17/1/2022 0 Comments
I am writing this today after getting back from a lovely walk in the sun, despite it being January. We’ve had blue skies here in Northern Italy this week and I’ve been making the most of it! My weekly step-count on my phone is showing a much better weekly average than I managed last month! Not only am I happy about the weather, I’m also really excited about this year’s Bambini Baby Awards. Last year I was really exciting but I am 100% certain that this year’s awards are going to be even better! That said, in today’s blog I’d like to reflect on a couple of last year’s winners and delve a bit more into their back stories.
True Organics of Sweden won the Gold Award for Best Natural Baby Product at the 2021 Bambini Baby Awards as well as taking home bronze for Best Nipple Cream.
My goodness it’s January 2022 and here we are getting ready to launch this year’s Bambini Baby Awards! Last year went very well with an array of impressive entrants including Weleda, True Organic of Sweden, P’URE Papayacare, Dr Botanicals, HerbalLife, TARAMAR, Tiffy & Tallulah, NuSkin and the Babington Soap Co. to name but a few. As well as these amazing skincare brands, we also had the Fairy Sleep Mother helping our parents helping their babies sleep and BabyBlooms gorgeous Luxury Rose Baby Clothes Bouquet showcasing their best in products for a new mum. Our Instagram engagement increased significantly and our reach to mums and dads across the world continued to increase.
Last year’s focus was mainly on skincare products for babies, toddlers and new mothers. This year we are expanding categories to include: cleaning and hygiene products, more sleep products, feeding and drinking products, toys, fashion and footwear and travel products.
Not only are we growing, we also had so many enquiries on a range of products outside of skincare it was a natural progression to bring in these new products for our team of judges. With parents and carers ever more keen to know the best baby products of course we are now looking at a wealth of items including baby carrier, high chair, nursery bedding, baby bib, bath toy, baby drinking cups baby friendly detergent and breast pump.
Same as last year we have a great team of parents and carers with new ones on board as we grow. This year’s awards is launching 26 January 2022 and we cannot wait to see you there!
Ciao J, V, D & D!
In the last blog I focused on Nu Skin and its story as one of the biggest brands in skincare as well as the lengths they have gone to to produce green products which are safe for our little ones! Today I’d like to focus on some more recent companies who are making big waves in the industry and raising the bar for everyone when it comes to pure products!
Taramar are an Icelandic company, whose origins lie within the University of Iceland where, back in 2015, Professor Gudrun Marteinsdottir PhD in Marine Ecology and Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD in Food Chemistry, MSc and M.Phil in Food Engineering set about forming a company which created pure skincare products.
Dr. Gudrun Marteinsdottir was initially inspired to experiment with creating natural skin care products as a hobby when she discovered that no products on the market were suitable for her own sensitive skin. She then set and achieved a goal of creating bioactive products that were so clean that a baby could even ingest them (although she doesn’t recommend this!) without any harm being done. That really says a lot about how far they have gone to achieve that goal!
Taramar walked away with the following Bambini Baby Awards:
Our experience using a sleep consultant - Fairy Sleep Mother
had a mum use Eileen, from the Fairy Sleep Mother, who is a sleep consultant, to see how she found the experience, and if her daughter slept more as a result. She went on to win Gold in the 2021 Bambini Baby Awards! Here is her experience of the certified sleep nanny:
Why we needed a sleep consultant
On the whole, my 2.5 year daughter old is as good as gold, she doesn't whine and moan, she wasn't a cry baby when she was little, and we're currently going through the terrible twos relatively unscathed with just a couple of tantrums at home and none in public. However, this golden girl behaviour only goes for the day-time. Night-time arrives and it becomes a whole different story. We reached 2.5 years and in all honesty, we only had had 6 nights where she slept through the entire night in that time. On top of that, co-sleeping with us, late late late bed-times and sometimes 4am wakeups demanding the television.
I would have resigned myself to this behaviour, but with a second baby arriving imminently - I really had no idea how to juggle two kids who wouldn't be sleeping.
15/9/2021 0 Comments
We’ve been so excited all summer about this year's Bambini Baby Awards, we were so excited to announce the winners at the end of August. There are a lot really great companies and products among them and in the next few blogs I would like to shine a spotlight on these winners, the people behind the products, the brands’ values and goals, and the stories behind their existence. Actually, the back stories are often incredible and I really love getting to know more about the products that I and my family use, it makes everything feel much more personal and improves the customer experience!
Some of the Bambini Baby Awards winners were new companies but in this blog, let’s take a closer look at one of the bigger and more established brands in the Industry, Nu Skin, who won gold for Best Baby Body Wash with their Epoch Baby Hibiscus Hair and Body Wash which our judges loved.
Nu Skin was founded in Utah, USA back in 1984 by Sandie, Blake and Steven. Their values then were centred around their core values of family and a mission to improve lives. Throughout their 37 year history they have pushed to be continuously innovative and has been at the forefront of natural ingredients since its inception. The most impressive part of the Nu Skin approach to science though, is their recognition of the continually changing needs of their customers and their desire to consistently meet those needs.
Beyond this, Nu Skin is also dedicated to social responsibility and participates in several schemes including Nourish the Children which seeks to eliminate malnutrition among children and feeds 120,000 youngsters every day.
It has been a little while since my last blog but I’ve just returned from a mini-break with my two boys and I thought I’d tell a little about it! Here at the Bambini Baby Awards, we’ve been working hard to make sure this year’s baby awards are the best yet and we’ve been very excited to test and analyse lot’s of wonderful baby products and child products. But everyone deserves a holiday and a long, digital-free weekend was definitely in order. So here is my story:
As you may know, I live in Italy and I am a father to Frank who is 9 and Eric who is 5. They spend half the week at their mother’s house and half with me. That might be a story for another day but today let’s concentrate on the holiday!
In February I booked three nights with Eurocamp at a holiday park in Frejus, which is on the French Riviera between Nice and St Tropez. The three of us went to the same park two years ago and had a great time, so the kids were eager to return. In my experience, going back anywhere great for a second visit is always a bit of a let down, I don’t know if my imagination means that my expectations are a little unrealistic but there never seems to be the magic from the first time. I was thinking about this when I rebooked it but decided to take the risk!
Father’s Day is coming around on Sunday 20 June and as I have just written a little Instagram post about World Environment Day, I realised the least I could do was put my two pence in on some green, natural and/or socially conscientious ideas! New parents barely have the space to even think about partners or their own parents so let’s see how our top 5 measures up!
1) Scented Natural Fire Lighters
Working on a slightly sexist premise that dads and BBQs are practically synonymous, we loved the sound of these eco-friendly firelighters! £12.99 for 12 from Protect the Planet.
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