Safeguarding our children's health is super important for parents and I'm always looking for helpful products to make the parenting adventure that little bit easier. I am giving away a fantastic oral health kit from baby healthcare experts Bickiepegs, who also make the revolutionary Doidy Cup, to 5 lucky winners to help them on their weaning and teething journey.
Being fashionable while raising little ones takes effort. Not only do you have less time for yourself but babies tend to grab, tub and pull on all our favourite jewellery. But you can still be stylish with baby friendly jewellery which is made from super safe silicone safe for baby literally chew on it to help teething troubles. They are also super strong to ensure they won't break when baby is twiddling during feeding. Sounds like a winner all round! I am giving away this beautiful teething necklace from Nibbling to one lucky winner to keep for themselves or to give as the perfect Baby Shower gift.
Babies are pretty delicate at first and up to the age of 12months their immune systems are weaker meaning they are more vulnerable to catching infection. Milk is a notorious for harboring bacteria making it super important to make sure all baby feeding equipment from bottles and teats to breast-pump parts and even soothers are sterilised before every use. Milton is a household name you can trust when it comes to keeping your family safe and I have one of their fantastic Combi Sterilisers to giveaway to one reader.
The best way to end the day is with a lovely bath. My 2 have sensitive skin so I have to be really careful what I pop in their bath but luckily InfaCare have created two lovely Baby Baths which are ultra mild and perfect for making bubbles. I have a bottle of each to give away to one lucky winner.
The Baby to Toddler Event is taking place at ExCeL London on the weekend of the 18th – 19th November 2017 and then again on 2nd-3rd December at the NEC in Birmingham! I have a pair of tickets for each event to giveaway!
When you first have a child, you may think that they barely sleep. After all, it feels like you hardly get any shut-eye between feeding, cuddles, and playtime. But the average newborn should get around sixteen to seventeen hours every single day. You just feel exhausted because they rarely take this sleep in long stretches like adults do. They’ll awake regularly for feeding, changing and sometimes just for a little cry for crying’s sake. While you may be tired, you need to remember that sleep for baby is much more essential than for you as a functioning adult. So be patient and they’ll grow into a more convenient sleeping pattern over the next few months. Here’s everything to know about your bundle of joy’s sleeping patterns, habits, and needs.
Both my girls were a complete nightmare to wean off breastfeeding. I was at my wits end because neither of them could be left for more than a few hours even at 9mths old. My breastfeeding story is similar to lots of Mums who find the transition from breast to bottle is a struggle. Here are some top tips to hep if your baby is resisting the change
Bath time is one of our favourite times of the day in this household. Both my girls have been water babies since they were tiny babies but with both having sensitive skin I have to be really careful about what I put in their bath. Infacare Baby Bath is super mild making it safe for sensitive skin - Yaay!
Choosing the right car seat for your child can be a daunting task, with so many different makes and models plus the new i-Size seats there is so much choice out there. How do you decide what is best for your most precious cargo?
A couple of years ago new legislation came in called i-Size. It runs parallel to existing car seat regulation but will replace it at some point in the future. i-Size has 5 key features:
As expectant parents there is so many things to think about. High up the list is what pushchairs and prams to buy for your little one. This is a big decision – your child is going to spend a lot of time it their pram and it needs to suit your lifestyle too. Got a small car? Do you want to exercise with the pram? Do you need a tandem? So many things to think about so you shouldn’t rush to purchase as you need to think it all through and make sure you make the sensible and most importantly safe choice for your baby.
I've teamed up with nursery specialists Babythingz who are the experts in pram safety to produce this guide so you have everything you need to to ensure your precious bundle is always safe and secure
Standards to look out for
The first thing you need to check is that the pram has a stafety standard reference.
You can check this by spotting either the code BS 7409 or the mark BSEN 1888:2003 somewhere on the equipment, most often it can be found on a label placed around the frame or the seat covering.
These codes and marks show, whether new or used, that the pram complies with either British Standard/European Standard 1888: 2012 or British Standard/European Standard EN 1888:2003.
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