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Baby's First Christmas - Top Tips For Parents

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Your baby’s first Christmas is a truly special and exciting time. But, as we know, it can also be very stressful especially if you already have older children. To help, we here at Babyblooms have put together our list of ten top tips for parents to make life that little bit easier at Christmas time. Christmas is a magical time, especially with young children but let’s not kid ourselves – unless you have an affinity with glitter or a team of...

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Baby's First Christmas - Top Tips For Parents

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Your baby’s first Christmas is a truly special and exciting time. But, as we know, it can also be very stressful especially if you already have older children.

To help, we here at Babyblooms have put together our list of ten top tips for parents to make life that little bit easier at Christmas time.

Christmas is a magical time, especially with young children but let’s not kid ourselves – unless you have an affinity with glitter or a team of elves at your disposal, it can be a stressful period for the person responsible for the majority of the organising. So here are our baby’s first Christmas top tips for parents…

Top Ten Christmas Tips

 

    • In order for your toddler to help give out the presents on Christmas morning, stick pictures of the recipients to the presents rather than labels so they can see who to give them to.
    • Use playdoh to pick up the glitter from any messy Christmas crafting sessions.
    • Cover the doorway that leads to the Christmas tree and presents with large sheets of Christmas wrapping paper so that the kids have to break into the room.
    • For a last-minute present, why not promise something that money cannot buy? Write a voucher for a lie in, back rub or day out (without the kids) for a unique and thoughtful gift. This is guaranteed to be a welcome Christmas gift for a new mum or dad. A thoughtful present that will be a really appreciated  treat following baby’s first Christmas.
    • If your tree is looking a little bare or tired but you can’t afford a new one, or if your real tree is shedding its needles, buy some green tinsel and your tree will look fuller and more Christmassy without spending a fortune.
    • Make some elf doughnuts to go with Santas mince pies on Christmas Eve. Take some cheerios and decorate with icing and sprinkles, perfect snacks for Santas little helpers.
    • Keep the magic of Christmas going as long as possible by creating Santas footprints by the fireplace or door. Simply put a large shoe down on the floor and sprinkle icing sugar to create an outline so the children can see where the big man has been.
    • When putting the Christmas decorations away trying wrapping the Christmas lights around a clothes hanger. You will be so pleased next year when you dont have to begin putting up the decorations by detangling the lights!

Baby's First Christmas Gifts

 

    • If its your baby's first Christmas and your little one is still really tiny then they will probably sleep through most of the day. If they are a little bit older then they will be more interested in the wrapping paper, so why spend a huge amount of money on presents? Maybe buy a couple of lovely personalised gifts, such as christmas stockings or baubles to celebrate babys first Christmas; and then consider buying second hand. This is good for the environment and your pocket and your baby will be none the wiser. Or maybe think outside the box and wrap up a packet of wipes for baby to empty all over the floor, or some bubble wrap for them to pop. Simple ideas that will save you some cash.
    • Finally, money may be tighter than usual, especially if one of you is staying at home to look after the baby. Why not consider homemade gifts, particularly for grandparents or aunties and uncles? You have produced this beautiful new addition to the family and so maybe rather than spending money on expensive gifts you could make a keepsake for them. A signed photo of baby or a handmade tree decoration using babys handprints or footprints would make a gift for them to treasure, especially if it is baby's first Christmas.

Merry Christmas from the team at Babyblooms!

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Top Baby Names - Predictions for 2019

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Finding the perfect baby name for your new arrival is a tricky business. Do you go for a traditional name that has stood the test of time? Or do you choose something a bit more unusual? Take a look at our predictions for the top baby names in 2018 to see if your name will stand out from the crowd. What baby names have been popular in 2018? As a baby gifting company that offer a personalisation service, we are...

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Top Baby Names - Predictions for 2019

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Finding the perfect baby name for your new arrival is a tricky business. Do you go for a traditional name that has stood the test of time? Or do you choose something a bit more unusual? Take a look at our predictions for the top baby names in 2018 to see if your name will stand out from the crowd.

What baby names have been popular in 2018?

As a baby gifting company that offer a personalisation service, we are in a unique and privileged position of being able to spot the trends for top baby names. There is no doubt that some names are reassuringly familiar. Oliver, Jack and Harry are always popular, with Charlie, Noah and Muhammed not far behind. We seem to like girl's names that end with the letter a. We see Olivia, Mia, Ella, Ava Jessica, Sophia and Amelia on a regular basis. But what about those names that are a bit less popular?

Food inspired baby names

We have noticed some delicious food inspired baby names this year. Saffron, Olive, Brie, Cherry and Honey have all been seen along with Rocket, Herb and Angus. We predict that this tasty trend may well continue into 2019.

Names inspired by the Royal family

With a Royal wedding and a Royal baby in 2018 it is hardly surprising that we are seeing more Royal names. We have seen a couple of Louis, but Harry, William, Victoria, Charlotte, Arthur and George are also popular. With another Royal baby on the cards for 2019 we expect to see this trend continue, but we are waiting for our first Meghan!

Gender neutral names

This is a trend we have noticed over the last couple of years. We predict it will continue to grow. We have seen the names Riley, Frankie, Blake, Taylor and Harley given to both boys and girls. With the growing popularity of unisex and gender-neutral toys and activities for babies and children this could be a trend to watch for the future.

We here at Babyblooms love to see our personalised gifts heading off to all the newborn babies. We can't know what names we will see trending in the coming months but our hunch is that we may see more common names spelt in an unusual way. such as Jackson and Jaxon. Finding the right name can be almost as hard as having a baby and we can't wait to see what the top baby names will be in 2019!

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Our Award Winning Baby Hamper!

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Here at Babyblooms we pride ourselves on knowing what mums want and so we were thrilled to hear that we had an award winning baby hamper! Our My First Years hamper won a the Consumer Choice award for the Best Baby and Toddler Gear 2018. We love this hamper because we have designed it to be both beautiful and practical for a new mum. It is packed full of gorgeous gifts that will take baby right through to their first birthday and beyond.

The Ultimate Award Winning New Baby Hamper

If you are looking for the ultimate new baby gift, then take a look at this hamper. We have really thought about creating a gift full of beautiful essentials to delight a new mum.

For the perfect cosy bed time we have included our gorgeous Little Love cupcake pyjamas, bathrobe and blanket. Beautifully illustrated with our exclusive Babyblooms print, our soft and snuggly bedtime range will guarantee a comfy night's sleep. To add to this, we have included a white supersoft snuggle wrap, perfect for swaddling and also our three muslin squares for any little spills. Our Little Bunny toys make the best first friends for baby and our gorgeous teddy bear sits proudly displaying the year baby was born. Finally, our ice-cream bib, cupcake socks and sock lollipops make fun treats for a new baby.

All this is beautifully presented in a luxury, lined gift basket, this hamper is an impressive present for a new mum. We can even personalise the hamper for you free of charge!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a new mum and baby, why not take a look at our hamper collection. We have gorgeous gift sets that start from 30, packed full of carefully selected goodies to treat both mum and baby.

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Best Baby and Toddler Gear Award My First Year Hamper -Unisex

 

 

 

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Our Award Winning Baby Hamper!

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Here at Babyblooms we pride ourselves on knowing what mums want and so we were thrilled to hear that we had an award winning baby hamper! Our My First Years hamper won a the Consumer Choice award for the Best Baby and Toddler Gear 2018. We love this hamper because we have designed it to be both beautiful and practical for a new mum. It is packed full of gorgeous gifts that will take baby right through to their first birthday and beyond.

The Ultimate Award Winning New Baby Hamper

If you are looking for the ultimate new baby gift, then take a look at this hamper. We have really thought about creating a gift full of beautiful essentials to delight a new mum.

For the perfect cosy bed time we have included our gorgeous Little Love cupcake pyjamas, bathrobe and blanket. Beautifully illustrated with our exclusive Babyblooms print, our soft and snuggly bedtime range will guarantee a comfy night's sleep. To add to this, we have included a white supersoft snuggle wrap, perfect for swaddling and also our three muslin squares for any little spills. Our Little Bunny toys make the best first friends for baby and our gorgeous teddy bear sits proudly displaying the year baby was born. Finally, our ice-cream bib, cupcake socks and sock lollipops make fun treats for a new baby.

All this is beautifully presented in a luxury, lined gift basket, this hamper is an impressive present for a new mum. We can even personalise the hamper for you free of charge!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a new mum and baby, why not take a look at our hamper collection. We have gorgeous gift sets that start from 30, packed full of carefully selected goodies to treat both mum and baby.

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Best Baby and Toddler Gear Award My First Year Hamper -Unisex

 

 

 

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Personalised Kids Clothes and Stranger Danger – is your child at risk?

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We here at Babyblooms recognise the challenge of getting the kids ready in the morning and this challenge is definitely made easier if kids wear clothes they love. Most kids love to see their names on their t-shirt or backpack but is this putting your child at risk? Thankfully, incidents of stranger danger and child abduction are very rare but some parenting websites are recommending that you ditch the personalised items when out and about. This is because if a...

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We here at Babyblooms recognise the challenge of getting the kids ready in the morning and this challenge is definitely made easier if kids wear clothes they love. Most kids love to see their names on their t-shirt or backpack but is this putting your child at risk? Thankfully, incidents of stranger danger and child abduction are very rare but some parenting websites are recommending that you ditch the personalised items when out and about. This is because if a stranger approaches your child and knows their name the stranger will appear much friendlier, and your child is more likely to trust them.

So, what’s the solution?

Well, personalised clothing is fine at home or at nursery, but how can you find unique clothes that kids will love to wear out without including their name? customising their clothes might well be the answer. We have developed our brand new “Pick ‘n’ Mix” range of children’s t-shirts ranging from 0 – 6 months to 5 – 6 years that allows kids to pick the colour of their t-shirt and then the logo of their choice.

We believe that if children choose the colour and design on their t-shirt then they will feel special when they are wearing it and hopefully will have no objection to getting dressed in the morning! So when you have a little girl who loves tractors but only wears pink, or a little boy who dreams of flying to the moon in a sparkly rocket, take a look at these customiseable t-shirts  https://www.babyblooms.co.uk/collections/personalised-kids-t-shirts and choose a t-shirt your child will love to wear.

The best thing  about Babyblooms’ range is that the personalisation is optional so you can make the best choice for your child to keep them safe when out and about.

 

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How to throw the perfect outdoor baby shower

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The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and your garden is finally in bloom-  so what better way to make the most of it than by hosting the perfect outdoor baby shower? To help you throw a memorable shower, I've put together my top tips for throwing a beautiful outdoor celebration that's sure to make any mother-to-be feel truly spoilt. Just read on to learn more. Create a gorgeous seating area The first thing you'll need to think about...

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The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and your garden is finally in bloom-  so what better way to make the most of it than by hosting the perfect outdoor baby shower? To help you throw a memorable shower, I've put together my top tips for throwing a beautiful outdoor celebration that's sure to make any mother-to-be feel truly spoilt. Just read on to learn more.

Create a gorgeous seating area

The first thing you'll need to think about is where everyone will sit. If you're going to be hosting lots of guests and don't have enough chairs to accommodate them, you could even create a larger seating area by laying blankets and cushions on your lawn - not only will this be comfy, but it looks wonderfully summery and festive, too.

If any of your friends will be bringing their own bundle of joy along with them to the shower, then you should set up your seating area underneath a gazebo or awning. Our little ones have very delicate skin, so it's very important to provide a bit of shelter from the strong summer sun: one of these garden gazebos from Wyevale Garden Centres should be big enough to comfortably seat everyone. Plus, it'll mean you don't have to dash inside if there's an unexpected downpour.

Decorate your garden to perfection

Once you've worked out your seating area, you can begin planning your decorations. The aim of the game is to make the mum-to-be feel spoilt rotten, so bear her tastes in mind as much as possible: for instance, you could decorate your seating area with some arrangements of her favourite flowers, or some balloons in her favourite colours. If your guests will be staying into the evening, then some fairy lights or candlelit lanterns are a must.

Create a summery buffet menu

No baby shower is complete without some delicious nibbles. You don't want to spend the whole party slaving away in the kitchen, so serve a buffet of cold finger foods: you can find some ideas in BBC Good Food's round-up of the best baby shower recipes. If your friend has opted to find out whether her baby is a boy or girl, then you could even go the extra mile and add a touch of pink or blue to your menu. Simply add a little food colouring to the recipe, or dust over some pink or blue edible glitter: these pots from The Cake Decorating Co are sure to add some sparkle to your dishes.

Celebrate with some refreshments

Don't neglect your refreshments, either. While the mother-to-be may not be drinking alcohol, other guests might still fancy something a little boozy, so it's a good idea to serve both a bit of both. You can easily add some gin or vodka to this mocktail pitcher recipe from the Spruce: just make sure it's obvious which drinks are alcohol-free, to avoid any accidental mix-ups! To make it clear, you could even label your booze-free pitchers with some tags written in pretty calligraphy.

If a close friend or family member has a summer baby on the way, then there's no better way to celebrate than with an outdoor shower. Remember, we stock a huge range of baby shower gifts, including mum-to-be-hampers, so there's no excuse not to spoil both mother and baby rotten!

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How to keep baby cool in hot weather

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At the time of writing we are in the middle of a heatwave and love it or hate it, the hot weather can be tricky with a new baby around. There is some great general advice out there around safer sleeping with your baby and this link (https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/) is a great place to start, but as always, if you are worried about your baby give your GP or health visitor a call. In the meantime, we have put together our...

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How to keep baby cool in hot weather

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At the time of writing we are in the middle of a heatwave and love it or hate it, the hot weather can be tricky with a new baby around. There is some great general advice out there around safer sleeping with your baby and this link (https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/) is a great place to start, but as always, if you are worried about your baby give your GP or health visitor a call. In the meantime, we have put together our top tips - on how to keep baby cool in hot weather.

Check the temperature in baby's room

Dig out a room thermometer, then take a look at the chart below for some guidance on how to dress baby at bedtime in the heat. This is handy information but you know your baby best so this is intended as a guide. Usually baby's room will cool down as evening turns into night so it might be worth checking the temperature again before you go to bed. It is best to check baby's temperature by gently touching the back of their neck or their tummy, it is normal for a baby's hands and feet to feel cool to the touch but this doesn't always give you an accurate indication of how warm they actually are.

Just whilst the weather is particularly warm it is worth removing any waterproof mattress cover as the plastic retains heat and can cause baby to sweat.

Cool down baby and nursery

Create as much of a breeze as possible, open the windows but draw the curtains two thirds of the way across to keep out the sun. Open a loft hatch if you have one and some of the hot air should escape upwards.

At bedtime, a quick, tepid bath before bed should cool baby down and placing some large (one litre or more) frozen bottles of water in baby's room overnight will cool the room as it melts. If you have a fan in the room, placing the bottles (or a large bowl of ice) in front of the fan will cool the air.

Tips for cooling baby in the daytime

In the daytime it is best to dress baby in loose cotton clothing with a wide brimmed hat and any baby under 6 months old should be kept out of the sun as their delicate skin has less melanin than older children and so they will sunburn much more easily. As very young babies do not perspire effectively they can overheat very quickly so care should be taken not to leave them for too long in a very hot room or car.

If it is very warm and humid and baby gets a bit sweaty they may develop a little bit of heat rash, which looks like tiny red bumps around the neck, groin, back of the knees or crease of the elbow. If you cool baby down and remove any tight clothing this should just disappear by itself, but again if you are concerned give your GP or health visitor a call and they can give you more tips on how to keep baby cool in hot weather.

Watch out for dehydration

Dehydration can be an issue for little babies in the heat and it is worth keeping a check on how many wet nappies your baby has. A breastfed baby does not need additional water, but will probably need to feed more often, so make sure mum gets lots of cool drinks. A bottle- fed baby can have cooled, boiled water throughout the day and night in addition to their normal feeds. Again, if you think your little baby might be dehydrated, have a chat with your doctor.

We here at Babyblooms HQ hope these tips help baby (and you!) get a bit more sleep during those long, hot summer nights and show you how to keep baby cool in hot weather. Stop by again soon for more baby life hacks and new baby gift ideas.

Baby Bedtime Nursery Temperature Guide for Hot Weather

Baby Bedtime Nursery Temperature Guide. 

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The Trend for Royal Baby Names

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Will we see more babies called Mary or Albert in 2019?


There is no doubt that more traditional baby names have been popular for a while, the trend in so called “old lady” names such as Ivy, Lottie and Bonnie, is growing, and the more traditional “old man” names such as Archie, Reggie and Arthur have been popular for a while. But does the choice of royal baby names affect the names chosen by us commoners?

The name George has always been popular in the UK, in 2012 it was ranked thirteenth in a list of most popular boy’s names but following the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge the name George has moved up the rankings and is predicted to be the fourth most popular name in 2018. Princess Charlotte has had a similar effect, with the name Charlotte moving from number 26 in 20014 to a predicted fourteenth place in 2018.

Royal baby name trends?

 

So, what will a new royal baby mean for baby naming trends in 2019? Well, if we are to believe the bookies, Kate is having a girl with the name Mary as their favourite at 3/1. We could also see an Alice (8/1), a Victoria (12/1) and an Elizabeth (14/1). If the new royal baby is a boy then Albert and Arthur are currently at 14/1 with Frederick at 16/1.

So, would you consider a royal name for your little prince or princess? A regal name has many benefits, it can suggest tradition and respectability and is easily recognisable to others which should avoid the embarrassment of mispronunciation and avoid the tedium of having to continuously spell it out.  Your child may, however, find themselves with lots of little friends also called Mary, Alice or Arthur.

At the time of writing we are still waiting for the third royal baby and we wish the Duchess of Cambridge all the very best for a swift and straightforward delivery. And who knows – Kate and William may not stick with tradition, William Hill is currently offering odds of 500/1 on the birth of a Princess Waynetta or Prince Nigel as fifth in line to the throne.

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The Trend for Royal Baby Names

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Will we see more babies called Mary or Albert in 2019?


There is no doubt that more traditional baby names have been popular for a while, the trend in so called “old lady” names such as Ivy, Lottie and Bonnie, is growing, and the more traditional “old man” names such as Archie, Reggie and Arthur have been popular for a while. But does the choice of royal baby names affect the names chosen by us commoners?

The name George has always been popular in the UK, in 2012 it was ranked thirteenth in a list of most popular boy’s names but following the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge the name George has moved up the rankings and is predicted to be the fourth most popular name in 2018. Princess Charlotte has had a similar effect, with the name Charlotte moving from number 26 in 20014 to a predicted fourteenth place in 2018.

Royal baby name trends?

 

So, what will a new royal baby mean for baby naming trends in 2019? Well, if we are to believe the bookies, Kate is having a girl with the name Mary as their favourite at 3/1. We could also see an Alice (8/1), a Victoria (12/1) and an Elizabeth (14/1). If the new royal baby is a boy then Albert and Arthur are currently at 14/1 with Frederick at 16/1.

So, would you consider a royal name for your little prince or princess? A regal name has many benefits, it can suggest tradition and respectability and is easily recognisable to others which should avoid the embarrassment of mispronunciation and avoid the tedium of having to continuously spell it out.  Your child may, however, find themselves with lots of little friends also called Mary, Alice or Arthur.

At the time of writing we are still waiting for the third royal baby and we wish the Duchess of Cambridge all the very best for a swift and straightforward delivery. And who knows – Kate and William may not stick with tradition, William Hill is currently offering odds of 500/1 on the birth of a Princess Waynetta or Prince Nigel as fifth in line to the throne.

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Top Easter Gifts and Activities for Young Children

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Spring is in the air... The first hint of spring, a new warmth in the air, bulbs bursting into life and a sense of new beginnings makes this a special time to have a baby. It is also a great time to plan lots of Easter fun with young children.There are lots of lovely ways to mark Easter time and the coming of spring with a new baby, many of which celebrate birth and new beginnings. Eggs have been used...

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Spring is in the air...

The first hint of spring, a new warmth in the air, bulbs bursting into life and a sense of new beginnings makes this a special time to have a baby. It is also a great time to plan lots of Easter fun with young children.

There are lots of lovely ways to mark Easter time and the coming of spring with a new baby, many of which celebrate birth and new beginnings. Eggs have been used for centuries at this time of year to symbolise new life, just as bunnies have been symbols of fertility.

Easter eggs

When baby is very little then a chocolate Easter egg is just the thing for mum to enjoy with her feet up, but as baby gets bigger an Easter egg hunt is lots of fun for all the family. If your little one is too young for lots of chocolate then you could decorate some real eggs (boiled is best!) or some polystyrene eggs (available in most craft shops or supermarkets). Have fun decorating the eggs with paint and glitter, hide the eggs in the house, garden or park, then get the kids to run round collecting as many as they can find, producing a prize for everyone at the end. A brilliant way to plan some Easter fun with young children!

Easter crafts

There are lots of fabulous Easter crafts to keep older children occupied, particularly important if mum is busy with a new baby. Easter bonnets, nests for chocolate eggs, Easter egg baskets and lots more, with kits widely available if you, like me, sometimes lack inspiration! Also, if weather permits, nothing beats pulling on your wellies and venturing outside for some spring sunshine, the older kids will love letting off steam and new babies sleep much better after a dose of fresh air.

Easter Gifts for a new baby

Easter is also a time for families to get together and it can be a lovely idea to buy an Easter gift for a new baby. If baby is too little for an Easter egg then a cuddly toy makes a thoughtful Easter gift. Our supersoft bunnies make gorgeous presents for baby's first Easter.

We here at Babyblooms have been indulging in some grown-up colouring in to help us relax and so we thought we would ask our super-talented designer, Amanda Bradley, to create some kiddy-friendly Easter designs to keep you and your little bunnies busy over Easter. Download them for free below and if you photograph and post your masterpiece on our Facebook page, you could win one of our personalised bunnies!

Download our fabulous free Easter colouring here...

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Top New Year Resolutions for a New Mum

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Becoming a new mum is a beautiful and life-changing experience, but it is also really, really hard work! Often, as mums we often put a huge amount of pressure on ourselves, whether it's how we look, how we dress or how we care for our babies and so we think new mums have enough on their plates without having to stick to a long list of new year's resolutions. In a spirit of solidarity with all new mums out there...

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Top New Year Resolutions for a New Mum

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Becoming a new mum is a beautiful and life-changing experience, but it is also really, really hard work! Often, as mums we often put a huge amount of pressure on ourselves, whether it's how we look, how we dress or how we care for our babies and so we think new mums have enough on their plates without having to stick to a long list of new year's resolutions. In a spirit of solidarity with all new mums out there we have put together a list of top new year resolutions for new mums that you should try and keep in 2018...

New Year Resolutions for New Mums

  • More naps all round.
  • Wear make-up that hasn't been applied by one of your children.
  • Celebrate getting dressed - it really is an achievement with a newborn.
  • Take 20 minutes a day to do something just for you, maybe reading your favourite book or magazine, a spot of exercise or a hot bubble bath.
  • Drink more water (or coffee, or wine).
  • Get outside more, whether it's a quick walk to the shops, a trip to a baby group or a playdate with a friend, leaving the house can really improve your mood (especially if you are heading for the pub).
  • Practice saying 'no' (you'll really need this when you have a toddler).
  • Embrace good enough, don't let your pursuit for perfection make you miserable.
  • Don't try too hard to change; your little one loves you just the way you are.


Here's to a happy and healthy 2018 to all mums and little ones from everyone at Babyblooms!
 

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Babyblooms Balloons – keeping your balloon gift in perfect condition

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We hope you love your Babyblooms balloon gift. Below are our top tips for keeping your balloon gift in perfect condition. All our balloons are delivered inflated and beautifully packaged ready to delight the recipient. If you order by midday we can arrange next day delivery (Monday to Friday only). Our balloons are only available for delivery in the UK. Our balloons will stay in the best possible condition if you keep them away from extreme temperatures and sunlight, sharp...

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We hope you love your Babyblooms balloon gift. Below are our top tips for keeping your balloon gift in perfect condition.

  • All our balloons are delivered inflated and beautifully packaged ready to delight the recipient.
  • If you order by midday we can arrange next day delivery (Monday to Friday only).
  • Our balloons are only available for delivery in the UK.
  • Our balloons will stay in the best possible condition if you keep them away from extreme temperatures and sunlight, sharp objects and artificial light.
  • It’s best to keep the balloons in their box in a cool dry place before opening.
  • It is best not to release the balloons, they can damage power lines and can cause issues for wildlife.
  • Please do not leave children or babies unattended with balloons or ribbon.
  • Our clear bubble balloons are made of stretch plastic that protect and display latex balloons preventing oxidisation and making them last longer. We advise keeping the balloon at room temperature and under these conditions the estimated float time is ten days.

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Blossom and Bear Safety and Care Instructions

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Blossom and Bear teething products are tested by parent testers and all toys carry the CE mark. They meet the European children's toy safety standard EN71 (Parts 1,2& 3). The beads used are made from BPA free food grade silicone, free from PVC and phthalate, lead and heavy metals.The necklace beads are knotted securely onto the string and fitted with a breakaway clasp. The beaded teething toys are securely fastened onto a waxed cotton cord and knotted in between each...

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Blossom and Bear Safety and Care Instructions

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Blossom and Bear teething products are tested by parent testers and all toys carry the CE mark. They meet the European children's toy safety standard EN71 (Parts 1,2& 3). The beads used are made from BPA free food grade silicone, free from PVC and phthalate, lead and heavy metals.

The necklace beads are knotted securely onto the string and fitted with a breakaway clasp. The beaded teething toys are securely fastened onto a waxed cotton cord and knotted in between each bead to ensure each bead is secure.

Adult supervision is required when using our teething jewellery and products and we disclaim for any liability caused by improper use or the failure to correctly supervise your child using these products.

Your teething products can be kept clean by washing the silicone beads in warm water and wiping down the wooden teething rings and we recommend that you do this before you use them.

The wooden teething rings are polished with organic coconut oil and beeswax and we recommend that you re-polish them every so often to avoid them drying out. This will prevent the wood from developing cracks or damage.

If your wooden ring develops a crack at all please do not give it to your child. You can send the toy back to us and Blossom and Bear will replace the wooden teething ring for you.

This colourful jewellery is designed specifically for mums of teething tots, making it an ideal gift for new mum and baby.

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Babyblooms Award Winning Skincare!

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We here at Babyblooms strive for exceptional quality in everything that we deliver and nowhere is this more important than our award-winning skincare. We believe that there is nothing more precious than a newborn baby's skin, so soft and delicate you need only the most gentle and natural products to keep baby happy and healthy. We also make it our mission to pamper new mums and mums-to-be. This is why we teamed up with our wonderful suppliers, Chris and Sonya...

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Babyblooms Award Winning Skincare!

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We here at Babyblooms strive for exceptional quality in everything that we deliver and nowhere is this more important than our award-winning skincare. We believe that there is nothing more precious than a newborn baby's skin, so soft and delicate you need only the most gentle and natural products to keep baby happy and healthy. We also make it our mission to pamper new mums and mums-to-be. This is why we teamed up with our wonderful suppliers, Chris and Sonya to offer our gorgeous range of skincare. They, like us, are a small family business who strive every day to create extraordinary, bespoke skincare products. They lovingly source each one of their ingredients and the contents of every tub and bottle is handmade, from scratch, every week from their farm in Cornwall. Their creams are inspired by old country recipes, handed down over the years and they use only high-quality ingredients with no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, fragrances, palm oil or lanolin. Such care is taken when selecting the beeswax used as the nourishing base for many of their products that they make sure they have met the beekeeper and seen the bees at work before using it in their recipes. They pay so much care and attention when selecting their ingredients, using nothing that could irritate baby's delicate skin and using only the best natural products, you can be sure you are doing your very best to keep baby comfortable and happy.

We are so proud of our skincare that we were really chuffed when the judges at the Mama and Baby Awards loved it too!

Both our Calming Baby Inhalation Oil and our Cooling Leg and Foot Cream were recognised in the awards this year, which are our favourite awards because they are judged, not voted for, and completely sponsor and ad-free. We love to create beautiful and unique gifts for mum and baby and awards like this really are the icing on the cake!

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New Baby Travel Hacks

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The thought of setting off on holiday should fill us with joy, the excitement of travelling to our holiday destination, then the anticipation of long, lazy days, relaxation and a stress-free break. Travelling with young children, however, can be a whole different experience. We've teamed up with the Sainsbury's Money Matters Team to bring you their fun, animated guide to flying with children, and we've added some of our top new baby travel hacks to help take the stress out...

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New Baby Travel Hacks

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The thought of setting off on holiday should fill us with joy, the excitement of travelling to our holiday destination, then the anticipation of long, lazy days, relaxation and a stress-free break. Travelling with young children, however, can be a whole different experience. We've teamed up with the Sainsbury's Money Matters Team to bring you their fun, animated guide to flying with children, and we've added some of our top new baby travel hacks to help take the stress out of travelling with babies and young children.

    • It is amazing how much 'stuff' even a tiny baby needs and you can guarantee that you will have just safely stowed away your hand luggage if you are lucky enough to be flying off somewhere, or packed all your luggage in the boot of the car, when little one needs something from the depths of your bag. A top tip is to group all your baby kit together into smaller bags (large freezer bags are ideal) then pack them into your suitcase. This means you can pull out just your nappies and wipes, or just baby's spare clothes or snacks, without having to rummage through your entire bag each time.

    • If you are flying, make sure you tie something bright, memorable and unusual to your bags and your pushchair or travel cot if you are putting them in the hold. Thick, patterned ribbon is ideal as other families are unlikely to have used the same and, when three pushchairs are making their way round the luggage carousel, you will always end up with yours!

    • Pack muslins - lots of muslins... they can be used for pretty much everything on holiday from pillows to blankets to sun shades to cloths for mopping up every kind of mess.

    • Think about investing in a sling to carry your baby, baby wearing has many benefits from calming an over-tired little one to leaving you hands free at the airport or whilst sightseeing. If you are not sure where to start there are lots of local sling libraries that will help you get started and you may even be able to hire a sling for your holiday at a fraction of the cost of buying one.

    • When you arrive at your destination it is so tempting to jump into planning lots of fun activities but little ones are creatures of habit and they will become tired very quickly, particularly in the heat. From experience, it is probably worth not trying to pack too much into one day, maybe factor in a slower pace and either a morning or afternoon activity with plenty of time to chill to stop everyone getting frazzled. Another tip is to eat out early, you will get a quieter restaurant, quicker service and a happier baby.

  • A universal bath plug will change a shower into a bath for a little one, which could save some tears if baby isn't used to a shower. Other things you may want to consider packing that might not immediately spring to mind include Calpol, a travel black out blind, disposable bibs and a baby monitor, all handy bits of kit when travelling with a little one.

We here at Babyblooms hope that you all have a fantastic holiday, whether you are planning a longhaul trip to somewhere exotic or a caravan down the road and if you have any other top tips for travelling with a baby we'd love to hear them!

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New Baby Nappy Hacks

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Welcome to our new series of BB blogs on surviving life with a new baby. Here at the BB office we have more years than we care to admit of parenting experience and although we are still regularly flummoxed by our own kids we have put together a list of top tips that we wish we had known when we started out on our parenting adventure. I hope that these tips help you along your own parenting journey and make...

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New Baby Nappy Hacks

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Welcome to our new series of BB blogs on surviving life with a new baby. Here at the BB office we have more years than we care to admit of parenting experience and although we are still regularly flummoxed by our own kids we have put together a list of top tips that we wish we had known when we started out on our parenting adventure. I hope that these tips help you along your own parenting journey and make those first few weeks with a newborn slightly less overwhelming.

First up - let's talk about poo...

As a new parent, I couldn't believe quite how much time I spent looking at, cleaning up and discussing poo - frequency, colour, consistency, it became a bit of an obsession. And after having three children I must have spent hours just changing nappies. So below are some of my top tips gleaned through those hours of night-time nappy changes and piles of dirty nappies.

    • Our first experience of our baby's poo is pretty terrifying, the tar-like meconium in those first nappies is like nothing else. And although the baby books warn you about this, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so sticky, it stuck to my tiny baby's bottom like superglue. Try adding a small amount of olive oil onto baby's bottom to help remove it, otherwise you may be wiping all day.

    • I think this one is genius and I have to admit it took me until child number 2 to clock this one. The little shoulder flaps in a body suit or vest are to enable you to pull it down past baby's shoulders rather than over their head. When faced with a poo explosion this means you can avoid smearing poo in baby's hair, which is always a bonus.
    • Another genius hack that it took me to baby number 2 to realise is that most nappy brands have a line at the front of the nappy that changes colour when the nappy is wet. I was literally speechless when someone pointed this out to me, I must have changed hundreds of nappies and had never noticed.
    • Night time nappy changes can be the worst, you just want to get baby changed and fed so you can both get back to sleep. I found it best to change baby before feeding as then if they fell asleep during the feed I didn't have to disturb them - unless of course your baby poos during a feed, then the whole wonderful process starts all over again.
    • Another helpful hack for night time changes is to double up the mattress protection and sheet on baby's bed. Then if you have a nappy leak in the middle of the night you don't need to go hunting round the house for clean sheets, wasting valuable minutes where you could be sleeping.
    • Another time saving nappy hack is to place a clean nappy under baby before you remove the dirty one. It saves time with a wiggly baby and if you have a boy, a quick nappy change will reduce the risk of getting wee in your eye.
    • During the first few weeks you will find yourself almost constantly reaching for the changing mat, and with my first baby I trudged upstairs each time to baby's bedroom where we had put his changing station. After a few days, a friend pointed out that I could keep a changing mat downstairs - absolute genius. I stashed a mat, some wipes and nappies under the sofa and saved my legs, energy and sanity.
  • Finally pop a change of clothes for you in baby's change bag. This will avoid having to dash home smelling of poo when your baby's (or somebody else's baby) nappy leaks on your lap.
Please share with anyone you think may need these nappy hacks and we would love to hear any of your top tips and parenting hacks on our Babyblooms Facebook page.



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Easter Fun

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Although there is still a chill first thing in the morning and we are not ready to crack open the suntan lotion just yet, the birds are singing, the buds are swelling and spring is most definitely in the air. With Easter being a bit later this year we will hopefully have some warmer weather to enjoy egg hunts and fun days out with the family. For anyone about to have a baby, or any new mums, Easter can be...

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Easter Fun

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Although there is still a chill first thing in the morning and we are not ready to crack open the suntan lotion just yet, the birds are singing, the buds are swelling and spring is most definitely in the air. With Easter being a bit later this year we will hopefully have some warmer weather to enjoy egg hunts and fun days out with the family. For anyone about to have a baby, or any new mums, Easter can be a wonderful time to bring new life into the world. The first hint of spring, a new warmth in the air, bulbs bursting into life and a sense of new beginnings makes this a special time to have a baby.

We here at Babyblooms have put together some gorgeous gifts to celebrate with new mums at this time of year. Our beautiful luxury spring bouquet or our Easter hand-tied bouquet are a perfect way to send your love to those new spring babies and their mums and dads. Our super cute cuddly bunnies make lovely gifts for a new baby and can be personalised to make the gift really special. We also have some gorgeous new baby hampers featuring our bunnies that make a perfect gifts to welcome a new baby at Easter time, such as our beautiful, new Little Love hampers.

There are lots of lovely ways to mark Easter time and the coming of spring with a new baby, many of which celebrate birth and new beginnings. Eggs have been used for centuries at this time of year to symbolise new life, just as bunnies have been symbols of fertility. When baby is very little then a chocolate Easter egg is just the thing for mum to enjoy with her feet up, but as baby gets bigger, an Easter egg hunt is lots of fun for all the family. If your little one is too young for lots of chocolate then you could decorate some real eggs (boiled is best!) or some polystyrene eggs (available in most craft shops or supermarkets). Have fun decorating the eggs with paint and glitter, hide the eggs in the house, garden or park, then get the kids to run round collecting as many as they can find, producing a prize for everyone at the end.

There are lots of fabulous Easter crafts to keep older children occupied, particularly important if mum is busy with a new baby. Easter bonnets, nests for chocolate eggs, Easter egg baskets and lots more, with kits widely available if you, like me, sometimes lack inspiration! Also, if weather permits, nothing beats pulling on your wellies and venturing outside for some spring sunshine, the older kids will love letting off steam and new babies sleep much better after a dose of fresh air.

Easter is also a time for families to get together and it can be a lovely idea to buy an Easter gift for a new baby. If baby is too little for an Easter egg then a cuddly toy makes a thoughtful Easter gift. Our bunnies make gorgeous presents for baby's first Easter or our beautifully embroidered, personalised bunny tops are perfect for babies and older children.

Here's hoping from some spring sunshine in the next few weeks and we hope you all have a great Easter!

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