The country’s biggest and most reliable consumer opinion site, ProductReview.com.au, has announced the products and services that have taken the crown in its 2017 ProductReview.com.au Awards. The awards have delivered some surprising winners, indicating that some newcomers and cheaper brands have climbed the consumer satisfaction ranks alongside popular household brands that have held onto some coveted spots.

ProductReview.com.au is the most trusted and comprehensive online platform for Aussies seeking consumer reviews and opinions. It attracts an average of 35,000 reviews each month, which help more than 4.5 million monthly visitors make better buying decisions.

Its team of data and editorial experts analysed more than 110,000 reviews posted in the last 12 months to select one winner from 60,000 items across 75 product and service categories; 28 second-place winners have also been named.

Babies and kids’ product winners from the 2017 ProductReview.com.au Awards

Prams and strollers

Fast-growing Australian pram brand, Redsbaby, won the Best 4 Wheel Pram & Stroller for its Jive model for the second consecutive year. The Best 3 Wheel Pram & Stroller category was taken out by Baby Jogger’s City Mini GT pram.

Chris Perrine, ProductReview.com.au spokesperson, says: “Redsbaby prams are practical and stylish which is what Aussie mums love about them. They’re also lightweight and easy to manoeuvre as well as being durable.”

Car seats

Global manufacturer of childcare products, Britax, was crowned Best Baby Car Seat with its Safe-n-Sound Millenia SICT model, highlighting that the car seat provides Australian families with everything they need plus added peace of mind when travelling. Second place in the category was also take out by the brand, with its Safe-n-Sound Maxi Guard PRO car seat.

Theresa Thompson, Marketing Director of Britax Australia, says: “ProductReview.com.au is an important and credible platform. Consumers want to know what is the best choice especially when it comes to keeping their children safe ’n’ sound on the move.

“We know that families all around Australia trust us to deliver on this. As global safety leaders we are truly committed to keeping your family ‘safe-n-sound’.”

Trampolines

Likely to sit high on every child’s Christmas wish list is a JumpFlex Trampoline, which won Best Trampoline. Its four trampoline models range from 2.5 to 4.2 metres in diameter.

A spokesperson from JumpFlex, says: “JumpFlex’s main goal is to change the world of play. To be named the 2017 ProductReview.com.au winner for trampolines is a very exciting endorsement and confirmation that we are on the right track to becoming one the world’s best trampoline brands.”

“With the awards based on honest consumer reviews, we are confident these products are the most trusted in the market. Our team of moderators continually verify reviews from real customers, so we can most accurately determine the best products based on owner experience,” says Chris.

“Word of mouth has always been effective in helping people make informed purchase decisions – and now more than ever, Australians are seeking reviews as their research of choice when it comes time to buy something new or try a new service.

“We are proud to hold our awards for the second consecutive year, and just in time for Christmas. These awards allow products and services to stand out from their competitors, and offer a shortcut to discovering the ‘best of the best’ on the market.”

Methodology

ProductReview.com.au’s team of data and editorial experts analysed more than 110,000 reviews to determine the winners. Qualitative review data analysis included: products and services that had a minimum of 20 reviews on the site, with eight or more published during the award eligibility period (1 November 2016-31 October 2017), and a minimum of 4.1 stars as at 1 November 2017. The judges also factored in the proportion of positive reviews (5- and 4-star) to negative reviews (1- and 2-star) as well as the quantity of positive reviews across the eligibility period, and the overall star score in relation to each category’s average. Awards cannot be purchased, nor be influenced by commercial relationships between brands and the platform.

From today, Australians can identify this year’s winners on the site with a green-coloured badge placed next to the item’s name as well as a promotional banner on its page sidebar.

ProductReview.com.au’s 2017 babies and kids Award winners

Category award Winner
Babies & Kids
Best 4 Wheel Pram & Stroller Redsbaby Jive
Best Baby Car Seat Britax Safe-n-Sound Millenia SICT
Best 3 Wheel Pram & Stroller Baby Jogger City Mini GT
Best Trampoline Jumpflex Trampolines

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