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What a week!

These last few days have been exceptionally busy here at Nursery Online. With Kind + Jugend happening next week, so many exhibitors have realised that they needed to reach out to their potential buyers.

As a result, we have sent out five previews and 14 individual special emails on behalf of exhibitors. Is it too much?

I can sympathise with those in the industry who are not interested in visiting K+J. To get so many emails cluttering your inbox can be a pain. But don't forget. Even if you are not visiting, as a retailer you still need to know what is being offered. Perhaps it's too upmarket for your customers, perhaps you prefer dealing with Bloggs & Co, but you still need to know what the competition is offering. Perhaps you're a small niche supplier? What do you need to know in terms of what others are producing; what are the latest trends and the latest colours? Or it may be, as happened a couple of years back, that you discover a new kid on the block has launched something very similar to your latest innovation!

If all this information is sent out too early, potential customers, unless they are terribly organized, will forget about it. Everything gets concentrated in a short time.

So, what would you prefer? Five (or maybe six) previews - one a day before the show? Or one long, long, long newsletter with everybody in. Would you lose interest before getting halfway through?

Whichever way you find best inevitably means a lot of reading. Essential reading as, whoever you are, you need to know what is happening in the world of nursery.

- Cathy

PS: Make sure you get your news in as soon as you can for next week as being at Kind + Jugend, we will be even busier than we are this week!

After that, things will be a little quieter - though not much! Our next Spotlight is Swaddling with a copy date of 15th September (that’s while I’m in Cologne – so maybe I’ll give you until the Monday!)

After that it’s Nappies, Wipes, Changing Mats and Changing Bags – everything to do with changing nappies. We need copy for these advertorials by Sept 22nd.

Then with a copydate of October 6th (it’s not that far away!), it’s Keeping Baby Happy – toys, bouncers, ride-ons etc etc.

Contact Gilly for further information on sales@nursery-online.com or see Lyn or myself in Cologne.

Revolutionary feeding ecosystem from yoomi – helping mums to express, feed & go

Yoomi, the innovative nursery brand, behind the first 60 second self-warming bottle, is going from strength to strength with the launch of two new products to create a revolutionary feeding ecosystem helping mums to express, feed and go.

Yoomi’s new 3-in-1 Electric Breastpump offers incredible value as it is the only breastpump that gives mothers complete flexibility in choosing between electric, battery AND manual options at an affordable price. Compact, powerful and portable, the yoomi breastpump features 9 suction levels, a LCD display and a soft silicone breastshield for total control and comfort.

And when it comes to cleaning, yoomi’s new Deep Clean Electric Steriliser offers a completely unique 20 minute deep clean cycle for complete peace of mind - ensuring a complete clean, even for full loads - as well as the standard rapid cycle. The steriliser also charges the yoomi 60 second warmers giving parents a completely integrated feeding, warming and cleaning system.

With innovative solutions in expressing, feeding, warming and sterilising selling in 24 countries around the world, yoomi is fast building a reputation as an exciting and innovative UK nursery brand.

Contact: sales@yoomi.com
Web: shop.yoomi.com


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BabyStyle pick up three Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards

Adding to a stream of awards over recent years BabyStyle today has announced that they are the proud recipients of three Best Baby & Toddler Gear 2017 Awards.

The Oyster Zero won Gold and was also the Consumer Choice Winner for single stroller under £250.

egg won Gold and was also Consumer Choice Winner for luxury prams.

Prestige won Silver and was also Consumer Choice Award winner for traditional prams.

More information is available from BabyStyle UK Ltd
www.babystyle.co.uk


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BeSafe to offer 100 pushchairs!

BeSafe is soon to have been officially approved on over 100 pushchairs! BeSafe actually tests the compatibility of our Infant Carriers on specific pushchairs to the EN 1888 Standards and we are proud enough to publish the list clearly on our website www.carseat.co.uk under each applicable seat for your consumers to see.

Paul Sirett, Country Manager added “Using the universal adaptors most pushchairs offer, we continually test new pushchairs and add them to the list. How many pushchairs do you stock? We are sure most are on our list but do let us know if one of your favourites is not and we will get that tested too!”

Good for Children, Good for you…

BeSafe UK/IRL
01606 814 638
sales@hts.no
www.carseat.co.uk


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Dreambaby® scoop two awards

Global child safety and care brand Dreambaby® wins both the Silver and Consumer Choice categories at The Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards (BBTG) 2017 with its very popular 26-piece household safety kit.

Dreambaby® Co-Founder and Product Development Director, Carolyn Ziegler, said: “At Dreambaby® we aim to deliver exactly what our customers need to help keep their little ones safer. We are absolutely delighted by our wins.

An easy, cost effective, comprehensive safety kit for anyone starting to childproof their home, the must-have Dreambaby® 26-Piece Household Safety Kit (F76644) contains: 12 x Socket Covers, 6 x Safety Catches, 1 x Multi-Purpose Latch, 1 x Mini Multi-Purpose Latch, 4 x Corner Cushions, 1 x Door Stopper and 1 x Appliance Latch.

For more information see www.dreambaby.co.uk or call 0844 800 9445


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More Cologne rooms

Lee-anne Simpson has two hotel rooms for Kind + Jugend available. There are two single rooms, including breakfast, at the Hotel Santos. Cost is €149 per night plus tax.

One single room is available Friday, Sept 15 to Sunday, Sept 17; the other single room is available Thursday, Sept 14 to Sunday, Sept 17.

Interested? Contact Lee-anne on leeanne@whleurope.com or on her UK mobile 07943 595179

Hotel Santo
Dagobertstr. 22~26
Cologne
www.hotelsanto.de


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Silver Award for the 3-1 All Weather Protector

The results of the Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards 2017 have just been announced! The online entertainment space for mums awarded NSAuk’s 3-1 All Weather Protector a Silver accolade in the Car Seat Accessory Category.

This ingenious Car Seat/Travel System protects 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’re out and about. It’s also very useful for in-car use as it gives all round protection from bright sunlight. Fits over most infant car seats, fold out wind/rain protection layer. SPF protection ensures 80% of the sun’s harmful rays are blocked.

An absolute winner all round!

01483 527799
sales@nsauk.com
www.nsauk.com


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Launching the perfect baby gifts at Autumn Fair

Cheeky Chompers, the multi award-winning brand behind the original chewable dribble bib, the Neckerchew are introducing their innovative baby gift range for the first time at Autumn Fair this September.

They are also proudly launching their new exciting Muslin Collection along with two brand new stylish designs in partnership with British fashion house Joules.

Made in the UK, Cheeky Chompers produce a range of stylish and innovative products designed by mums to make parents’ lives that little bit easier. Founded in 2013, Mumpreneurs Amy Livingstone and Julie Wilson identified a gap in the market for an attachable teething solution following their own experiences picking up and sanitising dirty teethers. They developed the iconic Neckerchew, an innovative chewable reversible and absorbent dribble bib with integrated triangular teether which has achieved worldwide success.

As seen on Dragons Den, Cheeky Chompers’ intuitive products are a must have for retailers as a perfect gift product and practical ‘go-to’ for parents who love and trust the brand. The range now boasts nine exciting products including the Comfortchew, Neckerbib, Chewy the teething Hippo and the Cheeky Blanket. All products are lovingly designed to be stylish, attachable, safe and stimulating with sensory tags and colours. All fabric products are machine washable, teethers are BPA and phthalates free and stringently tested to worldwide safety standards.

At Autumn Fair Cheeky Chompers will launch some beautiful new designs in their core range and the highly anticipated new Muslin Collection - four innovative products made from brilliantly breathable 100% organic muslin, making it naturally cuddle-able and super soft.

Combining style and innovation with on-trend muslin, the collection is perfect for gifting. The range includes the latest Cheeky Chompers innovation the MultiMuslin, one beautiful muslin with six clever uses, and the muslin Neckerchew, Neckerbib and Comforter, sold separately or in a beautiful Little Box of Cheekiness gift pack.

The latest addition to the Cheeky Chompers collaboration with Joules sees the introduction of two new Neckerchew and Comfortchew designs: Winter Bloom and Balancing Bears. The designs are sold alongside Joules’ core range with additional items for baby and children produced in the same designs.

Co-founder Julie Wilson added: "We are delighted to introduce the Cheeky Chompers range to Autumn Fair. Perfect for gifting, we’ve had a fantastic response to our new Muslin Collection. We know how attached little ones are to their muslins so we sourced the softest, highest quality muslin before adding a Cheeky Chompers twist to ensure the products help make parents’ lives that bit easier!

"We are especially proud of our latest innovation the MultiMuslin which has received a phenomenal response. This multi-purpose product cleverly combines six essentials making it a fantastic and space saving addition to the changing bag for parents on the go."

Visit the Cheeky Chompers stand 5K05 in Hall 5.
0131 4408231


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Halilit collects four Golds at Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards

Now representing eleven ranges within the UK and Ireland, Halilit are thrilled to have received such esteemed feedback from the Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards, securing a total of six Gold and Consumer Choice awards across four different shortlisted categories.

Within the 0-12 months Baby Toy category the ever popular Halilit Musical Rings outshone competitor products. As well as attaining the sought-after Gold award the Musical Rings picked up the award for Consumer Choice, which through a public voting system allowed the parents who cherish Halilit products to submit their valued feedback. The Musical Rings have been described as ‘an exciting yet gentle introduction into the wonderful world of music making’ and had previously won Best Toy at the BANTA awards earlier this year.

After taking on the UK distribution for Rosa & Bo, Halilit are thrilled to announce that the beautifully designed Bo Bunny Teether has won Gold and Consumer Choice in the Teething Toy category. Featuring a gentle mint scent and being dishwasher safe, the Rosa & Bo teethers have rapidly gained popularity and are likely to become a must have product amongst all new parents.

Having launched their Easier Parenting strategy which provides parents with exciting new solutions for families, Taf Toys have flourished during the Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards. Having won Gold in the Baby Book category for the 3 in 1 Baby Book and Gold in the highly competitive pushchair toy category for the Tropical Orchestra Arch there is plenty for Taf Toys to celebrate as we approach the end of 2017.

Halilit, Rosa & Bo and Taf Toys will all be represented at the upcoming Autumn Fair where Halilit shall be located in Hall 5, Stand D31.


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"So much more than a towel…" The Independent names the Cuddledry® "Britain’s best baby towel"

Last week the Cuddledry® Original hands free baby towel earned its status as ‘Britain’s best baby towel’, beating off stiff competition from the country’s best nursery brands to be named ‘best buy’ in the Independent top10 best baby and toddler towel list.

With its easy to attach neckpiece that leaves parents completely hands free for a confident bath time, the Cuddledry® was praised by the Independent for being "so much more than a towel." In fact, with its two unique cotton and bamboo layers, this highly absorbent super soft towel was named "the most practical, safe, and comfortable tool to aid baby’s bath time."

www.cuddledry.com


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With mums, It’s official! Excalibur is Gold!

Cozy N Safe’s Signature Range Excalibur scoops its first GOLD Award as the best in the ‘Car Seat Group 1,2,3’ in the 2017 Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards.

Now in its 5th year, the Best Baby & Toddler Gear Awards is most extensive parenting awards programme in the UK with its biggest number of entries yet. Excalibur stood out as mums’ favourite in its most competitive, ‘Car Seat Group 1,2,3’ category, beating off tough competition from Joie, Recaro, Cosatto, Apramo and Uberchild.

As a clear winner with Cozy N Safe Excalibur’s simple and perfect installation every time. Excalibur has now sealed its approval with ‘real parent’ testers.

Vicky, from Lincolnshire, said the Excalibur is “Very easy to fit” into the car. With indicators on both Isofix and anchor points ensure “the car seat is held very well in place.” It also has the option of fitting with the seatbelt for cars without Isofix. Mums, Caroline and Gemma loved the “self- adjusting harness” and the fact it is suitable for children up to 25kg (Group 2) making it safer than most car seats that only harness up to 18kg (Group 1).

The Gold winning Cozy N Safe Excalibur is designed and made with high quality, robust materials and fabrics and features a 4-point recline for all stages. Protection and cosiness is provided through the innovative use of high-density polyurethane foam padding to give the ultimate combination of safety and comfort. “Deeper foams provide both better and safer impact protection,” said Cozy N Safe’s Marketing Manager, Jessica Milln, “and they create a more comfortable and safer experience, aiding the well-being of young children who sleep better and this makes for a more restful journey for all.”

“In 2017, Excalibur was short listed in the Mother & Baby Awards and Finalist in the Made For Mums Awards. To win Gold in Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2017 is a fantastic endorsement that shows that mums have seen that our Cozy N Safe Signature brand ensures safety and delivers on child comfort without compromise.”

For more information: www.cozynsafe.com


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Give the world a reason to dance

Each and every iCandy pushchair is the result of detailed research, a meticulous thought process, and an unrelenting desire to accomplish perfection. However, the Designer Collection takes this obsession with pushchair excellence to brave new heights, with every facet of the pushchair thoughtfully considered and lovingly assembled.

With demand for an iCandy designer pushchair always high, coupled with the limited quantities available, you can rest assured of being in good company when selecting the most glamourous of iCandy pushchairs. The pushchair of choice for Hollywood power couple Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, this limited edition version of the iconic Peach pushchair is reserved for those parents wanting a truly distinctive experience and fashion-forward look.

The latest Designer Collection pushchair pays homage to iCandy’s heritage, exhibiting a unique blend of solid grey tones, infused with subtle flashes of the iconic iCandy chrome finish. Black gloss details are sprinkled throughout the pushchair, with every aspect meticulously considered to complement the distinctive silhouette of the stroller. This is a pushchair created to shine, delivering extensive versatility and comfort, all wrapped up in a slick, eye-catching package. It's this unrivalled combination and attention to detail which separates all iCandy pushchairs from the competition. The latest Designer Collection, The Dusk Edition, is the epitome of this winning formula; and sets a new standard in the luxury pushchair market.

Encompassing gorgeous curves, sleek design and a clear dedication to craft, the Dusk Edition provides an abundance of features guaranteed to ensure maximum comfort, unrivalled simplicity, and supreme ease of use. Dynamic, puncture proof PU tyres ensure a smooth and easy ride for both parent and baby, whilst the pushchair possesses an undoubtedly contemporary design. In short, the new Designer Collection pushchair retains all of the iCandy magic, presented with a new, head-turning twist. With a colour palette inspired by dark and light, shimmer and shade, this is a pushchair that truly stands out from the crowd, instantly distinguishable from its peers.

The highly sought after Dusk Edition has been carefully designed to fit around a parent’s lifestyle. No minor detail is insignificant in the quest to create this state of the art travel system, which has been crafted to an exceptionally high standard by iCandy’s team of in-house British designers. Complete with a range of seating positions for baby, along with an ergonomic soft touch leatherette handle, this pushchair is designed with maximum comfort always in mind. Meanwhile, intelligent one-hand-fold technology ensures that the pushchair is quick and easy to store, plus a shopping basket that holds up to 5kgs. In addition to such noteworthy functionality, the pushchair also features an ingenious elevation function that converts the pushchair into a highchair for use in cafes, restaurants or even at your home dining table.

Forever functional, unashamedly stylish, the iCandy Dusk Designer Collection is available in limited numbers for pre-order now. Dusk is truly one of a kind, providing fashion conscious parents with the perfect travel companion for family adventures.


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Harrison Spinks Baby wins duo of awards

Harrison Spinks Baby, the brand behind the 100% natural cot bed mattress range, NaturalStart, has been awarded a duo of accolades across two prestigious consumer award programmes.

Part of one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers, Harrison Spinks, Harrison Spinks Baby’s NaturalStart No.2 cot mattress has been awarded ‘Gold’ in the ‘Furniture – Mattress’ category at the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards – the second consecutive year the mattress has picked up the renowned accolade.

The cot mattress has also won ‘Gold’ in the ‘Best in Innovation’ category in the Loved by Parents Awards.

NaturalStart utilises state-of-the-art BabySpring technology, specifically manufactured for the cot mattress collection, to adapt to a baby’s sleeping position and ensure perfect postural support throughout the night.

As well as the patented BabySpring technology, the mattresses feature luxury fillings such as Herdwick wool, cotton and mohair. In addition to this and included across the range is a layer of hemp, which is grown on Harrison Spinks’ 300-acre farm in Yorkshire. These unique combinations offer babies a natural yet luxurious night’s sleep.

Steve Truswell, sales director at Harrison Spinks Baby, said: “To win not one but two prestigious industry awards is a fantastic achievement – especially when both the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards and the Loved by Parents Awards are voted for by parents themselves.

“Winning these awards is testament to the innovative nature and quality of our products – we’re receiving increasing numbers of enquiries from retailers looking to stock the NaturalStart collection, as they recognise the importance of offering a more natural sleeping surface to parents.”

The NaturalStart range currently features two mattress variants – NaturalStart No.1 and NaturalStart No.2. Both mattresses are dual-sided, designed to offer the correct postural support at each stage of infant development. The first side is for babies between 0-18 months and the other for those up to five years-of-age.

More information about the NaturalStart collection is available at www.harrisonspinksbaby.co.uk


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Vintage Vogue Classic changing bag, modern styling, traditional values

Vintage Vogue is a new brand in changing bags combining modern styling with vintage type fabric designs and traditional values, resulting in a collection of bags designed for today's busy Mums to use for baby and later (or even sooner) as an everyday bag.

The Vintage Vogue Classic range is available in five fabrics designs. Butterfly, Navy Floral, Cream Floral and Sky-Blue Floral all have an oil skin type finish making them easy to wipe clean, whilst the Daisy print has a traditional soft denim feel.

For maximum organisation, the Classic has two end pockets which are ideal for bottles or drinks, two side pockets, one of which is zipped, an internal zipped pocket and two internal open pockets. The handles are made of high quality leatherette and can be adjusted to carry in the hand, sling it over the shoulder or hook it onto the stroller.

To make life a little easier for Mums the Classic range comes with a separate insulated bottle holder for keeping bottles warm or cool, a changing mat and wet bag. The Classic measures 39x14x28cms.

Vintage Vogue Classic Changing Bag are priced from £49.99.


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SnoozeShade announced as best for baby again!

SnoozeShade, the UK’s multi award winning and original sun and sleep shade, is thrilled to announce it has not only won Gold at the recent Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2017, but the bestselling product has also scooped the coveted Consumer Choice award for the third time!

Now with over 60 accolades to its name, it is little wonder Snoozeshade has once again been victorious with its win in the Pushchair Sunshade category.

The SnoozeShade Original is Britain’s best-selling sunshade and baby sleep aid, fitting all prams, buggies and pushchairs. Protecting babies from 99% of UV rays, the SnoozeShade Original has been approved by the Melanoma International Foundation and the Infant & Nursery Association of Australia. SnoozeShade is made from a unique soft breathable fabric and can be used safely indoors and outdoors.

Commenting on brand’s success Cara Sayer, inventor of SnoozeShade, said: “With competition in this category continuing to grow, it’s always such an honour to win an award. As the original on the market, we’re passionate about making sure our products stay relevant and this award win confirms it for us. What a privilege!”


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Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Teletubbies and many Disney characters throughout the Solution EU Toilet training range

Toilet training, change time and bath time made easy with Solution EU’s range of featured characters on their products for every occasion! Featuring Paw patrol, Peppa Pig, Frozen, Minnie and Mickey mouse, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princesses, Cars and much more!

Each range includes a Step Stool and Potty with soft rubber non-slip bases for extra stability. The range also has a selection of soft as well as foldable toilet seats. The ergonomic and comfortable design of the trainer seats fits most toilets and is easily portable with soft rubber edges to give non-slip security. The soft padded toilet seat provides comfort and is easy to use with large side grab handles.

The foldable toilet seats are great for on-the-go as they fold down into a compact storage bag; it flips open and stays locked for stability as well as having non-slip pads when in use.

With the large range of Featured toilet seat options and designs available, these make a practical and fun addition to any toddler household to aid the journey of toilet training.

Along with the Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Disney Toilet training range, come the Baths and Changing mats. These can also be seen with all the most loved characters brought to life with your little ones day to day use. These are extra soft and comfortable, whether they be bathed in the baths or changed on the Mats, Solution EU Disney range, has you covered!

Tel: 01280 878260
Email: info@solutioneu.com
Website: www.solutioneu.com


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In The Bag PR introduces The Nursery Edit

In The Bag PR is excited to welcome The Nursery Edit, a concept store that brings together modern scandi designs and high quality kids products. Founder, Meg Ward, with a keen eye for stylish products created The Nursery Edit after sourcing monochrome products for her own home and nursery.

With a background in marketing and retail Meg saw a gap in the market for curated collections of beautiful homewares and toys for a more stylish yet beautifully practical nursery.

Brands featured on The Nursery Edit include Etta Loves, Ooh Noo, Mama Designs and many more.

Founder of The Nursery Edit, Meg Ward, comments: "When pregnant with my daughter Marlowe I was always on the look out for unique designs for her nursery, I was especially interested in the modern offerings that I was seeing from scandi brands. During this process, and with my background in marketing and retail, I toyed with the idea of starting my own hub of the amazing brands I’ve discovered and The Nursery Edit was born. Each piece of the collection is carefully sourced and of a high quality."

www.the-nursery-edit.com


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Knuma Huddle+ Scoops two major design awards

Knuma are delighted to announce that they have won two major design awards for their groundbreaking Huddle+ Bedside Crib.

Junior Magazine, gave the Huddle+ their Platinum Award for the best cot/crib/pod design, and quickly followed this by announcing the Huddle+ had won one of the very first Junior Absolute Design Awards. A JADA is Junior Magasine’s highest accolade, denoting a product or brand that truly embodies outstanding commitment to uncompromising design. To put it simply, JADA winners are the best of the best.

Christian Ritson, Knuma’s Managing Director said “We are extremely proud to have won not one, but two Junior Design Awards. Winning these awards puts Knuma among the best of the best in the industry and shows that our dedication to bringing excellent product design into the nursery is being recognised. The fact that the Huddle Bedside Crib beat stiff competition such as the Snuz Pod and Chiccos Next 2 Me, is a clear indication of a desire in the nursery market, for high quality furniture which can be used for many years.

Junior Magazine’s Editor Bonita Turner said "I really like the versatility and longevity of the product - and the fact that it can turn into a first desk." Another judge, Gabrielle Spang of Scandi Mini, an online shopping destination for parents who love individual design, commented “This product has great design and durability."

The crib’s unique features make it stand out amongst all the other competitors: As well as a co-sleeping bedside crib, a stand-alone crib and a portable bassinet, the Huddle+ transforms into a child's desk and bench for children up to 12 years of age, making the product multi-use, long-lasting and great value for money.

The thoughtful design of the Huddle+ gives parent’s quick access to their baby for night feeds and comforting without the need to leave their own bed. It also has 10 height settings ensuring it is compatible with almost all adult beds.

For more information visit knuma.co.uk


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