Personalised Valentine’s Day Balloons and more, Party Pieces
After blue January, why not go all out with a personalised bunch of balloons delivered to your Valentine’s desk or door?!
We’re loving these beauties from Party Pieces which arrive fully inflated and ready to bounce out of the box.
If they’re not your thing, perhaps a romantic Movie Night In Kit or I Love You Bunting will float your love boat? Party Pieces have so many super-cute options that will make your other half smile this Valentine’s.
It’s National Storytelling Week: NEW from Tonies
This February, tonies® is adding four loveable characters to their extensive family of Tonies. It’s National Storytelling Week and they’re busy as ever igniting children’s passion for stories with new Tonies promising to entertain, educate and inspire.
Princess Rapunzel is the latest addition to the Disney tonies® collection with the brand new Tangled Tonie. Follow along on Rapunzel’s journey to freedom with three enchanting songs and the memorable Disney story. Rapunzel is joined by fellow Disney Princess, Tiana who tells the tale of finding her dreams and ‘the one’. Through audio and song, Tiana’s journey to break the spell she is under will touch young hearts and teach the magic of true love.
Focused on their mission, The Octonauts are accompanied by Captain Barnacles Bear, Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and Medic Peso Penguin while they explore the deep blue sea. The interactive, fun and entertaining songs will transport little ones to the ocean, helping them to learn about the many different creatures that live in the sea.
With the nostalgic favourite 101 Dalmatians, little listeners can join the rescue mission to end Cruella De Vil’s evil plan to dognap the 15 adorable Dalmatian puppies. This action packed Tonie will immerse children in the chaotic world of Perdita and Pongo’s pups and keep them hooked until the very end.
Premiering at Rose Theatre, Kingston: Zog and the Flying Doctors
Zog and his crew are flying back to the stage with a brand-new adventure this month! Based on the bestselling sequel by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Zog and the Flying Doctors will premiere at Rose Theatre, Kingston from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 February 2022 prior to a Spring/Summer UK Tour.
The cast will feature Ben Raymond as Zog, Alex Bloomer as Sir Gadabout, Lois Glenister as Pearl, Sarah Freer as Mermaid/Lion, Danny Hendrix as King/Unicorn, Annie Rose Chapman as Understudy (Rose Theatre and Tour) and Lauson Kenyon as Understudy (Rose Theatre).
- Age suitability: Most suitable for 3+ but all ages welcome
- Running Time: Approximately 1 hour with no interval
Zog and the Flying Doctors is brought to the stage by Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre. Freckle Productions are pioneers in imaginative storytelling for children and the team behind hits including Stick Man. Rose Theatre is the largest producing theatre in South West London and has established itself as one of the most exciting theatres in the UK.
To find out when Zog will appear in a theatre near you, click here.
FREE Meditation & Mindfulness, Live Well With Lou
Live Well With Lou wants as many mums as possible to benefit from the calming, nurturing, restorative power of mindfulness, and so for the month of February, her mindulfness and meditation class, the Zen Squad is FREE!
Motherhood is messy and marvellous, and learning to quiet the chaos for ten minutes can make a massive difference. Live Well with Lou can help you learn how to take ’10 of zen’ so you can stress less and love more.
Lou says, “For me, mindfulness tempers any frustrations I have. It’s like a prescription for my wellbeing; it calms my mind and boosts my mood and wellbeing. It shifts me into a calmer and more restful state of being and it helps me feel brighter and lighter, and much less overwhelmed and less frazzled. It boosts my capacity to cope with motherhood, and life in general.”
But like any healthy habit, STICKING with them can be hard, and mindfulness is no different. Mindfulness is a practice; it’s a skill that develops over time. The more you do it, the more it becomes a part of your being, the more it starts to spill over into other areas of your life, infusing them with deeper awareness and benefits… and this is where the Zen Squad can help!
Lou is on a mission to help mums discover the benefits of mindfulness, and would love to have you join her Zen Squad and experience the benefits for yourself!
What is the Zen Squad?
Live Well with Lou leads an online community of mums through a 10-minute mindfulness meditation every Sunday evening (recorded for catch-up if you miss it). During the week, Lou shares two-minute micro mindfulness exercises, tools or practices to listen to, to help you sprinkle a couple of mindful moments into your week too.
Submit your email here to secure a FREE place in the Zen Squad, starting this coming Sunday!
Huggies has partnered with PANDAS
Huggies has partnered with PANDAS, a charity providing mental health support to families struggling with perinatal mental illness, to develop a new text support service. It is the first ever free perinatal instant text service, where parents, carers and their networks will be able to seek support from trained professionals at any time – day or night.
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on perinatal mental health has been directly seen by the PANDAS charity who provided support for over 10,000 parents om 2021, the highest number on record. A figure which is unfortunately predicted to increase even further this year. So, as part of its mission to help parents across the UK navigate the unknowns of babyhood, Huggies has partnered with the charity to launch a free, accessible, 24/7, confidential text support service for any parent or carer struggling.
The new service, which launched last week, instantly connects parents or carers to a trained volunteer by texting the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258.
The text service seeks to provide solutions for anyone feeling anxious, stressed, lonely, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed.
LANAIBLO was created by Katie Jane Goldin when she was a new mama. She wanted to create a tool that would allow mums to make the most of those precious minutes to themselves, where they can get ready for the day in a few minutes and not have to compromise on the end result.
The end product? The Lanaiblo, a 2400 watt, high-power hair dryer that puts professional power in the hands of the everyday user giving you a fast-drying experience. This super-cool range of hairdryers comes in a range of cool colours and can even be personalised with your name, making it the ultimate present for any woman.
GLOSSYBOX x Tommy’s: A Moment for Mama Limited Edition
GLOSSYBOX and Tommy’s have come together to create a ‘Moment for Mama’ Limited Edition box with 18% of all profits from the box going to Tommy’s Charity.
In a survey of around 400 pregnant women and new mums via Tommy’s PregnancyHub, 85% said they found it hard to take time for themselves and 96% would like to be able to take more time for their mental health and wellbeing. In addition to this, 89% of those surveyed said that a little pampering helped them to balance their wellbeing.
With this in mind, the GLOSSYBOX x Tommy’s box is designed to give mothers and their little ones well-deserved pampering, the box features top products from Mama Mio to ensure they are taking the best possible care of themselves and their babies.
Ickle Bubba’s NEW Nursery Designs
Following the brand’s hugely successful first foray into the interiors category, Ickle Bubba is thrilled to unveil even more stylish and affordable designs.
Revealing two stunning new prints and some gorgeous accessories, its soft furnishing collection is fast growing.
Adding to the popular Mono Mountains, Cosmic Aura and Rainbow Dreams, the all-new prints Bunnychino and Rustic Safari will inject natural tones with super soft detail or statement patterns into this all-important first room.
What’s more, the original three prints have been such a hit that the brand has further expanded the offering across Mono Mountains, Cosmic Aura and Rainbow Dreams, with the addition of wall art, sleep aids, storage options, mobiles and more. There is so much choice, but the bright sunny sleep aid and calming rainbow mobile are definite highlights.
15% Off Elvie Pump (single and double)
Enjoy 15% off Elvie Pump single with discount code FEBEXC15, valid on all Elvie Pump (single and double) orders in the UK until 28th Feb at midnight.
The Elvie Pump is the ultra-quiet, wearable electric breast pump designed to discreetly slip inside your bra. The Elvie Pump is controlled via your phone and is wire-free, hands-free and hassle-free.
Meet your new Fluffy Fashion BFFs. These fluffy and fabulous interactive Purse Pets are packed with purse-onality. They respond to your touch, really blink and have over 30 all-new exciting sounds and reactions that will delight and fascinate little ones.
The Llamalush Purse Pet features ultra-soft sherpa fabric, rainbow ears, pop art-inspired eyes and an adjustable strap. When you’re out and on-the-go, your Llamalush Purse Pet will blink and make sassy sounds as she interacts with you.
Race Batman into action with this DC Comics The Batman Batcycle RC with Batman Rider Action Figure!
The remote control Batcycle with a fixed Batman figure features an easy to drive remote control, authentic The Batman Movie styling, and incredible details that bring your Batcycle to life.
Love Is… By Sarah Maycock
This beautiful collection of animal similes celebrates love in its many different forms, including the strong bond between parents and their children and the importance of self love. Sarah Maycock’s expressive and tender illustrations perfectly capture each emotion with just a few swoops of ink.
Sometimes I Feel… By Sarah Maycock
There are lots of ways that we can feel, so many emotions big and small. Sarah Maycock explores our feelings through a collection of animal similes and poetic prose, imagined with sublime illustrations that perfectly embody each emotion. Even a big bear can feel small sometimes and even a mouse can find the inner courage to stand tall.
On the My Baba wish list…
Dusty Pink Henrietta Girl Coat, La Coqueta
2cm Linking Set, EDX Education
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK
I’m Name-O-Saurus, Wonderbly
We’re celebrating National Storytelling Week with Wonderbly’s personalised books for all ages.
Stomp, romp and roar with the dinosaurs! Take a child on their very own adventure to Dino Land, where they get to be a pterodactyl, a velociraptor, a triceratops, a diplodocus, and a T-Rex. But most of all, they’ll learn how fantastic it is to simply be themselves.
I’m Name-O-Saurus is suitable for little readers aged 2-5 years of age.