Tots to teens

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

BABY OP­TIONS: Th­ese ver­sa­tile or­ganic muslins from Mopsy + Lils are a gen­er­ously sized 48in x 48in and can be used as a burp cloth, nurs­ing cover, or on a chang­ing ta­ble. They also make a light, soft blan­ket for daytime naps dur­ing warm weather or when trav­el­ling. Avail­able in three monochrome prints, they are made in In­dia and would be a lovely gift for a sum­mer baby, €24.95; www.mop­syan­dlils.ie SKIN PRO­TEC­TION: Skin­care brand Elave of­fers sun pro­tec­tion for sen­si­tive skin in its sun­care range which is safe to use dur­ing preg­nancy. Sen­si­tive Sun SPF30, €19.95, which is wa­ter re­sis­tant and Sen­si­tive Botan­i­cal Af­ter Sun, €14.95, can also be used by lit­tle ones as they are both pae­di­a­tri­cian ap­proved from new­born. Elave sun­care is avail­able from phar­ma­cies and www.elave­skin­care.com

TOI­LET TRAIN­ING: Think­ing of toi­let train­ing dur­ing the sum­mer months? The Kid­dy­loo from Baby­care In­ter­na­tional has a non-slip step with two set­tings, is height ad­justable to fit all stan­dard toi­lets and can be eas­ily folded and stored away when not in use. It has a high back and a soft seat, with con­toured han­dles for ex­tra grip and is suit­able from 18 months; €19.95 from nurs­ery stores and www.baby­careshop.ie

BUILD­ING BLOCKS: Lego fans might en­joy a visit to Castle­town House in Co Kil­dare to see The Big Brick Ex­hi­bi­tion, open­ing on, July 1. The OPW has col­lab­o­rated with Michael Finian whose col­lec­tion in­cludes the Taj Ma­hal and Eiffel Tower, as well as a rare model of the Lego House, a replica of the build­ing where Lego was started by Dan­ish car­pen­ter, Ole Kirk Kris­tiansen. The ex­hi­bi­tion is open daily. A fam­ily ticket costs €18; www.castle­town.ie

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