Here are our top picks for babies this month- you might even get some Christmas gift ideas!

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Kiddylicious Meals 

We all know how tricky it can be to ensure toddler tummies are introduced to a variety of different foods, flavours and textures. That’s why Kiddylicious, the UK’s fastest growing baby food brand, has launched an innovative range of ready meals – Kiddylicious Meals - for toddlers and weaning babies. The eight delicious, nutritious recipes are aimed at stimulating little ones’ interest in food, encouraging them to start to explore grown up food from an early age.

The tasty line-up of family favourites has been specially developed to resemble grown up food using a combination of clear, defined, colourful layers and soft chunks. Promising to taste as good as homemade, the meals show children exactly what ingredients their meal is made up of, as well as encouraging them to self-feed using cutlery. Perfectly portion-controlled, an excellent source of protein, containing no artificial preservatives or added sugar or salt and at least one of a child’s five a day, the meals look set to become a nutritious life saver for busy parents across the country.

For Babies - 9+ months (RSP £2.10/180g)

Cottage Pie: With delicious, grown up layers, this hearty Cottage Pie tastes just as good as homemade and is packed with colourful veggies.

Thai Chicken Curry: This dish is guaranteed to make little ones’ taste buds tingle! Gluten free, this contains real chicken pieces to help toddlers learn to chew.

Mac & Cheese: A classic childhood favourite made with soft, textured macaroni pasta, real cheddar and butternut squash.

Beef Chilli: High in protein with no gluten or dairy, and containing two of a child’s five a day, this delicious Beef Chilli is a taste sensation!

For Toddlers – 12+ months (RSP £2.30/200g)

Beef Lasagne: With delicious, grown up layers of pasta and Bolognese sauce, this hand-finished lasagne is packed with veggies and protein to deliver a satisfying, tasty meal.

Veggie Lasagne: Containing two of a child’s five a day, this Veggie Lasagne’s colourful layers of veggies, tomato sauce and pasta are a sure-fire dinner winner… yum!

Chicken Tikka: This mildly spiced curry is high in protein, packed with veg and made with real chicken pieces to help toddlers learn to chew.

Beef Hotpot: Classic and comforting, this hearty meal is gluten and dairy free. Made with root vegetables and peas, this tasty little number is sure to become a firm favourite.

Bow & Rattle

www.bowandrattle.com

Bow & Rattle is a stylish changing bag brand from Ireland, created by mum and entrepreneur Caragh O’Driscoll.  Each bag in the collection is named after the inspirational women who have supported and influenced her since the loss of her mother when she was just six years old.  Caragh lovingly calls these amazing women her ‘tribe’.     

The Bow & Rattle collection includes a range of smart and practical totes and backpacks, with a style to suit every mum.  Crafted from vegan leather, the bags have easy-to-clean waterproof linings and are equipped with luxury hardware.  Each bag comes with a thermal bottle holder, wipeable changing mat and an exclusive Hello Mama pouch for extra storage.  As an extra special touch, baby milestone cards are included as a gift with every bag, to help record those very special moments. 

We love the award winning dusky pink Heather bag (pictured), which is named after Caragh’s mother.  The bag is perfect for the working mum, juggling nursery drop-offs with the workday and will keep you looking stylish for every role in your life.  It’s also available in black, tan and slate grey so can work with every outfit and is sure to be loved far beyond the nappy changing days.   

Bickiepegs

Bickiepegs biscuits provide both a hard surface on which to cut teeth and vital exercise for the development of a baby’s jaw, jaw muscles and gums.  Bickiepegs satisfy emerging teeth and help ease the pain associated with teething. They contain no artificial colouring, preservatives or flavouring and no added sugar or salt.  NB Please read the enclosed leaflet for full information and directions for use.

AVAILABILITY: in all Boots Pharmacies and most ASDA and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets in their baby snacks sections. They are also available from larger Superdrug stores and all good local pharmacies as well as online at Kiddicare, Ocado and Amazon and on-line at www.bickiepegs.com Bickiepegs packs are sold from £1.75 - the RRP is £2.09.

MORI

Using the illustrative details from the children’s book, MORI have created a collection of the softest sleepwear crafted in their signature cotton and bamboo fabric and daywear thoughtfully made from organic cotton.

This unique keepsake collection features the cherished characters, scenes and quotes from The Gruffalo.

Featuring four exclusive prints, the day and sleep collection ranges from newborn up to 4 years with prices from £18 for a T-Shirt to £69.50 for the Clever Sleeping Bag.

Aden + Anais 

aden + anais, the babycare brand widely known for its iconic muslin swaddling, sleeping, feeding and bath time products, is delighted to announce the launch of its new snug fit sleeved sleeping bag this summer, an innovative and stylish sleeping bag designed to help babies (and parents!) enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.

On average, parents of newborn babies can expect to get little more than four hours sleep per night during the first year of a baby’s life. This equates to roughly around fifty nights of lost sleep per year, which can seriously affect the health of both parents and baby. Reduced concentration, raised blood pressure and a weakened immune system are just some of the common side effects from lack of sleep, which is why aden + anais designed the innovative snug fit sleeved sleeping bag to help prevent the moro (or startle reflex) from waking babies, ensuring a better night’s sleep.

The snug fit sleeved sleeping bag features a modern quilted design with a 1.5 tog comforted weighted cotton fabric with ¾ length sleeves. It mimics the secure feeling of being inside the womb by encouraging a sounder sleep without overheating. Designed with comfort and breathability in mind, the sleeping bag opens from bottom to top, to ensure speedy night-time changes while the innovative sleeved design snugly fits the upper body and arms, making baby feel safe and secure, thereby preventing the startle reflex. The sack structure of the sleeping bag also provides ample leg room for easy movement.

The snug fit sleeved sleeping bag launches in August, with an RRP of £40 and comes in three sizes to fit 0-3m, 3-6m and 6-9m. It is available in three colours: cream with mint stitching, cream with pink stitching and heather grey with blue stitching and is available from www.adenandanais.co.uk as well as selected retailers nationwide including Harrods, Selfridges and Natural Baby Shower.

www.adenandanais.co.uk

Meet the most magical muslin as aden + anais, the babycare brand widely known for its iconic muslin swaddles and premium baby wear is pleased to announce the launch of the limited-edition Harry Potter Collection. The charming collection of swaddles, bibs and blankets has been designed to mystify baby with the magical world of Harry Potter and capture the imaginations of those childhood fans of Harry Potter who now want to share the charms of the wizarding world with their own little ones.

Since aden + anais created their first iconic muslin swaddle over ten years ago, a modern aesthetic and soft breathable fabric, which is kind to baby’s skin, has been at the heart of all aden + anais products. Following the huge success of the timelessly beautiful aden + anais Disney prints, this next inspired collaboration will continue to carry a story, for the sweetest of all dreams.

Passing the Harry Potter magic from parent to baby, the enchanting collaboration conjures the comfiest cuddles and has been delicately designed by the aden + anais creative team to ensure that of the greatest stories of all time remains just as spellbinding for generations to come. The metallic collection is charmed with iconic imagery of the recognizable characters and creatures from Hogwarts and beyond, whom we’ve come to love over the years, complete with the golden snitch and Hedwig in flight. The aden + anais Harry Potter Collection is a must have for any Harry Potter fan – past, present or future and these limited-edition prints will go lightning fast, so be sure to summon your favorites before they disappear.

The collection has an RRP from £21.95. It is available for a limited time from www.adenandanais.co.uk

Johnson's 

Cottontouch™ giftset RRP: £12 - available in ASDA

A perfect gift for any little one experiencing their first Christmas, the Cottontouch™ giftset contains a range of products blended with real cotton, and specially designed for newborn sensitive skin. It gently cleanses, moisturises and protects delicate skin from day one. The Cottontouch™ range has been designed to celebrate bonding, perfect for those special festive moments.

Bag Contents:

  • Cottontouch™ Face and Body Lotion 500ml
  • Cottontouch™ 2-in-1 Bath and Wash 500ml
  • Cottontouch™ Extra Sensitive 56 Wipes
  • Cotton Changing Mat

Bath time Giftset RRP: £10 - available in ASDA  

A perfect giftset for any age featuring our classic JOHNSON'S® products everyone knows and loves. Although dyes and unwanted ingredients have been removed, the classics still retain their iconic scent, taking you back through the years this Christmas.

 

 

Box Contents:

  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Bath 300ml
  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Lotion 300ml
  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo 300ml
  • JOHNSON'S® Gentle All Over Wipes 56 Wipes
  • Fun bath puzzle

 

 

Lamaze 

Clip & Go Minis, RSP £7.99, suitable from 0 months+

Stockists include; (Amazon, Independents, Whsmith)

Designed to promote baby’s important development milestones, from visual perception to tactile discovery and more, Lamaze Clip & Go Minis are mini versions of the best-selling clip and go range.

Water Filled Teether, RSP £7.99, suitable from 0 months +

Stockists include; (Amazon, Entertainer, Independents, Smyths )          

These teethers come as a pair meaning parents can keep one chilled in the fridge while the other is in use and babies won’t have to wait long to get soothing relief for sore gums. The easy-to-hold, which is exactly the right size for a baby’s hand, is ideal for little ones learning to grip on and hold. Perfect for on-the-go, simply place in your nappy changing bag to keep baby happy on the move.         

All TOMY toys are cleverly designed to develop children’s core skills whilst they play. For more information on TOMY please visit www.tomy.com, or become a fan of Lamaze at Facebook.com/LamazeUK/ or follow us on Instagram.com/lamazeplayuk  

Green People Organic Babies 

Carefully selected combinations of age old herbs like Chamomile, Calendula and Lavender are renowned for their soothing and relaxing properties to calm baby’s skin.

Green People’s pure, natural and certified organic products are gentle on delicate skin, eczema friendly and free from harsh chemicals.

Babies have very delicate and sensitive skin and here at Green People we believe it is vital that only the mildest and most gentle organic and natural ingredients are used in products designed for them. Green People don’t use petrochemicals (known to create a barrier to the skin so it can’t breathe or eliminate toxins effectively) or Olive oil (should be avoided on babies under 3 months old, the high content of Oleic acid weakens the top layer of babies’ delicate skin, leading to dry skin which is more prone to eczema).

Soothing Baby Salve Lavender (100ml) - £11.50

Steroid free, Baby Salve is a certified organic, natural formulation with pure ingredients to provide quick relief for your baby's sensitive or irritated skin.  96% organic, soothing and naturally antiseptic as well as being water-resistant to protect against dampness. Suitable for little ones prone to eczema, psoriasis or other skin irritations. Scented with fairly traded Lavender oil to relax and calm.

  • Softens, protects and calms away irritation
  • For baby’s hands, face, body and bottom 
  • A non aqueous cream for sensitive and delicate skin
  • Water-resistant to protect against dampness when your baby has nappy rash

Key ingredients: Organic Shea butter, Hemp, Beeswax, Calendula & Lavender

Baby Wash & Shampoo Lavender (150ml) £8.50

Baby Wash & Shampoo gently cleanses to retain the skin and scalps natural oils. This certified organic, SLS free wash is blended with Aloe Vera and Chamomile to protect sensitive young skin from dryness and irritation, plus it is super concentrated so less is more, even for a bath full of bubbles. Relax in the soothing and calming aroma of Lavender and Mandarin essential oils.

  • Suitable for washing body, hair and nappy area 
  • Gentle cleansing properties to retain natural skin and scalp oils 
  • Protects young, delicate skin from dryness and irritation
  • Great value – a little goes a long way and will last you considerably longer than off-the-shelf products

Key ingredients: Organic Lavender, Yucca & Chamomile

Baby Wash & Shampoo Scent Free (150ml) £8.50

An ultra mild, non-irritating wash and shampoo for baby. This gentle certified organic formula is naturally scent free, made without essential oils, perfume or synthetic fragrances, perfect for little ones who suffer with sensitive skin or those prone to eczema or skin allergies. Extra concentrated so less is more, even in a bath full of bubbles.

  • Suitable for washing body, hair and nappy area 
  • Protects young, delicate skin from dryness and irritation 
  • A favourite amongst expectant mums who can't tolerate any fragrance 
  • Great value – a little goes a long way and will last you considerably longer than off-the-shelf products

Key ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Yucca & Chamomile

Calming Nappy Cream (50ml) £11.00

A certified organic nappy cream and all over ‘rescue remedy’ for baby (and adults too!). Rich in soothing Zinc Oxide and Omega-3&6 this nourishing baby balm protects against the dampness that can lead to nappy rash whilst gently calming away any soreness.  Suitable for little ones prone to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis and delicately scented with calming, fairly traded Roman Chamomile oil.

  • Naturally rich in Omega-3&6 and soothing Zinc oxide 
  • 100% natural and certified organic – the best for your baby 
  • Repels water to protect against dampness 
  • Can be used on all areas of soreness - not just for baby

Key ingredients: Organic Chamomile, Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter

Softening Baby Lotion Scent Free (150ml) £11.50

This beautifully light yet hydrating lotion is an ideal all over body moisturiser for baby. Formulated especially for sensitive and delicate skin this natural blend is made without essential oils or synthetic perfume for the ultimate organic skincare. Certified organic and rich in Shea Butter and Calendula to naturally soothe and nourish baby’s skin.

  • A gentle natural baby lotion for the most sensitive skin
  • Rich in Omega-6 fatty acids to soothe dry and irritated skin
  • Can be used to cleanse nappy area 
  • A favourite amongst expectant mums who can't tolerate any fragrance

Key ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Cocoa butter, Shea butter & Calendula

Green People products do not contain: SLS, SLES, methylisothiazolinone (MI), methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), harsh foaming agents, irritating emulsifiers, synthetic fragrance, PABA-sunscreen, gluten, colourants, petrochemicals, urea, DEA, TEA or PEGs.

Suitable for those who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Green People products are available from Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Revital and natural health retailers nationwide, as well as online at www.greenpeople.co.uk.

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