From summer fashion pop-ups and kids’ party trends to compact strollers and non-toxic cleaning products, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
The compact stroller: Ergobaby’s Metro City Stroller
A compact stroller is fast becoming an everyday essential for modern parents, particularly city dwellers. While, traditionally, parents would choose a bulkier option for their main pushchair, Ergobaby is proving that its compact stroller is a real all-rounder in the pushchair world. The Metro City Stroller is comfortable, compact and foldable, easing travel on trains and planes and simple to fold up and put away at home. The stroller starts from £299.90 and can be used from six months, or from birth with the Newborn Kit (sold separately).
Find out more on Ergobaby.co.uk
Kids’ fashion: Il Porticciolo’s summer fashion pop-up
Drop into Italian kids’ fashion brand Il Porticciolo’s pop-up in Chelsea until 8 May. The childrenswear brand focuses on Italian style and elegance with a range of pieces for 0-8-year-olds. Il Porticciolo came about when its founder Carola Ploederl Cafiero decided to bring together her knitwear brand Totò Bebè with her favourite Italian brands, including Nicoletta Fanna, Paio Crippa and many more. Visit the pop-up at 121 Sydney Street, SW3 6NR. Opening hours are 10-6pm every day, except Sunday 5th June when the pop-up is open from 12-6pm.
Shop online on IlPorticciolo.co.uk
Kids’ parties: the 2019 trends, according to an expert
Planning a kid’s party can be stressful in itself. Planning the ultimate party? Well, we’ll leave that one to the experts. NOTORiOUS KiDS founder Victoria Pierce has been in the party industry for over 12 years and has seen many trends come and go but she’s particularly excited about the year ahead. This year will see movie themes making a big comeback, alongside personalised items and statement balloons.
Read her pointers on planning the perfect on-trend party here.
Nappy changing: Shnuggle’s BumGo® changing wrap
The ingenious BumGo® contains everything you’ll ever need for changing baby on-the-go. The changing mat, wipes dispenser, and nappy storage all-in-one can be stored in most handbags or hung onto your pram. The wipe dispenser is quick to access and the mat can be rolled out anywhere from the park to the car.
Shop online now on Shnuggle.com
Toilet training on the move: the Potette Plus travel potty
Potty training starts at home but, while it may be daunting, you’ll soon want to venture out with your toddler. Taking a bulky potty with you isn’t ideal so Potette has designed a collapsible travel potty that will allow you to take potty training on the move. Set up the potty anywhere, add a disposable liner and then throw it away when finished — no cleaning required!
Find out more on CheekyRascals.co.uk
You might also be interested in: How To Prepare Your Child For Potty Training
Non-toxic: Yope’s natural cleaning products
Yope wowed us a couple of weeks ago with its natural skincare range: a brilliant selection of hand soaps with key ingredients of rose, ginger and mint. Now, an all-natural spring cleaning range has been unveiled to give your home a deep clean, free from chemical nasties. The range, that includes all-purpose, floor, window, and bathroom cleaner, relies on the power of natural ingredients such as lemon acid and lavender. The range is ideal for parents wanting to prevent young children from having reactions to chemicals and parabens found in many cleaning products.
Shop online on ParfumDreams.co.uk
Save the date: Dimbleby Cancer Care’s Walk50
On Friday 7 June, Dimbleby Cancer Care will be taking to the streets of London for the Walk50 event. With three walks, 12km, 25km, and 50km, everyone will be able to take part, raise money and experience the sights and monuments of London by night. Best suited for families is the 12km route that starts on the banks of the Thames and ends in Putney. Entry is £15 per person and the fundraising target for each family is £300 with proceeds going to Dimbleby Cancer Care who support Guy’s Cancer Centre and the Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre at Queen Mary’s Sidcup.
Sign up online on DimblebyCancerCare.org
On The Puppet Barge: A Child’s Garden of Verse
The unique puppet barge in London’s Little Venice is showing A Child’s Garden of Verse. Shadow puppets and marionettes will bring to life narratives from the beautiful poems of Robert Louis Stevenson. Adults and children of all ages will be able to draw meaning and enchantment from these this imaginative display. Suitable from 4 years upwards and tickets from £9, showing 4 May – 7 July.
Find out more on PuppetBarge.com
One for the adults: Queens Yard Summer Party
For last minute bank holiday weekend plans, book your ticket to Hackney’s Queens Yard Summer party, a two-day festival with an eclectic mix of music, arts, culture and gastro food and drink. The lineup celebrates UK dance music of a world-class standard with innovative sounds pushing the boundaries of electronic music. It’s more than just music, the schedule also features cultural talks, yoga and meditation, and art exhibits.
Find out more on ResidentAdvisor.net