Sorry its slightly late but, I thought I would do my December and January best buys together, as the majority of my december buys were christmas related and very much non relevant once christmas is over! All 5 things are still available too.
So I have spoken about this book several times on other blog posts and also over on my instagram stories if you follow me there. But, this book is invaluable, and I can't mention it enough ! I love annabelle Karmel as her information is so concise and straight to the point, and she's very much got your interests at heart when she delivers her fantastic information on all things weaning. As I have said before it is so so difficult to know when to introduce food or if you are doing the right things with regards to weaning however, this book will answer all those questions you want to know without confusing you even further. A great one stop book for all you pre weaning mummy! Its made me so much more confident with what to give Emelia too.
So autumn/winter 17/18 there seems to be a fair amount of checked patterned clothes about. I've seen plenty of skirts, dresses etc. I find it's a really easy pattern to style and can be easily dressed up or down. I was shopping in zara and found a gorgeous wool checked scarf. I love zara anyway but there scarfs are just beautiful and so was this one. I was very very tempted to get this one but decided to wait I am glad I did as Primark are selling one almost identical to the one I came across in Zara and for £4!!!. My sister actually tipped me off about this one and I was so pleased because there really isn't much difference between them. A scarf always finishes an outfit off especially in the cooler months and I looove this one because its so simple but looks really good.
Mam transition trainer cup
So these cups are more bottle like than anything to be honest. But, my fussy breastfed daughter will happily drink milk out of it so i'm happy! I never knew they did any such thing as a "transition bottle" I dont know why I was surprised to be honest they sell something for everything baby related nowadays. But when I came across it I had to get it to give it a go. Emelia Has never been a fan of any bottle not really ever taken to a dummy and just snuggles in to me and breastfeeds. This is fine. Unless you need to go out. Or leave baby for a considerable amount of time, during which they are likely to need a feed. So the bottle is aged 4 months up and has a very soft teat at the top not to dissimilar to a regular bottle teat just shaped differently it also has a measuring guide down the side too which I liked. The bottle has 2 little pink handles (or blue if you go for the blue one) that you can either leave on or take off. Emelia loves the handles though! I think because she is little miss independent it aids the ease of her using it because she can hold it herself! I have let Emelia use it at several different times throughout the day but to be honest I am quite unsure as to when to use it to help with weaning her off of breastfeeding so any advice is gladly welcomed!
Burts bee's lip balm coconut
Oh so good for chapped lips which is a common occurrence for me during the winter months!. This lip balm is so so good and feels really good aswell. I chose the coconut one and it smells amazing, almost edible. Obviously a lip balm is something that most people will carry around with them but this is a must! and I urge you to try this one! especially if you like coconut and suffer with dry lips.
So I actually picked this candle up in the boots sale. However, I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be in the sale but they had put it in the wrong section so still gave it to me for half price. Anyone who knows me will know I really love lavender! Lavender has got a terrible rep for being known as a "old person scent" but I love it. I think aswell as being relaxing its very fresh and delicate. Anyway so this candle is lemon lavender and its smells amazing and I'm so pleased I have it to use as we start getting better weather with its light fresh tone. I really like that its different to a lot of standard candle scents out there its yummy! think I was quite lucky to pick it up for half price. I do love my lavender though and I'm quite patial to the lavender and geranium diffuser in sainsburys. So if your a lavender fan too give it a try !