Tot gear, textiles for tinies and clever kit that grows with your child
Words Helen Baron
Merging several essential bits of baby kit in one design, the Stokke Steps modular system is amazingly versatile. As a baby bouncer, it’s comfortable, safe and handy for keeping newborns close; as a high chair and, later, a chair for older children, it boasts the design chops that have made Stokke famous.
£439 for full package; stokke.com
Disney x Aden & Anais
Aden & Anais has collaborated on a range of muslins bearing some of Disney’s most treasured characters. Icons such as Pooh Bear and Bambi feature, but we want to get our claws on the Jungle Book set.
Once baby develops a passion for rolling, crawling and walking (not to mention falling over), those beautiful wooden floors will lose some of their appeal. Rather than switch your flooring, cover it with this sumptuously soft Beni rug, made with the finest New Zealand wool and to a Moroccan-inspired design.
This specially designed, wedge-shaped recliner cushion from Simplygood is perfect for supervised playtime, allowing newborns to lie upright in comfort, look around and interact without straining all those tiny muscles. Mothers of frustrated babies, rejoice.
So many strollers don’t grow with your baby. Most of us end up buying one for our newborn that we swap, later, for a lighter model. And when baby number two comes along? New addition, new demands – new stroller.
The UPPAbaby Vista does away with this chopping and changing by offering a travel system that evolves alongside your needs. Suitable from birth with the included bassinet, it later converts to a toddler stroller. And as your brood grows, your Vista grows too – simply plug in the appropriate adapters, grab an additional seat and hey presto! Two babies rolling along on one lightweight frame. There’s also good news for parents of twins: the Vista can accommodate two bassinets, two toddler seats and even two car seats at once. For our money, this makes it the most straightforwardly versatile of all travel systems.