Baby’s grand nursery tour

Baby's grand nursery tour

When you’re expecting your first baby, one of the most exciting jobs to look forward to is decorating the nursery. Nearly every expectant mum in my pregnancy group spent hours planning their baby’s first bedroom, pouring over paint, obsessing over furniture, and deliberating whether to buy the circus or the zoo themed accessories. My experience was slightly different. Although I could plan to my hearts content, I was unable to put any of my plans into action because we were also expecting to move just a couple of weeks before my due date. This less than perfect timing meant that […]

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What’s in Baby’s 2017 Christmas stocking?

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With just a few days left before Christmas day, I’ve been busy packing up Baby’s oversized Christmas stocking. Last year Baby was only 4 months old and tiny enough that she could have been squeezed into her stocking along with her gifts. She’s grown a lot since then and even if she hadn’t, there’s no chance that she would fit in amongst the huge haul of stocking stuffers she has this year! Related Post: Christmas gift guide for 1 year olds What’s in Baby’s stocking? Christmas Micky and Minnie Mouse Hallmark Itty Bitty’s I rarely buy Baby cuddly toys because […]

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Tips for a cosy children’s bedroom this winter

Tips for a cosy children's bedroom this winter

Winter has arrived and the weather is most definitely frightful, so it’s the perfect time to think about making your home cosy and snug for the winter. For most people this means throws on the sofa, heavy curtains at the windows, and the annual search for that draft that keeps wafting around your ankles. But while you’re seeing to the rest of the house, don’t forget your child’s room. There are plenty of simple ways to make your child’s room warm and snug this winter. Just check out these top tips to turn their room into the perfect cosy bolthole. […]

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Choosing the right car seat to keep your baby safe

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**This is a sponsored post There’s nothing in the world as strong as the protective instinct of a parent for their Baby. It’s hard not to want to wrap them in cotton wool and keep them safe 100% of the time but usually that’s just not an option. Children need to experience the world and getting the occasional “boop” along the way is just part of the trial and error of learning. That being said, the one place you do want to ensure your baby is as protected is possible is within the car. According to the Department of Transport there […]

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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

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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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