All-new Echo Dot Kids, Amazon

We’re loving Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids. The new child-friendly smart home device has been dressed in two super-cite animal personas that look great whether they’re in your living room or your kitchen.

Echo Dot Kids is, as you’d expect, jam-packed full of clever features. Kids can ask Alexa questions (of course!), set alarms, listen to their favourite music, read stories and call approved family and friends – ALL with extensive controls to give parents peace of mind.

The best bit – Echo Dot Kids includes a year of Amazon Kids+, access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and education skills from kids’ favourites such as Harry Potter and Disney.

Parental controls

Parents can set daily time limits, filter explicit songs and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard. It’s been set up to protect your family’s privacy, with multiple layers of privacy control including a Mic Off button. You can also view and delete your voice history in the Alexa app at any time, or choose not to have your voice recordings saved.

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Banjo Robinson

Banjo Robinson is a magical penpal subscription service for kids 5+.

With a little help from parents, Banjo sends highly-personalised letters twice a month from his world travels. Kids are encouraged to write back and leave their letters under the sofa for collection, in the magic realism tradition of Santa and the Tooth Fairy.

The first letter includes a big, beautiful world map poster.  All subsequent letters – which are written by bestselling children’s authors – include stickers, a local recipe, a country guide, reply stationary and more.

A Banjo Robinson subscription aims to spark a passion for travel, culture and adventure, promote self-esteem, empathy and communication through creative writing, and of course, encourage screen-free, creative time.

WIN! A Tripp Trapp® Stokke® In Sunflower Yellow

This week we’re super-excited to be giving away a Tripp Trapp® Stokke® in Sunflower Yellow, simply click here to enter.

The latest hue in the Tripp Trapp Trend Collection is hot off the runway, with yellow being this year’s on-trend colour.

The chair’s ergonomic design and smooth lines make it ideal for family time at the dinner table and perfect for tucking under the table to save on space when it’s not being used. Thanks to its sturdy design, together with adjustable seat and footplates and extra accessories available from newborn up, the Tripp Trapp® Stokke® Chair is a product that offers genuine longevity, making it a great investment.

READ OUR TRIPP TRAPP REVIEW: From Newborn To Adult: The Chair Revolutionising Family Mealtimes

Kooky’s Fruit

Kooky’s quirky product range includes freeze-dried, light and crispy jackfruit, mango and mangosteen, and gently dried, soft and chewy banana and dragon fruit. Farmed in Thailand and produced with no added sugar, each product is as nutritious as it is healthy, making them great snacks for little ones. What’s more – they consist of 100% fruit, constituting one of their five a day.

Kooky’s products are great for adults and children alike and can be bought online, with exciting plans to be introduced in various retailers nationwide soon.

Vogue Williams debut childrenswear line with ROCO

Vogue Williams has launched her stunning debut childrenswear line with ROCO.

Full of happy pastel hues, Vogue’s handpicked edit offers a mix of silhouettes to suit every occasion, as the nation gets ready to press play on party dressing following the easing of restrictions.

The stunning collection consists of 15 pieces for ages 3 months to 14 years, including the adorable pink Gigi One Piece, the chic Brooke Jumpsuit and the charming Theodore Two Piece. Keeping comfort in mind, the range has been designed with the softest cotton mixes and linen-style blends, perfect to breeze into warmer months.

Whether it’s for junior bridesmaid and page boy duties or to dress up for a celebration with loved ones, children’s partywear has never looked more stylish!

M&S Collaboration with Roald Dahl 

M&S have teamed back up with Roald Dahl™ with a follow-up to their successful collaboration.

The collection is inspired by two more of Roald Dahl’s best-loved books – the fantastical fictional worlds of Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

These books have now come to life in the form of a bright and cheerful range of t-shirts, dresses, jeans and pyjamas.

The exclusive range, detailed with Quentin Blake’s famous illustrations is the perfect addition to your little book-lovers wardrobe this summer.

Illuminator, ICONIC London

ICONIC London is proving that liquid makeup is the way to go this summer. Get your glow on with their incredible vegan Illuminator drops. This limited edition product offers a super-concentrated shimmer pigment that will fit in brilliantly with your existing make-up routine.

Simply add it to your foundation, primer or moisturiser, or use it on its own for a super highlighted glow.

It’s available in five shades, and like the rest of the range at ICONIC London, it’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Slanted, Crab and Pointed Tweezers, Rubis

Which shaped tweezers should you be using? Swiss experts Rubis have designed three go-to tweezers for all your beauty needs. All of Rubis’ tweezers are made from resilient stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about them rusting or corroding.

Slanted: offer effortless grip and are ergonomically shaped to help you achieve immaculate brows. Brilliant at catching stray hairs and eradicating growth at the roots to keep you groomed for longer.

Crab: these should be your go-to if you’re struggling to tweeze really fine hair, and they’re also brilliant for grabbing short think stubble hair. Ideal for plucking brows and hairs on your face and body, including facial beard hairs – so be warned if you don’t want to share!

Pointed: if precision is what you’re after, the pointed shaped tweezers by Rubis will be your favourite. Perfect for ingrown hairs and splinters whilst being kind to your skin – this pair of tweezers is worth keeping in the first aid kit.

Toy Of The Week

Touch & Learn Activity Desk, VTech

The VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk is a 4-in-1 writing pad, kids’ desk, blackboard and art station perfect for toddlers preschoolers aged 3+.

They’ll have lots of fun touching, drawing, writing and learning with the interactive desktop and stylus. The Touch & Learn Activity Desk is packed full of educational features including an interactive desktop, 4 double-sided touch pages that introduce letters, phonics, numbers, body parts, animals, music, shapes, colours, and more! A brilliant educational toy that will encourage creativity and pretend play.

Latest Books

Poo Poo Bum Bum Wee Wee, Steven Cowell

If you’re looking for a toilet training story to encourage your toddler or young child to use the toilet with confidence, this has to be it.

Poo Poo Bum Bum Wee Wee is out on 5th August and is a fabulously fun rhyming picture book with bright and friendly illustrations. This book has been written in consultation with parents to break down all the stages of using the toilet into easy steps, from how to wipe to handwashing.

If you’re -toilet-training and need a little extra help, this is the book for you.

The Dinos On The Bus, Peter Millett

Out 19th August, The Dinos On The Bus is an incredibly sweet book that transforms well-known children’s song “The Wheels On The Bus” into a dino-tastic adventure.

Stomp your feet and clap your hands, The Dinos on The Buss is packed full of actions to join in on, with a calming ending to wind down after the excitement.

A great picture book to share with any young dinosaur fan!

On the My Baba wish list…

Baby Yoga Play Mat, Shnuggle

Baby Activity Gym, aden + anais

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Tripp Trapp® Chair In New Sunflower Yellow

Introducing the Tripp Trapp® chair in new Sunflower Yellow! Sunflowers are known for being “happy” flowers, that symbolise longevity, which is especially relevant for this iconic chair. The Tripp Trapp® grows with your child, from newborn into adulthood and can be enjoyed for generations.

The chair’s ergonomic design and smooth lines make it ideal for family time at the dinner table and perfect for tucking under the table to save on space when it’s not being used. Thanks to its sturdy design, together with its adjustable seat and footplates and extra accessories available from newborn up, the Tripp Trapp® Stokke® Chair is a product that offers genuine longevity, making it a great investment.

WIN! A Tripp Trapp® Stokke® In Sunflower Yellow

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