Parents’ Choice Awards 2023
Dear Modern Parents, here’s our Parents’ Choice Awards 2023!
Celebrating the dedication, creativity, and innovation of different brands and products, Modern Parenting’s annual Parents’ Choice Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who go above and beyond in helping us parents nurture ourselves and our children. From everyday baby essentials to parent-approved brands, the Parents’ Choice Awards 2023 highlights the products that stand out in enriching the parenting journey!
Baby and Toddler Essentials
In a world brimming with choices that tend to overwhelm, Modern Parenting celebrates the cream of the crop in baby and toddler products that have earned the trust and approval of discerning parents. From innovative gear designed to simplify daily routines to thoughtfully crafted essentials that prioritize the well-being of both baby and parent, we bring you a curated selection of standout items that have clinched victory in the pursuit of modern, efficient, and quality parenting.
BEST TRAVEL-FRIENDLY STROLLER: JOIE
Travelling light has never been simpler thanks to the Joie Pact Lite! This featherweight pushchair quickly collapses into a totally flat fold that’s easy to tuck away or tote along. It even fits the overhead compartment of a plane, making it ideal to bring to family adventures.
BEST BABY MONITOR: TIMEFLYS
From one of the largest and most trusted manufacturers of baby monitors comes Timeflys Himars S350H Baby Video Monitor, the latest video monitor model in the market. With a sleeker and more modern design, the Himars Monitor is packed with two- way audio communication. Just like most Timeflys baby monitors, you can also monitor your baby’s room temperature to ensure a comfortable sleep. Plus, no need for Wi-Fi! The long- range operation helps you work anywhere at home and at the same time look after your sleeping baby.
BEST CAR SEAT: LOOPING
The Looping 360 i-Size car seat adapts to the morphology of your child at each stage of his or
her growth to provide the best level of comfort and safety. This car seat also grows with your baby from newborn onwards. It’s so easy to use, too! It was designed to be operated with one hand while you carry your child in the other. It complies with ECE R129 (“i-Size regulation”), the latest European requirements and regulations for car seats. This regulation was introduced to make child car seats safer and easier to use.
BEST STEAM STERILIZER: MARCUS & MARCUS
Simplify bottle cleaning and baby food preparation with the Marcus & Marcus 5in1 Steam Sterilizer and Dryer. It’s easy to use, convenient, and efficient. It doesn’t take up too much space, too! You can save precious time to do other things and worry less about bacteria. One machine is all it takes to sterilize and dry baby bottles and defrost and warm baby food, thanks to its five mode settings: Auto Sterilize + Dry, Quick Sterilize, Dry Mode, Defrost, and Warmer.
BEST TOOTHBRUSH: BRUSH-BABY
Brush-baby’s Flossbrush is perfectly designed as a Starter Brush for your little one. It’s specially designed with a short neck and round body to avoid possible jarring of the mouth associated with long-handle toothbrush designs. They’ve also added a soft textured surface on the handle to help relieve gum irritation and unique ‘DeepClean’ long tapered bristles to reach in between teeth — ensuring a really good clean!
BEST PLAY FURNITURE: EDUCRATE
Educrate is a local play furniture brand that designs some of the coolest toys for growing tots. Their Pikler, in particular, is a favorite among hyperactive toddlers who love to climb, explore, and use their imagination.
BEST CHLORINE-FREE DIAPER: APPLECRUMBY
Applecrumby’s super- absorbent diapers are made with naturally derived, plant-based, and sustainable materials! Their diapers are also one of the very few chlorine-free diapers on the market — making it ideal for babies with the most sensitive skin.
BEST TRAVEL-FRIENDLY UTENSILS: HOSHI BABY Hoshi Baby’s Nibby
Spoon and Fork are made of food-grade 304 stainless steel with smooth edges for every toddler’s easy eating. It also comes with a travel case that can always keep the silverware clean. It easily fits small bags and lunch boxes — making it ideal to bring to daycare or school!
BEST BABY WASH: LACTACYD BABY
Lactacyd’s Baby Bath provides natural skin cleansing and protection for babies. It contains ingredients extracted from milk so daily use ensures soft, healthy skin. This is a favorite to use among parents with newborns!
BEST PROBIOTIC: ERCEFLORA KIDDIE
Sometimes daily life can put a strain on our children’s guts, often leading to uncomfortable digestive symptoms. When intestinal disorders make them feel particularly out of balance, Erceflora® Kiddie can help! It helps restore gut balance and strengthen immunity for our little ones.
BEST BABY LOTION: CETAPHIL BABY
Cetaphil Baby’s Daily Lotion is a hypoallergenic lotion that moisturizes a baby’s delicate skin for up to 24 hours while respecting the skin’s natural barrier.
BEST BUILDING TOYS: LEGO DUPLO
When a child opens the colorful assortment of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks, they open a world of creative play and developmental benefits. This versatile playset is packed with ideas and inspiration for toddlers. There’s a car with moving wheels, a roof, a window, flowers, and bread — all to combine with a variety of bricks and pieces for endless imaginative play. Best of all — the pieces are large enough that you don’t need to worry about your tot choking.
Modern Parent Must-Haves
In the whirlwind of parenthood, this list puts a spotlight on the products that make life smoother, simpler, and more enjoyable for modern moms and dads. From ingenious solutions and services that streamline daily tasks to self- care essentials that nurture parental well-being, Modern Parenting presents the champions that have earned the approval of our team. Discover the must-haves that seamlessly integrate into the modern parenting journey, providing a touch of joy and convenience to the adventure of raising a family.
BEST REUSABLE BOTTLE: KLEAN KANTEEN
Klean Kanteen’s products are made for life. They help families kick the single-use habit one Klean at a time with reusable BPA-free bottles that keep beverages hot or cold all day. This also makes it convenient for busy parents to use — so they can always stay hydrated whether they’re working from home, in the office, or doing errands.
BEST BAG ORGANIZERS: STORE IT PH
Store It PH is where every modern parent can find affordable, stylish, and eco-friendly silicone organizers that are perfect for keeping baby essentials, home items, and more. Their pouches can fit a toddler’s utensils and keep them clean while on the go. You can also store small items like car keys, makeup, and other loose trinkets that tend to get lost in your bag!
BEST SUSTAINABLE SHAMPOO: THE ECO SHIFT
The Eco Shift is a local brand that aims to help parents seamlessly shift to plastic-free options by providing quality, affordable, and accessible hair and body care products. Their Shampoo Bars are a favorite because it helps prevent hair fall while keeping strands nourished. It’s perfect for moms going through postpartum hair fall and safe to use on children two years old and up!
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: THE SLIM FIRM
It’s important for parents to stay healthy so they can stay on top of their work and chores while taking care of their families. And taking The Slim Firm’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies will not only boost your energy and immune system. It may even be a great way to detoxify the body and eliminate toxins.
BEST BAMBOO SHEETS: LINEN & HOMES
Every modern parent knows the importance of quality sleep. To achieve that, you need to invest
in products to help create the best sleep environment — which includes bamboo sheets from Linen & Homes. Their sheets are extra soft and cool, making your bed so inviting at the end of a tiring day.
BEST REMEDY FOR STRETCH MARKS: BIO-OIL
Moms can take care of their skin with Bio-Oil. Made for all skin types, this can be used to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and other marks due to surgery, injury, acne, aging, pregnancy, and more. Its fast-absorbing, non-comedogenic formula won’t clog pores either.
BEST MASSAGE SERVICE: MASSAGE MNL
The demands of parenting can definitely take its toll and modern moms and dads need all the pampering they can get at the comforts of their homes. Parents can definitely step into a world of relaxation and rejuvenation with Massage MNL, the best home service massage provider in Metro Manila, where skilled therapists offer a personalized and soothing massage experience.
BEST COFFEE MAKER: NESPRESSO
For parents who are always on the go, having the Nespresso Inissia simplifies your morning routine. With just one press of a button, you’re instantly served a delicious cup of coffee to give you the caffeine boost you need for the day!
BEST RECLINER FOR BREASTFEEDING: OFIX
The Ofix Flotti is a highly recommended recliner among breastfeeding moms. It comes with thick and comfortable armrests that provide support while nursing your baby. It also comes with cup holders that can hold your water bottle, baby’s bottle, and more.
BEST PERIOD UNDERWEAR: ECOFLO
Ecoflo was founded and developed by Leigh Carcel with a clear vision of offering women in the Philippines a more sustainable alternative to single-use, disposable feminine care products. The intimate wear brand promises high-quality, sustainable, and impeccably designed period underwear. It’s perfect for moms who just gave birth or simply going through their red days!
These helped parents get through parenting in 2023!
The items that made it on to our Parents’ Choice Awards 2023 were a godsend to many parents. We’re always looking for cost-efficient but useful tools that’ll make our modern parenting journey a whole lot easier. Because even though parenting will always have its ups and downs, there’s no rule saying we can’t make it a whole lot easier for ourselves. Enjoy!