Top-notch baby kit designed to make parenting easier
Mamas & Papas
Meet your new favourite babysitter: a neat bouncer complete with gentle vibration settings and a suite of soothing lullabies built in. Other plus points for parents are the hygienic, washable fabric cover and compact design, which means it’s easily stored away when not in use. Bounce away, baby.
Buzz Bouncing Cradle in Alphabet Print, £39;
Bump to Box
Give an expectant mama something she won’t forget with the range of inspired pregnancy gift boxes at Bump to Box. Each contains a handpicked selection of indulgent treats and practical kit tailored to a specific trimester – or else made bespoke to your specifications. Seriously luxe. From £39;
Dummies can work miracles, but many of us worry about the side effects. Say hello, then, to Curaprox soothers: specially designed (with a flat tip and guided suction) to keep teeth in the proper position and the palate perfectly arched.£30;
The Pearly White Club: Review
Words Helen Baron
Each of us will get through nearly 300 disposable toothbrushes (or toothbrush heads) in our lifetime. That’s a truly startling figure when you remember that each of those toothbrushes is most likely made from earth-polluting and decidedly unsustainable plastic.
Enter The Pearly White Club, the UK’s first eco-friendly toothbrush subscription service, which will send you (and your entire family, if you choose) a new toothbrush every six weeks (how often you’re actually meant to switch scrubbers).
Brushes are crafted from sustainably sourced bamboo (no pandas impacted), feature fun colour-coded heads (so you can easily tell them apart) and come in sizes fit for both adults and little ones. The nylon bristles aren’t biodegradable, unfortunately – there’s still no high-quality and environmentally friendly equivalent – but they’re at least made using the fastest-degrading form of nylon currently available.
From £3.99 for a single brush or £32 for a single-brush annual subscription;