Leclerc Baby’s Valentine’s Day gift for you!

It’s the month of love, and at Leclerc Baby, they want to show how much they value all the mums and dads (to-be) with a great gift in the form of a complimentary embroidery with every purchase of a Leclerc Baby buggy or newborn bundle. Your beautiful new stroller will be personalised with the name of your little one, the one you cherish most.

The Leclerc Baby strollers are lightweight, safe, compact and one of the best features is that you can fold and unfold this pushchair by one hand in 1.5 seconds!

Have a look at their website to see the fabulous strollers and find the one that’s right for you and your growing family.

Offer valid February 2022 only.

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The Marketplace for Bespoke Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas This Year  

Time to ditch the cliché flowers, chocolates, and prosecco, and get your Valentine something a bit different this year – something that really will WOO or WOW them! Airtasker is a trusted community marketplace for local services where you can get anything done.  

Rather than spending up to £100 on a bunch of roses and box of posh chocolates, why not set your own budget using Airtasker and send something bespoke. For something kind to your loved one and the planet, task a gardener to plant their favourite flowers in the garden / outdoor space – it will have a longer shelf life as a gift and is bound to give you brownie points, especially ahead of spring.

Or rather than spending £150 plus in a fancy restaurant and messing about with cabs, why not hire a private home chef to come to you and cook a wonderful 3-course meal in the comfort of your own home – plus that’s the washing up sorted!

Alternatively, perhaps your Valentine has wanted a job done / or finished around the house, like getting that flat-packed Ikea wardrobe assembled that’s been sitting in the box gathering dust for months. Or perhaps building them a pizza oven in the garden ready for summer? The list goes on!

No job is too big, too small or off limits with Airtasker – simply go online, post your task along with how much you’re willing to pay … and choose from verified/reviewed service providers ready to work straight away… job done!

Alternatively, if you have the skills to help someone create their ideal Valentine’s Day gift as a Tasker, you could quickly earn money doing jobs you love!

Valentine’s Day discount from SteamCream

SteamCream is offering money off their Rose Absolute and Cleansing Balm when you buy them together, costing just £28 rather than the usual £35.90!

Rose Absolute can be used within your morning and evening face care routine, post-bathing body care, and regular hand care, while the Cleansing Balm is brilliant for your morning and evening cleansing, makeup removal, face massage, and even décollatage massage.

SteamCream’s products are cruelty-free, vegan, and packaged in the most beautiful aluminium tins, so they’re lightweight, and completely recyclable.

 

Superfood Smothie Kits for Kids, Pack’d

This is the ultimate breakfast discovery – healthy, delicious, and convenient!

Pack’d is a range of fabulous Superfood Smoothie Kits and organic Frozen Fruit, and just what we all need to make good eating really easy.

Their six ready to blend Superfood Smoothies (Energy; Power; Vitality; Nourish; Replenish; Boost)  are entirely plant-based, and each one comes with its own unique Superfood sachet, carefully designed by nutritionists to supercharge every recipe and deliver its own unique benefit.

The Organic Frozen Fruit part of the range is the ultimate convenience and brilliantly provides all the same nutrition as fresh fruit, without any of the waste. They have Organic Blueberries;  Organic Strawberries; Organic Cherries; Organic Mangoes;  Banana; Avocado and loads more! The avocado is a particular winner – imagine knowing every time, you will have super creamy, tasty, perfect avocado! That’s all we need to know.

The re-launch of Peak Design’s Travel Line

Peak Design, a worldwide leader in travel and everyday carry, has relaunched its innovative Travel Line this week. Revered for its convenience, comfort, access and durability, they’ve added new additions across the line to provide consumers with greater choice when it comes to sizing, features and pricing.

We love the Travel Duffel – brilliant for a hospital bag to stash everything you need for you and your new arrival. Designed with super-durable (theft-deterrent) UltaZips and an extra-long zip path that provides significantly wider access than traditional duffels for easy packing and visibility, great for accessing the right-sized baby grows in a panic!

Peak Design’s new packing cubes are a must for any hospital bag. You can seal away nappies, cotton wool, and other newborn essentials in one clean, dry place, and their packing tote is brilliant for those extras you might want to leave in the car!

BIBS

BIBS is a premium Danish baby brand established in 1978, offering a wide range of baby essentials. Each product is available in a selection of beautiful, carefully crafted designs made of the best and safest materials, in a wide range of colours to suit every taste.

The rapidly expanding BIBS collection not only includes the iconic pacifiers the brand has become known for, but innovative baby bites, paci braids, loops and baby bibs, as well as cosy and comforting muslin cloths and muslin swaddles. Each BIBS piece is made using the finest materials with the highest regards for functionality, safety and the environment.

The 100% BPA free pacifiers cover all nipple types and are available in two different materials; natural rubber latex and silicone, as well as being certified to conform to the EU directive relating to safety, health, and environment (Pacifier Safety requirements by European standard EN 1400+A2).

Available from Jojo Maman Bebe and Kidly and Bibsworld.

Readers can also receive free shipping from the Bibsworld.com website using the code: BIBSUK22.

 

 

The NEW one-stop-shop for baby and toddler food, Mamamade

Mamamade is the word all busy parents need to remember. This fantastic offering from mum of two, Sophie Baron, is a one-stop-shop for nutritious, hyper convenient foods for babies and toddlers. The meal boxes have been created to support different stages of weaning and can be served as puree, mashed or left solid.

All meals are prepped not processed, using over 80 nutritious ingredients throughout the recipes – all of which are 100% organic, plant-based, and free from the ‘Top 8 Allergens’ (including milk, soya, and peanuts).

In addition to their popular product range, Mamamade offers free 1-2-1 weaning coaching advice for all customers, providing a library of resources to help parents with meal times to share the load of parenting. Mamamade meals are suitable for both babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 4 years.

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We’re huge fans of kids’ baking subscription service Baked In, and if you’re looking for things to do next week during half term, here are two great suggestions.

Make this Valentine’s extra special with Bake In’s DIY Valentine’s cake kit, aptly called ‘All You Need Is Love’. You and your little ones will love creating this fabulous pink and red four-layer cake – all for just under a tenner. The kit arrives complete with all the dry ingredients you’ll need and step-by-step instructions.

And there’s a collaboration perfect for half term activities too, the Baked In x Carnation – Millionaire’s Shortbread Baking Kit!

An indulgent sweet treat the kids will love to make and eat, each kit provides the exact amount of dry ingredients needed plus a can of creamy Carnation to make 16 satisfying squares.

NEW Essential Twin Pack, Snuzpouch, Snüz

Iconic sleep brand, Snüz, unveils its much-loved SnuzPouch in an essential Twin Pack. With lots of dreamy prints to choose from, the new Twin Packs have been thoughtfully created to ensure the duo of sleeping bags work seamlessly together.

The new Twin Packs will be available in size 0-6 months, in both 1.0 tog and 2.5 tog ratings to support parents all year round.

Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate lingerie is 30-40” D-K cup and they offer a wide range of soft cups and underwired bras.

The collections are bright and beautiful to add a pop of colour to your lingerie drawer after what could have been months in ill-fitting nursing bras. It is also worth mentioning that you can quickly find your bra size through their Fit Finder on their website which is a quick and easy way for busy mums to feel comfortable in their correct size at their leisure.

Medela Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities® to Support Infants in NICU

Global breastfeeding brand Medela is delighted to announce its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® worldwide as it donates Symphony breast pumps with full kits and accessories to 60 participating Ronald McDonald House® programs in Australia, China, United Kingdom and the USA.

To celebrate Medela’s 60th birthday, the brand is providing everything needed to support breastfeeding families internationally and closer to home. In the UK alone, Medela is donating to all of the 15 Ronald McDonald House® programs across the United Kingdom. Through Medela Cares, Medela has donated GBP £33168.75 in breastfeeding supplies to benefit families staying at participating Ronald McDonald House® programs in the country.

Speaking about the donation, Annette Brüls, CEO of Medela worldwide shared: “Forty percent of the families served by RMHC globally have a child in the NICU, and we are honoured to work with local Ronald McDonald House® programs to support breastfeeding families”.

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.

  • Age suitability: Most suitable for 3+ but all ages welcome
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour with no interval

To find out when Zog will appear in a theatre near you, click here

Toy Of The Week

Roboflex, Smart Toys and Games

Introducing Roboflex, two new toy sets that give children the chance to get creative to bend, extend and flex their bots into new forms!

Set to be a bestseller for the brand, Roboflex has already been given the nod from the toy industry, as it was selected as one of Toy Fair’s Hero Toy winners for 2022.

Suitable for ages 3+, Roboflex proves robots can be flexible and lots of fun! Little ones can enjoy getting creative as they make their own colourful, crazy robots. The 12 piece set features new flexible, extendable magnetic bars that will add an extra dimension to the SmartMax playset. Budding robotics can choose their parts and then bend, extend, assemble and play! The set includes an inspirational poster to follow, or little ones can create the crazy robot from their own imagination. For added robotic fun, Roboflex Plus allows you to make even more robofriends.

 

Latest Books

The Window – by Laura Gehl

All the other windows in the hospital lookout on dull, grey buildings, but Daria and her grandpa can see the beach from the window in his room. Whenever Daria visits, she and her grandpa sit and watch crashing waves, flying kites, and happy families. Daria hopes for the day she and Grandpa will be able to visit the beach and build sandcastles together.

The surprise twist at the end of the book offers a light-handed yet emotional punch, showing how even in the darkest places, hope can be found.

Accompanied by notes for parents and guardians written by Dr Sharie Coombes, child and family psychotherapist, on how to support children who are experiencing a bereavement.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Buyagift: Lovers’ Leap Bungee Jump for Two, Was £198, Now £120

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by taking on a 160-foot bungee jump together. Your hearts might even skip a beat as you hold onto each other like never before.

You will both be given a full safety briefing before being harnessed together and transported up to 160 feet, where you’ll take a leap of faith together.

Once you’ve safely reached the bottom you’ll both be able to toast to your bravery with a glass of Champagne.

Buyagift: Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two in The Domes at London Secret Garden Kensington, Was £90, Now £60

Discover one of London’s best-kept secrets with this unique dining experience for two. Stumble upon London Secret Garden, a magical dining space, tucked away in the back streets of Kensington. Savour a delicious afternoon tea featuring tiers of sweet and savoury delights, paired with a chilled glass of Champagne each as you unwind in the luxury or your own little dome and watch the world go by.

Buyagift: So Romantic Pamper Package with Two Treatments Each and Bubbles at Spa at Sofitel London St James, £255

Spend some quality time with a loved one at the exclusive 5-Star Sofitel London St James Hotel.

Take some quality time together away from the stresses of everyday life with two indulgent treatments, including a blissful facial lasting 60 minutes, followed by a massage, which is designed to leave your skin looking and feeling radiant.

Once you’re feeling relaxed and refreshed in this truly elegant setting, you can toast this special day with a glass of champagne.

Buyagift: One Night Cliff Camping Stay with Dinner for Two, £500

Spend a night feeling like you’re perched on the very edge of the world with this breathtaking cliff camping experience.

Suspended from the cliff-face on a hanging tent known as a ‘portaledge’, spend a night overlooking the sea and wake up to spectacular views of rugged coastline and local wildlife such as seals and sea birds. Dinner and breakfast are also included during your time there.

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