The Kid Who

The Kid Who

Regular BG readers will know that we’re huge fans of The Kid Who. The online emporium is a family affair based in Brighton, stocking gorgeous-looking goodies from all over the globe. Why we love: We’d be weird if we didn’t. Beautifully curated stock, quirky, original designs and fabulous customer service (we’re talking from experience here – they regularly deliver to […]

10 Best: Earth Day buys


It’s never too early to encourage little ones to start thinking about the environment and how we can protect our planet. Continuing our countdown to Earth Day next Wednesday, here’s a round-up of our best buys for future eco warriors.   PopUpShop Earth sweatshirt, £42, Shak-Shuka. Animal Rescue (Patrick George, RRP £8.99), The Book Depository. […]

Festive 10 Best: Cards

Moma card

Some of the fabulous cards we featured last year are still around, so it’s worth checking them out. And here’s our pick of the best for 2014, a mic of single cards and packs. Letterpress card, £2.75, 1973. MoMA 3D card, £2.95, Postmark Online. Jen Rowland Foiled Woodland Animal card set, £15 for six, Cockpit Arts […]

The Story Corner: Mibo books


We love the quirky animal designs of Madeleine Rogers’ Mibo, so we were delighted to hear about her trio of books, The Jungle Crew, The Safari Set andThe Polar Pack (Button Books, RRP £12.99). Each book has a cute rhyming story accompanied by Rogers’ colourful illustrations. Why they would make a fab gift though is […]

The BG Guide to… Starting Nursery


It’s not just older children who are venturing into pastures new this September. Lots of tinies will be heading off into the big wide world of nursery. Here’s our round-up of ideas to help them along the way. Smaller children are often apprehensive about being left initially, so it’s a good idea to pack a familiar toy […]

Mibo/Coq en Pate baby sets


If you’re on the hunt for a great gift for a new arrival, look no further than Mibo and Coq en Pate‘s baby gift sets, £23.50, comprising animal motif bodysuit and coordinating bib complete with flatpacked cardboard suitcase for stylish presentation. Choose from Giraffe, Fox, Gorilla, Lion, Penguin and Tiger in a rainbow of colours […]

Mibo 2014 calendar

Mibo Calendar

I know, I know, it’s waaaaay too early to be talking about 2014, but I’m going to anyway because this Mibo calendar is waaaaay too fabulous not to share. Not only is it gorgeous to look at, but there’s a cool paper animal decoration to cut out and make every month. £18, Nineteenseventythree.  

15 Best: children’s sunhats

Sunhat IKKS

I’ve been holding off on writing this post for a while, but now, fingers crossed, the glorious sunny spell is here to stay for a while – although clearly, as I’m about to go on a UK holiday, I’ll have jinxed it…Anyway, just in case I haven’t, here’s my pick of the summer’s most fabulous […]

10 best… children’s backpacks

Backpacks Mibo Coq en Pate

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 […]

Cool Collab: Mibo & Coq en Pate Organic Animal Backpacks, Shoulder Bags & Giant Bibs

Mibo & Coq en Pate t-shirts, rucksacks, and shoulder bags

I’ve been a big fan of Brighton based design company Mibo’s paper animal sets so when Lu and I spotted them adorning 100% GOTS certified organic t-shirts (we featured these back in April when they landed at Shak Shuka) along with backpacks, giant bibs, and shoulder bags at Bubble the kids fashion trade show back […]

10 Best: (non-chocolatey) Easter buys

Easter Pipii

I’m in the strange/fortunate position of having a toddler who dislikes chocolate.* So, I like to hunt out alternative non-edible Easter gifts. It’s not too late to bag a cool pressie for your little one – here are my picks. The weekend wouldn’t be the same without a chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken. Try this […]

Mibo Christmas Creatures


Back in August, Kat featured adorable download and print owls by Hove based designer Madeleine Rogers of Mibo – if you browse around her shop of temptation you’ll see gorgeous contemporary lighting stocked in the likes of Heals, Habitat, and The Conran Shop. In plenty of time for Christmas, Madeleine has designed a Christmas Creatures […]