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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am


Blanket coverage

A baby blanket serves as a useful accessory not only for the cot but also for the pushchair or anywhere else that a baby falls asleep. This cute cotton giraffe and elephant blanket has proved so popular that it is temporarily out of stock, but customers can place an order to reserve incoming stock. The new batch will include designs such as a donkey, owl and crocodile. HK$490 at Jellybean, shop A, 138 Queens Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 8600

It's a jungle in here

Mothercare's own My Jungle Family collection includes virtually everything to kit out a baby's room - from moses basket, rug and curtains and even a wall border. While the top-to-bottom jungle look may be a little over the top, individual pieces will add some cheer to a baby's room. This PVC wipe-clean changing mat is functional, fun and value for money. HK$129 at mothercare, 305-307 Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2627 0035

Stimulating company

The Pop range of goods from French brand Kaloo includes this activity play mat with inbuilt safety borders as well as removable arches that can be detached as a baby outgrows them. Soft textures and a brightly coloured landscape, including the brand's signature Kaloo bear, offer plenty of stimulation for babies. HK$1,150 at Kaloo, 3/F, shop 304, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 7770

Create a buzz

A cute backpack may be one way to encourage children to carry their own bag. The bumble bee Zoo Pack has a roomy compartment for kiddy paraphernalia, an insulated pouch to keep snacks and a bottle pocket. It also has an easy-to-clean lining. The bag is BPA and PVC-free. HK$310 at

Bunny business

Almost 110 years after the first Peter Rabbit book was published the series is still a perennial favourite with children. Peter Rabbit bedding caters to children from newborns up to the age of three with sets that include cot bumpers, pillow, sheet and quilt. The set is available in blue, pink and yellow. HK$899 at 0/3 Baby Collection, level 2, Citi Store, Metro City Plaza II, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, tel: 3194 4721