The Top-Rated Baby Products of 2022
Experience can be invaluable when it comes to parenting, so ProductReview.com.au has gathered and analysed a year's worth of opinions from thousands of Aussie mums and dads to publish our Awards for baby products for 2022.
This year we had more data than ever to guide our awards process, with winners having to show high ratings for the award period (1st Nov 2020 - 31st Oct 2021) along with a high all-time rating and good feedback in specific areas such as Value for Money. The products awarded here are some of the greatest baby essentials you can buy, and we hope there's something for everyone! 2021 was a particularly great year for Redsbaby, who picked up three awards in three different categories, as well as Babybee, who received two awards.
3-Wheel Prams & Strollers
This Award was jointly given to two products, the Edwards & Co Oscar Mx and the Little Lou Trek. Both strollers are first-time ProductReview.com.au Award Winners, so we're interested to see whether these wins will just be the first of a streak for these baby products.
Both prams can be used from birth and can accomodate a growing baby; while the Oscar Mx comes with a newborn insert cushion that can be removed once your child outgrows it, the Trek has an adjustable handlebar, footrest, and backrest, so that you can make changes to comfortably fit children of different sizes. The ease of manoeuvrability for both products were praised by reviewers, who said that they were smooth to push.
Edwards & Co Oscar Mx
Little Lou Trek
|Value for Money||4.76||5.0|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.86||4.7|
|Packing & Storage||4.86||4.5|
4-Wheel Prams & Strollers
With so many good 4-wheelers on the market, we had to reward three prams which our reviewers noted as outstanding: the Babybee Duo (which also took out an Award in the Double Pram category this year), the Milly + Coup Milo, and the Redsbaby SKIP. These three prams have all also been Award Winners in 2021, and have each received over 400 reviews during the 2022 Awards period - so you know they've been well-loved by Aussie parents.
The highest points of praise for all three strollers have been their lightweight and compact design, their ease of manoeuvrability, and their sturdy build.
All of these prams can be used from birth and are suitable for a child up to 20kg for the Babybee Duo and the Redsbaby SKIP, while the Milly + Coup Milo can hold a child up to 22kg. While the Redsbaby SKIP is a forward facing pram, the Babybee Duo and the Milly + Coup Milo can be adjusted to be both forward and parent-facing.
Milly + Coup Milo
|Value for Money||4.82||4.87||4.75|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.73||4.75||4.8|
|Ease of Packing & Storage||4.68||4.9||4.93|
Double Prams & Strollers
The Babybee Duo took out this Award for the second year in a row, and was the sole winner for this category. The ability to be converted between a single seat and a tandem seating configuration makes it a versatile unit. Above all else, reviewers loved the safety features of the stroller, and also thought that it represented great value for money. The current model of the Duo is the Duo2, which retails at $949.99.
|Value for Money||4.82|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.73|
|Packing & Storage||4.68|
Two products took out the 2022 Award for Baby Formulas, the Nutura Organic Formula and the Oli6 Dairy Goat. While the grass-fed cow's milk Nutura Organic Formula is a first-time winner, the Oli6 Dairy Goat Milk Formula has won the award for the second year in a row. One of the main reasons parents loved both these formulas was how fuss-free they were to prepare, taking away some of the stress of feeding their little ones.
Both the Baccani Cibo High Chair and the Redsbaby HILO High Chair took out their first ProductReview.com.au Award this year, with the HILO High Chair cementing its place as the overall highest rated baby carrier on our site. While reviewers mostly loved the Redsbaby HILO High Chair for its durable build quality and exceptional safety features, parents who used the Baccani Cibo High Chair in addition praised how simple it was to use. The Redsbaby High Chair costs $199, while the Baccani High Chair retails for $248.
Baccani Cibo High Chair
Redsbaby HILO High Chair
|Value for Money||4.79||4.36|
|Ease of Use||4.93||4.63|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.89||4.49|
Our winner for the Baby Carrier category is a first-time Award Winner, the Redsbaby Connect Plus. At $209, it's a mid-range baby carrier. Reviewers have said that it's well worth the money, with the carrier taking out 4.8 out of 5 stars when being rated for its Value for Money. It's also been praised by parents for its durable build quality and for the fact that they feel like their child is safe and secure in the carrier.
The Redsbaby Connect Plus has four carrying options:
- Newborn Configuration (0-4 months)
- Inward Facing (5-36 months)
- Outward Facing (5-36 months)
- Back Carry (9-36 months)
|Value for Money||4.81|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.57|
|Ease of Use||4.6|
Electric Breast Pumps
This year the Electric Breast Pump Awards were won by Apre and industry main-stay Spectra. The two award winners we selected have slightly different features so mums can pick the one that suits their lifestyle. The top-rated breast pumps for 2020 are Apre's 2 in 1 Electric Breast Pump and Spectra's S2 Hospital Grade Double Electric! The Apre Breast Pump has taken out the Award for the second year, while the Spectra Breast Pump has won its fourth ProductReview.com.au Award.
Both of these products allow for double pumping and have a massage function that encourages a speedy letdown. While the Spectra pump has a vacuum range of 0 to 300 mmHg and 5 speed settings between 38 and 54 rpm, the Apre pump has 6 levels of suction pressure from 0 to 300 mmHg and 2 levels of suction pace between 28 to 54 rpm. The Apre 2 in 1 Electric Breast Pump is $219.99, while the Spectra S2 Hospital Grade Double Electric is priced at $299.
Apre 2 in 1 Electric Breast Pump
Spectra S2 Hospital Grade Double Electric
|Value for Money||4.57||4.32|
|Ease of Use||4.57||4.43|
|Cleaning & Maintenance||4.56||4.38|
*A higher score indicates a quieter machine