A round-up of the brands and experiences we’re loving this week. We’ve got the low-down on events to book right now, the best baby kit and new toys for autumn / winter.
BABY SLEEP: MOBA MOSES BASKET
The MOBA basket has been a long standing favourite of ours, and word is that Giovanni Fletcher is using one in pastel mint for her newborn, Max. The MOBA is the perfect first bed for your precious cargo to sleep safely by your side both day and night.
BABY SLEEP: BONDS Wondersuits
The iconic Bonds Zippy Wondersuits are made from super-soft cotton, and this season’s prints are as delicious as ever. The two-way zip makes baby changing fast and efficient while the zip cover keeps baby’s skin safe. Bonds Wondersuits are suitable from birth, and come complete with fold-over foot cuffs for those extra cold nights.
VISIT: John Lewis
HERO PRODUCT: THE CYBEX LEMO HIGHCHAIR
FITNESS: GET FIT WITH CARiFiT
CARiFiT provide a body of brilliant online postnatal fitness workouts, designed by experts and supported by doctors, midwvies and physiotherapists. What’s more, CARiFiT have teamed up with the world’s leading baby carrier company Ergobaby to give you the low-down on babywearing and how best to workout with your baby. Suitable for parents with babies aged six weeks to a year.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING: Marks and Spencer
The M&S school uniform shop is the place to head for any last minute back to school shopping. Their school uniform collection is durable, adjustable and uses new technology to keep clothes looking brighter for longer. Look and feel smart all year long with M&S! It’s our go-to choice for kids.
VISIT: Marks and Spencer
PREPARING FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR: MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Teaching children mindfulness techniques has been proven to improve their concentration, social skills, mental health and wellbeing. In this interview with Ms Julianna from LNS Bluebell Cottage we gain an insight into the practices used in the classroom, and some advice for what you can do with your children at home.
VISIT: LNS Bluebell Cottage
KIDS’ TOYS: JOJO MAMAN BÉBÉ
JoJo Maman Bébé aren’t just the go-to shop for beautiful baby and kidswear, this season they’re stocking an even larger range of toys. Their beautifully crafted wooden toys perfect for imaginary play make gorgeous gifts worthy of keeping for generations.
VISIT: JoJo Maman Bébé
EVENTS TO BOOK NOW: CHRISTMAS MARKETS & PANTOS
It may seem a little too soon to think about the ‘C’ word, but if you’re planning on taking the kids to a London panto this year, or fancy a long weekend in Europe somewhere festive to check out a Christmas market, now is the time to book. Luckily we’ve done the hard work for you with our guide to the best Christmas markets and our recommendations of the best pantomimes in London this year:
COMPETITION: £100 to Spend at Small Stories
Small Stories is a brand new baby and kidswear brand taking the industry by storm. For ages 0-6 years, the beautiful collection of clothes available this season are artistically inspired, timeless and ethically produced. For your chance to win £100 to spend online at Small Stories, click here to enter