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18th October 2014

The best bags for mums – and the best accessories to go in them

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I decided I didn’t need a nappy bag. ‘I’m not giving up my collection of designer handbags“, I mulled. “Why do I need separate compartments and a washable interior?” My friend, who was already a mummy, snapped back: “Would you put poo-stained clothes in your designer handbag?” I recoiled. Of course I wouldn’t. And with that, I purchased my first changing bag and have rarely used anything else since.

As a child gets bigger, of course, you don’t necessarily need the compartments or the washable interior – but you do need space, whether it’s for spare clothes during potty training, snacks for hungry toddlers, or activities for keeping them entertained during boring moments.

If I was shopping for a new bag, I would definitely take my pick from the 10 below. And within it, I would stock up on the useful 12 accessories below that (keep scrolling!). Happy bag shopping – and have a lovely weekend!

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1. Poppy Navy Changing Bag, £89, Storksak at John Lewis (click here to buy)

2. Chevron Changing Bag, £61, Skip Hop at John Lewis (click here to buy)

3. Star Print Rucksack, £22, Next (click here to buy)

4. Coral Changing Bag, £70, Storksak (click here to buy)

5. Dome Rucksack, £35, Accessorize (click here to buy)

6. Sophia Leather Bag, £189, BabyBeau at John Lewis (click here to buy)

7. Navy Mirano Changing Bag, £99, Paca Pod (click here to buy)

8. Navy Spot Satchel £35, Babymel at Mamas and Papas (click here to buy)

9. Leather Satchel, £74.95, GAP (click here to buy)

10. London Buses Changing Bag, £95, Cath Kidston (click here to buy)

Acceessories

1. Travel Bottle Warmer, £8.40, Tommee Tippee at Boots (click here to buy)

2. Mini Portable Soother Steriliser, £5, Milton at Boots (click here to buy)

3. Bugs Snack Pots, £9, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

4. Sheep Changing Mat, £19.99, Zara Home (click here to buy)

5. Hand Gel, £1.45, Cussons at Boots (click here to buy)

6. My Buggy Buddy Pram Clip, £4.79, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

7. Printed Nappy and Wipes Holder, £12, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

8. Wet and Dry Bag, £13, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

9. Disposable Bibs, £5.49, Tommee Tippee at Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

10. Ladybird Food Flask, £15, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

11. Pack Away Pocket Highchair, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

12. Baby Formula Mixer, £19.99, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

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14th October 2014

Cosy Nightwear for Boys

Oh I love it when my boys are in their pyjamas, fresh out of the bath with sweet-smelling hair! It doesn’t get much cuter than that. So in honour of the colder months approaching, I have compiled a guide of the cosiest nightwear for little boys for autumn and winter. And if they made the bear onesie in adult size, I would definitely be purchasing too… Happy shopping!

Sweet Dreams

1. Grey Bear Onesie, from £22, Next (click here to buy)

2. Navy Classic Fleece Pyjamas Set, £19.95, GAP, (click here to buy)

3. Faux Fur Claw Slippers, from £12, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

4. Jellycat Bashful Monkey, £11, John Lewis (click here to buy)

5. Jaws Print Lounge Pants, from £19.95, Joules (click here to buy)

6. Bear Shaped Sleeping Bag, £49.99, Zara Home (click here to buy)

7. Knitted Elephant, £20, John Lewis (click here to buy)

8. Rabbit Night Light, £4.99, Cissy Wears (click here to buy)

9. Sweet Dreams Little Man Print, £12.78, Etsy (click here to buy)

10. Gingham Sleepsuit, £24, The Little White Company at Alex and Alexa (click here to buy)

11. Steiff Teddy Bear, £60, John Lewis (click here to buy)

12. Organic Sheep Pyjamas, £25, Ava & Luc at Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

13. Bear Slippers, £8.95, GAP (click here to buy)

14. Star Projector, £25, John Lewis (click here to buy)

15. Labrador Pyjamas, £25, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

16. Grey Star Robe, from £10, Next (click here to buy)

17. Fair Isle Print Onesie, from £19, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

18. Hamleys Lion Soft Toy, £7, House of Fraser (click here to buy)

19. Cosy Navy Slippers, £10, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

20. Bear Sleep Robe, £17.95, GAP (click here to buy)



22nd September 2014

20 Autumn Buys for Boys for Under £20

I’m always on the hunt for stylish clothes and accessories for my boys, but as there are two of them, I could very easily spend the weekly food budget in one shopping trip if I didn’t show restraint (and I hate restraint, it’s so boring). So finding things that are  stylish, practical, and cheap as chips is my favourite hobby.

With autumn about to arrive in the UK (oh I miss autumn now we are in Dubai!) I thought I would gather together 20 of the best buys for boys for the season ahead, with everything (including coats and shoes!) at under £20. Happy shopping – and make sure you kick some leaves for me when you head outside!

Collage1 – Fleece Trapper Hat, £6.95, GAP (click here to buy)

2 – Desert Boots, £12, Matalan (click here to buy)

3 – Pull-on Cotton Trousers, £5.99, H&M (click here to buy)

4 – Bang, Crash, Wallop Long Sleeve T-Shirt, from £6, Next (click here to buy)

5 – Mix Media Trainers, £17.95, GAP (click here to buy)

6 – Loose Jeans, £4.99, H&M (click here to buy)

7 – Batman Umbrella, £10, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

8 – Quilted Jacket, £17.99, H&M (click here to buy)

9 – Tracksuit bottoms, £12.95, GAP (click here to buy)

10 – Rib-Knit Jumper, £5.99, H&M (click here to buy)

11 – Mittens on String, £6.50, John Lewis (click here to buy)

12 – ‘My Cape Is In The Wash’ Long Sleeve T-Shirt, £8, River Island (click here to buy)

13 – Ecru Patterned Jumper, from £12, Next (click here to buy)

14 – Suede Boots, £18, Matalan (click here to buy)

15 – Padded Herringbone and Corduroy Gilet, from £18, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

16 – Dinosaur Waterproof Poncho, from £15, Next (click here to buy)

17 – Bat Print Long Sleeved Top, from £3, F+F at Tesco (click here to buy)

18 – Padded Gilet, £14.99, H&M (click here to buy)

19 – Hat with Earflaps, £2.99, H&M (click here to buy)

20 – Suede Sherpa Boots, £16.95, GAP (click here to buy)



20th June 2014

The coolest shorts for little boys

I apologise in advance if this post jinxes the good weather, but I am declaring summer today with my pick of the coolest shorts for little boys. With prices ranging from £7 to £75, there’s a pair for every budget – and teamed with a T-Shirt or shirt, they will make stylish summer dressing a doddle.

Happy weekend everyone! Let’s hope for a sunny one.

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1 – Star Print Shorts, from £10, Next (click here)

2 – Green Chino Shorts, £16.99, Paul & Joe at TK Maxx (click here)

3 – Denim Triangle Shorts, £14, River Island (click here)

4 – Pirate Print Shorts, from £18, Boden (click here)

5 – Navy Blue Twill Shorts, £38.50, Little Marc by Marc Jacobs at House of Fraser (click here)

6 – Monster Denim Shorts, from £12, Next (click here)

7 – Royal Blue Twill Chino Shorts, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here)

8 – Camouflage Rib Waist Shorts, from £7, F&F at Tesco (click here)

9 – Light Blue Chino Shorts, £7.99, H&M (click here)

10 – Palm Tree Grey Shorts, £17.95, GAP (click here)

11 – Denim Shorts, £34.30, DKNY at House of Fraser (click here)

12 – Green Cotton Twill Shorts, £13, La Redoute (click here)

13 – Sunglasses Print Shorts, £76, Paul Smith Junior at Alex and Alexa (click here)

14 – Elephant Print Shorts, £19.60, Mini Rodini at Cissy Wears (click here)

15 – Tiger Print Shorts, £16, Munster Kids at Alex and Alexa (click here)

16 – Distressed Denim Shorts, £75, Ralph Lauren at House of Fraser (click here)

17 – Denim Shorts with Waistband, from £16, John Rocha at Debenhams (click here)

18 – Ticking Stripe Shorts with Belt, from £8, George at Asda (click here)



18th May 2014

Slogan T-Shirts

Slogan T-Shirts couldn’t be more fashionable at the moment. For adults, the trend was set by Alexander Wang on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks – and  fashionable little people have no shortage of options for rocking the trend, as every shop seems to be packed with slogan t-shirts to choose and wear.

Here are my current favourites for boys. Stanley already owns number 5 and I am seriously coveting 1, 3 and 7!

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1. Black Je T’Aime New York T-Shirt, £33, Atsuyo et Akiko at Cissy Wears (click here)

2. Grey Little Man T-Shirt, from £5, Next (click here)

3. Beige Mini Zoologist T-Shirt, £20, Mini Rodini at Scandinavian Minimall (click here)

4. Grey Here to Play T-Shirt, £8.95, GAP (click here)

5. Black Le Rat T-Shirt, £29, Mini and Maximus at Scandinavian Minimall (click here)

6. White Happy T-Shirt, £4, Little Bird by Jules at Mothercare (click here)

7. Black Big Dreams and Rock Music T-Shirt, £19, Not on the High Street (click here)

8. Yellow Come Join the Circus T-Shirt, £17, Marloe Jnr at Latte Mama (click here)

9. Green I am 4 T-Shirt (available 1-6), £5, Next (click here)