I made a toy and I liked it (well, I say ‘made’ – does threading buttons on to string count?)

I need to declare something: I'm not a fan of garish plastic toys that are a.) gender specific, and b.) garishly plastic and tacky-looking. Ada has lots of toys (her current favourite being a wooden spoon and some simple stacking cups from IKEA). Recently, she's been showing more interest in fiddly things like zips, shoelaces, … Continue reading I made a toy and I liked it (well, I say ‘made’ – does threading buttons on to string count?)

“Baby shoes are pointless until the baby can walk,” I said… until I got a pair for my definitely-not-close-to-walking baby.

I am currently eating my words as I watch my 5 month old daughter bounce up and down in her Jolly Jumper, each time receiving a delightfully soft landing courtesy of her faux-fur lined Toms Cuna booties (buy them from Kidly at £26), which I was sent by Kidly to review. These are the the … Continue reading “Baby shoes are pointless until the baby can walk,” I said… until I got a pair for my definitely-not-close-to-walking baby.

Connecta Baby Carrier

It’s a sling thing (or to be precise, it’s a Connecta Baby Carrier thing).

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, Ada just wasn't feeling the love for our pram system (we soon got the message after failing to console her around many a supermarket and town centre). Thank goodness for slings! For the spring months, I wore Ada in a stretchy wrap, which we both adored. Then … Continue reading It’s a sling thing (or to be precise, it’s a Connecta Baby Carrier thing).

Mutsy Evo pushchair

The Mutsy Evo Urban Nomad: an incredible pram system, but a waste of our money.

You know the drill - you're pregnant; you're excited; you want to buy everything and more right NOW. A pram was one of those items that we thought was as essential as nappies and clothes. We spent a long time visiting different shops, looking online, trying out an array of wheels for our unborn bundle … Continue reading The Mutsy Evo Urban Nomad: an incredible pram system, but a waste of our money.