Posted on

Daily Mail: The essential products every first time mum needs to take their baby on holiday

Thanks to the Daily Mail for including our super stylish grey and white bandana bibs in their must-have holiday list

FUN9868_new grey and white set



A car seat that transforms into a pushchair, a UV wristband and ‘magic’ sand remover: The essential products EVERY first-time mum needs to take their baby on holiday

  • Do you have everything you need for your baby’s very first holiday?
  • Travelling abroad with a little one can take a lot of time and planning
  • FEMAIL reveals the essentials (and the luxuries) you won’t want to go without  

You’ve mastered getting out of the house, signed up for a few baby groups and now it’s time for your next challenge – your baby’s first holiday.

However, gone are the days of shoving a few bits into hand luggage and spontaneously disappearing for a week or two – travelling with a little one for the first time takes lots of planning.

So if you’re ready to leave the comforts of home for a family trip for the first time, FEMAIL reveals the essentials (and luxuries) you won’t want to leave home without.



This is, quite simply, a genius invention. It’s the world’s first car seat with wheels – converting to a stroller in 10 seconds with the click of a button. A cosy rear-facing car seat for up to 13kg, it’s FAA approved, so it’s safe to use on aircrafts, and can be checked in free of charge on most airlines. Make sure to buy the clip-on accessories – changing bag, sun shade, rain cover and wheel protectors. Other parents WILL have buggy envy.


Aurora Travel System 

For a separate pushchair and car seat, the Ickle Bubba Aurora Travel System is perfect for holidays, or trips at home. It’s lightweight, and comes with a Galaxy Group car seat which fits snugly onto the pushchair with its own adaptors.


Storksak Travel Duffle Bag 

This brilliantly designed bag is ideal for baby’s clothes, as it can be hung straight in the wardrobe when you arrive at your destination. It’s lightweight and features lots of useful components, including wipe-clean linings, detachable straps and lots of pockets.

£124.95 Shop

Pacapod Richmond 

This versatile change bag is a must. Not only does it look stylish, but inside are ‘pods’ to hold absolutely everything you need to change your baby. The pods also hang on prams for quick trips out.


Trunki Unicorn 

If you have an older child to keep amused while you look after the baby, the much-loved Trunki is the perfect way. Check out their new unicorn and Pedro the Pirate designs.




Whether it’s a safe place on the beach, by the pool or in a hotel room, the SpaceCot offers parents ease of mind that their little one will stay in one place (for a while at least). As well as opening and closing within seconds and weighing just 6kg, it can be used as a cot for babies under six months.

£139.99 Shop

Sleepyhead Deluxe 

Staying in a hotel or a villa will mean a cot your little one isn’t used to. The Sleepyhead offers a perfect place to nap – and can be used on the plane as well as on the beach. Babies feel swaddled and snug, while mums can catch some rays/sleep.


Sleepyhead Transport bag 

As most airlines let parents check in a baby cot free of charge, this purchase is a no brainer if you have a Sleepyhead – you can also tuck a few extra blankets or nappies in there as well.

£55 Shop

BabyBjorn Travel Cot Light 

This stylish travel cot is super easy to set up and fold down and comes with a comfy mattress, suitable for newborns right up until three years old. It’s lightweight and perfect for little ones to sleep and is airy, so they won’t be too warm.

£214.99 Shop

ErgoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Sleep Bag 

Forget the need for blankets with this swaddle sleep bag which keeps babies snug. It’s 100% cotton, so super soft. Opt for a lighter tog in the summer.

£38.95 Shop


Classic Muslin Nursing Cover 

Mums might want to cover up while breastfeeding abroad, and this range of lightweight muslins allow you to do so in style without getting too hot.


OXO Tot Feeding

If you’re little one is on to solids, this trendy range is perfect for travelling. As well as a soft spoon (£4.50), and colourful plates with a removable ring, there’s also a handy roll-up bib (£12), perfect to pack for eating on the go.


Nutribullet Baby 

If you’re weaning your little one but still want to be healthy while abroad, pack this Nutribullet Baby – a smaller version of the popular device – which blends and purees food.

£49.99 Shop

Tommee Tippee Microwave Steriliser 

If you’re bottle feeding, this microwave steriliser is travel safe. It delivers four bottles in 4-8 minutes, and doesn’t take up too much space.

£32.99 Shop

Dribble bib

For babies who are teething, these cute, soft cotton dribble bibs will ensure their clothes stay dry. They also come in adorable designs so can be matched to outfits.



Absorba Liberty Print Jumpsuit 

Made from 100% cotton, this lightweight romper will keep babies cool in summer, or couple with tights and a cardigan for cooler nights.

£16.50 Shop

Ralph Lauren Striped Dress 

This cute sleeveless dress with matching bloomers make an adorable summer outfit. Or there’s the brand’s Player Romper Suit (£29.50) finished with the pony logo.

£22.50 Shop

Monnalisa Dress 

Perfect for a summer beach party, this beautiful white and pink dress with a rose print comes with a diamante belt for an added touch of chic.

£125 Shop

Christian Lacroix shirt 

Your little boy will stand out from the crowd in this designer shirt with a fun deck of cards print.

£62 Shop

Ralph Lauren Chino Shorts 

Dress your little man in this smart chino shorts for the perfect holiday outfit.


Frugi summer range 

Inspired by the ‘Great British Summer Holiday’, Frugi’s playful new range of brightly coloured baby clothing includes their very first swimsuit as well as bright dungaree sets for boys (such as the cute Rockpool Romper £20) and pretty dresses (including the Little Zennor Dress £26). Stylish and practical at the same time.

£12+ Shop

My First Holiday Baby Grow 

This cute personalised babygrow makes for the perfect first-day-of-holiday Insta shot.

£12.95 Shop

Flamingo Print Woven Romper 

This adorable romper suit comes with a matching reversible sun hat (£6), perfect for lazy days on the beach.

£12 Shop

Pointelle Cardigan 

This chic mustard cardigan will keep your little one warm on cooler summer nights.

£12 Shop

Palm Print Board Shorts 

Turn your little man into a cool surf dude with these fun board shorts.

£10.50 Shop

Blade & Rose 

This well-loved brand has launched its first summer collection, which is packed with fun, brightly coloured shorts and cute matching T-shirts in its incredibly-comfy-to-wear (and easy for mums) style. Pick from butterflies and balloons, to feathers and fairgrounds.

£19.95 Shop

Boody Baby 

These lightweight, super-soft vests, shorts and T-shirts are ideal for bedtime in warmer climes. Made from organic bamboo, they also regulates baby’s temperature.

£10+ Shop

Little Bird by Jools Picnic Hem Dress 

This colourful summer dress is the perfect cover up for a day at the beach.

£13.60 Shop

Little Bird by Jools Sunshine Tee 

Pair this brightly coloured top with shorts for an adorable summer outfit.

£5.95 Shop

Little RO London

Taking its inspiration from classic Spanish baby fashion, Little RO London’s new range means your baby can dress in holiday mode all year round. The elegant outfits are handmade in Spain, and include unisex outfits, and soft, natural pastel shades, and are unique enough to make sure your little one stands out from the crowd. Favourites include the houndstooth bubble romper with bodyset (£69) and the light blue bubble romper with a cute bow (£57).



Picture Keeper Connect 16GB Mobile Backup 

Keep all your holiday snaps and videos with this backup storage facility. It works on smartphones and doesn’t require internet connection – boasting 16gb of space.


Olloclip iPhone Camera Lens 

For smartphone users who want more from their holiday snaps, this lens – just for iPhone 7s – promises ‘unmatched image quality’, with Fisheye, Superwide and Macro 15x lenses combined.

£99.99 Shop


BabyBjorn One Baby Carrier 

Allow your hands to be free to carry other bits while your baby is secure in this carrier, which is comfy for mum or dad as well as the little one. It’s been ergonomically designed, and has a waist belt so you can support the weight of your baby on your hips.

£134.95 Shop

DinkyDragon (i-angel Miracle) 

This stylish, comfy-to-wear carrier is suitable from one month up to three years. It’s a three-in-one, as a normal baby carrier, a hipseat – perfect for feeding, resting tired arms – and a toddler backpack. There are also detachable teething pads – a bonus for little ones who like to chew anything.

£126.99 Shop


Family Beach Shelter 

This sturdy beach shelter offers protection from the elements and is big enough to get changed in, or to put baby down in for a nap while you catch some rays on the beach. It also packs down into a handy carry case with shoulder straps.

£59.99 Shop

Beach Towel 

Why pack three beach towels when you can fit the whole family on this massive mosaic blue one made from organic cotton by The Fine Cotton Company?


VTech’s Sing and Splash Fish 

Children can enjoy hours of fun in the pool with these waterproof toys which light up, and play music and sound effects.

£11.99 Shop

Babymoov Babyni Playpen 

This pop-up playpen is the perfect way to keep baby entertained and protected from the sun’s rays while on the beach or by the pool. With three detachable toys and a padded mat, it folds into its own carry bag and is lightweight, so ideal when you’re on the go.


Primrose 1-Piece Sun Protection Suit 

Make sure baby is well protected from the harsh rays of the sun with this cute, whale-themed lightweight sunsuit which offers UPF 50+ and also has a matching hat (£12).


Molly Moo Play blanket 

Make sure baby has somewhere soft to play with this portable 100% cotton blanket that can be transported to a beach or for hard villa floors, and handily folds up into a small storage bag.

£56 Shop

Beach Magic Sand Remover Powder 

For the impossible-to-remove grains of sand that inevitably get stuck to your little one after a day at the beach. This coconut scented powder promises to get rid of every last one.


Mustela Sun Care 

Protecting babies’ delicate skin from the sun is vital. The Mustela 50+ range (including sun lotion and after-sun spray) is suitable for little ones and contains avocado which means it’s super-soft.

£18 Shop

Smartsun UV Indicator Wristbands 

Be on the safe side and put this colour-changing wristband on your little one so you know when to reapply suncream.

£3.70 Shop


Tommee Tippee Digital Ear Thermometer 

Even if it’s just for peace of mind, taking away a thermometer may well come in handy. This easy-to-use device is inserted into the child’s ear and gives an almost-instant accurate reading.

£20.99 Shop

Carbon Monoxide alarm 

Be on the safe side when you’re staying away. This portable device – promoted as part of the Project SHOUT campaign – will set off an alarm if carbon monoxide levels are too high.

£24.99 Shop


ISI Mini Stretchy Shade 

It packs down small and can be used on any window to block the sun’s rays, so this stretchy shade is handy to pack into a suitable bag.


Gro Anywhere Baby Blind 

Perfect for babies that need a darkened room for daytime naps, this portable blackout blind sticks onto surfaces with suction pads.

£34.99 Shop

Rubis Baby Scissors in Elephant Pouch 

This expertly crafted baby scissors make trimming nails a breeze. Ideal for travel as they come in a cute case.

£30.50 Shop

Summer Infant RayShade Pushchair Sun Shade 

Make sure your baby is well covered with this buggy sunshade that also offers 99% protection from the sun’s harmful rays – also has handy pockets for bottles/cups.

£10.99 Shop

Huggies Little Swimmers 

Put your little one in a swim nappy to ensure there are no embarrassing leaks while they’re splashing about in the pool.

£2+ Shop

aden + anais Midnight Silky Soft Swaddle 

Wrap up your baby in this lightweight swaddle – or as any mum knows, simply use it as a change mat, nursing cover, burp cloth.

£16.95 Shop

OXO Tot Wipes Dispenser 

Rather than take out a big change bag for a quick trip, this on-the-go dispenser is perfect, as it holds up to 20 wipes, five nappies and cream.

£18 Shop

Tots Bots Happy Changing Mat 

A portable changing mat is essential on holiday, and this has an absorbent fluffy orange top with a padded middle and waterproof underside so that babies are comfy.

£14.99 Shop

Personalised Twinkle Twinkle Cream Passport Holder 

Your baby’s first passport is a big deal so keep it safe in this cute passport holder which features an adorable design as well as being personalised.

£10.99 Shop


Peek-A-Boo Yoga Pants 

For new mums looking to get back in shape, these stylish leggings could be just the ticket while your other half watches the baby.

£66 Shop

Miss Dotty Underwired Nursing Bra 

A good nursing bra is a must, and this comfortable, strappy number can be worn easily under summer clothes.

£44 Shop


Read more:
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Posted on

Heidi’s review of Zippy bibs, including a comp to win a set!

Thanks Heidi for this lovely review, clearly our bibs have arrived at the right time for your little Emmie! What a gorgeous dribbler!



Zippy Bib: Review and Giveaway!

Win a set of zippy bibs. review and giveawayI have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for a good bib and Zippy do do a good bib! I remember using Zippy Bibs when Finlay was a baby and was always impressed by their quality. So I was very excited when Nicole, the founder got in contact and asked if I wanted to review some bibs. I didn’t hestitate. They arrived last week and Emmie has spent the last few days drolling them through their paces.Zippy was founded 5 years ago by Nicole, a mother herself who wanted to make useful baby products for mums designed by mums. Today Zippy sell a number of different types of bibs, clothing, muslins, swaddles and blankets. Zippy products are in fact so useful and well designed, they have won a number of awards!

zippy variety and awards

Zippy bibs come a huge variety of designs for boys, girls and unisex. The bibs are made from 100% pure cotton and premium quality fleece making them super soft and highly absorpant. This ensures that babies are kept drier for longer. I couldn’t wait to put them to the test!

I belive bibs are one of the main essentials that any parent needs for their baby. These little humans just love to leak wether it be milk, sick or dribble. Sometimes though, you need more than just a bib. you know? When you have a gorgeous outfit?  Then you cover it with a drab looking bib? Well Zippy bibs are the answer. These bibs are a very functional, stylish accessory!

Nicole let me choose which design I wanted and I was spoilt for choice. I really found it hard to narrow down to just one set as they were all super cute. In the end though I decided on a pack that had two bold designs and two pastels. I couldn’t wait for them to arrive, especially as Emmie has started drooling like Niagra Falls.

zippy bib review

The bibs were delivered in a cute little box and were neatly rolled into place. Before I even opened them, I was thinking I would be really impressed to recieve these as a baby shower gift.

On opening, you could tell how high quality these bibs are. They felt thick and soft, I had no worries over how comfortable these would be against Emmie’s neck. I’m super excited at this point! The back of the bib is really soft and thick and is what makes them highly absorbant. The colours were gorgeous. I especially loved how bright the bold bibs were and was impressed how well the prints had been transfered on. I inspected the poppers and seams, they were all faultless and really well made. I just hoped these Zippy bibs would stand up to the test!

The bibs have two press studs on them, which means they grow with your baby. The neckline is slightly rauched and stretchy. This means the bib fits snugly. I popped the first bib on Emmie and fastened it the smallest I could (Emmie is a bit wee). It fit really well, not too tight, but close enough to catch that dribble and anything else that came up! Cue the dribble, no sooner than I popped it on, the drbbling began. Usually Emmie soaks through a bib quite quickly. I kept checking, but her clothes remained dry (I hadn’t doubted they would), even though the bib was quite damp. They had passed the dribble test with flying colours. We continued using them over the next few days and I wasn’t once disapointed, nor was Emmie once damp. They also looked fabulous against her clothes, theres nothing drab about these bibs!

One extra thing that I was keen to test, was how the bibs performed after a wash. I think a definite sign of quality is an item that performs just as well after a spin in the machine. The bibs went in on a normal wash and I hung them up to air dry. I was actually surprised, expecting at least the feel to be slightly different. However they felt like new, still really thick and soft, disapointedjust as bright and no less absorbant! I really am impressed with the Zippy bibs.


Zippy bib review (2)

I would definitely recommend these bibs to anyone, you will not be disappointed. They are bright, cute, fun, thick and most of all functional.

Zippy bibs start of at a bargain price of £3.50 for a single bib.

Nicole has kindly offered my readers a chance to win a multipack of 4 bibs of your choice worth £12.00. To enter follow the instructions on the rafflecoptor widget below. If you can’t wait then pop on over to Zippy!


Terms and Conditions
1.Entry is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding anyone professionally associated with Southern Mummy blog or Zippy.
2.The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
3.The prize draw starts at 12am on 14th June 2017 and closes at 12am on 05th July 2017.
4.Entry is free and must be made by visiting the zippy facebook page (, commenting on this blog post and filling in the Rafflecopter widget. Entrants can gain bonus entries by liking the competition post on Southern Mummy’s Facebook page, following @Southern_mummy on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, following @zippybibs on Twitter, following Zippybibs on instagram, repinning the competition pin from Southern Mummys pinterest page and then completing the Rafflecopter widget featured in this post.
5.The name of the winner will be published on this website within 14 days of the competition closing.
6.Southern Mummy Blog’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
7.By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions.
8.Southern Mummy Blog reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions.
9.Once the five winners have been selected at random using Rafflecopter, I will inform Lamaze of the winners’ names and addresses and they will then send on the prizes. Southern Mummy is not responsible for any prizes getting lost in the post or arriving late.
Posted on

Lily’s Little Learners – Zippy Dribble Bib and PJ Review & Giveaway

Read Cassie’s review of Zippy bibs – one of our lovely Zippy customer’s who’s great blog is full of useful tips gained by being Lily’s mum! How did she get to 2 and a half so quick?!

There’s also a great competition you can enter to win a set of Zippy bibs of your choice.



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Zippy Dribble Bib and PJ Review & Giveaway

Lily and I have always been a big fan of Zippy Bibs. Lily owned her first Zippy Bib when she was about 4 months old. It fit her perfectly and I was so impressed with the softness, the design and fit of the bib. They also have so many different designs on their website and I do love it when I have a lot of choice to choose from. The website is great for finding exactly what you want too as you can click at the side to choose between Girls, Boys, or Unisex and can also choose individual bibs or multipack.

I recently met Zippy Bibs at the Baby Show and told them how impressed with their products I was. So they have given me 2 dribble bibs to review along with a set of green cloud baby Pyjamas in size 2-3 years old. I got to choose from a wide range of bib designs and in the end I chose Yellow Monkeys and Multicoloured Stars.

The designs are so super colourful and fun. I love how cheeky the monkey design is and how stylish the star one is. As I said before, Zippy Bibs are such good quality bibs. The materials that are used are so soft and the neck line is really stretchy. The inside of the bib is a soft thick layered material which is so comfortable to wear and also super absorbent to stop your baby/toddlers from getting a wet top from there dribble and to also stop dribble rash on the chest.

The bibs come with 2 press studs that make it so you can alter what size your bib is. I do love that it is a press stud used instead of velcro so then it is harder for your child to keep taking off. Lily has to be in the right mood to wear a dribble bib, and unfortunately the last few days that I have placed them on her, she didn’t really want them on. She tried to pull them off but the press stud meant that she couldn’t. This did result to moody photographs being taken for the review though. But just because Lily didn’t really want to wear them this time round doesn’t mean that the bibs aren’t great. We have been using them for over a year now and love them. We have never had a wet t-shirt while Lily was wearing one.

One thing I will mention is that the condition of the bibs we have used in the past have also stayed brilliant after tons of washes. The colour has stayed in them and the softness has also stayed. Which is great as you do want to buy something that will last.

Overall I would really recommend buying Zippy Bibs for your child. You won’t be disappointed. Also how could you resist the wonderful price of £3.50 a bib!
As well as bibs, Zippy make wonderful Pyjamas. Lily has owned a few pairs already but Zippy sent us some green Cloud Baby ones to try. Im a huge fan of pyjamas and so far the Zippy ones that Lily has been wearing are definetly my favourite.
The design of the pyjamas are so cute. They are a light green with darker green edging around the collar and cuffs and black stripes on the pyjama bottoms. The picture of the cloud baby is so sweet and is the perfect bedtime design showing Baba Green rubbing his eyes as he is ready to go to sleep. I do love that these pyjamas could be for girls or for boys. Green is a great unisex colour. You can also get Cloud Baby Pyjamas in Blue or Pink. The quality of them is so good too. They are so soft and a perfect thickness with them being thick enough to keep a child warm, but not to thick to make them to warm.
One of the things i’m really impressed with is the fit. There is so much room in these Pyjamas. Lily is 2 and a half and these 2-3 year old pyjamas fit brilliantly and will fit for so much longer too. I expect she will get another year out of these. I also love that the cuffs at the end of the leg are tight which means no drafts at night time. Lily was super happy to have some new pyjamas and had a great nights sleep in them.
The Pyjamas are £15 and you can get them from sizes 6 months all the way up to 3 years.
If you love these, why not head to the Zippy Bibs website to see more of the range.
Zippy Bibs have kindly offered my readers a chance to win a choice of multipack bibs which contain 4 great designs! To win, enter via the blog post. Good Luck!
Posted on


Thanks for featuring Zippy new baby gift set in your post….


The Cutest New Baby Gift from Zippy Suit

The Zippy Suit gift set is beautifully boxed and ideal for a new baby present. It’s a white and grey elephant print, making it perfect for baby showers and hospital bags when the baby’s gender might not yet be known!

The set consists of a Zippy Suit, beanie hat and muslin. You can literally never have enough muslins! It costs £18.00 and is available in sizes newborn, 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

With a few new babies on the horizons amongst my friends and family I’m sure they will be fighting over who gets this cute set. It makes me think of when L was so tiny and how cute he would have looked in this.

It also makes me wish I had discovered Zippy Suit when he was small so I wouldn’t have had that battle with the snaps all of them time. Some of them were even buttoned, yes, buttons on a baby onesie. Honestly, what were the manufacturers thinking.

As always the quality of these little suits is amazing. Everything is super soft and so well made. They make them in so many different sizes and amazing patterns and prints too, including L’s favourite JCB.

I really think this is a great gift set and would highly recommend it.

Posted on

Milo & Matilda’s review: “Meet Mr Dribble”


Thank you so much for your lovely review guys, Milo is gorgeous, even if he dribbles!


So Milo likes to dribble…..and I mean he is a dribbler. We’ve had clothes so wet that he looks like he’s just taken a dip, head first, into the sink. I’ve suffered severe embarrassment at mother and baby groups because my child looks like an extra from the little mermaid and it never seemed to matter what I did he was always wet.

I have in the past tried bibs of every type, style and brand and his clothes still ended up soggy around the neck and on at least two or three occasions he ended up with the dreaded dribble rash.

Then one day we were at a trade show, with the business version of Milo and Matilda not the human versions. We hadn’t seen much to be honest and we’re just about to head home when we came across Zippy Bibs. We were pretty much sold based on the stunning designs and the multi layers providing extra dribble protection but I’m always a sceptic until I’ve tried something out. So that’s exactly what I did.

Milo rocking his Zippy Bibs in his first ever home photo shoot


I just love love love these Bibs! What more can I say…..well lots actually but I’ll stick to the basics.

Finally we can now go a full day without needing multiple changes, there hasn’t been a wet neck since and there most definitely hasn’t been dribble rash. Not only that but Milo looks even cuter in these adorable bibs (if he could look any cuter than he already is of course) and we have one suitable for any outfit. The cotton top layer is stylish and soft but it’s the secret under layer of a water-resistant fleece that is the magic to these bibs. It is impenetrable to baby dribble, it has solved the issues that I had with wet necks and multi clothes changes and I just love them (just in case I haven’t made that clear already)
My favourite thing is the two press stud design aspect, giving you use of the bibs from birth to approx two years of age. They wash well and still look fantastic despite spending half their time either covered in dribble or spinning around the washing machine.

They are available individually or in a set of 4. With so many designs to choose from you’d be hard pushed to only buy one set. I can’t recommend them enough!

Zippy Bibs – available in a set of 4 for £12


Posted on

bforbaby’s blog post: “Our 5 Must Have Gifts for the Easter Basket!”


Thanks for featuring Zippy bibs and muslins in your post…. check

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner! It is so lovely to see the daffodils in full bloom and the lambs playing in the fields. Easter in our house is always marked with an Easter Egg hunt and an Easter basket full of goodies (this is a tradition which started before William arrived! Who says you have to grow up right…)

When it comes to Easter there isn’t a ton of things you can buy for your baby’s first Easter (no chocolate or sweets allowed!) so we have compiled a list of our top 5 Easter gifts for your baby’s first Easter.

1) Blade & Rose Leggings 

Blade and Rose, Cupcake Leggings, Easter, Pink, Girl, Leggings, Tights

These ‘sweet treat’ cupcake leggings may not be edible but they are certainly adorable and very practical for this time of year too. Team under waterproofs and wellies to explore in the spring sunshine (and occasional shower!) or to keep little legs warm in the pram or sling. Our tractor leggings are an essential for those trips to the farm to see the baby lambs.

Blade and Rose, Farm, Tractor, Boy, Leggings, Tights, Spring, Summer

2) Bird Rattle – Plan Toys

Plan Toys, Bird Rattle, Wooden Toys, Eco-Friendly, Baby Toy, Rattle

I have always loved wooden toys and these gorgeous bird rattles from Plan Toys are no exception. Plan Toys lead the way in green, safe and ethical toy making which makes this fantastic gift great for the environment too.

3) Zippy Baby Girl Muslin Squares

Zippy Baby, Muslin Squares, Muslins, Burp Cloth, Pink, Girl, Birds, Easter, Spring

These 100% cotton muslins are super soft, practical and extremely absorbent making them a necessity for any mum. The delicate patterns and ‘pop’ of colour certainly shout spring to me.

4) Zippy Baby Bandana Dribble Bib – Rabbit Print 

Zippy Baby, Zippy, Bib, Baby Bib, Bunny, Rabbits, Easter, Spring

How cute is this rabbit bib from Zippy. We love their baby bibs as they are super absorbent and they have a huge range of fun designs. This one is a must have for Easter day!

5) Oskar & Ellen Farm Height Chart

Farm, Oskar and Ellen, Height Chart, Measuring, Handmade, Toddler, Spring, Summer, Easter

Keep a record of your baby & toddler’s growth with this fun and beautifully made fabric height chart from Oskar & Ellen. The removable figures are used to mark height but are great fun to play with as well. These are fantastic value for money too and make a lovely Easter gift.

Posted on



Read why Nadine, first-time Mum to Little T, is hooked on Zippy bibs!

Zippy Bandana Bibs – Why we love them!

“I have to admit, when Little One came along, I had never heard of Zippy Bibs. At 2 weeks old, we received a belated gift from a work friend and one of the gifts was a pack of Zippy bandana bibs. From that moment, I was hooked!

For me, the key feature is just how absorbent these bandana bibs are. With Little One being a mighty dribbler, we need a bib that is going to soak up his drool and stop him from getting sore. Many of the other bibs we own just don’t offer this.

Zippy bandana bib

The bib has a soft fleece underlining, which is kind on Little One’s sensitive skin. As well as this, the bandana style ensures that all areas of his neck is covered for optimum coverage.

When fastening the bib, there are two nickel poppers on each side. This allows you to adjust the size accordingly meaning they are a suitable fit from newborn to toddlers, and you don’t have to worry about them outgrowing them too soon!

One of my pet hates is when I dress Little One in a gorgeous outfit and then stick a bib over the top of it. Unfortunately, this is a necessity as his clothes will be drenched through within minutes. But, what I love about Zippy bibs is that there are so many designs available – bright, neutral, various patterns – that I am able to match the bibs to his outfits. This means the stylish bibs compliment the outfit, rather than swamp it.

Another positive is that despite the bright colours of some of the bibs, they wash extremely well and keep their shape. The instructions recommend that you machine wash at 30 degrees and tumble dry on a cool heat. I have to admit, I didn’t follow these instructions and my bibs are still in fantastic condition. Even the very first bibs we received are still looking good, showing just how quality these bibs are. Although I do recommend that you follow the given instructions!

Zippy bibs

Where to buy Zippy bandana bibs

You can purchase the bibs either as a single bib or a pack through Amazon or their website. It’s worth noting that the website offers a larger variety of design options. It is also very easy to navigate to find what you want.”


Thanks Nadine!

Posted on

A gorgeous elephant print Zippy Suit gift set… perfect as a new baby present

newbaby set

This 3 piece set features a delicate white and grey design of cute elephants. The pattern is completely on-trend yet simple enough to appeal to all tastes. Inside the grey stylish box is an award winning Zipped all-in-one, matching beanie hat and cotton muslin square. Priced at £18, this gorgeous set should appeal to customers looking to buy something special that’s a useful gift parents will appreciate, yet receive good value for money.


The Zipped all-in-one (Zippy SuitTM)is 100% soft cotton with a zip running along the entire length for easier baby changing. Zippy Suits won Gold in the Loved By Parents awards 2016 and were a finalist in the (Prima Baby) Made For Mums awards 2017. The Zippy Suit has useful features including integral scratch mittens and a zip guard. To match the Zippy Suit is a simple beanie hat to keep babies snug. The matching 100% cotton muslin is large and absorbent, a must for every change bag!

Sizes available: Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months.

elephant muslin newbaby set boxnewbaby zippy suit newbaby hat

Posted on

In The Night Garden Live…. Adele and Robbie have been!


Zippy are proud to be associated with this year’s In The Night Garden Live 2017.

Whilst Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka are the main attraction at In the Night Garden Live, but they’re not the only famous characters to be spotted inside the Showdome. A huge number of celebrity mums, dads and grandparents have been spotted enjoying In the Night Garden Live with their little ones.

Celebs at In The Night Garden!


If you’d like to to see In the Night Garden Live with your little one this summer there’s still time to book online. But hurry, premium tickets are selling out and some performances have already completely sold out.

Here are the dates and venues:

London, Blackheath

25 May – 10 Jun

London, Richmond Old Deer Park

17 Jun – 5 Jul

Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park

12 Jul – 30 Jul

Manchester, intu Trafford Centre

5 Aug – 28 Aug


You can buy Zippy’s In The Night Garden bibs, muslins and Zipped All-in-ones at the shows or online at

Posted on

Brushing Baby’s Teeth – Hannah at 9 months

Didn’t I just give birth to a tiny newborn yesterday?

Hannah mastered crawling just a few months ago and now she is standing on her own and racing around the house with her walker. And she’s getting into EVERYTHING. Is it bad parenting that I let her get in to the storage container drawer and play with the lids and containers, just so I can prep for dinner? It keeps her occupied and entertained more than her toys!

And she now has a toothy grin. How did she get so many teeth so quickly?  Didn’t we JUST bring her home from the hospital in a newborn sleep suit?  She has five and a half teeth; one is about to break through the gums and two more want to surface! Trying to brush her teeth is a battle. She won’t let mummy or daddy brush them for her. She keeps her mouth clenched shut, bats the toothbrush from our hands and screams her head off. But if we make it a game and allow her to play with the toothbrush, a few strokes will happen here and there. That’s much better than having a baby scream bloody murder because I want her to maintain proper dental hygiene! At this point in her non-stop, mobile life, I’ll take whatever I can get!



Written by: First Time Mum