My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes midwife and influencer Illy Morrison to the show to discuss pregnancy woes and sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is an essential human function to enable our mind to recharge and for our body to stay healthy and fight illness, however, pregnancy insomnia can hit at any stage and can have a huge impact on day-to-day life.

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Kidswear Collective Extends Partnership with Selfridges

The UK’s largest pre-loved kidswear consignment platform, Kidswear Collective, is delighted to announce its partnership expansion into Selfridges.

Kidswear Collective specialises in designer and luxury fashion, and opened as a three-month pop-up in the kidswear department at Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street in March 2020. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength and opened in two further stores in Birmingham and Manchester, Trafford.

All three stores carry pieces for babies and kids from 0-14 years, with the edit comprising clothing, footwear and accessories.

Personalised Gifts from Dinky Artist

We love coming across inspiring small businesses, especially set up and run by busy working mothers. Dinky Artist was created by Rachel, mum of two, to celebrate children’s artwork and drawings by turning them into gifts that loved ones can cherish. Here are our favourites ideas, perfect for birthdays or Christmas!

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Halloween Crafts, toucanBox

Make the spooky season frightfully fun with limited edition Halloween crafts from toucanBox!

Enjoy a creep-tastic catapult tournament with the Bug Blaster & Scuttling Spider’s Web. Little monsters will love constructing a mini catapult and a trio of fly friends to pop in the catapult seat and launch onto a spider’s web dartboard.

And the Super Spooky Luminous Lantern is the perfect way to light up fright night! Have tons of fun designing spooky projector slides, then see how the scary shadows come to life!

Montessori Learning Tower, Stepup Baby

The Stepup Baby Montessori learning tower is the handcrafted kitchen step for toddlers, with safety at its core. Easy to assemble in just 10 minutes and super easy to clean, it allows confident little walkers the ability to climb up on their own to countertop height. Stable, sturdy, and secure thanks to the safety rails, parents and carers will never have to worry about little ones falling off.

From preparing dinner to taste testing, washing up or baking – this revolutionary toddler tower promises to change family life for the better.

The Rockstar Capsule, CYBEX

CYBEX has just released its newest edition to support parental needs without sacrificing their style. The Rockstar capsule, designed in collaboration with the musician Alec Völkel, combines the highest performance standards with an outstanding design inspired by the fascinating world of rock music.

The Rockstar pieces are created to mirror the musician’s lifestyle thanks to a number of key design elements tying into his classic rock’n’roll spirit — from the vibrant black and red leopard print to gold pins and punk-rock chains.

The Rockstar collection will be featured on CYBEX’s iconic Platinum Priam and Mios strollers and infant Cloud Z2 i-Size car seat, as well as on the Footmuff accessory, thereby incorporating CYBEX’s vision of promoting ever-changing exciting designs while always having the highest standards of safety and functionality.

 

 

Multi-Functional Air Fryer, Amazon Basics

Fry, bake, grill and roast with the Amazon Basics 4 Litre Compact Multi-Functional Air Fryer.

This handy kitchen appliance offers dynamic usability, allowing you to air fry food with little to no cooking oil, as well as prepare baked, roasted and grilled dishes in no time. Perfect for the busy family or for health-conscious individuals, the air fryer has endless potential for culinary convenience.

From crispy chips to roast chicken, change the way you look at cooking and experience easy functionality at the same time.

High Waist Dots Moderate, Bodyform

Bodyform has unveiled new styles of its bestselling period pants, leading the way for this more sustainable choice of protection, by creating period pants that women actually want to wear.

Available in five styles, including Hipster, High Leg, Brazilian, High Waist and Bikini, and a gorgeous array of different designs featuring lace and slogan waistbands, along with bold colours launching this Autumn such as ‘Deep Ocean’ ‘Electric Magenta’ and ‘Burgundy’, period wear has seen a serious upgrade.

Tommys Wave Of Light Candle, Plum and Ashby

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022, runs from 9 – 15 October, and to help raise awareness, Plum & Ashby have launched their new Wave of Light candle with a short film featuring 8 women who bravely share their own experiences. They’ve come together to help #BreakTheSilence around baby loss and talk about why lighting a candle on the 15 October is so important.

This is a special time for everyone in the Tommys’ community to remember their much-loved and much-missed babies, especially during the Wave of Light at 7 pm on Saturday 15 October.

The Heinz x Moonpig Collab

Heinz Family and Moonpig have teamed up to create an exclusive collection of cards for new parents and carers that celebrate the highs, lows and the many ‘poonamis’ of those initial 12 months of parenting.

Sometimes heart-warming, sometimes funny, and always relatable, the cards feature seven Smilestones, all inspired by 1,000 real-life parents and carers who took time out (possibly from picking food off the floor, wiping up wee and putting on the millionth wash load of the day) to share with Heinz Family their most memorable moments from their first year of parenting.

Celebrate National Recycling Week, BABY born X iChild

One of the UK’s leading doll brands, BABY born, has teamed up with educational resource provider, iChild, to deliver a very special National Recycling Week activity pack for little ones to learn more about looking after the world they live in, whilst having fun at the same time!

Aimed at nursery children aged 3+, the National Recycling Week campaign will reach 500 nursery and reception classes across the UK, in line with the early years’ foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum. The specially created BABY born activities will include fun ideas, activities, and resources for classes to take part in, whilst also extending their learning at home – all based around sustainability and recycling.

 

Aesthetically Perfect SKIN

Meet Aesthetically Perfect SKIN, the stunning beauty brand taking skincare to a whole new level with their range of serum capsules in stunning metallic packaging.

The pioneering ‘Capsule Collection’ has been designed to complement your existing skincare routine, using a range of top-quality ingredients that’ll bring you real results in one simple step. Powered by ceramides, the Capsule Collection is a truly innovative concept, with molecules working to retain moisture and protect your skin, as well as to contribute to a healthy, even, glowing complexion.

The full range consists of the 20% Hyaluronic Ceramide Serum Capsules (RRP: £59), The 5% Niacinamide Ceramide Capsules (RRP: £59), the 2.5% Retinol Ceramide Serum Capsules (RRP: £62), and the 20% Vitamin C Serum Capsules (RRP: £62).

Autumn Collection, FatFace

FatFace never let rain stop play and if there was ever a season to let their imaginations run wild, it’s now! As the days get shorter, find the joy in the after dark with their range of warm and cosy outerwear styles.

From star gazing to fire making, the fun for them doesn’t need to end when the sun goes down. All pieces are available now from FatFace.

Toys Of The Week

Little Sweet Carriage and Pony, Baby Annabell

Where would a princess be without her noble steed? The Baby Annabell Little Sweet Carriage & Pony is the perfect accessory for princess-themed play! Simply hitch up the plush pink pony with bridle, put your little one’s favourite doll inside the carriage and they’re ready for a royal ride around the house. When little ones pull the pony along, the two crowns on either side of the carriage will light up for a magical playtime experience. There’s even a seat on the back of the carriage for a little prince!

Grizzly Gears, Smart Toys and Games

The forest is roaring with life, the trees are twisting at every turn, it’s time to explore the latest launch from SmartGames. Introducing Grizzly Gears, a brand-new puzzling adventure from the worldwide leader in multi-level logic games.

Suitable for ages 7+, this exciting single-player brain teaser features plenty of twists and turns as players move through the rotating trees on a mission to guide the characters through the forest unscathed and complete the 80 challenges…but they need to beware of the bear!

Latest Books

Bright New World, Cindy Forde and Bethany Lord

Bright New World by Cindy Forde is a non-fiction climate change book with a difference. It is a lavishly illustrated glimpse into a future, not too far from our own time – a world in which today’s children have grown up and tackled the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

In a series of lush, detailed scenes, readers will enter a world of solar-powered vehicles, regenerated rainforests, skyscraper farms, insect-based snacks, recovering coral reefs, wave-powered electricity, and much more.

Mazy the Movie Star, Isla Fisher

Mazy the Movie Star is the courageous tale about having the confidence to be yourself – set in Hollywoof, a version of Hollywood populated entirely by dogs. Mazy is a famous movie star who has her fur fluffed twice a day. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. Then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. Hollywoof has changed and there are no jobs for Mazy anymore.

Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role? A picture book told in Isla Fisher’s original comedic voice that resonates loud and clear – always be true to yourself.

What’s On

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Jurassic World: The Exhibition has stomped its way into London City with an incredible 145,000 tickets sold to date. New tickets have been released through January 15th, 2023, which will allow families and kids to have the ultimate dinosaur experience this holiday season.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition at the London ExCeL is a 20,000 square-foot experience based on one of history’s largest blockbusters, and features scenes inspired by the beloved films. Visitors will have the chance to walk through the world-famous Jurassic Park gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and explore the richly themed environments. With 16 life-sized dinosaurs, guests can have an up-close look at Blue the Velociraptor, stand in awe under a towering Brachiosaurus, and get up close and personal to the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.

Based only 15-minutes from central London on the newly opened Elizabeth line, this breath- taking attraction is the ultimate family day out for dinosaur fans of all ages. Tickets start at £20 per adult and £13 per child with family and group bundles available.

Whether visitors are celebrating the festive season or giving dinosaurs as a gift this holiday season, this will be an awe-inspiring experience for everyone.

On the My Baba wish list…

Buzz Clock, Enesco

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