The summer holidays are in full swing, and if you’ve got kids – of any age – that means you’ve got a dilemma.  What on earth to do with them now that school’s out, the playgroups are closed, and you’ve got six or more weeks of empty days to fill? The answer, my friends, is to get yourself down to HEMA (or shop online here). My new favourite place to go for brilliant, bright,…

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If you’ve been on holiday with kids recently, you’ll know the range of beach toys available – from cheap’n’cheerful Brit seaside shops to beachside boutiques abroard –  is, well, pretty limited. You get buckets, spades, blow-up dolphins… and that’s about it. I don’t know why, but it’s an area there doesn’t seem to have been much innovation in for years. Until now. A cool Belgian design company, Quut (pronounced ‘cute’, www.quutbeachtoys.com) has created a new…

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A week or two ago I wrote a post about what to buy a one-year old for their birthday for under a tenner. And a tenner is all you really need to spend. However, if you really want to push the boat out for a very special baby, I now have another suggestion. Yesterday, my little boy was given this gorgeous wooden bus as a late birthday present. And he LOVES it:…

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