We are in a world now where thankfully small and unique products are more accessible than ever. But if you don’t spend your life scrolling through Instagram [clears throat- unlike us], you might not find out about them to start with.

Enter Mush 👋. Each month we will be presenting the new lovely things we have stumbled across. Giving you a story on where they came from, as well as what they do, we hope we can shine a light on the brilliant brands doing awesome things.

So without further ado, here are Mush’s November picks:

TOYS:

The George Bear Company 

We love George Bear because they boast an extensive range of animals and toys for imaginative play. Every toy is hand knitted from the finest cashmere blended wool to ensure it gives the softest cuddle and is health and safety tested so suitable from birth. Another reason we adore them is because a portion of their profits also go to Tommy’s: the brilliant charity who support families who experience baby loss. 

Find out more about them here: 
www.etsy.com/shop/georgebearcompany
https://www.instagram.com/georgebearcompany

Panda & Pip 

We think that Panda & Pip would be a great gift for baby showers, newborns or just a lovely bundle for your little one! They are a baby & children’s store, with a unique gifting service. They package anything at all into a gift box, wrapped with a card and send it directly to your recipient! They’re not like other gifting services – YOU choose the contents from a number of popular Scandinavian brands. 

Find out more about them here:  
https://www.pandapip.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/pandaandpip/?hl=en

Ralphie Bear 

These stylish yet practical range of luxury mats, nursery decor and weaning essentials by Ralphie Bear is an absolute essential for your little ones! Their splash mats are a must have! They are super versatile as well as looking lovely and stylish. You can pop them on tables, under tables, under high chairs, use them for baking and crafts (even potty training)! Being easy to clean and fold away, they are a baby essential. 

Find out more about them here: 
www.ralphiebear.com 
https://www.instagram.com/ralphie_bear_uk/?hl=en

CLOTHES:

Toastie Kids 

If you are looking for sustainable, weather-proof clothing for children that is both timeless and wearable then look no further! Introducing Toastie Kids. The peach-soft shell of their rainwear makes them our favourite for keeping our little ones cosy and warm.  It is made out of recycled plastic bottles (on average, each of our raincoats are made out of 7 plastic bottles and each of their dungarees are made out of 6 plastic bottles.)  It contradicts the assumption of how rainwear should appear, as you do not associate something so soft and comfortable with being fully waterproof.

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.toastiekids.com/
https://www.instagram.com/toastiekids/?hl=en

LOLA + BLAKE 

With families spending more time at home it’s nice to make the kids feel special in their bedtime clothes – which often remain worn for the majority of the day too in our house! Perfect for snuggling up on the sofa and in bed, LOLA + BLAKE specialise in nightwear and accessories for 0-8 year olds. Their products are designed out of a love for colour and pattern, and a desire to inspire creativity and dreams in your little ones. The hand-illustrated, storytelling, pure cotton fabrics make bedtime fun and aim to instil a positive relationship with sleep. Having had both a son and daughter, creator Kat felt there was a real need in the market for great quality, unisex nightwear that moved away from the standard neutral colour palette. The pieces are created to be sustainably handed down and stand the test of time both in design-quality and appearance.

Find out more about them here: 
www.lolaandblake.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/lolaandblakedesigns

Fin & Flo Handmade Childrenswear 

We think that you need to know about Fin & Flo because they are a new small childrenswear brand offering fun, stylish, comfortable and affordable handmade clothing for your little ones. Items are fully customisable and made to order – and with eco-conscious families in mind they are also cut for cloth nappies and their fabrics include organic options too!

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.instagram.com/fin_and_flo_handmade/

TeenyBeesKids

TeenyBeesKids is an independent childrenswear boutique, featuring handpicked gender-neutral clothes.We absolutely love how beautifully different, playful and downright fun all their clothes are to wear! 

Find out more about them here: 
https://teeny-bees.myshopify.com/
https://www.instagram.com/teenybeeskids

Baa Baa’s Boutique

We love Baa Baa’s Boutique because they are a small family run company dedicated to bringing beautiful, quality clothing & accessories to their customers at affordable prices. As mums themselves, they lovingly select quality pieces that they would happily dress their little ones in, with comfort and style being the main focus. 

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.baabaas.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/baabaasbabyboutique/

Bubbuh Childrenswear & Toys

From childrenswear to toys, Bubbbuh is all about bringing you quality, ethical products for your little Bubbuh’s. All clothing is Organic cotton or bamboo and the brands they work with are also fellow independents. Rosie (the mind and mama behind Bubbuh) wants to encourage the reuse of all their products. Pass them on or pass them down, the impeccable quality of their items means they’ll last, wash after wash! 

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.bubbuh.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/_bubbuh/

Alaia Baby 

We would love to introduce you to Alaia Baby! Alaia Baby is a British based online boutique brand offering unique and stylish baby clothing, handpicked for newborn to 24 months. Alaia Baby frequently launch limited pieces every month to ensure exclusivity. 

Find out more about them here: 
https://alaiababy.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/alaiababyuk/

Janemade Products 

Lovingly hand- designed, Janemade Products are all originally hand drawn with just a pencil. Helping you prepare for parenthood, they offer luxury baby products and nursery decor. All products are 100% natural and  are made in England.

Find out more about them here: 
www.janemadeproducts.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/janemadeproducts/

JUST FOR MUMS/ FOR YOU:

East London Baby Co 

We are obsessed with these baby- approved, kid-proof jewellery that’s tuggable, chewable, washable and, importantly, super wearable and loved by mums. With an eye on trends and a focus on making jewellery that looks like actual jewellery, East London Baby Co designs the perfect gift for any mum to  feel a bit more ‘her’ whilst also working as the perfect on-the-go teether.

Find out more about them here: 
www.eastlondonbabyco.co.uk
www.instagram.com/eastlondonbabyco

Breast Dressed 

Pregnancy shouldn’t mean that you have to lose your identity and style, nor should you have to buy a new wardrobe that can only be worn when you have a bump or bigger boobs! That’s why we think you should know about Breast Dressed. Breast dressed is new brand of sustainable maternity and breastfeeding wear hand- made ethically in the U.K.. Their designs are created to be worn throughout all stages of mum-hood, they will support your growing bump, allow easy feeding access should you need it and make you feel beautiful, stylish and cool as a mum long after pregnancy.

Find out more about them here: 
https://breastdressed.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/breast.dressed/

LEARN:  

Paper & Bean

Paper and Bean has it all! They are an eco-friendly brand that designs playful products to welcome new babies  into the world and to encourage kids in developing their imagination and creativity whilst meeting the needs of design- conscious parents. Side note, as good as their products look, they are not to be consumed and would benefit from not  being put in or near water (some of their animals can’t swim).

Find out more about them here: 
https://paperandbean.co.uk/
https://paperandbean.co.uk/products/the-animal-alphabet

My Busy Bots 

My Busy Bots creates award-winning, fun and educational busy bags, toolkit and Fun Folders that all encourage learning through play and children’s imagination. We think that these clever, mama- designed products are handy to use when you’re out and about or are excellent resources for home learning! 

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.mybusybots.com/
https://www.instagram.com/mybusybots

My Little Learner

We know that learning to write should be fun but it is also important that children form their letters correctly when they start learning to write. That’s why think you should know about My Little Learner! They specialise in offering high quality, wipeable learning resources for little learners. It all started with their ‘learn to write’ mat which Jo (the owner of My Little  Learner) is very passionate about.

Find out more about them here: 
www.mylittlelearner.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/mylittlelearner123/

ZaZa’s Storybox

What better way to engage and inspire your little one today than with these beautiful boxes of books delivered to your door monthly by ZaZa’s Storybox. Stimulate your child’s imagination and expand their understanding of the world, all whilst developing their language and listening skills. We hope that these boxes will spur book inspired play, improve fine motor skills, encourage story-telling, and more! 

Find out more about them here: 
https://www.zazastorybox.com/
https://www.instagram.com/zazastorybox/