Friday finds 10/08/12

Another week of posts for you and we hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed putting them together. This weeks friday finds are a mixture of fun finds and some more serious ones. We hope there is something in there for everyone.

Don’t forget we would love to hear your feedback on this weeks posts or suggestions for future posts. Either leave a comment on the blog, email us or interact with us on twitter or our facebook page.

We would also like to hear from you if you have a nursery or children’s bedroom worth sharing, if you are a photographer with a photo shoot you would like to share on the blog or if you are a UK designer/brand/handmade artist that has products aimed at families.

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and we will see you back here on Monday.

1. You may have seen this image around the web this week but we had to share it with you. Hot milk used this image to show their support for world breastfeeding week, showing the beauty of breastfeeding. OK we can’t all look this glamorous whilst breastfeeding but we should encourage breastfeeding in public as normal.

2. Djeco large pull along elephant, £16.95, Little baby company. This may not be British but we love wooden toys and this French company make some of the most colourful and unique ones we’ve seen in a while.

3. Remember Cupcakes for Clara, well Laura very generously has a page of free resources on her website that you can print out at home for free including colouring pages, snail dominoes, badges and much more.

4. New book released this week for families expecting their second child – Coping with two, Simone Cave and Dr Caroline Fertleman, £12.99

5. Plui rainball from Moluk, £9.98, Toyella for hours of bath time fun.

Yesterday we shared Belle and Boo with you, including party supplies. Well here is a stunning Belle and Boo party we found.

If you’ve been inspired by the olympics and are looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, read netmums guide to bringing the olympic fever in to your home.

Talking of which, we are looking forward to Sunday’s closing ceremony and the rumours of who is involved are everywhere right now.

Just for fun – A guide to surviving the six weeks holidays

Tips for eating well whilst breastfeeding

Summer holiday sleeping tips for babies

Everything you need to think about if your little one is starting school in September

If you’re still looking for affordable baby clothes after our post on H&M, Miss Thrifty talks about supermarket baby clothes.

Becky over at The AR-blog is sharing her A-Z survival guide of her babies first year. Expect to pick up great tips, have a giggle at times and be inspired by the beautiful photos.

With the sad news this week that singer Gary Barlow and his wife are mourning their fourth child being stillborn we wanted to share with you the resources Tommy’s has available. Tommy’s is a leading charity funding research into pregnancy problems including stillbirth, miscarriage and prematurity. On their website they offer leaflets and booklets on all areas of pregnancy and birth (including healthy pregnancy, young mums, still birth, miscarriage and premature babies) which can be downloaded or you can order hard copies by post. They even have a free phone line where you can speak to one of their midwives for advice. Remember Tommy’s is a charity so you can read more about supporting them here.


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