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Mums’ picks 2017

Welcome to Mums' picks 2017

Knowing what to buy for your baby can be difficult. We've asked thousands of mums to rate the products that make their life easiest.

Mums' picks 2017: best travel systems (photos)

Mums' picks 2017: best pushchairs (photos)

Mums' picks 2017: best lightweight strollers (photos)

Mums' picks 2017: best breast pumps (photos)

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Cots, moses baskets, cribs and bedding

Buying baby bedding

Duvets, pillows, blankets and baby sleeping bags all have pros and cons. We can help you choose the bedding that's right for your baby.

Buying a cot

Buying a Moses basket, crib or carrycot

Buying a mattress

Parents' tips: cots, Moses baskets and bedding

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Car seats

The law on child car seats

If you're travelling by car, your baby must be in a car seat appropriate for his weight. We've got all the information you need to keep your baby safe.

Are airbags dangerous for children?

Fitting a car seat

Buying a first car seat for your newborn baby

Buying a Group 1 car seat

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Bathing equipment

Bathing accessories guide

From safety tap covers and bath mats to bath toys and baby toiletries, find out which accessories can help to make bathtime easy and fun.

Buying a baby bath or bath seat

Baby baths and bath seats: parents' tips

Baby bath stockists guide

Top 10 bathroom safety products

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Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and solids

Buying for breastfeeding

Many mums find breastfeeding products and accessories make their lives easier. Find out the pros and cons of breast pumps and how to find a good nursing bra.

Buying for breastfeeding: parents' tips

Breastfeeding: accessories guide

Breastfeeding: stockists guide

Bottle feeding: a guide to what you need

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Prams, pushchairs and buggies


There's a lot to think about when you're buying a pram or pushchair. Our buying guide lays out your options and gives you points to consider to make the decision easier.

Coach-built prams

Travel systems

All-terrain pushchairs

Double and tandem pushchairs

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Slings and backpacks

Babywearing: types of slings and carriers

Slings and carriers allow you to get on with things while keeping your baby close to you. Read our advice on baby carriers and fabric slings to find out how to make them work for you.

Buying a backpack

Parents' tips: babywearing

Babywearing: sling and carrier stockists guide

Babywearing for beginners

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Baby-buying know-how

10 things Emma couldn't have survived without

From highchairs to front carriers, playpens to nappy bins, find out which baby and toddler products mums can't live without.

What Martine couldn't have survived without

Layette guide

Buying for baby: what you really need

Buying for your baby on a budget

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