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 helpful apps and books to a West End musical, here’s what is worth having on your radar.

Habitat Kids Collection

Habitat has long been a go-to destination for affordable homeware and furniture, so we were excited to hear they’ve launched their first children’s collection. Available online and in store this month, there are three ranges to choose from, so you and your little ones can decide on a playful theme for their bedroom. Little adventurers will love the ‘Into the Wild’ edit (full of animals and bright pieces of furniture), while ‘Homespun’ and ‘Pop’ will add a touch of colour to the space. The line-up also includes bedframes, tables, chairs, and a selection of home accessories, like sweet lampshades and useful hanging baskets.
 
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Headspace Back To School Collection

The Headspace app is a great resource, one which was created to boost mental health and wellbeing with mindfulness exercises, sleep sounds and meditations. Proven to reduce anxiety, stress and burnout, while also increasing focus and positivity, the team has now released a ‘Back to School’ series for children, parents and teachers. Kids can check in every day on the app to get ready for school with easy morning mindfulness exercises, while adults will benefit from the ‘Letting Go of Stress’ and ‘Moments Away from Kids’ audios. There are meditations for teachers, too, including in-between-class sessions to help boost concentration. Headspace costs £9.99 per month.
 

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School Of Rock The Musical

Based on the family favourite with new music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock the Musical is going on tour this autumn. Slacker and unconventional teacher Dewey Finn (Jake Sharp) turns a class of straight-A students into a riff-scorching rock band. As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock and win the competition? With shows all over the UK – including Woking, Southend, Bradford, Northampton and Leeds – the nationwide tour will last a full year. Tickets start from £15pp.
 
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WelleCo Super Kids Elixir + Protein

Elle Macpherson’s wellness brand WelleCo has a new offering for kids – Super Kids Elixir + Protein. A daily superfood powder packed full off essential vitamins, minerals, and protein, in contains all the nutrients your child needs. Rest assured, the vegan protein powder is tasty enough to be enjoyed by even the fussiest of eaters, offering a healthy snack made with quality ingredients. A great option if your little one struggles to get their five-a-day, it’s been formulated by top nutritionist Dr Simoné Laubscher, so you can be safe in the knowledge it doesn’t contain any unnecessary nasties or preservatives. 
 
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Science Of Skin Pregnancy Beauty 

Science of Skin is a beauty range new and expectant mothers need to know. Developed by two medics, its formulas are designed to help mums through the stages of early motherhood, whether you want to treat stretch marks, reduce the appearance of scars post-surgery, or soothe hormonal breakouts. Containing natural and gentle ingredients, each product is vegan and suitable for use on even the most sensitive of skin. We love the brand’s Stretch Mark Defence cream which can be used pre- or post-pregnancy to help hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance and occurrence of stretch marks.
 
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Lovevery

Children’s toy brand Lovevery have just released a new range of play kits, designed to support your child’s development at every stage. Via a subscription service, you’ll input your child’s age and receive a new kit at each crucial stage, for example at 12, 16 and 24 months. Created by experts, the kits are filled with fun and educational toys to further their development, like wooden toys, stacking rings, puzzles and books. Lovevery’s products are all sustainably made – crafted with baby-safe plastics, organic cotton and nontoxic paint – and they’re built to last, so you can pass them on when the time comes. There’s no pressure to continue with your subscription either – you can cancel or delay at any time.
 
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The Baby Show

The Baby Show returns to Olympia London next month. Taking place from 22nd-24th October, the UK’s biggest pregnancy and parenting event will host over 200 exhibitors where you’ll be able to browse new products and family favourites for little ones and parents. Confirmed brands include Tommee Tippee, Bugaboo, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Stokke®, BabyBjörn and MAM, to name a few. There will also be information and advice available from a rage of parenting experts – on topics like sleep, birth and breastfeeding to first aid, weaning and development. Expect to hear from Rachel Fitz-Desorgher, Sarah Patel, Dr Will Dooley and Charlotte Stirling-Reed, among others. Tickets start from £16.
 
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Liberty Hello World Kits

Liberty has created two baby kits for new and expectant parents. Containing thoughtful gifts and beauty essentials to welcome little ones into the world – and give mums some relaxation time post-birth – each kit comes with a Liberty print changing bag, a Jellycat rabbit, a Élhée Ivy bottle, a swaddle by Cam Cam Copenhagen, a sweet grey hat from Baby Mori, a pair of cotton socks, and Little Aurelia’s Comfort and Calm Rescue Cream. There’s even a pack of milestone cards for new parents to create their own keepsakes. Available in pink and blue, both make a lovely gift.
 
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Power Of Mum Platform

Pre- and post-natal PT Nicole Chapman has created a new online fitness platform where users can try out four 30-minute workouts per week. Each class is live streamed, and available on demand, to fit around busy parents, so you can work out when you have a moment to yourself. The workouts aim to power women with physical strength and boost mental wellbeing, via a gentle mix of weight and resistance training. There are also high-intensity cardio classes when you’re ready to get back to peak fitness and you can also book one-to-one session with Nicole at her Beaconsfield studio – ideal if you’re feeling ready to hit the gym again.
 
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A Little Yay!

If you’re ready to switch to reusable nappies in a bid to be a bit eco-friendlier, A Little Yay! have a lovely range to choose from. All pocket nappies are designed to fit little ones from 8lbs to 34lbs (around the age most children are toilet trained). There are a numbers of sweet designs for boys and girls in the line up, from playful dinosaur prints to bears and foxes – we love the ‘Dino in the Woods’ print. Plus, the brand is donating 25% of profits from their new collection to Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK – even more of a reason to shop.
 
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‘Hundred Acre Wood’ Airbnb

If you’re looking for fun staycation ideas for half-term, a Winnie the Pooh inspired house in the Hundred Acre Wood is now available to book on Airbnb. Part of Disney’s 95th anniversary celebrations of the loveable children’s character, the property is situated in Ashdown Forest and is inspired by A.A. Milne’s original tale. With two separate stays available, the house sleeps up to four guests, giving fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic world of Pooh and friends.
 
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HENRY WOIDE

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