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Saturday’s Buying Spree!

On Saturday we had a very busy day! We went to the Birth & Baby Show in Leamington Spa and attended a couple of seminars on Baby Signing and Baby Swimming, as well as talking through our washable nappy options with Anna from the Cotton Nappy Company.

Picture of Wooden Elephant Baby MobileBefore visiting the Cotton Nappy Company shop in Leamington we popped in to Bravissimo to buy a couple of nursing bras (disappointingly made in China but very necessary!) and also into the Kinderroom shop to see if we could find any UK made baby toys.

We couldn’t find any toys made in the UK but purchased a wooden elephant mobile to go over the changing mat area that was made in Germany (£25.50).

TotsBots LogoWe then made our way to the Cotton Nappy Company shop and bought all the washable nappies and accessories we needed.

We had already decided on TotsBots nappies because they are made in the UK (Glasgow) and also because they have bamboo in them which is good for preventing eczema – click here see my previous post about choosing nappies.

Picture of Teenyfit White NappiesWe decided to buy 16 Teenyfit nappies (5-14lbs baby weight) which won’t last long but are a very straight forward one piece nappy, to make our lives a little easier in the first few weeks of having our new baby daughter!

Picture of Easyfit White NappiesWe then also ordered 16 Easyfit one size nappies (8lbs – toddler) for daytime wearing and 4 Bamboozle Stretch 2 piece nappies in size 2 for night time, along with 2 waterproof wraps (size 1 and size 2). These nappies should last us from birth to potty training.

Picture of Bamboozle Stretch NappiesAlong with the nappies we bought an accessory kit consisting of a nappy bucket (in a lovely lavender colour), 2 nappy mesh bags, 200 TotsBots  flushable and biodegradable liners (made in the UK), lavender oil (to fragrance the bucket), pack of 80 herbal natural baby wipes (made in China), 20 washable wipes (made in the UK), 1 waterproof nappy bag (made in China) and 2 TotsBots bamboo nappy boosters (made in the UK).

Picture of Swimtots Pink NappyWe also decided to buy an extra waterproof nappy bag (made in China), a pack of 6 washable nursing pads (made in Hungary), TotsBots swimming nappy (made in the UK) and a pack of 25 Natracare disposable nursing pads (made in the UK).

Phew! That took some doing! We then went home for a well earned rest!

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!