Nosiboo Nasal Aspirator or ‘snot sucker’

Whenever people ask me what’s on my essential baby buys list I always mention our ‘snot sucker’ or nasal aspirator if you want to use the correct term. They’re love hate amongst parents but I think they’re really helpful and we had two manual ones already (the bulb type) that I thought worked quite well. That was until the Nosiboo arrived at our house and snot removal got REAL! This thing is like the KING of nasal aspirators and I love it. 

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Ways to save on baby essentials

Finding out you’re expecting a baby is one of the most magical things. But often the good news is tinged with a touch of panic when you inevitably start thinking about how you’re going to afford all the things a baby needs! You might sign up to a few newsletters or read a few ‘preparing for baby’ books that are full of lists of must have items which will make it seem like you need to buy so much stuff you’ll need another spare room to keep it in on…

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Hush Little Baby

A little while ago I wrote about the three step routine from Johnson’s to encourage a peaceful nights sleep. Well two weeks later how has Arlo’s sleep changed since we started doing the bath, massage and story routine?

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Cloth Nappies: TotsBots Easyfit Star

Arlo had the honour of testing out the newest nappy from TotsBots over the last few weeks, the EasyFit Star. We use the normal Easyfits during the day so the style of nappy was a familiar one, a convenient and easy to use one part nappy that is as close to a disposable as you can get!

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Baby Loves: Fisher Price Zebra Walker

Although Arlo has been cruising along the furniture for a few months now he’s not walking on his own yet (which I am kind of pleased about as at least I know he can only go as far as the end of the sofa at the moment!) We’ve been using the Fisher Price Zebra Walker to help him take his first supported steps though, and to help to keep him occupied and learning whilst I manically pack up the house!

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The Buggy Chronicles: Little Tikes Stroll n Go

Little Tikes have made the leap from toys to travel, and we were lucky enough to be sent their Stroll n Go stroller to put to the test. I’ll admit that i’m not a huge fan of strollers, much preferring the sturdiness and adaptability of a bigger pushchair so I was keen to put it through its paces.

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How far can your baby see?

As Arlo turns one soon I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing about when he was a tiny newborn, completely reliant on me for everything. He couldn’t hold things, feed himself or even see very far!

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Snuz bedding range #SnuzStyle!

I absolutely loved having a Snuzpod next to the bed, it was stylish and neat and when Arlo grew out of it I wasn’t sure what to do as he wasn’t ready to go into his own cot in his sisters room! We made the decision to put her into a mid-sleeper and use her cot bed with one side removed up against our bed. It looks messy and U cant fit the hoover round it but it means Arlo is still close. Excitingly though Snuz have just launched their…

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Blog takeover: 7 baby items that need to be invented – Run out of Womb

Lying on the freezing floor at 3am, ‘demonstrating’ to my definitely-not-hungry, just-needs-to-shut-his-eyes baby how to go to sleep, I wonder how much it would cost to buy a life-size, warm, “breathing” model of me… Because as soon as I try to silently creep out of the room, tiny man realises, turns over, gives me a hard stare.. and starts to cry.

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Babywearing: Visiting a Sling Library (Blogtakeover)

So you’ve heard about slings and babywearing, and fancy giving it a bash. ‘OK’ you think, ‘off to mothercare we go’ and you trot off in search of a sling, only to be overwhelmed by a confusing selection of uncomfortable looking contraptions and untrained sales staff. If you’re lucky, you might come away with one of the ergonomic carriers they stock, but if you’re not, you’ll end up with something that is uncomfortable for you and baby that puts you off babywearing forever. Or you might see a friend rocking…

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Baby Loves: Cosatto Waffle Highchair

We started the weaning journey with Arlo around the time he turned six months, and have been doing it the ‘baby led weaning‘ way. To make Arlo’s introduction to food as fun as possible those lovely people at Cosatto sent us the incredibly funky Waffle Highchair in Pitter Patter pattern! What is it: A chair to take you from baby to teenagerdom, it will fit a child of around age 12 with no problem! It’s mostly wooden frame has a height adjustable seat and footrest, so it will really grow…

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