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BABY ESSENTIALS
FlatOut Bear
Everybody who knows Ava knows her 'BearBear' -- the Flatout Bear she's been inseparable from for the first three years of her life. Everywhere she went, BearBear went! It's one well traveled bear, that BearBear... (We once nearly missed an airplane to Turkey because BearBear was left behind in the train station, and we had ...
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Baby Bear Shop organic bath!
Marlow still fits in our laundry room deep sink and it's my favourite way to bathe her. No crouching over, no wasting water, and having her up at my level makes it easier to wash and rinse her. (I think it's her favourite way to be bathed too - she always points at the sink ...
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The Bugaboo wool collection
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 ...
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Beaba Babycook
We are big fans of the Beaba Babycook! In fact, I gave ours away a couple years ago, thinking I wasn't going to have any more babies (whoops!) ... but now that Marlow is eating solids and I'm making food for her, I just had to get a new one.  It saves time, eliminates mess, ...
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Sweetcase -- baby's first essentials, all in one place
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, ...
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Manduca carrier
I have always been a huge fan of the Baby Bjorn carriers. I still have the same one we bought when our first baby was born, more than 7 years ago. I just love how simple it is -- how easy it is to put on and strap baby in. But, I must admit I've ...
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Fun*das, for a quick make-over!
I'm a big fan of my Babybjörn bouncing chair, but after the extensive use by three children (plus all of their little friends) it really has seen its best days. So I was really excited to discover Fun*das, a Spanish company that makes 'prêt-à-porter' covers for mentioned bouncing chair, buggies, and car seats. How clever! All ...
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New on the market: the NJOY Bubble Buggy
The two buggies we currently own have been with us since our first child was a baby. That's nearly 8 years! Our Bugaboo Frog is still in great condition (really, you can't go wrong with Bugaboo, can you?), but unfortunately I can't say the same about the light-weight umbrella stroller we got for travelling. It ...
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My hospital bag
I keep thinking I have a couple of months left, but the reality is... that today I have only two weeks left until my due date! So it's about time I prepared some things for the imminent arrival of our baby. This morning I packed my hospital bag. I must say I feel a bit ...
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Stripy Blankets from Milk & Coco
All mothers know -- a good baby blanket is an absolute necessity! I'm loving these 100% cotton or lambswool baby blankets by the Stripy Company (found at the lovely Australian boutique Milk & Coco). Gorgeous -- and super soft! Milk&Coco is a wonderful boutique, stocking both good-looking essentials as well as luxury goods, so surely ...
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Poplico Reversible Canopies
Our Bugaboo buggy is practically vintage (nearly 7 years old!), but I must say, it has outlasted all our others and is still my favourite buggy we've owned! And now, thanks to a brand new Poplico reversible canopy, it looks as good (if not better) than the day we bought it. The Poplico canopies come ...
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Liniment Oleo Calcaire
I am a total French pharmacy groupie. And I really thought that I knew every product available and then, recently, I stumbled upon yet another French wonder product! Linement Oleo Calcaire (I guess this translates to oil and calcium ointment) consists of only two ingredients: olive oil and calcium. The most common use for it is cleaning ...
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Vicks Behind-the-ear thermometer
It's funny how medical care can be so different from country to country.  When I lived in London and asked the pharmacist for some suppositories to give to my sick baby, he literally looked at me as if I was asking him to stand on his head and sing the ABCs. Whereas here in Amsterdam, ...
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FlexiBath, the smart solution baby bath!
Some of you may be so lucky to have a bathroom that fits a Rolls Royce (or two) easily, but ours is on the smaller side (read: tiny)... This is why I'm so happy with our FlexiBath -- it can be folded completely flat! Genius. This bath is also great when you just have a ...
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Bugaboo Double Stroller
I don't know what is in the water at the moment but loads of people I know are expecting not only one baby, but two. In fact, in one week I had two friends of mine call me with their happy news and both had two buns in the oven. Well, Bugaboo seems as usual ...
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Nyp Balm, food for your boobs (and baby's bottom)
The third time around, breastfeeding was easy. I knew exactly what to do, and the baby also got it immediately -- she was breastfeeding within minutes after she was born, as if we both had been doing nothing else for years. Life is beautiful. I also knew exactly what to expect a few days after ...
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The Taga Stroller-Bike
I saw this AMAZING stroller-bike whiz past me the other day while I was walking the girls to school and for a second I thought I was  hallucinating.  But no....there it was... my dream stroller in the flesh.  The Taga is essentially a luxury baby stroller that can be converted into a bicycle in a ...
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Beco Potty -- the eco-friendly potty!
Potty training is one of the most frustrating moments of motherhood as far as my experience goes. But when it's done and over with, it's in fact one of the most rewarding!!! I LOVE the concept behind this Eco Potty from Becothings. It's a potty, in its very basic shape, but the material it is ...
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Bugaboo Bee, the coolest buggy on the block!
Lucky me! Because I'm in Amsterdam -- the home of the world famous Dutch company Bugaboo, I have already gotten my hands on the shiny new version of the Bugaboo Bee. And I'm loving it!! Even though my baby isn't here yet, I've tested it already on my 3-year-old boy, who will have a hard ...
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Sweet for Baby: Travel Bag By Maud
Things handmade always have something extra precious about them. They always remind me of my mum, who was fond of sewing and was never too busy to start yet another little project for her grandchildren. This travel bag made By Maud has that lovely handmade feel to it and you can see that a lot ...
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Mommy Toolbox -- clips that do the trick
Not sure what I like more about the company 'Mommy Toolbox' -- the name or the products it sells! Within a few months I'll be walking around with a pushchair again, and will be found struggling with jumpers and scarfs, trying to keep the sun out of my baby's eyes, and trying to keep the ...
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Solana swaddle wraps
It's hot here in England, and I could not be any happier! After the past couple summers of cloud and rain, we are finally, finally getting a summer!  In fact, the Met office just issued a heat warning for the UK as temperatures are predicted to rise above 30° here in London.  While I love ...
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I Carry ERGO sunt
I am not obsessed with babywearing, but in the past 3½ years I have done my share of carrying babies. I used the Tricotti and the Babybjorn quite extensively but this past summer I went looking for a new carrier -- summers in Italy are too warm for the Tricotti and even my daughter was ...
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