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The One-Stop Baby Shop

Okay, I’m in that zone at the moment, but did you know that good old M&S have launched a new dedicated one-stop baby shop? I know: genius. Alex was in M&S the other week and was Instagramming like mad. “Have you seen their new baby shop?” she emailed me. Quite right, too. It’s an edited collection of, well,  everything you need for your baby (bar a live-in nanny who’s happy to do the night shift. Come on, M&S, surely you can manage this?). Not simply their own brand, but all the best baby brands in the business: Skip Hop, Baby Bjorn (I’ve just bought one of their excellent soft lip bibs – planning ahead, you see), Avent bath thermometers, a plethora of bottle options and everything you need for weaning – including stylish high chairs, travel cots and carriers…. Essentially, you could kit out your little one for the first years of his life right here. And the clothes… Oh, there is almost too much cuteness. I confess: I could not have enjoyed putting this post together any more. (Moreover, there are discounts ahoy going on right now – so get your bump/baby in the action.…


Tried, tested, confirmed: the baby (and beyond) list

This post is dedicated to the new (and newish, and soon-to-be) mamas I know out there. There is evidently something about May (or nine months beforehand) – it is a month for good baby-related news. Welcome to family life. When I was pregnant, and certainly when C was a newborn, I was a sitting target for baby-related retail opportunities, but, when it comes down it, what I really needed was very little. Herein lies my tried-and-tested list  – the things I would recommend and use again and again.…