Showing posts with label beach baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beach baby. Show all posts

Monday, 12 September 2016

The Beach Hut

I have always lived close to the sea and my memories of summer growing up are the smell of sun cream, the sound of laughter, the feel of sand under my toes, the salty taste on my lips after swimming in the sea and our beach hut.  Every summer we had the same one, right in the middle of the strip, we shared it with other families, we brought picnics down, we spent whole days there, we never got bored of the beach.

My mum and dad kept hold of the beach hut, they renewed the rental each year and now I love the fact that my own children are growing up with the same experiences.  It isn't at our local beach but it is just a short drive away and they love it there.  I can keep Cora out of the sun, we can drink hot tea and coffee, we can stay down for tea and we can watch the glorious sunsets.

Because the tides come in higher in the winter, the hut is taken away and this weekend was our last chance to enjoy a day at the beach hut this year.  We were so lucky with the weather and Sunday was warm and bright and we spent all afternoon by the sea.

We intended to go home for dinner, now that school and nursery are back in we are trying to stick to the routine, but we ended up with fish and chips on the promenade and being barefoot on the sand as the sun set.  It felt like a perfect end of the season, and whilst I am still hoping on some bonus summer days before the end of the month, next time we are at the beach hut we may well have four mobile children!

I had my camera on me and hadn't used it all day but when the sun started to set and the light turned golden I couldn't resist having a play around and taking a few pictures.



cuddles with Grandpa

noughts and crosses with Daddy





I love that my babies are growing up in the same place that I did, having such similar experiences and enjoying the same things.  


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Friday, 17 June 2016

What the Boys Wore - Polarn O Pyret

All children are created equal, they are all the same, yet so different.  Babies are just that and whilst their gender plays a part in many things, it doesn't need to affect how we dress them and Polarn o Pyret's latest collection 'Same difference' celebrates unisex design.   Known for their long-lasting and bright designs, this Scandinavian company have a reputation for great quality and clothes that can last through many children and this wonderful unisex outfit that Finn is wearing will be perfect for our baby girl to wear next year too.

polarn o pyret, unisex kids clothing, rainbow kids, same difference

I am sorry for yet more beach pictures, but it is our favourite place to be at the moment and these clothes are perfect for a crawling, cruising, climbing baby in the sand.  The wonderfully bright rainbow stripes mean I can always spot him and the soft stretchy fabric doesn't restrict him at all as he explores.



The purple shorts seemed to be a head turner and we had so many positive comments about how nice it was to see a boy in purple.  Often purple is confined solely to the girls section but these shorts are ideal for a child whatever the sex in.  They looked lovely on finn's little legs and were generously sized for his cloth nappy too


I love Finn in bright colours and these items are going to be a staple part of his summer wardrobe.  I really love that the range goes from birth to 6 years (and the sizing is generous) so you can buy matching for siblings too.  In fact, Britney bump has a short sleeved vest in the rainbow stripes that I cannot wait to get her in!


The t-shirt and shorts are currently both £10 each in the baby sizes (up to 2 years) and the range includes a hat, dress and playsuit as well as other items.  You can find them on the Polarn o Pyret website

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Taking a Baby to the Beach

We are lucky enough to have a beach pretty local to us, but even if you don't, the chances are you will be visiting one this summer either as a day trip or on holiday.  Taking a baby to the beach can be fun as well as challenging, especially with older siblings as well.  As part of our role as Huggies® Little Swimmers® ambassadors we have been challenged to 'get set, splash' this summer which really isn't hard.  We love to be outdoors, the children love having the freedom to run around and water is all just part of the fun.

Finn's little swimmers are the perfect beach companion for him - he can wear them in the sand without me worrying about keeping him covered or any nasty accidents and if he decides to crawl off and explore in the sea then I know that they won't swell up or inflate.  The fun characters from the upcoming Disney© Pixar film 'Finding Dory' mean they look bright and fun in the sun and they are easy to tear off at the end of the day when it is time to take him home.  



I have put together a little video with my top tips for taking a baby to the beach - but my main tip is to be relaxed - eating a little sand doesn't do them any harm, the beach is full of shells and rocks and things to explore if you forget the buckets and spades, and as long as you have some wipes and some Huggies® Little Swimmers® in your changing bag you are pretty much set!




So what are your top tips for taking a baby to the beach?

I have made this video as part of my role as a Huggies little Swimmers ambassador
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