Category: Baby Products

Milk Monster Review & Giveaway

Milk Monster Review & Giveaway

We chose fairly early on in my pregnancy that Florence would be bottle fed. Not because I have anything against breastfeeding, but because it just suits our lifestyle better and so far I am happy to say we made the right decision. We have routine, […]

Poddle Pod – A Mama’s extra pair of hands

Poddle Pod – A Mama’s extra pair of hands

At nearly four weeks old, Florence is a very cuddly little thing. She is happiest when laying in somebodies arms or snoozing on my chest and during the day time, she very rarely settles down for a nap if she doesn’t feel snuggled up to me […]

Dolls & Trucks Changing Bag Review

Dolls & Trucks Changing Bag Review

We’ve been out and about quite a lot since Florence was born. My post partum recovery was over and done with fairly quickly and Florence is so very laid back so we’ve had no reason to stay cooped up at home – besides being up and out and active is good for the soul, especially when the sun is shining!

This weekend just gone we headed out to Milebush Farm to go strawberry picking and it gave us the perfect opportunity to test out the  changing bag we’ve been sent by Dolls & Trucks. They’ve actually sent us two bags – one mainly for Mummy (I’ll be sharing a bit more about that one in a future post) and one that’s a bit more Daddy friendly.

The grey rucksack is a stylish & practical changing bag fully equipped to hold everything you need for a day out with your little one.
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Internally, the main part of the bag is spacious and contains a total of six different internal pockets  – one with a zip fastening, and five different sized open compartments. One of the things that really impressed us about this bag is how widely this main section opens up so you can easily see and access everything you’ve packed. dolls & trucks changing bag review 3

Externally there are a further two zip pockets, one at the front which has two insulated compartments inside for bottles and one small pocket to the side which is ideal for keeping your phone or money in. dolls & trucks changing bag review 4

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The bag also comes with a matching changing mat, and waterproof nappy / clothes wallet perfect for protecting everything else in the bag from a wet outfit or making it easy to grab everything you need for that bum change quickly without fumbling around. dolls & trucks changing bag review 2

The rucksack style of the bag is designed with practical parenting in mind and is perfect for when you have your hands full while out and about with baby.  It would also be perfect for use when baby wearing and carrying baby on your front, or if you, like us, head out for dog walks as a family & need your hands free.  Unlike other  rucksacks we have, the straps are padded for extra comfort and don’t dig into your shoulders which  think is a brilliant feature.

Not just for Daddies, I’ve also worn this bag for a day of shopping in town. I don’t drive, so when Sean isn’t around we rely on public transport or walking to get about and it has proved ideal for a busy Mama on the go with the added plus of being able to put any shopping in there too!

Retailing at £55 with the option of free shipping, we think it’s well worth the money.

Check out the full range of changing bags available at Dolls & Trucks here and keep your eyes peeled for a ‘What’s in my Changing bag’ post where I’ll be telling you all about the second bag we were sent which will go live in the next couple of weeks.

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Florence’s Hot Air Balloon Nursery

Florence’s Hot Air Balloon Nursery

When I found out I was pregnant, we had just moved into our house. We’d been looking for a while and I had got to the point were we really needed to take the next step to get our own place. When our offer was […]

Safe and Snug with the Gro Company Gro-Snug

Safe and Snug with the Gro Company Gro-Snug

I mentioned before how important safe sleep is to us when it comes to Florence. A whole lot of careful planning and consideration went into creating the safest sleep environments for her during my pregnancy and now that she is here we’ve been putting all […]

Arvossa Baby Box Review

Arvossa Baby Box Review

I’ve written before about the importance of creating places in our home for our baby to sleep safely, safe sleep has been a priority for us from the very start of this pregnancy journey and I’ve taken great care to invest in high quality products designed to promote the safest environment possible when it comes to putting our baby down.

When Arvossa contacted me last month to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their new Treasured Baby Boxes designed for sleeping little ones, I jumped at the chance. We’ve all heard of the Finnish tradition where the State give every new parent a cardboard box filled with baby essentials and once emptied can be used as an alternative to a cot or moses basket, well, Arvossa have bought this concept to the UK.

The box itself is made from strong, breathable cardboard and is the only baby box on the market in the UK which holds a British Safety Certificate. Unlike others available, the box does not have handles to ensure it cannot be carried while a sleeping baby is tucked up inside. The box comes with a super soft, breathable bamboo mattress for baby to sleep on with a fitted sheet. It can be used anywhere around the house and is a great alternative to more conventional sleep spaces. Arvossa Baby Box 9

It’s available in three designs – pink, yellow or blue hearts –  and as a stand alone product retails at £75. We were sent the “Treasured Baby Box with Gifts Galore!” and so inside we also received a huge bundle of baby products.

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The bundle consists of those products that while not essential, will make a new Mama’s life that little easier.

We received…

1 x munchkin kneeling mat perfect for bath time

1 x munchkin nappy changer organiser for the nursery

1 x pack of Lansinoh Hot or cold Breast Therapy nursing pads

1 x Snuffle babe Nasal Aspirator for helping ease blocked up noses

A beautiful hand knitted blanket, hat & booties

1 x pair of Funky Feet Fashions Elephant booties

1 x fold up changing mat – perfect for on the go!

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After use, the box can be used as a memory box or to store toys & clothes in. The “Treasured Baby Box with Gifts Galore!” retails at £150 with free postage & packaging. Overall, we think this would make a lovely gift for any expecting Mama.

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Baby Girl Clothing Haul #2

Baby Girl Clothing Haul #2

So, a few weeks back, after splurging at The Baby Show, I put myself on a baby buying ban. We had the nursery to decorate, a list of to-do’s for around the house and some saving to do in time for my maternity leave to start and […]

Introducing My Expert Midwife and finally starting to think about birth

Introducing My Expert Midwife and finally starting to think about birth

As you know, a couple of weeks ago I visited the Baby Show at London Excel with my friend Jennie. I talked about my highlights of the show in my 28 week Pregnancy Update, but I missed out one very exciting part of our day that […]