Fans of Joules will be pleased to hear that they have once again created a range with teething ‘hero brand’ Cheeky Chompers.
The Joules collection – which includes neckerchews, cheeky blankets and comfortchews – will be instantly recognisable for their striking, quintessentially British designs, but little ones will also love the ergonomic, BPA-free teethers and chew tags.
Not only has the versatile, nippy little MIXX buggy from Dutch brand Nuna been given Which?’s highest score (87%) but it has also been highlighted as a ‘Best Buy’ and obtained 5 stars in the ‘convenience’ category.
Suitable from birth to 20kg, the MIXX is a good city-option. RRP £450.
Whilst aden+anais are known for their huge, multi-function muslins and equally huge cozy dream blankets, as anyone with a city-sized buggy knows, it’s all about having a blankie that tucks in little legs and keeps out the chill, but isn’t constantly snagging in the wheels or dragging in the dirt.
Enter the new range of aden+anais buggy blankets which are (ta-dah!) 70x70cm, made from wonderful soft four-layer muslin, come in some gorgeous, striking signature designs (including Rockstar, Leader of the Pack and Lovebirds) and – best of all – can just be chucked in the same warm wash as the rest of your child’s clothes if they do happen to fall on the pavement.
Super girlie white walls and candles on every desk? Free cupcakes and drinks on a Monday? Use of a meeting room with a comfy sofa – and the option to bring your little one too on certain days? Plus the chance to hang out with like-minded female entrepreneurs? Yes please!
If you’re currently working from home in East London because having an office doesn’t justify the rent costs (and the amount you’re currently shelling out on childcare) We Heart Mondays urban workspace is worth checking out. There is no minimum contract and flexible membership costs just £24.99 per month.
We Are Handsome, the cult swim, gym and resort-wear brand that you see the likes of Katy Perry or Beyonce rocking in that ‘hey – I can carry off patterned lycra ‘cos I’m better than you’ kinda way, have just announced their collaboration with Bugaboo. Yes – really.
You can either buy the whole stroller in this striking design or if you already own a Bee5, Donkey2, Buffalo or Cameleon3 then you can pimp your child’s ride with the accessories. Oh heck, go the whole hog and get the leggings too. You’re worth it.
Seven years after Bugaboo launched the iconic Donkey: the clever double pushchair that becomes a roomy single, or vice-versa, they have upgraded the design – so from this week you’ll be able to buy the Donkey2. Yee-Haw!
With Bugaboo, it’s all about the mobility, so no surprise to see that the Donkey2 has new and improved foam tyres and all-wheel suspension – making light work of carrying two kids and all their paraphernalia.
The range of new colourways includes ruby red, blue melange and the gorgeous wave print. And if you owned the original Donkey, one improvement you’ll be really glad to see is the new cover that fits over the side storage compartment (when it is in mono-buggy mode) – which makes the contents less visible and prevents anything spilling out.
As well as the side storage, there is also ample space under the seat, because (in the words of that Mum who placed the epic Gumtree advert) “, the ability to store bread is the most important thing when it comes to buying a pram…” and – as with the original Donkey – even in duo mode it will manoeuvre easily through most shop doors and aisles.
The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is a series of free debates hosted by Bee Midtown and The Evening Standard. Tonight’s debate takes place at Conway Hall and will discuss what Brexit means for the future of London.
If you live or work in London’s Midtown area (that’s Holborn and Bloomsbury – if you didn’t know!) why not join the conversation after work.
If previous debates are anything to go by, the chat gets quite lively, challenging and creative. This one is chaired by Jim Armitage, City Editor of the Standard.
Bee Midtown is part of Bee London, who strive to improve the well-being of business districts through innovation and idea sharing. They do lovely things like home beehives and plant veg on office roofs and create urban walks – as well as addressing bigger regeneration and investment issues. CEO Tass Mavrogordato is an amazing woman who is very passionate about sustainability -she has a very positive vision of the way that London could function.