What are the Ovia Family Awards?
Each year, we ask Ovia parents to nominate their best-loved products and brands and tell us why these picks made such an impact on their journey into parenthood.
We analyze thousands of votes, pieces of feedback, and thoughtful recommendations to determine which best-of-the-best, tried-and-true products are worthy of an Ovia Family Award. When you see our seal, you know what you’re buying was chosen by parents who’ve used it, trust it, and can genuinely recommend it to other growing families.
In this category, we’re giving awards for:
- Best Electric Pump
- Best Wearable Pump
- Best Manual Pump
- Best Bottle
For all our other winners, visit our Ovia Family Awards Hub.
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Best Electric Pump: Spectra
“After trying other brands, the Spectra pump was amazing. You don’t know you need it until you try it. It doesn’t hurt one bit, has different settings, has a closed system, it’s portable and rechargeable.”
For breastfeeding moms, a reliable, hassle-free breastpump can be invaluable — you need something you can trust. When it comes to the electric pump Ovia moms love most, we were absolutely blown away by the glowing reviews for Spectra.
Ever been caught out and about with an electric pump but no plug? Ovia moms love that the Spectra is lightweight and rechargeable for travel ease.
“Spectra 1 is great because you can both plug it in but also charge it for on-the-go. Great if you don’t know if there will be a handy plug. Also works great with Medela pump parts.”
This discerning mom appreciated that her pump has all the right features at a reasonable price.
“Best pump! So much better than my best friend’s medela pump. She was so jealous of mine while we pumped at the same time. It’s functional and useful and doesn’t break the bank.”
We heard a lot about Spectra’s ultra-quiet motor, soothing “massage mode,” and handy night light.
“Light, easy to store away, very quiet, strong pump but not too much. The light is a nice bonus.”
Curious what the competition has to offer? These finalists received rave reviews too:
Best Wearable Pump: Haakaa
“Haakaa is so easy to use. Helped me store SO much milk for the freezer. I buy one for all my expecting friends. Favorite baby product by far!”
For busy moms looking for the convenience of a wearable pump, the fuss-free Haakaa stood out from the crowd for its simplicity. Haakaa offers a silent, cordless, portable solution to pumping — you can express any time, anywhere with their much-loved pump.
All it takes is just one squeeze and the Haakaa pump attaches to your breast, drawing your milk out with the power of continuous suction. No more being chained to the couch by your pump!
“Very nice to…have the haakaa collect your milk without worrying about it.”
Made from 100% food grade silicone and dishwasher safe, the Haakaa’s easy-to-clean construction made it a winner among our moms.
“A must have for breastfeeding mamas; especially in those first days/weeks! Wear on the opposite breast while feeding baby, pop on to relieve engorged breasts, wear in or after showers….these are so quick and easy to use and wash and beat the hassle of a traditional pump!”
“Absolute must have! This is a new mom secret. Catch excess milk, relieve blocked ducts and engorgement in a gentle way. So simple, so great.”
The Haakaa is a no-frills wearable. If you want something more high-tech, check out our other finalists:
Best Manual Pump: Haakaa
“Haakaa is by far the best and most sensible option for a manual breast pump.”
Manual breast pumps are quiet, cost-effective, and easy to tote around. Once again, when it comes to ease and simplicity, Haakaa’s innovative, eco-friendly pump came out on top.
Ovia moms adore how it stays in place and collects milk using the power of continual suction.
“Love the convenience of additional milk collection while breastfeeding on the other side. Stays put and is efficient. No one tells you that you leak from the other (non-feeding) side either and this solves that problem!!”
No cords, noise, or fuss — the Haakaa is lightweight, easy to clean, and incredibly convenient.
“Quick, easy to use, and handy!”
The parents we surveyed agreed that when used properly, the Haakaa pump provides seriously effective, effortless suction.
“Love that the suction doesn’t hurt and that it doesn’t require a hand to pump anything because of that suction. It catches the letdown from the non-nursing breast and if you do this with each feed you’ll collect a surprising amount of milk with minimal effort.”
For a more classic manual option, explore these highly recommended finalists:
- Phillips Avent
Best Bottle: Avent
“Avent is great quality, easy to clean & their beginner sippy cups are great.”
The right bottle can mean the difference between fussing and serene snoozing for your baby. When we asked Ovia parents which bottles they favored, they reported that Avent’s are unparalleled in quality and ease.
Ultra soft nipple mimics the feel of the breast while special vents help babies swallow less air, preventing troubled tummies.
“Avent has premier nipples and easy to clean parts which makes parenting easier and my son with reflux does great on them. Very affordable as well.”
Fewer parts mean they’re easy to clean, saving new parents time and energy. Many of the moms we spoke to continue to return to Avent.
“Used them with my first and also my second. We absolutely love them and worked great for us.”
The nipple stays full of milk, even when held horizontally, helping to ease issues like colic, gas, and reflux and calming baby bellies mean less stress for new parents.
“Avent helped with my son’s reflux when he was little. The quality is good and definitely long lasting.”
To scope out the competition, check out our finalists:
- Dr. Browns
- Tommee Tippee