New collection alert: Tobias & the Bear

Tobias & the Bear has been a staple to Max’s wardrobe pretty much from day one – these little fox leggings somehow made his tiny little newborn legs even more cute. We’ve been adding to his Tobias wardrobe as much as we can – foxes, stags, bats – love ’em all. So we (well me…

My baby is so fly

Flying with a baby: a cautionary tale. An easy guide of what *not* to do when you take to the skies with an infant: 1. Travel alone. No matter how adapt you think you are at solo parenting, wearing a baby and backpack while carrying a car seat and roller bag is ever so slightly…

Walala X Play

I totally took my own advice and today we visited the Walala X Play exhibition at the Now Gallery in Greenwich. And y'know what? It was bloody good advice. This exhibit was designed by French-born, but London-dwelling designer Camille Walala. The gallery have cleverly asked her to use her signature pop patterns to create an…

A tale of tabs

Seeing someone's open tabs and google search history can be a bit like a peek into their mind. Sometimes embarrassing or boring it's always revealing. I've been enjoying a nostalgic trip through my recent searches and open tabs. Mainly after seeing I had 105 tabs open on my phone (I know!). And knowing many random,…

Calendar: AUGUST 2017

This month’s pick of baby/parent friendly events include pattern, blocks and good old fashioned retail therapy: Walala X Play, NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ. Open now until 24th September, Mon – Fri 10am – 7pm Sat – Sun 11am – 4pm, free – but book online here to confirm a…

Things to do while the baby naps

1. Nap: That ‘sleep while the baby sleeps’ is clearly (sadly) codswallop. But some sweet days, when there’s no one home and nothing urgent to do…I curl up for a quick half hour. Which is never long enough but you take what you can in this game. 2. Clean up: Fold, wipe, scrub, empty, wash,…

Getting classy

One of the reasons that Your Mum sprung up was because of my appreciation for mum and baby classes. I love ’em. I think it’s the sweet mix of entertained joyful kids along with the well-needed opportunity to give yourself a break from being the only source of entertainment. Along with a bit of socialising…

Sale alert: Little Green Radicals

Little Green Radicals is a sweet kids brand with impeccable organic credentials, producing Fairtrade baby and kidsware from their Brixton base. I love their wholesome colourful designs and was pleased to see they have a nice summer sale on at the mo, so I’ve picked out a couple of my faves for you. With prices…

Calendar: JULY 2017

For anyone with a baby as energetic as mine (that boy has the kickiest legs I ever did see) you might find yourself searching for kid and parent friendly events far too often. While Hoop is a great everyday go-to app (you can thank me later) I’ve also picked out a clutch of events that…

The cat and the new addition

Crumpet isn’t known for her affection, in fact she’s often quick with a growl or hiss when she meets anyone new. So we were quite reasonably worried when we brought the little fella home from hospital.   We’d heard all the stories about cats jumping into prams, cots and Moses baskets – cats sitting on…

Blossom & Bear Cactus Chew Toy 

For a child with zero teeth Max has quite a lot of teething toys… Sophie is ever popular (she's often attached to the pram for out and about soothes), there's a cold duck ring that goes in the fridge – but often gets left in there behind the Flora, oops, I've got a snazzy teething…