We love it when nurseries have a sophisticated edge. The floral print in this one, could easily hang anywhere in your house but we think it glams up this neutral palette perfectly.
Jar, Country Road | Round cushion, Lucky Boy Sunday at Collerette | Rug, Mr Price Home | Laundry basket, Country Road | Cot, Ikea through Nevada | Floral print, Society6 | Utility lamp, @Home | Occasional chair, Weylandts | Cushion, Country Road | Wooden birds, Anatomy Design |
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We are so excited with today’s giveaway: a bedtime hamper from Johnson & Johnson.
Mila Proudfoot lives in Craighall, Johannesburg with her husband Christopher, and their daughter Luca Isabella who is 9.5 months. Mila has a very cool job: she is the assistant editor at our favourite decor magazine House and Leisure.
Dermastine body lotion to use during pregnancy to reduce stretch marks. It is literally a miracle cream and worth the price, the proof’s in the pudding.
It hasn’t actually, while I’ve never been a ‘heels every day’ kind of girl, I’ve been quite adamant that my style shouldn’t change just because I’ve had a baby. Most days you’ll find me wearing skinnies and flats or a high wasted skirt.
Oh Lief. It’s local, organic and free from nasties, plus their products smell amazing. I use their Natural Olive Daily All in One Wash, it’s super gentle on Luca’s skin and smells delish.
Luca’s Baby Sense binky. It’s that soft little taglet blanky you buy to soothe babies. It calms her right down and lets her know it’s time for bed. It’s quite amazing to see actually, the minute you hand it to her (during her last feed of the evening) she snuggles up to it, shuts her eyes and starts stroking the little taglets between her fingers. We also love our Baby Bjorn Miracle carrier, hands free is a wondrous thing when you’re a parent, plus it’s easier on long walks at the park.
The complete box set of Roald Dahl books, gifted to Luca by her Aunty Claire. She can’t read them yet…but I sure can. Also her Quinny Zapp Xtra2 pram, it’s light and folds down to nothing.
At her age she’s easily distracted and can’t really see why I’m blabbering on instead of paying her attention. But books are such an asset in a child’s life, so we have a stack of them lined up for when she’s ready. Some of my own faves include This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers because of his incredible illustrations and Julia Donaldson’s books. I cannot wait till she’s ready for bedtime stories, it was my favourite part of childhood.
Mostly we sing How Much is That Doggy In the Window… cause it’s one of the few rhymes we know the words to!
We walk a lot at Delta Park as it’s so near our home. It just goes on and on that park, and the dogs are usually in tow. When we need our caffeine fix then we head off with her to Croft & Co, the staff are so good to kids there.
At this stage she’s on pureed foods, so we use a lot of Squish. It’s super convenient as they all come in lightweight squeeze packets with twist off lids and the contents are real, with no additives, just pure fruit and veg.
Luca means light. I’ve always been into unusual names and would sooner go for something unique than a traditional name (when I was little my name- Mila- was very unusual, now it’s becoming very popular). My previous editor had a daughter named Luca and I just fell in love with it. People know it as a boy’s name, but my common sense tells me that names/ words ending in ‘a’ are feminine, makes for a better girls name methinks. And she shares her second name, Isabella, with her 103-year-old great granny.
Well…that’s a tough one as most of the things we set out not to doare generally all done as a way of coping. But I’d like to try my best not to feed my child junk food. I was raised with very little of it around and I’m aiming to do the same (that being said there’s always a kiddies party to unravel that plan!)
My strength. It sounds cheesy but you just keep on going as a mum, no matter how little is left in the reserve tank, it’s like some superhuman quality. Women can cope with anything!
That he’s such a modern dad, he cherishes his role as a parent and doesn’t exclude himself from any part of raising her. And that he makes her laugh like no one else can, he’s very happy to be his silliest self with her and she just eats it up.
Open mindedness and tolerance. Bigotry is one of my worst qualities in humankind.
Don’t panic. Level headedness is a parent’s secret weapon. That goes for boys and girls.
Happy weekend lovely mamas. I am so excited about this weekend: it’s my baby shower and I cannot wait!
Isn’t this a great pic of Paul Newman with Joanne Woodward and their family.
Our little family of four went to Cape Town for a holiday at the end of January. My husband and I spent a lot of time there before we had babies but we experienced the city in a whole new way with two 18 month old toddlers in tow so we stayed in a lovely little home in Greenpoint which we found on Airbnb. We found this much easier than staying in a guest house or hotel as we could really settle in with more space and a kitchen.
We chose this area because it was close to the Seapoint promenade and the Greenpoint Urban Park, both great spaces to walk, climb, swim, hangout and play with babes.