The Sally Swimsuit from Frugi

Once again we’ve been lucky enough to receive another new item from swimming range to review, and this time from their new swimming range. Since Bella is a true water baby and absolutely loving her swimming lessons at the moment, I decided to pick something out for her to wear. Another beauty of Frugi being that the clothes are not just for babies! The pieces for preschoolers and older children are just as awesome, as you’ll see from previous reviews were we’ve had these bits for The Big One and this coat for The School Boy. You really can dress the whole family at Frugi, especially as the maternity and breastfeeding range is all super gorgeous too. This time though, we’re talking the The Sally Swimsuit from Frugi– this is what we thought.

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Aloka Sleepy Lights

It’s no secret that Elsie is not a great sleeper. I think it’s been a combination of her personality, reflux and the awful persistent night time cough she has had literally all her life. The allergies and the ‘restricted’ airways don’t do her any favours and over the last 18 months we’ve tried so many things to try and make night times a little easier on us all. At the moment she shares with Bella and luckily her big sister is a really heavy sleeper, so she never wakes when Elsie does- we can only hope that continues! One of the things we’ve been trying out with Elsie is an Aloka Sleepy Light. It’s a night light with a difference, as much for Bella and me as it is for Elsie to be honest. Here are our thoughts, on the product, and on night lights in general.

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Newborn Gifts From Babies with Love

As ambassadors for From Babies With Love, Elsie and I have been lucky enough to be among the first to hear about new products and share in the incredible stories of the children whose lives have been transformed thanks to this amazing brand. With 100% profits going to charities set up to help orphaned and abandoned children around the world, every time you buy something you are helping these children to build a life worth living. SOS children villages have been set up to provide warmth, shelter, food and love for children who have lost their parents through famine, war and disease. And From Babies With Love have made it their business to help.

So you can imagine my pride to be able to share with you the beautiful new range of newborn gifts.

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We were asked to choose a gift from the range, which includes personalised prints, baby blankets, door hangers and more. Since Elise is no longer newborn (sob!) I decided I would treat my beatiful newborn niece instead. We chose a wonderful print with the rabbit design for her, and had it personalised with her name, birth date and weight. We also chose a very handy and beautifully printed door hanger to remind guests to keep the noise down while she’s sleeping! (more…)

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Uncommon Goods for the Undecided

I’m absolutely terrible at buying gifts. I love doing it. I love giving those I love little tokens that show them they’re nice people; that they’re appreciated and that I like having them in my life. But I am so bad at choosing! It can take me such a long time. I procrastinate.Then I sit on it for ages, believing that my choice is terrible and that they’ll wonder what the hell I was thinking when I chose it. I can agonise for days about my gift choices, and let me tell you- that really takes the fun out of it all! By the time I give my gift, I am a paranoid mess! And between you and me? It’s worse when it’s for children. I hate to think other parents might wonder what the hell I was thinking! So when a site like Uncommon Goods crops up, people like me need to take control of the situation again. Uncommon Goods for the undecided! Let me explain…

Uncommon Goods is not like other online gift stores, where the same items are produced over and over again in varying shades and different packaging. Instead, they’re committed to showcasing only original and creative products that are guaranteed to make gift buying a little easier. As they say themselves: “We’re committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment and are working with our suppliers – from artists to small manufacturers – to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. ” Many of the products at Uncommon Goods are not only quirky and different, but they’re also made from recycled, sustainable and ethical sources too. And you also have the option to give back to charity when you buy. (more…)


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