Category Archives: baby things

Kirkland baby wipes

If there is one thing that is essential when you have a baby its wipes, well nappies are also up there but wipes can be used for a multitude of jobs and not all baby related.
Nappy changes, wiping hands and faces, cleaning tables, wiping up mess, spilt food and drinks, snotty noses, wiping off make up, cleaning away muddy paw prints, the list goes on and on. Continue reading

Baby and toddler show manchester 26th-28th september competition

I have attended the Baby and toddler show in Manchester a couple of times in the past and had some good days out.

They have a mixture of stalls selling baby clothes, cloth nappies and other essential baby accessories, there are demo’s of new products like pram’s and car seats, and they also have talks from experts about topics related to growth and development.
I found it great for information on local companies and programs that are available in the north-west like puddle ducks and Ceramique pottery painting.

I will be attending again this year, and want to give you the opportunity to go as well. Continue reading

Selling baby clothes

I cannot believe how many boxes and bags of baby clothes I have that are full to the brim of things that are too small for C now.
Babies grow so quickly and we were so lucky to have so many generous family members, friends and even strangers -people who know someone in our family and wanted to get something for the new baby or make something for the baby.
We were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of generous gifts that we received (and still receive), from clothes and books to knitted blankets and cardigans.

I have been sorting through all the clothes and deciding what to do with it all, so far I have decided that :-

  • I am keeping some bits that I love either for C when she is older to show her.
  • we are keeping some to use for any more babies we have in the future.
  • I’m going to sell some of it, to put towards buying bigger stuff for C.
  • I am also going to give some of it away to friend who are pregnant or to people who will have a good need for it.

Children’s clothes, especially small baby clothes, are usually grown out of before they get much wear at all. So most of the clothes that I have been going through look brand new, a few still had tags on as she had outgrown them before she even got the chance to wear them or they were the wrong season.

I have decided to sell locally on a few Facebook selling pages and have sold a couple of items in the last couple of days.
I did try selling on ebay and  would have eBay’d more of it but when I did put up a few items there just wasn’t the interest in it. It either didn’t sell or sold for pennies. I ended up selling a brand new with tags Next dress for 99p, bargain for the buyer but not really great for me.

sale clothes

I have girls clothes ranging from tiny baby up to 12 month’s in boxes and bags taking up way to much room in the house, and we have even more clothes that she is yet to grow into.
So if you are looking for any girls clothes just let me know lol.

New shoes!

Ok I know I only posted a few days ago about how I love internet shopping, and that is still true, but some things need to be bought in person and one of those is shoes!

We went to Clarks today to have C’s feet measured and to look at the shoes as their sale started today.
Her feet have gone up a whole size to 4.5 and down in width to an F instead of G fitting.

Nanny ended up buying 3 pairs for C! Continue reading

NappyKind competition

nkb logo

Last year reviewed some products for Nappykind. NappyKind is an online baby shop who sell leg warmers, hats, and other essential accessories for babies and toddlers.  Legwarmers are a great accessory for cloth bum babies as they help to protect their little legs when crawling, cruising and walking, And allow their pretty nappies to be seen 😀 We love our leggings and slipper socks  and you can read our review here.

I love mama leggings

NappyKind have kindly offered me the chance to run a competition so you, my lovely readers, have the opportunity to win some of their lovely legwarmers for your little rugrats.

So please tell your friends and enter to win some lovely legwarmers.
Take a look at what leg warmers are available here and tell me which ones you love!

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Ella’s kitchen food

I was recently selected by Product Testers to test out some Ella’s Kitchen baby foods.

We have tried Ella’s kitchen products a few times in the past and C has loved the “orange one” pouches, We were given a selection of different ones to try. You can read all about our opinions on then here>>> http://producttesting.uk.com/blog/ellas-kitchen-food-bundle-review/

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Selling on Ebay

Tonight I have been Ebaying!

Well I have started but putting up about 9 items. C has so many clothes and most have hardly been worn, its a waste for them to just be stored away, or worse thrown away. We were so lucky that people have been generous and have bought C lots of clothes but we have limited storage so somethings have to go. I will be keeping some things for the future but not everything. Continue reading

Our babywearing journey so far

Ok lets talk babywearing!

I started babywearing by going to  our local sling library a few times and trying a few different types of carrier when C was a little baby. I borrowed a hoptye, a connecta and a close caboo when she was very little and fell in love with the ease of SSC’s ( soft structure carrier) and bought a Connecta.

Me with a tiny baby C trying out the loan Close Caboo.

Me with a tiny baby C trying out the loan Close Caboo.

I then didn’t return to the library for a while as I had my own carrier that worked for us. I am on a few facebook groups and see all the lovely carriers for sale and trade on my newsfeed. I bought a Ring sling off one of the Facebook groups, but haven’t really used it much as it seems very long and gets uncomfortable after a short while.

trying out the Connecta

trying out the Connecta

Trying out the ringsling

Trying out the ringsling

Once the connecta was getting a little small and not as comfy as it was when she was smaller I looked at what to get next, and had heard lots of good things about Madam Googoo. I ordered a custom Mgg with owls and stars that is totally us!
I love my Madam Googoo carrier, and it really does come in useful for trips to the shops, little walks and around the house. It really is worth the money that I paid for it and I would suggest a MGG to anyone looking for a SSC. 

Recently I have seen a new wrap company called Bloomyloom. They are a relatively new company and have a lovely turquoise coloured wrap with owls on called a Uhu wrap!  I have  only tried a wrap once in the library and liked it although I had my mum with me who pulled a face at me trying a wrap, so i never borrowed one.
I am so tempted by the Bloomyloom Uhu owl wrap, It is totally me. It is our colour and owls but unfortunately I can’t, well i’ve never really learnt to wrap but I want to.

I really really want the Bloomyloom Uhu wrap and there is currently one for sale on one of the baby wearing pages.
It is so tempting!

What is your favourite wrap or sling?
What are you tempted by or looking for?

Sleeping bags for babies.

Baby C is a wriggler, she doesn’t stay still in the daytime, she wants to move all the time and that doesn’t stop when she’s asleep, she is constantly moving. She will kick blankets off, which means she then gets too cold and wakes up.

When she was very little it was hard keeping her covered up, but as she was in a crib next to our bed it was manageable.  As soon as she was big enough I moved her into sleeping bags and she seemed to sleep a lot better in them, but outgrew them pretty quickly. She is currently mainly using Ikea sleeping bags.

I love the Ikea sleeping bags for a few reasons:-

  • They zip from top to bottom meaning I can unzip to change her without taking it completely off if I need too.
  • They are sized for 6-18 months, so you can get plenty of use out of them.
  • I got our 1st one at a used baby items sale for only £1.50.
  • They are £15 in the shows but well worth the money.
  • They wash very well.
  • They are nice colours/ patterns and are neutral for either gender.
bedhead baby

bedhead baby

in her bag.

in her bag.

The £1.50 bargain bag I got.

The £1.50 bargain bag I got.

Although she is only (nearly) 13 months old, I’m not sure how long she will be in her sleeping bags. I don’t know what to move to next? I know that you can get larger sleeping bags in some shops or should I change her over to a toddler duvet?
She’s still in her cot, I don’t know when we will move her over to a toddler bed.

When did you change to a toddler bed and duvet?