Stephanie Patel is currently on maternity leave from her job as a GP. She has lived in Parsons Green/Fulham for 15 months and has a nine-month-old daughter called Lily.
The toy selection is small and so covetable the idea of collecting the whole lot doesn’t feel entirely unreasonable.
Charlotte Holroyd has lived in Wandsworth Town for four years. She works as a doctor and is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her son Oscar, five months.
Lianne Tangco is a university Dyslexia Adviser. She has lived in Croydon for five years and has a 13-month-old son called Peadar.
I’ve learnt the hard, breaking-my-neck-tripping-over-the-crap way that less is more where kids’ stuff is concerned.
Cissy Wears is not your average kids’ shop, being the antithesis of cheap plastic toymageddon with its serene palette of black, white and dusty pastels.
Katrine lives in Crouch End with her partner Louis and their 10-year-old daughter Emmie and naughty boy cat Mimi. Eilidh lives in Camden with her husband Martin and their 10-year-old daughter Freya.
While everything about The Mother Maker markets is child-friendly, this still felt like a reassuringly grown-up affair.
The self-styled family-lifestyle store solves the age-old problem of how to entertain little ones when you’re in dire need of some retail therapy.
There’s a large shoe department with a squashy sofa for trying on in comfort, with brands including Bobux, Salt-Water and Start-Rite.