WINNER: GOLD FOR BEST BABY CARRIER/SLING DESIGN
WHAT: As with the original Babybjorn One carrier, this new 2018 version is suitable from newborn to three years old.
WHY: BabyBjorn the family-owned Swedish company that pioneered babywearing in the 60’s, constantly works to develop and improve their products that grow with your family. This carrier enables you to carry your baby on your front, inward or outward facing, and when they are one year old you can carry them on your back, turning the carrier with one simple movement. Junior Editor Bonita Turner said “Babybjorn is the first name you think of when it comes to baby carriers – and they are constantly reinventing their designs to ensure you always get the most up-to-date innovation.”
WHERE: BabyBjorn, John Lewis
WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST BABY CARRIER/SLING DESIGN
WHAT: Caboo +cottonis anergonomically designed, lightweight carrier that is comfortable to wear, easy to use, and with no tying needed.
WHY: Offering the perfect caringsupport for your little one, and giving then the best possible carrying position from birth and beyond. The Caboo goes on quickly and easily over the head without any tying or buckles, thanks to our unique ring system. Often described as a hands free cuddle the Caboo gets our vote. Junior Contributing Editor Ellie Compton was impressed with the credentials safe carrying guidelines and acknowledged as a ‘hip-healthy’. She said “A great trusted product that many new parents would be happy to wear. Love the designs too!”
WHERE: Close Parent
WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST BABY CARRIER/SLING DESIGN
WHAT: Intergra is an ergonomic baby carrier suitable form birth to toddler that offers optimal support and comfort for both with dual adjustable buckles to ensure an easy and close fit.
WHY: Designed by Sarah Sadler (one of the longest practising Babywearing Consultants in the UK), the Integra Baby Carrier is the must have essential for the style conscious parent. She said “For over decade I have worked alongside my family and team to bring you carriers of the highest quality. Having carried all three of our children, I absolutely understand the benefits that carrying your child bring to the whole family unit.” Our Editor Bonita Turner was impressed by the eco ethos “Integra choose vegetable inks, recycled card/paper and carbon neutral couriers – and have reduced its packaging too.”
WHERE: Integra Baby