April 26, 2016

I know, I know. I'm constantly carping about the state of the pre-loved market. I can't help it. I'm still stuck in the days when my car failing its MOT was a simple matter of whacking a few slings up for sale and the problem going away. These days I have a small box o...

April 18, 2016

I've been thinking recently about the direction to take this little venture in order to reach as many parents as possible. That's part of the reason why I took the decision this week to cease working out of Godalming. The Connecta Boutique serves the town very well and...

February 24, 2016

A lot of people automatically ignore handwoven wraps, assuming the prices to be out of reach. Girasol have of course been providing us with beautiful handwoven pieces since forever at unbelievable prices, but the high-end artisan wraps are out of reach for most of us....

January 25, 2016

I normally keep my blog posts pretty light and cheery. Nobody wants to read some ranty old sow banging on about what’s annoyed her this week. However… I’m feeling ranty right now and have for some time so the cap fits, and I’m going to wear it.


The state of the pre-lov...

January 1, 2016

Ok, I know that’s not an original or engaging title. But it’s the 1st of January so frankly that’s as good as it gets!


Typically for me, I am starting the new year with a(nother) diet and steady determination that I will lose that pesky 3 stone I’ve been carrying aroun...

December 19, 2015

I often get asked about carriers where baby faces out. It's not an unreasonable request.  Lots of babies enjoy looking around them and a forward facing carrier can seem to be the answer to that. I stock three in the library that offer this position. The Lillebaby Compl...

December 11, 2015


Accidentally deleted this blog post. What a plank...



Anyway.... Emilia Scout was born on 27th August 2015 weighing a teeny 6lbs 4oz. I was only 37+6 and was booked in for an elective caesarean the next day. Evidently she was in a hurry and I went into labour spontane...

December 11, 2015

One of the skills I've been most grateful for this time round has been breastfeeding in a sling. Seriously, with two older kids and a temporary disability (now thankfully departing), I take all the spare pairs of hands that I can get! 


The first time I tried feeding Em...

December 6, 2015


Why I Wear My Baby


I could write an entire thesis on the benefits of babywearing. Well, I’d have enough material for a one, anyway. Both the baby and the wearer have so much to gain from the closeness that it’s a virtually inexhaustible list of benefits. From helping...

December 6, 2015

I won't ever claim to know what it's like to have a permanent disability. I don't, and I hope I never will. But experiences post-birth have given me an insight into life with a newborn with limited mobility. I found it incredibly tough, but found great support in sling...

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