7 Reasons I Love Babywearing

If follow us on Instagram, you’ll already know that I love Babywearing. Don’t get me wrong, I love our pram, and often get buggy-envy, but having T close to me is something really special.

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From the first time I went to a sling library, to the moment I got to grips with a woven, it’s been fun (in a sweaty, frustrating, why-won’t-he-go-any-higher kinda way).

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If you’re thinking of Babywearing, whether it’s via a stretchy or a buckle based carrier, here are my top 5 reasons why I choose to carry T.

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Birthday Giveaway with Puddleducks (ENDED)

T has been swimming with Puddleducks for quite some time now, with his first lesson starting back in June when he was just 2 months old.

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Every week, regardless of mood, we have fun learning how to swim and be water confident together. You can tell T always enjoys himself as more often than not he doesn’t want to get out!

Looking back to when T first started, he was just a tiny baby in this huge swim suit; floating around the pool. Now, as soon as recognises Vicki; our instructor, he’s all smiles. As soon as he’s in the water, he splashes and kicks following word associations, holds onto the side when asked, and even swims underwater. We even had a Photoshoot done to capture this!

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Joining Puddleducks was one of the best things we chose to do together, which is why we want to give one lucky Floatie or Splasher (ages 0-15 months) a chance to win a free mini-taster term for May 2016*!

During the taster term, you’ll learn how to confidently handle your baby in the water, as well as teach them the basics when it comes to water safety (and fun, of course!).

For your chance to win, just follow the link below.

Enter Competition

Good luck!!

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*Terms and Conditions

Open to UK residents only.
Locations for taster term limited to Brighton Hilton Metropole, Ovingdean Hall, and Chailey Heritage School.
No cash alternative.
Closing Date: 07/04/16 (winner contacted within 48hrs)

First Birthday Giveaway (ENDED)!

In a months time T will be 1. A year old. 12 months. 365 days old. Whichever way I put it, I can’t seem to get my head around how quickly time has gone. There are so many thoughts and memories running around in my head right now that I can’t seem to concentrate on much, but that’s for another post!

For now, we have an amazing bumper giveaway to tell you about!

On 7th April (T’s birthday) one lucky winner will win the following bundle of goodies worth over £200. Goodies to suit anyone from pregnancy to toddlerhood!

1 x Baker Days Letter Box Cake.

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1 X Dr. Browns Starter Kit  

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1 x All-In-One Weather Protector by NSA (via Safetots)

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1 x Pregnancy and Feeding Pillow by Theraline.

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1 x Bottle and Teether by Comotomo

1 x Red Stars Chew Pack by Cheeky Chompers

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1 x Pair of Leggings from Blade and Rose  

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1 x Warm ‘n Go and 1 x Travel Changer by Diono  

1 x Plate and Cutlery Set and Bib by BabyBjorn

1 X Turquoise teething mit by Gummee Glove!

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1 x Gro Egg.

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And finally… £30 to spend online at Lilly & Sid!

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What a giveaway! For your chance to win, follow the link below.

T’s Bumper Birthday Giveaway!

Terms & Conditions

One Winner
Open to UK Residents Only
Ends: 07/04/2016

More conditions in link.

GOOD LUCK!

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The Breastfeeding Chronicles: Feeding in the Winter: The Breastvest: Review

Now that the winter is well and truly here, I need to think about extra layers when it comes to feeding T out and about. Annoyingly, I can’t just take myself off to a cafe anymore for warmth as T gets easily distracted with the sounds around him.

Apart from when T was teeny, and I stayed indoors for a while, I’ve always been a one-up-one-down kinda gal when it came to feeding. I did try nursing tops, but they either didn’t suit me or they were a bit fiddly. This one-up-one-down method meant I could wear my favourite t-shirts again, didn’t flash my postpartum gut, and didn’t have to whop my boob out of my shirt.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that women clearly still breastfeed, there aren’t many options when it comes to under tops. You’re very much limited to plain vests. These vests are often a quick (and cheap) pick up from the local supermarket but they don’t always fit well and they have a habit of rising up regardless of whether you tuck it in.

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