The Summer Holidays are upon us!
If you have older children, the babies and toddlers often have to "go along" with the older siblings' activities but we've teamed up with some fabulous independent brands to bring you our top pick to keep the little ones occupied and entertained during the summer break too. (Even if you don't have older children, these products are great for your summer time fun with them!)
If there's one thing for certain, children love to play and Albetta have some beautiful toys. We love the under-the-sea knitted toy range, which is wonderfully soft and will provide cuddles and fun long after the holiday is over. There’s a mermaid, fish or crab to choose from (plus lots more on their website!)
All of Albetta’s products are made in their own factory in Vietnam where production is carried out ethically and is of the highest quality (they are a member of SEDEX and follow practices of the Ethical Trading Initiative). Their toys are soft, safe, colourful and fun, with traditional hand-crafted touches so perfect for summer and beyond!
Books & Pieces have a fabulous selection of books and we love the new range of Indestructibles, which as the name suggests are rip-proof and chew-proof! Not only are they light to carry on your travels (which means they are also light and easy for babies to handle too) but they will withstand the sand and sea, as well as all the chewing, chomping and pulling your baby can throw at it. And when the book gets grubby, you can clean it in your washing machine (or just rinse it under the tap!).
For accessories, check out the Halia Rose Little Stars necklaces, which are perfect for summer (and beyond!) All made of 100% non toxic silicone, they are not only safe to wear but are also heat resistant (i.e. they don’t get hot like metal does) waterproof and dishwasher-proof so are great for outdoor adventures, holidays and messy play! Four bright and fun colours to choose from, plus you can choose a matching adult necklace for a spot of twinning!
If you have younger babies, then check out the award-winning Elephant teethers, which have been specially designed with soft surfaces and textured ridges to soothe inflammation on teething gums. Babies love the bright, fun colours and they are lightweight and easy for little hands to hold onto. The strong silicone is perfect for tugging and chewing and they can also be chilled in the fridge for added relief on sore gums - ideal in the hot weather!
If you love a bit of nostalgic seaside fun, then check out Tommy & Lottie's iconic and nostalgic fairground ride designed tees that all generations can enjoy and relate to. Ride on the carousel, bump on the dodgems or wiz down the helter skelter!
Tommy & Lottie t-shirts are exceptional quality, made from 100 % soft cotton which is certified oeko tex (no chemicals in the cotton) perfect for little ones delicate skins and for them to wear in the heat. They are an ideal garment to take on holidays or to just have as a summer staple.
Sizes start at 3 months and go up to 2 years. Use coupon code "FUN" for 10% off plus free UK delivery for a limited time only on the Tommy & Lottie website
We hope you like our Summer Edit for little ones, and whatever you're doing and wherever you go, we hope you enjoy your summer holidays!