In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

From baby bouncers to soothing body massages, 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…

Cub Photography

Can’t stand staged family photoshoots? Try something different with Cub Photography. They go against the grain to create a series of snaps that capture the true spirit of your child in natural surroundings: running around, playing and having fun, doing all the things that they love to do.



Babybjorn Bouncer Bliss

This cosy bouncer lets little ones wave, kick and bounce to their hearts’ content, giving new mums a little extra ‘me-time’ during busy days. Bouncer Bliss can be used by newborns and children up to the age of two.

£135 from

BKD Mini Bakers Club

Encourage little ones to get creative in the kitchen with BKD’s new Mini Bakers Club. Designed for kids aged three to eight, children will receive a special box every month packed full of delicious ingredients and recipes – think cupcake caterpillars and ice cream biscuit pops – so they can play at being a chef for the day.

Monthly subscription from £9.99 a month



Coyne Medical

As parents and specialists in child health, Coyne Medical’s private GP service guarantees same-day appointments at competitive prices that fit conveniently around your schedule. So if you’re struggling to get an appointment with your local GP, you can call on Coyne Medical to put your mind at rest.

GP consultations cost £120



Gazelli Hydro-Pregnancy Massage

Feeling the strain of your baby bump? To ease any niggling aches and pains, book in for a soothing pregnancy massage at Gazelli. Recommended for women in their third trimester, the massage incorporates a hydro pregnancy pillow which is filled with warm water and moulds to the shape of your body to support and align your spine, whilst your therapist gently massages your neck, lower back, hips and legs with Gazellie White Oil to alleviate tension, soothe sore muscles and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

A 90-minute massage costs £185


Shirley Bredal

Hand crafted in Nepal, these Fairtrade Scandi knits – which allow local women to carry out part-time work at home whilst their children are at school – are the ultimate wardrobe accessory for tiny tots during cold winter months. The baby bunny rompers have serious cute factor.




Keep toys neatly tidied away with these adorably illustrated storage bags from Oskoe.

Prices from £12


Velveteen Clothing

With everything from dainty dresses to ruffle neck blouses, Velveteen Clothing is our go-to for stylish girls’ ensembles.



Sleep is for the Weak by Emily-Jane Clark, £12.99 | Waterstones

Sleep Is For The Weak, by Emiliy-Jane Clarke

For anyone who's ever been kept awake by a baby… night, after night, after night, Sleep Is For The Weak teaches exhausted new mums some helpful tricks (and comical survival strategies) on how to stay awake when your baby refuses to nod off. Providing light-hearted entertainment and humorous ‘sleep’ alternatives, this book promises to keep you conscious and on the right side of sane, before you manage to fit in that essential 15-minute power nap.


Jem + Bea Tote Bags

Roomy enough to fit all your baby essentials yet stylish enough to wear to the office, Jem + Bea’s chic new arm candy is the ultimate accessory for busy, stylish mums.




Little People Big Dreams

In this charming series, each story uncovers the lives of empowering, outstanding women who turned their childhood dreams into reality. With everyone from Emmeline Pankhurst and Agatha Christie to Marie Curie and Coco Chanel, these books will teach inquisitive minds all about the female icons of our time.



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