• Dexters bedroom – monochrome, yellow & mint

    The idea for Dexter’s room started long before he was born. I knew that whatever gender baby I had I wanted a colour pallet of mint green, yellow and grey with some monochrome. When we did Freddie’s nursery it was very generic, beige and baby ready but always meant we would have to update when he got older. As it turned out we moved house and so came up with his London themed room anyway, but I didn’t want this with my second babies room. I wanted something with a little more longevity and also a little different.   I’m so pleased with how Dexter’s room has turned out and…

  • A day with Bambo and friends at Kelmarsh hall and Gardens

    You may have seen that a few weeks ago we got to try some Bambo Nature nappies for Dexter and we really enjoyed using them supporting their eco-background. They have suited Dex really well and they have proven hit in our family. We were excited to find out that Bambo have released some skin care products such as oils, lotions and creams and we were asked to the launch of these vegan friendly and cruelty free products along with some other lovely bloggers. We headed over to Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens and as soon as we arrived at the beautiful gardens we were able to get involved in some eco-crafts. We made some gorgeous…

  • Googly fruit – fruit snack review

    I’m lucky that my boys like fruit, I always worry that the day will come that they will become bored of it or Freddie may fall out of favour with it once he is at school and he gets to see the variety of things in people’s lunch boxes. That being said I feel it’s super important to mix things up a little. We have been sent a range of different organic fruit and veg  snacks from Googly Fruit and the whole family have enjoyed a fruit snack, not just our boys! What are they? Googly fruit are snacks made of organic fruit and veg aimed at kids without all the…

  • Bambo Nature Eco friendly Nappies review

    With both boys I have pretty much stuck with what works works and not ventured much futher. Especially with nappies I have stuck to this mantra as there is nothing worse than a soggy baby and soggy baby clothes. I know that this sounds awful but I have always, always been told that eco friendly nappies they don’t work as well and that they are false economy. I was approached by Bambo Nature to give their eco nappies a trial and give an honest report back on how I found using them, warts and all. About Bambo Eco Nappies Bambo Eco nappies have been made with the environment and your baby…

  • Five early pregnancy symptoms that I experienced

    Pregnancy is long for me, as with both my pregnancies I knew pretty much immediately that I was pregnant. That’s one long wait whilst cooking a baby! Apart from the obvious little blue line or “1-2 weeks”  with both boys I had some other tell tale signs hat I was expecting before a test would show positive. I always wondered just how people “knew” when they fell pregnant because they had “a feeling in their water” as my mom would say. Here is what I experienced Sore boobs Not just sore boobs, it was bloody excruciating. It felt so obvious and like they were literally going to snap off! Going…

  • BabyBjörn We Air mesh baby carrier review

    When I just had Freddie I used a baby carrier just because I could really. I can’t say I found it easier than a pushchair as it took me ages to fiddle with the straps and “plug myself in” as it were rather than just bung him in the pushchair and trot on with the dogs. Now I have a second bubba the juggling act has begun. I could do with a third, sometimes fourth hand. Whilst I love our pushchair sometimes it is necessary to have both my hands free and be able to be more hands on with Freddie whilst I have Dexter, such as the nursery drop…

  • Newborn & New mum must haves 

    Dexter is almost 6 months old and so lots of the newborn stage items have been packed away. I was ruthless this time and only kept what I knew made those newborn days a whole lot easier, rather than having everything just in case. Here’s our low down on what we loved.. Snuzpod– we used a one of these bedside sleepers with Freddie and it was fabulous, so naturally I carried this on for Dex as we liked it so much. Being three in one makes it really versatile and it rocks too! It’s so easy to have baby safely so close next to you and it helped so much…

  • Bye bye cradle cap thanks to Childs Farm

    Dexter has been plagued with cradle cap since day one. We had mild success with coconut oil to soothe this when he was a few weeks old but then he became allergic to it and it made his scalp inflammed. I tried washing his hair more frequently, less frequently, using just water, using shampoo and conditioner, using petroleum jelly, olive oil – you name it I tried it. To add insult to injury Freddie even developed a patch too..at three years old!! Both boys had it excessively thick on their scalps and with Dexter his crusty head was massively noticeable. I have been reviewing some Childs Farm products and asked…

  • Beaba babycook plus review

    As we are weaning early due to Dexter’s reflux I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what he was having so I could pinpoint any possible reflux flare up foods, or indeed allergy flare ups. Dexter has CMPA like his brother and I have found lots of foods aimed at weaning have milk added, which is such a pain. We have been super lucky to be able to review the Beaba babycook plus, to make our own baby food. It steams, blends, defrosts and reheats as well as being suitable not just to make baby purees but smoothies and steamed food items for all the family. We will even…

  • Diono Quantum travel system Review

    For the past few weeks we have been putting the Diono Quantum to the test and through its paces with Dexter. I have never thought of myself as pushchair orientated, as long as it pushes, is comfortable and is reasonable in cost then that’s all it needs to be, right? Wrong. Having spent a few weeks in hospital a few things changed in our family dynamic that made having an easy to use, adaptable, robust and comfortable pushchair a matter of importance. My husband sorted the boys while I was poorly, he is 6″3 and so straight away the height adjustable handle came into its own. I am on the…