Crawling Tights Anti Slip – Review

crawling tights anti slip I thought I would share another purchase for Daniella that we bought very recently.

As she is learning to crawl now little by little, it is quite difficult for her – we got wooden laminated floor in our flat, so it’s pretty slippery.. I tried to put some blanket on the floor, but doesn’t really help – all gets messed up very soon and I find Daniella struggling on a plain floor anyways.

After some research on the Internet, I found something that looked like a good solution to me. I found ‘crawling tights’ on Ebay for Β£5.50 plus Β£1.30 for delivery. Tights have little anti slip dots on the feet and knees, so baby should be more stable on the floor. Bought it. πŸ™‚

crawling tights anti slip Delivery was very fast actually. I placed my order on Thursday in the evening, received it on Saturday in the morning. Was so excited to try!

The size ordered was 6 to 12 months. However, tights were still a bit big for Daniella, even though she is nearly 8 months old. The fabric is 80% cotton, 15% polyamide, 5% elastase, as stated. Tights seemed to be pretty warm. Hmmm, maybe it’s good, as baby will be crawling on the cold floor.

Ah ahh, as much as excited I was when ordering, as much disappointed I am now.. I have to say crawling tights didn’t work for us at all.. πŸ™ Daniella still kept on slipping on the floor – those anti slipping dots were still very slippery. Maybe it also counts that the tights were a bit big and the gummy things kept on turning to the wrong position? But what is the point then. My baby needs them now. And seller didn’t have smaller sizes to sell.

Overall I have to say that these are lovely tights with pretty designs (even though most of them were out of stock). Warm and cosy for a colder weather. But doesn’t work as a crawling tights unfortunately. Pity. Will have to find another solution for Daniella’s crawling lessons.. πŸ™

crawling tights anti slip

crawling tights anti slip
crawling tights anti slip

crawling tights anti slip crawling tights anti slip

Quinny Zapp, Petite Star Zia, Cici from Babies R Us, Graco Evo Mini and Nuna Pepp Pushchairs Review

Since we live on the second floor and there is no lift, we decided that would be good to have a lightweight and easy foldable pushchair for Daniella. We do still love our Oyster pram, but if I am alone and want to go out with Daniella, I have to bring the pram downstairs and then to come back for Daniella. I do find it pretty annoying. So one nice Saturday we went to Lakeside to check some pushchairs out. Why Lakeside? Because there are quite few shops for babies, such as Mothercare, Mamas & Papas, Babies R Us and most importantly – Kiddicare.

Before going there we did some researches on the internet. Our favourite so far was Quinny Zapp. However, we discovered it has only one – sitting position – you cannot recline that one. There also was another pushchair, pretty similar – two part Quinny Zapp Extra. You can change positions on that one, but it wouldn’t make sense for us, as this pram has two separate parts – seat unit and the frame and we were looking for the whole thing easy foldable. So sadly we had to say no to Quinny. 
After some more researches we found something pretty similar to Quinny. Petite Star Zia looked pretty nice. Lovely range of colours and pretty design. We were excited about that one, so went to Lakeside to see it live. 
First shop to visit was Babies R Us, where they had Petite Star Zia displayed. Price was about Β£150. However, after seeing this  we were pretty disappointed – pushchair looked very plasticky and unstable. We checked the reviews out for it and people were actually saying that it tipped over when their babies leaned over the side! Terrifying! 
But we saw something else that we liked just next to Petite Star Zia! It was Babies R Us brand Cici stroller, which was, again, similar to Quinny Zapp and Petite Star Zia – three-wheeler, easy foldable, lightweight. And best of all – the price was Β£89.99 – which was well under our budget! To be honest I liked Cici stroller much more that Petite Star Zia. The quality felt so much better!
We have decided to keep this one in mind and went to see what other shops had to offer. 
At Mothercare we liked Graco Evo Mini pushchair – Β£179.99, which was super-lightweight – 6.2 kilograms and good looking stroller. 
At Mamas & Papas we didn’t find anything to our taste, so went to Kiddicare. 
Kiddicare at Lakeside is HUGE! There was a big range of prams and other things for babies. It is also cheaper then other shops (even Pampers nappies are less expensive than anywhere else!). 
After only few minutes in the shop we saw something that we fall in love with from the very first look. Nuna Pepp Pushchair – Β£200. Yes, it does have a price, but it did tick all boxes for us. Lightweight, very easy foldable, stylish looking and so easy to push! The quality felt so good and reviews on that one were fantastic! Nuna Pepp pushchair has three reclining positions, adjustable handle, nice size shopping bag and lovely rain cover.

After using Nuna Pepp pushchair for a while now, I cannot find a single fault in it. Been carrying it up stairs and down stairs while holding Daniella in another hand – it is really manageable! So glad we found exactly what we were looking for! 100% recommended!

Picture below-> Unpacking our New Pushchair

Picture on the left <- Uncle Jim is Posing Next to Daniella’s Nuna Pepp

Picture on the right -> We Loved the style! 

What to Buy for your Baby

Probably one of the most exciting things while waiting for a baby is buying all new stuff, preparing your home, washing and folding mini clothes for your little one. Here I have decided to write about some of the things that we bought for our little one and how useful or useless they were after Daniella’s arrival.

I would like to start with probably one of our most successful buys – Oyster Travel System. We were choosing between Quinny, ICandy and Oyster. We bought Oyster as it looked very lightweight, compact, easy fold able and small. I am so happy with this purchase. It’s nice to go shopping, as it is very easy to maneuver in between the shelves. I feel so sorry for other moms that I see with their huge ‘posh’ prams. They are struggling big time in shops.
We didn’t buy Moses Basket, as we didn’t think it was necessary. And I really don’t miss it at all. during the day Daniella sleeps in her pram, so I can rock her a bit if necessary. I find it really handy!  
However, Oyster pram is pretty hard if the road is not smooth. But it is really not too bad. I think I would buy the same buggy again for another baby. πŸ™‚
Oyster baby style travel system cary cot
Maxi Cosi Cabrio Fix Baby Car Seat was a gift from Daniella’s grandparents. Nice color (red) and looks very comfortable. Pretty lightweight and easy to install in a car. For us it worked really well, as we could attach this on our pram too as a part of Travel System. Daniella seems to love it. Definitely would use this again!
maxi cosi cabrio fix
maxi cosi cabrio fix

Daniella’s cot is Bibi Cot from Mamas & Papas. She sleeps there only at night. I am loving this cot. It’s not huge and very cute. One little minus – it is not possible to slide it’s side wall down. But it is really not a big thing. Loving the size and white color. πŸ™‚
mamas & Papas bibi cot
The music toy for a cot Daniella received from my sister’s Jolita’s family on their first visit. It is also from Mamas & Papas. I am loving its’ neutral colors, so whatever color babys’ duvet will be, it will still  be matching the toy. Daniella likes listening to its soft melody and tries retching cute toys. πŸ™‚ 
mamas & papas music toy

Daniella’s Star-lite Swing Once Upon a Time is also from Mamas & Papas. It only depends to Daniellas mood whether she likes or not. But most of the time she falls asleep happily in it while listening to a soft music or watching cute blinking lights on the top of the swing. Would buy this again. Saves some time- batteries do all job here. πŸ™‚

What to Buy for your Baby

I think one of the best ideas was not to buy changing table for Daniella. At the beginning we were looking for one, but they looked so basic or plasticky (and the price is pretty high for what you get). So we came up with another idea. We bought a chest of drawers, put changing mattress on the top (glued it with two sided stickers, so it is not sliding around)  and used this as a changing table. I could not be happier with the result! Looking nice, plenty of space for baby’s clothes, cosmetic, etc…

What to Buy for your Baby

Daniella’s famous blue chair (bouncer) was a life saver since just after Daniella’s birth till nearly five months old. Edwards colleagues gave it to us as a gift. Daniella was always happily lying in it. We used to always take it with us when going to visit family or friends to their houses. Daniella loved it, we loved it. Pity, babies grow out of those cute things so fast… πŸ™‚

What to Buy for your Baby

A cosy nest for newborns and a comfortable cushion support for babies. We received it from my cousin when he came to visit Daniella. Unfortunately I realised a little too late that it can be used for newborns as a nest. However, it is pretty handy to have it now, when Daniella starts learning to sit by herself.
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Mamas and Papas Siesta Highchair – Review

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As Daniella is growing and doesn’t enjoy her blue chair no more, we have decided, it’s time to buy a highchair for her. I know, it’s too early for her to sit yet, that’s why we were looking for a chair that would be possible to recline the back. It was really hard to pick- there are so many nice highchairs from different brands. At the beginning we really liked Mamas and Papas Loop highchair. however, when I saw it live, it didn’t look that nice no more. Very plasticky and cheap. So after long researches, we finally found our favorite – Mamas and Papas Siesta highchair. I could not be happier with our new purchase. Chair is quite expensive –  Β£199 at Mamas and Papas (however, we are planning to sell it after), but it’s really worth every penny.
    Mamas and Papas Siesta Highchair - Review

  • It’s got little wheels, so we can easily move around the room             
  • Very compatible when folded
  • Two large, easy removable trays
  • Nine height positions
  • Five positions to recline
  • Lovely color and material
Daniella sits happily in her chair playing with toys or wandering around. Mummy and daddy are very happy with the choice. πŸ™‚
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Charlotte Visits Daniella

Lam (14)ovely guests came over last Saturday. Amanda, Mikel and their lovely daughter Charlotte came to visit us from Kent. Amanda is my colleague at work and had Charlotte just couple of months before I had Daniella. We have very interesting stories of falling in love with our now husbands, as Amanda, Mikel, Edward and I were all working at the same company. It’s a long story, but after many many fun parties with our work colleagues we have our lovely families as a result and happy and settled life with our ‘mint’ babies. πŸ™‚

With Amanda we went together through all morning sicknesses and moodiness at work (I feel sorry for our other colleagues:) ). It is amazing how fast the time goes. Our babies are four and eight months now.
We are always happy to have this family around. A loads to talk about – babies stuff, family life, work… Β  Edward cooked roast pork (again) for dinner, which wasΒ DELICIOUS! I guess this dish is becoming our family speciality dish. Well, we love it. πŸ™‚

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