Friday, 30 April 2010

Reasons to use real nappies v disposable nappies

As it is Real Nappy week I thought I would discuss the reasons why you should consider using real nappies v disposable nappies.

I am currently using real nappies on my baby boy (I did the same with my little girl) as I firstly wanted to help our environment and secondly save money.

Here are five reasons why I use real nappies:

  1. Real nappies are easy to use: No folding and pinning like my mum had to do (and she had twins!)! They are easy to put on they either come with snaps or velcro for the perfect fit, even dads will have no excuse for not being able to change a nappy. They come in a variety of materials, colours and patterns there is a great choice. (My county council also provides me with some free real nappies to get you started - does yours?)

  2. No chemicals. Chemicals used to absorb liquid in disposable nappies are also close to your babies skin. With real nappies, no chemicals. Don’t forget these same chemicals end up in landfills and have an effect on our environment by also ending up in our waters.

  3. Real nappies are easy to wash. I use persil on a hot wash and they always come out clean. I also use nappy liners to keep the nappies free from being soiled.

  4. Gentle on the skin. The wicking action of real nappies pulls liquids away from your baby’s bottom. Baby’s gentle untouched skin needs to be treated with care, what better way than with real nappies.

  5. Save thousands of pounds. I know I am paying for liners and electricity to wash the nappies but I think this outways the cost of disposable nappies and they go to landfill and will never decompose!

Lastly, it definitely helps with potty training as my daughter knew when she was wetting herself so she was dry during the day at 20 months! Then at 2 years old she was also dry at night...brilliant! I am hoping this will be the same for my son.

Just give it a go you will be amazed how easy it is to do.

For more information I would recommend the Real Nappy Information Service as it provides comprehensive information on all aspects of real nappies.


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Looking for a gift for a chocoholic?

Molliemoo has a great gift, ideal for any mum or mum-to-be (or partner) who loves their chocolate.

The 'ultimate chocolate hamper' is filled with handmade organic chocolate goodies, as follows:
  • Hand dipped dark chocolate mendiants
  • A box of four dark chocolate brownies
  • A box of four white chocolate brownies
  • A box of twelve champagne truffles
  • A dark chocolate, cocoa nibs & hazelnut bar
  • A milk chocolate & brazil nut bar
  • A white and rose geranium chocolate bar
  • Four cookies
  • 250g dark drinking chocolate flakes
  • 100g hand dipped dark chocolate ginger
  • 100g hand dipped white chocolate banana chips
  • 110g hand dipped dark chocolate mango strips
  • 140g dark chocolate buttons
  • 140g milk chocolate buttons
  • 140g white chocolate buttons
All the chocolates are certified organic by the soil association.

All are beautifully presented and wrapped in a large wicker hamper and you can a message if sending it direct to their doorstep.

RRP: £77.50 including delivery to a UK mainland address.

I think this is a brilliant 'wow' factor new mum present that will make any mum or mum-to-be (or partner) smile!

My sister and brother in law are total chocoholics and would love to receive this present.


Thursday, 22 April 2010

Bloom and Blossom skincare gift sets, ideal gifts for a new mum

Molliemoo sells a unique collection of skincare gift sets by Bloom and Blossom, that are ideal as a new baby present, mum to be gift or new mum present.

All the gift sets contain products that are made from the highest quality ingredients and contain NO parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or colourants. All products are easy to use and safe for you and baby.

Mother to be gift set - Includes Anti stretch mark cream, Rejuvenating Foot and Leg Spray, Soothing Nipple Balm and Luxury Bed Socks

New Mother Gift Set - Includes Anti stretch mark cream, Rejuvenating Facial Spritz, Soothing Nipple Balm and Luxury Bed Socks

Baby Gift Set - Includes Baby Balm, Mother and Baby Oil,Baby soft wash cloth (100% natural cotton - not organic)

I hope you like them as much as we do


Monday, 19 April 2010

Molliemoo now selling Mon Bebe perfume

A perfect gift for any new mum or mum-to-be that enjoys the smell of perfume.

Mon Bebe is a perfume that has a subtle and delicate scented water created especially for babies. Will help baby sleep, soothes tummy aches and relieves anxiety and creates a forever remembered 'my baby' bonding smell, the perfect gift or present to celebrate a newborn baby girl or boy.

Mon Bébé is a perfect new baby present, with natural plant extract to favour peaceful sleep and well-being. It is a hypoallergenic and alcohol-free scented water created especially for babies, clinically and dermatologically tested.


Friday, 16 April 2010

Best Selling Baby Gift Boxes for the month of March

Molliemoo is thrilled that the new baby gift boxes are so popular.

The best sellers for last month is our new range of £95 baby gift boxes, Coochicoo, Little Tinker and Poppet

These baby gift boxes include the following:

  • One cute 100% organic cotton pink, blue or neutral hat (0-6 months)
  • One cute 100% organic cotton knitted pink, blue or neutral booties (0-3 months)
  • Softest lambswool mini comfort blanket (14cm x 14cm)
  • Eco-friendly squeaker rattle
  • Maclarens travel gift set for baby (7 piece set) which includes, 15g / 0.5 oz Absorbing Dusting Powder, 25ml / 0.85 fl oz Cocooning Massage Oil, 25ml / 0.85 fl oz Comforting Room Mist, 25ml / 0.85 fl oz Calming Bath Milk,15g / 0.5 oz Protecting Nappy Change Balm, 40g / 1.4 oz Soothing Delicate Soap, 20g Celebration Natural Wax Candle
  • Complimentary gift from Molliemoo
  • Signature Molliemoo keepsake gift box

I can see why these are a best seller. They have a great selection of gifts, especially the award winning Maclarens travel gift set that can be used either in the home or while out and about.

A beautiful organic and eco-friendly baby gift box that is an ideal new mum present or gift for mum-to-be.


Monday, 12 April 2010

'Beginning range' by Maclaren wins TIPS Midwife Award

We are thrilled to advise that Maclaren's beginning range has won the acclaimed TIPS Midwife 2010-11 award.

Molliemoo stocks the 'beginnings' Baby Travel Kit from Maclaren! This range has been created using certified organic-based natural ingredients... perfect to promote the well being of a new baby.

This gorgeous travel kit for baby contains a special selection of seven trial size products with lavender essential oil to calm and comfort. Natural ingredients are infused with organic essential oils for an introduction to holistic baby care.

"A perfect organic gift set to care for a baby whilst on the go! (convenient travel sizes). A unique new baby present, new mum present, and baby shower gift, produced by a renowned baby brand."

The kit includes an 'Absorbing Dusting Powder' that is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and was the winner of Best Organic Baby Product.

For further information on this very special New Baby and New Mum Present, please go to our New Baby Presents section on our website.