10 Cool Things For Mothers & Kids: August

From maternity workwear by J.Crew to Peppa Pig wellies designed by Hunter, here are ten parent-approved products and activities to know about this month…


Micralite has launched its most compact and lightweight stroller yet, complete with an intuitive one-handed fold. Perfect for travelling or apartment living, the ProFold comes with added four-wheel suspension. It’s compact too: small enough to fit in any car boot or overhead train storage, the stroller is within the cabin baggage allowance for British Airways, Jet 2 and Easyjet. Users can store all the essentials in the large, easy-to-access basket, and there’s a generous pocket on the hood too – so your phone, card and keys are always close to hand.

Visit Micralite.com   

Bebe Organic

Bebe Organic children's clothing brand was founded by mother of two and MA graduate of London College of Fashion, Birgit Kadak. The brand was created with the need to protect children’s sensitive skin in mind and produces two collections a year. Organic materials are used to create sustainable clothing for boys and girls. Of the newest edit, we love the frilled sunhats, straw boaters and pretty patterned swimsuits.

Visit BebeOrganic.com  


Bob & Blossom

Childrens clothing company Bob & Blossom crafts super-soft cotton babywear, sweatshirts, its ever-popular birthday t-shirt collection and a selection of full-on frilly tutus. The brand really hones in on cheeky slogans and contemporary colour palettes – and the full range makes for really good presents. Bob & Blossom is stocked in shops around the UK, as well as its own little shop in east London’s Columbia Road. 

Visit BobAndBlossom.co.uk   


Fearne & Rosie

Fearne & Rosie creates easy food products for busy parents to reach for in a hurry, all filled with less sugar and no nasties. The company is all about offering delicious, fun and healthier food choices: a little less guilt with zero compromise on taste. Low-sugar jam flavours include cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blackcurrant and the team’s savoury no-added-sugar sauces include tomato ketchup, bolognese and veggie pasta sauce.

Visit FearneAndRosie.co.uk


Mango has launched its latest ‘mini me’ collection. Fronted by model Lily Masson and her daughter Lily, the new campaign features mother and daughter dupes embellished with pleats, stripes, ruffles and embroidery. We’re a big fan of the monochrome collection of outfits, especially when it comes to the matching scallop-edged swimsuits priced at £19.99 for women and £11.99 for children.

Visit Shop.Mango.com 

Peppa Pig x Hunter 

In other matching news, Hunter has teamed up with Peppa Pig on a collection of limited-edition muddy puddle wellies, backpacks and umbrellas in three bright colours. Make the rain fun and keep big and little kids dry with the selection of Peppa Pig camouflage print rain boots and accessories. We love that the smallest wellington boots have pull-on handles to make them easier to put on. Bring on autumn.

Visit HunterBoots.com 


The Worst Witch

Mildred Hubble is just an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. But not everyone is thrilled by Mildred’s unexpected arrival and her less than predictable ways. Can she overcome the objections of stern Miss Hardbroom and the conniving tricks of jealous Ethel Hallow? Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this action-packed new stage adaptation by Emma Reeves (Hetty Feather) includes original songs, music and magic.

Visit NimaxTheatres.com 

Birth Stories With Clemmie Hooper

In new podcast Birth Stories, midwife and mother of four Clemmie Hooper (aka Mother of Daughters) chats to brilliant guests about the amazing ways they had their babies, looking honestly at the highs and lows of childbirth in a weekly show. In episode one, Clemmie meets the author Francesca Segal. Francesca's identical twin daughters were born prematurely by emergency c-section at 30 weeks, and spent the first 56 days of their lives in a neonatal intensive care unit. Francesca and Clemmie discuss instincts, how it felt to be separated from the babies and what it was like when they finally came home.

Visit Podcasts.Apple.com  


J.Crew x Hatch

J.Crew has revealed its collaboration with HATCH: a limited-edition maternity capsule, perfectly suited for the workplace. One of the most challenging aspects of pregnancy is finding a workwear wardrobe for a changing body. The HATCH x J.Crew collection has been designed by a team of working mothers and comprises a collection of 25 redesigned, best-selling work pieces designed for all three trimesters and beyond. We love the ‘Regent’ blazer and ‘Resume’ dress, both J.Crew classics, reinterpreted for the maternity market with extra room and length for a growing belly.

Visit HatchCollection.com and JCrew.com


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