NEW! Stokke® Xplory® X Signature

The Stokke Xplory X is a much-loved and sought-after pushchair, so it’s no surprise to see it back in the spotlight.

The pram’s latest transformation in the shape of the Stokke Xplory X Signature is the ultimate fashion statement for style-adoring parents, pulling out all the stops when it comes to sophistication. You can expect to see the same timeless and high-end aesthetic of the original Xplory, elevated by an all-black frame with luxe matte gold chassis, with small golden logos peppered across a striking black hood for a stylish yet subtle finish.

Pair that with the Stokke Xplory X’s innovative Scandinavian design to bring your baby closer, and you’ve got yourself one luxury ride. Find out more in our review here.

tonies® launches new stories as children celebrate World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, tonies® is adding four new loveable characters to its extensive family of Tonies. The leading children’s audio speaker system will also be marking the day with an exciting competition and prizes to be won through its social channels. Taking grown-ups down memory lane, well-loved classic Pinocchio, is the latest addition to the tonies® portfolio, helping to introduce today’s generation to this timeless story. Alongside this, re-joining the tonies® family is Favourite Tales, a collection of dear fairy tale classics.

Following the success of the original Toy Story Tonie, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story 2 will be added to the collection, as well as the re-release of the Favourite Children’s Songs: Bedtime Songs and Lullabies, with added adorable tunes that will provide the perfect soundtrack for sleepy time.

To further celebrate World Book Day, tonies® has launched a competition on its Instagram page to win the ‘Gruffalo Giveaway’; a Mini Micro Deluxe Gruffalo Scooter, Lunch Bag and Toniebox Gruffalo bundle to name a few! Parents can head to @tonies_uk for more details on how to win those Gruffalo goodies.

NEW: Safari & Easter Collections, MORI

MORI has launched two super-cute new collections for babies and toddlers, perfect for spring. Their new Safari collection features a whole host of wild animal prints while their Easter collection is full of bunny-inspired outfits little ones will love, for the ultimate comfort whether they’re playing or sleeping.

All of MORI’s collections are crafted in soft and sustainable fabrics that are gentle to the skin and kind to the environment.

My Craft Gin, Craft Gin Club

My Craft Gin offer a truly personalised experience, so you can create your own recipe to commemorate a special occasion or memory – all with Mother’s Day in mind. Each bottle can be given its own unique name, allowing you to add a special message, with an individual bottle number too.

Choose from three types of gin before adding from a range of botanicals, including spices, florals, herbs, fruits and even teas. Get as creative as you like, follow our recipe builder or let your partner choose and send them a gift certificate and let them design their own gin!

‘My Craft Gin’ can be delivered within 12 working days, and they’re available to purchase in a single bottle, or 2, 4 and 6 bottles.

Exciting POP-UP event for International Women’s Day, Northcote Road, SW11

A date for your dairy – Friday 11th March, 10-5pm and Saturday 12th March, 10-4pm. 

To celebrate International Women’s Day, a fantastic new collaboration of small and coming brands run by women in small businesses is being hosted at Turquoise Holidays, 147 Northcote Road SW11. A one-stop shopping event including brands such as Pellegrine, Violet Bee, 46 Stitch, MOI London, Gems of Istanbul, Silk Works London, MiniK amongst others, as well as a fantastic array of prizes.

The theme for this pop-is “Travel in Style Again!” because we are all looking for our travel adventure post lockdown. Whether you’re looking to book a holiday or not, Turquoise are on hand to chat about an array of holidays they have to offer. There will be goodie bags from Turquoise for every shopper, whilst stocks last!

Avant Skincare fragrance-to-share™ collection

Avant Skincare is delighted to introduce its fifth element and the last step of your beauty regime: Fragrance.

The NEW Avant Skincare Fragrance-to-Share collection features four exquisite scents. This modern fragrance collection is designed with everyone in mind, aiming to further blur the division between male or female fragrance to mark the true nature of ‘fragrance-to-share’ as the collection is aimed at everyone and are not bound to gender but simply personal preference.

The collection is also proudly PETA Cruelty-Free and Vegan.

New party themes, Party Pieces

Carole Middleton’s go-to online party shop Party Pieces has launched a fabulous new party theme, the enchanting King and Queen of the Sea, joining six existing themes available to shop: Dino Explorer, Ecosaurus, Unicorn & Fairy Princess, Shooting Star, Assorted Metallic Birthday, and Nutcracker Christmas.

The British designed Party Pieces Collection is the first-ever fully designed and developed range from Party Pieces, led by Carole Middleton. Carole explained: “I hope children love the playful sea creatures in my new ranges and are inspired to host under the water-themed birthday parties.”

The new shark and mermaid-themed eco-friendly ranges are made using FSC certified materials and are 100% recyclable or reusable. A portion of sales from the two ranges will be donated to Big Blue Ocean Cleanup – a global charity doing vital work to safeguard the world’s oceans.

Key products include fin-tastic shark and magical mermaid party bags with fun fact cards to teach little ones about marine life, snappy shark party hats, eye-catching streamers & garlands, ocean-themed tableware and shark-head treat stands that can be reused after the party as 3D hanging wall decorations.

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Dingle Dangle

The Dingle Dangle is an innovative hands-free sensory toy worn on the head of parents, so they can distract, entertain and interact with their baby while changing a nappy.

Although the eye-grabbing nappy changer steals the headlines, it’s Dingle Dangle’s interconnectivity that makes it a true parenting essential. Through two identical connectors on the Dingle Dangle sensory stick, it effortlessly transforms into a portable mobile and baby rattle – making it one of the most versatile nursery products on the market.

Annabel Karmel introduces new dairy-free meals to her award-winning frozen range

Queen of kids’ cooking, Annabel Karmel MBE, has introduced two brand new dairy-free recipes to her award-winning frozen meal range: Cowboy Mince & Rice with hidden veggies and Sweet & Sour Chicken with rice.

The delicious and dairy-free new meals take children on a flavour adventure to the Wild West and Far East whilst also saving grown-ups time cooking in the kitchen!

On a mission to deliver delicious meals in a flash, Annabel has used her 30 years of children’s food expertise to create cookbook-inspired recipes that withstand the test of Britain’s biggest food critics – kids! Annabel’s delicious frozen meals are prepared, cooked and frozen at the peak of freshness to ensure that the natural goodness is locked in. Plus, they’re low in salt, with no artificial colours or preservatives and count as one of your child’s 5-a-day – making it even easier on those busy days for parents to serve up a tasty and nutritional meal in a flash, straight from the freezer.

Discover the range for toddlers and children aged 1 + in the frozen aisle and online at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Ocado and Iceland Food Warehouse.

Book Of The Week

What is Puppy Going to Do? Carly Madden

Little pups go on big adventures! Look at what each puppy is holding or playing with and see if you can guess what they are about to do! Open the flap on each spread to discover the answer in a delightful, colourful scene.

With sturdy flaps to aid hand-eye coordination and a question on each page to prompt conversation between parent and child, this bright, engaging board book is the perfect exploration of the activities that make up a baby or toddler’s day.

What is Puppy Going to Do? is the latest title from the Flap Flap series, bright and fun books with interactive flaps which are perfect for reading together with young children.

PARP! Mike Henson

PARP! What’s that smell? In this interactive board book, a group of animals enters a lift – at each floor, one of the animals breaks wind, producing a really stinky whiff! But who did it?

As each animal exits the lift, it slowly becomes clearer who the ‘parper’ is… and it’s not who you expect!

This sturdy board book includes pull-out sliders, which reveal extra story details – whether it’s the giraffe’s incredibly long neck or the mystery stinky culprit! Bright, playful illustrations, and lovable animal characters will make Parp! a firm family favourite.

This robust board book and its fun sliders will withstand hours of hilarious fun.

An ABC of Democracy, Nancy Shapiro

A is for All, B is for Branch, C is for Common Good. An ABC of Democracy introduces complicated concepts surrounding politics and government to the youngest of children.

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from. From A to Z, simple explanations accompanied by engaging artwork teach children about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it.

Each right-hand page includes a brightly decorated letter with the word it stands for and an encouraging slogan. On the left, a colourful illustration and bite-size text sum up the concept. Cheerful people from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities lead the way through the alphabet.

 

Toys Of The Week

World Book Day with Baby Born

World Book Day presents an unbeatable opportunity for learning and development, even for tiny tots.

Learning to love literature will, of course, stand youngsters in good stead for their school days and beyond, but the benefits of dress up and roleplay are also huge. By dressing up as their favourite characters, little ones can grow their imaginations and help to build empathy and understanding of others.

And what better way to tempt tiny tots to join the fun than by playing dress-up with their best pal BABY born?!

On the My Baba wish list…

Headphones, Tonies®

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Let’s Play Bath Time, Baby Annabell 

Little ones will delight at being able to ‘bathe’ their favourite Baby Annabell doll and emulate their own bed and bath time routine! The Baby Annabell Let’s Play Bathtime is a magical bathtub that’s perfect for pretend play without any water spills.

Ideal for children aged 3+, little ones will have plenty of fun giving Baby Annabell a bath with its interactive features! Press the pink button and see the side panel light up as a ‘water effect’ rises on the side –revealing an under the sea pattern. And if your little one wants to give Baby Annabell a pretend rinse, tap the heart shaped button to see the shower head light up and play splashing sounds.

It’s the perfect play accessory to encourage children to learn bed and bath routines, plus is loads of fun!

The Let’s Play Bath Time retails at £47.99 and comes in plastic free packaging. Available to buy from Smyths.

 

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