Berlin is about as child-friendly as European cities come and it didn’t take long to work out where all the cool kids hang out.
Pack in plenty of wintry fun this month, from grotto visits and festive theatre to yuletide markets and seasonal cinema.
The shop’s owner is possibly the friendliest person we’ve ever met, and chats away to me with Babu on her lap while I browse.
Don’t ask why it’s named after the revolting milk pudding you get with school dinners.
Bab Dad took everything extremely seriously and began painstakingly icing anatomically correct innards onto a gingerbread man.
Not your average kids’ shop by any means – and definitely one to bear in mind when you’re in the market for something a bit special.
Adam, AKA Bab Dad, has lived in Hampstead for two and a half years. He’s a doctor and dad to Bab, 2, and Margot the cat, 3.
From child-led playgroups to parent-focused gigs; lively mummy-and-me yoga classes to calm, childcare-inclusive mothers’ retreats – we give you the definitive, tried-and-tested top 100 activities for little Londoners and their adults.
Sarah Issuree works as a part-time Latin teacher at a prep school in Knightsbridge. She has lived in Brockley for 11 months and has a 15-month-old daughter called Theodora and an eight-year-old step-daughter called Ava.
As parents of preschoolers we’re the ones who are going to be reading the books, so we might as well pick ones we’re all going to appreciate.