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


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


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

autumn tracks 14

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

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