6
Aug

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

3
Aug

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

1
Aug

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

29
Jul

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

29
Jul

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

12
Jul

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