Since Freya went to nursery, well scratch that. Since before Freya started going to nursery, her sleep started to go a little awry and gone were the days of her sleeping solidly through the night.
Our little monkey decided she would not only be awake more during the nights, she would also take up residence in our bed. Yep you heard me, she started sleeping in our bed…a lot! This was something I never intended to do and isn’t something I intend to keep going but when you both work full time and have to be on the road by 6:30am for work, you do what you have to.
We were kindly offered the chance to review the Lumie Bedbug just in time for Freya starting nursery and thought anything would be worth a try at this point.
We started using the Lumie light immediately and tried a few different settings out including the sunset options which allow the light to fade over a period of 15 minutes and even having the light on a lighter setting to see if she preferred going to bed with more light.
We also tested out putting it on a darker setting which still allowed light in the room but was a lot less bright and to be honest; this is the setting we have stuck with for her.
Overall we have found the Lumie Bedbug a fantastic product but has it been the solution to our problems… No not really. That could be because Freya’s just not in the mood for sleeping these days or that she’s a bit on the young side for a product like this to work it’s magic yet. That being said, we are sticking with it and hoping that as she grows older she will benefit from it a lot more. The light is a fabulous product and would make a very cute addition to any little one’s bedroom.
*product was received in exchange for an open and honest review. all content is my own*
This week I returned to work full-time after a glorious 13 months of maternity leave. It came as quite the shock to the system but I survived the week and am now in the midst of 3 loads of washing as I write this. This week also saw Freya starting nursery 3 days a week and I can also confirm that she has enjoyed it thoroughly and is getting on well.
When it came to getting ready for nursery, we had the usual settling in sessions and I asked lot’s of questions. I got her a glamorous Pink Peppa Pig sparkly bag which she loves and started to prep her clothing. Now outfit wise I tend to send her in things I don’t mind getting dirty/ruined (lots of second-hand stuff) and same goes for her change of clothing as well. However when it came the bag, her outerwear and jumpers/cardigans, I would rather not lose anything so I wanted to ensure her name was thoroughly visible on them all.
If you are a reader of my blog or a follower on my Instagram then you will know I love to buy clothes for Freya. My own wardrobe is full of clothes I never wear or fit into anymore but Freya’s wardrobe is flowing with cute outfits and lots of essentials like vests and sleepwear.
With this in mind, when Mothercare got in touch to try out their Lovingly Made Baby Essentials, I did a little happy dance and of course obliged. Mothercare have created a Lovingly Made, Perfectly Priced collection which contains things like baby clothing essentials and bedding. They offered to send Freya a box of products for us to review and I was very excited for the package to arrive and see what was inside.