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Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove

A photograph of a bottle of Sensitive Head to Toe Body Wash and Real Moisture Bar from Baby Dove lying on a towel covered in a pattern of pink, green, blue and yellow ducks and a rubber duck - Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove - Mrs H's favourite things

In sponsorship with Baby Dove Both my children have very sensitive and dry skin that has a tendency to look red and sore. Little Miss H often gets eczema under her armpits. So I believe it’s important that the baby care products I use on them are gentle and mild and offer complete care for their delicate skin. Until now I’ve struggled to find a baby care range that I’m completely happy with. But thankfully, Dove has recently launched a…

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First steps with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker

A photograph of a 14 month old baby boy kneeling on a living room carpet and playing with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker - he is playing with the mini ball run and loving exploring the different elements of the walker - First Steps with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker - Mrs H's favourite things

We’re very proud that Little Mister H is now officially walking! He started the week after he turned 13 months. Like his sister before him, he kept us waiting a while. There were several weeks where there was a lot of very tentative standing and wobbling… with the occasional lunge forward. But when our children get it, it seems like they really get it. Little Mister H is now storming around the house with ease, and causing all kinds of…

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Jack N’ Jill’s New ‘Natural Bathtime’ Range – A Review and Giveaway

A photograph of four products from Jack N' Jill's new natural bathtime range - the photograph includes the Bath Bubbles, Shampoo & Body Wash and Moisturiser from the Simplicity range and the moisturiser from the Serenity range - Making a Splash with Jack N' Jill's New Natural Bathtime Range - A review & giveaway - Mrs H's favourite things

Bathtime is an essential part of our bedtime routine. And it is now one of my favourite parts of the day. I love seeing my two children in the bath together laughing and giggling. The bath products that we use are an essential part of this sacred time. But both the children have different requirements of what they want at bathtime. Little Miss H wants bubbles and lots of them. And Little Mister H needs a mild shampoo that won’t…

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Diono Quantum travel system – A Review

A photograph of a woman pushing her baby boy in a Diono Quantum Travel System in teal blue - she is pushing the Diono Quantum in a beautiful park (called Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells) and is standing in front of the boating lake/ duck pond and there are pedalos in the background - #AdventureReady with Diono Quantum Travel System - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

A while back the lovely people at Diono sent me their brand new travel system to review. Since attending the launch event and writing up my first impressions about the Diono Quantum travel system, I’ve been putting this fabulous new buggy through its paces. (With some help from Little Mister H of course!) I thought it was about time that I write-up some more considered thoughts about the Diono Quantum Travel System. The Diono Quantum travel system – a review A different…

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Baby Loss Reviews & Giveaways

Celebrating our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces

A photograph of a beautiful 7 month old baby boy at his Welcome to the World party celebrating the birth of our second rainbow baby - Celebrating Our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces - Little Mister H's Welcome to the World Party - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Little Miss H and Little Mr H are rainbow babies. This means that both our children were born following baby loss. And they are the bright and beautiful rainbows in the sky after the heartbreaking storms of miscarriage. After three miscarriages we’d almost given up hope of having a second child. And so the pregnancy with Little Mister H was always going to be our last. No matter how it…

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Pao Papoose by We Made Me – A review of the 3 in 1 front and back baby carrier

A photograph of a mother sitting on a log in Knole Park, Sevenoaks in Kent next to her four year old daughter and with her 13 month old son in a Pao Papoose 3 in 1 front and back baby carrier made by We Made Me - Pao Papoose by We Made Me - A Review of the 3 in 1 Front and Back Baby Carrier - Mrs H's favourite things

We’ve been working with the fabulous brand We Made Me since Little Mister H was first born. We’ve previously reviewed their stretchy wrap, the Wuti Wrap. And we’ve also been sent the Pao Papoose Carrier and Soohu Sling to test. The Wuti Wrap was amazing and in the first few months after Little Mister H was born it was used during every dinner and bedtime. It was the only way that I managed to survive those croup filled evenings. However,…

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The Sadness Of Not Being Able To Breastfeed My Babies – My Breastfeeding Story

A sepia tinted photograph of a newborn baby girl having skin to skin and lying in her Mummy's arms - The Sadness of Not Being Able to Breastfeed My Babies - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is World Breastfeeding Week 2017. A week dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. I agree with it wholeheartedly. But this week has made me sad. Because I still have issues about the fact that I was not able to breastfeed my babies. Little Miss H is now four years old. But even after all this time, I feel guilt that I was not able to breastfeed. And I feel a tug in my heart every time I…

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Baby Loss

Now the miscarriages are over

A photograph of a woman walking with her baby in a carrier. She is hugging him and walking through some gardens and by lush green trees - this is the featured image for a post entitled Once The Miscarriages are Over - Once The Miscarriages are Over - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: you may find this post upsetting if you have experienced miscarriages. In a little over a week our rainbow baby boy will turn one. That is a whole year of having his sunny presence in our lives. And a year of knowing that the miscarriages are far behind us.  My last miscarriage was in May 2015. And in September 2015 we were given the news that the miscarriages were unexplained. That there wasn’t a known reason for our…

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