Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves Sustainability

Rooomy’s best sustainable finds for parents, that kids will love

 

In each issue of the magazine we have the Rooomy Loves feature.  My chance to share with you some brilliant finds which I think other parents will love, which are not related to your child’s bedroom.  Something for the home, a great gift maybe, a great book find or possibly something silly but fab.

 

Leave Nothing but Footprints

I bought this book because I love the illustrator.  She’s worked on other kids books and her art work is gorgeous.  The book has a clear message about looking after our environment particularly the oceans and seas.  For us it was reaffirming that we are doing the right things already, we always take our rubbish home and don’t leave anything on the beach, in fact as long as hygiene isn’t an issue we often put other peoples rubbish in the bin, the girls are happy to do this.  It was a great reminder that using less plastic bags is important and something we have become much better at in recent months, one of the few bonuses of lockdown.  The girls were heart broken at the prospect of saying no to glitter, but it’s prompted me to research the why some more for them, I guess this is the key to sustainability with our kid’s it’s all about educating them.  Telling what they must and must not do it simply not good enough, we need help the understand why our actions are important and the impact we have when we don’t act.  This will cement their understanding and commitment and hopefully be less likely to be led astray by peer who litter when they’re older, they can set the example and be passionate about their reasons why.  Education, strength, conviction.

 

Leave Nothing but Footprints, kid's books

Corkando Placemats

Whilst on the hunt for cork rugs I came across these glorious placemats.  With 7 lovely illustrated designs to choose from you’ll be able to make your dinner time setting a truly joyful place to be.  Lovingly designed with great motifs from a sustainable material. The cork table sets are non-slip and easy to care for. So your table always stays clean and the food is even more fun!

Giraffe Cork Placemat, Rooomy magazine for kid's
orangutan cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
lion cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
elephant cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms

Bamboo Calculator

The number one reason for the Rooomy Loves feature is because when I am researching kids rooms I always stumble upon products that I don’t think would have ever crossed my path otherwise.  This Bamboo Calculator is a perfect example of just that.  Had you ever heard of one? Well if you are looking to introduce more natural products and less plastic then this is a must have!  Bamboo offers such a great colour and the chunky buttons are fab for all ages and it is of course solar powered!

bamboo calculator, rooomy magazine sustainability gofts for kid's
Green Toys pink fire truck for kid's play

The BeBehive – Green Toys Inc

I live with a pink obsessed 5 year old and this fire truck made me smile.  It comes in red too, if like me you love a more traditional style.  There are lots of great sustainable vehicle toys available from Green Toys but I wanted to give this pink beauty a top spot here. 

Solidly constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Toys Fire Truck has no metal axles, so it’s safe for both the earth. 

Green Toys pink fire truck for kid's play

Eat Sleep Doodle

Pick a product, any product

All of the Eatsleep Doodle products are great and they have something for everyone.  I include them here because they meet a sustainable level for me as their products can be washed and reused and then passed on.  Nothing is going into landfill, the lifespan is fantastic and worth spending on.  We just need the creative industry to find a way of making plastic free felt tips!

Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine
Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine

Rooomy Loves….

Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit

Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit

Rooomy Loves - Teens This feature is the breath of fresh air, it's the break from the norm, it's when Rooomy gets to share great finds that are nothing to do with interiors, but that I'm confident you'll love!  Taken from Issue 9, the Teen Edit, here are some great...

Rooomy Loves | Nursery Edition

Rooomy Loves | Nursery Edition

Rooomy Loves | Nursery Edition

Rooomy Loves, For Babies

Rooomy’s Non-Nursery best finds for parents

 

In each issue of the magazine we have the Rooomy Loves feature.  My chance to share with you some brilliant finds which I think other parents will love, which are not related to your child’s bedroom.  Something for the home, a great gift maybe, a great book find or possibly something silly but fab.

 

IT’S NOT A PLAYMAT. . .

…It’s more of a rug. If you are looking for something for the baby to be on in your living space, be it lounge, kitchen or elsewhere then you need to check out these roll out mats from Totter and Tumble. Designed by a mum who knows that the foam playmats collect all the dirt and are tough to clean and that space can be needed for all the family to be on when hanging out on a hardwood or tiled floor. This is not a playmat, it is the size of a standard British rug. Designed as a simple, one piece, roll out, wipeable mat, with no fiddly pieces for crumbs to disappear down or be pulled apart. With 12 designs to choose from they are all stylish – reversible, subtle patterns and gentle colours to fit in with interiors and not overwhelm the senses. You’ll find them supportive – inspired by a luxury pilates mat, these playmats are a sealed slice of memory foam, making them tougher to rival a rug, but also perfect for adults home exercising too. Safe and soft to support and cushion tumbling little ones and safety tested to European toy standards, suitable from birth.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

 

ESSENTIAL FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP

Sleeping bags will make your baby feel snuggly and safe when sleeping which means less waking, hopefully. Consider these as part of the bedding for the room and buy a few that really go with the fab sheets you’ve bought. Make sure you check the tog ratings for the season!

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

 

ART BABIES CAN ENJOY

Black and White! Babies love black and white, the contrast is so strong for their developing eyesight that they will be mesmerized. Great for stimulating their brain and even better if you want to enjoy a few still moments and maybe actually drink your tea or coffee before it gets cold. The Wee Gallery offer heaps of great monochrome accessories but these Art Cards have lots of different themes on offer, they can be looked through on car journeys, lined up along the edge of the cot when you need to nip to the loo, I know I’d buy at least two, one for home and one for the changing bag.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

LOOKING GOOD

Baby grows for the win, little outfits can take a lot of effort and might well need changing after an hour, if you want to avoid the plain white baby grows and want to introduce some life to your babies wardrobe/drawer or basket, then check out our selection of top babygro’s.

Take particular notice of the Rainbow romper as The White Company are donating £10 from every romper sold to The Prince’s Trust and Refuge in equal portions.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

SOFT AND SNUGGLY

Sheepskin is wonderful for babies, the softness for their sensory pleasure and comfort, with its magical ability to keep them cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. A must for newborns, sheepskin naturally traps air between its fibres creating a cosy micro-climate, while in warmer conditions, moisture is drawn away from the skin keeping babies dry and cool.  Medical studies have shown that babies settle quicker, cry less & sleep longer on a sheepskin.  The super soft, deep-pile, merino sheepskin liners from Bini Bamba will keep your big (little) softies cosy, seriously snugly and sleeping like a baby.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

 

WEAN CLEAN

When it comes to feeding time let’s think, looking good and oh so practical and helpful, these floor mats for high chairs are waterproof, wipe-clean, and designed to protect any type of surface from spills, stains, and crumbs, providing peace of mind on top of a super stylish look. With 3 designs in 12 colour ways you’ll find something to suit your home.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

BABY SOFT

Every parent wants the very best for the baby, we want to care for them and make sure they are happy and comfortable at all times. Bathing them to start can make some of us nervous, we want to wash them but we are conscious of how precious and delicate their skin is. Natural sponge can be very expensive and other products may seem too harsh, that’s why these super-soft bamboo wash cloths from Cuddledry and are just what you and your baby need.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

TUMMY PLAY

Tummy time can happen naturally, or you might find putting your baby on their front very awkward to watch. My eldest was not a fan and my youngest just threw herself over. With  all things in life motivation is helped with incentive. A fab play mat toy like this from Done by Deer provides your babe with something to fiddle with, reach for, check out and interact with. This little croc is a great, fun character and of course will be a huge help in the pushchair too.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

DAD PAD

An essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS. New dad’s will feel excited, but they can also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad can help by giving them knowledge and practical skills that they need. The resource will support you and your partner to give your baby the best possible start in life. This great guide will help reduce dad’s anxiety helping him get involved and gaining in confidence. He’ll learn how to create a strong bond and healthy attachment with their baby and to build a stronger family relationship by sharing the load and learning how to parent together, recognise the signs of postnatal depression in both yourself and your partner, and learn how to get help early. The DadPad was created by a Dad with the NHS in a hope to make information more accessible and less overwhelming than all the parenting books.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

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Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit

Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit

Rooomy Loves – Teen Edit

Rooomy Loves – Teens

This feature is the breath of fresh air, it’s the break from the norm, it’s when Rooomy gets to share great finds that are nothing to do with interiors, but that I’m confident you’ll love!  Taken from Issue 9, the Teen Edit, here are some great gift ideas for teens.  

Teen Breathe Magazine

Being a teen has NEVR been easy, we remember what it was like still, right? 

With lockdown in place life for teens just became a lot harder in a way we do not understand. 

All the same dramas still apply, social awareness, exam pressure, self-image and the rest. And as we know the last decade has made it a whole lot harder for them, and us parents with the explosion of social media. I won’t list all the downsides, there are simply too many; in a nutshell, their brains are not developed enough to cope with social media, however now it comes into its own as a great way to stay in touch with their friends when contact is not allowed.  What a conundrum.

How do we help them manage some sort of balance?

Enter Teen Breathe, a magazine jam packed with ideas, articles and tips to help your teen explore how to pay attention to everything they do, because being curious and staying positive can bring out the very best. A person who’s comfortable and proud in their own skin, is open to ideas and follows their dreams. It’s a bi-monthly publication and you can get your subscription here.

 

Ultimate Ears – Megaboom 3

Music, the key to most teenagers’ hearts. For decades teens have been plugged into Walkman’s, discmans, iPods and now it’s wireless headphones.

I wanted to find a gadget that means they can share their music with their friends, maybe even family or at least just listen in the solace of their room, without having to put headphones in or on. I came across this great find from Ultimate Ears. Their Megaboom 3 is a Bluetooth speaker balancing features, sound quality and value better than any of its rivals, with an impressive 20-hour battery life and the ability to stereo pair and daisy chain with other UE speakers.

Perfect for solo enjoyment or creating more of a party! Oh, and it’s water proof and comes in 8 colour options!

 

 

Boom Creations Ltd – Memory Box Frame

A great gift for your teen or their friend or the niece or nephew that you just don’t know what to get for their birthday. They can keep all their precious memories and souvenirs in this amazing wall mounted scrap book!  The unique top loading frame allows you to store all your keepsakes in one safe place. A unique gift for Birthdays, travel, tickets stubs and programmes!

 

Secret Projects – Secret Pillow

Friendships become number one priority for teens. Which means parties must be attended, staying away will happen a lot more and sleepovers at home may increase too. In the spirit of supporting this development and not wanting to be scrambling around for extra bedding when they bring all their friends’ round at the last minute, then these secrete pillows will become your ally.

With loads of colour options, they provide a cushion all year round and in emergencies roll out into a much-needed blanket! 

The best part is you’ll be supporting an incredible project in India, allowing women who face social and economic challenges to make their own money I a safe environment whilst receiving training, material and support from Secrete Projects, currently working across six Indian states. 

 

 

Emily Brooks – Sticky Notes

Stationary! There is so much awesome stationary about, but these sticky notes by Emily Brooks jumped out at me because of their mini calls to action; You Got This, Love This Idea and Don’t Forget. A phrase we hear more and more is that our brains are like an internet browser, too many tabs open. Organisation is key and it’s great if they can learn young! I love the bright positive colours and the more mature illustrations, no emoji’s to be found here.

If you like what you see here make sure you’re following us on our socials for your chance to win a great gift bundle including some of these items, in our Edit End Giveaway, coming soon.  

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