Category Archives: Baby Gifts

New Bedroom Rug Range!

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Designed with kids in mind, our new Minene rug collection is full of colour and made of 100% soft cotton. At 140 x 80cm, they are ideal for kids to relax and play! Our impressive selection include themed designs and educational styles that can help them learn their ABC’s. A kid’s rug can really tie a room together.

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Shop our full range here x

Making bath time more comfortable!

Making bath time more comfortable

Alfie loves bath time, all my children did when they were babies. They love the feel of the water, kicking those legs, splashing about. I guess for babies it is just something different. I always feel for them when they are so young because they can’t really do that much except sit in a bouncy chair or lie on a play mat…..that is, apart from bath time. They then get to experience something a little different, a different sensation.

With my girls we always had bath time as part of the bedtime routine. A warm bath with some special bedtime bubble bath and a good splash always tired them out a little. However, Alfie has such dry skin I try not to bath him as much. However, when I do bath him, I may leave him to play a little bit longer as it makes him so happy. We have a baby bath which previously belonged to my girls but I always think it looks so uncomfortable. So when Minene sent me bath buddy to try out I was delighted.

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Bath Buddy Minene

If you haven’t heard of a bath buddy before it is a cushioned bath support. It is so soft and feels just like a bean bag. It came in a fun cow print pattern much to my girls delight so this bank holiday weekend we thought we would try it out! Alfie loved it – I have noticed in the bath he is always trying to lift his head up but using this bath buddy I found he didn’t leading me to think it must be down to it being so soft and comfortable for him. Our baby bath also pretty much takes up most of the bath, where this is a nice size allowing room for big sister Harri to get in with him, which he was very excited about (as was Harri).

It is also a perfect place to settle Alfie when I am applying his skin cream to him, he look so cosy in it. I would definitely recommend the bath buddy, I only wish I had heard about it when my girls were babies.

Not wanting to leave anybody out, the lovely people at Minene also sent my girls a small storage basket. We have recently decorated my girls room but storage is always an issue. We just have so much stuff!! It is such a pretty little storage basket too, pink with tiny flowers on – I knew exactly what I was going to put in there.

Hair bobbles and Brushes are like gold dust in our house. No matter how many I buy we can never find any in the mornings. It is the cause of many arguments on a school morning in our house. Ribbons, bobbles, brushes and combs are dotted all over the house and we can never find them when we need them. My Mum even bought some special Christmas ribbons which I couldn’t actually find come Christmas morning (I have since found them typically).

Minene small storage basket

Minene small storage basket

This storage basket is the perfect size for all our hair accessories and has two little handles allowing the girls to actually carry it to me when I start shouting ‘where are all the brushes!’. Storage doesn’t come much prettier than this. You can purchase these storage baskets in different sizes and I am considering buying a larger one to store the girls dressing up outfits. The only problem I have is choosing which pattern I like the best – so much choice!

 

Thank you Minene for making bath time more fun and helping out an unorganised Mummy (we were sent these items to review but all words are my own)

Winter Warmers

So now that the cold is upon us, (well it was for a few weeks, suddenly it is pretty mild again) we need to keep our babies snug as a bub.  I was lucky enough to try some fleece products by the Children and Baby brand Minene.  They design and produce innovative quality pieces at very affordable prices, you may have guessed they were founded by 3 Mothers!

When browsing their website you’re greeted by cute and colourful designs and inspirational nursery pictures.  Always a winner for me as a marketer’s dream, I usually want every product I see when put together nicely.  Back to the Winter Warmers…

Jasper’s now 7 months old and I was yet to opt for anything fleece for him.  But given it’s now winter, thought let’s try two essential items, a blanket (can never have too many blankets for a baby) and a foot-muff to keep him cosy whilst in his pram.

I was so impressed with the blanket.  Jasper is a fan as has a new found interest in bi-planes. He has a cute little mobile in his room with hanging bi-planes, which he is fascinated by, and now his favourite blanket has a bi-plane picture on it too.  The blanket is light blue, fluffy fleece one side, and plain (with a plane!) the other.  Blue is a good colour for us as Jasper is ‘occasionally’ (very often) mistaken for a girl. I blame those big dark eyes.  So blue, as gender stereotypical as it is, helps us out of any embarrassing situations where we have to explain he is actually a boy.  I wasn’t sure how Jasper would take to the blanket as when sleeping he likes to fling away any covers, however with the fleece being so lightweight and also very soft he allows it to stay on.  Perfect for those freezing nights we had a few weeks back.  He also enjoys the blanket on him when out and about in his pram or car seat, and it saved the day when he was poorly a few weeks back as we both spent an afternoon wrapped-up on the sofa with it (see ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ pic on my Instagram account).

I have to admit his love for the blanket may also stem from the Minene label along one side.  As most Moms will know, babies obsess over labels.  I used to obsess over cutting out any labels, but have had to let go of this and allow him to have them.  So, the blanket is a winner; soft, boyish enough, warm, cute and affordable!  It also washes well as I had to wrap him in it when collecting firewood (yep as cavewoman as it sounds) and they were both covered in wood chip.  It’s now fresh and good as new again.

Onto the next Winter Warmer I tried.  A grey and white star fleecy foot-muff.  Anyone who knows Jasper and his nursery will know we love a grey and white star.  The foot-muff is a universal fit for all prams and has slits on the back and bottom to hook your safety straps through.  It is fairly thick but I didn’t know if it would withstand the cold of the Cotswolds when visiting my Sister and Niece last week and it dropped to -4, but it did.  We used it on a trip to meet Father Christmas and his Reindeers.  Jasper was really cosy tucked-up in his pram with the fleece.  It’s not too bulky so can stay attached to the pram seat when in the car (unlike most puffy foot-muffs) and isn’t too long so doesn’t hand over the bottom of the seat.

We are now big advocates of the brand and you might see Jasper’s little face on their website with these items.  Next on my list of Minene purchases are PJs, the cute storage boxes, and my current favourite slipper socks!

Baby Sample Sale!

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Minene BABY SAMPLE SALE starts this week!

Gorgeous clothes from newborn till 2 years plus muslins, bandana bibs and lots more starting from only £1

*CASH ONLY

Tuesday 16th August 2016 10am till 3pm
Wednesday 17th August 2016 10am till 3pm

@ 20 Wycombe Gardens, London NW11 8AL

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

SS16 Clothing Range coming soon!

SS16 Clothing Range coming soon!

Hey Guys!

It has been a very busy week for Minene UK, as we are delighted to announce our lovely new clothing range coming soon – exclusive to the House of Fraser website!

Check out our behind the scenes photos and don’t forget to comment below to let us know which clothing you love the most

Minene Pyjamas

Our pyjama range is full of lovely designs which are ideal for a sleepover party

They ensure little tots stay snug all night long whilst looking fashionable. Each pair of Minene pyjamas comes lovingly packaged in an organza gift bag making them the perfect gift!

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We are in love with these super cute t-shirts along with our lovely monochrome storage range pictured behind

We think that they look amazing styled with denim shorts or a skirt for the hot summer months ahead

Check out more of our favourite shots below!

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As always, we LOVE to see your personal photos so feel free to share them with us on our Instagram / Facebook Page! #MineneUK

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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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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