Tales From The TeePee: The Beebies TeePee

Every once in a while

I am given a product to review that really inspires me

The latest inspirational product

Is a beautiful handmade teepee from Beebies Babystore

beebies teepee

The rainbow teepee is very well made

And can be used in so many different ways

I have so many ideas that I have decided to write a series of posts

Called Tales From The Teepee

The series will include some storytelling on You Tube

And also show case all the different ways which we use our teepee at home

So far we have used the teepee to create a safe play space for Baby Bea

And we have used it as the central focus for our autumn book nook

rainbow stripes

The rainbow drops teepee is handmade

It is well made

And has a CE mark for quality

The teepee can be used inside or out

But it is not waterproof

The teepee is easy to erect

And can be easily taken down and stored

floor space

The poles are positioned to give a one metre squared floor space

And the tent is 150cm high

We have been moving the teepee around our house

From room to room easily

We are really really pleased with this pretty, practical and playful product

The possibilities for this play tent are limited only by your

And your little ones imaginations

autumn smiles

The main use for the teepee so far in our house

Has been creating our autumn book nook

I like creating spaces in our home where we can sit as a family and read

The rainbow drops teepee stands on a beautiful rag rug from Wayfair

The rug looks like autumn leaf litter

The colours are beautiful and perfect for the season

fall cushions

On top of the rug

Around the edges of the teepee

I have placed lots of autumnal cushions

Including some fabulous owl cushions

Again from Wayfair

The teepee is spacious for Esther and William

To snuggle up in with each other

With their autumn animals

To listen to seasonal stories

autumn animals

I have a basket of autumn books

And a drum and puppets for storytelling

It is lovely to sit all together

And lose ourselves in the world of our imaginations

A land of poems, songs and stories

storytelling props

As the evenings draw in we will be adding fairy lights to our teepee

And star projectors too

We will be using our wigwam corner for special Tilda times

I have so many ways to play with this teepee to share with you

So many exciting things to see and do

Esther and William are very excited about our plans

basket case

They are loving playing in the Beebies teepee

Esther has hosted a teddy bears tea party

William has used the teepee as a station stop

For his basket train!

basket express

The seagrass baskets from Wayfair

Have proven to be very popular play things

And a simple way to extend our teepee play

basket play

We are having such a lot of fun

With our teepee

And our autumn book nook

We hope you will join us as we continue to share

Our Ways to Play with a Wigwam here on the blog

And our Tales from the Teepee on You Tube

If you would like a teepee like ours then speak to Ami at Beebies Baby Store to find out more

And if you are interested in our other book nook accessories then you can shop for them at www.wayfair.co.uk

We have been sent one teepee for the purpose of this revies and a selection of accessories from Wayfair to create our autumn book nook

The Baby Show: If Money Were No Object

It is three sleeps until The Baby Show

I am so excited

I have loved the show every time I have been

It has special memories for me

Of meeting special people

Making special friends

And of course each time I have been to the show

It has been at a very special, significant, time in my life

Pregnant with Tilda

With Tilda as a baby

Pregnant with Bea

And now this time with Bea as a baby

And as the official blogger for the show!

official baby show blogger

I have a specific list of things I am looking to buy at the show

And with a very limited budget I do need to try and stick to my list

But …

If money were no object, what would I buy?

A Bugaboo Bee for Baby Bea
I have always coveted a Bugaboo. When the twins were smaller I would have loved a Donkey and now I quite fancy a Bee. And it will only ever be a fantasy. We live in the heart of the Kent countryside and a small urban stroller would not fair well at all here. However, if you are a city dweller or reside in an urban area then the incredibly striking and lightweight Bee could be the buggy for you.

For me and for us as a family I think we would be better with a Stokke Trailz. This all terrain pram looks perfect for autumn strolls through woodland paths and harvested fields. It looks perfects for pushing along wet sand close to the sea. It looks to be the perfect stroller for countryside living and with the seat unit being so high you can really connect with baby, communicate with them about all you can see when out on the Trailz!

Stokke Trailz 140402-8I5935 Seat Deep Blue

In an ideal world I would love to buy Bea a Stokke Sleepi and Stokke Care. We have decorated Bea’s rainbow nursery but have not yet furnished it. I love how the Stokke furniture grows and changes with the child. Esther and William have an awesome bedroom so will be nice to treat Bea to something special too.

I love organic clothing for babies and children. I have lots of favourite brands and retailers online but I had never heard of Cudaboo before. I love the ethics of this company, producing quality clothing, educational materials and supporting animal charities. I would love to do some good and give back to nature through Cudaboo by purchasing a Cudaboo Gift Pack

I would buy some Ergo Pouch sleeping bags. I think the 0.3 tog organic cotton sheeting bag could be good for co-sleeping

I would treat myself to a Loveyush London breastfeeding scarf

I would treat Bea to a raspberry Cocooi sleep bag from Merino with a matching hat too! Esther and William each had a travel sleep bag from Merino and they were perfect even when they were teeny tiny babies. Merino Kids sell beautiful safe sleep products for little ones of all ages and stages. Love their Go Go Bags!

I would buy us all a pair of Moccis to keep our tootsies warm til Spring. So many fabulous, fun designs! And I paricularly love all the stars and the rainbows! The penguins are particularly cute with Christmas fast approaching

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I would treat Bea’s gums to a MummaBubba Birdie teether, in pink obviously. Look at those secret stars!

LITTLE BIRDY GIFT PACK - HOT PINK_New

So there you have it, some of the products I will enjoy looking out for at Olympia this weekend.

If money were no object for you at The Baby Show, what would you buy?

Autumn: Woodland Tracks and Harvest Farm

The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Erik H. Erikson

As the season changed from Summer to Autumn

As the leaves began to change and fall

William started to have a memory

A memory of a tuff spot

Filled with Autumn leaves, garden treasures and woodland animals

William wanted to make the Autumn tracks again

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One year on and ours is still a house of trains

But William also now loves diggers and tractors and cars

Esther loves animals in her small world play

With all the different wants and needs in mind

We decided to use both the tuff spot and the gardening tray

To create our woodland tracks and harvest farm

autumn track and farm

For the woodland tracks

We collected leaf litter and berries from our garden

We added pebbles and plastic woodland animals

This year the track was much more complex than last

Too big to stay inside the tuff spot

It came up and over the cement tray edge

Branching out to turn tables and engine sheds

Through tunnels and over bridges

making tracks

One branch line

Took the trains from the woodland

To Harvest Farm

A sensory farm

Made with lentils and cous cous

Sprinkled with mixed herbs for scent

autumn track to farm

Spaghetti was scattered

Ready to be collected and transported

From tractor trailer to train

on the farm

Esther and William had a wonderful time

Loading trucks

Making deliveries

Harvesting berries

Feeding animals

Clearing tracks

Fixing broken bridges

Weathering storms

Making shelters

autumn animals

Play is the highest form of research
Albert Einstein

Having a train track

Linking the two play areas

Worked really really well

We have been reading books about Autumn

And Harvest

In preparation for this week’s Harvest Festival

This seasonal, sensory, small world play

Has not only been great fun

It has also extended their knowledge and understanding

And developed a whole range of new concepts and skills

It has also given us valuable time together as a family

Time to play

track to farm

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning
Mr. Rogers

Wave of Light

BABY LOSS candle_flame

Today we send a wave of light around the world For all our babies in the sky The sky is too full of angels today Tonight too full of stars At 7.00pm we will light our candles One pink, one … Continue reading 

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