Esme and Ivy Marlo trousers

Now I have finally accepted that Autumn is here, I am focusing on my favourite thing about the season, the kids outfits! These gorgeous embroidered wheat organic cotton trousers from Esme and Ivy ( check out her bonnets too) are my favourite at the moment and definitely his as they are one of the only pairs of trousers that he doesn’t have a tantrum about putting on …he is finding it harder now that summer is over as he really likes to just be in a nappy only most of the time!

Gorgeous onesie by Wilder and Wren.

 

 

Dinosaurs in the Wild

I like to book in  a few day trips/ experiences throughout the summer holidays to have something to look forward to and one of our first this year was a trip to Greenwich Peninsula to see Dinosaurs in the Wild, a trip back in time to a dinosaur studying scientific research station. For the dinosaur fans in our house the excitement level was  pretty high and every dinosaur toy and book was out in preparation. I have to say, even for someone not that interested in dinosaurs (like myself), the trip was fantastic. The tour guides and ‘scientists’ were absolutely amazing and so enthusiastic. We watched eggs hatching, a dinosaur autopsy, and had quite a thrilling end to the journey ( I don’t want to give anything away!). My youngest two were a little scared but immediately after said that they loved it!

” I loved Dinosaurs in the Wild, especially the trinoserus’ (!). 100/10.” Raffy, 4

“DInosurs in the Wild freaked me out! It gave me a heart attack!! 10/10” Kitty, 7.

“ROAR” on repeat, Huxley, 1.

 

 

 

Newborn Baby Essentials

MOSES BASKET: Ok so not really essential but something every first time parent definitely wants and this Tilly and Cub one is top of my list… So much so I had to get the doll version just so I had one!

NAPPIES: Hypo allergenic and eco friendly these Kit and Kin disposables are the best looking around.

HIGHCHAIR: My brothers and I all had Stokke Tripp Trapp chairs growing up and they are still going strong for the grandkids at my parents now. I love the attachment so even newborns can be part of the family meal.

BOUNCY CHAIR: I recommend the Baby Bjorn to everyone. Through five kids we have been around alot of bouncy chairs and this one is the best I have found by miles. It rocked them to sleep and was probably the thing htat mainly got me thourh dealing with five kids!

PUSHCHAIR: I recently got the Babyzen yoyo and realised I have been seriously missing out powering through with my old fifth hand one! It fits through my stair gate,  folds up so easily and to a teeny size and it reclines for nap times. Dream stroller!

CARRIER: I don’t have a particular type to recommend but after not having one with my first daughter, the ease of getting them in one so you are hands free for the second and others was such a relief! A definite must!

DUMMY: None of mine have actually had a dummy  because they wouldn’t actually take one not but I really feel that anything that helps calm a baby ( and the parent!) is pretty amazing in my book and these Bibs ones happen to be good looking too.

MUSLIN SWADDLES: I have always had the extra large muslin squares like these ones from Clementine Kids and Mama Designs  (although never actually  got the hang of swaddling!)…The size of them are brilliant and we have used them endlessly, ranging from wrapping over pushcahirs during nap times and  covering a breast feed to towels on the beach for the bigger kids!