Archive for June, 2014

Cambridge Baby fans best campsites

Posted Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Rachel King in Random


We asked our lovely Facebook fans to recommend their favourite campsites so that we could share them with you. I can't wait to grab our merino vests, sheepskins and Sleeping Bags and head to the great outdoors to try a few, though I think the Norfolk one is more realistic for me than the Australian one. Enjoy looking and exploring. A huge thank you to all our readers.

  • Roundhill campsite in the New Forest. We were there just last week and it was amazing. Big, forest all around and cows and horses grazing freely in the campsite. Nice and clean and very kid's friendly.  

          For further information go to Cool Camping and Camping in the Forest       

  • Holmsley in the new forest. Beautiful and many happy memories

          For further information go to Camping in the Forest - Holmsley

  • Hooks House Farm in Robin Hood's Bay- amazing views and they have regular star gazing nights where you can have a look at the sky through telescopes. . You can unzip the tent to look over the cliffs down to the sea, stunning  
  • Seaside Caravan Park- it's on a site with lots of statics but you can camp right on the cliff so it's easy to imagine you have no neighbours.       
  • Woodhill park in north Norfolk- they have amazing family bathrooms which are a godsend with a 1 yr old.  
  • DOC campsites in New Zealand super cheap with incredible views, they are fantastic, just a long way to go for the weekend 
  • Bodwrog on Llyn Peninsula, beautiful sunsets overlooking the sea, countryside walks, white beaches and decent showers
  • Boe Rigg - it's where we had our first ever camping trip when lo was 8 months old. Great facilities and a lovely spot - hope to go back soon    
  • Dernwood Farm this summer.. It looks idyllic, a big plus for me is the car park is completely separated by woods from the camping area so no worries about cars with the kiddies about! · ·          
  • site near Inverness beautiful views we go there often it's so special it's even where my oh surprised me by proposing on the waters edge x
  • Red Squirrel in Glencoe. Breathtaking scenery, and campfire friendly          
  • Mannix Point camping park amazing views! situated in the ring of Kerry, Ireland
  • The fantastic Beara Farm in South Devon. Right next to the Dart River, Steam Train goes hooting past during the day. Run by the lovely Farmer John. Fabulous.  For more information go Beara Farm
  • Sandy Balls (tee hee!) in the New Forest. Beautiful location, brings back memories of going to New Forest as a child and lovely clean facilities!
  • Yew tree Canterbury fabulous location, we loved it here x
  • Ling's meadow near Thetford - a tiny eco campsite
  • Our back garden! No proper camping for us until our ASD little one is able to understand not to just unzip the tent and run off in the middle of the night
  • Blackberry Wood campsite in the South Downs. You pitch your tent in your own little glade in the woods and light a fire...or you can stay in the field in a converted helicopter or double decker bus. The kids can roam the woods.
  • We recently enjoyed a long weekend at the Hop Farm near Maidstone. Loads to do there, I recommend it. ·
  • I've only been camping once to Little Oasis and it was magical
  • We spent two weeks camping in Hollands Wood campsite in the New Forest last summer- it was the perfect spot with kids, between nature and a warm shower! A little too busy for me, but for them it was perfect!
  • Wild Sierra Glamping, Andalucia Spain. Pure air, pure water, no traffic, no light pollution.
  • Trevedra sennen cove cornwall, peaceful paradise.
  • Bigbury on Sea for me too. Just got back from a long weekend at the end of half term. Fab view and beaches lovely.
  • Fidden farm, Isle of Mull. Stunning views of rugged coastline and crystal clear waters. Wool vest was worn entire camping trip by our 1 year old!
  • Amazing wild camping on a cliff on the great Blasket Island off the west coast of Ireland! Breathtaking and very, very basic.
  • In Australia in the Flinders Ranges... you never knew what little critters would try and share your sleeping bag!11
  • Herding Hill in northumberland....views of hadriens wall at sunset were gorgeous. Great facilities (baths!!!!! drying room, handmade pizza delivered to your tent), ducks, rabbits and alpacas... family and dog friendly and within close proximity to lots of educational (but fun) roman forts.
  • Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk - about to take our 2 year old Hope the weather stays this good
  • A tiny one in Blakney Norfolk that doesn't even have a name we ust know its as Jennys campsite. Practically on the beach and just fab
  • Thorpe Hall in Rudston (Yorkshire Wolds). Lovely quiet campsite with excellent facilities for families and friendly staff. We love it as it's affordable and perfectly placed to explore the Wolds and the Yorkshire Coast.
  • Pen Pont, near Brecon. Beautiful, peaceful with organic farm shop stocked from their walled kitchen garden (by a river with swimming spots - keep an eye on intrepid explorers)
  • Lough key forest park camping situated in the middle of the forest in Ireland!


Selana: exquisite, sustainable, natural clothes.

Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Agnes Aubert in our brands, our fabrics

selana_logoEstablished in 1984, Selana is a Swiss company which cares about making baby and children's clothes to high natural standards: they are exceptionally well designed, beautifully made and are entirely made from natural materials.

Their name represents this and can be broken down into SE-LA-NA, where SEide is the German for Silk, LAna means Wool and NA stands for Nature. That seemed like an obvious choice for Cambridge Baby. 

GOTSlogoSelana's core ethics coincide with ours.

  • Fabrics which meet the highest environmental standards - e.g.: Merino wool that is GOTS-certified as organic
  • Fair dealings with all people
  • Produced with great care and attention to detail (in Switzerland).

 The beauty of nature is echoed in their design.  Their babywear especially brings back traditional designs that are perfect for naming ceremonies, christenings and weddings.  This is one of our favourites!


RibbedJumperPinkStripe-swatch_LRGSelana's soft, organic Merino wool is breathable, so it allows the skin to regulate the body's temperature.  The silk is smooth, gentle on the skin and moisture-wicking.   The combination in one fabric is wonderful, and we also love the beautiful, gentle yet cheerful colours in their gorgeous jumpers.

 We hope you come to love Selana's natural clothing too.  





Selana Favourite

Geggamoja: Swedish organic cotton children’s clothes

Posted Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Agnes Aubert in our brands, our ethics



"Our goal is to create good looking, practical and comfortable clothing."  


Created by two sisters who are also mothers, Geggamoja revolves around the fact that young children are naturally honest, blunt at times and certainly bright, so this should be reflected in their clothes.  Our Geggamoja collection is certified as organic, too.

Most of Geggamoja's organic children's clothes are unisex, with solid colours matched with classic stripes in new fresh colour combinations and Scandinavian designer appeal.  

This creates organic clothing which suits both boys and girls and allows children to play and explore in natural comfort while looking naturally stylish.  They are clothes made for children to be children in - and that matters to us at Cambridge Baby.


Geggamoja_certifiedbyGOTSGeggamoja have chosen to use organic cotton certified to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) because as well as producing better cotton and therefore better quality clothes, GOTS sets environmental and social standards throughout the manufacturing process which include cultivation, harvesting, production processes, manufacture, packaging and labelling.

Here is how Geggamoja describe their business ethos and approach: "We aim for a broad and long-term environmental approach to our entire business, which is a constant factor in all decision making at all levels. Our goal is to have a 100% sustainable company."

Kudos to them! Let's support them to achieve that goal.



What stands out for us about Geggamoja?

Good looking, comfortable, long-lasting clothes that get passed on from child to child are definitely a step in a sustainable direction.  And if they are organically and ethically produced from farm to shop, well that's a perfect fit with our ethics!

We also love how soft Geggamoja's cotton is.  Thick without being bulky, it is high quality, soft cotton, and flexible on the children's skin.  What's more, Geggamoja's clothing is designed for children's comfort and comfortable they truly are.  They've been staples in the wardrobes of Cambridge Baby's own children, washed heaps of times and passed on in true sustainable fashion - and they still look and feel GOOD.

A bonus feature:  Geggamoja's clothes have a handy label inside to write your child's name on. That way, wandering tops might make their way back home...