Things are very different with my second pregnancy than they were with my first – balancing full-time work and a toddler means that it’s barely registered that it’s only a matter of weeks until we become a family of four. That very thought BLOWS MY MIND.
Where the first time, I’d organised everything months in advance, things have very much been left until the last moment this time. As a result, I’ve become a lot more efficient, I guess every cloud and all that! Most of my shopping has been done online so that I can place that naughty order which Dickie doesn’t know about when I grab that 2 minute loo break to myself (yes, I take my phone with me, please don’t judge).
I’ve always been a fan of JoJo Maman Bébé having first discovered their Windsor store when I was pregnant with Bells. I love the cool products they stock (both their own brand and other obscure lesser known brands too) and the quality that you know that you’re getting. Most recently, it’s been a God send allowing me to sort maternity wear (I swear by their maternity underwear), toys/clothes for Bells and stuff for number 2’s nursery… and yes I know that we are going to have to find a name at some point, I don’t think the baby is going to appreciate being called number 2… but that’s another story.
When the team at JoJo recently got in touch to see if we’d be interested in receiving anything, I jumped at the chance to get browsing again. Safe to say, I ended up buying a lot more than I chose for them to kindly send. Amongst the selection though was Bells very first denim, a cute pair of dungarees. I’ve avoided putting her in denim until now as I don’t want to admit to myself that she’s turning into a proper human, and they seem, well, just so grown up. However, having seen her in them, it’s now my go-to outfit whenever we need some cute appeal going on.
At 19 months, Bells is developing so quickly. Imaginative play seems to make up a huge part of her day and is something that I really want to encourage as I think it’s really good for her. Whilst she has a toy kitchen and other “typically girly” toys, she’s always been super keen to give Dickie a hand when it comes to DIY and so I decided to get her the Jojo Maman Helpful Handyman Toolkit. I don’t think that toys should be determined by gender… I know that as a little girl, my train set was my fave!
I know that the guidelines say from 3 years and I would never leave her alone unsupervised with small parts (have I included enough disclaimers in there?), but she ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT. She goes around the house pointing out things that need fixing by attempting to do it herself with her toolkit, causing poor Dickie to have lots more added to his to-do list.
As you can see, I’m not sure who was enjoying it more…. Bells or Dickie *rolly eye emoji*
Lastly, I chose the meelight from meemoo which is for the arrival of our second human. It can be used either as a nightlight (it has a 30 minute timer option) or as an attachable light so that you can attach it to you hands-free for those early hour feeds… oh how I’m looking forward to those again. It’s got 3 different settings, allowing you to dim it and it’s a really lovely soft glow (such a soft glow that it’s impossible to photograph, but you’ll have to take my word for it). I’m actually really excited to try it out properly, I know that it’ll certainly be nicer than using the torch on my iPhone like last time!
Now that I’ve finally got my act together… and it’s started to dawn that we’re running out of time, I’ve got a list of things that I want to buy including some Aden + Anais swaddles (by far the best swaddles I’ve ever bought.. they literally get softer with every wash), a Baby K’Tan Carrier because we know number 2 is going to be ickle again and I want to keep them close and a BabyBay Convertible Bedside Crib, because…. it’s gorgeous.
I’m sure that if you have kids, JoJo Maman Bébé is well and truly on your radar but with so many gorgeous things coming in on such a regular basis, it’s well worth checking out again. Thanks once again to the team for ticking a few things off of my list!