9 Months

In this gorgeously charming book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today’s most popular mum bloggers and co-founders of Babyccino, Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal. Their writing is accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Lizzy Stewart, the winner of the 2017 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Illustrated Books Category. Tabitha was totally entranced by it when we saw it at Shop Up on Sunday.

9 Months

Honey & Toast

Honey and Toast is a new range of beautifully made leather accessories for kids, designed to meet the high expectations of both children and their parents. Each piece has been designed and carefully developed to be of the highest, enduring quality, in order to grow with your child, telling and celebrating the tale of their daily life and adventures. Satchels, saddle bags and scooter satchels in cool, simple designs – colour-blocks (I love the navy and yellow), leopard prints. You can definitely see the designer’s background at Paul Smith and Mary Katrantzou coming through. Love!

honeyandtoast.co.uk

Zatchels

Zatchels is a British accessories brand founded on years of experience as a traditional leather goods manufacturer, but has more recently created a collection of contemporary bags. My favourite is the Sugarcube style (I have the navy) – it’s beautifully made, and I always love a mini bag. I like that you have the option of wearing it ‘cross body’ or handheld too.

zatchels.com

Aplolina Kids

Apolina Kids might possibly be the most ‘mini me’ kids collection I have ever come across. I want all the dresses in my size!!  Born out of a desire to create a more authentic style, not a passing trend, but a modern bohemian range with longevity and a sense of craft. Fusing Californian vintage ‘mexicana’ with heritage colours inspired by traditional Scandinavian folk art, the collection of heavily embroidered pieces (dresses, blouses and jumpsuits) feels both nostalgic and (pretty) cool. Apolina works with a small family-run Indian manufacturer, and ethical trading and production practises are adhered to. Apolina embraces the idea of ‘slow fashion’ with garments enjoying the potential of an enhanced life. The versatile pieces are mindfully designed to fit for as long as possible, tunics (I love ‘Pattie’) start out as dresses for babies, then become cute blouses for girls, meaning the style will last for years. This is a simple, ethical, clever concept that I love.

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WOOD/GREY

Pom Pom blankets, tassel cushions and straw baskets… it’s like this lovely new lifestyle store was created just for us! If thoughtful homeware, apothecary or cute hand-printed cards happen to be on your ‘to do’ list, you will find them all here…

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Outside The Lines

Outside The Lines is a new girlswear label offering a carefully considered collection for 3-10 year olds. The debut collection is made up of gorgeous, feminine (and affordable – prices start from £25.00), sometimes kooky pieces in pretty muted colours. Favourites include the kitty print dresses, the Breton tops with metallic Peter Pan collar and the twisted tutus with embellished waistbands. This is a brand that will be loved by both little girls and their mamas alike. Clever.

They are currently offering Little Spree readers 20% discount with the code Little20 until 20th December.

outside-the-lines.co.uk

Disko Kids

Disko Kids is a children’s clothing brand producing original designs hand screen printed onto great quality organic T-shirts and sweatshirts. Unsurprisingly, their first collection is based around music (founders Helen and her partner Chris both LOVE music – Helen used to be a DJ). Our favourites are the turn table sweatshirts, the leopard print smiley faces and the ‘Play Loud’ tees. We’ve already ordered some for the Marlow and Bailey, as well as Christmas presents (such cool gifts, particularly for boys). Disko Kids will also be donating half the profits of sales on the ‘Missing Piece’ T-shirt to Winston’s Wish – a charity helping bereaved children. The range currently starts at age 3 up to 11years. They have also kindly offered seasonal discount to Little Spree readers with the code: LITTLE15 – http://www.winstonswish.org.uk

diskokids.co.uk

Meminio

When they’re born, you think you’ll remember every precious moment of your baby’s development. As they grow you realise that old memories are replaced with new ones and sometimes you need a little reminder. The beyond gorgeous memory cases from Meminio are the perfect way to do that in style…

meminio.com

Falcon Enamelware

We are big fans of this super-stylish enamelware for kids. Unbreakable, but so much more stylish than anything plastic. Kids love it because it’s more grown up than than plastic, but you don’t have the stress of worrying about breakages. We particularly love the tumblers and mini tumblers, and the little bake pans. To be honest, we love it all. And obviously it’s not just for kids either. Falcon Enamelware are offering Little Spree readers 10% off for the next three weeks (just add this code: Falcon Spree), so give it a try for yourselves!

falcon enamelware

Papier

When it comes to kids party invitations, we’re onboard with the ease and convenience of electronic communication, but there’s always something special about receiving a handwritten note, especially to announce an important event or to say thank you. If you’re with us, take a look at the beautifully printed stationary at Papier.

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Molly & Moo

As soon as we heard the name, we knew we were going to like this new baby brand. As any parent of a newborn knows, muslins are an essential item, so you might as well buy beautiful ones (we love the delicate grey and white stripe). You will also find the most adorable selection of traditional wooden baby toys that would make the perfect gif; the hard part will be choosing which one: Delilah duck, Marlow mouse or Douglas dog?

mollyandmoo.co.uk

Wild & Gorgeous

We’ve long been fans of pretty girls brand  ‘ilovegorgeous’ so we’re excited by the news that they have extended their collection to include a range for boys aged 2-13 years. Expect to find a mix of prints, laid-back classics and a bit of 80’s punk on their new site ‘Wild & Gorgeous’.

wildandgorgeous.co.uk

So Pretty

So Pretty was started by friends Lucy and Lou in 2014.  Based in South London and with five young daughters between them, they wanted to offer a new range of clothes and accessories for girls aged 3-10 years.  Inspired by nostalgic and fashion forward fabrics they like to use comfortable, fun and feminine materials that share their love of pretty prints, textures and a touch of sparkle.

All their collections are designed by them and made in South London with limited numbers in each range. They work  hard to ensure the materials they use are produced fairly, sustainably and as close to home as they can so they benefit local economies as well as the environment. They currently have a sale on, so definitely worth a little look.

Sopretty.uk.com

The Incredible Journey Home

The adorable books from ‘Lost My Name’ have been one of our go-to birthday gifts for some time, so we were very excited to hear about the new edition to their collection: ‘The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home’. We don’t want to spoil the surprise so we’ll just say that if you loved their original book, we think you’ll love this one too.

lostmyname.com

Mymia

Hand blocked printed cotton voile beachwear anyone? If like us, you were sold at cotton voile, then you will love this cool new collection of smocked sun dresses, harem pants and pretty playsuits (for girls aged 2-12 years).

mymia.co.uk

Squidge & Pip

Teething can be a tricky time so we were interested to hear about the new teething toys from Squidgy & Pip. Founder, Mary was inspired to make them after her baby was born with a cleft lip. They’re washable, non-toxic, made in Britain, and beautifully packaged, so would also make a lovely gift.

squidgeandpip.com

My Little Shop

We have a thing about nightwear; we can’t get enough of it, especially when it’s beautifully designed and handmade. If you do too, then take a look at ‘Marin’ (lovely boys stripe pyjamas) and pretty ‘Penelope’ pyjamas for girls at My Little Shop.

mylittleshop.com

Willa And The Bear

We’re always on the look out for beautiful bedding so were excited to be introduced to new, ethical brand Willa and the Bear. Take a look at their lovely blankets, quilts and pyjamas, but also spare a minute to read the heartwarming backstory of the founder, Hattie Goodley.

willaandthebear.com

Wild Boys (And Girls)

We’re not usually big on logos, but every now and then the right kind of logo top catches our attention, and that’s which is exactly what happened when we came across ‘Wild Boys And ‘Girls’. Take a look at the Boy/Girl and Bro/Sis tops and you’ll see what we mean…

wildboysandgirls.com

Poppy & Hester

Reasonably priced, tonal (cotton) knitwear is not easy to find. Imagine our delight to stumble across sweet childrenswear brand Poppy & Hester who have an entire range of such pieces. When we tell you that the designer behind the brand, Kate Alsanjak has worked at Caramel Baby & Child need we say more…

poppyandhester.co.uk

Willa and Bobbin

If you like a Liberty print then you’ll love new brand Willa and Bobbin. We discovered their pretty handmade soft furnishings at Bubble this year and have been big fans ever since. Take a look at their swan cushions, (just the sweetest) cloud mobile and wall hangings…

willaandbobbin.com

Little Cotton Clothes

We love the story behind (new girls clothes) brand Little Cotton Clothes. Having struggled to find exactly the style they liked for their children, founders Imogen and Leonie made dresses out of vintage embroidered pillowcases and retro curtains.

Their clothes received so many compliments that they decided to design their very own range of clothes. You can see their pretty collection at

littlescottonclothes.com

Mrs Mighetto

…Nestled high up in the clouds is a hidden world…powder pink kites dance through the warm air, rainbows, unicorns with golden wings gallop unbridled between cloud and sky…”

This is how Swedish print brand Mrs Mighetto describe their new “Oh Clouds!” wallpaper, and trust us the real thing is just as magical as the the description. Their new (oh so sweet) print collection launches on 18 March.

mrsmighetto.com

The Gray Store

UK made, monogrammed, simple paired back design… We were always going to want to know more about this lovely new brand. From t-shirts to toy sacks, they all come with optional hand-cut lettering in various colours and fabrics.  We’re big fans of the ‘Mama’ wash bag (in hot yellow) as seen in our Mother’s Day post,  and if you want to know what the kids chose, keep your eye out on Instagram.

thegraystore.com

Time Tokens

Easier to persuade the kids to eat sprouts than turn off the i-Pad? If screen time is a battleground, or you’re finding it hard to track the amount of time your children spend in front of a screen, you might want to try Time Tokens. This simple and clever idea puts children in charge of managing their own screen time, using tokens and a timer (yes, we know it sounds unlikely but it works, we’ve tried them!). Head over to www.timetokens.com to find out how.

timetokens.com

Half Pint Chic

Wish you could buy designer childrenswear with up to 70% off? Half Pint Chic work directly with some of our favourite brands such as Caramel Baby & Child, Mini A Ture,  and Marie Chantal so they can guarantee that everything they sell is 100% authentic. You won’t find current seasons collections on their site, but you will find a bargain!

halfpintchic.com

Swaddle Style

One of most useful items in your baby bag has to be a baby muslin, and they don’t come much chicer, or more versatile than the ones from Marloe London.  Due to their generous size they can be used not only as a swaddle, but also as a blanket, pram cover, changing mat sheet, breast-feeding cover and even a play mat. They’re made from organic cotton/bamboo and come in a variety of beautiful colours and can also be monogrammed. We love the dip-dyed ones. All in all, the perfect gift.

marloelondon.com

Exclusive discount code for Land of Small

Lovely Land of Small (if you haven’t had a snoop yet, you’re in for a treat!) are offering Little Spree readers an exclusive 20% discount this week (until Sunday 13th) on everything in their gorgeous Christmas Shop). Plus free shipping for orders over £80.00. t’s crammed full of the prettiest tutus (dresses and skirts), headbands, hair clips, necklaces, and even super-cool sweatshirts. We can’t get enough of it! Just add this code at checkout: SPREE20OFF.

landofsmall.com

Little Kit

We recently discovered lovely new dressing up site Little Kit. They  make dressing up ‘kits’ so the idea is that you buy an entire outfit or individual parts of an outfit. Clever. Not only that but they’re handmade in the UK and are reasonably priced. Little Kit is the collaboration between fashion designer Laura Basevi and child development expert Victoria Blandford. Their tag line ‘imagination takes you everywhere’ perfectly describes their product. What’s more they’re offering Little Spree readers 20% discount until Christmas Day, simply use code LS20 at checkout..

littlekit.co.uk

Land of Small

If you don’t already know this adorable website, you definitely need to take a look. They have the most beautifully curated collection of imaginative play clothes with everyday wearable luxury. Their collections cleverly (and beautifully) obscure the line between clothing and costume – encouraging children to play and wear pieces in any way they like for free and exciting creative expression. Perfect for the fast-approaching festive season.

landofsmall.com

You Are Small

At this time of year socks and tights are top of our Winter wish lists for the kids. The hand dyed baby socks (with star shaped non-slip grips) and tights from You Are Smalls means we can tick that task off our list.

youaresmall.com

The Rug Company children’s craft workshop

If you are going to be in the King’s Road area with your kids on Saturday 3rd October, you might want to pop along to this. The Rug Company are inviting you to afternoon tea and a children’s craft workshop  to celebrate Barber & Osgerby’s new collection for them. It will be 3-5pm at their store at 555 King’s Road. Suitable for 4+ year olds.

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little circle goes live

The cleverest ideas are often the most simple. Shop, wear, re-sell, shop again… Little Circle is now live and well worth a look if you have little girls…

littlecircle.co.uk

15% off at camomile london

Our favourite children’ bedlinen currently has 15% off selected styles. So if you feel like you need a nursery/bedroom refresh, now is the time…

camomile.london

Mifold portable car seat

Every now and then someone invents something obvious and brilliant. That’s how we feel about ‘mifold’. It’s a compact, portable booster that’s 10 times smaller than a regular booster seat (it’s even smaller than an iPad!) and is just as safe. Throughout their crowdfunding period you can pre-order one at a discounted price (from £35.00 to £20.00), plus you’ll have the opportunity to personalise your seat. Pre-order here, we will be!

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Alice à Paris closing down sale

Sadly, Alice à Paris is closing down. But there are lots of crazy-cheap bargains to be had (some things are as little as 3 Euros!!). Take a look…

aliceaparis.com

30% off rabbit in the moon

One of our favourite kids websites, selling many of our most loved independent brands, Rabbit in the Moon currently has 30% off in their Summer sale. So many sweet pieces to choose from, including this pom pom blouse and these slub linen harem pants.

rabbitinthemoon.co.uk