Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries: Might Half Time period, Corgi Cafes & Jubilee Celebrations

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Leonora Bamford

Every month our columnist Leonora Bamford shares her little luxuries from the worlds of parenting, being pregnant and way of life.

My mom used to at all times discuss how time went so rapidly but for me my college years appeared to tug on and on. I lastly get it! The weeks appear to be whooshing previous and merge into each other and summer season is lastly upon us.

Stokke Pram

leonora-columnI went to the Fuse Communications Press Launch final week and I met so many attractive Mummy influencers. It was so good to stumble upon pretty Laura Coleman who was wheeling across the chicest new Stokke Xplory X Signature Pram that regarded extra like a sports activities automobile! It at all times amazes me how far prams have come on. I at all times love seeing the newest manufacturers that Fuse have on provide.

Lucy Darling Teethers

leonora-columnPlenty of the infants have been flooding in the direction of the brand new tendencies from EDX Education and all of the superior teethers from Lucy Darling. The fantastic Maggie & Rose have been taking care of the kids so we might all have a superb go searching.

EDX Rainbow Pebbles

leonora-columnLondon’s First Corgi Café

leonora-columnIt’s not lengthy till Half Time period strikes and there are some fantastic outings for the Jubilee. I’ll be hanging out at London Zoo for his or her Zoobile Celebrations and I’ll positively be popping into London’s first Corgi Café for a Jubilee brunch.

Jubilee Road Get together

leonora-columnI do know a lot of folks shall be having Road Events to rejoice on the Sunday! I’ve been impressed after seeing all of the fabulous decorations on provide and I positively really feel some Union Jack bunting approaching. I’ve additionally heard that native Child Sensory Courses are doing particular Jubilee themes so it’s positively value checking that out.

Rachel Riley’s Teddy Outfits

leonora-columnI can’t anticipate an excuse to ship my godson one in every of Rachel Riley’s gorgeous Jubilee Teddy outfits.

Leonora x


Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries: Easter Household Enjoyable

Easter is upon us and as at all times England doesn’t know whether or not to snow or shine! I like this time of 12 months and at all times hope for the solar to return out in order that the lengthy weekend might be spent exterior with the household. Whether or not it’s your child’s first Easter or you will have older ones in tow, it’s at all times such a enjoyable time to get artful and get exterior.

Easter Egg Hunt

I like doing a giant egg hunt at dwelling within the backyard and my children additionally love going to ones in London. Kew Gardens have an adorable-looking Very Hungry Caterpillar Trail this vacation and so they by no means disappoint. When you have extra grown up youngsters over, the Lindt Golden Bunny Hunt in Kensington Palace’s garden is such enjoyable.

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Spring Lambs

I like seeing the lambs skipping round with their moms within the fields in April and if you happen to get an opportunity to go to a farm. my youngsters like to feed the lambs a bottle – and so they by no means say no to holding new child chicks! However keep in mind, a lambing shed isn’t secure for pregnant girls, so bear that in thoughts.

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Ice Solar Catchers

We love making Ice Sun Catchers and these are nice if it’s heat sufficient to be out as a result of you’ll be able to freeze nearly something – and little ones love the texture of the melting ice.

leo-bamford-easterBunny Booties

I at all times gown my children up as little bunnies and I’m loopy about these little booties – simply too lovable!

leo-bamford-easterDifferent Easter Present Concepts to Chocolate

We at all times get requested at My Baba for alternative gift ideas from the same old chocolate and sweets and this 12 months there appears to be extra choices than ever. From a Peter Rabbit Tonie to pricey little animal counters, now we have some nice sweetie-free choices which might be getting increasingly common.

leo-bamford-easterSending joyful vibes to everybody and Pleased Easter!

Love, Leonora x


Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries: Spring Blooms & Celebrating Mum

It’s formally spring so hopefully folks shall be getting outside extra and a Pleased Mom’s Day to everybody.

Mom’s Day Celebrations

With Mom’s Day across the nook, I at all times like to do one thing as a household and I’ve booked into Anya’s unimaginable cafe for a tea of scrumptious desserts and biscuits to make everybody smile. I like how gentle hearted the village is and I at all times stroll away feeling constructive vibes.

If spring has sprung by then, we’ll pop over to Battersea Park’s Youngsters’s Zoo who often have uncommon breed piglets at the moment of 12 months.

Micralite’s Sleep&Go

If you’re seeking to go away for the weekend and are in want of a journey cot, I’m actually wowed by the brand new Micralite’s Sleep&Go for newborns up. This compact pop up cot has a new child insert that sits at mattress ranges that means you’ll be able to attain out with ease. The factor nonetheless, that basically offered it for me, is that this journey cot doubles up as a play pen with a zip-able panel at one finish, making it the right den for any toddler to have enjoyable in.

leonora-bamfordWith International Women’s Day arising too, I’ve been studying the kids a lot of inspiring books. I’m loopy concerning the little leaders sequence which my daughter loves studying to my youngest and I like listening to all about these fantastically nice girls who change the phrase.

leonora-bamfordSleep Mist

I’m so happy with the brand new sleep mist launch at Baba West. The mists with soothing blends of oils and extracts for each mum and child make the right gifts for Mother’s Day.

Baba West-leonora-bamfordPolarn O. Pyret

I’ve additionally simply been leafing by the newest vary at Polarn O. Pyret. I’ve fallen in love with their child play go well with made with tremendous mushy natural cotton.

leonora-bamfordLove, Leonora x


Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries: Love is within the Air

It’s the month of affection and I’m a sucker for a Child Valentine! There are such a lot of lovable arts and crafts you are able to do with little ones this half-term – particularly making up playing cards in your companion utilizing child’s fingers and toes.

Beatrix Potter Exhibition

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I’m so excited concerning the Beatrix Potter exhibition on the V&A which is quickly to launch firstly of half-term week – if I had a youthful child I’d positively be part of their multi-sensory play session for 0-3 12 months olds which is ready to discover themes associated to the pure world and the exhibition together with music, play and mindfulness.

Beatrix Potter Exhibition at the V&A

Valentine’s Purple Bathtub Time Boat Set

Valentine's Red Bath Time Boat SetI’m an enormous fan of Matchstick Monkeys and I like their Valentines Purple Bathtub Time boat set to encourage growth, imaginative play and effective motor expertise.

Valentine’s Red Bath Time Boat Set, £19.99

Child Central

Baby CentralWhen you’re in search of an amazing one cease store for being pregnant and child merchandise, Child Central is the place to go, with every little thing from feeding, weaning, bathing and altering to maternity, journey, toys and items. I like the large choice and the truth that it sells all the very best manufacturers.

Shop at Baby Central 

Cashmirino Child Garments

Cashmirino Valentina Pima Cotton BabygroCashmirino have the right Valentine outfits for little ones to maintain cosy in these still-chilly months. I like their prima cotton babygrow – its embroidered love detailing is totally divine – and if you happen to’ve obtained an older child woman they’ve an identical babydoll gown.

Cashmirino Valentina Pima Cotton Babygro, £91

Love, Leonora x


Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries: New 12 months Hopes

I don’t know if it’s simply me however I’ve been nesting like loopy. Over the vacations, I spent hours clearing cabinets, making area, ransacking the children’ wardrobes and sending issues we don’t use or have outgrown to household and buddies with youthful youngsters. It feels nice!

It’s at all times good to have a couple of resolutions and plans for the 12 months forward. I’m going to stroll extra – my youngest has simply began using a motorbike so it’s extra like energy strolling (!) – however I like getting out and chatting about what’s occurring round us. He’s so humorous and such good firm – I discover I’ve been studying extra concerning the wildlife than him!

Thule City Glide Stroller

leo-bamford-little-luxuriesI like the concept of going for lengthy walks within the park with buddies; I usually did this when mine have been tiny. I’ve not too long ago come throughout Thule prams which look wonderful for lively dad and mom. They’ve an amazing, compact vary with pretty, slick colors and funky branding. For metropolis life, I’d positively take a look at the City Glide.

Thule Urban Glide Stroller, £625

First Support Course

leo-bamford-little-luxuriesI additionally haven’t accomplished a primary help course in far too lengthy, so I’m going to ebook a refresher course this month. I’ve additionally simply purchased this mini first help package from E Hospital to maintain in my bag.

Children’s First Aid Kit, £12.99

Bifikalm Aid Drops

leo-bamford-little-luxuriesWe have been so excited to launch Bifikalm at Baba West which has been profitable all types of awards serving to infants with sore tummies.

We’re beginning to perceive the significance of supporting a infants intestine proper from delivery and these simple to take drops are appropriate from delivery and supply immune and digestive help from day one.

Bifikalm Multibiotic Relief Drops 0-12 months, £17.99

Battersea Arts Centre

Someplace I’ve been determined to enterprise out to is Battersea Arts Centre which gives family-friendly occasions and actions each Saturday. Additionally they have a theatre, pantomime and The Bee’s Knees indoor mushy play space for the underneath 5’s.

Visit Battersea Arts Centre

New 12 months, New Magnificence Regime

leo-bamford-little-luxuriesLastly for me, I’m beginning a brand new magnificence regime now I’m 40! I’ve began with Dr Sam’s Nightly Serum which has Retinoid that I’ve been instructed to take for one million years.

I’ve additionally booked in to Fox and Vamp for a little bit of color which is the place Laura Wills (@fashionbugblog) goes – and what higher hair inspo might one have?!

Dr Sam’s Flawless Nightly Serum, £44

Love, Leonora x


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Christmas is Coming

I wakened this morning and realised that the clocks had gone again and there was frost on my windscreen! How has this 12 months gone previous so rapidly?! I’ve my first Christmas occasion tomorrow and carol singing concert events are already cropping up within the diary!

Christmas Grottos in London

leo-bamford-little-luxuries-santaI used to be so unhappy to listen to that Harrods isn’t going to be doing its well-known grotto this 12 months – however there are some fantastic different ones to think about, particularly if it’s your child’s first one. We have now an excellent run down of what’s on offer at My Baba. It’s not so long as regular, on account of fewer locations providing grottos this 12 months, however Lapland UK is certain to be a superb present – and Kew has been on my want listing for years!

Kidsware Collective Coat

leo-bamford-little-luxuries-bimbaloKidsware Collective is my go-to on-line store for choosing up a pre-loved discount. Once I say pre-loved, lots of their items nonetheless have the labels on! All of us must wrap up heat as the times get colder and I’ve fallen in love with this pricey little coat.

Kidsware Collective Bimbalo Boys Coat, £115

Il Gufo Bunny Swimsuit

leo-bamford-little-luxuries-ilgufoI’m an enormous fan of Il Gufo and though my children are a lot greater now, I’m at all times in search of presents for godchildren and buddies with infants.  Presently of 12 months I couldn’t consider a extra divine current than this bunny jumpsuit with pricey little ears, tail and paws. Lined in cotton jersey, it has a candy little pocket, a dimension zip and elastic cuffs – excellent for chilly climate.

Il Gufo Natural Teddy Bunny Suit, £143

Stokke’s Winter Set Glovesleo-bamford-little-luxuries-stokke

I wrote a bit a very long time in the past that went viral and nearly crashed our website – it was for the launch of Stokke’s winter set. I couldn’t imagine how such a easy concept might have been missed! Anyway, quick ahead a couple of years and Stokke are nonetheless making these beauties, with a mushy fleece lining and waterproof outer layer.

Stokke Stroller Mittens, £55

Little Butterfly Face Cream

leo-bamford-little-luxuries-littlebutterflyFinal however not least, I at all times like to make use of a moisturiser on a child’s pores and skin when the climate turns and also you’re inevitably coming out and in of centrally-heated buildings. One in every of my favourites is Littl Butterfly’s Anti-Air pollution Face Cream, a scrumptious mix of natural oils and extracts excellent for warding in opposition to the setting and soothing irritated pores and skin.  It’s additionally dermatologist authorised for delicate, eczema-prone pores and skin.

Little Butterfly Anti-Pollution Baby Face Cream, £27

So, whether or not you’re coming out for a stroll with buddies, Christmas buying, singing carols or visiting Winter Wonderland, be sure to and your babas wrap up heat and snuggle up.


Leo’s Little Luxuries: High Suggestions for Halloween

I like Halloween and dressing up a child for the event, is a given. There are such a lot of lovable outfits to select from and I at all times attempt to swap with buddies at the moment of 12 months to avoid wasting on shopping for on Amazon. So for my Little Luxuries column this month, the main target is on the Spooky Season.

Stella McCartney’s Dalmatian Assortment

stella-mccartney-dalmation-halloween-leo-little-luxuriesIf I had a child, I’d be throughout Stella McCartney’s Dalmatian assortment. I used to be mad concerning the new Cruella film and what’s to not love about Dalmatians? High tip, in case your little ones are sufficiently old to truly exit and Trick or Deal with, Lizzie King at all times says to fill them up with an amazing meal and a great deal of veg earlier than you set out, that approach they get the enjoyable however don’t binge on sweets.

Stella McCartney Dalmatian Spot Knit Hat, £54

Stella McCartney Dalmatian Spot Knit Leggings, £74

Mimi’s Bowl Frozen Monster Bites

mimi-bowl-halloween-food-leo-little-luxuriesWhen you’re making a meal at dwelling or having buddies over, you could check out Mimi’s Frozen Monster Bites, they’re tremendous simple to make and youngsters love them, adults too! I usually have a batch within the freezer, even with out the Halloween twist, to serve up as a enjoyable deal with.

It’s additionally a good time for batch cooking and there are such a lot of scrumptious root greens to fill up on. I like freezing in ice trays after which storing within the freezer in simple zip-lock baggage able to whip out and defrost. My older children planted a lot of pumpkin seeds months in the past and so they’ve been cropping up far and wide. We at all times find yourself utilizing them for crafts, carving or consuming.

Mimi’s Bowl Healthy Halloween Recipes

Halloween Nail Inspo From Nails.Inc

nails-inc-leo-little-luxuriesMy household all love dressing up and whether or not I’m going as Cruella DeVille or not, I’m going to be portray my nails viper orange with this attractive new color from Nails.Inc, that’s as pure as might be.

Nails.Inc Plant Power 21 Free Vegan Nail Polish, £9, Cult Beauty

Selfridges’ Halloween Pop-ups

Selfridges have some enjoyable children workshops on and a extremely enjoyable Pumpkin Hunt all through the child’s division.


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Again-to-College Season

The phrase on everybody’s lips this month at Child is ‘routine’ and that’s one thing I actually attempt to dwell by. I agree {that a} child has to slot in with their guardian’s lives and the way they dwell, however I imagine that there’s a approach you’ll be able to convey routine in to that. Infants crave understanding what’s taking place and when, whether or not it’s feeding, sleeping or enjoying. I at all times discover {that a} child in some type of routine, no matter that may appear like, is a happier one. Which is why all I’m focussing on all of the little issues that may assist arrange a profitable routine for my Little Luxuries column this month.

With a brand new college 12 months beginning there are such a lot of fantastic lessons that one can signal as much as from dance and music to artwork and yoga. We have now an amazing up to date listing on My Baba with a lot of new lessons hitting city. I’m additionally an enormous fan of the Peanut app, which is a unbelievable community introducing girls at any stage of their household journey to attach and get speaking.

Mimi Bowl Recipes

When you’re seeking to begin the weaning process, take a look at Mimi Bowl’s pretty website and discover her on Instagram. I take advantage of her recipes for the entire household and her tackle first tastes and weaning is nice. Her Root Vegetable puree continues to be one in every of my favorite pasta sauces on the market.

Browse Mimi Bowl’s family-friendly recipes

DockATot Pillows

la-maman-wedge-dockatot-nursning-pillowA very good feeding routine is at all times key from early on and I like the look of those tremendous stylish DockATot nursing pillows to assist get cozy. They’re all attractive and I’m torn between the Strawberry Thief and Navy Evening Falls sample.

DockATot La Maman Wedge nursing pillow, $90

Toniebox Audio System

tonies-music-box-leos-little-luxuriesI do know I at all times rave concerning the Toniebox however it actually is the very best audio system for a nursery. I didn’t get one for my son till he was a toddler however the ever-growing characters are totally sensible. For little ones, Within the Evening Backyard is a little bit of a should and I completely love the look of their white noise Toni which helps them drift off simply with 2 hours of white noise.

Tonies Nap Time White Noise, £14.95, from Natural Baby Shower

Stokke Xplory X

stokke-xplory-leo-bamford-little-luxuriesWhen you’re in search of a brand new pram, the Stokke Xplory X is an ideal pram for journey together with your baby. The nifty adjustable footrest helps their rising legs and the seat is further mushy. As with most fashionable prams, it gives reversible seats so the infant can face you or the passing world relying on their age. The Ruby Purple is admittedly placing and there are some nice equipment. If I wanted a pram once more, I’d positively go for the winter stroller mittens!

Stokke Xplory X in Ruby Red, from £899

Lilbell Diaper Luggage

lilibell-diaper-bagsI attempt to not counsel too many abroad manufacturers however I’ve fallen for these basic diaper baggage from Lilibell. I’ve some nice purses and at all times like utilizing them as nappy baggage, this genius insert organiser brings a little bit of order to your bag and so they have one in child pink!

Lilebell Classic Diaper Bags, €54,95


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Summer time within the Metropolis

I’ve had such a tremendous begin to the summer season and though the English climate has been a bit sketchy, it’s been fantastic to meet up with so many family and friends. Probably the most particular issues is with the ability to meet up with buddies who’ve had infants throughout lockdown. I feel Instagram has been an effective way of retaining in contact and seeing how little ones modifications. There’s something fairly wonderful about assembly a pal’s child for the primary time and realising that they will stroll already. So for this month’s Little Luxuries, I’m sharing my favorite issues to do with little ones in London, and a number of the child necessities each new mum ought to have.

b_together Household Membership

b_together-family-club-londonI’m an enormous fan of Maggie Bolger and I can’t wait to take a look at her new family club b_together in St Johns Wooden. I like the entire ethos behind it the place you’ll be able to play, work, eat and chill out with your loved ones. Its proper up my road.

Full membership at b_together from £185 a month.

Roof Backyard Café & Bar

roof-garden-cafe-leo-little-luxuriesI’ve been desirous to go to Roof Backyard Café & Bar, nestled on the highest of the Queen Elizabeth Corridor on the Southbank, for ages. It’s dwelling to over 200 wild native vegetation, a luscious garden and has wonderful view throughout London. The backyard, initially a partnership with the Eden Venture, was constructed and continues to be maintained by volunteers and Grounded EcoTherapy, a gaggle which gives folks with points like homelessness assist by horticulture. Positively value a go to on a sunny day.

Visit Roof Garden Café & Bar at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Nuk Ice Lolly Set

ice-lolly-holders-nukI like Lizzie King’s ideas on the subject of consuming the rainbow and this 12 months our backyard is heaving with crops. I gave every of my youngsters a plot within the backyard this 12 months and I’ve been gobsmacked at what they’ve grown. For anybody embarking on weaning journey, I completely love these this Nuk Ice Lolly Set. It’s so good for weaning and I actually blitz up and fruit and veg right into a smoothie consistency and freeze in moulds. Coconut water is one other nice thirst quencher and simple to freeze.

Nuk Ice Lolly Set, £6, Jojo Maman Bébé

Liewood Dante Seaside Set

liewood-beach-setI’ve been doing a whole lot of looking for presents at Molly Meg and the brand new vary from Liewood has gone down very well.  I like this Liewood Dante Seaside Set for journeys to the coast.

Liewood Dante Beach Set, £24, Molly Meg

Baba West Toddler Vitamin D Every day Oral Drops

baba-west-vitamin-dDespite the fact that now we have been seeing a bit little bit of solar, I nonetheless at all times advocate our Baba West Toddler Vitamin D Every day Oral Drops that are very easy to manage and ensure they’re getting their really useful day by day dose.

Infant Vitamin D Daily Oral Drops, £14.95, Baba West

Package & Kin Hospital Starter Pack

kit-kin-hosptial-starter-packLastly, nice information for any expectant mamas this summer season, Package & kin have simply launched this pretty new hospital starter pack, which I’m certain would make an amazing welcome reward.

Hospital Starter Pack, now £117.87, Kit & Kin

Learn Extra: The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Staycation Necessities

For my Little Luxuries columns this month I had hoped to speak all issues holidays and household journey, however it’s such a tough one with authorities tips altering every day and a few folks actually don’t like travelling with their little ones. I used to seek out that mine would lastly fall into a brand new routine, simply when it was prepared to return dwelling once more. Whether or not you’re staycationing this summer season or going overseas, I’d say the important thing factor to recollect is to journey with a consolation from dwelling.

I used to at all times take my very own journey cot with me and it’d sound neurotic however I feel a backside sheet or a muslin from dwelling to wrap on the mattress, makes them really feel safer.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser on the V&A

Alice-curioser-curioser-leo-little-luxuriesFinal week I took my baby to the Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser on the V&A.  It was very interactive and he actually loved it however it might be simply as enjoyable to go to with buddies.  The V&A have an amazing outside space and café for after the present.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A, £20 tickets released every Tuesday at 12pm. 

Toniebox

Tonies-staycation-essentials-leo-bamfordWe are able to’t dwell with out our Toniebox and so they have some wonderful bedtime calming tales. I feel when you have any type of system like this it’s properly value packing.

Toniebox Starter Set, £65.95 from Tonies

Piccolo Pouches

piccolo-pouches-leo-baby-columnPiccolo have some wonderful pouches which might be simple to pack. Don’t fear an excessive amount of about meals if you happen to’re weaning, as a result of most locations you go to will be capable to steam up some recent greens and fruit is so candy for the time being, all you want is the again of a fork.

Piccolo Organic Pouches, boxes from £22, MyLittlePiccolo

Love Natural Child Scarf

love-organic-baby-shawlFrom Infants with Love is such a phenomenal firm with the very best ethos. Each penny of revenue from their distinctive, ethically sourced designs goes to orphaned and deserted youngsters all over the world. This Love natural child scarf is one my favourites.

INPO x From Baby With Love organic muslin shawl, £15.90

Stork Sak Carry On

stork-sak-leo-little-luxury-travel-essentials (1)My all time favorite carry-on bag is from Stork Sak. Their eco Cabin Carry-On bag has an built-in organiser which implies you’ll be able to pack and cling up with out unpacking, if you realize what I imply. It’s essentially the most organised bag I’ve come throughout.

Eco Cabin Carry-On, £165, StorkSak

Stokke Clikk Excessive Chair

StokkeClikk_little-luxuriesI’m an enormous fan of the Stokke Clikk High Chair.  It’s for kids aged 6 months to three years is my really useful product for a UK staycation or alfresco enjoyable within the backyard. With removable legs and an extra journey bag, the Stokke Clikk might be conveniently packed.

Stokke Clikk High Chair, £149


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Exploring the Nice Open air

I’m so excited by the theme of exploring within the nice outside for my Little Luxuries column this month. What extra might any of us need after the final 12 months and a half we’ve all had.

Each lockdown baby shall be on a path of exploring and discovery and whether or not it’s having a picnic within the park with household and buddies or scoping out your native space, I’m certain everybody can have an inventory stuffed with locations they wish to discover with their little ones.

BabyBjorn’s Child Provider

babybjorn-carrier-little-luxuriesI completely beloved carrying my infants round with me and BabyBjorn’s Child Provider Concord is wonderful.  It may be used from delivery as much as roughly the age of three and has been specifically designed with 3D mesh that’s not solely very mushy but additionally sturdy. The ethereal mesh hugs the infant and supplies correct help for his or her again, neck and hips.

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Harmony 3D Silver Mesh, £190, babyplanetonline.co.uk

Muddy Puddles Scampsuit

muddy-puddles-scampsuitMuddy Puddles is such an excellent model and their complete ethos is about getting exterior and having fun with the wilderness as a household. Remembering that we dwell in England, I by no means exit with out one in every of these scampsuits. They’re so versatile. The detachable internal fleece go well with is tremendous mushy and comfortable as a comfy onesie and the go well with with out the liner, works as the right waterproof puddlesuit!

Muddy Puddles 3-in-1 Snow Scampsuit, now £60

Stokke Xplory X

stokke-xplory-leo-little-luxuriesThe Stokke Xplory X is a superb pram to get you exterior. I used the Xplory for my final child, who’s now 4 years previous. It was such an superior stroller in lots of respects, however what was stand-out for me was how shut it introduced me to my son. Over time as he grew, we loved tons of of expeditions round each city and nation, and regardless of a few years of use, to today my Xplory nonetheless has a lot life and love left in it. I’ve given it to my finest pal who’s had a lockdown child and I do know she’s going to have many extra joyful adventures.

Stokke Xplory X, from £899

Le Toy Van Rainbow Tunnel

rachel-riley-rainbow-tunnelI’m loopy about Rachel Riley’s toy store which is at all times stuffed with pretty, quaint toys and one which caught my eye this month was this sustainable rubberwood Rainbow Tunnel which is able to give your baby lengthy lasting enjoyable, while caring for our planet.

Le Toy Van Rainbow Tunnel, £14.95, Rachel Riley


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Weaning Necessities

I can’t imagine we are able to truly get out and begin mixing once more and I’ve been considering of all these younger households who should have craved going out and assembly different little ones. For my Little Luxuries this month I’m focussing on all of the fantastic new actions popping up on London now issues are opening again up once more (plus the weaning necessities wanted to gasoline you and child for a giant day on the town).

I’m past excited to go and see the Alice:Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition at the V&A with a few buddies, while their infants hopefully sleep soundly of their pram. I’m additionally actually excited concerning the re-opening of the Science Museum on nineteenth Might and particularly the opening of ‘The Garden’, which is an interactive area positioned within the basement.  All of my youngsters have beloved their time there and though it suggests 3-6 12 months olds, there are at all times loads of infants round, too. There’s a lot to absorb for little ones from large tubes to alien craft and plenty of lights.

Everybody appears to be speaking about weaning for the time being and I used to be fortunate sufficient to interview Annabel Karmel final month for my podcast. I want I had listened to this 10 years in the past, after I began weaning my first born. She actually is a fountain of data and her app is sensible.

Learn Extra: Weaning Recipes from Annabel Karmel

I had a tremendous nanny referred to as Natalie, who taught me all of the tips of the commerce on the subject of weaning and we used to put aside nap time to batch prepare dinner for the months forward. We used to pop the purees in ice trays and as soon as frozen, pop into clearly marked zip lock baggage, which we might take out the evening earlier than for meals the next day. It was so extremely simple and really fairly therapeutic to do.

One other factor I’d say is, don’t stress your self out, if you happen to don’t have scrumptious recent issues on the prepared. I used to hold a banana in my purse, which regularly saved the day and when travelling, a mashed banana and a mashed avocado combined collectively at all times went down very properly.

Piccolo’s Weaning Recipes

piccolo-risottoOne other of my go-to’s for weaning experience and necessities is the model Piccolo, and so they have some scrumptious natural recipes. I like the look of this Inexperienced Vegetable Three Grain Risotto with Cheese.

Green Vegetable Risotto included in Piccolo Organic Complete Meal Box: Veggie, £52.80 for 24 meals

Learn Extra: Piccolo’s Recipe of the Month: Baby Bircher Muesli with Frozen Berries

Nana’s Manners Cutlery

nanas-manners-weaning-spoonsNana’s Manners have an amazing vary of kit for weaning and wonderful cutlery for educating little ones how one can eat. Their product ranges are arrange in three completely different weaning and feeding phases. Stage one is for infants beginning their weaning journey aged 4 months and above.

Stage 1 Weaning Spoons, £4.95 for 3-pack of spoons

Béaba’s The Babycook Neo

beaba-babycook-little-luxuriesI’ve tried all the steamers, however this tremendous duper luxe child meals steamer and blender is on a distinct stage.  It’s the newest mannequin from new technology meals maker Béaba. The Babycook® Neo  is an eco-designed product and appears tremendous slick.

Babycook Neo Baby Food Steamer and Blender, £160

Merle Cape Bib

merle-cape-bibOn the subject of retaining your baba tidy, particularly when finger-led weaning is concerned, you’ll be able to’t beat this light-weight Merle cape bib. The recycled materials makes it immediately re-usable: merely rinse and wipe clear.

Merle Cape Confetti Mix Bib from Liewood, €22


Leo’s Little Luxuries: Spring Should-Haves

Hurrah, Spring has sprung and we’re allowed to satisfy exterior. I’ve missed my buddies a lot throughout lockdown and I can’t assist however consider all of the infants born final 12 months and over the previous few months, who’ve missed out on all of the playdates and interplay with different little babas. On 12th April, a lot of outside eating places are opening and I shall be catching up with buddies and their infants for a superb previous natter, and to seek out out simply how a lot we’ve missed from one another’s lives over the past 12 months. For my Little Luxuries this month I’m focussing on these Easter necessities and the little issues to assist us savour each reminiscence of our personal little bunnies rising up.

Easter Bonnet from JJ Park

easter-bonnet-jjparks-leos-little-luxuriesOn the subject of Easter dressing up, I’m all for turning the kids into cute little bunnies and chicks. How candy is that this little bunny bonnet from JJ Park.

JJ Park knitted bunny bonnet, £23

Milestone Journal from Noble Macmillan

noblemacmillan-journal-leos-luxuriesI at all times handled myself to a phenomenal leather-bound journal from Noble Macmillan and never solely did I jot down numerous milestones, however I usually put down how I used to be feeling and what had occurred in the course of the day. My older children completely love me studying again little exerts from their early days.

Noble Macmillan ‘You’re a Star’ journal, £30

Child Information by Little Brown Field

baby-records-leos-luxuries-springTalking of milestones, Little Brown Field is one in every of my go-to manufacturers for reminiscence containers for newborns, and their Child Report playing cards are completely lovable for capturing every particular second and milestone of your child’s journey.

Pack of 22 Baby Records cards, £10

Decide Plates from Ciara Atwell

pick-plates-easter-essentialsAn organization that I’ve simply found is Decide Plates owned by the wonderful meals blogger and creator, Ciara Atwell. These plates actually remind me of my childhood. My mom used to do what she referred to as a Cowboy Supper and we’d have little compartments on the plate for various issues. These genius little plates just do that for you. They’re nice for weaning and introducing new meals with a smile.

Pick Plates Midi plate, £10

Weaning Made Easy by Annabel Karmel

annabel-karmel-baby-recipe-appWith weaning in thoughts, Annabel Karmel has up to date her recipe app and has a unbelievable allergy tracker that’s properly value a glance. She can be about to re-release her primary bestseller on all issues weaning and child recipes, Weaning Made Easy.

Download the Annabel Karmel app




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