Stylish maternity lingerie from Panache | V. I. BUYS

Pregnant? Getting bigger in the bust department already? Then be sure your smalls don’t let you down with some beautiful maternity lingerie. Pregnancy underwear can be sexy too – and apart from the days when only a ‘big’ pant and t-shirt bra will do – this nursing bra from Panache is practical and pretty! Going up to a bump-tastic J cup there is also a soft cup maternity bra, matching briefs or thong (it also comes in pink) to ensure you’ll…

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Rainbow muslins from Faye & Lou | V. I. BABY

Muslins are a mama must-have (easy clean-ups, make-shift bib, nappy table liner, swaddling, emergency towel/blanket…you get the drill) but, that doesn’t mean they have to be dull! These Faye & Lou Rainbow Muslins are a cheerful addition to every mama’s baby bag – and are so much easier to find in a bag full of neutral bibs, baby grows and nappies! What I love about them is no matter how many washes they’ve had, they have yet to fade. OK, they are expensive for what are…

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Christmas pyjamas from Mothercare | V. I. BUYS

  I so NEED to get these skinny spot print reindeer pyjamas for Miss Marnie. It’s November – the Christmas countdown has begun! With 49 sleeps till the big day (check here on the Xmas Clock). I want to get a few nights extra wear out of these – after all novelty PJ’s are for the whole of December, not just for Christmas Eve! Mothercare ** I wonder if I can make the top work with jeans or a tutu for a Christmas…

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Cooking with kids and Ella’s Kitchen | V. I. BAKE

I couldn’t wait to get hold of this book – as Miss Marnie loves the Ella’s Kitchen pouches – so I wanted to see what the cookbook had to offer. Ella’s Kitchen The Cook Book The Red One has 100 recipes from weaning babies to feeding young kids. A fun-filled book that has loads of ideas, shortcuts and inspiration for mealtimes – plus they all sound super tasty. I have found cooking for Miss Marnie lots of fun, as I love seeing her…

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Peepo! a classic story for toddlers | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg First Line: ‘Here’s a little baby One, Two, Three…’ First published: 1981 Follow baby from morning until bedtime as he discovers what his family are up too through a ‘peep hole’ on each page. Most books I read as a child were by The Ahlberg’s (Funny bones, Each Peach Pear Plum, Burglar Bill, Mrs Wobble the Waitress) – so, it’s lovely to introduce Miss Marnie to their world of rhymes and retro illustrations.  £5.24 Amazon

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