The latest news from the parenting world – here you’ll find a collection of the best new products, services and experiences to try!

 

Roald Dahl The Witches Tonie

tonies® splendiferous new partnership with Roald Dahl has kicked off with the spine-chilling story, The Witches.

To a witch, a child smells like dogs’ droppings, and the Grand High Witch has a plan to get rid of every child in England… Find out what happens when a small boy and his Norwegian grandmother take on the Grand High Witch in an attempt to thwart her wicked plans for children everywhere.

A fabulous introduction to one of Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tales is now available at tonies®.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Tripp Trapp Chair

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Tripp Trapp chair and we think this is a milestone worth celebrating!

Designed in Norway by Peter Opsvik, and launched in 1972, millions of children around the world have since enjoyed a seat at the table. The Tripp Trapp is a chair that will grow with your child from newborn to adulthood, so you can enjoy it for generations.

My Baba’s founder Leo Bamford says: “One of the first purchases I made when I was pregnant was a Tripp Trapp. Although I thought I’d pass it down from child to child, I ended up buying one for each of my three children. Now my eleven-year-old still insists on sitting in his bright red seat.”

Though times have changed, the mystery of being a new parent hasn’t. By sitting together at the table with their families, children have been able to learn, develop and connect with the people that care about them most. It´s this connection that allows parent and child to get close, communicate and figure it out together.

To celebrate this wonderful anniversary, Stokke is proud to offer a truly exceptional, limited edition anniversary collection with a collection of Limited Edition Ash chairs. Lending to the exclusivity of the chair, each Tripp Trapp chair will have its own number, like a piece of art, as well as a laser engraved anniversary logo.

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The Entice Hamper, Wellboxes

The Entice Hamper is the ideal gift for family and friends as well as a fabulous choice of gift for any new mama. You can opt for vegan and gluten-free variations and for that personal touch, you can also include a personalised printed message.

The best bit? For every box purchased, one meal is donated to a local person in need through Wellbox’s charity partners.

The Entice Hamper is the ideal gift for family and friends as well as a fabulous choice of gift for any new mama. You can opt for vegan and gluten-free variations and for that personal touch, you can also include a personalised printed message. Wellbox offers a variety of employee alcohol and drinks hampers that are fit for many different occasions.

This sharing hamper is a curated selection of drinks, and sweet and savoury snacks and contains 10 items that include:

  • Prosecco DOC Extra Dry 75cl (or a 75cl No Alcohol Belvoir Presse)
  • Candy Kittens Gourmet Sharing Pack
  • Olina’s Bakehouse Crackers
  • YummyComb Belgian Chocolate Honeycomb
  • Buttermilk Caramel Cups / Radfords Taste The Best Fudge
  • I Love Snacks Mixed Roasted Nuts
  • Wallaroo Dried Fruit
  • I Love Snacks Marinated Olives
  • Lovecorn Sharing Pack
  • Serene Inspirational Affirmation Card

Free delivery UK.

Crazy Angel

We love the Tanning Drops and Gradual Tan from Crazy Angel, the 100% vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics brand. Each Crazy Angel product is formulated with only the finest natural ingredients to produce unrivalled tanning results, while leaving the skin nourished and hydrated. All bottles are made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials to reduce the need for single-use plastics.

Tanning Drops

The ultimate cure for dull complexions, these wonderful little drops will refresh and awaken your skin for the ultimate new year glow.

Filled with supercharged skincare ingredients. The Crazy Angel tanning drops are the ultimate lazy gal hack, packed with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C for an effortless, sun-kissed glow.

Gradual Tan

For those who love a natural glow, Crazy Angel’s Gradual Tan moisturiser is the one. Enriched with Shea Butter to smooth and hydrate your skin, this lightweight lotion is completely buildable to achieve your desired colour.

Applied like your normal moisturiser, this gradual tan is perfect for self-tan beginners or those looking to top up an existing glow. Mix with Crazy Angel Tanning Drops to create an even deeper finish.

Rambler 3-in-1 coat, Frugi

We LOVE Frugi’s brand-new Rambler 3 in 1 Coat, and think it’s the ideal option for the back-to-school autumn/winter months. The Rambler is a 3-in-1 coat packed with handy features. Carefully crafted with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, it’s great for keeping your little one warm and dry with its comfy layer of inner wadding and Camper Blue polar-fleece lined hood.

The outer fabric has a waterproof rating of 3,000HH with a durable water repellent and PFC-free finish that prevents stains and keeps the jacket in play for longer. The block-colour Indigo Blue design makes it the perfect school coat for kids but with a fun Frugi twist on the rainbow popper and zip fastenings. And that’s not all! Within the colourful inside is a removable long-pile fleece gilet that can be zipped in and out for an extra warm, snuggly layer or worn as is on cooler days.

Split Screen and Alert Zone, Nanit

Nanit has introduced a new functionality to its Nanit camera with the addition of a Split Screen and Alert Zone. The new Split Screen feature allows Nanit users to view more than one camera on the same screen at the same time, and it’s the first smart baby camera to offer the capability, a feature requested by most Nanit parents.

Since its founding, Nanit has been creating cutting-edge technology and tools that keep families connected. This continues with Split Screen and sets up the brand’s next wave of innovation. With Split Screen, parents can select up to two cameras to view in the Nanit app at the same time. This feature is available to all users with more than one camera and any Insights subscription.

Pour Moi’s Colour Block Swimsuit, £40.00

Packing for your summer holiday? We love this brand new swimsuit from Pour Moi, in its gorgeously flattering design. Colour blocking is bang on trend this season, and with Pour Moi’s control ssuit you can be beach ready, while feeling secure and fabulous.

With wide straps, secret support shelf and feature detail components, you can be on trend without sacrificing the fit. The cups are lightly padded and we love the on-trend buckle feature.

SnüzCurve, Snüz

Snüz has arrived in the pregnancy space, with the launch of the new SnüzCurve.

The brand-new pregnancy pillow has been meticulously designed by a team of respected health experts, including midwives, chiropractors, health visitors and physios, to ensure pregnant women are sleeping correctly and comfortably, to stock up on those all-important zzz’s ahead of the inevitable sleepless nights to come.

The uniquely shaped pillow seamlessly curves around the pregnant figure and growing bump, and thanks to its innovative KneeBlade™ design, guides you into the correct sleeping position. Taking the pressure off hips, legs and ankles, the SnüzCurve also supports the upper body, creates a neutral spine posture, relieves pressure on the bump and ultimately keeps mums-to-be comfy.

Sleepsuits, Tellus Baby

Combining comfort with warmth, your little ones will feel as if they have been swaddled with the sleepsuit collection at Tellus Baby. Carefully designed and made from antiperspirant, thermoregulating, uniquely soft and comfortable fabric, these sleepsuits allow breathability so your baby can enjoy a sound sleep.

The Sleepsuit also boasts antibacterial properties, is treated with steam to protect the fibres, and dyed with non-toxic dyes with a technique that saves water.

HairGain

Hair Gain is one of the leading supplement ranges in the UK to help women get their hair back. Even if you don’t suffer from thinning, Hair Gain promise that hair will feel and look thicker and more lustrous than before after 4-6 weeks of taking Hair Gain.

Hair Gain’s products are vegan with a natural formula created from active ingredients derived from pea shoot proteins. The pea shoot is small but mighty when it comes to hair loss. Young pea shoots are vulnerable to disease, damage, herbivores and UV rays, so they contain powerful nutrients to protect them. The same nutrients are packaged up to work the same wonders for your hair.

Their four hero products include:

How Not to Screw Up Your Kids membership, Maryhan Baker

The How Not to Screw Up Your Kids membership is all about striving to be the best parent we can be. It’s a community of like-minded parents who are being honest about their parenting journey. It’s about practical advice to manage those day-to-day ups and downs as well as guidance on how best to tackle up-and-coming changes. So, you feel in control, rather than on the back foot.
How Not to Screw Up Your Kids Membership is for you if:

  • You have a child who is struggling with low confidence and/or anxiety
  • You are prepared to talk openly and honestly about the difficulties your family are facing
  • You understand there is no ‘quick fix’. You want to see lasting changes and you know this may take time.
  • You are prepared to do the work, and recognise it won’t always be easy
  • You want to be part of a community that supports each other through the highs and the lows
  • You want to feel part of a community of like-minded people
  • You are open to trying things that might push you out of your comfort zone

If you’d like to learn the practical tools and strategies that will work for your unique family set-up, whatever stage your children are at, you can use this link.

Toys Of The Week

 

Deluxe LED Scooter, Micro Scooters

The Maxi Deluxe LED has been designed to brighten every day. The smart LED wheels use induction energy to turn the power kids create as they scoot into bright white light. No batteries. No fuss. Just a glow to light up the darkest evenings and brighten up the most ordinary days. Backed up by the patented lean-to-steer mechanism kids know and love. With all the features of the Maxi Deluxe – tough anodised stem, extra grippy silicone moulded footplate.

Treasure X Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Ender Dragon

Bring your Minecraft adventure to life as you hunt for Diamond Steve, Battle the Ender Dragon and mine for real Gold Dipped Treasure with Treasure X Minecraft Caves & Cliffs – Ender Dragon! Take on 20 levels of fun as you trigger the End Portal and go into the End through the Ender Ooze! Break through the Crackle with your Pickaxe! Uncover Diamond Steve in the Ender Sand and find the Dragon Egg Treasure! Will you find real Gold Dipped Treasure?

Latest Books

Queen of the Classroom, Derrick Barnes

A confident little girl has a fantastic first day of school in this companion to ‘King of the Classroom’. MJ is more than ready for her first day of kindergarten! With her hair freshly braided and her mom’s special tiara on her head, she knows she’s going to rock kindergarten. But the tiara isn’t just for show?it also reminds her of all the good things she brings to the classroom, stuff like her kindness, friendliness, and impressive soccer skills, too!

Like ‘King of the Classroom’, this is the perfect book to reinforce excitement and build confidence in the newest students.

A seed grows, Antoinette Portis

To understand how a seed becomes a sunflower, you have to peek beneath the soil and wait patiently as winding roots grow, a stalk inches out of the earth, and new seeds emerge among blooming petals.

With evocative and lively illustrations, A Seed Grows offers a close-up view of each step of this process and the ways in which flowers and seeds depend on other creatures, with a striking fold-out spread of a full-grown sunflower and additional material at the back of the book explaining the science of plant life cycles.

The final quiz and suggested activities are a fun way to reinforce what has been learned.

What’s On

Big Feastival

Big Feastival, proudly presented by M&S Food is back, on 26th – 28th August. A festival renowned for its family focus, you’ll find an outstanding line-up ready to entertain even the littlest of festival-goers.

The main stage will play host to Children’s TV Megastar Justin Fletcher MBE and Andy & the Odd Socks. And you’ll find Emmy-award-winning puppy siblings Bluey and Bingo and Julia Donaldson’s accident-prone dragon Zog up to hi-jinks and mischief aplenty in the Little Dude’s Den.

Kids and adults alike can learn bushcraft and build dens at the Hidden Hollow, and the Crafty Corner on the Village Green will feature a variety of crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Wind down at the BBC CBeebies Bedtime Stories stage. Some of the UK’s most loved stars and entertainers will be on hand to recreate the iconic BBC CBeebies show for a special stories treat!

This summer’s Big Feastival 2022 boasts an incredible line-up, including Anne-Marie, Sugababes, and Sam Ryder. Synth-pop icons The Human League kick off the festival’s festivities on Friday night while UK rock royalty Stereophonics will close the festival on Sunday night with an anthemic performance set to stun.

Seven Dials Free Summer Festival

Seven Dials is pleased to announce their spectacular free one-day festivalSummer Sessions taking place on Saturday 30th July, in the heart of London’s West End. Come along for free ice lollieslive music, summery activities, food stalls and masterclasses along with some exclusive discounts and prizes to get you firmly in the summer spirit.

This one-of-a-kind festival will feature everything from an on-street flower crown workshop and a glitter and face floral station, to a stellar line-up of amazing musicians throughout the day and a wellness stage that will be teaching some of the fitness basics, guests can take back to the gym with them!

For visitors who fancy indulging in some sweet treats or grabbing a refreshing drink while roaming the Dial, a selection of our iconic brands are offering some tasty samples or have set up on-street bars to keep visitors hydrated in the summer sun.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

WIN! A RyRy Scallop From RyRy Compact

This week we’re giving readers the chance to win a RyRy Scallop from RyRy Compact!

The RyRy Scallop is the world’s first luxury compact toddler seat set to take the parenting industry by storm. Compact without compromise, the RyRy Scallop by RyRy Compact has style, size, safety and sustainability all in its favour. Suitable for children approximately 15 months plus or 76cm to 105cm, we are super excited to share the scoop.

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