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Introducing Showers to a Toddler {Hevea Bath Mat Review}

Bath time is really fun for babies and toddlers but sometimes a shower is more convenient and more ecologic. I try to learn my children the sooner possible that we should not waste water. Taking a bath is a pleasure but should not be done daily, instead we take a shower. How to replace bath time by shower time and make my children more independent and more eco-conscious, and let them enjoy? The first thing is to make the experience safe. Because if you introduce shower to a toddler and she/he falls…I let you imagine the outcome. So how to make shower time safe, ecologic, economic and enjoyable for your little one? First thing and not the least, you need a good bath mat. We used to have one we bought five years ago –I don’t remember where– with ducks. I hated it and still do. Why, this rubber smell that never goes. Baba1 loved it so much that I could not get rid of it until I explained her that even if the mat …

Nona Palmae Antigua Woven Wrap Review

My journey into Babywearing started with a stretchy wrap and I get used to knots and this kind of little things. When previously, for my first baby, I found it tricky to use, I enjoyed it with my third. I really liked the way baby was securely wrapped and the lightweight feeling. I introduced myself to ring slings and I love the woven fabric used: so different to a stretchy wrap in terms of support. I decided to go further and to try a woven wrap. The choice out there is impressive and quite confusing. Between designs, choices of fabrics, patterns, sizes and prices, you get easily lost. But well, I guess we shall always start somewhere, we do not become experts from Day 1! After browsing a lot and reading few reviews, I decided to go for a Nona woven wrap. Why? It is one of the most affordable wrap I found and I fell in love with the earthy patterns and beautiful colours. Now, who is behind Nona Woven wraps? Nona Woven Wraps has …

{Giveaway inside} Switching to Reusable menstrual products : Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads Review

This week was Reusable Menstrual Products Week and it was obvious that I should talk to you about Reusable Cloth Sanitary pads. Using Reusable menstrual products has been, in my women life, the ultimate green step. Green living or at least trying to reduce waste in my life demanded efforts beyond my imagination. When I look around me all the things we use and throw into our bins after only one use it is unbelievable. I have been using disposable sanitary pads during so many years and it was obvious for me and all girls around me that it was what we would be using. When I was younger we were used to travel to Morocco every year for our summer holidays and in the 80’s to early 90’s, women – those I knew and were living with–  were still using washable pads {and washable nappies for babies!}. In fact, there were no pads. They were using pieces of cotton fabric. I grew up knowing that and having acknowledged it. I mean I have seen them washing their pads and …

Easy Vegetarian Curry Recipe for Beginners

Good morning! Monday, a new week is starting and it is this time again to share some recipes with you. Always following a dairy free diet with a paleo spirit. We are, in our house, great fans of curries and particularly the Korma one. Maybe because it is totally new for our taste buds – curries not really being part of the french or Moroccan traditional cuisine – I always wanted to make one from scratch. Asian cuisine is so different that I was afraid and did not know where to start, I think did not want to mess around. What did help me and give me the confidence to try? The Cocofina Creamed Coconut*! It has such a creamy and intense test . I love it. Now it becomes an essential in my new diet as it gives you so much choice. Usually in curries recipe you put yoghurt or coconut milk, but as my diet is dairy free and I was unsure about coconut milk, my first try had to be with the creamed coconut. …

Coping with a CMP and Nut free Diet with Cocofina, The Coconut Expert Products Range

Since I gave birth in middle of July, I am working hard on my diet… Before I got pregnant I was following a keto diet: a real one with 80-90% lipids, 5% carbs and 5 % proteins. Then for baby, I followed a “normal” diet. Now I am trying to get back to my previous diet without compromising my breastfeeding journey – Breast Milk supply . I will start a mixed paleo and keto diet with approximately 70 % fat, 15 % proteins and 15 % carbs. Plus I need to have a diet free from MCP {Milk Cow Proteins} , peanuts and all tree nuts sue to baby allergies. When I realised all the things I need to cut off from my diet, I was first very terrified because last time, when I was on a ketogenic mode, I was mainly eating cheese, whole milk, and nuts butters! How would I get what I need and enjoy my food? Well, I have also 30kgs to loose but how not to get frustrated? This is …

The New Kalym’Art Eid Al Adha Cards Collection is out!

Assalamu ‘alaykum , Hello to all! Yesterday was a busy day in our household, we had two special events in our family: Baba1 had her first day at school and Baba2 was celebrating her 2 years birthday.  Plus as you all know, surely, next week we will celebrate Eid El Adha inshaAllah. I am quite happy to present you the New Collection of Islamic Greeting Cards from Kalym’Art. If you remember, I presented few years ago their great cards and it was literally a crush. I just love the fact that those cards are uniques by their design and what they propose. You receive not only a note but an audible du’a/text. To remind you, here is the presentation video I made: Kalym’Art has now increased their collection and offers more cards for every special moment in a family muslim life: Love and respect towards parents Wedding Love between spouses Birth Condolences Illness Love between Sisters in Islam Ramadan Hajj & Omra Eid A lovely teaser that Kalym’Art produced to introduce the new collection: Now, let me show …

All about Swaddling: From benefits to controversy

Did or do you struggle with your baby sleep? If this is the case, let’s read an old story that is all about swaddling. If your baby was or is born in the hospital, chances are she will be swaddled at some point but not when she is given to you. Skin to skin contact is very important to establish breastfeeding and for bonding. But afterwards, each of my little princesses has been carefully swaddled by Midwives: they are masters of swaddling newborns. What is the reason behind this? When you come back home, you just put your lovely newborn baby in her Moses basket and the nightmare starts: between colic, trapped winds, your little bundle of joy starts crying and being so unsettled. This is when you are trying to reach and explore anything that might help you with your baby sleep and yours indeed. So sure that when you will be looking for some help to soothe your newborn, a friend, family member or Health Visitor will suggest you to swaddle your baby.  Swaddling works to help babies drift off and stay …

Breastfeeding: Worries about milk supply and lactation cookies by Boobbix

“I think you do not have enough milk”  ……”You should top up your baby with some formula, she seems so hungry” Who has never heard these comforting sentences during their breastfeeding journey? When I gave birth to my first baby, when we were at the hospital and my breastfed baby was unsettled, instead of helping me with breastfeeding, I have been proposed several times to give some formula to my baby but I did not. I knew my milk supply was not the issue, it was something else.   From her first day in this world until she was three months old, because she was so unsettled and always asking for breastfeeding, I kept hearing those silly sentences! The truth was breastfeeding her was the only comfort she could seek to ease her pain, unfortunately it was causing her more distress and it was an infernal circle because the truth was somewhere else. Well, indeed it was… just those silly allergies diagnosed too late. My milk was the trigger full of allergens. For new baby, …

EcoSnack Wrap for Lunch Boxes and Sunny days!

Sunny days are still here and we all love a bit of a day out, to the park, beach or zoo or anywhere else you fancy ! September is also coming fast and it is already {unfortunately} time to think again Lunch boxes for work or four little Bambinos. Back to school very soon, we love green alternatives. So instead of wrapping our  -or our children- sandwiches in plastic bags or foil, why not try some more sustainable alternatives?   One of the alternatives available is Fabric wraps. I have seen a lot since a while and always wondered if it was really keeping food fresh. You can always use plastic box, but we try to avoid plastic: I am just saying we try 🙂 But sometimes, you just do not want to take a big plastic box and you are looking for something more flexible. We have tried Eco Snack Wrap that I have discovered through the website of LivingNaturally who stock them. “Ecosnackwrap is the sole UK distributor of http://www.4myearth.com.au range of Sandwich …

4 Best products to heal cracked nipples and sore breasts: Breastfeeding essentials

My first week on breastfeeding has been a bit of rollercoaster. So if like me you are in an Ouuuuchhh… mood, read this! Your baby is just born and you are starting together your beautiful and hopefully long breastfeeding journey together {at least this is what you are dreaming of} but as you begin to nurse , you are discovering that it hurts! Do not worry! Sore nipples are a frequent complaint for breastfeeding mothers so you are not alone, and as far as I am concerned I do assume it’s an inevitable part of the nursing experience. Well, I did get sore nipples for each of my daughters, time to get on with the latch on thing. However you must know that pain is a sign that something is not so right: You should not feel pain when baby is feeding. If you do, it means that baby may not have latched on properly. You need to check: Baby’s latch: Usually sore nipples are a consequence of  baby not taking the nipple deeply enough into his mouth. For …