Play is an essential part of learning in the early years and little ones will have so much fun with this adorable Twist and Move Puppy (£22.99) from Infantino. Colourful and endearing, the body is soft and flexible and can twist and turn every time it moves. Suitable from nine months, puppy can walk, move backwards and even dance! Best of all, it can be controlled remotely via a downloadable app, which can be connected to any smart phone or tablet, so parents can control the puppy to provide hours of amusement for baby. Available from Argos.
Dr Joanna Helcké (PhD), the leading fitness expert behind the multi-award winning FitBumpBox® has just launched a new concept in pregnancy and postnatal fitness to keep mum and baby fit and healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond. Available from September, the PRIIT (pregnancy, intensity, interval training) and MamaHIIT (postnatal-friendly intensity interval training) workouts are a collection of engaging weekly exercise videos designed to be used in the comfort of your home, safely low impact, whilst still keeping you fit and strong. RRP £69 from fitbumpbox.com
A world first for the sleeping bag market, the clever and stylish SnüzPouch features a unique Nappy Change zip on the front – this additional front-opening zip has been carefully designed to make nappy changes quicker and easier for parents during the night by providing easier access to baby’s bottom, whilst ensuring minimal disturbance for baby. The collection has eight gorgeous modern designs made with super soft OEKO-TEX 100 certified cotton, ensuring ultimate comfort for little ones as they settle down. Available in a 1.0 and 2.5 Tog, the SnüzPouch is suitable for babies from birth to approx. six months. Prices from £34.95 at John Lewis.
Fresh from Nibbling Jewellery comes the Octo clip, a fun and safe way to attach your child’s dummy onto their pram, sleep sack, car seat or clothes. An instant hit with babies and trendy mummies, safe, practical and stylish is their motto as it not only looks super cute, but all beads are made of non-toxic, BPA free, soft silicone and can safely be chewed on by baby and washed. Suitable from birth, find the range at nibbling.co.uk priced from £9.99.
Help little ones drift off to Sleepy Land with Love Boo’s new Sleep & Snuggle Pillow & Room Spray (£12.99). Safely formulated with a unique blend of ultra-relaxing oils including calming lavender, chamomile and patchouli, this all-natural spray will calm and relax your little ones before bedtime, giving you all a wonderful night’s sleep! Mist onto sheets or into the air, this soothing scent is also fab when sprayed onto car seats and blankets. Buy at loveboo.com
With many models costing over £500+, parents are only too well aware of their investment in the right buggy for baby, however research has revealed that buggy theft is on the rise with over a quarter of a million prams pinched each year. Beat buggy bandits and prevent opportunistic theft with LittleLife’s new lockable Buggy Lock. Easily snapped on to the pram handle, the three-digit combination is quick to unlock so there’s no risk of losing the key! It can also be used to secure your handbag to the pram, leaving you hands-free for baby while on the go. £8.99 from littlelife.com