From the latest fundraising ideas to fab new baby products and things to keep the kids entertained, here are the products and services the My Baba team are loving this week.

Gravity Blanket

The weighted blanket has traditionally been used by professionals in the medical community to help alleviate symptoms of autism, sensory processing disorders, anxiety, and depression. Recent studies have begun to discuss the various health advantages of a weighted blanket for everyday use.

The Gravity Blanket is fast becoming a popular alternative to the duvet to help improve wellbeing and quality of sleep. It works by providing a deep touch pressure that stimulates pressure points found in the body. This pressure stimulation contributes to the improvement of sleep, mood, and relaxation.

Right now, you can get 10% off with discount code MYBABA10 at the checkout, valid until 23rd June. To find out more, click here for our in-depth review.

Pacific Autograph Rock, Silver Cross

Silver Cross is launching a stylish new colourway in the Pacific Autograph range. The new Pacific Autograph Rock features the collection’s signature twill weave fabrics, but this time in beautifully blended grey tones.

The Pacific Autograph is a luxurious pram system suitable from birth and can be a complete travel system with the Dream or Simplicity car seat.

 

Reusable Cloth Nappy, Kit and Kin

Kit and Kin are launching a reusable cloth nappy made with Econyl®, regenerated nylon from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste.

Abandoned fishing nets and gear are a deadly form of plastic pollution, killing and injuring more than 100,000 whales, dolphins, seals and turtles every year – so recovering them not only protects natural resources but also saves our wildlife. We’re huge fans of Kit and Kin and we think the designs are completely adorable!

Request A Monster

With everyone’s little monsters at home, talented Nunhead based artist Dan Walsh has launched Request A Monster, an initiative set to put smiles on faces while raising money for the NHS during the current crisis.

Ask your kids to dream up a monster, what it looks like, its name, hobbies and where it lives, and pass your weird, wonderful and wacky ideas to Dan via Instagram or Facebook.

The 2.6 Challenge

The London Marathon is one of the biggest annual fundraisers in the UK, and as it couldn’t go ahead this year, many of the country’s charities are losing a huge chunk of income. You can help by taking part in the new 2.6 Challenge to help raise money for a cause close to your heart.

We’re championing Tommy’s, the charity set up to support families through miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

The beauty of the 2.6 challenge is that it can be anything you’d like – so get the kids to put on their thinking caps.

  • Pick a challenge – what about 2.6 laps of your garden, skip for 26 minutes, bake 26 cupcakes – whatever you like!
  • Go to this page and donate your £26 (or whatever sum you can afford) to Tommy’s.
  • Tag your friends to do the same

To find out more/take part click here, or to simply make a donation, head to the 2.6 Challenge Just Giving page.

 

 

Sit to Step High Chair, Skip Hop

Innovative parenting brand Skip Hop has launched the super convenient Sit to Step High Chair.

The stage 1 high chair is suitable for babies from 3 months of age with a height-adjustable seat that reclines in three angled positions for infant feeding. It has a 5-point harness, wipe-clean seat cover, built-in storage space and the tray lies flat on a table for less mess. What’s more, the high chair has been designed so it can be pulled right up to the table.

Here’s the best bit – you can transform the high chair into a toddler step stool suitable for children aged 3 years + for a convenient aid for around the home.

Foaming Soap and Sparkling Bubble Bath, Crazy for Kids

Make bathtime fun with these awesome new products from Crazy for Kids. Our favourite is the mouldable foaming soap, perfect for enabling kids to explore their creative side while in the tub.

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The Little Speck of Life

The Little Speck Of Life written by Mike Weeks is book about how mother-earth came to be. Download the book right now for free here.

Register for early notice of the paperback version which is coming this summer, along with future stories and articles to give your kids a ‘mostly’ accurate view of how our world was made.

 

NowBaby Antenatal Class

NowBaby is an online antenatal provider offering classes that you can take from the comfort of your own home. All classes are run by experienced midwives.

NowBaby Live is offering all parents-to-be a free coronavirus and pregnancy antenatal class specifically tailored to include the most up-to-date advice for parents, to help them navigate their way through these troubling times.

 

 

School of Ethique

The zero-waste lifestyle brand, Ethique, has launched the ‘School of Ethique’.

The School of Ethique aims to help parents who want to continue their child’s environmental education at home by providing a series of tools and resources that will educate kids about the environment and climate change.

 

 

Kids Organic Sweatshirts, Dreamer

We love this new range of organic sweatshirts for kids from Dreamer. Each sweatshirt features an empowering slogan/message on the front and/or back, which has been embroidered onto the fabric for that ultra-luxe feel.

Feel-good fashion perfect for lockdown!

My Expert Midwife Partners with the PANDAS Foundation

Award-winning skincare brand My Expert Midwife has partnered with the PANDAS Foundation to support pregnant women and parents suffering from perinatal mental illness.

The team at My Expert Midwife are busy encouraging women to share a photo on social media telling their motherhood story, using the hashtag #MyExpertMidwifeXPandas.

For every photo shared, My Expert Midwife will donate £1 to the PANDAS Foundation. They’ve also promised to donate £1 from every sale of their best-selling Mum-to-be Collection gift set.

 

 

Skillmatics, Smart Toys

Smart Toys have released a set of games great for building children’s core skills and reinforcing key learning concepts. The Skillmatics range is created by educational specialists to engage young learners as they experience the joy of discovery and self-learning.

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Coral, Maxi Cosi

Maxi Cosi has launched the stylish new Coral, the revolutionary infant car seat with an integrated baby seat which reduces carrying weight by 50%.

The new Coral contains a two-part modular system, an ‘outer’ car seat shell for superior safety, combined with an ultra-light detachable ‘inner’ carrier with retractable straps and is i-Size (R129) compliant. This allows parents the option to lift the whole seat, or just the inner carrier, with their precious load.

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