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8 best dive sticks for children that provide hours of fun in the water

Help your kids grow into water babies with our selection

11 best gifts for newborns to 1-year-olds no one else will have given

From subscription book boxes to ride ons, we’ve picked presents to delight babies and their parents

13 best gifts for four-year-old kids, from face painting to baking

From secret den meetings in teepees to building race tracks – these gifts promise a world of fun

12 best school uniforms for the new term than won't break the bank

Beat the back-to-school shopping stampede with our top picks, from pinafores and trousers to shirts and coats

10 best kids' bedding sets that will make bedtime a lot more fun

From spaceships to mermaids, these sets will keep younger ones entertained before it's time to sleep

12 best eco-friendly toys that are worth investing in

Avoid the flimsy throwaways and invest in something that's good for the environment, and that your kids will love for years

12 best kids' playhouses that will keep them entertained for hours

What children don't want their very own secret den to play in? Here's our tried and tested roundup