Infinity Cape, Fifth Origins
Designed in Amsterdam, the Infinity Cape by Fifth Origin is a multifunctional cape that can be worn 15 different ways so it’s ideal for pretty much every occasion. As well as looking gorgeous as a poncho, shawl, scarf, dress, long or short cape, it’s also excellent as a nursing shawl and would make the perfect gift for any expectant mama.
Super-soft and natural, the Infinity Cape is made from organic wool, handmade by skilled artisans in Himalayan communities using the ancient traditions of handloom weaving. Each cape is truly one of a kind, and they’re a fabulous way to keep you and your little one warm during this cold snap.
Fifth Origins is a company with a conscious. With sustainability at the very heart of what they do, each cape is made from ecologically sourced materials and thoughtful processing steps – using eco-friendly dyes, safely recycling dyed water, conserving water, taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, using wool from sheep cruelty-free.
There are many beautiful colours to choose from, your only problem will be choosing which. A fab wardrobe staple to suit the dynamic lifestyle of any mama.
Snack Surprise Pot, Baby Boosa
Perfect for babies and toddlers, this collapsible Snack Surprise Pot from Baby Boosa will add lots of fun to snack time and encourage self-feeding with every dip. Designed with a super soft closing food catcher to keep snacks in, these easy to hold pots are perfect whilst on the go, in the car or when having a picnic. Suitable from 6 months+, the Snack Surprise Pots are freezer, microwave & dishwasher (top rack) safe, 100% food grade silicone and non-toxic BPA free. Available in Dusky Pink, Concrete Grey, Salted Caramel and Riviera Blue.
Essential Wrap, IZMI
Cheeky Rascals is delighted to introduce another must-have to Izmi’s babywearing collection, the Essential Wrap. Supporting those all-important newborn bonding moments, the latest Izmi innovation offers comfortable closeness whilst providing soft, flexible and natural support.
Expertly designed in the UK, the new Essential variation promises the high-quality that Izmi is known for at a lower price point, providing more affordable babywearing options in 2021 – great for new parents who are trying babywearing for the first time.
One for the south London mamas! Flora Campbell, a mum from Balham has launched her own food delivery service with her two-year-old son Toby as Chief Taster.
Pots for Tots delivers delicious homemade food pots to parents who are too busy to cook nutritious meals for their little ones. The aim of Pots for Tots is to liberate parents while also making sure every child gets the nutrients they need to grow up healthy.
You can try out a one-time service or enjoy a monthly subscription for regular meals. Every recipe is backed by nutritionist Zoe Hamer from Gut Instinct.
The Collection, Voksi
Voksi will help you welcome the cooler days with sleeping and stroller bags that offer both style and comfort.
Their new collection consists of popular and well-proven footmuffs for different weather conditions. All come with a matte nylon outer fabric which gives the bags a striking matte finish and contemporary and premium look.
The pre-cut hole design makes this range fit with any stroller or car seat harness, ensuring your baby is secure as well as warm. The wool filling in the back of the sleeping bags has a unique ability to transport moisture away from the baby’s body while keeping a stable and comfortable temperature. All Sleeping bags in the range are coated in a BIONIC-FINISH®ECO treatment which repels water, making them suitable for all weather!
All Voksi products in this range are certified according to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class I, which ensures that the baby is surrounded by materials free from hazardous substances or harmful chemicals.
Maternity and Postnatal Activewear Range, Lily & Ribbon
Online maternity and nursing boutique Lily & Ribbon have launched their maternity and postnatal activewear range, which combines high performance, breathable materials with stylish designs. This gorgeous range is suitable for throughout pregnancy (the maternity active leggings featuring a high over bump waistband with two-way stretch jersey) and the postpartum period (with all tops and vests being wire-free and providing easy feeding access), and doubles up as fantastic loungewear.
The new activewear range covers every aspect of pregnancy and postnatal fitness, including maternity leggings in both full-length and knee-length style, postpartum leggings with compression properties to help support postnatal recovery and stomach muscles (in both full-length and knee-length styles), maternity and Nursing Crop Top with breathable mesh and nursing clips and maternity nursing t-shirts and racer vests, all with easy feeding access.
There’s still time to enter the ‘Start-Write’ lockdown creative writing competition from Start-Rite Shoes. The prize? To win a year’s supply of shoes AND an Eco Scooter from Micro Scooters (entries close 31st January).
In this creative writing competition, Start-Rite is asking children to write about their lockdown experience. The power of writing is proven and is a fabulous way to help children process feelings and make sense of the world through observing and reflecting. What’s more, the cathartic process promotes emotional growth, not to mention boosts literacy skills.
Reduced Sugar Jams & Spreads, Fearne and Rosie
Fearne and Rosie is the new British brand on the block that’s on a mission to provide your little ones with delicious, fun and healthier food choices.
Kicking off with a range of reduced sugar jams and tasty honey spreads, they are here to provide a little less guilt but with absolutely no compromise on taste.
A real family affair, the brand was launched by Rachel Kettlewell, a teacher and mum of three young children, including the brand namesakes, Fearne and Rosie. All the spreads are traditionally made in small batches at their family factory in Yorkshire, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
This Spring, Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to Walk All Over Cancer by taking 10,000 steps a day throughout March to raise money for life-saving research. Those taking part can be as creative as they like to rack up the daily step count, whether that’s doing conference calls on the go, exploring new places in the local area or doing laps of a garden.
There are lots of benefits to regular walking too; it can help maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone and strengthen muscles. Walking can also be a stress reliever and could help with mental health and wellbeing – something more important than ever during the pandemic.
To put it in context – based on the average person’s stride – 10,000 steps is around five miles or eight kilometres, so by the end of the month walkers taking on the challenge will have covered 150 miles, which is about the distance from London to Manchester, or Paris to Brussels!
Everyone can go at their own pace, and even get friends and family to take part themselves too for a bit of friendly competition. Every pound raised will make a difference in helping to fund vital research for people affected by cancer. To sign up and receive a free fundraising pack, plus walking routes and top tips for the challenge, visit Cancer Reaserch UK.
Myleene Klass Kids, Next
Check it out! NEXT and Myleene Klass Kids have announced a new licensing collaboration – a funky capsule clothing collection for newborns and children, designed and created exclusively with NEXT.
The collection also boasts a selection of homeware including soft furnishings and nursery accessories.
Dressing when expecting can be a challenging time for mums-to-be, but especially for those looking to be mindful of the environmental impacts of fashion.
Frugi Bloom is a new Spring-Summer 2021 range of sustainable styles from bump to breastfeeding and beyond. The collection is designed and crafted with the knowledge of what a mum-to-be will need, whilst keeping things simple with love to wear easy styles.
Knitted Crocodile, Best Years
This colourfully striped crocodile soft toy makes a wonderful new addition to the Best Years’ soft toy range and will be adored by any child.
Not only is this little reptile gorgeously cute and soft, he or she is also tactile. The bright colours are super eye-catching for children and will inspire lots of imaginative play as well as cuddles.
Enjoy the story that first introduced the Mr Men to the world in this special 50th anniversary edition!
In 1971 Mr Tickle was published, bringing fun, tickles and laughter to children everywhere. Now, 50 years later you can enjoy this special upsized edition of the classic story with a bonus new story about how it all began. The perfect gift for fans of the Mr Men.
On the My Baba wishlist…
Patent Girls Zip-Up Boots, Start-Rite
Eco Leather Bag, AlexandAlexa
Emily Jumper, Frugi
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK
Love To Dream
The ingenious Love To Swaddle UP combines all the benefits of a traditional swaddle with the ease-of-use and safety of a sleepsuit. The soft, clingy fabric around the baby replicates the feeling of being in the womb, while arms are up in a more natural position and hips are free to wriggle and move.
The Love to Swaddle UP is available in organic, original and warm.
The Love To Swaddle UP Transition Bag combines all the benefits of a traditional swaddle with the ease-of-use and safety of a sleepsuit and can be used to transition from any type of swaddle.
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