Green People – clean & green skincare

My new favourite miracle products

Green People are fabulous.  Their skincare?  Divine. Organic, largely vegan and targeted towards sensitive skins, this multi award-winning brand is bursting with natural miracle workers.  Within their range I have found most of my all time favourites, which I will list for you below, including anti-ageing gems and baby care lifesavers.  My most recent crushes are the new Beauty Boost Skin Restore and pretty much the entire Age Defy+ range.  Youth in a tube, people! Continue reading “Green People – clean & green skincare”

Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch Cloth Nappies

Easy to use, made to last, fun designs and no-leaks!

Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch cloth nappies are my reusable nappies of choice. They are made of stretchy and super absorbent bamboo fabric and remain lovely and soft even in our hard water area. Continue reading “Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch Cloth Nappies”

Easy ways to cut back on spending

Worth it for your pocket and the planet

Buying less ‘stuff’.  Sounds obvious but often easier said than done.  I love shopping, a bit too much actually, bit of a shopaholic.  This flys in the face of my eternal efforts to be green. However, now that I’ve got small people to think about I’ve really had to get a grip and just stop spending.  Here’s some of the ways I’ve cut back on spending: Continue reading “Easy ways to cut back on spending”

Frugi organic babywear

Look no further for your organic babywear.  Pure, no-nasties clothes that are also beautiful, fun, stylish and fit over cloth nappies too. Continue reading “Frugi organic babywear”

Organic baby sleep (or lack thereof)

Organic baby bedding

Tonight is the first night baba 1 (3 years old) is sleeping in her new big bed. A nice big single bed that she has moved into so that baba 2 (8 months old) can have her old cot bed now that he has outgrown his little space-saver cot.

Miraculously as I type this at 9pm baba 1 is actually asleep and has been for an hour. This is a lovely turn of events because for about the past month she’s been fighting bedtime and takes some 3 hours to settle, not sleeping till 10 or 10.30. Add to that our ‘I don’t need any sleep’ baby and our evenings have been hellish, packed with endless trips to see screaming baba 1 in the nursery and endless buggy walks in the dark to try and soothe screaming baba 2 who also doesn’t drift off till somewhere between 10.30 and midnight.

Needless to say my husband and I currently look like something from night of the living dead and feel just as perky. So yes, tonight is a treat. May it continue to be this peaceful!

When I was shopping for baba 1’s new mattress and bedding I researched organic options. Since we spend so much of our lives in bed I think it makes a lot of sense that we not sleep on a mattress sprayed with fire-retardant chemicals that off-gas for years as we sleep. Organic mattresses are naturally fire-retardant complying with the same safety standards as other mattresses, just in a much nicer way!

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