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Guest Post: Top 5 Natural Beauty Tips

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post, Information | Posted on 15-02-2013

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You don’t need a face full of makeup or a cupboard full of skincare products to look naturally beautiful. Natural beauty starts from the inside out, and it’s all about nurturing yourself – good health will always shine through. Follow our top 5 natural beauty tips for radiant, glowing, naturally beautiful skin, hair and nails.

1. Get Colourful

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in a wide range of colours for the most nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Each colour generally signifies a different vitamin – for example, bright orange fruits and veggies such as carrots contain beta-carotene, a vitamin essential for eye health. The more vitamins and nutrients you can take in from your food, the healthier you’ll feel and the better you’ll look.

2. Drink and Douse

For naturally glowing skin and care, keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Hydration starts from within, so give your moisturiser a head start by drinking at least 2 litres of water everyday. As for your hair, a quick rinse in cold water once you’ve rinsed your shampoo and conditioner out will add lots of shine and will help to set your style. For extra-shiny hair, douse your hair in malt vinegar and rinse out with lukewarm water.

3. Healthy Fat

People have a bit of a tendency to shy away from every product containing fat for fear that they’ll gain weight – but if you include healthy fats in your diet, from healthy sources, they will literally make you glow from the inside out. Your skin, hair and nails will all thank you for it. Include plenty of omega-3 rich foods in your diet, like oily fish, nuts, seeds and healthy oils such as extra-virgin olive oil and avocado oil.

4. Go Organic

When choosing skin products, opt for organic products that will nourish your skin from the inside out. Companies like Ila Spa sell products that are chemical and paraben free, packed with naturally occurring ingredients that are designed to work with your body’s own systems. Organic beauty products generally get to work faster, sinking into the skin more quickly than non-organic products – meaning that you can get on with the business of being beautiful, without hanging around waiting for your moisturiser to sink into your skin.

5. Hot or Cold

Sometimes, all you need to do to boost your natural beauty is to use products that are a little cold, or that are a little warm. For example, if you use eye cream that has been kept in the fridge, it will tighten and brighten the eye area and will help to drain away any fluid. Moisturisers that are kept in the fridge will also have a similar effect. Work with the hot and steamy environment of your shower by applying a moisturising hair mask or conditioner, wrap your head in a towel and then sit in the bathroom for a little while. The heat will let the conditioner get right to the heart of each hair follicle. The warm of the shower will also open your pores – so use this time to pluck your eyebrows.

Summer Holiday Essentials: Milk & Cereal Tshirt

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews, Summer Holiday Essentials | Posted on 31-05-2012

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If you after some fun and funky clothes for your children to take on their holidays this summer head over to Milk & Cereal and check out their range of bright and bold tshirts. Each design is hand printed on organic cotton so is gentle against your little ones skin and was designed by a team of graffiti artists in association with a Mum who was seeking something a “fresh and fun” for her children. Here’s some of my favourite designs:

I am a big fan of bright coloured clothes for my Little Man and he is a big fan of this tshirt. There’s always a smile on his face when I take it out of the drawer and he likes to give the cow a little wave before putting it on. The quality is excellent and it washes really well. I can see this being a part of Little Man’s wardrobe all summer long.

Check out the full Milk & Cereal range online.

 

Decorating A Child’s Bedroom – Jungle Theme

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle, Product Reviews | Posted on 07-05-2012

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The majority of Little Man’s toys and books have a jungle animal involved. Giraffes, monkeys and lions are very popular in our house, so when we moved from our flat and Little Man was given a bedroom with plain white walls we had no doubts over what theme to decorate it in. Over the past few weeks we’ve been gathering lots of amazing jungle themed items to use to make Little Man’s room a proper boys bedroom, and we are thrilled with the results.

Duracoat Tough Matt Paint from Homebase in ‘Yellow Submarine’.
This paint contains extra acrylic making it super durable and ideal for high traffic areas. Its also washable which is going to come in very handy when Little Man decides to decorate himself with crayons!
I love this colour and it brightened up the room immediately. It also works incredibly well with the rest of the decorations.

Jungle Wall Stickers by Roommates from Jomoval.
Twenty six stickers of varying sizes featuring an array of creatures found in the jungle, as well as a couple of palm trees, birds and a bright sun. These stickers can be placed on any painted or papered wall, furniture 0r mirrors without causing damage. What’s more you can move and reposition as you want, reusing them if you move or fancy a change of scene, and they are waterproof and wipe clean.
I always wanted to use some type of wall sticker to add pictures to Little Man’s room, and I must have looked at dozens of designs and styles. These were perfect – particularly being re-positionable – and make a dramatic impact as soon as you place them. Little Man saw his wall yellow for a few weeks before we put these up, and as soon as he came back into his room he immediately ran over pointing at them all and poking the ones he could reach. Most mornings he waves at the creatures from his cot! These stickers are just fantastic.

Monkey & Giraffe Decorative Light Switch Cover from Homeplates.
This is a simple cover which is fitted easily over your existing light switch making them a popular home decoration accessory. They are so easy to fit – even I managed it!
I’d never really imagined having a light switch that was any colour other than white, but after discovering the Homeplates website and their vast selection I can see more of these popping up around the house. Inexpensive and so simple the inclusion of this switch cover in Little Man’s room is subtle but so cute.

Jungle Animals Personalised Height Chart from Stuck On You.
Made from high quality canvas and supplied with matching stickers to mark your little ones height on special dates – birthdays, Christmas, etc – these height charts are easily personalised on the website and come in a huge range of designs.
This height chart has featured on my blog before here, but it is still a brilliant part of Little Man’s bedroom and one brightens up a blank wall.

Bespoke Bunting from Just Bunting.
Just Bunting was set up by Karen Davey from Cornwall and she makes a huge range of bunting for all occasions, and she was kind enough to make this colourful personalised bunting for Little Man. The quality is fantastic and it was precisely what I’d imagined – you can see why she’s a member of the #SBS Winners, as chosen by Theo Paphitis of Dragons Den fame.

Green Elephant Organics For Kids Blanket from NaturalMat
This blanket is reversible – the other side has stripes on – and is so soft and snugly. It would be brilliant for wrapping your newborn nice and cosily, or as an extra blanket for use in the cot or in the car, and what’s more its 100% organic cotton and machine washable.

Personalised Safari Wall Art from Alphabet Gallery.
A 15cm square deep wooden box containing the first letter of your child’s name, along with their full name and the origin of it, and their date of birth. This makes a great addition to any nursery and would be a perfect christening gift too.
This item is so beautiful.  The Safari theme provides a great background and the detail that goes into it is exquisite. I am so pleased to have one of these on Little Man’s wall, and I’m sure it’s something we are going to always treasure.

Doodle Zoo Travel Grobag from The Gro Company.
This sleeping bag can be used both at home and on the move as it can be fitted into a car seat or buggy and is five point harness compatible. At 0.5 tog it is ideal for hot summer nights and holiday travel.
This grobag is full of lovely jungle creatures. We have used it in the car seat too whilst travelling past Little Man’s bedtime. The full length front zip makes it easy to transport your little one if their asleep as it gives simple access to your harness. The 0.5 tog means it will get plenty use this summer – should it ever get hot!

Jolly Day Out Portable Storage Caddy from The Gro Company.
Keeping nappies, wipes and creams tidy is easy with this caddy, and the included changing mat and comfy handle means you can carry it around the house with ease.
This was chosen because of its bright orange colour. There may not be a jungle creature on here, but greens, yellows and oranges are jungle colours so its a great match. We keep this filled with nappies and wipes – super cute jungle creature decorated ones from Tesco’s in fact – as well as the essential hand gel and nappy rash cream.  Its great for using around the house, and makes a instant nappy changing station in any room.

Roaring Raa Raa Toy from Toys R Us.
This interactive roaring Raa Raa provides endless fun with a simple push down of his head. The more you press his head the longer and louder the realistic roar, and he even does a little wiggle too!
Raa Raa has been watched by Little Man for quite a while now, so you can imagine his excitement upon receiving his very own Raa Raa – I couldn’t get it out the box fast enough! Little Man loves to press his head down, and often mimicks the wiggling motion when the roar begins. I love this toy because the voice is the same as on the show and its a brilliant copy of a very popular character.

Tigga Shoes from Inch Blue.
Inch Blue are the place to get handmade soft leather shoes, and these bright orange with black stripes make a great jungle addition.

Blue Original 6 month + Soother Two Pack from Mam.
A cute pack of soothers, one of which features a very appropriate elephant! Soothers are only used in our house at nap time and at night, but we seem to lose them all the time, so a good stock is essential.

Jungle Animals Kids Party Boxes from Favours From Us.
These boxes are designed to be used at parties, and would make great goody bags for children to take home filled with sweets. In Little Man’s bedroom they make cute decorations which he could put little bits and pieces in.

Panda Zoobie from Jaz Kids.
This cuddly panda is a great soft toy for your child, but it also holds a secret. It is also a super-soft blanket and comfortable pillow, making it ideal for car trips and cuddling up at home.
This panda has become an instant hit in our house. Little Man loves it, and can often be found carrying it around with him and giving it big cuddles. He doesn’t really use it as a blanket and pillow as yet,  but as a toy its one of his best friends.

Monkey Bibs from Close Parent Ltd.
These bibs come in two sizes – 0 month + and 6 months + – and are soft and absorbent. The 6 month + bib has additional poppers which allow you to fold bottom of the long bib up to form a pouch – great for catching any spillages!

Little Man is rather pleased too – he does enjoy a nice chat with his new animal friends…

Like what you see?

Here are all the website links and Twitter accounts of everyone who contributed towards making my Little Man’s bedroom amazing!!

Homebase can be found @Homebase_UK
Jomoval can be found @Jomoval
Homeplates
Stuck On You can be found @StuckOnYouTweet
Just Bunting can be found @JustBunting
Natural Mat can be for @NaturalMat
Alphabet Gallery
The Gro Company can be found @TheGroCompany
Toys R Us can be found @ToysRUs
Inch Blue can be found @InchBlue
Mam
Favours From Us
Jaz Kids can be found @JazKidsClothing
Close Parent Ltd can be @CloseParent

Alternative Easter Gift’s For Under 5’s

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 30-03-2012

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Despite temperatures being almost Caribbean at the moment it is in fact only Spring, which means Easter is approaching. A two week break for the children from school and a glut of chocolate beckons. What about the little children though? Giant chocolate eggs aren’t ideal so I’ve come up with a list of none chocolate based gift ideas for the smaller children in your life.

Biscuit Village
Okay so this might not be an entirely healthier alternative to chocolate eggs, but seriously – how cute are these biscuits?

 

15 assorted shaped biscuits decorated in with Royal Icing in flower, chick, rabbit and egg designs. Great for sharing with the children –  if you don’t eat them all yourself . The biscuits themselves are nice and plain in flavour, but the addition of the intricate decoration makes them a stunning visual feast. If you’re after something smaller you can also buy a lovely set of three chicks. Check out the Biscuit Village Easter Range, and their other biscuits for every occasion here.

Green Baby
You should all be aware by now what a big fan I am of clothes, especially for my Little Man. He has tonnes of gorgeous clothing, and if I had the finances, and thought Daddy wouldn’t think me crazy, I’d buy him to much more. One of my favourite online stores for clothes is Green Baby, who do a brilliant range of organic clothes. They are fantastic quality and long lasting, and seem to cope with the rough and tumble nature of my Little Man, and the necessary endless washing. My two favourite items from their current Spring/Summer Range are below – one for the girls and one for the boys.
This denim pinnie is so cute. I love the detailing on it – especially the tiny pockets on the front. It is a perfect year round outfit for any little girl, and is available now from the Green Baby website from birth to 5 years.
This hooded cardigan makes an ideal jacket for this season. Its fully lined so is great for the cooler spring days or for summer evenings. Its available in red or blue stripe, and from birth to 2 years from the website.

Green Baby also has a new product out – the Reversi-T. This t-shirt can be turned inside out and back to front so can be worn an amazing 4 different ways – 4 t-shirts in 1! You can see the Reversi-T in action here – much easier than trying to explain it – and take a look at the current range. There are some brilliant new designs due out soon this summer which will prove very popular, especially for those sporty children. Reversi-T’s are available in a range of designs for boys and girls in sizes 2 to 11 years.

TP Toys
Toys are brilliant, but keeping children active whilst playing is also important. I am a big fan of this trampoline from TP Toys, which is designed for children from 1 year plus.
Its neat and compact design is one of its main appeals. With a press of the button on the front you can fold down the handle so the trampoline can be easily put away when not in use. It can also be used indoors or out, making it a great toy whatever the weather. My Little Man is still getting to grips with this. Standing on it is not a problem. Its just a little difficult explaining the idea of bouncing to him. Apparently my demonstration using his Makka Pakka was not sufficient. The Bubble Bouncer can be bought direct from TP Toys at their website, where you’ll also find a range of larger outdoor trampolines for older children.

Leapfrog
If you’re looking for a something a little more educational this Easter then Leapfrog are sure to have the answer. As you all know my Little Man is a lover of books and merrily flicks through pages looking at the pictures… admittedly the book is often upside down AND back to front but the idea is there. We read books to him but he’d rather just look at the pictures, so when I saw this product I was immediately interested.
The Tag Reading system from Leapfrog is brilliant. Your child is given a handheld device – the little green creature in the image above – which they can hold against a page in one of the special Tag books. The book then comes to life, with the device reading the text on the page to your little one, or talking about a certain image depending on where you child touches. When you set up the device using a USB cable and your computer you even get to personalise it, so it always greets you child by name, something my Little Man found very entertaining. The only problem I’ve found with the Tag Junior Book Pal is that the on/off button is rather prominent. This will be great for independent reading with the books, but at the moment my Little Man mainly turns it on and off and on again. I’m thinking a supply of batteries will be needed!! The Tag Reading system starts at 12 months with the Junior Book Pal and moves on to the Tag Pen from age 4. A huge range of books, educational packs and carry cases are also available. The full Tag range can be found at your nearest toy store and on the Leapfrog website.

WOW Toys
I think its great to buy British toys, and WOW do a fabulous range from 18 months plus. They have some new designs out, and here are two of my favourites.
“Whizz Around Amy” is a cool motorbike and side-car which comes with a girl called Annabelle, a bouquet of flowers, Ted the Teddy Bear and Tilly the kitten. The characters can all ride in the bike and side-car or sit on the sidelines whilst Amy whizzes about. The bike makes impressive engine noises and the wheels are very responsive for easy whizzing about. Great for all action girls!
“Ryans Road Trip” is all ready for this summers ‘staycation’. Equipped with truck, trailer, tent, camp fire, dog, Dad and son, this is a camping trip that’s ready for anything. Everything fits together so that the truck can set off on its adventures with tent in tow on the handy trailer, or the truck can nip out on its own leaving the trailer at the camp site. I think every summer holiday needs one of these!

Both toys require no batteries – brilliant news – and can be found on the Wow Toys website.

JellyBox
Now Easter is all about eggs I know, but the Easter Bunny is a popular character and I think this little chap would make a great one!
Available in beige, pink or blue this would make the perfect 1st Easter gift for any newborn. Beautifully soft and cuddly this lovely rabbit comes in a lovely reusable box with magnetic fastening, which would make a great memory box. He is also machine washable which any parent will tell you is essential! If you fancy spoiling your little one with a JellyBox bunny this Easter I can exclusively offer you 15% off between now and Easter Monday with code SUM01 which you can use at the checkout on the JellyBox website.

Product Review: Ella’s Kitchen Munchy Biccies

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 20-03-2012

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Since my Little Man has become more mobile and begun walking he is desperate to go outside every day. This is brilliant I know, but it does mean I have to keep finding new places to take him! I’d let him rampage around in the garden but its currently a work-in-progress whilst Grandad and Daddy sort out some new grass. So we find ourselves going out every day, and more often than not twice a day!

Going out and about with an enthusiastic toddler brings a whole range of challenges, but the one that is probably most important to Little Man is snacks. Mummy has to have a good supply of snacks with her at all times to ensure whatever he fancies at a moments notice is available. Whilst I generally carry around his bodyweight in blueberries, grapes and satsumas – seriously this child would live on fruit if I let him – I do also like to have a few biscuits with me too. Whilst his usual biscuit of choice is the humble digestive, we were recently introduced to a toddler friendly alternative.

Munchy Biccies from Ella’s Kitchen come in three flavours – Cheese & Apple, Cinnamon & Orange, and Banana – and as with all Ella’s Kitchen products are 100% organic. They are healthy wholegrain biscuits which don’t contain any concentrates or refined sugars. So whilst my Little Man thinks he’s getting a yummy treat, I know he’s only getting the best. My Little Man is renowned for eating pretty much anything without complaint and these biscuits are another hit. They are perfectly sized for little hands – I admit they do look a little unappetising – and come is handy packs which you can pop straight into you bag or pocket.

So if you’re ever in Sussex and see me and Little Man on one of our MANY outings, you’re more than likely going to find us with a packet of Munchy Biccies close at hand.

Munchy Biccies are available now from all good supermarkets.

Product Review: Ella’s Kitchen Nibbly Fingers

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 17-01-2012

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Now my Little Man is 15 months old he rarely eats shop bought baby food any more. I do sometimes have an emergency one in the cupboard for lazy days, but more often than not he sits down at the table with us and eats what we’re having for his meals. To me he seems very grown up now that he’s not tucking into his favourite Ella’s Kitchen meal and I don’t need to buy them any more. I was going to miss Ella’s Kitchen and their brilliant foods, but now I have an answer. Now Ella is still a part of my Little Man’s life… in the form of her Nibbly Fingers!

Available in three flavours – Banana & Raisin, Mango & Carrot, and Strawberry & Apple – these bars are designed for toddlers aged 12 months plus and are perfectly sized for their little hands. They don’t contain any added salt or sugars, any E numbers or GM, or any additives. They are just 100% organic bars for little hands and little tums. They do contain gluten and some naturally occurring fruit sugars, but they make a healthy handy snack for any time and any where.

Little Man was sent a box of each to test out and he loved them. He snacks on them at home and we never leave the house without one of these in a pocket or a bag, so there’s always one available when hunger strikes. Because they are made with organic oats and fruits they are filling and satisfying, so you don’t find Little Man asking for “More” after he’s had one, unlike with other sugary snacks.

Nibbly Fingers are available in boxes of 5 from supermarkets now.

Product Review: Riverford Medium Vegetable Box

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 16-12-2011

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If you follow me on Twitter (@SussexMummy) then you may recall a couple of weeks ago I was asking about the organic vegetable boxes you can get delivered by a variety of companies. Abel & Cole and Riverford are the main ones I’ve heard of so I was trying to gauge opinion on them both. I must admit that people are pretty much divided on who is the best! The person behind Riverford’s Twitter feed contacted me and offered to send me one of there’s to sample and review – now who would say no to that?

Riverford was born in Devon after Guy Watson began delivering vegetable boxes to around 30 of his local friends. Nowadays Riverford – with the help of its delivery team and its regional farmers – delivers approximately 40,000 boxes per week.  As well as providing delicious organic vegetable boxes, Riverford also offers fruit, meat, salad, milk, eggs, bread and all manner of food items direct to you front door.

Here’s the medium sized vegetable box we received:

A medium vegetable box is designed to feed 3-4 people and comes with 10 varieties of vegetable, generally always having potatoes, carrots and onions. The contents change with the seasons and the availability, and so the week we got a box we received potatoes, carrots, onions, vine tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, Jerusalem artichokes and leeks. Now there are two adults, one 1 year old, and two fat guinea pigs in our house and the box has lasted us two full weeks. Obviously how long it lasts will depend on your cooking style and the appetite of the people in your house.

The difference in taste and flavour of the vegetables from what I usually buy in my weekly supermarket shop was phenomenal. Something as simple and basic as a carrot tasted totally different. When I’m preparing vegetables for cooking I’m always snacking on it as I peel and chop. That one taste of a slice of raw carrot had me converted instantly. Whilst I still buy supermarket vegetables for my guinea pigs – they need a constant supply of green beans – I won’t buy it for the family any more. A fortnightly medium box will be getting delivered to me from now on. In fact only yesterday I placed my order for a box for next week – Christmas is going to be very tasty and healthy… kind of! The contents are already listed on the Riverford website and we’re getting parsnips, cabbage, sprouts and more.

With Riverford I know its organic and I know its fresh. With each delivery I get a leaflet telling me how to store my vegetables and some handy recipes using the contents of my box. What I loved about the recipes was that they don’t just include one vegetable, they include multiple to ensure you use up the contents of your box. The Riverford website is also bursting with more recipes. If you get anything you don’t recognise or know what to do with – I did get a bit stuck with my Jerusalem artichokes but thankfully Grandma was on hand to cook them for me – you can give them a ring and they’ll help you out.

Go to the Riverford website now to order your Christmas Vegetable Box – they come in a variety of sizes so you’re bound to find one that suits you and your families needs – or any other of their delicious produce.

Guest Post: “Sensitive Skin” from Baby Loves Organic

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on 30-09-2011

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The skin is the largest organ of the body and naturally what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. A baby’s new skin is much more sensitive and thinner than adults and their developing bodies are more susceptible to chemicals in non-organic products and residues of chemicals used to grow and process textiles.

 

This makes them making them more likely to develop allergic reactions to ingredients such as fragrances and residues of chemicals in clothing can be absorbed through the skin and may cause allergies, skin rashes or respiratory problems.

 

My little boy was born 6 weeks premature and spent the first few weeks of his life in intensive care – he nearly never made it due to an infection. When we could finally hold him, we realised his skin was soooooo thin, so sensitive and of course, he was so special to us.

 

Almost 25% of all the world’s insecticides and 10% of pesticides are sprayed on cotton. As cotton is not primarily a food product, some of the most toxic and aggressive pesticides are used – and it’s these that are responsible for poisoning wildlife and rivers.

 

Pests build up resistance to chemicals, farmer borrows money to buy more chemicals than before, farmer gets less profit from crop, repeat until farmer is destitute. Many chemicals used in cotton farming are acutely toxic and at least three of them are in the “dirty dozen” – so dangerous that 120 countries agreed at a UNEP conference in 2001 to ban them and so far this hasn’t happened. The World Trade Organisation estimates 20,000 deaths and three million chronic health problems each year are the result of the use of agricultural pesticides in developing countries.

 

I decided it was time to create a store online for all the things that we used whilst out son was little – some where hard to find, some not so but now they are all the same place. We’ve created a range of organic baby gifts too suitable for newborn babies. We thought it would be nice to give presents which we’re gentle on the new little one!

 

Using organic baby products isn’t about being an ecowarrior (although it does help the environment!), it’s about looking after your clan as best you can (ooo, that rhymes!).

 

If you want to give some of our products a go, use BABYLOVESYOU on the checkout of our site – you’ll get 10% off AND free delivery. We want you to try some of our things and hopefully this voucher code helps!

 

Come visit us – www.babylovesorganic.co.uk

 

Introducing My Little Pickle!!!

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 01-09-2011

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Tomorrow (September 2nd) sees the launch of “My Little Pickle” – an online boutique selling clothing for 0-2 year olds.  
Set up by Sarah Sherlock following the birth of her first child, Sarah wants to fill what she saw as a gap in the UK baby clothing market.  She was disappointed with the clothing choice available to her, and after a trip to Europe she discovered that there were clothes out there that she needed to bring to this country.  “A trip to Europe confirmed how limited the range of childrenswear is in the UK, and I decided to bring the choice, quality and styles available to our market.”
As well as providing a wide range of designs and pieces that you won’t find on your high street Sarah is keen to provide ethical clothing, and her website also boasts a fantastic range of organic clothing, something she thinks is important for parents. “Ethical issues are more important in the babywear market than in other clothing markets, reflecting the heightened awareness of young, educated mothers.”  

Above all Sarah wants to bring beautiful products to parents and their children. “My objective is to provide customers with the best products and service. We are committed to bringing fresh, colourful and exciting new brands from around the world to the UK, and I hope you love the result as much as I do” 

In addition to the gorgeous clothes and fun footwear “My Little Pickle” also sells a range of accessories including towels, blankets, socks and tights, and a selection of soft and knitted toys.
Here is a selection of my personal favourites from the boutique:


Head over to “My Little Pickle” tomorrow for the launch and enjoy an introductory 15% discount across the full range.

Baby Loves Organic… and so do I!

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 01-08-2011

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Organic formula and organic baby food has been used in my house since just after my little man was born. We combination fed from pretty much day one due to a low supply of breast milk and then went to purely bottle feeding when a small medical drama saw off what little milk I had left. When we began weaning at week 16 I used bought organic food as well as my own home made food, and now many months later my little one still enjoys the leading organic baby food ranges. One thing we’d never really investigated though were the other organic products available on the market. That’s when we found ‘Baby Loves Organic’.

‘Baby Loves Organic’ sells a multitude of organic products for babies, right from the day they are born. Their range of organic clothing is immense, and because it’s organic its not only better for the environment but its also longer lasting than non-organic. Toiletries are also available to minimise the use of potentially dangerous chemicals on your precious babies skin. But as well as these fairly obvious items you can also get organic bedding, toys and bath towels. The famous Cuddle Dry bath towels are sold at ‘Baby Loves Organic’ and they allow you wrap your little one up in organic softness after every bath.

Check out the gorgeous range of goodies now at ‘Baby Loves Organic’.