Posted 11 August 2018
Nappies, diapers or whatever you call them can be a bit of a minefield. There are so many options to choose from that it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed, especially as a first time parent.
I wish I’d been more clued-up about all the options out there when I had my first born, so I thought writing a mini-guide would be helpful for anyone having the same conundrum.
Posted 06 August 2018
The first few days and even weeks of a newborn’s life normally focuses around eating and sleeping (the second, if you’re lucky). Once your baby starts to stay awake longer than when they just need a feed or a nappy change, you can actually start to play with them!
Babies are learning about the world around them as soon as they open their eyes. Even just talking to your baby helps their senses develop, as they get used to the sound of your voice.
Posted 28 July 2018
Once you’ve had children, looking forward to a relaxing mini-break feels like a distant memory from once upon a time. Fortunately, relaxing isn’t the only desirable adjective to describe a mini-break! It’s now all about the fun, novel, simple, life affirming, inspiring and adventurous mini-break!
After doing a bit of research for my own family this summer, these are some of the best locations and mini-break ideas I found.
Posted 23 July 2018
When it’s warm outside, the last thing you want to do is spend time sweating over a hot oven. Whenever summer comes along I try to eat outside as much as possible. This is for two reasons. 1) We can make the most of the lovely warm afternoons and evenings and 2) there’s less mess in the house and kitchen for my husband and I to clean up, because seriously, no one likes doing housework in the heat either!
These snacks are perfect for afternoons when the kids and their friends are playing outside in the sun between meals. They’re also great as deserts or orderves and are all easy to make with minimal time in the kitchen!
Posted 14 July 2018
Here I am sat on a deck chair under a tree, straw hat on (still half squashed from being under a suitcase at the back of the wardrobe), and fanning myself with an empty porridge cereal box. I am mightily thankful no one but my three girls can see me now, as they’re far from old enough to be embarrassed by me yet.
It’s hard enough to figure out what clothes to wear to keep myself cool whilst not looking like I’ve just been for a roll in the laundry. My children, however, are usually better turned out than I am. This is because when I buy their summer clothes, I gave them much more consideration than I when I buy my own!
Posted 07 July 2018
The more I read about swaddling, the more I feel like there should be some kind of adult swaddle. A decrease in anxiety, a feeling of being safe, a better night’s sleep… hell, sign me up!
Babies can be swaddled usually until around 4-6 months of age, as past that age they start being able to roll (not good because they could end up on their tummy) or pull a houdini and escape the swaddle. Up until this point though, it’s widely thought of to be a safe and effective bedtime strategy.
Posted 30 June 2018
Of course, as the co-founder of a company that creates (awesome) teething toys, and being the mother of three kids, this is a subject that’s clearly close to my heart!
Teething was definitely challenging for my kids and me, and I’m still not sure how I managed to summon up the creativity for product design whilst at the end of my tether. How did I type with my toddler bitten fingers and fuzzy, sleep deprived brain? I’m still not really sure…
Posted 23 June 2018
Being a creative person I love designing and decorating, but I was still feeling tiniest bit of sadness was decorating Coco’s bedroom. It only seemed like yesterday when we were busy putting the nursery together, she’s grown up so quickly!
As your children grow up their needs are different, so for me I wanted my children’s bedrooms to reflect this. I want their room to be somewhere that they can explore, interact and engage with, as well as somewhere they feel safe and comfortable in.