totsbots easyfit reusable nappies and wet bag and changing mat

Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots

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Reusable nappies have become a passion of mine (something you may have noticed!) Since making the swap in June last year I have gradually built up a stash big enough to wave goodbye to single-use nappies for good, I have talked about the ease of the switch and have tried my best to spread the word that reusable nappies are the way forward for our environment. However, the benefits of changing aren’t all about being eco-friendly. We have discovered that William is far more comfortable in reusables, that he never gets nappy rash and that we are saving ourselves a lot of money in long-run. If that isn’t enough to tempt you just yet, perhaps the designs will?! Have you SEEN today’s reusable nappies? Continue reading “Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots”

8 reasons why our florida holiday was amazing

8 Reasons Why Our Florida Holiday Was Absolutely Amazing!

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In March this year, we visited Florida for the very first time. If you have read some of my other blogs you will know that this wasn’t a trip that had been planned well in advance, in fact, we only knew six months prior because the idea came about due to my husband needing to go out there for work. As it was so far to travel to and because none of us had ever been to Florida before, Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Our Florida Holiday Was Absolutely Amazing!”

breastfeeding beyond 18 months

Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months

Breastfeeding beyond 18 months, well, this is a post I never thought I’d be writing! If you’ve been following me since I had William you’ll be very much aware of the fact that he was just this teeny premature dot when he was born and that our breastfeeding journey had to be very much worked on in order to get it established due to his size, weight and tiny mouth that had to work extra hard to get what he needed. We endured tube feeding, expressing throughout the day and night, documenting how much he was taking and his weight gain/loss very carefully as well as only placing him to the breast when he had the energy to. Continue reading “Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months”

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Money Manage Your Way To Becoming A Stay At Home Mom

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There are too many reasons to list why becoming a stay at home mom (or dad) is a great choice to make, but let’s take a shot at a few! 

  • It means you don’t miss your kids’ milestones, and your children get to spend valuable time with the person they love the most.
  • You don’t have to fork out for expenses on travelling to and from work, uniforms and lunches.
  • Also, it means you have some freedom and flexibility to organise your day how you see fit without a strict working regime.

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my two boys Jake and William

7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked

Before I had William, I had a bit of a think about how I wanted to do some things differently with my second baby,9 to be specific and these included trying more classes, not listening to others’ comments, giving baby-led weaning a go, mastering expressing, breastfeeding for longer, amongst others. Well, he is now 18 months old so I thought I would do a follow-up post on what I have done differently with my second child that have worked because if I had known some of these things the first time around, I would have had an easier time and less stress I’m sure. Continue reading “7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked”

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How To Wash Cloth Nappies

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One of the biggest worries when thinking about making the switch from single-use nappies to reusable nappies is the washing. Most parents gasp at the thought of more loads each day, a lot of people imagine that I must be scrubbing my cloth nappies to get the stains out or that they need soaking in a bath for days prior to going into the machine. Now let me tell you this much, none of this is true. There is nothing difficult about using and washing cloth nappies, they are no different from clothes and you will not need to be tackling it every day either. Continue reading “How To Wash Cloth Nappies”

Joie Spin 360 review

Joie Spin 360 Review

When it came to making the swap from a newborn car seat to the next stage up I initially wasn’t sure what to go for. Since having my first child the law had changed to ensure that babies were rear facing up until 15 months but with far more known about the impact of a crash and how a child’s body reacts in that instance there was far more evidence on the internet telling me that keeping them rear facing up to 4 or 5 years was recommended. Continue reading “Joie Spin 360 Review”