All posts filed under: Out with children

An unusual stretchy wrap: We Made Me Wuti Wrap Review

Few weeks agowe travelled to France for half term. We have done an epic road trip and decided to lighten our luggage by not taking a pushchair: limited car boot space. So guess what I took to help me carrying baby? My wraps, indeed. This is the reason why babywearing is so practical. Checking the weather before packing everything, I was surprised to see that the expected temperature would be near the twenty degrees in Paris and even above in Avignon. Yes, we were heading the South of France with a break in Paris. All my wraps { MobyWrap and Nona woven wrap} are quite hot, large and heavy even if I absolutely love them. So I was unsure about taking them with me. I was more looking for a lightweight and breathable wrap that I could let in the car to ease our road stops. I did some researchs – you know me now – and fell in love with the Wuti Wrap® from WEMADEME.   I looked around and did not find the information I was looking for. …

Family Road Trip with limited Car Boot space {Diono Dreamliner travel Bassinet Review}

Few weeks ago it was half term and we decided to visit family in France and we traveled for the first time with three kids. We crossed a good part of the UK and from North to South almost all France. A very exciting and tiring road trip. Packing for a couple and packing for a family of five with three children under five are two different things. We decided to go almost at the last minute. I should admit that I was a bit worried. How would I manage to bring everything we needed to cover all the needs – from meals, hygiene, play and sleep – of a preschooler, a toddler and a young baby and fit all these things in our car boot? Meal and play time have been covered easily: we took nothing just a small tote bag with two of their favourite toys each. We chose to take the risk not to bring with us a highchair for #2. Sometimes we struggled, sometimes she was fine and sat down quietly …

Connecta Baby Carrier Review

When I was pregnant, I was unsure about using again my stretchy wrap but I knew that I will practice babywearing. With a toddler and a pre-schooler, it was obvious for me that if I wanted to do few things in my home, I would need to put baby somewhere in order to free my hands. And the best way to do it and to make baby comfortable, content and happy is babywearing. I liked my stretchy wrap with Baba1 five years ago but was not at ease for when I was outside so I wanted to anticipated this issue. I – as always– looked everywhere for advices, read reviews and it seemed that one of the best solution and easiest are Soft Structured {buckle} carriers. Babipur, one of the best ethical and eco Shop around –not to say THE Best -, stocks a large range of Buckle carriers but not only. You can find in their website a generous “Babywearing section“. I like how they bring to us some exclusivities and special offers which makes …

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 …

Shillingford Organics Farm school: Sunset Apples

Last Saturday, we went to Shillingford Organics Farm School for the second time. Baba1 is enrolled for a Six sessions course to discover few things about the soil and harvest few wonderful organic vegetables. We first visited the School Farm earlier in September and we were very lucky to meet Fatma who gives the course. She is so fabulous and calm, that Baba1 felt well instantly. The Farm school has a little dedicated space with a shade, a polytunnel and the Hens house, surrounded by fieds and apple trees. Last week session was all about Sunset Apples: harvesting, cleaning, chopping and pressing. The children had first to harvest the apples and use a ladder. Baba1 was so excited about the ladder! They had to make a difference between the apples that would be eaten and those more suitable for juicing. Quite impressive to look at those little kids select and do a great job. We took then all the apples and washed them. It was very funny and refreshing to stay near them. Anyone looking for a rejuvenation, that …

“My Little Piccolo” new tastes: organic healthy food for out and about

Today, let’s talk again about My Little Piccolo. Few months ago, I shared with you my review about this organic baby food range that has a particular Mediterranean taste. My Little Piccolo has launched very recently four new tastes to their Stage One range. We were delighted to be asked to test and review the new range as My Little Piccolo is a favourite in our home: in fact the only one we use for the moment. I normally do my own purees by using my Beaba Baby cooker  and stocking them in reusable pouches. But with three little ones to care for, I do not always have the time to prepare some, so we now stock always some My Little Piccolo goodness in our cupboard for those days when I am too lazy to cook/prepare a new batch. Mummy’s life ! When I moved to the UK back in 2010, I remember I was looking for apple “puree” – compote de pommes in french – to bake a french apple tart. I now know that it is called …

4 simple ideas to Organic YOUR September

Organic September is an event organised by the Soil Association and the aim of it is to increase the awareness of  organic benefits. Our organic living is a journey and it started with our first daughter. Her allergies and skin sensitivities pushed us to explore: we were trying to find a way to ease her eczema. Our first organic move was to use organic skincare products and it helped her so much that I bought her some organic cotton pyjamas. I immediately noticed a change: she was more comfortable and her skin state improved. Good things happen when you go organic! I started to use only organic skincare products for all the family and even made some. Now we are building an organic wardrobe. We use what we have but when we need new clothes, we go now for Organic. For the food, we eat less but better if it makes a sense. Why is it better for us? So here is a little suggestion of what you could do to organic your September: 1} Why …

Some comfy and funky Leggings for my Kids: Blade & Rose Review

Today, Blade & Rose is launching their new A/W16 Collection. My eldest daughter suffered eczema and allergies since baby so for me, it has been always very clear that she will wear only leggings and cotton. In fact, I had no choice, as soon as I was putting something else on her legs, we will notice eczema patches few hours later appearing. Her wardrobe was mainly leggings and cotton dresses/Tops, nothing else. Because organic clothes are not really affordable, and I am not an extremist and can combine with our lifestyle exigence {income etc.}, I am honestly saying that I DO buy non organic cloths. What I am looking for FIRST is the comfort a cloth can afford for a child. Designs, patterns are and have always been the latest thing I am looking for. What I want is my daughters to be FREE of any movement in what they wear: crawling, running, jumping, climbing, anything a child wants to experiment really. I hate jeans, or any rigid fabrics and therefore, I do not choose this kind …

Budleigh Salterton: an afternoon out to the beach with Klean Kanteen

Living in Devon and the south coast is really a luck. We moved from York to Exeter four years ago. We have discovered such beautiful things here and what we are enjoying the most is the clement weather and the stunning landscapes. If you come on holidays in Devon, near Exeter, I cannot recommend you enough to have a look and go for a walk in all the beautiful beaches you can find here. But, if you are looking for a peaceful landscape, a magical seaside, I do recommend you Budleigh Salterton. Sidemouth is not bad too but there is something really particular with Budleigh. It is a really small, familiar town and quiet seaside. Definitely, our favorite place to go after school or when we need a bit of a fresh and revitalizing air. We just love the appeasing atmosphere…never crowded and the little shops around are so lovely. Near the seaside, there are some Children parks and our daughters love to finish our walk by playing there! We have  a kind of ritual. Let’s …