In The Know: Cool Things For Parents 11.10.2017 |

In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

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From comical parenting blogs to body-boosting plant blends, 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…

Olivier Baby Angel Range

The ultimate feel-good fix, the new Olivier Baby Angel range not only features the most cosy, sumptuous cashmere knits for tiny tots, with each purchase, money will be donated to raise funds for Fast UK – a charity dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome.



Truly Scrumptious Baby By Holly Willoughby

As the follow up to her first successful parenting book, Truly Happy Baby, TV presenter Holly Willoughby has released her second parenting chapter, Truly Scrumptious Baby – which offers advice on nutrition, feeding techniques and recipes for infants, as well as Holly’s experiences of motherhood.

Truly Scrumptious Baby by Holly Willoughby, £16.99



Marie Chantal Sample Sale

Stock up on luxury childrenswear designed by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, including adorable cord romper suits, dainty dresses, cool blazers and cashmere cardis. All at discounted prices.

Marie Chantal, 61a Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AA; 11th and 12th October; FREE



The Baby Show

The Baby Show, with MadeForMums, is set to return to London Olympia from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October with a fantastic line-up of speakers ready to share their wisdom on pregnancy, birth and parenting with thousands of new and expectant mums and dads. Join Fearne Cotton, who will be discussing all things motherhood, her passion for yoga and her new book Yoga Babies, sleep consultant and mother of two, Lucy Shrimpton, AKA The Sleep Nanny, and world renowned expert in the area of infant learning, Dr Robert Titzer.

Olympia London, Olympia Way, London, W14 8UX; 20th-22nd October; tickets from £15.45



Bbhugme Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Pillow

Developed by three female chiropractors, this clever pillow moulds to any shape or position for use throughout pregnancy and beyond. Designed to provide relief for mums-to-be, you’ll be guaranteed a peaceful night’s sleep, no matter how big your bump is. Even feeding sessions will become a breeze. Alternatively, you can even wrap it into a doughnut shape for your newborn to rest inside. Genius.



Selfish Mother x The Bonniemob Charity Collaboration

Coming together to support the charity Refugee Support Europe, Selfish Mother and The Bonniemob have created a gorgeous limited edition range of ultra soft cashmere blend knits for both mothers and babies.  These unisex matching adult sweaters and baby rompers come in two simple and chic shades of either black or charcoal grey and £30 from each purchase of the LOVE Cashmere Gift Sets will go towards ensuring that mothers giving birth in refugee camps can have quality, clean and safe bonding times with their newborns. 



Francis And Henry

This gorgeous online boutique offers luxurious sets of essentials –  Maternity, Nursing and the Hospital Bag – for mothers and newborns. These beautifully packaged bundles come filled with delicate, yet practical, pieces for pregnant and nursing mums. From wardrobe basics to bamboo-cotton muslins, you’ll find everything you need to take you through your pregnancy, labour and beyond.



‘Mama’ At The Detox Kitchen

Detox Kitchen is launching an exciting new partnership with best-selling author and nutritional therapist Amelia Freer to launch ‘Mama’, a home delivery package service aimed at new mums. The new ‘Mama’ package will see Detox Kitchen and Amelia Freer develop recipes around the nutrients necessary for mums who've just given birth. Specifically designed with post-natal women in mind, look forward to wholesome and nutritious lunches, dinners, snacks and juices delivered direct to your door and pre-prepared, so you can enjoy your food with baby in hand.

Starts at £39.95 per day and the packages are available for a minimum of three days



Mimi & Lula

For little ones with big imaginations, Mimi & Lula stocks a gorgeous range of pretty accessories; from dinosaur necklaces to cat-shaped clutches.




Ready for the witching hour? Snazaroo’s Halloween face paint for children is perfect for creating devilish disguises.




One in four women carry Group B Strep – a bacterium that’s commonly passed in the gut – during pregnancy without even knowing it, and if you do, it can cause serious harm to your baby and lead to conditions such as sepsis and meningitis. To reduce the risk and put your mind at ease, Strepelle has created an at-home testing kit that's simple and quick to use.



The Food Stork Super Plant Blends

100% organic, vegan friendly and sugar and gluten-free, these body-boosting blends are made from powdered plants and herbs, ethically sourced from around the world. These food boosters help to support, nourish and boost new mums after childbirth, to get them fighting fit and feeling good.


Hurrah For Gin

Whoever thought that parenting was easy was sadly mistaken. The reality is, we’re all bumbling along, and resisting the temptation to run to the pub for a double G&T. That’s what we love about this truly comical blog. Hurrah For Gin is a hilarious collection of illustrations capturing the reality and drama of real-life parenting in all its cursing, wine-glugging and shambolic glory. If you’re at your wits' end with your smart-arse toddler, turn to Hurrah For Gin – we guarantee it’ll put a big smile on your face. 

Hurray For Gin By Katie Kirby, £6

The Daily Struggles Of Archie Adams By Katie Kirby, £4.99



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