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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Carry your newborn in comfort and style with the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

Carry your newborn in comfort and style with the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

By Katie Ann Lamb When it comes to finding a comfortable and practical baby carrier, BabyBjorn is one of the most popular choices for new mums. It has been the leading brand in this particular area of baby products for many, many years. It is difficult to find the perfect baby carrier and it is […]

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Mum Diary: The Love To Dream Swaddle is a popular choice for a new arrival

Mum Diary: The Love To Dream Swaddle is a popular choice for a new arrival

By Katie Ann Lamb I was a bit reluctant to swaddle my first child because she preferred to sleep with her hands up. However, I have heard so much about the benefits of swaddling and I am really keen to try it this time around. I have discovered Love to Dream Swaddles, which are the […]

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Mum Diary: The Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump makes pumping incredibly easy and efficient

Mum Diary: The Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump makes pumping incredibly easy and efficient

By Cat Gray Since becoming a mum, Tommee Tippee has always been my go-to brand for all things baby and toddler. So, when I was pregnant with my second child and looking for a decent breast pump, I knew they would be a reliable choice. The Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump is designed for busy […]

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Mum Diary: DockATot add some style to baby essentials

Mum Diary: DockATot add some style to baby essentials

By Katie Ann Wiseman You may be familiar with the well-known brand Sleepyhead. For many parents, their iconic baby ‘sleeping dock’ is an essential item. Recently they have adopted the name of their sister brand to become one global brand called DockATot. Alongside the new brand are new products that offer stylish and safe solutions […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The latest SnüzPod model is the ideal bedside crib for your new baby

Mum-to-be Diary: The latest SnüzPod model is the ideal bedside crib for your new baby

By Katie Wiseman The first six months of your baby’s life can be the most challenging as a parent. The Lullaby Trust advises the safest place for them to sleep during this time is on their back, in their own space, in your room. Co-sleeping cribs therefore are hugely popular for parents wanting to keep their […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs give great extra support

Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs give great extra support

By Katie Wiseman Often an early sign of pregnancy is the changes to your boobs. Therefore, one of the first things you need to purchase is a good bra! I was fortunate in my first pregnancy to discover Bravado Designs, whose products are so good, I started using them again as soon as I discovered […]

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Mum-to-be: The iCandy Peach Ride-on Board enhances this perfect pushchair

Mum-to-be: The iCandy Peach Ride-on Board enhances this perfect pushchair

Katie Ann Wiseman gives the lowdown on the hero pushchair and the iCandy Peach Ride-on Board, which is a vital accessory if you have both a toddler and a baby… The iCandy Peach is now in its sixth generation. It is the go-to pushchair for so many families and has been a hero product for many years. […]

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Mum Diary: The ultimate changing bag, by Gigil

Mum Diary: The ultimate changing bag, by Gigil

By Katie Ann Lamb As a second time mum, I feel much more experienced this time around. One of the best pieces of advice that I can pass on is the importance of having the right changing bag. This is especially important if you’re juggling more then one baby! Gigil is a Manchester-based company with a genuine passion for organic and […]

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Embrace the great outdoors with the MiniMeis carrier

Embrace the great outdoors with the MiniMeis carrier

By Katie Ann Lamb The world is a confused and scary place right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for many of us parents, we are still having to raise little ones in a way that is as close to normal as possible. Thankfully in the UK we are still allowed our daily exercise and […]

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Mum Diary: Feeding with the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Feeding Set

Mum Diary: Feeding with the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Feeding Set

Whether you are a mum-to-be for the first time or an experienced parent awaiting delivery of another new addition to your family, getting a head start with the feeding equipment that is required for the newborn days can be a real help to the journey. While many people chose to breastfeed exclusively, there are also […]

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Mum Diary: Childs Farm makes washing sensitive skin easy

Mum Diary: Childs Farm makes washing sensitive skin easy

One of my children has extremely sensitive skin. Even when I use some of the products that are available in the supermarket to suit this need, they will cause itchiness or a rash. However, there is one range that I have discovered that never lets me down. The Childs Farm collection is excellent and it […]

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Mum Diary: ToucanToucan present versatile clothes that can be used for both baby boys and girls

Mum Diary: ToucanToucan present versatile clothes that can be used for both baby boys and girls

By Katie Ann Lamb ToucanToucan is a small family run business started by Clemmie and her husband John. Originally is was founded because they found it really difficult to find sweet, traditional style jarmies for little people which were gender neutral, made from soft and organic cotton, while not costing the earth! We all know […]

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Tommee Tippee invites parents to rediscover their love of sleep at Sleepfest 2020

Tommee Tippee invites parents to rediscover their love of sleep at Sleepfest 2020

In celebration of World Sleep Day 2020, the trusted baby experts at tommee tippee are playing host to SleepFest – a brand new experience dedicated to inspiring and supporting parents and little ones with all things sleep, taking place on Friday 13th March at The Yard, Shoreditch. For one day only, parents are invited to […]

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Mum Diary: The Lansinoh Single Electric Breast Pump helps support newborn feeding

Mum Diary: The Lansinoh Single Electric Breast Pump helps support newborn feeding

Breastfeeding is a subject that is much talked about and it has received a lot of press in recent years. While breast milk gives many wonderful benefits to your baby, there are occasions when it is difficult for mothers to feed their infants and it is not possible. Whatever your scenario, it is important to […]

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Mum Diary: Keep an extra eye on your baby with the Tommee Tippee Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor

Mum Diary: Keep an extra eye on your baby with the Tommee Tippee Digital Video, Movement and Sound Monitor

Having a newborn baby to look after is a big responsibility. It can be a very anxious time in your life. Many parents want to keep an eye on every breath their little one takes. Even if your little one sleeps next to you at night, during the day your baby may enjoy some quiet […]

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Mum Diary: Feeding fussy toddlers – Organix to the rescue!

Mum Diary: Feeding fussy toddlers – Organix to the rescue!

Everyone with a fussy toddler knows how difficult feeding time can be. It can be so frustrating trying to persuade your little one to take on nutritious snacks and to eat at the best time for supporting their development. Of course, homemade food is often an ideal option and there are also lots of ready […]

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Mum Diary: Help baby sleep through the night with the moKee Mini Pod

Mum Diary: Help baby sleep through the night with the moKee Mini Pod

Getting a newborn baby to sleep through the night for the first time can be a very difficult task. When it happens, it is a moment that warrants the popping of a champagne cork! I worked really hard to get my firstborn to sleep through the night during the early phases of parenthood and, thankfully, […]

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Mum Diary: Keep little ones warm in the winter months with the BabyBoo SnuggleBoo

Mum Diary: Keep little ones warm in the winter months with the BabyBoo SnuggleBoo

As the weather turns colder, keeping littles ones warm at night can be a concern. The way they wriggle around during the evening means that covers can come off and pyjamas can ride up, leaving tummies exposed. Worst of all, this can prove really disrupting to the sleep pattern, even for the best sleepers! However, […]

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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 […]