perfect gifts for new mums with the bump company

Perfect Gifts for New Mums

Becoming a new Mum is an exciting time, a tiring one, often overwhelming one but definitely tiring  (ahem) exciting! It is a time when it is perfectly ok to be showered with gifts, fussed over by family and friends and collect cute baby items to gush over. There are so many must-have items but sometimes you just need those pamper gifts to make this time extra special.

The Bump Company specialise in just such gifts. Continue reading “Perfect Gifts for New Mums”

newborn baby reflux

What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?

Reflux. It’s a word I’d heard of previously, just as I had done with Colic but when your first child has no issues with these things there isn’t any need to look into it further or discover what it actually means to have a baby with either or even both of these conditions. Well, my wake up call has come– quite literally! My newest addition has been suffering for weeks now and no matter what we try there doesn’t seem to be much let up… Continue reading “What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?”

review petite pops cakes

Review: Petite Pops Cakes

Having a treat for myself these days is a rarity. I am currently in the throws of that newborn haze and am so sleep-deprived that sugar has become my go-to food source… on an hourly basis! So, when Lisa from Petite Pops asked me to review her cake pops there was no way I could refuse.

Lisa began her new venture after baking cake pops Continue reading “Review: Petite Pops Cakes”

pond at the living rainforest

Visiting The Living Rainforest

We discovered The Living Rainforest in Berkshire a few years ago and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it sooner. Situated in Thatcham near Newbury, Berkshire this indoor gem is an ecological and educational centre which attracts visitors all year round. It provides a tropical environment based across 3 rooms in which you can discover wonderful plants, insects and animals all of which are becoming endangered in our rainforests today. If you love The Eden Project you will also love it here! Continue reading “Visiting The Living Rainforest”

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The Fourth Trimester Has Arrived!

It feels a bit odd to be writing about the fourth trimester when I never actually got the chance to write about the third. I had wanted to document each trimester of my pregnancy and enjoy talking about it all but as William decided the third trimester wasn’t entirely needed I just jumped straight to our birth story instead!! 

So, the fourth trimester eh? (Yes, tri does mean three so we’ll just ignore that technicality) I will be honest, Continue reading “The Fourth Trimester Has Arrived!”

newborn baby being swaddled

11 Ways to Tackle Colic

Colic has taken hold of our household and it damn well sucks! I have been taken by surprise with this one and as my first child never had these issues I feel like a novice Mum again, learning on the job. I have taken to social media to ask for advice and didn’t actually realise how many different remedies or ideas there were for tackling colic. I have tried some of these and not everything has worked for us but Continue reading “11 Ways to Tackle Colic”

creating memories with photowall

Review: Creating Memories with Photowall

With William arriving prematurely, it has been a very different experience to what it is usually would be when you have a baby. One of the most notable differences is not being able to create beautiful, memorable photos from the moment they are born. Of course, photos can be taken in NICU but they aren’t ones you would want to put up around the house, are they? It is amazing to watch your baby’s progress and to document it via pictures but I was longing to be able to take a stunning photo of my boys together at last. Continue reading “Review: Creating Memories with Photowall”