Funky Stardust Kids T-shirts

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Funky Stardust Kids T-shirts. 

Whatever your style there’s a Stardust Kids T-shirt for you. Available in sizes ranging from newborn to three years in a great range of bright colours.

All Stardust Kids T-shirts are ethically made from 100% cotton and printed here in their London Studio.

Also in the Stardust Kids range we have a range of Summer Skater Dresses, Summer Rompers and Playsuits.

The Stardust Kids range make excellent presents as well!

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Belle’s Bedtime Reads – Princess Mirror Belle and the Dragon Pox

It seems quite apt that Isabelle is all over this book at the moment as she is absolutely pickled in Chicken Pox but maybe that’s why she’s picked this book out.

So this is another one of Julia Donaldson books ticked off the list as we are such big fans.

Belle’s Bedtime Reads – Princess Mirror Belle and the Dragon Pox is perfect at the moment as we’re counting down the days for our Princess Belle’s pox to disappear.

So there’s a girl (Ellen) who meet’s Princess Mirror Belle in her bathroom mirror when she goes to scratch her chicken pox. Princess Mirror Belle is identical to Ellen except she has Dragon Pox rather than Chicken Pox.

They get up to lots of mischief with Princess Mirror Belle telling Ellen about fairies that brush teeth and birds living in her father’s beard. All is going well until Ellen’s mum come into the bathroom and Princess Mirror Belle is nowhere to be seen. She did leave something behind though.

With fantastic illustrations and glitter this makes a fantastic bed time read.

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Baby Sensory Play – Baby Sensory Bottles

Entertaining your little ones can be tricky sometimes and the abundance of colourful plastic can be overwhelming for your baby or toddler.

Hands up if you’ve bought a present and the box gets more attention than the actual gift. Babies and children have the most amazing imaginations and the simplest of things such as emptying the pots and pans and a wooden spoon can give hours of fun.

Not all play things have to be conventional ‘toys’ so we’re going to bring a series of ideas for sensory play and crafts to keep your baby, toddler or pre-school child/ren entertained.

Baby Sensory Bottles

What you will need:

Clear plastic bottles
Rice
Oil (can be whatever edible oil you have in the cupboard)
Food colouring in colours of your choice
Glitter
Sparkly Craft Items
Beads
Superglue
A funnel

Baby Sensory Play
Shaky Sensory Bottle

Before you start you will need to colour the rice. All you have to do is measure out how much rice you will need to filling the bottle you will be using so that it’s about three quarters full and then separate it into bowls and add a few drops of food colouring. You may need to leave this for a little while so that the colour doesn’t transfer onto the bottle.

In the meantime you can choose what you would like to add to your bottle. We added a selection of coloured glitters, pom poms, coloured plastic beads and a selection of craft sequins and shapes.

Once the rice is dry, using a funnel (I used a jug as I don’t have one) add the rice to the bottle and with a bit of superglue screw the lid on. We finished this off with some coloured tape to make it extra nice.

And Shake………..

 

Baby Sensory Play
Water Sensory Bottle

For this bottle you need to fill up your bottle to about a third of the way up and add a few drops of food colouring of your choice. We added some coloured glitter to make it extra pretty. Then fill the bottle with the cooking oil of your choice leaving about an inch gap at the top. Again add a bit of superglue before screwing on the lid, and we added some coloured tape for prettiness.

AND Shake…… the water and oil will separate giving a lava lamp effect.

We’d love to see your Sensory Baby Bottles so either leave a comment with a pic or pop over to our Facebook Page and upload one.

Lisa

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Superhero Inch Blue Shoes

Superhero Inch Blue Shoes

 

Just in – Superhero Inch Blue Shoes……

Inch Blue Shoes are the perfect choice for pre-walking and toddling babies. Made from soft leather with soft non-slip suede soles. Elasticated ankles for a snug fit and recommended by Christina Redfearn, Chiropodist and Reflexologist.

 AND how cool are they! 

My Fave are the Superhero Lilac & White and my special super power would be glitterizing dazzle bombs. Not sure what I’d do with them but they could come in handy for a party emergency. 

All of our Inch Blue Range come in sizes 0 – 6 months, 6 – 12 months and 12 – 18 months. 

For the full range of Inch Blue Shoes Click Here

Drop us a comment and tell us what your Super Power would be x

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Belle’s Bedtime Reads – The Three Billy Goats Fluff

Belle’s Bedtime Reads – The Three Billy Goats Fluff.

Being at pre-school attached to a primary school, Isabelle gets the chance to bring home a different book each day that she is there and they have a great selection. Thank god that times have moved on and the reading books for children are far more exciting and appealing to children to encourage them to read.

So The Three Billy Goats Fluff is a modern adaptation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff with great illustrations and humour injected making these a great bedtime read.

So we have three Billy Goats, a small Billy Goat, a medium Billy Goat and a Big Billy Goat who like to cross the Troll’s bridge to get to the lush green grass on the other side.

How do they overcome the problematic Troll and avoid being turned into Billy Goat Stew? Well let’s just say that Mother Goats ace knitting skills have something to do with it……..

A huge thumbs up from both Belle, Mummy and Daddy.

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Belle’s Bedtime Reads – What the Ladybird Heard – Julia Donaldson

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson.

61OqawxQUsL._SL250_This is one of Isabelle’s absolute favourite books. We bought it for her when she was two and we took it to France with us and by the end of the two weeks she could recite the whole rhyming chorus word for word and never tired of it.

So What did the Ladybird Hear?

Well I won’t spoil the story, but it involves two Robbers, a Fine Prize Cow and friends and a Ladybird…..in a singsongy way with fantastic illustrations.

We have the book in hardback and as well as the story which can be read in a singsongy way, each page features the ladybird with glittery bits on it. We like the repetativeness in the books as these are well remembered and Isabelle joins in with reading the sort.

We saw  What the Ladybird Heard at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter not so long ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, with many of the children in the audience reciting the chorus part of the story.

We have a fair few of Julia Donaldson books and whilst all of the stories are well written with fab illustrations, Isabelle loves finding the characters of the other books within the pages which overlap.

Reading Age – Toddler – Hmmm, Isabelle is 4 and I would say we have plenty of reads left in this book.

A Megawatt Huge Thumbs up for this book x

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Top Tips for Finding the Best Bed for your Child – Bedstar

Top Tips for finding the Best Bed for your Child.

How to find the best bed for your child
We spend a third of our lives in bed. Sleep is incredibly important in terms of bodily repair and regeneration, and in terms of the lives of young children, getting a bed, mattress, duvet and pillows that are perfectly suited can provide boosts to the body, mood and brain. However, whether your child is getting their own grown-up bed, or is simply in need of a replacement, finding which is best up to the task can be a difficult thing to ascertain. To help out, we came up with a few useful tips to point you in the correct direction!

Size

This is perhaps the most important tip in this article, as if your child’s bed is of the wrong dimensions, issues may arise, potentially making bedtime a chore. If the bed is too small, your child will be uncomfortable and constrained when they are in bed, whilst if it is too large, valuable playing space will have been encroached upon! A good idea is to get a bed frame that is lower to the ground than a full-sized adult bed – futons, for instance – that will make it easier for them to climb in to bed and will minimise any risks associated with falling out of the bed.

Style

Again, the style of bed that you choose is very much dependent on your child and the space requirements in their room. Go through the children’s bed section on websites such as Bedstar with your child and show them all of the different styles of frames that they could potentially have. Bunk beds are particularly useful if more than one child is occupying a room, but can also maximise the space for activities below, if the bed only has a single, higher, tier.

Quality

You should ideally try and find mattresses, duvets and pillows that will ensure your child gets the best benefits from their time sleeping. This means finding a mattress that is supportive of the body during sleep, but that isn’t too firm or spring-ridden, things that will only have a negative impact on your child’s quality of sleep. Duvets need to be thick enough to provide warmth during the winter months, but breathable enough to stop summertime stuffiness. Finally, pillows should be found that combine the qualities of both duvets and mattresses. If in doubt, S.L.E.E.P: Select a mattress, Lie down in a sleeping position, Evaluate its levels of comfort and support, Educate yourself about the options, Partners should try each mattress together (that last one isn’t particularly pertinent, but a useful tip nonetheless!)

Do you know of any excellent beds that are befitting of children? Tell us what they are below!

Belle’s Bedtime Reads – Trixie Ten by Sarah Massini

We are huge book fans in our house and between us we could probably start our own library. Thank goodness for the invention of the kindle or we would seriously be over-run and possibly be featured on that hoarding programme.

As we are such fans, I thought that we would share some of our favourite books that we’re currently reading to Isabelle (AKA Belle).

So just a little bit of background. Isabelle is now four and thankfully loves being read to. She’s got a very inventive imagination and always has lots of questions on anything and everything. Therefore we have to keep this little mind busy, hence the ever-growing library.

As a fellow mum (or dad) there are a few books on the shelf that you could probably read without even looking at the words and Trixie Ten is one of them.

All the little characters in the book are made from fingerprints. I won’t spoil the plot for you, but know that the book has a really catchy sing-songy bit that you and your child will be repeating after a few reads.

Trixie Ten definitely gets the thumbs up from us, even if we do have to accidentally lose it every couple of weeks so that we can mix the night-time routine up a little bit!

Happy reading x

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Snoodie – The Original Baby Dribble Snood

Hands up if you had/have a dribbly baby? 

My hand is firmly in the air. My daughter suffered badly with prolonged teething so dribble bibs and bandana’s were definitely a must have for us. 

Introducing the Snoodie from Mama Designs Ltd which is a snug but comfortable fit for baby with adjustable poppers and inner absorbent layer to absorb dribble and draw it away from babies skin. 

Of course it goes without saying the the Dribble Snoodie is available in a range of yummy colours and prints. 

For the full Snoodie Collection pop over to the site. 

Or check out the Full Range of Mama Designs Products made by a Stylish Mummy for Mummy’s like you. 

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Win a Colour-me Reversible Apron from Triplo Tique

Triplo Tique was set up by two mums who were inspired by three very active, energetic and never stopping kids. Their motivation was to look for unusual ways to keep their children occupied, interested and creative, especially on those rainy and miserable days when staying indoors.


Today Triplo Tique is a small but very creative and ambitious team working to present exclusive and luxury textile products to the UK market. All new products get tested by their own kids before they are presented to the public. Have a look at their eye-catching and innovative colour-me products for kids such as Colour-me Bedding

Colour-me bedding from Triplo Tique

Colour-me Bedding

Double sided colour-me blankets, quilts and playmats using custom designed fabrics for both boys and girls.

Double sided Blanket/playmat fro Triplo Tique 10676266_803888653001875_3572947527031059614_nAlso in the range are gorgeous Colour-me aprons and drawstring bags which would definitely stand out as your child’s at Nursery or School.

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All of Triplo Tique products are made from 100% eco-friendly cotton that is certified according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, CE.They also offer hemp and bamboo products for babies and kids ranging from nappies, clothing, bathrobes, towels, blankets and bedding along with colourful fabric blankets, quilts, scarves and go-swaddle baby blankets. For the full range and updates on new products you can visit them on Facebook and Ebay as well as following them on Pinterest and Google + or email triplotique@gmail.com.?For your chance to Win a Reversible Colour-me Apron fill in the form below.

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