Thursday 7 December 2023

Baby and toddler Christmas gift guide

Toomies Bath Barista

Bring your favourite coffee chain to bath time with the Bath Barista from Toomies. Just like grown-ups, little ones can experience the fun of the café for themselves. There’ll be hours of chat and fun in the bath as they brew their very own make-believe cappuccinos. The fun starts at the top: on the left is a spinner they can set in motion simply by pouring water with the smiley-faced jug provided. Place a cup under the filter and give the yellow handle a twist to serve up a classic cup of Joe! Up top on the right is the handy foamer. Lift the lid, add in some bubble bath and water, then start pumping the yellow plunger to create oodles of frothy bubbles! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Turn the yellow dial and see the creamy foam plop, plop, plop into the cup below. It’s a foam-accino! Add a finishing touch with the shaker: the colourful hundreds and thousands won’t escape, but water sprinkles will!

Bath Barista encourages collaborative, imaginative play, enhances communication skills, refines fine motor skills and helps children explore cause and effect. Suitable for children 18 months and over, Bath Barista is a bath-tastic gift.

Little Tiger Press Books

As it is great to start reading to little ones from an early age to help encourage their language development, spark a love of reading and strengthen the bond between parent and baby, books are a lovely gift from a young age. Little Tiger Press have a number of lovely books for little ones, we especially love -

* Don’t mix up my shark - Children will love spinning the wheel to create their very own ocean friends! This chunky board book features a built-in wheel containing different touch-and-feel panels for little hands to explore – perfect for developing hand-eye coordination.

* You’re my little baby boo - Celebrate your little baby boo this Halloween with this sweetly spooky rhyming board book. With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut parent and baby characters, this is the perfect seasonal bedtime read.

* Nibbles shapes - Nibbles the book monster is back in a brand new board book full of first shapes! There are circles, squares and stars to spot. And maybe one final, extra-special shape from him to you . . . A fun, rhyming, first introduction to SHAPES with Nibbles’ book-munching twist. Babies and toddlers will love peeping through die-cuts and lifting flaps as they follow Nibbles on his exciting, shape-filled journey.

* I can count - Make learning numbers count! This board book features a colourful bead abacus to encourage a hands-on approach to counting.

* Don’t mix up my farm - With five touch-and-feel options to mix-and-match, this book will give hours of fun to any little one!

* 123 sleepy me - A bedtime counting book with a difference! With a sweet rhyming text, bold illustrations from the award-winning Gareth Lucas and unique textured numbers, this book provides a simple, interactive way for little ones to learn to count.

Lamaze clip & go plush 

A sensory delight for little ones are Lamaze’s clip & go plush toys.

This lovely Lamaze clip & go Freddie the Firefly (RRP £14.99) is a fun flying friend for babies suitable from birth. 

Lamaze’s Freddie the Firefly is ready to fly on the baby's next adventure – at home or on the go, staying close to the baby with the easy on-the-go clip that attaches safely and securely to a baby car seat or pram. 

Freddie the Firefly is a fabulous friend who brings lots of fun to babies. He has soft colourful wings full of gorgeous textures and hidden surprises.

The contrasting textures encourage sensory discovery and the squeaker is perfect for capturing attention plus stripes, colours and patterns encourage focus and attention. Baby will love the secret mirror hidden in Freddie’s wings and the soft ladybug teether. The symmetry of Freddie’s body will attract the baby and help them to focus. Freddie’s soft ribbon antennae and legs are perfect for little fingers to hold. 

Lamaze brings moments to treasure for babies and parents, encouraging together time and independent daily discoveries with their range of wonderful products including a varied range of lovely clip & go sensory plush toys.

Swimming Bluey

See Bluey from the hit TV series come to life in your very own bathroom with the awesome Swimming Bluey!

Swimming lengths in your tub will be no trial at all. All kids have to do is give a gentle tug on Bluey’s seahorse friend to extend the cable – then let go. Watch as Bluey’s arms start wheeling round and she starts swimming like she’s scared of a silly blue whale! Place her face down in the water and she’ll do front crawl. Flip her over and she’ll show you backstroke. All the while, that cheeky seahorse just keeps getting closer until it’s time to do it all over again.

Bluey has a big smile and comes in all the familiar shades of blue and yellow that kids know so well. And here, she’s even wearing her swimming goggles. Just like other toys in the Toomies range of pre-school products, this bath toy is brilliant at building confidence in water, whether it’s hours in the bath tub or around a paddling pool. While they’re busy giving this wriggly Bluey a workout, the kids will be giggling, developing their fine motor skills and learning all about cause and effect. Suitable for children 18 months and over.

Whirly Squigz spinners

These colourful twirly, whirly Whirly Squigz spinners (RRP £20.99) from Fat Brain Toys will send your little explorer twirling and whirling into a delightful sensory adventure!

The Whirly Squigz spinners is a set of 3 colourful silicone spinners that offer a mesmerising experience for hands and eyes.

Hold them and explore their unique contours. Then, stick them to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface - like a bathtub wall, a tabletop, or a window - give them a spin, and...WHOOSH! - Around and around they go, faster than the eye can see!

These lovely spinners encourage fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning.Each features a suction cup on one side and a swirl-textured dome on the other.

As well as a sticking, stacking and spinning toy, this silicone toy can be used as a teether to help soothe your baby in moments of discomfort, allowing them to chew and bite while playing.

Each Whirly Squigz is made of 100% high-quality, food grade silicone that's colourful and pleasant to touch. They spin wonderfully smooth and fast, featuring bearings made of high-quality plastic that won't rust or degrade in the tub. They are BPA free and fully safety tested. They are made with a high-quality design and materials for lasting durability and safety.

This popular Fat Brain toy designed for babies 3 months and older provides endless hours of creative fun making it a perfect gift.

Nanobébé products

Nanobébé offers a range of simple and smart baby products.

The award-winning, innovative Nanobébé ecosystem of health-focused baby bottles, cleaning essentials, and travel gear is a game changer for today's modern parents, and above all — baby. Whether you're breastfeeding, pumping, or formula feeding, they've got you covered. 

Dedicated first and foremost to babies' health, their team joined forces with a team of paediatricians, lactation consultants, and biomedical engineers with a vision to be the first choice in baby care. They continuously design new technology in baby care that supports the special bonding moments that feeding time creates between parents and their little ones.

Their product line includes the first ever nutrient-preserving baby bottles, the most advanced silicone baby bottles on the market, eye-catching travel essentials, innovative breastmilk storage, 100% silicone pacifiers, and more. Their sleek and modern ecosystem is a complete game changer with designs that make nutritional feeding and travel with little ones an absolute breeze, without sacrificing on style and convenience. 

Flexy Silicone Baby Bottles (available in single, 2-pack, 3-pack or 4-pack in either 150ml or 270ml RRP £10.99-£23.99) 


The Flexy Silicone Baby Bottle is designed to take the stress out of bottle feeding. Its soft and flexible silicone body provides a familiar feel for baby, while the anti-colic teat, with a 360° triple vented design (the first of it’s kind!), plus a non-tip base and BPA-free design gives new parents peace of mind. A minimalist design, in a choice of six colour combinations also makes for a stylish addition to baby bags. 

Nanobébé Flexy Soothers (available in a 2-pack or 4-pack for either 0-3 months or 3+ months RRP £9.99)

Nanobébé’s award-winning Flexy Soother is loved by newborns from their first moments. An ergonomic design curves comfortably around baby’s nose and chin, staying in place and preventing it from falling out, whilst the soft, rounded teat gives a familiar shape and feel to breastfed babies and newborns. Irritation and colic are prevented thanks to its innovative vents for airflow and a durable teat which will not bend when used. Developed by experts, the shape promotes healthy oral development and prevents teat confusion, while being made from the highest medical-grade BPA-free silicone. In six muted colourways, there’s a soother to match every outfit and baby bag. 

Sensory Motion Bubbler

Providing a moment of calm these lovely Sensory Motion Bubbler toys from Brainstorm Ltd are a wonderful sensory gift for children to enjoy.

These mesmerising toys are perfect for stress relief, relaxation and mindfulness.  Great for helping children to focus and are fun fidget toys ideal for travel. They are great for helping children to focus, and require no batteries or come with any noise.  

Flip and watch the soothing droplets fall to find focus and tranquility. The sensory motion bubbler is available in three fun colours and promotes visual awareness and tracking skills. Reminiscent of lava lamps, the sensory motion bubbler is a sensory delight and a great gift.

Cocoon blanket

Keeping babies safe and snuggly the Cocoon blanket (RRP from £34.99) are blanket wraps for prams and car seats.

Cocoon blankets are the perfect travel accessory to make your life easier when getting out and about with your baby.   They can be used in the car seat, pram, carrycot, pushchair or stroller.  They fit all 3 point harnesses and 5 point harnesses with detachable straps and are available in either birth until approx 6 months or 6 to 18 months.

Cocoon blankets are super soft, cosy and warm. They have a warm woollen exterior and soft fleece lining so your baby will be snug as a bug when out and about. These beautiful and snuggly blankets are luxurious and practical. Making life with a baby easier they are also machine washable. 

Cocoon babies make life easier and safer. Winter baby suits/thick coats and car seats don’t mix, in fact they hinder the harness from working safely and effectively, but how do you keep babies warm but safe in their car seat? Thankfully, babies are kept cosy and warm in their Cocoon blanket without impeding on the safety of car seat harnesses. With the Cocoon you can quickly and simply strap, wrap, fasten the 4 easy to access poppers and go, all without disturbing your baby. 

As Cocoon blankets was created by safety conscious parents, their blankets have passed crash safety testing and have been scientifically proven to provide added protection to your baby’s head and chest should the unthinkable happen., giving you 100% peace of mind when purchasing. 


Cocoon Babies was created by Katie after being inspired by a car seat blanket with holes for straps her mum Jeanne aka Pearl knitted for her when Katie was worried about how to keep her second baby Joshua warm but safe in his car seat during winter. 

It was from this original Cocoon blanket that Cocoon Babies was born - blankets for car seats and prams with a focus on creating a design that was safe, functional and durable without compromising warmth and style.    

Cocoon blankets are available in Jet Black, Pearl White (named after the creator of the original Cocoon blanket), Ruby Red, Ocean Blue and Candy Pink.  

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