From breastfeeding-friendly cafes and snuggly sleeping bags to an ingenious pocket money app and seriously cool ski suits, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Pocket money made simple
Let’s face it — nobody carries cash anymore. So, when it comes to giving your children pocket money, stumping up your spare change isn’t an option. The Rooster Money pocket money app is going to change your life, or at least teach your kids the value of cash and simplify the doling out of pocket money. How’s it work? Download the app. Everyone gets an account and now all of their allowances are in one place. The kids can save for things, and if they’re pestering for something while you’re out, you can easily deduct the amount from their account.
Rooster Money is giving My Baba readers £10 free pocket money to help kick start their savings; just enter 3BRD4-3 during the sign-up process.
Sign up now on RoosterMoney.com
More than getting from A to B
The Stokke Trailz will get you from A to B across all terrains, as well as let you switch between carry cot, stroller seat and car seats, making any journey with your baby effortless and comfortable. The limited-edition Stokke Trailz Freedom is ideal for the cooler months because it’s made from water-repellent material and has an ergonomic thermo-keep inlay for keeping your child warm and cosy. It comes in rich blues and greens inspired by the Norwegian landscape, making it a calming environment for your baby and also, a very stylish stroller.
Find out more on Stokke.com
Free post-natal workouts
CARiFiT is making its babywearing workouts accessible to all through CARiFiT4ALL, a six-week online membership to help new mums get back to fitness. The online portal not only offers exercise advice; it’s filled with info about the post-natal recovery process and helping parents care for themselves and their newborn in the first few months. CARiFIT has also recently teamed with baby weaning brand Babease, so watch out for recipes and weaning advice too.
Sign up now on CARiFiT.co.uk
Treating bumps and grazes
Mustela Cicastela Repairing Cream is a good all-purpose solution for little bumps and wounds. It works on nappy rash, insect bites, chickenpox marks and other irritations. It speeds up the healing process by creating a protective non-sticky barrier on the skin that allows the irritation to heal. The Repairing Cream can be used from birth and is suited to all skin types, including atopic-prone and sensitive.
Shop now on Escentual.com
Baby and breastfeeding-friendly cafes
Post-natal fashion brand Sarka London has launched a campaign to highlight the cafes and restaurants in London that welcome parents and babies. We’ve all been there, hovering outside a coffee shop, wondering if it’ll be baby-friendly — ‘Will the staff be kind about the buggy?’ ‘Will it be awkward for other diners if I breastfeed?’ Sarka London is working with cafes and providing them with a baby-friendly endorsement sticker if they fit the bill, so you will not have to think twice about nipping into a London cafe you’ve never visited before.
Find out more on SarkaLondon.com
See also: The Best Baby-Friendly Cafes in London
Get your Boomtown Festival tickets for 2020
We were blown away by Boomtown Festival this year, so picking up early bird tickets for next year is a no-brainer. The lineup will not be revealed yet but judging by this year’s (The Streets, Ms Lauryn Hill and Groove Armada), we’re not concerned. Boomtown isn’t just about the music (with over 1,000 acts, you’ll find something you like), it’s about immersing yourself in a fictitious, mystifying city. For us, it’s all about KidzTown, with its Raucous Rascals stage, radio station run by children, a baby area and child-friendly entertainment to keep them entertained throughout the festival — not to mention a wicked carnival on the Sunday to top off the weekend. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 6th November, 7pm. Early bird tickets sell out fast, so don’t miss out.
Grab your ticket here BoomtownFair.co.uk
Seriously cool ski suits for your winter adventure
Adventure-wear brand Dinoski has added three more characters to its range of kids’ ski suits. Children’s illustrator, Jane Foster has designed Sparkle the Unicorn, Pounce the Tiger and Patch the Panda to join the rabbit, lion and dinosaur already in the collection. Each ski suit is made from recycled plastic bottles and shipped by sea to keep the brand’s carbon footprint minimal.
Shop now on Dinoskiwear.com
Safe and snuggly sleeping bags
Aren’t these the most adorable sleeping bags you’ve ever seen? We think so! Bizzi Growin has launched this these practical and pretty baby sleep bags that are suited for your baba from 0-18 months. Rather than wriggling about under the covers, the baby sleep bag keeps your baby safe, secure and snug throughout the night. They also have a nifty zip for easy nappy changes. Which cute design will you pick? We’re going for Sydney the Sloth…
Shop now on BizziGrowin.com
Panda 2.5 tog, 6-18 months
Unicorn 2.5 tog, 6-18 months
Sidney Sloth 2.5 tog, 0-6 months
The soft and stylish sheepskin buggy liner
In time for the colder weather, TIBA + MARL has collaborated with sheepskin buggy liner brand BINIBAMBA to bring us some ever so snuggly pram liners made from 100% merino sheepskin. The sheepskin liner has natural thermostatic powers, keeping baby toasty in winter and cool in summer. What’s more, once your baby has grown out of your buggy, the liner can be used as a rug or styled over an armchair.