Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sassy Bloom Subscription Box Review*

Who doesn't love a subscription box? An exciting box of goodies coming through your letterbox every month? Yes please!

Before I got pregnant, I had heard of beauty subscription boxes and snack subscription boxes but not anything to do with babies or parenting. 

A few months ago, I had seen Sassy Bloom in the press and when they got in touch to offer to send us a box to review, we were over the moon.

Sassy Bloom was started in 2012 when one of the founders was rushed into hospital at 29 weeks pregnant with a life threatening condition. Friends brought her boxes of lovely selected gifts and that's where the idea was created. This is obviously the very short version of the story, read more here

The founders really are the most lovely people and they put so much thought and care into selecting the products for the boxes. That's what makes them stand out amongst the others!

Onto what was in our box. First of all, it has to be said, the packaging of the box is of very premium quality. It was literally gorgeous and the ribbon was a lovely touch. 

This Kaloo bear comforter is super cute. He is so soft and Isla loves to sit and cuddle him. She already had a comforter that she loves so I wasn't sure if she'd take to this one but she has. I've seen these stocked in shops like Jojo Maman Bebe so they are obviously of a high quality.

This Bright Starts musical toy is great. It does all sorts and it very age appropriate for Isla. Bright Starts are a great brand and we have a couple of their products already.

We love Munchkin in this household. Our bathroom is filled with their bath toys and they make great, innovative products for children. We already have a similar thing to this Baby Food Feeder from Nuby but this one seems really good too. Isla is right in the middle of weaning and products like this, that allow her to explore food on her own, are great.

We also have quite a lot of MAM products and think they are fab. This teething ring looks great and Isla has just popped another 2 teeth so anything that helps with teething in a winner in this house at the moment.

This novelty bib is right up my husband's street. He loves silly things that we can dress Isla up in! I had a look at this brand and they do all sorts of different designs. They would make quite a funny gift present for a baby.

And lastly, this cute little elephant bath book. Isla loves me reading it to her in the bath and loves the fact that is squeaks even more!

We also got a £25 Hello Fresh gift card that we can spend on getting fresh meals delivered. I thought this was a lovely touch as it's something for the parents as well as all the goodies for the babies!

They really are such a fab idea. If you fancy one for yourself, go to Sassy Bloom and enter code BLG-KNOT to get £10 off your first box. You can find out all about the different subscription plans on their website here. Every box will have a much higher value than what you are paying for it, which is great because we all know babies aren't cheap!!

Do you subscribe to any monthly boxes? Do you think they are good value for money?

*We were sent a box for the purpose of this review but all opinions are 100% our own

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Last Week's Vlog - featuring a dancing daddy!

Catch up with last week's vlog before this week's one goes up tomorrow!

We had lots of fun last week and were super busy doing all sorts. There was lunch with friends, baby dates and a road trip to Bath which is such a beautiful city.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Blade & Rose Festive Baby Goodies!*

We were sent some gorgeous little Christmas treats for Isla this week from the lovely British brand that is Blade & Rose.

Blade & Rose specialise in a trendsetting range of leggings featuring stylish designs on the *ahem* bottom area! They are really unique and lots of fun for kids to wear.

The brand was set up by Amanda Peffer, who is a mum of two, and who has recently been announced as a finalist in the Mumpreneur Awards 2014. How exciting! She set up the business whilst she was on maternity leave. It seems a lot of us mummies like to keep busy whilst on leave from work!

The inspiration for the designs on the bottom came when Amanda found herself constantly pulling down her baby daughter's tops to stop the top of her leggings being exposed. In the end she decided to embrace the bottom and designed a fun range of leggings around the concept.

We love the festive leggings and hat. I love anything with a christmas pudding on it, and personally want a Christmas pudding onesie for Christmas, so these were right up my street!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

6 Months Old - Baby Update

This one is a bit late...almost a month late in fact. 7 month update coming in the next couple days!


It's been another busy month. I don't think it'll actually ever get any quieter but that's fine, we don't like to be bored!

We went up to Scotland for 2 weeks for my brother's 21st and to generally catch up with friends and family. It was lovely and went by too quickly as per usual.

We've been to a few brand events - the BabyBjörn one was a highlight!...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Chicco Christmas Sleigh Competition

With Christmas edging closer and closer, wouldn't it be great to win a sleigh full of Chicco toys plus a magical present for all the family?

Sounds good to me!

Chicco are celebrating the run up to Christmas by giving their lovely Facebook fans the chance to tell them which Chicco toys Santa should bring from the North Pole. Each week you can vote by going to their Facebook page and choosing your favourite toy. The most popular one will be added to the sleigh.

There is already an amazing prize in the sleigh awaiting all the other toys. It's a Premium Family Merlin Annual Pass, which is worth over £600!! It offers unlimited fun at over 30 attractions including Lego Land, Alton Towers and the Sea Life Centres.

So to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize, head over to their Facebook page now!

You can enter each week which will increase your chances of winning the big prize. There is also the chance to win £50 worth of Chicco toys each week on top of being in with a chance to win the sleigh full of toys.

We love Chicco here at The Knott Bump & Us and have some exciting things coming up with them so keep your eyes peeled.

Good luck!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas! Christmas Boutique Review*

Last month we were sent a lovely box of goodies from The Christmas Boutique. When I opened the box it felt like Christmas was ages away and now all of a sudden we are hurtling towards December! I LOVE Christmas and can't wait for the 1st of December when I can go mad with putting up decorations!

Onto the goodies...

This hanging knitted mitten decoration was my favourite of them all. It is an advent decoration in which you can put little sweeties or other goodies for the run up to Christmas. I love the little pegs, they are too cute. They usually cost £26.99 but are half price at the moment - what a bargain!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Easy Baby Veggie Korma - Weaning Diaries #2

We made this gorgeous curry for Isla last week from Zainab Jagot Ahmed's amazing book - Easy Indian SuperMeals. It went down an absolute treat! I ended up eating quite a bit of it too because it tastes so good.

Check out our video showing you how to make the Veggie Korma: