I’ve put together a list of some of our current favourite products and things we have been loving this month…
Graco Milestones car seat
Nirvana has been in this car seat since she was 9 months old. She would have been able to stay in her baby car seat a little longer but she was constantly straining to see her big sister and as these cars seats are suitable from newborn, I knew I’d feel happy that she would be safe and comfortable. As soon as we put her in it and I saw how excited she looked being front facing and sitting like Mila I knew we had made the right decision to switch her a littler early. Don’t even get me started on when they sit holding hands 😩😍
Transitioning from a rear-facing infant car seat (birth to 13kg) to a forward-facing 5-point harness seat (9-18kg) to a high-back booster (15-36kg) it really is the perfect all rounder for newborns all the way up to age 12!
The 5 point harness definitely gives it that extra safe feel and the little cup holder (or dummy holder if you’re Nirvana) is a handy little addition!
You can shop them here
Childs farm baby oil
Now Winter is approaching our skin can really suffer from dryness caused by lower humidity in the air, central heating and cold winds. We have been loving Childs Farm baby oil to keep the girls skin moisturised, soft and of course eczema free! This oil has become part of their bedtime routine and Nirvana has been loving a nightly baby massage before bed – she definitely sleeps better after this too!!
The bottles come in two sizes and I think they would make perfect little ‘my first Christmas’ stocking fillers or even Baby shower gifts.
This product contains organic coconut oil and smells absolutely incredible!! I have been using it on her scalp recently to help get rid of the little bit of cradle cap she had and its worked wonders!! Suitable for even newborn skin I definitely think this is an absolute Mummy and baby (and of course Daddy) must!!!
You can shop it here
RRP: £5.99 (Larger 75ml size)
Mila like a lot of three year olds is obsessed with YouTube, she could sit all day if we allowed her to watching people playing with the latest toys, 62 versions of the daddy finger song, animals doing funny things and those never ending unwrapping LOL doll videos! I found myself constantly having to check what she’s watching as there are obviously videos that really aren’t suitable for her. I downloaded the KidsTube App on her tablet and definitely recommend it as everything is appropriate and safe for her to watch. You can personalise it to suit your child’s age and interests too.
KidsTube is FREE on the App Store.
This is quite a self explanatory favourite but now Nirvana is on the move and has taken a liking to the iPad its got to be on the list! The iPad has recently been dropped (and thrown by a certain Threenager) quite a few times but has always stayed in perfect condition thanks to this cover! The handles on the sides make it easier for them to hold and the little ‘legs’ that keep it free standing are so handy too!
Shop them on Ebay here
My Babiie Pram Billie Faiers MB51 Stroller
Ive had a few push-chairs over the years and there has always been something that wasn’t quite right with them but this one has literally ticked all the boxes for me. Its suitable from birth up to 15kg (roughly age 3), is lightweight and easy to fold up and down.
I initially bought this as I needed a pram that was smaller than the travel system I had as we needed to take it on holiday, but one which was big enough to feel sturdy and also felt ‘cozy’ for winter time. The extendable hood is lovely and big which protected Nirvanas skin perfectly from the sun while were on holiday too.
The large basket underneath gives me lots of room to store bits and bobs and the cup holder which comes with it is of course an essential favourite feature of mine! There is a little pocket at the back which is so handy to pop your phone and keys in for quick access which is another feature I love.
It comes with a rain-cover thats easy to put on and a super snug foot muff to keep your little one warm and cozy.
You can check them out or shop them here
I know it’s only November but who doesn’t love the build up to Christmas! This is the first year Mila has understood what’s going on which has of course made my excitement double! I’ve been searching for cute personalised stockings for a while but with 4 to buy and not wanting to blow my Christmas budget on them (seen some for £30 EACH) I decided to try and personalise my own.
Nothing makes me feel more Christmassy than tartan so when I saw these stockings in my local matalan for just £6 each I snapped them up. I ordered iron on initial patches from eBay (£2 for 4) and I’m pretty happy with the results.
Message From Santa – App
Had to mention this App in my current faves because this has probably been used more times than the kettle in our house this month!!!
You can personalise it to your child’s name and write what things they enjoy then schedule when you want the phone to ring (even immediately in ‘emergencies’) with either a ‘well done for…’ or a warning for naughty behaviour. When Mila hears Santa call she jumps up to go answer it!! An absolute November essential…thank me later!!
This is FREE in the App Store
Hope you find some of these helpful, I’d love to hear some of your current essentials so head over to @StarieSisters and let me know on my latest post!
lots of love,