In The Know: Cool Things For Parents 1309.2017 |

In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

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From colour-me-in customised shoes to dino-themed sleepovers, we've rounded up some of the coolest finds for parents, guaranteed to keep the kids entertained and you the right side of sane this month…

Charlotte Olympia x Crayola

Add the fun factor to boring back-to-school basics with these colour-me-in canvas sneakers. Your kids will have hours of fun customising these cosy slip-ons with the special Crayola markers.
Cool Cat Crayola slip-on sneakers, £195, available from September 9th at Charlotte Olympia stores and online. 



Dino Snores for Kids at the Natural History Museum

This Jurassic-themed sleepover gives kids the chance to experience the magic of the Natural History Museum after dark. Look forward to an evening of torch-lit trails, dinosaur T-shirt making workshops and educational science shows, before settling down at midnight to fall asleep amongst the prehistoric fossils.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD; 7th and 14th October; tickets £60


Dr Will’s Tomato Ketchup

Switch up sugary Heinz for this all-natural ketchup alternative. A tomato ketchup with a healthy twist, Dr Will's contains only naturally occurring sugars but with the same – if not better – fruity, tangy flavour.
Dr Will’s Tomato Ketchup, £3.50


KiwiOz Nannies

This London-based nanny agency provides live-in and daily nannies specifically from Australia and New Zealand. Promising a prompt, personalised service to match your requirements, KiwiOz takes the hard work out of the whole nanny-finding process.
Click here to find out more about KiwiOz Nannies.


Kokoso Baby

Designed specifically for tiny tots, this gentle skincare range will keep your baby's skin silky soft. The Coconut Oil is a hero product, made using the highest quality raw virgin organic fresh-pressed oil. Use as a moisturiser, soothing bottom balm and heavenly baby massage oil.
Kokoso Baby Coconut Oil, from £5.49


LEGOE Heritage

This gorgeous collection of simple, stylish staples – designed for every stage of pregnancy – makes maternity dressing effortless.


Next Younger Girls Edit

Next’s new season collection for girls aged three months to six years has everything from ditsy dresses and star print skirts, to cosy cardigans and super-soft playsuits.



Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life by Mother Pukka & Papa Pukka

Parenting The Sh*t Out of Life by Mother Pukka & Papa Pukka, £12.99

From the minds behind the wildly successful parenting blog MotherPukka and the creators of the Dirty Mother Pukka podcast, comes a memoir told from both parents' perspectives. Expect tears, sniggers and roaring laughter as this couple reveal the horrors and humour of modern parenting. Honest, sad and funny, when you’re at your wit’s end we guarantee this will pull you through.



Shrek’s Adventure!

Take little ones on a magical adventure with this immersive 4D experience. Kids will be whisked off on a virtual tour of central London, with the help of Shrek, Donkey and the rest of the gang. There’ll also be 10 hilarious live shows, sets from the Shrek films, captivating storytelling and dramatic special effects.
Shrek's Adventure! Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB; tickets from £15.90



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