Monthly Parenting Magazine

Holiday Heaven: Essentials

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The items topping our summer wishlist

Sweet Fix

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Djeco

Keep little ones sweet with this ice-cream truck puzzle from Djeco. Large pieces make it easy for little hands to manoeuvre, encouraging dexterity and shape as well as colour recognition. There’ll be no complaints about the addition of the good stuff to playtime. £9;

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Jet Set

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Oli Ella

For nomads and homebodies alike, these Seeya suitcases are kid-sized, cabin-ready and sure to encourage adventures. They even come with a way to secure a favourite cuddly (because travel is best shared with a friend). When not used for travel, they double-up as vintage-style trunks.£59;

Folk Interiors

Short Stuff

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HUTTELiHUT

Bring the outside in with these blooming lovely shorts, featuring a vibrant floral print by the inimitable Liberty of London. Style them with simple pieces in neutral tones to add liveliness to a little one’s outfit without letting things look overwrought. £32;

Luna & Curious

Soft Shoe

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Dotty Fish

Early walkers need special attention in summer, when little feet are sure to be out and about, so these leather baby sandals are a safe (and stylish) investment. Beautifully supple, they’re podiatrist-endorsed – meaning comfort as well as quality. From £8.99;

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Goggle Eyes

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BLING20

The latest swim accessories for kids have arrived from New York. Fun, fashionable and decorated to the max, the imaginative collection spans goggles, swim masks, snorkels and kickboards. Whether you choose sharks, doughnuts or “splash lashes”, littles will love adding bling to their swim. From £16.99;

Paperchase

Jersey Royal

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Claude and Co

A home-grown unisex clothing brand aimed at “little individuals”, Claude and Co’s collection eschews seasonal trends in favour of timeless and durable trans-seasonal designs. The online shop also stocks an eclectic mix of interior design products, toys and gifts from independent brands.

Claude & Co

Bags of Fun

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Play and Go

Play and Go specialise in an array of striking bag designs (we especially love the model that doubles up as a road map once unfolded). Our summer pick is the outdoor bag in surf navy, made from a durable and waterproof fabric – perfect for beach days and picnics. £35;

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Dot to Dot

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Piupia Baby

Boldly graphic in the sweetest way, this romper is a true summer go-to. The dots bring the simplicity of the design to life, while the cotton jersey construction ensures comfort. Even better, maker Piupia prioritises sustainability. £28;

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