Posted 13 July 2019
When my first baby was teething, I found it exhausting to deal with. I know some babies sail through the teething phase with no problems at all, but that wasn’t the case for us! At that time, not many of my friends had children. So, I’d lie awake into the night googling tips and scouring Mumsnet for anyone who could relate.
Posted 06 July 2019
Motherhood Minis: Bitesize Interviews with Real Mums - 21st Century Parenting with Francesca @lavendarcottage
Welcome to our third 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 29 June 2019
After getting bitten yet again by my teething baby, this time drawing blood, I was desperate to find a solution. Feeling sorry for myself, I had a meltdown in the corner of the kitchen but then I had an idea… I’d had plenty of ideas for products before, product design is one of my passions - but this one was different (in so far as it worked).
Posted 22 June 2019
It’s almost the summer holidays! A time when almost every family experiences being packed into a car for hours on end. Visiting relatives, going to the beach, escaping for a weekend camping… whatever the reason, the dilemma is the same. How to keep the kids, specifically toddlers, entertained in the car!
Posted 15 June 2019
This week we’re going to talk about, men! Specifically, men and their health. It’s Men’s health week 2019 so we’re raising awareness for all the husbands and dads out there. Men’s Health Week was created to shine the spotlight on men’s health and address some of the reasons why sometimes, men don’t seek help as often as they could. This year, they’re focussing on the key numbers that paint a bigger picture of men’s health.
Posted 08 June 2019
There’s a myth that healthy newborn babies have to stay inside for a certain period of time. Don’t listen to it! It’s safe for babies to be outside very soon after they’re born, as long as there are no other issues (or doctors advice) that would prevent this.
Posted 01 June 2019
Motherhood Minis: Bitesize Interviews with Real Mums - Take a Bow for Proud Mum, Nikki from @cassie.and.rio
Welcome to the second interview in our series, Motherhood Minis featuring bite-size interviews with real mums. Short and sweet but packed full of tips and insight into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!
Posted 25 May 2019
It has been wonderful to watch Matchstick Monkey grow over the years, from the initial concept drawing I did back in 2015, to us now becoming an award-winning brand. Now Matchstick Monkey’s are flying out across the globe, we often get asked if we’re going to make any more colours. This is why we’re so excited to welcome our new Matchstick Monkey colour range in Airforce Blue, Claret, Dusty Pink & Mint Green!