Baby Shower Haul | What I got for my Baby shower

Have a look at what I got for my baby shower – Be nosey! I love looking at what other mums got! Or maybe you’re attending a baby shower and need some gift ideas. Either way, I hope you enjoy watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!

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DIY Baby Shower Favors

I’m on the home stretch and pregnancy boredom has reached a new level. So I put all this extra time to some use. I made some Adult Party bags for my Baby Shower, I think this should be a thing, I used to love getting party bags. I actually really enjoyed doing these, and I think it’s a nice personal way of saying Thank you. I made 3 different favors, the prints I created myself and have made them available to download, so you can create your own baby shower favors.

Party Bags

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What you need-

  • Brown craft bag (I got mine from ebay)
  • Name tag (Mine are actually place cards from paperchase)
  • Mini wooden peg (I got mine from ebay)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Customised stickers
  • Milk bottle sweets

 

  1. Burts Bees Lip balm

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What you need-

  • Burts bees lip balm
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here 

2. Lush Bath Bomb 

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What you need-

  • Lush Bath Bomb
  • Cellophane bag (I got mine from Tiger Stores)
  • Ribbon
  • Card
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here

3. Soap 

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What you need-

  • Soap (I got mine from M&S)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Card (I used a place card from Paperchase)

HUGE BABY HAUL

 

I’m on the home stretch! Here’s a final few bits that I’ve brought before D-Day (or should I say May day- ha!)

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Top Pregnancy Essentials and Must Haves

Pregnancy isn’t always kind to us, so here are my top products to make pregnancy slightly more..er..comfortable? and also some pampering products chucked in there too.

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Baby Shower Invitation Ideas and Free Downloads

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My Baby Shower is looming, so I thought I’d share how I made my invites, the prints I created I have made so you can download and use. Have fun!

What you need – 

  1. Free ‘Save the date’ printables found here
  2. Free insert printables found here 
  3. Brown Card
  4. Scissors or Scalpel (and cutting mat if using scalpel)
  5. Double sided tape
  6. Ruler
  7. String
  8. Pen
  9. Hole-punch

What’s In my Hospital Bag?!

I am aware I have packed my Hospital bag very early, so there are a few things left to pack, such as clothes to go home in (I’m not going to be going home in my pyjamas). There a few other bits and pieces, but I thought I’d show you what I have so far. Like most people I find hospitals pretty daunting, so please leave suggestions and what helped you through your stay at hospital! Thank you for watching.

P.s Sorry about the eye twitching, apparently I don’t have the ability to control my face anymore.

What’s in my Hospital Bag – Baby Edition

I’m back, talking awkwardly in front of the camera, although I’m actually getting used to this whole talking to myself thing. So here is what I’m taking to hospital for Baby Free. I am aware that its a bit early to pack a hospital bag, but I have a new found love of being overly organised.

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The Baby Show – Freebies and Review

So last friday I went to The Baby Show at the Excel Centre in London, I have to say I was pretty excited about this. I love browsing for baby products, and the baby show has everything under one roof, so If you’re pregnant or have a little one- this is the place to be.

When I first arrived I was pleasantly suprised by the format and organisation of the exhibitions. It wasn’t over crowded, although I do recommend going early as it does get slightly more crammed, I did get mowed down by a couple of prams later on in the day. But  on the whole there was plenty of space to browse and shop. I was also impressed with the variety of the stalls, which I think pretty much covered all baby/mum products- ideal if you want to do all your shopping in one go. There are discounts on the big brands, so It might be worth doing a lot of your baby shopping in one go!

I would say there was a lack of places to eat in the exhibition, in fact there was only one place to eat, and I had to sit on the floor to eat because there wasn’t enough chairs. Which for an exhibition which is predominately for pregnant ladies is a bit poor- getting up from the floor is a difficult job!

Did someone say Freebies?

One thing the show definitely didn’t disappoint on was the amount of freebies. I love freebies, I think they are a great way to try out a brand before investing in them. Also samples are so handy for travelling or to chuck in your hand bag, so I picked up as many as I could. I would recommend buying the prima Goody bag, this was £5, but had so much stuff in and who doesn’t like a goody bag?!

Here are all the freebies I managed to pick up, I’m sure there are some I missed!

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Purchases

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This MAM microwave steriliser comes with two bottles and was half price – only £13! A bargain I think. The MAM stall also had 3 for £10 on various items, so I picked up a bottle brush and two packs of breast pads. They were also giving out free bottles and soothers and had big discounts, so make sure you visit the MAM store.

 

 

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Water wipes were on my list to buy. If you haven’t heard of water wipes, they are the purest baby wipes you can get, with no nasty ingredients- made with 99.9% water and o.1% grapefruit seed extract. Perfect for the skin of a newborn baby. I was told by my midwife not to use baby wipes for the first 6 weeks, to just use cotton wool and water. But newborns first poo’s aren’t the prettiest and cotton wool can get messy.

These weren’t actually that discounted, they are £2.49 in Boots and I got a pack of 5 for £10. But I think definitely worth it!

 

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I had been looking for a baby bouncer for weeks! I really don’t like the vibrating, music playing, machine operated ones, I much prefer a more traditional style. But then the traditional ones are often a bit cheap a cheerful and don’t look overly comfortable or sturdy. It was an on going struggle!

But low and behold I found this, and Baby Free finally has a bit of colour in his/her life! I loved this when I saw this. A no trick bouncer, comfy and sturdy with a fun design and only £45.

 

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I was on the look out for this brand, one of my friends uses this on her baby girl and she smells delicious! Mustela is a French brand, and one I have already fallen in love with. It is an all natural free from parabens and all that nasty stuff brand. They have a huge variety of products and they all smell amazing! The scent is gentle and perfect for babies, I literally can’t stop sniffing this stuff.

 

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Finally I got this adorable little outfit from ‘Chamomile baby’ for a friend of ours who has just had a baby boy. There were a lot of clothing stalls with beautiful clothes, but as we don’t know the gender of our baby, there wasn’t a lot of choice!

 

 

Thats everything! Please let me know if you have been to the baby show and what you brought there!

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Clothes Haul – Primark, Zara, M&S, Asda and H&M

Following my previous post about how I have organised Baby Free’s clothes, I thought Id do a massive baby clothes Haul. In video format…cue a very awkward Paige sitting in front of a camera rambling about how tiny and cute baby clothes are.

But in all seriousness, I hope you enjoy watching, and if you aren’t finding out the gender of your baby you will understand my frustration in buying unisex clothing! Please do take a moment to like the video or comment, it means so much hearing from you!

Also- How many weird faces do I pull?! Sorry about that.

Nursery Organisation – Tips and Ideas

6 months pregnant and the ‘nesting syndrome’ hit me, I have an overwhelming urge to make baby Free’s house a (germ-free, ultra-organized, impeccably designed) home. I can’t tell you how many times I have folded, un-folded and then re-folded tiny little onesies. My new found need for organisation doesn’t just end at baby things, today for example, I had just sat down ready to tuck into a few kiwis (pregnancy craving) when I felt the desire to scrub the inside of the fridge and then re-organise its contents.

So why do we do it? I mean it is completely irrational, what woman stays up at night thinking of new ways to organise tiny baby clothes. Studies have shown that the urge to nest stems from an inbuilt need in a mum to ‘protect and prepare’ for her unborn baby. So there you go, we can’t help it..it’s natural!

 

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Here is how I organised Baby Free’s dresser and changing station, I doubled the chest of drawers can be found here.

 

 

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The first two small drawers at the top I have used for changing equipment. These drawer dividers from ikea (Skubb box, set of 6) were so useful for keeping everything neat and organised. I used the two long boxes for nappies. Then in the small square boxes I have kept nail clippers, brush, thermometer (from the babymoov vanity) and then oils and creams etc in the other. In the drawer on the right I have kept cotton wool, just for the first few months when baby has very sensitive skin. I will keep a basket on top of the dresser with wipes, baby powder, hand gel etc.

 

 

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In the second drawer down, from the left is pyjamas, then vests and on the right is sleep suits. In separating all the clothing out I am hoping it will make changing a lot more efficient and stress free, because lets face it – we will be spending a lot of time changing nappies and clothes and there will be no searching for vests or socks!

 

 

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Next drawer down from the left I have a pile of soft baby towels (I will be doing a haul video next week showing where I got everything from). In the small boxes I kept socks, booties, scratch mittens and hats. Followed by a pile of bibs and then a huuge box of muslin clothes. I have another basket of muslin clothes that I will keep handy downstairs, ready for all the little accidents.

 

 

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Finally in the bottom drawer I have kept spare wipes and packs of nappies, blankets and Baby Free’s Gro-bag. Then in the last box I have stored clothes that are a variety of different months, and one boy and one girl outfit, as we are not finding out the sex, I had to get at least one gender specific outfit ready!

Please share your nesting stories! I love hearing them and knowing I’m not the only crazy one, or if you have any tips on organisation- please share them with me!