Mum Diary

The Mum Diary features reviews of some of the newest products to hit the market as well as general parenting information.

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Mum Diary: The AVEENO® Baby range that helps with skin conditions

Mum Diary: The AVEENO® Baby range that helps with skin conditions

When a recent survey conducted by AVEENO® Baby highlighted that 1 in 5 parents felt like they’ve failed as a parent because their child has a skin condition, it was obvious that the baby skincare brand had to introduce a product to help. The new AVEENO® Baby Dermexa Moisturising Wash has been carefully formulated to help […]

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Mum Diary: iCandy’s MiChair is a masterpiece of stylish functionality

Mum Diary: iCandy’s MiChair is a masterpiece of stylish functionality

By Katie Ann Wiseman iCandy are innovators of the highest quality sustainable designs that will stand the test of time. They are global leaders in future-proof and stylish baby products. From their top of the range prams to their latest venture the MiChair The MiChair is a masterpiece of stylish functionality, minimalistic and worthy of […]

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iCandy MiChair MiStyle Launch Party

iCandy MiChair MiStyle Launch Party

By Katie Ann Wiseman Last Friday we were lucky enough to be one of the select few invited to the exclusive launch of MiChair by the iconic British brand iCandy. What a unique launch it turned out to be. Hosted by Fish – a beautiful seafood restaurant in the heart of Borough Market – it was perfectly […]

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Mum Diary: Furniture that grows with your baby

Mum Diary: Furniture that grows with your baby

Children grow up so quickly. Before you know it, much of the baby equipment that you rushed to buy for the early years becomes redundant. It can be a sad moment when you have to get rid of key pieces of furniture because your baby no longer needs them, especially when you have taken time […]

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Mum Diary: Eating with the grown ups

Mum Diary: Eating with the grown ups

Children seem to grow up in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, weaning is over and even the highchair becomes redundant. For those who want mealtimes to be a truly family occasion and as inclusive as possible, the Easy Up Baby Booster seat is the perfect way for your little one to […]

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Baby proofing your home with Fred safety gates

Baby proofing your home with Fred safety gates

By Katie Ann Lamb Baby proofing your home aesthetically changes it entirely. From bulky metal stair gates to corner protectors and kitchen draw latches. Yet, it is imperative for your baby’s safety. Fred is a company that specialises in child home safety. A father and son led team of Danish designers with almost 60 years […]

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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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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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The City Tour Lux lightweight pram by Baby Jogger is great for city living  

The City Tour Lux lightweight pram by Baby Jogger is great for city living  

By KATIE ANN LAMB Lightweight prams are becoming a must have for the modern parent – whether it’s for travelling purposes or simply whizzing around town! When looking for the most suitable one for our lifestyle we settled on the Baby Jogger – brand new City Tour Lux. The main reason behind this was its […]

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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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Essential baby products for summer  

Essential baby products for summer  

With the heatwave looking set to last, it is really important to look after your baby’s skin. Whether you are holidaying at home in the beautiful sunshine, or heading abroad for some extra heat, here are some holiday essentials to pack for your little one… Sore bottoms are never nice at any time of the […]

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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 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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Mum Diary: The Osprey Poco AG Premium is the ultimate child carrier

Mum Diary: The Osprey Poco AG Premium is the ultimate child carrier

As the weeks pass, Baby is becoming bigger, more mature and is really enjoying spending as much time as possible outdoors. I am also feeling much more mobile myself and as my fitness returns, I am planning some action-packed adventures. One of the adjustments that I have made as a new mum is to make […]

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Mum Diary: Baby bouncer bliss with BabyBjorn

Mum Diary: Baby bouncer bliss with BabyBjorn

As I came towards the end of my pregnancy, I started to stock up on a number of baby essentials. I didn’t want to go overboard and clutter up the house completely but I focused on getting the key accessories that would prove worthwhile purchases for our new arrival. My mum recommended a few vital […]

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Mum Diary: Vita Liberata 10 minute tan is ideal for Mums on-the-go

Mum Diary: Vita Liberata 10 minute tan is ideal for Mums on-the-go

The early days of motherhood are pretty hectic – yep, even more hectic than usual! Beauty treatments have gone out of the window for the time being and convenience is paramount. It is time to bring out the quick drying nail polish and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner! I have also stumbled across another beauty essential […]

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Mum Diary: Watching over Baby with Philips AVENT UGrow Smart Baby Monitor

Mum Diary: Watching over Baby with Philips AVENT UGrow Smart Baby Monitor

A baby monitor is one of the essential pieces of kit that you need as a new parent. Baby monitors have come a long way since the walkie talkie versions from years ago and I have been making the most of advances in new technology, which mean that I can see Baby whenever I choose. […]

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The Mum Diary: A Joolz pram is luxurious, stylish and practical

The Mum Diary: A Joolz pram is luxurious, stylish and practical

Wow! If I thought time was flying in the final stages of pregnancy, it is going even quicker now that Baby has arrived. I cannot believe a month has already passed. Life with our new addition is wonderful and we have adjusted well to a new structure. Having a summer baby means that there are […]

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The Mum Diary: Sleeping soundly with the Red Castle Ergonomic Sleep Positioner

The Mum Diary: Sleeping soundly with the Red Castle Ergonomic Sleep Positioner

Every parent will know how precious sleep becomes when you have a baby. We are relatively lucky with our little one at the moment. In general, she is sleeping very well and already doing stints of between four and five hours at a time. Although she is still only young and some people like to […]

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The Mum Diary: Nursing bras by Belly Bandit

The Mum Diary: Nursing bras by Belly Bandit

One of the most essential items of kit that you need as a new mum is an excellent nursing bra. I have been combining breastfeeding directly from the breast with expressing and a suitable bra is vital to the success and ease of both. During my pregnancy, I tried the B.D.A. Bra by Belly Bandit, […]

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The Mum-to-be Diary becomes The Mum Diary

The Mum-to-be Diary becomes The Mum Diary

Our Mum-to-be ventures to Royal Ascot with her newborn — Wow – what a week it has been! It feels surreal to now be writing as a Mum and not a Mum-to-be. My husband and I were thrilled to welcome our first baby in to the world last week and we are utterly in love […]