Our baby nursery reveal

Dear Diary

So it’s finally finished!!! We have managed to create a beautiful room for our baby boy who will be arriving in January next year. 😁This blog post is our baby nursery reveal showing you our creative style from affordable stores that anyone can create. (No products are sponsored, I purchased everything myself 😁). I hope this post inspires you and gives you some ideas on how to create a special room for your bundle of joy just like we did 😊😘

Walls, colours and theme

When we started thinking about colours I knew from the beginning that I really wanted neutral colours. When we did Mateos room (our first born) we went for the obvious- baby blue. This time around I went for greys and whites. Instead of doing a blue/white striped horizontal feature wall we decided to change it up a little and did a striped grey/white vertical wall instead.

The furniture

So first things first, we had to find the baby cot. We shopped around in a few different stores and my god, are baby beds expensive! I came across an online store and found exactly what I was looking for. (We literally purchased a baby cot half the price of what it was in the store and it was the exact same cot. It got delivered super fast and overall I was very happy with the quality. (Please inbox me if you want the website and I will send you the link). The next thing we shopped for was a baby change table. Of course we also found one at Kmart. It was so affordable and matched perfectly with the baby cot. The baby chair we decided to re- use from our first born. This was a beautiful gift we received from my sister in law and I can honestly say it is one of the most comfiest baby chairs ever. (I fell asleep on it many times when Mateo was a new born.

Some of my favourite items 😊

The baby tent has to be one of my favourite items in the baby nursery. (Mateo just loves it, even though he’s got a Tee Pee in his room as well). We purchased this from Kmart. (Ahah you can tell what my favourite store is 😁). The price was so affordable, it was easy to assemble and the quality is first class. Most of the other items (braided ottoman, nursery clothes rack,storage baskets, wall features and rocking horse are all from Kmart believe it or not).

Musical mobile is from Baby Bunting

Pendant light is from Beacon Lighting

Overall we are really happy with our baby nursery. Now the waiting game begins, when we welcome baby number 2 πŸ€°πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ We are so excited and the time couldn’t come any faster. (I hope you enjoy this short clip of the baby nursery) πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ˜πŸ˜

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty” Unknown

Mirela. B

Xxxx

 

 

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My thoughts on becoming a mum of 2

Dear Diary

So this blog post is just a short one where I express my feelings, thoughts and concerns on the next chapter of my journey of motherhood- Becoming a mummy of 2 boys! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦β€οΈ

As the date is approaching really quickly (I’m 30 weeks and 4 days pregnant to be exact 😁). I’ve started to think more and more about what on earth will my life be like with 2 children. (A toddler and a newborn 😳). This past week, I’ve really been doubting myself with questions like, Will I be able to juggle two kids? What if I don’t give enough attention to my first child, Will I be able to keep up with it all? Lol YES! I know I know- my mind is racing a million miles per hour. It doesn’t happen every day, Β but questions like this do pop up every now and then. (Hubby keeps telling me that it’s normal to think like this, and it can also be hormones as my emotions have been up and down lately). The “Joys” of a nervous pregnant mother! 😜

My thoughts

Don’t get me wrong guys- I’m soooo excited and grateful to be having another baby. I’ve always wanted to have a big family. I just feel that I’ve worked so hard at juggling everything in the past year and a half that I fear that all this will be turned upside down once the baby arrives. To be honest, I know once the baby arrives everything will change, it will be a little hard at the beginning, (sleep deprivation come at me! Lol). This will hopefully all pass once we settle in and get used to our second bundle of joy. I’ve become a little cray cray with my routine with Mateo, that I’m a little afraid of that being disrupted. (Crazy thoughts I know, but I’m just being honest).

The labour

I think the thing that is really starting to freak me out is the birth itself. Labour isn’t something that any mother looks forward to. (Especially if the first time around wasn’t a good experience – Has anyone had a pleasant labour? I would love to know! 😊). I’ve been working on my birth plan the last couple of days and have decided to do a few things different to the first time. Getting the epidural is one of those things which I didn’t want the first time around. 😳😳 Everyone has their own theories and decisions on what they want to do when in labour, and by no means don’t let me influence you on what decisions to make. When I was pregnant with Mateo, I really really didn’t want the epidural because I just wanted to experience a natural birth. That I bloody did! 😳 To be honest, I’m really grateful that I did and I wouldn’t change it now. (At least I know what our mother’s had to go through). This time around I just want it to be a little more smooth sailing (if that’s even possible) and I Β have decided that an epidural is the way to go for ME!

My first born

When Mateo entered this world I seriously dropped everything in my life to guide and teach him everything I could (obviously this will never stop). My attention was on him all day/every day and nothing els seemed to phase me. I’ve calmed down with all this and have surprisingly taken a little step back to let him learn some things on his own without being his shadow. His starting to be my shadow now ahaha. Having another child I fear will give me less time to focus on him and it makes me sad to think this. While we have a lot of family members that he gets plenty of attention from (literally his the first grandchild from both sides of the family). I still get sad sometimes thinking I won’t have enough time for him like I do now.

Well there you go, these are just some of my thoughts on becoming a mother of 2. (Of course I have positive ones too). I just thought by writing a quick post of what some of my fears are at the moment, it may help other mother’s that may be feeling the same way. I know that everything always works itself out. (I truly do believe it does). I hope this reassures mother’s out there that all these thoughts are normal and we all feel them sometimes. I’m so very excited (and nervous as you can tell) and can not wait for my little baby boy to arrive. This pregnancy has seriously flown so fast and it’s actually becoming so real now that in 2 months times- I will be a mummy of 2! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦

Mirela. B

Xxxx

I’m not just a Mum

Dear Diary

Whilst motherhood is the most rewarding transition in a woman’s life, it is also the biggest life change she could ever experience. Some mother’s adapt to the world of motherhood so naturally and easily, (you lucky things!) while others may find it a lot more difficult and sometimes lose themselves, their identity, and so easily forget to invest time in taking care of their own sense of self. This got me thinking about the transition and growth that I had to face over the past 18 months since my son was born. In this blog post I take you through some of the things that challenged me in my first years of motherhood and the obstacles that I had to face juggling motherhood  as well as keeping my own identity.

Taking care of your appearance

Going back to the day when we left the hospital and took our pride and joy home for the first time- It was the most happiest day of our life and nothing else mattered.😁 I look back now and remember what a complete mess I looked like upon leaving the hospital. (I obviously didn’t really care about my appearance because at this point my baby was all I cared about). I remember I wore baggy trackies, (literally 3 sizes too big for me) and had hubby’s big t-shirt on. My hair and skin was oily and I literally looked like I had partied all weekend. (The pregnancy glow had disappeared 😩). The lack of self-care continued a few weeks in, where I didn’t pay ANY attention to my appearance at all. I was in pj’s and a robe all day, I didn’t even brush my hair and at times even forgot to brush my teeth. (I know what was I thinking). It was a time in my life where I believed that I wasn’t as important any more and I had to neglect everything about myself and put my baby first in order to be a “good mum”. (Silliest thought ever!)

The “I have no time” excuse

As time went on I would occasionally “fix myself” (brush my hair, wash my face etc) but always seemed to use the excuse that “I have no time”. Most first time mums or mums with more children will at some point agree that looking after a new born/or multiple children, doing household chores, doing the washing, cooking dinner, making sure hubby was happy, and making sure everything else is in order is exhausting!!!. I know when I had to face all this in the first few weeks of motherhood, I felt like a truck had hit me everyday. At one point I wasn’t sure I could keep up with it all. (Obviously I pulled through and if I can so can you 😊). The last thing on my mind was to sit in front of the mirror and work on my face (make up) and then go through my wardrobe and put together a fab outfit. (I’m sure plenty of mums will be nodding their heads). YES!! this may be true, but I soon came to realise that not doing all these things I used to; making myself pretty, choosing a cute outfit for the day and taking pride in my appearance had a significant effect on my self-esteem, personality, happiness, confidence as a woman and even my relationship. I gradualy snapped out of this and found 15 min each day to make a little effort on my appearance. (That included not staying in my pjs all day). This made such a difference in my day. Boosting up my confidence, turning me into a much happier mum and even my baby seemed happier to see me confident, fresh and smiling. The thing that I’ve learnt from all this is that it’s so important to keep up with appearance after babies. It is not to impress others, but rather to make yourself feel good and confident. I also believe  that if your family (children) see that mum is looking after herself, they will take this onboard and grow up to do the same. (This includes the hubby as well 😁).

Self-confidence, body-changes, diet and exercise

It’s no secret that our body changes dramatically post baby. Even though our baby is out in the world and no longer in our tummy,  we still may look and feel  pregnant. (For a few week anyways). My tummy honestly didn’t go down for weeks and I couldn’t even look at it. At times I was ok with it and then other days my self-esteem was so low because of such a drastic change to my body. (My hips were wider, my tummy was not tight like it used to be and I honestly didn’t feel confident at all). I was determined to get back into shape and start a healthy diet and fitness routine. It’s funny how people think that if you have been petite your whole life it would be much easier for you to bounce back post baby. This is sooooooo not true!! I actually put on more weight after I had the baby than during my pregnancy. It took a lot of hard work, training, exercising and eating healthy for me to get my body back. Believe me when I say this! It is never easy for anyone to lose weight/fit back into their skinny jeans and overall be satisfied with their weight regardless if they are “smaller” or “bigger”). I wore spanks/pregnancy post baby shorts for weeks that held my tummy in and tightened everything. I ate so healthy and most days had to say No to my favourite sweets. (Bye bye chocolate and sugar sweets). I remember every morning I would have a set mantra where I would tell myself that I would eat healthy, exercise and stay fit. After babies you will never get your body back to how it used to be, but the important thing is that you get up, give it a go, stick to routine and you will be amazed how much it pays off.

Nurture and self care

As I’m a stay home mum I really don’t get get the opportunity to nurture myself or do things for myself during the week. This may include stuff like getting my hair done/nails/waxing/facials etc. I designated one day of the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) to pamper myself and just spend some alone time to recharge. I feel like it’s so important for mums to find a day during the week that suits them to re-charge, pamper themselves and just spend some quality time alone to freshen up for the week ahead. (It stops you from going insane, believe me). I find by doing this each week I’m a much happier mum/wife and my boys agree as well. Try it! Even if it’s reading a book for an hour on your own. Nurture and self- care has become a weekly routine for me and if I don’t do it once a week, I find I’m a completely different person (not a pleasant one lol).

Feeling guilty

This was one thing that I struggled with and still sometimes struggle with- GUILT! An example of this may be if I go shopping and spoil myself with a new pair of shoes/bag.  I would feel so guilty that I spent all this money on myself and not my baby. (I know how silly does it sound, but that’s just how I felt). Other things I felt guilty about were when I would leave Mateo all day with mum or go out with my girlfriends. The whole time I would be thinking about how I should be home with my baby (even if he was tucked in bed asleep). Crazy I know! It all sounds a little bizarre but when you are a mum you always want to put you children first, make them happy and at times it feels as if your the only person that can do this. I later learnt that all these feelings were normal and they eventually do pass- and they DID! 

Husband and romance

It’s no secret that once a child enters your world that you may at times neglect and forget about the other important person in your life- Your hubby of course! 😁 Lets be honest,  you spend all your time and energy  on this little human who is reliant on you 24/7 that by the end of the day you are way to tired to think about romance and hubby’s feelings. The important thing I always reminded myself is that without this amazing man, you wouldn’t have the bundle of joy that melts your heart everyday. (Hubby deserves some attention and loving too at times lol). My husband and I have always had a strong bond from get go! I honestly talk to him about anything and everything. He is truly my best friend and soulmate. It is so important for me to show him (even on my worst days)  that he will always be special and I will always love him. Pushing aside sleep deprivation, mood swings and my cbf days,  I still make sure I ask him how his day was or make him a quick takeaway coffee for work, (which I still do by the way and it brightens his day all the time). 😁❀️ Making some time for your man even if it’s just 15 minutes a day, will strengthen your relationship. He will love and appreciate you much more than you think and will even sleep better, believe me this is true hehe πŸ‘«

YES having children changes everything! but it dosn’t have to change you completely. You are still a woman that has certain needs that need to be met. Go get your hair done, splurge a little something on yourself, and hit the town with your girlfriends once in a while. (You really do deserve it!) Looking after yourself and putting yourself first at times dosn’t make you a bad mum or wife. It’s something that may benefit you in more ways than you think. Be kind to yourself because believe me, we are all doing the best we can and sometimes deserve some “me time” too,

Mother- “someone who will love you unconditionally,  till her last breath” ❀️

Mirela.B

Xxxx

My go to Pregnancy looks

img_9232Dear Diary

When I was pregnant with my first child Mateo, one of the things I struggled with was fashion and styling my bump.  I went out of my way and bought maternity clothing and spent so much money on things I didn’t even like – nothing seemed to look good in the end. The whole pregnancy I honesty looked like an old lady and was so self conscious about my growing belly (True story!).  Well this time around I did my research and have managed to still maintain my style and embrace my growing belly. Below you will find 6 of my go to comfy and stylish pregnancy looks. (I will definitely be wearing some of the outfits post pregnancy as well). I’m not a fashion stylist but thought it could be a starting point for pregnant mummy’s to be who are finding it difficult to find pieces that are comfortable as well as flattering.

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My Birthday in Port Douglas

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Dear Diary

So yes my family and I decided to pack up and get away for the weekend for my 29th birthday. (What else is new right? seems like we are always on vacation). Well this will probably be the last vacation for our family for a while 😦  Baby number two will make it a little difficult to travel, but knowing my crazy ideas he probably will be going on his first trip at 2 months old :). What can I say I have a travel addiction! Moving on,Β  before I get stuck into this blog post I would just like to mention -If you haven’t already done so check out https://www.mydeal.com.au/blog/post/travelling-with-kids
where our family has been featured in an article noting 6 foolproof tips for traveling with kids).

This blog posts is just a little overview of our weekend in Port Douglas – where we stayed, what we did, the places we liked and how I spent my 29th birthday πŸŽ‰

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We are going to Port Douglas!

The morning of my birthday we had an early flight and had to wake up at 5am to make sure we caught our flight on time. The flight was about 3 hours to Cairns and surprisingly Mateo slept for most of the flight. (He really is a pretty good child when it comes to traveling,Β  or maybe he’s just used to it all by now ahah). When we arrived in Cairns, we hired a car and took a road trip to Port Douglas. I have never been to Port Douglas and loved the drive up along the coast. Surprisingly I didn’t get car sick as I have been since I found out I was pregnant. Mateo behaved the whole drive which was also a plus :):):)

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Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas

We stayed at Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas. The place was absolutely amazing (especially the beach pool). The moment we settled into our room, we freshened up a little and went to have some lunch. After lunch we got into our swimsuits and made our way to the amazing pool. Mateo loved it so much and we couldn’t get him out of the water. (He seriously is a water baby). As we arrived in the afternoon we only had half of the day to enjoy the beautiful warm sun and spent the rest of the day swimming in the pool and relaxing on the amazing pool lounges. Later that evening we went for a nice walk along the beach and explored Port Douglas shopping strip. It was right up my alley with super cute bohemian boutiques and cafes. (I found the Souvenier shops to be really expensive, but I guess they all are where ever you go).

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Relax, dine and enjoy the sunshine!

The following morning we went and had buffet breakfast at the amazing restaurant that over looked the pool. (The view was seriously beautiful). There was so many tours and things we could have done but because our stay was very short we didn’t really get the chance to do them. (We will be going back to Port Douglas and looking at some of the tours next time). As it was more of a chill relaxing getaway we visited a beautiful small cafe called Betty’s Bohemian beach cafe – they had amazzinggg smoothie bowls. (If you ever plan on staying in Port Douglas be sure to check it out). 😁😁😁 There was also a bar/restaurant near the beach called “Port Douglas surf club bar and bistro” which had yummy fish and chips. (It also had a kids playground which was amazing and kept Mateo entertained for a while).

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Last year in my 20s

Overall my birthday weekend getaway to Port Douglas was amazing!!!Β  I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my birthday then with my 2 beautiful boys (soon to be three) at a tropical place.Β  It was such a relaxing trip and it was a great start to my last year in my 20s.Β  Next year the big 30! I wonder what my hubby and my two little monkeys will have up their sleeve.

“Getting older is an adventure, not a problem”- Betty Friedan

Mirela. B
xxx

Thank you to my beautiful girls Zee & Jess for the amazing gifts πŸ™‚

 

 

My second trimester stress

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Dear Diary

We are already in the second trimester and boy is it going so fast (21.5 weeks to be exact). In all honesty the beginning of the second trimester was not fun at all, as I found it really difficult to cope for a few weeks.. I was so excited to get through the first few months of pregnancy and put nausea and morning sickness out of my misery. They say the second trimester is meant to be the most enjoyable. (Well not for me, at the beginning anyway). My morning- evening sickness didn’t really go away and I felt more miserable and tired at the start of the second trimester than the first: other things that came into play were crazy hormones, mood swings, not eating really well, not sleeping, fatigue, and hospital misunderstandings, leading me feeling really stressed and anxious.

Beginning of the second trimester

With my first pregnancy I didn’t really feel nauseous or sick at all, (maybe randomly on and off)but nothing like this pregnancy. All I wanted was to get my appetite back and be able to eat all the delicious food I once enjoyed so much. This didn’t happen at first, my morning/evening sickness got worse and I couldn’t stomach anything down. I was always so tired, and it would seriously hit me out of nowhere as I couldn’t keep my eyes open. This was a struggle as I have a 1 year old to look after who is always full of energy. Slowly as the weeks went by I started to feel a little bit better.  At times when I was hungry I had to literally  force the food down, (mums advice as she experienced the same thing with all three pregnancies- like mother like daughter hey!). It helped and I started to get my energy back even though I didn’t really enjoy the food. Mateo and I started going for walks every day and that helped a lot! (fresh air is everything). Hormones were a major bi*@h with my emotions changing every minute (poor husband of mine lol). What made it all better was the surprise from my husband that our babymoon was going to be in the Maldives (just what I needed!!! or maybe what I manifested 😊)Booking our babymoon to the Maldives helped me get out of this  “second trimester hurdle” I was going through. I mean who wouldn’t be in a great mood if they visited one of the most beautiful places in the world.

We relaxed on the beach, swam in the beautiful water and ate heaps of delicious food (which I actually enjoyed eating). I even woke up at 5-6am each  morning with a smile on my face full of energy…. who would have thought! (It’s amazing how a little sun and water on an island can can make you feel).

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Picking the hospital

We always thought we would go public like we did with our first pregnancy, but little did I know that was about to change in the second trimester. To be honest I didn’t really think there was much of a difference (a doctor is a doctor, I’m sure they all want the best for you and your baby). We had a wonderful doctor who took amazing care of Mateo  and I during my first pregnancy (even though It was a complicated delivery). We booked the same hospital and just hoped for the best. It took a while for the hospital to get in contact with us (I though maybe that’s just how it works and they must be really busy). The hospital finally got in touch with me and told me that I missed my first appointment. I had no idea I even had and appointment (strike one!). They said that a letter and msg was sent out (that was a lie as I never got a letter or a msg). Then they said they will re-book (booked a random date without even confirming if I could attend). The lady said that I would get a text msg and repeated my phone number which in fact wasn’t even my number. This made me get major anxiety as I started to think about the aftercare with my first pregnancy. (It wasn’t the best, but we won’t go into details about that in this post).

Going private!

With my stress levels and anxiety getting worse, my husband and I decided it was best we go private. It took a few days for us to find another hospital we were both happy with. Once we chose the  hospital we went through a list of  doctors on their website, and picked the one we thought would be best for us. I was finally starting to calm down as everything was going to plan. The appointment with the obstetrician couldn’t have gone any better. She was so lovely and made us both feel so comfortable. (Mateo even liked her!). We chatted for ages and I walked out happy and content with our decision.

As you can see,  it’s not all fun and games being pregnant. I get a lot of people saying wow! you make pregnancy/motherhood look so easy! You got it all together all the time! well let me tell you this, I actually don’t! (Well not all the time anyways). I struggle too and sometimes I even feel like pulling my hair out. Literally I’m not even joking! But in the end I eventually get it together and pull through. A little word of advice when going through a tough time when pregnant….  breathe! everything will be ok! – do something that makes u smile/spend time with your friends/ meditate/ go on the holiday you have wanted to go on/ it’s as simple as going for a walk with your little one/ write it out- journal writing is so therapeutic, and remember even the tough times eventually pass.

“Be patient the sorrow will be replaced with joy and the difficulty will be replaced with ease” – Imam Ali

Mirela.B

xxxx

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What to pack when travelling with a child

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Dear Diary

So ever since Mateo was born he has become a little jet setter and has been to more countries than I have my whole life (lol just kidding ). His first trip was when he was just under 8 months old and it was to Boracay, (an Island in the Philippines). Whilst it was an exciting time for our family, it was also very nerve-racking, as I had no idea what it would be like travelling with a baby. I thought it might be of help to first time mummies  who are thinking about travelling with a newborn/toddler to write a blog post on – what to pack when travelling with a child! When I first decided to plan a trip with my little boy, I had many questions running through my head- what do I pack? What are the most important things he will need? How many nappies do I take? How much food will he need? Are there specific things I need to pack in my hand luggage? How much is too much clothes? These are just some of the questions that went through my head when planning that first family trip. (and trust me there were many more).

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First things first!

The first thing I always made sure to do before packing for a family holiday, was to make a list of items that Mateo needed or used on a daily basis. (Gosh the list was not short I tell ya!). This will of course be different with every child depending on the age. I looked at the basic essentials – food- milk/solids/snacks, water bottle, nappies, wipes, nasal spray etc. I then focused on the outfits he would need during the holiday (most of our holidays were tropical places which we stayed at for a week or two). The next thing was his favorite toys or books that he enjoyed playing with. This was so important as certain toys entertained him longer than others. We looked at booking most of our flights around  his nap time/bedtime, that way he would sleep for most of the flight (keep that in mind). Late flights for us were always better than early morning ones, as we found that Mateo would fall asleep before we even boarded the plane. (This might not work for all children but we were lucky enough that he always seemed to follow the routine we had in place).

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Carry-on luggage

The most frustrating thing I found was what do I take in my hand luggage?? and what do I put in my check-in luggage???? (this required a little more practice as on each trip I always somehow took things in my hand luggage that were not needed- (better safe than sorry I say, but my husband didn’t think so as he had to carry a 100kg bag around the airport lol). Below you will find some things I always packed on-board. (Depending on the duration of the flight, these might vary and you might need more or less).

  • 2-3 bottles of formula- all ready for the hot water to be added when needed (if you are breast feeding, no need to pack anything unless you prefer to express before hand).
  • 3-4 solid type meals, mostly heinz food pack –  so good because there usually is no mess).
  • snacks (biscuit box) or you can ask for fruit on board.
  • toys/books- iPad was a life saver on our last trip to the Maldives. (Don’t forget the charger).
  • nappies -I always take a 100 (hahah literally! I’m not kidding and have a major problem, but I believe packing enough for the flight is important just in case!
  • Wipes (tissues) -I didn’t pack these and had to use my face wipes for one of the flights- thank the lord I had some in my bag.
  • Pacifier- This was a lifesaver especially when it was sleep time. (make sure to get a pacifier clip as I can’t count how many pacifiers  we lost on our trips until we finally got one)
  • Blanket- I found taking Mateo’s blanket made him more comfortable to fall asleep, as he smelled something that reminded him of home.
  • Clothes- pj’s, tops x2, pants x2, bibs, warm socks, onesie, hat/beanie (to cover his eyes from the plane light, or you can buy the eye masks),
  • Panadol/kids – As Mateo was teething we always made sure we had baby panadol in case he got a temperature on-board.
  •  baby ear plugs/nasal spray
  • Stroller- I wouldn’t know what I would have done without a stroller. Most airlines will allow you to take the stroller all the way to the plane doors. So helpful especially if you have a stop over flight and a 1000kg baby! lol

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Check-in luggage

As most of our holiday destinations were tropical places (islands), I always had to pack summer essentials. Below you will find a list of things that Mateo needed and used on every family holiday. (keep in mind this is only a guide and your child might need more or less)

  • Baby sunscreen/moisturizer (soo soo important!)
  • Sun hat
  • Bathers- long sleeve with shorts
  • Towel (hooded)
  • Shorts/t-shirt/longtops/pants/jacket/shirt/singlets
  • Water toys
  • Food (we had to pack the formula for all our trips as we traveled to Islands that didn’t have the specific formula that Mateo liked (research this beforehand)
  • More nappies and wipes (The more the better)
  • Sandals/runners/socks
  • Baby carrier (This we used on our first trip but as he got bigger he liked to be in the pram)

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So there you go! I hope that this blog post can in some way guide and help nervous first time mummies who are planning a family holiday with their newborn/toddle. It can be very frustrating not knowing where to start, or what exactly to pack. This can be your little guide, and remember! you can always add in things that you think your baby will need. I still kick myself sometimes when arriving to our destination and realizing I forgot something. (like baby wipes! we can’t always get it right!)

PS: I just want to say a thank you to all my readers who have supported my blog over the months as it reaches new heights. Being featured on MyDeal.com.au as one of several family friendly blogs. Link is below if your interested in reading

https://www.mydeal.com.au/blog/post/family-friendly-blogs

Mirela. B

xxxx

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