Tots to teens

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

BABY BLAN­KET: The Kilkenny Shop cur­rently has a lovely se­lec­tion of baby gifts and if you are look­ing for some­thing seasonal, how about This McNutt of Done­gal baby blan­ket, €40, which is made from 100% pure lamb’s wool. Ev­ery blan­ket is de­signed and wo­ven in the sea­side vil­lage of Down­ings on the Wild At­lantic Way and de­scribed as del­i­cate yet durable with the abil­ity to bounce back wash af­ter wash; kilken­nyshop.com

SMARTIE TREAT: Fans of Or­ange Smar­ties can en­joy this choco­late treat as an Easter egg with or­ange-flavoured mini eggs in­side. The lim­ited-edi­tion sweet has a shell in­fused with nat­u­ral or­ange oil to give it its dis­tinc­tive taste and was a hit with con­sumers when first launched in Smar­ties Giant Tubes last year. Smar­ties date from 1937 and have been made without ar­ti­fi­cial colours or flavours since 2006; nes­tle.ie

SUN SAFE: If you are head­ing away for an early sun holiday or sim­ply hop­ing to get out more now that the days are finer, Elave Sen­si­tive Sun SPF30, €19.95 is for­mu­lated for sen­si­tive skin and suit­able for all the fam­ily. Re­cently voted best travel prod­uct at the Ir­ish Phar­macy News Awards, the hypo-al­ler­genic and wa­ter-re­sis­tant for­mula is pae­di­a­tri­cian ap­proved from new­born and suit­able for use dur­ing preg­nancy; elave­skin­care.com

LIT­TLE LARKS: With clas­sic styles, in­clud­ing Peter Pan col­lars and puff sleeves, the lit­tle larks spring/ sum­mer col­lec­tion of party dresses has ar­rived at Arnotts. The hand-smocked pas­tel and ging­ham dresses are de­signed by two Ir­ish mums not just to look good but also to be com­fort­able and easy to play in and are made of 100% cot­ton, ma­chine wash­able at 30C. Prices from €55, with sizes from six months to age 8; arnotts.ie

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