Dr Barbara Sturm Baby & Kids Range

The Dr Barbara Sturm range is one of those annoying collections that you peruse for around 10 minutes before deciding you want absolutely everything.  Glow Drops? Yes please.  Hyaluronic Ampoules? GIMME! Nappy Cream? Sorry...what was that? Rather randomly, this extremely exciting and innovative skincare range now has a Baby & Kids collection too.  It's very random, but I can see why it exists, as there are certainly people with high incomes[...]

Scrummies Healthy Snacks for Kids (Review and Competition)

The one thing that has surprised me most about having a child is just how much Teddy eats; I find it genuinely boggling as he literally gets home from nursery, starts eating, then pretty much doesn't stop until he goes to bed.  He's also now on the same portion size as me when we have our main meals, but he then has several snacks throughout the day on top, so he actually eats more than me on any given day.  You think this would result in child[...]

La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Stick

The La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Stick is such a fantastic idea for those who struggle with eczema or itchy skin.  As the name suggests, it's a product in stick form with the sole intention of relieving the often overwhelming itchiness that comes with dermatitis and eczema, but what's particularly smart about this is that it's designed to be used to physically relieve the itching and take the place of fingers; so you rub the product (as aggressive[...]

Toothbrushes for Toddlers – How to Get Them to Brush Their Teeth!

You can tell by the background how long ago it was that I took the photos and made a start on this post! Generating interest in teeth cleaning from Teddy has been a lot easier than expected, thanks to the great options available for children; you can get all different types of brushes, from manual to electric, and toothpastes to match.  I find using brushes and tools that display Teddy's favourite characters or are fun to use make things a lot ea[...]

School Holiday Fun: Day Trip to Woburn Safari Park

Since Teddy started nursery at the beginning of last year, I've always tried to make sure we do a few things in the holidays, with varying degrees of success.  This Summer, I really wanted to create a few memories with Teddy, as days out with him are always such a joy, so we've done a few bits and bobs, with my favourite so far being our day trip to Woburn Safari Park. Woburn Safari Park is a massive park in Woburn, Milton Keynes that's ea[...]

When Teddy Was Really Sick

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you'll now that last week Teddy, my son, got very poorly, very quickly and ended up in hospital for a few days.  He wasn't so unwell that we were panicking, but his breathing was laboured and his oxygen saturation levels were alarmingly low - especially when he went to sleep - so he ended up being admitted to the children's ward for a couple of nights. I'm writing the post firstly because I hav[...]


Homedics True HEPA Tower Air Purifier

Air Purifiers always make me think of Ross from friends, and I'll happily admit that I would never have given them the time of day had I not had a chance to try one for review, but I am now a total convert and looking into buying another one to go in my living room, since the current one is in the bedroom - I figured this was the best place since it's where Teddy spends a lot of his time and I also like the idea of keeping the air in the bedroom a[...]

Revisited: Child’s Farm Hand and Body Lotion

It's all about the newness today, as not only do I have a new blog with new categories, I'm now adding a new series too! A few weeks ago I wrote an Ode to Seche Vite which was my opportunity to talk more about how much I love Seche, and at the time I thought it would be nice to have a series where I occasionally talk about products I've already discussed previously, to see how I'm getting on with them.  This will mostly be an opportunity for me to b[...]


Teddy: Money Saving on Baby Bits at Boots

I actually visit Boots a couple of times a week for two very specific reasons; firstly to see what's new in the beauty aisles and establish if there's anything I've missed and secondly, to stock up on Teddy bits and bobs.  I don't think people realise just what a haven Boots is for all things baby and they do some fantastic deals alongside their Parenting Club which gives you 10 points to every £1 you spend on baby products up until your baby is[...]

Teddy Update: 1 Year Old

I can't believe I haven't written the 1 year update yet! Teddy turned 1 in NOVEMBER so it's very overdue if you consider he'll be 15 months old at the end of next week.  If you follow me on Instagram you'll see relatively regular updates of Teddy with videos of him laughing such as this one, or pictures of him looking beautiful like this one.   Developmentally he's doing brilliantly.  In the last update I might've mentioned that he w[...]

Teddy: A Good Sleep Routine and This Works Baby Sleep Pillow Spray

I've been blessed with a generally good sleeper in Teddy, who started sleeping through the night at 10 weeks old (!!) which is quite rare and I feel extremely lucky! However, there are times when he struggles, such as when hitting milestones, teething or feeling under the weather and then my darling little cherub turns into a screaming nightmare who wakes every hour and needs to be constantly held.  Within days I feel like I'm going to have a bre[...]