Tuesday 23 February 2021

Nuby's Amazing Range of Teethers

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One of the biggest stages of your babies lives is teething. It also comes around super quick and can also last quite a while. Some babies teeth quite easily and don't suffer to much, and some babies suffer quite badly. The journey of teething really can differ from baby to baby. Either way teething toys can really help support this and Nuby have a super range of teethers to choose from. 

The great thing about teethers is not only are they great for babies gums, they are simply great for babies to do their favourite thing, put everything in their mouths. As soon as your baby masters that grip of something, the first thing they will do is pop it to their mouths. For a baby its a great way of sensory development as well as feeling good against their gums as they chew. 

With this in mind you really may want to buy a range of teethers for your baby. So here I have a list of 10 amazing teethers all made by one of my favourite brands, Nuby.

1. Wacky Teething Ring 

This teether has so much going on when it comes to different textures. The material at the top crinkles, creating a great new sound for your baby to hear, the green part has soft silicone bristles which softly brush against your babies teeth. The yellow part has bigger bumps which apply more pressure to your babies gums and the red part has even more nubs which are firmer for massaging teeth and gums. It is the perfect size for gripping and its shape also helps make it easy for babies grip. Plus they will love the wacky colours. This teether is recommended for babies 3+ months and is £4.00. It is also in the 3 for 2 teether range. 

2. Icy Bite Keys

Every Baby seems to be fascinated by keys right? So these are such a good idea for your teething baby. The colours and dangly keys will straight away encourage your baby to want to hold them, shake them and play with them. Then of course they will end up in babies mouth. The ring shape means its easy for baby to grip and each key moves around the ring so baby can put each one in their mouth. The side of the keys all have different textures which all help aid the gums in different ways. This teether has the extra benefit of being filled with a special gel that can be put into the fridge to cool. This provides extra relief for babies for when teething becomes painful. This one is recommended for babies 3 months plus and is £5.25. It is also in the 3 for 2 teether range. 

3.  Banana and Corn Teethers

These are both super cute and also perfect for baby grip as they both come with different shaped handles for babies to hold onto. They are super lightweight which means that they are also easy to hold and move towards the mouth. The thin design means that they can reach all the gums and each one of these has a different texture which will massage babies gums. They are made from the softest silicone and so feel good on the gums when chomping down on them. They are also officially approved by orthodontic dentists so you can rest easy knowing they are good for your babies gums and teeth. These are £6.50 to buy and both come in the set. 

4. Flip N Fun Teether Book

This is a great one for babies first teether. It can be used from newborn as it is mostly soft and very pleasing to a new born babies eyes. This toy is a fun on sensory experience for a baby with the many different textures for them to feel and also it includes crinkle and squeaky noises to entertain baby. It also features lots of different textures for your baby to chew which all have different bumps on that feel good against the gums. This teether is great for as your baby progresses in age. You at first can flick through the pages of this soft book and let your baby admire the lovely colours and then when older they can flick through the pages themselves which helps their motor skills. This toy provides so much in one and is £8.00 to buy.

5. Stacking Silicone Stars 

These are new for Nuby and really incorporate play with teething. Made from 100% super soft silicone they are perfect for a baby to chew on. They are soft to grip and also really help with hand and eye co ordination as your baby learns how to stack them on top of each other. It really is the perfect teether to grow with your child as their grip and co ordination gets better. Plus they work for all levels of teething and are soft on your babies gums. It comes with 6 stars which are all easy to push on top of each other. You can buy this for £9.99. 

6. Teething Mitt 

This is such a clever way for your baby to get relief from teething. Babies are always putting their hands in their mouth, and even when you do put mittens on them they end up soggy from putting them in the mouth. So this teething mitt works perfectly for that. As well as giving protection from the baby scratching them self or drooling over their hands, it will aid them in their teething journey. This mitt has a soft textures outer layer which the baby can chew on or rub against their gums and provide relief for teething. As it is strapped to their hand, you don't need to worry about them dropping the teether and so I think is perfect for pram and car journeys. It also includes crinkle sounds which will be great for a babies senses. This mitt can be bought for £7.50 and can also come in grey as well as red.  

7. Bug a Loop Teether 

This is one of Nuby's classic teethers that was even around when Lily was a baby. I have known all babies love it and I think that's because of how colourful it is and how easily gripped it is for small hands. Each little bead on this has a different texture to it making it great for exploration and also great to feel different feelings against the gums. Perfect for age 3 months plus and perfect for each stage of teething. This teether can be bought for £5.25.

8. Lots a Loops Teether 

This is a teether with a real different look to the rest and really does encourage fun as well as teething. This super hoop your baby will love as it rattles, is pleasing to the eye with its colours, and it really good for grasping and also doing things like rolling and throwing. The hoops are nice and tough for chewing on and so provide ultimate relief for sore gums. Plus you can go that extra mile and pop it in the fridge to cool and provide even more relief. Perfect for 3 months plus and also only £5.49 to buy. 

9. Chewbie Baby Teethers 

These come as a set of a 2 and are perfect for sore gums. This duo come with different shapes and textures all especially for helping teething gums. The soft bristles on them provide a soft soothing effect and the hard ridges provide for a harder gum massage. They also help to keep babies gums clean too. They are perfect for little hands as they are small to grasp and the colours will interest your baby in wanting to grab them. Just like many of Nuby's teethers, they are officially approved by orthadontic dentists and also perfect for popping in a steriliser or dishwasher. With their being 2 in a pack it means you can keep one at home and one for on the go, tending to your babies teething needs at all times. These are great at only £4.50 to buy.

10. Yogi Animal Teether 

This teether is super cute because who doesn't love animals? Your baby will be delighted at the cute friendly design of this teether. The Yogi Teether is available as a blue elephant or a red monkey. Both are designed with small hands in mind so that baby can easily grasp them and bring them to the mouth. Made from 100% silicone it is super soft for chewing on and will feel great against your babies gums. 
This teether is recommended for 3 months plus and is £5 to buy. 

All of Nuby's teethers are made from materials that are safe for babies and BPA free and are all easy to clean. Each teether may have different cleaning requirements so always best to check this on the website. 

To see all of these teethers and more, or to purchase your favourites. Head to the Nuby website where there is a full section dedicated to amazing teethers. 

Which of the above teethers is your favourite and why? 

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Thursday 18 February 2021

Belloost Belly Spa Kit Review

 I am now in my later stages of pregnancy, 38 weeks to be exact! If you have been pregnant before you will know how uncomfortable these stages can be. Your feeling big, heavy, probably suffering from back ache and also feeling very fatigued. 

If your pregnant and not quite at this stage yet, well you have this to look forward too. But don't fret. There are lots of ways that you can help yourself feel a little better and one way is my pampering yourself. 

So you may be interested to read all about the Belloost Belly Spa Kit. I was sent one to try out and tell you all about so if you are in need of some pregnancy relief, then keep reading.

Belloost are all about supporting you during pregnancy to help your comfort and enhance your self care. They stock pregnancy pillows, pampering and also affirmation cards to also help your mind during this time. 

In this Spa Kit they have packed all the pampering you need into one lovely little box.

It includes a Belly Mask with Rose water, a belly and boob balm, and some lovely bath salts. 

I was also sent some lovely affirmation cards and some make your own affirmation cards which I will tell you about a little later and a hands on pregnancy poster which is all about pressure points that can help during the stages of pregnancy and labour. I found this poster really handy and will be getting my partner to try some of these out on me.

So the idea of the kit is that you put a night aside for some you time and you use all the products from step one to the last step. Leaving you feeling relaxed and wonderful. Just like you would if you attended an actual Spa. 

Start with the Belly Mask. You will find a tub of powder and some rose water in your kit. You need to use half of the rose water in the powder to make the clay mask. The kit comes with a wooden stick which you can use to mix with. Be gentle mixing your clay as otherwise the powder will spill out the sides and make a mess. When you have fully mixed it in then its time to apply. I would recommend doing this either in the bathroom stood up, or layed down on a towel on the bed. If you can have help from a partner to apply it, then this is also very handy. Then using the stick apply the mask to the belly. I am giving you this advice to do this near your bathroom as I did it downstairs, with out a towel which did result in a little mess as when the mask is dried it can crack slightly when walking and powder can fall off. 

So when it is applied, and you have left it on for 10 min or so, its time for the next step. 

My favourite thing about the mask was the scent. Wow it smells lovely, the Rose water can really be smelt while using it which is great for helping relax. It also was very therapeutic when going on.

Next your going to have a lovely bath. It is best if you have already had your bath running before putting on the mask, or get your partner to be running it for you while you relax. Put in the lovely bath salts and the rest of the rose water. You can then enjoy again the lovely scent of the rose water while you relax. 

The salts are made from Epsom Salts and Pink Himalayan Salts. Epsom Salts are so good for relaxing your muscles so these salts are going to really help for your aches and pains. The pink salts are also good for improving circulation. 

You do not need to remove the mask, the bath will clean this off as it dissolves in the water. Though, my bump cant fit into the bath anymore so I did have to use the water to wipe it off. The clay will then mix into your bath water and also soak into your body adding extra rejuvenation to your skin. Having all this in the bath was very relaxing. 

After you have finished relaxing in your bath, get out pat yourself dry and its time to use the Belly and Boob Balm. Made from natural ingredients such as shea, butter and seed oil, it is safe to be applied to your skin. You can use it on all your body not just your bump and boobs, and you can use a generous amount to help leave your skin nice and smooth. I really love the texture of this, it starts off as a harder butter when first applied but as you rub it in it turns into a more oiled feeling which leaves your skin feeling even more moisturised. But it is also not to oily which can sometimes leave you feeling slippery and soaks in slowly but enough to feel comfortable. The only thing I would of probably loved even more about this balm, is if it would of had the matching scent of the rose. As it didn't have much of a scent. The balm can be used then on a daily basis. It can help with elasticity of your skin, helping to avoid or moisturise any stretch marks. It can also safely be used for perineum massage. 

After this you should be feeling much better and hopefully enjoyed a well deserved pampering experience.

Some more pluses of the Belly Spa is that organic, vegan and cruelty free. You can buy the kit for £37.

If you are as close as me to having your baby, you may be wanting to get your mind ready as well as your body. I plan to have a home birth so affirmations are something I am using. I have been using them throughout my pregnancy to keep my mind positive and plan to use them while I am in labour. 

I was sent 2 cards with 2 phrases on. One being my favourite "each surge is bringing me closer to holding my baby". If you are not aware of the word surge, it is another word for contraction and I myself prefer to use it. I love this quote because it really helps remind me why we are feeling the pains of the surges. The cards are really beautiful and will look lovely placed around my home for me to read. Hospitals will also let you stick these up if you ask them too. The set I was sent also has some blank ones. These are great to write ones that resonate with your own mind. I plan to simply write BREATHE on one.

So if you are interested in helping yourself through your pregnancy. Head to the Belloost website where you can find the spa kit and many other pregnancy supports. 

Would you find this Kit handy for pregnancy? 

Monday 8 February 2021

Baby Essentials Guide

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The List for things that babies need is endless, my list kept getting ticked off and then even more items added to it. There is always something you forget and then of course you discover new things that you decide you want. 

So I want to help you out a little by telling you about some brilliant items and brands that may help you complete that list of things you need. 

I have been sent all these wonderful items below to tell you all about. 

1. Cellular Blanket from Little Green Sheep

Cellular blankets are a must for newborn babies. When it comes to baby sleep, one of the most important things is safety and cellular blankets are the best for babies to sleep in at night time. The holes in the blanket let air flow meaning that your baby can breathe safe and sound. They also help regulate babies temperature and so keep them warm for winter and cooler in summer. This blanket from Little Green Sheep is lightweight and breathable and also made from 100% organic cotton. You can tell the blanket is lovely quality and is knitted to a top standard. It feels so super soft which I like as its great to know that baby will be super comfortable. There are also different colours on the website to choose from which I chose the Dove Grey colour. Size wise its 75x75cm which is perfect for cribs, prams and moses baskets. It is going to look lovely in my next to me crib I have. It is also machine washable which is always helpful as they do need washing quite often. You can buy one of these from the Little Green Sheep website for £19.95. 

2. Baby Sleeping Bag from Little Green Sheep 

As well as the use of blankets, another thing you may want to consider for your baby and sleeping is a Sleeping bag. These are great for giving baby a safe and snuggly nights sleep. The great thing I have always loved about sleeping bags is that in the middle of the night when your baby is upset, its much easier to pick them up and comfort them while still in the bag. Meaning there is no need to disturb them by untucking and tucking in blankets. It also has a handy zip at the side for quick changes that may need to be done in the middle of the night. Little Green Sheep does a beautiful range of sleeping bags which can be bought in sizes from newborn to 18 months. You can also buy different togs of sleeping bag for different seasons. So warmer togs for winter and cooler ones for summer. The 2.5 tog is perfect for all year round and good for house temperatures between 16-20 degrees. The designs from Little Green Sheep are all really attractive but also not over the top in patterns meaning it won't distract your baby from sleep. You can also buy them in different colours which are all unisex, I again chose the Dove Grey. It is made from a luxury organic linen and cotton blend and you can tell that it is a super quality sleeping bag. You can buy one of these from the Little Green Sheep website for £29.95. 

3. Nuby Baby Bottles 

Nuby have a wonderful range of bottles but the one they have sent me to tell you about is one that is especially for reducing reflux. Reflux is when a baby brings back up its milk shortly after having it. Which is very common for babies. Lily used to do it very often and sometimes at quite a large amount. The Reduce Reflux Bottle is especially designed to help this to not happen. The bottle is for 0+ so can be used from birth and is also designed to be used with the baby being sat up which is the recommended position to help with reflux, colic and and wind. The bottle comes with a tube inside which helps with this. The tube can be removed so if the baby doesn't suffer with any problems, then it can also be used as a normal bottle. The bottle also has many other features such as a easy latch soft flex teat that flexes and stretches like the breast. I love this feature as I will be using the bottles along side breast feeding. The teat also has 3 unique anti-colic valves which help reduce air intake. Which is always a plus. The bottle holds 240ml of milk and has a wide neck. It also comes with a brush for easy cleaning. You really couldn't want more from a bottle. You can buy this bottle for an amazing price of £8 from the Nuby Website.  

4. Bibs from Ziggle 

Having a baby means an abundance of bibs and if you like the more creative design of bibs then Ziggle is the company you want to be looking at. These bandana dribble bibs are perfect for when your baby starts to dribble which they will sooner than you know. The gathered shaped neck is great for catching all the dribble so then your babies chin and neck don't get sore. The bibs are made with 2 layers, the top layer is a super soft 100% pure cotton which makes them comfortable to wear and is also kind to babies skin, and the bottom later is absorbent fleece that keeps babies dry for longer. They have adjustable poppers at the back which means they can be used for newborn onwards and they are also machine washable while keeping their shape. I have used these bibs for Lily and I must say they stay in amazing condition even after many washes. There is a huge range of choices of designs on the website which I love. I spent ages choosing which of the bibs I wanted and Its very hard to make a choice. The great thing about the website and huge choice is that the price goes down if you buy 4 or more bibs. Making bibs as wonderfully priced as £2.99. To check out the range, head to the Ziggle website

5. Muslin cloth by Meslin 

So this is a muslin cloth with a difference. First of all, lets talk size. Generally muslin cloths are a standard medium size, where this is one is actually quite large. Large enough for your baby to lie on it and even have it wrapped around them. Which to me is great that it has more than one purpose of simply wiping mouths and catching sick. Second difference is the design. With babies loving contrasty things in mind , these have been designed to help your babies senses by being in bold blacks and whites a striking patterns. It is thought that babies see these better and are generally mesmerized by such patterns. I decided to choose the Dalmatian pattern but there are also some other wonderful contrasty designs such as zebra print. The Muslin is made out of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton making it super soft. To buy this muslin cloth it would cost £18.00. My muslin cloth also came personalised which you can get with request from the company. To have a look at the other designs of Muslins or to pick one up, head to the Meslin website

6.  Teething Toys from Chewie Cat 

I have just fallen in love with this band and its baby toys. A babies favourite things to do is grab, move their arms and then put it into their mouth. Their toys cater for all of this. I was sent a totally cute rattle in the shape of a dinosaur, a teether dinosaur and a teething necklace. First of all the rattle is so cute and does make a shake noise when shook. But its also great that it has the BPA free silicone chew on it as well so then it meets all the babies desires. Plus its personalised and who doesn't love having their babies name on things. The dinosaur itself is crotcheted out of organic cotten and the wooden handle is made from beech wood. The teether is super cute, I love the size of it and also it feels so soft which is going to be perfect for chewing on. Made from BPA silicone it is a super safe material for a baby to chew as much as they like. You can get so many different designs so if dinosaurs arn't your thing then you should be able to find an animal or design that you do love. Last but not least is a teething necklace. Again the beads are made from BPA silicone and so safe for baby to put in the mouth. You can also choose a range of different coloured beads to suit your style. The cord is made from satin and also has a breakaway safety clip at the back for those moments your baby pulls on it. If you are interested in these adorable and super helpful products then you can find them on the Chewie Cat website. 

7. Fitted Moses Basket Sheet from This is Silk 

Bedding is of course an essential for a babies need and this is a special sheet that you may not have thought about buying or even knew existed. Babies spend a lot of time layed on their back and this can create things like baby bald spots on the back of their head. This special design from This is Silk is designed to avoid things like this by it being softer on the back of their head by being made from silk at the part where the head lays. It can also help babies who are prone to Eczema and allergies as silk repels dust mites and is hypoallergenic. The rest of the sheet is made up of cotton to provide extra cosines for sleeping on. There are different beautiful designs on the website and different colours. I also love the beautiful gift box it comes in as it makes such a lovely gift. The sheet can be bought for size of a moses basket with a mattress size of 27cm to 66cm and 33 to 76cm. It has been designed with safety in mind for when your baby is sleeping meaning you both can get a restful sleep. This can be bought for £22.99 from the This is Silk website. 

8. Vital Baby Health Care Kit 

When thinking about keeping out babies safe and healthy, there are lots of things we may need to buy. I love that vital baby save you from having to shop around by providing a kit that has 3 handy things in one pack. In this kit which is perfect for newborn onwards there is 2 types of thermometers and a nasal decongester. First shaped like a teddy bear is your room and bath thermometer. This can be used when placed in a room to check the temperature and also be used when checking the water of babies bath. The cute design means that your baby will love to see it in the room or bath and the reading pops up on the front of the screen and warns you with a LED light if things are too warm. The other thermometer is for checking your babies temperature. It can be used for oral, under arm or rectal use providing you with a fast and accurate reading. The decongester is made to help clear babies nose, you simply squeeze. It is made with a super soft silicone tip which is delicate for little noses. You can buy this from the Vital Baby Website for £16.99. 

9.  Baby Grows from Zippy Up 

I have been a fan of these for a while now and love their designs. They are super clever baby grows in the fact instead of dealing with poppers that take forever to fasten, they simply zip up and down. This makes life so much easier as when you have a newborn you are constantly doing nappy changes. I would also recommend these outfits for when baby is older to, have you ever tried fastening up a baby suit with a baby that loves to roll and crawl away? It is a challenge and so the fast zip up system is perfect. One thing I did wonder was would the zip effect the babies skin but not at all as it is concealed in material and the tab at the top means the zipper doesn't catch on any little chins. The zipper is also 2 way which makes nappy changes even quicker. Always a bonus! 
The feet are sealed inside the suit and the arms come with turn out cuffs to be used as mittens meaning extra warmth for your baby and also less chance of them scratching their face. These babygrows are made from cotton and so are super soft and there are tons of choices of colours and designs on the website from blues, to pinks to neutral colours. Zippy up also sell little hats which are just as soft and cute as the baby grows and they also match making them a perfect fully outfit. Long sleeved baby suits start from £15 and you can get them from the Zippy Up website. 

10. Baby Accessories from Funky Giraffe

Always great to stock up on essential baby accessories and Funky Giraffe do a great range of bibs, cute little mittens and also some toys to grab and teeth on like the one in the image. The mittens I love because they are super colourful and bold and contrasty which means your baby will love looking at them while on their hands. They are made from soft cotton and have elasticated cuffs which help them stay on the hands, reducing the chance of them knocking them off and then scratching them self. Funky Giraffe are all about being funky and the designs of their bibs and mittens and teethers are always super colourful. They are also super reasonably priced and you can buy the mittens for £1.50 a set. Head to the Funky Giraffe website to see more. 

11. Kit and Kin Baby Wipes

One of the most essential things you will ever need to buy is baby wipes. You use them for wiping bums, wiping down surfaces, wiping mouths, wiping hands, the list goes on. So if you are wiping skin often, you are going to want to know that what you are wiping with is kind to your babies skin. These wetwipes are super kind to the skin by them not using any nasty chemicals and instead being made with 99% of water. They are also large in size meaning that you get more use out of each wipe. Better yet as well as being kind to your babies skin, they are also kind to nature by being biodegradable. They are made from a plant based material meaning your using nature and helping nature at the same time. In each pack you get 60 baby wipes and the packets have a easy dispense lid to be used quickly and over again. Each pack costs £2.50 and can be bought from the Kit and Kin website.

So with all that in mind, I hope you are feeling more prepared for your baby. Hopefully I have given you some ideas of things you may still need to buy or want to buy now that you have read about it.


Which of these items do you like the sound of the best? 

Wednesday 3 February 2021

The Baby Hamper Company Review

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Having a baby is such an exciting time, and if your anything like me then treating them before they have even arrived is something that you end up doing. 

This is why I was so pleased to get to choose a lovely little hamper from the Baby Hamper Company. On their website I was given a choice of 4 lovely hampers that are all valued at £25. There was a choice of Girl Hamper, Boy Hamper, the Pure White Hamper or the Really Useful Hamper. I chose the Really Useful Hamper. 

When it arrived, I was so pleased with the way it was presented. It came in a stunning brown box with company logo on and had a lovely red bow around. The way it is presented would make it such a lovely gift for buying for someone who is either expecting a baby or already had one. So it would be perfect for a baby shower gift or a new arrival gift. Who doesn't love pulling a ribbon off a box to get to see what is inside. I for one get very excited at the prospect and so would love this for a gift. 

Once the box is opened the gifts are all wrapped neatly inside some paper with the company logo on and the box is black on the inside.  Its closed with a sticky label. Again this looks lovely and makes it such a nice thing to get to open as its another layer before it reveals whats inside. 

Inside my choice of box there was a Aden and Anais Muslin, a Baby Buntin Bodysuit and Hat, and a Wooden Rainbow Rattle. It also had a lovely leaflet which said Lovingly Hand Packed Just for You, which you could totally tell it had been.

The selection looks so nice altogether in the box. I am really pleased with the items inside. The Aden and Anais Muslin is adorable. It is Winnie the Pooh which is a lovely theme and I have always found Aden and Anais to be brilliant quality so to find this in my hamper is wonderful. Plus Muslins are so handy and a must have for every parent with a baby, so I am always appreciative to have them. 
The Baby Buntin Bodysuit is really cute and comes in a grey star pattern which is perfect for either a boy or girl and so also perfect if the gift is for someone who doesn't know what they are having yet. It is also super soft and lovely quality. It comes in age 0-3 months. 
The hat is also super cute and is in the style of a knot tie at the top. Again it is lovely quality and has the cute unisex pattern of grey stars. 

Last but least is the cute rainbow wooden rattle. I love the little size of this, its going to be perfect for the first little grips he does and he will love all the colours. I can't wait to use this with him and its going to be a nice little toy addition to what I have already got.

Overall I am so pleased with these hampers and I myself would consider buying one as a gift for someone. Plus the website is brilliant and filled with lots of gift ideas and other sized hampers. 

If you would like a better look at them then head over to The Baby Hamper Company's website where you can also look at how to create your own hamper! 

Would you buy this as a gift? Which of the 4 Hampers would you buy? 

Who would like to win one of these boxes?? The Baby Hamper company is letting one lucky winner choose their box they would like up to a value of £25.

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