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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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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

snuggly comforters in ice cream style gift wrapping

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 clothing launches in style, with #mineneslittlehelper and her cute frilly romper

We are super excited to launch the beginning of Minene Fashion in the UK – little fashion for little ones!

The high summer collection, Pretty Little things, launched earlier this month and we have had an amazing response! The clothing is based on vintage designs and made from a range of fabrics including cottons, lycra, lace and more.

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Pretty Frilly Romper – white floral with pink bows

The best part about all of this, a part from putting our stamp on the fashion industry of course…..

I got to spend 3 lovely sunny days in the garden with my favourite little poppet, Miss Emmie, AKA #mineneslittlehelper . She has come a long way since her first modelling experience, I think it was the I love Mummy muslins and she was just 3 months old!!

She wore all of the outfits so well, but then again I am bias! We blew bubbles, bounced on the tramp, played on the swings and climbed up the ladder to the hut; all in the name of getting the best photo! and having a little fun too 😉

My favourite photo was Emmie in her Pretty Floral Romper. Both designs were just made for her! They are pretty, just like Emmie, yet hard wearing and durable! They survived the play ground, the tramp and rolling in the grass!

I managed to get a more demure image of her, after all the rough and tumble of the day! Although, the leopard print bows tells the real story…. 😉

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Pretty Emmie in her Pretty Frilly Romper, latest fashion from Minene :)

 

Minene’s summer collection is available online now, we only have a few of each size so be sure to snap up anything you like the look of!

I will be sure to share more outfits over the next few weeks, like all clothing it is so much easier to see the full look when it is on a little person….or big!

Enjoy your heatwave Thursday! 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!!

Keeping baby cool in the Summer

The summer time is a nice break from the rain and clouds, but most of us will moan that it is too hot at some point. The little people in our lives also get hot and bothered, and sometimes even grumpy too. Having a baby in the summer you are worried if they are going to overheat as they cannot regulate their body temperature well, but I have found a nappy is all my baby needs to keep cool. Yes the pretty dresses are gorgeous, but she gets so hot in them, they are relegated to cooler days.

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Putting my baby in her pushchair I use the Minene reversible liner, it has a cotton side and also a towelling side. This is great for keeping the moisture away from Emma, it is white too which helps reflect the sun.

It also is great for popping in the wash after they have eaten in the pushchair, the crumbs seem to catch in the liner, so are easily shook out. It washes up lovely, and dries quickly too. They are universal fitting, and I have tried them in Stokke Xplory, Cosatto Yo! and maclaren strollers, and they all fit great. To keep them in place there is also an elastic strap which tucks round the back and stops it moving when you get your child in and out, it actually works!

reversible towelling pushchair liner

 

You can find these online here for £16.00 each.

 

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Summer Must Haves & Giveaway

Although summer is in full swing, you cannot help but see those clouds outside and wonder if summer has already been and gone in a flash. But here at Minene we are feeling optimistic that the sunshine is saving itself for many more bright and sunny days, especially as we still have the whole of July and August still to come. Alternatively you may be lucky enough to be jetting off to warmer climates, and be looking for some ‘Must Haves’ to take with you, so we have come up with a Summer Survival Guide which hopefully might have something new you haven’t discovered before.

Having a baby in the hot summer sun can be a worrying experience, you worry that they may overheat despite doing everything you can to keep them out of the sun, but it can be so much fun, and those days can be some of the most memorable.

Having a parasol on your pushchair can be handy to shade baby from the sun, but like many people I find they get in the way, and older babies just love pulling them around too. The Minene Pushchair Sunshade is made from 100% cotton muslin, it fits to any pushchair and even has a peekaboo window, so you can keep an eye on your little one.  Available in pink, blue and cream, this will help you keep baby shaded and out of their reach too. It also comes with it’s own little pouch, so when not in use you can fold it up and pop it in your handbag.

pushchair_sunshadeTo help shade baby from the sun when playing in the park, or even on the beach or in the garden, a hat is a vital must have. Look out for one with a large rim all the way round the head, rather than a peaked cap, as the rim will help shade babies neck and ears, as well as helping to keep the sun out of your little ones eyes.  The Minene Reversible Cotton Sun Hat is of course perfect, as well as having lovely designs, in addition with it being reversible means it’s two hats in one!

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Finally, for travelling by car a travel sunshade to stick to the window is essential. Even if you don’t own a car yourself, you may well be on holiday and renting one or even find yourself in a taxi. The Minene Car Sunshade simply poppers to any window. It is made from 100% muslin cotton and gives great coverage from the sun. It also folds up nice and small into it’s on pouch, for just £12 this is great to have in your handbag, or in my case, the glove box in your car.

blue_sunshade_carWe all know that sun screen is vital for all the family, but finding one which is safe for use on even the most sensitive baby can be tricky. After searching high (and low) we have found Ultrasun SPF50. It is free from the usual nasties found in everyday sun protection and is hypo-allergenic, making it suitable for even the most sensitive little skin. It is also suitable for all the family, no carrying extra bottles for baby.

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What is your favourite Summer Holiday must have? We would love to here it…. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win a Minene Pushchair Sunshade in the colour of your choice.

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