Admittedly, as colour lovers, we’re not usually huge fans of Cath Kidston‘s ditsy floral and pastel prints, but occasionally, they branch out into bold hues and it just works brilliantly. Such is the case with the new vibrant blue prehistoric pattern, featuring multicoloured dinosaurs. Find the print on a pencil case, £8, wallet, £6, backpack, £25, […]
Clouds are an enduring motif on children’s clothing and homewares. We’ve rounded up a few of our latest favourite finds. Mobile, €24, Pinch Toys. Aimee Wilder Rainbolts wallpaper, £160 per roll, Wall Library. Homely Creatures knitted cushion, £35, Cissy Wears. Daydreamer badges, 75p each, Shop BG. ISO print, £39. Made. Babasac sleeping bag, £37.99, MamaScarf. Mini […]
Stockings are probably my favourite thing about Christmas, which is why my mum still puts my pressies in a pillowcase, despite my advanced age. Here’s a round-up of amazing goodies for your little ones’ stockings, ranging from £1 to £10. Check out last year’s guide for even more ideas. Bicycle bell, £1, Tiger Stores. PinToy […]
The prospect of free school lunches means freedom from frenzied last-minute packed-lunch making for many, but I defy you to resist these little beauties. And, of course, you can always claim them for yourself for picnic lunches once the kids are back at school… Circus lunch pack, £14, Isak. Apple & Bee lunch bag, £23, […]
You know I’m a fan of sweatshirts and I am absolutely loving this safari design from queen of print Cath Kidston. It’s 100% cotton, £25, and comes in sizes from 2 to 8 years (a review on the website says it comes up small, so perhaps size up) and features elephants, lions, zebras and giraffes.
I love the tradition of giving pyjamas and a new book to children to open on Christmas Eve. Not only is it a sweet idea, it may (although I give no guarantees) encourage them into bed a little earlier, so you can dig into the mince pies and mulled wine. Whether you prefer traditional button-front […]
If the weather where you are is anything like it is in Brighton this week, then this post will be very timely! Alfie still loves his Hatley Bugs umbrella – there’s something special about having your own – so I’ve been having a look at getting Kitty one for Christmas. There are so many cute […]
Yesterday we addressed heads, today we’re on to hands with our selection of the coolest – actually, make that warmest – gloves and mittens on the market. Keep your eyes peeled for scarves and snowboots next week and have a peek at our previous Great Autumn/Winter Coat Hunt 2013 round-ups – pramsuits, snowsuits, coats, wellies, […]
Gone are the days when a Head sports bag was the school tote of choice (showing my age here). Nowadays, there is a huge range of options available, from the traditional leather satchel (with a contemporary update, natch) to an animal backpack. If you’re school shopping this weekend, don’t forget to check out our other […]
Well, the summer holidays are sadly nearly over (or already long gone in some places) and the panic-buying of school equipment can now begin. Get your shopping list sorted with our handy Back to School 10 Best. This week’s topic is lunchboxes and bags. I’m rather tempted by a couple of these for myself! Also, […]
If your little one is starting school in September and you’re organised you’re probably getting a few bits and pieces sorted now (or thinking about it). If you need a helping hand, we’ve put together a series of special Back to School 10 best features, which will run every Friday afternoon to guide you through […]
I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t enjoy stamping, so I’ll definitely be snapping up one of these for the present cupboard. It features eight wooden stamps with different designs, including a rocket, cowboy, dinosaur and the infamous Cath Kidston canine Stanley. Currently reduced by 50% to £6 in the sale. Swoop!
OK, it’s a smidgen late for Easter weekend, but boiled eggs and soldiers are a hit in our household all year round. This fab little egg plate in Cath Kidston’s distinctive Baby Zoo print is the perfect way to enjoy them – pop your egg in the middle and toast around the outside and Bob’s […]
There comes a time when you just need to free your designer tote of toy cars, crayons and the other detritus children love to lug round. Mini backpacks are the answer and these appealing examples should ensure your little one is desperate to carry their own stuff. Foxes are still forest animal du jour, so […]
If you’re looking for a break-from-the-norm baby gift, check out Cath Kidston’s funky changing mat for nappy changes on the go. It comes with a mesh section for nappies and a zipped purse all clad in CK’s fab retro dinosaur-print oil cloth. £16 (plus £3.95 p&p from the website). A welcome change from ditsy florals. […]