Christmas Gift Guide 2013: BABIES & TODDLERS
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- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 08:02
- Last Updated on 27 November 2013
- Monica Costa
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It is always quite tricky to buy a present for babies and toddlers as you need to please both the mums and the kids. I hope this selection would please everyone. 🙂
The perfect 1st Christmas gift for a baby – this handmade, fair trade Santa rattle makes a really cute stocking filler. It is made by Pebble under Fair Trade conditions in Bangladesh. What I love about it is that it is hand made by skilled artisans using crochet techniques and you can feel the quality (Strictly tested to all relevant European toy safety standards). It is made from lovely 100% soft cotton, safe and cuddly for baby. It is not a cheap Chinese product and it is suitable for a baby from birth. It is approx. 15cm, the perfect size for little hands. You can also machine wash it at 40 degrees.
Not only is this cutest rattle handmade and Fair Trade but it’s absolutely gorgeous as well! Another fabulous addition the cotton crochet toys from Pebble www.borngifted.co.uk.
Some of my favourite British clothing ranges have to be Myleene Klass’s range Baby K, which she has been designing exclusively for Mothercare since 2007. Colours are sumptuous tones of gold, with a dash of vivid winter pink and cobalt blue for girls. Boyswear colours are a mix of classic navy, and claret with a bright burst of Autumn orange, a key colour for the season!
Jools Oliver’s collection Little Bird is also exclusively designed for Mothercare has a strong vintage vibe, and features a unique mix of high quality, affordable pieces. It is definitely less glam than Myleene’s range but has simpler lines which I quite like.
It is often less confusing to go to a shop when it comes to buying toys for babies and toddlers just to be safer that they are for the right age group. This year we found our favourite toys for babies and toddlers at Early Learning Centre and here are the pictures of our top three.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums