Shopping: Good Thing.. Mad Thing

Good thing

The Pod (left) is a miniature tent designed to protect babies from UV rays whilst parents can relax in the sunshine right alongside. It costs pounds 49.95 (0131 555 1020 for mail order).

Mad thing

ZPM's truck bags (right) can be worn as mini rucksacks, handbags or shoulder bags, and have little toy trucks in different colours tucked away on display behind the front cover. For keeping big kids and little kids happy on their travels, they cost pounds 24.75 from ZPM (0171-370 5556 for mail order).