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Snuggly bath time with Cuddledry

Snuggly bath time with Cuddledry

By RACHEL COLLISON When people ask me for my recommendations for their newborn there is one I always make – get a Cuddledry towel for bath-time. I recall those very first days bathing my baby girl. She was so calm and relaxed in the water. It was bliss. “It must be a familiar sensation to […]

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The Wonderful world of weaning

The Wonderful world of weaning

By RACHEL COLLISON Just when you think you have the baby thing down there’s always something new and the latest for me has been the wonderful world of weaning. There are so many things to think about – highchair, bibs, sippy cups, freezer pots, highchair, baby steaming and blending machines, recipe books, spoons that change […]

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Puzzle Time

Puzzle Time

By RACHEL COLLISON Puzzles remind me of rainy days. When you can’t go playing outside for hours, or when you’ve been splashing about in puddles but now it’s time to cosy up inside. For parents everywhere puzzles can be a life saver. Perfect for half term holidays or when you just need the kids to […]

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The Baby Carrier WE love

The Baby Carrier WE love

By RACHEL COLLISON In October BabyBjorn the brand daddy of carriers launched their latest baby carrier to the market, the WE. BabyBjorn are synonymous with Baby Carriers. They have been doing it since the 70’s, they are reliable, safe and stylish. This family owned Swedish company are experts in form and function.   The Sloaney […]

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The Baby Show

The Baby Show

By RACHEL COLLISON Who better to take to The Baby Show than my daughter, obviously, and my Mummy? I’m not normally one for exhibitions. I don’t like shopping at the best of times, particularly in a massive centre with presumably pushy sales people offering you ‘show-only’ deals to thousands of people. That is, I don’t […]

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Our new mummy enjoys some ‘Me Time’

Our new mummy enjoys some ‘Me Time’

By Rachel Collison The first thing I learned since becoming a new mum is patience.  While gently rocking my newborn baby in the middle of the night, this is just what you have to do. The second thing I learned since becoming a new mum is acceptance. Accepting that I will never again have the […]

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Baby will come when baby is ready and you need to be prepared!

Baby will come when baby is ready and you need to be prepared!

By RACHEL COLLISON Attending a family wedding in the country at 37-and-a-half weeks pregnant was always going to be interesting. From jokes about not upstaging the bride and warnings to hubbie not to drink too much, everyone seemed to think fate had already decided the birth date. On top of this, one of the surprises of […]

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Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

By RACHEL COLLISON With weather in London hotter than Ibiza, the UK has been rejoicing, topping up tans and lighting the BBQ.  I have been dreaming of sipping a cooling and refreshing Lychee Martini  – my first craving if that counts? However, in reality I have been behaving like a very old lady, huffing and […]

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Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

By RACHEL COLLISON Based in the heart of the King’s Road opposite the Chelsea Old Town Hall, Mermaid Maternity Retreat is the perfect haven for yummy mummies to be and brand new yummy mummies. Once inside you are instantly away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road and enveloped in a calm and […]