MORI Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A huge congratulations to MORI, on their Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.  MORI’s overseas sales have increased by 2000% over three years from £115,541 to £2.45m, and is one of 226 organisations nationally to be recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.  The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

 

Reversible Bucket Hats, Dinoski

Introducing the ultimate kid’s bucket hat from super-cool outerwear kids’ fashion brand, Dinoski.

Not only are these hats reversible, so you’re getting two animals in one, they’re are also eco-friendly inside and out.

The hats are made from totally waterproof fabric that comes from recycled plastic bottles using FENC® TopGreen® technology.

NEW National Geographic Kids Tonies

Leading children’s audio system tonies® teams up with National Geographic Kids to bring young adventurers four exciting new Tonies this April, adding to the ever-growing portfolio of content for children to enjoy on their Tonieboxes.

Take a jaw-dropping journey back to the Age of Dinosaurs, be wowed by mind-boggling facts about space, and discover all there is to know about penguins and whales with the awesome new National Geographic Kids’ collection.

A wonderful introduction to National Geographic, these new addition Tonies are set to ignite the explorer within every child. Children will enjoy an exhilarating voyage of discovery, unearthing natural wonders, creatures from past and present, land and sea, as well as uncovering fascinating facts about space and planet Earth.

Every purchase helps support the global non-profit National Geographic Society in its work to protect and illuminate our world through exploration, research and education.

Mother Fit

Mother Fit is a unique digital platform that encourages and supports a truly holistic approach to motherhood via a personalised subscription service offering access to a whole host of resources via its online community.

The thoughtfully designed website will look after women’s mind, body, and soul, during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond with a range of fitness classes, expert content, antenatal care, hypnobirthing courses, daily engaging live activity, nutrition, a supportive online community, and so much more.

Baby Glass Bottle, BIBS

BIBS new baby glass bottles are made from first-class temperature and thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which is very durable and shatter-resistant. The bottle is able to withstand freezing, thawing in boiling water, microwave heating and dishwasher cleaning. What’s brilliant about this range of glass bottles is that they don’t emit microplastics or other harmful toxins, as glass resists chemicals and acid degradation. Also, glass does not contain any BPA, PVC or phthalates.

The nipple has been specially developed to match the nipple from the popular BIBS Colour pacifier which is designed to mimic the mother’s soft nipple in shape and size. This is to avoid teat confusion if you’re transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle – and back again.

The nipple is produced from natural rubber latex, a natural super-soft, elastic and resilient material made from a sticky milky fluid tapped from the Hevea tree. The nipple is designed with an anti-colic function where a valve for a smooth milk flow reduces air swallowed while feeding.

Marwell Wildlife awarded prestigious Queen’s Award

Another huge congratulations to Marwell Wildlife, Her Majesty the Queen has given the royal seal of approval to Marwell Wildlife’s environmental commitments with a coveted award.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development will be presented to Marwell at a reception hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in July.

Marwell Wildlife owns and operates Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, one of our favourite go-to day out destination for all the family. At Marwell, you’ll find a centre for enjoyment of nature, learning, sustainability and scientific endeavour and which funds charitable delivery around the world.

The award citation reads: “Marwell reintroduces populations of species that have become locally or globally extinct in the wild, intervenes to improve the fortunes of plants and animals that are otherwise declining in nature and restores ecosystems.

Take On Reusable Nappy Week with Plant-Based Power!

The plant-based geniuses at Nimble are delighted to be the reliable helping hand for parents who choose the reusable path, thanks to their vegan, non-bio detergent, Nappy Lover!

In its 22nd year, Reusable Nappy Week (24th April – 1st May) has garnered international awareness, and it’s certainly a campaign Nimble is delighted to get behind. Undeniably better for the environment and better for the bank of mum and dad, it’s clear that the need for a cleaning product which gets reusable nappies truly clean without leaving harsh residues that can irritate skin has never been greater – and that is where Nappy Lover takes centre stage!

Here Comes The Sun, Earthy Nail Polish

Earthy has just launched its new spring collection; Here Comes The Sun, including four pretty pastel shades: Cherry Blossom, Icelandic Blue, Dreamy Peach, Nailture Green.

Earthy Nail Polish is a 21-free, vegan nail polish brand, born out of the frustration towards unsustainable nail brands that do more harm than good. Made with 79% naturally derived plant-based ingredients; Cassava, Corn and Sugar Cane, finished with an anti-bacterial bamboo cap.

The Big Breastfeeding Café

The national initiative which celebrates breastfeeding and the wonders of breast milk is set to return for its 8th year next month! The Big Breastfeeding Café will take place on the 12th May and returns with the same clear intentions, to bring together thousands of mums yet again, from all across the country, to honour all things breastfeeding and shout about breastmilk in all its glory!

Run by global breastfeeding brand, Medela, this year the campaign is going back to its roots, taking place in mum’s homes, village halls and breastfeeding groups across the UK. Seeing the return of the ‘in person’ element after the uncertainty of the last few years, the café has never been easier to join. Mums can simply get together with a breastfeeding buddy (or two, or ten!) on the day over a cuppa, a slice of cake and good conversation.

With an abundance of live content running over @medela_uk alongside the in-person events, it is certainly set to be a fantastic celebration once again!

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

RNLI lifesavers have been answering Mayday calls for almost 200 years, and bravely risking their lives to help rescue others. But, with more people predicted to get into danger in the water this year, it is the charity who are putting out their own Mayday call this summer.

In preparation for the busy summer period, the RNLI are putting out their own urgent Mayday call, by asking supporters to kick off their summer and be a lifesaver by signing up to The Mayday Mile. Whether you choose to swim it, run it, cycle it, dance it or simply walk it, The Mayday Mile challenges you to cover one mile in any way you like between Sunday 1 May – Tuesday 31 May, whilst raising vital funds to ensure RNLI Lifesavers can continue to keep people safe this summer.

Big Smile Tea Party

Thirteen household names have signed and donated their favourite mugs to the international children’s charity, Smile Train, for a celebri-TEA mug auction.

The online auction, which celebrates Smile Train’s favourite annual fundraiser, the Big Smile Tea Party, went live last week and will be running until this Saturday 30th April.

Celebrity supporters include; Dame Joanna Lumley, Evanna Lynch, Bill Bailey, Jess Wright, Giovanni Pernice, Tom Grennan, Montana Brown, Amber Davies, Lauren Steadman, Lacey Turner, Dani Harmer, Kaye Adams and Sooty and Sweep – so there’s something for everyone!

Toys Of The Week

Video Maker Kit LED Deluxe, Studio Creator

Decorate your room and control your own atmospheric lighting with LED lights! The Video Maker Kit is a fantastic set perfect for all budding film/content makers and creative storytellers, with everything you need to elevate your videos and bring your vision to life.

The Video Maker LED Deluxe Kit includes a tripod stand adjustable up to 1m, a 20cm LED multicolour ring light with 3 white/8 colour modes, a 2 x 2m large green screen and a 5m strip of RGB LED lights with a wireless remote! It comes in a reusable storage box to keep everything together in between uses.

Binoculars, Build Your Own

Construct the binoculars alone or make it a family project, Build Your Own makes building their sustainable carboard and paper kits lots of fun. Build Your Own Binoculars are easy to assemble using slot together techniques – there’s no glue, no mess, no fuss.

The fully functioning, bold aqua green binoculars look super cool with zingy pops of lime. Lightweight and ergonomically designed, these robust, sustainable cardboard binoculars make it easy to enjoy time together outdoors. Build Your Own Binoculars ensure image quality is clean and sharp. This new Build Your Own kit features; 6x magnification, a central focus slider and eyepiece focussing for finer adjustments.

Suitable for children aged 8+, everything you need is provided in the kit – simply follow the instructions: press out the pre-cut parts, build and you’re ready to explore!

Latest Books

Our Seasons: The World in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, Sue Lowell Gallion

A stunning companion to the bestseller Our World, this extraordinary book is a beautiful and accessible introduction to the world’s seasons, which, after reading, transforms into a 3D globe.

The youngest readers are invited to identify and experience the Earth’s amazing seasons around the globe through rhyming verse and lush illustrations: frosty winter, blossoming spring, bountiful summer, colourful autumn. Secondary text offers detailed curriculum-focused facts that encourage children to consider their own environments, making the experience personal yet set within a global backdrop. This informative homage to Earth’s seasons is sure to inspire children to learn more about their planet – and to engage with the world around them.

Vegan At Home: Recipes for a Modern Plant-Based Lifestyle, Solla Eiríksdóttir

145 simple and delicious vegan recipes from celebrated Icelandic cook and culinary celebrity/entrepreneur Solla Eiríksdóttir – perfect for home cooks starting out on their vegan journey or for those looking for new inspiration

For Solla Eiríksdóttir, the key to successful vegan cooking is simple: easy-to-make recipes that are tasty and delicious. Here, she shows how to make great vegan food at home for all kinds of occasions, whether a quick work-day lunch or special dinners with friends. The perfect book for a modern, plant-based lifestyle, its three sections cover: Basics (vegan staples such as nut milks and tofu); Everyday (breakfast through to dinner); and Celebrations, which spotlights a meal strategy for larger events. The 75 basic recipes for vegan staples such as nut milks and tofu provide the foundation for the 70 dishes that will take you from breakfast through to dinner. Recipes for hearty Vegetable Tagine, nourishing Sweet Potato and Smokey Lentils, and super light Spicy Strawberry Pavlovas will surprise and delight in equal measure.

 

What’s On

May Bank Holiday Savings @ The O2

If you’re looking at options for a great day out with the family during the May Bank Holiday (2nd May) but don’t want to break the bank, The O2 has the answer. For an inflation-defying £14pp, a family of four can have hours of fun all under one roof.

The world’s number one music, leisure and entertainment venue is home to over 30 bars and restaurants, as well as a range of attractions like BOOM BATTLE BAR and Hollywood Bowl. Meaning that there’s lots of budget-friendly activities for families to enjoy in one place, including…

On the My Baba wish list…

Mama Robe, Mori

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

tonies® welcomes iconic British children’s book collections Mr. Men Little Miss

The popular series by author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves has been delighting children and adults alike since 1971, and now three of the troop’s most endearing characters are set to come to life as Tonie figurines to enchant a new generation of fans.

A great introduction to one of the most iconic collection of children’s books, little ones will love discovering the zaniest characters they’ve ever met, enjoying funny antics and misadventures along the way.

The line-up includes the first-ever Mr. Men character Mr. Tickle, joined by Mr. Strong and Little Miss Sunshine, each poised to transport little listeners all the way to Happyland for three very different adventures.

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