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Fun Stuff & Useful Stuff

All your favourite toys and books along with children's furniture and accessories and useful travel items.

  • Travel Kiddy

    Recommended by Karen Cervantes

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    Innovative travel games which will hopefully keep the kids occupied for hours.
    www.travelkiddy.com

    Comments:
    "It comes ready to go in a green durable canvas bag that can zipper close (so important to containment!) and has a carrying handle. Inside, you’ll find all sorts of goodies to keep kids aged 3-6 (there’s a separate one for older children) entertained. Let me tell you, it is LOADED with activities. Some of these include an age-appropriate coloring book, doodle pad with stickers, maze book, crayons, pencil, crafts for the making, small toys, as well as travel-sized tissues, sanitizing wipes and band-aids. There is also a separate plastic bag enclosed containing activities and toys to keep in reserve for the return trip (or another occasion). Which, when you think about, is totally key. Turns out we’ve not only used (and benefitted) from it during our sanity-testing road trip a month ago, but scores of times since – grabbing it any time we anticipate needing a little Elise-distraction time, even while at home. And there’s still TONS left for her to do" (KC, Sept 2009) 

     

  • Zara Home Kids

    Recommended by Diana Warburg

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    You can now order Zara Kids Home from the comfort of your own home. Free delivery for orders over 100 euros and you can also send presents to others all over Europe.
    www.zarahome.com

  • The Gro Store

    Recommended by Alma

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    Website for all things maternity and baby but especially grobags.
    www.gro-store.co.uk

  • Pirolo

    Recommended by Imma & Xavier

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    Pirolo creates different themes for children's birthday parties (princess, pirates, floral etc) , celebrations or shop openings etc. Based in Barcelona, Pirolo can supply decorations anywhere in the world. The package can be sent by post and if based in Barcelona they can visit the venue or if based elswhere you can send photos via email.
    pirolo@pirolo.es Tel 935 647 105
    www.pirolo.es

    Comments:
    "No tuvimos que alquilar un gran local, la decoración de Pirolo convirtió nuestro salón exactamente en lo que queríamos.Gracias por todas tus ideas y ¡hasta la próxima!" (Imma & Xavier, Sept 2011)
     

  • Safe Tots

    Recommended by Karen Reith

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    Baby safety specialists which deliver Europewide
    http://www.safetots.co.uk/

    Comments:
    "They are very good and have almost any safety related thing you can think of" (KR, October 2011)

  • My Toys

    Recommended by Lisa Tilley

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    myToys.com offers over 17,000 products from early essentials for babies to toys for children and beyond. Whether searching for products from popular brands such as LEGO or Playmobil or favourite stars such as Winnie the Pooh or Hello Kitty, myToys has something for everyone. myToys excellent service makes online shopping easy and fun. myToys accepts both Paypal and credit card as payment.
    www.mytoys.com

    Comments:
    myToys has a large range of classic toys for kids. I was able to find toys for both my son and daughter. I have ordered often from myToys and will continue to do so. Great selection, good service – I recommend this site for any parent!” (LT, November 2011)

    “myToys is one of the best webshops Ive encountered. The customer information is especially clear and the site is easy to navigate. I would buy here again.” ( Mum of 2. August 2011)

    “This site is good and easy to use. The cost for delivery is a bit high, but it is worth it if you are ordering many toys. The gift finder is also really helpful! I am satisfied with my purchase” (Jan B, June 2011)

  • Blue Dragonflies

    Recommended by Annie

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    Online store based in Rome selling a variety of baby carriers including; Boba, Beco, Connecta, Storchenwiege and Babyhawk as well as a range of organic and eco friendly clothing including GreenBaby, Piccalilly and Little Shrimp and a limited range of JoJo Maman Bebe seasonal lines and SwaddleDesigns . They also stock snoozeshade, mamascarf and many other "mumpreneur" products. If in stock they despatch as soon as we can, sometimes on the same day. Delivery to Italy and the EU.
    www.bluedragonflies.co.uk

    Comments:
    "Before buying the baby carrier I sent a couple of emails with a few enquiries,the owner was always polite and professional.
    Products arrived in one day! The website seems regularly updated with lots of special offers. In general, I have had a great impression/experience of the website and their customer care"
    (Annie, May 2012)

  • The Milk Bar

    Recommended by Ana Maria

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    The Milk Bar offers a range of US-style baby and maternity products ranging from glamirous maternity dresses to re-usable nappy bags. A range of brands available. Gift sets and gift vouchers also available.
    www.themilkbar.it

    Comments:
    "Thank you because you have made the motherhood experience in Roma another and more beautiful story for me, for us." (Ana Maria)

  • Sweet Whimsy

    Recommended by Suzanne Teesdale

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    Handmade dolls, teddy bears, childrens toys and other childrens items all made from quality materials. All dolls and teddy bears can be completely personalized making them one of a kind. The buyer can choose colour of fabric, print of fabric, hair colour etc. Sweet Whimsy also offer the option of embroidered names. Orders can be made via the online shop or by sending Shannon a message with what you want! They deliver worldwide.
    www.facebook.com/Sweetwhimsyhandmade
    www.sweet-whimsy.com

    Comments:
    "Thank you so much for little Solea. She is just perfect. You took a vague idea of what I thought I wanted and turned it into something even cuter than Id imagined. I cant wait to give her to my niece!" (ST, March 2014)

    "Thank you so much for the 2 gorgeous dolls for both my daughters they absolutely love them!" (Tami Dike)

    "Thank you Shannon for the two beautiful dolls you made for me. I am sure they are going to be loved by their new mommies." (Maureen Venter)

  • Pequepegas

    Recommended by Nuria Perez

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    Personalised clothing labels and vinyl labels in all shapes and sizes for the whole family. Their durable quality gives them staying power even in the washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. They also have a unique range fo personalised wall charts and height charts. Free delivery within the European Union.
    http://pequepegas.com

    *****PEQUEPEGAS IS OFFERING A 10% DISCOUNT TO ALL OUR READERS. JUST ENTER THE CODE MUMABROAD AT THE CHECKOUT.*****

    Comments:
    I was really pleased with the labels I bought from Pequepegas.  I purchased the Shaped Labels for Girls Packs for both clothes and regular ones for using with babies bottles, etc.  My girls love them and everyone at the nursery has asked me where I got them from because they are so distinctive.  I hope they have bought some from you now!” (NP, May 2014)

    “I bought several items from you.  Labels for marking clothes, shaped labels for general belongings, some smock labels, an allergy pack and some wristbands.  Everything arrived within two days of placing my order.  Everything had clear instructions for use and the clothing labels were easy to apply.  The smock labels look great on my younger childs baby at school.  My elder daughter loves the cupcake designs for her labels and has put them on everything.  The allergy pack is very helpful and the wristbands were great when we had a party in the park with all their friends.  I will definitely be ordering some book labels for when the children go back to school to make my life easier.  Thank you for the nice quality product.” (Pilar Rodriguez Gonzales)

  • The Night Light Shop

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Online shop based in Barcelona but can ship all over Europe. 13 different designs for kids available and soon to develop lights for grown ups too!
    www.thenightlightshop.com

    Comments:
    "Innovative, beautifully designed and safe LED lights for kids. My two absolutely love them, and enjoying controlling the colours with the remote. They would also make fantastic gifts" (CF, November 2012)

    "I bought night lights for my 3 children aged 9, 5 and 2 and they all love them. Beautifully designed,  easy to use and even educational - my 2 year is learning his colours!" (Jane, April 2013)