The ONLY raincoat any cool kid should own | V. I. BUYS

Don’t let all this rain ruin your little ones style with this classic and eternally cool fisherman’s raincoat! This JoJo Maman Bebe Coat comes in yellow, red, navy and new for this season fuchsia. They all come with a striped jersey lining too (my fave!) I have my eye on the bright yellow one for Miss Marnie. Gap do a similar one (in-store only) called a ‘Rain Slicker’ – isn’t that the coolest name for a wet weather coat? £35 (6mths – 5 yrs.)…

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Top 3 nappy rash creams for little bums | V. I. BEAUTY

Having tried a few different bottom balms to soothe and calm Miss M’s nappy rash these are my top 3 bottom balms – that actually work. And, really do leave their behinds as smooth as a babies bum! Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment £5.99  – My everyday cream – this smells divine and leaves babies bums lovely and soft Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment from £2.99 – This kicks nappy rashes’ ass literally in one use! (By the way, this is brilliant…

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A chic and stylish baby book | V. I. BOOK

A modern memory book that spans from birth until 5 years old The Fill & Tell My Best Book About Me means you start the story and your tot can possibly finish it (maybe with a little help!) I was drawn to this book for Miss Marnie because so many baby books are a little twee/covered with characters (noooo…) What makes this Fill & Tell one stand out is the colourful and quirky images, writing space for your favourite things, places, food and plastic…

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Fair Isle cardigan by Little Bird | V. I. BUYS

Nothing beats a Fair Isle cardigan in winter does it? They look cute with jeans, denim skirts and leggings. Especially when teamed with a contrasting scarf and hat. This navy one from Little Bird by Jools at Mothercare is on Miss Marnie’s A/W 2013 fashion hotlist – and will be perfect for Christmas day too!   Little Bird by Jools Oliver at Mothercare

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Dear Zoo a classic book for babies | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell First Line: ‘I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet…’ First published: 1982 A lift-the-flap book that encourages animal recognition and noises. Tots will also learn about different animal sizes and appearances. Buy the sturdy hardback edition – as believe me you will be reading this over and over! £3 Amazon

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