3-in-1 Transition Seat, aden + anais

Babies can bounce, rock, and sit with the new 3-in-1 transition seat from aden+ anais, which seamlessly transitions from bouncer to rocker to seat.

Marking the brand’s further expansion into the playtime and baby gear category, the 3-in-1 transition seat is designed with a modern appeal, for parents on the hunt for baby products that fit in with home interiors. The seat includes a luxurious cotton muslin cover and a removable infant insert with a plush built-in head support for the ultimate seat. Your baby will love discovering the toy bar, featuring muslin jungle jam-themed animals.

The 3-in-1 transition seat is suitable from newborn up to 2 years old and converts to three different activity modes: bounce, rock and sit. Built to be compact, the seat stores flat making it a truly versatile and essential addition to family life.

New Print Collections From aden + anais For SS21

aden + anais have been busy this month with the launch of their gorgeous new print collections for SS21. Deco, Now & Zen and Koi Pond are all uniquely designed to complement your lifestyle.

 

Introducing Cheeky Monsters

Cheeky Monsters is a new series of storybooks and cuddly toys your little ones are going to love. Perfect for preschoolers, these enchanting and beautifully illustrated storybooks and plush cuddly toys were born from the concept of imaginative play, and the many weird and wonderful characters our little ones dream up.

Each new Cheeky Monster has its own distinct personality, colour, hobbies and even horns! Choose from Violet the Superstar, Drago the Super Scientist, Rocky the Road Racer, Spike the Expert Explorer and Glitter the Disco Dancer. All of these characters have one thing in common… they’re Cheeky Monsters!

What we love about these soft toys is that each one comes with its own illustrated storybook filled with adventure, fun and mischief. These cheeky characters will inspire kids to bring the stories to life and even create their own Cheeky Monsters tale with their chosen monster.

For extra fun at home this Easter, the Cheeky Monsters’ website has free downloadable content with themed activities based on the storybooks, such as How to Build a Bug Hotel, How to Build a Rocket and lots of creative craft fun for the family!

Microneedling Body Roller, Oliviere Wilson

Want stronger, healthier-looking skin with improved tone and texture? This new microneedling body roller is set to redefine your skincare routine for deep hydration and natural radiance.

A little barrel like device adorned with 1200 medical-grade titanium needles promises to deliver mighty results. The body roller works to enhance elasticity and promote collagen production for improved firmness and tone by penetrating the top layer of skin to help guide key nutrients into deeper skin cells.

Luxury Maternity Gift Box, Primrose and Ginger

Primrose and Ginger curate premium maternity wellness and self care gift boxes for expectant mothers.

There are four boxes in the range so far, and each box includes natural, organic and luxurious wellness products thoughtfully selected to deliver support for “new mama well-being” throughout the pre- and post-natal journey, while also giving her a touch of luxury.

The boxes can be ordered online for delivery across the UK. Already a huge hit among new mothers, mothers-to-be and midwives, we think a Primrose and Ginger gift box would make a fabulous gift for any new or expectant mother.

 

Little Stories Reusable Nappies, Boots

We were so excited to see that Boots UK is launching its first ever own-brand range of reusable nappies online and instore, apparently after searches for ‘reusable nappies’ on Boots.com had grown by 1022%.

Made popular by the likes of Joe Wicks and Gwyneth Paltrow, switching to reusable nappies not only has a positive impact on the environment but also can help save a lot of money – parents who make the change can divert as many as 3,500 nappies from going to landfill and also save up to £1,400 in their child’s lifetime.

Aer Cot, Joolz

The Joolz Aer can now be used from birth to toddler, thanks to its unique cot that folds down with the chassis. The Aer is perfect for cruising around town with your newborn baby, ideal for peaceful strolls in the park, and will be your best buddy when travelling.

Ideal for naps on the go, the spacious Joolz Aer cot comes with a super comfy, breathable mattress.

Compact without compromising on comfort, the buggy’s one-hand fold is quick and super easy to use. What’s better – you can fold the Aer with the cot in situ, there’s no need to remove it first. Once folded down, the compact size and lighweight nature of the buggy means you can store it easily, or take it with you wherever you go.

Joolz will also be launching the new Aer with Cot in taupe, the perfect colour for summer adventures. With crafted details such as the stylish full leatherette handlebars and eye-catching metal logos, in either colour you and your baba are ready to make a real style statement.

 

Little Pots, The Coconut Collab

With Easter around the corner, many of us will be on the hunt for Easter Eggs around the garden. But for those of us (admittedly not only children) who are dairy-free, the hunt for suitable Easter Eggs starts much earlier. Despite the growing number of plant-based eaters, with many of the biggest brands dipping their toes into veganism after another record-breaking number of Veganuary sign-ups; it is still a struggle for many dairy-free eaters to find delicious alternatives.

So, The Coconut Collaborative have got creative with their Little Pots for two simple dairy-free Easter recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Little Pots Easter Nest

Ingredients
• 4 x The Coconut Collaborative Chocolate Little Pots
• 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
• 2 tbsp Sticky Sweetener (Maple, Agave, Golden Syrup etc)
• 200g Vegan Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
• 6-7 Shredded Wheat Bricks OR 3-4C Puffed Rice

Method
1. Crush the shredded wheat into a large mixing bowl and line a muffin tray with cupcake liners. Set both aside.
2. Heat the Little Pots, coconut oil and sweetener in a saucepan over a low heat until coconut oil has melted, then add in the chocolate to melt and whisk until silky smooth.
3. Pour the chocolate mixture into the shredded wheat and stir with a wooden spoon to evenly coat.
4. Spoon mixture into prepared cupcake liners, and place in the fridge for a couple hours to set hard.
5. Once set, fill with more Little Pots and any favourite toppings.

Little Pot Easter Egg Truffles

Ingredients

• 4 x The Coconut Collaborative Little Pots (flavour of choice or all four flavours like us)
• 200g Vegan Chocolate

Method

1. Melt the Chocolate (do not over-melt, keep to a thick consistency)
2. Thinly coat the egg moulds with the melted Chocolate and place in the fridge for 30 mins (until solid)
3. Break the top of the eggs and fill with your Little Pot of choice!

Sensitive Skin Sun Protection Progressive Spray, Be3

We’ve been testing out B3’s sun protection this week on the kids. It’s spray makes it so easy to apply, and the lotion rubs easily onto skin. The formula protects against UVA/UVB rays with no physical filters such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide or other filters that could induce coral bleaching or damage the coral reef.

With its very high sun protection screen and allergen-free formula, hypersensitive skins can safely be exposed to sun rays, enjoying a totally safe, effective and long-lasting protection. The product contains avocado and Jojoba oil to keep skin moisturised and protected from dehydration, while vitamin E helps to reduce free radicals to prvent the skin photoaging.

Free Breast Feeding Classes, Blossom Antenatal

Blossom Antenatal is a non-profit organisation founded in Spring 2020 by Clare Castell, an NHS Infant Feeding Team/ NCT trained teacher with over 15 years’ experience. In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blossom Antenatal started initially with free online breastfeeding classes and has quickly grown to include 30 different ante and postnatal classes covering everything from labour and birth to baby massage.

Blossom Antenatal’s mission is to deliver high-quality, evidence-based education for expectant and new parents with the aim to reduce anxiety levels, provide support and build confidence. Blossom Antenatal’s team of qualified professionals has now taught classes through its online platform to over 60,000 expectant and new parents.

Find out more and sign up for classes here.

 

Everyday Tote, Peak Design

We love this gorgeous classic tote bag from Peak Design. The Everyday Tote combines clean aesthetics with thoughtful functionality to protect, organise, and give quick access to your everyday essentials. An extra-wide top access point seals via a magnetic clasp or weatherproof UltraZip. Inside, FlexFold dividers give customisable and protective storage.

There’s also a stretchy internal pocket for sunglasses, plus a 13” laptop sleeve. As with all Peak Design bags a 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell keeps everything safe.

Marlo & Cole

Marlo & Cole is a new gender-neutral British babywear brand, created to inspire a love of music and the creative industries. All products are designed in the UK by independent illustrators, before being printed and manufactured in the UK.

The music-inspired launch collection of 100% cotton baby bodysuits features designs inspired by the works of David Bowie, LCD Soundsystem, Björk and The National, making them ideal for any music fan. Plus, every purchase is wrapped in tissue paper and delivered in a letterbox-friendly gift box, so they are a perfect gift!

Toy Of The Week

Happy 30th Birthday BABY born!

Much-loved doll brand BABY born is celebrating a major milestone in 2021 – turning 30! In honour of the big birthday milestone, BABY born is launching three brand-new dolls this season, with an exciting ‘Magic’ function, alongside a stunning limited-edition Happy Birthday themed range with outfits and accessories so little ones can host their own celebrations at home.

The new BABY born Magic 43cm dolls (RRP £54.99) comes with new magic eyes! Children can twist the dolls’ dummy in their mouth to open or close the baby’s eyes so they are in complete control of when BABY born is awake or asleep. With this new trick, the best-selling dolls now have ten lifelike functions including crying real tears, eating, drinking, and keeping mini mums and dads busy with nappy changes. With pink, purple or blue outfits to choose from, as well as boy and girl dolls, there’s a new best friend every child to take home.

Book Of The Week

Ten Little Dogs, Amazon

An adorable count-down book by household name, Ruth Brown.

’Ten little dogs, sitting in a line, One chased a butterfly And then there were…. nine’ Then 8, then 7, and so on. The clever use of rhyme and page turn will help children guess, and then eventually learn which number comes next. Each page is a ‘spot the difference’ as you look to see which dog is no longer there. You’re not only ticking the bedtime story box, you’re also including counting and subtraction too.

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and in hardback form Ten Little Dogs would make a lovely birthday gift for any little one.

On the My Baba wishlist…

Children’s Backpack, Beatrix Potter Gifts By Enesco

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Fred Safety

Combining contemporary modern style with uncompromising levels of safety. Made from the highest possible quality materials throughout, the crystal-clear professional grade acrylic is a barrier of brilliance.

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