From nursery bedding to toys, change bags to junior beds, we showcase the most beautiful baby and toddler gear coming online this year
The Withings Home HD baby monitor has three colour options
Withings has unveiled the latest update to the Withings Home HD camera with new superior baby monitoring features. The aesthetically beautiful home and air quality monitor now includes Baby Monitor Mode with continuous alerts and monitoring, interactive push-to-talk, and LED-connected Lulla Light and music programs.
The Baby Monitor Mode provides parents with an HD live stream directly to their phone, tablet and tvOS (Home App on Apple TV), so little ones can be watched over straight from a smartphone. The push-to-talk function enables parents to interact with children directly from their mobile devices, straight from the live screen. With the enhanced infrared night vision, the Home makes it possible to see in the dark, meaning that parents need not be disruptive when they want to check in on their baby.
The all-new dynamic LED-connected Lullaby sound programs make bedtime a breeze and will be music to the ears of parents. The built in nightlight uses light most conducive to sleep, which is synchronised with the soothing music. Parents have complete control over the Lulla Light and music from their phones in order to help lull babies back to sleep without having to even enter the room. £169.95 from Amazon.com
These colourful, cheerful pears are actually nightlights!
We couldn't resist including these lovely pear-shaped nightlights for originality and sheer cuteness. In a choice of three soft colours, green, pink or blue, they would look perfect positioned next to a cot or bed for night-time reassurance. Child-safe, heat-safe and easy to plug and go, their friendly faces will banish dark nights from dusk 'til dawn. In fact, we'd quite like one ourselves! £8 each, busyandtheboy.com
Bunnies feature on the new M&P Welcome to the World range
Established nursery and clothing brand Mamas & Papas have relaunched their Welcome to the World nursery accessory collection in soft shades of white and grey, featuring a cute bunny motif. Including blankets, a rug, bedding, soft toys and a cushion, plus wallpaper, the range is non-gender specific, so especially good for parents-to-be who have opted not to know what they are having. Our image features:
Oxford Cot, Toddler Bed, £509
Welcome to the World Quilt, £89
Welcome to the World blanket, £29
Welcome to the World Bumper, £59
Welcome to the World Wallpaper, £22
Welcome to the World Rug, £65
All available from Mamas & Papas
Cath Kidston certainly knows how to make baby things look extra cute!
Cath Kidston has recoloured her classic Bunnies print in soft, neutral colours to appeal to both boys and girls. The range includes clothes, soft toys and a receiving blanket, all featuring a pair of cute rabbits with a reversible soft grey trim. Our picture (left) features a baby pram blanket, which comes complete with a cute rattle toy, £20, and (right) the Baby Sleepsuit and Hat Gift Set, £18, both available from cathkidston.com
The new crotchet Miffy doll comes with dress up accessories!
What's not to love about iconic rabbit Miffy?! This distinctive new white crotchet soft toy has a wardrobe of fashion pieces you can add to create her latest look. Dress up Miffy? It makes perfect sense to us. Miffy, £18, dress up accessories, £8 each, all from the Miffy Shop
Statement change bags from Junior Design Awards finalist Kerikit
The ultimate luxury for new mums this year could be one of these stunning new changing bags from the award winning KeriKit collection. This ultra-stylish yet practical changing bags allow mums to carry all their baby essentials, without having to compromise on fashion. Choose from the sumptuous and functional Aryella to the effortlessly chic Charlie, or the fashion forward Jasper, there's a bag to suit any mum's style. All of the Kerikit collection are made using the highest quality Italian leathers and can double up as a handbag for when mums are heading out without their child in tow. Only 50 are made of each design so they make a special limited edition gift. From £350, available at Kerikit
Beds designed to make children want to sleep?!
Help turn your child's bed into a place to sleep, rest and play thanks to the fabulous new collection from Mathy By Bols at Design 55. Pre-schoolers can climb aboard their very own Train Wagon Bunk Bed (right), which comes complete with two pull out drawers and two interior shelves, perfectly designed for stashing timetables, books, games and toys. Or the Cabin Tent Bed (left), where they can go on a camping adventure every night! With a flat pack frame and pull out trundle bed, it is perfect for sleepovers and the cloth side can be opened up and supported by 2 poles to create a tent style canopy, or it can be closed against the frame of the bed to create an enclosed space. Train Wagon Bed, £1395, Cabin Tent Bed, £1045
The pull-along and ride-on Trunki kids cases have become de rigeur at airports around the world for little international travellers looking to keep hand luggage to a stylish minimum. The latest design features Gerry Giraffe, and is sure to become yet another best-seller for the brand. Trunki Gerry will be available from March 2016, £39.99
Add some French chic to your baby's nursery
Online retailer Vertbaudet have utilised all their French design credentials to create this chic and understated nursery collection in cool shades of 'bleu'. Soft padded Activity Mat with toy arch, £55, spotted curtain, £19, star, spot and stripe storage boxes, from £20.
Ethical fair trade toys, handmade by artisans in Sri Lanka, provide opportunities, support and training for rural communities, plus help fund schooling. This collection of beautiful wooden toys are made using sustainably sourced wood and non-toxic paint. We've featured Gwen Jumbo Jet, £30, and the Elephant Herd Pull Along, £12, but the whole collection of toys, childrenswear and homewares can be seen and ordered at StandSeven
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