these are consumer awards – not safety awards, though so far I have yet to see a car seat I don’t think has a good safety rating get these awards – so I think we’re OK.
Best Car Seat Group 0+ 2018
- Gold award winner: Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus & Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus
- Silver award winner: Doona Simple Parenting by CuddleCo
- Bronze award winner: Cybex Cloud Q Plus
It is extremely important to know that babies and young children should not spend long hours in the car seats. This can easily be forgotten when you are for example using a travel system.
Please read our article on the 90 min rule!
Best Rear-Facing Car Seat 2018
- Gold award winner: Joie Spin 360 (ERF)
- Silver award winner: Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus (infant)
- Bronze award winner: Britax Römer Baby-Safe i-Size (infant)
I would also like to mention that the Joie Every Stage FX won Bronze in the forward facing category – but what I wanted to really make clear is that this particular seat is an extended rear facing car seat! And even though it can forward face in group 1 – you should use it rear facing for the entirety of the harness – which is from birth up to 18kg. It can then be used as a high back booster from 18-36kg.
So, what do you think? Are there any car seats you wish would get the award next year? If you could nominate one – which car seat would it be?
I would love to hear your thoughts in a comment below! x
Therese has completed the ‘Advanced Child Car Seat Training Course’ at TRL (Transport Research Lab) and is a CPD accredited car seat expert. She blogs about in-car safety, car seats, tips, reviews, giveaways and advice. She’s a mum on a mission to change the law and raise awareness. She is also a breastfeeding advocate and gentle parenting promoter who loves cloth nappies, baby-wearing, BLW and co-sleeping/bed-sharing.