Just a few of the things we love, each month.
By Mamas & Papas
This is the place you can find out about some of our newest releases, as well as some of the pieces we're currently in love with. From pushchairs and car seats, to outfits and nursery edits - this is what tops our list each month.
This month we’ve got something a little different, an exciting new product from Elvie. If you haven’t heard of Elvie, then why not give our interview with their co-founder Tania Boler a read? To give you the headlines, Elvie are an exciting new company focused on creating helpful, practical technology that makes life as a new mum simple.
If you’re breastfeeding or expressing then this pump could be the lifesaver you need. The wearable pump is so easy to use and comfortable to wear, you won’t even notice it’s on. And because it’s clever enough to know when to switch from Stimulation mode to Expression mode, you barely need to life a finger. What’s more, it’s completely silent. So if you’re enjoying some post feed snuggles or trying to catch up on the latest box set, you can express in peace.
The real beauty of the Elvie Breast Pump is that you can hook it up to the co-ordinating app and you can control it from there. You can even monitor the volume of milk you express and view your pumping history. It’s a little bit of genius.
If you’re in the market for a car seat, then we might have just the thing for you, as well as a nifty car seat base that will last you longer than most.
Introducing the Cybex Z Line Family, a new collection of car seats that are compatible with the Cybex Base Z car seat base. First up: the Cloud Z i-Size. Suitable from birth to 18 months, the big feature of this excellent car seat is the ability to lay the seat flat while it’s outside your vehicle. You simply remove the seat insert and recline the seat to create a perfect position for premature and newborn babies – it’s like having a carrycot and car seat in one.
Full of the great safety features you would expect from Cybex, the Cloud Z comes with Linear Side-Impact Protection so it can absorb the force of side-on collisions. And with added Driving Direction Control, you can be sure the car seat won’t face forward until your little one is ready.
With an integrated XXL sun canopy, there’s lots of extra privacy for your little one while the snooze, and the UPF50+ fabric ensures they’re well protected from the sun and wind.
The Cloud Z is compatible with the Cybex Base Z which makes placing baby in the seat even easier as the unique design lets you swivel the chair 360o for better access. Simply install the Base Z with your ISOFIX connectors in one click, with handy visual and acoustic indicators that let you know if it’s fitted correctly.
Next up in the new Cybex collection is the Cybex Sirona Z i-Size car seat. The perfect upgrade for when you’re little one outgrows the Cloud Z. And because it’s still compatible with the Base Z, you only need to update your car seat.
Suitable from birth to around 4 years, the Sirona Z can be placed on the Base Z and rotated a full 360o making it even easier to lift baby in and out of the car at busy times. Plus it’s incredibly simple to switch between rear and forward-facing positions. And it’s comfortable – with a 12-position head rest and 5 recline positions, you can quickly and easily find a position that is comfortable for your little one.
Now of course, with car seats the big thing is always safety, and when it comes to the Sirona Z you can be sure your little one is in safe hands (if car seats have hands). The i-Size car seat is compatible with the latest European safety standards and includes Linear Side Impact Protection, and the Energy Reduction Technology, which reduces the strain on baby’s neck in a front-on impact. And with the 5-point safety harness, they’ll be secure at all times.
You really are spoilt for choice with car seats this month, because thanks to those folks over at Maxi-Cosi we have another two to share with you. And what's more, these car seats come with incredible savings this month. Just one of many reasons to love them!
First up: the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus.
With a 360o swivel seat, you can turn your child forward or rear facing with the minimum of fuss, and it also makes it much easier to place your child in the car and get them out again. No more faffing around in crowded car parks.
The ISOFIX compatible seat clicks onto your ISOFIX connectors, no problem. The handy click-and-go model means you’ll be off on your adventures in no time, and with the installation indicators, you can be sure you’ve fitted it right first time.
This is a great car seat, ideal to take your child from birth through the first four years. And with additional safety features such as the headrest with impact-absorbing material and an anti-slip harness, you can adjust them both together to make sure your child is safe from front-on collisions.
If you’re looking to upgrade for an older child, then the Maxi-Cosi Rodi XP Fix could be the car seat for you. It’s suitable from around 3.5 years to 12 years old – so it’s a great investment for the future.
ISOFIX compatible, with this forward facing seat you can click-and-go in no time. And if your car is not ISOFIX ready then you can easily install the seat with the handy 3-point belt fit option. Either way, your child will be safe and secure.
And speaking of safety, the Rodi XP Fix comes with a side protection system to protect your child’s head, lower back and hips. Peace of mind in the even of a collision. And with a soft padded seat, your child can still be comfortable even when they’re safe.
As your child grows, all you need to do is adjust the back and headrest to adapt to their changing size and – ta da – you’ve got a seat that will last your little one until their almost in their teens.
Last month we told you all about the new Bugaboo Classic Collection. Taking some of Bugaboos most loved pushchairs and injecting them with ‘timeless and elegant colour combinations’.
For over fifteen years the Cameleon3 has offered parents and babies a smooth, versatile stroll that adapts to a variety of situations and terrains. It’s full of practical features but still lightweight so you can carry it with ease.
The new Bugaboo Cameleon3 Classic also features an updated under-seat basket, now able to carry up to 4kg/22 litres, it’s even easier to access on the go.
Another pushchair we’re excited to shout about this month is the Joolz Geo2! A perfect pushchair if your family is growing or you’re expecting twins.
With space for two pushchair seats, the Geo2 comes with two seats and two carrycots so you can easily interchange both as your little ones grow.
If you’re thinking long term then it’s also great, as it comes with a shopping basket attachment. Then when child number two comes along, you can remove the basket and replace it with a seat or carrycot.
Taking your children from birth, the Geo2 still manages to be ultra compact and easy to manoeuvre. And you can easily fold it down with both attachments – which isn’t bad at all! So if you’re planning for multiples or expanding your family, the Joolz Geo2 could be the one for you.
If you’re looking for a cosy, relaxing cradle to keep your little one engaged and soothed, then the Joie Dream Cradle is ideal.
With its adorable ‘In the Rain’ print, it’s soft and comfortable, ideal for your child from birth. The seat rocks back and forth and is activated when pushed gently or as your child moves.
It also includes 5 classical lullabies and 5 nature sounds, plus 2 vibrating functions to soothe your baby if they’re restless.
The Dreamer Cradle's mobile feature includes three hanging toys to entertain and stimulate baby’s senses, while the compact and lightweight design makes it easy to pack up and take with you on trips away.
Finding a highchair that fits comfortably with your home’s style can be tricky. Sometimes those bold colours clash with the carefully chosen pastels or dusky brights of your kitchen interiors. Well, thankfully, we’ve given our Snax highchairs a make over. Or 5 to be exact. With five brand new prints to choose from, Space Robots, Grey Hexagons, Multi Spot, Pink Circus and Alphabet Silver, you’ll find one to suit your home.
One of our bestsellers, our Mamas & Papas Snax Highchair is the perfect accessory for mealtimes, whether you’re little one is getting to grips with weaning or well on their way. Designed for adjustable comfort, the Snax Highchair comes with six height settings and 3 recline positions, so you can create the perfect space for baby.
The comfortable seat padding, along with the 5 point safety harness, keep baby safe, secure and snug, while the removable try and compact fold mean you can store it away when the meal is over.
It seems this month is all about the makeover, as Bugaboo are at it as well. Ever the style icons, they’ve taken their Bee5 and Fox pushchairs and revived them with a new ‘classic’ look.
“Originally inspired by the look of the Bugaboo Frog, Bugaboo Classic+ collection pushchairs are available in timeless and elegant colour combinations.”
With an off-white quilted micro-fleece lining and luxury hand-stitched leatherette handles in black and brown, we think these elegant takes on Bugaboo's pushchair classics are going to be very popular.
Preparing food for your little one can be time-consuming and more than a little faff-y. It takes up time you could be enjoying with your little one, or grabbing a cuppa if they’re asleep. Thankfully, those clever clogs at Tommee Tippee are always looking for ways to make prep-time quick and easy, and their latest creation is no different.
The Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steamer Blender does exactly what the name suggests. It lets you steam and blend fruit, vegetables and meat for your little one. The benefit of steaming food is it keeps the nutrients locked in for healthier food with more flavour.
It’s so simple to use, you can steam, or blend or both. You can even set it to blend food automatically once it’s steamed. No more messing around decanting from one pot to another.
With a timer and a variety of blender settings to control the texture of your child’s food, the Baby Food Steamer Blender is perfect for adapting as their weaning journey progresses.
Last month, we talked about the brilliant Joie Serina Swing, and this time we’re championing another of their great rockers.
The Joie Sansa 2in1 Swing doubles as both a swing complete with a variety of motions – sway, glide and dream – and a portable rocking seat that can be removed from the base and placed on any flat surface. It gives you a variety of options to choose from to help soothe baby to sleep.
With lots of additional features, including 5 lullabies, 5 natural sounds and dual vibration settings, you’ll be hard pushed not to drift off just watching your little one. And not only is a great way to send them to sleep, the plush wraparound inserts make it even cosier.
If you’re looking for a rocker or a swing – or both – then the Sansa 2in1 is for you.
If we haven’t said it before (we have), we’re big fans of Bugaboo. They make some truly great pushchairs – as well as being full of practical features, they’ve got bags of style. And one of their most recent collaborations is no different.
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 Limited Edition with We are Handsome print is a striking set of wheels and no mistake.
Underneath, it’s Bugaboo's same great pushchair. Light, compact and easy to get around, the Cameleon3 is ready for you next adventure, whether you hit the jungle or the high street.
It’s fair to say little ones have got it made. If they’re not being pushed around in their buggy, they’re relaxing in their swing or rocker. That's the life.
With a versatile swing like the Joie Serina Abstract Arrows, you’d want to spend all your time kicking back and relaxing. This new swing comes with a handy lift-off seat that gives you 2 motions in one. Use the seat to swing baby to sleep, or remove it to create a portable rocking chair, ideal for nap times.
The five classical lullabies can charm your little one with their catchy melodies, while the five nature sounds and vibrations create a soothing environment for those afternoon snoozes.
The Joie Serina Swing even comes with 6 swing speeds and 3 recline positions so you can find the perfect setting for your little angel. And the striking Abstract Arrows print and hanging toys provide engaging entertainment when you need it.
One of our favourite pushchair brands, Bugaboo, is back with something brand new this month.
The Bugaboo Fox is their latest creation and we love it. Placing the focus on being light, agile and incredibly adaptable, it’s the ideal pushchair for getting around with ease.
The Fox is Bugaboo’s ultimate comfort stroller, it’s all about ‘saying yes’ to the next adventure. Combining a strong, robust frame with an ultra-light and compact design, it’s built to last but easy to use.
With lots of great features, including front wheel suspension, central joint suspension and large wheels, it’s ready to take on all surfaces, from bustling city streets to more adventurous outdoor paths. The ergonomically designed seat and bassinet, combined with the suspension, let your little one enjoy a more comfortable journey, wherever you go.
It even folds down flat, perfect for storing away at home, or taking with you on long car journeys. Inspired by the nimble, clever fox, we think the Bugaboo Fox is one word: fantastic.
If you’re looking to upgrade your car seat as your baby becomes a toddler, then we have lots to look forward to this month. With Cybex offering two new car seats.
First up, is the Cybex Pallas M SL car seat. Full of great features like Linear Side Impact Protection (L.S.P. System) and an adjustable impact shield, this 2-in-1 seat is ideal from 3 years and can even be adjusted to last your child until they turn 11.
The Linear Side-Impact Protection is ideal for minimising harm quickly during a side-on crash. The series of linear reactions absorb the force of a collision, taking it away from your child, through protective side cushions and head and shoulder protectors.
A bit like an airbag, the adjustable impact shield reduces the force of impact by distributing it evenly over energy-absorbing materials. It also provides additional protection for baby’s head, neck and chest. The adjustable design fits your child’s body and even allows for more freedom of movement for their upper half.
All that, plus an optimised ventilation system to help maintain a comfortable body temperature for your child, on long journeys. The Cybex Pallas M SL comes with ISOFIX connectors to help secure it to your car safely. For more information, visit Cybex.
Optimised to grow with your child’s changing needs, the Cybex Solution Z Car Seat is another strong choice to take your little one from 3 to 12 years of age.
As your little one grows, you can adjust the height settings to keep them comfortable, and the automatic width adjustment means the seat grows alongside them. The head and shoulder protectors help keep your little one protected even as their size changes.
It’s always important to make sure your child’s head is protected in the event of a collision and with the patented reclining headrest design, you can be sure your child’s head is always in the safety zone. And along with the Linear Side-Impact Protection, you can relax a little more knowing your child is safe from all angles.
And with the energy-absorbing shell, the force from a side-impact is reduced by approximately 25%.
The Solution Z's ISOFIX connectors fit your seat securely to the chassis of your car, while the Cybex Safety Pads will guide their head into a safe position in the event of an impact. Find out more at Cybex.
Not to be outdone, car seat specialists Joie have not one, not two but three new car seats to shop. So if you’re in the market for safer journeys (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then this is definitely your month.
Based on their classic car seats, these new Joie additions feature the same great features but with a brand new, timeless Signature look. Inspired by British design, the collection features elegant faux leather touches and statement woven and blended fabrics with rich quilted padding for that extra plush finish.
The finest in i-Size certified comfort, the Joie i-Gemm provides ultimate security and great safety features.
Meeting the new i-Size ECE R129/00 safety standard, the i-Gemm in travel-system ready to get you going in ultimate safety. The Tri-Protect headrest offers 3 layers of security while the Grow Together headrest and harness system adjust to fit your growing child.
The main feature of the Joie Spin 360 is in the name: it’s the rotating seat that turns 360o, making it easy to lift your child in and out of the car. It can be used rear-facing up to 4 years and then forward-facing up to 12 years.
With Side-Impact Protection, a 5-position seat recline, the Joie Grow Together multi-height headrest and harness system and built-in side ventilation, it’s a car seat that keeps your little one safe without losing sight of comfort on those long car journeys.
Taking you from birth, right the way through to 12 years, the Joie Everystage FX car seat is designed to go the distance. Now enriched with the standout Signature design.
The ISOFIX connectors make it easy to secure it to your car safely, while the Side-Impact Protection and Guard Surround Safety offers even more support in the event of a collision, protecting your little one’s head, body and hips.
With a 10-position headrest and 6 recline settings; you can keep your little one comfortable, wherever your journey takes you.
An essential item for any parent who bottle-feeds, the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine is - and this isn’t going overboard - a lifesaver. With night-time feeds and hungry babies, if there’s one thing you need, it’s a bottle made quickly. And the Perfect Prep does just that, producing a bottle at the perfect temperature in less than 2 minutes.
We didn’t think Tommee Tippee could better it. Turns out they could.
The Perfect Prep Day & Night Machine has all the features that parents have come to love, with a few ingenious little touches that really help parents get the most out of their bottle preparation.
The night-time glow lights and volume control, make night-time bottle prep every easier (and quieter) – without the need to blind yourself with the big light at 2am. It also features a digital screen guide to make cleaning and maintaining your Perfect Prep machine even simpler.
And with handy hidden features like a sturdier bottle stand and smoother water dispensing, Tommee Tippee have made a perfect parenting essential a little bit more perfect.
An exclusive for Mamas & Papas, the new Maris 2 pushchair from Good Baby is ideal for luxury city strolling.
With a compact footprint – just 54cm - the Maris 2 is incredibly small, great for navigating busy city streets and shops with ease. The seat, which can be turned to face either outwards or towards the parent, is flexible and very comfortable for little ones, with the option to attach the matching GB Idan Infant Car Seat or the coordinating carrycot.
And, when you stop to enjoy the view or grab a coffee, the Maris 2’s compact one-handed fold, is incredibly easy to collapse. It’s free standing, which makes it even easier to store the pushchair away when it’s no longer needed. Packed full of other great features, it really is a great pushchair for all you city-living parents.
Finding the right car seat is always tricky, but the one bonus is, you're never stuck for choice. The Maxi-Cosi Rock is the newest addition to the Maxi-Cosi car seat range. It's a Baby car seat, so it's suitable from birth, and what's more, it will attach to the Mamas & Papas Sola2 and Urbo2 pushchairs.
While it's not nice to dwell on 'what ifs' it's reassuring to know that the Maxi-Cosi Rock lives up to it's tough name, and provides valuable protect and safety. The comfortable baby-hugg inlay keeps your child nice and snug while also providing side impact protection in the event of any side-on collisions, directing the force of a crash away from your baby thanks to the impact absorbing material in the side wings. The Rock adheres to the latest i-Size (R129) regulations and is part of the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix collection, meaning it's compatible with the ISOFIX 2wayFix car seat base. Easy to install, you can be sure your little one is as safe as possible on every journey.
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If you're in the market for a highchair, then Joie might just have you covered with two new baby highchairs out this month.
The Joie Mimzy 360o gives you maximum flexibility at meal times, with a specially designed chair that can be adjusted to suit you and baby. The full circle swivel means they can turn to see you, wherever you are in the kitchen, and the seven height adjustments let you find the right height for your child. Suitable from birth, the chair can even been reclined to several different setting, including a flat-lying position, all great for keeping a newborn comfortable at meal times.
The SoftTouch harness is ideal for keeping your little one secure, without irritating their sensitive skin, and removable tray is dishwasher safe, so it's even easier to keep clean. Why not take a look...
If you're all about placing your child at the centre of attention during mealtimes, then maybe the Joie Mimzy XL is the highchair for you. Available in two distinct styles, a playful animal print or the striking chevron-style design, both are sure to look sleek and stylish in your home. And with the clean, smooth lines, it's a chic baby essential that really looks the part.
The Mimzy XL is designed to grow with your child, from 6 months to 3 years, with multiple adjustments, you can find a height and and recline that's right for you child, no matter how old they are. The oversized tray has several height adjustments while also being dishwasher safe.