Family Nation is a chic Italian store packed full of goodies from pregnancy skincare and maternity clothing to nursery decoration, via childrenswear, toys and babycare, sourced from across the globe.
Why we love: There’s a huge selection of products, with a strong emphasis on the eco-friendly and ethical. We like the balance between the practical and high-end design – Beco Planet eco potties and breast pumps (Medela, of course) sit alongside Fabelab’s whimsical storage and Oeuf’s stylish wooden furniture.Â Postage to the UK is £5.90 and takes 3 to 4 days.
Three cool buys: So many to choose from, but , after a lot of deliberation I’ve narrowed it down. I’m a big fan of Deuz and Kitty was given the original versions of the MiniMaracas as a baby, so I couldn’t resist including these super-bright beechwood ones, £25.32 – ours are still taken from their home in the instruments baskets and shaken to this day. Scandi brand Fabulous Goose makes the softest, snuggliest organic blankets and this bright orange foxy fleece, £46.30, is divine. Kitty would love these recycled cardboard precious jewel necklaces by Pirouette Cacahoute. They are £5.90 for three and would make a fab party activity.
Brands: Think global cool with BG faves Aden & Anais, Pebble, Londji, Kidsonroof, Wooden Story, Wee Gallery and OMY. There’s plenty for mamas-to-be from Seraphine, Amoralia, Boob, Carriwell, Lansinoh and Belabumbum. And there a few new-to-us brands: Woodly make wooden children’s beds, Linea Mamma Baby produces nasties-free skincare and Ki et La offer cool kids’ sunglasses.