In the run up to Christmas you might be looking for some inspiration for your little one- or indeed someone else's, so here are our top suggestions....

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Boody Babygrow 

Boody Baby is a range of extraordinarily soft, but practical, tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps.

Stretchy, seam free fabric provides plenty of movement and while the range is very affordable, much attention has been paid to the details, with matching coloured snap fastenings and contrast binding.

Made from 100% organic bamboo, Boody Baby is the ideal fabric for babies’ sensitive skin, because in addition to being incredibly soft, it’s also hypo allergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, breathes well and helps regulate temperature.

The range is available in three gorgeous shades, rose, sky and chalk and is sweetly packaged in tiny boxes.

From £8 from www.boody.co.uk

Muddy Puddles Babygrows 

Fall in love with the cutest all new baselayer babygrow from Muddy Puddles.

Providing maximum warmth and comfort while wicking away moisture, the bold and bright babygrow is made from super soft fabric and can be used as a warm layer on colder days, and perfect to wear on its own on during those milder moments or when indoors.

From blue raindrops to vibrant red, and beautiful baltic green to classic navy, the baselayer is perfect to mix and match with other Muddy Puddles items from the AW19 collection - creating a fun, but practical look for your baby.

Suitable from 6 months to 24 months, the babygrow features baby-friendly details, including poppers for easy nappy change and an envelope neckline for ease of dressing.

And if it gets a little messy, don't worry, it's machine washable and stays soft after repeated washes!

www.muddypuddles.com 

AVEENO Mum and Baby Giftset 

·         AVEENO® Daily Moisturising Lotion 300ml - specially formulated with colloidal oatmeal and is clinically proven to moisturise for 24 hours

·         AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Hair & Body Wash 300ml - gently cleanses dry and sensitive baby skin from top to toe

·         AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Moisturising Lotion 150ml - specially designed for the first few weeks of life, keeping dry and delicate skin moisturised for 24hours

·         Soft teddy bear comforter!

·         Can be found in all leading Boots and Ocado stores, RRP £20

Munchkin's WildLove Miracle Cup

Munchkin believe that animals and their habitats are vital to our world and are committed to creating a more sustainable future. By purchasing a WildLove Miracle Cup, you are supporting Munchkin’s donation to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Whale Sanctuary Project to help their critical efforts saving animal families from harm and extinction.

For more information please visit Munchkin.com.

ASDA's Little Angels Nappies 

It’s crucial parents trust their nappy to keep their baby dry and to provide parents with the very best option, Asda Little Angels has redesigned and improved its Newborn, and Comfort and Protect nappy ranges, helping parents navigate ‘nappyland’ and keep babies happy in their nappies.

The newly designed nappies now feature SmartFloabsorbency, where multiple channels in the nappy absorb wetness, leading to a slimmer, more comfortable nappy. Available in stores and online now, the new design:

  • Distributes wetness more evenly for better comfort – no more sagging nappies!
  • Absorbs moisture quicker, for less leaks
  • Is slimmer in size, so little ones can keep on moving and wriggling in a less bulky nappy
  • Has an improved fit around the waist to keep everything inside

Not only are the nappies improved for little ones and their parents, there’s environmental benefits too – with slimmer nappies, plastic levels have been reduced by 40 tonnes, meaning there’s 148 fewer trucks on the road distributing the nappies.

Asda’s Newborn, and Comfort and Protect nappies are available in store and online now and are available in the below sizes:

  • Little Angels Newborn Size 1 in a 24 and 70 pack for 89p and £2.50 respectively
  • Little Angels Newborn Size 2 in a 44 and 60 pack for £2 and £2.50 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 3 in a 56 and 98 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 4 in a 48 and 84 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 4+ in a 44 and 78 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 5 in a 40 and 72 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 5+ in a 36 and 64 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 6 in a 30 and 54 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively
  • Little Angels Comfort and Protect Size 6+ in a 26 pack and 46 pack for £2.99 and £4.75 respectively

Bio- D Nappy Fresh 

Bio-D is the UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally responsible, ethically sound, hypoallergenic, vegan cleaning products, creating products that don’t cost the earth in any sense.

Nappy Fresh is a safe but effective way of cleaning reusable nappies at low temperatures. The powder is antibacterial and germicidal for thorough cleaning, and is also hypoallergenic, non-irritant and fragrance free so not to aggravate sensitive skin.

Nappy Fresh has an RRP of £2.80 and is available is selected independents and Oxfam stores, as well as online at www.biodegradable.biz.

Silver Cross Nursery Collections 

Mid-century minimalist meets contemporary design, as leading British nursery brand Silver Cross unveil the striking Westport and Brighton collections to their 2019 nursery furniture range.

Sleek, simple yet sophisticated, Westport and Brighton with their stylish soft curved design and oak-effect detailing is handcrafted to the highest standard, and is certain to add a hint of elegance to your little one’s nursery.

The beautifully finished two-piece cot bed and dresser set is available in two colour options, the Westport with its warm oak tones, solid oak feet and complemented by statement white details to create a mid-century modern aesthetic.  While Brighton is finished in a pure white with solid oak feet, highlighting the natural wood on this stunning design.

Completing the look is the coordinating standalone shelf, embracing practicality and functional living space, while providing the finishing touches to the nursery décor. 

Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager 

Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is designed to gently clean a baby’s first teeth and massage their gums.  Regular use of this new oral care product is a great way to introduce your baby early to the sensations of having their teeth and gums cleaned.  Morning and evening daily use will help maintain good oral hygiene.  The Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is double-sided - with soft bristles on one side to ensure that any existing teeth are kept clean, and then a dimpled reverse-side which offers gums a soothing massage.  It is important to clean teeth from the moment they erupt and keeping a baby’s gums clean will ensure that their mouths are in good condition - ready for the arrival of new teeth as they appear. The Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is suitable for babies of 0-18 months.

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The Doidy Cup and Bowl 

THE FAMOUS DOIDY CUP:

The Doidy Cup, with its small handles, has been scientifically designed with a unique slant that allows a young child to see the level of the liquid in the cup as they tilt to drink.  The Doidy Cup, which has been endorsed by Health Professionals including Doctors, Dentists, Midwives and Health Visitors for almost 70 years, helps to teach an infant to drink from the rim of an open cup rather than from a spout or teated bottle, which carries many benefits.  Indeed, health professionals promote the use of the Doidy Cup to help prevent premature tooth decay, poor feeding techniques and delayed speech development.  This unique weaning cup encourages good oral movements and helps to develop chewing skills through encouraging use of the jaw, tongue and mouth muscles. 

AVAILABILITY: in ASDA, Dunelm, John Lewis, JoJoMamanBebe, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, all good independent baby retailers and pharmacies as well as online from Amazon and the Doidy Cup website  www.doidycup.com RRP from: £3.80

This winter, the Doidy brand, which is recommended by professionals, trusted by parents and has led ‘Weaning by Design’ for over 70 years with the famous open slanted Doidy Cup, introduces the NEW Doidy Bowl. The Doidy Bowl features the unique signature slanted design and a suction pad base to help babies and infants learn to feed themselves with ease. Doidy Bowl is designed to help develop motor skills, with a slanted high lip on one side to allow infants to scoop the food up and load more easily onto a spoon, making it perfect for finger foods, purees or soups. Doidy Bowl is made from food grade silicone and is soft and pliable – making it easy to roll up and transport and is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free. Doidy Bowl’s design fits most highchairs and is recommended for babies of 6 months+ . The New Doidy Bowl is available is 3 colours, red, blue and pastel pink, and the super suction base grips it to the surface of a high chair, reducing the risk of messy spills!

Benefits:

  • New Doidy Bowl features the signature Doidy slant which means fewer spills as your baby learns to ‘push and scoop’ food against the high-sided lip.       As they master this technique it will help to develop their hand-to-eye coordination skills and build independent feeding
  • A super suction pad on the base ensures the bowl stays in place whilst your child is feeding, helping to reduce mess and spills
  • Made of soft food-grade silicone, the Doidy Bowl is BPA, PVC and Phthalate. free, plus being dishwasher and microwave safe
  • The hygienic and resealable carry pouch means the NEW Doidy Bowl is ideal to take out with you. Because this soft, flexible bowl can be rolled up, it’s easy to pop into your baby equipment bag making it convenient for travelling and on the go feeding

Availability:

The Doidy Bowl is available online at www.doidy.co.uk and at RRP of £9.99

Special Gift Packs of a Doidy Cup and Bowl will be available at £12.50. 


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