Online and in the shops: Irish launch

Popular online baby retailer, JoJo Maman Bébé, launches its first Irish store, on Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, on Friday next, Nov 9.

Online and in the shops: Irish launch

It will have a range of gift ideas for little ones and mums-to-be. As the party season begins, their Christmas maternity collection features a variety of smart coats and dresses, with prices from €55, including this stylish midnight blue dress; www.jojomamanbebe.ie.

Skin relief: More than 100,000 people in Ireland suffer from varying forms of the incurable skin disease, psoriasis. Irish online retailer, Econatural, recommends Aalgo seaweed powder to relieve itching, reduce redness and rehydrate the skin. Aalgo can be used during pregnancy and is safe on babies from four weeks old. It comes in three sizes — 150g (€12.70), 600g (€23.40) and 1Kg (€39.95). For more details, visit www.econatural.ie. The Psoriasis Association of Ireland (PAI) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, tomorrow. See www.psoriasisireland.ie.

Laptop learning: The Silvercrest children’s laptop has software about numbers, shapes, logic and memory training, as well as vocabulary, language and spelling, music activities, languages and road safety. It has a speaking function with a friendly voice to guide kids through all modes. Suitable for children aged six years and over, it will be on sale in Lidl from Nov 5 and costs €40.99

Get into Reading: Eason’s campaign to promote reading to young children has become a popular Saturday event in stores nationwide, since it began last July. Each Saturday, at 11am, in every Eason store, a children’s book is read.

Tomorrow’s book is The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. For more details, and previews of each book, visit www.easons.com/ getintoreading.

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