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Potty training and kids incontinence in older children made easy thanks to PottyPads by Snuggle Blanks

Potty Training. Hmm, these two words have the bad habit to usually stress parents. Why?  Maybe because we all want our children to start being independent as soon as possible. But realistically some few things should not be rushed and Potty training is one of them. For #1, as soon as we celebrated her first birthday, people around us were asking if she was clean during the day. I was a bit like this: ?!? She was definitely not ready at one year old, so it was far from any of my thoughts. People have a tendency to rush baby things and put a lot of pressure amongst parents and then by extension towards babies. Wow, slow sown a bit and appreciate what you have. All children grow at their own pace and never forget that a child cannot achieve something naturally and easily if he has not acquired the physical capacity to do it. So asking a one year old child to have a full control on his sphincters is just not “anatomically” logical. …

Wild Cotton Organic Clothing Collection by The Little Green Sheep

The Little Green Sheep have launched in December their gorgeous new Organic Cotton Bedding & sleepwear range, Wild Cotton. This beautiful new range of illustrated bedding and sleepwear in super soft mint and grey melange features rabbits, bears and woodland and has been created using GOTS certified organic cotton. When I received our box full of goodies I was really impatient to discover this new collection and how Little Green Sheep will bring their organic expertise into clothing. What do I love in this collection? Everything really! I should say that with the mint and grey combination they almost won my heart. I am a H-U-G-E fan of these colours. I love them, they are neutral but quite deep and not boring. Then the theme “Woodland” which is quite in vogue, has been here beautifully illustrated with a very unique style. It reminds me Monnet and impressionism with these dots details. Plus, and it is something important in our lifestyle, The Little Green Sheep are supporting the Woodland Trust, with 25p of every item sold from the Wild Cotton …

 Piccalilly Organic Children Clothing Review : a delightful Rainbow in the British sky

Last year has been rich for us in new experiences, new discoveres and in the middle of all the excitement, we have been proud to be Brand Embassadors for Piccalilly. Piccalilly are a British baby and kidswear brand designing organic baby clothes and organic children’s clothes from Newborn up to 10 years. They are the leading UK company to develop muslin swaddling blankets and they manufacture all their organic clothing to the highest ethical standards. I have already posted about this brand and the clothes I received but now, after approximately six months use, I thought it was the right time to share my feelings about this brand and my review. You can find here a little reminder of what we received: Piccalilly Haul. Where to start? First, I love the designs, colours, and the British identify of the brand. It reminds me Mary Poppins and for a French girl who grew up in the 80-90’s, it is definitely a huge compliment. The tea dresses are wonderful with an Alice in Wonderland spirit . I have not seen one …

From Babies with Love: ‘Go Beyond Ethical’ with their Organic Capsule Collection

Today I am happy to have the opportunity to talk again about From Babies with Love. Christmas is just around the corner and I know that many of us are busy getting presents ready for our beloved ones. But what about children that have lost their parents? What about the orphans ? Those who are not lucky enough to live in the same conditions than us? All From Babies With Love profits go around the world to help abandoned children.  I wanted also to share with you the reason why I am proud of this particular brand and why I am happy to present you their collections. Life is all about choices and sometimes, buying from the right places make a difference not only for us but for others too. I am not patronising you I am just sharing what I believe is a great initiative. From Babies with Love was founded by former City accountant Cecilia Crossley. After becoming a parent, her concerns for the welfare of children universally were heightened. Whilst out shopping for her son’s baby clothes, Cecilia …

Geggamoja Autumn Winter 2016 Collection Review: Stripes and Zigzags Love!

Back to Tuesday, I introduced to you Geggamoja, a Sweddish Organic Childrens Wear brand. I totally fell in love with the neutral colours and unisex designs that i could not resist to try some of their garments. Geggamoja sent me some of their new collection clothing for my toddler alias Baby2 and for little Baby3. For Baby, I have received: A light pink Baby Body A Geggamoja Baby pants in dust pink/light pink A Geggamoja dribble scarf in pink My first impressions when I received the clothes: I am totally stunned by the details! I cannot believe they put little pockets in the pants! The details of it are just unbelievable. These square pockets in the front and in the back give this apparel a lovely and very sophisticated touch. The fabric is incredibly soft and thick which I do appreciate as it means it will be durable and resist the multiple washes it is going to have and most of all keep my babies warm. What do I have to say about the baby body? …

Introduction to Geggamoja, a Scandinavian Organic Clothing Brand for Children

Few weeks ago, I had the chance to discover a new brand of Organic clothing for children coming right from the North, right from the beautiful Scandinavian countries: a SWEDDISH brand named GEGGAMOJA. Geggamoja is a Stylish, practical and playful Brand for Kids! Geggamoja aims to represent an urban Scandinavian lifestyle with playful bright colours and a Swedish all time favorite: stripes! They create a wide-range of 100% organic products for premature babies to outdoor wear, bedding, toys, and accessories for children aged zero to 12 years old! What do I love about Geggamoja? Certainly this Nordic feeling with the very fashionable stripes and chevrons and the bright colours. I fell instantly in love with the designs that seem to be so comfortable. The new Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection is in line with the new trend. I love the unisex designs and colour schemes. Their OUTWEAR clothing Collection are in total harmony with our british lifestyle. I am just in love with their fleece coveralls: snuggle, warm and waterproof. I do appreciate also the difference with the actual UK Organic clothing trend to use bright colours and …

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 …

{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 …

A magic wind blows through the Little Green Radicals Winter Collection

Between Magic, Stars and Fairy Sleepy Dust, the new Little Green Radicals Winter Collection is enchanting. Two weeks ago, I was waiting for the release of the Little Green Radicals Autumn Winter 2016 Collection. You know my love for this Organic Clothing brand! And if you don’t, you can always read my article and you will see how fond of them I am! Unfortunately when you have high expectations you expose yourself to disillusion. So when the new collection has been revealed,  I was first worried . “The new AW16 collection – dreams – invites into a dream world of magic moons & stars, flying rockets, hooting owls & candy lands… with beautiful new organic corduroy pieces in unisex colours & super soft organic sherpa blankets, hats & mitts of all made from gorgeous organic & Fairtrade cotton…” After few pictures out I can tell you that I have not been disappointed at all, quite the opposite. The first thing that caught my eyes in the new collection was the Moon and Stars print and the deep rich blue colour. This kind of midnight blue is so unusual in children clothing that I fell in love instantly, as …

Savse smoothies Review: Just like homemade juices, crammed Full of Goodness!

Good morning on this first Tuesday of October! Fall is here and cold winds are coming back with the seasonal flus and other unpleasantness. It is the prefect time to boost your immune system the best you can DO to face all these changes. One of the best thing to do is to change the food you eat. You ARE what you EAT. Simple statement but real. Diet is key to welfare. I have not always been the best at following diets but being obliged for baby well-being and to continue my breastfeeding journey, I am strictly following my DAIRY FREE Paleo/Keto diet and I am managing it! WAW! I cannot believe it myself. Well, for the first time in my life, I am enjoying a diet. I am rediscovering the taste of simple and raw fruits and vegetables. Any of you following me on Instagram, might have noticed that I love smoothies. Why? I am B-U-S-Y. From the very first moment I open my eyes in the morning till this last bit when I close them to …