Life.Style.etc imagines that having a baby is a bit time consuming to say the least, so thank heavens for the team at Baby Style File, who research all shopping avenues to put together shortlists of stylish essentials in every category you need for the little one. Now, the patter of tiny feet is being heard loud and clear at Livingetc, so we’ve asked them to gather their current favourite things in preparation for gift buying. And here they are…

From top left: Ukelele bird rattle, £18, Blabla Kids at Mash n Gravy; New York taxicab bookend, £18, Susan Bradley; Alphabet wall cards, £25 for 26, Great Little Trading Co; Apple bedding set, €45.50 for a cot duvet set, byGraziela; Tour d’Europe mobile, £49, Bombdesign at Bouf; Earth & Moon music box, £8.95, MujiPram toy, £19.99, Skummis at Nordic Kids; Leka baby gym, £19.99, Ikea. Oxo Tot cutlery, £6, VUPbaby. Glodos Bit bike, £84.99, Toyella.

We wish the Glodos Bit bike came in grown-up size.

Mo, deputy chief sub-editor