Things To Know: Cool Things For Parents And Kids

Every month we round up some of the best finds for mums and dads, guaranteed to keep the kids busy and parents happy. From an innovative breast pump to a new family cookbook, here’s what to have on your radar…

Baby2Body App

Baby2Body is a health and wellbeing app designed to support mothers through pregnancy and beyond. Having recently expanded its offering, it now includes a ‘Trying To Conceive’ programme to help women optimise their preconception health. Along with this, the app also features a range of workouts, well-balanced recipes, guided meditations, and a pregnancy timeline filled with expert advice. 
 
Visit Baby2Body.com

Marysia Bumby Collection

Swimwear brand Marysia has launched a collection for little ones. ‘Bumby’ comprises a range of stylish, yet child-friendly, swimsuits, bikinis, shorts and rashguards to see them through the summer. We love the reversible scalloped edge cossie, as well as the adorable gingham numbers with a peplum frill. The collection is available exclusively in the UK via MyTheresa. 
 
Visit MyTheresa.com

Holiday Activity Journal

Let children keep track of their summer fun with this activity journal. With pockets to store discoveries, and scrapbook style activities to keep them entertained, this two-week diary is a great way for children to treasure their holiday memories. Each A5 journal also comes with a pretty coloured ribbon to help keep contents safe and hidden from parents or siblings. 
 
Visit NotOnTheHighStreet.com

Snoo Smart Sleeper

This innovative, smart bassinet automatically responds to your baby’s needs. It mimics the sounds and motions of the womb by using soft, white noise and also tracks sleep patterns through an app. Used in hospitals and nurseries around the world, the Snoo is an extra-safe set of hands to help parents get little ones to drift off. 
 
Visit HappiestBaby.co.uk

Spots & Stripes Mood Sprays

Spots & Stripes is a skincare and health brand specifically designed for teens and pre-teens. Along with its all-natural hair, skincare and body products, the brand has expanded to include anxiety-relieving mood sprays. Teens can choose from a focus-inducing spritz, a happiness boosting formula or a sleep spray to guarantee a restful snooze. 
 
Visit Spots-And-Stripes.com

Find Your Mama Groove By Joanna Hunt

Penned by family coach Joanna Hunt, Find Your Mamma Groove aims to help women achieve a happier, more connected and balanced relationship with themselves and their family. Sharing her unique ‘family balance method’ – which is based on the five elements of traditional Eastern medicine – Joanna’s book is the ultimate guide for modern mums, with tips on meditation, journaling and ways to boost confidence. 
 
Visit Amazon.co.uk

Nanny Louenna App

Norland nanny Louenna Hood has launched her own app. As well as childcare advice from Louenna herself, the app also includes advice from industry experts specialising in paediatric first aid, mental health and postnatal fitness. It also features over 100 fun activity ideas that are both enjoyable and educational. 
 
Visit NannyLouenna.com

Faune Women’s Collection

Faune is known for its ethereal children’s nightwear. Recently, the brand has branched into womenswear to offer a collection of beautiful, bohemian gowns in matching adult and child sizes. We love the pretty embroidery and statement sleeves on the designs, which you can wear over a swimsuit, with a slip or alone. 
 
Visit Faune.co.uk

Medela Symphony Breast Pump

Medela’s hospital-grade electric breast pump, Symphony, has been developed to support mums during breastfeeding, as well as to build and maintain milk supply. Ideal for frequent pumping, it’s gentle and comfortable. New mums can rent a Symphony pump online, so they can use the maternity unit-approved device at home before purchasing one of their own. 
 
Visit Medela.com

Family Kitchen By Natasha Corrett

Designed to be every family's go-to recipe book, whether you’re a new parent or have a host of hungry teens, this cookbook is bound to keep everyone well-fed and happy. It includes over 100 inspiring recipes, from quick-fire dishes and veggie options, to weaning recipes and tasty traybakes. Even better, for each book sold, £1 is donated to Fare, a charity which works to fight hunger in the UK. 
 
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