All posts tagged: green parenting

Eight months update: Baby’s milestones – From Babies With Love Whale Baby grow

Recently, Baby turned up seven months old. I cannot believe how fast she has grown but that’s it: she is not my little newborn anymore. We have started weaning at six and a half months even if she was showing lots of readiness signs but she has been poorly in January and I thought we’d rather delay a bit. Because baby is still toothless I started with purees and it worked for approximately two weeks. Then, little by little, she started refusing spoon feeding and willing to feed herself. How can a baby with only gums eat a cucumber? I have no idea but she is managing! She is not a tummy baby. As soon as I put her on her tummy, she turns back. But recently, not to say few days ago, she eventually decided to sit unsupported! What a joy! Never compare babies are they all reach their milestones at their own pace. So let’s see together what we might expect from an 8 months old baby based on Bounty. Dropping and throwing They say: …

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 …

Making Bathtime fun and hygienic {Hevea Bath toys Review}

Let’s talk bath time today as it is Saturday and week-end means Spa Session with my daughters. As a bachelor, bath time meant for me : relaxation, bath salt, taking care of myself and when I had my first baby, my understanding of bathing literally changed and made a loop. Bath now was all about having fun, playing and enjoying precious moments with my baby. The bathroom was now a park -aka Bathplayroom –  which needed some toys. My partner and I had a clear idea of bath toys: I guess we have been a bit brain washed by TV adverts and movies, Yes, because believe it or not all we see enter our minds and influence our choices. We decided to buy a bundle of plastic bath toys with the very popular YELLOW DUCK! Where does this come? No idea. We wanted a yellow duck. We filled our bathroom with some of these toys and enjoyed a lot –relatively lot– of play. After few months, we started to notice some black sediment starting to …

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 …

From Babies with Love – New Range of Organic Soft Toys

Today I would like to introduce you a special company: From Babies with Love. From Babies with Love is special and unique, not similar to what you are used to see and that is why when From Babies With Love asked me to review one of  their New Organic Soft Toys I could not refuse! In fact, I jumped. Why? From Babies with Love create organic clothing with printed characters. Those characters are sumptuously original.The designs have been lovingly created using a montage of vintage postal ephemera, and the result is stunning! For example, the Rabbit character is designed using vintage postal materials and can be found on a number of baby essentials… From Babies with Love recently added to their beautiful products a new range of organic soft toys with their existing characters but not only: some new ones have come through! One of them is the Whale. We love whales in our home therefore it was evident that we needed one to cuddle baby. We received the lovely whale in a beautiful pouch with “From Babies with Love” logo on it – really realistic and suits perfectly the spirit of …

Raising a bilingual child: Waldorf education and Grimm’s Wooden toys

Holidays are coming very soon and our little not to say our very grown up Baba1 is going to enrol in Reception 1 in September. We wanted to help her the best for what next year will bring in her little life: new challenges, new expectations and new experiences. We have always encouraged learning through activities and playtime since she is very young. She is very creative and loves manual activities. It definitely helps her to concentrate and learn. It is not always easy to get a young child attention and do deliver a content, most of all to make sure the content is integrated. Because she is being raised in a bi/trilingual environment, we are quite active in all aspects of her education. Baby, her speech was delayed. She started speaking only when she was 2 and a half years old. We were not really worried as she clearly understood and pointed at things. When she started nursery, she was familiar to English but just a bit. Raising a bilingual child demands to make …

Cloth Nappy journey Part 1: Glossary and starter Set

Our journey into cloth nappies started when I discovered I was pregnant for the first time, five years ago. We decided that it will be great to make this little change and offer our baby what we think and believe is the best: a natural start into this world. I started my researches taking my future mums role very seriously only when I was 24 weeks pregnant because before I was convinced it was irrelevant {you know these myths around pregnancy}. My first ever step was to understand all the kind of cloth nappies you can find around. Real Nappies GLOSSARY Here are some basics that might be helpful for you too if you are starting your journey. I tried to keep things simple. ALL IN ONE Nappies {AIO}: these cloth nappies are just like disposables. They are the easiest and most expensive but not always the more efficient. You really have only one part to your nappy. Sometimes to help with the drying time and for extra boosting {= to add more absorbency} , …

Toddler Tooth brushing Resistance or how to get a toddler to brush? {Featuring Jack n’Jill Gift Kit}

Last week was all about parenting and I hope you were happy for me to share with you our experience. To close the “subject”, there is still something I’d love to share. Something that we had to face recently. From birth to toddler, things go so fast. Your little one first teeth will make her appearance before you even realise that your baby is not a newborn anymore. With the first teeth starts a new journey: learn your bubba how to take care of his lovely little body and one of this first ever step is to brush their teeth. The first time we introduced a toothbrush in our daughters lives, they always loved chewing on but that was when they were smaller. We hit a roadblock at some point when I started actively brushing their teeth, same things for both. They would get so mad. But even if it is a trial, always some solutions around, just try to keep calm! I tried different approaches hopping that it would work for us. What I have done with Baba1 and Baba2: 1. Distraction: …

Why to use Washable Wipes {Review of the Cheeky wipes Mini Kit for Cloth nappies users}

Good morning everyone! Green Parenting, Green Life what does this mean really in a day to day life? Absolutely no idea! For us, It has been more a journey that we started 6 years ago when we became parents. We were already a bit “green” meaning simply that we were trying to consume differently and reduce our waste. Most importantly, we, my partner and I, agree that food should not be wasted and are completely horrified by overconsumption that results on food waste. 1} This was our FIRST step : NO FOOD WASTAGE. We buy and cook proportionally to our needs and we NEVER put any food on the bin. We make sure to eat any leftover. Then when I was pregnant of Baba1 we decided to try reusable nappies. It has not been a great success but we tried our best. 2} This was our SECOND step: Start using CLOTH NAPPIES. With Baba2, we were sure to use only reusable nappies and this time round, we were more careful and managed very well {Happy!}. …