From baby carriers and urban strollers to weekend escapes and podcasts created by kids, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Baby carriers: Izmi
Struggling to decide between a wrap and a carrier? Enter Izmi, the inventors of the wrap and multi-position carrier hybrid. Having made and tested hundreds of sling and carrier test products, the Izmi design team have created a comfortable, long-lasting carrier that is supportive for baby and parent. The cotton carrier is suitable to be used from birth to walking, offers all of the closeness of a fabric sling and the practical, hip-supportive, and ergonomic qualities of a carrier.
Find out more on IzmiBaby.co.uk
Valentine’s Day: Weekend escapes for two
Whisk your loved one away with one of these relaxing and romantic breaks from BuyAGift. Whether it’s a quiet country escape or a the chance to explore a new city, there are experiences to suit every occasion and budget. Stay in the city and enjoy a fine dining experience without the kids in tow or celebrate together with a luxurious afternoon tea.
Book now on BuyAGift.co.uk
Interiors: Newbie x BORASTAPETER
Organic childrenswear brand Newbie have collaborated up with BORASTAPETER, a popular Swedish wallpaper designer to create their first interiors collection. The Bedtime Stories collection comprises of quilt covers for cots and beds, animal shaped pillows, and pyjamas covered with dreamy rose garden and forest friends prints.
Shop now on NewbieStore.com
Strollers: Thule Sleek for urban adventures
Thule are known for their jogging strollers, but now the brand have released a stylish and chic city stroller. The convertible and expandable stroller gives huge flexibility to attach various seats — double and single — to the frame to accommodate a growing family. Its compact size and swivel wheels make easy work of navigating the urban jungle, while the sun visor and peekaboo window provide UV protection (UPF 50+) for your little one. They’re a few of our favourite features, but read more for yourself on the Thule website.
Kids’ fashion: the M&S spring-summer collection
Vibrant clothing, super-cool accessories and fabulous footwear all form part of the colourful spring collection at Marks & Spencer. The outerwear-focused line gives an affectionate nod to the flamboyant trends of the 90’s, which ironically breathes fresh air into the kids’ range. Shop colour rain macs, on-trend slogan tees and high top trainers online now.
Find out more by clicking here.
Maternity: the new collection from BONDS
Australian clothing brand BONDS have dropped their new maternity collection at House of Fraser. A go-to for everyday essentials, BONDS are best-known for their Wondersuit for babies. The maternity range, available online now, is cut from cotton-blend stretch fabric making it breathable and light. Shop vests, underwear and nursing bras.
Buy now on HouseOfFraser.co.uk
Podcast: the Calm Kids podcast created by kids
Podcasts are definitely having a moment. They’re keeping us entertained, helping us understand and digest news stories, and allowing us to switch off and relax. Podcasts are a real hit with kids too, with The New York Times recently calling the podcast “the new bedtime story”. Calm Kids Podcast is a bedtime story podcast created by sisters Lucie, 13, and Charlotte, 10, for kids. The pair share stories to help children feel less anxious and help them relax before bed. Give it a try and let us know if the podcast really is the new bedtime story…
Download on Apple or on the Kids Listen app on App.KidsListen.org
Home: the Shark DuoClean upright cordless vacuum
Shark’s DuoClean vacuum has become indispensable around the house. Charge up the battery and you’ll have up to 50 minutes of run-time, which is brilliant for covering the whole house and then zipping it around in between cleans — which you have more incentive to do without having to mess around with wires. The lights on the front of the floorhead highlight how quickly dust accumulates, but this powerful vacuum sucks up dust and dirt equally quickly so you’ll never have to roll over the same area of floor more than once. Its powered lift-away makes light work of cleaning under beds and sofas. Quick, easy and effortless cleaning all round!
Currently on sale at £379.99 (from £489.99) on SharkClean.eu
Car seats: growing securely with Nuna’s MYTI
Nuna has launched a car seat that grows with your child, from 15 months to 12 years. The MYTI transforms from harness car seat through to booster seat as your child gets bigger. Made from EPS energy foam, tailor tech memory foam, steel reinforcements and with a true lock base installation, the MYTI is one of the safest car seats on the market. What’s more, it’s one-click to unbuckle design makes travelling with young children less stressful.
Find out more on Nuna.eu