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Made in the UK Buying Bonanza!

With less than 3 weeks to go we have been making sure we buy the last remaining items we need!
Picture of DK Glovesheets Cot Bed Flat Sheets  Picture of Baby Bath Mat  Picture of Baby Bath Wash and Body Cream
We have bought 3 cot bed 100% cotton flat sheets, made in the UK, by DK Glovesheet from Bennellies, a baby bath mat from Boots, made in the UK and Little Me Organics baby bath wash and moisturising cream, again from Boots and made in the UK.

Picture of TotsBots Wet Nappy BagWe also swapped the original wet nappy bags (made in China) for TotsBots wet nappy bags which are made in the UK.

For my hospital bag I ordered 2 gorgeous personalised handmade wash bags from Heavenly Hearts on the Not on the High Street website, made in the UK and found Maternity Pads in Boots that are made in the UK.

Picture of Blue Rose Bud Personalised Wash BagPicture of Pink Rose Personalised Cosmetic Bag We checked out our local Scope charity shop to see if there were any second hand books and found quite a few were made in the UK.

Picture of Second Hand BooksAll new books seem to be printed in China and we’ve found it almost impossible to buy any baby books made in the UK.

We found 2 baby books and 2 classics (The Railway Children and The Jungle Books) in the Scope charity shop that were made in the UK so we bought them!

Phew! That was a lot of buying!

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Mattress Update!

Little Green Sheep LogoWe visited the Little Green Sheep showroom yesterday and were very impressed with their mattresses.

Picture of Organic Cot Bed MattressI was very surprised and delighted at the firmness of their Organic Wool mattress (£175 cot bed size) which I understand is because they have 3 layers of wool surrounding the coir inner. I was expecting it to be as squashy as a foam mattress but it was nice and firm.

This mattress is certified organic by the Soil Association and handmade in Wales. So we bought one!

Then we spent ages discussing the dilemma over bedding! It seemed mad to compromise the benefits of having an organic mattress with non-organic cot bed sheets that would use cotton treated with chemicals (pesticides etc). However, the Little Green Sheep organic bedding is made in Germany! I have managed to source an organic fitted bottom sheet made in the UK but cannot find any UK made organic flat top sheets. So I’m not sure what we are going to do about it!

Also we hadn’t really thought about the fact we’d need mattress protectors. Interestingly most mattress protectors cover most of the mattress but the ones designed by the Little Green Sheep company just cover the mattress top to allow more breathability. They also have a very clever polyurethane waterproof inner layer which stops the protector from making a crinkling noise!

So in the end we decided to just buy 2 Little Green Sheep organic mattress protectors (£58.95 twin pack) as it seemed to make sense! At least they are not made in China or India!

Baby Things Given To Us

Picture of Blankets and SheetsWe have received very kind donations of baby blankets, sheets, clothes and a steriliser from our friends.

I have looked at all the labels on each item and found out as much as I can about where they were made.

We have been given:

  • 2 Cellular Blankets (Yellow and Cyan) from Mothercare – Made in the UK
  • 1 Cellular Blanket (White) from IKEA – Made in India
  • 1 Cot Bed Sheet (Yellow) from Mothercare – Made in Turkey
  • 2 Cot Bed Sheets (Yellow) – label washed away!
  • 2 Flannels (White) – no label
  • Blanket (White with Pink Flowers) – Made in China
  • Floor Blanket (Blue) from Marks & Spencer – Made in the UK
  • Floor Blanket (Pink Quilted) – Handmade in Devon

Picture of Avent Steam Steriliser and BottlePicture of Baby TrousersWe have also been given an Avent Steam Steriliser and feeding bottle, both of which I found were made in England!

This very kind gift has saved us £39.99!

Picture of Changing MatIn addition we’ve also been given these gorgeous baby trousers for a 3-6 month old (from George at Asda and made in China) and a lovely changing mat with ducks on it (no label).

So that’s 6 items made in the UK, 2 items made in China, 1 item made in India, 1 item made in Turkey and 5 items with their country of manufacture unknown!