Cool Christmas jumpers for kids | V. I. BUYS

Has your little one got a Christmas jumper yet? It’s never too early – and anyway the best ones always sell out first… Here’s my top Five Festive Finds: 1. Oatmeal robin £24.95 (newborn – 24mths) Joules 2. Red pudding £16-£18 (3mths – 6yrs) Next 3. Green santa £12-£14 (12mths – 7yrs) Marks & Spencer 4. Red snowman £15-£16 (12mths – 6yrs) bluezoo at Debenhams 5 Navy Reindeer £8 (12mths – 6yrs) F+F at Tesco

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The best classic baby blankets | V. I. BEDROOM

Blankets are my weakness. Even though Miss Marnie has loads – these are my top three classic styles. With the cold nights finally here which one will you choose for your VIB? (TOP) The one for a VIB’s cot or pram: A classic cellular style blanket but with a Luxe brushed feel. This crisp white one will go with any nursery theme from £18 The Little White Company (Middle) The one for colder nights: Velvety soft and edged with satin this is a slightly…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a must-have book for every child | V. I. BOOKCLUB

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle First Line: ‘In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf..’ First published: 1969 No nursery bookshelf is complete without this book. FACT. The story of a caterpillar from hatching to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Follow him as he eats his way through everything in sight and teaches little ones numbers, days of the week and colours along the way. £4.50 Amazon **Great Birthday Party Idea** I think The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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Retro Weekday Undies for BIG & LITTLE girls | V. I. BUYS

There is something so nostalgic about days of the week undies isn’t there? These Cath Kidston ones are beyond cute – but a little while before Miss Marnie is ready for them though! But, I have some tucked away ready for her. I remember having some as a child (in fact I have some very cool Stella McCartney ones now – some girls never grow up!) You can get some here for little boys too! A great little Christmas stocking filler for big and…

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Give a gift to ANOTHER baby with Operation Christmas Child | V. I. BUYS

Christmas is about children, right? So, this year Miss Marnie and I have filled a shoebox with gifts for the Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal Basically, we have wrapped and filled a shoebox with present’s (as suggested on the website) to be sent overseas to children in countries such as Rwanda and Albania; paid our online donation and dropped the box to our local drop off point – it really took no time at all. This year you’ll even get…

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