Summer Sun

nce upon a time in the dim and distant past, babies stayed at home. Now we don't let a little baby stop us from going where we want when we want. And there is now so much which will help us to just that!

Obviously things like lightweight pushchairs and baby carriers help move babies around but many mums don't know about the many useful little items. As always, there is a need to shout about these products.

Being away from their usual place of sleep can have a detrimental effect on baby's sleeping habits, so things that put him in a darker environment cannot but help and if baby is sleeping, everybody is happier.

Eating out with baby is another area which can be fraught with difficulty. A number of places now have highchairs available but this cannot be guaranteed and friends and family often don't keep spare highchairs. There are several types of seat which are easy to carry yet do the job.

Finally, there are all the things needed for a great time on the beach. Lovely swimwear, sun protection (don't forget the eyes) and, of course, the essential swim nappies. The key with summer clothing is the sun protection factor now incorporated into many fabrics.

Let's make the most of summer!

zigi by mima

zigi by mima is a beautiful compact buggy. Underneath its sleek, modern and very mima-esque looks, zigi hides some sophisticated engineering. It’s sturdy, but still lightweight – only 8.4 kg/18.5 lbs - and is incredibly easy to handle.

Elegant looks combined with a simple, compact fold achievable with just one hand make zigi the most desirable travel companion for families on the go. With compact, one-hand folding, folding is a breeze. Hold baby in one arm, fold zigi with your free hand and leave the folded buggy to stand upright. A huge advantage of zigi is that the super compact folding size (L45 x W26 x H56 cm) is accepted as cabin luggage with most airlines. The innovative transparent wheels look good and are also extremely durable and lightweight and pioneering rear suspension facilitates a smooth ride.

Comfort, clean lines and functionality define this magnificent product, thereby making baby’s mode of transport not only sleek, but unique.

To find out more contact your Cheeky Rascals Sales Representative.
01730 895761

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Konfidence celebrates 20 years of the Swim Jacket

This year Konfidence celebrates the 20th anniversary of its ‘Original Konfidence Swim Jacket’.

To mark the occasion, the Cornwall-based company has planned a year-long programme of retail activities designed to recognise the importance of learning to swim.

Since launching two decades ago, the Original Konfidence Jacket, initially developed by the company’s founder Andrew Regan for his own young children, has gone on to win numerous awards and become the number one learn to swim jacket with adjustable buoyancy in Europe.

The multi-award winning British design with its easy-to-use eight removable float system and iconic yellow back is also a firm favourite with children and parents in more than 40 countries worldwide, from as far as Australia, China and USA. It also continues to receive high praise from celebrity supporters and parenting bloggers.

As further support for its flagship swimming product, Konfidence has built relations with high street retailers’ John Lewis, Debenhams, Mothercare, Jo Jo Maman Bebe and many independents, as well as swim schools and holiday companies including Mark Warner Holidays, Neilson, Center Parcs and Alton Towers.

In line with the anniversary celebrations, Konfidence is now gearing up ready for the prime holiday season with all its UK and internationals partners too; summer being the peak time for swim jacket sales.

Andy Regan, Konfidence’s Founder, says: “Our Swim Jacket has become synonymous over the last 20 years with going on holiday – through our work with retailers, swim schools and holiday companies we’ve successfully pushed it to be seen as an essential piece of a child’s holiday kit for the pool or beach. In fact, just this week we’ve heard that the Jacket has won another travel award - Silver for Best Travel Product for Kids at The Family Awards 2018; this is the third one this year for the Jacket following Platinum and Gold success at the Loved by Children awards.”

“We are really looking forward to celebrating this summer with all our partners to mark the fact that our swim jacket, which proudly retains its original core design, is 20 years young!" adds Andy.

For further information on the Original Konfidence Jacket and Konfidence’s premium range of baby swimming and learn to swim products visit, or telephone 01566 777887 or email to discuss retail trade opportunities.

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Leading UV products from Sunproof

Since 2002, Sunproof have led the way in the UK baby and kidswear market for leading UV protective products.

As the sole distributors for renowned brand that include BabyBanz, Shelta Australia, ShoreFeet and Yoccoes, Sunproof offer a wide range of products from their Somerset distribution hub for retailers across the country. Here’s a quick dip in to their top selling lines:

Sunglasses: From the leading infant brand BabyBanz through to Banz Flexers, Chameleons and Duals for older children, we offer a strong range of model options for all ages 3 months to 10 years.

Ear Defenders: Since their launch in 2011, Banz Baby Ear Defenders have been pacifying and protecting babies’ vulnerable hearing from noise. Seen at most major music and sporting events, even on the heads of infant Royals, Banz Ear defenders are lightweight, portable and very effective protection in a noisy world.

Sun Hats: We have a brand-new range of UV protective bucket hats by Banz and legionnaire sun hats by Yoccoes designs, Australian designed and rated UPF 50+.

Beach tents and beach umbrellas: We distribute for leading Australian brand Shelta Australia. Pop up beach tents designed for harsh Australian conditions.

UV Clothing: In stock now, Banz Australian designed UV clothing for boys and girls aged 3 months to 6 years. Fast drying fabric offering excellent UV protection.

We are geared to fast in season deliveries, so you can reorder as required. Our new 2018 catalogue is out now, please click here to view.

For trade enquiries please contact Jo-ann or Jouko via or telephone 01460 258040

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Fuss-free feeding on the move!

Beautifully designed and perfectly practical, FeedingBuddy has been designed with modern adventurous parent in mind.

FeedingBuddy® is the simple and innovative product that holds a baby's milk bottle in place and helps babies learn to hold their own bottle. While they are still getting to grips with this new skill it lends a helping hand by holding the bottle in position and reducing the risk of it ending up on the floor – so it’s ideal when feeding outside of the home environment.

FeedingBuddy is perfectly suited for bottle feeding in a pram, which opens up a world of possibilities for parents who want to get out and about and refuse to be stuck at home restricted by feeding schedules. FeedingBuddy can be used anywhere – be it at the airport, in the park or by the pool.

FeedingBuddy is the perfect accessory for fuss-free feeding on the move!

Contact to place your order today!

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Comfort and safety for travelling tots with Clippasafe

Child safety experts Clippasafe have some great products in their Car Safety range, from rear view mirrors and ‘Baby On Board’ signs, to summer products designed to make travel more cool and comfortable for children.

Their Fun Sun Screens, which feature a safari animal design in either black and white or colour, keep hot rays off little passengers. In packs of two, they’re flexible for easy storage and stick firmly to the inside of car windows with suction cups, preventing the screens from slipping out of place whilst travelling.

The Baby Neck Supporter is perfect for snoozy babies. It allows them to sleep comfortably in car seats when there is too much space for their heads to rest easily, which results in them flopping to one side. Made from a soft jersey cotton fabric and fluffy padding, the white and grey design with cute safari animal print will keep both boys and girls comfy in style.

Don’t forget about the Clippasafe Bump Belt, an absolute must for pregnant women travelling in cars. It keeps the seat belt in a safe and comfortable position below the bump, so that in the event of a collision, belt pressure can be more safely transferred through the pelvis and away from the unborn baby.

Baby Neck Supporter RRPs at £5.49
Fun Sun Screens in Black and White or Colour RRP at £3.49
The Bump Belt RRPs at £24.99
Tel: 0115 984 5554

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Big adventures with Penny Scallan

Take little ones on big adventures with Penny Scallan Design’s award-winning Wheelie Bags! Stylish yet functional, our Wheelie Bag boasts smooth manoeuvrability and easy-grip retractable handles.

The roomy main compartment and easy-access front pocket means that there is plenty of space for the essentials - while still being compact enough for the overhead compartment. Large zipper pulls in iconic shapes are easy for little fingers to operate and the silicon name tag ensures that the luggage always makes it home.

The Wheelie Bag recently won a medal in the UK Mother and Baby Awards, with product testers saying it was easy to use, sturdy and spacious. However, it wasn’t just the practical aspects that mums appreciated. Their children adored the Wheelie Bags, with pride of ownership making them active and willing participants in the packing and travelling process. Mums themselves also fell in love with the beautiful designs, praising them as "fun enough for children but also stylish enough that I’d use it on my own."

Choose from six vibrant designs and let every little adventurer stand out from the crowd!

Wheelie Bag - 4 Wheel

  • 100% water resistant and scratchproof cotton canvas
  • BPA and phthalates free
  • Extendable handle with easy grip
  • Four wheels
  • Silicon name tag
  • 31.5cm x 50cm x 18.5cm

Wheelie Case - 2 Wheel

  • 100% water resistant and scratchproof cotton canvas
  • BPA and phthalates free
  • Extendable handle with easy grip
  • Two wheels
  • Silicon name tag
  • 30cm x 46cm x 13cm

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Je Porte Mon Bébé, babywearing differently…

Je Porte Mon Bébé® JPMBB from Paris, Winner for the Best Babycarrier & Best Babysling in the Loved By Parents Award, gives parents the best choices to carry their babies both in comfort and ergonomically.

Well known for the beautiful colour combinations from subtle to intense, The Original Babywrap is the perfect choice for the utmost in chic wrapping. Pre-tie the wrap, then pop baby in and out without untying the wrap.

The BASIC is a babywrap for small budget. It is an airy, lighter and evolutionary Babywrap. It is the first Tattoo Wrap in the market.

The Little Baby Wrap Without a Knot gives new sensations in baby-carrying due to new innovative fabric offering comfort and freedom of movement. It’s simple, fast, WITH NO TIE. 100% reversible and bi-color.

The PhysioCarrier is an evolutive and four seasons baby carrier to carry on the front, side and back, from birth to 20kg. The PhysioCarrier packs JPMBB DNA into a soft carrier: with the physiological position for Baby, usability, comfort and colours.

These retailers are already part of the JPMBB success in the UK: John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bébé, Carry My Baby, Love to be Natural, Koalacubs, Snugglebugs etc.

All our babycarriers are certified by OekoTex and the HipDysplasia Institute.

And big new: JPMBB is launching a new BabyCarrier really soon...stay tuned !

If you are interested in stocking our products, please contact Sophie at

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Babymoov ‘must-haves’ for travelling with baby!

Babymoov offer a range of innovative products for outdoors and travel with baby, to help parents get out and about easily with their little one!

Discover the Travelnest, the brand new, compact and multifunctional changing bag that transforms into a carry cot and changing area ideal for all family outings. Easy to use, the Travelnest simply opens with a zip to convert into a carrycot. When used as a carrycot, it has a very comfortable removable mattress as well as high sides to keep baby safe while they sleep. The two large handles are cleverly designed to make it easy to transport the carrycot without waking the little one.

The Travelnest is ideal for providing somewhere to sleep for daytime naps or when visiting friends and can be used as a carry cot from birth until baby can turn over unaided. When required, the Travelnest can be used as a changing area with an ingenious storage bag and range of outside pockets to ensure that everything needed for baby is within easy reach. A perfect size with a smart and modern feel, the Travelnest also has a shoulder strap to make it easy to carry as well as several handy storage compartments. It is also sized to be compliant as carry-on luggage for aircraft.

For ensuring complete comfort for baby when travelling, Babymoov also offers a nomadic baby support. Discover the new Cosymorpho! This universal newborn cushion has a fresh version (100% breathable for spring/summer) and can be used right from birth up to six months in every bouncer, swing, car seat or carrycot to provide optimal comfort on days out.

For summertime, Babymoov also offers a colourful and tropical range of baby sun protection with a pop-up design and easy to transport: a garden-to-beach anti-UV tent offering baby a protected space (Anti-UV coating 50+, mosquito net) to play and rest as well as comfy den and playpens, Babyni and Little Babyni.

Travelnest: £79.99
Cosymorpho: £29.99
Anti-UV Tent: £34.99
Babyni: £59.99
Little Babyni: £44.99

For more information on any of the Babymoov Summer and Travel products, or to order a catalogue, please contact Babymoov on 01823 772995 or email:

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Introducing the Holibobs full-size wooden folding cot by Huggabubba Ltd.

The Holibobs Folding Cot is a beautiful, full size, foldaway cot made from New Zealand Pine.

It is strong, robust, incredibly easy to use and clean, offering a comfortable ‘home from home’ sleeping experience for any baby or toddler who might be on their own Holibobs or a sleepover at the Grandparents'.

The Holibobs' unique and innovative design means that this is ready for use direct from the box. This means absolutely NO flat packed furniture, NO tackling instructions and NO getting out the toolbox and drills. It really is incredibly easy and quick to set up and use immediately. From lifting out of the box, this opens out to a full sized 120cm x 60cm cot which is then secured at either end with a robust powder coated metal handle. The base board is lowered down into its one height position on the bottom and clicked into place. When parents have finished with the cot, it can then be folded in to just a width of 15cm. This can then be stored under a bed or in a cupboard ready for the next visit or Holibobs.

Please contact Huggabubba Ltd for further information on 01603 891191 or or via our website where we would be happy to tell you more about our Holibobs Cot.

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Clever travel products from NSAuk

The ingenious Car Seat/Travel System 3-1 All Weather Protector from NSAuk helps protect baby from the elements; sun, rain and insects.

Stored in its own convenient bag, it just pops up into shape when needed, providing a safe environment for baby when they are out and about.

Also, very useful for travelling in the car as it gives all round protection from bright sunlight. Fits over most infant car seats, fold out wind/rain protection layer. UPF protection ensures 50% of the sun’s harmful rays are blocked.

Also in the Travel Essentials Collection are two multifunctional Travel Centres – Deluxe and Standard. Approved for sleep or play, these lightweight products are portable and very quick and easy to assemble and take down again. BS Approved, they come with a quilted sleep-mat and self-inflating mattress. Both offer min UPF 35+ sun protection so happily double up as a protective play tent for the park, beach or simply for use in the garden. Ideal as a travel cot for parents on the move.

NSAuk t: 01483 527799

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All that’s needed for summertime adventures with Close

With its UPF 50+ sun protection, stain resistant fabrics and innovative features, the Pop-in Swim range offers top to toe protection both in and out of the water for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Our swim suits are ideal for swimming all year round, the baby cosy suit contains an integrated swim nappy to keep any little accidents safely contained whilst our toddler snug can be worn over a swim nappy if needed and the gusset simply poppers open for quick and easy change times. They not only look great but help to keep little ones warmer in the water thanks to the fleecy inside layer, so families can enjoy their splash together for longer! (RRP £19.99/£21.99).

The beach-in all-in-one suit is great for both the seaside and fun by the pool. With a UPF of 50+ and an integrated hood, it provides the ultimate protection from the sun and its poppered gusset makes change time quick and easy too! (RRP £21.99) whilst the Pop-in peaked sun hat has a UPF of 50+ and a generous legionnaire style panel to help protect the back of the neck and ears (RRP £7.99).

The swim collection is completed with the Pop-in Swim Nappy (RRP £9.99) and co-ordinating Rash Vest (RRP £13.99). Our swim nappy is made from our special laminate which is softer and more flexible than neoprene swimwear. The outer layer is stain resistant whilst inside the fast wicking fleece keeps little ones cosy and snug. The unique seal-to-skin binding at the legs keeps any little accidents safely contained inside the nappy.
Our Mother and Baby 2018 gold award winning carrier Caboo DXgo strikes the balance between comfort and practicality and is perfect for parents venturing out and about in the summer months.

It can be used on both the front and back, start on the front and then flip to the back (from 8 – 36 months). Its integral hood provides excellent head and neck support at all ages and stages and full shade coverage for little ones, perfect for those travelling to sunny climates. Tailored for extended periods of wear yet small and light enough to pack down and store in a change bag, it is always on hand, whether at home or away. RRP £65.99.

For further information, please contact Amy Wills, 01992 554045 or via

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Summer essentials from Hippychick

Hippychick have curated a large number of travel essentials – My Buggy Buddy Clips, Packasuits, Buggi Lights.

Their collection provides a broad spectrum of ‘out and about’ accessories to aid parents, grandparents and friends when travelling with a baby or toddler.

Since its launch, (pun intended!) SpaceCot - the travel cot reinvented with Space technologies has reached dizzying heights. It is inspired by the way satellites unfurl thousands of miles above the Earth. SpaceCot is extremely easy to use and can be put up and down in under three seconds. It folds down for storage or travelling and weighs under 7kg.

Following the tight fold trend TRON, the disposable potty from Hippychick, is perfect for changing bags, handbags or back pockets! Simply unfold, use, fold back together and pop it in the nearest bin. TRON is biodegradable, and has an extremely absorbent pad that folds tights after closing to prevent any leaks.

The Hippychick Hipseat has become a firm favourite among faff-free parents. It is simple to use, and perfect for walks or days out where little ones cannot decide whether they want to walk or be carried. Simply fit tight around the waist, and the back supporting belt will prevent the bending and twisting of the spine that occurs when carrying a child just on the hip.

For more information on any of Hippychick’s ‘out and about’ range please visit or call 01278 434440

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