1. Miosquares, Bambino Mio, £7.99, MFM Gold Award Winner
What mum does not need a stack of muslins on hand throughout the day? These gold winners from Bambino Mio are an essential family product, made from 100% cotton and coming in packs of three or four, depending on the design, they are also fantastic value.
Our judges agreed this was without doubt the winner, the soft, large cloths can be used in so many ways; to mop up spills, comfort or clean baby, snoozing under in the pushchair, protect baby from the sun in the pushchair, burping cloths, comfort blankets or simply something for baby to sit or lie in the garden – they are hands down a great household product at under £10.
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Miosquares from Bambino Mio:
“Nice patterns seem like good value for money. Muslins are always handy!” Meena, mum of 2
“Cute patterns and not your ordinary muslin cloth, really good quality.” Rachel, mum of 1
“Lovely design, good value.” Katie mum of 2
2. Nappy Fresh, Bio D, £2.65, MFM Silver Award Winner
Designed by a bright and environmentally aware dad, Bio D’s Nappy Fresh, is a washing product created especially for soaking cloth nappies to keep them smelling fresh and to reduce and remove stains.
For mums and dads who want to use products that are planet-firendly this is the washing product for you. Safe for your child, vegan friendly and made from sustainable, naturally-derived raw materials and free from synthetic chemicals, phosphates, preservatives, enzymes and synthetic perfumes, Nappy Fresh is a truly earth friendly solution to cleaning cloth nappies.
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about Nappy Fresh from Bio D:
“A nice idea. I really like that you can use a lower temperature setting when washing. Great when using with reusable nappies too!” Meena, mum of 2
“Good product for the times you want nappy changing to be environmentally friendly, high-quality and competitively priced. “ Hazelann, MFM Editor
3. Fab Little Bag, £1.99, MFM Bronze Award Winner
A revolution in a bag, this simple yet utterly brilliant concept was designed by, yes, you’ve guessed it: a woman. Designed to remove the stress, worry and embarrassment of disposing of your sanitary towels or tampons simply, greenly and discreetly.
Have you ever found yourself with no sanitary bin, or away from home with nowhere to throw your used sanitary products? Flushing tampons or towels down the toilet will not only block the system but is terrible for the environment.
This is where the Fab Little Bag comes into its own. Designed to be held with one hand, open easily, close completely and then be stashed in your bag until you find a bin – the Fab Little Bag really is fantatisically simple, discreet, the best for our environment and an absolute bargain to boot. No wonder it is our bronze award winner.
What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Fab Little Bag:
“I think FabLittleBags are exactly as the name suggests! I always felt guilty about flushing tampons but found the idea of them being in a bathroom bin at home really yucky – FabLittleBags have solved that problem. Design-wise, they’re pretty much perfect.” Meena, mum of 2
“A fantastic product that has spared my blushes on several occasions!” Hannah, mum of 3
What every busy household needs, a decent and reliable set of food containers to keep snacks and food fresh and ready to rock every time you leave the house!
A portable steriliser designed just for soothers. Simple to use and ready to go when you leave the house, ensuring your baby’s soothers are perfectly clean all the time.
Nappy wrapping bins are a bit like marmite, some parents love them, while others just can’t see a point to them. However, here at MFM, we’re fans and really like the way this bin in particular individually wraps and seals dirty nappies in a fragranced anti-bacterial film to lock away nappy smells.
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See all of our MadeForMums Awards 2017 winning products, we’ve tested everything from buggies to bottles, creams and highchairs!