Introducing a newborn sibling: Head, shoulders, knees and toes...
July 19, 2016
How did you introduce your older children to your brand new and adorable newborn ? I received great advice from a friend about that first moment when they meet, which was really easy to do... When you introduce the beautiful new baby to its siblings, you shouldn't hold the baby. It can easily look like the sibling ...
Reassure Soon-to-be Siblings with a Simple Video
June 28, 2016
How do you take care of your eldest child(ren) when you are about to have a baby? Well, I recently ran into a local mum. She is due with her second child and asked me what I experienced differently while pregnant the second time. And my answer, without even thinking twice, was that I worried more about ...
Scans, surprises, and science...
June 23, 2016
Ultrasound scans are a modern tool used to give us so much more information than previous generations of pregnant women had access to… but can scans give too much information away?! I have now had two pregnancies, and I always found the ultrasound scan to be both exciting and nerve racking. It is such an ...
Joy & Joice, 100% natural, aromatherapy candles for expecting or new mamas
February 10, 2016
The months before and after having a baby are just the cosiest periods, the waiting, preparing the house, and then the delightful cocooning on the couch with your tiny newborn in your arms... Rachel (a really cute young mum I met at the London ShopUp last December) really craved the comforting atmosphere that scented candles create during these ...
A sweet announcement and my Top 10 Baby and Mama Products
February 8, 2016
Hello everyone. The ones that follow my blog have read the news already but to the ones that don’t I’m over the moon to share that from this summer on I’m going to be a mama of three! I can hardly believe it. If it wasn’t for the ultrasounds I don’t think I would. We are ...
Welcome sweet baby Orla!
August 20, 2015
Our lovely team member Helen gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter yesterday, named Orla Rae. Isn't she just perfect? We're so proud and happy! Enjoy these precious moments with your new baby and your family sweet Helen! xxx Esther
Mori baby essentials (and parcel service)
June 19, 2015
Our wonderful team member Helen is heavily pregnant with a little girl, so once again, we have babies on our minds here at Babyccino! We were recently introduced to Mori, a new and unique parcel service that delivers baby essentials straight to your door, making a new mum's life so much easier. The team at Mori (existing of three cool guys!) ...
Pregnancy Yoga DVD by Nadia Narain
April 24, 2015
I've mentioned Nadia before (here), and in that post I wrote a little bit about how she supported me through my pregnancy with Marlow and how she transformed the way I view childbirth. I am certain it is because of her yoga classes and support that I was able to give birth in a way I ...
Tuesday Tips: how to survive the first months of pregnancy
April 14, 2015
I've been very lucky during my pregnancies -- they have always been fairly easy. I was (of course?) extremely tired in the first months, and feeling nauseous here and there (especially when brushing my teeth or when I smelled the exhausts of cars), but overall, I have actually always really enjoyed those nine months. But it's ...
New Hatch collection online!
September 5, 2014
Every season here at Babyccino Kids we're eager to see the new Hatch collection -- just because we know it will be stylish, trendy, and oh so comfortable. I've first gotten to know Hatch when I was pregnant with Casper, and I've kept all their pieces after his birth and am still wearing them to this ...
Hatch -- layers and jeans
June 27, 2014
Hatch is one of my favourite maternity fashion brands -- I love the way they design clothes that are wonderfully flattering and comfortable to wear during pregnancy, but also very much so beyond. I'm still wearing the pieces I bought when I was pregnant with Casper, and in fact, I just placed another little order ...
Baby Milestones -- the heirloom set
January 14, 2014
Gorgeous, these letterpress Baby Milestones cards from Sycamore Street Press. Stamped with real gold foil and printed by hand on a vintage letterpress in the company's studio, they have an absolute exquisite appearance to them. I love how the set is limited to six milestones (Introducing, First Smile, First Word, First Step, First Haircut, and First ...
The Bugaboo wool collection
November 20, 2013
Wool is known for its wonderful, temperature regulating properties. So this past summer, when it was hot and humid and sticky, I cut holes in a sheep skin and put it in my Bugaboo as a seat cover. Like this Casper was always on a soft, natural and breathable 'mattress', which kept him cool as ...
The Big Questions on Pregnancy
September 10, 2013
Tila is deeply, strongly and firmly in the “WHY WHY WHYYYY and WHY?” stage. She just wants to know everything in great details. And recently she asked me two questions that made me clear my throat. The first one was how did a baby get into my tummy and the second one was where exactly ...
New Hatch Fall collection!
September 4, 2013
We're nearing the end of summer... and we will miss it! Those juicy watermelons, the long days on the beach and the perfect picnics in the park. But, drinking hot chocolate after a long walk in the forest, and curling up cosy with the kids in front of the fireplace also has its charm! Seeing ...
ColorQuarry -- original letterpress announcements
September 2, 2013
Sending birth announcements is a wonderful tradition. Here in the Netherlands, one of the first things we do after a baby is born is to let the printer know what the name, weight and time of birth of the baby is so that the birth announcement can be printed and sent out as soon as ...
Hatch -- relaxed and stylish fashion for mamas
August 26, 2013
I loved wearing Hatch clothing when I was pregnant. It is such a cool and stylish collection, and the pieces are so easy to wear and care for. I loved it so much, that after my pregnancy I continued to wear the pieces, which made the initial investment of getting them so worth it! This ...
The not so fun parts of pregnancy
July 19, 2013
I think that like 99% of pregnant women experience “morning” sickness that can actually drag throughout the whole day. But what really fascinates me is how each has her own things that trigger those not-so-lovely moments even more often and more powerful. For instance, in my first pregnancy I couldn’t stand the smell of the ...
HEALTH & CARE
Breastfeeding in public?
July 11, 2013
This weekend I was sitting in a park in Paris with Courtney and Emilie, feeding Casper. The three of us were talking about breastfeeding in public, and Courtney then took this photo of Casper and me which started up a discussion: Could we post this photo? Would we post this photo? When I had my ...
Sweetcase -- baby's first essentials, all in one place
May 30, 2013
Sweetcase is a most wonderful concept started by mother of two Murielle Sitruk. When Murielle was expecting her second child, and was preparing her hospital bag, she was looking for one place where she could find the most practical and beautiful bedding and clothing for her soon to be born baby. And unsuccessfully so! Thus, ...
HEALTH & CARE
May 21, 2013
I love the idea of this new hospital box from maternity label, Hatch. It's a box of luxurious hospital necessities for new mothers to wear after they've given birth. The box contains a knee-length nightgown designed to feel like your softest t-shirt, as well as a grey jersey robe, a pair of Cosabella black briefs (full ...
Boob design to the rescue!
March 21, 2013
There's something so contradictory about the first weeks after giving birth. Of course there is that wonderful, magical feeling of bliss -- the birth, that beautiful, earthy smell, seeing and holding your baby for the first time, admiring every detail of him (her), spending your days on the couch, in bed, being so proud, feeling ...
The combi-cotti sling
February 12, 2013
After our recap about the Playtime fair in Paris, we've been asked a few times what sort of sling we're using in the above photo. I've written about it before, here and here, so I won't go into much detail, but the combi cotti sling remains my favourite baby carrier for the first months! It can be ...
Oeuf NYC Welcome collection
November 7, 2012
Feeling is believing! The layette Welcome collection by Oeuf, made from 100% unbleached, untreated, organic pima cotton ('the cashmere of cottons'), is truly as soft as it gets. Blankies, hats, beanies, onesies, mittens -- you will find everything you need to dress a newborn baby, and you can be sure it is all lovely, of ...