Monday 22 June 2020

Lansinoh launches unique gift sets to support mums from bump to birth

  • Gift sets designed to take the hassle out of shopping and provide all the breastfeeding essentials needed for the hospital and post-birth
  • Lansinoh has been supporting breastfeeding mums for over 35 years

Lansinoh, who has been supporting breastfeeding mums for over 35 years, has created a range of new and unique gift sets, designed to provide a fuss-free way to shop for all breastfeeding essentials, from bump to birth.

Available from 22nd May, the range includes three options: First Week Essentials, Mums Favourites and Hospital Bag Kit. Each kit includes all the essentials that mums and mums-to-be may need for breastfeeding, from nipple cream, through to nursing pads and milk storage bags.
Lisa Craven, UK Marketing Manager, at Lansinoh, said: “These product kits are inspired by mums for mums, and are designed to help take the hassle out of shopping.

“We wanted to make it easier for mums-to-be to feel organised and prepared, as well as offer peace of mind that they have everything they need to welcome their bundle of joy into the world.
“These gift sets provide all the support needed from bump to birth for breastfeeding mums and will assist their breastfeeding journey. They also make the perfect gift for any friends or family members looking to surprise the new mum-to-be!”

First Week Essentials Kit – RRP: £69.44. 20% offer price: £55.55.

Becoming a new mum can feel daunting and searching for the right products, to care for both you and your baby, can sometimes be difficult. The new Lansinoh First Week Essentials Kit contains everything you need to make those first few magical days of being a mum that little bit easier.

The kit contains:
  • HPA Lanolin Cream, 10ml
  • Milk Storage Bags, 25 pack
  • Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pads
  • Breastmilk Collector
  • Disposable Nursing Pads, 60 pack
  • Breastfeeding Pillow

Mums Favourites Kit – RRP: £60.45. 20% offer price: £48.36.

Lansinoh’s products have been designed to give both mum and baby the best start in their new life together. This gift set takes the hard work out of shopping around and provides the essentials for all new mums to help you feel supported on your breastfeeding journey.

The kit contains:
  • HPA Lanolin Cream, 40ml
  • Milk Storage Bags, 25 Pack
  • Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pads
  • Disposable Nursing Pads, 60 pack
  • Breastfeeding Pillow

Hospital Bag Kit – RRP: £41.15. 20% offer price: £32.92.

Feeling organised and as ready as you can be for the arrival of your baby can help put your mind at ease. Lansinoh’s Hospital Bag Kit takes the fuss out of shopping for what you need. Lansinoh has been trusted by mums for over 35 years for making products that are safe for both mum and baby and offer the best start to your breastfeeding journey together.

The kit contains:
  • HPA Lanolin Cream, 10ml
  • Breastmilk Collector
  • Milk Storage Bags, 25 pack
  • Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pads
  • Disposable Nursing Pads, 24 pack

Lansinoh has been trusted by breastfeeding mothers worldwide since 1984 and helps to offer practical solutions to enable mothers to continue to provide breastmilk for their babies.
For more information about the range of breastfeeding products available, please visit:

Ru's Butterfly Garden

For Ru's 6th birthday, his Nana and Gramps bought him an insect lore butterfly garden with ten caterpillars.
All the other three boys have had their own so it was nice for Ru to be able to do it at a time where he'd be really interested in them.

Over the past few months he has developed a fear of bees and fly's which has increased in the last few weeks where he has been scared to go into the garden alone in case he sees one, so we were hoping that this may help break the fear of insects and bees.... fingers crossed. 

As soon as his caterpillars arrived he was taken with them, though as soon as they started to double in size he wasn't as keen, but still took the occasional glance at them when he was in the kitchen.

Watching the hairy caterpillars turn into their chrysalides did amaze Ru and it was lovely to watch his face watching them as we transferred them from the pots to the butterfly garden.

Once the butterflies finally started to hatch he was even more amazed!
Though he wasn't a fan of the blood and did worry they had died.
After I explained that's just what happens, he was a little more at ease.

Out of our ten caterpillars, we had nine beautiful painted lady butterflies.

Disaster struck as we were about to head out to the boys socially distanced martial arts lesson when I found the butterfly garden on the floor in the kitchen...Link the killer had spotted them and jumped up and knocked them off where I had put them (somewhere, where I thought was out of the silly cats way) killing one in the process :( 

I thought now was the time to try and set them free, to save anymore harm coming to them, but with time running out we only set one free, Ru didn't really want to hold any surprisingly as the past few years he has been obsessed with trying to catch butterflies in the garden to hold them.
I eased him into holding one but he quickly put it back.

I had to quickly found a new place for the remaining butterflies and took the boys off to their lesson.

The following morning was nice and sunny, so we all headed out and gave the rest of the ladies their freedom.
Some shot off straight away, some stayed around sitting on the boys' hands, though Ru still wasn't wanting to hold them, he was just happy watching them fly off into the sky.

We had one butterfly with a slightly bent wing who we placed within our wild meadow part of the garden and popped onto a wild daisy, and taking my chance I got a bit trigger happy with my camera, and she quite happily sat around and posed for me.

We had fun raising our caterpillars and we'll be doing it again next year!

Thursday 11 June 2020

Beach Day

The week before half term we decided to ditch the home learning and all go for a walk to the beach, to get some fresh air. to clear are heads and hope the boys didn't moan as much as they did the last time I made them walk to the beach.

We weren't planning on staying long, but the beach was pretty empty, the sea was warm enough for me even to dip my toes in and the weather was amazing we decided to stay a while.

We hadn't really gone prepared enough, we packed one hand towel to dry feet off on the off chance they wanted to paddle, juice for the boys and a flask of coffee for Jon and I.

Once there, they practically dived in fully clothed straight away!
That one hand towel definitely hand its work cut out for it,

It was nice to see them away from their games and all having fun, there was no moaning or arguing and they all played nicely as brothers, they even all made sure Ru was safe and no one was being left out....even Noah cracked a few smiles, which doesn't happen very often at the moment.

Jon and I soaked up some rays and enjoyed our coffee and the view whilst the boys enjoyed themselves.
It was nice to have some peace and breathe in the sea air.
It really made me feel much better.

It was nice to see the beach empty and not over crowed like many photos I've seen on social media, though when we did eventually head back home, the beach was getting busier.

We've lived just up the road from this beach for nearly 4 years and I'm pretty sure this was the first time we'd spent half the day there as a whole family.
Usually we go for an hour tops or I tend to walk them there with friends to have an ice cream, so it was nice for all of us being there and playing as a family.

Once the weather picks back up we'll be heading back fully prepared with more towels and swim shorts a picnic and supplies to keep us busy.

As we headed home for lunch the local chip shop was doing takeaways, and nothing beats chip shop chips after a morning at the beach so we couldn't resist buying some to eat on the walk home!

Perfect way to end a perfect morning.

xxx Stay Safe xxx