The latest drops in the parenting world – here’s what’s hot this week!
Discover the musical world of CoComelon, home to JJ and his family. Join them for everyday adventures as JJ and friends explore and learn through relatable situations and toe-tappingly good songs.
Preschoolers will learn about colours, numbers, letters, animal sounds and more with these catchy sing-along-songs they’ll recognise from the popular TV show.
Cocoonababy DayTime Lounger
Suitable from newborn to approximately three months, the Cocoonababy is lightweight and easily portable, so whether you are chilling in the living room, sitting outside in the shade, or grabbing a quick bath or shower, your baby can be right by your side.
Welcoming baby gently into the world, the Cocoonababy provides a comforting, reassuring, womb-like surrounding through its slightly inclined, semi-foetal cushioning. It’s also brilliant at helping to limit the onset of some of the most common adaptation difficulties that can upset babies during their first few months including reflux and colic.
Organic Sweet Pea Haircare, Live in the Light
Live in the Light source the best natural and organic products for their online store so it’s particularly reassuring when their choices are recognised as industry award winners.
The latest additions to the line of award-winning personal care products are the Carina Organics Sweet Pea Shampoo and Conditioner which won Best Shampoo & Conditioner in the 2022 Natural Health Beauty Awards.
With the heady scent of summery sweet peas carefully captured in the organic formulation, these haircare products nurture hair naturally.
Carina Organics have chosen a healthier approach to the manufacturing of self-care products, replacing chemical and synthetic ingredients with natural and organic plant ingredients. With a distinct focus on holistic remedies, purity, craft, and quality, all Carina products are manufactured by hand.
New customers to the website can get a 15% discount on their first order when they sign up for the newsletter.
NEW Riverbank Print, Avery Row
Avery Row’s new Riverbank print is accompanied by a ‘Nettle Satter’ sister print, and both are launching in Avery Row’s full sustainable baby and toddler range. Choose from playmats, muslins, nursing pillows, changing bags, storage baskets, bedding sets, new baby sleeping bags and much more.
Xplora has launched a brand new XGO3 smartwatch for kids aged 5-12 years. Hot on the heels of the success of its predecessor, the XGO2, this slick and updated model includes an improved camera, longer-lasting battery life, improved water resistance and a sleeker and lightweight design.
The Xplora kids’ smartwatch is equipped with the technology of a smartphone, but it’s not connected to the Internet and offers the highest level of data security, to protect it against hacking or cyberbullying. What’s more, the watch’s data storage has been carefully designed according to GDPR regulations, making it ideal for kids.
The XGO3 is available in five vibrant colours, choose from orange, green, pink, black and blue – there’s something for even the most fashion-conscious child.
The XGO3 features all the high-quality components of a top-range Xplora device at the more affordable price of £149.99.
Available from the Xplora website and will be coming soon to Amazon.
An all-in-one lightweight stroller, YOYO² is ideal for parents on the move. Whether you’re going for a walk, meeting friends for coffee, jumping in a taxi or catching a bus, train or plane, the YOYO² makes anything possible.
Easy to manoeuvre with just one hand, the YOYO² is available in a variety of colours, and folding and unfolding in less than a minute, the stroller can be worn over the shoulder when collapsed making transportation a breeze.
Children’s toy rental, Borrow and Nest
Borrow and Nest children’s toy rental is a guilt-free solution to playrooms full of unloved toys. Now you can borrow and swap from a curated collection of award-winning designers like Wee Gallery, MinMin Copenhagen and the Little Coach House, switching up your toy basket as often as you’d like. With unlimited swaps, free UK delivery and no cancellation fees, this fabulous new scheme will keep play time exciting and engaging for both you and your baba.
With families and the planet in mind, Borrow and Nest only stock 100% plastic free toys, delivered in 100% plastic-free packaging. Each toy has been hand chosen for its design, style and creativity. They are all gender neutral and aesthetically pleasing – designed to inspire homes full of play and free of clutter.
Their beautiful range is suitable for babies aged 3 + months and includes stackers, puzzles, musical instruments and sorting boxes.
Chelsea Peers launches exclusive debut childrenswear line, Mini Peers
Modern loungewear brand Chelsea Peers has launched Mini Peers, a bold and vibrant range of playwear for children that celebrates individuality and self-expression.
Brimming with colour, bold prints and stylish mix and match separates, the first unisex collection from the brand is as bright, imaginative and playful as the kids who wear it.
The range, which exclusively uses planet-conscious fabrics including GOTS cotton and polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, covers all fashion bases from sweaters, tees and shorts to dresses, leggings, baby grows and swimwear.
The swimwear also has a treatment for SPF protection.
Throw like a professional with the Aerobie Sonic Fin High-Performance Football. Compete against your friends and Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawk, to see how far you can make the football go with the #sonicfinchallenge!
Gabby’s Dollhouse – Gabby’s Art Studio Cat-tivity Figure
Just like Gabby does in the show, unbox your special Dollhouse Delivery and discover the set’s mystery accessory. What will you find inside?
After the reveal, use your imagination to play out your own adventures with Gabby and Baby Box Cat. Place the palette or surprise accessory into Gabby’s hand and help her to get creative in the studio. Press down on Gabby’s cat ears and watch as her smock turns from clean to paint-splattered. Press the cat ears again to make the smock clean. It’s so much fun!
Who’s That Dinosaur? An Animal Guessing Game, Gabrielle Balkan
A playful, informative introduction to dinosaurs for the youngest readers, by the team behind the bestselling Book of Bones.
Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Who’s That Dinosaur? invites readers to examine seven skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is provided in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each dinosaur’s body was so special.
It’s a humorous, informative introduction to fossils and dinosaur anatomy, where, in a surprise twist, young children learn how birds are modern-day dinosaurs. A fun and informative introduction to the ever-popular topic of dinosaurs.
Battersea Power Station and IMG are thrilled to reveal that their eagerly anticipated chimney lift experience will be named LIFT 109, taking the title from its height of 109 metres. As the excitement around its opening builds, members of the public are now able to register for an exclusive ticket pre-sale to be one of the first to visit this one-of-a-kind attraction.
Opening this autumn, LIFT 109 is set to become one of the most unique experiences in London. Combining an immersive exhibition space housed in Battersea Power Station’s Art Deco Turbine Hall A and paying homage to the ‘power cathedral’s industrial history, the glass elevator ascent to the top of the Grade II* listed building’s north-west chimney reaches a stunning viewpoint of 109 metres above ground, treating guests to unrivalled 360-degree views of London.
Unlimited Festival, London’s Southbank Centre
On 7 – 11 September 2022, London’s Southbank Centre will host its biennial Unlimited festival – a five-day major festival celebrating the extraordinary creative work of disabled artists with a multi-artform programme spanning performance, music, film and more.
This year’s programme focuses on climate change, identity and marginalised experiences, and includes a selection of family events.
On the My Baba wish list…
Monster Counters Activity Set, EDX Education
KidiZoom Snap Touch Pink, VTech
Davide Cotton Liberty Shirt, Cashmirino
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Creative-Tonies are an awesome troop of little characters that arrive blank for you to upload up to 90 minutes of your very own audio so your kids can play stories, songs and messages from loved ones on their Toniebox.
Why not record a story or five? Or channel your inner Bublé and record a favourite song or two, guaranteed to lull them into a golden slumber!
There are lots of Creative-Tonies to choose from, characters include fairies and firemen, builders, mermaids, unicorns, superheroes and more!