BassiNest Premiere

The BassiNest® is the only bassinet on the market that swivels 360 degrees for safe, close sleep. The patented retractable wall allows parents to care for their baby from the comfort of their own bed by lowering the bedside wall.

What we love about the BassiNest is that it gives parents reassurance that their baby is sleeping safely in their own space. The rotation of the BassiNest makes getting out of bed easier which is particularly important for mums healing from birth and C-sections. The mesh sides provide breathability and also enables parents to easily see their baby.

The Premiere is available in a white Pebble fabric with a subtle grey dotted print and features a soothing centre with calming sounds, vibration and night lights.

FREE Kids’ Cricket at Sixes Cricket Club in Fulham

Sixes Cricket Club boasts the world’s first cricket simulator, and this groundbreaking social entertainment venue in Fulham has opened its doors to exclusively allow kids to play cricket for free, before the venue opens up to wider audiences from May 17th.

Families are able to bat for free as Sixes recognises how much kids will have missed playing sports during lockdown and how beneficial this is for children’s mental health. Parents will just be asked to make a voluntary donation to the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Groups can also eat and drink on-site with a menu of British gastro-pub inspired classics on offer. They also have an alfresco dining and drinking area on the terrace that is now open for everyone else.

Sixes will be offering children free cricket until 17th May and parents are asked to make a donation to the Ruth Strauss Foundation. Check out this video for more info.

FIVE new Tonies for spring

Children’s audio player Tonies has released FIVE awesome new addition Tonies for spring, and we couldn’t be more excited.

The five new additions include Bob the Builder (3+) and Mia and Me: Centopia and Unicorns (7+) which are both available now, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (7+), Paw Patrol (3+) and The Famous Five (6+) available from 10th May.

The new Tonies will be available from selected toy retailers, bookshops and via the tonies® website www.tonies.com, RRP £14.99.

Coming soon to Tonies… release date 10th May 

WIN! A Toniebox Starter Set And A NEW Paw Patrol Chase Tonie!

We’re giving away a Toniebox Starter Set in a colour of your choice, together with the NEW Paw Patrol Chase Tonie to one lucky winner.

The Toniebox comes in a choice of six awesome colours to suit every personality. The Tonies’ Starter Set includes the Toniebox and a Creative Tonie, with 90 minutes of audio free for you to do with as you choose.

Click here to enter – good luck!

Introducing Monty Plonker, online picture books for kids

Monty Plonker is an awesome new online series of picture books perfect for 2 to 5-year-olds. Monty Plonker’s books are full of big, bold colours and child-like illustrations to allow readers to access a world of learning through interactive play with pictures and imagery whilst of course, having lots of fun along the way!

Created by David Bennett, Monty Plonker is inspired by David’s own experience of seeing the world as a person with dyslexia, where colour and images play a vital role in development and learning.

You can view the books at Monty Plonker – YouTube or at the Monty Plonker website Monty Plonker Picture Books.

New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner

Annabel Karmel, the globally renowned baby and toddler food expert and ‘Queen of Weaning’, is celebrating her 30-year reign with a brand-new edition of her international bestseller Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner.

This special extended edition includes the very latest nutritional advice, finger food guidance, and exclusive new recipes to help raise healthy, happy babies.

Trusted by parents and loved by little ones for over 30 years, Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner is a publishing phenomenon that has been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, and continues to be in the Top 40 Non-fiction bestsellers week in week out.

To celebrate three decades at the top of the charts, Annabel has refreshed and updated her parenting ‘bible’ with the very latest essential up-to-date advice for weaning and beyond, new delicious and healthy recipes, simple age and stage meal planners, and a handy pull-out guide to step-by-step weaning, to ensure parents are equipped and inspired to create tasty, nutritious meals from baby’s first tastes and beyond.

New Launch: Kids Bike Trailers

Kids Bike Trailers has officially launched in the UK following the success of its pilot scheme last summer. The new online sports equipment hire platform, created by parent company Pursue Boundaries, is the UK’s first dedicated online website for kids’ bike trailer and seat hire, designed for families nationwide to enjoy great adventures together.

Offering a range of children’s bike trailers and seats for hire, Kids Bike Trailers seeks to change the family cycling scene by offering parents the opportunity to try out cycling experiences; whether needing a short-term rental for a long weekend, or looking for a season-long rental, the hire period is flexible to the family’s needs. There is even the option to purchase the product after use!

Top-quality bike trailers can be pricey items to purchase outright and there are so many makes and models on the market to choose from. Starting from just £10 for a mounted child seat and £25 for a trailer, Kids Bike Trailers aims to shake up the ‘normal’ purchasing model of these cycling accessories through the sharing economy and new hire approach.

New Launch: Snughub

Snughub is an online marketplace designed to help modern parents find quality, stylish and sustainable baby and toddler goods created by small, independent UK retailers. Founded by first-time mum, Sheeza Anjum, Snughub was set up to counter the over-consumption and unsustainability typical of the baby and toddler market, and to help new parents find quality items quickly and easily.

Snughub carefully selects products that are developed with reuse in mind, are made using natural and sustainable materials, are non-toxic, gender-agnostic, ethically produced, and delivered in reusable or recyclable packaging to ensure minimum waste. Many items are also multi-purpose, providing innovative solutions for modern parenting problems.

From avant grade teething jewellery, to one-of-a-kind gluten-free play dough kits, Snughub currently features products from Bizzi Growin, Curve Lab, The Neutral Baby Co. and Little Stories, among others. Its range of products covers clothing, playtime, mealtime, bathtime, changing, bedtime, nursery, travel and gifts.

100% Midwife-Led National Antenatal Course, My Expert Midwife

My Expert Midwife is launching a 100% midwife-led national antenatal course to help expecting mums and dads on their journey into parenthood. In the current climate, the classes will be taught online, with face-to-face classes to be introduced across the UK when Covid-19 restrictions allow.

Unlike midwifery, which is a highly regulated profession, antenatal classes are not regulated. This has inspired Lesley Gilchrist, a registered midwife and founder of My Expert Midwife, to launch the brand’s own evidence-based classes taught exclusively by registered midwives – experts in every area of maternity care, with unparalleled knowledge and experience.

From bump to baby, the antenatal classes will prepare expecting parents in the best way possible for the reality of labour, birth and parenting. The “anti-fluff” course material is all evidence-based, and both practical and fun, educating parents while replacing anxiety about the unknown of childbirth with excitement and anticipation.

 

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NEW Pregnancy Toothpaste, Spotlight Oral Care

Specifically formulated to support the oral care needs of expectant and breastfeeding mothers, the Pregnancy Paste addresses common oral health concerns unique to women during and immediately after pregnancy.

The tooth paste is uniquely formulated to counteract these needs and to also improve wellbeing during pregnancy. Packed full of clinically active ingredients The Pregnancy Toothpaste maintains oral health throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding while preventing erosion and decay.

Flashcards, Clever Little Bloomers

Clever Little Bloomers has launched its new online shop, designing educational flashcards, to aid in the theory of ‘learning by play’.

These gorgeous Flashcards are made with 100% eco-friendly and entirely plant-based ink, manufactured from renewable sources. Their high-quality paper stock is made from recycled material with a matt laminated cover to allow you to wipe clean your flashcards if needed.

New Heinz Baby Range

Heinz Baby has added two exciting new ranges to their existing line-up, including one plant-based range, and all are made with the tastiest natural ingredients.

The new plant-based range is specially designed with babies’ tiny taste buds in mind. It’s great for parents looking to introduce more savoury flavours and plant-based ingredients to their little one’s menu, boosted by protein rich pulses, the perfect complement to a balanced weaning journey.

Toy Of The Week

Baby Annabell Little Sweet Princess Interactive Doll

Baby Annabell Little Sweet Princess is the most adorable little girl! When you give her a kiss, she makes little kissing noises in return and her cheeks blush from excitement. And that’s not all, this little princess has sleeping eyes, so when you lie her down for a nap, she closes her eyes and drifts off into a lovely slumber. Plus, if you give her a goodnight kiss, she makes cute sleeping noises like a little yawn. An adorable doll your little ones will treasure.

Book Of The Week

My Art Book of Friendship by Shana Gozansky, Published by Phaidon

My Art Book of Friendship gives toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to connect more deeply to works of art through the lens of developing close relationships outside the family. The book provides an excellent way to start conversations with kids about friendships while forming the foundation of a child’s art book collection and greater lifelong appreciation for art.

Author Shana Gozansky celebrates friendship through 33 full-page artworks, accompanied by read-aloud texts. Pieces such as Together by KAWS demonstrate that readers are still loved in friendships even when they are sad and works by Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst reveal that friendships continue whether you are together or apart. Other artists featured include Eva Navarro, Edvard Munch, Keith Haring, Grace Weaver, Aliza Nissenbaum and the Haas Brothers.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Babycook Neo Baby Food Steamer Blender, Béaba

This stylish 4-in-1 steamer and blender defrosts, reheats, cooks and blends to help make life easier when weaning. Cooking food in just 15-minutes, it’s the only baby food maker that comes with a large (1,250ml) glass bowl, which preserves flavours and won’t degrade with time.  Plus, the increased capacity stainless steel steam basket, enables parents to prepare up to 600grams of food in one go. Its high-quality double-level stainless-steel blade is perfect for uniform mixing (smooth, mixed, lumps and chunks) to gain the desired consistency for a child’s meals based on age and stage.

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