Our first holiday: Baby Skincare Essentials

I thought I was a pro at packing seeing as I was cabin crew so have packed a fair amount of suitcases, but however packing for a baby is like a completely different ball game! I think I spent more time packing for our holiday than we spent actually on holiday! 🙂 I’m so pleased we took our car as we were able to load up on all the essentials, goodness knows how we would have coped if we’d have been working to an airline luggage allowance! Whilst packing, one of the biggest struggles I had was knowing what to pack…

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Review: Summer Infant Panorama Digital Video Monitor

  Violet is now officially in her own room – eek! Where did my little newborn go that slept so soundly in her bedside crib next to my pillow? We now have a boisterous 7 month old who was tossing and turning in the night, keeping us awake and getting frustrated when we woke her too. So on the day she decided crawl out of bed during the night to whack me round the face with her little hand, we decided it was time – she needed her own room. The Snuzpod was clearly no longer big enough or safe…

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Baby Sensory ideas you can try at home

With the darker evenings and colder weather drawing in, it’s always good to have some ideas up your sleeve for fun ways to keep a baby entertained at home. Days can feel really long at home when the weather is rubbish outside, so Violet and I have been loving trying some sensory play at home. This not only is a fab way to pass the time, but it’s great for engaging all of Violets senses and developing her skills – plus, I admit I have fun playing with it all too! When we have days at home, we put on…

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Jo Malone English Oak Launch Event

Jo Malone is an iconic British brand – with dreamy fragrances, decadent skincare & luxurious candles we all know and love. So, when an email dropped into my inbox asking me to spend the afternoon talking about a new fragrance for Autumn – my reply was a resounding YES, although I knew this would be one I’d need to hide away my bank card for – hello temptation! Oh, hi there Maternity pay…. We decided to make a day of it and headed out early that morning for a family day out in Chichester, not just to visit the Jo…

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Weaning: First Tastes and Reactions (& win a Weaning hamper!)

I can’t believe it but Violet’s been weaning around a month now and I can safely say we are getting well and truly into the swing of things after I felt TOTALLY overwhelmed at the start. Weaning isn’t what I expected before I actually tried it, I thought I’d be doing the ‘Baby Led Weaning’ route and be handing Violet florrets of broccoli which she’d instantly know how to eat. Instead – when I gave her ‘finger foods’, she’d jam them in her mouth (not to eat, more as a teether) and eventually gag until we’d both had enough of…

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