The JelliePod

My Baba’s very own editor Ellie Thompson launches new fertility podcast, The JelliePod alongside husband Jamie.

The duo have been vlogging and blogging about their own TTC/IVF journey since 2017 and this year, they’ve decided to set up a platform for the main purpose of interviewing different guests about their own journeys of infertility and fertility treatment. The show is set to be filled with experts offering advice as well as the couple taking to the mic to document their third and final frozen cycle, happening this summer. Don’t miss out on all the action!

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CUDL, Nuna

If you’re on the market for a baby carrier, look no further than Red Dot Product Design Winner CUDL, by Nuna. A hip-healthy baby carrier suitable from newborn to 3 years, the carrier comes with an integrated infant booster which is perfect for keeping newborns snug and secure against your body. This unzips easily once your baby is big enough.

There are so many advantages to babywearing, and Nuna has made it super-simple to keep your baby close and secure with the CUDL’s intuitive design. Carriers can be a scary prospect for new mamas – which bit goes where?! Thanks to the CUDL’s design you can adjust your carrier and put it on alone, with no help required. Its four magnetic buckles work to secure your baby into place quickly and easily.

A fabulous choice of carrier, and the best bit? It looks fabulous too.

The carrier’s breathable mesh fabric and padded shoulder and waist straps make this a carrier super comfy for both child and parent. The CUDL offers four carry positions to support your child as they grow. The carrier has been designed to provide optimum support for healthy spine and hip development so you can rest assured your baby is being carried safely.

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The CUDL carrier by Nuna is available in slate grey or night black.

 

 

Waterproof & Wellies Project, TV presenter Gemma Hunt

The Waterproof and Wellies Project is part of The Outdoor Guide Foundation and right now, their mission is to raise £5m to provide State Primary Schools with outdoor clothing and wellie boots to enable children to learn about and enjoy the outdoors.

To find out more and to get involved, contact your local school to see if they’re participating. They’ll give you a code so you can redeem your pair of wellies.

Gold Arrows on Navy, Hubalu

Hubalu is a small baby and children’s legging brand, founded by mum of two, Vicki. Their clothing is cheeky and fun and perfect for mamas looking for stylish and affordable legwear for their children.

All Hubalu products are designed and manufactured by hand in the UK using OEKO-TEX approved fabrics. Ethically produced and super kind to skin, the soft and stretchy jersey cotton leggings are available in sizes from 3 months up to 5 years.

What’s more, they’ve also just launched their first twinning range in tutti fruity leopard prints, perfect for summer celebrations now lockdown is ending.

Stokke Xplory X Wins Red Dot Design Award: “Best of the Best”

Congratulations Stokke! The Stokke Xplory X has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award, “Red Dot: Best of the Best”.

This award is given for ground-breaking design and is the highest award in the competition, being reserved for only the best products in any given category.

Find our more about this iconic stroller and its new groundbreaking design and appearance in our recent review here.

Clic Black, Silver Cross

At just 5.9kg, the new Clic from Silver Cross is super lightweight and easy to use, yet the solid design means this compact stroller is both sturdy and reliable. An easy one-hand, one-second fold makes Clic the ideal solution for busy parents. Meanwhile, with one simple ‘Clic’ it folds to a third of its size and features an integrated shoulder strap so you can take it with you wherever you go.

The roomy, padded lie-flat seat is suitable from birth to 22kg with a multi-position recline, while the fully extendable ventilated hood offers UPF50+ protection. Clic offers convenience and practicality with a stand-out look, while the compact design makes it easy to store.

 

Alesha Dixon collection exclusively for George at Asda

Alesha Dixon launches her first childrenswear collection exclusively for George at Asda, featuring bold, uplifting and gender-fluid pieces for boys and girls from 2 – 10 years old.

With easy-to-wear separates in bold prints and bright colours, the range encompasses styles to delight both children and parents, all made using responsibly sourced cotton.

Featuring key messaging ‘Be bold’, ‘Be strong’ and ‘Be brave’, the collection encourages our youngest generation to feel empowered, have a voice and be unapologetically themselves; something Alesha wholly believes for her own daughters, Azura, 7, and eighteen-month old Anaya.

TARKA London

TARKA London offers hour-long classes that optimise your child’s physical and mental development through exercise. Classes are a combination of activity, problem-solving and teamwork.

What better way to build confidence in young children that has been lost over the UK Lockdown? You can rest assured that a TARKA class will maximise your child’s physical and emotional development, establishing coordination and dexterity as well as concentration and communication skills.

TARKA offers a wide variety of classes for children aged 18 months to 8 years; book in now for their Summer Term Schedule to receive a 10% term discount. It’s safe to say your little ones will sleep soundly after a Tarka London class!

Toys Of The Week

Tummy Time Piano, Infantino

The brand new 3-in-1 Grow with Me Tummy Time Piano is a musical masterpiece that will have little ones kicking for joy. Suitable from birth, this sensory-stimulating piano has three ways to play, including in the cot, kick and play piano and tummy time sit and play, this toy truly grows with your child.

It features 20 melodies and sounds and encourages sensory exploration and tactile development, as well as promoting gross motor development and early crawling. The Infantino Tummy Time Piano is designed with a comfy, padded bolster pillow to provide the ultimate support.

Latest Games, Orchard Toys

Check out this fabulous new range of games for 2-6 years old by Orchard Toys -ALL teacher tested. Go for a Jumble in the Jungle with this fab new animal pairs game. Take turns to pick cards but watch out for the Cheeky Cheetahs!

The Wiggly Words game is a fab brainteaser for all the family, and its main aim is to make spelling fun. Its hilarious characters are sure to have your little ones in stitches!

Dinosaur Opposites is a fab activity puzzle, similar to pairs, while teaching your child all about opposites in the English language.

Dizzy Donkey on the other hand is a high-energy action game where you’ll take to the stage to start performing. Will you be a ‘sneezing chicken’, a ‘hungry penguin’ or even a ‘tired penguin’?! Not only is Dizzy Donkey jampacked with fun for all the family, but it’s also a great way to encourage children to talk about different feelings and emotions.

Latest Books

Breastfeeding Uncovered, Amy Brown

Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find it difficult. Those who stop can feel unhappy and demoralised – but why should such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour seem so challenging in reality? Breastfeeding Uncovered reveals how complex social and cultural messages work against new mothers, damaging the normal physiology of breastfeeding and making it seem unmanageable.

Professor Amy Brown removes the focus from the mother and instead urges society to rethink its attitude towards breastfeeding and mothering, in order to support, encourage and protect mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.

Lets Talk About Feeding Your Baby, Amy Brown

Feeding your baby is a big part of the first year. It can be an exciting and enjoyable time but also one that can raise many questions and concerns. What to give them? How much? And when? It can feel like everyone has an opinion on what you should do and what worked for them, with a confusing array of information online to wade through.

Let’s talk about feeding your baby helps support you through this. Covering breast and formula feeding, mixed feeding, starting solids and more, this supportive and non-judgemental guide brings you the evidence, top tips and lots of support to answer all your feeding questions.

On the My Baba wishlist…

Stretch Mark Oil, Matchstick Monkey

Birthday Short Pyjamas, Rachel Riley

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Stokke Xplory X Wins Red Dot Design Award: “Best of the Best”

Stokke® Xplory® X has everything parents need to effortlessly go where they want to go and keep their baby comfortable and close on every city stroll.

The ultimate in comfort for both you and your precious passenger, the Xplory X has a unique height-adjustable seat to keep your baby closer, as well as being the perfect height for café tables for those lunches on the go.

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