Baby

Almondella – Surprise Baby Gift Parcels from Scandinavia
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Almondella – Surprise Baby Gift Parcels from Scandinavia

Opening an Almondella box is like setting up your very own birthday once a month; and when we rummaged through our box of surprises, it was a thrill to discover the delightful baby gifts contained inside.     There’s nothing more lovely than receiving a gift, and for newborn babies, there are plenty of gifts [...]

aden + anais: Brightening up the Summer
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aden + anais: Brightening up the Summer

  aden + anais are launching a range of fun, fluorescent Musys in time for Summer. The muslin aficionados’ Musy squares are the essential nursery item for every nappy bag. And as every new mother knows, muslins are just the most useful item for new babies through to toddlers – they can be used as [...]

Joolz Day Sense – the Practical Baby Pram to save the Planet
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Joolz Day Sense – the Practical Baby Pram to save the Planet

by Aimee Hunt  The minefield of practical baby pram-buying has been given an entirely new dimension with the launch of the Day Sense, courtesy of Dutch-based company Joolz. Now parents can sleep easy in the knowledge that not only is their stroller capable of Olympic-worthy gymnastics, but it can help save the planet, too.   [...]

Mamas & Papas Manchester Store Launch
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Mamas & Papas Manchester Store Launch

With more and more families with young babies living in the city centre, Mamas and Papas, will open their new Arndale store in the heart of Manchester’s shopping district today.     The new two-storey location in the heart of Manchester will showcase Mamas and Papas seasonal Christmas collection and partywear along with the brand’s standard ranges [...]

Win an aden + anais bamboo musy mate in time for Christmas
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Win an aden + anais bamboo musy mate in time for Christmas

aden + anais are innovators in the baby market, with their iconic 100% cotton muslin products. And of course, muslin products are a discovery that once uncovered, are treasured by modern mums of young babies.     To compliment their functional swaddles, blankets, sleeping bags and nursery equipment, aden + anais recently launched their musy [...]

Mamas and Papas Festive Fun for Babies
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Mamas and Papas Festive Fun for Babies

For super cute and cosy little ones, we’re loving these unisex Christmas baby clothes from the Mamas and Papas collections.   The red and white knitted Christmas Cardigan is covered in a traditional snowflake design with a lovely peaked hood. We’re also covetting the checked romper – we’re seeing festive bedtimes for the tiniest newcomers on [...]

Little Shoemaker – artisan baby shoes for little elves
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Little Shoemaker – artisan baby shoes for little elves

Artisan shoemaker Kevin Rowley is busy bringing about a one man revolution in baby shoes. His company, The Little Shoemaker, is small and British, making beautiful handmade children’s shoes from his workshops in London and Brighton. Kevin trained in both the footwear industry and then as an artist. It was after studying Art in Brighton [...]

aden + anais launch May Pop-Up in Harrods
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aden + anais launch May Pop-Up in Harrods

This month baby brand, aden + anais, known for its iconic 100% cotton muslin products – will unveil an exclusive pop-up in Harrods. aden + anais was created by first time mother, Raegan Moya-Jones. When Raegan moved to America and her first daughter Anais was born, she was surprised to discover she couldn’t find the muslin [...]

Babyzen YoYo Buggy – Lightweight transport for travellers
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Babyzen YoYo Buggy – Lightweight transport for travellers

The logistical nightmare of trying to board a plane with a young child or baby might finally be over! We tried out the new Babyzen YOYO buggy and you’ll never believe it but my (overfilled) day bag is more of a challenge.   Babyzen is the award winning pushchair range coming from France, whose speciality [...]

Organic Monkey for baby’s first Christmas – Plus win the ultimate gift set!
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Organic Monkey for baby’s first Christmas – Plus win the ultimate gift set!

One for anyone experiencing the thrilling occasion of baby’s first Christmas this year, Organic Monkey is the supreme in baby skincare! High on our list of products to spoil your little one – and not unknown to use a bit myself – this lovely range by Organic Monkey is pure, natural and soothing even on [...]

A Flower Bomb called ‘Oh So Pretty’ by Cosatto
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A Flower Bomb called ‘Oh So Pretty’ by Cosatto

Like a flower bomb to brighten up your days, the styling for this special edition of the Cosatto Swift Lite Supa Pushchair is a hit with us this autumn putting a big, bright smile on our face as soon as we opened the box! Cosatto are hitting all the right notes with their designs, with [...]

Slugs & Snails say Boys in Tights
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Slugs & Snails say Boys in Tights

Boys in tights! Why is it such a quandry? I have had actual discussions – that were causing some consternation – on whether it’s OK to dress little boys in tights under their trousers in the colder winter months. But why should fluxling #1 have freezing cold legs while his older sister is warm and [...]

Green People support Premature Babies with Bliss
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Green People support Premature Babies with Bliss

The statistic that 1 in every 9 babies are born either premature or sick in the UK is pretty terrifying. That’s over 80,000 babies every year with one being admitted to special care every six minutes. It must be agonising for those parents, faced with the overwhelming emotions of having a new baby to be hit [...]

Grubbies – kids dungarees for happy play
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Grubbies – kids dungarees for happy play

Kids dungarees can never go out fashion in our opinion, and are equally as perfect for little boys and little girls. But really great ones can be difficult to find. So when we first caught sight of new British brand Grubbies at the Bubble tradeshow back in January, we were instantly impressed.     Grubbies [...]

Cosatto Trof Baby Highchair has cool feeding habits!
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Cosatto Trof Baby Highchair has cool feeding habits!

The words baby highchair and design statement may seem to be at opposite ends of the style dictionary, especially for the uninitiated in modern day baby products. Take the chairs you see in any restaurant with their plastic-y frames and sickly pvc seats. But in fact there are some wonderful baby highchairs on the market [...]

Cosatto Yo! Golightly – Pushchairs go fifties retro chic
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Cosatto Yo! Golightly – Pushchairs go fifties retro chic

Prams and pushchairs are increasingly a fashion object as well as a functional necessity. And while the function is really important, the fashion is the fun bit and of course we all love it when we turn heads with our chosen mode of pushing power. So when we were sent the Cosatto Yo! Golightly stroller [...]

Your First Child – The Shock of the New You
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Your First Child – The Shock of the New You

They say that your whole life is turned upside down when you have your first child. Well they are right. This is a time when the cliché is spot-on. The nerve crunching drama of the birth itself. Once you leave the secure confines of the hospital it hits you. Your life is no longer your [...]

Bambino Mio’s new miosolo cloth nappy review
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Bambino Mio’s new miosolo cloth nappy review

The new Bambino Mio miosolo is an all in one reusable cloth nappy, designed for eco-friendly convenience. And in some wonderful block colours – right on trend with that one – it’s a thumbs up from us! I can’t quite believe we’re doing a nappy feature, but anyone who knows us and our changing habits [...]

Baby Skincare from Earth Friendly Baby
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Baby Skincare from Earth Friendly Baby

As a universal parenting-whole, we are more and more careful about baby skincare and what we put in and on little bodies. Sometime this can go overboard – I know someone who was still sterlising their child’s cups at age 3! I mean, as if they are not putting snot and mud all over their [...]

Tartine et Chocolat for your cashmere baby!
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Tartine et Chocolat for your cashmere baby!

It’s lovely to discover a new kids fashion brand, and whilst Tartine et Chocolat is by no means new (it’s been thrilling the kids in Paris since 1977) it is a new one on me. With children’s fashion collections that are subtle and beautiful. The complete Tartine et Chocolat universe includes girls, boys, babies, furniture, [...]

Estelle & Thild Eco-Organic – kids skincare range for Babies and Children
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Estelle & Thild Eco-Organic – kids skincare range for Babies and Children

The Estelle & Thild Baby and Child Ecorganic kids skincare range is a real treat, and we’ve loved trying it out on the fluxlings! Newly available at London’s Urban Retreat, it’s about time the UK market had some real quality skincare for kids. Always a believer in the importance of what you put in or on [...]

Just Sheepskin – baby booties for winter
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Just Sheepskin – baby booties for winter

Just Sheepskin have introduced a gorgeous new range of baby booties in pure, 100% natural sheepskin for their new AW11/12 range. These luxurious boots are lovely for babies, as the natural sheepskin keeps their feet warm in temperatures down to -32 degrees but cool in temperatures up to 25 degrees. Great for being outside in the [...]

Baby blankets by Northumberland’s Otterburn Mill
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Baby blankets by Northumberland’s Otterburn Mill

Otterburn Baby blankets are made in a mill in Northumberland that has been weaving luxury wool blankets since 1821. At fluxlings we are strong believers in heirlooms. Heaven knows, when you have a child you are innundated with so many gifts. They are all well meaning, and gratefully accepted on that level. But if we [...]