Not Just For Swaddling | ISWADDLE

Both our older girls loved being swaddled, especially Kadiann-wrap her up and she was out for the count all night. Unfortunately Nila hates it, considering she loves being in her Iswaddle wrap, she can not stand being swaddled. She fights tooth and nail until she has wriggled out of it like an escapologist!.



Back On Plan [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

So last week i finally did it, and re-joined Slimming World. If you are new here then you will not know, but before i got pregnant with Nila, i had lost almost 3 stone and got to my target with Slimming World, so i was eager to join after Nila was born but just did not have the confidence too.



Dr Brown's Steriliser | REVIEW

If you didn't know by now, we are big fans of the Dr brown's range and use the Dr Brown's bottles with Nila. They have helped her reflux and gas build up drastically and we actually sleep now,which is great!

OUR FIRST PICNIC OF THE YEAR [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

I can not believe this is the first picnic we have managed to have. Summer this year has been non existent. We made the most of last week and headed out ,picnic in tow, to the nature field by our home. I have found it very hard juggling a newborn and making sure the girls have quality time with me, so this day out we were all looking forward too.


Jungle Friends | GUND Review & Give away

The one thing you always get asked after having a baby is what do you need?, if like me the usual reply is nappies, a box of wipes, some sleep suits - I wouldn't of thought to say 'toys'. GUND have the most beautiful gifts, including their whole baby section.


HOW TO BLITZ NITS ( AND OTHER NASTIES

So as a mother of two girls with beautiful long hair, i am fully aware of all the nitty gritty's that come along with that,pun intended, one of them being Nits. Mumsnet have recently released a book - How to blitz nits (and other nasties ) . This book is packed full of advice and stories to help you along the                               way of parenting, and making you laugh and giggle at the same time.


jane Evolution Musical Rocker & Toddler chair | review

When it comes to baby chairs,there are so many different ones about.You have your classic baby bouncer,which i think everyone who has a teenager has used one of these ones, now there's a whole load more with tons of added features,rockers,swingers,the list is endless.



Challenge Accepted! | Wicked Uncle

Children can be very difficult when it comes to birthday and christmas presents, always falling in and out of love with characters and growing out of their 'favourite' doll ever, especially teenagers. Having a teenage daughter to buy for is a headache in itself,which usually ends in family giving her money,which normally gets spent on chocolate,.

All the emotions now my babies 2 months old [the unconventional diaries]

I know everyone says 'it only seems like yesterday', but honestly it only seems like a minute ago Nila was born. We are celebrating her being 8 weeks today,a whole 2 months old!. It has flown by quicker than lightning, please slow down baby girl.



Funsters & Slush Puppies [the unconventional diaries]

One place Alessia loves to go is soft play and i will honestly hold my hands up and say we rarely take her. The reason why? i have no clue. We use to always take Kadiann when she was younger, so i've vowed to take her at least once a month.


Iswaddle wrap | Baby wearing for the first time


As a mother of two already and never had experienced the whole baby wearing, I knew when Nila came along, I was definitely going to try it and couldn't wait to be honest.


my little worry child | magical worry plaque


Alessia has always been an emotional child, the quieter one out of my two eldest daughters.She seems to take the world on her little soldiers, i believe she is definitely an old soul and i often find her writing about the worries she has and things that are playing on her mind.


We sit and discuss things that are bothering her and sometimes they might be little things that have happened at school that we can laugh and giggle them away, but then there are others that really affect her and seem to keep her up at night.

mum-made | review & giveaway

One thing  i love,especially now being a mummy is crafting. I absolutely love an afternoon of getting the crafts out with the girls and making memories to cherish. The girls get lost in their pieces of art and come up with some lovely trinkets,but sometimes you need that alone time to wind down and relax and treat yourself. This is where mum-made comes in.



West port Lake [The unconventional diaries]

Saturday we woke up to glorious weather, something the UK hasn't seem much of this summer. So we decided to take the girls out for the day to get some fresh air and burn off some of that energy being cooped up indoors .We don't get much quality time as a family lately and this is something we are trying to work on.


PUNK'D Oaty Bars | ORGANIX

I always worry that the children are hungry when being at school, so snack time after morning break puts me at ease. The school has a bowl with a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables but you can also bring in your own snack.This is something the girls love to do and enjoy going through the snack box each morning before school run.


Dr Browns Bottles | Review

Having a newborn baby is the most magical feeling in the world, the newborn cuddles, the wind giggles and the holding onto your finger will melt your heart, but it is also very hard work. The sleepless nights, night feeds, poo explosions and crying for no reason are challenging, add colic onto that list and it will all seem like one hell of a nightmare.





Little chick london bedside crib | review

Moving house is one of the most stressful things in life. Having to move with very little notice and no choice in the property is even more stressful and has resulted in us moving into a much smaller property than we hoped for.Add a newborn baby into the equation and you definitely haven't got enough room to swing a cat! With this being said, we have tried to make the most of the little space we have and have found the perfect solution for our small space problem.


Nila's First Family Day Out| Hybrid Stroller


Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining, it was a glorious day so we decided to take baby Nila out for the afternoon and finally test drive the Hybrid stroller.

We took a stroll through the local flower park and soaked up some vitamin D.

The hybrid is a lovely stroller to push, the suspension on the wheels are fantastic! it literally feels like your going over clouds when it comes to the rocky roads and bumps, Nila didn't feel a thing and was a happy little bunny.


Welcome To The World Baby Girl


  Nila Mae Hutt

On the 30th June 2017 at 12.37pm i gave birth at home to my last baby girl, weighing 8LB 13OZ . She is everything i could of ever wished for and me and we are all absolutely besotted with her.

We named her Nila, which actually means enchanting moon , we used our two other daughters names to recreate this name and didn't know the meaning was such a beautiful one.


Writing Slope For Children | Inxact Design


Writing has been one of Alessia's targets over the last two parents evenings. She loves writing and making stories but gets carried away in her story which results in her rushing and next thing you know, her writings all over the place.


Third Trimester | Baby Number 3


THE LAST HURDLE 

So we are so close to the finish line and i am so relieved. If you have been following my pregnancy journey then you will know there have been quite a few bumps in the road and i can honestly say this is the last munchkin this mama is having. Three girls is absolutely fine with me, sorry Scott! 
So where do i start!

Midwife In A Box Gift Set | The Natural Birthing Company


Pregnancy has its ups and downs, some of the downs for me this time have brought me to tears, really bad hot flushes, piles,yes i will hold my hands up and say that piles have been a nightmare third time round and quite frankly being a working mother of two plus pregnant is harder than you think!.


Dreamgenii Review & Give Away



As you are all probably aware, as i have moaned, i mean mentioned it a few times!, sleep throughout this pregnancy has practically been non existent. I went 2 months with sleeping in with the children and on the sofa to try any means of getting myself and bump comfy, failing ever time.




The Dreamgenii pregnancy support and feeding pillow has been amazing for me!. For how compact it is ,i really didn't think it would be as effective as it has been.




THE AWARD WINNING PREGNANCY PILLOW

Aids restful sleep
Supports your bump,back and knees
Helps you to lie on your left side, which is the best position for you and bump
Prevents you from rolling over onto your back
Encourages maximum blood flow between mother and baby whilst asleep
Helps you to achieve optimal foetal positioning
Doubles as a feeding support pillow
Is actually recommended by midwives

Also 1 in 4 women actually suffer with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) and i am one of them sufferers, it got to the stage where i had to leave work early to go on maternity leave as the pain was that intense. I can gladly say that the Dremgenni has eased off the SPD by an incredible amount, even just taking 5 minutes to rest with the pillow helps.


There is so much to this little pillow, it is super soft and so simple top use. It is shaped as a number 7 so you can not go wrong with getting into position, unless your ready for your little human to come out and can barely see your toes! :)

Video review is up on our channel too if you fancy a watch, link is below :)
https://youtu.be/o-gKxE3I544



The lovely team at Dreamgenni are offering my lovely readers and subscribers a chance to win one of their gorgeous pillows. All you have to do is enter below and keep your fingers and toes crossed!


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EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED TO FEED YOUR BABY

MINUS THE MILK!


Already having two children, people assume i have got it all together this time round with baby number three on her way. surely she must be a pro at this! i can assure you that is so far away from the truth.



Whether you are planning for your first little munchkin or your fifth!, you will still get that panicky feeling, have i got enough bottles?, do i need more bibs? especially towards the end of your pregnancy.

With due day just around the corner for us, planning and preparing over the last few weeks have been essential for me, making lists for lists,yes it has got that bad at times so this complete feeding set from Tommee Tippee is the perfect kit to help tick more than one item off your list.



It comes with everything you could possibly need for bottle feeding your little one and more, the bottle warmer is brilliant and i have had one of these for both the girls when they were little.

The set includes 

1x Electric steam steriliser
1x Electric bottle warmer
2x Insulated bottle bags
4x 150ml Feeding bottles-with slow flow teats
4x 260ml Feeding bottles-with slow flow teats
1x Bottle and teat brush
2x Medium flow teats
6x Milk powder dispensers
1x Soother 0-6M
1x Teat tongs

We would highly recommend this starter set to anyone that is expecting a baby.

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Fairy Toadstool Nightlight


Alessia has been struggling recently to settle at bedtime, we have recently moved house and i think this has played a big part in her not settling into her new room as well as we had hoped.

We have tried numerous things,leaving the door open,different lamps and lights but nothing seems to do the trick,until now.

We came across an online shop called The Irish fairy door company that provide an array of magical fairy products for children and that is where we found the 3D Toadstool nightlight




I knew straight away Alessia would love it, we are very big fairy fans in this house, and Tinkerbell is her absolute favourite!. Whether the light would help her sleep was another question.

On arrival Alessia was eager to find it a place on her bedside table,battery operated it can be moved anywhere and also fixed to the wall with the attachments provided, placing her favourite Fairy doll Celia next to her new home, she thought it was brilliant!.


After the normal bedtime routine of teeth brushing and story time, we turned the nightlight on and ,with fingers and toes crossed, we said goodnight.



Now usually we have a few trips up and down the stairs, being thirsty, scared of a shadow, thinking of monsters, the list goes on. The nightlight has a sensor activated so after being on for 30 minutes it automatically turns itself off which saves the battery life, an added bonus!.



Before the nightlight had chance to turn itself off she was flat out, hand on heart i could not believe it. It has been a hit ever since, she will even turn it off on occasions saying 'she doesn't need it tonight'. We are so proud of her and are so happy she is finally settling into her new bedroom. 

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Theraline

Being pregnant has its up and downs, more downs towards the end of the pregnancy in regards to serious back pain, SPD, sciatica , sleep deprivation....shall i go on? 



For me the lack of being able to get in a comfy position to rest my back has been unbearable at times and have found myself in floods of tears because of the pain and discomfort. When i was contacted by theraline to review their original maternity pillow i jumped at the chance, ill try anything to find some comfort!.




When i received the pillow my first reaction was that it was massive! i had never tried out any pregnancy pillows with my last two pregnancies so really didn't know what to expect.

I was pleasantly surprised ,it is made up of tiny little micro beads that allow the pillow to conform to the shape of your body throughout your pregnancy.It is very flexible without losing any of its supportive structure.

Some of the benefits to this pillow are
  • Relief for leg,belly and back
  • stable support for your body throughout the your pregnancy
  • takes the strain of neck and shoulders

I absolutely love relaxing with this pillow, it has really helped with taking the pressure off of my lower back and i can quite happily lay in bed for an hours nap in the afternoon with no aches whatsoever.




I cant however seem to sleep with it all night, whether that is the pillow or just me but as a relaxing aid it is perfect for me, and by the looks of it the girls too. Alessia in particular loves to use it whilst going on the laptop, kids eh!.


Have you tried the Theraline pregnancy pillow? or are thinking of getting one? Let me know what you think.

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We Finally Went! | Merrivale Model Village

The one place in Great Yarmouth that we have wanted to visit for years and never got round to going is the Model Village. Until now!


The model village is situated by the sea front and is impossible to miss, we call it the borrowers land and Alessia is adamant she has seen real life borrowers there now!.

There is so much to do and both the girls were fascinated by the different scenes that have been arranged, Farms, a circus , Ferris wheel, you name it, its probably there. 



The villages are also filled with beautiful flowers , ponds and fish which makes It even more beautiful.



Our favourite has got to be the Brownie girl guides camping scene, with us all being Brownies, me being one a very long time ago!, we loved this display.


The girls were also given a quiz sheet which entailed going round the village finding the answers to the riddles which we really enjoyed and it got the girls thinking and also learning new facts.



We had such a lovely day here and next time we wont leave it so long!
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It Has Arrived! | Hybrid Stroller


So my very own transformer stroller has finally arrived and i wanted to share with you my first impressions of it whilst we are still waiting for this little princess to pop out!

Taking it out of the box filled me with so much excitement, like a kid at Christmas, sad i know but look at it! it is gorgeous!

As you know i love the colour green so i went with the shade pistachio which is beautiful.




 I had no difficulty putting it together. The wheels literally click into place and the frame folds down with ease.The seat can also be positioned facing you which is a bonus.

I also got the carry cot attachment to go with this which is perfect for little newborns,it has its own mattress and feels super soft and cosy. This attachment fits into each side of the frames half circle slots and clicks into place.




The basket underneath this stroller is very large and can also be used to store the hybrid changing bag.





One of my favourite things about this stroller is both the seat and carrycot has a little compartment. For them quick trips to the local shops that don't require a changing bag that has everything in it plus the kitchen sink, this little beauty can be used for small change,keys and your mobile phone. 




I am so pleased with it and can not wait to give it a proper test drive once little madam is here and give you a full review!

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