9 Cool Things For Parents & Kids

9 Cool Things For Parents & Kids

From beautiful bedspreads that can be doodled on by little ones to a new bedtime book by Sophie Dahl, here are nine parent-approved products, services and activities to know about this month…

Aden + Anais Baby Bonding Top

This Aden + Anais baby bonding top allows new mums to feel covered and supported while enjoying skin-to-skin contact with their newborns. This intimate method of bonding helps ease infants into life outside the womb by promoting breastfeeding, regulating the baby’s temperature, heart rate and breathing, and soothing fussiness – all of which helps to relax both mum and baby. The baby bonding top’s soft cotton and elastane blend gently hugs baby close to mum’s skin, whilst built-in support cradles the newborn’s bottom, and a built-in upper fabric provides neck support.

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This London-based luxury kids fashion brand is now sold in ten countries across four continents. Founded in 2016, Bendita believes the care and attention involved in dressing children can be a great bonding time and play a crucial role in their self-esteem. The brand embraces an ethical approach to clothing and encourages parents to choose quality over quantity and pass items down to younger children, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. We love its new Alice in Wonderland-inspired collection, which features a ‘Queen of Hearts’ party dress with a golden sequined removable collar. 

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Eat, Sleep, Doodle

Have you got a mini Picasso in the family? Amara has just the thing. Eat Sleep Doodle create washable accessories to keep little ones entertained. From pillowcases to children’s placemats, they’re designed to be drawn and doodled on time and again. When their masterpiece is finished, simply pop in the washing machine and the sheets and placemats will look brand new. Perfect for those children prone to giving you an extra hand decorating the walls…

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Harri Bakes

Harri Bakes’ latest launch is her ‘Pretend Baking Boxes for Children’, baking-inspired sensory boxes based on some of her favourite recipes. Buyers can choose from either a cupcake or biscuit box, and both are filled with homemade playdough and a mini baker's hat and apron, so they can get right into character as they bake some ‘delicious’ treats. The baking boxes are the perfect rainy-day activity, ideal for budding bakers or handy for those times when you just don’t know how to fill the last few hours of the day.

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MiniMeis G3 Child Carrier 

MiniMeis is an innovative Norwegian-made, patented product that gives children a bird’s eye view. It's an ideal product for curious children who don’t like to sit in the stroller when they’re not sleeping. Parents carry the child in a comfortable and natural position as the weight of the child is placed on top of your shoulders, distributing the weight evenly through your body. The easily foldable product leaves your arms free and can be used on walks, when shopping, or simply to and from nursery. 

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Silver Cross

Since William Wilson wheeled out the first coach-built model from his Yorkshire workshop in 1877, generations have given their children a ride in Silver Cross prams and pushchairs. When it comes to strollers, we like the ‘Pop’ pushchair, which is conveniently compact, and the ‘Zest’, a lightweight stroller, perfect for being out and about. The ‘Balmoral’ and ‘Kensington’ are the brand’s iconic coach prams and offer the ultimate in baby luxury. Hand-crafted in England using traditional methods, they're made to the highest standards, and look timeless too.

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Madame Badobedah

This moving story celebrates friendship and imagination, from an exciting new voice in children's literature – Sophie Dahl. Mabel lives with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, by the sea. Mabel likes to keep an eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. One day a particularly interesting old lady comes to stay. There is something very suspicious about her, with her growly voice, her heavy trunks and her beady-eyed tortoise. And why does no one know her real name? There can only be one answer: Mabel decides this guest is a supervillain.

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Squeezy App

Squeezy is a multi-award-winning app supporting women with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programmes. Designed by chartered physiotherapists specialising in women’s and men’s pelvic health, Squeezy comes pre-set with an exercise plan recommended by a pelvic health physiotherapist that follows NICE guidelines. All you need to do is to set your reminders so you can easily remember to do your exercises throughout the day. Handy videos will remind you exactly which moves to do – correctly – and you’ll be able to keep a discreet bladder diary.

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The Journey

The Journey, founded by Sarah Heywood, is a website sharing only science-backed information with its readers. Inspired by her personal experience of conception and pregnancy in which she struggled to find up-to-date and easy to understand evidence-based information, Heywood set out to create a trusted information resource that would provide parents with access to the latest scientific thinking and research, objectively and openly. Covering both physical and mental health, The Journey is designed to cover a broad array of healthcare issues, while never touching upon or passing judgement on parenting styles or techniques. A must for new parents.

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