In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids

Every month we bring you the coolest things to know about, guaranteed to keep the kids busy and the parents happy. From children’s clothing to summer activities little ones will love, here’s what is worth having on your radar.

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Designs By A Little Bit Of Hope

Hope – the woman behind Designs By A Little Bit Of Hope – was a professional nanny for nearly ten years before having Bertie in 2019. Combining her love of animals and art, she decided to start designing her own nursery prints with her artist mother. Now the pair also create monochrome swaddle blankets in designs that range from elephants and pandas to tractors. Ideal for little ones at the stage where they can only see in black and white, these large muslin blankets make an ideal welcome gift for newborns.

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& Mother

We’ve fallen for online shop & Mother. A consciously curated lifestyle store for motherhood, sustainability, inclusivity and ethical business practice are all at the centre of founders Casey and Becs’s business decisions. Designed to support and champion mothers at every step of their journey, the store sells a range of beautiful yet practical gifts for mothers, mothers-to-be and their friends. Alongside a stylish, modern selection of clothing by brands such as Wol Hide and Bohème Goods, the team offers an in-house atelier service for simple adjustments at an included or additional fair price.

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Jaego’s House

The Little Houses Group has announced the launch of its first venue, Jaego's House, a new kind of family club that will open in Kensal Rise later this year. Designed with family wellbeing in mind, the club is fitted out for both parents and children. Members will be able to check their children into a state-of-the-art creche before checking out a selection of health and wellness experiences, such as pre- and postnatal strength and conditioning workshops, child friendly classes, spa treatments, a programmed studio with spin, barre and ballet classes, a members-only gym and a private GP who will be available on selected days of the week.

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Luck

Sam Greenfield is the unluckiest person in the world. When she becomes too old for foster care, Sam discovers the Land of Luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever, uniting with the magical creatures she finds along the way. This includes Bob, a lucky black cat voiced by Simon Pegg, who becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life.

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Bravado Design

Bravado Designs has created a collection of follow-on bras as part of its post-nursing collection. The collection offers the seam-free, wire-free Muse and Sculpt, as well as super soft bralettes Restore and Ballet, alongside the Pose Underwire, which features a flexible underwire to provide the perfect lift and fit, while still being comfortable. Ideal for mums who want to keep the comfort of nursing bras going once they’ve stopped breastfeeding, the collection embraces a wide variety of sizes (up to a GG cup in the classic Sculpt) and colour options.

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Adidas by Stella McCartney A/W 22

Adidas by Stella McCartney has revealed its first capsule for new and expecting mothers. Designed to support athletes during pregnancy and postpartum, the capsule fuses signature Adidas by Stella McCartney animal print with soft and stretchy performance fabrics designed to adapt with the body through each stage of the motherhood journey. The collection supports a range of sports including yoga and running and also features Adidas’s first performance nursing bra. Crafted with fabrics that feel like a second skin, the bra incorporates an easy-to-open clip solution to support breast feeding, alongside adjustable straps and removable pads for added comfort.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Got a dinosaur fan in the house? Take your teens through the iconic Jurassic Park gates and meet the pre-historic creatures that once walked the earth. Visitors will discover the science behind Isla Nebula and what it takes to house the 16 life-sized dinosaurs at the 1,800sq m enclosure. New residents include never-before-seen baby dinosaurs alongside the most fearsome of them – the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex – plus a Velociraptor and herbivorous Brachiosaurus. 

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Little Lulubel

Throwing a birthday party? Why not rent your party gear? Little Lulubel will deliver your selection to your door for a stylish and waste-free party. Simply pack all the rented items back in the box and send it back to the team after the big day. Little Lulubel sells everything from themed party plates, cake toppers, cake stands, plates and cups and fun decorations such as felt dinosaur garlands and fabric bunting.

Visit LittleLulubel.com

The Railway Children Return

Inspired by one of the most loved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is a moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter Annie (Sheridan Smith) and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover an injured American soldier hiding in the railyard at Oakworth station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend.

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SnoozeShade

Izzy Judd and Kate Ferdinand are fans of this heatwave-busting product. Invented 14 years ago by a British mum to help her baby sleep on-the-go, SnoozeShade is the UK’s best-selling range of baby sun and sleep shades. Made from scientifically tested air-permeable mesh fabric, the brand’s pram and pushchair shades safely block up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays, creating shade for little ones, while protecting their delicate skin and eyes. The innovative fabric also shuts out 94% of light and distractions, which encourages sleep on the move and helps keep nap routines on track.

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Miffy Pop-Up

The UK’s first food pop-up starring Dick Bruna’s classic character Miffy has launched at Ichiba at Westfield until 30th September. Miffy is Dutch by origin, but is hugely popular in Asia. Ichiba is serving a menu of Miffy-shaped buns filled with red bean paste, carrot-shaped buns filled with matcha custard, matcha buttercream Miffy cookies, plus a range of Miffy-inspired lattes for adults. Limited-edition Japan Centre x Miffy merchandise will also be available, from soft Miffy toys to children’s picture books and cookie cutters to recreate the experience at home.

Visit MiffyBlogs.com

Elvie Stride

Elvie – creator of the award-winning Elvie Pump – has launched a new hands-free, hospital-grade electric breast pump in the UK. The Elvie Stride is a powerful, ultra-quiet, lightweight in-bra device that sits comfortably under clothing. With no restrictive charging wires, mothers can discreetly express without compromising on pumping performance. The Stride gives users the option to choose between 10 intensity settings in both Stimulation and Expression mode. Users can also connect their pump to the free Elvie app, which allows them to control the pump remotely, save preferred settings and track pumping history.

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Pepa & Co x Bertioli

Capturing the essence of the British countryside, Pepa & Co and Bertioli have come together create a limited-edition collection of outfits for mothers and children. The adult Patricia dress features an easy shape with pretty features such as a fitted bodice and flattering square neckline. Its children’s counterpart – the Bee dress – has the same pattern, but with subtle bees, signature hand-smocking across the chest, a statement contrasting frill collar and subtle belt that is fastened by covered buttons on the back.

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