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June 2013

    What baby stuff do you really need?

    28/06/2013

    My Little Mr is 20 weeks old on Sunday, where has that time gone? It’s been an absolute whirlwind of a few months and what they say is true, time really does fly when you’re having fun. This time last year I was only 8 weeks pregnant and still thinking it was all a dream. I’d probably already designed the nursery in my head, looked online for outfits I knew I wanted to buy and totted up how much we needed to save to be able to buy the stuff we thought we actually needed.

    I’ve been a real life Mummy for nearly 20 weeks now so thought it would be useful to look back on what we actually needed and used for our lovely Little Mr.

    The newborn essentials we couldn’t do without included the essentials list
    – Moses Basket (for downstairs)
    – Muslins
    – Bibs
    – Nappies
    – Bottles (if formula feeding)
    – Baby monitor
    Baby seat
    – Blankets
    – Clothes including vests
    – Scratch mitts

    The essentials we needed as Little Mr got older included
    – Baby furniture (changer, wardrobe, cot)
    – Pushchair
    Carry cot
    – Baby changing bag
    – Play mat
    – Baby toys
    – Medicine

    One of the items we bought before Little Mr came along was a very cute cotton covered changing mat. My advice is don’t buy a cotton covered one, they look pretty but they’re not practical. Buy one you can wipe over and then blitz with anti-bacterial spray/wipes! You can buy lots of the essentials from Bambino Direct.

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    Little Mr’s firsts….modelling job!

    On Tuesday, Little Mr took part in his first modelling job; an Autumn Winter 2013 collection photo shoot for baby clothing retailer The Essential One. I wasn’t sure about baby modelling but when the opportunity…

    28/06/2013
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    Review: Taking the plunge with Huggies Little Swimmers

    Last week Little Mr and I were invited down to the pool at Imperial College, London to attend an exclusive swimming lesson with Huggies Little Swimmers and Water Babies. Little Swimmers are calling for all Mums…

    27/06/2013
  • What in your garden do you value the most?

    It’s officially Summer and we’re being spoilt by a bit of sunshine so I’m planning to get out in the garden to catch some rays whilst tackling the 2 foot high weeds and replacing the borders…

    25/06/2013
  • My Britmums Live 2013 experience..part 2

    Day 2 of my Britmums Live experience took guts. I was flying solo without Little Mr (Hubby and Son were having a boys day out in London) I had to be me, I had to…

    24/06/2013
  • My Britmums Live 2013 experience…Part 1

    I’m home from what has been an absolute whirlwind of an event; BritmumsLive 2013. On Friday, Little Mr and I travelled down to Central London to attend the two day blogging conference, BritmumsLive at…

    24/06/2013
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    Smiley Sunday

    Thanks to Huggies Little Swimmers for the fabulous photo of my smiley Little Mr (More photos and a write up of our afternoon with the Little Swimmers team coming up in the week – you…

    23/06/2013
  • Overcoming mini mind hurdles…

    I’ve written before about being anxious and having the odd wobble or three about not feeling myself and having low confidence so when the opportunity to do something with Little Mr came up in…

    20/06/2013
  • Where to take the kids in the car this summer

    There’s only a few weeks left until school’s out for the Summer. Yay! But what are you going to do with the kids once the summer holiday is here? Fear not – we some have ideas.…

    19/06/2013