IntellectoKids offers three apps to make parenting easier and less stressful, while giving children the joy of learning while they play. Great for keeping kids busy during car trips and the summer holidays, the three apps include IntellectoKids Learning Games, which has fun and educational games that teach numbers, alphabet, maths, musical instruments, memory and logic skills, targeted at three to six-year-olds. IntellectoKids Bedtime Stories provides interactive audio stories to prep them to fall asleep and teach morals such as friendship and kindness. Meanwhile, IntellectoKids Super Parents has has a range of 15-minute audio bites on a variety of parenting issues such as childhood development crises and how to deal with sibling jealousy, bereavement and bullying.
Town House at The Kensington has a new afternoon tea. Following the success of its ‘Tale As Old As Time’ Beauty & The Beast-inspired offering, its new ‘London Landmarks’ tea takes inspiration from the capital’s most recognisable and historic buildings, taking diners on an edible tour along the way. Tributes include architectural triumphs such as the Gherkin – crafted from white chocolate and dark chocolate ganache – and the Shard, made of carrot cake and milk chocolate. The iconic London telephone box is reimagined in rhubarb mousse and there’s also a Big Ben-inspired lemon curd tart. Traditional English tea and scones will complete the line-up.
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Velveteen's ethos is to bring to life the vision of a “timeless California childhood filled with days spent exploring hidden pathways, sharing secrets with friends and building fond memories”. The brand designs and produces its own prints and fabric using a combination of beautiful Indian artisan techniques including lurex yarn dyes, block printing and hand embroidery, and each piece is finished with artisanal detailing such as hand embroidery, mukesh and pin-tucking. Best of all, each item is produced by a select group of family owned, internationally accredited factories, specialising in small batch luxury production.
Made By Mammas podcast
In Made By Mammas, TV presenter and radio broadcaster Zoe Hardman joins PR executive Georgia Dayton to bring their mummy blog to life as they discuss the baby brands they love, the products they swear by and the experiences they've been through during the first year and a half of motherhood. Each episode sees Zoe and Georgia chat to a famous face or an expert in their field on a host of topics ranging from pregnancy to sleep to activities to do with little ones. Guests along the way include Tamara Ecclestone, Vogue Williams and Holly Valance.
Baby To Love
Baby To Love is a French brand offering innovative and clever products for babies to make life easier for parents. The company offers original, innovative and on-trend baby products, split into six collections: ‘Meals’, ‘On the go’, ‘Care’, ‘Teethers’, ‘Baby's Room’ and ‘Play’. Each product is designed and developed in France by a team of baby professionals, who always focus on the quality and safety of the products. We love the Portable Pocket Chairs, a fun and stylish chair harness which can be used at home and on the go. This is an ultra-portable space-saving alternative to a bulky high chair, suitable for toddlers that can sit up, aged 6-36 months. The product folds into itself like a sock to form a small travel bag which fits snugly in handbags.
Bloom & Blossom
Bloom & Blossom’s hard work paid off when Space.NK launched the brand nationwide in 2010. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and it is now stocked in John Lewis, Liberty, Mamas and Papas and JoJo Maman Bebe. We must say, we’re rather taken with the brand’s latest product. To make hand washing fun, Bloom & Blossom has teamed up with the Roald Dahl Story Company to create a range of hand washes celebrating some of the most well-loved Roald Dahl characters. Aside from the fun packaging, everything in the soaps is natural and free from nasties.
Inspired by long summers in Italy, everything Folpetto makes is designed to be handed down to siblings, cousins and friends. Focusing on quality swimwear that’s sun-safe, the brand specialises in high-performing, eco-friendly fabrics combined with the chic and playful style of the Italian seaside without compromising fit and comfort. Each item is manufactured in Italy, at a small family firm with decades of experience.
Launched last month, Pea is a new go-to brand for children’s interiors and homeware, with customisable collections that have been created for children and designed for grown-ups. Founded by Claire Quigley Ward and Paul Hicks, Pea’s first range – the customisable Adventure Collection – brings the beauty of the outdoors in, making the bedroom a place for children to discover the natural world around them, with two immersive woodland landscapes ready to be explored. The company manufactures most products in the UK, while bedding sets are made by a family business in northern Portugal, using 100% percale cotton.
Happy Kids Dental
Happy Kids Dental is a multi-award-winning children’s dentist with locations Marylebone and Chelsea. The practices were created to deliver the best dental care for infants, children and teenagers. Immersive and fun waiting zones are set up to entertain the most active minds and all treatment rooms are equipped with the latest generation of dental technology. The team can nip any developing problems in the bud with early orthodontic treatment, such as trainer braces, and also address any existing issues in older children with a full range of regular orthodontics, from fixed metal braces to removable clear aligners.
Little Eco Eats
Little Eco Eats creates healthy packed lunches for children’s parties and school trips. For £8.50 per bag, each child will receive two sandwiches (ham and cheese), carrots and cucumber in a keep-cup, a yoghurt jar, and a choice of Farmers crisps, fruit jerky by Snact, or raw chocolate buttons. If you’re throwing a children’s birthday, parents can be catered for too, with packages including cheese and charcuterie boards, pastries, prosecco and coffees. Best of all, the packaging is fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.