Kensington Treklite Print, Native Shoes

Sustainable footwear brand Native Shoes has just launched its new FW20 collection of planet-friendly footwear options. The best bit? All shoes are entirely recyclable via the Native Shoes Remix Program, which sees old and worn-out shoes turned into colourful playgrounds for local children. We love these Kensington Treklite Print boots, perfect for your little rockstars this winter. The boldest boot in the playground, the Kensington Treklite Print boot is available in two limited edition prints, Leopard Print with Gold Glitter, or Zebra Print with Black Glitter.

These boots have an ultra-grippy Treklite sole and puddle-loving water-resistant upper and are boots guaranteed to be the talk of the town. Despite the bright animal print, animal lovers never need fear: every pair of Native Shoes is guaranteed to be 100% free of any animal products.

New Bedside Crib, Nuby

Leading baby brand Nuby has launched its new Sleep By Me bedside crib. The versatile and stylish crib comes with an easy-to-open side panel in seven adjustable heights, ideal for co-sleeping, so parents can be safely next to baby to soothe their little one to sleep.

Other key features to aid sleep include a changeable coloured night light, lullabies, white noise and gentle vibrations. The crib easily inclines to help with reflux, colic and indigestion. As cribs go, this one is super easy to assemble and comes with a handy storage unit and a carry case for portability.

 

Falling into Magic, Amazon

Falling into Magic is a magical cosy mystery novel with a touch of humour and a hint of romance, written by Elizabeth Pantly international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution.

It is the first book in the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series.

Baby Bonding Playmat, aden + anais

aden + anais, the babycare brand known and loved for its iconic muslin swaddles, sleeping bags and bath time products has taken its first step into the baby playtime sphere this week with the launch of a baby bonding playmat and we couldn’t be more delighted to shout about this for them.

The playmat features favourite characters from the popular jungle jam print collection – made famous when Prince George emerged from St Mary’s wrapped in a swaddle from the range. It also includes over 30 developmental benefits to support baby’s fine and gross motor, sensory and cognitive development. From self-discovery with the sun mirror to sensory development with the crinkle peek-a-boo leaves, the playmat will engage and entertain little ones for hours.

The machine-washable baby bonding playmat retails for £85.00 and is available from aden + anais and selected retailers.

 

Hunter x Peter Rabbit collection

We’re in love with this brand new Hunter x Peter Rabbit limited-edition collection in collaboration Sony Pictures to mark the release of ‘PETER RABBIT™ 2.

Find Peter Rabbit hiding among carrots, cabbages and pumpkins across Wellington boots ranging from size UK4 little kids to UK5 big kids as well as the Original Peter Rabbit backpack.

We think ANYTHING from this collection would make the perfect gift for little feet at Christmas who are as mischievous as Peter Rabbit himself!

Beautifect Box

Beautifect is set to start a new era when it comes to the way we do our make-up. In development for nearly 3 years, this revolutionary patent-pending Beautifect Box is your 21st century’s answer to the traditional dressing table.

Designed for daily use, it combines our advanced luminous system which perfectly simulates daylight, with a total of five lighting environments from evening light to bright sun so you can adjust and perfect your makeup for where you are actually going. The Beutifect Box includes a distortion-free mirror as well as a smart storage system so you can organise your make-up.

The beautifully crafted and luxurious case is compact yet functional so you can do your makeup with ease wherever you are.

 

Strawberries and Cream

Do you remember turning around and around in the skirt that you loved, until you believed that you could fly? Well, now your little ones can do the same, and just in time for Christmas!

Luxury British baby and girlswear label Strawberries and Cream has launched with a gorgeous capsule collection for Christmas. Their small, handmade collections have a vintage touch, and they only use the best materials to create their truly beautiful range of outfits. Each garment is carefully crafted by expert seamstresses, turning magic into reality for every little princess.

The collection is available now – so do get in touch asap for Christmas orders.

Maternity Leggings, Latched

Introducing the maternity leggings that truly grow with your blossoming bump AND promise to last the whole 9 months! These Maternity Leggings from Latched make the perfect go-to item to help mammas in the making stay active and feel comfortable during pregnancy.

Maternity Leggings are made from high-quality, squat proof material to offer the essential comfort mums-to-be need during each trimester. The cleverly designed high waistband can either be been worn over the bump or folded down to provide extra support.

Micralite GetGo travel system

Hot on the heels of the launch of their new website, baby travel brand Micralite has launched a new 3-in-1 travel system, the GetGo. The Micralite GetGo is a pushchair that promises to do it all, in line with the brand’s ethos of making parents’ lives easier.

The GetGo has been specifically designed to encourage family adventure whatever the occasion or terrain.

KIDSMAS – BARNARDO’S

It might be the most wonderful time of year for many, but sadly, thousands of vulnerable children across the UK are struggling.

This year, Barnardo’s is bringing back its popular Kidsmas campaign – and is calling on people to help bring the magic of Christmas to the thousands of vulnerable children, young people and families the charity supports.

Whether it’s by throwing a fun virtual party, holding a Kidsmas quiz or fundraising, you can get involved by visiting barnardos.org.uk/Kidsmas. Give something back this year, and help Barnardo’s Kidsmas campaign.

Matching Fashion by The Social Club London

The Social Club’s range of sustainable clothes are all made from 100% organic and recycled materials, and their signature collection features the ultimate in happy icons, the Smiley!

The Smiley is available on super-cool tees and sweaters for adults and kids from 3 years up, so there’s scope for matching, a concept we know our readers love. Oh, and when you’re ordering, it’s worth remembering that The Social Club always recommends oversizing when it comes to the kidswear, so if you have babas aged 18+ you’re in luck, a size 3-4 should fit perfectly.

Blue Plaque Is Unveiled at Elsworth Rectory to Honour Thomas & Friends Creator The Reverend. W. Awdry in 75th anniversary year

Charity Cambridge Past Present & Future (Cambridge), has partnered with global toy company Mattel, to unveil a special blue plaque on Tuesday 8 December at the Old Rectory of The Holy Trinity Church in the village of Elsworth in South Cambridgeshire. The plaque is to commemorate The Reverend W. Awdry, rector at the church from 1946-1952 and well-known as the author of The Railway Series books, that first introduced the world to Thomas & Friends. Many of his books were published while he was rector at the Elsworth church.

The Cambridge & District Blue Plaque Scheme recognises and celebrates notable people and events that have made a significant impact on the area, the UK or, indeed, the world. This scheme is run by local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future largely through the fantastic efforts of volunteers.

The Reverend. W Awdry (1911 – 1997) was an Anglican clergyman, railway enthusiast and hugely successful children’s author who created the enduringly popular Railway Series of books and characters, including the much-loved Thomas the Tank Engine. Awdry had just become rector of the parish of Elsworth in 1946 when the success of his first two books led the publisher, Edmund Ward, to commission Awdry to write a new book for the Railway Series every year. He would do so for the next 24 years, writing five titles at Elsworth before moving on to serve another Cambridgeshire parish, Emneth. The Reverend W. Awdry put down his pen in 1972.

What began as a father’s stories to amuse his three-year-old son, in bed with measles, became a literary, publishing, merchandising and financial phenomenon. At the time of his death in 1997, Awdry’s Railway Series books had sold in the order of 50 million copies, in a dozen languages, and inspired videos, toys, games, clothes and a popular television series.

Toy Of The Week

Camping Cubs Activity Gym, Amazon

With a woodgrain-patterned structure, this baby gym has a whimsical outdoor feel. The printed mesh backdrop sets the ultimate campground scene, while the plush, sleeping bear tummy time pillow encourages developmental milestones. A light-up firefly, musical raccoon and other nature friends help to develop baby’s sensory skills.

Book Of The Week

Covi, the Little Christmas Dinosaur, Amazon

A courageous little girl who fought back after losing all her limbs to meningitis is the protagonist of this children’s storybook designed to provide comfort this Christmas. Harmonie-Rose meets Covi, a little green dinosaur sent by Santa to save Christmas. The book is the third tale in the series ‘The Adventures of Covi, the Little Green Dinosaur’.

Seven-year-old Harmonie-Rose Allen, from Bath, contracted meningococcal septicemia as a baby and was given only a 10% chance of survival. Her arms and legs were amputated, but miraculously, she survived, and now, thanks to prosthetic legs, she loves jumping and skipping and even completed a half-marathon in her home city when she was just five.

An ambassador for the charity Meningitis Now, Harmonie-Rose will feature in the children’s illustrated storybook ‘Covi, the Little Christmas Dinosaur!’ written by author Susie Cullen and illustrated by Chay Winter.

 

 

On the My Baba wishlist…

Red Wool Sweater, Il Gufo

Lotil Original Cream, Lloyds Pharmacy

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