Posted 12 October 2019
Finding funny Halloween costumes for babies has been a work highlight of my month. Of all of the blog posts I write in the year, I think this is my favourite. For a good chunk of the day, I got to search Google for pictures of babies dressed in Halloween costumes for you. Such hard work!
Posted 10 October 2019
This week Matchstick Monkey travelled to Cologne to exhibit out biggest ever stand at The Kind + Jugend Show. As one of the world’s biggest and most exciting showcase for baby and children’s products - it’s a pretty big deal!
Kind + Jugend focus on design and quality and are one of the most prestigious baby and child shows in the world. One of the reasons why we’re always excited to be part of this event.
Posted 05 October 2019
Motherhood Minis: Bitesize Interviews with Real Mums - Managing expectations with @the_miller_diaries.
Welcome to our third interview of the series, Motherhood Minis, featuring bitesize interviews with real mums. A sneak peek into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!
This month for motherhood minis, we’re catching up with Jade on motherly pride, the importance of caffeine, and not pushing yourself too much! Jane also runs her own blog The Millar Diaries, writing about motherhood, miscarriage and reviewing all kinds of useful baby products.
Posted 23 September 2019
There’s so much to do around the UK if you’re looking for a fun, family day out in Autumn. And I don’t mean spending hours sipping bad coffee in soft play centres (more endure than enjoy). I’m talking about days out that the whole family will enjoy. From the under one’s to the great grandparents!
Although many of the best things to do this Autumn are fre e, there’s also a raft of tailor-made adventures for families. There are sometimes deals to be had after the summer holidays and before October half-term if you have older children at school so keep an eye out!
Posted 14 September 2019
Although summer is definitely my favourite time of year, autumn comes in at a close second. It’s a time of year when you might still get a warm, sunny window in the day to take a walk. The last of the blackberries are still out and leaves are beginning to crunch underfoot. You can begin to unpack your woolly jumpers - but only your favourite ones.
Now the blazing sun has made way for more gentle autumn rays, it’s the perfect time of year for you and your little ones to be outside. The sights, sounds, textures and tastes of autumn are exciting for babies and toddlers to explore. There are even autumn songs to sing. Does anyone remember the primary school hymn Autumn Days with the nostalgia for all things Autumn?
Posted 10 September 2019
A baby’s first words are always a source of excited anticipation. When finally the blabbering, gargling and gesticulating gradually form themselves into a recognisable word.
The first word could be a delightful “mama” or “dada” but it’s not uncommon to be en emphatic “No!” either. Or something random!
Posted 31 August 2019
Welcome to our fifth interview of the series, Motherhood Minis, featuring bitesize interviews with real mums. A quick inside look into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!
Posted 24 August 2019
When you’re trying to meet the needs of a young baby as well as your now school-age child, it can be difficult at times. There are so many things your child looks to you for so knowing they have your attention and support helps build up their confidence. But babies can be very demanding of your time, making it hard to feel like you’re giving them both what they need.