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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Our Favourite Things - 7 Months In

I wanted to write a useful post about the things we are constantly reaching for and have loved now I have a 7 month old!

I have settled on 10 items I cant live without, I don't want to duplicate on items already discussed in too much detail so if I have missed something out I regularly talk about that is why.

1. Muslin Squares - A teething baby means a dribbling baby, we always have one on hand during the day. I like the George at Asda ones best, we have the pink ones.

2. Leggings - They look smart and a little more grown up than a babygrow but not to fiddly that the baby is overdressed or awkwardly dressed for feeding.

3. Snowsuit - WOW, what can I say. Love them. Its Autumn, they are needed!

 

4. Bear cub hats - Queue repeat of answer 3.

5. *Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender - I loved their prep machine but this item is vastly over taking the prep machine now Leia is being weaned. Essential item, saves me time when cooking & prepping Leia's lunch and dinner. HUGE thumbs up.



6. *BabyBj√∂rn One Carrier - I have blogged about this. We love it for quick trips to the shops. Leia is constantly settled. My arms are free!


7. Next Babygrows - They wash up so well, they look new even after the mess we get in at breakfast time. Definitely our favourite.

8. Zara Baby - Newly discovered, affordable classic baby wear. Recommended to me by my friend Georgia, who has a YouTube Channel


9. Autumn Walks - Leia & I tend to go out for a walk everyday even if its just to our local shop and back.

10. Canon DSLR 750D - A very generous gift from my other half so I can capture Leia at every moment.

What are your must have items?

Happy 7 Month Birthday Beautiful Lady

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Dr Brown's Deluxe Steraliser - Product Review

I usually steralise Leia's bottles at the end of the day ready for the next morning - there is nothing worse than waking up to wash a sink full of bottles, you also can't beat the feeling of waking up to a tidy house!

Whilst pregnant I loved watching the 'How I steralise my baby bottles' videos on YouTube, as I was sent the Dr Browns Deluxe Steraliser to trial I thought this was a good opportunity for an update seen as we are using the Dr Brown's Natural Flow bottles at the moment.


The first thing I noticed on removing the product is how substantial it feels - not plasticy nor flimsy protectively covered in a tightly wrapped film.


The steraliser is the best by far in terms of look - perfectly in keeping with our kitchen! I love colour shape and sleek design, it's more of a gadget as opposed to just a steraliser making it a fantastic baby shower gift for an expectant mummy!






Although the steraliser feels sturdy it is actually still quite compact, I noticed on the right hand side a neatly placed pair of tongs and on the left a water fill tank! Perfect. I'm always reaching for a jug to fill our current one so this really pleases me. The steraliser has 2 compartments: the bottom for the bottles which slot in perfectly cap facing down, (it fits up to 6 although we are using 4 wide neck bottles) the stems, which actually look a lot like straws & any lids, then there is the top compartment which stores flat the filter, tests and rings leaving you with everything in more of an organised fashion, I also inserted my travel lids which I am finding essential at the moment as we are always out & about. This section actually clips back to lock position.

 



After inserting all of my bottles & accessories in to the steraliser I usually put it on the oven hobs as we have an extractor fan. The first time you actually use the system the orange light indicator light is on as soon as you plug it in however the manual explains that for the next cycle the indicator light just needs to be gentle pushed downwards to begin. The steam steralising cycle is 12 minutes long.

I've loved trying the steraliser out as we originally had the Dr Brown's electric version which was too very good in terms of design and quality

Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

YouTube - Rebecca Hollick
Instagram - @iamrebeccahollick
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Disclaimer - I was not paid to write this review, opinions are my own from a mummy's perspective
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Revolutionising Our Lifestyle - BabyBjörn One Carrier

Our BabyBjörn One carrier is swiftly becoming our favourite mode of transport.

It is keeping mummy's hands free and a clingy baby happy being close to me.

Lately every time I put Leia down or leave the room she screams showing us the biggest bottom lip so having the ability to hold her whilst I'm doing other things is fantastic. Let's face facts, life with a newborn is hard work for most coupled with being back at work full time and having to maintain a family home so something like the this fits in to our lifestyle perfectly.

We live just a 2 minute walk from our local village shop and sometimes it just isn't practical to assemble the bugaboo and go off on our two minute outing.
The BabyBj√∂rn One comes ready assembled folded very neatly in the stylish baby blue carry case.




I was expecting having to clip parts together and was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was. I didn't read any of the blurb...I never have time! Literally you just put the carrier overhead and your arms through as if you were putting a vest on.




You then tighten to secure to how you feel comfortable, the bottom part I just loosened and stepped straight into then again tightened the straps to fit comfortably. It's as simple as that.


Now to put the baby in. This was even easier, although I was very cautious at this stage - tightly gripping her to ensure she was safe at all times.

Leia absolutely cannot stand being in her car seat or strapped in, so at first she thought I was trying to put straps on her and she let out a scream but as soon as she was sat down and looking up at me I could just tell she loved being in the carrier. It was perfect. A couple of people actually asked us where we got the carrier from whilst we were on our travels!


The BabyBj√∂rn One is incredibly stylish and sleek when it comes to carriers. It is plush and cosy and looks like whoever owns one has literally spared no expense. It would be an amazing gift to receive as a new mum.

On our outing Leia was dressed in a baby grow with a cardigan that had a hood (I read about over heating babies in carriers and was careful to ensure she wasn't going to be too hot accompanied by my body temperature) She must have been super cosy in there as she fell asleep before we got to the shops which is unheard of. She stayed asleep for our whole outing and when I got back I was able to lift her out of the carrier not even disturbing her.

The BabyBjörn One is perfect for heading out on a quick walk but could fit in to much more hectic lifestyles too and would be amazing for city living in central.

We loved trying it out

You can find the *BabyBj√∂rn One carrier here they retail at £119.99, however there is a 10% saving on amazon at the time of publishing


Rebecca, Leia's Mummy x

YouTube - Rebecca Hollick
Instagram - @iamrebeccahollick
e-mail business enquiries -
iamrebeccahollick@aol.com
Disclaimer - I was not paid to write this review, opinions are my own from a mummies perspective
Products with a * I have been sent to trial