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Fruit Picking

  • InBrand Collaborations, Family

    Fruit Picking Using The Hana Baby Wrap

    Last weekend we ticked another thing off of our 2017 bucket list by going fruit picking. We headed over to Maynards Farm on Sunday morning along with Josh’s brother and his family in search of some raspberries and plums to pick. As the few days beforehand had been super rainy I knew taking our pushchair would just be a recipe for disaster so I popped Hugo in our Hana Baby wrap instead. Within minutes he was fast asleep and it meant I had my hands free to help Bella with the all important fruit picking!

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    As soon as I found out we were expecting Hugo, a stretchy baby wrap was the first thing on my ‘must haves’ list. I used to babywear with Bella when she was small using a carrier that had lots of various buckles and clips. Not only was it a bit tricky to get on and off but I also never found it particularly supportive or comfortable. Although I did absolutely love carrying her close to me so I knew a wrap was something I definitely wanted to use with my second baby.

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    The Hana Baby Wrap is a stretchy wrap which is made of bamboo, cotton and elastane.  The wrap is suitable to use from birth (unlike a lot of other carriers) and it can be used up to 12.5kg. I find the wrap so much more supportive for both myself and Hugo. He always seems super comfortable and most of the time he nods straight off to sleep! Whenever he seems unsettled, I can almost guarantee putting him in the wrap will help to soothe him.

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    Hugo is already a pretty heavy baby but when I am wearing him in the Hana Baby wrap he honestly feels light as a feather. The wrap distributes his weight evenly over both of my shoulders and my entire back and I never get any sort of back or shoulder aches/discomfort.

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    As the wrap is made from bamboo fabric it is not only super soft but it is also much more breathable than cotton. It’s the perfect wrap for all seasons. The bamboo naturally helps keep you cool in the warm weather but also warm in the colder weather too. Another plus is that bamboo material also has a natural UV filter which means it’ll help keep your baby safe from any harmful UV rays.

    When our wrap first arrived I was slightly nervous that I wouldn’t be able to wrap it correctly and get Hugo in safely and securely. But I needn’t have worried as I can honestly say that now I have mastered it, it’s SO quick and easy to use. I can’t imagine being without our Hana Baby wrap now. We use it most days as it means I can have my hands free to either tend to Bella or just to get on with my usual daily tasks. Hugo absolutely loves being carried in it and I adore being able to have him snuggled up so close.

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    Our wrap is in the colour Slate and retails at a very reasonable £35.99. Available to purchase here.

    Are you a fan of baby wearing?

    Harriet XO


    *Hana Baby very kindly sent me the wrap mentioned in this post in exchange for an honest review.
    All opinions are of course my own*

     

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  • InFamily

    THE ORDINARY MOMENTS ’16 #27 | ‘Amongst the wildflowers’

    It’s Sunday afternoon as I write this post. Bella and Josh are playing in the garden while I’ve spent the majority of the day feeling pretty useless sat on the sofa with my ankle propped up on some cushions as I took a bit of a tumble last night (Aka slipped on my arse in front of everyone!!!) at our staff BBQ after a few too many jager bombs! Oops. It’s safe to say that paired with a sliiiiighty fuzzy head it’s been a pretty quiet Sunday in our household. Apart from that this week has been fairly uneventful so I thought I’d share some more snaps from our recent fruit picking trip.

    We were making our way back to the car as we were about to leave when we spotted the most beautiful patch of wild flowers that I just couldn’t resist taking some photos of the girls in front of. Luckily they both humoured me and I managed to get plenty of super cute shots, I loved so many of them though that I struggled to choose just a couple to include in my last post so I decided that they needed their very own post instead. These photos sum these two up perfectly and I’ll definitely be framing a few of them!

    Bella was a week off of Two when Olivia came along and she has absolutely adored her from the very moment she first laid eyes on her. She’s fiercely protective of her and is forever smothering her with cuddles and kisses. She honestly just has so much love to give, it’s the sweetest thing ever and makes me so very proud of her.

    I’ve loved watching their relationship flourish over the last 9 months, I can already tell that they are going to get into plenty of mischief together in the future but hopefully they will continue to always be the best of friends!

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    Linking up with Katie to share #TheOrdinaryMoments
    Harriet xo

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  • InFamily, Lifestyle

    Our First Fruit Picking Experience

    As a first time Mama, in those early days you and your baby will share a lot of ‘firsts’ together. But as your baby grows they become much less frequent. Well, last week Bella and I shared another ‘first’together. We both went fruit picking for the first time. I knoooow. How the hell have I got to twenty two and never been strawberry picking? I’ve clearly lived a very sheltered life 😉 It’s been on my Summer bucket list since before Bella was even born and despite my best intentions, we have just never got round to it!

    We went along to Maynards which is pretty local to us with my sister and niece on a beautifully sunny Wednesday afternoon and had such a lovely time. I honestly could not believe how much enjoyment we all got from something so simple, Bella especially! She had such a blast searching for all the fruit and every time she found some she was so pleased with herself. My sister and I couldn’t stop laughing at her as she skipped along with her little basket saying ‘Ooooh amaaaaazing’ at every plump little raspberry she spied!

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    We must have spent a good hour and a half at the farm and our little basket of fruit cost me less than £4 which is an absolute bargain. For that price, I think fruit picking has quickly become our new favourite sunny afternoon activity!

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    I think it’s super important to teach children where their food comes from and fruit picking is wonderful for doing just that. We already have a raspberry bush in our garden which Bella loves going to pick fruit from and we of course have our hens for our eggs but I’d love to maybe plant up a little kitchen garden for Bella to grow bits in too. Any tips on fool proof fruit or veg to grow then do let me know, let’s just say that gardening isn’t exactly my strong point! 😉

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    Harriet xo

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