Preparing for a baby can be overwhelming - and knowing what products are best for your little one can be tough.
The Finder Retail Awards have revealed the best parenting and baby brands for 2020, quizzing more than 3,000 Australian consumers on their recent purchases.
Parents were asked to rate the products based on quality and value for money, as well as if they would recommend them to other parents.
Kate Browne, retail expert at Finder said the Finder Awards were designed to work as a guide for new parents.
"With so many brands on the market, it's incredibly hard for new parents to know where to start," she explained.
"Parents do want reassurance that they are buying the best when it comes to their new baby and this list gives clear guidance on the brands to look out for."
The list includes a mix of budget and high end brands, with Browne suggesting keeping an eye out during Christmas sales to save money.
"The good news is there are some ways to save without compromising on quality," she explained.
Best rated parenting brands for 2020:
Baby Car Seat: Britax Safe-n-Sound
Price range: $179–$699
"With top scores across the board, it's no surprise that Britax Safe-n-Sound took out the award for best baby car seat this year. It was rated well above the competition for safety features, ease of installation and design and style."
Baby Carrier: Ergobaby
Price range: $99–$349
"Ergobaby is this year's best baby carrier brand, beating out the competition for comfort and support, durability and value for money."
Baby Stroller & Pram: Steelcraft
Price range: $399–$699
"With top scores for safety features and value for money, Steelcraft has taken out the best baby stroller and pram category. It also rated highly for ease of use and design and style."
Best High Chair: IKEA
Price range: $19.99–$129
"IKEA has trumped other brands such as Kmart, Target and Mother's Choice to win this year's award for best high chair. It topped the list for ease of cleaning, portability and value for money."
Best High Chair: IKEA. Photo: Finder.com.au
Best Cot: Boori
Price range: $299.95–$1,999.90
"A great cot can make a big difference to a parent's peace of mind and your baby's sleep routine, and this year, Australians have voted Boori as the best cot brand. It was top rated for safety, design and ease of assembly, and it was also recommended by 92% of Aussies."
Best Baby Nappies: Mamia (ALDI)
Price range: $0.14–$0.25 (per nappy)
"An ALDI brand, it's no wonder Mamia ranked best for value for money. It also received the best nappy score for anti-leak protection and it got good scores for comfort and absorbency too."
Mamia (ALDI) was named the best baby nappies. Photo: Finder.com.au
Best Baby Wipes: Little One's
Price range: $2.08–$5.33 (100EA)
"The brand may be called Little One's, but it received big scores for scent as well as strength and thickness. If you're looking for a great baby wipe brand, Little One's is recommended by 98 per cent of Aussies."