My Baba Measure / 12 October, 2022 / Christina Walter
We’ve scoured the internet to bring you our top toy predictions for Christmas 2022. We’ve seen what’s hot at Hamley’s, Smyths, John Lewis and more, and pulled together our very own cream of the crop so you can get your Christmas shopping done early.
The highlight of our 20 is the magical toniebox from tonies®, made especially for little hands and big imaginations. The huggable, bump-proof storybox is available in every favourite colour, and is brought to life by a troop of over 100 hand-painted figurines called Tonies.
Nuna, a global leader in premium baby gear, has collaborated with Italian Fashion Designer, Influencer, Stylist, and Entrepreneur, Georgette Polizzi to design a limited-edition rainbow splash collection which will be available from 1st November 2022 exclusively at Harrods.
While waiting for the arrival of her daughter Sole, Georgette, owner of the successful clothing brand Georgettepol, developed the desire to create something unique for her baby. This is how the inspiration behind this colourful collection came to life. Georgette designed the rainbow print to give a baby’s world something new, creative, and unique – “I want to create a world of colours, but not just any colours, the colours of the rainbow”. For Georgette, colour generates positivity and happiness so it was important that this was the focus of her design.
Attention to detail was important for both Nuna and Georgette – the design was crafted using a combination of both print and embroidered rainbow splashes, and woven fabric with luxe textures was used to highlight Georgette’s stylish and modern design. The travel system’s tasteful details like the zipper and leather trim were intentionally kept subtle to let the colours of the collection shine through. Each product in the collection is also detailed with Georgette Polizzi’s embroidered signature.
EZVIZ is a global leader in smart home technologies and they’ve just announced the launch of the BM1 battery powered baby monitor which has recently been awarded the ‘2022 Top Design Winner’ by the European Product Design Awards.
EZVIZ’s latest innovation incorporates an advanced camera and AI technology into an aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly and baby-safe helper that simplifies daily parenting tasks. The Baby Monitor 1 has undergone countless designs and redesigns, as well as rigid lab testing before finalising every little detail. EZVIZ has included many features in the BM1 including crying detection, high-quality two-way talk, baby activity detection, out of crib alerts and full HD 1080p quality.
The BM1 detects a baby’s activity in milliseconds, notifying loved ones straight away through the EZVIZ app, with no expensive subscription fee required. With the EZVIZ app, parents can see every detail in full HD 1080p quality so nothing will ever be missed, even an attempt to escape from the cot! For parents who want to multi-task while still keeping an eye on the baby, the live feed can be initiated through a smart device simply by saying “Hey Google” or “Alexa.”
So, whether it be a baby’s first steps, first words or every beautiful smile, the BM1 ensures that those unforgettable moments are captured, and those precious memories stored safely. These can be shared within family accounts too but only after account verification has been activated.
Off the back of National Recycling Week, Hollyoaks star and celebrity mum Jennifer Metcalfe is joining UK parents in voicing concerns over the UK’s lack of sustainable toys, after new research from Vivid Goliath Group’s Recyclings rage revealed that more than two-thirds (69%) of toy-buying parents admitted that they are concerned* about plastic waste from playtime.
As many families work towards adopting more eco-friendly habits, Jennifer also showed her support on Instagram for Recyclings’ mission to make playtime greener, without compromising on fun. Made from 70% recycled plastic, each of the 120+ cute, collectible Recyclings creatures saves 5 bottle tops from going to landfill, whilst the range’s larger playsets save a whopping 241 bottle caps.
Charming Belgium toy brand, Lilliputiens, is delighted to expand its inspiring toy collection, with the arrival of its Wooden Farm Activity Panel and Sound Farm Activity Cube. Both bursting with sensory playtime prospects, little learners can touch and feel, pull, push and twist! The uniquely stunning and quality toys help to develop key attention skills, whilst sparking little one’s curiosity.
Ideal for little learners, both toys are truly adorable with fun interactive qualities, suitable from 9 months onwards. Great gifts for Christmas!
With not one UK river in an overall state of ‘good’ health it’s never been more important to monitor the UK’s waterways. Planet Patrol, the environmental non-profit dedicated to tackling the pressing threats of pollution, has launched the UK’s first-ever Autumn Water Watch – a citizen science survey to help assess the health and quality of our freshwater environments and determine what needs to be done to urgently tackle the UK’s water quality crisis.
Autumn Water Watch will run from Friday 14 October until Sunday 16 October 2022 and calls on people up and down the UK to spend just 15 minutes observing their local waters.
How to Get Involved:
Head down to your local waterway between 14th, 15th and 16th October 2022. It can be a river, canal, stream or lake – any freshwater environment. Spend up to 15 minutes completing the Autumn Water survey in the free Planet Patrol app recording indicators like signs of pollution, wildlife sightings and recent rainfall. For those without access to the app, an online form is available via the Planet Patrol website.
Say goodbye to dishwashers! Your little one just needs the Joseph Joseph Extend set to leave their dishes sparking clean.
This expandable dish rack works like the real thing – and looks like it, too! Place it beside your kitchen sink for more realistic playtime! This expandable dish rack also has plenty of room to wash and dry dishes. It even folds away when out of use, saving space.
A fabulous toy for role play.
Building blocks are a great educational toy. The cork building blocks teach little ones about cause and effect, promote their fine motor skills and let their imaginations run free.
Thanks to their unique nature, they are particularly great for stacking, lining up, building with and even for knocking down towers of blocks without a loud crash or risk of injury.
Perfectly suited for promoting dexterity through play thanks to their very special texture, our building blocks are suitable for tiny tots from just 18 months old.
Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple yet powerful book about a sweet little girl who goes through a journey of discovering what makes her truly special. It reminds children that they are much more than their physical appearance.
This gorgeous, colour-illustrated book concludes with a strong message that it’s what is on the inside that counts. A wonderful finishing touch is that it ends with a certificate that each child can hang up on their wall.
This Halloween, the London Dungeon is launching its new seasonal show ’50 Berkeley Square’ set in the spine-chilling attic of the most haunted house in London.
The brand-new show, running from October 15 to 31, will try to uncover the many terrifying and unexplained phenomena that happened at the property on one of the capital’s most iconic squares. From the spirit of a young girl murdered by her servant when she was trapped in the attic to the ghost of a heartbroken resident and a scared-to-death Captain still wandering the halls of the haunted house.
Hesitant guests will join the gallery of the derelict 50 Berkeley Square attic, surrounded by old boxes, unused children’s toys, a creaking rocking horse and dusty sheets sweeping the room as the wind whistles through. They will be greeted by a flickering projector that will bring the terrifying tales of the house back to life, whether they want to see them or not.
Known as the Home of Halloween, the London Dungeon is a place not to be missed this spooky season. With 17 horrifying shows and thrilling rides, it promises to bring the city’s dark history to life delivering ample scream-drenched stories and fear-inducing shocks for a terrifying experience that you’ll never forget.
Kids’ Shark Onesie, John Lewis
Snuggle Suede Cat Slippers, Start-Rite
Waterproof Puffer, Muddy Puddles
Fiona Fawn, Little Paw