Phew; what a huge task the Shortlist was this year. So many great products, challenging brands and charity collaborations caught our attention. Firstly, big thanks to our judging panel (made up of celeb mums and our own editorial team) for their gargantuan efforts here – but now the final choice of winners is down to you, our fabulous readers.
For every like, share, post, RT or competition entry on social media that includes the name of the shortlisted brand and the hashtag #MMHA17 your favourite will receive one vote. Votes will be counted on the eve of 5th October and announced on 6th October. So make your opinion count… (Vote as many times as you like, there are some wonderful choices on the list!)
So – in alphabetical order for each category – here goes:
Best Boutique: online or physical store, we’re applauding choice, quality and customer service.
Maggie and Rose Home
Me & Buddy
My 1st Years
The Essential One
Buggy Love: the strollers for high rollers… We’ve been impressed by the below.
Ickle Bubba Aurora Travel System
Quinny Zapp Flex Plus
Silver Cross Wave
Kids’ Style: too cool for school. Brands we’re consistently excited by…
Blade and Rose
Honey and Toast
Lilly + Sid
Molly Brown London
Wild & Gorgeous
Mama Style: where to shop for school gate style, preggo or not.
Celtic and Co
Coco Rose London Shoes
Jardine of London
Martha Jackson Jewelry
Best Changing Bag: style AND performance (and a bit more style) here are our arm candy nappy carry picks.
Born in Britain Charlton Hobo Bag
Jem and Bea Beatrice Bag
Ju-Ju-Be BFF Bag
Pacapod Gladstone Bag
Tiba and Marl Elwood Backpack
Best Baby Product: big category here, but we’ve chosen based on quality, design, and performance.
Babybjorn Bliss Bouncer
Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew
Etta Loves Muslins
Izmi Cotton Baby Carrier
Little Aurelia Comfort and Calm Rescue Cream
Matchstick Monkey Teether
Mokee Wool Nest
Mustela No Rinse Cleansing Water
Sleepyhead Sleep Pod
Splashabout UV Combie Wetsuit
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine
Playtime: make some noise for great toys. Chosen for longevity, sparking imagination, getting kids out and about – and because they made our team of junior testers smile.
‘The Superhero Handbook’ by Jason Ford published by Laurence King
Ciao Bimba Dolls
Hape Classic Bus Walker
Infantino Grow With Me Teepee
Kindle Fire For Kids
Microscooters Maxi Micro
Mud Kitchen Pebble Kitchen
SmarTrike 7 in 1 folding trike
Best Beauty Product: when you only have ten mins (ok ten seconds) to spend on your own beauty routine, you need products that pack a punch.
Bee Good Honey and Propolis 2 in 1 Cleanser
Harbour Elements Cleanser
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Rodial Glamolash Mascara
Skin Elixir Frankincense and May Chang Moisturizer
Sukin Rosehip oil
Weleda Skin Food
The Game Changer Award: this category is for products or brands that have shaken up the way we approach a problem, through smart thinking, multitasking or innovation.
Ergobaby OMNI 360
Fred Pressure Fit Stairgate
miFold Car Seat
Thule Multisport and bike trailers
We Are Story
Better World Award: we were really excited to judge this category. Charity collaborations that showed style and pizzazz (as well as big hearts!)
Bax & Bay for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
Inkrocket for Starlight, Tearfund and Samara’s
Pearl Lowe x Selfish Mother for Tommy’s
Seraphine Love T-shirt for Tommy’s
Scamp and Dude Sleep Buddies for Grief Encounter
Gin Friday Award: how could we not include our regular Gin Friday slot in the awards?
ISFjord Premium Arctic Gin
Rock Rose Gin
Silent Pool Gin
And finally the Editor’s Choice Hero Brand Award:
So c’mon – have your say. What do you think of our choices? Use #MMHA17 to comment on social media.