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The new year sees Jools determined to get fit, and celebrating the new 2014 Little Bird collection. While little Buds has a mishap with a beanbag ball!

We hurtled through January at great speed, with lots of New Year's resolutions already broken - obviously! Although I have managed to keep one! My weekly runs with my mate on a Monday morning.

Even though it's freezing, gossiping our way through the mud and fog, breathless and exhausted, somehow they always ends up fun. And now, I'm finally trying out Barry's boot camp, which I hate to say has become slightly addictive. Pounding the tread mill and being shouted at through bellowing tunes is somehow an exhilarating way to keep fit!

But, like everyone I yearned for January to pass quickly, so we can look forward to spring. Unless there is a hint of some snow on the horizon, I am not interested in winter post Christmas! With the magic all but disappeared I have to muster up the enthusiasm for the children's sake.

So to cheer ourselves up we have decided to think about planning for their birthdays. With all three of the girlies celebrating in March and April, there is a lot to organise. So far we have a One Direction themed party for Daisy - basically a disco with cardboard cut-outs of her heroes. An arty crafty party for little Petal (not sure I have ever seen a 4 year old so savvy with scissors, Pritt stick and shiny diamond squares in all my life)! And thankfully Pops just wants to hang out in the garden with her mates. Easy enough, job done!

Obviously we have to get through Valentine 's Day, Shrove Tuesday, half term, and the Brit Awards! Actually, things are perking up a bit. Maybe frosty January isn't so bad after all!

We had THE most exciting event with Little Bird this week. We hosted a morning tea party for some fab bloggers who worked for various magazines and newspapers. I was so incredibly nervous as I am not so good with this side of the business, but actually the girls were all so lovely, and thankfully all loved our new Spring/Summer Collection for this year.

I really can't wait to show them off and get them into Mothercare ASAP! The little floral print cotton all in one playsuit is so cute, and the summer dresses with Peter Pan collars are so pretty. I literally cannot wait to dress Petal in them, and dare I say it, the teeny floral sleepsuits make me yearn to have baby number 5!

We were incredibly excited to find out that Little Bird has been featured in my 'style bible' blog on VOGUE.com! Such a fab write up. The team and I feel so extremely proud of Little Bird! Yippee! Unfortunately on a very different note Jamie and I have now got to take Buds to the doctor.

He has stuck two bean bag ball fillers down his ear! After briefly considering the mini Dyson as an extraction instrument, we have decided to leave it to the professionals! Obviously all this dressed in a Batman costume (him - not Jamie!) Who said January was a dull month? Not in the Oliver house hold obviously!

Lots of love Jools xxxx

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With the release of its first ever full-length movie, LEGO is having a style moment

On the big screen

Looking for something to do with the older kids this half term, then why not go see the new LEGO movie? With an amazing cast including Morgan Freeman, Will Ferell and Elizabeth Banks, the storyline follows Emmet – an ordinary Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the best person to save the world! So he's drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant gluing the world together - a journey for which he's utterly and hilariously unprepared. In cinemas nationwide now certificate PG. Perfect for mums who've got older kids in need of some half-term entertainment.

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Ahoy there, me hearties!

From April you'll have one more reason to go to Legoland Windsor Resort – the new attraction, Pirate Shores! With a pirate-tastic giant playground plus a new themed restaurant, the revamped area still boasts the rollicking Jolly Rocker pirate ship and Pirate Goldwash. Shiver me timbers, let's go.

 Stack 'em up!

This jolly picnic set by Duplo is perfect for little chefs who like to mix 'n' match. Cooking with no mess? Yes please! £19.99.

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 Cute kids are marching into spring in primary colours, and we like it. So track down the hottest-poppest pieces and start building your tot's multi-coloured wardrobe now!

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Softly Go Fst,
4-6.5, £32,
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Little Bird by Jools red leggings,
3mths-5yrs, from £6,
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Multi-stripe top,
3-12yrs, from £27,
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Green Pack-a-Jacket,
1-7yrs, £17,
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By Suzanne Peters at Kid Style Junkie

 

 

Cute and comfy baby shoes from Spain Flossy-kids-shoes-280

Flossy is a Spanish footwear company that hand make shoes of exceptional comfort, and now have a range out exclusively for babies and toddlers.

These super cute shoes (and they do a range of booties and slippers) are made with comfort in mind for early days footwear.

All shoes, booties and slippers come in a range of funky colours including neon.

Flossy footwear retails at £15.95 and is available from the Flossy website or Office.

Princess of Monaco spotted with YOYO 0+ Princess-of-Monaco-NEW-280

The Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casiraghi and her French actor boyfriend Gad Elmaleh have been spotted out and about with their newborn son Raphael in the brand new Babyzen YOYO 0+ stroller.

The YOYO buggy hit the UK last year and the latest addition, YOYO 0+ for newborn onwards, has just launched in the UK.

Win a family ticket to see the brand new CLAWS attraction at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.sea-life-main

From 15th February CLAWS will bring together a spectacular collection of the 'B-movie monsters' of the marine world, from the gigantic Japanese Spider crab to the humble blue lobster.

PLUS there's the whole aquarium to discover, with thousands of sea creatures from tropical fish and rays to rare giant Green Sea turtles, sharks and a playful family of Gentoo penguins in a chilly Antarctic themed area. You're sure to have a whale of a time!

Situated on the banks of the River Thames in County Hall, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is open seven days a week. For more info visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium

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Medela has teamed up with Mothercare to offer mums an exclusive new breastfeeding package.

The Medela Swing Essentials Pack includes everything a breastfeeding mum needs to ensure she is well prepared for expressing.

The new Essentials pack comes complete with the Swing electric breastpump, the Calma feeding device to feed expressed milk, as well as pump and save bags for storing that precious breastmilk, a Quick Clean bag for sterilising breastpump parts, breast pads and their PureLan nipple cream. From expressing to sterilising mums really will have it covered with this handy collection of products.

The pack is available exclusively at Mothercare for £139.99.

Kidswear brand and street artist team up Girlsandboys-280

Organic kidswear brand Boys&Girls and well-known street artist Malarkey has teamed up to launch a limited edition spring-summer collection.

Those who have walked the streets of East London wouldn't have been able to miss the bright and light hearted street art by the creative artist Malarky. His art is loved by Londoners and brings a splash of colour and a sense fun to the otherwise grey streets of London.

London based kidswear brand Boys&Girls were delighted when Malarky agreed to collaborate with them to design an exclusive range of limited edition tees and sweat tops.

The limited edition Malarky range caters for ages one to 10 years and will be available from February 2014 while stock lasts.

 

Gurgle mums love: Peekaboo's baby milestone cards Milestone-cards-280

We love these gorgeous cards available from The Peekaboo Baby Company, that help everyone celebrate the first milestones in baby's life.

Whether it's celebrating baby's first week birthday or first smile, or first tooth, there's a super cute card for every occasion. There are 30 illustrated Milestone baby Cards and the day a baby has a milestone moment, parents take the matching card, write the day on it and take a picture of the baby.

Milestone cards are available from The Peekaboo Baby Company at £12.99.

Gurgle mums love: New website Rosy & Bo RosyandBo-280

We all want the very best when it comes to stuff that's going to help our little ones' development, but gosh it can be hard deciding what does what. And that's why we're fans of stylish new website Rosy & Bo.

It was set up with familes of children with special needs in mind and it offers hard-to-find goodies, from clever toys and gifts to clothes and storage solutions, that are suitable for tots who need a little extra help – which when you come to think about it, makes it pretty perfect for all little learners.

We're loving the handy hints on how to get the best out of whatever item you choose – and that each product has to fulfil three criteria: be practical, lifeenhancing and stylish.

Sounds like a very good philosophy to us.

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Start-rite is on the hunt for child models. They are searching for young fans to win a starring role in its SS14 Party Show, which will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube channels at 1.15pm on Wednesday 9th April.

The chosen children will rock their way down the catwalk with flair, originality and creativity. They'll also win a pair of Start-rite shoes from the new range and will experience VIP treatment at the show in central London.

The Party Show will take place in front of media, retailers and VIPs and will feature the brand new Start-rite SS14 range alongside the upcoming AW14 styles. The show will also feature an exclusive preview of Start-rite TV advert, which will air in August, to support the Back to School sales period.

For full details, terms and conditions and to enter, visit Start-rite or Start-rite's Facebook page.

Gwen Stefani spotted wearing Séraphine Gwen-Stefani-280 copy

Gwen Stefani continues to look fabulous in her third trimester in her favourite maternity brand, Séraphine.

The No Doubt singer proved that just because you're pregnant, doesn't mean you have to give up leather, in Séraphine's CiCi Faux Leather Panel Maternity leggings (£45). Made of stretch waxed viscose for the leather like appeal these soft stretch leggings add an urban edge to your ensemble so you can stay ahead of the style curve even while pregnant! Pair with a classic breastfeeding jumper or tunic for a modern twist on maternity style.

Staying true to her rock chic style, the stylish mum-to-be has been a big fan of Séraphine throughout her pregnancy and paired her Séraphine Pixie dress with a denim gilet.

M&S launch kidswear shwop shop for Oxfam mands-swap-shop-280

Celebs including Joanna Lumley, Abbey Clancy, Rochelle Humes, Peaches Geldof and Zoe Ball have donated items that will be sold at the Shwop Boutique at Marks & Spencer at Marble Arch on Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th March 2014. The shwop shop is in aid of Oxfam's Mother Appeal.

Open from Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th March at the retailer's Marble Arch store, the one-off secondhand store will sell the best childrenswear items donated to M&S and Oxfam's sustainable fashion initiative, Shwopping by the UK public and a host of celebrity donations.

For further information on Shwopping visit the Marks & Spencer website.

 

Win a Baby Jogger City Lite stroller worth £199.99!

city-lite-222Gurgle.com is offering one lucky person the chance to stroll in style this Spring by winning a brand new Baby Jogger City Lite. Super-lightweight, compact and offering a smooth and comfortable ride for your little one, the City Lite weighs in at just 7.3kg and is available in chic black or vibrant red.

Easy peasy to put up and down, the City Lite features a one-hand, quick fold design and a generously sized multi-position 3-panel hood offering great coverage and SPF50+ sun protection built-in.

Suitable from birth, the padded seat reclines to a near flat position and the adjustable five-point safety harness will keep baby safe and secure whilst padding on the shoulder straps and buckle cover offers total comfort. With practical seat back storage pockets, a large shopping basket, peekaboo windows to keep an eye on baby at all times, comfortable rounded handlebar and a rear parking brake, Baby Jogger's City Lite is jam-packed with handy design features to make the parenting journey that little bit easier.

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The City Lite is available from all good nursery outlets priced £199.99. For further information, visit www.babyjogger.co.uk/citylite

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Say hello to a little monkey named Mungo.

Lydia Monks, illustrator of numerous Julia Donaldson titles including What the Ladybird Heard, is publishing the first in a brand new pre-school series (which she has both written and illustrated) about a little monkey named Mungo.

The tales of Mungo focusses on first experiences. The first release will be Mungo Monkey has a Birthday Party which will be available from 6th March 2014 aand is published by Egmont.

It will be available from Amazon.

Recipe: Easter lamb cupcakes

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Method:
Prep:1 hr Cook: 10min Extra time: 1hr cooling › Ready in: 2hr 10min

Prepare the chocolate cupcakes according to recipe directions and allow to cool completely. (You can do this a day in advance.)

Prepare the vanilla buttercream by creaming the butter or margarine with an electric mixer till light and fluffy. Add the salt, vanilla and 500g of the icing sugar. Beat well. Add in milk a tablespoon at a time, alternating with the remaining icing sugar, till your desired consistency is reached. (You can also prepare this up to a few days in advance. Store in the fridge and allow to come to room temperature before decorating.)

Decorate the cupcakes:
Cut the black liquorice string into short lengths: cut 48 into .5cm lengths for the noses and cut 72 into 1cm lengths for the ears and tails.

Cut the 12 marshmallows in half lengthways. Using a skewer, poke two holes in the top end of each half for the ears, and poke two holes at the bottom of the front (uncut) side of each for the nostrils. Take the shorter .5cm liquorice pieces and stick them into the marshmallows where you've poked holes for the nostrils. Take 48 of the 1cm pieces and stick them into the marshmallows where you've poked holes for the ears.

Spread the backs of two edible sugar eyeballs with a bit of buttercream. Attach to a marshmallow head for eyes, positioning above the nose. Repeat with remaining eyeballs.

Spread an even layer of buttercream over the cooled cupcakes using a spatula or palette knife. Attach a marshmallow head onto each cupcake.

Cover the cupcakes in mini marshmallows, sticking them to the icing by one of the flat sides. Leave space on the opposite side of the cupcake to the head to attach the tail. Poke a hole there using a skewer, then stick in the remaining 1cm liquorice pieces for the tails.

Extra decoration:
Special items such as the edible sugar eyeballs and black liquorice string can be found at cake decorating shops or online.

This Recipe is courtesy of All Recipes.

Ingredients


Makes: 24 lamb cupcakes

24 chocolate cupcakes

black liquorice string

12 plain marshmallows

48g edible sugar eyeballs

500g mini marshmallows

Vanilla buttercream

225g butter or margarine, softened

1 pinch salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

625g icing sugar

4 tablespoons milk

 

For more recipes try our recipes section.

 

tommee-tippee-maintommee tippee are offering one lucky winner the chance to win one of their digital video monitors worth £199, and 4 lucky runners up will receive a pack of the new soothers.

tommee tippee® closer to nature® have been watching mums shopping for soothers and listening quietly to what they have to say for some time, with two main findings...

  1. Mums struggle to find what they are looking for when buying soothers, with 1 in 3 mums buying on impulse in store.
  2. Baby acceptance of soothers is down to trial and error, often with several purchases before finding one baby likes

With this in mind, tommee tippee® closer to nature® have developed a new range of soothers, designed to create a great in-store shopping experience for parents and optimise baby acceptance, meaning less time and effort spent choosing different soothers for baby to try!

The new soothers come in 4 ranges which are now available in stores and online nationwide - Fun, Anytime, Night Time and Air. The new large, long, flat teat is easier to hold in baby's mouth, and in tests, the new soother design was accepted first time by more babies*.

  
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The tommee tippee® closer to nature® soothers are suitable to use from birth and are designed with an orthodontic silicone teat to support healthy oral development is available in Tesco, Mothercare and Asda from February, costing £4.79 for a twin pack. For more information on the entire ranges, please visit www.tommeetippee.co.uk

*68% of babies accepted this new style soother first time, compared to just 43% for the old style closer to nature design – in an independent product trial conducted in the UK by Swift research, February 2013

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Child modelling tips
  • 10 steps to serenity
  • Drug-free labour tales

vanchi-main copyGurgle magazine is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a stylish siena travel tote in tan from Vanchi worth £99.95.

Plus all these:

  • Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp ear thermometer,  worth £43 – Get an accurate body temperature reading with this Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp ear thermometer. Suitable for newborns and all the family.

  • Beaba Babycook Solo steam-cooks, worth £109.99 –Rustle up delicious meals for your little one in no time. Compact and light, this Beaba Babycook Solo steam-cooks, blends, heats and defrosts meals too.

  • Aden + Anais muslin pack, worth £44.95 – Wrap your baby in deliciously soft, breathable muslin that also works beautifully as a pram cover or while breastfeeding.

  • Tommee Tippee, worth £99.99 – The Closer to Nature Perfect Prep machine makes fresh bottle formula at just the right temperature, and in less than two minutes.

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  • Plum luxury hamper, worth £50   - Plum baby food makes food for babies, not baby food! They only use wholesome, organic ingredients to help develop little people with adventurous tastes.

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purflo-mainPurFlo® are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Sleep Safe bundle worth up to £150 for your baby from birth all the way up to 18 month+.

The bundle consists of four different sized* PurFlo® SleepSacs from 0-3months right up to 18months+, as well as the ever so cute and cuddly Shleepy comforter, so your baby can always sleep safely.

The PurFlo® SleepSac is the most anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, sleeping bag on the market, in addition it has innovative features which truly benefits both your child and you as a parent.

SleepSac features:

  • 100% organic soft bamboo lining which is naturally antibacterial and absorbs 60% more moisture than cotton.
  • Anti-allergenic Amicor filling, prevents build-up of bacteria and dispels dust mites that are linked to Asthma and Eczema
  • Zip on sleeves, so it can be worn all year round. 0-3m and 3-9m also feature scratch mitts.
  • Full zip open front to give you easy access for those night time nappy changes
  • Soft zip guard to protect babies sensitive skin
  • Available in 1 tog and 2.5 tog

Sizes included in the prize are 0-3months, 3-9 months, 9-18 months, 18 months+ from the embroidered neutral range (choice of 1 tog and 2.5 tog)

The PurFlo® Shleepy comforter is the perfect snuggle buddy for your baby. Shleepy is literally stuffed full of brilliant features that will assist your baby (and therefore you!) to get a good night's sleep.

Shleepy features:

  • The cuddly sheep has teether toes made from medical grade silicone, to soothe those sore little gums
  • His curly tail cleverly hooks onto your babies dummy so its close at all times
  • Shleepy's tactile hooves are textured to help small fingers grip and play with the comforting soft toy

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Visit www.purflo.com or contact us Tel. 0845 6809276
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Win Baby & Toddler Swim Essentials from Splash About!

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Loved by kids and trusted by parents, Splash About's gorgeous award winning swimming products are designed to keep your little ones safe in and around water. We have two swim bundles to giveaway, one for water babies from birth to 2years and one for budding swimmers aged 1–6years.

For the water babies...
The most essential item in your baby's swim kit is a Splash About Happy Nappy. Made from premium neoprene and finished with snug fitting bands of ribbed fabric at the waist and legs, our reusable swim nappy is the best on the market; it is so effective at preventing unwelcome leaks into the water, it is the only brand insisted upon by 99% of UK swim schools!

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Babies don't move about too much in the water so they get colder quickly, Splash About's BabyWrap is an award winning baby wetsuit which opens flat for easy dressing. Made from super stretchy soft neoprene, it keeps babies warmer & therefore happier in the water!

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And what better way to finish off a swimming session than to wrap your baby in our Après Splash hooded towel? Super soft & super absorbent, this warm and snuggly towel is made from cotton & incorporates bamboo charcoal to help block the spread of bacterial or fungal infections.

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Our waterbabies bundle has all the essentials for a first swimming lesson or trip to the pool. Available to win in pink and blue colourways too!

For the budding swimmers ....
Splash About's Float Jacket is a must, designed to help budding swimmers gain confidence in the water when they are learning to swim. With 16 mini floats which gradually get removed as your child controls their own buoyancy and starts to swim unaided. Brilliant for holidays when kids are playing round the pool, should they accidently fall in, they will be safer wearing a Float Jacket. Made from premium quality neoprene, the Float Jacket is soft and stretchy for a great fit, it also keeps little ones warm, provides wind and sand block and offers maximum sun block!

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Once out of the pool wrap them up in our Après Splash soft cotton towelling hoodie & trousers, to keep them dry, warm & cosy! Made from super soft cotton & bamboo charcoal, this play suit is available with turquoise or pink piping.

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The Budding swimmers kit is available to win in navy or pink and fits little ones from 1-6 years old. Each bundle retails at £50 to view the Splash About collection log onto www.splashabout.com

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Win Baby & Toddler Swim Essentials from Splash About!

baby-shower-main-imageWe're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a baby shower gift pack containing 12 products worth over £750! Each company below will send one item from their range of products.

What's on offer:

  1. Slumber Roo are offering the Beco Soleil carrier designed with the emphasis on comfort and ease of use, and suitable for babies 8-45lbs and offers three carrying positions - worth £99
  2. Happy Mummy are offering a pack of Baby Cubes designed specifically for the weaning phase and are the perfect way to store your home made food - worth £20
  3. Pink Lining are offering a Rosebud changing bag that have an adjustable shoulder strap, buggy clips and zip pockets/pouches to hold all your essentials - worth £40
  4. Pixie and Jack are offering a white waffle hooded towel twin pack - worth £20
  5. Wall Glamour are offering wall stickers from their nursery collection which consists of: illustrated numbers, an illustrated alphabet pack three metres of sticker bunting and a choice of individual letters to make up a childs name - worth £75
  6. Cheeky Rascals are offering a Manduca three in one carrier specifically designed to hold newborns in a safe, upright cuddle - worth £80
  7. Baby City are offering a deluxe baby gift basket filled with nursery products from sumptuously soft clothing, bibs and cute bootees to a gorgeous shawl - worth £100
  8. The Silver Impression Company are offering an oval double pendant - worth £130
  9. Baby Rice are offering a baby casting kit - worth £29.99
  10. Love Boo are offering a Mummy and Me pamper kit - worth £32.99
  11. Minene are offering a pushchair liner with matching cushion safety strap covers and a matching stroller net bag - worth £32
  12. Rufus Rabbit are offering a deluxe hamper - worth £100

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Win five pairs of tickets to The Baby Show ExCel (21 – 23 February 2014) and a car seat courtesy of Britax!BABY-SHOW-MAIN

The Baby Show continues to be the UK's number one pregnancy and parenting event. Returning to ExCel London from February 21st to 23rd 2014, this well-established show is an essential part of the parenting experience, and a sanctuary for all expectant parents, and mums, dads and grandparents of young children.

With more than 200 exhibitors showcasing innovative baby and maternity products and services, as well as all of the leading brands for mums, babies and toddlers, The Baby Show is the nation's most exciting and informative family experience. Visitors will also have access to exclusive offers and fantastic savings that can't be found on the high street.

An exciting addition for 2014 is the Meet the Midwives Clinic in association with the Women's Health Research Centre and the Genesis Research Trust. This is a complimentary drop-in clinic whereby expectant parents can meet with an experienced midwife and seek advice on a variety of pre and post pregnancy queries.

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In addition to the choice of exhibitors and expert speakers, The Baby Show makes shopping easy for parents and parents-to-be, who are encouraged to use the essential facilities provided to ensure a stress free day. Areas include:

  • The Activity Zone by Zinplex Junior, a fun activity centre filled with games and classes designed to help stimulate baby's development, from dance and sensory learning activities to children's music fitness classes.
  • Emma's Diary 'Shop & Drop' and 'Collect by Car' service, available throughout the weekend. Visitors can drop off all shopping bags for some hands-free shopping time and either collect before leaving or head to the car hands free and drive around to pick up their shopping.
  • Fisher-Price Crèche
  • Dedicated changing and feeding areas

britax-baby-show-22A Group 2-3 seat, the KIDFIX SL SICT is an ISOFIT seat which grows with your child, and is suitable for children age 4 all the way up to 12 years old. It is comfortable and easy to use, and is versatile to fit with all the family needs whether moving the seat between cars or carrying other passengers comfortably. This seat also features the new flexible SICT, which protects against side impacts. Safety as pure and simple as it gets! www.britax.co.uk

We are offering all Gurgle readers a great ticket offer: £11.95 instead of the standard £20 price. Just enter code BC001 at the checkout. For opening time and venue information please visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk.

 

 

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ticket offer for your readers for £11.95 tickets as opposed to the standard £20 price. They will need to enter the code BC001 at http://babyshowexcel.seetickets.com/?offercode=BC001.

BETTY-MAINBetty Bramble create luxury footmuffs in fabulous retro, vintage and classic designs. They are perfect for parents looking for a stylish and individual look for their pushchair.

Betty Bramble love to work with bright colours and interesting patterns. They use fabrics from around the world to create distinctive designs including: bright blue cheeky monkeys; on trend London Guards; and delicate, ditsy, floral prints in dusky pink and teal blue. The range also includes a bright, raspberry pink design and a fashionable leopard print.

Not only is Betty Bramble unique in terms of their stylish and exclusive designs but functionally they also stand out from the pack. Compared to most other cosey toes on the market, Betty Bramble footmuffs are:

  • Longer at 110cm long (10% longer than most others)
  • Thicker with a double layer of cosy wadding
  • Securely attached to most pushchairs with a hookover and four sets of ties to prevent slipping and sliding
  • Made in vibrant, fun and distinctive fabrics, exclusive to Betty Bramble

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Betty Bramble footmuffs are a universal design (they fit most 3 and 5 point harnesses), hardwearing and machine washable.

Available to purchase direct at www.bettybramble.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com/bettybramble.co.uk

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Gurgle is offering one lucky person the chance to win the Ameda Purely Yours Lactaline Double Electric Breast pump worth £149.99!Ameda-main

The Ameda Lactaline offers single and double electric pumping and can be used as a manual pump with an accessory. It uses the same hospital-grade technology as the Ameda Elite, which is used in 50% of UK hospitals.

Features & Benefits

  • CustomControl™ - Dual suction and speed adjustability allows mums to choose from a total of 32 combinations, for the best comfort and milk flow every time
  • Proven Airlock Protection™ means our diaphragm barrier keeps the air from your pump from coming in contact with your milk. You don't have to clean the narrow tubing, and your milk stays Purely Yours
  • CustomFit Flange System™ - The Lactaline includes the most commonly needed flange (funnel) for a good fit at your very first pumping. Six other flange sizes are available separately for later as your body changes
  • Choice of double and single pumping
  • Same hospital-proven pumping technology as the Ameda Elite Hospital Breastpump, used in over 50% of all UK maternity units
  • All parts in contact with breastmilk are BPA and DEHP free
  • 3 possible power sources - AC adaptor (included), 6 x AA batteries or car adaptor (not included)
  • Lightweight and portable – pumping unit weighs just 500 grams
  • Additional or replacement HygieniKitTM (complete double milk collection system) for Lactaline available from selected retailers

Competition now closed. For more competitions visit our competition page

 

Merlin pass available for £79 for 2 days Merlin-NEW-280

Last chance to buy a Merlin Annual Pass for 12 spellbinding months in 31 magical worlds at the lowest price for 2014. 48 hours to go, passes available from £79pp!

Get yours now: www.merlinannualpass.co.uk

To some people, this is just a savings scheme on the best days out in the UK. But really, it's so much more. Because if you really can unleash your inner wizard then this 'card' opens up amazing new worlds – 31 of them, actually, with so much to explore in every one.

Like sneaking next to royalty and celebrities, dead and alive, at Madame Tussauds. Leapfrogging centuries in medieval Warwick Castle, or tiptoeing past some sorry souls in our dark Dungeons. Or transporting yourself to the African Plains with Zufari at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Going, underwater at SEA LIFE, marveling at the London skyline at the EDF Energy London Eye, or watching your little wizards tower over cities at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort®. Not to mention travelling at heart-pounding speeds, upside down or back to front, at Alton Towers Resort or THORPE PARK, climbing like a rocket or dropping like a stone, shrieking like a banshee but coming back for more.

To secure your pass click here!

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Calling under 3s: Could you be a model? MErino-comp-280

Merino Kids has launched a fantastic competition, the 2014 Merino Kids Year Competition, for newborns to toddlers (up to 3 years).

The winner will scoop a prize bundle worth over £1,000 including gifts from Baby London, renowned child photograph Maria Murray, Sugarjack, Emergency Childcare, Little Green Sheep, Pottery Café and JoJo Maman Bébé.

Entries can only be accepted if the following information is supplied:
The child's name, date of birth as well as a contact name, address and phone number.
Photographs should be no more than 1MB and supplied as a JPG file.
You must be available for the photo-shoot on Monday 31st March 2014 at
151 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QB.

The dealine to enter is 17 MARCH 2014. You can enter your child's photo here.

Read all Terms and Conditions here.

 

Calling under 3s: Could you be a model?

MERINO KIDS Photo Contest Underway
Calling all little people under the age of 3!!
Ask your Mummy, Daddy, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, Brothers and Sisters to
capture your best side and enter our fantastic competition. You could be the winner of
the 2014 Merino Kids Year Competition.
The lucky winner will scoop a prize bundle of prizes worth over £1,000 including gifts from
Baby London, renowned child photograph Maria Murray, Sugarjack, Emergency Childcare,
Little Green Sheep, Pottery Café and JoJo Maman Bébé
DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2014
How to Enter
From newborns to toddlers (up to 3 years). Enter your child's photo here:
http://woobox.com/a3rb3e
Entries will only be accepted if the following information is supplied:
The child's name, date of birth as well as a contact name, address and phone number.
Photographs should be no more than 1MB and supplied as a JPG file.
You must be available for the photo-shoot on Monday 31st March 2014 at
151 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QB.
Terms and Conditions can be viewed at: http://www.merinokids.co.uk/competitions

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