Changing Bag Essentials

Changing Bag Essentials

Nappies
No changing bag would be functional without them. At the moment we are using peppa pig little angels pants from asda. I am a big fan of kit and kin nappies but with all of Amelia’s climbing and crawling the tabs on nappies just aren’t staying done up. So the pants are brilliant.

Johnson’s moisturiser
This moisturiser smells wonderful and is currently on sale for £1.25 in the asda baby event. It’s worked wonders on Amelia’s dry patches of skin and the scent of it is appealing yet subtle.

Kit and kin magic salve
This nappy cream is a must have. With all natural ingredients and an almost herbal smell it is extra kind to baby skin and works like a dream. If Amelia is looking a bit red then a little of this magic salve and by the next nappy change there’s a noteable improvement.

Baby wipes
Not to be forgotten – although I have done in the past and ended up having to buy them whilst out – baby wipes are an essential I couldn’t imagine not having. Kit and kin wipes are lovely, as are asda fragrance free ones. At the moment we are using the boots fragrance free wipes. (Boots baby club means you get 10 points per pound instead of the normal 4.)

As Amelia gets older I’ve been packing lighter. Her reflux doesn’t necessitate three changes of clothes and six Muslims anymore so it’s not such a mission every time we go out. Trying to take a nice photo for this post didn’t go so well. As you can see below Amelia decided she wanted the magic salve.

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Family Favourites

Family Favourites

I am always looking for new things to use on Amelia. Recently she’s developed some really dry patches on her back. I found this cream in the asda baby event for £1.25! Even after two applications there’s a noticeable difference. It smells divine and I’m tempted to buy the other products in the range.

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Another favourite at the moment are the asda little angels peppa pig first pants. We’ve had a few ‘incidents’ – read Amelia weed on the carpet – because all her crawling, climbing and rolling was undoing her nappies. These are perfect as she can’t undo them and they have an adorable peppa pig design on them. At £3.87 for a pack of 30 they are a reasonable price and we’ve had no leaks, Day or night.

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Organix apple and orange oat bars are now a regular on the shopping list too. Amelia makes a mess crumbling them up but as she scoops up the little bits and eats them it’s not so bad. (In the Aldi baby event they have boxes of 6 organix bars for £1.99)

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I’m sure the shopping list gets longer as Amelia grows. She is 9 months in a couple of weeks and her first birthday is coming round so quickly. What did you do for your little ones first birthdays?

Fareshare

Fareshare is a charity that was established in 1994. In its 23 years it has expanded and helped thousands of people. As of this year it has 21 distribution centres. They collect surplus food and donations and redistribute it to those that need it.

In the lead up to Christmas it is hard not to think of those that won’t be in a warm home eating a huge roast on Christmas Day. It is easy to donate food as fareshare work with asda, Sainsbury’s, co-op and Tesco. I have made sure to put a few items in the collection point at my local Tesco when I have been doing my food shopping. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive; Tesco have an everyday value range and items are as little as 15p.

Kiddylicious also have a Christmas themed game on their website at the moment where you fill in your email address and name and can ‘shake’ a snow globe. You can play five times a day and the prizes range from hampers and trips to donations the company will make to fareshare on your behalf.

Fareshare are not the only company that you can donate food. Wherever you are in the country there are local food banks. Even if you can’t donate food they are always looking for volunteers. A simple google search will let you know what food banks operate in your local area.

Costa, walks and snowsuits

Another day, another costa.

Today we went for a walk up to costa with Amelia’s daddy. I of course got a Black Forest hot chocolate and rob had a honeycomb latte. Amelia had her warm milk and was snuggled up in her pushchair in her gorgeous fluffy penguin suit from next.

With it being so cold outside it’s so important that your little ones are wrapped up warm. Here are five snowsuits I’m in love with this winter:

Fluffy white snow suit from Mothercare at £32

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Blue animal print snow suit from next at £40-£45

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Blue shower resistant fur trim snow suit for £15 from Tesco

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Winnie the Pooh snowsuit from asda for £11

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Monkey snowsuit for £20 from Marks and Spencer’s

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***all images were taken from the websites attached***

We ❤️ Ella’s Kitchen Part 2

Amelia is now 6 months old – nearly 7 and we are a big fan of Ella’s kitchen (see my previous post here).

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We are doing a combination of baby led weaning and traditional weaning. (For information on these Ella’s kitchen is wonderful)
As she is getting the hang of eating I am always looking for more meals and snacks she can try. One of Amelia’s favourites is cow and gates spaghetti bolognaise. (Yes I will be making my own baby food but I can’t get it as smooth) Her favourite snack at the moment is the strawberry and banana melty puffs by Ella’s kitchen. They are easy for her to pick up and if she’s being cheeky she Holden one on each hand and tries to eat two at a time!

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We went food shopping in Asda last week and found Ella’s kitchen vanilla and banana bread puddings. They sound yummy and Ella’s kitchen food is organic so is good all round. I also picked up two purees, thicker ones, so that Amelia can get used to lumpy food.
What are your little ones favourites?