In The Know: Cool Things For Parents 19.05.2017 |

In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

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Being a parent can be tough going at times. You’ve got to shuffle work with school runs and conjure up endless meals all whilst keeping yourself the right side of sane. So, to make your mum time count, we’ve whittled down some great child-friendly ideas to keep you and the kids entertained on your down days. From stylish childrenswear to newly-opened soft play areas, here are this month’s highlights every parent needs to have on their radar.

Beanie & Bear Swimwear

If you’ve got a family holiday booked this summer be sure to check out Beanie and Bear. The clever swimwear range, founded by Noya Bebawi, graphic designer, children's illustrator and mother-of-two (Beanie and Bear), offers anti-saggy swimwear and UPF 50+ protect pieces for children aged three to 12 years. Expect cute ‘70s-inspired cuts and fun neon shades sure to make them stand out on the beach.


Emma Bunton Launches Kit & Kin

Original #girlpower babe Emma Bunton has co-launched Kit & Kin – a baby skincare and nappy range dedicated to using only natural, nourishing and eco-friendly ingredients. Plus, for every ten Kit & Kin nappy subscriptions, the brand will purchase one acre of rainforest through the World Land Trust. Add them to your next shopping list.


Better Sleep with Moba

Anything that helps parents get a little more shut-eye gets our vote, and Moba, the baby bedding company, does just that. Their stylish Moses basket uses modern technology to be strong, durable and safe, can be thoroughly washed, makes no rustling sound and helps baby sleep better, as well as countless other things. One for the wish list, mums-to-be.



Purple Dragon Play Opens In Putney

Chelsea-based, family members club Purple Dragon Play have opened their doors in Putney due to popular demand. During the holidays or over the weekend, little ones will be kept entertained with everything from making their own record to carrying out science experiments. There’s a soft play area for younger children, while grown-ups can meet up with likeminded parents.


Design Your Child’s Wardrobe With Shortstitch

This adorable new brand allows mums and dads to curate their children’s wardrobes with their ‘Boxes of Yay’. Simply complete a questionnaire on your child’s size, style and what they need, and Shortstitch will prepare a collection of outfits, mixing and matching pieces from cool brands (think Bellarose and Beanie & Bear), and ten days later you’ll receive your selection. Childrenswear shopping minus the in-store tantrums.



Stylish Interiors from Skip Hop

If unsightly children’s play mats aren’t your thing, check out this grey and cream offering from Skip Hop. The on-trend, geo print will complement even the most Instagram-worthy of homes while keeping your child comfortable and happy to play.




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