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!

Don’t go on holiday without Hippychick!

Hippychick have curated large number of travel essentials - Babymule changing bags, the Totseat portable highchair, the Hipseat. This collection has just got bigger with the introduction of two revolutionary new products.

Introducing Spacecot – the travel cot reinvented with Space technologies. Spacecot 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, great for holidays or visiting family and friends.

With its compact fold, the full-sized Omnio Stroller has a big heart – carrying children up to 22kgs. It has a unique, wearable design with a fully adjustable, six-point child harness that doubles-up to act as shoulder and chest straps, which enables parents to ‘push on’ with an active lifestyle. The revolutionary Omni-wheels provide super agile steering, taking multiple terrains in its stride even when being pushed one-handed. Taking the Omnio Stroller on a day trip or holiday means parents need never carry their tired toddler home again!

For more information on any of Hippychick’s travel range, visit or call 01278 434440

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All that’s needed for summertime adventures with Close

Our Pop-in SS2017 collection sees the expansion of our hugely popular swim range with the addition of our baby cosy suit, toddler snug suit, beach all-in-one suit and peaked sun hat.

Our new swim suits are ideal for either the beach or the pool 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 nippers warmer in the water thanks to the fleecy inside layer, so families can enjoy their splash together for longer! (RRP £19.99/£21.99).

We’ve got swimming covered with our brand-new beach-in all-in-one suit, 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)

Caboo DXgo strikes the balance between comfort and practicality and is perfect for parents venturing out and about this summer. 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 Leah Harris, 01992 554045 or via

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Konfidence looks ahead to the Summer of the Swim Jacket

For Konfidence 2017 is all about the ‘Summer of the Swim Jacket’, and UK and international trade sales for its multi-award winning Original Konfidence Swim Jacket are continuing to soar ready for the prime holiday season.

Max Patey of Konfidence explains the rationale behind this annual sales trend: “Over the years, our Swim Jacket has become synonymous with going on holiday – through our work with retailers, swim schools and holiday companies we’ve really pushed it to be seen as an essential piece of a child’s holiday kit for the pool or beach. This effort has resulted in the Konfidence Jacket winning numerous awards and becoming the number one learn to swim jacket with adjustable buoyancy in Europe.”

“I think it’s also important to remember that while a Swim Jacket is first and foremost designed to aid a child’s swimming ability, it is also as important for a parents’ own confidence too,” said Max. “And the feedback we receive confirms that it gives mums and dads an added level of security while on holiday as it can’t be easily removed like other swimming aids.”

“Alongside the Jacket’s easy-to-use eight removable float system, safety features like its iconic yellow high–visibility back and 100% UV protection across covered parts also add to its ‘must-have’ holiday credentials for parents,” confirmed Max. “In addition to the freedom and fun younger children get from being able to swim with older siblings in confidence and safety.”

Recently Konfidence added four new fashion-led designs to its UK range last summer; this resulted in the Cornish-based company winning Gold for Best Children’s Swimwear Brand at the prestigious 2016 Junior Design Awards – all adding to it becoming the Swim Jacket to be seen in.

These new British designs, which are being launched internationally in 2017, include beach-chic themed nautical stripes, a pink and navy Ladybird polka style and a Scoot the Clownfish character jacket. Max adds: “They now sit perfectly alongside the current range of surf-inspired patterns, sports designs and an official Octonauts- licenced Jacket to give parents with children aged 18-months to 7 years a wide selection of choice, ready for their next holiday or day out at the beach.”

For further information on the Original Konfidence Swim 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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Staying safe and having fun in the sun with Cheeky Rascals

The award-winning range of sun shades by Outlook Australia, which includes auto-shade, shade-a-babe, solar-shade, sleep-pod and the new sleep-shade is the only brand of sleep shades to receive independent endorsement from the Skin & Cancer Foundation

Designed for tough Aussie conditions and always made from the best, breathable fabrics that offer the utmost protection against UVA and UVB, retailers who choose Outlook can rest assured they are selling safe products that have been designed for comfort and the best in performance.

RRPs start at £19.99.

To find out more about Outlook please call Cheeky Rascals on 01730 895761 or visit

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Lascal BuggyBoard

The Lascal BuggyBoard attaches to 99% of pushchairs, prams and strollers, providing an easy way to travel by foot with more than one child.

There are three designs available: the BuggyBoard Mini perfect for smaller or umbrella style strollers, the BuggyBoard Maxi featuring a larger platform, and the brand new BuggyBoard Maxi Plus which not only includes a spacious platform, but the brand new Saddle too. The ingenious Saddle is a foldable seat enabling little ones to rest their legs and watch the world go by.

With both comfort and practicality in mind, the advanced design of the BuggyBoard makes it simple to attach, ensures a steady ride for every journey, and can be easily folded up and away when not in use. With exciting new designs coming later this year, this unique parenting gadget is sure to become a must-have parenting gadget for growing families across the UK!

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The essential summer stroller by Cosatto

The Cosatto Supa Go is the essential, slimline pushchair. It lets you travel from A to B with smooth streamlined simplicity. Lightweight and fuss free the Supa Go comes with the new 5-point harness, ensuring children stay safe whilst on the go.

With a combination of Great British design and flawless finishes, the Supa Go can be used from-birth with the recline option and includes a viewing window for parents to keep an eye on their newborn. This supa stroller is also fitted with multiple adjustable features including a one handed recline, adjustable handle height and adjustable leg rest. This transport friendly umbrella fold pushchair is the commuters best friend and the lightweight aluminium chassis makes this stroller perfect for travelling. The Supa Go is great for beach, city rain or shine as it includes an extendable UPF50+ sunshade and raincover.

Supa Go is a mix bag of style, substance and total sophistication, making this all-rounder a no brainer for parents on the go.

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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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Bizzi Growin POD Travel Changing Bag. It’s what’s inside that counts.

The perfect sleep solution for parents on the go, the Bizzi Growin POD Travel Changing Bag ensures that an overnight stay away with baby is convenient and stress free.

The unique fold out crib section is quick and easy to use, perfect for overnight travel and daytime naps. No need for bulky, heavy travel cots, just grab the bag and go!

Using the lightweight poles provided to secure the crib sides, baby can sleep safely and comfortably in the fold out crib section. The assembly of the crib section takes less than a minute! A padded mattress comes complete with the bag and can be used in the crib or as an everyday changing mattress.

The bag features many compartments and pockets to organise all of baby’s and mum’s essentials and includes an insulated bottle pocket. The bag is beautifully made from quality, durable fabrics, and has continued use as a changing bag/weekend bag after baby has grown out of the crib section.

  • Unique, convertible changing bag with fold out, easy to assemble overnight crib.
  • Space saving when travelling.
  • Crib section is assembled in less than a minute.
  • Includes padded mattress for overnight sleeping and changing baby.
  • Durable, easy to clean fabrics.
  • No need for a bulky, heavy travel cot.
  • Perfect for comfortable daytime naps.
  • Suitable for use up until baby can sit up unaided and/or roll over.
  • Can be used as an everyday changing bag.
  • Insulated bottle pocket.
  • Several pockets and compartments for organising baby’s and mum’s essentials.
  • Features two carry handles and an over-the-shoulder strap.
  • Available in Bizzi Bee Print and Linen Grey.
  • Folded size: W48cm x H35cm x D77cm.
  • Unfolded size: W48cm x H35cm x D14cm.

RRP: £45.

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Not just inside but OUT

Prince Lion Heart have fun designing, so kids can have fun playing. They help them find a big world in a small place—go somewhere in their mind, while not going anywhere at all.

They can be at the zoo, farm, raceway, princess land, and under the sea in their own home. Better yet, parents can go with them. Prince Lion Heart playMATs make playtime anything but flat™.

All mats are made two-sided for two adventures. City on one side, Zoo on the other. An open canvas for an adventurous mind!


  • Our SQUISHIEST mat yet! Made of non-toxic and eco-friendly, cushiony foam
  • A comfy place for tummy time, toddler time, or family time
  • Double sided: One mat, two adventures
  • Rolls like a rug; take-it-with-you straps included
  • 3.4ft x 4.4ft; 10mm thick!

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Babymoov ‘must-haves’ for Summer!

Get ready for Summertime with the Babymoov essentials for outdoors and travel with baby!

Discover our brand-new, colourful and tropical range of baby summer protection. The Anti-UV tent will enable parents to fully enjoy summer time, by protecting their little one against up to 99% of the harmful UVA and UVB rays, sand and wind.

This garden to beach tent will offer baby a protected space (Anti-UV coating 50+, mosquito net) to play and rest all summer. With a pop-up design and easy to transport, the Anti-UV tent is ultra-lightweight at 1.25 kg.

The Babyni and the Little Babyni, complete the range by offering a perfect summer time comfy den and playpen.

Babymoov also offers a trendy Traveller changing bag. Generously sized, the Traveller changing bag is ideal for holidays or weekends away with baby. It complies with IATA rules for airline cabin baggage and provides multiple storage compartments to store all the essential changing accessories. It comes complete with a changing mat, removable insulated bag, transparent pocket, soother pocket, as well as stroller clips.

Babymoov also offers a nomadic baby support, to ensure baby travels in complete comfort. 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.

Anti-UV Tent: £34.99
Babyni: £59.99
Little Babyni: £44.99
Traveller changing bag: £79.99
Cosymorpho: £29.99

For more information on any of the Babymoov Summer Travel products, or to reserve a new catalogue, please contact: Simon Winskill, 01823 772995 -

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Sunproof for everything the sunshine brings

February 2017, and UK retailers are looking ahead to another summer season. This summer may bring the added benefit of the return of the UK consumer choosing a staycation rather than a foreign summer holiday, and the benefit of extra EU holidaymakers

Driving around the A303 and the M5 near our Somerset base, we here at Sunproof have already noticed more Dutch, German, Belgian and French registered cars journeying down to Cornwall and Devon destinations than we did a year ago. They carry mountainbikes, kayaks, surfboards and Thule roof carriers stuffed with gear on their roofracks. The West Country has a lot to offer and it’s great to have them spend their holiday money here.

We at Sunproof have a warehouse quickly filling with the products we distribute through the summer months, and it feels like the calm before the storm.

We have beach tents, sunscreen, sunglasses, beach shoes, buggy canopies, beach umbrellas, flap hats, UV swimsuits, plus loads more ready to go out to our regular clients and the new accounts who have signed up with us.

To all of you we say, we hope you have a bumper season this year, may the staycationers and foreign holidaymakers spend freely, may the sun shine, may the tills ring, may the cashflow turn to full flow, may your website hum with a plethora of orders.

We’ll be there with whatever you need, be it orders, images, product info, pricelists, point of sale. We have 16 years experience in turning orders out very quickly to help you maximise sales during the coming season. Our warehouse is loaded and we are ready to serve.

Best wishes from Jouko and the Sunproof crew.

Contact us at, telephone 01460 258040

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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.

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

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Complete Travel Centre – travel cot and playpen

NSA's award-winning Deluxe UV Travel Centres are loved by parents and children everywhere. The latest addition to the range is the fully certified, Complete Travel Centre and Playpen.

So versatile, it's actually three products in one: a travel cot for nap time, a sun shelter for the beach or garden and a play zone, for use absolutely anywhere!

  • Multipurpose for use at home and away
  • It's a travel cot for nap time - a sun shelter on the beach - a tent in the garden and can even double up as an ideal play-zone anywhere, anytime! 
  • Travel cot - self inflating mattress zips neatly into the base
  • Mattress and Sleep Mat also included
  • Fine insect mesh keeps biting bugs at bay
  • Lightweight, compact and very portable (less than 4kg’s)
  • Versatile indoor/outdoor use
  • Packs into a handy carry bag
  • UV Sun Protection 
  • Rigid aluminium supports with non-slip feet.
  • Recommended ages are 0-5yrs (Subject to size of child)
  • Certified as all-in-one travel cot and playpen

Available May 2017. Contact NSA for trade prices and orders on 01483 527799 or

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SnoozeShade makes travelling with a baby easier

Holiday season is almost here and parents will need products to make travelling with a little one easier.

Common parental concerns include worrying about what impact travel will have on their little one’s sleep routine (a grumpy over-tired child can ruin everyone’s day out) and also how to protect baby from sun, insects and more when out and about.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that newborns are kept out of the sun completely and young skin should be shaded from the sun’s damaging UV rays as childhood sunburn is known to be a factor to developing skin cancer in later life.

SnoozeShade - the UK’s own multi-award-winning range of sun and sleep shades and approved by the Melanoma International Foundation - is the solution to both these concerns.

SnoozeShade products make family travel easy - whether it's a delay at an airport or popping out for a leisurely family dinner. SnoozeShade’s unique breathable fabric blurs distractions that can keep little ones awake even when exhausted. No more blankets thrown over a pram or putting the travel cot in the bathroom. SnoozeShade also lets wide awake babies safely enjoy the sights protected from sun, wind, chill and insects. Parents around the world love tell us that their SnoozeShade is ‘indispensable’, ‘work wonders on a hot sunshiny day’ and ‘by far, the best baby item I’ve bought.’

There’s a lot going on at SnoozeShade HQ, 2016 will see the staggered introduction of new packaging for the Deluxe range with a strong consumer awareness marketing plan in place to make SnoozeShade a product to watch. Cara Sayer, SnoozeShade’s Chief Sleep Officer, will be in the Queens Foyer on stand QF5 at Harrogate and looks forward to working directly with independent retailers again. PHP Gift & Baby remain the first point of contact for multiple retailers.

To find out more, visit or e-mail us at for more information.

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