A few months ago we transitioned Dexter from traditional swaddle blankets to the Ergopouch zip up swaddle. Such a brilliant invention! No more tricky folding and wrapping (it was getting more and more challenging with a wriggly baby) just pop them in, zip up, job done!
Dexter is used to being swaddled; we did it from day dot. Normal sleeping bags are not working well for us at the moment so the Ergopouch was ideal!
This bamboo cocoon swaddle from Ergopouch is lovely – breathable and lightweight, keeps him snug and secure. It’s hip friendly, with a two way zip for easy nappy changing and can be converted into a sleeping bag by opening the arm poppers! Genius!
Dexter’s bedroom is always very warm so we went for the 0.2 tog option and I have to say this tog is also lovely for daytime naps! Ergopouch swaddles are also available in 1 and 2.5 tog.
A few weeks ago we were kindly sent a Bumbo floor seat and tray to test and review. I’m genuinely excited to share my thoughts on this one with you as it’s been a real game changer for us!
The Bumbo floor seat came with very minimal packaging (no bulky box, just a cardboard sleeve) and didn’t require any assembly. The straps are already attached, the only thing we had to assemble was the tray, but it was a simple click in job.
Bumbo floor seat and accessories
Bumbo floor seat is contoured to offer best support and maximum comfort; the deep seating area and leg openings being slightly higher gently reclines the baby toward the center of the shaped backrest, which eases the baby into an upright position. Perfect for the first experiences of sitting. The seat comes in three colours – grey, pink and aqua, a three point safety harness is included. You can also buy a tray, suction toys, playtop and floor seat covers (all sold separately). Bumbo floor seat is made of soft foam, the leather like outer skin can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Tray is made of solid plastic. The seat is light weight and portable; can be used anywhere around the home and is perfect for travel.
Age suitabilityand uses
Bumbo recommends their floor seat for babies aged 3-12 months. Baby must be able to support their head. Bumbo floor seat should not be used for prolonged periods. Dexter is 5 months old and can’t sit by himself yet but can support his head so Bumbo offers him the much needed change of perspective and allows him to interact with family members. Also, I found it very helpful with reflux – placing Dexter in Bumbo floor seat after a meal reduces chances of him being sick. We’ve also been using Bumbo seat for playtime – the tray is a very handy addition (sold separately) we put selection of toys on the tray for Dexter to pick and play with.
Personally, I have found Bumbo to be perfect for weaning as well. At this stage Dexter can’t use his highchair yet so having Bumbo is a real life saver! And it’s ever so easy to clean after the messy meal times – we wipe the seat with a damp sponge and the tray can be taken off completely and washed in the sink – easy peasy!
Recently we’ve been kindly gifted a selection of products from the new collection by Done by Deer called Tiny Tropics.
Done by Deer is a Danish brand specialising in modern lifestyle products with beautiful Scandinavian look and feel. All Done by Deer products are designed in-house in Denmark and comply with European safety standards. With a strong focus on detail all Done by Deer products are both stimulating and plaful.
The Tiny Tropics collection features beautiful muted greens and has this very trendy botanical touch, we love it! We found their toys are just the right size for the little hands to practice grasping and the fluorescent labels on each toy are very eye-catching. The muslins are beautifully soft and have whole array of uses – from something to swaddle the newborn baby to a handy cloth to wipe any mess while feeding.
I’m absolutely in love with the whole collection. It’s a real treat to any lover of Scandi designs and natural touches in baby’s nursery.
Visit https://www.donebydeer.com/ to browse the Tiny Tropics collection.
Today we’re playing with the big box of colours from Djeco. This amazing set contains 18 colouring pencils, 16 felt tips, 18 wax crayons, 14 pastels, 8 watercolour paints, 2 paintbrushes, 2 pencils, 1 sharpner and one rubber. The art set comes in sturdy case adorned with beautiful nature inspired illustrations for your little one to colour in. Big box of colours is guaranteed to keep any budding artist occupied for hours!