GH Hurt & Son Superfine Merino wool christening shawl
If it’s good enough for Prince George … £45; www.ghhurt.com (currently on pre-order)
Vintage-style red wooden pram
Perfect for a newborn’s nursery. £24, by Posh Totty Designs; www.notonthehighstreet.com
Billieblush mottled woollen baby coat
Keep baby chic and warm this autumn. £79; www.littlefashiongallery.com
Makers & Brothers willow rattle
Contains hazelnuts for an authentic acoustic. €15; www.makersandbrothers.com
Boden babycord bloomers
Bright, fun and just the right side of kitsch. £18-£20; www.boden.co.uk
The line-up Cookery books
Hats & Bells Children’s Party Cookbook
By Hatty Stead and Annabel Waley-Cohen
Six years after founding party-food business Hats & Bells, Hatty Stead and Annabel Waley-Cohen have created a compendium of their sweetest recipes. The ideas are simple, with cunning twists: Ritz biscuits added to the crumb coating for fish fingers, toffees melted with marshmallows for rice crispy bites.
Kyle Books (published September 12, £18.99)
The Kids Only Cookbook
By Sue Quinn
Food writer Sue Quinn created this useful guide with the help of her own two mini-chefs: Ruby, 11, and Ben, 8. With 50 easy recipes, the book promises not just an introduction to cooking for your little ones but ingenious methods to make it fun. Who knew you could make homemade ice-cream by kicking it along in a tin can?
Meringue Girls Cookbook
By Alex Hoffler and Stacey O’Gorman
This book is replete with rainbow colours and delightfully silly twists on the classic meringue. With seasonal recipes, gift ideas and even interactive content, thanks to the book’s use of augmented reality, it is an injection of fun into your kitchen. Expect to wow the kids with the strawberry meringue ice lollies or meringue alphabet letters.
(Square Peg, £15)