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Don’t be Blue – Wear Bamboo

Lots of kids and babies suffer from Eczema. It feels horrible, looks horrible and is very, very sensitive to materials. A problem anyway, and a definite problem stylewise.

When her son Frankie developed eczema, mum Amanda decided to develop a product that her boy could wear, that looked stylish, felt good and didn’t cost the earth. Lucky for Frankie – and everyone else, Amanda and her business partner Judith had worked for years in fashion, for brands including Warehouse, House of Fraser and Whistles.

And so Panda and the Sparrow was born – a stylish line of baby and kids clothing made entirely from bamboo.

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And let me tell you – it’s not hippyish or happy clappy. Or, what I would have been most concerned about – vile. Check it..

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Style Spotter – Lean on me

INJECT a splash of colour in your kids room with these simple yet quirky side-tables by Frank Flavell £175. They literally lean against the wall and their super clever design means that they don’t move an inch.

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What a perfect place for all their most precious bedtime necessities (aka the CRAP), the drink, the clock, the book (if you are lucky), the scrunched up paper aeroplane that they HAVE to keep or the zillions of rainbow loom bracelets that their besties have made for them … need I go on?

And now for the hardest part..which colour to choose from. I’d vote for yellow.

Available from & Then Shop £175.

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Street Style

Come on wind. Come on rain. Come on cold. With the weather having been unseasonably warm – there has been scant opportunity for us to crack open our winter wardrobe goodies. But we have managed to get a bit busy with it and thought we should share some of our great new season finds. To the streets we go…

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Angel & Rocket

If I had £1 for every person that became a parent and decided there was nothing to dress their kids in and so they decided to launch their own line – I would be buying a LOT more handbags than I do right now.

However, the reality is that simply being a fussy parent does not give you the credentials to make it in the world of kids fashion. Most of the time.

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Freckle Print Dress £45

Step in Philippa Cloete, formally of Next, Marks & Spencer and Topshop, where she worked as a Buyer through to Head of Buying for over 15yrs. Cloete brings her wealth of knowledge and experience in fashion, as well as her experience of being a mother of two girls, to create a carefully edited collection for AW14, with her newly launched brand Angel & Rocket. Read More…

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Tegu Building Blocks

Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like CHUCKING out all the “new technology” and introducing some good old fashioned fun into the children’s playtime?

Well the good news is, I have found a toy with a fun twist on a childhood favourite – Tegu building blocks.

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