Weaning Webinar, Stokke

Stokke is hosting a free weaning webinar on how to raise a confident foodie and help your baby love their broccoli as much as their cake. ‘How to Wean Your Baby Mini Masterclass: A step-by-step guide to weaning’ with nutritionist and author Charlotte Stirling-Reed will take place on Zoom, on the 28th April at 8 pm.

Stokke’s workshop will cover the basics when it comes to introducing your little one to solid foods. Parents often get really anxious about the what and the how of feeding a baby, and this workshop will leave you well equipped to begin your little one on their journey to becoming a little foodie themselves.

Charlotte Stirling-Reed is also busy promoting her new upcoming book “How To Wean Your Baby”, publishing on 29th April and available for pre-order now.

The Bobux Seedling

The Bobux Seedling is a new environmentally minded, super comfy trainer, produced with natural textiles that both little feet and the planet will love. Made with one of the softest fabrics on earth, the bamboo-knitted shoe is super lightweight, breathable, durable, and designed to support free movement.

Consciously crafted with recycled and naturally-sourced core materials, Seedling helps children leave more environmentally sound footprints, while staying comfortable and protected. Naturally insulating, hypoallergenic and UV protectant, bamboo is kind to kids’ feet, while the natural and recycled rubber sole offers durability, flexibility and grip for all adventures.

DINOSEA – Roarsome Swimwear For Kids, Dinoski

Dinoski have just launched their new summer collection for the coolest kids on the block.

This awesome new collection includes swimwear, towels, rash vests and sun hats made from recycled plastic bottles and sun-protective UPF50+ too!

Petticoat Collection, CYBEX

CYBEX has announced the launch of PETTICOAT, its latest stunning new collaboration with world-famous Moschino creative director, Jeremy Scott.

Combining high-end fashion design with modern playfulness, the new PETTICOAT collection is the fourth collaboration from CYBEX’s long-standing design partner, and it’s set to fly off online shelves.

Featuring a fashionable polka dot design with white polka dots popping out from gorgeous red fabric, this new and exclusive design is bursting with energy, perfect for summer. A playful bow embellishment adds the finishing touch to this joyful edition and with its strapline, “Everything is better with a bow on it!” this fun and vibrant collection is sure to make a statement.

My Magic Pyjamas

My Magic Pyjamas is an enchanting and funny storybook written by award-winning author Richie Conroy, and is accompanied by a set of Teal Coloured Unisex Magic Pyjamas presented beautifully in a lovely presentation box.

The book tells the story of a child named Cat, who is finding it hard to sleep. Cat overcomes it all by finding Nana Lou’s ‘Magic Pyjamas’. She cleverly uses the pyjamas to banish the nighttime scaries so she’s able to sleep through the night.

A really lovely idea for children who need that extra reassurance at bedtime.

Metro+ Stroller, Ergobaby

Ergobaby’s has launched the NEW Metro+ stroller with comfort and convenience at the forefront of product design. This compact stroller weighs in at less than 8kgs, but at the same time, features more padding than any other compact stroller on the market.

What’s brilliant about Ergobaby’s new Metro+ stroller is that is offers the comfort of a full-size stroller in an ultra-compact design. This makes it the ideal fit for parents who do not want to sacrifice comfort for convenience.

Alongside previous fan-favourites, the Metro+ comes packed with a host of new features including an adjustable handlebar, even more cushy padding, near-flat recline, colour-pop sunshades and car seat compatibility – making it the ultra-compact stroller for families on-the-go.

Newborn Organic Collection, Boden

Boden has just launched the dreamiest new range of organic cotton baby clothes. We’re huge fans in particular of the 7 piece gift sets released in the most adorable prints. From pets and farms to roses and delicate stripes, there’s something every new mama is going to love.

Each item in the gift set is crafted from organic cotton jersey, which is kinder to the environment as well as being super-soft on delicate newborn skin. What’s brilliant is that each gift set includes the seven essentials needed for baby’s first few days on planet earth. A truly beautiful gift for any expectant parent.

Reusable Cloth Nappy, Kit and Kin

Kit and Kin are launching a reusable cloth nappy made with Econyl®, which to you and I, is 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.

VEJA X M Rodini Collaboration

VEJA have announced their latest collaboration with Swedish Kids label M.Rodini. This marks the first collaboration between the two brands, and sees a kids VEJA V-12 velcro trainer transformed with a yellow rabbit patch and finished off with the classic M.Rodini logo.

Spring Collection, Bump&Milk

Bump&Milk is a maternity and breastfeeding fashion brand on a mission to empower modern mothers throughout their breastfeeding and pregnancy journey.

Everything in the Bump&Milk collection is made to be super-easy to wear, modern and flattering, to inspire confidence in all new mums.

Daily Care 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, AVEENO®

AVEENO® Baby continues to add to its much loved Daily Care range, with the latest addition, AVEENO® Baby 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner. Specially formulated with natural oat extract, this new product gently cleanses, conditions and nourishes baby’s fine hair and delicate scalp, without drying.

AVEEENO® Baby understand that baby hair is in fact five times more delicate than adult hair (up until the age of 12), therefore it requires extra special care and attention. The new AVEENO® Baby 2-in-1 product has been designed to do just that, helping parents care for their little one’s hair and scalp without complicating the everyday routine, using a formula that not only leaves hair easy to comb, but also feeling soft and healthy.

Miscarriage Petition, Tommy’s

Miscarriage is devastating – yet parents only qualify for support and care after they’ve had 3 miscarriages in a row. Women who miscarry are more likely to face depression and anxiety. And even those at higher risk of miscarriage still don’t get specialist care until they’ve lost 3 babies. This is unacceptable: we need care after every miscarriage. To take this urgent petition to the government, Tommy’s need to reach 100,000 signatures – please add your name today.

We’re demanding:

  1. Support should be available after every miscarriage, not just after 3.
  2. Mental health support should be provided where necessary.
  3. An end to the postcode lottery: tests and treatments must be standardised across the UK.
  4. Higher risk women must get better care from the start.
  5. All miscarriages must be recorded, so we understand the scale of the problem.

Please sign up. Click the link now. Thank you.

Smile Train

From 1st – 16th April Smile Train – the international children’s cleft charity – is asking friends, families, colleagues, and students all over the UK to come together and host an internationally themed tea party whilst raising vital funds for children with clefts in need of treatment.

Whether you choose to ‘par-tea’ at home, schedule a tea break with colleagues over Zoom, or FaceTime relatives from afar for an afternoon tea, Smile Train is encouraging everyone to boil the kettle, enjoy a slice of their favourite cake, and have a ‘good old natter’ with the people they love whilst donating some spare change to Smile Train if they can.

Top New Toys

Rainbow High Cheer Dolls

Legend says at the end of the rainbow, there’s a pot of gold. But the truth is, it’s something even more amazing. Only a chosen few with an eye for bold fashion can follow the rainbow to Rainbow High, the colorful fashion school where everyone learns to flaunt their true colors.

Collect all six beautiful dolls. Ruby Anderson, Poppy Rowan, Sunny Madison, Jade Hunter, Skyler Bradshaw and Violet Willow. Each doll comes with a cheer outfit, poms poms and a hair comb.

The Geomag 337 Supercolor Panels

Play with magnets and let creativity and imagination take over with the fun Geomag toy that works like pure magic.

Suitable for kids aged 5 and up, Geomag works on the magic of magnestism, so you can build endless 3D constructions with creativity and imagination. The elongated magnetic rods, steel balls and the various panel shapes make up the building system, which stimulates play and learning regardless of age. All plastic is made from 100% recycled plastic.

Geomag Magicube Magnetic Animal Shape Blocks

For the younger kids, Geomag has launched a new range of magnetic blocks, in stimulating shapes and colours.

Kids from 12 months to 5 years will enjoy building all sorts of weird and wonderful constructions. Building blocks are brilliant for your child’s development. They’re known to be one of the best educational toys for toddlers, being fabulous for developing multiple skills. Benefits of building blocks include hand-eye coordination and improving children’s problem-solving abilities.

Latest Books

Dig! Dig! Dig! by Wenda Shurety

What would it be like to live on the other side of the world? Meet Jake who wants to find the answer to this burning question. What happens when he starts digging to find the answer? Where will the hole end? Embracing values of determination, sharing and co-operation, Dig, Dig, Dig! is a fun story that promotes teamwork and friendship. We love the beautiful illustrations by Andrea Stegmaier.

Got to Dance, by Josette Reeves

Magnus loves to dance – and loves being admired as the best dancer around. So when Betty comes to town and everyone thinks her dancing is even better, Magnus gives up altogether. A funny, touching and triumphant story about a monkey who finds his confidence and learns to love the things he does for their own sake.

Nature’s Toy Box, by Wenda Shurety

Tilly wonders what to do when the TV is turned off. A whole new world is opened up for her when a little bird helps her discover the garden is one big toy box. Nature’s Toy Box is an uplifting book that shows an emotional journey from boredom to adventure and the ability of a young girl to lose herself in a world of nature and imagination.

On the My Baba wishlist…

Wrapping Paper, Lily and Lionel for Katie Leamon

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Toniebox and the new Sleey Time Tonies

The Toniebox is a simple, no-screens Wi-Fi enabled speaker designed to play popular audio stories via interchangeable kid-proof figurines called ‘Tonies’. And now, with the launch of three sleepy time Tonies, the Toniebox goes one step further, transitioning from a favourite storytime companion into the perfect naptime friend. The longest playing Tonies to date, this soothing collection includes nature sounds, white noise and charming songs and stories from In The Night Garden.

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