When you are expecting a baby you consult a thousand books, websites, relatives, friends and forums to find out what you HAVE to buy for your new arrival. My husband and I were no different and spent a small fortune on our first child, The Boy. At every stage of his development we excitedly toured Mothercare and bought the latest contraption, gadget and currently trendy piece of equipment to ensure our little prince wanted for nothing. Along the way we slowly realised what items were invaluable and quite frankly what items were a waste of money! The same happened when we started weaning him and excitedly I bought every weaning book on the market and every kind of gadget to help nourish my precious firstborn. We slowly realised what was useful to have and what would spend the rest of its life chilling in the loft with the suitcases and fan heater.
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Little Lady (being a 2nd child) is frequently in her buggy and gets very antsy if she is not entertained and fed at regular intervals. This gets annoying as a) I can’t be bothered to keep handing her snacks every 2 minutes and b) I can’t give her things in bags or pots as she has a tendency to empty the contents onto the ground and then scream at me to pick them up from the gutter where they are being picked at by hungry pigeons. So bags and pots are a no no for snacks on the move!
I cook for my family regularly and the one thing that drives me crazy is when my lovely homemade (and, also OK yes I clearly have to admit, my processed) food sticks to whatever pan or surface I have cooked it on.
If you have a messy eater and/or a hygiene obsession (I’m proud to admit I have both) then this product will be invaluable to you.
Going away for the first time with a baby is very daunting. You have no idea what to take and being away from your familiar home environment and routine is enough to make the thought of a holiday truly terrifying. If you have a bottle fed baby you have the added concern of how to clean and sterilise their bottles as its not that practical to lug your steriliser from your home with you!
We quickly realised when we started weaning The Boy that not everyone or everywhere has highchairs (how dare they not be prepared for us!!). So we looked into travel highchairs so he didn’t have to sit on our laps or the floor when eating. Continue reading
For The Boy we bought an all singing, all dancing highchair with recline function, 3 different seat cushions (so he could use it from birth) and a play arch. This thing was so fancy I think it made my husband coffee one day. But it was a pain to clean. Continue reading