[pretty shop] La Maison DoDu DinDon – Paris 10th

A nice finding 2 steps away from the Canal Saint Martin.
At the beginning, there was Anouchka, a children’s clothes designer.
And then there’s her mum, a children’s toys professional.
Together they funded La Maison DoDu DinDon, a concept-store dedicated to children.

You’ll find there DoDu DinDon children’s clothes (of course), but also a pretty selection of other French and foreign designers (Bbamie Création, Boumaga, Barnabé aime le café, Pöm, Maxomorra) ; but also a lot of toys, some “classical” ones (Vilac, Janod…) and some exclusive ones, found in France or abroad.
In a word, this is a great place to spoil your children ( and/or yourself 😉 )

La Maison DoDu DinDon : 3 rue Alexandre Parodi 75010 Paris
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

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[store + cafe] Mombini – Paris 15th (closed)

Bad news at this address. This kid-friendly place is now closed. 🙁

The name of this store and café is a promise: mombini it’s moms + bambini (mothers + children) in Italian and in English.

And once there, this promise is 100% kept: at the entrance, a “fresh and colourful store, with cute baby gifts, elegant home decor, smart games and lots of playful accessories for the younger ones.” (it is so true, I just have to copy-paste their description 😉 ).

Going further inside, a café welcomes families with children: homemade cakes, cafe, tea, organic juices, and a play area where children can exercice while parents take a break. And of course, the place is equipped with all the necessary baby gear: highchair, bouncer, changing facilities, kid toilets, ….

mombini also organizes workshops for moms, dads and children. Whether you need to find a gift, want a new decoration set for your child room or just take a break in family-friendly place, enter mombini !

22 rue Gerbert
75015 Paris
open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am till 7:00 pm

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[ Gifts/Toy shop] M’art Jolie Paris 17

In the 17th district you have a beautiful and huge parc where your children can play, run, take a rest…   And if after your ride, you discrover a beautiful toy shop to take home a souvenir from France?

M’art Jolie is opened since 1999, you can find a lot of type toys like security blankets, smart toys, board games, puzzles… You will find necessarily what you want.

M’art Jolie
39 Rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris
Open Tuesday till Saturday: 10am – 7:30pm
Monday 12:30 – 7:30pm.

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Paprika : a restaurant Hungarian family-friendly Paris 9

And if after a strole of Pigalle or visiting the Sacré Coeur, you test the Hungarian cuisine with your family?

Discover the Paprika restaurant which purpose from the original East , refined and homemade food  in a cozy atmosphere and  retro spirit !

And during the beautiful days enjoy their terrace. For your baby, a highchair and a bench to change he/she in the toilet at your service.

Paprika : 28 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris
Phone : +33 1 44 63 02 91
Open every day from 10:00 AM to 02:00 AM

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A new child bookshop in Batignolles’ district in Paris 17

Do you know the Batignolles’ district in Paris ? It’s a nice place where you can find a lot of wonderful shops. Like the new child bookstore : La Librairie du Square. It’s a beautiful shop where you child can find  english books. There are « Where the wild things are » by Maurice Sandak, « Go away big green monster » by Ed Emberley or « The three bears » Byron Barton…

For you and you baby you can listen to a French story, it’s can be a unique experience for you and your child to discover the French language.

La Librairie du Square
61 rue des Batignolles 75017  Paris

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM . Site: http://www.lalibrairiedusquare.fr 

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A family coffee in La Garenne Colombes!

We have just discovered a beautiful place on the place de la Liberté in Garenne Colombes : Supercalifragilis. You know, it’s that kind of place you dream to take a break for  lunch or a take snack.

It’s a sophisticated place, very cocooning where our children are as welcome as us.

It’s a real family coffee because besides finding a high chair, kids toilets, a changing table and a play area, there is also a room to do workshops!

And for us adults, two areas: the tea room area with armchairs and coffee table and a lunch area. And cherry on the cake, which are very good, Supercalifragilis also sells books or playful games on the art, history … for young and old and also products around tea and coffee. A place to discover as soon as for the tea, the workshops and the cakes!

Supercalifragilis: Coffee family / Workshops for children and adults
18 rue Chateaudun
92250 La Garenne Colombes
01 56 83 61 32 / bonjour@supercalifragilis.fr

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[Store & Tea-room] Le renard et l’entonnoir – Paris 19th (closed)

Bad news at this address. This kid-friendly place is now closed. 🙁


Looking for a place near the Buttes Chaumont to take a snack with your child?

Discover Le renard et l’entonnoir : unique place that mixes tea house, book and music store for children and workshops around their passion: music (song writing, musical awakening …)!

They propose to recharge one’s batteries with a snack in a musical atmosphere. An adapted snack is proposed to your children with high chair for the little ones and cabana area for taller. And a nice selection of teas for parents, to drink in beautiful cups: that come from their grandmothers!

Le renard et l’entonnoir
12 bis rue Villette, 75019 Paris

Open Monday to Saturday 10AM – 7PM.

Add: Changing table, toodler step, toilet set in the toilet.

For more informations : +33 1 49 29 55 58 or contact@lerenardetlentonnoir.com

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[Restaurant 12ème] Les 400 coups

Want to have a snack  after a nice walk in the Bercy’s park? Or lunch with your baby before to shop at Bercy Village ?

Discover the restaurant of the Cinémathèque : les 400 Coups !
In addition to offering  food of fresh and seasonal products, everything is planned to welcome your child.

High chair, a play area (book, slate, Kapla … ) available on especially in the week-end and a changing table in the Cinematheque’s  toilets ( ask a token in the reception  to access in) .

Les 400 coups 51 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 10pm, Monday and Sunday 11am – 7pm http://www.les400coupsalacinematheque.fr/

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[Gifts/Toys shop] Topkapi Paris, 7th

While delivering a baby gear hire Paris 7 this week, I discovered a friendly shop in the 7th district of Paris. Josephine just took over this nice toys and gifts shop. You’ll find the ideal gift for babies or to spoil your kids with games/toys with this sparkling and smiling young woman.

She gives a special attention to choosing carefully her range of goods.

You can find there some quality brands:
– Djeco
– Doudou et compagnie
– L’oiseau bateau
– Janod
– Moulin Roty
– Histoire d’ours
– Lilliputiens
– aPunt
(pssst… the little extra something is that all the items are created and produced in France or in European countries)

TOPKAPI is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 till 14:00 and from 15:00 till 19:00
22 rue Clerc 75007 Paris
Tel : 01 45 51 54 21

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You want to rent a car seat, but don’t know which to choose?

Before discovering the different child seats that we rent, ask yourself the following questions:

What is the weight of my child? This is important to know, as the seat type will be determined by the weight of the child. Which car are we going to use? Does it have the Isofix system? Will we have the same car for the duration of our stay? Now that you have determined your needs, here is the list of car seats available to rent.   All of the Car Seats that we rent have been chosen because in addition to meeting the highest safety standard, they are comfortable, easy to install and use.


For a newborn:

1) The Graco Junior Baby is suitable for babies from birth to 13 kg (about 12 months). This seat comes with its own base that, once installed, allows for easy fixing and removal. The advantage :  it is compatible with the Graco Mosaic  stroller which is also available to rent.
2) Car seats 0/+ 1: Chicco Eletta and Graco Junior Mini are suitable for newborns. They recline, making them very comfortable and include back supports which are easily adjustable in height, an anti-rebound bar for maximum safety and a 5 point harness for increased security. Please note that up to 9kg these must be installed in a rear facing position.

For children over 12 kg (1 year old ) up to 18 kg (about 4 years old ):

1) The Chicco Eletta with its comfortable padded seating which can be installed in a front facing position, allowing your little one to enjoy the journey. Again the back supports are easily adjustable in height, an anti-rebound bar for maximum safety and a 5 point harness for increased security.  The advantage : the car seat is a little narrower than the others giving you more space in the back of your car.
2) The Graco Junior Mini comes with its own integrated base. Again it is installed facing forwards, it is spacious with a padded seat and a 5 point safety harness. The advantage : This seat reclines in 5 positions including one for infants – no problems for sleeping children.
3) The Britax Romer Duo Plus is suitable for cars equipped with the ISOFIX system, with its 2 fasteners that guarantee a rigid attachment to the vehicle, the Pivot Link System to reduce the forward movement, the harness and the adjustable headrest. The advantage : the installation is also possible with 3-point safety belt, if you do not have the Isofix system.


And for the biggest up to 10 years (about 36kg) :

Please note : It is mandatory to have a restraint system to 10 years old.
1)  The booster with Britax Römer KidFix group folder 2/3 (4/10 years) with guide straps to guarantee the correct positioning of the seat belt, soft and deep side walls which provide optimum protection in case of ‘side impacts. The advantage : the headrest is adjustable in height and strap guide is easily adjustable with one hand.
2) The Graco Booster is easy to use and compact, it will provide you with safe car travel for taller children with height adjustable armrests and 2 retractable cup holders.


Find more informations on the car seats in http://www.babytems.com and contact us to organize your rental.

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