Baby Event, Blue Almonds
A date for your diary! Blue Almonds are hosting an unmissable baby event in their shop in Walton Street SW3 on Tuesday 23 November, and it’s a must-attend for any pregnant mama to be in need of expert advice and tips.
With top parenting experts Tiffany Norris aka Mummy Concierge, Clare Charman, The Kensington Wing’s Senior Midwife and Alexa Taylor aka The London Baby Coach, you’ll be given advice on everything to expect once your baby is born. Topics include:
- Preparing for labour
- Looking after your body after the birth
- Sleep deprivation once baby arrives
- Implementing a gentle routine
- Baby equipment ‘must haves’
- Mummy hacks to make life easier
After the talk, there will be an extra treat for our Mums-to-be. For 1 hour there will be free 5min hand massages from the lovely therapists at Lucie App so you will leave feeling relaxed and pampered.
Tickets cost £25, including a goodie bag worth over £100 + 15% off in-store purchases on the day (some exclusions apply) + 20% off voucher for any massage or manicure booked via the Lucie App.
You can buy your tickets on Eventbrite.
Anoris T i-Size, CYBEX
CYBEX has launched another ground-breaking product with its new car seat the CYBEX Anoris T i-Size, and have set a new industry standard in terms of safety.
Thanks to its integrated airbag technology, the forward-facing seat offers approximately 50% more protection than conventional forward-facing seats and is at least as safe as rear-facing car seats. We know toddlers love to forward face, and now they can, as safely as they would rearface.
The Anoris T i-Size is simple to install and provides more comfort, legroom and easy entry into the seat. A complete gamechanger in the car seat industry. Bravo, Cybex.
Organix has created the ultimate advent calendar for toddlers and kids 18m+. An organic, non-chocolate advent calendar alternative for happy healthy kids.
Behind each door of their toddler advent calendar, your little elves will find one of their favourite Organix snacks, either a Mini Raspberry & Apple Oaty Bite, an Apple & Orange Oaty Bite or a scrummy Jammie Monster biscuit. What’s not to love?
Father Christmas Village, Cloud Twelve
Immerse yourself in the Father Christmas Village this December at Cloud Twelve, the wellness and lifestyle club based in the very heart of Notting Hill.
Meet Dazzle & Fizz the Elves and embark on an epic adventure to save Christmas! Enjoy the signature Elf Show, participate in fun and games including bauble painting and festive arts and crafts. Make your way through our luxury soft play and snow to meet and greet Father Christmas. Collect your surprise treats from our delectable sweet shop and show off your dance moves at our Christmas disco!
Father Christmas Village will run over: Friday 3rd December – Sunday 19th December and you can book your slot here.
Race Santa, Barnardos
With just weeks to go until Christmas, runners and walkers are needed to join forces to Race Santa ‘around the world’ and raise money for Barnardos.
Starting on December 1st each participant will need to complete 24 miles or more to help the UK’s leading children’s charity reach its fundraising target, right before Father Christmas delivers his presents on December 24th. Everyone who takes on the Race Santa challenge will be encouraged to ask for people to sponsor them.
They will also be encouraged to share pictures and updates with their supporters along the way. Participants can use the hashtag of #RaceSanta to share them with the rest of the Race Santa team.
The collective target is a distance of 24,901 miles – the circumference of the globe – because this is the distance Father Christmas will travel on Christmas Eve.
Visit Barnardos to find out more about Race Santa. Are you up for the #RaceSanta challenge?
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking filler this Christmas, Tonies has added SIX new Tonies to its super-cool line-up of stories, songs and audio.
Tonies are expanding the Tonies Disney range, introducing little listeners to two of Disney’s oldest and most loved characters. Yep, you’ve guessed it, Minnie and Mickey Mouse will be joining the family! ‘Mickey and Friends’, and Minnie’s classic, ‘When We Grow Up’ will be available now, and just in time for Christmas!
Everybody’s favourite grumpy ogre, Shrek, will also be coming to Tonies, as well as the Dreamworks story of dragons, donkeys and fairy tale characters, guaranteed to delight children for hours on end.
Finally, Tonies is releasing the new Favourite Masterpieces collection, to introduce children to stories from the world’s greatest operas and ballets. Little ones will love the tales and music behind some of the most loved classic stories: The Magic Flute, The Nutcracker, and Hansel and Gretel.
Braille & Sign Language T-Shirt, Children in Need
GEORGE at Asda has introduced a charity braille and sign language t-shirt in support of this year’s BBC Children in Need. The unisex t-shirt features the famous Pudsey character print with the Team Pudsey slogan printed in both braille and sign language.
This super-huggable and adorable teddy has a white noise sound machine in its tummy that plays shushing rhythms to help calm your children and help them sleep better at night. The SNOObear is one of the latest additions to the Happiest Baby Family, creators of the world-renowned smart bassinet, SNOO.
SNOO mimics the sounds and motions of the womb and has proven to boost infant sleep by 1-3 hours, thus improving sleep for new parents too. The SNOObear plays white noise sounds for 30 to 60 minutes and it “pays attention” for 3 hours after the sound stops, responding to any new cries with another dose of soothing sound.
Zoe Blaskey, qualified transformational and executive coach specialising in working with parents and the founder of Motherkind, is offering a free workshop series on How to Have an Actual Happy Xmas, beginning 18 November 2021.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, unless you are a mother then it can be one of the most stressful and exhausting. Motherkind in partnership with Whirli presents a free series of 4 x Zoom workshops to help mothers with the overwhelm of Christmas. Join one workshop or all four, and the best bit? You can keep your camera off if you want to!
Hubble Connected has launched in the UK
Award-winning Hubble Connected has launched in the UK with a range of baby tech and smart living products tailored for use right from prenatal stage, through to baby and toddler years and beyond.
The company’s purpose is to bring peace of mind to parents, no matter where they are in the world, through a new range of leading-edge, smart and connected products using the HubbleClub App.
The UK range will see a broad catalogue of choices for every budget and requirement including smart video monitors with a 5” smart HD interactive touch screen, two-way talk, infrared night vision, baby camera with privacy mode and the ability for remote connection via a smart device.
Mini U has revamped its collection with brand new formulations to make bath time more fun for everyone, with no mess, no stress and no tears! Hoorah!
The new products are fronted by a fun range of sea creatures including Fizzy Phil the Pufferfish, Silky Shelia the Seal, Cleany Claud the Crab and Washy Wanda the Whale who are all set to bring their own brand of fabulous fun to bath time.
Kind to the skin and safe for the planet, all the new liquid products are made with naturally derived ingredients. They’re also vegan, free from microplastics and even safe for sensitive skin.
No bath time will be complete without this superb set of products for good, clean fun to leave children squeaky clean, tangle-free and smelling delicious.
Genio My 1st Laptop, VTech
Genio, My First Laptop, introduces children safely into the world of computers and the Internet. Genio includes 80+ activities and games to play using the real mouse and QWERTY keyboard.
The Smart Cookie – By Jory John
This cookie has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery. Will a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of confidence be enough to help her learn that perfect scores and having all the answers aren’t the only ingredients for intelligence?
The Girl Who Talked to Trees, Natasha Farrant
Olive’s best friend is a four-hundred-year-old oak tree, and it is in danger. As she tumbles into its magic world, she makes it a promise. From deep roots to high branches, a Persian garden to an underwater forest, from tulip trees to wild apple to vengeful box, she listens to the trees telling stories for all time. And she keeps her promise.
With a conservation message and facts about tree science alongside the magic and wonder of seven beautifully imagined original stories, this full-colour gift book enchants and reminds us of the importance of trees in our lives.
On the My Baba wish list…
Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase, Kabode
Decorative Pillow, Dock A Tot
Kooky Cosmetic Nail Polish, Blue Almonds
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK
Baby, it’s cold outside!
We’re big believers in getting out and about with your little one whatever the weather, and with the stylish Stokke® Xplory® X Winter Kit you can stay warm and stand out from the crowd this season. As pushchair accessories go, Stokke’s Winter Kit is as practical as it is fabulous.
Enjoy an insulated canopy for cold weather protection, a detachable storm cover, 360° reflective zipper, removable mittens that attach to the stroller and removable sheepskin fur rims on the canopy.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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