Baby (35) Fashion (11) Travel (10) Food (7) Other stuff I like (5)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Toy of the week: Sofie the Giraffe for the Bath

Sofie the Giraffe has been a long time favourite with the Baby:

I therefore also had to get Sofie the Giraffe for the bath (available on Amazon):

The Baby's only disappointment with the bath version is that the legs are too short to properly chew on them!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Weaning accessories

The Baby is slowly developing an interest in the food I am offering her. She liked so far pear, parsnip and peas but more or less completely rejected sweet potato and carrot. It is a slow process... In the meantime, I got slightly obsessed with the different weaning accessories out there.

I love the Beaba silicone spoons ( They are very soft and therefore should not hurt the Baby's gum.

Beaba first spoons

Once the Baby can hold the spoon herself, I shall switch to the Beaba 360 degree spoon. It apparently makes sure that whichever way up the Baby holds her spoon, the food will stay level, minimising spilling and mess (see the review on Which? 


For freezing individual portions of the veg and fruit, I have been using the "Happy Mummy Baby Cubes Food Portioners (Stage 1)". They are available on Amazon.

Great for mixing and serving the food are the Beaba food containers (

Beaba Portions Set

Finally, being slightly fed up with having to change and wash the Baby's outfit after each feed, I have just ordered some Bibetta bibs which are made out of neoprene (i.e. waterproof and easy to wipe) and come with long sleeves (

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Toy of the week: Skwish

A friend gave the baby the "Skwish":

She absolutely loves it. She can chew it, rattle it and watch the coloured balls move. It is from Manhatten Toy who do great toys for different ages (

The baby of another friend of mine for example loves the "Winkel" (not sure about the names of these toys...):

And the "Whoozit" (another random name...) continues to be a favourite of the Baby:

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Beaba Babycook

I am spending a lot of time these days steaming and mashing fruit and vegetables for the Baby. However, it is all quite fun with the Beaba Babycook ( which does most of the work for me. I do not need any pans and have hardly any washing up to do. Apart from steaming and blending it also defrosts and heats previously prepared food portions. And, its lime green colour even matches our new kitchen!

Beaba Babycook

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


A friend has asked me to send her the itinerary for our Sicily trip last spring. As there may be others who find that the only way of getting over the sad fact that the Christmas holidays are over is booking a nice holiday in a sunny place, I set it out below:

January fashion fix

One of my fashion spies in Switzerland has just told me that H&M is currently selling this cute Chanel style cardigan:

Grab it while they have it!

Friday, 6 January 2012

The end of travelling light

Luggage of 2 adults and one baby for one week of skiing: 7 bags!!! (2 big suit cases, snowboard bag, ski bag, bugaboo bag, 2 cary-ons and car seat)

We were worried that we would not fit all of this into a cab so tried Heathrow valet parking. This was a really good idea had there not been an accident on the M25... Almost missed our plane!