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The Snuzcot is now available in Mothercare

The SnüzKot collection features four core style options: SnüzKot Luxe has a beautiful and timeless style, SnüzKot Skandi has a modern and minimal Scandinavian design, SnüzKot Rococo is a stunning twist on a classic design and SnüzKot Mode is bold and playful. Each style option is available in different colours, creating a total of 15 cot beds to choose from and changing the entire look of the cot bed, allowing parents to match their cot bed to their individual décor ideas.

As your child grows, so does SnüzKot, converting into a toddler bed for up to 4 years,  and with an additional junior bed extension kit, it means children can keep their same bed for up to ten years of age. Even better, the team at Snüz have created a changing unit to match all 15 SnüzKots, so parents can turn the visions of their dream nursery into a reality.

RRP: from £349-£449 | Stockist: www.snuz.co.uk, Mothercare

In praise of… Pop Art

From acid brights to graphics that bring a smile to your face. We think these are top of the pops.

MORI launch adorable pandas collection on July 7th

‘Bearly’ have we gotten over the passing of Paddington creator Michael Bond CBE, when another set of delightful, fuzzy pawed cubs comes to our attention. 

MORI – makers of wonderful organic bamboo and creators of #MORImoments – have just announced their new Panda Collection of hoodies, joggers, tees and shorts which will no doubt be as strokably soft as a real panda.

Our faves include the super hip pink and grey logo sweatshirts – very unisex, we think – and the matchy sets.

Even better, the collection has an ethical promise. £1 from every panda product sold through the MORI website will go towards adopting MORI pandas in China and MORI will be sharing pictures
and updates about their pandas with the MORI community.

Akin Onal and Cam Miller from MORI said: “We were inspired to launch a panda collection as the panda is a symbol of peace and protection. We are passionate about making sure our little ones grow up in a beautiful world, which means protecting wildlife and nature. This collection is our way of helping to preserve and protect one of the most endangered, and most loved, animals – whilst making sure little ones look gorgeous too!”

The Panda collection will retail from £17 to £49.50.

Our pick of… Pink for Boys

Whether you stand in solidarity with Adele on the gender neutrality or just want to dip a toe into the whole melange (maybe a lavender-painted one?) we have a few pink picks that are 100% masculine. And super cute.

Scamp & Dude’s pink rabbit tee is emblazoned with a neon Super Bunny, to warn off any baddies. He’s bad, he’s pink and he doesn’t care that he’s just wearing pants.

 

 

Swaddle a tiny boy-boo in a pink tiger, from the new aden+anais summer collection of adorable, breathable, do-it-all swaddles. And say Grr to Granny.

 

 

Hunter’s Kids’ backpacks are just as rugged as their welly boots, so the pink colourway knows no gender bounds. Also, check out the new ‘Panther Pink’ shade they have added to the boot range. Much more boy-friendly than their previous ‘Lipstick Pink’.

 

 

Tapir and Friends Pink Crocodile beaker is a ferociously pink way to serve a drink (maybe sugar-free Ribena or Charlie and Lola style pink milk?)

 

 

This Fisherman style sun hat looks super cool in bubblegum pink and keeps the rays off just as well as any other colour. Wide brim and chinstrap means it won’t fall off whilst BMXing…  (maybe on this BMX Star bike…?)

Fathers’ Day gifts sorted

Get Daddy the stuff he really, really wants…

The Penclic KB3 mini keyboard is cased in metal and the keys feel amazing to type on (as well as preventing RSI). Connects via Bluetooth, compatible with Windows, Android and ios – and it looks rugged and masculine. RRP £79.99

Aloha! How about a subscription to Tiki Cocktail Box; a 50/70cl bottle of rum to build your cocktail collection, plus mixers and either a Tiki mug or exclusive glassware to serve it in,

Follow the link to gift a box to your rum-loving rogue.

 

TOMS shoes are not only freakishly comfortable, but their one-for-one gifting policy means that a child in need will also get a pair of shoes when you treat your king-of-loafing to some new loafers… We love these cornflower blue ones… RRP £39.99

Coffee Gator’s pour over coffee maker makes fuss-free great-tasting coffee. And you don’t need to mess around with paper filters (or improvise when you run out) as the metal filter is reusable. RRP £39.95

And don’t forget Grandpa! Give him a hipster makeover with a FMLY store sweatshirt. RRP £50

Pacapod announce new range of bags

Pacapod add three new designs to their range of genius changing bags; Hartland, Croyde and Saunton. They all come with the striking new map pod (which we had a small meltdown coo-ing over a few months back!)

(If you recall our Pacapod feature in the magazine last year you’ll know that designer and CEO Jacqueline Waggett names all of the bags after places where she has had adventures.)

We’re loving the elegant Saunton tote, which can be worn as a messenger bag or backpack as well as being excellent arm candy…

The Hartland is one of those compact but cavernous backpacks that can be used as aeroplane hand luggage. It comes in gorgeous tan leather or shimmering  gunmetal faux leather.

 

 The Croyde is big enough to use as a hospital bag – or perfect for those who (like me) have multiple children.

 

Pre-order online from late June for delivery in August from www.pacapod.com

The Best Buggies for Twins

With George and Amal announcing their adorable boy/girl twins it had us chatting about double buggies – and which option the celeb couple might plump for.

Bugaboo is normally the A List choice, but the Donkey double format isn’t for everyone as it is definitely an urban option and doesn’t hold a huge amount of shopping. However, they could customise the bassinets in Bugaboo’s fab colourways and the format is compliant with seats and carseats also – so they could mix and match. RRP £1329

Not that ‘economical’ is likely to be a word used in the Clooney household but we love the cheap and cheerful Joie Aire Double Stroller in pink and blue, RRP just £145.

 

 

The quintessentially English Silver Cross brand recently added the Wave system to their range, which offers 16 combinations of seats, carrycots and carseats. It comes in some super classy shades – we love the claret colourway. RRP £995 for the basic option.

Phil and Ted are so often the go-to for active parents wanting a buggy that they can yomp up a mountain with. The downside is always that one child goes underneath, which is fine when one child is older but possibly less democratic with twins.  (Pictured is the Verve, RRP £549)

Or for the seriously sporty, the Britax BOB Revolution SUS has rugged tyres and a fixed front wheel option for faster speeds; suitable for jogging or skating. It’s not light (that’ll be the state of the art suspension) but presumably Clooney won’t be having to haggle with Ryanair about weight allowance any time soon… (The model pictured is on offer through Amazon at £279)

JoJoMamanBebe now include personalisation on some of their best loved gifts

JoJo Maman Bébé is now offering customers the chance to personalise some of their best loved comforters and blankies in pink, blue or on-trend grey.

Whilst – to some – this might seem like vanity, trust us, when your child literally throws his toys out of the pram in Waitrose, it makes relocating and returning his much loved boo-boo so much easier…

Personalisation costs £5.

The iconic Splash About Happy Nappy gets a redesign

Splash About has redesigned its multi-award winning Happy Nappy, after two years in development it introduces the most reliable, reusable baby swim nappy on the market today; the new improved Happy Nappy. Fully tested and approved by UK swim schools it offers maximum protection against faecal leaks due to its new ergonomic design.

The science bit…

Technically constructed from malleable neoprene, the new improved Happy Nappy has unique moulded back panels that cup baby’s bottom, secured with an innovative fitted gusset that’s designed to be flexible but holds any faecal matter safely inside the nappy.

Specialist-pressured fabric creates the extended high ribbing at the waist and legs. This increased elasticity creates a secure but comfortable seal to prevent gaping in traditional areas such as the base of the spine, waist and legs.

This new form fitting shape crucially moves as the baby moves, but uniquely there’s no gaping, regardless of how hard baby kicks and moves in the water.

Made from premium neoprene the new improved Happy Nappy is reusable and offers UPF50+ sun protection in and out of the water – perfect for pools at home or abroad.

Available now from www.splashabout.com in a range of new designs RRP £10.99