Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Almora baby changing bag by PacaPod

A few weeks ago it had occurred to me I should actually buy a changing bag for when the baby arrives. Having looked around on the internet and visited a few stores, my husband and I couldn’t agree on a bag. He had his eye on a “man” changing bag from John Lewis and I had my eye on a pretty girly one from Mothercare.

I was beginning to think we’d have to buy two bags! Then I came across the Almora baby changing bag, from PacaPod.

Stylish and very practical, it is a changing bag, nappy bag and cool bag all rolled into one.

Sold in four colours and different patterns, I picked the Highland tartan design, it is great for both mum and dad.

It features a feeder pod, changer pod and changing mat and has a fully adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn across the body or wrapped on a pram. Perfect.
Now all I need is a baby and I am ready to go!
The Almora costs £75 and is available to buy from PacaPod at  

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Mothercare's Snug moses basket

Now I like to think of myself as a traditional kinda person.
I always imagined buying a classic moses basket; the same type my mum had for my younger brothers and sister.
This was until I literally fell into the Mothercare's The Snug Moses Basket!

Luxurious and stylish with a unique snug wicker basket, I could not imagine my new arrival sleeping in anything else.

The mattress is dressed with a lovely velvor coverlet and fitted flat sheet with soft padding. The moses basket has strong cream leather handles making it easier to transport. 

At a cost of £99 for the basket and a further £29.99 for the rocking stand, the moses basket is quite expensive.
However, it was love at first sight and I was sold.
We pre-ordered the basket straight away and had to wait a few weeks for it to be delivered.

Now it has arrived and I can't wait to see our newborn looking so snug and comfortable :-)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Mylo - Mamas & Papas' amazing pushchair

Having spent months trying to decide what pram we would buy, my husband and I finally stumbled upon the Mamas & Papas creation, Mylo.

With my heart originally set on buying the Silver Cross Balmoral, it was hard to find any other pram that even came close to this amazing traditional coach-built design.
Having decided the Balmoral is too large and heavy for everyday life, I didn't think we would ever find a pram I loved half as much. 

However, that all changed when we discovered the sleek and stylish Mylo puschair - loved by celebrities Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani!
Unlike the Balmoral, Mylo has
a range of fashionable accessories and innovative features for both baby and parents:

Features for Baby

- Unique soft moulded seat - best in class for baby comfort.
- Seat faces both ways - face mum and dad, or face the world
- Multi-position seat recline for sitting up or comfy naps
- Front and rear wheel suspension for a smooth and comfy ride
- Travel system compatible with the Aton car seat - adaptors sold separately
- Five point safety harness with adjustable height setting as baby grows

Features for Parent
- Iconic design with a choice of co-ordinating accessories
- Unique and effortless single handed fold, with or without seat attached
- Compact fold for easy storage, even with the seat attached
- Light and easy to steer
- High quality fabrics and leatherette handle - adjustable for your comfort
- Includes rain-cover and extendable hood for getting out and about in any weather
- Lockable swivel wheels for easy manoeuvrability
- Large easy access shopping basket with easy access

While a tad on the pricey side - £595 for the chassis
, another £200 for the carrycot, not to mention the car seat, footmuff and so on - I would say the money we spent on the black jack Mylo is worth it. However, as we are yet to try it out with a baby, I'll reserve my full judgement until afterwards!

While the service we had from Mamas and Papas was pretty appalling (long story) there is no denying the quality of their goods.

Visit to find out more.