Absolutely Mama picks out cute gifts, treats, baby bentos, healthy food, and arty crockery
by Helen Baron
ON THE FARM
Health becomes even more important when you become a mum, which is why we’re such big fans of new all-day health food restaurant Farmstand. Based in Covent Garden, the eatery also delivers nutritionally-balanced lunch boxes to your home or desk. Gluten-, meat-, dairy- and refined sugar-free options are all available.
A Biscuiteers Father’s gift collection, featuring classic cars, half-time, superhero and bike race-themed gift tins as well as this ‘Big Breakfast’ version for the less athletically inclined. Baked goodness for fry-up enthusiasts.
£39.50 or £44.50 for a personalised tin; biscuiteers.com
Healthy eating is fun with this too-cute baby bento box from Maiden. The little compartments make it easy to fill with an assortment of wholesome snacks and nutritious goodies.
ART WHAT YOU EAT
Julien Brown is a British artist practising span illustration and large-scale murals – and he’s now turned his hand to crockery. This limited edition set of postmodernism-inspired porcelain for children is entitled ‘British Food: Deconstructed’. It’s sure to help train kiddo’s artistic eye and culinary palate; for that, we love it.
£12 each; store.motherland.net
ICE, ICE BABY
Claudi and Fin
Summer sees the launch of these less-than-40-calorie fro-yo lollies. Ideal for kids as an afternoon snack, the bitesize treats hit the spot while containing less calories than an apple. Completely natural, with a high level of your daily vitamin D, they contain less sugar than 75% of lollies on the market. N-ice.
£2.99 for a pack; available at Tesco