I can’t quite believe I am typing this, but our little rainbow girl has arrived! We couldn’t be happier that our little girl has arrived into this world safely.
Little Arla Swancott was born on 9th June 2019. Weighing in at 7lb 2. Luna will be a super proud big sister, we just know it. 💗
Being a new mom is hard, there is so much to learn along the way, but I’mloving every minute so far. I just wanted to share some of my favourite things I already can’t live without in the early days. Hopefullyit will help some of you new mommas out there too!
Arla (The Koala 😂) sleeps so much better if she’s swaddled up or can soothe herself! The swaddles have zip-up ‘wings’ which mean she can sleep in a natural position with her arms up & access her hands herself. Its a much safer sleep. The wings reduce the risk of her accidentally rolling onto her tummy, plus replace the need to have loose blankets in the cot. It is practical too, with a twin zip for easier nappy changes!
They have different designs for different ages, so I’m super excited for Arla to grow up with SWADDLE UP™.
The Meelight is a feeding & care night light. When Arla wakes in the middle of the night, turning the lamp on wakes her up even more (and Quinn!) but using the Meelight means I can control how bright it shines, making it a much soother & softer experience for all of us whilst I feed her.
It’s dimmable on three different settings, plus it’s wearable. I clip it to my top for night feeds, it works wonders!
Now…You all know how much I love to hike & adventure, but it’s sometimes so hard to imagine with a pushchair. One of the first things I’ve had on the list is a baby carrier. I am so pleased a friend recommended Izmi Baby & I’ve got hold of an Izmi Carrier!
It’s suitable from birth to walking, which is perfect for us right now. (7lbs – 33lbs) You can wear it in three different ways. I can have Arla on my back, front or side.
It’s super soft, flexible & lightweight. It distributes her weight evenly, to reduce pressure on my back. It keeps her in the best possible posistion ensuring it keeps her hips nice & healthy!
….The big question is, where will our first little adventure take us? I can’t wait to get back out there! Hiking, exploring, swimming, climbing…We’ll be back adventuring with little Arla in no time!
It comes in 8 different colours to match your bedroom perfectly. We went for the classic black bedside crib. Why? Because it’s called Luna of course✨ What better reason!
I don’t take my eyes of Arla for a single second. Being a new mom is scary. Which is why I love the SnuzPod. It means she can sleep next to me & I know I’m right there if she needs me.
It also has a reflux tilt, breathable mesh side, the top bassinet lifts off, plus it rocks. Arla loves being rocked to sleep, which is a huge help for me….Snuz save my aching arms!
Another firm favourite that Arla has used every day so far is our beautiful natural knitted Moses basket from The Little Green Sheep. It’s been a lifesaver whilst we’ve been downstairs! (Our house is three floors, we have a napping station on each level ha ha!)
Firstly, it matches our lounge perfectly, don’t you think?
But of course, I love it because Arla looks super cosy in it and naps like a Queen! I love the organic knitted liner, it sets it apart from any other Moses basketI’ve seen.
Nappies. An obvious necessity, but these aren’t just any nappies! They’re reusable & sustainable. They’re made of 100% recycled board. So clever!
They’re from close parent. They’re really easy to use and of course, save the planet at the same time which is really importanttous on our journeybringingArla into the world. ✨
Is there anything you couldn’t live without in the first few days…OranythingthatI’mmissing? I need all of the tips. Let me know!
Any questions too, ask away. Hannah, Quinn, Luna & Arla 🐨 xo