Jojo Maman Bebe

20 May 19
Welsh Doctor Mummy Blog

Prior to having Evelyn, our holidays involved squeezing out as much as possible from our annual leave. We would leave very little time between finishing work to going away and then again between returning home and back to work. We would catch the earliest flight out and the latest flight back home. We were the […]

20 May 19
Market Research Report

Global Intimate Wears Market Report 2019 deliver current market information and highlights the impacting the growth of the industry. It helps in making essential Intimate Wears Market business decisions as well as by making in-depth analysis of different segments. For Sample Copy of Global Intimate Wears Industry Report https://www.orianresearch.com/request-sample/1003375 The Global Intimate Wears market 2019 […]

14 May 19
Priya's Blog

The research study, titled “Global Intimate Wears market Research Report 2019,” evaluates the historical performance and the current status of this market for a detailed understanding, emphasizing especially on the dynamics of the demand and supply of Intimate Wears in 2025. This report presents a detailed study of the global market for Intimate Wears by […]

13 May 19
The Scottish Sun
SUMMER isn’t far away and few things are better than splashing around in a paddling pool when the heatwave really strikes. We’ve selected the best paddling pools in different price categories, so you should be able to find something that suits your needs and budget. Stock up on a paddling pool before the next heatwave strikes You don’t need a ton of outdoor space to have fun with a paddling pool – and you also don’t need a ton of cash. Some of the best paddling pools available cost as little as £3. Swimsuits at the ready – the countdown to summer paddling pools starts now. If you spot a paddling pool that we haven’t listed below, make sure you shop around before you splash out as you may be able to find similar options at a cheaper price elsewhere. Google’s price comparison tool, Google Shopping, is free and easy to use. Under £5 Two Ring Paddling Pool Toddler Sized £3 at Wilko – buy here Cool down your little one in the garden with this paddling pool at Wilko This toddler-sized paddling pool is excellent value for money and ideal for kids aged one to three. Parents also use it as a ball pit to entertain their little ones. It comes with a width of 102cm and a height of 23cm. Intex Yellow My First Paddling Pool £3 at The Works – buy now The pool at The Works will set you back £3 Another option for the same price is the “Intex My First Pool”, although keep in mind it’s smaller. It comes in the size of 61cm x 15cm, and is also suitable for children between one and three years old. Bestway Splash & Play Three-Ring Inflatable Play Pool £4.80 at Towsure – buy now You’ll have to fork out just under a fiver for this Bestway pool If you’re prepared to fork out slightly more, this paddling pool by Bestway has a diameter of 1.22m and a height of 25cm. You can use it in the garden, at the park or the beach – it’s easy to carry and inflate so can be used almost anywhere outdoors. Under £15 Intex Smiling Octopus Sun Shade Pool £9 at Poundtoy – buy now Protect your tots from direct sunlight with this paddling pool If you’re worried about your little one spending too much time in direct sunshine, this octopus-shaped paddling pool could be another option. It comes in the size of 1.02m x 1.04m and includes four inflatable starfish. Intex Quick Set Up Pool £9.99 at Aldi – buy now The 10ft pool will only set you back £10 at Aldi Last week, a savvy shopper spotted this 10ft pool up for grabs for only £9.99 at Aldi, down from £29.99. Aldi hasn’t yet told us whether it’s a nationwide offer, so your best bet would be to give your local store a ring or pop down to see if you can bag the bargain yourself. The shopper said she got the pool from Aldi’s Bedminster store in Bristol. [authenticated-scripts src=”%3Cscript%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fembed%2F0266f48d-39e5-4281-8e2e-816b883b7f54%3Fmode%3Dresponsive%22%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E” type=”embedded” width=”100″ /] Nabaiji Tidipool Basic Children’s Small Paddling Pool £9.99 at Decathlon – buy now The pool is 65cm in diameter and should be quick to set-up The Nabaija Tidipool is a 65cm diameter foldaway pool designed for 12-24-month old babies. It should take just a few seconds to set up, and could be perfect for helping babies enjoy water. It’s lightweight, meaning you can take it with you on trips – or you could just set it up at home for some fun pool time. Crivit Paddling Pool £14 at Lidl – buy now Lidl’s £13.99 paddling pool is back from tomorrow An option for older kids is this Lidl pool, which includes an inflatable head rest and even a built-in cup holder – perfect for relaxing on a hot day. You even get repair patches for fixing punctures and there’s a three-year warranty included – meaning you can get a replacement, repair or your money back if it bursts. Depending on what floats your boat, you can get the pool in a rectangular shape in blue (202cm x 151cm x 46cm/60cm when inflated) or in a hexagonal shape in green (202cm x 186cm x 46cm/60cm when inflated). Under £30 Intex Mystic Unicorn Spray Pool £16.99 on Amazon – buy now Any unicorn-obsessed little ones will love this Who doesn’t want a unicorn sleeping in the garden? Setting you back just under £17, this mythical creature has secret powers: it’s a paddling pool with sprinkler (just attach it to the hose). Perfect for splashing around, it comes in the size of 2.72m x 1.93m x 1.04m. Asda also sells a very similar paddling pool, but it’s slightly more expensive setting you back £18. Chad Valley Ocean Lagoon Pool £22 at Argos – buy now This pool comfortable fits a family of four This lagoon paddling pool is a hit with reviewers, who say it’s bigger than it looks – it comfortably fits a family of four. You can even blow it up by mouth, which is handy. It comes with a width of 157cm and depth of 262cm. Bestway Family Fun Pool £25 at B&Q – buy now This bargain pool is available in B&Q for £25 This Bestway inflatable pool from B&Q comes with two seats, two head rests and two cup holders to put your drinks in. It is suitable for children aged six and older, holds 152 litres of water and has a width of 213cm. Argos and Very.co.uk are both selling exactly the same swimming pool but for double the price, so this is a real bargain. Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre £25 at Argos – buy now Your kids may never leave this pool once you’ve put it up This paddling pool has a sprinkler, slide and ball pit, which also doubles as a second pool if there are more children around. Kids may want to spend all day in it once inflated – however, note that inflating does take more time than you expect, according to reviewers. It has a water capacity of 109 litres and a depth of 259cm. Intex Inflatable Family Lounge Pool £30 at Asda George – buy now The four-seater pool went down swimmingly after it was first released at Asda This sell-out pool comes with four seats, backrests and two drink holders – and it proved really popular the first time it went on sale at Asda. It comes in a blue and white design and is 229cm in width and depth. Under £75 Playtive Junior Kids’ Adventure Paddling Pools £35 at Lidl – buy now The jungle set comes with lots of inflatable animals, a snake archway, a slide, balls and hoops For an extra fiver, you can get adventure-themed kids’ paddling pools at Lidl – and they look like a lot of fun. One is shaped like a pirate ship, while the other has a jungle theme and comes with inflatable animals and a slide. They also come with an inflatable water sprayer so kids can shoot each other. The jungle set is 2.97m long while the pirate ship is 3.4m – so there’s lots of space for little ones to make a splash. You’ll have to hold off a little while though, as the pools go on sale in the “Middle of Lidl” aisle in stores only from Sunday, May 19. JoJo Paddling Pool £35 at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here Protect your toddlers from the sunshine with this pool This pop-up paddling pool assembles instantly in the back garden – or on your next camping holiday. It has a UPF 50+ cover for shade and comes with a handy carry bag. It has a diameter of 96.5cm. Paddling Pool Bestway Splash-in-Shade £69.99 at ManoMano – buy now This Bestway pool comes with a sunroof For those with a bigger budget, this pool comes with a sunroof and water sprinklers – simply connect it to the garden hose. It has a diameter of 244cm, meaning it’s big enough for the whole family. Chad Valley Bouncy House and Pool £70 at Argos – buy now This paddling pool includes a slide and bouncy castle Who needs a soft play centre when you can transform your backyard into one with this bouncy castle-meets-paddling pool? There’s even a slide. It comes with a depth of 300cm and has a water capacity of 65 litres. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in money” posts_category=”34″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] A mum has shared her genius tip for keeping your kids’ paddling pool clean in between uses – and it’s sure to save you a lot of time this summer. Meanwhile, a dad made his own swimming pool in the sweltering heat with a skip and a hose. And one shopper was left shocked when the paddling pool she brought for her children turned out to be so small they could only stand in it. 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13 May 19
The Sun
SUMMER isn’t far away and few things are better than splashing around in a paddling pool when the heatwave really strikes. We’ve selected the best paddling pools in different price categories, so you should be able to find something that suits your needs and budget. Stock up on a paddling pool before the next heatwave strikes You don’t need a ton of outdoor space to have fun with a paddling pool – and you also don’t need a ton of cash. Some of the best paddling pools available cost as little as £3. Swimsuits at the ready – the countdown to summer paddling pools starts now. If you spot a paddling pool that we haven’t listed below, make sure you shop around before you splash out as you may be able to find similar options at a cheaper price elsewhere. Google’s price comparison tool, Google Shopping, is free and easy to use. Under £5 Two Ring Paddling Pool Toddler Sized £3 at Wilko – buy here Cool down your little one in the garden with this paddling pool at Wilko This toddler-sized paddling pool is excellent value for money and ideal for kids aged one to three. Parents also use it as a ball pit to entertain their little ones. It comes with a width of 102cm and a height of 23cm. Intex Yellow My First Paddling Pool £3 at The Works – buy now The pool at The Works will set you back £3 Another option for the same price is the “Intex My First Pool”, although keep in mind it’s smaller. It comes in the size of 61cm x 15cm, and is also suitable for children between one and three years old. Bestway Splash & Play Three-Ring Inflatable Play Pool £4.80 at Towsure – buy now You’ll have to fork out just under a fiver for this Bestway pool If you’re prepared to fork out slightly more, this paddling pool by Bestway has a diameter of 1.22m and a height of 25cm. You can use it in the garden, at the park or the beach – it’s easy to carry and inflate so can be used almost anywhere outdoors. Under £15 Intex Smiling Octopus Sun Shade Pool £9 at Poundtoy – buy now Protect your tots from direct sunlight with this paddling pool If you’re worried about your little one spending too much time in direct sunshine, this octopus-shaped paddling pool could be another option. It comes in the size of 1.02m x 1.04m and includes four inflatable starfish. Intex Quick Set Up Pool £9.99 at Aldi – buy now The 10ft pool will only set you back £10 at Aldi Last week, a savvy shopper spotted this 10ft pool up for grabs for only £9.99 at Aldi, down from £29.99. Aldi hasn’t yet told us whether it’s a nationwide offer, so your best bet would be to give your local store a ring or pop down to see if you can bag the bargain yourself. The shopper said she got the pool from Aldi’s Bedminster store in Bristol. [authenticated-scripts src=”%3Cscript%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fembed%2F0266f48d-39e5-4281-8e2e-816b883b7f54%3Fmode%3Dresponsive%22%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E” type=”embedded” width=”100″ /] Nabaiji Tidipool Basic Children’s Small Paddling Pool £9.99 at Decathlon – buy now The pool is 65cm in diameter and should be quick to set-up The Nabaija Tidipool is a 65cm diameter foldaway pool designed for 12-24-month old babies. It should take just a few seconds to set up, and could be perfect for helping babies enjoy water. It’s lightweight, meaning you can take it with you on trips – or you could just set it up at home for some fun pool time. Crivit Paddling Pool £14 at Lidl – buy now Lidl’s £13.99 paddling pool is back from tomorrow An option for older kids is this Lidl pool, which includes an inflatable head rest and even a built-in cup holder – perfect for relaxing on a hot day. You even get repair patches for fixing punctures and there’s a three-year warranty included – meaning you can get a replacement, repair or your money back if it bursts. Depending on what floats your boat, you can get the pool in a rectangular shape in blue (202cm x 151cm x 46cm/60cm when inflated) or in a hexagonal shape in green (202cm x 186cm x 46cm/60cm when inflated). Under £30 Intex Mystic Unicorn Spray Pool £16.99 on Amazon – buy now Any unicorn-obsessed little ones will love this Who doesn’t want a unicorn sleeping in the garden? Setting you back just under £17, this mythical creature has secret powers: it’s a paddling pool with sprinkler (just attach it to the hose). Perfect for splashing around, it comes in the size of 2.72m x 1.93m x 1.04m. Asda also sells a very similar paddling pool, but it’s slightly more expensive setting you back £18. Chad Valley Ocean Lagoon Pool £22 at Argos – buy now This pool comfortable fits a family of four This lagoon paddling pool is a hit with reviewers, who say it’s bigger than it looks – it comfortably fits a family of four. You can even blow it up by mouth, which is handy. It comes with a width of 157cm and depth of 262cm. Bestway Family Fun Pool £25 at B&Q – buy now This bargain pool is available in B&Q for £25 This Bestway inflatable pool from B&Q comes with two seats, two head rests and two cup holders to put your drinks in. It is suitable for children aged six and older, holds 152 litres of water and has a width of 213cm. Argos and Very.co.uk are both selling exactly the same swimming pool but for double the price, so this is a real bargain. Chad Valley Activity Pool Play Centre £25 at Argos – buy now Your kids may never leave this pool once you’ve put it up This paddling pool has a sprinkler, slide and ball pit, which also doubles as a second pool if there are more children around. Kids may want to spend all day in it once inflated – however, note that inflating does take more time than you expect, according to reviewers. It has a water capacity of 109 litres and a depth of 259cm. Intex Inflatable Family Lounge Pool £30 at Asda George – buy now The four-seater pool went down swimmingly after it was first released at Asda This sell-out pool comes with four seats, backrests and two drink holders – and it proved really popular the first time it went on sale at Asda. It comes in a blue and white design and is 229cm in width and depth. Under £75 Playtive Junior Kids’ Adventure Paddling Pools £35 at Lidl – buy now The jungle set comes with lots of inflatable animals, a snake archway, a slide, balls and hoops For an extra fiver, you can get adventure-themed kids’ paddling pools at Lidl – and they look like a lot of fun. One is shaped like a pirate ship, while the other has a jungle theme and comes with inflatable animals and a slide. They also come with an inflatable water sprayer so kids can shoot each other. The jungle set is 2.97m long while the pirate ship is 3.4m – so there’s lots of space for little ones to make a splash. You’ll have to hold off a little while though, as the pools go on sale in the “Middle of Lidl” aisle in stores only from Sunday, May 19. JoJo Paddling Pool £35 at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here Protect your toddlers from the sunshine with this pool This pop-up paddling pool assembles instantly in the back garden – or on your next camping holiday. It has a UPF 50+ cover for shade and comes with a handy carry bag. It has a diameter of 96.5cm. Paddling Pool Bestway Splash-in-Shade £69.99 at ManoMano – buy now This Bestway pool comes with a sunroof For those with a bigger budget, this pool comes with a sunroof and water sprinklers – simply connect it to the garden hose. It has a diameter of 244cm, meaning it’s big enough for the whole family. Chad Valley Bouncy House and Pool £70 at Argos – buy now This paddling pool includes a slide and bouncy castle Who needs a soft play centre when you can transform your backyard into one with this bouncy castle-meets-paddling pool? There’s even a slide. It comes with a depth of 300cm and has a water capacity of 65 litres. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in money” posts_category=”344″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] A mum has shared her genius tip for keeping your kids’ paddling pool clean in between uses – and it’s sure to save you a lot of time this summer. Meanwhile, a dad made his own swimming pool in the sweltering heat with a skip and a hose. And one shopper was left shocked when the paddling pool she brought for her children turned out to be so small they could only stand in it. [bc_video video_id=”6031773642001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dream job as a spa tester lets you sit in infinity pools and be pampered all summer”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
10 May 19
University of Hull Alumni Association

Over 100 alumni gathered at Sea Containers for a discussion on a topic of great contemporary relevance and urgency: the fate of the high street. With businesses having to adapt business practices, jobs at risk, and consumer behaviours and expectations changing rapidly, this is a theme that has implications for everyone. The high street is […]

08 May 19
Life Unfiltered

There’s a consideration to having a baby that, if i’m being honest, I hadn’t fully considered before I fell pregnant. The main thought process we had looked a little something like this: “Should we have a baby?” “Well, yeah, we have a family house now so I guess why not” “Okay, cool, let’s have a […]

03 May 19
EmilyBea&Me

My phone cable conspired against me yesterday and wasn’t plugged in properly overnight. When I set off in the morning I had less than 10% battery 😱 Luckily I was on time and found my friends at the train station as planned so didn’t really need it. And it meant I didn’t have the opportunity […]

01 May 19
mackmartin

Global Interdental Brush Market report highlights the key features of the market in terms of periodic data, present market conditions, market needs along with a detailed examination of the key players involved in the market. Interdental Brush The business report also offers vital aspects related with Interdental Brush market and perform as a mandatory tool to industries […]

29 Apr 19
The Sun
YOUR hospital bag checklist may be the one thing you can control during labour, so it’s a great idea to think about the essentials you and your baby will need and to pack ahead. We’ve created a hospital bag checklist of the must-have items for mum and baby, based on the general items you’ll need and our own personal saviours (essential oils, earplugs). These are the items you’ll need for mum and baby’s hospital bag checklist The thing about going into labour is that it’s rather unpredictable; even those who have a planned C-section don’t know when they’ll be back home after birth. You could be in the hospital for mere hours or a few days before baby arrives, and while some new parents are released six hours after birth, others spend longer in hospital. Just like preparing the nursery, you should leave plenty of time to pack your hospital bag well in advance of baby’s arrival. In fact, we’d recommend you have your overnight bag ready several weeks before your due date as you never know if baby will arrive early – and you don’t want to be scrambling around looking for nappies and babygros in the early stages of labour. For mums, the essential criteria for the hospital bag checklist is anything that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, from your favourite entertainment to cosy clothes that allow for easy-access breastfeeding. And don’t forget your hospital notes and birth plan. Babies just need a few key clothing items to sleep and go home in, some outdoor clothes if it’s cold outside and nappies and wipes – you’ll be changing baby about 10 times a day from the get-go. For mum: Overnight bag Lucky Bunch foldaway, £50 at Cath Kidston – buy here An overnight bag that wipes clean, is super roomy and doubles as a nappy bag? Yes, please. Cath Kidston’s florals tick every box. Slippers – UGG Scuffette II Sheepskin Slippers, Brown £80 at John Lewis – buy here Comfortable footwear is key, whether you’re pacing the hospital halls in an effort to get your contractions going or are trying to soothe your newborn to sleep. We’d recommend bringing some flip-flops or slippers to the hospital so you can feel as cosy as if you were home. Pyjamas £18 at M&S – buy here A button-down nightshirt that’s comfy is perfect for hospital – with PJ bottoms, leggings or on its own (whatever works for you). This button-down version from M&S is also handy for nursing your newborn. Maternity bras £19 for two at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here You might not decide whether or not you’ll be breastfeeding until baby arrives. In any case, a soft maternity bra can provide the comfort mums need post-delivery, and this version from JoJo is soft enough to sleep in. Also: these are great if you end up having a water birth and want to wear a top (a bikini top works, too). Snacks and drinks Chilly’s water bottle, £20 at Chilly’s – buy here Staying hydrated and well-fed is absolutely essential during labour – and afterwards. We’d recommend a reusable water bottle to encourage frequent drinking and lots of portable snacks: cereal bars, nuts, crisps, chocolate. Anything to keep energy levels – and morale – up. Ear plugs – Howard Leight Laser Lite Ear Plugs £2.10 for 20 pairs at Amazon – buy here  We will never forget how our NCT teacher told us that ear plugs were an essential buy for the hospital bag checklist and we wondered why. One night on the post-labour ward and you’ll soon find out. Joggers Shaped seamless leggings, £20 at Mamalicious – buy here You’re going to want to slob around in leggings and joggers post-birth, as you well should. Mamalicious’ pair is elasticated, seamless and shaped, designed for post-labour mamas. Entertainment iPad 2018 6th Gen 9.7 Inch Wi-Fi 32GB, £319 at Argos – buy here You’re going to want as many distractions and relaxation aids as you can find: grab your iPad and be sure to have downloaded your favourite programmes, podcasts, playlists and books. This is really a case of the more, the merrier – especially if you’re up for a couple of nights straight. Underwear Pima Cotton Briefs, £12 for five at John Lewis – buy here You don’t want your frilliest knickers for your hospital stay. Choose pants that are comfortable, easy and come in a multi-pack in case a pair gets ruined. Maternity pads – Boots maternity pads £1.29 for a 10-pack at Boots – buy here Whether you have an episiotomy, a tear or minor grazes (or even if you have a C-section), you will need at least two packs of ultra-thick maternity pads post-birth. Essential oils  doTERRA Essential Oil Introductory Kit, £26.99 at Amazon – buy here Essential oils have been our saviours during labour and after baby’s birth – while these are available at hospitals, it’s nice to have your own to sniff at various points. Lavender, lemon and mint are relaxing and energising, which is why we love this intro set from doTERRA. Tea tree oil is also wonderful for helping soothe post-birth cuts and grazes. Headphones and a music playlist Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones II, £161.10 at Amazon – buy here A playlist of your favourite tunes, whether they’re body-pumping or yin yoga, can get you in the right mindframe for labour. Have one ready on your phone or tablet along with a great pair of headphones – these BOSE ones aren’t advertised as noise-cancelling but fans say they do the trick, without the price tag. For baby: Bodysuits £11.99 at Sleep No More – buy here  You newborn will need a few bodysuits to layer underneath any other clothes – typically, it’s recommended that newborns wear an extra layer to what grownups are wearing – so if you have long sleeves on, put them in a knit. You’ll probably amass quite a few cute/funny/soft babygros before your little one even arrives, and you can get money-saving multipacks at supermarkets and retailers like John Lewis. We love the fun prints at Sleep No More, which put a smile on our faces (and make for great first photo-op outfits). Bring a few different sizes if possible, as newborns come in a range (if your newborn is 4.5 kilos, they won’t be wearing newborn clothes home – they may already be in 3-6 month garments). Check out these great value baby clothes Sleepsuits £7 for a three-pack at ASDA – buy here George at ASDA is one of our favourite places to stock up on sleepsuits – you can buy multipacks in solids or prints for under a tenner. Your newborn will live in these for the first few days, weeks – even months. Muslins £22 at Etta Loves – buy here Muslin squares are among the most useful items you can purchase: larger-sized ones can be used as breastfeeding covers, swaddles, light blankets, to wipe up spittle or spills, as changing mats – you name it. Etta Loves’ gorgeous designs do one better: they’re designed with special high-contrast patterns to aid the visual development of newborns. Knitwear £15-£16 at Next – buy here It’s always good to have an extra layer for newborn in case it gets cold in hospital, and while cardigans with ears aren’t obligatory for newborns, we kind of think they should be. So. Darn. Cute. Baby hat £10.99 for a pack of two from Amazon – buy here Newborns can’t regulate their body temperature, so you need to help them do it with the right clothing. A cotton beanie hat works indoors and out (in warm weather). Outerwear £40 at Newbie – buy here If your baby is born in the cold-weather months, you’re going to want to wrap them up warm when you head out. Don’t faff around with coats and jackets when a snowsuit offers full-body coverage. Car seat £120 at Amazon – buy here Whether you’re bringing baby home in a taxi or your car, you’ll need a newborn car seat. Maxi Cosi’s popular model is also compatible with an ISOFIX base (super-useful if you plan to drive baby around frequently). It also works on a multitude of pushchairs for easy car-to-pram transfer, with the right adapters. Plus, it’s lightweight and great value for money. Check out these other fantastic baby car seats Nappies £8 for 96 nappies at Amazon – buy here Once you see those first few meconium poos, you’ll be grateful you purchased a 96-pack of nappies from the get-go. Amazingly, these nappies will be gone before you know it – babies require lots of nappy changes for wees and poos daily (up to 12, typically). While parents like to experiment with nappy brands once they’re home, Pampers tends to be an all round favourite.   Baby wipes £18 for 540 wipes at Amazon – buy here While some midwives recommend you only wipe baby with cotton wool and water, WaterWipes have been accepted as the closest alternative – they’re made with 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract. They’re approved by Allergy UK and are ideal for the most sensitive of baby bottoms. Looking for the best baby wipes? We’ve got you covered [article-rail-topic title=”More from sun selects parenting” term_id=”14218″ posts_number=”6″ /] We’re all about helping you find the best products at the best prices, so follow the link if you want to check out more of Sun Selects’ recommendations. Need some more parenting supplies? We’ve got a whole parenting section for you to browse. If you’re looking to stock up on essentials for your a new arrival, we’ve recommended the best cheap baby stuff you’ll want to have ready. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.
29 Apr 19
The Sun
NEWBORN toys may look cute and colourful, soft and stylish, but the best newborn toys are much more than an appealing exterior – they can stimulate baby and help with newborn development. We’ve rounded up the best newborn toys using our own expertise and the best-ranked newborn toys available online and in stores. From musical instruments to snuggly toys, we’ve selected the best newborn toys you need to know about Newborn toys help babies develop their touch, their listening skills, their vision – babies can only see in black, white and grey for the first few months, which is why you’ll find a selection of monochrome newborn toys available. The best newborn toys can also help to soothe baby, like a teether they can chew on or a music or light-up toy that might help ease them to sleep. We’d also recommend getting your newborn a baby play mat or baby gym: with a variety of dangling toys to help grasping, as well as lights, mirrors and sound (depending on the model you choose), baby gyms are great for giving newborn babies a space to wriggle around on, or to practice neck-strengthening tummy time. If you’re looking for a newborn toy to give a friend or relative’s new baby, you don’t need to spend a huge amount to get a great gift. Many of the best newborn toys are under £20. Remember, newborn babies are changing every day, and as they get more alert and curious, new interests will develop. So if they don’t respond to a newborn toy at first, try, try again. Best newborn toy book On the Move board book, £5.99 at Amazon – buy here It’s never too soon to start reading to your newborn, and high-contrast, black and white books that are easier for babies to focus on are ideal for newbies. This board book also has pull-out tabs to keep older babies interested. Best newborn bath toy Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles bath toy, £5.99 at Amazon – buy here Bath time will quickly become one of baby’s favourite times of the day, and is useful for helping them to establish a consistent bedtime routine. Munchkin’s Float and Play bath bubbles are a popular choice with parents; visually stimulating, they also work as shaker rattles in the bath and don’t get mouldy the way lots of squirting toys do. Best newborn sleep toy Ewan the Dream Sheep, £29.99 at Argos – buy here Newborn babies will get plenty of cuddly toys from family and friends; some are harder-working than others. Ewan the Dream Sheep is a bedtime favourite; he emits a soft glow so acts as a nightlight of sorts, and also plays womb sounds (as well as rain, hoover, harp and heartbeat noises) to help settle cranky babes. It attaches to the cot, car seat or buggy so can be used on the go. Best newborn musical toy Hallit Baby’s 1st Birthday band, £22.49 at Argos – buy here If you buy only one toy for your newborn, we think it should be a musical instrument of some kind: maracas, a rattle, a drum. Baby will respond to the sounds from birth, and as they get older and more independent, they will happily pick up their instruments and start shaking them on their own. This set includes a maraca, bead filled drum, two shakers and a rattle. Best newborn clip-on toy Lamaze Flapping Fiona, £13.99 at Amazon – buy here This clip-on flamingo toy from Lamaze has various surfaces for newborn to explore over months and months, but is an award-winner because of its cool flapping wings (just pull the clip and watch ’em go). Fiona’s legs can also be tugged to change length, and she makes a squeaky sound. Best newborn baby gym Carnival 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym, £24.99 at Argos – buy here A baby gym or play mat is a brilliant buy for newborns and helps to develop fine and gross motor skills. It also serves as a play mat, tummy time station, and can entertain baby in lots of different ways. This Fisher-Price Carnival mat features dangling toys for grasping, music and mirror, and can be assembled in lots of different ways to keep a growing baby entertained. Best wearable newborn toy Sock Ons Twiddle Ons, £10 at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here Because everyone knows that babies love discovering their own body parts – and toes are some of the best toys. These socks stay on baby’s feet and have sounds, colours and textures to entertain them. Parents can also put them on hands to act as puppets. Best wooden newborn toy £14.99 at Amazon – buy here A wooden pull toy is a great buy for babies, which can grow with them and even keep them entertained once they’re at crawling or walking stage. Newborns will enjoy the clacking noises the alligator makes. Wooden toys are a smart choice for eco-conscious parents and Plan Toys is the brand to know about: their company motto is all about reusing, reducing and recycling. Best tactile newborn toy Little Taggies colour collection, £9.99 at Smyths Toys – buy here Tactile tag toys make great cuddle blankets that also double as teething toys when baby needs to chew on something. This portable blanket has 20 tags and is ideal for putting in baby’s cot or bringing out and about. Best teething newborn toy Comotomo teether toy, £10 at Kidly – buy here Comotomo’s teether is the most innovative teething toy on the market (we think). Made of silicone, it offers plenty for baby to explore (with fingers or mouth), thanks to its finger-shaped prongs and easy-grip design. Best mobile newborn toy £30 at Alex and Alexa – buy here A stylish addition to any nursery, Edvin the hedgehog isn’t just lovely to touch – hang him from the cot, pull down on him and he’ll also play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to delight your little one. Best newborn soft toy LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout, £19.99 at Amazon – buy here Not all cuddly toys are created equal and Scout (along with purple version Violet) can be programmed and personalised for your baby, saying their name, favourite foods, favourite activities and more. Scout also sings and offers learning activities; connect to LeapFrog Learning Path to download more songs and activities as baby grows older. Best on-the-go newborn toy £9.99 at Amazon – buy here This musical and light-activated toy bar has a mirror, rattle, four melodies and textured rings, and can be attached to the car seat to keep little one entertained in the car – it also hooks onto the pram for travel entertainment wherever you’re headed. 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29 Apr 19
The Sun
A NEWBORN baby carrier is as useful to new parents as a baby buggy, car seat and crib. The best newborn baby carriers allow you to carry your newborn in comfort and style around the house, around the city or countryside and around the world. We’ve rounded up the best newborn baby carriers – a mix of our own personal favourites over the years and the top-rated newborn baby carriers, according to other parents. The best newborn baby carriers for mums and dads to tote baby around in comfort and style You don’t have to embrace attachment parenting to appreciate the appeal of babywearing – putting your baby in a carrier. The hands-free designs mean that you can do what you need to around the house with baby, from preparing a meal to doing the washing. You can also breastfeed your newborn while they’re in the carrier and soothe them with bouncing motions or walking. Newborn baby carriers allow you to carry baby on your front so you can keep baby close as you head out for a walk or on public transport to go meet friends or check out an exhibition. Newborn babies should be worn on parents’ fronts, facing inwards, for the first four to six months so that their necks can be supported. As baby gets older (six months plus), many carriers give you the option of wearing baby on your hip or back, or turning baby out to see the world. Best newborn baby carrier for baby-to-toddler  Adapt Baby Carrier, £119.90 at ErgoBaby – buy here  ErgoBaby’s beloved carriers are just so incredibly comfortable, with a padded adjustable waistband for lumbar support and padded straps that can be crossed over for a snug fit. The Adapt is a versatile design which can be used from newborn through to toddler and worn on the front, hip or back (the latter two positions from six months and up). Note that baby always faces in with the ErgoBaby Adapt newborn baby carrier. The ergonomic design also has handy details, like a UPF 50+ sun hood to protect baby. Parents love it – they call it a “lifesaver” and say it doesn’t cause any back discomfort. It comes in a variety of prints and colours. Best newborn baby carrier-sling hybrid Izmi Carrier, £80 at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here Comfortable and lightweight, the Izmi carrier offers the closeness of a sling with the support of a carrier. It comes with a booster cushion so that it can be used from birth, features criss-cross straps at the back and a buckle at the waist and allows you to carry baby in four positions (front-facing, outward-facing, on the hips or on the back). Parents also like that it packs up small. Best newborn baby carrier with pockets Juno baby carrier, £139 at Mountain Buggy – buy here Mountain Buggy is the brand known for its superb all-terrain buggies, and the brand’s foray into baby carriers is just as innovative and noteworthy. The Juno features a padded newborn insert for positioning your infant, and can hold kids up to age four, in four different carry modes. Parents like the handy front storage pouch, which allows you to connect your hands around your baby, and the side pockets which are big enough to stash an iPhone. Best newborn baby carrier for under £100  Integra baby carrier, £75 at Integra – buy here Parents like Integra’s baby carriers because of their lightweight construction and ergonomic design – no surprise considering the carriers are designed by babywearing expert and consultant, Sarah Sadler. They also love that they offer a bespoke fit: choose from three sizes, depending on baby’s age. Size 1 should last you around two years, works from birth and has an integrated hood and criss-cross straps. There are tons of prints and fabrics to choose from including Liberty florals, tweed and avocado print. Best all rounder newborn baby carrier Baby Carrier One, £139.99 at BabyBjörn – buy here This brilliant newborn baby carrier offers a close, snug feel and is very secure for babies; the padded straps and waist belt relieve any pressure on back and shoulders. An inbuilt infant insert means you can use it from day one, and four carrying positions ensure it grows with your baby. Parents love how convenient and easy-to-use it is, plus it’s available in a cooling mesh version – Baby Carrier One Air – for parents worried about their little ones getting too hot and sweaty. Best newborn baby carrier for versatility   Je Porte Mon Bébé PhysioCarrier Bundle, £116 at JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here Every detail has been considered in this carrier, from the zip-up mesh panel designed to keep babies cool in the summer months to the rear mirror that lets you check baby out when they’re on your back. The booster extension pack is included and makes this carrier suitable from birth; padded straps and a padded waistband provide optimal support. Best stylish newborn baby carrier Zeitgeist baby leopard classic, £303 at Artipoppe – buy here Artipoppe’s stunning baby carriers have mums-to-be drooling. Combining an ergonomic design and padded straps and waistband with the most striking prints and fabrics (velvet, various types of jungle prints, swan motifs), the Zeitgeist is the carrier that proves you don’t have to compromise on style – or comfort – when you become a parent. [article-rail-topic title=”More from sun selects parenting” term_id=”14218″ posts_number=”6″ /] We’re all about helping you find the best products at the best prices –  follow the link if you want to check out more Sun Selects recommendations. Need some more parenting supplies? We’ve got a whole parenting section for you to browse. Wondering if a baby wrap might be a better option? Take a look at our recommendations for the best baby wraps of 2019. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.