Nappy wallets and travel change mats. We need’em but gawd, they can be sleep-inducingly dull. Not this one, oh no… this one’s gonna make you the envy of the baby changing rooms. Whip it out of your handbag and watch the other mama’s go green. These travel changing sets are by Ruby & Ginger, two creative mama’s hot on style without a massive price tag (we love’m already!). The set includes a nappy wallet, a change mat and a wipes case and all this for £15. Head on over to Ruby and Gingers to get yourself some sizzlin’ style. And keep your eyes peeled for the new stuff they keep adding to their delicious range.
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Yes mama’s, you read that right. This is so not a nappy bag but it’s perfect for nipping out in style with a few much needed baby supplies. I don’t believe you have to buy something labeled as a nappy bag or nappy wallet, any bag that’s got style will do. This also means you can buy many more bags ‘cos you can always use them after the nappy days are over (and you’ll be happily feeding that handbag addiction too).
This bag with it’s sunny yellow background and the black and white birds is perfect for nipping out for a few hours. I’d say it’s in between a full on bag and a nappy wallet. Do we need an in between, I hear you ask. The short answer is no, but do we want an in between? Hell, yes! Which woman would say no to owning more bags?! If she exists, I haven’t met her yet. This bag’s by Bantie, a Swedish design company with a penchant for creating unusual and cool textiles. Head to their shop where the Paradis Yellow bag costs €56.
How super cute are these retro suitcases? They’re gorgeous and I’m thinking no little girl (or big girl even) should be without. Use it as storage indoors or better yet take it out filled with whatever stuff you can’t leave home without. Made by the French Lale, there’s a range of deliciously chic retro prints on offer. I can’t even begin to choose a favourite, so I’m not going to try. They come in 2 sizes, small for the smalls in your life and big for the mama’s. The mini ones measure 21x16cms and the maxi ones measure 39x29cms. What a stylish hospital bag the big one would make for an expectant mama or even a very covetable retro diaper bag. My hospital bag time has long passed but I’m seriously tempted for ebabee no.1. You can get a selection from elias & grace for £40 for the small one and £60 for the big or try smallable.com who deliver internationally.
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a cool nappy bag (or diaper bag if you’re one of my USA readers) but the ones I’ve seen just don’t cut the mustard. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with them and some are even nice but they’re just so samey (yawn). Last night, nappy bag boredom was setting in when suddenly I saw it and my eyes nearly popped out of my head! I speak of this bag by Whoost! Samey, it definitely ain’t. Quirky, colourful and very unusual, it’s got the wow factor. Carry this and you’re guaranteed to stand out from the (changing room) crowds. Whoost! was started by a Belgium mama of 2 and she creates the most deliciously funky bags. This nappy changing bag can even be customised to your wants and once you’re out of nappy changing jail, you can use it as a handbag or laptop bag. This funky diaper bag comes in a range of colours, has 2 handles plus a detachable strap and costs €199.95 including shipping. Check it out at Whoost!
For another cool baby changing idea, checkout baby spare wear. It’s a simple idea but sometimes, the simple ones are the best.
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g Nappies are getting me all excited. They’re so darn cute! I don’t often find vast amounts of joy when confronted with a nappy (quite the opposite) but today I’ve discovered these beauties. And I’ve got a pair of medium nappy pants (13-28lbs) in orange with a pack of 32 biodegradable refills to give away to one lucky reader, thanks to the lovely mamas at Husha-byebaby. All you have to do is leave a comment below (say hi or whatever you like but keep it clean!) before midnight on Sunday 6th Feb and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday 7th Feb.
More about these nappies: Scoring (sky) high in the style stakes, g Nappies don’t stop there. No, they’re big achievers in the ‘love your planet’ stakes too. New to Blighty, g Nappies offer the best of both worlds, disposable and cloth nappy worlds, that is. They’re a cool nappy pant which can be used with 100% biodegradable and flushable gRefills or you can opt for gCloths. Better yet, use a combo of the two, giving you disposable when you’re out and about and washable when you can erm… wash! To add to their long list of creds, they come in the most uber delicious colours with just the letter ‘g’ on them. No fuss, no frills, just simple, bold, cool style.
The clever g Nappies cost from £14.95 for a nappy pant and £22.95 for 6 gCloth inserts or £9.95 for 40 gRefills and go from 6lbs to 36lbs (but one of you is gonna get it for free!). There are a range of combo-packs which are cheaper. Whichever way you look at it, they’re gonna come in cheaper than disposables, look SO much cooler and they’re ever so planet friendly. It’s too late for me as ebabee no.1 is nearly at the end of the nappy road, but if ever there is an ebabee no.2… To read more about g Nappies, just click here.
Don’t forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning one of these lovelies.
P.S. There’s a rumour going round that a certain eco-loving mama called Ms Julia Roberts is a fan.
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Ooh… the joy in spotting everyday products injected with lashings of style. And today it’s all about bathroom hooks. Boring? Yes, but not these ones. Bright and colourful, translucent suction hooks to hang toys, wash cloths, sponges and more. These Bubble bathroom hooks are made by Skip Hop who manage to add fun, style and brightness to so much everyday stuff. And I salute them for that. After all, I belong to the ‘practical should be stylish too’ school of thought. The Bubble bathroom hooks come as a set of 4, cost a tenner and delivery’s free.
I’ve been digging deep in to the corners of the internet and boy did this pay off. I’ve unearthed Monsieur Minouchet, a Belgian shop packed to the rafters with cool kiddy stuff. From all their lovely offerings, today I’m bringing you Baby Spare Wear. Baby Spare Wear is Californian born and bred and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a spare outfit for your baby when you’re on the go, whether just popping out or flying abroad. Each set contains 2 tees and a pair of trousers all packed in a chic travel case with a spare pocket for a nappy and wipes. And the outfit itself… sleek, simple style. Colours on offer include a grey/blue combo, grey/plummy pink combo and grey/green combo, each with a different animal logo. No more hunting around for a spare outfit, just grab your pre-packed baby spare wear and go! The baby spare wear lot say ‘… it looks smart on babies and even smarter on mums’. How right they are.
Baby Spare Wear is currently on sale over at Monsieur Minochet and is reduced by a chunky 50%. A set costs €16.50 instead of the usual €33 and delivery to the UK is from €8. Because of this hefty price reduction, it’s selling out fast, so if you want one be nimble, be quick. Good luck! And as for Monsieur Minochet… I can’t wait to return and bring you more cool from there.
A baby bath that folds for easy storage but yet sturdy, free of nasties like PVC, BPA, phthalates, compact, and scores high in the looks department too. Yup, that’s the clever FlexiBath by A Real Cool World.
I got sent one and was muchos impressed. For starters, the design obsessed cells in my brain started somersaulting in excitement. The colours are explosive. Hot pinks, peacock blues and lime greens are on offer. Then we filled it and got the guest of honour in. Ebabee no.1′s a toddler teetering on the brink of 2 years. She fitted in comfortably, long legs and all. We even had room for a few ducks, after all what’s a bath without ducks for company? The FlexiBath peeps say it goes from 0 to 4 years. My take: probably comfortably till about 2-2.5 years depending on the size of the bambino.
After we had washed and cleaned and played plenty, the bath was easy to drain and super-easy to fold away. No pushing, tugging, sitting on top of required. Simply fold it, close the clasp and stash it away. If your bathroom’s cosy (otherwise called small) then this is just the ticket and perfect from day dot. I only have a shower in mine, so I still use a baby bath. The old ones found it’s way to the tip and the shiny new award winning FlexiBath sits proudly folded out of view!
The FlexiBath costs £20 plus £3.49 delivery. And it measures approximately 66 x 39 cms and is 24 cms deep.
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Nipping out with the bambino? Don’t need a full-on change bag? Then feast your eyes on these ultra-cool nappy travel cases. Brought to us by Dwell Studio whose mod designs have gained a huge following. Available in 2 sizes and many hip designs, these nappy bags are bold, they’re beautiful and they’re a guaranteed way to get nappy chic!
Choose from chocolate coloured giant dots or graphic planes, trains and automobiles. If you’re after something a bit more girly, you’ve got the birdies or the perfectly lined up dollys to pick from. These DwellStudio Nappy wallets are available from Lula Sapphire (a store piled high with stuff I heart), cost £19.95 for the medium and £24.95 for the large and delivery is from £1.
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Baby baths just got hot. These are so uber-cool you’ll probably want to keep them on display. They’re shaped in the style of tummy tubs and measure 41cms high. They come with a double wall which keeps the water warm for longer and you can choose from fuchsia, lime or aqua. I love’m all! The Hoppop Bano costs from £24.26 with free delivery and is made for newborns. And when the bambino graduates to a bigger bath, the bano will make a cool and handy toy storage drum.
Have a look at ebabee where you can buy and sell baby items galore!