Category Archives: Baby

Bourn Sisters Minene Review

Hattie and I absolutely love the children’s brand Minene they have some really gorgeous things.  We really love these muslin bibs by Minene, they come in some really pretty prints and are so useful! If you haven’t heard of Minene you should really check them out they do such a great variety of products and clothes and are really high quality.

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These muslin bibs are pure cotton and they are quickly becoming a firm favourite of both mine and Hattie’s. You can never have enough bibs! We love the prints and how colourful they are but also how absorbent they are. They are perfect for dribbling, teething babies and Ice lollies !

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This frog bath support has to be one of the cutest baby items I have seen. I wish Blythe had had one! Its so comfy for Otis and just looks adorable, it matches his froggy sponge. They come in a variety of colours and shapes and are seriously cute. If you are expecting a baby we would really recommend getting one of these as a bath support or as a present for a friend. They are quite unusual and a bit different to the basic baby bath support. Perfect for a newborn, practical and adorable which is what every new mum wants.

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I have had these great soft storage baskets for Blythe’s room since she was a few months old, they are so pretty and come in a variety of patterns for boys and girls, I have gone for the polka dot and floral pink prints to match Blythe’s girly bedroom. They are really practical because they can be washed in the washing machine which is always useful with small children. She also loves to carry the small baskets around and fill them with her favourite toys. If your looking for toy storage or decorating a nursery or playroom I would really recommend investing in these. The large ones are super spacious with room for lots of toys. I use the smaller ones for books but they would also be good for storing nappies or cotton wool.image1

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Minene have brought out some gorgeous new Nappy bags which we really love, I have gone for the black one, which goes wth everything. It is really simple and classic and Is dad friendly because its not too girly, which means Joe doesn’t mind using it too. It comes with a changing mat and a clutch insert and is really easy to attach to the pram with it’s attachable, extendable straps. They have a variety of colours  to suit everyone and are a really great nappy bag. I tend to alternate between this and my Gucci nappy bag depending on my outfit or where we are going. My Gucci bag can be really heavy and this one is much lighter and easier to manage with a wriggly toddler.

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Love M xxx

Winter Pyjamas, Giggles & Great Friends

Where has the year gone? The sun hasn’t even disappeared from the summer months, yet we are already thinking about Christmas!

Last week we were lucky enough to have two little guests to join Emmie for an afternoon of pyjama modeling, playing, tea drinking, make believe fun! The lovely Sasha and Jamie came to visit Emmie and they all had such a fabulous time!

We set up a soft rug and a little Christmas cheer to get them in the mood, Emmie was a little too excited at the sight of the decorations and decided to get decorating early. Of course, she had to wear her new strawberry dream pyjamas for this – the pink spot were not an option when it came to her very RED set!

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Strawberry Dream Girls Winter Pyjamas

It wasn’t long before friends arrived! After a quick change of outfit – chosen by Miss Emmie – Sasha was soon involved in playing with the bright red star storage, Christmas decorations and enjoying Emmie’s company. The two looked so cute in their matching pyjamas & sleep-suits and had lots of secret giggles whilst sitting on their fluffy rug.

 

Sasha is her Strawberry Dream Sleepsuit

Our Red Star Storage is ideal for getting your house in the festive spirit! Check out our sale page this week to get a great deal on all festively red star storage! Happy  Sale Shopping !

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Master Jamie was also very keen to get involved! He might be a petite 11 months old but that didn’t stop him wanting to be part of the crew! He looked gorgeous in his navy Baby Sleepsuit and Emmie absolutely adored him, commenting ‘ I love him Mummy, can we have one too please?’

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Minene’s lovely little models did a great job of showing you some of the girls winter pyjamas and sleepsuits that are available for AW2015/2016. The soft cotton pyjamas are made from super soft cotton and are comfortable and very vibrant. Each pair is lovingly packaged in an organza gift bag making them the perfect Christmas Eve gift or Chirtsmas Day stocking filler. Jamie’s lovely sleepsuit is also available in a a Boy Winter Pyjama style, available in sizes 2-8 years.

Tune in next week for part two of the shoot…. where models start to get a little silly and tired… and the giggles really begin!

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Pushchair liners – why are they such a good idea?

When Minene first launched  back in 2007 we had a small range of jersey cotton liners, about 4 or so. Through out the seasons we have seen the demand grow and grow and this SS15 season has seen the launch 50+ new sets including Reversible Liner and Safety Straps Sets, the Baby Car Seat Cover, Baby Car Seat Liner Sets, Jersey Liner snd Straps Sets and more!

With all the money we spend on fancy pushchairs and car seats, why is their such a large market for these accessories and what has changed in the market to help with their success. Over the next few weeks we will explore the different types of sets we do, the car seats and pushchairs they suit and don’t suit and the reasons for using them! If you have anything to add, or see yourself as a guru on the subject and would like to add your 10 cents worth – please feel free!

I thought we would start easy today, being day 1, and look at the original Jersey Liner and the pros and cons of this lovely little product!

The original of all liners, the jersey liner is made from a soft, stretch knit cotton, aka jersey cotton, and is a soft and comfortable fabric for baby to sit on. The liner itself has a polyester filling, about 1 cm thick, ensuring even more comfort for baby and often giving the pushchair or car seat a more even surface as baby doesn’t feel the lumps and bumps as much.

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Grey jersey liner on pushchair

As well as padded comfort, the cotton liner ensures that baby is sitting on a clean and breathable surface. All of our liners are machine washable ensuring that babies with sensitive skin are sitting on a surface that will not irritate them AND if the inevitable spills happen it is easy to wash clean.

Our liners are designed to fit a majority of pushchairs and car seats on the market. A once simple 5 point design now features 10 universal slits to ensure it fits as many designs as possible. We often use Maclaren pushchairs in our images as the liners sit really well on them. Of late we have also been using the amazing Yo yo (so easy to assemble and you can take it as hand luggage on a plane!!) the liners looks gorgeous on the Yoyo and fits it perfectly. The main NO GO area for our liners is the Bugaboo as they have  vertical straps and we have more horizontal slits.

Our jersey cotton liners are currently available in 5 colours including baby blue, baby pink, grey, red, fuchsia and we have a 6th colour launching in June!

Minene’s jersey liners are a must have for this time of year especially as it still gives little ones a slightly warm and cosy lining when the sun fades behind the clouds. Comfort, warmth,  protection and padding – oh and did we mention it makes the pushchair look more stylish?!

The jersey cotton liner is priced at £18 and available here

 

Jersey Cotton Liners

Available colours for the Minene Jersey Cotton Pushchair Liners R-L : Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Red, Grey, Baby Blue, New Denim Blue

 

Gorgeous Newborn Gift Boxes are on their way!

Spring is has almost sprung in London and we are looking forward to our new collection doing the same!

From bright & colourful liners, pushchair accessory sets & sunshades to a gorgeous new range of newborn gift boxes, Minene are excited about what SS2015 has in store!

Over the next few weeks we will be giving you a sneak peek behind the scenes and showing you what we have been working on. These ranges will be available At www.minene.co.uk  from late March, so keep an eye out!

Minene in Monochrome features a gorgeous array of gift boxes all made from black & white printed stories about Minene. The boxes feature a range of gorgeous gift products including bodysuits, trousers, hat, bibs, socks, baby blankets, muslin squares and more.

Minene in Monochrome newborn Gift Boxes

 

Our smaller gifts have also had a makeover for Spring, our ever popular snuggly comforters will now be available in cute ice cream cones and will be finished off with organza wrapping and a ribbon

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Cute Star Bandana bibs will also be looking a little sweeter, gift wrapped as cute lolly pops on red and white striped lolly pop sticks & beautifully  finished with a matching red & white check bow. The perfect little treat!

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We have so so much more to show you too!

See you next week xx

Cute Winter Clothing has arrived for AW14/15

Our first official clothing season has started and we are so excited. Our gorgeous new baby & children’s clothing line features a range of fabric collections and designs in ages NB through to 2 years.

One of my favourite collections is the Winter Cotton Collection. The gorgeous designs are just the begging with this lot! The cotton is super thick and cosy, unexpectedly thick especially with the little body suit. A stand out for me is the little 2 piece outfits ‘Little Striped Lass’ & ‘Little Pink Petal’, they have pretty body suits & little trousers that are part track pant, part harem pant, making for a cute, stylish & really warm little outfit. You can see below….too cute!

 

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The Winter Cotton Collection for little ladies

The Winter Cotton Collection will be live on the website this weekend and we can’t wait! From little two piece outfits to cute onsies for little boys and little girls, I’m sure you will find the right outfit for your little fashionista! Because this is our first season, the sizes are limited so if you like what you see…buy buy buy!

Minene's gorgeous Winter Cotton Collection features a range of cute & stylish outfits for NB to 2 years

Minene’s gorgeous Winter Cotton Collection features a range of cute & stylish outfits for NB to 2 years

 

Minene are giving you a sneaky look behind the scenes….

You may have noticed that Minene have been a little quite of late, less tweets, facebook updates and blog! Well there is a reason… we have just finished launching some fabulous new products for SS2014 and AW2015 at the Harrogate Nursery Fair.

The show was only for trade customers, however we thought we would give you a look at the stand and some of the gorgeous new products that will be headed your way very soon!!

We were able to show off our amazing new Pushchair Accessories range, these included Reversible Liner & Strap sets, which will be in stock from mid May. We have beautiful florals, pretty polka dots, cheeky checks and stripes on offer!

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From pretty florals to fresh checks & stripes. The liners will give any pushchair an injection of summer colour

The new Ella Changing Bag was also on show, seen above in the vibrant Red, our new Changing Bags had a lot of positive comments! Like the Layla Changing Bag, it can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or attached to the stroller. It has gorgeous colourful lining and a range of useful goodies inside. 

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The stunning Ella Changing Bag in 5 colours; aswell as a little look at the new child bags …

 

That is enough for today…check out our next blog for the new storage, baby bath supports and the award winning Mi 1st Booster 🙂

Have a lovely weekend xx

On the 8th day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to you….

A cuddly and cosy fleece blanket!! She found a pretty pink one, but the lucky winner can choose whichever colour they like. (that basket is certainly starting to look empty…must mean Christmas is coming!!

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#mineneslittlehelper is having to dig deep today! And what has she found? A cuddly and snuggly fleece blanket!

Minene’s snuggly, super soft,  fleece blanket will soon become your little one’s must have blankie. At 75*100cm, it is the perfect size for snuggling up in their pushchair, whilst sitting on the couch or, of course, in the bedroom & nursery.

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Beautiful fleece blankets, from Minene

 

We have many soft and cosy fleece blankets to choose from, so head over to the fleece blanket page to make your choice!

And how do you win your favourite fleece blanket? Take to good old Facebook or Twitter and tell me which colour blanket you would like and what one item your little one can’t sleep without! Remember to add #mineneslittlehelper 🙂

Good luck all and thanks for entering!!

On the 6th day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me

A gorgeous liner and safety strap set!! RRP £20

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The liner and strap set is our #mineneslittlehelper ‘s choice for the 6th day! She is slowing styling up your pushchairs this week!

Do you want to give your pushchair a stylish boost for the winter season? This gorgeous grey, with white polka dot, liner and safety strap set is the perfect solution for pushchairs and car seats. The liner features a reversible toweling side, ensuring baby stays cool in summer, as well as comfortable and looking hip.

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The gorgeous liner and strap set, up for grabs with #mineneslittlehelper and her 12 days of Xmas

So how does one win this gorgeous prize? Today you can take to instagram, twitter and facebook again to enter to win this fabulous prize. We want to see your stroller and see why it’s needs of our gorgeous liner and safety strap set. Add the image and tag us with the following (ish)…be more creative if you like!! 😉

#mineneslittlehelper please style up my baby’s ride with your liner& safety strap set @mineneuk

Entries close at 10am Thursday 19th December! Good luck 🙂

Minene’s Little Helper and her 12 days of Christmas

Minene are excited to launch the #mineneslittle helper and her 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!

Beginning on Monday 9th of December, Minene’s little helper, Emmie, will be bringing you presents, toys and fun, for 12 days! From gifts for you, to gifts for your tots, there will be plenty of lovely Minene surprises to win.

Each day our Minene’s little helper will choose a gift (or 2!) from our large Minene Christmas basket, whatever she chooses is yours to win (don’t worry…we will help her lift the big ones!)

We will shout about it on Facebook, tweet about it on twitter and pic about it on instagram…so plenty of ways to keep up to date with what you can win and how to do it!

So, I know you are all wondering….what type of products will be in the Minene Christmas basket? Well we have stroller net bags, liners, bandana bibs, childrens pyjamas, newborn gifts, a Layla Changing Bag, large cuddly towel, Mi booster cushion, froggy bag, small storage baskets and boxes, plenty of friendly teddy bears….and maybe even an activity mat!

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SO many toys up for grabs! Which one will our #mineneslittlehelper choose first?

Everything is ready for the beginning of our #mineneslittlehelper 12 days of Christmas event!!

Everything is ready for the beginning of our #mineneslittlehelper 12 days of Christmas event!