Category: Family

What’s next?

What’s next?

If you have been following my instagram stories lately, you’ll know that I am about to be made redundant from my role as a marketing assistant. If I am completely honest, it has come as a bit of a relief as I had been feeling increasingly […]

Where we started with weaning

Where we started with weaning

We are now into our fourth month of weaning Florence and I for one am absolutely loving this journey,a nd so is Florence. We controversially weaned Florence early, at four months. It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, but I did do my research and […]

Nod Pod Baby Blanket Review

Nod Pod Baby Blanket Review

There are just some products that, as a Mama, you swear by. Today I wanted to tell you all about one of my all time top baby essentials, a product I take with me where ever we go and that is the Nod Pod Baby Blanket.

The Nod Pod is an innovative take on the baby blanket designed to make leaving the house and getting out and about with a baby for parents while keeping baby snug. With leg compartments & a hood I can rest assured that Florence is nice and warm without the constant worry of her kicking off the blankets!27744526_10156181630837990_176654443_o

The Nod Pod’s clever design is compatible with 3 and 5 point harnesses to ensure ultimate safety when Florence is strapped into a carseat or push chair and works as a safer alternative to padded snowsuits (we’ve all seen the video demonstrating how padded clothing in a car seat is incredibly dangerous yes?) . It’s so easy to just pop her legs in the Nod Pod, strap her in and then cover her over with the flaps on either side and rest assured that nothing she is wearing will effect her safety. When I ran Beebies, I would recommend them as the perfect blanket to bring baby home in, as it means one less thing to worry about when getting to grips with the new car seat!

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The Nod Pod can also be used with a baby carrier. There really is nothing more frustrating than walking along while wearing baby and faffing around with blankets trying to keep her little legs warm and so for me, this is where the Nod Pod really comes in to it’s own.27747257_10156181627862990_1243157341_o

It’s made from a fleece material which is perfect for keeping babies cosy on cooler days and is available in several gorgeous designs. We’ve so far opted for the baby pink, but I also love the rainbow stripes & the grey stars. They start at just £22 and come in three sizes – 0-6m, 6-12m & 1-2y. Katie, Beth & Sarah are on hand all through the week to help with any queries and because it’s a lovely little independent company they provide such a wonderful personal service. I thoroughly recommend the Nod Pod baby blanket for anyone with a little one.27711503_10156181633072990_1794793681_o

You can win a Nod Pod baby blanket along with some of our other favourite baby products over in my Baby Must Haves giveaway worth a whopping £500!

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8 Reasons we LOVE our Shnuggle Baby Bath (and why we think every new baby should have one!)

8 Reasons we LOVE our Shnuggle Baby Bath (and why we think every new baby should have one!)

As a busy Mum I am always so thankful when I discover a product that makes the every day tasks we face as easy as possible so that I can make the most of my time with my baby. Our Shnuggle baby bath is one […]

Our BIG Baby Must Have’s Giveaway

Our BIG Baby Must Have’s Giveaway

I’ve got something quite special to share with you today. As a thank you for all of your continued support and for coming over here and reading my ramblings I am working with some amazing brands to offer you the chance to win a huge […]

Weaning – Yummy Fruity Oat Cakes Recipe

Weaning – Yummy Fruity Oat Cakes Recipe

This weekend I’ve been busy in the kitchen making some delicious snacks and meals for Florence that we can just grab and go on busy days. One of the tasty recipes I made was these fruity Oat Cakes which are perfect for breakfasts and on the go snacks and are packed with yummy goodness! I made two different flavoured oat cakes, banana & cinnamon and raspberry & blueberry. I really wanted to make an apple (Flo’s favourite!) batch too, but we’d run out so I’m waiting for Tesco to deliver this week’s food shop before I can.

Yummy Fruity Oat Cakes

Ingredients

4 heaped tbsp porridge oats

4 heaped tbsp plain flour

1 1/2 cups of milk

Preheat your oven to 180 and simply mix all of these ingredients together in a bowl and then it’s time to add your flavouring. For the banana mix, mash a banana with a fork until there are no lumps. I find it’s easiest to do this on a wooden chopping board as it doesn’t stick so much to the board! Add your mashed banana to your oat mix along with 1 tsp of ground cinnamon.fruity oat cakes 2

For the Berry Oat Cakes mix together the base mix again and this time add 1 tsp honey, 1 cup of raspberries & 1 cup of blueberries. I chopped all of the berries in half for more distribution but that’s not essential!fruity oat cakes

Grease a muffin tray and spoon your mix evenly across the 12 sections. Bake in the oven at 180 for 15 minutes. Leave to cool and serve.

As I mentioned before, I made 24 in total & popped 16 in the freezer in a zip lock bag ready to defrost and serve at a later date.

Other combinations you could try in these fruity oat cakes are:

Apple & Pair

Strawberry & Banana

Apple & Cinnamon

Orange & Lemon

Banana & Nutella (for older children, or even Mama’s!)

*For a dairy free version of this recipe you could use almond or coconut milk.OAT CAKES PIN

 

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Florence’s 7 & a half month update

Florence’s 7 & a half month update

So, little girl, you’re officially 7 1/2 months old and as usual I’m late with your little update. The last month has been one of the busiest since you were born and I feel like we’re only just starting to slow back down after the […]

Cuddledry Cuddleroar Towel Review

Cuddledry Cuddleroar Towel Review

Florence definitely takes after me in her love for bath time. She has always been a water baby and I’d go as far to say that it is probably her favourite time of day. The only thing we sometimes find tricky about bathtime is when […]