A pioneer of paternity leave (in Sweden men and woman get to share their parental leave equally), it’s fair to say that the Swedes take their daddy duties very seriously.
With temperatures dropping and snow forecasted across the country, it’s time to wrap up and embrace the freeze.
A Very Festive Gift Guide Continued…
Dazed But Amazed, my latest obsession. Or rather following their beautifully styled Instagram account and drooling over their uber cool, hand screen-printed linen is.
Other than feeding my inner snoop, one of the primary reasons I love Instagram is it’s ability to alert me to those little known brands I would have otherwise never heard of.
As a mum of boys (ok, one of them may be still in my tummy for another two weeks but that still counts right?) it can be easy to get disillusioned with the array of boys clothes on offer.
There’s nothing more special than snuggling in to the smooth, soft and deliciously, milky smelling skin of our newborn. But with their hyper sensitive skin prone to dryness, itching and flaking your baby’s skincare is just as important as the rest of their routine.
So far we’ve been very fortunate and unlike myself and my husaband as children, our son doesn’t suffer from any major allergies. He does however get the occasional bout of mild eczema on his cheeks and chin.
Back when my son was just a tiny (screaming) bundle of joy and I couldn’t get to the gym, I would put my little man in the BabyBjörn carrier and go for a invigorating power walk along the Thames. Not only was it one of the few things that stopped him screaming (seriously it was constant!) but it was also an excellent way to ditch those lbs.
There’s nothing I detest more than ‘ugly mum’ accessories, I mean seriously what are designers thinking? That now I’m a mum I suddenly want big ugly flowers printed over everything or worse… ducks!!
Now I don’t normally do posts on children’s wear but Swedish brand Mini Rodini’s latest collection deserves a mention.
Like most newborns, when my darling son came in to this world he did little more than eat, sleep and cry. Eating and crying were pretty much constants, sleep not so much. Part of me puts it down to him being so tiny and still wanting to be back in the womb, the other half just to him being a tricky baby but whatever the reason my son did not want to sleep. He refused to sleep in his crib, he refused to sleep in the car and the pram? Well I could forget that too.
Team Marili Skincare with an adorable toddler and you cant get a scrummier combo. Seriously, their Caramel & Honey Hair & Body Wash for Kids is simply dee-licious!
It’s not just big people that deserve spoiling this Christmas. Why not treat those tiny feet with these gorgeous baby care essentials.
I’m a big fan of bath salts. Not only are they an excellent form of muscle relaxation post workout but they are brilliant at detoxing the body and shedding any extra water weight before a big night out! (Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence swears by them before any red carpet appearance). So when Westlab sent me a pack of their new natural Kids Dead Sea Bath Salts, I was intrigued.
When a pr recently sent me a Naïf Babycare Travel Kit to sample, it instantly caught my eye. Partly due to the super cute eco pouch it’s packed in, partly to it’s unique back story.