New mummy from London to my little (princess) Leia, wifey & tea lover 💙💋

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Sophiesticated Gift Set - By Sophie La Girafe

I have teamed up with Sophie La Girafe to bring you a fantastic giveaway!
All of you know we are obsessed with Sophie in my house. It was Leia's first real toy & has been a staple in my changing bag over the past 6 months mostly making appearances at my mummy get togethers & baby groups!
We love the original Sophie & were lucky enough to previously have been sent a few items to trial as part of my channel launch.
Leia is now 6 months old currently teething and generally needs a lot more attention than in the early days so having something at arms reach when you are out and about to distract her is essential for me, you will all know I'm not at all an over packer, I am a minimalist when it comes to outings which is why Sophie fits perfectly for us.

Sophie La Girafe have a gorgeous range in terms of gifting varying from their teethers to their amazing organic skincare range which we absolutely love.

We were delighted at being given the opportunity to allow you to win the absolutely gorgeous Sophiesticated Gift Set, featuring an original Sophie & a So Pure Sophie Teething Ring.

If this isn't enough the set also compromises a luxury gift bag & card - making it the perfect gift for a baby shower, Christmas or a treat for your newborn. The perfect first present.

To be in with a chance at winning you have 3 ways to do so

Either comment on this blog post, enter via my Youtube Review or via Instagram
I will count up the comments and choose the winner at random on October 15th 2016

You can find details on the Sophiesticated Gift Set here they retail at £24.99

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

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Products with a * I have been sent to trial

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Which Baby Bottles I Tommee Tippee, Dr Brown's Philips Avent

I previously filmed a video over on my Youtube channel all about our experiences with different brands of baby bottle!

It can be a mind field choosing the right bottle for your baby, from colic to teat size to flow & practicality. To be honest there is no one size fits all when it comes to bottles, you have to go with what is right for your baby.

I have been testing out a few new bottles (with the help my lovely test subject Leia) as we were upgrading to the next stage & I thought it would help to share this info once again.

For clarity & test purposes I have stuck to the same 3 brands as we used when Leia was in the first stages - Tommee Tippee, Philips Avent & Dr Brown's.

All 3 have a place for me, firstly I love the Tommee Tippee brand - you all know I love the perfect prep machine, however the closer to nature bottles were not favorable for us right now, Leia is not what I would classify as a hungry baby the teats are very large and as shes so tiny she struggles to get the formula in relatively quick timing although for a hungry baby I would recommend you giving them a go - they are the most competitively priced in terms of value for money plus I love the fact they come with a secure lid so you avoid burns if giving that bottle a shake after the boiled water method.

Avent we have been using for the past 3 months & had no problems at all, when we switched to the next level teats they were slightly too fast for us in terms of flow. The Avent are gorgeous with their sleek design & the brand is a staple for most UK households which I love.

Dr Browns were an early favorite for us and we are back to using the Natural Flow bottles now as they seem to be working well. The flow is quick but not too quick. They also retain the vitamins & minerals which makes me feel better as Leia is formula fed.

What bottles do you like?

I'm really keen to give the new glass bottles a try and see what we think.

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

The Avent bottles can be found here, Tommee Tippee here & *Dr Brown's here

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Autumnal September Lunch

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend

As I usually posts vlogs on my YouTube channel I thought I would add to it by writing a blog post on our Sunday!

Leia has just turned 6 months & my family live around 2 hours away so they don't get to see her as often as they would like. We planned a family Sunday lunch in my area & were joined by my parents & sister (pictured, I'm behind the camera for these) where we all ventured out to the Buckinghamshire countryside to a quaint little inn called The Bell.

It has an idyllic country setting but just a stone throw away from local amenities which is what we love 

On arrival to the venue we were not disappointed - it was perfectly picturesque

We were seated by the French antique doors which were open as it was relatively warm

The menu was traditional British pub food which suited us, we all pretty much went for the beef roast option, which was 21 day aged beef. The plates arrived to us complete with a sizable portion of beef, root vegetable puree which I NEED the recipe for immediately! The presentation was beautiful too, not that that stayed for long!

We had all 'planned' to get dessert and I opted for the sticky toffee pudding which was just as impressive as the roast!

If you are ever in the area I would definitely recommend you giving them a visit.

We had a fantastic time

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

Caboodle Everyday Changing Bag - Product Review

Thanks for joining me again, I am properly in blogging, vlogging & general productive mode at the moment, the house is clean, baby in bed so I thought I would share with you my thoughts on our new changing bag. Leia is now 6 months old (yes I know it's flown) & to be carrying round a big changing bag is just not practical & quite frankly heavy.
You see Rebecca of before March 2015 was that type of person that would over pack. Not now, you realise quite quickly with a baby a heavy weighed down bag and a pushchair is not a good combo.
On receipt of the Caboodle I thought how could sometching so compact fit all of our essentials in?! 
The bag looked cute & not too mumsy or girly, complete with two front pockets large enough for a phone and a back zip not quite big enough for my purse, but great for loose change and a lip gloss, but at the same time wouldn't loose me points with the other half should he take her out solo. 

The bag comes with a changing mat soft and squishy and folds to a nice size, a thermal pack great for storing hot water for a bottle taking the hassle out of having to worry about having enough to venture out and about with baby and finally my favourite part - a clear cosmetics pouch, which totally sold it for me - genius! 

I packed in 3 nappies, baby wipes, sudo cream & teething gel in to the pouch which all looked perfectly snug. 

I put a muslin and bib loose in the bag & used the 3 inner pockets for bows, socks & a change of clothes. 

The bag is stylish & practical & fits in for our everyday outings

The bag is available here for £30

For 10% discount use code rebecca1

I was not paid to write this post

*Bag was kindly sent to me by Caboodle 

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Fisher Price Space Saver Jumperoo - Review

Hi Everyone

Thank you for joining me for what is my FIRST EVER blog post!!! Yayyyyy!

Finally I have time in my life (whilst the baby is napping) to actually write and share with you our thoughts on a product

I wanted to blog about beauty much before I started doing the 'mummy' vlogging, as now my life is totally surrounded by a baby (who is just scrumptious) bows (who couldn't love them) & baby gadgets, this seems apt & I LOVE it!

I was very kindly, I say I, correction.... Leia, my 6 month old was sent a fantastic piece of kit from the lovely people at Mattel whom I imagine their head office to be like the toy room out of Santa Claus - The Movie (the 80s version).
The Space Saver Jumperoo arrived neatly packaged in a Fisher Price Toy box, all very exciting we opened it within about 2 minutes of course desperately eager to see Leia's face with it all lit up - I had been browsing to make the purchase for a few weeks prior as we want her on her feet so to speak as she is getting to that age where she wants to do more than just sit in our arms so this seemed a sensible thing to buy.

It came in 8 pieces consisting of the 2 'legs' you would say, the bottom stand, the hanging toys, the computer dock and a couple of attachments to put it all together..relatively easy for me to put together myself, right? Yes right. I put it together with no assistance! Very proud of myself!

It was soon together within around 20 minutes or so.

Leia immediately got in to the Jumperoo and was bobbing about but on day one wasn't really interacting with the toys, she may have been slightly overwhelmed as they are or she was just a little tired, I think it must have been the latter as day 2 came and she loved it!

Leia was all excited to be in the seat and was bobbing about,even taking bites of the fantastically placed teething gel toy which sold me completely, with a teething 6 month old this is a must!

We thought the Space saving idea was fantastic although I have never seen the bigger version. This one just folds straight down to the size of the Jumperoo assembled but pretty much flat and very easy to store.

I have searched online for the Jumperoo and the cheapest I have found it is at boots in what looks to be their baby event, I am not entirely sure on the timescales of the event but you can check it out here

Thanks for joining us - if you want to see Leia enjoying the Jumperoo, check out the below video!

Thank you to Mattel!

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy



Welcome to this my new blog page to work in addition to my YouTube Channel (Rebecca Hollick)

Let me start by saying my name is Rebecca as some of you will know

I am new mummy to my little pumpkin Leia (as in the princess)

We are tutu crazy, bow crazy, tea crazy (well I am...all 3)

I instagram most things that are pretty, I love photography & filming & editing and talking to you guys!

I work full time, I went back to work after 16 weeks and you will probably see me trying to juggle homelife, work life and baby life whilst doing fun stuff!

Hope you have found this introduction somewhat useful!

Lots of love

Rebecca. Leia's Mummy