Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Babies Toiletries Collection
Finding products that keep your little one's delicate skin peachy smooth and hair gently cleansed and highly sniffable, not to mention balms that soothe and pillow sprays that help them drift off to sleep, can be a full-time occupation.
We've given all the lotions and potions in this category a thorough testing so that you'll know exactly what to add to your bathing beauty's shopping list.
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST BABIES TOILETRIES... KIT & KIN
New Eco-brand Kit & Kin, founded by Emma Bunton and Christopher Money, has caused a huge stir with a super cute range of premium, biodegradable nappies that make caring for the environment part and parcel of parenting - not to mention the supercuts designs!
As well as their fab nappies, Kit & Kin also offer a gorgeous range of mother and baby skincare products which contain 98-100% natural ingredients, are free from parabens, SLSs & artificial colours, are clinically & dermatologically tested as well as being vegan-friendly (excl magic salve) and cruelty-free! Phew!
Our judges loved these natural smelling products, the fresh and simple design of the packaging and the generous sizes.
Gabrielle Spang of Scandi Mini said, "Such a gorgeous earth friendly brand. Design is flawless with fantastic packaging. Love the nappies! Hypoallergenic and very natural smelling." while fellow judge Pearl Lowe (owner of Petite Pearl Lowe) simply said, "Love!!"
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST BABIES TOILETRIES... KOKOSO BABY
Packed with the highest quality organic coconut oil, the Kokoso Baby range is super gentle and nurturing, leaving your baby cocooned in a gorgeous coconut smell - although, if you're not as nutty about the smell of coconut as us, there's a fragrance-free version too.
The super cute packaging was commented on several times by our judges who loved its two tone simplicity and graphic coconut motif. With a hairbrush and natural Konjac sponge that is suitable for delicate newborn skin available alongside their Baby Coconut Oil and their Baby Hair and Body Wash, this really is a top-to-toe bath time range.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST BABIES TOILETRIES... BLOOM AND BLOSSOM
Bloom and Blossom was founded by sisters-in-law Christina Moss and Julia Yule in 2010 with a vision of creating a stylish range of solution-focused, natural skincare products, free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
And all of our judges agreed that the Bloom And Blossom collection looked and smelt blooming gorgeous with a special mention to the Baby Sleep Bedtime Pillow Spray which smelt divine. Expertly formulated for babies and children, this blend of ylang ylang, chamomile and lavender is designed to soothe and relax making it the perfect marker that the Land of Nod is very near.
Add this, and the other products in the baby bedtime routine set, to your bath, book, bed, evening ritual and although may not guarantee instant sleep it will create a soothing and relaxed atmosphere for babies - and parents. Just be careful that you don't fall asleep over that multiple reading of Dear Zoo!
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST BABIES TOILETRIES... WELEDA
The Weleda Baby range is the most established and comprehensive natural range on the market. As a green beauty pioneer, Weleda has been making organic babycare for nearly 60 years.
This tried and trusted collection has been developed with the assistance of midwives, doctors, pharmacists and dermatologists and is especially formulated for the delicate skin of babies and toddlers.
With a range of over 15 baby toiletries, plus gorgeous gift sets, made with genuinely natural and organic ingredients and free from artificial additives of any kind you'll be hard pressed to find a more natural brand for your baby's skin.
There are products to cleanse, refresh, protect and replenish - with everyday essentials such as Calendula Nappy Change Cream or Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash, as well as specialist products like Baby Tummy Oil for colicky infants, and a fragrance-free Baby Derma White Mallow collection for skin prone to dryness, irritation and eczema. There’s even a Children’s Tooth Gel.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST BABIES TOILETRIES... CHILDS FARM
There was a lot of love for the Childs Farm brand amongst our judges, many of whom are regular users of this natural, dermatologist and paediatrician approved range. And, its new Child's Farm Baby collection scored well with the judges.
With sensitive skin being of huge concern to many parents, Childs Farm's mild, kind and essential oil scented bath and skin care products are the perfect choice and have proved particularly effective for babies prone to eczema.
Tracey Samuel, founder of kidswear label The Bonnie Mob said, "I love this brand, the testing and scientific approval seems a big plus side."
Scandal Mini founder Gabrielle Spang added, "This is a fantastic range with great branding."