Take a look behind the scenes at this year’s Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards consumer testing day! Parents and grandparents got to grips with all the shortlisted products in the 28 pushchair and car seat categories, with brand representatives on hand to demonstrate features and answer questions. After getting really hands-on, fitting seats into the on-site cars and pushing buggies around the testing track, they rated each one in their designated categories against a range of detailed criteria, as well as giving a written verdict. The final results will be announced in September.
It was hard work checking out the comfort factor of all those products – as the number of little ones who fell asleep on the job testified! Fortunately, there was a chill-out zone, plenty of child-friendly sustenance and all the essentials for nursing and changing provided by on-the-day sponsors Asda, Tommee Tippee, Piccolo, The Feel Good Drinks Co and Little Jude’s.