Introducing Babythingz

When you have a baby, particularly if it is your first child, you suddenly become very aware that they require a lot of ‘things’. Things to sleep in, sit in, move in, eat in, the amount of stuff that a baby, and then toddler needs in those first two years of its life could fill a small warehouse. And, while many expectant moms do forward plan, for others, there is that running around like an endless chicken trying to collect all those much needed ‘things’, whilst pushing a pram and trying to work out how to get it all in the car.

Which is why Babythingz is such a brilliant website for new parents to bookmark. It is a one stop shop for all things baby, and helps you to avoid the endless trips to Mothercare with a crying baby in tow. Babythingz mission statement is ” to offer exciting products at great prices, give practical clear advice and superior levels of service.” They’re stockists of many famous and respected baby brands, including BabyStyle, Britax, Quinny, Pink Lining, Maxi-Cost and Phil and Teds. They pride themselves on stocking whatever you are looking for, and promise something to fit your taste and budget.

 Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Changing Bag (Navy Bows) Changing Bags £79.00 Click to visit Babythingz


Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Changing Bag (Navy Bows)
Changing Bags
£79.00
Click to visit Babythingz

One of the things I really like about the Babythingz site is that it offers sound advice for those who are looking to buy a pram or a pushchair system. This is one of the most expensive purchases new parents can buy, so you want to make sure you buy the right model, one that will last you as long as possible. Babythingz asks and answers all the frequently asked questions about this particular purchase.

 Out n About Little Nipper (Marine Blue) Pushchairs now £199.00 click to visit Babythingz


Out n About Little Nipper (Marine Blue)
Pushchairs
now £199.00 click to visit Babythingz

Currently Babythingz is offering amazing savings on all things related to Out n About, including the buggies and accessories, whilst ABC Design are offering a free carrycot with some of their best selling pushchair systems. It is also worth signing up to the free newsletter to get all the latest discount codes and offers.

ABC Design Cobra 3-Wheeler Pushchair (Silver) £420 click to visit Babythingz

ABC Design Cobra 3-Wheeler Pushchair (Silver) £420 click to visit Babythingz

Have you ever used Babythingz before?

 

Reviewed – The Bramley Tote from Pink Lining

The second review in my ‘life begins at 40 week’ concerns a gorgeous bag from the ultimate ‘Yummy Mummy’ company Pink Lining. The Bramley Tote, in the navy bows colour option, is the bag that I will be using at the airport for my upcoming holiday – it is spacious, wipe clean and just so pretty.

Pink Lining is a company that puts the ‘yummy’ into ‘yummy mummy’, not least because it often uses cupcakes as a motif on its wide range of bags. The company produces a collection of bags that are perfect for moms on the go, and are particularly well known for the change bags that come complete with bottle holders, wet zip bags and small change mats. But Pink Lining is not just a company for mommies and babies, they also do some totally gorgeous bags that would be perfect for just about anyone. The Bramley Totes are a prime example of such bags.

Bramley Tote Navy Bows On Cream £60 click to visit Pink Lining

Bramley Tote Navy Bows On Cream £60 click to visit Pink Lining

The Bramley Tote is a fabulous bag, and could just be the perfect airport/holiday bag for quite a few reasons. It looks super pretty, with a nautical style navy bow design over a cream background, teamed beautifully with red and white handles. The fabric is very practical, 100% cotton canvas laminated with EVA coating. This means that the bag is easy to wipe clean if someone puts a sticky or dirty hand on it (yes Joe, that means you!).

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The bottom of the bag has large silver studs which help it to stand up if placed on the floor or a table. The outside has a large, front pocket – perfect for storing tickets, passports or anything else you might need to find in a hurry. There is also a second, smaller pocket on the back of the bag which is really useful.  I would use it for loose change, Oyster Cards and chewing gum.

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Studs to enable the bag to stand up.

Inside the bag you are treated to a stunning pink lining (what else!) that adds to the general air of prettiness that sums up this item. A third pocket, this time internal, is almost hidden and this makes it a great space to store tablets and other things we may keep in our handbags but do not want the kids to find. There is also a useful hook for attaching keys to – no more struggling on the doorstep to find your key, and also a pen holder – another thing I am constantly trying to find. The roominess of this bag means that you can then easily fit in your purse, umbrella, mobile phone, a book or Kindle,  copious amounts of toy cars, a bottle of water, quite literally the kitchen sink. This bag would easily hold a laptop if you wanted to completely re-purpose it. And with super strong canvas handles, there is no way you are going to be embarrassed when it breaks on you mid use.

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I love the ‘pink lining’.

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Strong handles

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Attachment for keys

The final thing I love about this bag is that it has a zip fastening across the top. I often fall in love with bags, only to find they have no form of fastening. In these security conscious times, the full zip fastening on the top of the bag, and on all the pockets, is a reassuring and welcome feature.

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Plenty of room inside the bag.

 To view the full range from Pink Lining click here.

With thanks to Olivia from Pink Lining for sending me the Bramley Tote for review.