Roma was already properly pushing the top end of the age limit and basically looked like a fully grown woman compared with most of the tiny babies.
I made the fairly confident assumption that we wouldn’t be making sexually explicit pottery with our children.
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.
Unlike other parent-focused cafes, 36 falls more into the category of ‘coffee shop with a play area’ than ‘play cafe’.
I decided we’d go freestyle for the day, abandoning the buggy and letting the erratic slitherer do her worst. What could possibly go wrong?
The sprawling park really comes into its own in summer with its trio of bathing ponds, 61-metre lido and children’s paddling pool.
The cute cafe is the perfect place to relax with a coffee while you listen to French cafe music and people-watch out the window.
What?: London-based chain of boutique charity shops all beautifully designed and curated to create a thrift-store experience like no other. Expect top-notch, barely used baby equipment, lightly loved picture books, high-end toys and rails chock-full of quality designer and high-street clothing
What?: For one weekend only, silly-cute online boutique Greenberry Kids set up shop in Hampstead’s adorable Maison Auguste. The result? A cacophony of enraptured coos and squees as visitors lingered over rails filled with Monbebe bunny bonnet-and-babygrow sets complete with ears and fluffy tails
A music class with a difference – that being the presence of live music emanating from the hands and mouths of professional musicians