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Mum Diary: Entertain babies and toddlers with the KiddyMoon Ballpit

Mum Diary: Entertain babies and toddlers with the KiddyMoon Ballpit

Finding new and interesting ways to entertain a baby is a daily chore in my household. I am always looking for new toys and activities and recently discovered KiddyMoon. KiddyMoon are specialists in the most beautiful and chic kids ball pits. These handmade, top-quality ball pits are great fun for babies and toddlers alike. They […]

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Mum Diary: Weaning with the help of the Philips Avent 4-in-1

Mum Diary: Weaning with the help of the Philips Avent 4-in-1

By Katie Ann Lamb Weaning sounds exciting a new milestone in your baby’s development. But, honestly, not only is it daunting and expensive but it is also time consuming! From defrosting to steaming, to chopping, mashing or making a purée – it is endless! I have discovered a great product that helps with the process. […]

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Mum Diary: The Aveeno Baby range is ideal for babies with sensitive skin

Mum Diary: The Aveeno Baby range is ideal for babies with sensitive skin

By Katie Ann Lamb The well-known pharmaceutical brand Johnson’s has recently undergone an overhaul and it has transformed inside and out. Over 50 new products have been launched, which are now available across the UK and Ireland. The brand promises to deliver everything parents want and nothing that they don’t want. With a mission to […]

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Mum Diary: The Sena Aire travel cot by Nuna

Mum Diary: The Sena Aire travel cot by Nuna

By Katie Ann Lamb With the help of some sleep training my little one is finally in her own cot and own room! With that in mind, I now feel confident to travel with her which requires a suitable travel cot. Having researched the market I discovered the Sena Aire by Nuna. I would describe […]

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Mum Diary: Aesthetically pleasing play mats from ‘For the Love of Leisure’

Mum Diary: Aesthetically pleasing play mats from ‘For the Love of Leisure’

By Katie Ann Lamb When we reached the four month milestone, we noticed that our little one became incredibly busy and inquisitive. Tummy Time started to become enjoyable, rather than a task, and when she was on her back she seemed desperate to roll over. With this in mind, I felt it was time for […]

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Mum Diary: The environmentally conscious baby brand, Little Earth Baby

Mum Diary: The environmentally conscious baby brand, Little Earth Baby

By Katie Ann Lamb It feels like my little one is outgrowing everything, from clothes to toys, at such a speed that I can’t keep up! I love putting her to bed in a sleeping bag as I know she’s warm enough but more importantly safe. That said, we are also getting through these quickly […]

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Mum Diary: The Fisher-Price Jumperoo helps baby develop new skills during playtime

Mum Diary: The Fisher-Price Jumperoo helps baby develop new skills during playtime

By Katie Ann Lamb I am sure that you’ve heard of Fisher-Price. Afterall, they are the market leader when it comes to baby activity products. The Jumperoo has become a firm favourite with babies and parents since it was first launched in 2004. With many adjustments and new features over the years, today’s rainforest Jumperoo […]

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Mum Diary: The first steps of learning to ride a bike

Mum Diary: The first steps of learning to ride a bike

Little ones love to copy their siblings or grownups. I have enjoyed many cycle rides with my toddler-aged daughter, but she has been safely tucked into a bike seat. She loves whizzing along paths and quiet streets, while enjoying great views from up high and avoiding the hard work that comes with peddling. However, she […]

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Mum Diary: Keeping baby snug with Baa Baby

Mum Diary: Keeping baby snug with Baa Baby

By Katie Ann Lamb With the weather recently I’ve been struggling to find a way to keep my baby snug in her pram without to many layers. I came across Baa Baby who have an incredible range of organic wool, cotton and sheepskin products. I’ve always envied baby’s and toddlers with Sheepskin lined prams – […]

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Mum Diary: The Britax ADVANSAFIX IV R car seat is perfect for the grandparents’ vehicle

Mum Diary: The Britax ADVANSAFIX IV R car seat is perfect for the grandparents’ vehicle

Sloaney Review Score Description: Great from 9 months; performs well; trusted brand. Rating: 5 out of 5 They say that being a grandparent is better in many ways than being a parent! Grandparents can enjoy all of the nice things about little ones and bypass some of the more challenging phases that come with babies, […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Besafe iZi Modular

Mum-to-be Diary: The Besafe iZi Modular

Bumpstart are the biggest Independent nursery shop in Buckinghamshire. Any parent or parent to be will know that shopping for a baby can be a minefield! Thankfully Bumpstart are a one stop shop for all your requirements and you can shop under one roof. They sell and source first-class baby equipment from brands such as iCandy […]

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Running Mum: It’s nearly time for the big race

Running Mum: It’s nearly time for the big race

The last time I wrote an entry in the Running Mum Diary was before Christmas and I had just updated my wardrobe with some new trainers and was making the most of training with my daughter in tow, thanks to the incredible Britax pushchair. Not much has changed on that front and I have been […]

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Running Mum: Facing the elements in the right kit

Running Mum: Facing the elements in the right kit

Our Editor Laura Toogood continues her running diary as she trains for a nine mile cross country race with a pushchair in tow… I have been busy training hard since my last running diary entry. The weather has been particularly unpleasant in recent weeks and so having the right kit has been essential. Last time […]

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Running Mum: Introducing the Britax Römer Revolution Pro

Running Mum: Introducing the Britax Römer Revolution Pro

Our Editor, Laura Toogood, is training for a 9 mile cross country running competition and will be writing a diary about the experience. First on her agenda was to find a suitable running pushchair so that her daughter could join her on her fitness journey…  Making time to exercise when you have young children can […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The luxurious Unity Beauty range

Mum-to-be Diary: The luxurious Unity Beauty range

By Katie Ann Lamb You should definitely spend some time during pregnancy taking care of yourself and spoiling yourself. I have recently discovered the luxurious brand Unity Beauty, which was founded by Parvathi Nair, who identified a lack of choice for luxury pregnancy beauty products and so created Unity Beauty. Unity by name, unity by […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Weigh your baby at bath time with the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath

Mum-to-be Diary: Weigh your baby at bath time with the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath

By KATIE ANN LAMB Mothers will understand the importance of monitoring your newborn when it comes to weight gain. You will have regular visits from your midwife, but thanks to the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath you can now keep an eye on it yourself at bath time! This is no ordinary bath tub. It […]

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The Mum Diary: The key to tangle free hair

The Mum Diary: The key to tangle free hair

No baby or mum wants to deal with knotty hair but it can be a real problem. My Little One sleeps on her back and rarely turns over. While sleeping positions vary among babies and they each find their own comfortable spot, she prefers lying flat out on her back for the majority of the […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The next generation of baby bouncer is here! Introducing the mamaRoo4…

Mum-to-be Diary: The next generation of baby bouncer is here! Introducing the mamaRoo4…

By Katie Ann Lamb The next generation of ‘baby bouncer’ has officially landed in the shape of the mamaRoo4. This is the original and only infant seat on the market that replicates natural motions of parents. This nontraditional futuristic design is a swing with a difference created by 4moms. The 4moms namesake comes from the […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Teetotal doesn’t have to spell the end of fun!

Mum-to-be Diary: Teetotal doesn’t have to spell the end of fun!

By KATIE ANN LAMB I think the immediate reaction from most people to the word “teetotal” is shock. Not drinking alcohol seems to be perceived as a negative by many. Having endured the last nine months alcohol free and sticking to non alcoholic drinks for pregnancy, I can honestly say that it’s not as bad […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Unique baby gifts by Fred & Noah

Mum-to-be Diary: Unique baby gifts by Fred & Noah

Summer is upon us and it seems like everybody is welcoming newborns in to the world. It can be quite hard to find a gift that doesn’t break the bank but is also unique and not something the parents are going to be gifted over and over again. I came across Fred & Noah a […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Babymoov YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor

Mum-to-be Diary: The Babymoov YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN There are a few different types of baby monitor – but the main difference is that some are audio only, others have audio and video monitoring. With the advances in modern technology in today’s society, for me its all about having both functionalities. The YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor is part of […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Aden + Anais is a royal choice

Mum-to-be Diary: Aden + Anais is a royal choice

If you haven’t heard of the brand Aden + Anais then I am sure you will be familiar with the pale green cartoon birds muslin that Prince George was swaddled in when leaving the Lindo wing in 2012. With their own distinctive style and exclusive patterns Aden + Anais really is the Rolls Royce of Muslins […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Chicco Balloon bouncer

Mum-to-be Diary: The Chicco Balloon bouncer

By KATIE ANN LAMB I have been giving lots of thought to how I can keep my little one occupied when he or she arrives with fun but educational accessories. The new Chicco Balloon bouncer provides hours of entertainment and stimulation from newborn to approx. 6-9month old. It is suitable from birth as the seat […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Angelcare movement monitor

Mum-to-be Diary: The Angelcare movement monitor

By KATIE ANN LAMB When that time finally arrives for you to take your newborn home for the first night, it can be a very daunting prospect.  Suddenly you don’t have midwifes on call to calm those new parent nerves and assure you of what you’re doing. I am obviously excited but equally terrified at […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Moba Moses Basket

Mum-to-be Diary: The Moba Moses Basket

By KATIE ANN LAMB When it comes to finding the best sleeping device for your baby, I personally don’t think you can get stronger then something that has the Lullaby Trust’s backing. This instantly provides the reassurance that a new mum or mum-to-be needs. Moba is the only moses basket to have an association with […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Inovi Cocoon is the perfect newborn bed

Mum-to-be Diary: The Inovi Cocoon is the perfect newborn bed

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Travelling for the first time with a baby can be quite a daunting experience. There is endless equipment to remember to pack… not to mention needing to factor in the environment you’re travelling to. I was very excited to discover the Inovi Cocoon, which is a compact and lightweight crib. It […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The PacaPod changing bag

Mum-to-be Diary: The PacaPod changing bag

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN I must be honest I have been very excited about receiving my PacaPod changing bag partly because they are so popular they have been sold out, therefore I recommend ordering yours now! Jacque line Waggett, Creator of PacaPod realised that there was a gap in the market for great-looking and practical […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs help to support an ever expanding bust

Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs help to support an ever expanding bust

By KATIE ANN LAMB An unavoidable blessing for some, nuisance for others is the growing boobs that come with pregnancy. I am half way though and wondering when they are going to stop… I have outgrown all my bras by week eight! There are plenty of maternity bras on the market but with weekly changing […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Dreamgenii Pregnancy Pillow

Mum-to-be Diary: The Dreamgenii Pregnancy Pillow

By KATIE ANN LAMB As I approach the 20 week milestone and the depths of the second trimester, advice suggests I should be sleeping on my left side. This can reduce the risk of stillbirth and helps your kidneys to get rid of waste products and fluids from your body. Although I am not obviously demonstrating […]

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The Mum Diary: Twiddle Ons provide hours of entertainment for Baby

The Mum Diary: Twiddle Ons provide hours of entertainment for Baby

It is fascinating watching Baby develop and she becomes more and more interesting each day. New expressions, noises, smiles, laughs and giggles are emerging all the time as she watches and learns from everything she sees.   I have loved discovering new toys for Baby to play with and many are designed to help with […]

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The Mum Diary: The Britax Holiday stroller transforms travelling

The Mum Diary: The Britax Holiday stroller transforms travelling

As regular readers of the Mum Diary will know, I am often travelling with Baby, who is now nearly 10 months old. While I am a fan of sturdy prams and convenient travel systems, most models are relatively substantial in size. This often presents challenges when you travel. It can be difficult to fit them […]

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The Sleep Easy Mama Kit is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mum-to-be

The Sleep Easy Mama Kit is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mum-to-be

Our resident Mum-to-be has discovered an excellent gift for pregnancy… Mother’s Day is this weekend and while it is the perfect time to celebrate mums, don’t forget the Mums-to-be! I recently discovered Mama Mio, which was founded in 2004 as one of the very first brands dedicated entirely to pregnancy skincare. Any pregnant mums will […]

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The Mum Diary: Skiing with a baby

The Mum Diary: Skiing with a baby

I have just returned from a wonderful skiing holiday to Lech. My little one (8 months) joined the adventure and the trip was a great success. Travelling with a baby requires a different approach to when you are flying solo and there are also lots of extra things to think about if you take a […]

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Mum Diary: The new BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Air has some impressive improvements

Mum Diary: The new BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Air has some impressive improvements

Our resident Mum tries out the new BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Air… Most new mums will agree that walking becomes an essential part of your daily routine with a newborn. Not only is it a great form of exercise but I find that getting out in the fresh air really helped my baby settle in […]

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The Mum Diary: Solids made easy with the Beaba Babycook

The Mum Diary: Solids made easy with the Beaba Babycook

We first introduced Baby to solids at around four months. While the guidelines suggest six months as an ideal time, every baby is different and we consulted our health visitor before doing so. Many friends had also introduced solids early and found it very helpful for the routine. Initially, Little One only had fruit as […]

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Mum Diary: High chair time has arrived as grownup eating begins

Mum Diary: High chair time has arrived as grownup eating begins

Our first Christmas with Baby was so special and she really added some extra magic to the festivities. Although Baby is still only in her six month, there was plenty to excite her during December. The bright lights on the tree and rustling wrapping paper led to plenty of smiles during the celebrations and she […]

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Mum Diary: Stand out from the crowd with Blade and Rose clothing

Mum Diary: Stand out from the crowd with Blade and Rose clothing

I have decided that shopping for baby clothes can be quite addictive. Having not really noticed baby clothes before, now I seem to see them everywhere! Even when I visit the supermarket for a weekly food shop, I can’t resist sneaking over to the baby clothing aisle for a quick look at the new stock. […]

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Mum Diary: The Nuna LEAF is a sophisticated and relaxing piece of baby furniture

Mum Diary: The Nuna LEAF is a sophisticated and relaxing piece of baby furniture

If you are looking for a smart and sophisticated seat for your baby, look no further than the Nuna LEAF. This is a recent addition to our household and we have been so impressed with it from both an aesthetic and practical perspective. I must admit that I am partial to something that looks goods, […]

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Mum Diary: Nights away made easy with the BabyBjorn Travel Cot

Mum Diary: Nights away made easy with the BabyBjorn Travel Cot

Fancy visiting friends or booking a holiday with your Little One? Travelling with your baby couldn’t be easier with the BabyBjorn Travel Cot, as our Mum has discovered… While having a baby obviously changes a few things in your life, staying away from home certainly shouldn’t be one! Escaping can be a perfect tonic during […]

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Mum Diary: The new gb Vaya i-Size is a luxury car seat that ticks all of the boxes

Mum Diary: The new gb Vaya i-Size is a luxury car seat that ticks all of the boxes

There are car seats and then there is the gb Vaya i-Size. This new addition to the gb Platinum collection is in a league of its own and it presents parents with the ultimate luxury car seat. As a busy new mum, I am always racing around the place with Baby in tow. Whether it […]

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