8 baby-proof products for cool parents and their little ones

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Tuesday 09 May 2023 16:13 BST

Looking for the perfect gift for a new mum? Or a high-tech monitor to watch your newborn? Perhaps you’d like to sign your little one up for a swimming class? Whatever you need, let these excellent parent and baby offerings inspire your next buys.

Sign up your little one to baby swimming classes

With classes across the UK and beyond, Water Babies is one of the world’s largest baby swimming schools helping little ones learn a skill for life. With some of the best-trained baby swimming teachers on board, Water Babies teaches babies and kids from newborns to five years old (their youngest participant was just one day old!) how to swim, taking each of them on a journey of aquatic discovery, adventure and purposeful play.

They’ll learn all about water safety, core aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Apart from teaching key water safety skills, baby swimming supports little ones’ physical development and can have benefits on emotional and psychological development, too. Water Babies is aimed at families of all shapes and sizes, nurturing every little mind, body and soul through swimming.

Find out more at Waterbabies.co.uk

Go green by switching to a carbon-neutral soother

All parents are different, but they all have one thing in common: they want the best for their children and the planet they grow up in. That’s why MAM have developed an innovative, eco-friendly soother range – Original Pure. Following almost a decade of intensive research, the company created this unique range using sustainable material sources that are 100 per cent traceable along the supply chain regarding environmental and social standards.

Original Pure soothers’ shield and buttons are made of bio-circular, bio-renewable raw materials, from a natural resource that isn’t fossil-based, which helps to reduce their carbon footprint. They’re small, orthodontic, soft and flexible. Suitable from birth and available in different sizes: for 0-2 months, 2-6 months, 6+ months and 16+ months.

Shop the soothers at Mambaby.com

Gift your children the perfect cuddly friend

Looking for a huggable, musical toy for your little ones? Inspired by the award-winning CBeebies pre-school animated series Bing, the new Talking Rainybow Bing encourages your child to listen, play and sing along! This loveable toy comes with 12 fun phrases and familiar music from the show – plus you can press Bing’s hand and light up his multi-coloured rainbow button.

The toy is made with recycled fabrics and filling and includes replaceable batteries. Suitable from birth, Rainybow Bing is super-soft, making it the perfect companion for cuddles, rainbow-spotting and imaginative play. Find Bing episodes and special compilation videos at Youtube.com/@BingBunny.

Shop now at Argos.co.uk 

Make sure your baby is safe with a sleep apnoea monitor

Parents in search of an intuitive baby monitor should give the Snuza Hero MD a go. This certified* medical device takes pride in being one of the few medically certified baby breathing monitors available in the UK, and is clinically proven to detect if a baby stops breathing. It works without cables, sensor pads or external power — it simply vibrates 15 seconds after your baby’s breathing stops and alarms five seconds later if no breathing is detected.

The product has been rigorously tested* for efficacy and reliability, adhering to a stringent set of safety standards. Try it today for some much-needed peace of mind. Available on Amazon.co.uk. For more information, visit snuza.com or contact support@snuza.com

Learn more about Snuza at Snuza.com

Buy a versatile highchair that ‘grows’ alongside your toddler

No need to worry about your kid outgrowing their highchair anymore. Stylish, versatile and easy to clean, the Nova Highchair is designed to offer compact, lightweight practicality. With 11 modes of use, it grows with your newborn up until they are 12 years old and can be used as a newborn rocker or highchair, newborn rocking chair, booster seat, play table and toddler chair.

The practical under-seat storage shelf helps keep the essentials in arm’s reach. Once mealtime is over, the highchair is easy to clean as the feeding tray is removable and dishwasher-safe, while the seat features Nanotex fabrics that can be wiped clean. In addition, it packs down neatly into a handy carry bag – perfect for storing away or taking on holiday and family visits.

Buy the Nova Highchair for £239 at Tuttibambini.com

Get your little one ready for bed with a relaxing sleep routine

Having trouble putting your baby to sleep? Childs Farm’s new sleep routine could help. This three-step range is designed to aid sleep and nourish delicate skin, based on a combination of bath soak, calming massage lotion and sleep mist. All three products are created with the DreamScentz fragrance technology, which helps signal it’s time to settle down.

The bath soak’s long-lasting velvety bubbles gently cleanse delicate skin, providing 12-hour hydration and the rich cream is perfect for baby massage, offering clinically proven 24-hour moisturisation, while the lavender and moon milk sleep mist with its soothing scent is every parent’s secret weapon. Buy the products separately or as part of Childs Farms’ SlumberTime sweet dreams gift set and use the code “SLEEP” to get 15 per cent off your order (valid until 1 June 2023).

Shop now at Childsfarm.com/collections/sleep 

Give new parents and parents-to-be a thoughtful gift

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your friend’s baby shower, Bumbles & Boo is the place to look. Beautifully presented, the brand’s gift hampers contain luxurious and practical items (from baby oil to knitted blankets) that suit different budgets. Whether you’re buying a present individually or selecting a gift on behalf of a group of friends or work colleagues, there’s a wide selection of hampers to choose from, available in various sizes and features.

The hampers contain products tried and tested by real mums, offering goodies both for a new baby and the soon-to-be mummy, which comes in extra-handy when you’re looking to buy for both. All gifts are hand-designed and packed in the UK. Get 15 per cent off your order using code “BABY15” until 30 June 2023.

Shop now at Bumblesandboo.com 

Shop for cute, gender-neutral baby clothing

For unisex baby clothing with a conscience, turn to Claude & Co. The design-led British label veers away from ‘pink and blue’ stereotypes, specialising in sustainable and gender-neutral clothing for babies and children up to six years old. And they’re all gorgeous. The brand’s trademark “milking it” super-soft bodysuits have gained cult status among stylish, in-the-know parents, while its range of playful button-up overalls, check dungarees, oversized sweatshirts, snuggly T-shirts and trousers are all made using organic cotton and sustainable manufacturing methods. You can browse the brand’s lovely designs on Instagram as well as online.

Claude & Co follows a slow fashion philosophy, designing each piece to be cherished and passed on. With minimalistic and versatile styles that are easy to wear, it’s no wonder parents keep returning for more. Get 10 per cent off your order using the code “CLAUDEOFFER” from 1-31 May.

Browse lovely designs at Claudeandco.co.uk 

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*EC Certificate Full Quality Assurance System: Certificate ES19/86818. Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices, Annex II (excluding section 4)

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