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THE BEST BUYS FOR CHILDREN THIS OCTOBER

From rain coats  to home crafts and baby’s first Halloween to an adorable and adventurous new teddy bear called Binky, Lorraine Crighton-Smith rounds up October 2014’s best buys for mini Residents

Stylish nursery furniture from John Lewis
John Lewis, which (like us) is also celebrating a big birthday this year, has a wonderful new range of nursery furniture this autumn. We love the Toronto range (pictured above), including cotbed, £200; wardrobe, £150, see here with John Lewis Barbican armchair from £700; John Lewis Baby sheepskin rug, £50; Donna Wilson Printed Badger cushion, £39. See the rest of the range online at johnlewis.com 

Return of the (rain) mac at Next 
Little ones can keep dry and stay stylish this autumn with Next’s red shiny mac, from £28; Blue skinny jeans, from £10; Denim look trainers, from £19.  next.co.uk

Next’s red shiny mac, from £28

Next’s red shiny mac, from £28

What a hoot! Get crafty with Clara Create
Feeling crafty? Create your own cute owl with the help of Clara Create. Each kit contains everything you need to create your own felt Acorn Crescent kit — just add scissors! Barnaby Toots Owl Sewing Kit, £14.99claracreate.com

Create your own owl at home with Clara Creates

Create your own owl at home with Clara Creates

Explore London with Binky Bear
Meet Binky, a smart little teddy who goes on an adventure to London. Binky really wants to meet the Queen so he heads to Buckingham Palace. In Binky Goes to London, a new book, he also meets a horse, some pelicans, a squirrel and two royal Corgis, Rudi and Bertie, all while enjoying a tour of some of London’s best known monuments and attractions. There’s also a map so that you can enjoy Binky’s adventure in London too.
Available from selected Waterstones, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Harrods and Selfridges; binkybear.co.uk

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Don’t miss Binky Bear’s adventures around London

Cute pumpkin tee by M&S
Check out this adorable My First Halloween Pumpkin Tee £5, Marks & Spencer, marksandspencer.com

My First Halloween tee from Marks & Spencer

My First Halloween tee from Marks & Spencer

 

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