All posts by Danielle Parker

Meet the Goodchilds – The Nursery

Following on from our introduction to The Goodchilds, we are so pleased to be able to show you our next video. Here is Lauren showing us around the nursery that Baby Dot will be coming home to.

Lauren highlights how storage is the most important thing, little baby’s might be small but they have so many things! The baskets shown in the video are Minene Large baskets, which are available in a range of colours and cost £25 each. The other storage she has is Ikea Expedit units.

Also shown is the Minene Supersize Muslins which are so so useful for so many things, from burping cloths, using as a nursing cover and even for lining the changing mat, these are invaluable.

Stay tuned for our next update….and hopefully a newborn baby!


Sales this weekend!

Our 1st Birthday celebrations continue at Minene, and this weekend we have some fantastic discounts!

Our brand new Cream Flowers storage is on offer:


Large storage basket is £20 (was £25)

Small storage basket is £8 (was £12)

Small Storage box is £10 (was £14)

Underbed Storage box is £20 (was £27)

AND as if that wasn’t enough, our Baby Bath Support is reduced from £20 to £14 in all four colours.



More great offers coming soon!


Meet the Goodchilds!

We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with one family to bring you the story of their life. We love a bit of reality TV, and this is going to be a little of reality bought to you each week, following a real life family and their newborn baby.

So who are the Goodchilds? 

Lauren is Mummy Goodchild, she is married to Darren aka Daddy Goodchild. They have 4 year old Spud and 2 year old Spike, they also have a bump on board at the moment too.


Baby Dot is a girly bump and is due to make an appearance into the big world  on 5th October 2013, but we all know babies can be unpredictable!


The gorgeous photos were taken by Alice Speller Photography, and we thank them for letting us use them for our reality project.

What are we going to do with The Goodchilds?

We are going to be creating some video updates, blog posts and photos taking a sneaky peek into their world. We can’t wait to see the family grow. Watch this space for details of our first update, as we venture in and have a look at their world.

You can find Lauren online at



Handprint Painting Ideas

Taking handprints and footprints of your children when they are young is fun, it’s a great way to keep a track of how much they grow and looking back at them in years to come is always amazing to see just how much they have grown!

Here is some lovely ways of using the hand prints to make even more magical, and fun additions to the house. These would look awesome framed!


Found online at:

I love these for toddlers!


This super cute caterpillar is lovely!


Owl handprints! I love these! Can be found at

Of course what does every painting child need? The Minene Painting Apron!


These are just £12, come in five fabulous colours and they come complete with paints and a paintbrush too!



How large is large?

I often get asked about the size of our Large storage baskets. Mainly because on the website it is tricky to tell just how big the large is. Yes I could give you the exact measurements, but do you have  tape measure to hand? I can’t say that I carry one around, so I presume other people don’t either. So I thought an easier way to show you would be to put items inside.

The large basket with various toys in the bottoms.


I am a big cloth nappy fan, inside the basket here is 43 nappies, 26 thick fleece liners. There is still plenty of room, in fact I think I could get 80 nappies inside as well as various other cloth nappy bits and bobs.


Finally, as if that wasn’t enough, what about a child? Baby Emma inside the large basket.


Please note, no babies were harmed in the process of basket sizing.

You can find all the colours of our storage online at:

Soaking up the last of the Summer Sun

The school summer holidays might be over but the sun is still shining bright at the moment. We have been getting out into the sun this weekend, and baby Emma is loving the fresh air, I am loving feeding her lunch outside (baby led weaning is messy!).

Our playtimes honestly wouldn’t be complete without the Minene Portable Activity Mat. It is padded, it has a waterproof layer on one side and a lovely patterned side which has toys attached.

IMG_2851It’s not just a product that will get used in the summer alone, it can be taken anywhere with the use of its handy bag. It is great for baby group and taking on family visits, especially great for the ones who have no children and cream carpets!

Grab yours at:


Facebook Giveaway!

Who fancies winning something lovely? Of course you do, and it’s really simple to enter.

Simply ‘Like’ Minene Facebook page, share one of the ‘Giveaway’ pictures, and when we reach 1600 likes we will randomly select one of the ‘sharers’ to win some of our lovely storage.

If you are the lucky winner you will get to choose the style and colour of the storage you win. This will consist of either a large box, or large basket. It will also include a small basket or small box. Both in the pattern of your choice. This is worth up to £41!

minene storage comp

But that’s not all, when we reach 2000 likes we will be giving away a 3 in 1 activity mat worth £79 to one follower.

minene 3 in 1 playmat

Get liking and sharing!

Terms and conditions:

Open to UK and Ireland residents only. Winners will be picked at random from likers of the Minene UK Facebook page. No purchase necessary.

Supersized Muslins, Supersized Uses.

Muslins are a must for parents of a baby. I always make sure I have a stack of them around the house, they are fab for grabbing at a moments notice and they have loads of uses too.

minene supersize muslins

Our supersize muslins have many uses, and the size of them really do mean that they are multi purpose. Measuring 85 x 115cm’s, they are large enough to be used a nursery shawl when breastfeeding, and also big enough to use on a pushchair as a sunshade. I love using mine to line the moses basket mattress and even the changing mat for nappy changes.

minene supersized muslins

They also can be used for swaddling, the uses of the Supersize Muslin really are never ending!

You can check all our Supersize Muslins out in our shop for just £12.