Today we feature our favourite swaddle wrap – the Hopes & Dreams blanket by KwithHeart.
A gorgeous soft, organic cotton wrap with the perfect amount of stretch to keep even the wriggliest of babies wrapped all night long, The Hopes & Dreams swaddle by KwithHeart is emblazoned with beautiful affirmations you can read to your baby to assure them nothing is impossible, they are unique, beautiful and that their darling wee feet can take them everywhere. The wrap features 30 affirmations printed on super soft GOTS certified* organic cotton.
I love reading all these beautiful affirmations to Georgie with my favourite one being “You have my heart forever”.
Not only is the wrap beautiful, its big 120 x 100 perfect for swaddling! It is also ideal as a blanket in the cot or crib – we use ours on the floor for tummy time and tuck her in with it on these warm summer nights, as its just the perfect weight. We chose the organic cotton swaddle blanket but its also available as an organic cotton muslin wrap
The Hopes & Dreams Swaddle makes an awesome baby shower gift – sweet, beautiful and practical – every mummy will love it!
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There are so many gorgeous books for kids these days, from cheeky rhyming books to books featuring beautiful photography. While I was pregnant with Georgie I made a list of all the books I wanted for her collection and so they could be purchased for her birthdays and other special occasions. Her Grandad ‘G’ made a serious dent in this list and bought a few of our favourites to get her started. These are our top three so far but I’m sure we’ll find new favourites as Georgie makes her preferences known.
Lulu & Pip | Photographs by Stephanie Rausser, Doll by Jess Brown, story by Nina Gruener
Lulu & Pip is about a doll and her girl and their first trip camping where they have all sorts of adventures from catching fish to eating smores over the campfire. Jess Brown created the doll in this book and you can actually buy her dolls here. We love that the book is written from the point of view of the doll Pip. The photography and styling is incredible and as a hard cover book its perfect for standing so she can look at the pretty pictures for tummy time.
Kiki & Coco in Paris | Photographs by Stephanie Rausser, Doll by Jess Brown, story by Nina Gruener
Another beautiful photo book by Rausser, Brown and Gruener, this time about little girl Kiki and her doll Coco. They travel to the magical city of Paris and explore the sites and sounds until Coco gets left behind… stunning photography and a cute story about the bond between a girl and her doll.
Bonjour Camille | Illustrations by Laia Aguilar, story by Felipe Cano
Camille is a bit cheeky, with a boundless imagination; she names the waves, eats loads of cherries, jumps on the bed, and does all in her battledress which consists of a tutu and top hat. A quick read with fun bold child-like illustrations.
All books are available from Amazon
We’d love to know what your favourite books are for baby – let us know in comments below
A pram or stroller is one if the biggest investments you’ll make for bub so you want to make sure its a good one. After trying out a couple of different brands at various baby stores, nothing really came close to the Edwards & Co Oscar 3-wheeler.
I love the fact that its a full system, gone are the days of needing to buy a pram and stroller separately – the Edwards & Co system means you can just clip in the different attachments as they grow and develop. Its also attractive, no daggy bright colours just plain sleek black – with the option of swapping out the canopies for one of their fashion option – we opted for the black and white geometric.
The Oscar 3-wheeler is a dream to push – well that’s an understatement – it basically pushes itself. Perfect for the up-hill off road climbs we often do on our daily walks. The wheel base is narrow enough to fit through the skinniest of store aisles, is lightweight and easily fits in the boot of the car with a one-click breakdown.
Another one of the selling points for me was that I love a traditional pram, especially for brand new babies so the fact that you can purchase the Carry Cot attachment was a bonus, Georgie loves dozing in her carry cot when we go for our long walks. The carry cot also has the perfect zip pocket for the wallet, keys and phone for extra security when taking your pram out. If she falls to sleep I will often quietly unclick the carry cot attachment and let her sleep in there – saves risking waking her transferring her to the cot.
The days when we have to visit a few different stores with car rides in between is where the capsule attachment comes in handy, I just unclip the capsule from the car and click it into the wheels, no need to unbuckle her (or wake her if she’s drifted off). She’s loving the capsule at the moment as its really snug for her and she can watch what’s going on. If she does fall asleep in it or needs a bit of privacy I just pop my Milk Snob cover over it (find out more about the Milk Snob Cover here).
I totally recommend the full Edwards & Co system – we bought the Oscar 3-wheeler, capsule, capsule base and Carry cot. We’re looking forward to using the stroller more as Georgie gets older too.
For all the technical details check out Edwards & Co here.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Little Co to offer all Ses + Jen followers 15% off all Edwards & Co products as well as 15% off storewide. Just use the code SESANDJEN at the checkout.