Moving into Isla’s room with GroBag

Ever since Isla was born I have always been very careful to follow the Lullaby Trust’s safe sleep guidance & now that she’s ready to move into her own room it’s more important than ever!

Incase you haven’t read up on the safest way to put your baby to bed, these are the current guidelines…

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

 

  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep
  • Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
  • Place your baby to sleep in a separate cot or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months
  • Breastfeed your baby
  • Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in good condition
THINGS TO AVOID:

 

  • Never sleep on a sofa or in an armchair with your baby
  • Don’t sleep in the same bed as your baby if you smoke, drink or take drugs or are extremely tired, if your baby was born prematurely or was of low birth-weight
  • Avoid letting your baby get too hot
  • Don’t cover your baby’s face or head while sleeping or use loose bedding

 

To avoid accidents remove all pillows, soft bedding, cot bumpers and soft toys from the cot.

We swaddled Isla for the first few months as she constantly woke herself up with the startle reflex but now she’s done with swaddles we knew the best choice would be to put her in a GroBag to sleep! They work closely with the lullaby trust and are incredibly safe. Every GroBag comes with a thermometer and a guide to what your baby should be wearing when she sleeps which is useful for all us nervous first time Mum’s! 😉

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Moving Isla into her own room filled me with so much dread, and I really didn’t think it would! It’s hardly like she was moving far, only across the hallway, still I couldn’t help but be incredibly nervous! I even kept her cot in our room for the first few days just incase I chickened out and had to move her back. I even had the baby monitor on next to me so I could keep checking up on her! Luckily, there was nothing to worry about & we all loved it! No more waking every time she rolled over or coughed! I felt like I finally got a proper nights sleep for the first time in months and Isla slept beautifully in her GroBag.

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Just checking out her stylish new sleeping bag! 🙂

The GroCompany very kindly sent Isla this beautiful Kissing Rabbits GroBag to try out and we love it! An exclusive design collaboration, this Grobag features a funky Anorak print inspired by the great outdoors. Seeing as Isla is bunny obsessed I thought it would be the perfect choice for her!

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Isla’s nursery has come together really well & is exactly what I’d hoped it would be! I wanted it to be stylish but still fun for her to play in.

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This limited edition print is from the first Harry Potter film – and was art work in Harry’s nursery in Godrick Hollow! A little bit of my childhood that I’m hoping Isla will love just as much…

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The Cloud Mobile is from The Little White Company

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As you can see Isla is thrilled with her big girl room & her new GroBag! Almost two months have passed & she’s now finally sleeping through the night! (I can’t believe I just said that out loud… She’ll wake up 10 times tonight now I’m sure…!) 😉

We absolutely love the GroCompany and all their brilliant products! We also use their GroEgg Thermometer which is great for feeling confident that your little one is sleeping in the perfect temperature nursery.

Did you have the same worries when you moved your little one into their room? What were your main struggles? Join in the conversation on my Facebook or Tweet me @Poppy_Carter!

7 Months

Happy 7 Months to our tiny lunatic! And I really do mean that now!

Isla is officially on the move. Her crawling style would be closer to some sort of downward dog/spider mess… but she gets there… eventually. She goes backwards when I’m fairly sure she’s meant to be going forward a lot still, so theres room for improvement but I love her unique ‘style’! She spends most of her time using me as a climbing frame to get herself closer anything that looks expensive or dangerous!

Her first tooth came through a few weeks ago and now the one right next to it has just broken through today so she’s well on the way to eating her first steak with Daddy! For now we’ll just have to stick to the apple rice cakes that she’s quickly become obsessed with!

Other favourites this month are the sun hat pictured below so that’s why I chose this outfit – from The Little White Company! I really thought it would be a battle to get her to keep it on but she loves it – so I’m taking that as a tiny win as the summer months are apparently on the way!

This photoshoot was the first time playing in our garden & we managed to have our fun, take all the photos I needed and get packed up JUST as the first drop of rain fell so as much as these photos looks incredibly summery – I think we were graced with our own beautiful mini climate for 30 minutes only! I can’t wait for many more days out in the garden with Isla when it arrives for real! 🙂

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3 Months

Another month down & Isla is growing beautifully! She seems to be learning something new every day & is really practising her chatting now with lots of ‘Goos & Gah’s’ – especially to Nanny & Grumps! We get smiles all day long & even squeals of excitement so I think we aren’t too far away from her first giggle now! We took her swimming for the first time this month & she loved splashing about with Daddy & Grandma.

1-ad.jpgOur tree, lights and most of the decorations are from John Lewis, with additional decorations from The White Company & Selfridges. Stockings from The White Company.

Christmas is coming and we are all ready to go – with far too many presents for a little person who won’t even know whats going on!

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Such a cheeky girl! (Bauble from Selfridges & outfit from H&M.)

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Baby’s first candy cane… Luckily her motor skills aren’t good enough to successfully find her mouth! 🙂

The Little White Company…

We have been lucky to receive so many absolutely wonderful gifts, by far some of the most beautiful have come from The Little White Company… They offer stylish, soft and beautiful clothes, toys and nursery accessories that are impossible to resist!

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Isla’s beautiful pink dress is no longer available online but you can buy a very similar one here, or in grey, here. It is so soft and easy to put on & goes perfectly with these gorgeous tights that you can’t see under all those ruffles…

Here are a few other favourites:

Baby Boy:

Stripe Knitted Tank Top – Red – £24.

Twill Dungarees – Moonlight Blue – £29.

Night Flight Collared Sleepsuit – Multi – £22.

Baby Girl:

Dotty Dress – Navy – £29.

Cropped Cable Cardigan – Pink – £29.

Owl Collared Pyjamas – Multi – £22.

Nursery & Toys:

Cloud Paper Mobile – £25. We have this & absolutely love it!

Satin-Edged Cellular Blanket – Pink – £16-22. This is one of Isla’s favourites already – the satin-edge is so comforting.

Animal Stacker – £35. 

They always have amazing sales, so keep an eye out or just sign up for their emails to hear about it first!