Written by 8:30 am Parenting

Editor’s Picks: January 2013

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart!

IGC

SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED

I may be wrong, but In Good Company (helmed by ex-Alldressedup design-meisters Sven Tan and Kane Tan) is probably the one and only local designer label that outfits women AND their little girls without making either one look over-aged, under-dressed, or stuck in a sartorial faux pas. Think superb cuts, artful draping, sleek tailoring, gorgeous fabrics — all that stylish mums and women want — dramatically downsized for budding fashionistas aged between three and eight years. Haven’t found anything for the girls to wear this lunar new year? You know where to go (and probably find something for yourself too!). From now till 31 March 2013, enjoy FREE delivery islandwide with a minimum purchase of $200 at In Good Company. Simply enter the promo code “Yummy Mummy & Me!” at checkout.

Corelle

PANDA-MONIUM

Fact: kids love pandas. Adults too. There’s something about these black and white mammals that elicits coos and turns even the hardest-hearted human — hmmmm, like a child who’s a picky eater perhaps? — into a ball of gooey mush. Chances are, faced with the challenge of uncovering a playful panda from under the mound of rice, picky eater child will dig in (with the matching utensils of course) and dine like a docile cub. This six-piece Playful Panda set from Corelle® has a non-porous surface that resists bacteria, stains and odours, and is also break and chip resistant. Perfect, methinks, for small paws. $60, at selected outlets at Courts, Fairprice Finest & Xtra.

The true story of Sophie la Girafe

TALL TALES

Take your little globetrotter on a voyage across continents with her teether? Oh yes. Sophie, the seven-inch giraffe which has been gnawed by celeb progeny worldwide, now has her own tome. Written by Jane Wood, the Canadian distributor of Sophie the Giraffe, The True Story of Sophie la girafe follows Sophie’s adventures as she travels the world. Sophie’s little friends can learn about the countries that their favourite teether giraffe visits, visit the world’s best-known landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China, and learn about flags from different nations. $24.90 at motherswork, Agape Babies, Niche Babies, and www.sophie.sg

holster sandals

HAPPY FEET

Hooray! Those cult Australian holster® Jellies Sandals are finally in Singapore! Apart from the adult catalogue, there’s one for every look in the kids’ collection, which ranges from pretty ballerina shoes to rock-style sandals. Each sandal also boasts optimum arch support under the ball of the foot, and straps on the back of the jellies where possible. This provides additional support and prevents the foot from slipping. Ideal for girls of all ages (sizes 6-13 and 1-5), they are non-marking and odour resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth. Available in selected Mothercare stores and Not Too Big.

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