MFM Awards Winners – baby transport: car seats and carriers

Baby car seat

i-Size car seat

isize car seat

Britax Dualfix i-Size – Gold
“The Britax Römer Dualfix i-Size is a high quality option for newborns, with impeccable safety standards, 360-degree rotation and a comfortable newborn insert. Its padding and fabric also felt plush.” Jeananne, mum of 2
Available from: Halfords

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Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus – Joint Silver
“This car seat has turned my life around! Every little feature on the seat has been well thought out. The seat is comfortable and it is really easy to adjust the headrest/shoulder straps to fit your child. It also looks very stylish.” Carolyn, mum of 2
Available from: John Lewis

Joie i-Level –  Joint Silver
Easy to fit, easy to use, the Joie i-Level looks and feels comfortable! I love the lie-flat option and how simply it can be adjusted to use on a buggy frame, which helps when trying to keep a newborn asleep. It’s also compact and light.” Ruth, mum of 2
Available from: Mothercare

Cybex Sirona S i-Size – Joint Bronze
“The Cybex Sirona S i-Size is a state-of-the art car seat. It’s snug, easy to use, brilliantly designed and fits perfectly in our big car. It ticks all the boxes in safety, and the rotation function helps me, as I have a bad back from my cesarean and I’m still healing. I highly recommend it to parents” Angelita, mum of 1
Available from: Amazon

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus and 2wayFix base – Joint Bronze
“There is nothing I don’t like about Maxi-Cosi car seats. Visually they are simple yet appealing, and safety-wise I don’t think they can be beaten. I found the Pebble very easy to install. I love that the base has light and beep indicators to ensure you have installed it correctly. The car seat slips in and out of the base very easily and securely. The newborn insert is snug and cosy. The Pebble really is a baby must-have.” Claire, mum of 3
Available from: Kiddies Kingdom

Finalist: BabyStyle Carapace i-Size

    

Multistage/combination car seat

Multi-stage combination car seat

Britax Advansafix IV R – Gold
“The Advansafix IV R is a great seat, and my 3-year-old found it very comfortable. The safety features are excellent; there are various recline positions; it washes well, so can be kept looking good; it feels very sturdy; and this is a brand people trust. If you are looking for a seat that lasts and is a wise investment, this is a great contender.” Georgina, mum of 2
Available from: Mothercare

Multimac – Silver
“This product has revolutionised the car seat industry and made having four children so much easier! We love the seat, it is so well made – if only Multimac could make rear-facing for longer seats.” Becky, mum of 4
Available from: Multimac

Mothercare Tulsa – Joint Bronze
“The Mothercare Tulsa feels like a safe, solid and comfortable car seat. I like the stylish look and colour, and my husband was impressed by how easy it is to fit – and how safe it feels once fitted. My son was comfortable due to the extra padding and happy in the car seat. It also lasts longer and grows with your child, so it’s excellent value for money!” Renette, mum of 3
Available from: Mothercare

Apramo All Stage – Joint Bronze
“I was beyond excited to discover the Apramo all Stage has 360-degree rotation. My back is grateful that I won’t ever have to bend down to put my growing toddler in the car until he’s at least 12 years old. It also has a built-in alarm to alert drivers if your little one undoes the seatbelt, genius. And the cover is machine washable. I would definitely recommend this product. A car seat that rotates 360 degrees makes any parent’s life a lot easier.” Maxine, mum of 2
Available from: Kiddies Kingdom

Finalist: Diono Radian 5

    

Group 2/3 car seat

Group 2-3 car seats

Diono Monterey 2 – Gold
“Of all the stage 2/3 car seats this was my favourite. This car seat is great value for money. I love the concept of the expanding sides that make the seat bigger as your kids grow. It feels plush and sturdy, like a comfy armchair, and I love that it’s well padded at the head to make car journeys comfortable. Plus there’s the added extra of the cup holders. A grown-up car seat for little ones.” Mum of 2 Maxine
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Read our full review of the Diono Monterey 2 here

Britax Kidfix III M – Silver
“This is a sturdy Group 2/3 car seat, that has some cool extras to make it worth the money. Britax Römer is great on safety features, and I really appreciate the fantastic side impact protection and the lap belt guide for added safety. It is also very easy to install.” Mum of 2 Anna
Available from Mothercare

Apramo Ostara Fix – Bronze
“It’s lightweight so easy to transfer between different cars. It has ISOFIX connectors but can be secured using just a seatbelt, which is super-easy. The covers are removable. It’s comfortable for my son, who rests his head on the side rests when sleeping. He also uses the arm rests. I can’t think of any way to improve the product.” Katherine, mum of 2
Available from Kiddies Kingdom
Read our full review of the Apramo Ostara Fix here

Rear-facing for longer car seat

rear facing car seat

Britax Römer DUALFIX i-SIZE – Gold
“This car seat’s 360-degree rotation makes entry and exit so much simpler – no more wrestling with your toddler. The design and materials feel top quality, and my child was really comfortable in it. It’s nice to have the option to rearward or forward-face, depending on preference. I also felt reassured by the exacting safety standards.” Jeananne, mum of 2
Available from Mothercare
Read our full review of the Dualfix i-Size here

Joie Verso – Silver
“Joie promise a ‘rock solid’ fit in the car and they’re absolutely right – once fitted this car seat isn’t going anywhere! It doesn’t move or wiggle at all so delivers peace of mind. The padding is impressive: there’s a headrest within a headrest, and the cushioning is super soft and comfy. There are more recline positions than other competitors on the market, and the harness is strong. Great value for money too.” Natalie, mum of 3

Read the full MFM Joie Verso review

Available from Halfords

Axkid Minikid – Bronze
“The huge weight range that this seat is suitable for makes it a truly versatile seat, from newborn to a six year old. The clever harness makes adjusting between them less painful too. The seat is comfy and the side impact protection seems excellent. It is an expensive seat but not the most expensive in its class and it feels like good quality.” Meena, mum of 3
Available from Winstanleys Pramworld

Finalist: Diono Radian 5

    

Sling/wrap

Baby sling or wrap

Lifft Stretchy Wrap – Gold
“I love that I am able to fit my newborn twins in this sling as well as my chunky toddler. I love that the colour is so bright and vibrant. I also like how I can adapt where the sling is worn to make it more comfortable for me after a c-section. I am very tempted to purchase another one in a bright colour for when this one is in the wash.” Amy, mum of 3
Available from: Lifft Slings

Ergobaby Aura Baby Wrap – Silver
“My baby enjoyed being in the wrap which supported him in the recommended ergonomic ‘m-shape leg position’. He reveled in being close to me and looked comfortable – while I, too, enjoyed the bonding it facilitated between us. Overall, this is an excellent product that I would not hesitate to buy.” Steve, dad of 1
Available from: John Lewis

AmaWrap baby sling – Joint Bronze
“The AmaWrap looks stylish, is very easy to use, comes with a great carry case and can be used from newborn. Once you’ve got the knack, it is comfy for both mum and baby. I am absolutely delighted with this product and highly recommend it.” Becky, mum of 1
Available from: Amazon

Izmi Baby Wrap – Joint Bronze
“The Izmi wrap feels really nice quality – the material is soft and durable and with a comforting amount of stretch to it: some other wraps I’ve tried have been too flexible and as a result haven’t felt as secure. The grey colour is also nice and simple and the different coloured stitching helps in finding the ends while putting it on.” Sophie, mum of 1
Available from: Cheeky Rascals

Finalist: We Made Me Flow

    

Baby Carrier Under £130

Baby carrier under £130

Baby Tula Half Buckle Carrier – Gold
“The Baby Tula Half Buckle Carrier is so great to use. It buckles easily and is comfortable for my baby and me. You can put it together very fast – within 30 seconds you’re good to go, and whenever my baby is in this carrier he is relaxed. And so am I!” Annette, mum of 1
Available from: Babipur

Integra Baby – Silver
“I really loved the design of this product – I tested one in the Woodland Dusk print and there are loads of great prints and designs to choose from. I found it easy to use and my baby felt comfortable and secure. I would definitely recommend this carrier to other parents.” Alice, mum of 3
Available from: Integra Baby

The Boba X – Bronze
“I love the Boba X! It’s so versatile and easy to use. The colours and designs are lovely, and the material is very soft. I like the elastic toggles to secure the dangling straps, the fact that you can put it on without anyone’s help, and that it’s breastfeeding friendly. It was comfortable, despite me having a bad back. Overall I really enjoyed using this carrier, it is a well thought out product, and I would recommend it.” Lucy, mum of 2
Available from: Amazon

Finalists: Chicco EasyFit; Je Porte Mon Bébé HoodieCarrier; LittleLife Adventurer S2 Child Carrier; Baby Tula Toddler Carrier; Nuby UK 3-in-1 Convertible Newborn Baby Carrier

    

Baby Carrier Over £130

Baby Carrier over £130

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier – Gold
“I had the older Ergobaby 360 and I must say I am impressed with the Omni 360. With the Omni 360, you don’t need an extra insert, you only have to adjust the colour-coded straps on the seat. It is so much more comfortable and easy to use. I am impressed with the improved design. Comfort is excellent, it is machine washable (so convenient for busy parents), and the value for money is great as it grows with your baby. I would highly recommend it.” Renette, mum of 3
Available from: John Lewis

Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier – Silver
“I love this as much as, if not more than, my Ergobaby carrier – which is saying something! I have had a lot of baby carriers but this is the first one that’s come close to the Ergobaby. The quality is fantastic, as are the features: the fact no newborn insert is needed, for example, and the ‘narrow’, ‘middle’ and ‘wide’ functions. The adjustable settings are fab and I love the wide waistband for added support.” Natalie, mum of 3
Available from: Amazon

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier – Bronze
“The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh is an excellent quality carrier that feels it would stand the test of time. It’s easy to use, comfortable for baby and very good quality. It feels very supportive, and has good colours.” Rebecca, mum of 2
Available from: John Lewis

Finalists: Diono Carus Complete 4 in 1; Cococho Baby Cococho baby carrier; Baby Tula Tula Explore Baby Carrier

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