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Beat the price rise!

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Beat the price rise!

We held off as loooong as we possibly could .... but the time has come. In the past 4 years the cost of making and delivering our gorgeous Luxe Play Mats has increased significantly and whilst we tried to absorb those increases for as long as possible and maintain our original launch pricing, we simply can't continue that forever.

So if you have your eye on a gorgeous Luxe Play Mat for your little ones, simply place your order before April 30th to beat the price rise!

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Choosing your Play Mat

Choosing your Play Mat

We know when it comes to choosing something special for your baby and family you want to be sure that you've made the right choice - we've put together a guide to help you to navigate the wide range in relation to your home style, space and how or where you plan to use your play mat.  Click on the image and you can either download or flick through the guide on your screen.    If you want to know a little more about why we chose the material (TPU) that we did rather than other foams or fabrics you...

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Gold Award! We're jumping with joy here at HQ

Gold Award!  We're jumping with joy here at HQ

WHOOP!  One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, Made for Mums, just made our week.  We won not one but two awards for 2022 GOLD - Everyday Parenting Essential over £20 BRONZE - Best Play Mat   All the products that are shortlisted into the Awards are rigorously tested. Not only are they judged by the editorial team at MadeForMums, but also industry experts and guest judges, as well as home testers who share their experiences testing the products in daily life.   Why we won in the BEST EVERYDAY PARENTING ESSENTIAL (over £20) "A safe, practical and well-designed...

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Healthy eating after having a baby

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Healthy eating after having a baby

There’s no denying that cake, coffee and chocolate will play a large and important part in your recovery from childbirth - and you definitely should enjoy it without guilt - but there are plenty of other super important foods that will genuinely support your body in those first few weeks and months after your baby arrives.  Best for blood loss Blood loss is totally normal after giving birth but the amount and duration will vary for everyone. Many women find that this bleeding has an impact on their energy levels and overall health. In some cases it could also lead...

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Welcome to the 4th Trimester!

4th trimester New baby

Welcome to the 4th Trimester!

Looking after yourself as a new mum  You’ve made it!  Pregnancy is done and now you’ve got your tiny bundle of joy in your arms 💞.  Did you know you are officially in the fourth trimester? Yes it’s a thing… and not something that health professionals always mention so we thought we’d give you a little insight, just in case! What is the fourth trimester? The fourth trimester marks the first 12 weeks of your newborn’s life when they adjust to the world outside the womb and go through some huge developmental changes. As well as getting to grips with...

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