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  • 14 Jan 2014


    We've got a £100 e-voucher for one lucky reader to spend at Give your loved little one the gift of adventure by layering them up with the best mother nature can offer. The 100% natural range includes a reversible hat with ear flaps; base layers and a merino-lined sleep bag, which can be used year round from birth to two (that's at least 700 sleeps!). Studies prove that merino helps improve sleep in babies and toddlers. This is largely due to the natural properties of merino that insulate for warmth, wick moisture away from skin for comfort and breathe to prevent overheating. […] more

  • 5 Dec 2013

    5 of the best: Barefoot Shoes for Children

    Barefoot babies and children are at a distinct developmental advantage over their harder-sole wearing peers. From foot development to overall posture and spine development, the benefits of going barefoot are important and have long term implications. However, going completely barefoot isn’t always possible or even desirable. Delicate little toes padding through the ice and snow is not a welcome thought for most parents. So, for most the solution lies in barefoot shoes. But which are best, which are right for you and what can the many brand available offer? Choosing can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 to make it that little bit easier. […] more

  • 25 Nov 2013

    Win £100 to spend on ethical winter-weight merino

    Truly ethical merino baby clothing is hard to come by, but we've got a £100 e-voucher for one lucky reader to spend at Give your loved little one the gift of adventure this winter by layering them up with the best mother nature can offer. The autumn/winter collection from Superlove is made with toasty-warm 235gsm superfine merino wool, specifically designed for the British climate. […] more

  • 11 Nov 2013


    Steering clear of the fickle world of children’s mass-produced ‘throwaway’ fashion, Lana Bambini is a family-run business offering high quality clothing and underwear for children which is all made from natural and organic fibres. We are passionate about sourcing beautiful, good quality clothing and on our site you will only find products that have been made in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. No sweatshop labour, no nasty chemicals and no synthetic fabrics that will never break down. […] more

  • 28 Oct 2013

    5 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

    Whether you’re planning to take your little ones trick or treating, school is asking them to dress up or your children are just wanting to get into the spirit of things Halloween costumes can be time consuming to create or expensive to purchase. So we’ve put together 5 easy, imaginative, ideas that are simple enough to achieve for even the least craft-handy amongst you. Better still, they’re so simple even the children can get involved in making their own costumes. […] more

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