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Search What's On 4 Little Ones now for a wide variety of classes and activities for you and your little ones from Baby & Toddler Groups and Mum's Meet-Ups to Buggy Fit and Post-Pregnancy Work-outs. Ideal activities that are suitable from newborn are Sensory Play, Baby Signing, Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Swimming. Great ideas to keep you and your little ones active...!
- Baby Activity - Gymboree Sevenoaks, Kent
- Baby Activity - Baby Bumpkin Essex
- WIN! Anti-Age Skincare for busy mums from -TEN-
- Baby Activity - BilinguaSing
- Baby Travel!
- WIN! A year's supply of Huggies Little Swimmers
- Baby Skincare
- Baby Food Ideas
- Baby Gadgets
- Beat the Baby Bugs!
- The power of bathtime with Johnson's Baby
Do you live in Sevenoaks? Otford? Riverhead? Dunton Green? Kemsing? Hildenborough? Tonbridge? Sundridge? Westerham? Halstead? If you are a mum, dad, grandparent, nanny or childminder, and you want to have a fun-filled time with your baby or toddler, then we’d love to see you at our classes.
We run award-winning and fun-filled classes for babies and children 0-5 years and here at Gymboree Sevenoaks we have a full timetable of Classes and Open Play, with varied options so that you and your little one can make us part of your busy schedule.
We offer a FREE TRIAL for our classes. As the global leaders on developmentally appropriate physical and cognitive fun, we help to grow your little one’s body and mind!
The Importance of Play: Government guidelines highlight the importance of physical activity and play in young children’s early development. A recent report outlined the vital role of PLAY and MOVEMENT in early childhood, putting emphasis on encouraging children, particularly those that aren’t walking, to crawl, roll and play – physical activity is now encouraged from birth, ‘particularly through floor-based play…in safe environments’. Meanwhile, children that are up on their feet are now recommended to have at least 3 hours of activity, spread throughout a day with periods of rest in-between.
As stated in the report, these kind of movements are ‘…provide valuable opportunities to build social and emotional bonds with parents, siblings and other children.’
Gymboree have been encouraging Play, Movement and Fun in all of their classes for 40 years – so why not book in your FREE Trial class today! Visit www.gymboree-uk.com/franchisees/sevenoaks for further details or call us on 07827 910 978.
The Baby Bumpkin programme uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as its basis. During the class we use a mix of storytelling, Baby Yoga, our own specially written music/songs, and sensory activities during each session.
We have some gentle yoga stretches in class for mums (as well as babies) which target areas where tension and knots build up in from holding, feeding and carrying baby. We also teach some gentle breathing techniques that can help mums stay calm and relaxed. Everything we do in class can be easily practiced at home, the classes can help aid digestion and other physical issues.
Classes are purposely kept small so that all can have a friendly & informal experience - max of 12 per class. Baby Bumpkin is a very relaxed, informal way to have fun with your baby, whilst at the same time really helping with their physical and emotional development.
Visit www.tattybumpkin.com/essexsoutheast for more information or call Wendy on 07531 690712.
Made with busy mums in mind! Created by a busy mum for busy mums, the anti-aging range from -TEN-® includes four essential must-have products, each formulated to help combat the visible signs of aging.
The boutique mother and baby skincare range, -TEN-® has turned its attention to all things anti-aging. Based on sound skincare science, -TEN-® has created its capsule anti-aging essentials range, scientifically formulated to help keep skin looking younger for longer.
Science and Nature Combined: From the latest peptides and anti-oxidants to sweet almond and rice bran oil, the skin experts behind -TEN-® have taken some of the most technically advanced components known for their transformational, youth enhancing properties and combined them with the best medical-grade anti-aging ingredients that nature has to offer. The result – an innovative and effective capsule range of must-have skincare for any woman concerned about the effects of time on her skin.
No ‘Nasties’: Made in Italy, the -TEN-® anti-aging range includes four essential skincare products which actively fight the aging effects of photo-damage, fatigue and lack of moisture. The consistency of the products doesn’t clog the pores and allows the skin to breathe naturally. It is also reassuring to know that there are no ‘nasties’ in any of the -TEN-® products. Suitable for sensitive skin, -TEN-® has been formulated to reduce the risk of allergies.
We have TWO sets of the hardworking Anti-Age Revive Eye Contour Cream along with the Anti-Age Complete Rejuvenating Care Cream worth over £64 to give away. Click here to enter >>>
Learn languages the easy way with BilinguaSing! BilinguaSing UK is an award-winning, fast-growing provider of bilingual music classes for babies, pre-schoolers and primary school children. The classes use music as the main source of teaching the second language, and anyone can join in regardless of ability as the songs are in English too!
The founder, Berkshire resident and mum of two, Ellie Baker, commented "At BilinguaSing, we are passionate about introducing babies and young children to a second, or even third language from birth, or as soon as possible after that. During our classes and school clubs, we harness the power of music and engaging props to make language learning super active and lots of fun. We sing well known nursery rhymes and popular children’s songs in both English and also in French or Spanish. We’re constantly amazed at how quickly and easily such young children (and their parents)! are soon singing along in a foreign language."
Classes currently run across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Lancashire and Lincolnshire. For more information on BilinguaSing classes for babies, pre-school and primary school children or to book a free demonstration class for your nursery or pre-school email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bilinguasing.com.
Bugaboo by Diesel Denim Collection:
Bugaboo and Diesel have bundled their creative and rebellious spirit to design a collection that takes the iconic lifestyle brand’s DNA as a starting point: Denim. Two new pushchairs are taking centre stage this time round with a complete makeover for the all-terrain pushchair, the Bugaboo Buffalo, and a Tailored Fabric Set for the convertible pushchair, the Bugaboo Donkey. The military-inspired Bugaboo by Diesel Cameleon from the first collection will also remain available in store.
We know that accessories make the difference, so we have added a matching denim bag with leather details to the collection, featuring functional inside pockets for parents on the go. To complete your pushchair wardrobe there is even a special-edition Bugaboo by Diesel Seat Liner, Footmuff, Parasol and Mosquito Net in camouflage print from our first release.
Bugaboo by Diesel Denim collection This time the focus lies on Diesel’s denim heritage; the Bugaboo by Diesel Denim collection features a washed and specially-treated denim that is effortlessly stylish. The denim is handripped, distressed, and features paint splatters in various denim hues. Over time, the denim will naturally fade, just like your favourite pair of jeans would. Thanks to the Bugaboo by Diesel Denim collection, denim lovers will be sure to stand out in a crowd!
Bugaboo Buffalo by Diesel Denim is £1089. Tailored Fabric Set for the Bugaboo Donkey is £139.95. Sun Canopy for the Bugaboo Donkey is £89.95. Bugaboo by Diesel changing bag is £134.95.
The Bugaboo Cameleon Blend. Naturally Stylish
In November Bugaboo introduced the latest special edition: the Bugaboo Cameleon Blend. The Bugaboo Cameleon is the original all-in-one that parents love. From newborn to toddler, this fullyloaded pushchair adapts to every journey making it easy to stay on the move.
It breathes the legacy of 15 years of Bugaboo design and continues to be a modern-day icon of creativity and innovation. Continuing in that inventive spirit, we are always looking out for new materials. Designed for parents who enjoy city life as well as trips to the woods, sand and snow , the specialedition Bugaboo Cameleon Blend is naturally stylish, combining a refined, soft, brushed polyester tweed outer fabric, and blue TENCEL® lining. The pushchair breathes a sense of softness, offering maximum comfort for parents and their child.
Alongside these new-to-Bugaboo fabrics, the pushchair features a brown, leather-look handlebar and carrycot handle, light-grey quilted jersey mattress and complementary chunky cotton knit blanket. An integrated seat pocket provides convenient storage and easy access to your daily essentials. Complement your stroller with a matching foot muff, available in blue TENCEL® outer fabric and light-grey quilted jersey lining. The Bugaboo Cameleon Blend has an RRP of £999. The Bugaboo foot muff Blend costs £119.95.
WIN! A years' supply of HUGGIES Little Swimmers plus Style on the Go Wipes
Expertly designed so they won’t leak or expand in the water, HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® contain little accidents to help prevent embarrassing mishaps. The colourful Disney® designs mean parents can use them just like a swimsuit and the tear away sides make for a hassle free change time.
Visit www.littleswimmers.co.uk for practical advice, support videos and a step-by-step guide to baby swimming.
HUGGIES® Style on the Go Wipes are the most stylish way for mum to keep wipes close to hand, whether at home or out and about. HUGGIES® Style on the Go refills are made with natural absorbent fibres and are free from parabens, alcohol and phenoxyethanol. The easily refillable pouches come in three gorgeous designs, with a handy strap to clip to a pushchair, bag or anywhere you need.
HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®, the UK’s number one baby swim pant, and HUGGIES® Style on the Go Wipes are teaming up with What’s On 4 Little Ones to offer one lucky winner a prize bundle of HUGGIES® Style on the Go Wipes along with a year's supply of Little Swimmers® pants! Click here to enter >>>
Visit www.huggieswipes.co.uk to find the full range of HUGGIES® Wipes.
NAÏF Natural Skincare for Babies & Children
Dutch-born babycare brand, NAÏF is a ‘Seriously Natural’ brand with buckets of style! NAÏF is the creation of lifelong friends, Jochem Hes and Sjoerd Trompetter who on discovering they were to become dads for the first-time, quit their jobs to develop a natural skincare line for babies and children made with only the best ingredients. The newest addition to the line is The Bubbles - £18 - which comprises three of the most popular and practical products from the multi award-winning range presented in a stylish and easy-to-wrap gift box. Contains: NAÏF Softening Body Lotion (200 ml), NAÏF Cleansing Wash Gel (200 ml) & NAÏF Travel Sample (15ml).
NAÏF’sBubble Wrapped gift set - £32 - is guaranteed to make bath time with little ones more fun! NAÏF’s Cleansing Wash Gel gently cleanses baby’s skin leaving it ultra-soft and fresher than fresh. After gently towel-drying, apply NAÏF’s Softening Body Lotion to nourish delicate skin - a favourite amongst mums too! Then wrap your little one up in the swaddle cloth made from super soft, breathable cotton and featuring a cute cloud print for post-bath comfort and cuddles. Includes NAÏF Cloud Swaddle (120cmx120cm), NAÏF Softening Body Lotion (200 ml) & NAÏF Cleansing Wash Gel (200 ml).
Both available from naifcare.com.
JOHNSON’S SENSITIVE TOUCH Range
JOHNSON’S® SENSITIVE TOUCH™ range contains no fragrance, soap or colour, is suitable for sensitive skin, and has been formulated to help maintain newborn skin’s natural protection, softness and retain a balanced pH. Choose from:
- JOHNSON’S® SENSITIVE TOUCH™ All-in-one Wash - a mild and gentle cleanser with a NO MORE TEARS® formula that is mild to the eyes. RRP £2.49 for 200ml
- JOHNSON’S® SENSITIVE TOUCH™ Moisturising Lotion - specially developed to soothe and protect baby’s delicate newborn skin. RRP £2.49 for 200ml
- JOHNSON’S® SENSITIVE TOUCH™ Oil – mild and gentle it locks in moisture to protect from drying, and is ideal for baby massage. RRP £2.49 for 200ml
Baby Food Ideas!
Introducing HiPP Organic’s NEW, tastebud tingling Mix Me Fruit Pots. These delicious new desserts are the first range available for babies aged 15 months+ and combine a scrummy 100% fruit puree with exciting star shaped crispy bites toppings.
The fun little pots are great for dainty hands, little one will love mixing in the crispy stars, they are also perfect for popping in the bag for and snacking when on-the-go! NEW Mix Me Fruit Pots are available in two, tasty flavour combos:
• Strawberry, apple and blueberry
• Pear, banana, peach and passion fruit
The combination of fruit pot & cereal pot are made especially for mixing and this new HiPP dessert is designed to be part of a varied and balanced weaning journey. Each pot contains at least one of babies five-a-day, only uses natural occurring sugars and the star shaped crispy flakes encourage babies to experiment with more mature (but fun) textures. The marvellous Mix Me Fruit Pots are suitable for little ones aged 15+ months plus and are RRP: £1.19.
Mix Me Fruit Pots joins the existing range of fruit pots for babies aged 6 months+, from traditional flavours such as Apple and Banana to more exotic tastes such as Kiwi and Pineapple, there really is a taste for every weaning adventurer. For more details visit www.hipp.co.uk.
Braun's new ThermoScan 7 ear thermometer with Age Precision
Unique age-adjustable fever guidance technology takes the guesswork out of interpreting your child’s temperature! Clinical research shows that the definition of fever changes with a child’s age, what is a normal temperature in a four year old, can be a fever in a newborn. Age is the determining factor. To help you interpret your child’s temperature more confidently, Braun have developed the new ThermoScan® 7 with patented Age Precision® technology. Simply select your child’s age, take their temperature and the colour coded display will help you understand the temperature reading, based on the age of the child, and act accordingly.
Price: £49.99 Available from Boots. For more information, please visit http://www.brauntherms.com/our-products/thermoscan-7/
Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Image Projection
Featuring ultrasonic technology, SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier produces an ultra-fine visible mist, which helps to bring soothing relief when your little one is suffering from congestion and/or a chesty cough. It’s more than just a humidifier too, as this latest edition transforms your child’s room into a magical bedtime environment with its image projection system. You can select one of three Dream Themes – Safari, Sea and Starry Night, with each theme rotating between three images. The projection system can also be used independently of the humidifier for when your little ones are feeling better.
If your little one needs an extra helping hand in fighting off their cold, the SweetDreams Humidifier works with the Vicks VapoPads scented pads. Available in Menthol (suitable for 3+ years) or Rosemary & Lavendar (suitable for +3 months), each pad provides up to eight hours of soothing vapors. Each humidifier comes with 2 free VapoPads. The humidifier also features a translucent 3.8-litre tank so you can instantly see how much water is left, and holds enough water for up to 24 hours of continual use.
Price: £69.99. Available from Argos and Amazon.
Buggy Gear: Buggy Guard and Buggy Butler
Buggy Gear's great portfolio of products is available to the UK market for the first time including the innovative and much sought after Buggy Guard - an anti-theft device for prams and strollers while at the park, home, or travelling. The aircraft grade stainless steel cable offers great strength with a vinyl coating to prevent scratching your buggy. Long cable of almost four feet allows for it to be looped through one or even two wheels locking your buggy to itself or loop it again around a stationary object. With a combination lock and push button retraction, Buggy Guard is a universal fit for compatibility with all brands. The Deco range is available is Heart, Orange and black.
Buggy Butler is a handy stroller organiser that simply attaches to your handles and provides enough room for two generous sized insulated cup holders, a built in cooler for food and snacks, a phone pocket and a dry back pocket for keys, purses and extra nappies and baby essentials. The bag can be detached from the stroller and used as a carry bag with the included shoulder strap. This designer canvas accessory is a universal fit for all strollers with straps & trim made from genuine leather. Two additional side straps keeps console snug in place. First phase launch will see the Black and the limited edition Snow Oxford hit the shelves.
For further information visit www.happymummy.com.
Beat the Baby Bugs!
Parents everywhere will understand the importance (and difficulty) of trying to keep their baby paraphernalia germ-free. Whilst eating the odd bit of dirt usually doesn’t do anyone any harm, the rise in harmful and easily-transferred bacteria in today’s world can be scary for mums and dads.
Revolutionary natural first aid spray, NatraSan, can help to ease many parental worries when it comes to safely disinfecting kids’ items. Made from hypochlorous acid, a natural substance produced by the body to fight infections, this handy spray can be used to disinfect a huge array of objects including dummies that have been dropped on the floor, high chairs (particularly ones in public eateries), toys (especially ones that are too large or are electronic/battery powered and can’t be popped in the washing machine) and the cot/bed – great if a tummy bug has struck!
NatraSan kills 99.9999% of germs, 100 times more effective than a 99.9% spray and leaves no chemical residue, so is incredibly safe for children, especially their dummies. It is the first hypochlorous acid spray to be sold to consumers that is E.U. compliant and the new Travel Buddy 100ml size is perfect for popping in a change bag. Fay Watt, Managing Director of NatraSan, says: “Protecting our children is a parents’ number one priority and with so many different strains of bacteria developing in the world, keeping kids safe from these is becoming increasingly important. NatraSan is great as it can be used on anything and everything in the house and when you’re out and about.”
NatraSan is £10.00 for 250ml and the Travel Buddy is £7.00 for 100ml. Available at www.natrasanuk.com
JOHNSON’S® launches bath time friendly play cards as research identifies that nearly two thirds (63%) of parents in the UK underestimate the developmental benefits of a baby’s bath. Whether it’s singing at the top of your lungs together or seeing who can make the best splash, encouraging your baby to play in the bath is a great and easy way to aid happy, healthy development. This year, as part of JOHNSON’S® campaign SO MUCH MORE™, the UK’s number one baby skincare brand is helping parents to better understand five key cognitive skills their baby can develop simply just by taking a bath:
- Splashing: Research shows that splashing during bath time can help a baby to learn cause and effect by understanding that their hands hitting the water will have an impact.
- Singing: Studies show that singing and speaking to your baby will help them to develop a larger vocabulary by the age of two. By the age of three, the number of words a child hears and can recognise is also linked to their academic success.
- Popping Bubbles: Playing with bubbles in the bath can help babies to develop better hand-eye coordination skills by encouraging them to link up what the eyes and hands are doing in order to pop the bubbles.
- Bath time toys: Parents should encourage their baby to play with bath time toys like rubber ducks. By holding the toys under the water, it teaches a baby about object permanence by helping them discover that objects exist even when they cannot be seen.
- Bath time fragrances: Studies have shown that after bathing with fragranced bath products 30% of babies displayed more engagement cues with their parent AND spent nearly 25% less time crying
SO MUCH MORE™ can help parents understand the role bath time can play. The campaign highlights that bath time is so much more than cleansing; it’s a ritual that allows parents to unlock the full power of baby’s senses and provide parents an opportunity to nurture baby’s ability to learn, think, love and grow. Through the campaign, JOHNSON’S® is advancing research that reveals the importance of multi-sensorial experiences that can lead to happy, healthy baby development.
To explore the power of bath time further visit: www.johnsonsbaby.co.uk/So-Much-More
The Survey: The JOHNSON’S® Global Bath Time Report was sponsored by the JOHNSON’S® brand and conducted online by Harris Poll in November 2014 among 3,574 parents of 0-3 year olds aged 21 and older in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Philippines, UK and US (484+ per country and 500 in the UK).