From sleep training and food prep to beating holiday boredom and signing up to the ultimate NERF experience, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Prep Kitchen for busy parents
I haven’t “cooked” in over a week while I’ve reviewing Prep Kitchen, which has felt very odd but has freed up hours of time that I haven’t been sure what to do with. Prep Kitchen delivers healthy meals fully-prepared to your door each week and all you have to do is pop them in the oven or microwave. It sounds like a ready meal, and essentially it is, but without all the salt and preservatives that go into your typical supermarket versions. The big difference is that the meals are freshly prepared, so will last a week in the fridge or a couple of months in the freezer, which is ample. The meals — that include chicken Katsu, fisherman’s pie and BBQ pulled beef — are tailored towards muscle gain or fat loss but for all intents and purposes I felt could be eaten by anyone as part of a healthy diet. Prep Kitchen is a good one for anyone wanting to maintain a healthy diet but doesn’t have the luxury of spending hours in the kitchen, often a rarity when you have children.
Find out more on PrepKitchen.co.uk
Sleep peacefully with The Skip Hop Sleep Trainer
The latest toddler must-have this sleep trainer will become your best friend. It’s a four-in-one deal that works as a soother, nightlight, alarm and sleep trainer. With colour cues and music to signal that it’s sleep time, your little one will be drifting off into the land of nod in no time.
You can pick one up on Amazon for £25.
Summer fun at The Art Imaginarium
The Art Imaginarium in Haggerston, London, is hosting art, circus and mindfulness workshops for children this summer. The workshops begin with a mindfulness session to help your child prepare for an action-packed day of creative and fun activities. The sessions are best suited to 5-12-year-olds and include healthy organic snacks. Workshops are taking place July 22nd-26th and August 12th-16th at St Peter de Beauvoir Church, Haggerston.
Find out more on TheArtImaginarium.co.uk
See also: The London Classes To Book This Summer
Support Action For Children through We Are Knitters
Action for Children provides support and intervention for disadvantaged children across the UK. In celebration of its 150th birthday, We Are Knitters are donating all proceeds of the WAK Action Rattle Blanket pattern to the children’s charity. You don’t have to be an experienced knitter to help raise funds, simply download the gorgeous blanket pattern and give it a go regardless of your knitting experience level (or pass it onto a friend, of course).
Shop online now on WeAreKnitters.co.uk
Join Europe’s Ultimate NERF Experience
For its 50th anniversary, NERF, famed for its NERF blasters, is giving families the opportunity to take part in a NERF adventure where players will set out onto The Monster, a giant inflatable obstacle course, and make their way over 40 obstacles and face NERF challenges along the 300m course. The experience will be taking place in Birmingham on 16th-20th August (Family days 19th-20th) and London on 23rd-28th (Family days 27th-28th).
You can buy tickets on TheMonsterUK.com
Beat holiday boredom with Quizzler magazine
“I’m bored!” is the phrase every parent is guaranteed to hear at some point this school holiday. While the iPad can provide hours of endless amusement, it has a limit and so does the amount of screen time your children should be having. The Week Junior, the current affairs mag for 8-14 year olds, has released its summer Quizzler edition, a magazine packed with brain-bending puzzles, fascinating facts and a mind-stretching mega quiz.
Subscribe online TheWeekJunior.co.uk or pick up in your local paper shop
Little Tummy supporting parents on the weaning journey
Any help is welcome with a new baby and Little Tummy has arrived to help you on the weaning journey, a phase that generally begins as you’re starting to go back to work. In a bid to take the pressure off, Little Tummy delivers fresh baby food to your door and — here’s the kicker — it’s no more expensive than you preparing it at home yourself. While there are loads of on-the-go purees available in supermarkets, they’re often cooked at high temperatures to prolong their shelf-life, which also destroys nutrients. Little Tummy is bringing healthy back with freshly prepared baby food. Think healthy food without the hassle.
Find out more on LittleTummy.co