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We chat to the coolest parent bloggers around to get their top tips and picks!

NAME: Stephanie Withers
CHILDREN: Finlay, two and Parker, six months
BLOG: chalkkids.co.uk

What do your kids love to wear?
For Finlay, loose jumpers, harem pants, dungarees and rompers. Parker tends to wear a simple bodysuit with some cute baby leggings and moccasins.

Are there colours or patterns you prefer to dress them in?
I love neutral unisex shades on the boys. Occasionally, I like to pick up the odd out-there patterned item, such as a mouse-print jacket.

Which children’s buys are key for spring/summer?
I love short dungarees for boys and twirl dresses for girls. For babies, sunsuits and bloomers look really sweet.

“I love adding a pop of colour through accessories.” Caps, 6WU4G, £12 (two pack),

“This is a great bag for taking on all your adventures!” Converse Backpack, 6NFWL, £30

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“Simple t-shirts can be styled in so many ways.” Ralph Lauren SS Classic Tee, 6VGG6, from £19

“Who said only girls can wear pink?” Ralph Lauren Classic Swim Shorts, 6VGGX, from £35

What are your packing musts for the kids?
For the plane, a couple of their favourite toys, an activity book, snacks and an iPad loaded with some cartoons and learning games. It’s worth investing in some good-quality sandals in a neutral colour as they’ll go with everything.

How do you style up the kids’ wardrobes?
I love adding a pop of colour through accessories. One of the easiest ways to do this is with a hat, patterned leggings or some cool socks.

What is important to you when buying clothes for the boys?
It’s vital that their clothes never restrict their ability to play freely, so i pick comfy fabrics.

What are the boys crazy about?
Finlay is obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine and Parker loves bouncing in his Jumperoo.

What couldn’t you live without as a mum?
A comfortable baby carrier, a compact pram, a changing bag – and my coffee machine!

What are some of your favourite places to go with your children?
I love taking them for a walk along the beach boulevard where we live in Aberdeen. it’s such a pretty spot and has a playground close by.

Tell us a bit about your blog…
I started Chalk Kids as a way to share my love of kids’ fashion and unique interiors. I also wanted to connect with other like-minded women who are mothers.

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12th May 2016
Written by Vanessa Margetts