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09th Oct 2018

Tried and tested! Here are the finalists for the Maternity and Infant Family Awards

Louise Carroll

Brought to you by the Boots Maternity and Infant Family Awards.

They’re in, mums and dads!

The finalists for the Boots Maternity and Infant Family Awards have been announced. So in case you’re looking to stock up on a few new bits and bobs for a little baby, this may come in very handy.

Seeing as the parenting and baby industry is a big (and IMPORTANT) business, we like to know what superb products are out there and winning the votes. Boots Maternity and Infant Awards are playing host to a gala lunch on Friday October 12, at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, along with Maura Derrane and Brian Dowling.

Here, we’ll see the the winning products AND the winners themselves, while all will be showcased again on RTE’s Today show, the following week.

But we thought we’d take a sneak peek at the finalists and see what terrific baby products are worth keeping our eyes on. From buggies to cribs, from shampoos and shoes – they’ve all been voted on, tested and approved by Irish parents, for Irish parents.

All products, including pregnancy supplements, and baby skincare, go through a rigorous testing regime by either the Maternity and Infant Family Home Testers or by over 100 judges at their Academy Testing Day. And just as important – they also undergo an online public vote, because mums know best. For the home testers, over 200 judges nationwide received products from different categories including Best Skin Care, Best Baby Wipes and Best Nappy Range to name but a few.

At our Academy Testing Day, judges rigorously tested products in Best Family Car, Best Stroller, Best Travel System and many more.

And let’s not forget about our people categories which will see winners announced at the lunch gala next week. These categories include Child Hero of the Year, Business Parent of the Year, Mum of the Year and Super Sibling of the Year, to name just a few.

So, for a chance to WIN two tickets to The Boots Maternity and Infant Family Awards in the stunning Marine Hotel on Friday, October 12, take a peek at their Facebook competition above, ensuring you leave a comment mentioning HerFamily and the hashtag #bootsmifawards18!

After months of testing and voting, the finalists have finally been revealed! So in case your curious – here are just some big names and baby products entirely worth knowing about.

2018 maternity & infant Family Awards Finalists

Best Baby Carrier/Sling

  • MOBY Fit
  • Stokke® MyCarrier™

 Best Baby Food/Range

  • Glenisk Organic Baby Strawberry & Apple Fromage Frais
  • Goodies Carrot Cake Cereal Bars
  • Heavenly Kids Range of Organic Snacks
  • Mamia Range
  • Pip and Pear Chilled Baby Food

 Best Baby Health Product

  • Boots non-contact thermometer
  • Infacol

Best Baby Retailer

  • Boots
  • ie
  • Mothercare Ireland
  • SuperValu

Best Baby Skincare Product

  • Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment
  • Childs Farm Toiletries for Baby & Child
  • Kokoso Baby Organic Coconut Oil
  • Mamia Baby Powder – Talc Free
  • Sudocrem Care & Protect

Best Baby Wipes

  • Mamia Newborn Extra Sensitive Wipes 56pk
  • Pampers Sensitive Wipes
  • SuperValu 56 Fragrance Free Cotton Soft Baby Wipes
  • SuperValu 56 Newborn Sensitive Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
  • WaterWipes

Best Baby/Toddler Supplement

  • BabyVitD3 Drops
  • BetterYou DLuxInfant
  • BetterYou DLuxJunior
  • Boots Pharmaceuticals Kids Multi Vitamins Syrup
  • Natures Aid Mini Drops Range

Best Bath Time Product

  • ClevaMama Apron Baby Bath Towel
  • Elave Sensitive Baby Bath 400ml (Ecocert Natural & Organic)
  • Groswaddledry
  • Kokoso Baby Hair & Body Wash
  • The Shnuggle Bath

Best Breastfeeding Product

  • Boots Pharmaceuticals Breastfeeding Support
  • Bebe au Lait Nursing Pillow
  • MAM 2in1 Single Breast Pump
  • My Expert Midwife No Harm Nipple Balm
  • Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Breastpump

Best Car Seat

  • Maxi-Cosi Axiss
  • Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix & EasyFix
  • mifold the Grab-and-Go Child Restraint

Best Family Brand

  • Mamia
  • SuperValu

Best Family Car 

  • Renault Grand Scénic
  • Renault Kadjar
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 7-seater

Best Family Friendly Hotel

  • Breaffy Buddies Kids Club
  • Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • Fota Island Resort
  • The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens

Best Feeding Product

  • ClevaFeed™
  • MAM 6in1 Electric Steriliser & Express Warmer
  • MAM Easy Start Anti Colic Bottle
  • Tommee Tippee Advanced Anti-colic Bottles
  • ie YummyBoo Feeding Bib

Best Holiday Product

  • Brica Stretch-to-Fit™ Sun Shade
  • Childs Farm sun care
  • Huggies Little Swimmers
  • mifold the Grab-and-Go Child Restraint
  • Sudocrem Life’s Little Emergencies 15g

Best in Fertility

  • Boots Conception Support
  • Bud Fertility Formulas – Male & Female

Best Nappy Cream

  • Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment
  • Boots Baby Nappy Cream
  • Childs Farm Nappy Cream
  • Mamia Be Gentle Nappy Cream
  • Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream 

Best Nappy Range

  • Boots Baby Super Dry with Active Stretch Nappies Carry Pack Extra Large Size 6 – 23 Nappies
  • Kit & Kin eco nappies
  • Mamia Nappy Range
  • Pampers Active Fit nappy pants
  • Supervalu Dry N Cosy Nappies Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Best Parenting Blog

  • A Mom Among Men
  • Daddy Poppins
  • Fred, Ted and Company Blog
  • Honest to Kate
  • Mama-tude
  • My Little Babog
  • One yummy mummy
  • Popcorn for Lunch
  • Shinners & the Brood
  • The S-Mum Blog

Best Potty Training Product

  • ClevaBed Waterproof Mattress Protector
  • Huggies® Pull-Ups®
  • Mamia Toddler Wipes
  • Munchkin Multistage™ 3-in-1 Potty
  • SuperValu Fragranced Flushable Toddler Toilet Wipes

Best Pregnancy Supplement

  • Active Iron
  • Boots Pharmaceuticals Pregnancy Support Plus
  • Natures Aid Pregnancy Multi-Vitamins & Minerals
  • Natures Aid Pro-IntiMUM®
  • Pregnacare Plus

Best Safety Product

  • Boots Mini Club Sunsafe Suit
  • Brica Baby In-Sight™ Mega Mirror
  • Groegg2
  • Safety 1st SecurTech Flat Step Metal Gate
  • Tommee Tippee Digital No Touch Thermometer

Best Santa Experience

  • Airfield Estate Christmas Experience
  • Beyond at Fota Island Resort
  • Christmas Island – The Santa Experience
  • Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden

Best Skincare for Mum  

  • Aldi Lacura Caviar Illumination Day Cream 50ml
  • Bio-Oil
  • Boots Maternity Ultra Slim Advanced Breast Pad
  • Cymex
  • My Expert Midwife Mum To Be Gift Set

Best Sleep Product

  • BabyHub SleepSpace Travel Cot and Play Tepee
  • ClevaSleep® Pod
  • Grobag Baby Sleep Bag
  • Sleepyhead Deluxe+
  • Shnuggle The Dreami Clever Baby Sleeper

Best Stroller

  • Maxi-Cosi Adorra
  • Mothercare Nanu
  • Baby Elegance TUX Pushchair

Best Time Saving Product

  • Beaba Babycook
  • ClevaScoop®
  • MAM 6in1 Electric Steriliser & Express Warmer
  • Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day

Best Travel System

  • Maxi-Cosi Zelia 2 in 1 & Cabriofix
  • Mothercare Journey Edit
  • UPPAbaby VISTA

Innovative Product of the Year

  • My Feeding Pal Plate
  • MAM 2in1 Single Breast Pump
  • Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air
  • My Expert Midwife Spritz for Bits
  • Groromper
  • Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day

Brought to you by the Boots Maternity and Infant Family Awards