New Year - New Baby

New Year - New Baby

A slightly belated, but hopefully not dreadfully late, Happy New Year!

There's something so exciting about new beginnings, a chance to wipe the slate clean and embrace something fresh.  In our case this meant hot-footing it to the gym on January 2nd where we signed up for a WHOLE YEAR and embracing dry January for the first time ever!

The most special of all new beginnings of course though is the birth of a baby.  As they enter the world for the first time, that wide-eyed innocence and promise of great things is intoxicating (especially helpful during dry January!).

We've introduced several new brands recently, both of which have some simply beautiful baby accessories.

Liewood are Copenhagen based and their collection is deeply rooted in the Nordic design tradition. They have an uncompromising and ethical approach to manufacturing and create conceptually strong products in irresistible designs for the modern family.

Their series of animal themed musical mobiles are exceptionally cute and play the classic tune 'Brahms Lullaby'.

  

We are huge fans of their lovely bamboo tableware sets, available in a range of animal designs and hugely popular with the little ones at mealtimes. We also have bibs in beautifully soft organic terry to catch the inevitable spills.

 

The animal theme continues across the most adorable face clothes, hooded towels, bathrobes, socks, tights and hats as well as muslins and swaddles which also come in a more traditional dot print coloured mustard, white, rose, dark and dumbo grey.

Also hailing from Danish shores is Konges Slöjd which was founded in 2014 by Emilie Konge Breindal who also designs the entire product range. Their design philosophy is to make tasteful children’s interior design and items that bring the little ones joy and are visually pleasing to the parent.  Again ethical and environmentally friendly production is of utmost importance to the brand, as indeed it to us here.

As with Liewood they offer some stunning musical mobiles and we adore their gorgeous range of knitted rattles, especially the hammer!

 

They have an exceptional range of mobiles for baby's nursery. We have the swan up here in the shop and he looks wonderful in flight! The clouds are also truly beautiful and come in a range of sizes.

With tiny ones who so often have a habit of launching things out of the pram we have always found clip on anythings a real life saver! Konges Slöjd do some beautiful pram toys with a gentle bell in fruit designs and some super useful knitted pacifier clips.

Who ever knew that changing mats could be so stylish?! We have two gorgeous designs for the home as well as this lovely travel version with handy storage pockets.

Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area. 

PlanToys - Sustainable Play

PlanToys - Sustainable Play

Environmentally responsible PlanToys is notable for making its toys from rubber wood, a sustainable by-product of the latex industry's harvesting of trees used for natural rubber production.

From first baby toys for tiny hands still mastering grip and coordination to puzzles, games and construction for more able, older children - the PlanToys collection is a pre-schooler's dream.

The stand-out item from the collection for us is the stunning rocking pegasus, this item could not be any more beautiful if it tried!

  

Other favourites for the tinies are these adorable animal racers in a duck, hen and bunny design.  With their numbered frontage they make perfect first, second and third birthday gifts or buy all three to race at the same time - 1,2,3 and they're off!

Beautiful bath time toys are surprisingly hard to find but PlanToys have excelled themselves with their arctic adventurers.  Of the walrus, penguin, polar bear and seal it has to be the new walrus that floats our boat!

For the budding builder in your life PlanToys have an awesome pounding bench which is suitable from just 12 months.  Once all the pegs are pounded children can simply turn the panel over to start the fun all over again!  And for those age 3+ this toolbox is pretty awesome - not only can you build amazing things but you can also have your own robot play buddy!  The set consists of 16 pieces and includes a hammer, wrench with screwdriver, nuts and bolts and the toolbox itself that can flip upside down and be transformed into a robot.

Of the games we have here which include a balancing cactus and feed a frog, it's the beehive game for the little one that's won our hearts - it helps to develop fine motor skills by matching the bee to its hive using the pincer grasp on the forceps and also reinforces colour recognition and counting, super cute!

Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.