Up, Up and Away

                          One of our followers is off to Australia this week so has asked about how to pull off a long haul flight with a 6-month old.  Here are a few top tips to make a flight more enjoyable: Go with the flow. Read more


Best Buy

It’s amazing how difficult it can be to count out scoops of formula when you have a hungry baby crying in your ear. So, if you are bottle feeding, powder dispensers will be your answer to hassle-free feeds – just count them all out in the morning and then that’s it taken care of for Read more


Soaring to New Heights

Finally I have found a highchair toy that does what it says on the box! There’s nothing worse than sticking a toy to the tray only to spend the next ten minutes picking it up off the floor and re-sticking it…   Yesterday that problem came to an end when I found the Lamaze Bendy Bug Read more


Travelling with your Teeny Weeny

FOR a lot of people the prospect of holidaying abroad with wee ones is daunting, but our philosophy was to get a holiday under our belts early to take advantage of their not-so-mobile state. We headed off to Corfu when the boys were four-months old and found the sunshine did (almost) as much good for Read more


Buggy Bliss

Introducing my new favourite set of wheels: UppaBaby’s VISTA pushchair and pram http://www.uppababy.co.uk/Vista-pushchair-pram.html I could happily change my pram every month as my expectations change and I discover new models, but finally I think I found the one that ticks all the boxes….for this month anyway! Essentially it looks like most other prams on the Read more


The Trials of Teething

Aaaaaggghhhh! HTC’s gums are so swollen and sore, everything and anything that gets near his mouth gets attacked. I wish I could take the pain away from him…but I can’t, and worse still, I know it could still be a few weeks before the tooth makes an appearance! At the moment HTC can’t live without: Read more


Bamboozled by Formula Brands?

READER QUESTION: @themummyyears ‘Am totally confused re all the different companies making formula milk. Do you know the differences?’ ‏@sharmig Thanks for your tweet  @sharmig  – that is a tough question, but in a nutshell, Aptamil is always my first recommendation as it is also recommended in the maternity hospitals. The following link provides all the chemical facts behind Read more


fashion-forward bumps

Shopping for maternity wear is about to get infinitely more exciting thanks to Madderson London. Set up by a super chic mum, Sara Madderson, the carefully-curated collection of bump-friendly frocks is available in September. We love the simple but oh-so-chic Olivia dress with detachable brocade cuffs as well as the uber-glam Juno dress made from Italian silk. Read more


kept in the dark

Lie-ins might be a thing of the past, but a blackout blind will help your little one sleep past sunrise at least! I just bought the Abbey Elephant Blackout Roller Blind, from little home at John Lewis (http://www.johnlewis.com/296871/Product.aspx?SearchTerm=abbey+elephant+blackout+blind). It’s funky without being overly fussy and looks great in ACM’s white and grey nursery, plus I swear it’s the Read more


Rainy Days

  When the boys came along we were literally running scared. Stuffing each day full of coffees and errands – pushing the buggy in all weathers, often in aimless loops around The Meadows – we would do anything to avoid staring down the barrel of an afternoon à deux. After several weeks of this we Read more