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A tale of 4 bears

Once upon a time there was a family of bears. Like most ordinary bears one of their favourite things to do in the whole wide world was sleep.

Only the littlest bear in the family was different. She didn’t really like to sleep. Instead she preferred to wriggle, play and kiss mummys nose, all night long.

Although this was very cute, it made Mummy and Daddy Bear sad. They loved sleeping so much but they loved their baby bear more. So they tossed and turned all night long, pleading with their little one to go to sleep.

It didn’t work and when they woke in the morning, Daddy was grizzly and Mummy was like a bear with a sore head.

Something needed to change. Mummy decided it was time they got a super king bed and a brand new mattress from Sleepbear.

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Just right

Sleepbear made the finest mattresses in all the land. Not too soft, not too hard, in fact they were just right.

Perfect for a family of bears who loved to sleep. Plus there was room in the new bed for Mummy, Daddy, Little Bear AND Baby Bear.

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Just right

The mattress was unlike any they had ever seen before. It’s unique design used 3 special layers including a pure latex top layer, a memory foam middle layer and a dense base layer.

All 3 layers had special powers, the bottom supporting, the middle contouring and the top layer which made the mattress soft and bouncy like a cloud.

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Mummy and Daddy Bear loved their new mattress dearly. Sinking into it felt like recieving the biggest of bear hugs, supportive and so so snuggly.

With a 100 days to test their new mattress to see if it was just right for them, they pondered hibernating all winter just to be sure. But it was obvious after just one day that the mattress would be here to stay. And with a 10 year guarantee they knew they would love their mattress for many many years to come.

They were hopeful that by then Baby Bear may just have discovered a love of sleep too, maybe even in her own bed!

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Thank you

Thank you to Sleepbear, who asked us to road test their brand new luxury, hypoallergenic mattress. We’ve been sleeping on our new sleepbear mattress for over a month now and absolutely LOVE it. Despite not getting a full nights sleep, the sleep we do get on our mattress is wonderful. Bedtime feels so luxurious now, just like those glorious nights spent sleeping in a hotel but now it’s every night. It’s truly perfect and the best Christmas present two sleep deprived parents could ask for.

Read more about the benefits of a Sleepbear mattress, how the sleepbear mattress is made or the other great reviews from other Sleepbear owners. We also made an unboxing video so you can watch us when we first get our mattress!

The Sleepbear mattress was gifted for review purposes however all thoughts are our own. We couldn’t be happier with our amazing new mattress!

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A baby’s first Christmas is to treasure forever. Today I’m collaborating with Mamas & Papas and remembering last Christmas when Babylish was newborn. It was such a magical time…

My darling,

This time last year I was very, very pregnant. I spent every day in ugg boots and my ever faithful maternity breton striped top. Everyone I met asked me when I was going to pop, if I was sure I only had one in there and hedged their bets that today would be the day.

In fact it wasn’t until a few weeks, on December 18th that you arrived into the world. Sleepy and content with a mop of soft dark hair and two dark almond eyes.

Wanting to feed non stop all night while I lay in the hospital listening to the silence and muffled cries of other babies discovering their worlds. You didn’t cry, you simply fed and slept peacefully in my arms. Seemingly so content and at peace with being born.

After what seemed like forever in the hospital, the day came that we could take you home. Daddy and I were so unbelievably excited and full of total adoration for you. I was captivated, mesmerised by your every move and my heart swelled with so much love it felt like it could burst out of me.

As we drove home in the dark evening lit with the twinkle of Christmas lights. I remember thinking you were the best Christmas present ever.

We spent the next week cocooned in our own little world. As you were born by csection, mummy needed to rest which meant lots of snuggles in bed. We ate mince pies from M&S and watched Christmas movies in bed with your Daddy and sister. It was the most perfect of Christmases.

This Christmas you will be one. You’ve grown into such a cheeky, funny little girl with the sparkliest of personalities. Keeping me constantly on my toes, you are quite demanding for one so small. You love to climb, always looking for mischief and adventure at every chance. Turning to look at me with those twinkly eyes and cheeky grin before you are off on the hunt for some more trouble. Your sister and dog are your very best of friends and I love watching you interact with them with such joy.

I can’t wait to watch you and your sister open your presents, eat your first Christmas dinner and spend fun and happy times with our little family. Thank you for bringing such joy into our lives in your own unique, cheeky way. We love you dearly, our little Christmas baby.

Love always, your Mummy x

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Do you have a Christmas baby? Or are you expecting a special arrival before santa comes to visit? There are some very beautiful items over on the Mamas & Papas website perfect for adorable little people at my favourite time of year.

We treated ourselves to some lovely Christmas pyjamas and a cute santa teddy! The Liberty print dress is all ready and waiting to be worn at her 1st birthday party.

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Mamas & Papas thank you for collaborating with Lish Concepts, for sending us a gift voucher to treat ourselves and for reminding me of this special time last year.

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meri-meri-halloween-decorThis year for Halloween we’ve decided to throw a little party. With Halloween falling on a Monday, we have the whole weekend to spend doing ghoulishly fun things.

We’ve invited some friends over on Saturday, both little and grown up so we can throw our own mini Halloween party. As with all good parties no matter how big or small, we need food, decorations and fun!

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I was kindly sent a £20 voucher from the fab team at TkMaxx so I headed out in search of party goodies. TkMaxx is my absolute favourite shop for party bits, seasonal decorations and all kinds of fab items for the home. We don’t have many brilliant shops where I live but we do have a TKMaxx and I love it. I visit at least once a week to check out what’s new through the doors and have to resist spending my hard-earned wages. With such a variety to choose from, there is always something I think I need!

We left it a little late getting Halloween paraphernalia but luckily they still had a good display of spooky bits and I managed to pick up an awesome bowl for sweets. Isn’t it fab? Can’t wait to spook some kids with this on Halloween night.

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We also got a funky banner, plates and napkins from the gorgeous Meri Meri which is a brand TkMaxx often stocks. I adore their party and seasonal products, they are literally the cutest! If you haven’t heard of Meri Meri take a look on their website, I promise it’s adorable. I also love their Christmas range which I’ll be buying in TKMaxx shortly, no doubt.

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Our party will be for grown ups and little people so we need a mixture of fun activities for all ages.  In typical mum fashion, I’ve been perusing Pinterest for some ideas and inspiration for activities. With so little free time I need ideas that aren’t going to take me ages to prepare or craft but with maximum fun factor. I’m thinking games like make mummy a mummy, spooky treasure hunt, quickest dangly donut eating competition and guess the monster!

If you need some last minute inspiration, check out my spooky pinterest board!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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