When Mylo was first starting solids I made him some basic purees with different fruits and vegetables, he took to food straight away and became a gobble guts. When he reached 6 months I decided that I would start giving him proteins. I started googling for some recipes and ideas. I discovered Annabel Karmel and I downloaded the app. She had so many great recipe ideas that were much more creative and interesting than plain old fruit and veg. I loved making Mylo’s food. I would make up big batches and freeze it, defrosting it as I needed it. I converted all of her recipes so that I could make them in the Thermomix. We have had our challenges with food over the past year, for example when he decided he would no longer eat anything off a spoon and he would only feed himself finger foods. I am very lucky though as Mylo is generally a great eater.
My baby just turned one and I am now in possession of a tiny toddler. No longer is he happy to lie on a mat on in his rocker… he is on the move! He is into everything and busy all day long. We were lucky to be given the opportunity to road test a Globber My Free 4 in 1 scooter. This scooter is fabulous because it converts and is suitable for a child from one to 6 years old.
Everyone in my family has super shiny ‘wash and wear’ hair. They wash it and it air dries in 15 minutes ready to start the day. Me? I have dry hair that isn’t curly or straight. Some days I wash it and it goes into lovely waves. Some days I wash it and it goes into a ball of frizz. Rainy days? Forget it! I often straighten it as I think it looks more professional for work. I have to leave for work at 6:30 am though, it takes about 15 minutes to straighten it, therefore it often ends up in a pony tail or messy bun… and not a stylish one!
I just spent the most wonderful 9 months at home with my baby. I am totally blessed to have one of those chilled babies who loves to eat and sleep. I spent my days catching up with girlfriends and their babies, spending time with family and shopping… there are so many things out there that I just NEED for the baby!
Summer is definitely here! Was I ever lucky that the Love To Dream INVENTA Sleeping Bag arrived on my doorstep for me to trial.
There are a lot of sleeping bags on the market so what is it that I like about the Love To Dream INVENTA Sleeping Bag?
When I had my baby my very lovely big sister handed down a lot of very useful items that she no longer needed, it was fantastic as we saved so much money. Within all of these items was a nappy bag. It was red with white polka dots and made of plastic. It ‘did the job’ but it drove me nuts as there was no order to it. You just opened it up and there was one big section where everything was thrown inside. It was bulky and annoying to carry. I used it when bub was a newborn but then I could never be bothered to take it with me unless I was going on a day trip. In my lounge room I had four different bags for different occasions. I was constantly swapping between them but then when I was out and I needed something for my baby I never had what I needed! You will probably guess how excited I was when I was asked to road test the Indie Holdall by Vanchi.
It had never occurred to me to dress my baby in wool, I thought it would over heat him and big wooly knitted jumpers came to mind. After a bit of research I found out some very interesting facts about wool. Obviously wool is a natural fibre which means that it is good for the environment. It is renewable (you can always get more sheep) and biodegradable.
I already have a pram and a baby carrier so when I was given the Slingthings Buboose to road test I was a bit dubious as I didn’t think that I would have a need for it. Was I ever wrong, I now use it more often that my expensive baby carrier!
So what is it that you don’t like about travel cots? Let me see… that they are big, bulky, heavy, complicated to put together and the mattress is has hard as a rock? That was my list anyway, so I was incredibly surprised when I came across the Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light. Now I am not generally a ‘hands on, build it’ type of girl. Ikea furniture and DIY jobs are way out of my league… I am pretty happy with myself if I manage to change a light bulb. These types of jobs are usually left to my husband. When we go camping I tend to hand him the things he asks for while he puts it all together. So when my Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light arrived I thought… should I wait for him to get home so that he can help me set it up? I got too excited though and decided to do it myself.
When I was getting everything organised before my baby was born I made sure that I had all the essentials in case he got sick. I knew I didn’t want to be racing to the chemist in the middle of the night. On my list was baby Panadol, Vicks, a humidifier and Little Fess baby nasal spray. I was also recommended NoseFrieda and am I glad I listened to that one! Sure enough my two-week old bubba caught a cold… It was awful listening to him snuffling and struggling to breathe.