Mum Central Awards

WINNERS: Best Toddler, Kids & Toy Awards in 2024 Mum Central Awards

Get ready for the exciting unveiling of the 2024 Mum Central awards as we focus on the top toddler products, best outdoor play, top kids’ products and toy awards! This year has brought a wave of innovation in toddler and kids products, top teen products and after counting votes from thousands of parents, we’re eager to showcase the standout brands.

Who will be awarded for the Top Toddler and Best Kids Products?

Join us in celebrating the brands dedicated to enhancing the lives of parents and their kids. From engaging educational toys for toddlers the best outdoor play equipment and must-have teen products. These top-performing products are celebrated for their excellence, creativity, and trustworthiness. Discover the best toddler products of 2024 with us today!

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Best Bikes & Trikes

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STR7 Stroller Trike

Price: $349.99
Shop: www.smartrike.com.au

The world’s most advanced stroller-trike, the STR7 starts out as a stroller designed for babies as young as 6 months and grows with your child in 6 stages, finally turning into a fully independent trike.

 

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Scoot & Ride HighwayKick 1

Price: $199.99
Shop:  www.modernbrands.com.au

The Highwaykick 1 is a combination scooter that can be ridden with a seat like a tricycle, or simply used as a traditional scooter. Young riders enjoy sitting on the comfortable seat and scooting around on stable wheels, where older children enjoy the faster pace of the standing scooter setting. This will be your child’s favorite ride as they age.

Switching between sitting and standing positions is easy, and requires no tools. You can also make height adjustments on the seat just as easily. Sitting mode is recommended for children between 1-3 years old, or up to 20kgs. Standing mode is recommended for children between 1-5 years old, or up to 50kgs. Let your child’s imagination soar as they scoot and ride Kick 1, the perfect companion for endless adventures.

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SmarTrike Xtend Ride-On

Price: $249.99
Shop: www.smartrike.com.au

The Xtend Ride-on is the ultimate kids’ ride. It starts out as a parent-controlled rideable, and once your kids have outgrown the ride-on you can quickly and easily remove the seat, extend the handlebar, and let your kids ride free.

Best Trampoline

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Springfree Trampoline Medium Oval

Price: Ranging from $999 to 2,999
Shop: www.springfree.com.au

At Springfree, trampoline safety, quality and innovation are at the heart of their brand, which has been built to inspire joyful moments for families all over the world for more than twenty years. Founded on a father’s determination to invent a safer trampoline for his children and commitment to providing safe, joyful backyard play, the Springfree patented safety design eliminates 90% of product-related injuries. Independently proven to be Australia’s safest, highest quality, longest lasting trampoline we are the only trampoline to be recommend by consumer group CHOICE® and meet the Australian Safety Standards.

With thousands of 5-star reviews worldwide, Australian families love Springfree Trampoline for the revolutionary springless design, exceptional engineering, high quality materials and everlasting fun. Available in in a range of sizes and shapes to suit every yard and backed by an industry leading FREE 10 Year Warranty on every single part, their trampolines are built to last.

plumplay-14ft-spacezone-best-trampoline-silverSILVER AWARD:

Plum Play 14ft Spacezone Trampoline with Springsafe Enclosure

Price: $899.00
Shop: www.plumplay.com.au

Sturdy and Durable for the whole Family – The Plum Space Zone boasts a 125kg user weight and this trampoline has a solid steel frame, galvanised inside and out for additional protection against rust. Strong zinc coated springs and a durable, UV treated jumping mat give a brilliant bounce performance. A Plum Play “Tramp Klamp” bracket secures the leg and frame joint, providing additional stability to the frame. Push the bouncing boundaries!

Super Safe Design – The Space Zone trampoline jumping mat fits to the trampoline enclosure through small eyelets, giving total protection from the springs and frame parts and making the trampoline SpringSafe. This patented 3G Enclosure protects little fingers and toes then curves to make the most of the bouncing space. For ages 6 years up, this trampoline comes in 4 sizes, making it the perfect trampoline for any size backyard.

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Plum Play 4ft Junior Trampoline with Springsafe Enclosure

Price: $249.00
Shop:  www.plumplay.com.au

The Plum Play 4ft Junior Trampolines are great garden toys for children to enjoy all year round, available in pink and blue. Specifically designed for young children, these Junior Trampolines are a safe and secure way for children to start their jumping journey. Suitable for ages 2 to 5 years and with a frame height of just 36cm, children will easily be able to climb on and off the trampoline. Bungee’s on the Junior Trampoline are more forgiving and offer a soft bounce.

All Plum Junior Trampolines are supplied with the SpringSafe enclosure nets, which creates a barrier between bouncers and the floor for extra safety. The durable PVC safety pad covers the bungees and frame, helping to protect little fingers and toes from getting caught. The Junior trampoline is made of sturdy galvanised steel, weather-resistant parts and has a wide enclosure net all around, offering a long-lasting trampoline.

Best Outdoor Equipment

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Plum Play Water Play Blaster Course

Price: $899.00
Shop: www.plumplay.com.au

Enjoy your very own water park experience at home! The Blaster Course is packed with features and accessories. The Blaster Course includes three built-in water accessories – two water blaster and an 8-pattern sprinkle, plus two height-adjustable water toys – Tidal Tipper and Umbrella Fountain to add to the ultimate water park experience. Includes a 4-way hose connector, slip-resistant play platforms, steps and 6ft slide. The steel frame is colour powder coated and galvanised for ultimate protection against rust. The Monkey bars with rain wall offer kids a full soaking. Kids can have even more water play fun with the water reveal target wall. Children can aim the water blasters at the wall to reveal numbered targets and battle it out to get the highest score, great for gameplay or solo practice. This water playcentre designed to promote healthy active play while helping children develop their motor skills and coordination.

viking-toys-reline-sandpit-best-outdoor-equipment-silverSILVER AWARD:

Viking Toys Reline Sandpit with 2 boats & 2 cars

Price: $159.99
Shop:  www.modernbrands.com.au

This stackable sand pit in recycled plastic with a path for water and boats, as well as one path for roads and cars will entertain the kids for hours and hours. It can be used outside as well as inside. The playset also includes 2 mini chubbies & mini boats. This product is included in the Re:line series, which means the toy is made from 100% recycled plastic. In this case, they can prevent plastic waste from ending up in landfills or our oceans. The toys have the same high standards and quality as all the other lines and are also fully recyclable. All their toys are Swedish-designed and 100% dishwasher-safe.

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Laser Tag in a Box Fun in a Box

Price: From $306.00
Shop: www.lasertaginabox.com.au

Ready? Aim… Fun! Laser Tag in a Box, with its patented technology (Australian Patent 2007335257), delivers excitement coast to coast. Their immersive games promote active play, enticing kids away from screens into engaging action. Laser Tag is inclusive. Players set their pace and enjoy backyard battles, fostering social interaction. It’s great for players with additional needs because the games can be run in small groups, with people the kids know, in an environment they are familiar with.

The technology is flexible. For example, the sound volume can be lowered for a player who does not like too much sensory input. Or the volume can be increased for a player who is hearing impaired. Their “Fun in Box” product is perfect for vacation care programs, birthdays, and school camps. By blending fun and fitness, we’re shaping a more active, socially connected gaming community.

Best Educational Toys

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Connetix 202 Piece Pastel Mega Pack

Price: $349.00
Shop: www.connetixtiles.com

Providing endless potential for learning through PLAY, the Mega Pack is the perfect pack for siblings, family and friends to enjoy building mega CONNETIX creations together! Encouraging children to unleash their imagination and creativity, this pack is the ultimate way to start their CONNETIX collection! The 202-piece Pastel Mega Pack features magnetic tile shapes in every pastel colour PLUS 2 car bases. It helps bring ideas to life as children build creations such as incredibly tall walls and towers, houses, castles, robots, parks, creatures, farm trucks, fire engines, trains and tracks – the possibilities are limited only by their imagination!

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Lovevery The Play Kits

Price:  $130 – $195
Shop:  www.lovevery.com.au

Lovevery’s comprehensive early learning system, The Play Kits, supports families with stage-based play essentials for children and content for parents. Lovevery’s team of experts, academics, and specialists link brain science and Montessori to design best-in-class playthings for children, delivered every 2-3 months at just the right developmental stage.

The Play Kits are curated with playthings, books, and a Play Guide with development info, at-home activity ideas, and ways to play. The Play Kits for toddlers help parents navigate their child’s social-emotional learning and growing independence, by building skills like flexibility and routines, developing a greater understanding of numbers, and learning to name their emotions. Science shows that cognitive development for toddlers isn’t all about the ABCs or 123s. There is so much more, and The Play Kits program covers it all in a way that’s accessible for families.

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Story Time Chess

Price:  $49.95
Shop:  www.storytimechess.com.au

Embark on a captivating educational journey with Story Time Chess! Designed to make learning chess a delightful experience for children aged 3 and up, this innovative board game combines the magic of storytelling with the strategic depth of chess. Through whimsical tales, vibrant illustrations, and custom chess pieces, Story Time Chess introduces young minds to the timeless game of chess in a way that’s both entertaining and educational. Dive into enchanting stories while mastering the fundamentals of chess, all without the need for prior experience. Join us as we unlock the power of imagination and storytelling to cultivate critical thinking skills and foster a love for learning. With Story Time Chess, every move is an adventure waiting to unfold!

Best Sensory Toy

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Kinetic Sand Sandbox Set

Price: $29.99
Shop: www.bigw.com.au

Create your own sandbox adventures with the Kinetic Sand Sandbox Set! Mold castles, sharks, and turtles with 1lb of Kinetic Sand and use the included shovel tool to dig, scoop, flow and mold. This set even includes a two-tiered sandbox tray for contained play, perfect for the indoors. Comes in an assortment of 3 (blue, green, purple) each sold separately. Kinetic Sand is the squeezable sand where you can FEEL the fun! Pack it, pull it, shape it and love it, Kinetic Sand is so incredible you can’t put it down. It’s kinetic – meaning it sticks to itself and not to you! Kinetic Sand stimulates children’s creative skills allowing them to create anything they can imagine over and over again. Kinetic Sand never dries out and is gluten free. This soft and stretchy sand easily cleans up while delivering non-stop fun!

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Wild Dough Play Dough

Price: $15.95
Shop: www.wilddough.com.au

Introducing Wild Dough Playdough Mix. A homemade playdough gamechanger. Think “Cake Mix” but for playdough. It’s a super easy to use pouch of dry mixture, just add water and oil from the pantry at home. Then mix and knead. Within moments, watch as this mix transforms into their signature cloudlike playdough. There’s loads to love: Easy and fast to make homemade playdough Engaging activity and playdough fun all in one Quality ingredients ensuring signature Wild Dough softness Rehydratable, long lasting and brightly coloured Australian made Environmentally friendly reusable packaging

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Kaiko Fidgets

Price:  $Assorted
Shop:  www.kaikofidgets.com

Kai, aged 17 & co founder of Kaiko Fidgets is both Dyslexic and Autistic and started making fidgets, with the help of his parents Jo & Mike, as a result of being teased for using colourful, kiddie-like fidgets at the age of 11. Since then, what started out as something to assist Kai, has now grown dramatically in range. It is now a nationally recognised brand and was recently featured on Channel 7’s SUNRISE program. With a strong focus on function, age-appropriate appeal and durability Kai and his parents design and create a huge range of supports, including tools for harm minimisation, emotional regulation and focus. They are most proud of their tools they have developed for harm reduction, including non suicidal cutting & that their sensory tools are designed with adults in mind, enabling them to discreetly support hundreds of thousands already.

Toddler Product of the Year

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Rascal + Friends Cocomelon Nappy Pants

Price: $16.00
Shop:  www.rascalandfriends.com.au

Rascal + Friends Premium Nappies tick all the boxes: affordable, super absorbent, ultra-gentle, free from nasties, fit like a dream and perform exceptionally. Expertly designed with innovative absorbency features for up to 12 hours of leak protection, including their unique 3D Core Technology, a stretchy high-back waistband, deep pocket and 3 layers of protection. Premium materials are sourced globally and assembled in a world-class factory using the latest energy-efficient technology, to deliver on their promise of premium performance. Their no nasties policy promises that their nappies are made up of none of the bad stuff – no harsh chemicals, latex, lotions or fragrances. We use feather-soft materials, water-based inks and are dermatologically certified to be safe on sensitive skin. Certified by the world’s leading organisations, they are: BioChecked Non Glyphosate Certified, Dermatest Guaranteed, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified & Certified by PETA as cruelty free and vegan. Available at Coles.

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tooshies ECO Nappy Pants

Price: $26.00
Shop: www.tooshies.com.au

tooshies ECO Nappy Pants contain 75% less plastic than conventional disposable nappies and a bamboo backsheet, bamboo leg guards and 78% plant based materials. With simple tear off sides, the 360 degree stretchy waistband makes changing easy, even with super active toddlers. Their nappy pants have been designed by their team of parents with your toddler’s comfort as the top priority. They’ll support your wriggly little one to stay on the move and comfortable all day and night. 100% biodegradable bamboo backsheet, 100% bamboo soft leg cuff, core wrapped with tissue paper, made with 78% plant-based materials, Ultra-Dry 12-hour leak proof protection, 3D Leak Guard to prevent side spill, Wetness Indicator, 0% fragrances, lotions, phthalates and parabens, Hypoallergenic, vegan. Available in three sizes from Toddler through to Junior (16kgs+).

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babyU Cushie Step-Up

Price: $49.99
Shop: www.chemistwarehouse.com.au

Easy to assemble, the babyU Cushie Step-Up helps toddlers gain more confidence in using an adult sized toilet. The Cushie Step-Up features a soft, contoured seat, non-slip handles and extra wide non-slip floor pads for security. For toilet training at home. Specially moulded non-slip handles for comfort. Thick padded seat to give comfort to small bottoms. Easy to assemble, no tools needed. Folds up for easy storage between use. Fits all regular toilet seats (excluding square toilets). Extra wide non-slip floor pads for security.

Kids’ Product of the Year

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My Creative Box® Collage Sensory Craft Box

Price:  $49.95
Shop:  www.mycreativebox.com

Unleash your child’s imagination as they explore a vibrant carnival of textures, shapes, colours, and sizes to craft delightful pets and party-inspired crafty creations. Inside your kit, you’ll find a craft ideas book brimming with inspiration, alongside over 1000 pieces, including glue, scissors, illustrated templates, a convenient art board, and essential art supplies. Everything you need for hours of sensory collage crafting, neatly packed in a sturdy organised portable box.

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Super Mario Games Blow Up! Shaky Tower Game

Price: $49.95
Shop: www.modernbrands.com.au

The exciting balancing tabletop action game with everyone’s favourite Super Mario™ characters. Be careful not to lose balance or the tower will “blow up”! Place the collectable Super Mario figures on the tower making sure not to drop the ball placed on top of the tower. This set contains seven unique collectable Super Mario character figures. Designed for ages 4+ and up.

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Knowledge Builder Pocket Money

Price: $39.95
Shop: www.knowledgebuilder.com.au

Pocket Money is a fun family board game that teaches children important concepts about money. It provides them with opportunities to use coins and notes to purchase items and make change. It introduces the concept that money is earned and exchanged for goods The first to win $50.00. Recommended for children 5+. Details on both Notes and Coins are realistic. Notes are made of synthetic paper and do not tear. Coins are made of high quality ABS plastic.

Teen & Tween Product of the Year

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Hello Period Hello Undies

Price: $39.95
Shop: www.helloperiod.com.au

Getting your period for the first time can be stressful. Hello Undies look like normal undies but hold the equivalent of five pads. They can be worn all day and are perfect for teens who are starting their period journey. They are discreet and their patented technology means moisture is wicked away super fast leaving the wearing feeling confident and dry. Totally leakproof, they also take the stress of ‘leaking through’ away. Their midi Hello Undies range come in black and coral are designed specifically for younger people. Unlike most other period underwear on the market they are both washing machine and dryer friendly making them easy care! They are designed to last and replace over 800 pads from going to landfill.

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Relatable Squishmallows Heating Pads

Price:  $49.95
Shop:  www.whatdoyoumeme.com.au

Introducing Squishmallows Heating Pads – your favourite squishy toy, now scented and warmed up for an extra level of comfort! Designed for modern teens and tweens seeking relief from muscle aches, period pain, or simply a cosy cuddle session, these innovative heating pads offer both physical and emotional support. With their soft texture, delightful scents, and soothing warmth, they serve as a comforting touchstone during the transition to adulthood, reminding your teen/tween of the joy and comfort of childhood. Whether for self-care or as a thoughtful gift, Squishmallows Heating Pads provide a sense of familiarity and comfort that’s sure to be appreciated by your teen or tween!

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Imoo Z1 x Konec 365 Day Plan Bundle

Price: $279.00
Shop: www.konec.com.au

The imoo Z1 x Konec SIM bundle is perfect for young kids, teens, and tweens, prioritizing safety and seamless connectivity. Stay connected with your child through 2-way HD video and voice calling, ensuring communication on-the-go. Real-time GPS locating provides peace of mind for parents, keeping track of their kids’ whereabouts. Beyond functionality, the imoo Z1 is IPX8 water-resistant for durability during everyday adventures. This product is school-friendly with Classroom Mode to block distractions, creating an optimal learning environment. The bundle includes a Konec SIM on the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network for immediate activation and use. The bundle has no hidden costs—no subscription or app fees, unlike other kids smart watches. The imoo Z1 x Konec SIM bundle is a fantastic first step into connected tech, offering reliable features and peace of mind for both parents and their little ones.

So what do you think of our 2024 Toddler, Kids & Toy Award winners?

Make sure to check out the full list below to see the other amazing products and brands we’re celebrating in the 2024 Mum Central Awards! We hope this guide helps you discover some wonderful gems that make parenting a little easier and a lot more enjoyable. Happy hunting!


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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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