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More Gifts From Mum!

Picture of Navy Sailor CardiganMy Mum has been knitting again and made a gorgeous navy sailor cardigan!

It was a challenge though as the pattern was one I found in a magazine and we don’t think it was quite right! Anyway I think it looks great and can’t wait to put Daisy in it!

Picture of Organics for Kids Pink Snuggle SuitMum also wanted buy something we needed for the baby so I suggested a lovely pink Snuggle Suit from Organics for Kids which arrived this week.

It’s made from 100% organic cotton and made in the UK.

Picture of Huddle & Bliss Organic Bodysuits

She also bought us 3 more organic bodysuits from Huddle & Bliss which are made in the UK.

Nearly New Sale Nightmare!

Picture of Nearly New Sale Organics for Kids SleepsuitIf you like queuing for ages (to get in and to pay) and getting shoved about by crazy women racing around for bargains – then a NCT nearly new sale is for you!

We arrived 20mins before the start and had to queue around the building to get in! People took children in buggies, babies in car seats and babies strapped to themselves into the sale with 2 large NCT shopping bags to grab whatever they deemed to be a bargain! It was a fight of the bumps with very pregnant ladies shoving into each other! It was chaotic and not very enjoyable to say the least!

Picture of Nearly New Sale BibsTrying to look at labels to see where things were made was almost impossible but I did manage to get an Organics for Kids sleepsuit for £1.50 (£18.20 new, made in the UK), 2 packs of 2 bibs (Pink Pig Clothing, made in the UK) for £1 each, a Powell Craft hooded towel for £1 (£9.99 new) and some Mothercare baby coat hangers for £2 (£4.99 new).

Picture of Nearly New Sale Hooded TowelI’ve sent an email to Powell Craft to find out where their products are made as there was no indication on the label. I received a disappointing reply this morning saying they make their products in Kashmir (India). The Mothercare coat hangers I suspect are also not made in the UK but will have to go into the “unknown” category!

Picture of Nearly New Sale Coat HangersWe then waited another 20mins to pay for our items in a hot, cramped corridor full of parents, crying babies and large shopping bags! We were asked 3 times if we wanted a plastic bag at the paying counter but explained that we wanted to be good to the environment and would be fine hand carrying our very few items out to the car! That was a bit of a trauma because then we had to be labelled up as paid and got stopped by a rude woman at the exit telling us we had to pay for our items, which we duly informed her we had but were trying to be environmental by not using loads of unnecessary plastic bags!

More Baby Products to Buy!

I realised time is moving on and we still have a lot to buy! So I spent Saturday trying to source online the rest of the baby items we need from suppliers and makers that manufacture in the UK.

Picture of Hooded Baby TowelI found Huddle & Bliss sell a 100% pure cotton white Hooded Baby Towel (£16) made in England and it can be customised with the baby’s name for an extra £8.

Picture of Baby Bodysuits

They also sell a 3 pack of 100% pure cotton white baby bodysuits (£17) made in England.

I think we’ll need 2 of these packs!

Picture of Mix & Match Baby BibsI’m very tempted to buy their UK made 100% cotton pack of 3 baby bibs (£8.50) Picture of Baby Swaddling Blanketsand their pack of 2 baby swaddling blankets (£19) too!

We still need 4 more baby sleepsuits and Huddle & Bliss sell a mix and match 3 pack in pink, pink check and white (£22) made in the UK.
Picture of Pink Baby SleepsuitPicture of Pink Check Baby SleepsuitPicture of White Baby Sleepsuit

I do love the Organics for Kids sleepsuits and rompers though! They are gorgeous pink stripes, butterflies or spots and made in the UK from fair trade 100% organic cotton. They are expensive but last 5 months instead of 3! The baby sleepsuits and rompers below are £16.70, £18.20, £17.00 and £17.20.

Picture of Classic Baby SleepsuitPicture of Butterfly Baby RomperPicture of Classic Breton Stripe Baby RomperPicture of Pink Stripe Baby Sleepsuit

Bought Another Gorgeous Baby Romper!

Picture of Kinderroom ShopOn a recent shopping trip to Leamington I discovered a lovely children’s furniture and toy shop called Kinderroom. As I ventured in I found that they also had a small range of baby clothes.

Visit their website here www.kinderroom.co.uk

I was delighted to find that they stocked baby clothes brands Organics for Kids (designed and made in the UK), Lilly + Sid (designed and some items made in the UK) and No Added Sugar (designed in the UK, made in Portugal).

Organics for Kids Pink Spotty Baby RomperI decided to buy this gorgeous Organics for Kids pink spotty romper suit (£17)! It is expensive but it is made in the UK and it will last 5 months unlike most rompers that only last 3 months.

The only other dilemma was that there are no poppers in the legs. So access to nappies may be troublesome but I was won over by the gorgeousness of it!

The shop also had some wonderful locally handmade fabric name pictures which I’ll have to take a look at again!

My Nappuccino Session!

Picture of The Cotton Nappy Company ShopA few weeks ago a friend from AquaFit and I decided to go along to The Cotton Nappy Company’s free Nappuccino session, where they talk through all the washable nappy options over a cuppa.

Check out their website for more info: www.thecottonnappycompany.co.uk

We decided to use washable nappies for two reasons; it’s environmentally friendly, saving on landfill and disposable nappies will cost between £1,200 – £1,500 from birth to potty, compared to around only £300 for washable ones (saving over £900)!

The shop on Russell Street in Leamington Spa was full of gorgeous clothes and accessories which were very hard to pass by on my way to the Nappuccino room!

Anna, the owner of the business, made us a lovely cuppa and then spent an hour and a half explaining the various different types of washable nappies. We looked at 2/3 part and all-in-one nappies, bamboo and man-made fibre nappies and one-size to multi-size nappies from brands such as TotsBots, Mother-ease, bumGenius and more.

TotsBots LogoI was excited to find the range of washable nappies from TotsBots are made in the UK, in Glasgow. They also make nappies from bamboo which is a sustainable material and good for being next to the baby’s skin (Bamboozles range). TotsBots also have a range that are lighter and quick to dry for day use and a larger, more absorbent nappy for night time.

Picture of TotsBots Bamboozles NappiesAnna recommended I buy 4 night time bamboo nappies and 16 day time bamboo nappies.

The Cotton Nappy Company also sell an accessories kit with a bucket, 2 mesh bags, washable wipes, a wet nappy bag, flushable liners and herbal natural baby wipes. All you need to make changing nappies easier!

Picture of Organics for Kids Layette Gift Set

 

After the Nappuccino session we spent half an hour browsing the lovely baby clothes in the shop. They sell fairtrade, organic and some UK made baby and children’s clothes as well as lots of accessories and toys.

I found this gorgeous Newborn Gift Set from Organics for Kids containing a sleepsuit, vest, hat and mittens in a matching drawstring bag. It’s all made in the UK from 100% organic cotton in a lovely pink and white stripe fabric. There was 25% off the price so I didn’t hesitate and bought it straight away!