The winners of the 2022 MadeForMums Awards have been announced, revealing parenting trends for sustainable, budget-friendly, space-saving products.
Award winners include compressed biodegradable wipes the size of a pack of mints, reusable bacteria-destroying swim nappies, a clothing rental service, and a cuddly toy elephant that records a parent’s voice.
“We are thrilled that our Aster 2 MagicFold stroller has won MadeForMums Gold in the Lightweight Stroller category after months of parent real life testing.” – Josephine Votsis, Didofy
MadeForMums, the UK’s number one parenting site for product reviews have announced the winners of the prestigious MadeForMums Awards 2022 with the choice of winners revealing the changing priorities of parents and the new family habits and trends that have emerged over the past year.
The MadeForMums Awards are the most rigorously tested parenting product awards in the industry, recognising the best parenting products across 102 categories covering everything from buggies, slings and breast pumps, to nappies, pregnancy essentials and bedside cribs.
“We’re honestly blown away by the number of awards we scooped this year – it’s fantastic to know the difference we’re making to parents across the UK – and beyond – especially with our 3-in-1 UV steriliser.” – Dean Tollman, Vital Baby
Over 1,100 individual products were put through a rigorous judging process involving a panel of expert judges and at-home trialling by more than 1,000 family testers. The winning products are chosen based on a range of criteria including ease of use, effectiveness and value for money.
“We are absolutely delighted and over the moon to have won the Gold Award for Best Baby Sleep Aid and Night Time Comforter! This is a great accolade from Madeformums as it recognises exactly what we wanted to achieve when we set out on our journey.” – Prakash Chauhan, The Dreamy Elephant Company
This year’s MadeForMums Award winners reflect the desire for more sustainable products and the importance of multi-function items that problem-solve, take up less space, and have a longer life, reducing waste, and saving money. The winning products also reveal the trend for making more of the outdoors and nature, with family walks providing low-cost entertainment and experiences at a time when parents are having to carefully budget.
Winning products include bacteria-killing reusable swim nappies, a pre-school carrier that takes up less space, a foldable playpen that can double as a den for an older child and a steriliser that also warms food and can defrost breastmilk all in one device.
Susie Boone, Editorial Director of MadeForMums, said: “While parents and families are more eco-conscious than ever, they’re also facing a sharp rise in the cost of living and are increasingly focusing on good value products that have multi-functions, reduce waste or take up less space in the home or when out and about. We’re delighted to see this reflected in the innovation and creativity of entries into our MadeForMums Awards and are shining a light on the brilliant products being developed for today’s families and those of the future.”