Product Reviews / 13 March, 2023 / Christina Walter
Here’s our selection of the best baby products on the market, together with a few of our very own personal recommendations thrown in. From sleep solutions to the latest in nursery furniture, update your wish lists now!
As best baby products go, the iCandy Core is top of our list, and that’s because of the pushchair’s unique USP: it’s multi-mode wheelbase. The Core comes with two sets of wheels, giving you a town and country buggy all in one. And when you invest in the Complete Bundle with carrycot and seat unit, you’ll have all the pushchair you’ll ever need from newborn to preschool age!
Pushing the boundaries of sustainability and product design, iCandy’s new pushchair pays homage to the company’s roots and core principles: Quality, Heritage, Innovation, and Style. The iCandy Core offers modern parents multi-use functionality and longevity while prioritising the ultimate comfort for baby and ease of use for you.
Angelcare have a range of really great baby products, and we love the new 2-in-1 Baby Bath Tub.
Ergonomically designed to cradle small babies from 0 – 6 months in a gentle reclined position, the tub offers a safe and warm seat in a soft-touch, non-slip material that’s both gloriously comfy and reassuringly secure.
With anti-slip base legs, you can use the bath in an adult bath, shower, or directly on the floor.
The Shnuggle Dreami Moses Basket is a modern and stylish take on the traditional moses basket.
Unlike traditional wood or wicker sleepers, Dreami uses whisper-quiet materials meaning there is less disturbance to your baby during night feeds and changing, or if they wriggle in their sleep.
As a material, wicker isn’t the most hygienic, which is why the Shnuggle Dreami Moses Basket was designed for comfort, durability, breathability, and closeness.
Britax Römer is a great go-to when it comes to choosing the best baby products. Their new BABY-SAFE 5Z car seat is the lightest and most innovative infant carrier yet; at only 3.9 kg, the BABY-SAFE 5Z is extremely light and comfortable to carry.
Featuring optimal comfort for your baby with ergo recline, the BABY-SAFE 5Z introduces a new level of safety, comfort, and ergonomics. When reclined, the babies’ position becomes flatter and more ergonomic, supporting and promoting the healthy development of the spine and keeping the airways open. You can quickly switch in and out of Ergo Recline no matter where you are, and the seat can be used both inside and outside of the car, so your baby can sleep safe and sound on any journey.
The BassiNest Flex has a clever portable design so you can move the bassinet around the home. This gives you the chance to carry out your daily chores close by with peace of mind as baby sleeps soundly and safely close to hand.
The HALO Flex can be folded completely flat for easy storage in the smallest of places and comes with a handy carry bag, making it ideal for travel, whether visiting family or storing in the luggage hold for international plane travel.
Sharing many of the same features as the BassiNest Swivel Sleeper, it includes the patented lowering bedside wall, which allows parents to care for their baby from the comfort of their own bed and is particularly helpful for breastfeeding mums or mums recovering from C-sections. It also features the same mesh breathable sides, which allows parents to easily see their baby at all times.
Bugaboo are the creators of some of the very best baby products on the market, and this new highchair marks a move into a new product category.
The Bugaboo Giraffe highchair offers five seating solutions designed to grow with your child into adulthood. We’re talking serious milestones and moments, from newborn through toddlerhood to adulthood.
Bugaboo’s premium new highchair is available in five beautiful colour options that will look the business amongst any interior. Designed to be used throughout the home, the Giraffe is more than just a highchair for mealtimes; it’s a statement piece that will look great in the dining room or around the house for learning, playing, sleeping, and growing.
With its easy-to-attach accessories and elegant, sturdy Dutch design, your child can safely and comfortably join you at the table from day one until far beyond childhood. Made from eco-friendly materials, the frame is adjustable in one second — no tools needed!
The Beaba Babycook® Neo is a 4-in-1 next-generation baby food maker that steam cooks, blends, defrosts and reheats.
Cooking food in just 15 minutes, it’s the only baby food maker that comes with a large (1,250ml) glass bowl, which preserves flavours and won’t degrade with time. The increased capacity stainless steel steam basket enables parents to prepare up to 600 grams of food in one go.
Also included in the Babycook Neo bundle is a pasta/rice cooker that fits into the Babycook bowl for fast cooking; glass conservation jars made from superior quality glass, with measuring scale for accurate portion size and airtight supple lids to preserve flavour and aroma. You’ll also receive The Beaba Babycook Cook Book, which provides simple and creative recipes for using your Babycook® Neo.
The Wedge provides an optimal seating position for spinal development for babies six months of age. It’s a nifty invention that can be used in conjunction with your pushchair to help position your child correctly.
Doctor-founded Eyas recently launched an ergonomic pram cushion that helps sit little ones fully upright in the pram and has been paediatrician approved to improve posture. Created by both parents who were worried about the posture of their own child, the ‘Wedge’ has been doctor endorsed to provide the correct seating position for infant development – and that’s why it makes our list of the best baby products.
Eyas donate a portion of all profits to a Violence Against Women & Girls charity, a human rights cause that supports vulnerable people. Exclusively made in Britain.
At just 6.78kg the new FoldLite travel cot is 30% lighter than traditional travel cots, and yet offers unrivalled functionality with a competitive price tag.
With a super-clever design, the travel cot has a dual fold function ability:
Home Fold – a quick up and down fold. Extra fast and extra flat at only 26cm wide, there are two wheels for easy manoeuvrability so it’ll tuck into any space in your home in seconds and can pop back up just as fast!
Travel Fold – the FoldLite can collapsed down even further so it’s incredibly compact, and with a convenient carry bag this will be your go-to for every adventure.
Whether it’s used for a quiet nap, a safe place to pop baby when you need both hands, or for playtime, the comfy mattress and easy-view mesh means the baby is always safe and secure.
Shnuggle’s new portable night light ‘Moonlight’ is the ideal choice from newborn right through to childhood, as it has settings to suit every eventuality.
The Moonlight emits a sleep-friendly soft glow with low blue light levels, which work to promote a restful sleep for your child. It also has a clever temperature sensing dock to help ensure the ideal room temperature.
Dual Parent and Child modes provide a comforting light perfect for those newborn night feeds, as well as being the ultimate in soothing bedside lights for your child as they grow.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and the NEW Ergobaby Evolve 3-in-1 High Chair is designed to be the heart of every kitchen. Carefully created to support little ones through each stage of growth, the Evolve High Chair’s three different modes lets baby experience their first solid foods, join in the fun at the family table, and experiment in the kitchen.
Each mode is specially designed to fit the changing requirements of baby’s age and needs as they grow, making it the only chair parents will ever need for their little ones.
Shnuggle has launched Pebbly, an innovative and stylish bath thermometer. The advanced digital thermometer uses easy to read glowing LED lights which let you know when baby’s bath is too hot, too cold or just right.
We love it, and as you’d expect from Shnuggle, it’s super stylish and looks like a beautiful pebble when not in use.
The Sleepyhead is a great space for your baby to sleep, play and have tummy time. It’s lightweight and portable so can go with you anywhere.
To add that extra special touch you can now order them personalised, which makes me a cracking gift for a new baby.
The Deluxe+ Pod is for ages 0-8+ months old.
The Stokke Sleepi is a three-in-one deal for newborns to children aged 5 years – and that’s why it deserves its place in our best baby products round-up.
The Sleepi cleverly transforms from crib to cot to toddler bed, growing with your child from their very first day. Designed in 1999, the Sleepi is now 23 years old and has stood the test of time for good reason.
For those looking for a timeless, statement nursery piece that will last, this is it. In white, natural, or hazy gray, the Sleepi will fit perfectly within any colour scheme.
A must for any nursery, the ClevaPure Air Purifier removes almost 99.95% of irritants that can trigger asthma and allergies in young children.
The ClevaPure Air Purifier helps to create a cleaner, healthier and safer nursery for your baby. Its Medical Grade 3-layer HEPA-H13 active carbon filter?traps and destroys 99.95% of airborne allergens, particles & odours, as well as destroying viruses and bacteria that cause Strep A, Pneumonia and Covid.
It’s Operated by touch or Smart Control, you can hook the Air Purifier up to your Alexa or Google Home devices. It’s whisper-quiet and ozone free, so its perfectly safe for your baby.
Aqua Wipes® have specially formulated a biodegradable, plastic-free, sterile eyelid wipe to care for your baby and the environment. These eco-friendly wipes gently cleanse and refresh your baby’s eyelids and lashes helping remove residue, crusted matter and secretions.
Ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested, Aqua Wipes’ Eyelid Wipes are safe to use from birth on even the most sensitive skin. They are pH balanced, hypoallergenic, free from preservatives and fragrance and registered with the Vegan Society.
The Leclerc Baby diaper bag contains a lot of space and handy compartments so that you can take all the necessary things for your child with you on a trip.
With one large compartment, two small compartments, a bottle holder and a large compartment with a zipper on the inside, you’ll have plenty of room for all your essentials. The changing bag also comes with matching changing mat, included in the bag.
Owlet are at the cutting edge when it comes to creating the very best baby products. Trusted by millions of parents around the world, the Smart Sock Plus uses proven pulse oximetry technology that goes beyond the capabilities of any other baby monitor.
The Owlet Cam 2 is the perfect companion to the Smart Sock Plus, and allows you to see and hear your child from anywhere with enhanced night vision, a 130-degree wide-angle, 4x digital zoom, and two-way audio all over a secure, encrypted WiFi connection.
Notifications from the Smart Sock Plus will immediately send to the Base Station and Owlet App if your child’s readings leave pre-set oxygen and heart rate zones, and the Cam 2 will complement these alerts by providing helpful sound, motion and cry notifications with video clips. Viewing these video clips will allow you to see and understand your baby’s subtle cues that usually go unnoticed. This may help you understand why they are crying and how you can best soothe them.
The Nuna CUDL™ clik 4-in-1 ergonomic baby carrier provides the cuddly closeness you crave with the hands-free freedom you need to enjoy those small everyday moments that become the big ones.
The CUDL clik features breathable mesh fabric and padded shoulder and waist straps and is designed to make babywearing cool and comfy for both parent and baby. The buckled waistband clicks together in a snap and is adjustable for parents of all sizes. It’s accented with a removable wristlet pouch for on-the-go essentials, so just like that, you and your little one are ready for the day’s adventures.
BIBS new baby glass bottles are made from first-class temperature and thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass, which is very durable and shatter-resistant. The bottle is able to withstand freezing, thawing in boiling water, microwave heating and dishwasher cleaning. What’s brilliant about this range of glass bottles is that they don’t emit microplastics or other harmful toxins, as glass resists chemicals and acid degradation. Also, glass does not contain any BPA, PVC or phthalates.
The nipple has been specially developed to match the nipple from the popular BIBS Colour pacifier, which is designed to mimic the mother’s soft nipple in shape and size. This is to avoid teat confusion if you’re transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle – and back again.
The nipple is produced from natural rubber latex, a natural super-soft, elastic and resilient material made from a sticky, milky fluid tapped from the Hevea tree. The nipple is designed with an anti-colic function where a valve for a smooth milk flow reduces air swallowed while feeding.
Tried, tested and loved by our editor Ellie Thompson with her second child, the Beaba Up & Down Bouncer appears in our best baby products round-up for the fourth year in a row. This bouncer is great for keeping baby in sight, engaged and safely supported. The bouncer can be changed to adapt to a different height in just one click!
There are four different height options and three recline positions. It’s super comfy and a great option for working mamas whose little ones needing to sit next to you at your desk!
The Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is a convenient and hygienic way of disposing of dirty nappies.
Featuring Air-Seal™ technology designed to keep bad smells at bay, this simple-to-use system makes a happier, more fragrant home. 1 refill cassette is included with the Nappy Disposal System, which is normally enough for up to 1 month of usage.
The Flopsy Pram Organisers will keep all your essentials and valuables close at hand, so you won’t have to rummage around big bags full of “essentials” to find your door keys!
It’s a functional and fashionable bag that can be easily attached to your pram with the Velcro side straps – perfect for quick trips out and about. Featuring Flopsy on a wipe-down PU fabric, offset against pastel splashes of colour on a cool grey background makes this the perfect baby shower gift.
This set of three Flopsy Muslin squares have been created for life on the go, and they’ll come in handy for so many situations.
Made from 100% cotton, they’re soft, absorbent and breathable, making them your number one baby essential. Musys are super-useful, so it’s great to invest in a few, especially if your baby suffers from reflux. These Flopsy Muslin Squares can double up as makeshift bibs, burpy clothes, security blankets, and more.
If you’re looking for a spare pair of safe hands for your little one, a bouncer is a great shout.
The Evolve baby bouncer is designed to be there for your baby from day one, providing your little one with a safe space to relax, thanks to its ergonomic design and removable newborn insert. Its simple but sturdy buckle closure with padded harness is comfy and secure, giving you the chance to prepare a meal, unload the dishwasher, or play with your child.
Medela is arguably the best baby pump maker on the market, and the new Freestyle Hands-Free jumps straight into our round-up of best baby products. The new in-bra double pump is an innovative wearable breast pump, designed by experts and featuring the brand’s unrivalled, researched based technology.
The Freestyle Hands-Free has been designed to support all women, whatever their daily routine. The pump adapts to fit each mum’s individual shape for maximum comfort so you can pump with complete ease.
Most breast pump shields have a 90° angle. The Freestyle Hands-Free breast shields are designed with Medela’s research-based 105° angle technology to create a more natural fit and reduce pressure on the breast, resulting in better milk removal and more comfort.