JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: GOLD
WHAT: Haven Baby Carrier
WHY: This carrier is cleverly constructed to support the ideal frog shape for babies, while providing plenty of support for parent’s backs and shoulders with padded straps and a unique Flex-Shape Buckle that adapts to your shape and features forward pulling straps that mean you can put on and adjust the sling with ease. Other aspects that impressed our judges were the UPF50+ sun canopy, the option of three different ways of carrying your baby - front-facing, inward-facing and on your back – and the innovative patented Airgonomics™ self-inflating air cushion that gives extra support to your baby and evenly distributes their weight when they’re sitting in an outward facing position. Oh, and there are pockets too! An excellent high quality sling that makes baby carrying easy comfortable and stylish.
Wow. Be Safe has thought of everything here! The term that comes to mind here is state of the art but the look and feel is safe, stylish and supportive.
When I found out that this carrier has pockets for keys and cards I did a fist pump. Not only does this sling feature incredibly innovative and helpful design solutions but it covers the basics that so many other slings miss.
A really smart, easy to use carrier. Love that it can take baby through age stages. Cost per use it feels good value. I'd love to see some more stylish fabric designs - even a pop of print on flap downs. Ease has really been considered here. Softness on baby's skin has also been thought about. Very comfortable to wear.
The Airgonomics feature is brilliant and incredibly unique!
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: SILVER
WHO: Love Radius
WHAT: Little Wrap Without a knot - a physiological babywrap
WHY: If you find you get in a tangle when you attempt to use a wrap style baby carrier, this could well be the solution for you. Our judges could see how simple and straight forward to use this eco-friendly fabric wrap with metal rings attached would be and were excited to learn that this sling allows you to install your baby in just 45 seconds! A huge bonus for parents of young babies who often have to ‘sling up’ in a hurry to soothe their little one or dash off for a nappy change. The double sided colour-ways of this sling also really appealed, as not only does the contrast colour look great peeking through but because the sling is entirely reversible giving you two looks for the price of one.
Really smart idea, especially good when carrying baby on your own. Love ease of cleaning and the look of the carrier.
A really chic looking baby wrap that will stop parents getting in knots with their slings – quite literally.
Great that it helps with breastfeeding discreetly.
As someone who frequently found their baby somewhere round the back of her legs when attempting to wear a fabric style sling, this low fuss, easy-to-fasten version really appeals to me.
WHERE: Love Radius
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS OF BEST BABY CARRIER / SLING DESIGN: BRONZE
WHO: Gaia Baby
WHAT: Pure Tencel Stretchy Baby Wrap
WHY: Our judges were extremely impressed with this eco-friendly baby wrap that is made from Pure Tencel, a sustainable, biobased fabric, manufactured using wood pulp from responsibly managed European forests. As well as being certified as compostable and biodegradable, this fabric feels super soft and its unique two-way stretch means that babies feel exceptionally cocooned and supported.Fully breathable and naturally anti-bacterial, Tencel™ also washes extremely well making it an incredibly practical choice for a baby sling! Our judges felt this was a brilliant option for eco-conscious parents who wanted the added benefit of an easy to use, really supportive, baby hugging wrap.
A stylish, eco-friendly fabric wrap that feels wonderfully secure around your baby.
A good price for the benefits of a sustainable product. Really like the various design options. The easy to follow instructions are a big plus and I like the two-way stretch. Good weight - feels secure but easy to handle. Love the fabric designs!
Love these super stretchy, supportive wraps and the range of prints and colours are perfect for modern mums who want their babies to be wrapped up in style.
WHERE: Gaia Baby and Scandiborn