We know first-hand how overwhelming it can be to choose the right products for your baby. Which is why the 2016 Mother & Baby awards, sponsored by Babies "R" Us, seek to make it easier, helping Aussie mums find the best buys for their bubs.
Now in their fifth year, the awards highlight the best products in the baby care industry, from nappies and wipes, to big ticket items such as cots, cars and family holidays.
The Mother & Baby award rosette signals that a product has been given the tick of approval from the experts and other mums. Click through the gallery to check out the finalists in the retail tested car seat or travel system category.
Brought to you by Babies "R" Us.
Hamilton Island Beach Club
The five star Hamilton Island Beach Club, from $680 per night, is described as an adults-only oasis. This tranquil, boutique resort sits right on Catseye Beach overlooking the Coral Sea. With its spectacular beachfront location, private restaurant and lounge, child-free ambience and personalised service, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is the ultimate couples’ getaway for a babymoon.
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
Set in the Bryon Hinterland rainforest, The Byron at Byron Resort Babymoon Package, from $1,208, includes three nights' accommodation, full buffet breakfast daily, spa treatments for mum-to-be and dad-to-be and complimentary in-house movie, yoga, WiFi and a babymoon gift hamper.
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Indulge in a relaxing escape before your bundle of joy arrives. Take some time out to recharge and connect with tranquil surroundings and spectacular mountain views. The perfect haven for soon-to-be parents needing a little ‘us’ time. Fairmont Resort Babymoon Package, from $599.50, includes three nights' accommodation, full buffet breakfast daily, spa treatment for mum-to-be and dad-to-be, $100 dining credit, high tea, babymoon gift pack and a complimentary in-room movie each night.
Jamala Wildlife Lodge
Located at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Jamala Wildlife Lodge, from $1,000, is Canberra's first all-inclusive luxury accommodation experience. The lodge boasts 5-star African-styled accommodation hubs that are specifically designed to provide guests with a unique and interactive experience with some of the zoo’s most amazing residents. (Tarrifs include unique accommodation and dining.)
Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel
The Bells at Killcare Babymoon Package, from $890, is the ultimate indulgence for expectant parents. The package includes overnight accommodation, one VIP restaurant reservation inclusive of dinner (your choice of three courses from the à la carte menu), one 60-minute signature Kodo massage for both expectant parents (pregnancy specific for mum-to-be) and a beautiful LaGaia Baby Gift Pack to take home. A full, hot breakfast is also included to top off your gastronomic culinary adventure!