Monthly Archives: August 2017

Your Baby Is Here!

Parenthood is the most precious gift and the doorway to the most extraordinary love you will have ever known… as well as the ultimate responsibility!

Pregmancy mum and dadIt will stretch you beyond what you ever imagined you were capable of…

Being a parent can be a source of supreme fulfilment and at times, a cause of some of the deepest heartbreak.

It will be almost impossible to anticipate what will be on the other side of your transformation into ‘parent’ or indeed what your life will look like after your baby arrives.

Life with your New Baby!

The moment your child is born, it seems that your life has undergone some seismic changes.

However ordered and organized life was before this tiny creature arrived, you can be pretty certain it will no longer stay that way! Continue reading →

Positive Parent vs Perfect Parent?

Which Are you?Sad mother swings

I have just been listening to a friend who feels very unhappy, because they feel that they never seem to match up to the idea that they have in their head of the ‘Perfect Parent’.

Apparently, they felt that they should not offer their baby anything less!

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s crazy to put yourself under that sort of pressure?

Then I got to thinking about the word – perfect. Do we ever see perfection?

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Babies in Boxes!

More than 80 years ago Finland began to give every expectant mother a Baby Box as a starter kit for their new baby.

Twins Baby Box

Additional to including clothes and all other new-born accessories, the actual Baby Box complete with mattress, was designed to be used as a first bed.

Evidence suggests that this continuing Baby Box program has allowed Finland to now hold one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

In the 1930’s Finland was economically poor and the infant mortality rate was high.

The Baby Box program was introduced at this time and infant mortality figures have been recorded as making a rapid improvement in the decades that followed.

Finland Infant Mortality Rate

The ‘Baby Box’ initiative still allows every expectant mother to claim a free baby box once she has received professional pre-natal care and parenting information.

This national program has been credited with supporting the decrease in Finland’s infant mortality rate from 65 deaths per 1000 births in 1938 to 3 deaths per 1000 children born in 2013.

One of the basic principles of the Baby Box policy is to promote good parenting education and skills.

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High Quality, Low Cost Baby Buggies / Strollers

Baby Travel Zeta Vooom – Navy Dots

Price:   £109.95  NOW  £49.95

Age Range:    Birth onwards

Cheapest place to buy:   Amazon

Dimensions:  8kg

My Rating:  4.75  of 5*

 

Amazing Quality at Affordable Price!”Zeta Vrooom Navy Dots

This front-facing buggy is suitable from birth, has a 4 position lie back recline and secure advanced locking 5-point harness with padded shoulder pads.

Additional features include an adjustable footrest and the large drop down front hood has a parent window, along with a large storage pocket built into the back.

The buggy has an easy automatic folding mechanism with carry handle and comes complete with added rain cover and a large shopping bag.

This is a buggy which really ‘does what it says on the label’ and comes with many positive recommendations for it’s ability to travel easily and compactly in cars, buses and on holidays!

My Summary:  A buggy which suits tired little legs, sleepy babies and busy adults who need a conveniently light and easy folding ‘travel-able’ buggy.

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High Quality, Low Cost Baby Buggies / Strollers

Mothercare Nanu Stroller

Price:   £49.99

Age Range:    Birth to max weight 15kg

Cheapest place to buy:   Amazon

Dimensions:  47 x 82 x 103cm

My Rating:  4.5  of 5*

 

Mothercare Nanu StrollerSteady and good quality!”

This front facing buggy is lightweight with a compact frame and lockable front wheels.

It comes with adjustable calf rest, multi-position seat unit and a Mothercare weather shield protects from both wet and sunny weather.

This useful buggy has a compact umbrella fold and can easily be stored.

For adult peace of mind, the 5-point harness can adjust in 3 positions for secure and safe carriage of all little travellers.

My Summary: “Worth the money, light and convenient to use.”

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Best Quality, Low Cost Baby Buggies / Strollers

Zeta Citi Black Stroller Buggy

Price:  £89.95  NOW  £34.95

Age Range:  Birth onwards

Cheapest place to buy:  Amazon

Dimensions:  105 x 30 x 22cms

My Rating 4.5  of 5*

 

“Really good buggy at reasonable price!”Zeta Citi Black Stroller

This is a lightweight buggy with umbrella fold for a compact folded size. It has lockable front wheels with a multi-recline position back.

This buggy comes with a 12-month free warranty when purchased and used from birth only, the warranty becomes void if purchased and used for babies over 12 months.

Reviews show that most buyers found this a sturdy, substantial buggy that lasts for several years.

The ability to alter the back recline position to allow babies to sleep comfortably was also a definite ‘plus’!

My Summary:  “Well made, steers and folds easily, great sunshade and useful recline facility. High quality… built to last!”

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Babyway Classic Travel Cot

Babyway Classic Travel Cot with Mattress and Carry Bag (Black)

Price:   WAS  £49.99   NOW  £25.00

Age Range:    Suitable from birth to 3 years old

Cheapest place to buy:   Amazon

Dimensions:  18 x 75 x 8 cm

My Rating:  4.5* of 5*

 

Excellent, Useful and Stylish!”

Babyway Classic Travel CotA good quality travel cot manufactured with practicality in mind. This travel cot is easy to assemble and when not in use folds into a compact case handy for travel or storage.

This practical cot has been designed for both play and sleep and has clear view of your child through the mesh sides.

It is made of wipe clean fabric and has a central locking rigid frame, so is a strong and reliable product.

NB: This travel cot is supplied with a removable base layer and a thin mattress. Continue reading →

Babyway Mimas Luxury Travel Cot

Babyway Mimas Luxury Travel Cot, with Newborn Bassinet and Changing Station.

Price:   WAS  £54.99   NOW  £40.00

Age Range   Suitable from birth upwards

Cheapest place to buy:   Amazon

Dimensions:  25 x 79 x 12 cm

My Rating:  4.75 of 5*

 

Babyway Mimas Travelcot

 

  “Fantastic Travel Cot!”

This luxury travel cot is well designed, strong and reliable and has a central locking rigid frame. It is easy to set up by following a few simple steps and when assembled offers comfort and security for your baby.

After use it will fold into a compact travel bag for easy storage or transportation.

The cot has been designed for both sleep and play and includes a sturdy, padded frame, lockable wheels and an innovative side zip entrance.

It’s clear view mesh sides gives an airy feel for your child whilst playing and allows easy visibility and reassurance for you to watch over your baby.

This innovative cot is supplied complete with a removable base layer, a second detachable bassinette layer and a changing station. Continue reading →

Hauck: Dream N Play Travel Cot

Hauck Dream N Play Travel Cot, Yellow and Blue

Price:  WAS  £87.95   NOW  £36.24

Age Range:  Suitable from Birth

Cheapest place to buy:  Amazon

Dimensions:  125 x 65 x 75 cm

My Rating:  4.5 of 5*

 

“ Easy and quick to put up and down!”

Hauck Travel Cot

This efficient travel cot has solid end panels and mesh sides allowing sight of your baby at all times.

The Hauck Dream N Play travel cot can be easily set up for your baby to play safely or sleep away from home.

It is easily transportable having a foldable polyester mattress, which fits comfortably into the practical carry bag. This allows for effective space-saving storage.

“A Very Good Travel Cot!” Continue reading →

Best Quality, Low Cost Baby Travel Cots

What To Look For When Buying Your Baby A Travel Cot?

Investing in your own high-quality travel cot will reduce stress levels on all your travels with your baby.

Not to have to worry about where or whether the sleeping arrangements at a hotel abroad or even in a relative’s home are remotely suitable, will take a lot of pressure off staying away from home.

Once your baby is used to sleeping in the travel cot even at home during the daytime, it will not matter where you are, peaceful sleep should ensue!

 

Hauck Dream N Play

Travel Cot

Hauck

Was £87.99 

NOW  £36.24

Suitable from

birth upwards

125 x 65 x 75 cm

Babyway Mimas Luxury

Travel Cot

Babyway

Was £54.99 

NOW  £40.00

Suitable from

birth upwards

25 x 79 x 12 cm

*****

Babyway Classic

Travel Cot

Babyway

Was £49.99 

NOW  £25.00

From birth

to 3 years

18 x 75 x 8 cm

 

7 Key Points To Ponder…

What type of travel cot are you looking for?

A light, easy to transport travel cot or something sturdier.

What will it be used for?

Will it be used for holidays, travelling or as a more permanent feature at home or maybe a childminder’s home.

What is your budget for this….?

Is this item realistic for your needs? Will you need to add extras later?

Does it include all the safety aspects/needs required?

Does it meet any industry required standards?  Do you or your child have any additional needs for this item?

All cots sold in the UK must adhere to British Safety Standard BS EN 716 and BS EN 1466.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) also recommend that cots should be at least 49.5cm depth to prevent a baby climbing out.

Is it age appropriate?

Will your child require support with this item?  If so is it a practical buy?

If you buy a travel cot with wheels for easy transit, always ensure that the wheels are locked whilst baby is in the cot to prevent accidental movement.

Will it suit my lifestyle / my child’s needs?

Is this item actually what you are looking for? Could you get better value for your budget?

Will I / my child be able to ‘try’ before I buy?

 

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