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Swashbuckling Baby Items

September 19, 2016

If you or you little one are fond of swashbuckling adventures and talking like pirates, this selection of pirate themed items will the right up your street. Inspired by ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’, there are clothes to dress up in, books to read, a play tent to hide your treasure in and an octopus to heighten those sea shanty senses. 1. Blade & Rose Pirate Leggings, Β£10 from Amazon 2. Pirate 3-in-1 Layer Piece, Β£19.95 from Gap 3. Pirate…

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Tried & Tested: FreeRider Range Original Baby Wrap

September 1, 2016

I did a brief review of the FreeRider Range Original Baby Wrap in my earlier post, Great Gifts for First Time Parents but I thought it was worthy of a full review. I bought the baby wrap in a sleep deprived haze not long after Mini was born as it was on offer on Amazon, had great reviews and the description said it was suitable for newborn babies. Unfortunately when it arrived the next day (Amazon Prime is a saviour…

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Great Gifts for First Time Parents

August 23, 2016

We found out about Mini quite early on and this allowed us to be reasonably prepared and pick up quite a few baby items in the sales throughout the pregnancy. My Dad is also a dab hand at finding bargains at car boots so we have half a wooden toy shop amongst other items that will take a couple of years for Mini to grow into. Because of this, it was really difficult to know what to ask for when…

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Mini’s Arrival: My Post Natal Experience

August 21, 2016

During my pregnancy reading I came across a number of comments from other new parents which spoke of their post natal experiences and how it was often the case that post natal care wasn’t as consistent or helpful as that experienced during pregnancy. I’d very much assumed that we would only be in hospital a couple of days at most and naively didn’t consider having to learn how to do things in a strange hospital environment where there would be…

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Our Breastfeeding Essentials

August 7, 2016

As we reach the end of World Breastfeeding Week and embark on our fifth week of breastfeeding, I thought it would be worth sharing our breastfeeding essentials. Breastfeeding hasn’t been easy for us, it’s been marred with ups and downs and quite frankly, I’m not sure if the worst is behind us but there have been a number of products that have made the pain and frustration more bearable. When we started on a breastfeeding journey with Mini, one of…

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Mini’s Arrival: 5 Things I Learned After Labour

August 5, 2016

There is a wealth of information that you can read during pregnancy. From week by week developmental updates about both you and baby to tips about creating the right space in your home. However, there are still a few things that I learnt after labour that I thought would be worth sharing in case it’s of any help to current parents to be. The exhaustion can be crippling but you have to focus on the first feed Our active labour…

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What Mini Wore #1

July 29, 2016

When Mini was born he was smaller than we’d been told to expect and as baby clothing sizes vary considerably between brands, it’s taken a few weeks for him to start fitting into larger sized newborn/first size clothes. Now he’s got a little chunkier, it’s becoming a little more fun (and less restricted) when we’re choosing what he’s going to wear for the day. Over the last week he has been dressed in: His space themed romper suit bought in…

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