Anyone who knows me knows how much I love anything to do with owls so, had he been around when Alfie and Kitty were babies, I would definitely have snapped up Ollie the Owl. The latest innovative product from the brilliant Gro Company, it’s a ‘light and sound sleep aid’ disguised as a super-cute owl. Ollie is suitable from birth and features four soothing sounds – heartbeat, rainfall, white noise and the Brahms lullaby – which play for 20 minutes and their volume can be adjusted by pressing his foot. He also has a soft, glowing light in his tummy that shines for half an hour and he has a Velcro fastening, so can be attached to a cot, pushchair or car seat. He can also sense when baby is crying and will subsequently play a sound to soothe them back to sleep. Ollie costs £34.99 from The Gro Store and would make a wonderful gift for a newborn.