From keepsake books and Wake Up Gigs to Shaun the Sheep sleeping bags and a Fireman Sam film, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week. Our weekly feature will highlight the best children and lifestyle brands to buy from right now and why we think they’re brilliant.
MEMORIES: The Book Of You
Capture their childhood journey with The Book Of You. It’s a keepsake journal that your children are allowed to fill out once a year. Inspired by baby milestone books, Colour Chronicles founder wanted to continue the journey beyond her daughter’s first year. Each year has a double page: one side for the parent and one side for the child to fill out. The journal ends 16 years and is a fantastic keepsake for you or your child.
Shop The Book Of You on ColourChronicles.com
SHOP ONLINE: TAE boutique
Co-founder of lifestyle blog Wear and Where blog Alex has opened her own online boutique: TAE. TAE is a one-stop shop of curated fashion, gifts and accessories. Choose from gorgeous cashmere jumpers, celestial jewellery pieces and some brilliant picks in the outlet section.
WHAT’S ON: Halfsie’s Wake Up Gigs
Head to the Halfsie’s Wake Up Gigs this half-term for live music, soft play, glitter painting and a fully-stocked bar. The gig will showcase new artists, including music from Amaroun and Owen Duff. The show, which takes place Sunday 28th October, will see each artist perform for 30 minute sets at the Rooftop at Ace Hotel London, Shoreditch.
Visit Acehotel.com for further info
What Happened In The Parenting World This Week
Cardboard baby boxes aren’t safer than cots, folic acid added to flour to reduce birth defects, and bad role models in Disney films. Here’s what happened this week.
SLEEPING: Shaun the Sheep sleeping bags
Slumbersac have launched 7 ready-to-wear sleeping bags with Shaun the Sheep designs in partnership with the Aardman and The Children’s Sleep Charity. The sleep bags are available in sizes from newborn to 10 years old and prices start from £19.99. There are a few sleeping bag variations to choose from: with or without sleeves, without or without feet, six designs or the option to design your own.
Shop the sleeping bags on Slumbersac.co.uk
HALF-TERM: What’s on at Daylesford Farm
Join Daylesford on the lead up to Halloween for some spooky autumnal activities. They’ll be pumpkin decorating, floristry workshops and vegetable monster making for 5 to 10 year olds. Don’t miss traditional yoga for the adults, as well as the monthly Daylesford book club.
Visit Daylesford.com for more info
FOR ADULTS: Smalls capsule collection
Childrenswear brand Smalls have launched a men’s and women’s collection. The My Baba favourite, best known for their 0 to 14 years range are now producing the 100% merino wool clothing for adults. The collection includes tops, trousers and camis for women, and tees and trousers for men.
Shop the collection on SmallsMerino.co.uk
ESSENTIALS: Babyzen YOYO+ bag
The YOYO+ bag is the latest in the brilliant line of baby products from Babyzen. The multipurpose bag is great for shopping, bottled water, baby essentials and much more. It comes in five colourways to match the Babyzen YOYO pushchair. You can hook it onto the stroller in a few seconds and can carry up to 10kg. Just in time for the Christmas shopping trip!
Shop the bag on JohnLewis.com
FILMS: Fireman Sam: Set For Action
The movie Fireman Sam: Set For Action, starring Dr Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman as Sam, will air for the first time on Cartoonio at 8am on Monday 22nd October. We found out the lowdown on the film according to Barrowman and why you (and the kids!) should tune in next week.
Find out more here