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Advent calendar giveaway: 24 days of Christmas competition

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24 days of Christmas competition

It's Christmas! And to celebrate, here at Mother & Baby we're giving you the chance to win every day in the run up to Christmas Day itself.

Enter below for your chance to win great prizes, for expectant mums, new mums, babies and toddlers, from baby food to books to toys and playmats.

It's all up for grabs, so what are you waiting for! Scroll down to see the brilliant prizes on offerand click the 'view more' links to find out how to enter...

DAY 1

Win a month’s supply of superfreshalicious Organic Children’s food from Mia & Ben. Snack time's covered! The immune boosting super pack contains 15x Apple & Blueberry and 15x Banana, Mango and Pineapple fresh chilled pouches (suitable for weaning from 6 months).

DAY 2

Christmas is for creating magical moments with those that matter. Time apart has reminded us all of the joy of being together. What’s more, spending extended time indoors has given us a renewed love of the outdoors and the wellbeing benefits it brings. 

The team at Micro make exploring easy for all the family and this Christmas is no exception with the Micro Trike – a real winner for toddlers and parents alike. 

Its stylish design oozes kerbside appeal whilst still offering a fun and innovative toddler travel solution that puts an end to those buggy wars!  Perfect for independence craving pre-schoolers, the Micro Trike’s upright seating position enables dinky ‘drivers’ to engage with surroundings while grown-ups can keep things moving and stay in control when little legs tire, thanks to the telescopic parenting handle.  Little ones will ride in comfort thanks to the sturdy seat, adjustable footrest and rubber handle grips. 

Weighing just 2.2kg, this ultra-compact and foldable design means it’s perfectly portable, ready for action and easy to store. 

RRP: £89.95 / Suitable age: 18months + and available in aqua, black and red 

DAY 3

Matching PJ’s are essential for Christmas morning, and Scandi born brand,  Polarn O. Pyret, has got you covered. The iconic clothing brand with a truly ethical mindset has some gorgeous cosy pyjamas for the smallest members of the family, to the oldest! 

The lucky winner will receive a set of festive, cosy, organic PJs for the whole family (based on two adults and two children) – Worth £150

DAY 4

Kit & Kin, the eco-friendly family brand co-founded by Spice Girl Emma Bunton, is thrilled to offer today’s lucky winner its brand-new Babywear Starter Pack. The perfect combination of products to look after your baby’s bottom, as well as making sure they’re comfy, cosy and looking super cute. A month’s supply of award-winning sustainable baby essentials, including nappies, wipes and sacks, plus a gorgeous set of 100% organic cotton babywear, including the brand’s bestselling and utterly adorable bunny hat, super soft onesie and snuggly unisex blanket. A truly lovely gift for the smallest member of the family. Worth £113.37

DAY 5

Create everlasting Christmas morning memories with precious toys from Janod. Inspired by nostalgia and vintage style, Janod’s colourful toys guarantee hours of fun and creative play, whilst building on key developmental skills in the process.  

The bundle includes:  

Pull Along Wooden Snail - Little one’s first Christmas is sure to be filled with fun thanks to the musical Wooden Snail, which can be pulled along join every festive activity! The super cute, pastel shell turns as he is pulled along, and cleverly can be removed to reveal a tambourine and xylophone! Available from  www.trotters.co.uk

Sound Camera Capture every festive moment, just like Mum and Dad! The Janod wooden sound camera will keep budding photographers inspired this Christmas, with a camera of their very own. With a kaleidoscope view finder, flashing light and clicking capture button, not only are little one’s senses engaged but the imaginative play options are endless! Available from www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Silver Rocket - Celebrating 50 years, Janod has given their iconic rocket a makeover, just in time for Christmas! The charming wooden rocket is made of 5 parts, ready for take-off using magnets for easy construction and play. Available from  www.mulberrybush.co.uk

DAY 6

Infantino, the global brand committed to 24/7 ‘Happy Parenting’ is thrilled to be giving away all four of its bestselling gift sets. Babies will be rocking around the Christmas tree with excitement for their 1st Playset from Infantino!

Encouraging movement, this cute set is super easy for your baby to hold, helping development of motor skills, as well as the exploration of textures, colours, numbers and even animals! 

Sure to make waves, is the Splish & Splash Bath Playset, ensuring bath time goes swimmingly and is full of fun! With 8 stackable cups to introduce counting, little ones can also practice great hand-eye coordination with the fishing rod. 

The Colours and Shapes Activity Set, will help to promote early shape and colour recognition. The adorable elephant encourages babies to sort the shapes into the correct colour zones, whilst the triangle shaped activity cube has endless play potential with spinning shapes, bouncing beads, and zipping knobs!

Finally, babies will go gaga for the adorable box of cheer gift set. Featuring a soft cuddly Teether, teethable sensory balls, a multi coloured Highchair toy and adorable animal shaped teethable links. Bright colours and interesting textures make this Box of Cheer even more fun!

Worth £120, Available from Argos, Amazon UK and  www.preciouslittleone.com 

DAY 7

Christmas morning is the perfect opportunity for little ones to play with their new toys, so why not keep your newborn amused with the Baby Play Gym Set from The Little Green Sheep. Allowing parents to design the perfect play gym to suit your child’s stage of development, there is an array of detachable and interchangeable charms for every little personality to explore at home or on the go, keeping playtime fresh and engaging for your baby. With organic cotton rattles stimulating sensory play, as well as mango wood teething charms, they are perfect for soothing tender gums. 

Complete your nursery with The Little Green Sheep’s stunning teepee play tent. Beautifully designed using a 5-pole solid wood structure and 100% cotton canvas, giving your little one the creative space to make their own and keeping them occupied for hours. Worth £160 

DAY 8

SmartMax, the brand behind the award-winning pre-school magnetic construction sets, is thrilled to be giving away this fab bundle of four of its bestselling ‘My First’ sets, sure to magnetise the minds of little ones ages 1 – 5.

‘My First’ Vehicles will have toddlers constructing with their Cement Mixer and a dumper truck or putting out the fires with their fire engine! Including 13 large and tactile pieces that are soft to touch, little ones will love finding the right pieces to make the correct vehicle or mixing it up to create the weirdest combinations on the building site.

‘My First’ Sounds & Senses, which features four brand new SmartMax bars and balls, each one developed with a different sound and texture. Not only will children love shaking, rattling and building with this set, but the charming pieces have been brought to life with different faces drawn on each side of the ball depicting various emotions; encouraging children to express themselves through play.  

‘My First’ Totem features 8 colourful magnetic building blocks, with different sounds, styles and textures. Little ones can combine the sensory blocks to build the coolest totem; or follow one of the 24 fun challenges.

Finally, ‘My First’ Dinosaurs, featuring 5 iconic prehistoric creatures, including the formidable Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Sure to provide hours of roaring good entertainment, this set comes with 5 dinosaurs, 4 of which are split into two parts. This allows for a lot of creative thinking as little ones can ‘mix and match’ the dinosaurs to create weird and wonderful combinations! Worth £80  smarttoysandgames.co.uk 

DAY 9

Launching in the UK just in time for Christmas, The Singing Ant’s range of artisan-inspired playmats are ideal for festive playtimes all around the home. Seamlessly combining style and practicality, the EVA foam playmats are sure to add a whimsical touch to any nursery and become a must-have for every stylish family home. 

Creating a soft and safe space for little ones to play on and explore, the Singing Ant designer play mats feature a wipe clean, soft surface. The rotatable non-toxic EVA foam tiles easily slot together, interlocking to become a contemporary playmat in an instant.

The clever patented construction enables the mats to be easily expanded or reduced to fit into any space, whilst also being ideal for packing away into the handy travel tote provided for trips to the grandparents or any festive playdates. 

DAY 10

Perfect for bonding with your new arrival during cosy winter walks, the Izmi Carrier is the ultimate essential for both new parents. Ideal for use from day one, the award-winning carrier is renowned for its adaptable design as it seamlessly combines the functionalities of a soft structured fabric sling, with the support of a buckled carrier. Thoughtfully designed by mother and babywearing expert, Emily Williamson, the unique design evenly distributes baby’s weight, making babywearing comfortable and supportive for both the wearer and the baby.

Recognised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for its intuitive, supportive design, the multifunctional carrier can be worn front facing, rear facing, side and back. The multifunctional carrier cleverly adapts for use from newborn up until 18 months, meaning an abundance of quality time for both the wearer and the new arrival over the festive period! RRP £85

 

DAY 11

Bond Touch are bracelets that help bring people together through technology. The bracelets try to reproduce the intensity and length with which you might touch or hug someone or need to get someone's attention, such as another parent. The emotional wearables aim to shorten the distance between two people, reducing anxiety and loneliness by giving them a better, easier and simpler way to stay in touch. 

The bracelets allow you to send a hug via a vibration to the other person, letting them know you are there and that you love them, or to just let them know if the baby needs something. You can even think about what different codes mean, such as one vibrate means the baby needs a new nappy. Additionally, you have the option to communicate through the dedicated app that accompanies the bracelets, creating a safe space for you and your loved one to message each other. 

The bracelets, which are completely carbon-neutral, are also popular for people to use with their parents, grandparents, friends and children, as everyone seeks more ways to stay remotely connected while we're physically apart. 

DAY 12

Being a mum or a mum-to-be. Does there exist a role more challenging and yet more rewarding? Each day, you experience indescribable magic and moments of happiness that will last forever.

At We Love Mummy, we create jewellery that carries secrets known only to the wearer and those she trusts. A silver circle represents a lifetime, a moon symbolises a birth and a heart or egg can produce a sound that soothes both mother and child. If, by wearing one of our pieces, you hear a whispered we love you, from time to time, or feel a reassuring hug, we've done our job.   

 

DAY 13

Swaddle up warm this winter with the Love To Dream starter pack, keeping little ones cosy from day one. The iconic Swaddle UP design encourages little ones to drift off into a restful night’s sleep in their natural ‘arms up’ position, now available in a cosy 2.5 tog, perfect for this Christmas.  

The award-winning design offers a modern twist on traditional swaddling and has been proven to help babies gain a better quality of sleep for a longer period of time. Ideal from birth, babies are encouraged to sleep in their natural ‘arms up’ position, without restricting movement. 

The warm design is made with a 2.5 tog integrated bamboo blanket ensuring any new arrivals during the colder months are sure to stay cosy in the land of nod! The starter packs included two sizes, perfect for little dreamers as they grow. Available from  

DAY 14

What Mummy Makes: Family Meal Planner is the perfect kitchen companion to Rebecca Wilson’s debut cookbook What Mummy Makes: Cook just once for you and your baby.

Take the stress out of cooking and make meal planning a doodle as Rebecca shows you how to shop, organise and create home-cooked breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and puddings with ease. With 28 brand new recipes which can be made in 30 minutes or less, this practical book will help you get ready for a week of family feasting. 

DAY 15

Like Christmas came early, here’s a chance to take delivery of the ultimate bundle of festive goodies that’ll light up the face of any under-5. Thanks to modern kids’ retailer KIDLY you can thoroughly wow them on Christmas Day with six special toys that’ll delight all ages - and grow with them too.  

First up, a wibbly-wobbly wonder-board full of open-ended play possibilities; a (KIDLY exclusive) Wobbel Board with fiery-coloured felt underside. Next, there’s a classic wooden train set from Jabadabado. Watch them cosy up to the most cuddlesome dragon from the makers of the softest cuddlies, Jellycat. For wheely good fun, the Spirit Vehicle from Janod is one gorgeously quirky little vehicle, as are the Happy Wooden Bus from Tender Leaf Toys and the Wooden Car from Lubulona. 

All in all, it’s a stunning Christmas bundle that retails for over £260.  

Check out KIDLY for even more Christmas gift inspiration. Their Christmas Shop is now open, ready to help you find the Best Gifts Ever.   
 

DAY 16

Nutrition tailored to your little one, which changes as they grow. From milk to weaning worries to cooking for critics, with each new stage, comes new needs.  

Piccolo’s subscription service is a personalised meal plan that is complete, healthy and tailored to your little one – plus it’s delivered straight to your door however often you want. 

As experts in infant nutrition, Piccolo assembles food boxes based on information you give. Just tell them your little one’s age, dietary requirements and your eating goals for them (read: need help with the broccoli battle, or want to include more variety?) 

They’ll keep track of your growing baby’s nutritional needs so you don’t have to. Choose between Piccolo’s formula milk, pouches and cooking range, then the box will evolve as baby grows older, including dairy, protein and more texture as they're ready.  

Here to support you in your family’s feeding adventure, Piccolo will deliver your box as often as you want based on your needs. That’s one less thing on your plate (so to speak). 

Available from Piccolo’s online store.

DAY 17

You could win the Etta Loves X Peanuts organic cotton Playmat. If you are looking for a gift for a new mum or baby, this is it! Stylish and Sensory - what a winning combo! 

This sensory design provides perfect stimulation for tummy time and playtime. Etta Loves reversible playmat features two designs; Hide & Seek has the Peanuts gang hiding amongst the black & white chequerboard design, supporting visual development from birth to four months. Hugs & Kisses is a colourful XO design with the much loved Snoopy, Woodstock and Charlie Brown, supporting babies from five months onwards. 

An innovative baby lifestyle brand created by mum-of-two Jen Fuller, Etta Loves was created to turn everyday essentials into sensory sensations, by using the science of what babies can and can't see to create clever and stunning patterns. The result is that babies are mesmerised and supported in their visual and cognitive development, whilst parents benefit from a precious moment of calm, supporting their journey into parenthood.  

 

DAY 18

Up for grabs is the Cuddledry ‘Hands-free’ baby towel in Oatmeal. This multi award winning Cuddledry baby bath towel - as seen on Dragons Den - makes baby bathtime less of a scramble and more safe and stress free. With its clever design, the Cuddledry is a baby towel that attaches to the parent like an apron, keeping you dry and allowing you to lift and wrap your baby quickly and easily. Just pop the hood over your baby's head, and simply cuddle them dry. Made with supersoft bamboo and cotton, with TWO layers of towelling so your baby is snug and warm. Who doesn’t want to trade struggle for snuggle! Enter to win this fabulous prize today!  

Cuddledry was founded in 2006 by two mum friends who wanted to give a simple solution to a daily struggle in households around the world, making everyone’s lives easier and safer. 

DAY 19

Win Great Little Trading Co.’s Emily Doll’s Pram! This adorable wooden pram is a fantastic toy to encourage nurturing role play. Little ones will love to pop their favourite soft toys and dolls inside and take them for a stroll. Made from beautifully painted, durable wood, it’s a real heirloom toy you'll want to pass from generation to generation. 

Great Little Trading Company design and make useful, beautiful products which work hard to earn a place in your home. Their toys encourage imagination, fun, play and development, and their furniture adapts and grows to suit the changing needs of your family. The range focuses on three key areas; unique wooden toys which encourage learning through play; smart storage which helps parents organise and simplify their homes; and well-designed children’s bedroom furniture and accessories to create the perfect spaces for children to grow, play, learn and sleep. 

DAY 20

Win a Pixo Pillow! Wishing you had another pair of hands has never been more prevalent when feeding your baby! Especially for those middle of the night Netflix binge sessions to daytime facetimes with Granny. Someone to hold your tablet or phone in the perfect position is priceless, and this is where the Pixo Pillow comes in! The Pixo Pillow is a mini bean bag which holds your device in the optimum position for you, allowing you to keep your hands free for baby! It is the tablet stand that works on any surface and in any climate. Made from fade, water and stain resistant fabric and comes in a range of colours to suit every style.  

To view all the styles available visit pixopillow.co.uk - if you aren’t lucky enough to win Pixo Pillows are offering a 10% discount to Mother and Baby Readers just put M&B10 in the basket. 

DAY 21

Up for grabs is this Voksi Baby Nest Premium, developed to create a cosy and safe environment for your baby whether they are resting or playing. The Baby Nest Premium imitates the feeling of being in the mothers womb, giving your baby a feeling of protection, warmth and being nestled down.

It is also designed to grow with your child, by being able to open the canvas belt and fold out the extension, you can give your child the extra wiggle room they need. The highlight of the new Baby Nest Premium is the breathable 3D Mesh Mattress.

Designed in a honeycomb style, this mattress promotes great airflow. Made from 100% cotton and premium materials free from hazardous substances and chemicals you can rest assured that your child is surrounded in safety. The Baby Nest premium is easily transported with it’s own carry case, making visits with family more familiar for the baby and easier for you. 

Scandinavian brand Voksi began more than 30 years ago, with a practical high-end product designed to make the life of both children and their parents more practical and more comfortable. 

 

DAY 22

You could be in with the chance of winning The Armadillo Sun Children's Floor Cushion worth £80, taking your Floor Play to the Next Level! Are you over having to sit on a hard floor to play alongside your child? or does your child give up on play too soon due to being uncomfortable? Well we have a solution for you.

Enter the Armadillo Sun Floor cushion! A Floor pillow made from revolutionary fabric, that is spill, stain and mold resistant and can weather the harshest of climates without compromising on comfort, what more could you ask for? With fun and vibrant colours and patterns to be chosen from, these pillow's appeal to both Children and Adults alike. With an easy carry handle they easily make the transition from indoors to outdoors no matter the size of the user.

The wipeable fabric takes away the worry of sticky hands and accidental spills (even red wine). So whether you are planning your next teddy bear's picnic or cosying up to watch a film the Armadillo Sun Floor Cushion is a must. 

Armadillo Sun is a UK made Luxury beanbag and bean furniture company that has developed (almost) indestructible fabric used across all their range making it perfect for any setting. For more info check them out at www.armadillosun.com 

DAY 23

Up for grabs is this 15 Piece Magna-Tiles set! Magna-Tiles 3D magnetic building tiles recently arrived on UK shores having become a firm favourite with parents and children in the USA. 

This must-have childhood toy has been designed specially for little hands - colourful, versatile and high quality magnetic tiles - If they can dream it, they can build it. The tiles help children to explore and develop their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial reasoning, creative thinking, as well as encouraging engineering skills. Magna-Tiles always attract, no matter which way they are flipped, creating hours of play as pre-schoolers and even post-schoolers create and learn. 

Whether building a colourful rainbow, a bustling city or a soaring rocket ship, little ones will be getting a head start on learning shapes, colours and basic building skills. 

If you're not lucky enough to win you'll find Magna-Tiles at www.smythstoys.com with sets ranging from £19.99 to £99.99 

DAY 24

Enter to win BeSafe’s iZi Modular A X1 i-Size car seat with the first ever active retract harness. This never before seen harness features an advanced retractor construction inside the seat, which continuously pulls in the belts until the child is safely secured. Parents simply push up the belts inside the shoulder pads for a tight and secure fit leaving no room for their little one to wriggle free.

Like a true Scandinavian brand, BeSafe prides itself on its innovation and design, and is dedicated to developing the safest possible car seats for children of all ages. They enable families to travel at ease, with the knowledge their children are safely secured in the car. This new harness is another example of BeSafe keeping to their core vision ‘to keep children safe’ as they continually evolve with the needs of everyday family life. 

 

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Having worked across a variety of magazines, on topics from food to travel to horses, Stephanie now works as a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online. 

She loves taking her lurcher puppy Moss for long walks in the country, and spending time with her niece and two nephews. In her spare time she writes fiction books and enjoys baking (her signature bake is lemon drizzle cake).

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