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My Baby’s Hospital Bag Is Packed!

Last week I packed the baby’s hospital bag. I really love my Stokke nursing bag it is so spacious and I love the design and quilted material. It literally fits in everything I need. As I am having a c-section I have packed enough clothes for a couple of days. I left after one night when I had a c-section with Oscar and plan to do the same again this time.

The Stokke nursing bag comes in pink or blue and includes a nappy purse and changing mat. It has lot’s of little pockets inside and one large one on the front. It is perfect to fit all your baby essentials in.

In my bag I have packed three vests and three baby grows that I brought from Next I love the neutral star prints at the moment. I also have three hats, two from Next and one from Baby Gap.

As the baby is coming in December and the weather will be cold I brought a gorgeous star pram suit from Mama’s and Papa’s in the sale for only £10 reduced from £40. I also brought a star print knitted blanket from Mama’s and Papa’s too. I love their blankets and they are really great quality. To bring the baby home in I already have a knitted cardigan from Next and a Nod Pod blanket. The Nod Pod is a blanket that keeps your baby really snug and warm.
I have packed one packet of Pampers Newborn size 1 nappies, Johnson’s first touch baby wipes to save having to use cotton wool and water in the hospital and a packet of Aptamil first milk in pre sterilised bottles just in case I have problems breast feeding. I plan to breastfeed the baby but had problems feeding Oscar when he was born. I was kindly sent the Milton portable soother steriliser to review and they are great to keep your dummies germ me on the go. The dummies I have brought for the baby are personalised with Baby Maycock written on them. I had these with Oscar that said Mini Maycock. I brought these from mydummy.co.uk where you can choose from lot’s of colours, designs and types of dummies. Three only cost £9.00.

I have muslins, a cellular blanket, a Gro swaddle and some cute booties from Mothercare in my bag too, as well as a small tube of Sudocrem.

So baby’s bag is ready to go, I just need to finish mine! #4 weeks to go!

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Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room Campaign

Shopping with a baby can be stressful and according to a recent survey by Sudocrem 50% of new mums avoid shopping because of poor changing and feeding facilities. Lack of adequate facilities could account for the 68%of Mums who now purchase more goods online than offline, and result in women feeling isolated in the first 12 months after giving birth. I know when Oscar was a baby I always found it easier to shop online, although we were lucky that in our local shopping centre ‘Intu Watford’ the John Lewis had a really clean, large baby changing room with a discrete feeding area too.

To champion the benefits of good facilities, Sudocrem Care & Protect and TV and radio presenter Katy Hill have launched a campaign to encourage retailers and restaurants to improve what they have on offer and they’re asking parents to vote for the best in the “Baby Changing Room Awards”. Based on last year’s award winner, John Lewis in Reading, it might be easy access combined with spacious, clean and comfortable facilities or it could be something more quirky, like the addition of a sofa and a TV.  

“It’s vital that parents have access to good baby changing facilities when they’re out and about with their baby. With two kids of my own, I know it’s the little things that count and facilities, which have been developed with parents in mind, are right up there with the coffee!” Says Katy Hill, TV and Radio Presenter and mother of two.

Sudocrem Care & Protect has also been developed with the practical considerations of parents in mind together with the needs of delicate infant skin. The unique nappy rash ointment acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin against the chemicals found in urine and poo. It conditions the skin with Vitamin E and pro Vitamin B5 which helps to protect the skin and keep it soft, healthy and moisturised. Finally a protective barrier guards against infection. You can get 50p off your next purchase by downloading the voucher HERE.

Not only does this changing bag essential provide triple protection against the cause of nappy rash but it is also comes with a hinged flip-top lid which gives quick, mess-free access to the ointment using just one hand; a must when nappy changing demands speed and efficiency!

If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let Sudocrem know which baby changing room, why you want to nominate them and preferably a photo on Facebook, on the Sudocrem website social hub or by emailing babychangingroomawards@satellitepr.com. Entries will be judged by Katy Hill, expert midwife Nikki Khan and Sudocrem.

Sudocrem Care & Protect baby changing mats will be given to all shortlisted baby changing rooms and the winning baby changing rooms will receive a special certificate and use of the Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room logo. Everyone who nominates their favourite changing facilities will also be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win one of several prizes, including a short break at Knoll House, Britain’s original family friendly hotel*. So make sure you enter to be in with a chance to with this amazing short break. I know I will!

The closing date for entries is 31st of October and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of November. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Sudocrem.

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Sudocrem are getting the Daddy’s Involved!

I have always been really lucky that from day one when Oscar was born Greg has always been such a hands on Daddy. In fact because of me having an emergency caesarean Greg was the first one to hold Oscar and also had to change all the nappies for the first few days. Greg and Oscar share a bath every night and Greg always reads Oscar his bedtime story and puts him to bed. I have never had to ask Greg to do any of these things, he just loves being involved and enjoys spending every minute he can with Oscar.

I have always noticed that anything to do with babies is always aimed at the Mummy’s, from brands to health care Daddy’s don’t often get the mention they deserve. That is why I absolutely love the new campaign from Sudocrem who aimed this one right at the wonderful men in our lives. Sudocrem are trying to get Simon Cowell to star in their latest advertising campaign, which would fit in perfectly as the new Dad has confessed he loves changing little Eric’s nappies and getting involved in the parental duties. He has even been pictured with a tube of Sudocrem! If Simon does agree to take part I think it would really change the perception that other brands have of modern day parenting and if he needs any hints and tips he can head over to youtube and watch other celebrities taking part in a great video created by parenting website Up All Hours.

I will be watching out to see if Simon Cowell does get involved and with an estimated 80% of babies suffering from nappy rash don’t forget to pack your tube of Sudocrem in your changing bag!
Sudocrem Care & Protect 40G
Disclaimer: This post is written in collaboration with Sudocrem.