Grandma’s Gift Guide

So you’ve found out that you’re going to be a Grandma! Congratulations! Whether it’s long awaited or a complete surprise to you, the excitement is immense!  Whether it’s your first grandchild or your 20th, you’ll be starting to think about and having a look for the ideal gift for new little one to spoil.  But what do you get? Where do you start? Trends and colours change with the seasons and what may have been all the rage last year might not be in keeping with current fashions. So to help you...

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Happy New Year!

This new year has been a long time coming hasn't it? It had been a year of new challenges and opportunities for everyone and as a team we really thrived in adversity. Moving in to 2021 we feel a little wiser and more seasoned at adapting to change, that doesn't mean that we can sit back on our laurels. No matter what happens next with Brexit, COVID or the as yet unknown of 2021 our team are committed to offering an outstanding experience. As we move in to the new year...

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BIBS Supremes in Latex

For our customers who have traditionally bought BIBS Supreme Silicone dummies from us, we have recently been made away that due to supply chain changes in the UK that this shape and style will now only be available in latex. So what does this mean for my supreme dummies? The shape and style of the dummy hasn't changed, the flatter orthodontic teat on the supremes remains the same so little ones have the same mouth feel of their favourite dummy. However unlike silicone the latex teats are 100% and require changing every...

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Stylish gifts for mum & baby straight to their door

As a small business we have been on the COVID rollercoaster this year. From the initial sucker punch back in March to know we have adapted, grown and realised we are stronger for it. As mums we have worried, cried and worried some more about what's happening but as a team we have bene there for each other and our family business has kept us sane. This year, you can create any of our gorgeous gift sets, with all your favourite products and have them sent directly to the recipient with our lush gift cards....

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Why is teething so important?

It's easy to get distracted by all the gorgeous designs and new colours but do teething products really help? The teething stage is a very important part of babies physical development but also their emotional development. How they develop coping mechanisms and learn to comfort themselves. So what's going on... technically speaking babies can begin teething from 3 months to 36 months, technically speaking each tooth (or pair of teeth) should only cause trouble 5 days before 'eruption' and 3 days after. That's what the books tell us, but us mums who...

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Freshers Flu…

Let's start by remembering it's great the kids are back at school... but dang why are they all so snotty right now, haha. My two have only just recovered from 'freshers flu'. We're all back out in the world doing school drop offs, after school clubs, real food shopping. After 6 months of zero contact and no colds, plus a change in the weather and we have been bombarded by the usual germs and it's resulted in snot snot snot! Poor little ones are all bunged up as their older siblings...

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Why have teething products disappeared from Etsy?

Yesterday morning we received a surprise email from Etsy, the platform where we first launched our little business, they are no longer permitting the sale of handmade teething products or their component parts. This announcement comes following a court case in 2016 where a little one sadly died from an unsafe teething chain. Our industry is distraught at the loss of one of the platforms that for most of us enabled us to even get started. That having been said something needed to change. The teething industry has been inundated in recent years...

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The Truth About Weaning…

What a fun a frustrating time it is. My husband always considered this to be the worst phase, pre-chewed food was not something he could handle. For me I found it fun if a little frustrating at times, mostly because 6-18 month-olds have a friggin mind of their own and no two days are the same. Monday - I will quickly and cleanly demolish half a banana and a couple of toast soldiers. Tuesday - 'Are you trying to poison me' is the reaction to the toast and the banana is rolled,...

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Social and Mental Distancing?

I’m a people person, I touch everybody, all the time, I didn’t realise how much until COVID-19. But somehow not being able to be around other people made me feel claustrophobic, after months of feeling this way I finally got some mental distance in this weekend. A short trip to the coast with my mum and sisters, we drove down to Bournemouth, found a quiet spot on Boscombe beach and just sat, hung out, chatted and enjoyed some space from the day to day. (I also rented a paddle board, one of...

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