Barometer: Kids

Bright young things

Here comes the sun (whatever the weather)

Ancient Greek Sandals

A tie-up with Caramel brings these classics to smaller feet. £109-£123, available from June,

Striped romper

Cotton beach suit in Punch & Judy stripes. £26.75,

Lomography Diana F+ CMYK camera. Older kids can experiment with this “lo-mo” camera; it also has pinhole functions. £89,

Hope Cove sun set

Knitted bikini set for retro sunseeking. £85,

The Mini Deckchair

A Southsea recliner for three- to five-year-olds. Timber hardwood frame; showerproof cotton. £47,

The line-up Bath time

Catchpole & Rye

Standing smartly on three cast-iron legs, Le Petit Bateau is a replica of an antique child’s bath found on a research trip by Catchpole & Rye in a château in northern France. The bath is made to order at the company’s workshop in Kent and can be painted in any colour with optional spots or stripes. For the truly princely child, there is a crystal-studded version available too.

From £2,750,


This retro-style baby bath from award-winning brand Hoppop is redolent of a 1920s nursery. The metal stand folds away after use, with a towel rail neatly built into the design. The bath comes in grey or violet and has insulated sides to keep the water a friendly temperature; a thermo-sensitive bath plug also indicates if it gets too hot.

Stand, £56, bathtub £51,;


British brand Anorak has a menagerie of simple animal motifs – bears, robins, rabbits, stags – on soft, 100 per cent cotton towels, available in a variety of sizes. For bright, hammam-style cotton striped foutas in child proportions, try Febronie (£21,; there are several colourways and all are made in Tunisia. They (reputedly) get softer with use.

From £4; 08456 049 049,;

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