Why you should STOP smoking before pregnancy

Why you should stop smoking before pregnancy

Everyone knows smoking is bad for them but like any addiction, it’s not a simple thing to give up. No-one will ever tell you that kicking the habit is easy, but there is no better incentive than starting a family and no better time than right away. Conceiving: Why should I quit smoking right now? Most prospective parents who smoke intend to give it up once they are pregnant, but smoking can make it more difficult for that to happen. For women, smoking (including passive smoking) can seriously effect fertility. One study quoted by the NHS suggested that the fertility […]

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Christmas Gifts for 1 Year Olds

Christmas gifts for 1 year olds

Christmas is my favourite time of year, and unlike most people I love Christmas shopping! The fact that I have my mane shop bought and wrapped by 1st of December probably has a lot to do with this. 2017 will be Baby’s second Christmas, which I find much more exciting than the first as she is now old enough to find the festivities exciting, even if she doesn’t understand them yet. Unlike last year, when Baby was a little lump cuddled up in her rocker. This year she is a little ball of energy who sweeps around the house leaving […]

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Review: Baby Wings Bibs + Giveaway

Review: Baby Wings Bibs

I’m a big fan of Baby Wings dummy clips and have raved about them on several occasions, but now Baby Wings have moved into the mucky world of baby bibs and the question is, do their bibs live up to the same high standards? Read my review of Baby Wings dummy clips About the bibs Baby Wings silicone bibs come in a pack of two including a blue bib decorated with the Baby Wings duck and a green bib decorated with a cartoon alien. The bibs are flexible and wipe clean, with a large food pocket and a button style […]

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Bepanthen Giveaway: Win a Bepanthen Baby Gift Box Including a £50 JoJo Maman Bebe Voucher

Bepanthen nappy cream

A year in nappies With Baby now past the big 1, I’ve been thinking back on how much she has changed in such a short time. There are so many little things that she has learned, like putting her dummy in herself, handing over a toy when asked, and waving. Then there are the big things like learning to roll over and crawl. No matter how small the achievement is I always celebrate it as if she won gold in the Olympics! But I have to be honest, her increasing mobility has caused all sorts of havoc in the nappy […]

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Review: Silly Billyz Bibs+ Giveaway

Review: Silly Billyz Bibs

About Silly Billyz Silly Billyz is an online retailer specialising in a wide variety of bibs but also selling related baby products such as hooded towels, bath robes, stroller liners, and blankets. For the purpose of this review I will be reviewing the Red Heart Towel Bib, which currently retails at £5.95. My Review of Silly Billyz Bib Since Baby started weaning over 6 months ago, I have been fighting a losing battle to keep her clothes clean. It should be so easy, use a bib and the clothes stay clean. Unfortunately, this has not been my experience. Although I […]

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What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

The banking of umbilical cords and blood is a hot topic at the moment, yet when I was pregnant just a year ago I had no idea what it was about. I vaguely remember someone, possibly a midwife, asking if I would be doing it, but I received no guidance so I assumed it was along the same lines as taking home your placenta to eat. No thanks! If like me you haven’t heard of cord and blood banking before then this infographic created by Smart Cells will explain the basics of what it is and how it’s done. What […]

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12 things I’ve learnt in 12 months, A First Birthday Post

12 things I learnt in 12 months, A first birthday post

This weekend was Baby’s first birthday, I honestly can’t believe it! It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that she was a tiny squishy baby, and now she’s a larger, squishy, fast moving baby! People always tell you that the time goes so fast, but you never believe them until you find yourself saying the same thing. For me it seems particularly crazy as Baby has gone from not being able to crawl at all, to super crawling in the last week before her birthday and now she’s tentatively trying to pull herself up already! We decided that […]

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Review: Mini Me Gift Box Shop + Giveaway

Review: Mini Me Gift Box Shop

About the Mini Me Gift Box Shop The Mini Me Gift Box Shop is an online retail outlet specialising in gift boxes for newborn babies. Gift boxes range in price from as little as £30 to £70 and each gift box contains a number of items such as muslins, clothes, toys, and skin care, making them the perfect gift for baby showers. For the purpose of this review I have been provided with one baby girl gift box containing: A pair of baby booties; A cotton muslin square; A cotton and bamboo swaddle; 2 bibs; A wooden keepsake; A bar […]

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5 Alternative uses for Dummy Clips + Baby Wings Giveaway

5 Alternative Uses For Dummy Clips

If you had said the words “dummy clip” to me before I had Baby I would have stared at you blankly but now I can’t walk across a room without passing at least three of them! I love dummy clips as they are so handy and not just for preventing Baby’s dummy from disappearing to the same place as all of her left socks. I often find myself using them to clip, tie, and attach things that are way outside of the usual dummy clip remit and although I’ve tried lots of different clips, my favourites are still Baby Wings. […]

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Review: YippieYo Crossbuggy

Review: YippieYo Crossbuggy

About the YippieYo Crossbuggy The YippieYo Crossbuggy is a two seat, two wheel, hand pulled trailer suitable for children up to the approximate age of 6 (40kg total weight) and capable of handling most terrains. The Crossbuggy has an aluminium frame, shock absorbers, large wheels, disc breaks, and is fully collapsible. My Review of the YippieYo Crossbuggy One of the most frustrating things about having a small child is how restricted you are when it comes to getting out and about. Prams are great for paths and shops, but our recent family trip to Dorset put into sharp relief how […]

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