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Pastel Picks…

Clockwise from top left: Girls’ Duck Egg Cardigan from Down at the Duckpond collection by JojoMamanBebe, award-winning Moba Moses basket in Blush from their new pastel range, supersoft organic cotton sleepsuit in Stardust from MORI, merino base layers in Mustard from Smalls (this year their Woolly Vest Week campaign will support Heads Together charity), Rainbow Wide Stripe blanket from Lilly and Sid (on sale if you’re quick!)

20 More Sleeps…

It might well be the most wonderful time of the year, but it starts to get a bit draining when your kids wake up at 4am every night clamouring ‘Has Santa been yet?’

Our secret to Silent Nights? Well – we have a few tricks…

As the nights get colder, a lovely warm sleeping bag works wonders with babies. As long as it is one they can’t wriggle out of, don’t wake up in a sweat in – and – should it need to go in the wash, it won’t take a fortnight to dry. MORI’s organic cotton and bamboo one has underarm poppers that won’t budge, is soft and breathable and will be perfectly fine in the tumble dryer on low.

Beau and Rooster PJ’s were designed by three dads. And you can really tell. From the hip and very unisex designs (my own sons went straight for the pink leopard print) to the extendable cuffs (to cater for growth spurts) to the tag-free, snag-free comfort fit that’s like a second skin.

Ollie the Owl is a sleep trainer (a la Ewan the Sheep) who doubles as a comforting pal and nightlight. Make by the Gro Company, Ollie has a cry-sensor which (thank goodness) you can adjust the volume on with a choice of four soothing lullabies and sounds.

Norkid’s onsie sleeping bags for big kids are THE ONLY solution for cover kickers. Essentially, an adapted, wearable duvet they come in a whole menagerie of animal designs including lions, hippos and panthers. Choose from a lighter or thicker filling, depending on room temperature. PS these are also brilliant for camping trips and sleepovers…

Sleep in heavenly peace.

Our Mama Claus Xmas Mega Competition goes live today!

We’re super excited as this is the biggest competition we’ve ever run. One lucky winner will win a huge haul of fabulous prizes from some of our hero parenting brands. We’ll announce the winner on December 21st and the winner will have everything (plus a few extra surprises) delivered on Xmas Eve.

You can enter via Twitter or Instagram – or both. You’ll need to like one of the posts and follow the brands involved with the prize.

So – without further ado -let’s tell you what you could win…

(in no particular order)

Tiffany Rose Naomi nursing dress in black (prize item is size 10-12, this can be changed): at Slick Mummy Tiffany Rose was always our go-to for a ‘going out dress’ during pregnancy or nursing and the Naomi dress is so smart and sexy it will see you through those post preggo curves too…

aden + anais dream blanket in ‘Leader of the Pack’: this brand was our Editor’s Choice award in this year’s MMHA’s, supersoft muslin with ubiquitous designs, the dream blankets will be something your children will adore as babies, rely on as toddlers and treasure as big kids.

JuJuBe travel case in ‘Queen of the Nile’: washable, durable, practical but yet so itty-bitty gorgeous, we love the JuJuBe vibe (it’s so Reece Witherspoon, right?)

Kind Organic sanitary products: because, like – why wouldn’t you want them made from organic cotton…?

Organix Xmas Box: some of their hero products in a ‘delicious but good for you’ selection box.

Kit + Kin: (newborn size) nappies and breast balm from Emma Bunton’s new eco-friendly range. Perfect for tiny bums and sore boobs.

Skin Elixir Frankincense and May Chang Moisturiser: your skin versus Winter? This is your cloak of invincibility.

Yogabellies Baby Wrap in Slate: the UK’s premier perinatal brand’s wrap means comfortable, safe cuddles on the go!

Real Good Tomato Ketchup: if you have kids, you’ll know why we’ve included this one in our prize. Once they discover ketchup and it becomes an essential food group, if you can find a brand like this with minimal salt and calories that tastes the same you’ll inwardly whoop.

Sky Baby travel mattress: genius design to help facilitate taking a baby on a plane which is also simple, lightweight and portable.

MORI Xmas stocking: just adorable – organic cotton and stripey, it will be a talking point at baby’s first Xmas and go on to be a keepsake forever.

Halia Rose Elephant teether in ginger: durable, chewable and super soothing on tiny gums, this guy is a big hitter in the teething world.

Dandydill Way Bubble Bath: splash about in naturally scented hawthorn berry bath bubbles from celebrity make up artist Tanya Rodney’s new range.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SlickMummy for more details on how to enter the comp. Winner will be announced on 21st December and prize will be delivered on Xmas Eve, no cash alternative. UK and Ireland only.

MORI introduce The Reindeer Collection

Inspired by the caring and gentle reindeer, MORI’s Winter holiday range has us dancing and prancing with festive spirit.

Created from organic cotton and bamboo, the collection includes supersoft pj’s and sleepsuits, adorable blankets and lovely keepsake stockings that can be personalised with up to ten characters.

At the moment MORI is marking #ThoughtfulFriday with discounts of up to 60% and new offers daily. So take advantage – it would be (ahem!) Rude-olph not to!

Shop the Reindeer collection online here.

Nursery Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now

As if having children wasn’t enough of a gigantic leap into uncertainty, for many homeowners the thought of potentially ‘devaluing’ a room by converting it into a nursery can be as horrific a concept as pushing out a placenta.

But a beautiful nursery can be a style statement, and arguably the design trends here move just as quickly as those for kitchens and bathrooms. We take a moment to consider the developments current making waves and which we think will remain buoyant in the future.

Think big in a small space: aside from the proverbial ‘powder room’, it is fair to say that a nursery is normally the designation of the smallest space. But yet, there can be a lot of ‘boxy’ items to cram into that space (cot, changing table, chest of drawers etc). Whilst iconic nursery brands such as Silver Cross have recently introduced more compact versions of their furniture, we love the idea of making a big style statement and then custom building the essentials of the room around it. How wonderful would Cots of Distinctions’ Seven Seas rocking baby cot (above) look with some subtle nautical touches such as aden+anais ‘high seas’ dream blanket  or a minimalist paper boat shelf from JojoMamanBebe?

Grey is the new neutral: gone are the days when magnolia or yellow were the wall-hue staples of indecisive parents. Grey has become the perfectly pitched neutral and partners beautifully with pastels so that ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’ no longer needs to be represented by gaudy hues of Barbie of Chelsea FC. We adore Earthborn’s subtle pink ‘Maybe Maggie’ paint, or Frenchic’s ‘Moody Blue’ – both of which pair delightfully with grey.  Accessorise with a grey ball pit – like MadeByNori’s one or maybe Mokee’s ‘rainy day’ mobile?  (incidentally, if you are still sitting on the yellow fence, a touch of Daffodil brightness looks the bees-knees when paired with grey…)


Tech is your friend: Philips Avent recently launched their ‘UGrow’ Smart baby monitor, which creates a constant audio and visual connection with your baby. The monitor is unobtrusive and chic so why not integrate it with your nursery design? You might be currently baulking at the idea of a flat screen TV in the nursery, but roll on three years and having them watch Peppa Pig in their own space will be a godsend to the rest of the house. Install one early and play Baby Einstein or Mozart in HD quality.

Push Scandi further: Oh those Ikea-fiends and their clean lines. Simplicity and lack of corners in nursery design not only is the current height of vogue but has the added practical bonus that when bubba begins to toddle there are fewer sharp corners to impale themselves upon. Forget plywood curvature though; how about a real forest, complete with wild beasts? We love this hairy rocker from Scandiborn (above) or this chic wooden wall art from Etsy. 

Upcycle: why bring more unnecessary plastic tat into your home when other people’s junk can be the basis of beautiful eco-friendly furniture? Maggie and Rose’s new homeware collection includes a doll’s house made from reclaimed wood and shabby chic chairs – but why not try your hand at DIY as, let’s face it, if it goes wrong it was somebody’s trash anyhow…

Go organic: if the mention of bamboo has you thinking about Dick Van Dyke (and how he never has a bother with it) then check out brands like MORI and Piglet who are creating marvellously snuggly children’s bedding from bamboo and organic cotton.

image: The Sun

Letters play: we love the word art trend (as exemplified when Jools and Jamie Oliver announced their latest arrival, River) – but creating inspirational bon mots on a lightbox is a lovely way to bring subtle lighting into the space occupied by the new light of your life. A Little Lovely Company’s lightboxes can be customised with your own message and are available from MeandBuddy.

Who knows, your future nursery might become the stylish focal point of your home, regardless of the sleep-sapping squawker who resides in it.

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organised by CGTrader

MORI launch adorable pandas collection on July 7th

‘Bearly’ have we gotten over the passing of Paddington creator Michael Bond CBE, when another set of delightful, fuzzy pawed cubs comes to our attention. 

MORI – makers of wonderful organic bamboo and creators of #MORImoments – have just announced their new Panda Collection of hoodies, joggers, tees and shorts which will no doubt be as strokably soft as a real panda.

Our faves include the super hip pink and grey logo sweatshirts – very unisex, we think – and the matchy sets.

Even better, the collection has an ethical promise. £1 from every panda product sold through the MORI website will go towards adopting MORI pandas in China and MORI will be sharing pictures
and updates about their pandas with the MORI community.

Akin Onal and Cam Miller from MORI said: “We were inspired to launch a panda collection as the panda is a symbol of peace and protection. We are passionate about making sure our little ones grow up in a beautiful world, which means protecting wildlife and nature. This collection is our way of helping to preserve and protect one of the most endangered, and most loved, animals – whilst making sure little ones look gorgeous too!”

The Panda collection will retail from £17 to £49.50.