baby chic

Baby Chic: PacaPod Changing Bag

Calling all yummy mummys!


As a busy mum of two bubbas under three i am ALWAYS looking for the best changing and believe me I’ve been through a few! My husband will testify to that. But this one just seems to work – mum’s will know what I mean. It’s practical yet super stylish and comes packed with cute little pods (hence the name). The changer pod for things like nappies, wipes, baby botty cream including changing mat. The feeder pod for snacks, beakers, bottles etc even complete with a bottle warmer sleeve. They can be carried separately from the main bag too which is a nice feature – something my daughter loved when she was wondering round the kitchen with her own pod back pack –  could I get it off her?! err no!

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The main compartment is big enough for all your bits, so phone, purse, keys, iPad those kind of things and it attaches easily to your buggy in a variety of different ways. That bit I think is super important – how you can attach to your buggy - I have quite a few buggys; a Bugaboo, a double city jogger mini for them both and a mclaren and they all need different ways of the bag to be carried, this bag does them all – a real consideration when you are looking at bags because trust me if you can’t get it on your buggy quickly and easily you ain’t using it!

The Sequoia combines sexy design with stylish glamour and everything fits neatly into its own little place.  Sounds like how my life used to be BEFORE kids!

It really is the perfect gift for any new mums this Christmas!

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Here’s looking at you kid! New mobile app for families

New free mobile app 23snaps offers parents a private social network to keep close family and friends updated on their children’s lives

Grandparents all over the world will be celebrating the launch of 23snaps, the new free app that enables parents to privately share with a select network of family and friends, every special moment of their child’s lives. Featuring real-time updates of photos and footage, the app links families via their iPhone, iPad, or an email alert, so they can instantly see the first smile, step, or word!

23snaps is the brainchild of technology entrepreneur and father-to-be Ivailo Jordanov who says: “We thought there needed to be a quick and easy way to capture your child’s special moments, keep them in one place, always with you, and share them with your loved ones in real time. There is no better place to do this than on your phone. There are existing social networks where you are connected with a wide group of people, whereas 23snaps enables you to share these private moments with a small hand-selected group of family and close friends.”

Developed by a team of fathers and fathers-to-be the app will keep your family connected, simply and speedily, just add a child to your profile and get snapping! Mark the moments in your children’s lives on a virtual timeline and ‘tag’ them in different entries, whether it’s a photo, video, status update or a development milestone. The updates are in real-time, so the second something is added, your chosen few will get an instant notification. And if you don’t have an iPhone, no problem! Group members can still receive all posts, photos and updates via email in a daily or weekly package.

But more than just for family members, the app is perfect for parents themselves who are forced through work to spend time away from their family. Whether that be short business trips abroad or more prolonged periods of time such as working in the armed forces, wherever you are, the app allows you to stay connected with your child so you can still enjoy their every precious move.

The app allows families to share ‘snapshots’ in time. And with the 23rd chromosome deciding your baby’s sex – either an X (girl) or a Y (boy), and the combination of the two determining what you’re having – ‘23’ ‘snaps’ was born!

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Archos announces the Child Pad

ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced a 7” Android™ tablet for children, called the Child Pad. The device features a compact light weight design, the latest Android version, 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The ARCHOS Child Pad will be available at the end of March for £99.

As a pioneer in the portable audio and Android™ tablet market, the tablet that offers hours of entertainment for all ages, especially kids”, says Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO. “ARCHOS strives to offer great tablets with only the best of features at affordable prices and we expect this tablet to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents’ everywhere.”

Key Features & Benefits

Child friendly features of the Child Pad include access to the Kids App Store powered by AppsLib which is filtered down to 14-friendly categories and 10,000 apps including games, entertainment, communication, multimedia, books, comics, sports and more.

In addition, ARCHOS has created a child-friendly user interface with coloured icons, home screen folders with direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles and the top 28 kids’ apps pre-loaded including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy.

ARCHOS has also designed the Child Pad to comply with both CIPA and COPPA regulations, ensuring a safe tablet environment for kids and peace of mind for parents. The parental controls and safe web browsing is powered by Editions Profil, whose “Mobile Parental Filter” is ranked as the most efficient parental control software in worldwide benchmarks.

Availability & Price

The Child Pad will be available in stores starting the end of March with the recommended retail price of £99.

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How to keep kids safe online

From smartphones to tablets, games consoles to computers, getting online has never been easier, so it is becoming increasingly important to protect your child’s safety on the net. Here are  my top tips to keep kids safe online on Tesco Magazine.

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The UK’s next big playground craze launches today!

Bumpeez mania is set to sweep the nation as the toy that is widely tipped to be the UK’s next big collectible playground craze launches at over 40,000 shops across the UK and Ireland today.

Bumpeez consists of two parts – a circular chip featuring a cool character, which is encased in a removable silicon ring that comes in a variety of different shapes, colours and sizes. When the chip is in the ring the Bumpee can be bounced against walls and used to play more than 25 games and perform tricks with the different shaped rings requiring a varying degree of skill to bounce. There are over 100 characters to collect including special limited edition gold, silver and swirly Bumpeez.

Loads of fun for just £1.99 a pack, Bumpeez will ensure hours of entertainment for kids this summer.

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