Search for inspiring mums, dads and kids in hard times

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

A BRAVE and inspiring five year-old boy from Limerick was last year’s winner of the maternity & infant awards, and now exceptional mums, dads, children and grandparents are again being sought for this year’s award ceremony.

A BRAVE and inspiring five year-old boy from Limerick was last year’s winner of the maternity & infant awards, and now exceptional mums, dads, children and grandparents are again being sought for this year’s award ceremony.

Eamon Conlon from Limerick was nominated by his mother Rebecca last year for his support for her since his younger brother was diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome, a genetic disorder, and his father was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

Eamon was awarded the Little Champion of the Year award for the unending support he gave to his mother under such difficult circumstances.

Now in their fifth consecutive year, the SMA maternity & infant Awards 2012 commend the best in products and services available for mothers and infants throughout Ireland. The awards also honour inspirational people who merit recognition for their acts of strength and bravery through tough times.

The public can have their say and nominate in the various categories through the event website at www.maternityandinfant.ie/awards and through the award’s innovative Facebook app.

This year there are 16 product and service awards, ranging from best feeding product and best baby skincare to best family supermarket and best family website. New to the 2012 awards, the best maternity app category will recognise the best apps available for pregnant women. Parents will also have the opportunity to recognise crèches with excellent standards and best practises through our three crèche categories. Last year’s event recorded over 9,000 votes and nominations from people throughout the country.