From carols by candlelight and the Santa Dash to smart sleeping and a sock subscription service, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.

Sleep soundly with this smart baby monitor

Nanit takes your baby’s sleep seriously. It’s a whole lot more than a baby monitor. It’s a camera that connects to an app on your phone. It tracks and analyses your baby’s sleep pattern and offers guidance on how to help them sleep better. You’ll get breathing motion alerts, ‘What Happened Last Night? reports, and be able to access the camera wherever you are. Pretty nifty, right?

All Nanit cameras will be 20% off for Black Friday.

Find out more on Nanit.com

A sock subscription with a social cause

You absolutely can’t go wrong with a pair of socks. You need them, everyone else needs them. That’s why they’re such a cracking Christmas gift. My Society Socks wants to step up your sock game with its subscription service. Never have to worry about running out of socks again — because they always seem to mysteriously go missing… Choose your subscription and length, then receive two pairs monthly in the post. When you receive two pairs, My Society Socks will donate two pairs on your behalf too.

Shop now on MySocietySocks.com

Sign up for the Santa Dash

Pull your Santa suit out of the cupboard (we know you have one!) and sign up to London’s Santa Dash. Join hundreds of fellow Santas as you walk, run or jog 5 or 10k around Brockwell Park, London to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity). The event is open to everyone of all ages (including fancy-dressed dogs!) and includes a mince pie and non-alcoholic mulled drink at the end to celebrate. The event takes place 8 December, so sign up as soon as you can.

Find out more on GOSH.org

A Disney treat for your little traveller

Treat your little one to a case, backpack or pencil case from Samsonite’s Disney 2.0 collection. The playful collection is perfect for any Disney fan with the classic characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse joined by Toystory heroes Buzz and Woody. Of course, where would we be without the Frozen II crew as well?

Shop now on Samsonite.co.uk

Personalised baubles in aid of Tommy’s

Support Tommy’s this year by buying a personalised bauble from Jayne Redmond. The bestselling Harrods Christmas bauble artist will be donating 50% of all sales to Tommy’s, the charity that work to reduce the levels of miscarriage and stillbirth, as well as help parents at every stage of their pregnancy journey. The limited-edition baubles, that can be personalised with initials are a beautiful addition to any tree and simple way to support the charity that helps women and babies everywhere.

Buy now on JayneRedmond.co.uk

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The Kensington Mums Christmas fair

Get all your shopping done under one roof at the Kensington Mums Christmas fair. The event, which welcomes the whole family, is free entry and all raffle prize revenue will go to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity. Expect kids’ entertainment and activities, inspiring speakers, fantastic prizes and 40+ stalls and exhibitors. The fair is held 1 Dec (9am-5pm) at the Holiday Inn London, Kensington Forum 97, Cromwell Road.

For more info, visit KensingtonMums.co.uk

Adding cord blood banking to your birth plan

Cord blood stem cells can repair and replace damaged cells throughout the body and are used to treat over 85 diseases and conditions. If you bank them at birth, they are a 100% match to your baby. Pretty amazing, right? After they’ve been collected, the blood cells are preserved should your baby or family ever need them in any future treatments.

Read our full write up here for more info.

Visit FutureHealthBiobank.com

Sign up between now and the 31st December to save on your initial deposit, making it £50 instead of £195. That’s a saving of £145 in addition to the My Baba discount below. 

Get 10% off their cord blood banking packages when you quote ‘MY BABA’ by calling 0115 967 7707 or emailing custcare@fhbb.com

Beautiful dresses for festive occasions

Marie Chantal is always our go-to for party dresses, in particular over the Christmas period. Your little one will be the belle of the ball in one of these adorable dresses, ready to wow at any family occasion this season. These are a few of our particular favourites. If you’re looking for something for your little boy, Marie Chantal has some classic pieces for everyday and occasionwear.

Carols by Candlelight

Join mothers2mothers are their annual carol concert at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. The m2m evening promises singing, celebrity readings led by singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and actor Christian Brassington, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The event will take place on Monday 2nd December in Knightsbridge, London. All profits from ticket sales will go directly to m2m’s work in sub-Saharan Africa.

For tickets, visit EventBrite.co.uk

Izmi carrier launches in limited-edition Olive

Inspired by autumnal family walks, Izmi has launched its classic carrier in olive. If you haven’t already picked up a carrier, it’s worth considering Izmi’s classic design that combines the soft-structured sling with the support and practicality of a buckled carrier. It really is the best of both worlds in terms of comfort and ease of use. Plus, the carrier can be used from newborn to 18 months.

Shop now on IzmiBaby.co.uk

The game-changing keratin blow-dry you can do at home

You can absolutely compare this to a Brazilian blow-dry. This 12-week SOS keratin rescue treatment from Easilocks claims to ‘erase extreme frizz from your hair in 10 minutes’ and it’s made the world of difference to my hair in making it feel softer, healthier and completely frizz-free. It’s super-easy to apply with a sponge applicator, then after 10 minutes you wash off and dry as normal. It’s certainly a salon-quality treatment that you can easily do yourself at home for £34.99. I’ve been using this alongside the Macadamia shampoo and masque; believe me, the whole kit is a game-changer.

Shop now on Easilocks.com

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About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Assistant Editor

Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where. Contact lauren@mybaba.com

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