When I was first buying baby things for my first baby I was basically just fumbling around in the dark. I had no idea what I really needed and because I was the first of my friends to have a baby no one to really ask advice from either. And so began years of trial and error. Things that seemed like brilliant things when I first bought them turned out be a bit of a waste, and things I never purchased I could have desperately used.
I thought I would do everything differently with my second and was all on top of the extra things I needed to buy. Except for one thing. All babies are different and my second baby was not one for rocking to sleep which certainly cast our armchair purchase into a harsh light. On the upside, some of the things I bought for my first that she never used, my second took too like a duck to water.
Which is why awards, particularly awards based on the experiences of mothers go well beyond just a way of acknowledging companies who have outstanding products, it's also about giving guidance to those bumbling darkness wanderers as they attempt to navigate their pre-birth purchases.
My Child Magazine
is running My Child Excellence Awards
in conjunction with the national baby shows and Hug-a-Bub is in the running for the Best Travel Product
category. We have had some fantastic feedback about the carrier and know that many people feel it is the absolute best thing that they bought for the baby stage of their parenting, so we would love for people to vote for us in these awards, so even more people will be able to find out about these babywearing benefits.
By voting you also go in the draw to win an amazing family holiday valued at over $1,600. To vote you have to register first
. You can register by clicking on the link or follow this link from the main page of the site:
Once you are registered, you can login
and head to the consumer voting page.
And to say a very big thank you we are giving away a chance to win one organic Hug-a-Bub wrap carrier to everyone who votes for the next week. Once you've voted just leave us a comment letting us know and you will go into the draw.