I’ve always been a fan of Lamaze toys. They’re brilliant right from birth, and all four kids have enjoyed playing with them. Now that Baby N is getting older, more play options are opening up to her so I was keen to explore some these new Lamaze toys which are suitable for babies 6 months and up.
Cosimo Concerto and Stacking Star Seeker are both new toys to the wide range available from Lamaze.
For Aisha is a really handy solution for parents looking for convenient foods for babies on busy days, or on the go, but requiring Halal options. I heard of For Aisha a couple of years ago, when a friend of mine reviewed it here on In The Playroom but now that baby N is 7 months and getting on really well with her eating, we had to give it a try ourselves!
The Fisher-Price Hippo Projection Soother is an extremely cute baby product, which also has a functional role as a soother for bed time. The Hippo offers a starry night show that projects on to the ceiling, as well as music or soothing nature sounds, which are calming and relaxing to help encourage sleep.
The POP n Jump from Summer Infant has been one of our favourite Summer must haves this year! It’s been brilliant on all of the hot days we’ve been having, and I’m looking forward to taking it away on holiday with us too.
The POP n Jump is a baby activity station, which is super portable as it folds up quickly and easily, and is really lightweight. It also has a UV canopy making it really handy for outdoor use during very sunny weather.
One of the difficult parts of parenting would be getting your child to sleep quickly! But once they do, expect a peaceful slumber for a few hours. But have you ever noticed that your baby’s sleeping with his eyes open? While it looks amusing, you’re probably wondering if it’s any cause for alarm. That’s why it’s important to know the reasons your baby sleeps this way and if it’s normal or not. So if you have a baby sleeping with eyes open, then read on as I show you why it happens and what you can do to make his sleep a peaceful one.
Kaya Jewellery have recently launched their UK web store and have a gorgeous range of jewellery for mums and children. We were sent a beautiful personalised baby bracelet for baby N, and have teamed up with Kaya Jewellery to offer one lucky In The Playroom winner the chance to win a £40 voucher to spend in their store too!
It wasn’t easy to choose which bracelet to go for, as there are so many pretty designs available on the site. I decided to go for this pearl and pink option and was really impressed with how cute it looks!
This bracelet will go beautifully with party dresses and is so lovely for special occasions. I’m looking forward to putting N in it at Eid time and on other special occasions. I couldn’t resist trying it on her as soon as it arrived though!
The bracelet is easy to put on and off with a secure clasp, and the sizing seemed accurate. You have a bit of flexibility as you can fasten it at different points along the 2.5cm extension chain, so it will grow with your baby for a little while.
The engraving is nice and clear, and having the name added is a really nice touch that makes the baby bracelet into a lovely keepsake. I’m sure once N is bigger I will keep her bracelet to look back on how tiny her little hands were! They would make lovely gifts for a baby on a special occasion.
Take a look at the Kaya Jewellery site to see all of the jewellery that’s on offer, and see what you would spend your voucher on!
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Before trying the Lilikim Sofalange changing mat, I thought to myself that one changing mat wouldn’t be much different to another. I’d been used to using the traditional flat type of changing mats, but was offered the chance to try this new Lilikim Sofalange changing mat with baby N, and due to it’s wedged shape I thought it may be worth a try to help with her reflux. Since her newborn days, N had not liked being laid down totally flat because she had some reflux, so the mat was ideal for this reason but actually I think it would be great for all babies whether they have reflux or not.
We’ve been using this mat since baby N was around 6 weeks old, and are still using it now that she’s 5 and a half months old. As you can see, the mat is thicker than a traditional changing mat, and has a wedged shape meaning it’s raised at the head end.
Arriving home from hospital with a new-born bundle of joy can be a daunting occasion, particularly when they start crying in a tone you don’t recognise. Care, the number one healthcare brand sold into UK pharmacy and Penny Lazell, a qualified midwife and independent health visitor are here with advice to help you comfort your little one
“Babies are genetically programmed to call out for comfort when distressed”, says Penny. “Crying is your baby’s way of getting you to understand what they need as their brain isn’t developed enough to manage this on its own. Babies DO NOT cry to exercise their lungs or to annoy you! They cry when they need to alert you to something that is bothering them, either physically or emotionally, and require you to meet their needs. The more these needs are met and understood over time, the less your baby will cry as you will learn to understand what they want before they become upset.”
Trendy Baby Box is a new membership-based subscription offering stylish and unique baby clothes. Each month members receive an on-trend quality outfit for their baby tailored to their age (newborn to 12 months), gender and the season.
Each box consists of between 3 -5 individual items which all co-ordinate to make an outfit.
We were sent a box for Baby N to see what we thought of it, and we have one Trendy Baby Box to giveaway to a lucky In The Playroom reader too!
Our youngest baby, N, was born at Christmas after a having quite a big gap as our boys are now 5, 7 and 8. Pushchairs have moved on a lot in that time, so I was a little overwhelmed with all of the options available – but the BabyStyle Hybrid Stroller has been a great choice for us, and I would totally recommend it as a flexible and versatile stroller that suits all eventualities.
The pushchair or stroller that you buy definitely has to be has to be one of the most important items you choose for your baby. It gets so much daily use, so I really wanted something that would be practical and would tick all of the boxes for me, and the BabyStyle Hybrid has done that.
The main features that I was looking for in a pushchair were…
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We all need a little help keeping our kids busy during this stay-at-home period, and Bing has plenty to offer to help out families with this. As well as over 100 episodes available on iPlayer, Emmy award-winning and BAFTA nominated family favourite Bing offers pre-school children and families multiple ways to keep busy and entertained during this […]
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Right now we are in unprecedented times, with households across the UK going into our second month of ‘lockdown’ due to the Corona Virus outbreak. This break from the norm can be quite stressful for children – we don’t know when this situation is going to end, when we will see our families and friends […]
In case you’re in need of extra inspiration to fill these days during the lock down, here’s a quick list from Muddy Puddles who have shared some simple ideas that will help make the most of this time… Muddy Puddles is offering NHS and other health service workers 40% off on top of their online […]
Playing with your child helps with their confidence, development and overall wellbeing. Many parents make the mistake of trying to take the control of how their child plays. However, you should let them experiment with unstructured play, which allows them to go at their own pace and usually revolves around their interests at that moment. […]
Entertaining children is one of the toughest tasks. In order to maintain their full attention, they have to be mentally and physically engaged, but the task can’t be too challenging from the get-go. Initiating entertainment and maintaining entertainment is a challenge, no doubt, but it can be done. In a time where instant gratification is […]