Pregnancy and Parenting

Tips and reviews for pregnancy and parenting.

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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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Treat a Mum-to-be with Mama Mio

Treat a Mum-to-be with Mama Mio

Whether you are a Mum-to-be yourself or need some inspiration for Christmas presents to give a pregnant lady in your life, the Mama Mio range has an excellent collection of beauty treats for those who are expecting. Skincare is really important during pregnancy and it can be a bit of a minefield when it comes […]

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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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Baby friendly jewellery by Halia Rose

Baby friendly jewellery by Halia Rose

If you’re looking for a gift for a new mum and her baby that will make both happy, we love Halia Rose. This brand of accessories has designs that are resilient to the demands of the modern mum yet can also be worn as a statement piece day or night. Babies are always excitedly reaching […]

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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 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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Watch our Features Editor’s live Royal Wedding commentary for iCandy at The Baby Show

Watch our Features Editor’s live Royal Wedding commentary for iCandy at The Baby Show

Our Features Editor Katie Ann Lamb was busy at The Baby Show yesterday providing live commentary for iCandy about the Royal Wedding. She talked about everything to do with the special day, from Meghan Markle’s dreamy dress to the guestlist and various Royal traditions. In addition to covering the fairy-tale day, Katie was also given […]

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Ergobaby launch the perfect summer baby carrier

Ergobaby launch the perfect summer baby carrier

By KATIE ANN LAMB With any luck Summer is just around the corner and Ergobaby have launched the OMNI 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier just in time. It is billed as the most versatile Ergobaby carrier and designed with comfort and ease in mind. This carrier fits all babies in all carry positions plus […]

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Leave the hospital in safe hands with the Britax BABY-SAFE i-SIZE

Leave the hospital in safe hands with the Britax BABY-SAFE i-SIZE

By KATIE ANN LAMB Preparing for a baby is mind-boggling. There is so much to do and think about… nine months just doesn’t seem long enough! Probably one of the most important things is the car seat. In the UK if you have your baby in a hospital or birthing centre, you are required to […]

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From sleepyheads to swaddling: Newborn bedtime accessories

From sleepyheads to swaddling: Newborn bedtime accessories

By KATIE ANN LAMB Despite mixed opinion in the media recently, I am personally a huge fan of the Sleepyhead. I have heard alot of positive feedback about the Sleepyhead from friends and it seems that the Sleepyhead DELUXE+ pod is the ultimate pod for your baby from the day you come home from hospital […]

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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 icon re-imagined: Introducing the new iCandy Peach

The icon re-imagined: Introducing the new iCandy Peach

By KATIE ANN LAMB iCandy is one of the most iconic pushchair brands in the UK. Although it was initially established many years ago – back in 1933 – it appeared on the yummy mummy radar in 2005. The fashionable pushchairs expertly combine style and performance and they have become a must-have item for new […]

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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 […]