Blues and Bows Online Baby Boutique: visit bluesandbows.co.uk

As part of our ongoing 2nd Birthday celebrations Blues and Bows have not only unveiled the new brand identity but we have also launched our online baby boutique. Our celebrations come at a historical point in time with the soon to be Royal arrival and so we thought what better way to celebrate than to have a ‘Royally’ British sleepover party.

For the purpose of this launch we have given exclusivity to children’s British sleepwear and accessories brand Pixie Dixie who make the most beautiful quality 100% cotton products. Just to make this even more special the designs replicate iconic images from Britain including the London Bus and Grenadier Guard and new designs include the Princess Crown which makes them perfect for this special occasion.

So what are you waiting for, have a browse through the collection and we have no doubt you will love it! All products are made using the best 100% lightweight cotton and are comfortable to wear, easy to wash and require no ironing.

We simply love them!

Oooh and by the way, we sell the absolutely fabulous Paint Your Own Pyjamas as featured on Emmerdale! Who wouldn’t want a pair of these?! Visit bluesandbows.co.uk prices range from £11.99 – £49.99.

With Love

Gemma &Chloe

Here’s a few of our favorites : )

Guards traditional pj set 1

Paint your own 1

Guards blanket

London Bus muslin

London Bus romper

Crown Crew Pyjama set 2

Crown Nightdress

Guards Bathrobe

The Simple Pleasures of Childhood – Belle and Boo

Belle and Boo is one of our favorites! A beautiful brand with the most beautiful illustrations : ) we simply love it!

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belle hugs boo wall stickerToday’s guest post is from Mandy Sutcliffe, Founder and Co-Director of Belle & Boowww.belleandboo.com She writes about the memories she has of the simple pleasures of childhood and how these inspired  her illustrations for Belle and Boo. If you’ve never visited the Belle and Boo site before – go and check it out – it is just lovely. And we also have one of their delightful wall stickers to giveaway. Just leave a comment on this blog and from all comments received by midnight on Sunday 5th May we will pick out a lucky winner.

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The summer of 1976 is heralded as one of the best summers ever, I was 3 years old and Mandy Sutcliffe - Belle and Booalthough I can’t claim to remember actual events I can see in the square now slightly faded photos that my dad reguarly took that I had a wonderful, wonderful time.

Now all grown up…

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My Buggy Buddy Weights

My Buggy Buddy WeightsOooooh we love a little gadget especially if it’s going to make parenthood simpler in the process, so we would like to share with you ‘My Buggy Buddy Weights’. Fabulous little product that was designed by two fathers to eliminate the problem of our buggies tipping over when overloaded. We’ve all experienced it and it is quite scary when it happens but it is so easily done. Products that are born out of practical parenting knowledge are always the best and really do serve to eliminate real parenting problems just like this.

These are very easy to use, they quite simply wrap around the buggy frame and velcro in place. The discreet slimline design doesn’t interfere with the manoeuvrability of your buggy and they sit higher on the frame to keep them a little cleaner.

We love this product and they are a very cost-effective solution : ) averaging around £10.00.

Available from most major retailers visit http://www.mybuggybuddy.co.uk for more information on stockists.

With love blues and bows : )

blues and bows are snowed under too : )

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Love the snowLittle feet pitter patter speedily along the landing and your bedroom door bursts open and little voices cry….‘LOOK…It’s SNOWING!!!!!’.

It’s a brilliant way to be woken (well, as long as it’s not stupid O’clock). Even as you lie in bed before opening the curtains to see the snowflakes for yourself everything sounds different and feels different as snow wraps a blanket round the garden and the streets. It’s not hard to feel a bit of magical childish excitement inside when you see the snow.

Even if you hadn’t looked out of the window you can’t have missed the fact that it is snowing this week as there are a plethora of Facebook updates to tell you it is!.

Many of Team Netmums have been out enjoying the winter wonderland. One meeting was interrupted by our editor rushing out to make a snowman (for a photo for the site you…

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Have a very Merry ‘Mudpie’ Christmas

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Mudpie is every ounce what childhood should represent in baby couture, its fun, outgoing, cute, adorable, confident and absolutely fabulous.

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This brand for us at bluesandbows is a definite favorite we just love all the cute tutu’s and hair accessories and socks they do. If you have never looked at this brand you seriously need to discover it and take a look it will warm every inch of your heart. 

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So when it comes to Christmas Day we have only one port of call for our kiddies outfits. 

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Available at Amazon for the UK however if in the US or Canada or other Countries go to http://www.mud-pie.com for your nearest stockiest.

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Lets get in the Festive Spirit!!  

Merry Christmas xx 

 

Chloe x 🙂 

 

We’re Back……

Well baby Blake is now 5 weeks old and is thriving and in such a short space of time I have learnt so much that is invaluable to all of you mums to be out there. So I think its about time I shared it. 

Ooooooh its great to be back and please do get in touch and share your experiences with us all.

with love 

Gemma

BluesandBows are Global!!

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Bluesandbows just want to say a big Hello, Bonjour, ahoj, dag, Zdrave, Živjo, bok, yeia sou, hej, hello, Ahlan, dobar dan, namaste, goddag, Salve, Hola, 안녕 , Asalamu alaikum, Sveiki, BUN Ă ZIUA, Merhaba,  gamarjoba, Zdravo, Pryvit, Moi, bonzour, kumusta po kayo,  AZUL, olá! , Halo, Csókolom to all our global readers! 

Take a look at these stats!!

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We’re very proud we are reaching out to different cultures and nationalities! 

We’d love to hear your feedback so leave your comments below! 

Peace and love xx

Thankyou For all Your Support!!

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We have almost hit 10’000 views on our Blog and we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, we love bringing all the latest baby news, ideas, fashion and gadgets to your attention.

Please leave your comments below (dont be shy) we’d love to hear from you and tell your friends about us, we’d love to hear from them too. 

 

We’re glad you love it just as much as we do 🙂 

 

P.S At 10’000 hits were going to do a giveaway!!!!!!!!!! 

Unbelievabowl!!……..

For all you parents out there going through the weaning stages, we think this is exactly what you need! I tried so many different products which claim to stick to the high chair but none and I mean none worked. 

After much deliberation that I may possibly have created a ‘Hulk’ child and even thought of entering Elodie into a strongest baby competition (just joking)- I come to the conclusion that these products are a total utter waste of money! 

So like most I spent my weaning days picking up spoons, bowls and food off the floor. 

I have to admit I often felt like crying, as like a good mummy wanting nothing but the best for my baby,I bought all my Annabel Karmel weaning books (godsend by the way) and spent most of my time whilst Elodie was taking naps creating these delicious recipe’s for her to try. So when she simply disregarded the food and decided it was more fun to throw it on the floor I did feel very disheartened 😦  

However after this amazing ‘Award Winning’ little device we found you dont have to feel this way! whoopee! 

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Yes, we know what your thinking….. this looks like any other bowl, not so! This bowl has super suction power and will stick and stay put on any highchair or smooth surface. 

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It has a childproof locking system, is simple and very easy to fit, comes in 3 different colours and is BPA PVC and latex free. 

Get it at amazon for around £4.99!

 

Have a lovely day 🙂 

 

Chloe x

 

 

 

 

Take A Splash Kids!

 

 

 

 

Kids love puddles! So seen as here in England we have lots of puddles with all the rain we have we thought we’d share some cutie rain coats we found for your little ones!

Green child Rain coats are adorable and come with fun designs and matching wellies just what you need to add abit of fun to a dull rainy day!

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Prices vary from £20-£35 and can be purchased from http://www.greenchild.com

 

Also we have another little treat for you to feast your eyes on and we think the kiddies will love these!

Kidorable have created a fun and exciting range of kiddies rain wear they have lots of designs including dressing up as a dinosaur, ballerina, ladybug and a pirate!! 

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Prices vary from £15-£40

Purchase from http://www.kidorable.com or from Amazon 

We think the little ones will just love these fun raincoats and we love them too!

Have a lovely day! 🙂 

 

 

Nappy Rash…

 

It’s the one thing that we all dread our little babies bums getting, it looks so sore and is extremely uncomfortable and upsetting for the little one’s and can occur for a number of reasons.

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I have found Pampers nappies to be a god send, the most absorbent (and believe me i’ve tried all brands of all price ranges) and my little girl did not tend to suffer too much with this problem. Also I use Pampers sensitive baby wipes, I am a Pampers mummy for sure. 

It wasn’t until my little girl started teething that I realised the sheer pain and discomfort nappy rash can cause and I even resulted to taking her to the doctors on a couple of occasions. (always seek medical advice in severe cases)

It was a family member who recommended I try a product called Metanium
Its a thick yellow ointment which is for treatment of nappy rash and you only need to apply a tiny amount but be careful not to get it on clothing etc as it can be a pain to wash out. Only use for small periods of time, so say for a couple of days, I usually only apply 3 x per day at the most as this is a ‘treatment ointment’.

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Matanium is a miracle cream and I believe it should be in every parents emergency kit for those times when nappy rash strikes. 

So to my delight whilst stocking up on this miracle cream, I found Metanium have now launched an everyday version of the ointment! It’s white in colour and comes in a tube so easy to open and is really lovely to apply! I’ve tried and tested it and am really happy with the results. 

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I have always used sudacrem but on the 2 occasions that my little girl has had severe nappy rash I have applied it and had to quickly run her to the bath to instantly wash it off as she has screamed the house down! So something in this product must sting the skin so just be aware of that. 

However with Metanium I have never had this problem and I would highly recommend you try both versions of the cream and see what you think!

Fragrance free, Lanolin free: ingredients Titanium Dioxide, White Soft Paraffin, Light Liquid Paraffin, Dimeticone 

Prices vary but to give you an idea I paid £2.99. 

Have a lovely day filled with Sunshine 🙂

Chloe x

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Please Note: this is my personal opinion of products that I have purchased and used and what I have found suited my baby the most, it may not work for everyone and others may find certain products work better.  

Elodie’s Outfit Of The Week!!!

 

Were back into action with the outfits again, its been a couple of weeks since our last one so expect lots to come!

 

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This Adorable little number is made by ‘Cutey Couture’ we love it and think its very cute and girlie for a summers day like today! 

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Smile Everyone its a beautiful day!!

We’re off to enjoy the sunshine, 

Love

Chloe 🙂